Dec 26, 1997

Issue #411-412

Cover Story

8: James Cameron

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 26, 1997
''Titanic'' director thinks big, and the Academy Awards are bound to notice Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 26, 1997)

Encore

Adding up Princess Diana's impact on 1997

by Suna Chang, Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
We total the memorials, the websites, the celebrities, and put them all in perspective Read it

Obituary

Final farewell to some old friends

by Michael Sauter | Dec 26, 1997
Jimmy Stewart, Gianni Versace, John Denver, and more were notable deaths from 1997 Read it

Book Article

Best & Worst / Books

by Alexandra Jacobs | Dec 26, 1997
''Meg'' is the worst, but which book is the best of the year? Read it

Best & Worst / Book World

by Alexandra Jacobs | Dec 26, 1997
What were the best sequel, the best celebrity memoir, and the most outrageous book of the year? Read it

These stars cross everything from genres to careers

by Alexandra Jacobs | Dec 26, 1997
LeAnn Rimes tries writing, Alanis Morissette tries running, and Jason Patric becomes an action star Read it

Cover Story

8: James Cameron

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 26, 1997
''Titanic'' director thinks big, and the Academy Awards are bound to notice Read it

1: Ellen DeGeneres

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 26, 1997
As Entertainer of the Year, this actress broke down barriers and kept us laughing Read it

5: Bob & Jakob Dylan

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 26, 1997
This father and son have different approaches to music, but both are winning new fans with timeless sound Read it

12: Harrison Ford

by David Hochman | Dec 26, 1997
Whether he's chasing down Nazis or fighting the Empire, this actor is always believable and always fun to watch Read it

9: Elton John

by Jess Cagle | Dec 26, 1997
By publicly grieving for Princess Diana, this eternal showman showed us his sensitive side Read it

4: The Cast of ''Party of Five''

by Dan Snierson | Dec 26, 1997
TV's angst-fest has risen in ratings and its cast has only grown in appeal Read it

6: Sean ''Puffy'' Combs

by Degen Pener | Dec 26, 1997
Rapper and producer Puff Daddy turns everything he touches to gold Read it

11: LeAnn Rimes

by David Hochman | Dec 26, 1997
She's young and pretty, and has a voice that has won her legions of country fans Read it

2: Chris Rock

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 26, 1997
This comedian has won Emmys, hosted awards shows, and has a future as solid as a ... Read it

This year's promising newcomers

Dec 26, 1997
Jenna Elfman, Kasi Lemmons, Hanson, and more are our favorites among this year's rookies Read it

3: The Spice Girls

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 26, 1997
They started out white hot, but are they fading to naught? Read it

7: Sigourney Weaver

by Ken Tucker | Dec 26, 1997
Witty, wicked, and weird roles kept this actress busy in 1997 Read it

10: Kevin Williamson

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 26, 1997
Screenwriter that saved the horror genre has more ''Screams'' on order from Miramax Read it

1997's top 12 entertainers

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 26, 1997
We take you through the big events of 1997, from Ellen DeGeneres to Chris Rock Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 26, 1997
What the country was talking about this year Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Dec 26, 1997
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

''Boys in the Band'' was just a preview

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 26, 1997
Today's gay characters came out 30 years ago with Mart Crowley's groundbreaking film Read it

Animals were hungry this year in Hollywood

by Dave Karger | Dec 26, 1997
''Jurassic Park,'' ''Anaconda,'' ''Mimic,'' and more offer humans as food to a slew of vicious animals Read it

Hollywood lawsuits from 1997

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 26, 1997
''Amistad,'' James Bond, and ''Scream'' got tangled up in legalese this year Read it

Best & Worst / Movies

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 26, 1997
''Boogie Nights,'' with Mark Wahlberg, is named the movie of the year by EW's film critic; which movie is the worst? Read it

Best & Worst / Movie Campaigns

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 26, 1997
Which films had the best tag lines, the worst acting, and the best body hair? Read it

Nudity gets overlooked by the box office

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 26, 1997
''Love! Valour! Compassion!'' shows it all and gets no love from the audience, while ''Private Parts'' is all talk - but the viewers love it Read it

1997's best performances on screen and stage

Dec 26, 1997
Musicians and actors turned in amazing performances this year. Check out our favorites! Read it

Best & Worst / Movies (a second opinion)

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 26, 1997
Lisa Schwarzbaum has her own tastes when it comes to this year's best movies Read it

Tom Hanks: My Year That Was

by Chris Willman | Dec 26, 1997
Actor took some time off for family during 1997 Read it

Cameron Diaz: My Year That Was

by Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
Actress relished her time off in 1997 Read it

