Taking the temperature of pop culture -- We rate the hottest and coldest in entertainment

100F HBO feeds Sopranos fans a tasty slice of cappicola: eight additional episodes beginning in January ’07.

80F Stroke-afflicted Dick Clark plans his TV return, sparing America an all-Ryan Seacrest New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

60F Fiona Apple returns. Two songs from the long-delayed Extraordinary Machine, her first album since 1999, surface legally online.

40F On his website, Buffy creator Joss Whedon pledges love to Veronica Mars. He also likes warm baths and sunsets.

20F Paula Abdul is cleared of wrongdoing in the American Idol scandalette. She has yet to be charged with crimes against fashion.

0F Lennon, the Yoko-rific new Broadway musical tribute to John, opens to bitter reviews. Quick fix: Add some ABBA.