Oct 26, 2007

Issue #961

Cover Story

Carrie Underwood: A very private ''Idol'' speaks out

by Dave Karger | Oct 18, 2007
The quiet queen of the music charts talks candidly to EW about those awards-show scandals, Tony Romo, and her battle with Nashville Read it
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Five fun things online

Oct 19, 2007
Alan Moore's ''Black Dossier,'' George Clooney on ''Michael Clayton,'' and Kristen Bell on ''Heroes'' Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Oct 19, 2007
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Adam Markovitz | Oct 19, 2007
Celebrity news for the week of October 26, 2007 Read it

Spotlight

Spotlight on Alice Sebold

by Karen Valby | Oct 19, 2007
The author of ''The Lovely Bones'' talks about her new novel, ''The Almost Moon'' and life as a best-selling author Read it

Why we're rooting for Minka Kelly

by Lindsay Soll | Oct 19, 2007
We give you three reasons why the ''Friday Night Lights'' actress is someone to watch for Read it

Book Article

Doris Lessing's path to the Nobel prize

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 19, 2007
We look at five essential works by the 2007 Nobel winner for literature Read it

Book Review

Schulz and Peanuts

by Ken Tucker | Oct 19, 2007

Now & Then

by Bob Cannon | Oct 19, 2007

Book of the Dead

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 19, 2007

American Gangster

by Josh Rottenberg | Oct 19, 2007

Musicophilia

by Tina Jordan | Oct 19, 2007

Nova Swing

by Chris Schonberger | Oct 19, 2007

The Star Machine

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 19, 2007

The Ghost

by Thom Geier | Oct 19, 2007

Marco Polo

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 19, 2007

The Queen of Bedlam

by Karen Karbo | Oct 19, 2007

Cheating at Canasta

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 19, 2007

What Happens Next

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 19, 2007

Boone

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 19, 2007

Devices and Desires

by Wook Kim | Oct 19, 2007

In the Cities of Coin and Spice

by Adrienne Day | Oct 19, 2007

Halting State

by Thomas Hayden | Oct 19, 2007

Cover Story

Carrie Underwood: A very private ''Idol'' speaks out

by Dave Karger | Oct 18, 2007
The quiet queen of the music charts talks candidly to EW about those awards-show scandals, Tony Romo, and her battle with Nashville Read it

DVD Review

My So-Called Life: The Complete Series

by Ken Tucker | Oct 19, 2007

Transformers: 2-Disc Edition

by Joshua Rich | Oct 19, 2007

Breathless

by Tim Purtell | Oct 19, 2007

Deal Report

Deal Report: October 26, 2007

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 19, 2007
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Exclusive Excerpt

''Sopranos'' creator on ''pissed'' fans

Oct 18, 2007
''They wanted to see his brains splattered on the wall. I thought that was disgusting, frankly,'' says David Chase of viewers still angry over his ending for Tony Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | Oct 19, 2007
The 10 hottest topics for the week of October 26, 2007 Read it

Movie Article

Female-driven films at the box-office

by Adam Markovitz | Oct 19, 2007
EW examines this year's five highest grossing movies starring actreses such as Diane Keaton and Sandra Bullock Read it

A Tale of Two Titles

by Vanessa Juarez | Oct 19, 2007
We tell you the difference between ''Revolutionary Road'' and ''Reservation Road'' Read it

Tyler Perry's box-office success

by Tim Stack | Oct 19, 2007
The multi-talented Hollywood outsider scores with ''Why Did I Get Married?'' and plans his next move Read it

Stanley Kubrick's new boxed set

by Ty Burr | Oct 19, 2007
We rate ''2001,'' ''A Clockwork Orange,'' and other classics from the 10 disc set Read it

Mel Brooks' greatest musical moments

by Clark Collis | Oct 19, 2007
Mel Brooks' greatest musical moments -- We rundown famous scenes from ''The Producers,'' ''Young Frankenstein,'' and more Read it

Movie Review

Rendition

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 2007

Things We Lost in the Fire

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 2007

Reservation Road

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 2007

Gone Baby Gone

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 2007

30 Days of Night

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 2007

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 2007

Wristcutters: A Love Story

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 2007

King Corn

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 2007

Weirdsville

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 17, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Mr. Brooks

by Jeff Labrecque | Oct 19, 2007

Surf's Up

by Eileen Clarke | Oct 19, 2007

Music Article

Madonna, Radiohead moves rock the music biz

by Rob Brunner | Oct 19, 2007
The Material Girl dumps her longtime label. The alt-rockers let fans download for free. Is the industry about to change forever? Read it

What would you pay for...

