May 13, 2005

Issue #819

Cover Story

''Raymond'' stars: Their favorite episodes

by Lynette Rice | May 06, 2005
Plus, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, and the rest of the Barone clan tell what they'll do after the show's final episode on May 16 Read it
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Record shopping with Robert Plant

by Dalton Ross | May 09, 2005
We talk to Led Zeppelin's former frontman about his new CD, obsessive fans, and a new Honeydrippers record Read it

Features

The story behind ''Kingdom of Heaven''

by Joshua Rich | May 09, 2005
Director Ridley Scott talks about his newest film about Christians and Muslims fighting during the Crusades Read it

What is the next great sitcom?

by Henry Goldblatt | May 09, 2005
We look at a few shows that could take over the void left by the departure of ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' Read it

Martin Short on being fat

by Josh Wolk | May 09, 2005
The star of ''Jiminy Glick in Lalawood'' talks about his new film and future projects Read it

Mail

Letters from our readers

May 09, 2005
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Music

Download This

May 09, 2005
EW recommends Bjork, Meneguar, Mike Doughty, and the White Stripes Read it

News+notes

The Tribeca film festival gets longer and flashier

by Michelle Kung | May 09, 2005
We take a closer look at the success of Robert De Niro's cinematic baby Read it

Tribeca film festival by the numbers

by Gilbert Cruz | May 09, 2005
We calculate the number of films with ''Desperate Housewives'' stars, with former ''Saved by the Bell'' stars, and with Robert De Niro Read it

''The Hitchhiker's'' long journey to film

by Michelle Kung | May 09, 2005
Almost 30 years since its start as a radio serial, Douglas Adams' sci-fi epic is number-one at the box office Read it

Anne Rice scraps bloodsuckers to write about Jesus

by Gilbert Cruz | May 09, 2005
The ''Interview with the Vampire'' author pens a letter about her difficulties writing her latest book, ''Christ the Lord'' Read it

ABC has no room for ''Empire'' on its schedule

by Lynette Rice | May 09, 2005
The $30 million epic on Julius Caesar is getting bumped to June because the network has too many hits this season Read it

''Runaway Bride'' morphs from news to TV movie

by Jennifer Armstrong | May 09, 2005
EW casts Jennifer Love Hewitt and Steve Zahn as the major players Read it

The Deal Report: May 13, 2005

by Missy Schwartz | May 09, 2005
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

EW chats with Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith

by Missy Schwartz | May 09, 2005
We talk with the acclaimed British actresses about their new film ''Ladies in Lavender,'' their close friendship, and squeaky shoes Read it

Movie execs worry about home theater advances

by Gary Eng Walk | May 09, 2005
Fifty years after TV's debut, LCD, plasma, and digital projection may make cinemas obsolete Read it

Dalton Ross's Hit List for the week of May 13, 2005

by Dalton Ross | May 09, 2005
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

EW Online Poll

May 09, 2005
More than 10,000 readers responded to our EW.com poll on declining movie attendance Read it

Celebrity news for the week of May 13, 2005

by Margeaux Watson, Carrie Bell | May 09, 2005
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Television

TV's funniest quotes from May 6 to 13, 2005

May 09, 2005
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sitcoms Read it

What to Watch for week of MAY 9

by Alynda Wheat | May 09, 2005
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Read it

Book Review

Acts of Faith

by Mark Harris | May 11, 2005
Philip Caputo's Acts of Faith probes an embattled nation. Read it

King of the Jews

by Chris Nashawaty | May 09, 2005

Them

by Tina Jordan | May 09, 2005

The Hungry Tide

by Allyssa Lee | May 11, 2005

One Sunday Morning

by Jennifer Reese | May 09, 2005

Transgressions

by Adam B. Vary | May 09, 2005

EW reviews four of hot new mystery novels

by Gilbert Cruz | May 09, 2005
We take a closer look at ''Broken Prey,'' ''Blood from a Stone,'' ''The Hot Kid,'' and ''Sudden Death'' Read it

Big Weather

by David Browne | May 09, 2005

EW compares two new celebrity memoirs

by Margeaux Watson | May 09, 2005
We draw parallels between the autobiographies of Peggy Lipton and Goldie Hawn Read it

O My Darling

by Jennifer Reese | May 09, 2005

Chatterbox of the Week

Cover Story

''Raymond'' stars: Their favorite episodes

by Lynette Rice | May 06, 2005
Plus, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, and the rest of the Barone clan tell what they'll do after the show's final episode on May 16 Read it

DVD Review

Entourage: The Complete First Season

by Dalton Ross | May 10, 2005
Matt Dillon's brother steals the show in Entourage, HBO's boy story about glitzy L.A. wannabes. Read it

