On your 2010 Power List, you did leave out one of Eminem’s achievements. Beyond his Grammy wins, album sales, and digital-download numbers, he’s also an Oscar winner for his 8 Mile song. Not a bad résumé.
Lee’s Summit, Mo.
But of course the most influential person in Hollywood is Johnny Depp. He’s 100 percent all-natural grade-A perfection. You chose wisely.
North Bay, Ontario
You have Angelina Jolie at No. 12 on your list. Cool, she’s great. But I disagree with the statement that ”she’s the only female action star, period.” I think Milla Jovovich would beg to differ. Four Resident Evil movies, The Fifth Element, and Ultraviolet prove that she is the female action star. Period.
Making Her Mark
I appreciated getting to know the original Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace, and anticipate the day she moves forward a few pages to join your Power List!
A Matter of Choice
While I thought your piece on abortion on TV was great, I was a little disappointed you didn’t mention a very moving episode of 21 Jump Street, ”Whose Choice Is It, Anyway?” Judy Hoffs (Holly Robinson Peete) goes undercover at a school with a clinic that discusses pregnancy and birth control with teens. In the end, she reveals she had an abortion as a teen. It was a radical episode for its time.
A Band on the Rise
After a rollicking and soulful opening set by Brian Bonz & the Major Crimes, Miniature Tigers took the stage Oct. 21 in NYC for EW’s Music Lounge. Frontman Charlie Brand — whose acoustic guitar was festooned with the logo of Lost’s Dharma Initiative — led the shaggy quartet through an hour of joyful indie-pop jams, mostly from their sophomore LP, Fortress. The performance was just one stop in a whirlwind year of touring. ”A lot of doors have opened up for us,” says Brand. Expect the very busy band to hit the studio next year. We’ll be waiting…