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All About Eva
Where can I get lifesize copies of the Eva Longoria cover? Preferably on heavy stock, varnished.
George J. Gladis
Thanks, EW, for yet another Desperate Housewives cover. There are a few things I can count on in life, and your overexposure of shows like Housewives, Lost, and Grey’s Anatomy, which seem to make the cover every week, is one of those things. I don’t know what I would do if you actually gave the cover to Lauren Graham, for example, or maybe Bob Dylan. I think I’d stop breathing.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
In the words of Meredith Grey and cohorts: Seriously? Seriously. No Footloose on the 50 Best High School Movies list? Where’s the Kevin Bacon love?
I was shocked that your 50 Best High School Movies list did not include Better Off Dead. This movie truly had it all: broken hearts, unrequited love, freaks, geeks, nerds, jocks, foreign exchange students, crazy paperboys, clueless parents, and the list goes on. Director Savage Steve Holland was a genius at not only capturing the trials and tribulations of adolescence but also making them outrageously funny.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
How could you miss Blackboard Jungle — the film that first presented the urban high school as a teacher’s nightmare, made a star of Sidney Poitier, and caused juvenile delinquents to riot in the theaters when they heard ”Rock Around the Clock” over the opening credits? Obviously, someone didn’t do their homework.
Lionel Richie, Freddie Mercury, and David Crosby were perfect choices for Rock’s Greatest Mustaches (Music), but how could you not include Frank Zappa? Zappa’s mustache is recognized by many around the world. And he was a one-of-a-kind, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, composer, and producer who wore his iconic facial hair proudly throughout his career.
Our review of Bob Harris’ Prisoner of Trebekistan stated that Harris has earned ”hundreds of thousands in non-televised contests.” That figure refers instead to non-Jeopardy televised game shows (Books).
In our Friday Battle box on page 123 (Fall TV Preview, #895/896), we should have stated that Las Vegas would continue to beat Close to Home with viewers 18-49, not total viewers.
Number of readers who raved about Eva Longoria’s…nail polish
Number of readers who would have liked to see Steve Irwin get a lengthier tribute
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Sure, David Rossi has several tattoos of his idol, ”Weird Al” Yankovic. (Who doesn’t?) No, what elevates this New Jersey computer programmer to ”obsessive” status is his collection of Weird Al memorabilia (including ”two pairs of Al’s glasses from before he had Lasik surgery”). Next up: Rossi’s campaign (www.weirdalstar.com) to get his man a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A nation anxiously waits.