Jul 27, 2007

Issue #945

Cover Story

The Simpsons: Inside the Best. Movie. Ever?

by Dan Snierson | Jul 20, 2007
After 18 years, theaters will finally echo with the sweet sounds of ''D'oh!'' How Springfield's First Family finally made it to the multiplex Read it
Magazine Cover (Jul 27, 2007)

EW.COM

Five fun things online

Jul 20, 2007
A Harry Potter Wiki, a box office challenge, breaking news, and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Jul 20, 2007
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Lindsay Soll | Jul 20, 2007
Celebrity news for the week of July 20, 2007 Read it

SPOTLIGHT

Taylor Swift is having a moment

by Chris Willman | Jul 20, 2007
The 17-year-old proves that country music isn't just for grown folks Read it

Andy Samberg gets stupid in ''Hot Rod''

by Whitney Pastorek | Jul 23, 2007
How SNL's viral video mastermind went from collecting unemployment to starring in a film originally conceived for Will Ferrell Read it

Spotlight

The role that made me: Al Pacino

Jul 20, 2007
The legendary actor owes it all to ''The Godfather'' Read it

Nikki Blonsky: My first taste of fame

by Lindsay Soll | Jul 24, 2007
''Hairspray'''s plucky Tracy Turnblad gushes about the milestones that are making this the time of her life Read it

'Idol' Update

Constantine Maroulis: ''It's cool to be cheesy''

by Shirley Halperin | Jul 20, 2007
The ''American Idol'' season 4 finalist talks about his ''Bold and the Beautiful'' role, his new CD, and being a realist Read it

Kellie Pickler on smack-talkers and album No. 2

by Chris Willman | Jul 20, 2007
Season 5's country contestant opens up about wigging out, dealing with rumors, the Kelly Clarkson controversy, and regrets for ''Small Town Girl'' Read it

Book Article

You can pick your own book cover

by Fred McKindra | Jul 20, 2007
Publishers hope alternate book covers will draw new readers to genre fiction Read it

Book Review

Crooked Little Vein

by Whitney Pastorek | Jul 23, 2007

The Complete Stories

by Karen Valby | Jul 23, 2007

First Among Sequels

by Jeff Jensen | Jul 23, 2007

No Speed Limit

by Jennifer Reese | Jul 23, 2007

What Matters Most

by Tina Jordan | Jul 20, 2007

The Devil Who Tamed Her

by Abby West | Jul 20, 2007

Devil May Cry

by Abby West | Jul 20, 2007

Demon Moon

by Abby West | Jul 20, 2007

The Empress of Weehawken

by Jennifer Armstrong | Jul 20, 2007

The Secret Servant

by Jennifer Armstrong | Jul 20, 2007

The Road to Sarmarcand

by Aubry D'Arminio | Jul 20, 2007

The Guyanese Wanderer

by Bethonie Butler | Jul 20, 2007

Comic-Con 2007

Preview: ''Golden age of geekdom''

by Nicole Sperling, Benjamin Svetkey | Jul 23, 2007
EW scopes out the San Diego fanfest, with fans drooling over panels for ''Iron Man,'' ''Superbad,'' J.J. Abrams' ''Star Trek,'' and more Read it

Cover Story

The Simpsons: Inside the Best. Movie. Ever?

by Dan Snierson | Jul 20, 2007
After 18 years, theaters will finally echo with the sweet sounds of ''D'oh!'' How Springfield's First Family finally made it to the multiplex Read it

DVD Review

The Host

by Jeff Labrecque | Jul 23, 2007

Weeds: Season 2

by Abby West | Jul 23, 2007

Zodiac

by Ken Tucker | Jul 23, 2007

Showgirls: Fully Exposed Edition

by Mandi Bierly | Jul 23, 2007

Harry Potter

''Potter'' leaks: Are they for real?

by Mike Bruno | Jul 19, 2007
''You can't believe everything you see,'' says publisher Scholastic in response to a deluge of alleged spoilers and chapters popping up on the Web Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

Jul 20, 2007
The 10 hottest topics for the week of July 20, 2007 Read it

Movie Article

Straight men playing gay

by Adam B. Vary | Jul 20, 2007
''I Now Pronounce You Larry and Chuck'' follows a colorful tradition Read it

Box office update

by Christine Spines | Jul 20, 2007
''Transformers,'' ''Harry Potter,'' and threequels rule the summer Read it

