Sep 21, 2007

Issue #955

Cover Story

Is Britney Spears down for the count?

by Nicholas Fonseca | Oct 04, 2007
Her ''comeback'' performance on MTV turned out to be the worst of her life. Who's really to blame -- and can the damage be fixed? Read it
Magazine Cover (Sep 21, 2007)

EW.COM

Five fun things online

Sep 14, 2007
New TV watches, Toronto Film Festival coverage, and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Sep 14, 2007
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Adam Markovitz | Sep 14, 2007
Celebrity news for the week of September 21, 2007 Read it

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight on Viggo Mortenson

by Missy Schwartz | Sep 14, 2007
The "Eastern Promises'' star talks about teaming up with director David Cronenberg for another round of ''Violence'' Read it

Rodrigo and Gabriela shred the stage

by Whitney Pastorek | Sep 14, 2007
The globe-trotting duo goes unplugged to rock the international charts Read it

ALL-ACCESS PASS

My summer with the Foo Fighters

Sep 19, 2007
Extended for EW.com: EW's Shirley Halperin tagged along with Dave Grohl and the band from L.A. to London to Las Vegas -- and found out what it's really like to be in one of rock's most tireless bands Read it

Book Article

What you should know about Shalom Auslander

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 14, 2007
Why we're excited about his new book, ''Foreskin's Lament'' Read it

Some of autumn's most eagerly awaited new books

Sep 14, 2007
We can't wait for new tomes by John Grisham, Steve Martin, Sue Grafton, and others Read it

Talking with Tom Perrotta

by Missy Schwartz | Sep 14, 2007
The bard of American suburbia discusses his courtship by Hollywood -- and the challenge of tackling the culture wars in his new novel, ''The Abstinence Teacher'' Read it

Cover Story

Is Britney Spears down for the count?

by Nicholas Fonseca | Oct 04, 2007
Her ''comeback'' performance on MTV turned out to be the worst of her life. Who's really to blame -- and can the damage be fixed? Read it

Deal Report

Deal Report: September 21, 2007

by Tanner Stransky | Sep 14, 2007
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Fall Books Preview

Q&As with Junot Diaz and three hot new authors

Sep 19, 2007
EW chats with the acclaimed ''Drown'' scribe on the occasion of his first book in 11 years. Plus, meet three writers -- Jenny Downham, Vincent Lam, and Chelsea Cain -- who are the toast of the fall Read it

Flashback: Sept. 21, 2007

Sean Young: The EW profile

by Karen Valby | Jan 29, 2008
In the news after a DGA awards incident, see what she told us last fall about her hopes for a comeback Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | Sep 14, 2007
The 10 hottest topics for the week of September 21, 2007 Read it

Movie Article

Toronto Film Festival Round-Up

by Gregory Kirschling, Adam B. Vary | Sep 14, 2007
With big-buzz films like ''In the Wild'' and ''Elizabeth" on the bill, the Oscar race kicks into high gear Read it

Sneak Peek: Summer '08 movies

by Tim Stack | Sep 14, 2007
Sleepers like ''Pineapple Express'' and ''Mamma Mia!'' could give the big franchises a run for their money Read it

Remembering Jane Wyman

by Dave Kehr | Sep 14, 2007
The ''Falcon Crest'' star leaves behind more than 60 years of memorable performances Read it

Viggo Mortenson's onscreen tattoos

by Missy Schwartz | Sep 14, 2007
The story behind the body art in ''Eastern Promises'' Read it

Catching up with Paul Haggis

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 14, 2007
The controversial ''Crash'' director is more restrained with ''In the Valley of Elah,'' but still pushing buttons Read it

Are there directors who earn free passes from critics?