In Good Company

by Jeff Labrecque | May 10, 2005

Spaceballs: The Collector's Edition

by Sam Adams | May 09, 2005
The Collector's Edition Read it

Long Day's Journey Into Night

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | May 09, 2005

Controversial Classics

by Edward Karam | May 09, 2005

The Merchant Of Venice

by Ty Burr | May 09, 2005

Burden Of Dreams

by Joe McGovern | May 09, 2005

The Partridge Family: The Complete First Season

May 09, 2005
The Complete First Season Read it

The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers

by Mandi Bierly | May 09, 2005

Diarist Of The Week

Ronald Reagan is diarist of the week

May 09, 2005
Ronald Reagan Read it

Horror Of The Week

''Alone In The Dark'' is the Horror of the Week

May 09, 2005
''Alone In The Dark'' Read it

Literary Star Of The Week

Movie Review

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 04, 2005

XXX: State of the Union

by Owen Gleiberman | May 04, 2005

3-Iron

by Owen Gleiberman | May 04, 2005

Crash

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 04, 2005

The Holy Girl

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 04, 2005

House of Wax

by Gregory Kirschling | May 04, 2005

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

by Owen Gleiberman | May 04, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

by Owen Gleiberman | May 04, 2005

King's Ransom

by Scott Brown | May 04, 2005

A Lot Like Love

by Owen Gleiberman | May 09, 2005

The Amityville Horror

by Owen Gleiberman | May 09, 2005

Death of a Dynasty

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 09, 2005

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

by Owen Gleiberman | May 09, 2005

The Interpreter

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 09, 2005

Music Article

Five rounds with the Raveonettes

by Brian M. Raftery | May 09, 2005
EW chats with the band about Vikings, Christmas, and Kmart Read it

Letters from our readers

May 09, 2005
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

EW pays homage to the Raveonette's Xmas obsession

by Samantha Xu | May 09, 2005
We take a closer look at four places where it's Christmas every day Read it

Prog rock makes a huge comeback

by Evan Serpick | May 09, 2005
Bands like System of a Down and Mars Volta are reviving the once-dead genre Read it

EW charts prog's progress

May 09, 2005
We outline the history of the genre from 3000 B.C. to ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' to ''Toxicity'' Read it

EW recommends five essential new-prog albums

by Evan Serpick | May 09, 2005
We urge you to look at ''Toxicity,'' ''Frances the Mute,'' ''Wonderful Rainbow,'' and more Read it

EW recommends five essential classic-prog albums

by David Browne | May 09, 2005
We urge you to look at ''Brain Salad Surgery,'' ''Moving Pictures,'' ''Close to the Edge,'' and more Read it

Stephen Malkmus talks about prog rock

by Tom Sinclair | May 09, 2005
We chat with the ex-Pavement frontman about how his music is being classified with the newly-revived genre Read it

Steve Jones lists his 12 must-have CDs

May 09, 2005
The former Sex Pistols guitarist urges you to snatch up albums by Caesars, David Bowie, Roxy Music, and more Read it

EW shines a spotlight on Spoon

by Leah Greenblatt | May 09, 2005
We talk with the indie band about the buzz around their new album ''Gimme Fiction'' Read it

EW gives a play by play of the Coachella festival

by Raymond Fiore, Leah Greenblatt | May 09, 2005
We recount highlights like Weezer, Wilco, and the return of Bauhaus Read it

EW teaches a 60-second lesson on Baile funk

by Michael Endelman | May 09, 2005
We take a closer look at what it is, where it comes from, and the essential CDs of the genre Read it

Music Review

Stand Up

by Tom Sinclair | May 09, 2005

Make Believe

by David Browne | May 09, 2005

Let It Die

by Leah Greenblatt | May 09, 2005

Fannypack

by Yancey Strickler | May 09, 2005

The Mountain Goats

by David Browne | May 09, 2005

Ride

by Chris Willman | May 09, 2005

News Article

Phyllis Diller gets the last laugh

by Jessica Shaw | May 09, 2005
The comic has a new memoir, a role on a fall TV pilot, and an indomitable will to crack jokes Read it

Off the Screen

The ''Rize'' dancers talk to us about how to be krump

by Michelle Kung | May 09, 2005
We chat with stars of David LaChappelle's new documentary about the flashy new style Read it

Showman Of The Week

Special Report

Can ''Star Wars'' beat the box office slump?

by Dade Hayes | May 09, 2005
EW analyzes whether the drop in movie ticket sales means audiences would rather stay at home with a DVD Read it

Style Sheet

EW takes an exclusive peak at ''Project Runway''

by Clarissa Cruz | May 09, 2005
We look at the fashion flops of the show's second-season applicants Read it

TV Article

Jill Marie Jones prepares for TV childbirth

by Neil Drumming | May 09, 2005
The ''Girlfriends'' actress tells other thespians how to cope with their character's pregnancy Read it

Which shows had a great premise but didn't pan out?

by Gillian Flynn | May 09, 2005
Check out the latest Ask the Critic question and ask your own Read it

Why America loves Jim Belushi

by Lynette Rice | May 09, 2005
The forces behind ''According to Jim'' talk about the show's success Read it

A look back at ''Everybody Loves Raymond''

by Lynette Rice | May 09, 2005
We recount the show's history and how taping went for the final episode Read it

TV Review

Elvis

by Gillian Flynn | May 09, 2005
CBS' miniseries commits the ultimate biopic sin: It brings nothing new to a picked-over legend. Read it

The Mix

What Not to Miss in Music, DVDs, and Games

May 09, 2005
Listen2This raves about the new Flaming Lips DVD, Lego Star Wars, ''Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide,'' and more Read it

The Must List

The Must List: May 13, 2005

May 09, 2005
Good ''Girls,'' great Gauls, and 8 other things we love this week Read it
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