Sep 24, 2004

Issue #785
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Books

''Rule of Four'' authors recommend museum book

Sep 24, 2004
Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason talk about the quirky ''Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder,'' the book they say you must read Read it

Biographies of kid lit writers reveal tragic lives

by Whitney Pastorek | Sep 24, 2004
EW gives you the inside scoop on the darker side of four celebrated children's book authors Read it

Features

Why Bernie Mac is swinging for silver-screen glory

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 24, 2004
The hardest-working man in  comedy reflects on his recent jump from TV to film Read it

EW goes behind the scenes with Fox News

by Josh Rottenberg | Sep 24, 2004
Despite accusations of showing bias, the highest-rated news channel insists it is simply more fun to watch Read it

Legacy

EW remembers Fred Ebb

by Whitney Pastorek | Sep 24, 2004
Here's what the entertainment world will most about him Read it

Television

Reality TV contestants find guidance in God

by Jessica Shaw | Sep 24, 2004
The Lord gets all up in everyone's business on ''The Amazing Race'' and ''Big Brother'' Read it

TV's funniest quotes for the week of Sept. 24, 2004

Sep 24, 2004
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sitcoms Read it

What to Watch for the week of SEPTEMBER 20

by Alynda Wheat, Ken Tucker, Jennifer Armstrong, Raymond Fiore | Sep 24, 2004
A day-to-day guide to notable programs Read it

Book Article

Sylvester Stallone is the Winner of the Week

Sep 24, 2004
Sylvester Stallone Read it

Kitty Kelley dishes on Bush family exploits

by Tina Jordan | Sep 24, 2004
EW gives you the juiciest tidbits from gossip maven's book about the presidential family Read it

Book Review

The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

by Laura Miller | Sep 24, 2004
For his winsome memoir The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs reads the entire encyclopedia. Read it

About Grace

by Nicholas Fonseca | Sep 24, 2004

Cary Grant

by Steve Daly | Sep 24, 2004

Bone

by Rachel Lovinger | Sep 24, 2004

Queen Of Dreams

by Allyssa Lee | Sep 24, 2004

Little Earthquakes

by Jessica Shaw | Sep 24, 2004

Blue Days, Black Nights

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Sep 24, 2004

The Grim Grotto

by Alynda Wheat | Sep 24, 2004

A Bit on the Side

by Sarah Saffian | Sep 24, 2004

History Of Ireland

by Bob Cannon | Sep 24, 2004

DVD Review

Mean Girls

by Timothy Gunatilaka | Sep 24, 2004

Star Wars Trilogy

by Dalton Ross | Sep 24, 2004
At long last: The glorious Star Wars Trilogy, brimming with extras, hits DVD. Read it

THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut

by Dalton Ross | Sep 24, 2004

John Cassavetes: Five Films

by Ty Burr | Sep 24, 2004

Coffee And Cigarettes

by Missy Schwartz | Sep 24, 2004

The Rose Tattoo

by Michelle Kung | Sep 24, 2004

La Dolce Vita

by Steve Daly | Sep 24, 2004

Fall Music Preview

The 25th anniversary of a seminal punk album

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 24, 2004
The Clash's ''London Calling'' is as groundbreaking, explosive, and politically relevant as ever Read it

EW Staffer gets crunk with Lil Jon

by Michael Endelman | Sep 24, 2004
Our impressionable reporter gets a taste of the booze, the babes, and the beat of a high-energy rap lifestyle Read it

Nancy Sinatra proves she's still walkin'

by Nancy Miller | Sep 24, 2004
With a comeback CD featuring songs penned by Bono, Morrissey, and Thurston Moore, the singing stomper returns to the music scene at 64 Read it

Our 25 Most Anticipated Albums of the Fall

Sep 24, 2004
EW's picks for the best of the upcoming albums by established acts and critical favorites Read it

George Lucas with ''Star Wars'' scoop

by Mark Harris | Sep 24, 2004
Mr. Fantasy spills the beans about Darth Vader in ''Episode III,'' the saga's future on TV, and how Han Solo isn't a murderer Read it

Hit List

Dalton Ross on Madonna and other newsmakers

by Dalton Ross | Sep 18, 2004
EW's columnist analyzes 10 current events from the past week Read it

Movie Article

What's the best movie ever directed by an actor?

