Dec 22, 2000

Issue #574-575

Cover Story

Owen Gleiberman’s top ten movies of 2000

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 22, 2000
See why ''Requiem For A Dream,'' ''Almost Famous,'' and more made his list Read it
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Mail from our readers

Dec 23, 2000
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on ''Unbreakable,'' ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'' and more Read it

Book Article

Reading ''Harry''

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 22, 2000
J.K. Rowling’s ''Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'' has cast a spell over America Read it

Dave Eggers is the voice of his generation

by Troy Patterson | Dec 22, 2000
''A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius'' is the new postmodern blockbuster Read it

The best books of 2000

by Karen Valby | Dec 22, 2000
From Dave Eggers' ''A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius'' to Mary Karr's ''Cherry,'' Karen Valby tells us what she feels are the year's best reads Read it

The worst reads of 2000

by Karen Valby | Dec 22, 2000
From Joe Eszterhas's ''American Rhapsody'' to Helen Fielding's ''Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason,'' Karen Valby tells us what she feels were stinkers last year Read it

EW’s alternative nominations for 2000

Dec 22, 2000
We present to you our own categories and nomination for the books of 2000 Read it

Cover Story

Owen Gleiberman’s top ten movies of 2000

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 22, 2000
See why ''Requiem For A Dream,'' ''Almost Famous,'' and more made his list Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen’s Hot Sheet: 2000

by Jim Mullen | Dec 22, 2000
News on Britney Spears, Sisqo, Kathie Lee, and more Read it

Movie Article

Where should studios draw the line for violence?

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 22, 2000
Big government criticizes studios for aiming violence at kids Read it

Colin Farrell bares all

by Steve Daly | Dec 23, 2000
The ''Tigerland'' star’s view on Hollywood and his new roles Read it

There’s more than black and white with Jack Black

by Dan Snierson | Dec 23, 2000
The ''Tenacious D'' star opens up about how he got his role Read it

Heath Ledger: patriot, teenager, and knight

by Alice M. Lee | Dec 23, 2000
We talk to the ''Patriot'' star about his diverse series of roles Read it

Jamie Bell pirouettes to the top

by Nicholas Fonseca | Dec 23, 2000
How the ''Billy Elliot'' actor felt about his role Read it

Angelina Jolie’s uninterrupted success

by Fred Schruers | Dec 23, 2000
Why we can’t seem to take our eyes off the ''Girl, Interrupted'' star Read it

Why Hugh Jackman is unstoppable

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 23, 2000
The ''X-Men'' star describes what fame has brought to him and his new projects Read it

Ziyi Zhang's future

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 23, 2000
What’s next for the ''Crouching Tiger'' star Read it

Mark Ruffalo's future

by Alice M. Lee | Dec 23, 2000
A look at the star’s previous, current, and future works Read it

Kate Hudson’s coming-out party

by Tricia Johnson | Dec 23, 2000
Why the star of ''Almost Famous'' is already famous Read it

Mary Louise Parker in ''Proof''

by Troy Patterson | Dec 22, 2000
In David Auburn’s play, her emotional and innovative performance as Catherine gained the actress critical accolades Read it

Geoffrey Rush in ''Quills''

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 22, 2000
Playing the Marquis de Sade, the star embodies the kooky genius of his namesake Read it

Benico Del Toro plays good cop-bad cop

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 22, 2000
The ''Traffic'' star gives an electrifying performance Read it

Björk can ''just be''

by Fred Schruers | Dec 22, 2000
The singer's role as Selma in ''Dancer in the Dark'' dazzles viewers Read it

Joaquin Phoenix's role in ''Gladiator''

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 22, 2000
As Commodus, the ''Yards'' actor played the perfect conflicted villain Read it

De Niro as a father

by Steve Daly | Dec 22, 2000
In ''Meet the Parents,'' the ''Taxi Driver'' star is a boyfriend’s worst nightmare Read it

The versatile Frances McDormand

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 22, 2000
Her roles in ''Wonder Boys'' and ''Almost Famous'' show the star’s many dimensions Read it

Ang Lee leaps towards success

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 23, 2000
A peek at the director of ''Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'' Read it

The agelessness of Ellen Burstyn

by Ty Burr | Dec 23, 2000
At 68, the ''Requiem for a Dream'' actress countinues to stun viewers Read it

Survival of the fittest – the new trend?

