Dec 13, 1996

Issue #357

Cover Story

Fall TV Winners & Losers

by Bret Watson | Dec 13, 1996
''NYPD Blue'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' were hits while ''Roseanne'' and ''Coach'' tanked Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 13, 1996)

Encore

Last Call for the Doors

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 13, 1996
Jim Morrison's legendary band staged their final show 26 years ago Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 13, 1996
Woody Harrelson's arrest and Burt Reynolds' bankruptcy made news the week of December 13th, 1996 Read it

Book Article

Three new Sarah Ferguson biographies

by Dana Kennedy | Dec 13, 1996
See what we thought of ''Sarah -- The Duchess of York: My Story,'' ''Fergie: Her Secret Life,'' and ''Fergie: The Very Private Life of the Duchess of York'' Read it

Sherrie Schneider dishes advice

by Casey Davidson | Dec 13, 1996
''The Rules'' co-author preaches do-as-I say, not-as-I-do Read it

Book Review

High-heel Blue

by Nikki Amdur | Dec 13, 1996

The Making of ''Evita''

by Alexandra Jacobs | Dec 13, 1996

The Sex Box

by Margot Mifflin | Dec 13, 1996

Flying Home and Other Stories

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Dec 13, 1996

Comic Relief

by Megan Harlan | Dec 13, 1996

The Christmas Letters

by Dona Brown | Dec 13, 1996

Airframe

by Tom De Haven | Dec 13, 1996

Cover Story

Fall TV Winners & Losers

by Bret Watson | Dec 13, 1996
''NYPD Blue'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' were hits while ''Roseanne'' and ''Coach'' tanked Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 13, 1996
The fifteen hottest topics the week of December 13th, 1996 Read it

Movie Article

Work on an O.J.-trial-themed movie begins

by Cindy Pearlman | Dec 13, 1996
The film will focus on the prosecuting attorney's experience Read it

Older actors could sweep Academy Awards

by Pat H. Broeske | Dec 13, 1996
Shirley MacLaine, Lauren Bacall, and others may carry the Oscars this spring Read it

Whitney Houston in ''The Preacher's Wife''

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 13, 1996
The cast hopes the diva's gospel skills keep the film afloat Read it

''Apt Pupil'' runs into bad luck

by Dave Karger | Dec 13, 1996
Bryan Singer talks about all the setbacks for the film based on Stephen King's novel Read it

Howard Stern's ''Private Parts''

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 13, 1996
The radio shock-jock talks about the movie version of his autobiography Read it

Four videos with actor Ed Harris

by Ira Robbins | Dec 13, 1996
See what we thought of ''The Rock,'' ''Apollo 13,'' ''Jacknife,'' and ''Glengarry Glen Ross'' Read it

New boy actors

by Dave Karger | Dec 13, 1996
Jake Lloyd, Justin Pierre Edmund, Jonathan Lipnicki, and Alex D. Linz discuss their recent roles Read it

Disney's ''Kundun''

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 13, 1996
The studio will distribute its film about the Dalai Lama despite threats from the Chinese government Read it

Movie Review

Mars Attacks!

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 13, 1996

Jerry Maguire

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 26, 2007

The War at Home

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 1996

Everyone Says I Love You

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 1996

Movie on DVD Review

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 13, 1996

Music Article

Dave Brubeck's holiday album

by Larry Blumenfeld | Dec 13, 1996
The jazz pianist brings Mexican and nostalgic influences to old standards Read it

New workout tapes to pump you up

by David Browne | Dec 13, 1996
See what we thought of ''Heavy Breathing: The Crunch High-Energy Workout'' and ''Power Workout Volumes 1 and 2'' Read it

Remembering Tiny Tim

by David Browne | Dec 13, 1996
The archetypal oddball embodied camp to the end with his ukulele and high-pitched singing Read it

Three new enhanced CDs

by Kipp Cheng | Dec 13, 1996
See what we thought of ''Rock Spectacle,'' ''Mary,'' and ''It Happened One Night'' Read it

Music Review

Amanda Marshall

by Jeremy Helligar | Dec 13, 1996

Ill Na Na

by Jim Farber | Dec 13, 1996

Don't Let Go (Love)

by David Grad | Dec 13, 1996

NFL Country/NFL Jams

by Wook Kim | Dec 13, 1996

Bow Down

by James Bernard | Dec 13, 1996

Live Around the World

by Matt Diehl | Dec 13, 1996

You Can't STOP the REIGN

by Matt Diehl | Dec 13, 1996

Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!

