Nov 01, 2002

Issue #680

Cover Story

How Avril Lavigne became the new pop idol

by Chris Willman | Oct 28, 2002
The platinum-selling teenager talks about her punk cred, growing up fast, and making things a bit ''Complicated'' for Britney and Christina -- an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Nov. 1, 2002, cover story Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 01, 2002)

Books

The NBA Finals

by Matthew Flamm | Nov 01, 2002
The National Book Awards Pick a Roster of Little-Known Novelists With Big Voices Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk

Nov 01, 2002

Digital

Brothers In Arms

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 01, 2002
Tommy Vercetti Vs. Super Mario Read it

Encore

Strummer Fling

by Tom Russo | Nov 01, 2002
A quintet of idle music legends led by ex-Beatle George Harrison easy-rocked the house as the Traveling Wilburys. Read it

Flashes

Burning Question

by Suzanne Ely | Nov 01, 2002

Jaws Breaker

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 01, 2002

Mail

Mail

Nov 01, 2002

Monitor

Monitor

Nov 01, 2002

Movies

Reel World

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 01, 2002
News From Hollywood Read it

Music

Some Like It Haute

by Rob Brunner | Nov 01, 2002
Fine Dining With Benji and Joel of Good Charlotte Read it

Review

The Grey Zone

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

Playstation 2

by Noah Robischon | Nov 01, 2002
A jacked-up Grand Theft Auto takes aim at the excessive '80s. Read it

Naqoyqatsi

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

Paid in Full

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

Trendline

Busy Britney

by Alice M. Lee | Nov 01, 2002

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

by Matthew Flamm | Nov 01, 2002
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Article

BEST-SELLERS

Nov 01, 2002

BIG-SCREEN BOUND

Nov 01, 2002

Book Review

The Little Friend

by Troy Patterson | Nov 01, 2002

SKIPPING TOWARDS GOMORRAH

by Rebecca Flint | Nov 01, 2002

HOW TO BE ALONE

by Troy Patterson | Nov 01, 2002

GREAT DREAM OF HEAVEN

by Scott Brown | Nov 01, 2002

SWAN

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 01, 2002

AGAPE AGAPE

by Troy Patterson | Nov 01, 2002

NO WAY TO TREAT A FIRST LADY

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 01, 2002

Cautionary Tales for Children

by Gillian Flynn | Oct 30, 2002

Cover Story

How Avril Lavigne became the new pop idol

by Chris Willman | Oct 28, 2002
The platinum-selling teenager talks about her punk cred, growing up fast, and making things a bit ''Complicated'' for Britney and Christina -- an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Nov. 1, 2002, cover story Read it

DVD Review

Digital Review

BLOODRAYNE

by Alyssa Roenigk | Nov 01, 2002

TOEJAM & EARL III: MISSION TO EARTH

by Mark Brooks | Nov 01, 2002

Hear & Now

Hear & Now

by Evan Serpick | Nov 01, 2002
This week on the music beat Read it

Internet Review

Rollercoaster Tycoon 2

by David Kushner | Nov 01, 2002

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 01, 2002
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Movie Article

Nude Awakening

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 01, 2002
To portray oversexed actor Bob Crane in the biopic 'Auto Focus,' GREG KINNEAR got down, dirty, and naked. It wasn't easy. Read it

Critical Mass

Nov 01, 2002

BOX OFFICE

Nov 01, 2002

TRACK RECORD:

Nov 01, 2002
TV SERIES TO MOVIES Read it

How Naomi Watts became the ''Ring'' leader

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 01, 2002
What did the ''Mulholland Drive'' star have that Jennifer Connelly and Gwyneth Paltrow didn't? Read it

THE CHARTS

Nov 01, 2002

EW RECOMMENDS

Nov 01, 2002

COMING UP

Nov 01, 2002

Movie Review

Bowling for Columbine

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 2002

The Truth About Charlie

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 2002

Ghost Ship

Oct 23, 2002

Frida

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 2002

Real Women Have Curves

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 2002

Jonah -- A VeggieTales Movie

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 23, 2002

Roger Dodger

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

JONAH -- A VEGGIETALES MOVIE

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 01, 2002

AUTO FOCUS

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 01, 2002

COMEDIAN

Nov 01, 2002

FORMULA 51

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

THE RING

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

THE RULES OF ATTRACTION

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2002

TUCK EVERLASTING

by Ken Tucker | Nov 01, 2002

Movie on DVD Review

Music Article

Fine dining with Benji and Joel of Good Charlotte

by Rob Brunner | Nov 01, 2002
See what happened when EW took the rowdy rockers behind the hit ''Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'' to one of New York's fanciest restaurants Read it

