Sep 22, 2006

Issue #898

Cover Story

Jay-Z exclusive! The world's most powerful rapper returns

by Clark Collis | Sep 15, 2006
Def Jam's CEO tells EW about why he decided to leave retirement and record ''Kingdom Come'' Read it
Magazine Cover (Sep 22, 2006)

Book Article

Readers will get refunds for ''A Million Little Pieces''

by Gilbert Cruz | Sep 15, 2006
Random House will return money to anyone who bought James Frey's book before January 26 Read it

Book Review

American Skin

by Will Boisvert | Sep 15, 2006

Fear of the Dark

by Will Boisvert | Sep 15, 2006

The Wrong Man

by Ben Spier | Sep 15, 2006

Just One More Thing

by Paul Katz | Sep 15, 2006

The Unusual Suspect

by Paul Katz | Sep 15, 2006

Queen of Fashion

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 20, 2006

Paint It Black

by Karen Valby | Sep 20, 2006

The Right Attitude to Rain

by Jennifer Reese | Sep 15, 2006

My Pet Virus

by Tim Stack | Sep 15, 2006

Moral Disorder

by Missy Schwartz | Sep 20, 2006

Easter Rising

by Warren Cohen | Sep 15, 2006

The Mission Song

by Jennifer Reese | Sep 15, 2006

World War Z

by Gilbert Cruz | Sep 20, 2006

When Madeline Was Young

by Jennifer Reese | Sep 15, 2006

A Killer Life

by Michelle Kung | Sep 15, 2006

Alligator

by Karla Starr | Sep 15, 2006

The Demon Under the Microscope

by Hannah Tucker | Sep 15, 2006

I'll Steal You Away

by Tina Jordan | Sep 15, 2006

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!

by Paul Katz | Sep 15, 2006

Cover Story

Jay-Z exclusive! The world's most powerful rapper returns

by Clark Collis | Sep 15, 2006
Def Jam's CEO tells EW about why he decided to leave retirement and record ''Kingdom Come'' Read it

DVD Review

Grease: Rockin' Rydell Edition

by Mandi Bierly | Sep 19, 2006

Loverboy

by Cemile Kavountzis | Sep 15, 2006

Hard Candy

by Jeff Labrecque | Sep 19, 2006

Gilmore Girls: The Complete Sixth Season

by Hannah Tucker | Sep 19, 2006

8th & Ocean

by Tim Stack | Sep 15, 2006

Play Time

by Steve Daly | Sep 15, 2006

Movie Article

What are the best and worst movie titles?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 14, 2006
Check out today's Ask the Critic question, then post your own Read it

Fox hides Mike Judge film ''Idiocracy''

by Josh Rottenberg | Sep 15, 2006
The film was released without fanfare despite the cult status of ''Office Space'' Read it

Why Nick Cage will bounce back from the ''Wicker Man'' flop

by Michelle Kung | Sep 15, 2006
A timeline of the actor’s failures and successes Read it

Dane Cook would kill to work with Halle Berry

Sep 15, 2006
The ''Employee of the Month'' star dreams about the ''X-Men'' actress Read it

Jet Li reviews his resume

Sep 15, 2006
From his first role at age 11 to 2006’s ''Fearless'' Read it

The movies of Brian De Palma

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 15, 2006
The ''Black Dahlia'' director shares war stories, defends his female characters, and reveals which of his movies he can't help watching on TV Read it

We compare ''The Batman'' and ''Teen Titans'' cartoons on DVD

by Nisha Gopalan | Sep 15, 2006
Who had the grittier, more psychedelic sophomore season? Read it

Does the world need more ''Lord of the Rings'' reissues?

by Steve Daly | Sep 15, 2006
Some fans are burnt out by the threat of new DVDs Read it

Movie Review

The Protector

by Marc Bernardin | Sep 06, 2006

The Black Dahlia

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 13, 2006

Gridiron Gang

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 13, 2006

The Covenant

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 13, 2006

The Last Kiss

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 13, 2006

Haven

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 13, 2006

Confetti

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 13, 2006

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 13, 2006

Aurora Borealis

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 13, 2006

Everyone's Hero

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 13, 2006

The Wicker Man

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 15, 2006

Sherrybaby

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 15, 2006

Man Push Cart

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 15, 2006

Idiocracy

by Joshua Rich | Sep 15, 2006

Hollywoodland

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 15, 2006

Crank

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 15, 2006

Movie on DVD Review

The Chris Rock Show

by Abby West | Sep 15, 2006

Music Article

Countdown: The 25 fall albums we can't wait to hear

Sep 15, 2006
Get details on new discs by Maroon 5, Janet Jackson, the Killers, and others Read it