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 14, 2007
Check out this week's Ask the Critic question, then post your own Read it

Movie Review

The Brave One

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 12, 2007

Across the Universe

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 12, 2007

Eastern Promises

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 12, 2007

December Boys

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 12, 2007

Great World of Sound

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 12, 2007

Mr. Woodcock

by Marc Bernardin | Sep 12, 2007

Silk

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 12, 2007

The Rape of Europa

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 12, 2007

King of California

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 12, 2007

Halloween

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 14, 2007

The Hunting Party

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 14, 2007

In the Valley of Elah

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 14, 2007

Romance & Cigarettes

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 14, 2007

Shoot 'Em Up

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 14, 2007

The Brothers Solomon

by Scott Brown | Sep 14, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Deliverance

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 15, 2007

The Starter Wife

by Adam Markovitz | Sep 14, 2007

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

by Gilbert Cruz | Sep 14, 2007

Prime Suspect 7

by Alynda Wheat | Sep 14, 2007

Music Article

Britney in new song: I'm ''bad media karma''

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 13, 2007
EW has heard four new tracks from Spears' upcoming album (out Nov. 13) — here are details on her very personal lyrics Read it

A VMA fashion special

by Lindsay Soll | Sep 14, 2007
From Rihanna and Megan Fox to Sarah Silverman and Nelly Furtado, a lot of ladies came to Vegas in matching pairs Read it

Remembering Luciano Pavarotti

by Vanessa Juarez | Sep 14, 2007
The King of Opera was a beloved pop culture phenomenon Read it

Britney Spears' emotional fan

by Tim Stack | Sep 14, 2007
YouTube poster Chris Crocker defends the singer while shedding a few tears Read it

Our thoughts on Britney Spears' VMA performance

by Tim Stack | Sep 14, 2007
We offer a timeline of our emotions during the pop star's wayward routine Read it

The most awesome Beatles covers

by Douglas Wolk | Sep 14, 2007
Five tracks to put the ''Across the Universe'' soundtrack to shame Read it

In Defense of Britney Spears

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 14, 2007
One EW writer thinks the pop star deserves a break Read it

Music Review

The Meanest of Times

by Clark Collis | Sep 14, 2007

Playlist

by Ken Tucker | Sep 14, 2007

Good Bad Not Evil

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 14, 2007

From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Sep 14, 2007

Duets

by Alanna Nash | Sep 14, 2007

Asleep at Heaven's Gates

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 14, 2007

Ultimate Victory

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Sep 14, 2007

Scream & Light Up the Sky

by Andy Greenwald | Sep 14, 2007

Let's Stay Friends

by Gregory Kirschling | Sep 14, 2007

Last of Seven

by Mikael Wood | Sep 14, 2007

Curtis

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Sep 14, 2007

Proof of Youth

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Sep 14, 2007

Jonas Brothers

by Jonathan Bernstein | Sep 14, 2007

Into the Wild

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 14, 2007

Drastic Fantastic

by Neil Drumming | Sep 14, 2007

All the Lost Souls

by Chris Willman | Sep 14, 2007

Sound Bites

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

Sep 14, 2007
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

TV Article

''Big Brother'' goes overboard?

by Lynette Rice | Sep 14, 2007
CBS' annual experiment in TV voyeurism wraps its most controversial summer yet Read it

The ''Big Brother'' cry baby

by Sara Randazzo | Sep 14, 2007
We break down the stats on contestant Amber Siyavus' flood of tears Read it

''Nashville'' vs. ''Laguna Beach''

by Tim Stack | Sep 14, 2007
We compare the characters from the MTV show to the new reality series on Fox Read it

TV Review

Back to You

by Ken Tucker | Sep 14, 2007

Gossip Girl

by Ken Tucker | Sep 14, 2007

K-Ville

by Clark Collis | Sep 14, 2007

TV on DVD Review

Charmed: Season 8

by Aubry D'Arminio | Sep 14, 2007

The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show

by Ken Tucker | Sep 15, 2007

Brothers & Sisters

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Sep 15, 2007

The Must List

The Must List: September 21, 2007

Sep 14, 2007
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

The Pop of King

Uncle Stevie: Back from Down Under

by Stephen King | Sep 16, 2007
EW's columnist spent a month away from the pop-culture zeitgeist -- and enjoyed the silence Read it

Toronto 2007 Q&A

Eddie Vedder on his solo soundtrack work

by Whitney Pastorek | Sep 14, 2007
The Pearl Jam frontman talks about what inspired him while crafting songs for ''Into the Wild'' and ''Body of War'' Read it
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