Dec 19, 2003

Issue #742

Cover Story

How ''Cold Mountain'' changed Nicole, Jude, and Renee

by Josh Young | Dec 12, 2003
The A-listers discuss how toiling on the unforgiving Romanian set of the Civil War epic inspired major life decisions Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 19, 2003)

Best-Sellers

Books

Floats Like A Butterball...

by Troy Patterson | Dec 19, 2003

Features

'Shake it Up

by Michael Endelman | Dec 19, 2003
The brassy belter behind winter's raciest smash is a closet foreign-film geek? R&B singer KELIS is full of surprises (and -- burp -- ice cream). Read it

I Am Samurai

by Joshua Rich | Dec 19, 2003
HE'S BATTLED CANCER, CULTURE SHOCK, AND HUNDREDS OF WARRIORS. BUT KEN WATANABE'S LATEST VICTORY IS WINNING OVER HOLLYWOOD. Read it

Mail

Mail

Dec 19, 2003

Monitor

Celebrity news for the week of Dec 19 2003

Dec 19, 2003
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Premiere

Dec 19, 2003
Amanda Peet on the red carpet Read it

Legacy

by Karyn L. Barr | Dec 19, 2003
David Hemmings Read it

Tale Of The Tapes

by Karyn L. Barr | Dec 19, 2003
Cops take reel interest in the Real World Read it

Movies

Critical Mass

Dec 19, 2003
Here's how a sampling of critics from across the country grade 10 current releases. Read it

Review

Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories

by Ken Tucker | Dec 19, 2003
Twenty years' worth of steamy sagas are collected in a big, bountiful, beautiful book. Read it

Later That Day

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

Underneath the Stars

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003
Kate Rusby belts out the most inspiring music Britain has heard in...300 years? Read it

Television

Isabella Gets An 'Alias'

by Dan Snierson | Dec 19, 2003

TV's funniest quotes for the week of Dec 19 2003

Dec 19, 2003
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sit-coms Read it

What to Watch for week of DECEMBER 15

Dec 19, 2003
A day-to-day guide to notable programs.* Read it

Book Review

MOSQUE

Dec 19, 2003

100 SUNS

Dec 19, 2003

PHIL STERN: A

Dec 19, 2003

Christmas at the New Yorker

by Karyn L. Barr | Dec 19, 2003

A Christmas Journey

by Caroline Kepnes | Dec 19, 2003

Holly

by Jennifer Armstrong | Dec 19, 2003

Naughty Or Nice

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 19, 2003

Nutcracker Nation

by Eileen Clarke | Dec 19, 2003

Christmas, Present

by Tina Jordan | Dec 24, 2003

The Boat of Dreams

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 24, 2003

Tales of the Vampires

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 19, 2003

Caper

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 19, 2003

The Golem's Mighty Swing

by Tom Russo | Dec 19, 2003

Box Office

Snow Excuse

Dec 19, 2003

Cover Image

Cover

Dec 19, 2003

Cover Story

How ''Cold Mountain'' changed Nicole, Jude, and Renee

by Josh Young | Dec 12, 2003
The A-listers discuss how toiling on the unforgiving Romanian set of the Civil War epic inspired major life decisions Read it

Love Among the Ruins

by Josh Young | Dec 19, 2003
Welcome to COLD MOUNTAIN, for which one guy (Jude), two gals (Renee and Nicole), and one mogul (Harvey Weinstein) traveled halfway around the world to place an $83 million Oscar bet Read it

DVD & Video

The Wright Stuff

by Jamie Malanowski | Dec 19, 2003
On the 100th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville's historic flight -- our Top Gun 10 Read it

Digital Review

The Return Of The King

by Geoff Keighley | Dec 19, 2003

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

by Kimberly Reyes | Dec 19, 2003

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

by Geoff Keighley | Dec 19, 2003

EW's New Issue

Where Jackie Collins gets her kinky ideas

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 12, 2003
Jackie Collins' new novel, ''Hollywood Divorces,'' continues the author's streak of successfully salacious writing Read it

Check out Lance Bass' new pad

by Tricia Johnson | Dec 19, 2003
'N Sync member Lance Bass is set to live in the lap of luxury after buying a 4,800-square-foot estate in Beverly Hills Read it

Meet Donald Trump's new ''assistants''

by Jennifer Armstrong | Jan 12, 2004
Expect maximum humiliation -- courtesy of the contestants -- from NBC's new show ''The Apprentice,'' which pits 16 individuals in a battle for a six-figure-salaried job with Donald Trump Read it

Entertainment Weekly Online

Entertainment Weekly Online

Dec 19, 2003
Exclusive Daily Content Read it

Fallen Idol of the Week

Holiday Albums

Claus Encounter

by Chris Willman | Dec 19, 2003
Got a Mr. Hankey or a Prancer on your gift list? Chris Willman reviews holiday albums suitable for every music fan imaginable Read it

Internet Review

Pancake Mountain

by Dalton Ross | Dec 19, 2003

Joyride of the Week

'C'Etait Un Rendezvous'is the joyride of the week

Dec 19, 2003
'C'Etait Un Rendezvous' Read it

Movie Article

We grade a sleigh full of new holiday DVDs

by Chris Willman | Dec 11, 2003
See whether ''Simpsons,'' ''Tom and Jerry,'' and other sets are worthy stocking stuffers Read it

What's The Story With...

