News + Notes
10 | Shock and Bra We have something to get off our chest about Janet Jackson’s revealing halftime appearance; also a Boob-O-Meter and a review of Jackson’s new single…Hot Sheet…Pixar and Disney part ways…The Shaw Report… The L Word’s lesbian chic…Monitor… The 5 — Year Plan: Bitty Schram.
28 | Fantasy Island With a dream team of greedy, camera-hogging egomaniacs in place, All-Stars might just be the best Survivor ever. BY DALTON ROSS
34 | Do the Beatles Still Matter? A surprising look at moptop pop in a rap-metal world, 40 years after the Fab Four invaded America. BY TOM SINCLAIR
41 | Grisham v. Grisham The undisputed champ of the legal thriller issues a summary judgment on The Last Juror, his latest novel, along with verdicts on some of his previous best-sellers. BY TINA JORDAN
44 | Miracle Worker Taking to the rink as Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Disney’s biopic-on-ice could be the win of Kurt Russell’s career. BY REBECCA ASCHER-WALSH
46 | Angel in the Outback The Sixth Sense and About a Boy’s Toni Collette proves that she’s Australia’s other best actress. BY GILLIAN FLYNN
51 | The Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.
52 | Movies Lisa Schwarzbaum on Miracle; also Barbershop 2 and The Dreamers. Plus: Ask the Critic.
58 | DVD & Video Lost in Translation, Intolerable Cruelty, and Sylvia.
63 | Television Ken Tucker on The Apprentice; also Super Bowl Spot Check. Plus: What to Watch.
70 | Music David Browne on Norah Jones; also Kylie Minogue, Kanye West, the Coral, Melissa Etheridge, and Incubus. Plus: Director’s Cut — Michel Gondry.
74 | Books Jennifer Reese on John Grisham’s new thriller; also Randy Kennedy and Andrew Todhunter. Plus: A fraternity brother’s tale of abuse.
78 | Personal Tech Pocket-size gadgets to keep your entertainment light.
8 | Mail Lord of the Rings; Best of 2003.
80 | The Pop of King Stephen King on Michael Jackson’s presumed guilt.
ON THE COVER Richard Hatch, Jenna Morasca, and Colby Donaldson photographed for EW by Nathaniel Welch on Contadora Island, Panama, in November 2003