Table of Contents

Table of Contents

News + Notes

10 | The Death of the Oscar Screener What it means for Hollywood...Five movies we hope Academy voters won't overlook...TV winners & losers so far...The Golden Girls: Live!... George Lucas gives a thumbs-up to Star Wars: Clone Wars...Style Sheet: Liza Minnelli gets a cosmetics line; Sex and the City's Patricia Field dolls up Hope & Faith...The 5-Year Plan: Bobby Cannavale...Hot Sheet...Monitor.

Features

26 | Jack Black Slept Here With his biggest role yet, Jack Black spins School of Rock into box office gold and makes Hollywood hot for teacher. BY STEVE DALY

34 | Lost Soul Luther Vandross' friends and family open up for the first time about his devastating stroke. Will fans ever hear him sing again? BY TOM SINCLAIR

42 | The New Tween Queen Former Cosby show-stealer and current Disney Channel icon Raven is So not Lizzie McGuire. BY NICHOLAS FONSECA

45 | Hackman vs. Hoffman The two legends share the screen for the first time in Runaway Jury and sound off on each other's movies. BY GILLIAN FLYNN

50 | Ted McGinley Is Not a Killer In fact, Kelly Ripa's Hope & Faith costar may just be TV's good-luck charm. BY JASON ADAMS

Reviews

55 | Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.

57 | Movies Kill Bill -- Vol. 1; also Intolerable Cruelty, The Event, The Flower of Evil, Bus 174, Dopamine, Bubba Ho-Tep, and Good Boy!

65 | DVD & Video The Matrix Reloaded. Plus: For Your Collection.

69 | Television The Lyon's Den and The Practice; also The Office. Plus: U-Pick Live; What to Watch.

79 | Music The Distillers' Coral Fang and Barbra Streisand's The Movie Album; also new CDs from Travis and Stereolab. Plus: Catching Up With the Latest in...Jam Bands; Bob Dylan reissues.

84 | Books Elizabeth Hay's Garbo Laughs and Alberto Fuguet's The Movies of My Life. Plus: A Monty Python Autobiography.

6 | Mail Johnny Depp and Alec Baldwin are mail heartthrobs.

88 | Stupid Questions This week with...Melissa Gilbert.

ON THE COVER Jack Black photographed for EW by Michael Lewis in NYC on Sept. 11, 2003

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The label that Ashton Kutcher built: Von Dutch (of the ubiquitous trucker hat) expands its trashy-chic offerings to NYC

Originally posted Oct 17, 2003 Published in issue #733 Oct 17, 2003 Order article reprints