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Leave the People on the newsstand and grab this Android app

by Kate Currin

The definitive celebrity gossip magazine People, from your grocery store news racks, is infiltrating the Android Marketplace.

Bringing its signature weekday “Star Track” photo galleries and “Stylewatch” features to Android is People magazine with the People Celeb News Android app ($1.99). You no longer have to flip idly through the pages while waiting for your groceries to be rung up and bagged. Now, you can look super stylish by flipping through the celeb photos on your phone with the swipe of a well-manicured finger.

If you crave the latest gossip on a particular celebrity, the People Celeb News app has you covered. Navigate through the celeb tabs list to find your addiction of choice -- to see if they’ve been grocery shopping just like you or instead are headed back to a star-studded rehab facility in Malibu.

If you are simply looking to get a quick update on this week’s top celebrity news, check out the “Top Five” tab, which lists the top five most read stories of the week. This section is usually populated with divorce, rehab, prison and cheating stories---fun times.

Of course, there is a simple news tab that you can use to peruse the latest gossip, and of course, the requisite share button for helping spread the celebrity news with your friends and family on social networks and by email. Overall, thought, the app isn’t that different from the magazine’s website.