Year in Review 2001: Entertainment Trivia
Which celebrity couple did NOT call it quits in 2001?
- Anne and Ellen broke up in the summer of 2000.
What was Sharon Stone's husband, publisher Phil Bronstein, bitten by at the Los Angeles Zoo?
- He suffered severed tendons in one of his big toes.
Who won the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy?
- McCormack was the surprise winner, beating out perennial nominees Grammer and Romano.
Which diva had a much-publicized breakdown that landed her in and out of mental-health facilities over the summer?
- Her people cited exhaustion as the cause.
- The pair teamed up in several films.
- He won for Traffic, but was also nominated for Erin Brockovich. The last time a director was nominated twice in the same year was in 1939, when Michael Curtiz was plucked for Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters. (He lost to Frank Capra for You Can't Take It with You.)
- The Mel Brooks production took honors for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and others.
Who was the $1 million winner on Survivor II: The Australian Outback?
- Wesson edged out Donaldson.
How much did Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone take in at the box office in its first weekend of release?
- Though it set a record, the film opened in 8,200 theaters nationwide, about one-quarter of all those available.
Who replaced Rick Schroder as Det. Andy Sipowicz's oft-changing partner on NYPD Blue?
- The former Saved By the Bell star also made a guest appearance on Law & Order Special Victims Unit as a porn star.