Oct 10, 1997

Issue #400

Cover Story

Jenny McCarthy on the Spot

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 10, 1997
Can NBC shape a former Playmate-turned-MTV plaything into a TV-G-Rated prime-time star? Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 10, 1997)

Best-sellers

Money for the Kitty

Oct 10, 1997
This week's best-sellers Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk

Oct 10, 1997

Style

$neakers

Oct 10, 1997
Entertainment companies get off to a running start in the athletic-footwear business Read it

Matchups

by Tricia Laine | Oct 10, 1997
Hollywood couples aren't afraid to match Read it

Phat Hat

by Tricia Laine | Oct 10, 1997
Look and Learn: Jamiroquai's Jay Kay knows the hat makes the man Read it

Book Article

Loser of the Week

Oct 10, 1997
Scott Adams Read it

Between the Lines

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 10, 1997
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'Puppies'

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 10, 1997

Book Review: 'The World's Stupidest Criminals'

by Margot Mifflin | Oct 10, 1997

Book Review: 'Big Trouble'

by Gene Lyons | Oct 10, 1997

Book Review: 'All Around Atlantis'

by Megan Harlan | Oct 10, 1997

Book Review: 'The Magician's Assistant'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Oct 10, 1997

Book Review: 'Dirty Jokes and Beer'

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 10, 1997

Book Review: 'Night Passage'

by Gene Lyons | Oct 10, 1997

Box Office

Bang for the Buck

Oct 10, 1997
This week's box office numbers Read it

Cover Story

Jenny McCarthy on the Spot

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 10, 1997
Can NBC shape a former Playmate-turned-MTV plaything into a TV-G-Rated prime-time star? Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 10, 1997
What the country is talking about this week ... Read it

Internet Review

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Oct 10, 1997
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Joan Allen's Wifely Roles

by Steve Daly | Oct 10, 1997
The two-time Oscar nominated actress lends spousal support to 'The Ice Storm' Read it

Winner of the Week

Oct 10, 1997
Dustin Hoffman Read it

Parents' Guide: Movies

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 10, 1997

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'U-Turn'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 10, 1997

Movie Review: 'The Ice Storm'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 10, 1997

Movie Review: 'The Assignment'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 10, 1997

Movie Review: 'Going All The Way'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 10, 1997

Movie Review: 'Seven Years in Tibet'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 10, 1997

Movie Review: 'Kiss the Girls'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 10, 1997
Killjoys: The Judd and Freeman flick falls for too many serial thriller clichés Read it

Music Article

Winner of the Week

Oct 10, 1997
The Country Music Association Read it

The Record That Changed My Life

by Rob Brunner | Oct 10, 1997
Gentleman prefers 'Blonde' Read it

Hear and Now

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 10, 1997
This week on the music beat Read it

Music Review

Music Review: 'Mayday'

Oct 10, 1997
Music Review: 'Mayday' Read it

Music Review: 'The Velvet Rope'

by J.D. Considine | Oct 10, 1997
Janet Jackson's new album is shockingly sensual Read it

Music Review: 'South Saturn Delta'

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'Wolf Songs for Lambs'

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'Boogie Nights'

by Jeremy Helligar | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'L.A. Confidential'

by David Grad | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'So Much for the Afterglow'

by David Browne | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'Prescription for the Blues'

by Josef Woodard | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'Alive'

by Jeremy Helligar | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'One of the Fortunate Few'

by Bob Cannon | Oct 10, 1997

Music Review: 'Urban Hymns'

by Tom Lanham | Oct 10, 1997

News Article

30 Beautiful Web Sites

Oct 10, 1997
Surf no more. We present the most entertaining URLs in the world. Read it

Stars Speak For (And Against) Web Exposure

Oct 10, 1997
18 stars speak about the benefits and drawbacks of the newest technology to impact their careers — the internet. Read it

Updike.com: A Novel Effort

by Noah Robischon | Oct 10, 1997
With a little help from some cyberscribes, the celebrated author tries his hand at creating a story on the Internet Read it

Bookmark This: Appropriate Web Site Collections for Celebs

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 10, 1997
We predict what web sites stars would — or should — be bookmarking Read it