Oct 19, 2007
We ask readers to put a price on new releases from Britney Spears, Jay-Z, and Celine Dion Read it

Carrie Underwood's humble beginnings

by Dave Karger | Oct 19, 2007
We look at the singer's journey from farm girl to American Idol to Grammy winner Read it

Eight days in music industry history

by Chris Willman | Oct 19, 2007
Radiohead, Madonna, and George Harrison are among the musicians making headlines in early October 2007 Read it

New music for October 26, 2007

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 19, 2007
Check out the latest singles from The Dream, Taylor Swift, and George Harrison Read it

Music Review

In Rainbows

by Will Hermes | Oct 19, 2007

In Defense of the Genre

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Oct 19, 2007

No World for Tomorrow

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 19, 2007

15 Again

by Mikael Wood | Oct 19, 2007

Necessary Evil

by Clark Collis | Oct 19, 2007

Teenager

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 19, 2007

R.E.M. Live

by Douglas Wolk | Oct 19, 2007

Lady's Bridge

by Adrienne Day | Oct 19, 2007

Elect the Dead

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 19, 2007

Music Spotlight

Carrie Underwood and Tony Romo: What happened?

by Dave Karger | Oct 18, 2007
The ''American Idol'' winner tells EW what put the brakes on her budding romance with the quarterback of America's Team Read it

News Article

Mel Brooks' career triumphs

by Clark Collis | Oct 19, 2007
The multi-talented writer talks about ''Blazing Saddles,'' ''The Producers,'' and his latest project ''Young Frankenstein'' Read it

Sound Bites

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

Oct 19, 2007
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

TV Article

''Buffy'' sing-alongs canceled

by Jennifer Armstrong | Oct 19, 2007
Why the midnight screenings of the classic musical episode of ''Buffy'' have disappeared Read it

Reality TV Regurgitation

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 19, 2007
''The Next Great American Band'' is just the latest in a long line of TV music competitions Read it

Where are the ''Felicity'' cast members?

by Lindsay Soll | Oct 19, 2007
Keri Russell, Scott Foley, and the rest of the co-eds are keeping busy with new projects Read it

Contract negotiation wars

by Lynette Rice | Oct 19, 2007
We recap the battles between studio execs and Katherine Heigl, David Caruso, and Patricia Heaton Read it

Bob Barker's ''Price is Right'' replacement

by Jennifer Armstrong | Oct 19, 2007
We decide if Drew Carey is a good fit as a daytime game show host Read it

TV Review

Heroes

by Gillian Flynn | Oct 18, 2007

The Final Cut

Grow up! Film and TV coddle the man-child

by Mark Harris | Oct 22, 2007
How the pop-culture universe became the realm of Men Who Won't Grow Up -- and the one, refreshing antidote on TV Read it

The Must List

The Must List: October 26, 2007

Oct 19, 2007
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

The Q&A

Exclusive: ''CSI'' star Fox explains why she quit

by Lynette Rice | Oct 17, 2007
The actress' decision to leave TV's No. 1 show has ''nothing to do with money,'' she tells EW Read it

''My So-Called Life'' revisited

by Nisha Gopalan | Oct 25, 2007
Wilson Cruz looks back at the seminal coming-of-age TV show Read it

Samantha Morton's musical obsessions

by Adrienne Day | Oct 19, 2007
The actress, currently starring in the Joy Division movie ''Control,'' explains how music affects her craft -- and lists some of the albums that have inspired her most Read it