Nov 19, 2004

Issue #793

Cover Story

Wild things: Inside the making of ''Alexander''

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 12, 2004
Here's how the epic adventure overcame casting doubts (Angelina as Colin's mom?!?), on-set catastrophes, and those pesky tabloid rumors Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 19, 2004)

Features

EW picks 25 pivotal rap moments

by Bob Cannon, Tom Sinclair, Nancy Miller, Michele Romero | Nov 19, 2004
At its 25th anniversary, hip-hop still brings the noise Read it

The making of Oliver Stone's ''Alexander''

Nov 19, 2004
EW chronicles the financial troubles and casting considerations involved in his upcoming movie Read it

Tom Wolfe on writing from a teenage perspective

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 19, 2004
Why the ''I am Charlotte Simmons'' author still has sex on the brain Read it

Music

Download This

Nov 19, 2004
EW recommends tracks from Lou Barlow, Mission of Burma, and The Concretes Read it

Review

O Capo, My Capo

Mark Winegardner's The Godfather Returns takes a whack at Mario Puzo's legacy. Read it

The O.C.

by Gillian Flynn
Welcome back to The O.C.! The mood is lighter, despite broken couples and lawn furniture. Read it

Television

Networks look towards 2005 season

by Lynette Rice | Nov 19, 2004
EW gives the scoop on how this fall's trends and mistakes will decide what's on TV next year Read it

Are You A Trump Pro?

by Josh Wolk | Nov 19, 2004
Take EW's quiz to see if you can tell Trump's mottos from the ones we made up Read it

TV's funniest quotes for the week of November 19, 2004

Nov 19, 2004
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sitcoms Read it

What to Watch for week of NOVEMBER 15

by Alynda Wheat | Nov 19, 2004
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Read it

Book Article

Author upset that his book's cover is not unique

by Kate Hambrecht | Nov 19, 2004
Cultural critic Curtis White is displeased that the cover of 'The Middle Mind'' uses stock photos that have appeared on other books Read it

Book Review

The Godfather Returns

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 19, 2004

The Rottweiler

by Tina Jordan | Nov 19, 2004

Magic Seeds

by Troy Patterson | Nov 19, 2004

Prisoner of the Vatican

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 19, 2004

Oh, Play That Thing

by Troy Patterson | Nov 19, 2004

Citizen Girl

by Karen Valby | Nov 19, 2004

Gilead

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2004

The Children's Blizzard

by Bob Cannon | Nov 19, 2004

Learning to Sing

by Kristen Baldwin | Nov 19, 2004

The Long Goodbye

by Lynette Rice | Nov 19, 2004

The Zigzag Way

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 19, 2004

Hetty

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 19, 2004

Bootie Call

''Top Model'''s Toccara speaks out

by Clarissa Cruz | Nov 19, 2004
The plus-size beauty reflects on her banishment from the show and plans for her own career Read it

Cover Story

Wild things: Inside the making of ''Alexander''

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 12, 2004
Here's how the epic adventure overcame casting doubts (Angelina as Colin's mom?!?), on-set catastrophes, and those pesky tabloid rumors Read it

DVD Review

Live Aid

by Dalton Ross | Nov 16, 2004

The Saddest Music in the World

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 16, 2004

Hit List

Dalton Ross's Hit List of the week of Nov. 19, 2004

by Dalton Ross | Nov 19, 2004
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Movie Article

Who is the ''Incredibles'' fashion maven based on?

by Steve Daly | Nov 19, 2004
EW speculates who was the inspiration for scene-stealer Edna Mode Read it

EW reviews the Fritz Lang DVD box set

by Edward Karam
Here's what we think of the ''Fritz Lang Epic Collection'' Read it

EW's take on the IMAX version of ''The Polar Express''

by Steve Daly
In 3-D, Robert Zemeckis' film dazzles Read it

Q&A with ''Elf'''s Peter Dinklage

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 19, 2004
The diminutive star talks about working with ''Elf'' costar James Caan and the strangest job of his career Read it

Scary movies open big thanks to Halloween

by Joshua Rich | Nov 19, 2004
''Saw'' and ''The Grudge'' benefited from opening during the month of October Read it

What's up with ''Sideways''?

by Jeff Labrecque | Nov 19, 2004
''Sideways'' reminds us of ''Swingers'' Read it

A guide to ''The Incredibles'' hidden gags

by Steve Daly | Nov 19, 2004
EW gives you the scoop on the inside jokes in Pixar's latest hit movie Read it

