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The stars wrap up 1997

Cindy Crawford, Nathan Lane, and more share their highs and lows from 1997

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JULIANNA MARGULIES
HIT The Sweet Hereafter. It’s a beautiful film that really makes you think about your life. Ian Holm is phenomenal. THE PITS They went back to pink scrubs on ER. I’d rather the red.

CHRIS ROCK
HIT I’ve seen Chasing Amy four times. It made me rethink every relationship I’ve ever been in with a woman. THE PITS All the Princess Diana stuff. People say, ”We care about her kids.” You know what? Maybe the kids would get over it if their mother wasn’t in the f—ing paper every day!

SARAH MCLACHLAN
HIT The Fleetwood Mac reunion. I saw it on TV. They just sound so damn good together. THE PITS The sensationalistic element that the media took with Lilith Fair. They missed the point — they were always trying to pit men against women.

CINDY CRAWFORD
HIT My favorite thing this year was the book Stones From the River, by Ursula Hegi. THE PITS Pamela and Tommy Lee’s sex tape.

ROBIN WILLIAMS
HIT Broadway’s The Lion King. I haven’t seen it, but I really want to — I know it will be extraordinary. THE PITS I don’t like to go high or low. I’m trying to live through the middle, babe.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
HITS I went to the reopening of Harrah’s in Vegas, and I got to see a private concert performed by Harry Connick Jr. He’s so amazing. THE PITS Marilyn Manson, because he’s scary. He needs some help in the makeup department. It’s a little smeared and I don’t agree with the amount of eyeliner.

TOM HANKS
HIT Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights. Nice to see Burt back. THE PITS None of the entertainment [shows] went out of business. After a while, how much more can you have? Do we really need E! and Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood and Hard Copy?

MELISSA JOAN HART
HIT Turning 21. THE PITS Turning 21.

MATT DAMON
HIT The Ice Storm. Ang Lee was the hit of the year. THE PITS There were a number of pretty famous deaths, obviously. I don’t have to say who.

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
HIT Grosse Pointe Blank. I think John Cusack is a genius. THE PITS Having people ask me who the killer is at the end of Scream 2.

RICHARD GERE
HIT Kundun. It made me cry. It was so beautifully done. THE PITS Inhumanity.

MEG RYAN
HIT Doing the voice of Anastasia. All the little girls in my neighborhood are like, ”Is that really you?” THE PITS My son wasn’t that excited by my Anastasia doll.

CRAIG KILBORN (The Daily Show)
HIT Prince. His Little Purple Bootiness is still the most talented man in music. THE PITS The cutaways in the Tommy and Pamela Lee video.

SIGOURNEY WEAVER
HIT An inspiring book called The 500-Year Delta: What Happens After What Comes Next, by Jim Taylor, Watts Wacker, and Howard Means. It’s about how everything will change for the better.