by Tracey Pepper | Dec 13, 1996

Pavarotti & Friends for War Child

by David Grad | Dec 13, 1996

Emancipation

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 13, 1996

Hazel

by Rob Brunner | Dec 13, 1996

The Grease Megamix

by Jim Farber | Dec 13, 1996

This Fire

by Beth Johnson | Dec 13, 1996

The People vs. Larry Flint

by Steven Mirkin | Dec 13, 1996

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

by Rob Brunner | Dec 13, 1996

Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

by James Bernard | Dec 13, 1996

News Article

Mail from our readers

Dec 13, 1996
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those didn't, on Ted Turner and censorship, our holiday preview, and more Read it

Tim Conway to appear in ''Speed 2''

by David Poland | Dec 13, 1996
The ''Carol Burnett Show'' actor prefers life out of the spotlight Read it

Jack Nicholson has Glenn Close's vote

by Cindy Pearlman | Dec 13, 1996
The ''Mars Attacks!'' actress thinks Nicholson has the personality to be the next president Read it

A swinging take on Tchaikovsky's ''Nutcracker Suite''

by Chris Prentice | Dec 13, 1996
This jazzy version of classic ballet is set in Cotton-Club-era Harlem Read it

David Sedaris' ''SantaLand Diaries''

by Kipp Cheng | Dec 13, 1996
The comedian's experiences as a wicked department store elf make an off-Broadway hit Read it

Holiday window-shopping

by Jason Cochran | Dec 13, 1996
Department store displays on New York's Madison Avenue and Chicago's State Street create nostalgia for winters past Read it

Dennis Miller, MSN's newest spokesman

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 13, 1996
The comedian weighs in on cyberspace Read it

Two new Disney products

by Bob Strauss | Dec 13, 1996
See what we thought of an animated storybook for ''101 Dalmations'' and an activity center for ''Toy Story'' Read it

Letter from the president

Dec 13, 1996
''Entertainment Weekly'''s managing editor talks about the magazine's rising profile Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The week's best TV quotes

Dec 13, 1996
TV's funniest lines from the week of December 6 to 12 Read it

TV Article

Ray Romano

by Bret Watson | Dec 13, 1996
The actor talks about his role on ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' Read it

Laura Innes

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 13, 1996
The actress talks about her role on ''ER'' Read it

Andy Dick

by Dan Snierson | Dec 13, 1996
The actor talks about his role on ''Newsradio'' Read it

Kim Delaney

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 13, 1996
The actress talks about her role on ''NYPD Blue'' Read it

Madeline Kahn

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 13, 1996
The actress talks about her role on ''Cosby'' Read it

Ron Eldard talks about his latest work

by Chris Willman
The sitcom actor tells us why he played a tough character in Anjelica Huston's ''Bastard Out of Carolina'' Read it

Carmen Electra replaces MTV's Jenny McCarthy

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 13, 1996
The new host says she won't be imitating her predecessor Read it

ABC links lineup to boost viewing

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 13, 1996
The network plans to thematically connect ''Spin City''/''Home Improvement'' and ''Roseanne''/''Clueless'' Read it

Bobbie Phillips on ''The Cape''

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 13, 1996
The actress talks about her recent television work Read it

E!'s ''The O.J. Civil Trial''

by Ken Tucker | Dec 13, 1996
The show's actors recreate testimony from the previous day of the trial Read it

TV Review

Bastard Out of Carolina

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 1996

Video Review

Bird of Prey

by Melissa Pierson | Dec 13, 1996

Chain Reaction

by Michael Sauter | Dec 13, 1996

Shameless

by Joe Neumaier | Dec 13, 1996

Daddy's Girl

by J.R. Taylor | Dec 13, 1996

Virus

by Nisid Hajari | Dec 13, 1996

Thunderball

by Steve Simels | Dec 13, 1996

Yesterday's Target

by Michael Sauter | Dec 13, 1996

Edie & Pen

by Melissa Pierson | Dec 13, 1996

Videogame Review

Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages

by Bob Strauss | Dec 13, 1996

Sonic 3D Blast

by Gary Eng Walk | Dec 13, 1996

Leonardo da Vinci

by Ethan Smith | Dec 13, 1996