Allison Hope Weiner

Allison Hope Weiner is an EW staff writer based in Los Angeles
In the shadow of controversy, Mel Gibson talks to EW about shame, forgiveness, and his new thriller ''Apocalypto''
EW picks the four contestants most likely to claim the crown
The ''Lethal Weapon'' star is working on an epic set 500 years ago in Central America
EW explores why NBC threw the book at the new ''Law & Order''
From Nicole Kidman to Kiefer Sutherland, how the celebs line-up when it comes to their dressing room on wheels
EW checks in on the courtroom drama to see how it remains fresh four shows and 550 crimes later
As the premiere date for a new spin-off approaches, EW peeks behind the scenes to see how all the shows stay fresh
Do awards for Jamie Foxx and Hilary Swank make them Oscar front-runners?
The big gambles some A-listers are taking in 2005 could fix (or flub) careers
A-list actors including Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Kevin Spacey are all in the running for the gold statuette
Indie movies like ''Sideways'' win more nominations that big-budgeted mainstream fare
Some dispute whether the hit ABC dramedy should have been entered as a drama for awards show consideration
The Oscar-winning actor discusses his new film, the Bobby Darin biopic ''Beyond the Sea''
EW gives you the scoop of the selected truths behind Oscar-bound true stories.
Directors, writers and producers comment on the growing trend of looking younger for the camera
A lack of hits, employee layoffs, and increased competition from other art house studios weakens the Weinstein brothers' once-indomitable company
EW tells you why we're happy ''Angels in America'' and ''Arrested Development'' won and Donald Trump didn't
The ''Collateral'' star gives his opinion on the new director of ''Mission: Impossible-3'' and why he's looking forward to filming ''War of the Worlds'' with Steven Spielberg
Tom Cruise goes to ''War'' with Steven and picks the director for the new ''Impossible'' film
The cable channel generates strong buzz thanks to a must-see lineup that includes the outrageous comedian as well as Jon Stewart and the boys of ''South Park''
EW explains why there is a shortage of new stars in Hollywood
Who can replace superstars Julia, Mel, and both Toms? With no young actors emerging as reliable box office draws, the answer may be no one
Missing: CSI's George Eads. Is he the first casualty in a new war on TV salaries?
And will he be the first casualty in a new war on TV salaries?
The Fox News Channel analyst interviewed O.J. 10 years after the murders of his wife and her friend