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Taking the temperature of pop culture -- We rate the hottest and coldest in entertainment

100 F Everybody Loves Raymond finale lures 32 million. Sitcom audience shrinks to Two and a Half Men.

80 F At $23.1 million, Monster-in-Law is the top opening ever for both Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez.

60 F Don't walk away, Renée: Your hubby, Kenny Chesney, just won ACM's Entertainer of the Year.

40 F Don Johnson, Geena Davis, and Melanie Griffith get new series; I Love the 80s creator is a seer.

20 F Maybe it was all just a bad dream sequence: HBO finally puts Carnivàle out of its misery.

0 F ABC's One Life to Live features a gay character in a major plotline. Unfortunately, he's a murderer.

Originally posted May 23, 2005 Published in issue #821-822 May 27, 2005 Order article reprints