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

By EW Staff
November 11, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

100F  Low-budget Saw II tops $60 mil at b.o. Donnie Wahlberg approaches penguin-level stardom.

80F  Struggling EW writer makes good: George A. Romero will direct Stephen King’s From a Buick 8.

60F  The West Wing’s live ”debate” rocks; if only real candidate face-offs were as smart. However…

40F  …that NBC News logo in the corner? Bad idea. And don’t get us started on Ellen’s endless ad.

20F  Presenting Oldlyweds: Maury Povich and Connie Chung will spar on a new show for MSNBC.

0F Infinity allegedly suspends Howard Stern for plugging Sirius. Wow, suddenly they have standards.