Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,181 covers and 55,435 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Sharon Osbourne Taking One-Month Break from The Talk After Collapsing
- Read the Cover Story – Tess Holliday: The World's First Size 22 Supermodel!
- Robert De Niro Gives Blunt, Funny, Inspiring Commencement Speech to Acting School Grads
- Chris Pratt Apologizes in Advance for Potential 'JurassicGate' and Misbehaving on Press Tour
- Kris Jenner Tries to Embarrass Daughters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian with a Throwback Pic of Their Model Poses
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
- May 30, 2005
- Vol. 63
- No. 21
Picks and Pans Review: Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution
Sure, you may claim to be a serious student of sensational homicides, but the acid test comes May 25: Will you forgo the second hour of the Lost or American Idol season finales so you can catch all of this adequate but undistinguished adaptation of Amber Frey's book Witness?
Only the media-deprived can be unaware that massage therapist Frey is the ex-lover of Scott Peterson, the smooth-talking fertilizer salesman who was convicted last year of murdering his wife, Laci, and their unborn child. Frey, initially fooled into thinking Peterson was unattached, wound up helping police and prosecutors build a case against him. Given the saturation coverage of this story, the inevitable TV movie needed actors who looked the part. Not a problem: Janel Moloney (The West Wing) is the spitting image of Amber, and little-known Nathan Anderson's similarity to Scott is too close for comfort. What's more, their performances are believable. Moloney wins sympathy as a single mom trying to forget past romantic setbacks, and Anderson is just right as a compulsive liar who seems to have himself at least half-convinced.
Unfortunately, the film sheds too little light on Amber's life apart from her relationship with Scott. When tabloids get ahold of nude photos of Amber, we see her as a victim of the vile press but receive skimpy information on how the pictures came to be taken. After her role in the Peterson case makes her a public figure, Amber becomes pregnant by a friend whose character is barely sketched in. Without a fuller portrait of the heroine, this amounts to a competent rehash of a thoroughly reported story. If you don't watch the whole thing, you'll live.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!