Nov 16, 2007

Issue #964

Cover Story

Writers' strike: Imagining the worst-case scenario

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 09, 2007
How long before the walkout silences your favorite TV shows? Slows down movie production? Here's a breakdown of how the dispute could affect Hollywood's future Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 16, 2007)

EW.COM

Five fun things online

Nov 09, 2007
Meryl Streep, Holiday Movie Calendar, Greatest Hitmen, and more Read it

Feedback

Letters from our readers

Nov 09, 2007
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 09, 2007
Celebrity news for the week of November 16, 2007 Read it

Spotlight

Spotlight on Chris Brown

by Tim Stack | Nov 09, 2007
The ''Exclusive'' triple-threat is ready to become the next Michael Jackson Read it

Chatting with Fred Willard

by Lynette Rice | Nov 09, 2007
The ''Back to You'' actor reveals his thoughts on guest spots, getting recognized, and playing dumb Read it

Book Article

James Lee Burke's guest review

Nov 09, 2007
The author of ''The Tin Roof Blowdown'' recommends Ron Hansen's ''Mariette in Ecstasy'' Read it

Book Review

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 11, 2007

The Pure in Heart

by Tina Jordan | Nov 11, 2007

The Tenth Muse

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 09, 2007

Love Over Scotland

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 09, 2007

How to be Perfect

by Ken Tucker | Nov 09, 2007

Creation in Death

by Abby West | Nov 09, 2007

A Land So Strange

by Kate Ward | Nov 09, 2007

California Sorrow

by Ken Tucker | Nov 09, 2007

Elegy

by Ken Tucker | Nov 09, 2007

The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 09, 2007

Mouth Wide Open

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 09, 2007

The Year of Eating Dangerously

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 09, 2007

No Reservations

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 09, 2007

Service Included

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 09, 2007

Cover Story

Writers' strike: Imagining the worst-case scenario

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 09, 2007
How long before the walkout silences your favorite TV shows? Slows down movie production? Here's a breakdown of how the dispute could affect Hollywood's future Read it

DVD Article

New music for November 16, 2007

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 09, 2007
Check out the latest singles from Sigur Ros, Blake Lewis, and The Cool Kids Read it

FIRST PERSON

James Bond: The spy who raised me

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 09, 2007
From Scarsdale, with love: A writer explores a James Bond obsession that dominated his youth in suburban New York Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | Nov 09, 2007
The 10 hottest topics for the week of November 16, 2007 Read it

Movie Article

The Oscar buzz for ''American Gangster''

by Dave Karger | Nov 09, 2007
Can the Denzel Washington crime drama repeat the success of ''The Departed''? Read it

''Bee Movie'' overexposure

by Josh Wolk | Nov 09, 2007
Our thoughts on Jerry Seinfeld's aggressive promotion of his new film Read it

Getting caught at the drugstore

by Whitney Pastorek | Nov 09, 2007
EW looks into stars like Shia LaBeouf and Britney Spears making news at their local pharmacies Read it

Horrorfest creeps back into theaters

by Clark Collis | Nov 09, 2007
All about this year's creepy festival Read it

Director's Chair: Jean-Jacques Beineix

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 09, 2007
We talk to the director of ''Diva'' and ''Betty Blue'' Read it

Memorable James Bond lines

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 09, 2007
Our favorite phrases from ''Live and Let Die,'' ''Goldfinger,'' ''GoldenEye,'' and other classics Read it

Movie Review

Fred Claus

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 07, 2007

War Dance

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 07, 2007

Lagerfeld Confidential

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 07, 2007

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 07, 2007

Steal a Pencil for Me

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 07, 2007

Holly

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 07, 2007

Bella

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 07, 2007

Diva

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 07, 2007

Southland Tales

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 07, 2007

Lions for Lambs

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 07, 2007

No Country for Old Men

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 07, 2007

The Two Jakes

by Chris Willman | Nov 11, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Chinatown

by Chris Willman | Nov 11, 2007

Ocean's Thirteen

by Clark Collis | Nov 11, 2007

La Vie en Rose

by Kerrie Mitchell | Nov 09, 2007

Shrek the Third

by Ty Burr | Nov 09, 2007

Paris, Je T'aime

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 09, 2007

Music Article

Stars and high-waisted pants

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 09, 2007
Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna are getting inspired by the high style of earlier fashion icons Read it

The life of music legend Levon Helm

by Clark Collis | Nov 09, 2007
We look the rock icon's professional success and personal lows, from backing Bob Dylan to his fight against cancer Read it

Why ''Golden'' rocks

by LaRue Cook | Nov 09, 2007
The debut by Bear Hands is an indie record that stands out Read it

Hip-hop in pictures

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 09, 2007
We compare ''Born in the Bronx'' and ''The Breaks'' Read it

Music Review

As I Am

by Neil Drumming | Nov 10, 2007

Red Carpet Massacre

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 10, 2007

Frank

by Chris Willman | Nov 10, 2007

The Black and White Album

by Ben Spier | Nov 10, 2007

Taking Chances

by Chris Willman | Nov 09, 2007

All Hour Cymbals

by Adrienne Day | Nov 09, 2007

The Mirror

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Nov 09, 2007

Dusker

by Neil Drumming | Nov 09, 2007

System

by Neil Drumming | Nov 09, 2007

Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA

by Jonathan Bernstein | Nov 09, 2007

Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969

by Shirley Halperin | Nov 09, 2007

News Article

Pop culture hit and miss

Nov 09, 2007
We rate pop culture for the week of November 16, 2007, including Brian Williams on ''SNL,'' Chuck Norris' new book, and Tyra Banks Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

Nov 09, 2007
Jessica Simpson, ''Big Brother,'' and Joe Carnahan made news the week of November 16, 2007 Read it

Two sides of the strike

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 09, 2007
How the writers strike hurts Stephen Colbert and Starbucks, but benefits David Beckham and reality fans Read it

Pop of King

Stephen King on who's cool (and who's not)

by Stephen King | Nov 09, 2007
Our columnist names some folks who make his cool list in movies, TV, music, and books Read it

Sound Bites

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

Nov 09, 2007
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

TV Article

We plan Heidi Montag's ''Hills'' wedding

by Lindsay Soll | Nov 09, 2007
EW's all-''star'' wedding would star Dina Lohan and Tori Spelling Read it

An all-purpose speech for Fred Thompson

by LaRue Cook | Nov 09, 2007
We wrote a speech consisting of quotes from the presidential candidate's acting career Read it

Rosie O'Donnell at the NY Comedy Festival

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 09, 2007
The comedian riffed on her potential talk show with MSNBC, ''The View,'' and Britney Spears Read it

Two new web dramas

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 09, 2007
EW's take on the internet series ''Roommates'' and ''Quarterlife'' Read it

Our ''Amazing Race'' predictions

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 09, 2007
We look at the four strongest squads of the 12th season Read it

TV News

''Heroes'' creator to fans: I'm super sorry

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 07, 2007
Tim Kring admits mistakes were made at the beginning of season 2, but promises to get back on track Read it

TV Review

Pushing Daisies

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 07, 2007

TV on DVD Review

Seinfeld: The Complete Series

by Jeff Labrecque | Nov 11, 2007

The Must List

The Must List: November 16, 2007

Nov 09, 2007
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

The Scene

Seven Days in Entertainment

Nov 09, 2007
Last week's biggest events including the writers strike, Jennifer Garner on Broadway, and more Read it