Why our film critic hates ''Captivity''

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 26, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum explains why she refuses to watch ''torture-porn horror'' Read it

Movie Review

Hairspray

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2007

Sunshine

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 18, 2007

Goya's Ghosts

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2007

Captivity

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2007

My Best Friend

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 18, 2007

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2007

Le Doulos

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2007

Time

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 18, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 18, 2007

In Between Days

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 20, 2007

Interview

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 20, 2007

Joshua

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 20, 2007

Talk to Me

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 20, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 20, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Words and Music

by Tim Purtell | Jul 20, 2007

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Joe McGovern | Jul 20, 2007

The Pirate

by Tim Purtell | Jul 20, 2007

Music Article

Clay Aiken: The Musical?!

by Tanner Stransky | Jul 20, 2007
A satiric Off Broadway show lampoons the ''Idol'' runner-ups fan base Read it

Videos in reverse

by Leah Greenblatt | Jul 20, 2007
Coldplay, The Pharcyde, and Mute Math take it back(wards) Read it

Music Review

Planet Earth

by Chris Willman | Jul 23, 2007

The Con

by Neil Drumming | Jul 23, 2007

Marry Me

by Whitney Pastorek | Jul 23, 2007

Young Modern

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Jul 23, 2007

An End Has a Start

by Adrienne Day | Jul 20, 2007

Underclass Hero

by Mikael Wood | Jul 20, 2007

The Walk

by Leah Greenblatt | Jul 20, 2007

Once Cell in the Sea

by Shirley Halperin | Jul 20, 2007

Sharkey & C-Rayz Walz Are...Monster Maker

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Jul 20, 2007

News Article

The Next ''Harry Potter''

by David Greenwald | Jul 20, 2007
''The Golden Compass,'' ''The Spiderwick Chronicles,'' and ''The Dark Is Rising'' seek to become the next blockbuster fantasy franchise Read it

Deal Report

by Adam B. Vary | Jul 20, 2007
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

A sunglasses fashion special

by Michele Romero | Jul 20, 2007
The coolest shades, from Yoko Ono to Bono Read it

Lost and found: The Wu-Tang Clan

by Josette Compton | Jul 20, 2007
RZA talks about completing the Clan's sixth album Read it

Adam Samberg's Must List

Jul 27, 2007
The ''Hot Rod'' star loves ''Planet Earth'' and R. Kelly Read it

Sound Bites

TV's funniest quotes: Pick the best

Jul 18, 2006
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

THE Q&A

The Two Coreys: Together again!

by Mandi Bierly | Jul 19, 2007
Two decades removed from their ''Teen Beat'' heyday, Messrs. Feldman and Haim team up for an A&E reality show, and a frank and funny Q&A with EW.com Read it

TV Article

Post-''American Idol'' Careers

by Shirley Halperin, Chris Willman | Jul 20, 2007
Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, and others prove there‚Äôs no formula for ''Idol'' success Read it

NBC's summer press tour

by Tim Stack | Jul 20, 2007
The network ushers in new shows, a new leader, and a new star Read it

Mandy Patinkin leaves ''Criminal Minds''

by Lynette Rice | Jul 20, 2007
The show's star blames ''creative differences'' for his departure Read it

Talking about ''The Simpsons''

Jul 20, 2007
Conan O'Brien, Dan Castallaneta, Matt Groening and Al Jean reflect on working on the animated series Read it

The show that Ken Tucker can't stop watching

Jul 20, 2007
Tech-y 'Attack of the Show' is surprisingly good Read it

Idol Report Cards

by Shirley Halperin, Chris Willman | Jul 20, 2007
How Fantasia, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, and others have done since their ''AI'' stints Read it

TV Review

Saving Grace

by Henry Goldblatt | Jul 22, 2007

TV Spotlight

''Damages'': Inside FX's new legal thriller

by Josh Wolk | Jul 24, 2007
A Glenn Close encounter results in the edgy network's latest high-profile series, an ethics-bending legal thriller Read it

The Final Cut

Emmys: Why good TV will get screwed again

by Mark Harris | Jul 18, 2007
On nominations day, the whacked voting system will mean snubs for ''The Wire'' and other excellent series -- but here's how to fix that Read it

The Must List

The Must List: July 27, 2007

Jul 20, 2007
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it