Pop culture hit and miss -- We rate pop culture for the week of November 23, 2007, including Winona Ryder in the new ''Star Trek'', ''The Amazing Race,'' and Heidi Klum

By EW Staff
November 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM EST


* The Amazing Race gives us Goth fever

* No Country for Old Men‘s Javier Bardem: Great performance. Now, about that Dorothy Hamill hair…

* The first single (”Bleeding Love”) from X Factor winner Leona Lewis. Remember her name — fame!

Near Misses

* KFC won’t let a joke die; offers Colbert a swearing-in ceremony at headquarters

* In a medical miracle, Winona Ryder, age 36, plays mom to Zachary Quinto, age 30, in the new Star Trek

* The relentless shilling by Seal and Heidi Klum


* C’mon writers, you need to come up with better strike chants than ”Marcia‘s cross and so are we”

* Dwight’s ongoing cruelty to animals on The Office

* Do we really have to reread Beowulf?