Dec 23, 2000
We take a look at the stars and the biggest hits of the year Read it

Russell Crowe dominates the box office

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 23, 2000
We take a look at the ''Proof of Life'' star and his work Read it

Bruce Willis proves unbreakable

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 23, 2000
The ''Unbreakable'' star doles out some of his best performances yet Read it

The Wayans Brothers's greatest hits

by Fred Schruers | Dec 23, 2000
A glimpse at the brothers’ plans for the future Read it

Operation Wedding

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 22, 2000
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston wed in secrecy in an affair to remember Read it

It takes more than monkey business to hurt Mike Myers

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 22, 2000
Universal sued the ''Dieter'' writer for breach of contract Read it

Celebrity illnesses

by Erin Podolsky | Dec 22, 2000
A look at how and what made stars like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and more ''sick'' Read it

Julia Roberts combats the big bad bureaucracy

by Steve Daly | Dec 22, 2000
EW commemorates ''Erin Brockovich'''s Oscar-worthy actress Read it

''True West'' is truly wonderful

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 22, 2000
Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly bring an edge to the Broadway play Read it

Gillian Anderson’s gamble paid off

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 22, 2000
The star’s role as Lily Bart in ''The House of Mirth'' has won her much acclaim Read it

A President’s can-do attitude

by Josh Wolk | Dec 22, 2000
Bruce Greenwood in ''Thirteen Days'' and Jeff Bridges in ''The Contender'' portray what a President should be Read it

Bill Clinton’s foray into acting

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 22, 2000
The president shined in his acting debut ''The Final Days'' Read it

Fred Willard

by Fred Schruers | Dec 22, 2000
His comedy routine for ''Best in Show'' had the audience in stitches Read it

Christian Bale' stunning performance

by Troy Patterson | Dec 22, 2000
The ''American Psycho'' star chops up a storm in the performance of his lifetime Read it

Lisa Schwarzbaum’s top ten movies of 2000

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 22, 2000
See why ''Chicken Run,'' ''Wonder Boys,'' and more made her list Read it

Owen Gleiberman’s worst movies of 2000

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 22, 2000
See why he hated ''Battlefield Earth,'' ''Loser,'' and more Read it

Lisa Schwarzbaum’s worst movies of 2000

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 22, 2000
See why she hated ''Pay It Forward,'' ''Autumn in New York,'' and more Read it

EW’s alternative nominations for 2000

Dec 22, 2000
We present to you our own categories and nomination for the films of 2000 Read it

The best videos of 2000

by Ty Burr | Dec 22, 2000
See why we loved ''Fight Club,'' ''Toy Story,'' and more Read it

The worst videos of 2000

by Ty Burr | Dec 22, 2000
See why we didn't like ''The Story of Us,'' ''American Beauty,'' and more Read it

EW’s alternative nominations for 2000

Dec 22, 2000
We present to you our own categories and nomination for the videos of 2000 Read it

Music Article

Deciding the fate of Napster

by Noah Robischon | Dec 22, 2000
How the song-sharing network transformed the music industry Read it

Documenting Dido

by Rob Brunner | Dec 23, 2000
How the singer feels about the success of her music Read it

Nelly is hustles no more

by Corey Takahashi | Dec 23, 2000
Why we can’t stop talking about the new singer Read it

Is Eminem the Elvis Presley of today?

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 23, 2000
Why the white rap star has come to be considered one of the greats Read it

'N Sync isn’t going ''Bye, Bye, Bye''

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 23, 2000
The pop band remains a hit despite predicted trends Read it

Destiny's Child's success

by Lori L. Tharps | Dec 23, 2000
We take a look at why the ''Say My name'' group is so successful Read it

In Faith Hill’s world

by Alanna Nash | Dec 23, 2000
An insider look at the country singer's music, goals, and family Read it

Britney Spears opens up in her performances

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 22, 2000
The superstar singer’s choice of attire creates shockwaves Read it

Sisqo's ''Thong Song''

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 22, 2000
The singer gave a memorable performance of his hit song at the VH1 Music Awards Read it

The best music albums of 2000

by David Browne | Dec 22, 2000
From U2's ''All That You Can't Leave Behind'' to Travis's ''The Man Who,'' David Browne picks his favorite records of the year Read it

The best singles of 2000

by David Browne | Dec 22, 2000
From Eminem's ''Stan'' to Madonna's ''Music,'' David Browne picks his favorite tracks of the year Read it

The worst music albums of 2000

by David Browne | Dec 22, 2000
From Limp Bizkit's ''Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water'' to The Wallflowers's ''Breach,'' David Browne tells us his least favorite albums of the year Read it

EW’s alternative nominations for 2000

Dec 22, 2000
We present to you our own categories and nomination for the music of 2000 Read it

The best music albums of 2000: a second opinion

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 22, 2000
From Outkast's ''Stankonia'' to Rancid's self-titled album, Tom Sinclair gives us his choices for best records of the year Read it

The best jazz albums of 2000

by Steve Futterman | Dec 22, 2000
Topped by Louis Armstrong's ''The Complete Hot Five And Seven Recordings,'' those albums that every jazz lover has to have Read it