Critical Mass

Nov 01, 2002

WHAT'S ROCKING OUR WORLD

by Will Hermes | Nov 01, 2002

THE CHART

Nov 01, 2002

Rump Shaken

by Brian Hiatt | Nov 01, 2002
The Back Story on Christina Aguilera's 'Dirrty' Career Move Read it

The Down-low on System's many new projects

by Evan Serpick | Oct 30, 2002
The band is remixing ''Steal This Album,'' while its frontman is busy with another disc and a label start-up Read it

CLASS OF 2002

by Chris Willman
This Year, Tough and Tender Songwriters Triumph Over Music-Video Vixens Read it

Music Review

Stripped

by David Browne | Nov 01, 2002

''Hit the Freeway''

by Evan Serpick | Nov 01, 2002

Scarlet's Walk

by Ken Tucker | Nov 01, 2002

''Dual Mono''

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 01, 2002

Movin' Out

by Laura Morgan | Nov 01, 2002

You Can Feel Me

by Jon Caramanica | Nov 01, 2002

The Tortoise & the Hare

by Evan Serpick | Nov 01, 2002

Melody A.M.

by David Browne | Nov 01, 2002

The Red Record

by Laura Morgan | Nov 01, 2002

How Animals Move

by Will Hermes | Nov 01, 2002

Justified

by David Browne | Oct 28, 2002

Now or Never

by David Browne | Oct 28, 2002

News Article

Avril Lavigne The Anti-Britney

by Chris Willman | Nov 01, 2002
IS THE PLATINUM-SELLING TEENAGE PUNK THE REAL DEAL OR JUST ANOTHER POP POSEUR? THE ANSWER IS 'COMPLICATED.' Read it

A field guide to TV's psycho blondes

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 01, 2002
From ''The Real World'' to ''Survivor'' see how some of your favorite characters went off their rocker Read it

OCTOBER 25, 1988

Nov 01, 2002

Iraq the Vote

by Allison Hope Weiner | Nov 01, 2002

EW hangs out with the cast of ''Jackass the Movie''

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 01, 2002
You won't believe some of the things our writer had to witness Read it

Stars weigh in on how they'll dress for Halloween

Nov 01, 2002
Who will your favorite celeb dress up as on fright night? Read it

Why older TV shows can't keep up in the ratings

by Scott Brown | Nov 01, 2002
Reliable favorites are having to campaign even harder to keep their numbers up, but is that even working? Read it

The Shaw Report

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 01, 2002

Infomercial king Ron Popeil sells his L.A. home

by Tricia Johnson | Nov 01, 2002
6 BR, 7.5 BTH Beverly Hills compound PRICE $4 million Read it

Move over, ''Macarena'' -- here's ''The Ketchup Song''

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 01, 2002
The Spanish novelty hit and its accompanying dance are invading U.S. airwaves Read it

Under Fire

by William Keck, Karen Valby | Nov 01, 2002

TV Article

The story behind the quirky family drama ''Everwood''

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 01, 2002
Treat Williams' career takes off again with the sweet and strange WB hit Read it

''Survivor: Thailand'''s Brian Heidik's soft-core past

by Lynette Rice | Nov 01, 2002
EW takes a look at the reality show contestant's earlier works Read it

The Guest List

Nov 01, 2002

On the Air

by Lynette Rice, Dan Snierson | Nov 01, 2002
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

''Malcolm in the Middle'' gets help from a small scribe

by Dan Snierson | Oct 31, 2002
You'll never believe who penned an upcoming episode Read it

TV Review

24

by Ken Tucker | Nov 01, 2002

Video Review

The Sum of All Fears

by Michael Sauter | Nov 01, 2002

Chris Rock: Bring the Pain

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 01, 2002

EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS

by Dalton Ross | Nov 01, 2002

MEN WITH BROOMS

by Erin Richter | Nov 01, 2002

THE HIDDEN HALF

by Alice King | Nov 01, 2002

LIBERTY STANDS STILL

by Michael Sauter | Nov 01, 2002

TRIUMPH OF LOVE

by Karen Valby | Nov 01, 2002

OUTRAGE

by Joshua Rich | Nov 01, 2002

What to Watch

What to Watch

by Dalton Ross, Joshua Rich, Brian M. Raftery, Ken Tucker | Nov 01, 2002
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Times are Eastern standard and are subject to change. Read it