Two Capote biopics race to hit big screen first

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 19, 2004
United Artists and Warner Independent are both developing movies about the famed author of ''In Cold Blood'' Read it

Why Jude Law can't open a major movie

by Joshua Rich, Missy Schwartz | Nov 19, 2004
He's got the looks and the chops. What's it all about? Read it

Which model-turned-actor has the most theatrical ability?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 13, 2004
Check out the latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

''The Polar Express'' in IMAX 3-D

by Steve Daly | Nov 19, 2004
EW analyzes the joys of watching the winter tale in 3-D Read it

EW reviews the ''Fritz Lang Epic Collection''

by Edward Karam | Nov 19, 2004
Here's what we think of the legendary director's films Read it

Movie Review

The Polar Express

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 25, 2007

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 10, 2004

Finding Neverland

by Owen Gleiberman

Overnight

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 11, 2004

La Petite Lili

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 10, 2004

After the Sunset

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 10, 2004

Movie on DVD Review

Short Cuts

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 19, 2004

The Iron Giant

by Steve Daly | Nov 19, 2004

Music Article

Bob Dylan praises '60s contemporaries in his bio

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 19, 2004
The legendary artist pays his respects to three musicians in his biography, ''Chronicles: Volume One'' Read it

String quartet pays classical homage to rock stars

by Franz Lidz | Nov 19, 2004
Vitamin Records releases a CD series of classical reworkings of music by bands like Nickelback and the Velvet Underground Read it

What would Neko Case be if she wasn't a musician?

by Karen Valby | Nov 19, 2004
The alt-country singer/songwriter talks about a possible second career in wildlife rehabilitation Read it

Music Review

Encore

by David Browne | Nov 19, 2004
David Browne doubts anyone will be shouting Encore after getting an earful of the newly complacent Eminem Read it

Broadway: The American Musical

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 19, 2004

The Futureheads

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 19, 2004

Powerballin'

by Chuck Mindenhall | Nov 19, 2004

Real Talk

by Ryan Dombal | Nov 19, 2004

Want Two

by David Browne | Nov 19, 2004

Youth

by Jim Farber | Nov 19, 2004

Hummin' to Myself

by Nicholas Fonseca | Nov 19, 2004

News Article

Celebrity news for the week of Nov. 19, 2004

by Whitney Pastorek, Vickie An | Nov 19, 2004
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

''The Chronicles of Riddick'' has the Extra of the Week

Nov 19, 2004
''The Chronicles of Riddick'' Read it

Who's making deals in the week of Nov. 19, 2004

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 19, 2004
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

NBC loses Thursday night viewers to CBS and Fox

by Lynette Rice | Nov 19, 2004
The Peacock's primetime lineup is no longer Must See TV, thanks to strong ratings and viewer interest in shows like ''CSI'' and ''The O.C.'' Read it

The ''Shrek 2'' DVD's ''Incredible'' coincidence

by Steve Daly | Nov 19, 2004
Dreamworks released the sequel to its smash animation comedy the same day as Pixar's new movie Read it

Q&A with Tim McGraw and Nelly

by Chris Willman | Nov 19, 2004
The country star and the rap star discuss their hit collaboration, ''Over and Over,'' and the possibility of teaming up to run for political office Read it

TV Article

MTV contestants wear personalized T-shirts

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 19, 2004
The cast of the ''Real World/Road Rules Battle of the Sexes'' wear T-shirts that reflect their personalities Read it

EW questions ''Real World'' gross-out

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 19, 2004
Did the ''The Real World: Philadelphia'' go too far in showing a person vomiting on its show? Read it

Portia de Rossi's big break: She got ''Arrested''

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 19, 2004
She may play a clueless clotheshorse on TV, but off screen she has everything in her life figured out -- for now Read it

What show's made the biggest comeback this season?

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 19, 2004
Check out the latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

TV Review

The O.C.

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 11, 2004

The Must List

10 things EW loves: Week of Nov. 19, 2004

Nov 19, 2004
A guide to the best in recent movies, TV, DVDs, music, books and more Read it

The Pop of King

Stephen King on what he is thankful for

by Stephen King | Feb 01, 2007
Read why the author hearts ''Huckabees'' and the new ''Dawn of the Dead'' DVD -- then post your response Read it