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 19, 2003
'The Devil and Daniel Webster' Read it

Our movie reviewers answer your questions

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 19, 2003
Read their responses and send in your own questions Read it

Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 19, 2003

House of Sand and Fog

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 11, 2003

Mona Lisa Smile

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 10, 2003

Stuck on You

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 11, 2003

The Statement

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 10, 2003

The Fog of War

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 10, 2003

Love Don't Cost a Thing

by Scott Brown | Dec 10, 2003

BIG FISH

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 19, 2003

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 19, 2003

Honey

Dec 19, 2003

MONSIEUR IBRAHIM

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 19, 2003

Something's Gotta Give

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 19, 2003

Movie on DVD Review

Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary

by Nancy Miller | Dec 19, 2003

Freaky Friday

by Karyn L. Barr | Dec 19, 2003

Seabiscuit

by Nancy Miller | Dec 16, 2003

Multimedia Review

Manhunt

by Noah Robischon | Dec 19, 2003
Brutal and terrifying thrills are always lurking on the very mean streets of Manhunt Read it

Music Article

Fandom Menace

by Brian Hiatt | Dec 19, 2003
After scoring big with their O.C. theme, Phantom Planet want out of ''California.'' Read it

A Dizzee-ing English Lesson

Dec 19, 2003
Dizzee Rascal Read it

MY HOLIDAY MIXTAPE

Dec 19, 2003
Adam Schlesinger, Rufus Wainwright, and Biz Markie Read it

Music Review

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

Robert Crumb Presents Hot Women Singers

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

Everyone Alive Wants Answers

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

The Dowland Project: Care-charming Sleep

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

Chicago Country Legends

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

Spirituals: The Best of Spain

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003

Soulful

by David Browne | Dec 19, 2003

1 Fille & 4 Types

by David Browne | Dec 19, 2003

Off the Wall -- Ten Years of Wall of Sound

by Michael Endelman | Dec 19, 2003

M.A.D.E

by Neil Drumming | Dec 19, 2003

Floacism ''Live''

by Raymond Fiore | Dec 19, 2003

soulstar

by Raymond Fiore | Dec 22, 2003

News + Notes

Who's making deals in the week of Dec. 19, 2003

by Gregory Kirschling, Michelle Kung, Mandi Bierly | Dec 19, 2003
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

What's hot for the week of Dec 19 2003

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 19, 2003
Jessica Shaw reveals what's in and what's out Read it

Being Hip (Hop)

by Raymond Fiore | Dec 19, 2003
The out-of-step Grammys face the music Read it

Global Karaoke War!

by Raymond Fiore | Dec 19, 2003
This year, Christmas will be all about family, presents, and...the ultimate American Idol. Read it

Adam Ain't

by Jennifer Armstrong | Dec 19, 2003
Joe's Schmo Is Over Reality TV Read it

Silly Figures

by Amy Feitelberg | Dec 19, 2003
What counts in Fox's comedy of heiresses, The Simple Life. Read it

Casting Gall

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 19, 2003
Asian Americans are up in arms over a Last Samurai misstep Read it

And the Winners Are...

by Dave Karger | Dec 19, 2003
...indie stars, thanks to the defeat of the Oscar-screener ban. Read it

Hollywood & 'Divine'

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 19, 2003
Oscar makes a political Intervention, declaring Palestine eligible for best foreign film. Read it

Jim Mullin's Hot Sheet for the week of Dec 19 2003

by Jim Mullen | Dec 19, 2003
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

La Vie En Jack

by Joshua Rich, Adam B. Vary | Dec 19, 2003

Special Bonus Music Section December 2003: Listen 2 This/Amped

L2T2 Mail

Dec 19, 2003

Special Bonus Music Section December 2003: Listen 2 This

Charts

Dec 19, 2003
Milkshake's smooth moves to the top can't be Shock'n Y'all Read it

Dizzee Strikes Out

by Michael Endelman | Dec 19, 2003
So what if Dizzee Rascal misses big at the plate? He's still U.K. rap's heaviest new hitter. Read it

Twelve

Dec 19, 2003
CDs AIMEE MANN Says You've Gotta Get -- By Any Means Necessary -- Right Now! Read it

Special Bonus Music Section December 2003: Listen 2This/Amped

The Guest Star

by Jennifer Armstrong | Dec 19, 2003

Five Rounds With... Elbow

by Gabe Soria | Dec 19, 2003

Special Bonus Music Section December 2003: Listen 2This/The Mix/Music

Fast Forward

by Will Hermes | Dec 19, 2003
UPCOMING ALBUMS Read it

TV Article

Here are fall TV's winners and losers

by Dan Snierson, Jennifer Armstrong | Dec 11, 2003
Here's our night-by-night guide to the contenders (congrats, ''Joan of Arcadia'') and pretenders (sorry, Rob Lowe) Read it

TV Review

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

by Ken Tucker | Dec 11, 2003

CSI: Miami

by Ken Tucker | Dec 15, 2003

Life With Bonnie

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 12, 2003

The 5-Year Plan

Where Miranda Otto wants to be in five years

by Nisha Gopalan | Dec 19, 2003
Here's what this up-and-coming star plans to do next Read it

The Charts

The Chart

The Mix/Games

Fast Forward

Dec 19, 2003
UPCOMING GAMES Read it

The Must List

The Must List

Dec 19, 2003
Miss Piggy, Missy's CD, and 8 other things we love this week Read it

The Ratings

Christmas Story

Dec 19, 2003

Winner of the Week