The best country albums of 2000

by Alanna Nash | Dec 22, 2000
Topped by Lee Ann Womack's ''I Hope You Dance,'' Alanna Nash's pick of the hottest country albums for 2000 Read it

The best websites

by Noah Robischon | Dec 22, 2000
From Napster to ''Modern Humorist'', Noah Robischon tells us his top ten favorite picks Read it

News Article

The hottest trends of 2000

Dec 22, 2000
From Burberry plaid to distressed jeans, this year's fashion do's and don't's Read it

Lights, camera, and action on hold

by Daniel Fierman | Dec 22, 2000
Hollywood braces itself for a potentially devastating strike Read it

The blast that was 2000

by Erin Podolsky | Dec 22, 2000
EW commemorates a year of entertainment success despite the Y2K scare Read it

What we liked and disliked in 2000

Dec 22, 2000
From ''West Wing'' to ''White Teeth,'' a compilation of our favorite and least favorite movies, songs, and TV shows Read it

The blast that was 2000

Dec 23, 2000
EW commemorates a year of entertainment success despite the Y2K scare Read it

Jennifer Lopez reveals all

by Troy Patterson | Dec 22, 2000
A flimsy gown at the Academy awards made the Latin singer's sex-symbol status skyrocket Read it

The worst websites

by Noah Robischon | Dec 22, 2000
Noah Robischon tells us what the top ten worst websites are Read it

EW’s alternative nominations for 2000

Dec 22, 2000
We present to you our own categories and nomination for the hit websites of 2000 Read it

Sound Bites

The best Sound Bites from 2000

Dec 23, 2000
The most memorable quotes from our favorite stars Read it

TV Article

Dr. Laura’s faux-pas

by Dave Karger | Dec 22, 2000
Insulting comments aimed at the gay community made the radio talk-show host a punch line Read it

Tom Green's testicular cancer

by Dan Snierson | Dec 22, 2000
The comedian turned his real disease into a candid, uproarious TV special Read it

Even for goodbyes, less is more

by Josh Wolk | Dec 22, 2000
Michael J. Fox’s short but sweet exit was a relief after Kathie Lee’s long goodbye Read it

The Paradox of the 2000 Presidential election

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 22, 2000
News and comedy converged during the presidential race between Al Gore and George Bush Jr. Read it

Puppet mania

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 22, 2000
Kermit, Sock Puppet, and more were extremely busy during 2000 Read it

You’re such a ''Jackass''

by Tricia Johnson | Dec 23, 2000
Johnny Knoxville explains the reasons for his popularity Read it

David Letterman beats on

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 23, 2000
Despite recent bypass surgery, the ''Late Show'' host returns to boost ratings Read it

The reality phenomena

by Josh Wolk | Dec 23, 2000
''Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?'' kicked off a hit year for reality TV Read it

Frankie Muniz is anything but average

by Dan Snierson | Dec 23, 2000
Why America has fallen in love with the ''Malcolm in the Middle'' star Read it

The stars of ''Ed'' speak

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 23, 2000
Tom Cavanagh’s and Julie Bowen’s love affair Read it

Why Jessica Alba is a wonder-woman

by Lori L. Tharps | Dec 23, 2000
How the ''Dark Angel'' star feels about her new role Read it

Khandi Alexander

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 22, 2000
The ''Corner'' actress played a recovering smack-addicted Baltimore mom Read it

''Once Again'' is must-see TV

by Ken Tucker | Dec 22, 2000
Sela Ward's supporting cast , which includes Susanna Thompson and Jeffrey Nordling, delivers in the hit TV-series Read it

What it means to be a ''Survivor''

by Josh Wolk | Dec 23, 2000
A closer look at the cast of CBS's hit reality TV series Read it

Why viewers love ''The West Wing''

by Scott Brown | Dec 23, 2000
The show portrays what a good president should be Read it

Presidential mimicry

by Josh Wolk | Dec 22, 2000
''SNL''’s Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond make dress-up an art form Read it

The best television of 2000

by Ken Tucker | Dec 22, 2000
See why we loved ''The West Wing,'' ''The Sopranos,'' and more Read it

The worst TV shows of 2000

by Ken Tucker | Dec 22, 2000
See why we hated ''Big Brother,'' ''Tucker,'' and more Read it

EW’s alternative nominations for 2000

Dec 22, 2000
We present to you our own categories and nomination for television shows of 2000 Read it

Bruce Frett's pick of the top ten television shows of 2000

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 22, 2000
From ''Ed'' to ''Everybody Loves Raymond,'' a second opinion on the top ten best television shows of 2000 Read it
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