Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Expecting Their First Child?
- Read the Cover Story: Céline Dion: 'I Lost the Love of My Life'
- WATCH: Blake Shelton Tries Sushi for the First Time and It's Hilarious
- FROM EW Jay Z Mentions Beyoncé's Lemonade on New 'All the Way Up' Remix
- Chloë Grace Moretz Reveals Her New Tattoos
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- November 25, 1996
- Vol. 46
- No. 22
Screenplaying Pays Off
Credits: His first screenplay, Shakespeare's Sister, is now shooting with stars Kenneth Branagh and Madeleine Stowe. Biggest payday: $2.5 million from Savoy Pictures in 1994 for his yet-to-be-made, virtual-reality tale Killobyte.
First person: "I'm obsessive about my work," says Ramage, who keeps a 4 a.m.-to-noon writing schedule. "I feel if I'm sleeping past 5 in the morning, I'm getting lazy."
Vitals: Born in Fargo, N.Dak., he moved to Colorado as a child with his mother after she and his father, an attorney, divorced. An above-average high school student, he took the tractor-selling job, provided by his stepfather, after graduation. Separated from wife Tina in 1991 after seven years of marriage, he shares custody of their son Ryan, 9.
Spoils of success: Five-bedroom home abutting North-glenn's country club, plus nearby houses for his mother and his wife. Last year, Ramage founded a children's theater company in Denver. Its first production was Ichabod, a musical adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" he wrote specifically for Ryan. "A lot of dads go out and buy their kids a pony," he says. "I went out and wrote my kid a play."
Hero: Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary: "He wrote great women, which is a fascination of mine."
Most thrilling moment: Meeting Steven Spielberg to talk about Shakespeare's Sister. "And that same morning," he adds, "I met with Sydney Pollack. Can you believe it?"
Old aspiration: Ramage took flying lessons as a teenager, but "it didn't work out," he says. "I tend to daydream. That's good for writers, bad for pilots."
New aspiration: To write novels. "I want someone to hold my words," he says.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!