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Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

The 15 hottest topics of January 26th, 1996

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1 ELLEN The network keeps changing her time slot, but she shouldn’t worry. Look what it did for Northern Exposure.

2 WAYNE NEWTON He’s done 25,000 shows in Vegas. That brings back memories — like the time we lost all Billy’s college money.

3 O.J. It wasn’t easy making that video. No one wanted to be near him when they yelled ”Cut!”

4 IT TAKES A VILLAGE Hillary Clinton’s book about kids. If we don’t raise them right, they’ll grow up to be like Al D’Amato.

5 SUPER BOWL How many people know a Cowboy? We need the Downsized Middle Managers and the No Benefits Temps.

6 JULIA ROBERTS AND MATTHEW PERRY It’s hard to believe they’re an item. She’s soooo picky about men.

7 PRINCE PHILIP A new book says he yells at his wife. ”Who do you think you are — the queen of England?!”

8 FIRST BANKRUPTCY MONEY magazine reports the Clintons are broke. Maybe they could pawn Air Force One.

9 THE GOLDEN GLOBES Hollywood’s foreign press votes, and the Russian judge still gives everything a 4.6.

10 JOHN GOODMAN He may not return to Roseanne. Not to worry — his part can be played by the replacement Becky.

11 THE BARD A prof has proved an old poem was written by Shakespeare, and not by Nipsey Russell as many had believed.

12 A CURRENT AFFAIR The tabloid show gets the ax. Stay tuned for our exclusive on their heads falling into the basket.

13 MAN UNDERCOVER Body-shaping underwear for men. It’s great. It lets you sit closer to the bar.

14 THE ROLLING STONES They’ve canceled a tour. Damn those arthritis flare-ups.

15 L S ANGEL S $300,000 spent to fix the signs on Wilshire Boulevard. That should keep fed up Angelenos from moving to Oregon.