Oct 30, 1998

Issue #456

Cover Story

EW's Power Players: 51-101.5

Oct 30, 1998
The Grinch brings up the rear of this year's power player list Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 30, 1998)

Biz

Despite critical acclaim, 'Happiness' film is dropped by Universal

by Degen Pener | Oct 30, 1998
Could the big studio's interference signal trouble for other indie producers? Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk: the week's best online quotes

Oct 30, 1998
Overheard online the week of Oct. 23 Read it

Encore

''War of the Worlds'' spooked America 60 years ago

by Jeff Gordinier | Oct 30, 1998
Radio program launched hysteria and put Welles on the road to Hollywood Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news from Oct. 30, 1998

by Dave Karger | Oct 30, 1998
Barry White and Nick Carter made the news this week Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Shawna Malcom | Oct 30, 1998
Celebrity news from the week of Oct. 30, 1998 Read it

Book Article

Between The Lines

by Alexandra Jacobs, Matthew Flamm | Oct 30, 1998
''Lolita'' and Colin Quinn made the news in the book world this week Read it

Book Review

Plain and Normal

by L.S. Klepp | Oct 30, 1998

The Vampire Armand

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Oct 30, 1998

Something Happened Yesterday

by Daneet Steffens | Oct 30, 1998

Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 30, 1998

Sein Off: The Final Days of Seinfeld

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 30, 1998

Cover Story

EW's Power Players: 51-101.5

Oct 30, 1998
The Grinch brings up the rear of this year's power player list Read it

EW's Power Players: 26-50

Oct 30, 1998
Ron Howard, Will Smith, and Julia Roberts all make the list Read it

From the EW Archive: October 1998

Riley Weston fooled us all about her age

by Joe Flint | Oct 30, 1998
32-year-old writer pretended to be 19 and wowed the cast and crew of ''Felicity'' with her talent Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Oct 30, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and some from those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Parents' Guide

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 30, 1998
We take a look at this fall's movies and let you know which are suitable for kids Read it

Reel World

by Jeff Gordinier, Daniel Fierman | Oct 30, 1998
''Lolita,'' ''Spring Forward,'' and ''Wishful Thinking'' made the news this week in Hollywood Read it

'Titanic' spawns spoofs

by David Hochman, Judith I. Brennan | Oct 30, 1998
Most interesting is ''Thumbtanic,'' acted with thumbs and due to wrap filming this Christmas Read it

Movie Review

Pleasantville

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 30, 1998

Bride of Chucky

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 30, 1998

The Inheritors

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 30, 1998

Orgazmo

by Ty Burr | Oct 30, 1998

The Cruise

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 30, 1998

Soldier

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 30, 1998

Music Article

Hear And Now

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 30, 1998
Dave Stewart and Tupac made headlines on the music beat this week Read it

Music Review

Mutations

by David Browne | Oct 30, 1998

By Arrangement

by Steve Futterman | Oct 30, 1998

Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 30, 1998

Wide Swing Tremolo

by Mark Bautz | Oct 30, 1998

When You Believe (From The Prince of Egypt)

by David Browne | Oct 30, 1998

Enter the Dru

by Cheo Tyehimba | Oct 30, 1998

Blues on the Bayou

by Cheo Tyehimba | Oct 30, 1998

I'm So Confused

by Marc Weingarten | Oct 30, 1998

On a Day Like Today

by Tom Lanham | Oct 30, 1998

Ghetto Supastar

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 30, 1998

The Story of the Ghost

by Jim Farber | Oct 30, 1998

No Place That Far

by Alanna Nash | Oct 30, 1998

Keep the Faith

by Matt Diehl | Oct 30, 1998

Up

by David Browne | Oct 30, 1998

News Article

High-Definition TV: is it for us average folks?

by Harold Goldberg | Oct 30, 1998
We explain the difference between digital and high-def, and offer advice on when to buy Read it

Cher and her daughter Chastity both have new memoirs

by Dana Kennedy | Oct 30, 1998
''Family Outing'' and ''The First Time'' hit bookstores with different accounts of the same family Read it

Trends: Wisconsin is in

by Joe Neumaier | Oct 30, 1998
Cheesehead state is Hollywood's new favorite locale Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 30, 1998
The 15 hottest topics from the week of Oct. 30 Read it

