Nov 21, 2008

Issue #1021-1022

Cover Story

The 25 Entertainers of the Year!

Dec 31, 2008
Honoring 2008's best, from ''Dark Knight'' to Stephenie Meyer to Tina Fey to...EW's No. 1! See photos
Magazine Cover (Nov 21, 2008)

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Nov 14, 2008
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Daniel Craig, Mickey Rourke and ''The Dark Knight'' Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Kate Ward | Nov 14, 2008
Adam Sandler's new baby and Miriam Makeba's death made news the week of November 10, 2008 Read it

Book Article

Michael Crichton: 1942-2008

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 14, 2008
Remembering the ''Jurassic Park'' author and ''ER'' creator Read it

Michael Crichton's best works

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 14, 2008
''The Andromeda Strain,'' ''Jurassic Park,'' and more Read it

Book Review

Outliers

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 12, 2008

The World According to Bertie

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 12, 2008

In Spite of Myself

by Tina Jordan | Nov 12, 2008

The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 12, 2008

Influence

by Kate Ward | Nov 12, 2008

The Daily Coyote

by Kate Ward | Nov 12, 2008

Watching the Watchmen

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 12, 2008

Once Were Cops

by Tina Jordan | Nov 12, 2008

The Elfish Gene

by Marc Bernardin | Nov 12, 2008

Cover Story

The 25 Entertainers of the Year!

Dec 31, 2008
Honoring 2008's best, from ''Dark Knight'' to Stephenie Meyer to Tina Fey to...EW's No. 1! See photos

ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR

Robert Downey Jr.: Entertainer of the year

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 14, 2008
''Iron Man'' and ''Tropic Thunder'' have launched the once-troubled actor back in the spotlight Read it

Tina Fey: Entertainer of the year

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 14, 2008
With Emmys for ''30 Rock,'' a knockout Sarah Palin impression, and ''Baby Mama,'' the funnylady is having her best year yet Read it

'The Dark Knight': Entertainers of the year

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 14, 2008
The cast and crew of the superhero film helped it triumph at the box office Read it

The 'Gossip' Girls: Entertainers of the year

by Tim Stack | Nov 14, 2008
''Gossip Girl'''s Blair and Serena are the year's best frenemies Read it

Stephenie Meyer: Entertainer of the year

by Karen Valby | Nov 14, 2008
The ''Twilight'' author landed on the bestseller list with ''The Host,'' saw the movie adaptation of her first novel, and polarized fans with ''Breaking Dawn'' Read it

Lil Wayne: Entertainer of the year

by Margeaux Watson | Nov 14, 2008
The raspy Southern rapper had the album of the summer with ''Tha Carter III'' Read it

'Rock Band': Entertainer of the year

by Shirley Halperin | Nov 14, 2008
The videogame that launched millions of bands has sold more than 4.5 million units Read it

'Sex and the City' women: Entertainer of the year

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 14, 2008
Sarah Jessica Parker and crew proved they could rule the box office Read it

The Jonas Brothers: Entertainers of the year

by Tanner Stransky | Nov 14, 2008
The teen sensations became worldwide stars Read it

News anchors: Entertainers of the year

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 14, 2008
Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, and Jon Stewart all helped make sense of the 2008 presidential election Read it

Meryl Streep: Entertainer of the year

by Steve Daly | Nov 14, 2008
From ''Mamma Mia!'' to ''Doubt,'' the actress continues to prove her range Read it

Bravo TV stars: Entertainers of the year

by Ari Karpel, Lindsay Soll | Nov 14, 2008
Tim Gunn, Padma Lakshmi, and Rachel Zoe are among the channel's breakout reality TV stars Read it

James Franco: Entertainer of the year

by Tim Stack | Nov 14, 2008
Between summer hit ''Pineapple Express,'' ''Milk,'' and graduating from UCLA, the actor had a busy year Read it

WALL-E: Entertainer of the year

by Steve Daly | Nov 14, 2008
Pixar's computer-animated trash compactor captured hearts Read it

Coldplay: Entertainers of the year

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 14, 2008
The British rockers expanded their sound on ''Viva La Vida'' Read it

Elizabeth Banks: Entertainer of the year

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 14, 2008
The actress starred in ''Role Models,'' W.,'' and ''Zack and Miri Make a Porno'' Read it

Kid Rock: Entertainer of the year

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 14, 2008
The bad boy rocker continues to make genre-defying music Read it

Jon Hamm: Entertainer of the year

by Ari Karpel | Nov 14, 2008
The ''Mad Men'' star proved he could do comedy when he hosted ''Saturday Night Live,'' and appears in December's ''The Day the Earth Stood Still'' Read it

Facebook: Entertainer of the year

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 14, 2008
The social networking site appeals to all walks of life Read it

Katy Perry: Entertainer of the year

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 14, 2008
She ''Kissed a Girl'' and hit number one from Australia to Italy Read it

Richard Jenkins: Entertainer of the year

by Vanessa Juarez | Nov 14, 2008
''The Visitor'' star finally became a leading man Read it

Michael Phelps: Entertainer of the year

by Kate Ward | Nov 14, 2008
The Olympic champ won eight gold medals in a record-breaking year Read it

Leona Lewis: Entertainer of the year

by Dave Karger | Nov 14, 2008
''Bleeding Love'' was the British singer's breakout hit Read it

