Oct 22, 1999

Issue #508

Cover Story

If we ran TV

Oct 22, 1999
Enter a dimension of sight (the omnipresent Heather Locklear) and sound (would you believe a sitcom starring a talking motorcycle?) as we take a whack at grooving up the tube Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 22, 1999)

Biz

Britney Spears found early fame in "Total" eclipse

by Dave Karger | Oct 22, 1999
MTV's "Total Request Live" is interactive hitmaking at a fever pitch. And as viewers call in, the stars come calling. Read it

Encore

The final frontier

by Will Lee | Oct 22, 1999
Science-fiction father figure Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, died Oct. 24, 1991. Read it

Soundbites

Soundbites

Oct 22, 1999
The funniest TV lines from the week of Oct. 22, 1999 Read it

Book Article

Between the lines

Oct 22, 1999
'The Book of J' author signs new deal, 'Hobo' memoir advises on hopping freight trains Read it

The Dangerous Husband

by Megan Harlan | Oct 22, 1999
Jane Shapiro (Little, Brown, $22.95) Read it

Livin' Dolls

by Lori L. Tharps | Oct 22, 1999
Barbie is shaped into a role model by a new book series Read it

Book Review

My Movie Business

Oct 22, 1999
In new book 'My Movie Business,' John Irving relives the agonizing process of turning 'The Cider House Rules' into a movie. Read it

The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 22, 1999
Dominick Dunne (Crown, $27.50) Read it

A Book of Reasons

by Rhonda Johnson | Oct 22, 1999
John Vernon (Houghton Mifflin, $23) Read it

Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 22, 1999
Jan Harold Brunvand (Norton, $29.95) Read it

Ali and Nino

by Megan Harlan | Oct 22, 1999
'Ali and Nino' book review, author Kurban Said (Overlook, $24.95) Read it

Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography

by Charles Winecoff | Oct 22, 1999
Victoria Price (St. Martin's, $27.50) Read it

Daughter of Fortune

by Megan Harlan | Oct 22, 1999
Isabel Allende (HarperCollins, $26) Read it

The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy

by Megan Harlan | Oct 22, 1999
Nicholas Lemann (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27) Read it

Box Office

Cover Story

If we ran TV

Oct 22, 1999
Enter a dimension of sight (the omnipresent Heather Locklear) and sound (would you believe a sitcom starring a talking motorcycle?) as we take a whack at grooving up the tube Read it

TO: Executive Producers ... FROM: The EW TV Staff

Oct 22, 1999
We recount all the TV cliches we hate, including reenacting 80s movies. Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 22, 1999
What the country is talking about: Week of Oct. 22, 1999 Read it

Movie Article

Direct hits

by Noah Robischon | Oct 22, 1999
Moviemakers are finally getting into the Internet act, thanks to glossy official sites and devoted fan shrines. Read it

Loser of the week

Oct 22, 1999
Dougray Scott Read it

Comic relief

by Michael Sauter | Oct 22, 1999
Giving his frantic, whip-smart jester a rest, Eddie Murphy bets his Life on the strength of his costar -- a sly tactic he often uses to spring the genuine actor within. Read it

Movie Review

julien donkey-boy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 22, 1999
Director Harmony Korine comes of age with the brazenly affecting family drama julien donkey-boy Read it

The Straight Story

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 1999
With The Straight Story, his offbeat tale of an amiable geezer's tractor odyssey, director David Lynch takes a ride on the not-so-wild side Read it

Fight Club

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 22, 1999
As men on the verge of breakdowns, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton come to blows in the brutally hollow Fight Club. Read it

Siegfried & Roy: The magic box

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 1999
(50 mins., unrated) Read it

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 22, 1999
(77 mins., G) Read it

Random Hearts

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 1999
(130 mins., R) Read it

Joe the King

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 22, 1999
(Trimark, 100 mins., R) Read it

Boys Don't Cry

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 1999
(114 mins., R) Read it

The Limey

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 22, 1999
(89 mins., R) Read it

Whiteboys

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 22, 1999
(89 mins., R) Read it

Superstar

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 1999
The smelly satire Superstar sucks the laughs out of Molly Shannon's demented Catholic schoolgirl Read it

The Story of Us

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 1999
In "The Story of Us," Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer connect as veteran spouses paying their union dues Read it

A Walk on the Moon

by Troy Patterson | Oct 22, 1999
Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen (1999, Miramax, 107 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Among Giants

Oct 22, 1999
Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths (1999, Fox, 93 mins., R) Read it

Metroland

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 22, 1999
Christian Bale, Emily Watson (1999, Universal, 105 mins., R) Read it

eXistenZ

by Troy Patterson | Oct 22, 1999
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law (1999, Dimension, 97 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Music Article

TLC's not 'Unpretty,' after all

by Jim Farber | Oct 22, 1999
Reviews of music videos from TLC, Blink 182, Lauryn Hill and Blur. Read it

Hear And Now: Iglesias joins Houston

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 22, 1999
This week on the music beat Read it

Exhibitionist of the week

Oct 22, 1999
Bryan Adams Read it

Pop guns

by Gary Eng Walk | Oct 22, 1999
Imaginary video games of the stars Read it

Music Review

Peace

by Rob Brunner | Oct 22, 1999
Dave who? The Eurythmics reunite, but it's diva Annie Lennox who gives Peace a chance Read it

Leisure Noise

by Laura Morgan | Oct 22, 1999
Leisure Noise (London) Read it

Soundsystem

by Marc Weingarten | Oct 22, 1999
Soundsystem (Capricorn) Read it

Intimate

by Lawrence Frascella | Oct 22, 1999
Intimate (Motown) Read it

Hope Is Important

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 22, 1999
Hope Is Important (Odeon/Capitol) Read it

