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Issue #241
Fall 2012


Cover Story

James Franco

By Marc Weisblott

A trip inside the weird, beautiful, unpaved mind of actor James Franco.


Kristin Davis: Who's that girl?

By Darren Gluckman

Kristin Davis worked her way up from commercial actress to HBO icon. But her new role as a mom is changing everything.

Adam Shankman: Rock on

By Mike Fletcher

Adam Shankman danced his way into the director’s chair.

Mayim Bialik: Dr. Mom

By Alanna Mager

For her next trick, The Big Bang Theory’s resident female nerd, Mayim Bialik, takes off the glasses and picks up a pen.

Kristin Chenoweth: No rest for the wicked

By Julie Jacobs

Broadway’s Kristin Chenoweth loves what she does onstage, but lives for what she’s doing off it.

Soledad O’Brien: Morning glory

By Darren Gluckman

Sharing the world starts early for CNN host Soledad O’Brien.

Miranda Cosgrove: iCosgrove

By Victoria Scrozzo

The Nickelodean star grows up and moves out.

Billy Gilman: A little bit country

By Romy Oltuski

Billy Gilman lost his voice, found his passion, and ended up as a player in Nashville.

Deborah Snyder: Woman of steel

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The script was perfect for Superman producer Deborah Snyder until a stint in the hospital changed her life.

Maggie Neilson: Group therapy

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Along with her husband, Maggie Neilson advises celebs like Eva Longoria and Avril Lavigne. And guess what? She loves what she’s doing.


  • The Kate effect
  • The Jolie juggles roles
  • Mayor makes $9 million challenge
  • Silicon Valley star donates $115 million to Oxford
  • Window to equality
  • Parkinson’s center fights for $3 million
  • mission: water
  • A “winning” comeback
  • War and peace
  • Home sweet home
  • The will to give
  • $31 million to boost immunity
  • Classic Alec
  • Partners aim to help L.A. youth
  • Birthday wishes
  • Dog’s best friend
  • Bet of a lifetime


  • Creativity Celebrated During the Olympics
  • Unmasked: Gala for Global Witness
  • John J. McCloy Awards
  • MoMA Party in the Garden
  • Spirit of Life Award
  • A Night of Comedy
  • Police Athletic League’s 40th Annual Superstar Dinner
  • IAF Center Foundation Gala
  • Bringing Farm Sanctuary to All

The Index

The Entertainment List

The rich and famous project lives of glamour, luxury, and extravagance, but this year’s Entertainment List highlights those proving they are capable of much more than the gossip mags give them credit for.