Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents

News + Notes

8 | Home Stretch Campaigning for Oscar night...Reality TV stars try for record deals...Hollywood actresses go ugly (and we don't just mean they like those furry boots!)...Hot Sheet... The Shaw Report...Monitor...The 5-Year Plan: Jay Hernandez.

Features

Forecast 2004

22 | Our early look at the coming year's can't-miss entertainment.

24 | Movies Halle Berry sharpens Catwoman's claws. Plus: Denzel Washington and Nicole Kidman re-create The Manchurian Candidate and a Stepford wife; Brad Pitt dons armor for Troy; and will Harry Potter, Spider-Man, or Shrek be summer's top superhero?

35 | Calendar Tear it out! Stick it up! Cross off the days! Our guide to the next 12 months.

48 | Television A sneak peek at Stephen King's spooky ABC series Kingdom Hospital. Plus: The returns of The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Six Feet Under, and The Sopranos.

62 | Music Avril Lavigne, Fiona Apple, Gwen Stefani, N.E.R.D., the Roots, and Morrissey drop new product. Plus: The year's unlikeliest duo -- Loretta Lynn and Jack White.

68 | Books David Sedaris returns, and the long wait for a sequel to Mario Puzo's The Godfather is over. Plus: The spring's hottest socialite read.

76 | Stage Alfred Molina toplines Fiddler on the Roof, Bollywood comes to Broadway, and other highlights of the upcoming theater season.

Reviews

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

80 | Movies Owen Gleiberman on Along Came Polly and Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!; also Torque, Touching the Void, Disney's Teacher's Pet, Tokyo Godfathers, My Baby's Daddy, and Aileen. Plus: Ask the Critic.

87 | DVD & Video Chris Willman talks with Kevin Costner about Open Range; also Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spellbound, and MTV Punk'd. Plus: Sidney Poitier Directs; For Your Collection: Rules of the Game.

90 | Television Ken Tucker on The L Word; also What to Watch.

98 | Music David Browne on Starsailor and Elbow; also the Special Goodness, Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy, Katy Rose, Air, Stereolab, Voodoo Child, Amel Larrieux, Mindy Smith, the Flatlanders, Dave Douglas, and 10,000 Maniacs. Plus: ''Girl With a Pearl'' video explained; Twista's ''Slow Jamz.''

102 | Books Jennifer Reese on Columbine-inspired fare; also Michael Kruger, Haven Kimmel, Graham Robb, Anne Tyler, Ryu Murakami, Helene Stapinski, Joseph Finder, Harley Jane Kozak, Tibor Fischer, and Charlie LeDuff. Plus: The book versus the big screen.

6 | Mail The O.C.; The Simple Life.

106 | Stupid Questions This week with...Vanilla Ice.

Kellwood Co. (former home of Kathie Lee's clothing line) has

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Kellwood Co. (former home of Kathie Lee's clothing line) has bought Russell Simmons' Phat Fashions for $140 million

Originally posted Jan 23, 2004