Dec 30, 1994

Issue #255-256

Cover Story

The Entertainers 1994

Dec 30, 1994
Magazine Cover (Dec 30, 1994)

Obituary

Book Article

The Best and Worst 1994/Books

Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the year's paperback extremes Read it

EW's Best/Worst/Etc Book Awards

Dec 30, 1994
And the winner goes to ... Read it

Rookie 2: Caleb Carr

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 30, 1994

Cover Story

1 Tom Hanks: 1994 Entertainer of the Year

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 30, 1994
America's Top Star, Oscar's Best Actor — Talent Is as Talent Does Read it

Entertainer 3: Quentin Tarantino

Dec 30, 1994
A rapid-fire storyteller guns his way into cinema's front ranks Read it

Entertainer 5: Jim Carrey

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 30, 1994
Aced, masked, or dumber than dumb, he's comedy's savviest dolt Read it

Entertainer 7: Hugh Grant

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 30, 1994
A Brit wit, a grin to die for — is it any wonder we're all swooning? Read it

Entertainers 9: Boyz II Men

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 30, 1994
They built an empire from bubblegum and put the King to shame Read it

Entertainer 12: Trent Reznor

Dec 30, 1994
He put a face (and ferocity) to a new breed of rock and roll Read it

Entertainer 6: Michael Crichton

by Albert Kim | Dec 30, 1994
With ''ER'' and ''Disclosure,'' he's the mightiest pen in hollywood Read it

Entertainer 2: Tim Allen

Dec 30, 1994
A no. 1 show, a no. 1 book, a no. 1 movie. Now that's horsepower. Read it

Entertainer 4: Heather Locklear

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 30, 1994
'Melrose''s sly fox has killer legs — and so does her career Read it

Entertainer 8: Ricki Lake

by Jess Cagle | Dec 30, 1994
She's got torrid topics, huge ratings — and Oprah on the run Read it

Entertainer 10: Dennis Franz

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 30, 1994
An Emmy, a nude scene, and he's still far from overexposed Read it

Entertainer 11: Brett Butler

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 30, 1994
Her honeyed drawl and vinegary wit are taking TV by storm Read it

Movie Article

Playing It for the F/X

Dec 30, 1994
Reviewing this year's movies' special effects Read it

Forced Labors

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 30, 1994
Birthing looks like a lot of work ... on the silver screen Read it

Those Bold Reliables

by Jess Cagle | Dec 30, 1994
These stars know how to keep their names in the press Read it

No Shame, No Gain

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 30, 1994
How far will celebs go to entertain us? Read it

Duck and Cover

by George Blooston | Dec 30, 1994
Movie bombers get creative with their explosive gadgetry Read it

Reality Bit

Dec 30, 1994
Death doesn't any get screen time on both MTV's 'Real World' and 'Reality Bites' Read it

Water Works

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 30, 1994
This year, our favorite big and small screen characters are too busy gettin' busy to stay dry Read it

The Best and Worst 1994/Movies

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the year's silver screen extremes Read it

Our Take on This Year's Movies

Dec 30, 1994
EW presents Cliff notes on this year's cinematic releases Read it

Rookie 7: John Dahl

by Beth Pinsker | Dec 30, 1994

Rookie 9: Jan de Bont

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 30, 1994

Music Article

The Best and Worst 1994/Music

by David Browne | Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the year's music scene extremes Read it

EW's Best/Worst/Etc Music Awards

Dec 30, 1994
And the award goes to ... Read it

Rookie 3: Green Day

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 30, 1994

Vintners' Choice

by Michele Romero | Dec 30, 1994
Repackaging the old stuff Read it

News Article

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 30, 1994
See what the country is talking about this week ... Read it

Lost in the Fun House

Dec 30, 1994
A low-speed chase, the Hollywood environment, one infamous glove — the O.J. Simpson circus has officially begun Read it

Random Quote

Dec 30, 1994
Heidi Fleiss Read it

Celebrity Feuds

Dec 30, 1994
Most of these fights can be settled if the price is right Read it

Anglo Faction

Dec 30, 1994
Breaking News: The British invade American pop culture! Americans kinda like it. Read it

Celeb Hits and the Pits

Dec 30, 1994
What was hot and what was not in 1994? Our star critics have their own opinionated opinions. Read it

Wide Wide Wide Wide World of Sports

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 30, 1994
The word "sports" applied broadly to the world of entertainment Read it

Banned in Banff

Dec 30, 1994
Not everything from American pop culture gets clearance overseas Read it

Apocalypse Nov.

Dec 30, 1994
Shirley MacLaine makes seismic predictions Read it

Were They Heroes or Zeroes?

by Beth Pinsker | Dec 30, 1994
Assessing our celebrities' gutsy moves Read it

Go Figure

by Erin Richter, Jessica Shaw | Dec 30, 1994
Pop culture by the numbers Read it

Bowing Out

by Jessica Shaw, Beth Pinsker, Chris Nashawaty | Dec 30, 1994
A look back at the stars that are no longer with us Read it

The Best and Worst 1994/Kids

Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the children's favorites and least favorites this year Read it

EW News Briefs

Dec 30, 1994
Quick hit items on EW's radar Read it

Mail

Dec 30, 1994

The Best and Worst 1994/Multimedia

by Ty Burr | Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the year's multimedia extremes Read it

EW's Best/Worst/Etc Digital Awards

Dec 30, 1994
And the award goes to ... Read it

'Stock Taken

Dec 30, 1994
A Woodstock trend analysis Read it

Fond Farewell

Dec 30, 1994
Saying goodbye to 1994, EW-style Read it

The Best and Worst 1994/Video

by Ty Burr | Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the year's VHS extremes Read it

Sunrise Boulevard: The Comebacks of 1994

Sunrise Boulevard: The Comebacks of 1994

Dec 30, 1994
Hollywood has the power to resurrect dead careers Read it

TV Article

Conservation Corps

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 30, 1994
How Roseanne Barr, Madonna, and Joan Rivers feel about the TV airings of their dirty laundries Read it

Kids These Days

Dec 30, 1994
MTV's 'The Real World' shows TV audiences that the kids are definitely not alright Read it

The Best and Worst 1994/Television

by Ken Tucker | Dec 30, 1994
A roundup of the small screen extremes Read it

Rookies 5: Claire Danes / Scott Wolf

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 30, 1994

Video Article

Oldies, but Goodies: the Video Edition

Dec 30, 1994
Check out these preserves Read it
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