Aug 02, 2002

Issue #665

Cover Story

Vin Diesel on ''XXX'' and his fast & furious rise

by Benjamin Svetkey | Jul 26, 2002
The enigmatic Vin Diesel, poised to become a new-style Schwarzenegger in ''XXX,'' says he was destined to become a superstar. Read how he broke through, in an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 2, 2002, cover story Read it
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Biz

Net Prophets

by Adam B. Vary | Aug 02, 2002
With groundbreaking websites for Full Frontal and Dreamcatcher, two directors are pushing the online envelope. Read it

Close-Up

The Bawdy Beautiful

by Missy Schwartz | Aug 02, 2002
A stand-up Margaret Cho gets low-down in her new concert film. Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk

Aug 02, 2002

Digital

Virtually Real

by Neal Stephenson | Aug 02, 2002
On the 10th anniversary of the classic sci-fi novel Snow Crash, David Kushner probes the prescience of author Neal Stephenson Read it

Encore

'Killer' Instinct

by Brian M. Raftery | Aug 02, 2002
Rap-rocker Ice-T pulled the controversial "Cop Killer" song from Body Count's debut album 10 years ago. Read it

Flashes

Boy Crazy

by Jennifer Armstrong | Aug 02, 2002

Girl Fight

by William Keck | Aug 02, 2002

Legacy

American Folk Lord

by Larry Blumenfeld | Aug 02, 2002
Music Man Alan Lomax Got to the Heart and Soul of Our Roots Read it

Mail

Mail

Aug 02, 2002

Monitor

Monitor

by Nancy Miller, Karen Valby | Aug 02, 2002

Parties

Gold Rush

by William Keck, Clarissa Cruz | Aug 02, 2002
Stars indulge their taste for Sex and Powers. Read it

Review

If Looks Could Kill; The Bachelor; Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber

by Karen Valby | Aug 02, 2002
Kelly Ripa can't get enough of flings with frivolous reads--but does the pleasure outweigh the guilt? Read it

Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos

by Geoff Keighley | Aug 02, 2002
(PC, Blizzard, Teen, $59.95) Read it

Twelfth Night

by Lawrence Frascella | Aug 02, 2002
A galaxy of stars--including Julia Stiles and Jimmy Smits-- can't quite illuminate the Bard's Twelfth Night. Read it

Stage

Goin' To 'Chicago'

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Aug 02, 2002
MICHAEL HALL'S NEW UNDERTAKING Read it

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Aug 02, 2002
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Article

Jaws: The Return

by Gregory Kirschling | Aug 02, 2002
And You Thought He Was Just a Metal-Mouth Meanie. Richard Kiel Shows His Sensitive Side. Read it

BEST-SELLERS

Aug 02, 2002

BIG-SCREEN BOUND

Aug 02, 2002

Book Review

100%

by Ken Tucker | Aug 02, 2002

YOUTH: SCENES FROM PROVINCIAL LIFE II

by Gregory Kirschling | Aug 02, 2002

THE SUMMER OF MY GREEK TAVERNA: A MEMOIR

by Daneet Steffens | Aug 02, 2002

Man Walks Into a Room

by Gillian Flynn | Aug 02, 2002

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FLOOD

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Aug 02, 2002

PASADENA

by Troy Patterson | Aug 02, 2002

SHOOTOUT WITH FATHER

by Margot Mifflin | Aug 02, 2002

THE LEGACY

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Aug 02, 2002

If Looks Could Kill

by Karen Valby | Jul 31, 2002

Cover Story

Vin Diesel on ''XXX'' and his fast & furious rise

by Benjamin Svetkey | Jul 26, 2002
The enigmatic Vin Diesel, poised to become a new-style Schwarzenegger in ''XXX,'' says he was destined to become a superstar. Read how he broke through, in an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 2, 2002, cover story Read it

At All Costs

by Benjamin Svetkey | Aug 02, 2002
Vin Diesel says he was destined to become a superstar. Here's how the XXX actor broke through. Read it

DVD Review

Speed: Five Star Collection

by Marc Bernardin | Aug 02, 2002

1776

by Steve Daly | Aug 02, 2002

Entertainment Weekly Recommends

August 2002

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Entertainment Weekly Recommends A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO THE FLICKS, DISCS, BOOKS, VIDEOS, AND GAMES THAT MADE THE GRADE--B+ OR BETTER--IN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Read it

Hear & Now

Hear & Now

by Evan Serpick | Aug 02, 2002
This week on the music beat Read it

Internet Review

SIGNS

by Joshua Rich | Aug 02, 2002

THE MASTER OF DISGUISE

by Rebecca Flint | Aug 02, 2002

KIM POSSIBLE

by Sarah Schmidt | Aug 02, 2002

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Aug 02, 2002
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Movie Article

Critical Mass

Aug 02, 2002

BOX OFFICE

Aug 02, 2002

Aug 02, 2002

THE CHARTS

Aug 02, 2002

Movie Review

Austin Powers in Goldmember

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 24, 2002

The Country Bears

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 24, 2002

Who Is Cletis Tout?

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002

Happy Times

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2002
Sony Pictures Classics, 106 mins., PG Read it

Lan Yu

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002
Strand, 86 mins., unrated Read it

Never Again

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002

EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2002

Halloween: Resurrection

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002

K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002

NOTORIOUS C.H.O.

