Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. in the United States which covers movies, television, music, Broadway stage productions, books, and popular culture. Time Inc is a major subsidiary of the media conglomerate Time Warner, the company formed by the 1990 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally Time Inc is a major subsidiary of the media conglomerate Time Warner, the company formed by the 1990 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — Unlike celebrity-focused publications US Weekly, People, and In Touch Weekly, EW's primary concentration is on entertainment media and critical reviews. Us Weekly is a celebrity magazine originally founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, and acquired by Wenner Media in 1986 People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published In Touch Weekly is an American celebrity gossip Magazine. The magazine is focused on celebrity news fashion beauty relationships and Also, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman The Hollywood Reporter is a major trade publication of the Film industry in the United States. Its original TV advertising soliciting pre-publication subscribers portrayed it as a consumer guide to popular culture ("the post-modern Farmer's Almanac"). The magazine features celebrities on the cover and addresses topics such as TV ratings, movie grosses, production costs, concert ticket sales, ad budgets, and in-depth articles about scheduling, producers, showrunners, etc. The magazine publishes several "double issues" each year (usually in January, May, June and/or August) which are available on newsstands for two weeks; because the magazine numbers its issues sequentially, it counts each double issue as "two" issues so that it can fulfill its marketing claim of 52 issues per year for subscribers.
The first edition of Entertainment Weekly was published in 1990 and featured singer k.d. lang on the first cover. kd lang, OC (born Kathryn Dawn Lang, November 2, 1961) is a Grammy Award -winning Canadian Singer and The title word "entertainment" was not capitalized on the cover until mid-1992 and has remained so since. By 2003, the magazine's weekly circulation averaged 1,700,000 copies per week (Source: Magazine Publishers of America). In March 2006, managing editor Rick Tetzeli oversaw an overhaul of EW's graphics and layout to reflect a more modern look. The website (EW.com), under managing editor Jay Woodruff, provides users with daily content, blogs, original video programming, entertainment exclusives, and serves as an archive for past magazine interviews, columns, and photos. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of
Cover of Entertainment Weekly
issue Volume 1, Number 1, dated February 16
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Featured on the cover is the singer k. d. lang.
Entertainment Weekly follows a typical magazine format by featuring a letters to the editor and table of contents in the first few pages, while also featuring advertisements. A letter to the editor (sometimes abbreviated LTTE or LTE) is a letter sent to a Publication about issues of concern to its readers A table of contents usually headed simply "Contents" is a list of the parts of a book or Document (including Acts of Parliaments) organized in the order While many ads are unrelated to the entertainment industry, the majority of ads are typically related to up-and-coming television, film, or music events.
News and Notes
These beginning articles open the magazine and as a rule focus on current events in pop culture. The whole section typically runs 8 to 10 pages long, and features several specific recurring sections:
- The Scene, a recently added section, is a two-page spread of photographs documenting “7 Days in Entertainment. ” These may include anything from film sets, festivals, film stills, or celebrities. Two constant features of “The Scene” are the “Web Obsession of the Week,” which showcases a favorite online video of the EW staff, and the “Shaw Report. ”
- The Shaw Report is a small sidebar feature, written by Jessica Shaw that rates several trios of related trends: one that is "in"; one that is "five minutes ago" (recently fashionable but no longer so); and one that is "out. "
- The Bullseye, also a new element to the magazine, is a small boxed-in graphic of a bull's eye. The staff of the magazine rate the "hits" and "misses" from the past week's events in pop culture. For example, in the February 29, 2008 issue, the new Indiana Jones trailer was featured in the center, while Martha Stewart Living's purchase of Emeril Lagasse's franchise was placed as a "miss. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc ( MSLO,) is a diversified media and merchandising company founded by Martha Stewart. Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15 1959) is an American Celebrity chef, Restaurateur, Television personality and "
- The Hit List, written each week by critic Scott Brown, highlights ten major events, with short comedic commentaries by Brown. Typically, there will be some continuity to the commentaries. This column was originally written by Jim Mullen and featured 20 events each week, and Dalton Ross later wrote an abbreviated version.
- The Hollywood Insider is the magazine's new one-page section that reports breaking news in entertainment. It gives details, in the separate columns, on the most current in television, movie, and music news.
- The Spotlight usually focuses on a specific celebrity--an actor, actress, musician, or writer--who has been featured in the news recently for a particular project, event, or political, endeavor. The interviews focus on the celebrity's particular project rather than with biographical information.
- The Deal Report, written by Michelle Kung, highlights business deal and signings that have recently taken place. The section is separated by medium, but within each section separate events are separated only by ellipses. A page is one side of a leaf of Paper. It can be used as a measurement of Documenting or Recording quantity ("that topic covers twelve pages" Ellipsis (plural ellipses; from Greek 'omission' in Printing and Writing refers to a mark or series of marks that usually indicate an intentional There are also typically a number of headshots of persons under discussion, as well as one full body shot. In Computer gaming, a headshot is the projectile-induced injury to the head of an enemy often resulting in increased damage or instant death This feature appears to have been discontinued.
