EW Staff
February 27, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

News + Notes

10 | The Naked Truth How Janet Jackson’s revelation is affecting your favorite shows… Hot Sheet…Did Havana Nights take any moves from Dirty Dancing?… What’s more toxic — New Jersey or Jersey Girl?…NYC’s fashion shows are becoming the new Oscar-frock destination…The Shaw Report… The state of celeb partygoing… Monitor…First Look at the play Twentieth Century.


24 | And the Precious Goes to… Who will run off with the golden treasures this year — and why? Our insider’s guide to the Oscars handicaps every race. Plus: In an e-mail exchange, EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum and Owen Gleiberman take on this year’s Best Picture nominees — and each other.

58 | Joys of Sex Two blondes, a brunette, and a redhead walked into a bar six years ago and redefined fashion and dating. As Sex and the City signs off, we toast the best and lament the worst of both. BY CLARISSA CRUZ AND JESSICA SHAW

64 | Too Cool for School With his inventive debut, The College Dropout, rapper-producer Kanye West moves to the head of the hip-hop class. Surprisingly, the man behind ”Slow Jamz” has more on his mind than getting your pants off. BY NEIL DRUMMING

67 | Just a Small-Town Girl Who needs the bright lights and big city? A Girl Named Zippy author Haven Kimmel prefers to remain a local hero. BY KAREN VALBY


71 | The Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.

72 | Movies Lisa Schwarzbaum on Welcome to Mooseport; also Eurotrip, Against the Ropes, Kitchen Stories. Plus: Catching Up With… Stanley Kubrick; Ask the Critic.

79 | DVD & Video Gregory Kirschling talks to Spy Kids 3-D’s Robert Rodriguez; also, Chappelle’s Show, My Life Without Me, Roswell: The Complete First Season, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

84 | Television Dalton Ross on The King of Queens and George

Lopez; also reality-show bootees and spotlight on Project Greenlight. Plus: What to Watch.

95 | Music Neil Drumming on JC Chasez; also Van Hunt, Jonny Greenwood, and John Frusciante. Plus: A Rod Stewart tour report.

100 | Books Scott Brown on three Iraqi-war tomes; also Aurelie Sheehan, Maureen O’Hara with John Nicoletti, Lorna J. Cook. Plus: A physicist popularizes tough science.

8 | Mail Catwoman’s Halle Berry; Oscar nominees.

104 | Stupid Questions This week with…Alyson Hannigan.

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