Michelle Yeoh: My Year That Was

by Andrew Essex | Dec 26, 1997
This Bond Girl gives us a recap of her 1997 Read it

Music Article

Dr. Death has killer grooves

by Andrew Essex | Dec 26, 1997
On his first CD, Dr. Kevorkian offered some killer jazz tunes Read it

Best & Worst / Music

by David Browne | Dec 26, 1997
Radiohead is number one; who is the worst? Read it

Best & Worst / Music Beat

by David Browne | Dec 26, 1997
We award the best album cover, the aging gracefully award, and more Read it

Puff Daddy keeps busy

by Chris Willman | Dec 26, 1997
Can you spot the two non-Puffy tracks in this list of singles? Read it

The best country and jazz albums of 1997

by Alanna Nash, David Hajdu | Dec 26, 1997
We take a closer look at this year's highlights in these two genres Read it

Best & Worst / Music (a second opinion)

by Chris Willman | Dec 26, 1997
This critic loved U2 and Bob Dylan's work in 1997 Read it

Wyclef Jean: My Year That Was

by Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
Wyclef Jean takes us through his year Read it

News Article

Stars take on animal causes

by Marlene McCampbell | Dec 26, 1997
Whoopi Goldberg, Fiona Apple, Edward Furlong, and more have adopted pet causes Read it

Barbie gets a makeover

by Marlene McCampbell | Dec 26, 1997
The aging doll tries to reboot her image as ''Barbie Unbound'' and the ''Barbie Girl'' song do some PR damage Read it

1997's biggest breakups

by Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
Brad and Gwen weren't the only couple to split this year Read it

Stars on the rebound

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 26, 1997
''Jerry Springer,'' Burt Reynolds, and Fleetwood Mac all staged comebacks this year Read it

Bad celebs and their alleged crimes

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 26, 1997
Rap sheets for this year's rule-breaking celebs Read it

Dudley Moore's dramatic personal life

by Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
Actor is distracted by his volatile relationship with wife Nicole Rothschild Read it

This year's biggest Hollywood bloopers

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 26, 1997
Fiona Apple, George Clooney, and more made a couple less-than-bright moves Read it

The stars wrap up 1997

Dec 26, 1997
Cindy Crawford, Nathan Lane, and more share their highs and lows from 1997 Read it

Best & Worst / Multimedia highs and lows

by Ty Burr | Dec 26, 1997
This year's best and worst movie websites, webzine names, and more Read it

Best & Worst / Multimedia

by Ty Burr | Dec 26, 1997
Mapquest, PalmPilot, and more wowed our tech critic this year Read it

Best & Worst 1997

by Jess Cagle | Dec 26, 1997
EW critics take us through the highlights and lowlights of books, movies, music, and more from 1997 Read it

1997 Timeline

by Marlene McCampbell | Dec 26, 1997
We break down this year's events from January through December Read it

Recap of 1997

by Ty Burr | Dec 26, 1997
Childish behavior ruled the day in Hollywood this year Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Dec 26, 1997
A roundup of the year's best TV quotes Read it

TV Article

Reality TV becomes mainstream

by Dan Snierson | Dec 26, 1997
Shocking criminals, animals, volcanoes, and more made for plenty of network specials in 1997 Read it

Talk shows this year got wild and weird

by Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
''Rosie,'' ''Letterman,'' and ''The Tonight Show'' all had some wacky guests this year Read it

Best & Worst / Television

by Ken Tucker | Dec 26, 1997
''King of the Hill'' is deemed the number one show, but which is the worst? Read it

Best & Worst / Television's Very Special Episodes

by Ken Tucker | Dec 26, 1997
Which show had the best use of a cardboard box? Read on to find out. Read it

Mike Judge: My Year That Was

by Anna Holmes | Dec 26, 1997
''King of the Hill'' took off this year Read it

Kim Delaney: My Year That Was

by Dave Karger | Dec 26, 1997
Actress reflects on her Emmy and her love life Read it

Craig Kilborn: My Year That Was

by Gregg Kilday | Dec 26, 1997
''Daily Show'' host declares that 1997 was one of his best years ever Read it

Best Television (a second opinion)

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 26, 1997
Bruce Fretts has a different opinion on which TV shows were tops this year Read it

Video Article

Best & Worst / Video Superlatives

by Ty Burr | Dec 26, 1997
Check out the best non-sappy kids' movie, the least special edition, and the no shows of the year Read it

Best & Worst / Video

by Ty Burr | Dec 26, 1997
''Celine and Julie Go Boating'' is the best video of the year -- but don't be alarmed Read it
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