Witchcraft becomes the hot story in Hollywood

by Suna Chang | Oct 30, 1998
''Practical Magic,'' ''Charmed,'' and ''Sabrina'' are only a few of the latest projects featuring witches. Read it

How do witch dramas stack up to real life?

by Scott Brown | Oct 30, 1998
We ask a Wiccan to rank ''Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,'' ''Charmed,'' and ''Practical Magic'' Read it

Rising power players for 1998

Oct 30, 1998
They aren't on the list yet, but Alanis Morissette, David Rosenthal, and Russell Simmons are among those climbing the power chart Read it

Prince Alwaleed has a big stake in Hollywood's entertainment

Oct 30, 1998
Saudi Arabian prince has fingers in Disney, Netscape, Apple, and more Read it

''Dawson Creek'' writer/director Kevin Williamson shares his phone calls with us

Oct 30, 1998
This power player gets calls all day ranging from his mother to fellow power player Bob Weinstein Read it

Horoscopes for some troubled power players

Oct 30, 1998
We ask for help from astrologer Susan Miller to find out what's in store for Danny Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, and more Read it

A day in the life of power player Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Oct 30, 1998
Music, lunch, and daycare all are critical parts of this mogul's schedule Read it

Former power players are now falling from grace

Oct 30, 1998
MGM, Patricia Cornwall, and more are on the road to Has Been Read it

Vocab for the powerful set

Oct 30, 1998
We define some key words and phrases for Hollywood's powerful set Read it

Behind-the-scenes salary expectations

Oct 30, 1998
You may not know their names, but these VIPs make a boatload Read it

What superpower would you want?

Oct 30, 1998
Sandra Bullock, Meat Loaf, Lara Flynn Boyle and more share their secret wishes for superpowers Read it

Hot club Veruka hosts power players

Oct 30, 1998
Nicholas Cage, Claire Danes, Mark Wahlberg, and more all visited the club within a week of each other Read it

Games that power people play

Oct 30, 1998
Scrabble, charades, Boggle, and more are big in the entertainment world Read it

Power players' stylish demands

Oct 30, 1998
Where Hollywood's power players shop for cell phones, sunglasses, and more Read it

''Notes from the Underground'' goes CD-ROM

by Alexandria Dionne | Oct 30, 1998
Amateur filmmaker Levi Asher used a MAC to create a truly independent movie Read it

Tube Talk: what does this gibberish mean?

by Harold Goldberg | Oct 30, 1998
We offer a HDTV Glossary Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: the week's best TV quotes

Oct 30, 1998
TV's funniest lines from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30 Read it

TV Article

Ken Tucker reviews NBC's Thursday night lineup

by Ken Tucker | Oct 30, 1998
See how ''Frasier,'' ''Friends,'' ''Jesse,'' and ''Veronica's Closet'' measure up Read it

Burning Question for 'Ally McBeal'

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 30, 1998
What is the deal with courtroom dress code? Read it

On The Air

by Joe Flint | Oct 30, 1998
''Charmed,'' Steve Allen, and ''Good Morning America'' made the TV beat this week Read it

Sylvia Sidney refuses to retire

by Shawna Malcom | Oct 30, 1998
88-year-old actress takes on a new part on ''Fantasy Island'' Read it

NBC's expose irritates the World Wrestling Federation

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 30, 1998
We all know it's fake, but this special shares the secrets behind the capes Read it

TV Review

The Temptations

by Ken Tucker | Oct 30, 1998

Video Article

W.C. Fields is back on tape

by David Everitt | Oct 30, 1998
Politically incorrect before his time, W.C. Fields took the offensive and made it funny with 4 films new to video Read it

Hugh Hefner answers 7 sexy questions

by Troy Patterson | Oct 30, 1998
Promoting his video ''The Story of X,'' the boss of Playboy talks about porn Read it

Video Review

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

by Stephen Whitty | Oct 30, 1998

The Big Hit

by David Everitt | Oct 30, 1998

Alone

by David Everitt | Oct 30, 1998

Habit

by Michael Sauter | Oct 30, 1998

The Butcher Boy

by Troy Patterson | Oct 30, 1998

Clockwatchers

by Michael Sauter | Oct 30, 1998

Les Vampires

by Troy Patterson | Oct 30, 1998

Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China

by Denise Lanctot | Oct 30, 1998

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

by Denise Lanctot | Oct 30, 1998
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