A.J. Jacobs

The diligent elves at EW have compiled a list of fitting gifts for Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and more of Hollywood's A list...
Revenge of the nerds: NBC's new show examines the ugly truth about high school
From nose picking to rectal examinations, TV commercials jump in on a sickening fad
Sex on TV
Lust is in the airwaves as HBO's ''Sex and the City'' leads TV into the wild blue yonder
Mod Swings: In a '90s answer to her '80s hit 'Slaves of New York', Tama Janowitz depicts a less appealing, Hamptons-hopping Bridget Jones
We give you a peek at what other talk show hosts, including Craig Kilborn, Tom Green, Jerry Springer, and more, might do to compete
The list includes ''Natural Born Killers,'' N.W.A., Jerry Springer, and more
The NBC series hosted by Chuck Barris ushered in the modern era of taste-challenged television
Superbowl ads by Yahoo.com, E*Trade, Excite.com and more have suddenly made commercial breaks worthwhile
ind out why this EW writer thinks modern shows like ''The Simpsons'' and ''Seinfeld'' is better than the so called ''classics''
Banana Republic vs. Old Navy, Pepsi vs. Dr. Pepper, and more go head to head
Chris Buckley has high hopes for his new novel, even if he has to fight Tom Clancy along the way
From ''American Pie'' to ''Never Been Kissed,'' chastity proves profitable
Taking a page from the ''South Park'' play-book, the new ad from The American Cancer Society shocks
The ex-''Saturday Night Live'' star brings his own brand of comedy to television with ''The Norm Show''
As his new sitcom debuts, he tells EW Online about acting tips he learned from Roseanne and why he loves to work dirty
We skimmed through the eras and found plenty of simian love, from The Monkees to ''Friends''
The small screen has seen its fair share of misfits over the years, from MTV's Jesse Camp to Charo
Budweiser, American Express, and Macintosh do well while 7-Up and Victoria's Secret fail
Seventeen years ago ''Late Night'' changed the face of talk shows
The comedian hosts Comedy Central's ''The Daily Show''