News + Notes
11 | A LITTLE POP! Norah Jones sparks CD sales and defines the rules of the iPod era…Drew Barrymore’s filmmaking fan…Sex on the small screen: no longer virgin territory…Celebs get serious about videogames…Style Sheet: Paula’s faux pas; P. Diddy’s pal Farnsworth…Hot Sheet…Monitor.
24 | FRIENDS & MEMORIES It’s ”The one where they tell EW about their favorite episodes and how hard they wept when the show ended.” BY DAN SNIERSON
30 | THE SOPRANOS HEATS UP Steve Buscemi should fit right in with the Jersey Mob; he’s been stealing scenes for more than 20 years. Plus: catching up with your favorite characters, and a chat with creator David Chase. BY CHRIS NASHAWATY
38 | WHAT WENT WRONG? Justin Guarini went from Idol to idle in one cruel summer. Now he claims he’s not to blame. Does Sideshow Bob deserve another shot? You be the judge. BY KAREN VALBY
42 | 2003: THE YEAR IN BOX OFFICE All hail the King! And the lost clown fish, the loopy pirate, the oversize elf… A look back at last year’s most lucrative films.
45 | MUST LIST Oscar special: 10 great things to see/hear/read.
46 | MOVIES The Passion of the Christ; also Twisted, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Broken Lizard’s Club Dread, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
53 | DVD & VIDEO Looney Tunes: Back in Action; also Matchstick Men, The Missing. Plus: Pieces of April’s Patricia Clarkson.
59 | TELEVISION The Sopranos; also The Shield. Plus: In defense of The Apprentice’s Omarosa; Ask the Critic; What to Watch.
66 | MUSIC Sissel’s My Heart and Amici Forever’s The Opera Band; also Just Jack, El-P, the Get Up Kids, Graham Parker, Jen Chapin, Tantric, Clint Black.
70 | BOOKS Tom Perrotta’s Little Children and Rachel Cusk’s The Lucky Ones; also Edward Ball’s profile of a guy-turned-gal in Charleston, S.C.; Jasper Fforde’s new Thursday Next romp.
8 | MAIL Survivor; the Beatles.
74 | THE POP OF KING Stephen King on MPAA movie ratings.