From Here to Eternity: The Clash Live

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 22, 1999
From Here to Eternity: The Clash Live (Epic) Read it

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Century of Women in Music

by Chip Deffaa | Oct 22, 1999
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: A Century of Women in Music (Rhino) Read it

Guerrilla Radio

by Rob Brunner | Oct 22, 1999
"Guerrilla Radio" (Epic) Read it

Happy, Texas

by Beth Johnson | Oct 22, 1999
Happy, Texas (Arista/Nashville) Read it

Right Back

by Rob Brunner | Oct 22, 1999
Right Back (DreamWorks) Read it

The Cat and the Cobra

by Laura Morgan | Oct 22, 1999
The Cat and the Cobra (frenchkiss) Read it

Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- The Album

by Ken Tucker | Oct 22, 1999
Buffy the Vampire Slayer--The Album (TVT Soundtrax) Read it

Full Western Dress

by Alanna Nash | Oct 22, 1999
Full Western Dress (Sire) Read it

Woodstock 99

by Chris Willman | Oct 18, 1999

News Article

Love potion No. 5

by Laura Morgan | Oct 22, 1999
Romance rules from Mambo No. 5's Lou Bega Read it

'N Surrection?

by Chris Willman | Oct 22, 1999
When 'N Sync announced their plan to ankle RCA for Jive Records, Nipper cried foul -- and Jive may have fatally crossed its own stars, the Backstreet Boys. Read it

Mail

Oct 22, 1999

Double take

by Daniel Fierman | Oct 22, 1999
Ashley Judd flick tops box office Read it

Fastforward

by Daniel Fierman | Oct 22, 1999
The latest from the home-video front Read it

Making their beauty marks

by David Hochman | Oct 22, 1999
With their much-talked-about performances as bad girls in "American Beauty," Mena Suvari and Thora Birch are revving up for long rides on Hollywood's fast track. Read it

His Back Pages

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 22, 1999
The times may have changed, but "Early Dylan," a new book packed with vintage pics of the earnest young star, revisits his evolution from a dusty young folkie to a plugged-in rock & roller. Read it

Monroe doctrine

by Steve Daly | Oct 22, 1999
Newly revealed and up for sale: A sheaf of Marilyn Monroe's scripts and papers sheds a telling new light on the star Read it

Fever pitch

by Andrew Essex | Oct 22, 1999
It may not have Travolta, but Broadway's "Saturday Night Fever" does have ticket buyers dancing to the box office. Read it

Stallone sells Miami home

by Tricia Johnson | Oct 22, 1999

Where Are They Now?

Oct 22, 1999
The truth about Freddy vs. Jason, the new Fugees CD, and other stalled works. Read it

Monitor: Brosnan weds and Jackson divorces

by Clarissa Cruz | Oct 22, 1999

Reel world

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 22, 1999
This week in Hollywood: Oct. 22, 1999 Read it

Flying solo

by Jess Cagle | Oct 22, 1999
Broadway hosts one-person shows at the end of the millenium Read it

Saint of the week: Oct. 22, 1999

Oct 22, 1999
Joan of Arc Read it

TV Article

How to revive 'Star Trek'

by Marc Bernardin | Oct 22, 1999
Our notes to the exec producer of 'Voyager' Read it

Savvy biz moves

by Joe Flint | Oct 22, 1999
Quit renewing failing shows, and our other advice for network presidents Read it

Re: TV Pilots

by Dan Snierson | Oct 22, 1999
TO: ALL NETWORK PROGRAMMERS FROM: DAN SNIERSON Read it

Career counseling

by Ken Tucker | Oct 22, 1999
To some of our favorite celebs Read it

On the air: "Sex and the City" writers scooped up

by Joe Flint | Oct 22, 1999
The latest news from the TV beat: Week of Oct. 22, 1999 Read it

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 22, 1999
Giving credits where they're due -- we rate the best and worst opening-title sequences Read it

Winner of the week: Oct. 22, 1999

Oct 22, 1999
Winner of the week: Oct. 22, 1999. Farrah Fawcett Read it

TV Review

The West Wing

by Ken Tucker | Oct 22, 1999
With its talented cast, dizzying pace, and (largely) involving subplots, The West Wing earns our presidential seal of approval. Read it

Video Review

Trading Places

by Michael Sauter | Oct 22, 1999
Giving his frantic, whip-smart jester a rest, Eddie Murphy bets his Life on the strength of his costar--a sly tactic he often uses to spring the genuine actor within. Read it

Life

by Michael Sauter | Oct 22, 1999

48 HRS.

by Michael Sauter | Oct 22, 1999
Giving his frantic, whip-smart jester a rest, Eddie Murphy bets his Life on the strength of his costar--a sly tactic he often uses to spring the genuine actor within. Read it

The Color of Courage

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Oct 22, 1999
Linda Hamilton, Lynn Whitfield (1999, Universal, 92 mins., PG) Read it

The Ogre

by Michael Sauter | Oct 22, 1999
John Malkovich, Armin Mueller-Stahl (1998, Kino, 117 mins., unrated) Read it

Bittersweet

by Michael Stewart | Oct 22, 1999
Angie Everhart, Eric Roberts (1999, Pioneer, 96 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return

by Daniel Fierman | Oct 22, 1999
Natalie Ramsey, Stacy Keach (1999, Dimension, 82 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Lovers of the Arctic Circle

by Laura Morgan | Oct 22, 1999

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

by Gillian Flynn | Oct 22, 1999
Advertisement

From Our Partners