Dec 21, 2007

Issue #970

Cover Story

Inside ''Charlie Wilson's War''

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 14, 2007
Can a mix of Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, covert sex, and covert ops sell this ''global politics movie''? Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 21, 2007)

EW.COM

Five fun things online

Dec 14, 2007
Tom Hanks, ''American Gladiators,'' Popwatch, and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

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

Monitor

Monitor

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

Spotlight

Spotlight on Mary J. Blige

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Dec 14, 2007
The reigning queen of R&B talks about the various inspirations behind ''Growing Pains'' Read it

Binge Thinking

Diablo Cody's new EW column!

by Diablo Cody | Dec 17, 2007
In her first Binge Thinking essay, the ''Juno'' writer goes on a press tour, and revels in the prospect of an ''Almost Famous'' life Read it

Book Article

Cecelia Ahern's big moment

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 14, 2007
EW sits down with the co-creator of ''Samantha Who?'' to talk about her literary, film, and television success Read it

Sam Means' controversial book

by Gregory Kirschling | Dec 14, 2007
We talk with the writer about his satire, ''A Practical Guide to Racism'' Read it

Bestselling fiction hits theaters

Dec 14, 2007
We decide if the adaptations of ''The Golden Compass,'' ''Atonement,'' and ''The Kite Runner'' are as good as their source material Read it

Book Review

Her Last Death

by Karen Valby | Dec 14, 2007

Bleeding Kansas

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 14, 2007

Elizabeth & Leicester

by Tina Jordan | Dec 14, 2007

My Life as a Traitor

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 14, 2007

People of the Book

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 14, 2007

Touchstone

by Paul Katz | Dec 14, 2007

Ethel Merman

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 14, 2007

Vermeer's Hat

by Michele Romero | Dec 14, 2007

The Anatomist

by Joan Keener | Dec 14, 2007

A Version of the Truth

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 14, 2007

In Defense of Food

by Jennifer Reese | Dec 14, 2007

Gone and Back Again

by Tanner Stransky | Dec 14, 2007

A Pale Horse

by Tina Jordan | Dec 14, 2007

Last Call

by Bob Cannon | Dec 14, 2007

Half the Blood of Brooklyn

by Marc Bernardin | Dec 14, 2007

Cover Story

Inside ''Charlie Wilson's War''

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 14, 2007
Can a mix of Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, covert sex, and covert ops sell this ''global politics movie''? Read it

DVD Review

Once

by Ken Tucker | Dec 14, 2007

Stardust

by Kerrie Mitchell | Dec 14, 2007

High School Musical 2

by Eileen Clarke | Dec 14, 2007

EW Flashback: Dec 12, 2007

Wesley Snipes speaks out!

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 17, 2007
Exclusive interview: ''Blade'' star opens up about his bizarre downfall and upcoming trial Read it

EW.com Poll

Who was your favorite ''Survivor'' winner?

Dec 14, 2007
See what our readers thought, then give your opinion Read it

Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

by Rick Tetzeli | Dec 14, 2007
EW's managing editor talks about EW.com's new homepage and Diablo Cody Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

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

Movie Article

Ten years after ''Titanitc''

by Christine Spines | Dec 14, 2007
We look at how James Cameron's top-grossing movie of all time changed Hollywood Read it

''The Golden Compass'' disappoints at the box-office

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 14, 2007
How poor performance of the Nicole Kidman fantasy could affect the ''His Dark Materials'' franchise Read it

Oscar buzz-o-meter

by Dave Karger | Dec 14, 2007
We look at the Oscar chances for Amy Ryan, ''Atonement,'' and others Read it

A Coppola family tree

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 14, 2007
We look at the branches of this Hollywood clan, including Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman Read it

Why didn't you like ''August Rush''?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 14, 2007
Check out this week's Ask the Critic's question, then post your own Read it

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts' career beginnings

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 14, 2007
We look at the stars before they became icons, in ''Punch'' and ''Mystic Pizza'' Read it