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004
Owen Gleiberman answers this and other reader questions Read it

10 things we learned from the ''Star Wars'' DVDs

by Dalton Ross | Sep 16, 2004
Find out how Carrie Fisher was cast, how Mark Hamill almost got killed, and why Harrison Ford wanted Han to die Read it

Kevin Smith confirms ''Clerks 2'' rumor

by Jeff Jensen | Sep 24, 2004
The director explains why a sequel to the 1994 indie landmark is now necessary Read it

Seann William Scott & Johnny Knoxville are the Rednecks of the Week

Sep 24, 2004
Seann William Scott & Johnny Knoxville Read it

Q & A with ''A Dirty Shame'''s Johnny Knoxville

by Steve Daly | Sep 24, 2004
The ex-''Jackass'' star talks about meeting John Waters, why he wants to play Luke Duke, and the injuries he still has from his stunt show days Read it

Sony acquires MGM's collection of films

by Michelle Kung | Sep 24, 2004
The studio's take includes Woody Allen's filmography and classic films like ''The Magnificent Seven'' Read it

''Sky Captain'''s style is retro and futuristic

by Michelle Kung | Sep 24, 2004
The film's costume designer talks about the varied influences he drew inspiration from for the stars' wardrobe Read it

Movie Review

Head in the Clouds

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004
How do you make a period love triangle boring? Read on. Read it

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 2004
An anime that blurs the line between man and machine Read it

Incident at Loch Ness

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004
Here be monsters... maybe, this pseudo-doc suggests Read it

Mr. 3000

by Scott Brown | Sep 24, 2004
A retired slugger steps up to the high-concept plate Read it

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 24, 2004
Hmmm...there’s a reason they didn’t screen this for us Read it

Silver City

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004
This can't be the same John Sayles who made Lone Star Read it

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 2004
Adventure! Romance! Giant robots! Sky Captain takes off by going back to the future. Read it

Wimbledon

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004
An aging British tennis player makes one last run at glory Read it

The Cookout

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 2004

Criminal

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 2004

Cellular

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004

Paparazzi

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004

What the Bleep Do We Know?

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 24, 2004

When Will I Be Loved

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 24, 2004

Music Article

The 10 fall albums we can't wait to hear

Sep 18, 2004
We count down the season's most anticipated discs, from Gwen Stefani's first solo CD to Eminem's ''Encore'' Read it

Dave Navarro memoir will finally be published

by Farrin Jacobs | Sep 24, 2004
The ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist releases a cleaned up version of his book about his past drug-fueled exploits Read it

Download This

Sep 24, 2004
EW recommends tracks by The Donnas, Hem and Ringside Read it

P. Diddy Vs. Hulk Hogan is the Smackdown Of The Week

Sep 24, 2004
P. Diddy Vs. Hulk Hogan Read it

EW presents finalists for Shortlist Music Prize

by Neil Drumming | Sep 24, 2004
Wilco, The Streets, and Loretta Lynn are among the acts vying for the prestigious music award Read it

Music Review

American Idiot

by David Browne | Sep 24, 2004
Green Day and Elvis Costello concept CDs? How punk! Read it

A Hangover You Don't Deserve

by Brian Hiatt | Sep 24, 2004

The Libertines

by Jason Adams | Sep 24, 2004

Wayward Angel

by Beth Johnson | Sep 24, 2004

Last Exit

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 24, 2004

Noise From The Basement

by David Browne | Sep 24, 2004

Be Here

by Alanna Nash | Sep 24, 2004

The Delivery Man

by David Browne | Sep 21, 2004

News Article

How ''Star Wars''' Mark Hamill lives life on his terms

by Jeff Jensen | Sep 17, 2004
The man forever known as Luke explains why he doesn't miss his alter-ego Read it

Are Britney's tabloid antics tripping up her career?

by Brian Hiatt | Sep 17, 2004
The once ''Baby'' is now all grown-up with a Greatest Hits album to prove it Read it

Letters from our readers

Sep 24, 2004
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Celebrity news for the week of Sept. 24, 2004

by Whitney Pastorek, Carrie Bell | Sep 24, 2004
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Who's making deals in the week of Sept. 24, 2004

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 24, 2004
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

The stars come out for Fashion Week in NYC

by Doree Lewak, Valerie Nome | Sep 24, 2004
Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Connelly, and Jessica Simpson are among the celebs who took in shows during the Big Apple's fashion event Read it

TV Article

Who would you like to see play an existing character?

by Ken Tucker | Sep 24, 2004
Ken Tucker answers this and other reader questions Read it

A burning question about ''The Real World: Philadelphia''

by Whitney Pastorek | Sep 24, 2004
We find answers to the inexplicable Read it

''ER'' finds fresh new blood in Shane West

by Karyn L. Barr | Sep 24, 2004
The NBC series enlists a (former) teen heartthrob to play its new hot doc Read it

William Shatner and Sharon Stone are the Odd Couple of the Week

Sep 24, 2004
William Shatner and Sharon Stone Read it

''Lost''

SEPTEMBER 22 Read it

TV Review

Hawaii

by Gillian Flynn | Sep 24, 2004
NBC's pointless cop drama gives Gillian Flynn a bad case of déjà view Read it

Lost

by Ken Tucker | Sep 24, 2004
Ken Tucker says ABC's provocative new drama Lost is definitely worth your isle Read it

The Must List

10 Things EW loves: Week of Sept. 17, 2004

Sep 24, 2004
A guide to the best in recent movies, TV, DVDs, music, books and more Read it