- The Fever Chart is a small infographic showing six events, ranked on their impact by temperature. Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of Information, Data or Knowledge. This feature is rarely seen as of late.
- The Style Sheet is a full page devoted to celebrity style. Fashion refers to styles of dress (but can also include cuisine literature art architecture and general comportment that are popular in a culture at any given time Because its focus is on celebrity fashion or lifestyle, it is graphically rich in nature, featuring many photographs or other images.
- The Monitor is a single page devoted to major events in celebrity lives. It is very tabloid-like in nature, highlighting events like weddings, illnesses, arrestes, court appearances, and deaths. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Deaths of major celebrities are typically detailed in a full page obituary titled Legacy. An obituary is an attempt to give an account of the texture and significance of the life of someone who has recently died This feature is nearly identical to sister publication People Magazine's "Passages" feature. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published
There are typically four to six major articles within the middle pages of the magazine. These articles are most commonly interviews, but there are also narrative articles as well as lists. An interview is a conversation between two or more people (the interviewer and the interviewee where Questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from Feature articles tend to focus mostly on movies and television and less on books and stage. In the magazine's history, there have only been a few cover stories (John Grisham, Stephen King) devoted to authors. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, There has never been an EW cover solely devoted to theater.
The Must List
This is a one-page section highlighting ten things (books, movies, songs, etc. ) that the staff loves from the week.
There are seven sections of reviews in the back pages of each issue (together encompass up to one half of the magazine's pages). In addition to reviews, each reviews section has a top sellers list, as well as numerous sidebars with interviews or small features. Unlike a number of European magazines that give their ratings with a number of stars (with normally 4 or 5 stars for the best review), EW grades the reviews academic-style, so that the highest reviews will get a letter grade of "A" and the lowest reviews get an "F," with plus or minus graduations in between assigned to each letter except F.
The sections are:
- Movies, color-coded in red, will typically feature all of the major releases for that weekend, as well as several independent and foreign films that have also been released. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several World cinema is a term used primarily in English language speaking countries to refer to the Films and film industries of non-English speaking countries Lisa Schwarzbaum and Owen Gleiberman are the two primary movie critics, with occasional reviews by Scott Brown and Gregory Kirschling. Owen Gleiberman (born 24 February 1959 is a film critic for Entertainment Weekly, a position he has held since the magazine's launch in 1990 This EW section also includes "Critical Mass" - a round up of the grades that have also been given by a number of noted movie reviewers in the American press (such as Ty Burr from the Boston Globe and Todd McCarthy from Variety and Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times). Ty Burr has been a Film critic for the Boston Globe since 2002 The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England, Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily Newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, this section includes the box-office figures from the previous weekend and an "Ask the Critic" sidebar featuring the critics' answers to readers' questions about film criticism. The only new film that has ever been given an A+ rating by EW is My Left Foot in one of the magazine's first issues.
- DVD & Video, color-coded in blue, rates recently released DVDs on both the quality of the film, and of the DVD extras. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Generally, the critics avoid rating the films themselves, unless it is something that was not recently in theaters. A chart is also given that displays the sales of DVDs and the amount of video rentals for the previous week.
- Television, chief critic Gillian Flynn, color-coded in green, reviews made-for-TV movies and new series, as well as some television specials. Gillian Flynn is an American Author and Television Critic for Entertainment Weekly. A television special is a Television program, typically a Short film or Television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally There is also a section of sound bites featuring quotes from various television shows. A sound bite is an audiolinguistic and social communications phenomenon whose nature was recognized in the late 20th century helped by people such as Marshall McLuhan. The section also includes the Nielsen ratings for the previous week. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television
- What to Watch, currently written by Alynda Wheat, features brief one or two sentence reviews of several TV shows on each night of the week, as well as one slightly longer review, usually written by someone else, with a letter grade.
- Music, color-coded in orange, reviews major album releases for the week, divided by genre. A genre (ˈʒɑːnrə also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/ from French "kind" or "sort" from Latin: genus (stem gener-) is a loose set There is also typically at least one interview or feature, as well as a section called "Download This," highlighting several singles available for download on the Internet. A chart displaying record sales and airplay for the previous week is also included.
- Books, color-coded in gray, features reviews of books released during the week. Sometimes, authors will write guest reviews of other works. There is also typically one interview or spotlight feature in this section per issue. Bestseller lists appear at the end of this section.
- Theater, color-coded in purple, (not in every issue) reviews shows currently playing, divided by the city where they are running.
- Review sections focused on Kids (children's entertainment) and Internet (websites, software, and video gaming), each color-coded in yellow, have been retired.
The back page
The final (non-cover) page of the magazine is devoted to a different column each week, written by four of the magazine's more prominent writers:
- The Pop of King, featured in the color blue, is Stephen King's column, where he discusses various aspects of pop culture, including movie or book recommendations among other things. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance —
- The Glutton, featured in orange, is the column by Dalton Ross (who briefly wrote the Hit List) dealing with a random aspect of popular culture. This feature is expanded on EW. com/glutton, and includes a random top 5 list at the bottom of the page.