Politically-charged film failures

by Jeff Labrecque | Dec 14, 2007
Analyzing the box office disappointments of ''The Kingdom,'' ''Rendition,'' ''In the Valley of Elah,'' ''Lions for Lambs,'' and ''A Mighty Heart'' Read it

Wesley Snipes' recent legal drama

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 14, 2007
We look at the actor's five latest court battles, from paternity suits to tax fraud Read it

Wesley Snipes career highlights

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 14, 2007
The actor selects his favorite starring roles, like ''White Men Can't Jump'' and ''Disappearing Acts'' Read it

Five things we learned from ''The Simpsons Movie''

by Jeff Labrecque | Dec 14, 2007
The animated film's DVD commentary offers Comic-Book-Guy worthy trivia Read it

The ''Bring It On'' boxed set

by Tanner Stransky | Dec 14, 2007
On a scale of one to four megaphones, we rate the cheerleader franchise Read it

Movie Review

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 04, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 04, 2008

I Am Legend

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 04, 2008

The Kite Runner

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 09, 2008

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 04, 2008

The Perfect Holiday

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 12, 2007

P.S. I Love You

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 12, 2007

Youth Without Youth

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 12, 2007

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

by Karen Valby | Jan 04, 2008

Movie on DVD Review

December Boys

by Ari Karpel | Dec 14, 2007

Music Article

Nicole Scherzinger's solo debut delays

by Tim Stack | Dec 14, 2007
The former lead singer of Pussycat Dolls discusses pushed back release dates, unsuccessful singles, and her uncertain future Read it

New music for December 21, 2007

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 14, 2007
Check out the latest singles from Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg, and Grizzly Bear Read it

Recording artists on the rise

by Tim Stack | Dec 14, 2007
A look at highly-anticipated album releases from Saigon, Lil Mama, and Keri Hilson Read it

Our Grammy nominee mixtape

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 14, 2007
Forget ''Rehab'' and ''Stronger,'' we pick other tracks from Amy Winehouse and Kanye West that you should put on your playlist Read it

Colbie Caillat's ''Bubbly'' year

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 14, 2007
The singer-songwriter's album ''Coco'' is a hit and she's ready for more in 2008 Read it

Music Review

Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

by Chris Willman | Dec 14, 2007

Sweeney Todd

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 14, 2007

8 Diagrams

by Neil Drumming | Dec 14, 2007

News Article

Pop culture hit and miss

Dec 14, 2007
We rate pop culture for the week of December 21, 2007 including James McAvoy, The Spice Girls, and ''Sex and the City'' Read it

2007: The year of the pest

by Kate Ward | Dec 14, 2007
Rodents from ''Enchanted,'' ''Ratatouille,'' and ''Desperate Housewives'' infested entertainment this year Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

Dec 14, 2007
''Private Practice,'' Randy Jackson, and John Singleton made news the week of December 21, 2007 Read it

Hilary Swank's style

by Meeta Agrawal | Dec 14, 2007
How to dress like the actress in ''P.S. I Love You'' Read it

Photo Gallery

The Must List: Dec. 14

Dec 14, 2007
15 things we love this week See photos

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: Week's best TV quotes

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

TV Article

''The Hills'' season finale

by Tim Stack | Dec 14, 2007
Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag leave us with more questions than answers on the MTV show Read it

What's right with ''Kid Nation''

by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 14, 2007
In defense of the CBS reality show, and our ideas to make an even better second season Read it

Stars who owe us an apology

by Christine Fenno | Dec 14, 2007
Sarah Wayne Callies, Mandy Patinkin, and Rosie O'Donnell should ask for forgiveness Read it

Snoop Dogg's reality show

by Tim Stack | Dec 14, 2007
The rapper reveals his parenting methods on the new E! series, ''Fatherhood'' Read it

2007's TV highlights

Dec 14, 2007
EW critics pick their favorite episodes from ''Lost,'' ''House,'' ''Friday Night Lights,'' and more Read it

The Scene

Seven days in entertainment

Dec 14, 2007
Last week's biggest events including the premiere of ''Atonement,'' the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, and more Read it