May 20, 2011

Issue #1155
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'Breaking Dawn': By the numbers

May 13, 2011
For every reader who hates our ''Twilight'' covers, there is a Twihard who loves it; plus more letters from the week of May 13, 2011 Read it


Sada Thompson dies at 83

May 13, 2011
Plus Alicia Silverstone, Paul McCartney, and other stars in the news the week of May 6, 2011 Read it

Jackie Cooper dies at 88

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 13, 2011
The Oscar-nominated former child star leaves a storied Hollywood legacy Read it

Book Review


by Darren Franich | May 18, 2011

Out of the Vinyl Deeps

by Ken Tucker | May 18, 2011

What There Is to Say We Have Said

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 11, 2011

I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

by Jeff Giles | May 11, 2011

Vaclav & Lena

by Rob Brunner | May 11, 2011

Books Article

Weird book alert: Alice Walker and her chickens

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 13, 2011
The author of 'The Color Purple' has written a new book about raising poultry in her backyard. Huh? Read it

Is Jo Nesbø the next Stieg Larsson?

by Rob Brunner | May 13, 2011
The author of 'The Snowman' on building suspense, dissing 'Braveheart,' and handling Hollywood Read it

EW Looks Back

Best and worst TV series finales

by Dan Snierson | May 13, 2011
''Lost,'' ''The Sopranos,'' and ''Seinfeld'' series finales got viewers' attention Read it

Hollywood Insider

'X Factor' kicks off with last-minute drama

by Dave Karger | May 13, 2011
Judge Paula Abdul didn't sign her contract until hours before taping began Read it

Bristol Palin returns to TV

by James Hibberd | May 13, 2011
The 'DWTS' alum is getting her own reality show Read it

Deal Report: May 6, 2011

May 13, 2011
This week's movers and shakers: Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, and more Read it

'Fast Five' director aims to reboot 'Terminator'

by Josh Rottenberg | May 13, 2011
Justin Lin and Arnold Schwarzenegger are making the rounds in Hollywood Read it

Movie Article

Rediscovering Woody

by Chris Nashawaty | Jun 21, 2011
His wistful new comedy, Midnight in Paris, is a riff on the pleasures and perils of nostalgia — and one of his best movies in years. In a warm, surprising interview, Woody Allen talks about his image, what he thinks of his own classics, and his lifelong struggle to live in the moment Read it

Movie Review


by Owen Gleiberman | May 25, 2011

Everything Must Go

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 19, 2011


by Owen Gleiberman | May 18, 2011


by Owen Gleiberman | May 18, 2011

Passion Play

by Owen Gleiberman | May 13, 2011

The First Grader

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 13, 2011

The Double Hour

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 13, 2011

L'Amour Fou

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 10, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 10, 2011

Movie on DVD Review

Beverly Hills Cop

by Chris Nashawaty | May 11, 2011


by Chris Nashawaty | May 10, 2011

Music Article

Rock star memoirs: Dudes gone wild

by Clark Collis | May 13, 2011
What do the new tomes from Steven Tyler, Scott Weiland, Sammy Hagar, and Nikki Sixx have in common? Plenty! Read it

Matthew Gray Gubler: On my iPod

May 13, 2011
The brainy dreamboat, who plays Dr. Spencer Reid on 'Criminal Minds,' likes classic soul and new British beats Read it

Grading Lady Gaga's new 'Judas' video

by Tanner Stransky | May 13, 2011
We break down the clip featuring the latest single from 'Born This Way' Read it

Music Review

This Is Country Music

by Chris Willman | May 11, 2011

Give Till It's Gone

by Kyle Anderson | May 11, 2011


by Brad Wete | May 11, 2011


by Brad Wete | May 18, 2011


by Kyle Anderson | Jun 24, 2011

News + Notes

'Thor' director Kenneth Branagh: From 'Hamlet' to hammers

by Sara Vilkomerson | May 13, 2011
How in the name of Norse gods did Kenneth Branagh wind up directing Thor? Read it

'Insidious' is the most profitable movie of the year

by Clark Collis | May 13, 2011
A tiny horror flick called Insidious has become the season's biggest sleeper hit. Read it

Major leadership shake-up at MTV

by Dan Snierson | May 13, 2011
When MTV chairman and CEO Judy McGrath steps down, it'll be the end of a three-decade era Read it

Hit List: May 13, 2011

by Dan Snierson | May 13, 2011
Leo DiCaprio, Charlie Sheen, and more stars who made the cut Read it

'The Normal Heart' is a hit

by Adam Markovitz | May 13, 2011
The revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart has audiences cheering and sobbing on Broadway. But his war for gay rights is far from over. Read it

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' premiere

by Carrie Bell | May 13, 2011
Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and the rest of the 'Pirates' crew walked the black carpet at Disneyland Read it

iPad Apps for Under $1

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 13, 2011
If your iPad is taking over your pop culture life, then you'll need a constant stream of fresh entertainment apps to keep you occupied. Here are 10 that won't break the bank. Read it

TV Article

Sound Bites: May 6, 2011

May 13, 2011
The best lines from the week in TV, featuring ''Conan,''' ''Modern Family,'' and ''Late Night'' Read it

Casey Wilson: Life after 'SNL'

by Tanner Stransky | May 13, 2011
The former ''Saturday Night Live'' castmember stars on new ABC comedy ''Happy Endings'' Read it

'Glee' takes NYC

by Tim Stack | May 13, 2011
The Fox hit invades Manhattan for the musical's May 24 season finale Read it

TV Review

Better With You

by Ken Tucker | May 11, 2011

Law & Order: LA

May 11, 2011

The Hollywood Insider

The new Office boss is...who?!

by James Hibberd | May 13, 2011

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