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002

REIGN OF FIRE

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2002

STUART LITTLE 2

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002

TADPOLE

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2002

The Kid Stays in the Picture

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2002
The Kid Stays in the Picture takes us on an exhilarating tour of producer Robert Evans' roller-coaster life Read it

Movie on DVD Review

The Incomparable Nat "King" Cole

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 02, 2002

Music Article

FILE UNDER...FESTIVALS

by Evan Serpick | Aug 02, 2002

THE CHART

Aug 02, 2002

Elvis hits get revamped on compilation disc

by Evan Serpick | Jul 31, 2002
The reissue of ''Elvis 30 #1 Hits'' will feature the King's songs reworked to sound more modern Read it

Music Review

Daybreaker

by David Browne | Aug 02, 2002
Two of England's celebrated faces of folk score with very different meditations on heartbreak Read it

The Rising

by David Browne | Aug 02, 2002
Amid post-Sept. 11 loss and mourning, a newly focused Bruce Springsteen is ''Rising'' to the occasion Read it

''Feel It Boy''

by Evan Serpick | Aug 02, 2002

Learning From Falling

by Ken Tucker | Aug 02, 2002

Free All Angels

by Nina Malkin | Aug 02, 2002

Now That's What I Call Music! 10

by Kimberly Reyes | Aug 02, 2002

2nd Chance

by Craig Seymour | Aug 02, 2002

In Between

by Will Hermes | Aug 02, 2002

Naive and Sentimental Music

by Scott D. Paulin | Aug 02, 2002

Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

by Chris Willman | Aug 02, 2002

Man With a Memory

by Alanna Nash | Aug 02, 2002

Fashionably Late

by David Browne | Jul 29, 2002

News Article

Summer Movie Bootleg Of The Week

by Brian M. Raftery | Aug 02, 2002

''Greek Wedding'': Is Windex a wonder drug?

by Karen Valby | Aug 02, 2002
Does the household cleaner hold miracle cures? Read it

Bye And Cell

by Alice M. Lee | Aug 02, 2002

JULY 28, 1992

Aug 02, 2002

Chasing Emmy

by Clarissa Cruz, Nicholas Fonseca, Lynette Rice | Aug 02, 2002
With a click of the remote, the Academy tunes up TV's top awards with a host of fresh contenders. Read it

EW rides with chart-topper Nelly

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 02, 2002
The mayor of ''Nellyville'' talks about his life before platinum sales, his fashion line and movie moves, and why he wears that Band-Aid on his face Read it

EW suggests replacements for Martha Stewart

by Jennifer Armstrong | Aug 02, 2002
Who should the craft queen hand over her glue gun to? Read it

The Shaw Report

by Jessica Shaw | Aug 02, 2002

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey buy home

by Tricia Johnson | Aug 02, 2002
5 BR, 6 BTH spread in the San Fernando Valley PRICE Just under $2 million Read it

Word of the Week

Aug 02, 2002

Fame Factor

by Josh Wolk | Aug 02, 2002
Forget the casting couch, wannabe celebs now use reality TV as a shortcut to stardom. The sad reality is: Hollywood won't let them in the tribe. Read it

Reel World

Reel World

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, Cindy Pearlman | Aug 02, 2002
News From Hollywood Read it

Stage Review

I'M NOT RAPPAPORT

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2002

ALL OVER

by Lawrence Frascella | Aug 02, 2002

PLAY YOURSELF

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Aug 02, 2002

TV Article

Former reality TV stars find no love in Hollywood

by Josh Wolk | Jul 01, 2002
Wannabe celebs using reality TV as a shortcut to stardom are finding it's not as easy as it seems -- an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 2, 2002, issue Read it

Doogie vs. Kevin Arnold: EW charts their careers

by Jennifer Armstrong | Aug 02, 2002
Check out the eerie similarities between Neil Patrick Harris (''Undercover Brother'') and Fred Savage (''Austin Powers in Goldmember'') Read it

A ''Meet My Folks'' champ details his strategy

by Dalton Ross | Aug 02, 2002
The key to winning over her mom and dad? Restraint, modesty, and deep, lie-detector-foiling breaths, says Anthony Blackburn Read it

Shill in the Air

by Nicholas Fonseca, Caroline Kepnes | Aug 02, 2002

The Guest List

Aug 02, 2002
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Read it

On the Air

by Lynette Rice | Aug 02, 2002
The Latest News From The TV Beat Read it

TV Review

The Guardian

by Ken Tucker | Aug 02, 2002
Giving ''The Guardian'' another chance, Ken Tucker finds it redeemed by great scripts and Simon Baker's nuanced performance Read it

The Scout

Mice Duds

by Clarissa Cruz | Aug 02, 2002

Video Review

Collateral Damage

by Scott Brown | Aug 02, 2002
A tired Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to put a lid on ''Collateral Damage'' Read it

Dragonfly

by Michael Sauter | Aug 02, 2002

Contract Killer

by Wook Kim | Aug 02, 2002

Audition

by Doug Brod | Aug 02, 2002

NAKED STATES

by Erin Richter | Aug 02, 2002

Resident Evil

by Daniel Fierman | Aug 02, 2002

K-9: PI

by Brian M. Raftery | Aug 02, 2002

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of July 29

by Bruce Fretts, Gillian Flynn | Aug 02, 2002
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change. Read it
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