Riven from the Myst

by Ty Burr, Gary Eng Walk | Oct 10, 1997
A sequel to a CD-ROM star is born, and Riven's Rivals Read it

The Web Untangled

by Ty Burr | Oct 10, 1997
As the web's popularity as an entertainment media grows, is cyberspace finally coming down to Earth? Read it

Marv Albert: Tooth and Consequences

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 10, 1997
A three-point plan to help the sportscaster get out of foul trouble Read it

Flashes

Oct 10, 1997
The top entertainment news for the week of October 10, 1997 Read it

Monitor

by Anna Holmes | Oct 10, 1997
The birth of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's newest baby boy made news the week of Oct. 10 Read it

Why the Future Will Be Great, but Late

Oct 10, 1997
Here's an update on those techno-products that promise to change home entertainment Read it

Clear and Present Anger

by Dana Kennedy | Oct 10, 1997
Tom Clancy, technobard, gets grumpy talking about the Internet Read it

Digging the Digi-Toys

Oct 10, 1997
The latest and coolest in tech divertissements for the wired bunch Read it

The Guest List

Oct 10, 1997
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (subject to change) Read it

On the Air

by Joe Flint | Oct 10, 1997
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

'Closet' Straight Man

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 10, 1997
Wallace Langham's double duty Read it

Four Paths to Glory

by Gary Eng Walk | Oct 10, 1997
A look at four soon-to-be-released videogames Read it

Stars After the Fall

Oct 10, 1997
How to survive a sex scandal à la Paul Reubens, Hugh Grant, Charlie Sheen, and Eddie Murphy Read it

All in the Family

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 10, 1997
Examining the recent films depicting incestuous relationships Read it

Reel World

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 10, 1997
This week in Hollywood Read it

On-line Events

On-line Events

Oct 10, 1997
All listings are Eastern Daylight and subject to change Read it

Random Quote

Random Quote

Oct 10, 1997
Joe Roth, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Oct 10, 1997

TV Article

Winner of the Week

Oct 10, 1997
'ER' Read it

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 10, 1997
Keeping a watch on TV Read it

Dunkin' Donuts' Fred the Baker Gets Dunked

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 10, 1997
We do-nut know what we'll do without him Read it

Choice Reruns

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 10, 1997

TV Review

TV Show Reviews: 'Ally McBeal' and 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 10, 1997
Surreal World : 'Ally McBeal' gets inside the head of a distaff attorney, capturing the imaginations of like-minded women — and curious men Read it

The Charts

'Patient' is a Virtue

Oct 10, 1997
This week's top videos Read it

The Ratings

NBC Busts Out

Oct 10, 1997
This week's TV ratings Read it

Time Capsule

OCT. 15, 1977

Oct 10, 1997

Video Article

In John We Trust

by Mike D'Angelo | Oct 10, 1997
John Cusack (whether trigger-happy in 'Grosse Pointe Blank' or moony through 'Say Anything ... ') is one romantic hero who always risks his heart Read it

Hero of the Week

Oct 10, 1997
Rocky Mountain Eye Read it

Coming Soon

Oct 10, 1997

Child Actors John and Joan Cusack

by Michael Sauter | Oct 10, 1997
Second City Slickers Read it

Creatures in Features

Oct 10, 1997
They Don't Just Chew Scenery Read it

Video Review

Video Review: 'Butterfly Kiss'

by Denise Lanctot | Oct 10, 1997

Video Review: 'Anaconda'

by Ty Burr | Oct 10, 1997

Video Review: 'The Quiet Room'

by Jason Cochran | Oct 10, 1997

Video Review: 'That Old Feeling'

by Denise Lanctot | Oct 10, 1997

Video Review: 'Riot in the Streets'

by Eileen Clarke | Oct 10, 1997

Video Review: 'Profumo di Donna'

by William Stevenson | Oct 10, 1997

What Ever Happened To

Debby Boone

Oct 10, 1997
She lit up our lives with a hit that would be her trademark — even after she started writing kids' books Read it

What to Watch

What to Watch

by Ken Tucker, Mike Flaherty | Oct 10, 1997
A day-to-day guide to notable programs (times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change) Read it