Are female rappers getting sold short?

by Margeaux Watson | Sep 15, 2006
Record company politics and R&B competition may be holding them back Read it

Dress like My Chemical Romance

by Michelle Romero | Sep 15, 2006
We tell you what goth garb is worth buying Read it

Lionel Ritchie on the video that made him a star

Sep 15, 2006
The ''Coming Home'' singer talks about ''Hello'' Read it

Bob Dylan's ''Modern Times'' looks a lot like Luna's ''Hedgehog''

by Michael Endelman | Sep 15, 2006
The same photograph is on the two album covers Read it

Music Review

There is a Season

by Chris Willman | Sep 15, 2006

A Lazarus Taxon

by Michael Endelman | Sep 15, 2006

Legends of Country Music

by Chris Willman | Sep 15, 2006

The Dutchess

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 18, 2006

The Captain & the Kid

by Chris Willman | Sep 18, 2006

A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box

by Michael Endelman | Sep 15, 2006

The Outsider

by Greg Kot | Sep 15, 2006

Half the Perfect World

by Beth Johnson | Sep 15, 2006

The Letting Go

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Sep 15, 2006

Empire

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 15, 2006

Nuclear Daydream

by Will Hermes | Sep 15, 2006

Hoodstar

by Ryan Dombal | Sep 15, 2006

John, the Wolfking of L.A.

by Sean Howe | Sep 18, 2006

Pieces of the People We Love

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Sep 15, 2006

News Article

Feedback from our readers

Sep 15, 2006
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Scott Brown's Hit List for the week of September 22, 2006

by Scott Brown | Sep 15, 2006
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2007 Oscars

by Henry Goldblatt | Sep 15, 2006
We think the experienced host has the right stuff for the job Read it

The Deal Report: September 22, 2006

by Vanessa Juarez | Sep 15, 2006
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Celebrity news for the week of September 22, 2006

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 15, 2006
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

Sound Bites

TV's funniest quotes: Pick this week's best

Sep 15, 2006
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

TV Article

Will Katie Couric's hot streak last?

by Lynette Rice | Sep 15, 2006
The new news anchor brought high ratings to ''CBS Evening News'' Read it

New shows already ready for cancellation

by Lynette Rice | Sep 15, 2006
''Big Day'', ''Vanished'', and others might be as good as gone Read it

Anne Heche isn't crazy anymore

by Whitney Pastorek | Sep 15, 2006
The ''Men in Trees'' actress says she's a ''clear'' now Read it

10 things you should know about Skeet Ulrich

by Christine Spines | Sep 15, 2006
The ''Jericho'' star had heart surgery at age 10 Read it

Behind TV's most acclaimed and entertaining drama

by Neil Drumming | Sep 15, 2006
We look at how ''Wire'' creator David Simon managed to make a hit out of a show that deals with dautning themes like city politics and failed schools Read it

EW goes inside ''America's Funniest Home Videos''

by Dan Snierson | Sep 15, 2006
We meet the connoisseurs of crotch shots, animal high jinks, and painful pratfalls who've made the show an indelible TV icon Read it

Is ''Nip/Tuck'' love or loath-worthy?

by Gillian Flynn, Tim Stack | Sep 15, 2006
Two EW writers have it out over the controversial returning show Read it

''Smith''

by Alynda Wheat
September 19 Read it

''Kidnapped''

by Alynda Wheat
September 20 Read it

''Friday Night Smackdown''

by Alynda Wheat
September 22 Read it

''The Wedding Crashers''

by Alynda Wheat
September 23 Read it

TV Review

Jericho

by Gillian Flynn | Sep 19, 2006

The Must List

The Must List: September 22, 2006

Sep 15, 2006
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

Toronto Film Festival

Penelope, Kate, more: On the scene at Toronto '06

by Missy Schwartz, Adam B. Vary | Sep 15, 2006
''Volver'', ''Babel'', and ''Rescue Dawn'' garner some Oscar buzz Read it

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of September 18-24, 2006

by Alynda Wheat | Sep 18, 2006
A day-to-day guide to notable programs* Read it

''The Office''

by Alynda Wheat
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