- The Final Cut, colored red, is written by former executive editor and author Mark Harris. Harris' column focuses on analyzing current popular culture events, and is generally the most serious of the back page columns. Harris has written about the writer's strike and the 2008 presidential election, among other topics.
- Binge Thinking, the most recent addition to the back page and featured in pink, is written by screenwriter Diablo Cody. Brook Busey (born June 14 1978 better known by the Pen name Diablo Cody, is an American Academy Award & BAFTA -winning Screenwriter After several profiles of Cody in the months leading up to and following the release of her debut film, Juno, she was hired to write a column detailing her unique view of the entertainment business. Juno is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody.
Every year, Entertainment Weekly publishes a number of specialty issues. These issues are often published as double issues (issues given two consecutive weeks as its date). Many times, these features will be so big in length that they replace all other feature articles.
Common specialty issues include:
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Preview - Generally, each quarter, the magazine covers upcoming releases in movies, music, television, live shows, and books. Occasionally, the focus will be on upcoming movies only.
- The Photo Issue - Once a year, EW dedicates an issue to featuring (aside from the normal reviews and news content) only photos of celebrities. Unlike tabloid issues, these are photos done with the celebrities' cooperation, and often they use some form of artistic expression. A wide variety of celebrities are used, including Green Day, Reese Witherspoon, Morrissey, the cast of the show Arrested Development and Cameron Diaz. Green Day is an American rock trio Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22 1976 is an Academy Award winning American actress and Film producer, who has established herself as Steven Patrick Morrissey (ˈmɒɹɪsiː born May 22, 1959) known primarily as Morrissey, is a British Singer and Lyricist Arrested Development is a character-driven American television Sitcom about a formerly wealthy habitually Dysfunctional family. Cameron Michelle Díaz (born August 30 1972 is a Golden Globe - BAFTA - and SAG -Award nominated U Generally, the photos will contain some descriptive text, sometimes about the person or sometimes a commentary from the photographers.
- Academy Awards issues - The magazine devotes at least four cover stories per year to the Oscars; "The Oscar Race Begins" issue in January predicts the nominees, the "nominees" issue in February profiles the recently-announced Oscar contenders, the "Oscar Odds" issue predicts the winners the week before the awards, and the after-awards issue covers the ceremony the week after it airs. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Virtually every EW issue mentions the Oscars in some capacity, often on the cover, and a film or actor's Academy Awards chances are often noted in EW reviews. In comparison, music's Grammy Awards, television's Emmy Awards, and theater's Tony Awards are given relatively limited coverage. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented
- End-of-the-Year Issue - The last issue of each year. On each cover is the Entertainer of the Year, which is chosen by readers at EW's official website. The issue consists of the 10 best items released in theater, film, TV, music, DVD, literature, and (as of last year) fashion that year. Music, TV, and Movies have two critics give their top 10; the others only have one. Each section also has a five-worst list (Movies is the only section in which both critics give the worst). Also in the issue are special sections devoted to (and logically titled) Entertainers of the Year, Great Performances, Breakout Stars, a timeline of infamous celebrity mishaps, and obituaries of stars who died (this used to be in a separate issue; it was combined with the EOTY issue in 2003). This is the only issue without any reviews.
In 2007, J.K. Rowling was named Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year for her Harry Potter series. Joanne "Jo" Rowling OBE (born 31 July 1965 who writes under the Harry Potter is a series of seven Fantasy novels written by British author J She is the first entertainer primarily known for writing to be so named.
The complete list of EW Entertainers of the year are: Bart Simpson (1990), Jodie Foster (1991), the cast of Saturday Night Live (1992), Steven Spielberg (1993), Tom Hanks (1994), the cast of Friends (1995), Rosie O'Donnell (1996), Ellen DeGeneres (1997), Leonardo DiCaprio (1998), Ricky Martin (1999), Russell Crowe (2000), Nicole Kidman (2001), Denzel Washington (2002), the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Jon Stewart (2004), the cast of Lost (2005), the cast of Grey's Anatomy (2006), and J. K. Rowling (2007). Bartholomew J "Bart" Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19 1962 is a two-time Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe -award winning American Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9 1956 is an two-time Academy award and Emmy winning American Film actor, director Friends was an Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26 1958 is an eleven time Emmy Award -winning American stand-up comedian, Television host and actress Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11 1974 is a three-time Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe -winning American film actor. Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971) better known by his Stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964 is an Academy Award - BAFTA - Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning New Zealand and Denzel Hayes Washington Jr (born December 28 1954) is an American Actor and director. This article is about the live-action movie which shares a title with a book, video game, and animated film. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American serial drama television series. Grey’s Anatomy is an American Primetime television medical drama. Joanne "Jo" Rowling OBE (born 31 July 1965 who writes under the
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