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

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.