Neil Patrick Harris: Entertainer of the year

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 14, 2008
He parodied himself in ''Harold and Kumar,'' played a musical villains in ''Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,'' and brought depth to his ''How I Met Your Mother'' lothario Read it

Tina Fey: EW.com readers' pick

Nov 14, 2008
Rihanna, the cast of ''Mad Men,'' and Miley Cyrus all made your list Read it

Entertainer of the Year 2008

Robert Downey Jr.: EW's No. 1

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 14, 2008
Meet our Entertainer of the Year: The Iron Man pulls off the greatest comeback in years. How he did it Read it

Entertainers of the Year 2008

10 breakout stars of 2008

Nov 17, 2008
Robert Pattinson. Demi Lovato. David Cook. Kat Dennings -- just some of the new faces we got to know well in '08 See photos

Hit List

Scott Brown’s Hit List

by Scott Brown | Nov 14, 2008
The 10 hottest topics for the week of November 10, 2008 Read it

Movie Article

Holiday box office forecast

by Christine Spines | Nov 14, 2008
EW predicts how this year's holiday pictures will fare, including ''Twilight'' and ''Australia'' Read it

Paul Rudd: Cult following equals big money

Nov 14, 2008
A look at the star's box office hauls, from ''Clueless'' to ''Role Models'' Read it

Puppy Love

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 14, 2008
''Marley and Me'' is helping make 2008 the year of the dog Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

Nov 14, 2008
''Valkyrie,'' Bitsie Tulloch, and Miley Cyrus were in the news this week Read it

Bond girl fashion

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 14, 2008
A look at the style of 007's ladies, including Jinx, Honey Rider, and more Read it

Mathieu Amalrie answers our questions

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 14, 2008
The French actor talks to us about fame, the French Oscars, and ''Quantum of Solace'' Read it

'Harry Potter' by the numbers

Nov 14, 2008
A breakdown of the wait until ''Half-Blood Prince'' hits theaters Read it

Movie Review

Slumdog Millionaire

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 12, 2009

A Christmas Tale

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2008

How About You

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2008

House

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 19, 2008

Eden

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 19, 2008

Movie on DVD Review

Classic Holiday Collection Vol. 2

by Steve Daly | Nov 12, 2008

Chungking Express: Criterion Collection

by Aubry D'Arminio | Nov 12, 2008

WALL-E

by Chris Willman | Nov 12, 2008

The General

by Tim Purtell | Nov 12, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

by Lindsay Soll | Nov 12, 2008

Mister Foe

by Ari Karpel | Nov 12, 2008

Music Article

Pop culture hits and misses

Nov 14, 2008
We rate pop culture for the week of November 10, 2008 including Kiss, ''The L Word,'' and Robin Thicke Read it

Judging albums by their covers

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 14, 2008
We evaluate album covers by Anathallo, Wilderness, and Powersolo Read it

Music Review

Dark Horse

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 12, 2008

Sycamore Meadows

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 12, 2008

Safe Trip Home

by Chris Willman | Nov 12, 2008

David Cook

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 12, 2008

Patti LuPone at Les Mouches

by Steve Daly | Nov 12, 2008

The BBC Sessions: Belle and Sebastian

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 12, 2008

Startin' Fires

by Mikael Wood | Nov 12, 2008

Day by Day

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 12, 2008

Photo Gallery

'Quantum of Solace': Your MUST movie!

Nov 14, 2008
The new James Bond flick plus ''Role Models,'' the ''Twilight'' soundtrack, and 12 others have you super jazzed this week See photos

TV Article

Sound Bites: The week's best TV quotes

Nov 14, 2008
TV's funniest lines from November 7 to 13 Read it

Recession TV: The latest victims

by Lynette Rice | Nov 14, 2008
How Alyssa Milano's new show and current shows like ''Smallville'' are hurt by the poor economy Read it

Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse' disappointment

by Lynette Rice | Nov 14, 2008
Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse' is victim of a Friday-night slight Read it

Yunjin Kim & Daniel Dae Kim: Entertainers of the year

by Dan Snierson | Nov 14, 2008
The ''Lost'' couple had some of the most explosive scenes of the season Read it

'24': The bad guys

by Aubry D'Arminio | Nov 14, 2008
A guide to the show's most evil villains Read it

'TRL''s weirdest moments

by Tanner Stransky | Nov 14, 2008
Strange celebrity segments from MTV's 10-year-old video countdown show Read it

TV Review

24: Redemption

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 23, 2008

TV on DVD Review

Spin City: Season 1

by Paul Katz | Nov 12, 2008

M Squad: The Complete Series

by Ken Tucker | Nov 12, 2008

The Ausiello Files

The Ausiello Files for November 21, 2008

by Michael Ausiello | Nov 14, 2008
EW's TV scooper has spoilers on ''Lost,'' ''Pushing Daisies,'' and more Read it

The Must List

The Must List: Week of November 16, 2008

Nov 14, 2008
''Role Models,'' ''Kung Fu Panda'' on DVD, the ''Twilight'' soundtrack, and 12 others make up the countdown of pop culture gems YOU -- and the EW staff -- are loving this week Read it

The Pop of King

Pop culture 2008: The good and the bad

by Stephen King | Nov 14, 2008
From ''The Strangers'' to ''Sons of Anarchy,'' Stephen King shares what he is and is not thankful for in 2008 Read it
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