The 10 hottest topics for the week of June 18, 2004

By Jim Mullen
Updated June 18, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

1 EMINEM His lily-white butt was edited out after he dropped trou on MTV’s 2004 Movie Awards show. And it’s been inserted into an episode of ”NYPD Blue.”

2 THE STEPFORD WIVES Nicole Kidman wonders why all the women in her new town act like overdressed, man-pleasing robots. Maybe they all work in TV news?

3 J. LO & MARC ANTHONY ‘Til death do us part. Not their deaths; anyone’s will do.

4 FATHER’S DAY Give him something he would never buy himself. Like flowers for your mother.

5 ORLANDO BLOOM The rumor from the set of his new film is that the body-hair-challenged actor must wear a chest wig. Something else that solves that problem? A shirt.

6 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Murder charges were dropped against a man when outtakes upheld his alibi that he was at Dodger Stadium. And no, that’s not him robbing the peanut vendor.

7 THE CASINO A new reality show trails the patrons and employees of a downtown Las Vegas hotel. It’s kind of like ”The Restaurant,” except they’re successful and make a lot of money.

8 GARFIELD The lazy, lasagna-eating comic-strip cat makes it to the movies. But you have to hold the theater door open for him for 10 minutes before he’ll decide to come in.

9 THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK The kind of action film only Vin Diesel could make. Or Jean-Claude Van Damme or The Rock or Steven Seagal or Bruce or Nic Cage or Keanu or…

10 THE SIMPLE LIFE 2 Two heiresses go around America in a camper using their money and connections to help the poor. Oh, that’s right, they don’t. This is reality TV.