Aug 12, 2011

Issue #1167

Cover Story

'The Help': All the Dish

by Karen Valby | Aug 05, 2011
How a determined director and a very passionate cast including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer brought the best-seller to the screen Read it
Magazine Cover (Aug 12, 2011)

Features

Emma Stone's hot summer

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 05, 2011
With ''The Help'' and ''Crazy, Stupid, Love'' in theaters, the actress' career is on fire. Allow us to fan the flames Read it

Aziz Ansari Blows Up

by Adam Markovitz | Aug 05, 2011
In ''30 Minutes or Less,'' he races against a time bomb on the big screen, but the ''Parks & Recreation'' star's career is about to explode Read it

Behind the scenes: Back to work!

by EW Staff | Aug 05, 2011
Vacation's over for the casts and crews of shows like ''The Good Wife'' and ''Gossip Girl.'' EW visited their sets to get an exclusive look at the stars reuniting on the job Read it

Why is it so hard to make a good romantic comedy?

by Sara Vilkomerson, Anthony Breznican | Aug 05, 2011
''Crazy, Stupid, Love'' got us thinking: Why are great romantic comedies so rare? We asked the experts and came back with six reasons why making rom-coms is a lot harder than it looks Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
Mixed reviews on Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford's interview skills, a defense of Netflix, and more Read it

Monitor

Piers Morgan Entangled in Hackgate

by Tanner Stransky | Aug 05, 2011
The CNN anchor faces allegations about his tenure as editor of Rupert Murdoch-owned ''News of the World'' Read it

Monitor: Aug. 12, 2011

by Grady Smith | Aug 05, 2011
Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth split, Oprah Winfrey heads to court, and more Read it

TV

History lessons (for finding TV hits)

by Lynette Rice | Aug 10, 2011
History president and GM Nancy Dubuc, the exec behind ''Pawn Stars'' and ''American Pickers,'' tells EW how the network finds hits by putting a spotlight on subcultures Read it

Book Article

Five great novels inspired by 9/11

Aug 05, 2011
In light of the release of ''The Submission,'' EW offers five more books that drew from the World Trade Center terror attack Read it

Charity update: A gift from Dolly Parton

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 05, 2011
For more than 15 years, the country icon has been helping kids learn to love reading Read it

Books: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
New releases from David Levien, Lisa Unger, and more Read it

Book Review

The Submission

by Leah Greenblatt | Aug 24, 2011

The Family Fang

by Thom Geier | Aug 03, 2011

Girls in White Dresses

by Leah Greenblatt | Aug 03, 2011

City of Promise

by Beth Johnson | Aug 03, 2011

The Killer Is Dying

by Kevin Sullivan | Aug 03, 2011

Cover Story

'The Help': All the Dish

by Karen Valby | Aug 05, 2011
How a determined director and a very passionate cast including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer brought the best-seller to the screen Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
The latest movies to hit stores, including ''Mars Needs Moms,'' ''The Beaver,'' and more Read it

Stoner movie highs (and lows)

by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 05, 2011
Are we just being paranoid, or does Hollywood not make these comedies like it used to? Read it

Hollywood Insider

TeenNick totally scores with '90s hits

by Lynette Rice | Aug 05, 2011
The network sees bumper ratings after responding to fans' demand for retro favorites including ''Kenan & Kel'' and ''Clarissa Explains It All'' Read it

Oscar targets lavish campaign parties

by Dave Karger | Aug 05, 2011
The Academy cracks down on studios' attempts to runaround campaign party regulations Read it

The ''Crazy'' man behind Gerard Butler's next role

by Anthony Breznican | Aug 05, 2011
A little about the drug addict biker-turned-minister at the center of ''Machine Gun Preacher'' Read it

TCA roundup 2011: 'Entourage' flick is a go; Rosie is a hit

by Archana Ram | Aug 05, 2011
Highlights from this year's Television Critics Association press tour Read it

Deal Report: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
Sean Hayes sitcom in development, Hilary Swank signs on for 'Shrapnel,' and more Read it

Movie Article

So you woke up in someone else's body...

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 05, 2011
If you ever have an identity crisis like Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in ''The Change-Up,'' don't despair. Here are seven easy steps Hollywood has taught us for surviving the new you Read it

Brit Marling: Let the buzz begin

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 05, 2011
The star of ''Another Earth'' decided to ditch Wall Street for Hollywood — and it's paying off Read it

Movie Review

The Change-Up

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 04, 2011

The Whistleblower

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 04, 2011

The Future

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 16, 2011

Mysteries of Lisbon

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2011

Magic Trip

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2011

Bellflower

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 02, 2011

The Interrupters

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 02, 2011

Movie on DVD Review

The Battle of Algiers

by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 04, 2011

Music Article

Singles: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
New songs from Drake, Noel Gallagher, and more Read it

Tiffani Thiessen: My first record

Aug 05, 2011
The ''White Collar'' star shares one of her earliest musical influences Read it

Singles Swap: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love Read it

Drew Barrymore's favorite videos

by Tim Stack | Aug 11, 2011
The actress and first-time music video helmer shares clips that inspire her Read it

Music Review

Tailgates & Tanlines

by Mikael Wood | Aug 03, 2011

Follow Me Home

by Kyle Anderson | Aug 03, 2011

King

by Kyle Anderson | Aug 03, 2011

Tripper

by Melissa Maerz | Aug 03, 2011

News + Notes

Our open letter to 'Glee'

Aug 05, 2011
A flurry of confusing headlines has kept the Fox hit in the spotlight this summer — but now it's time to just shut up and sing Read it

Serial killer on the big screen

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 05, 2011
John Cusack and Nicolas Cage sign on for a harrowing true crime pic set in Alaska Read it

Hit List: Aug. 12, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Aug 05, 2011
Gene Simmons proposes, ''Hostel'' heads to the theme park, and more Read it

Wardrobe notes: Olivia Wilde

Aug 05, 2011
AS A WESTERNER IN COWBOYS & ALIENS Read it

Hits bring growing pains for AMC

by James Hibberd | Aug 05, 2011
After some off-camera drama on ''The Walking Dead'' and ''Breaking Bad,'' the cable network is getting all of its zombies in a row Read it

Photo Gallery

2 songs, same name: Which rules?

by Kyle Anderson, Leah Greenblatt | Aug 17, 2011
Ten current singles share their titles with songs from the past; we decide which tunes win the title. See photos

TV Article

SoundBites: Aug. 12, 2011

Aug 05, 2011
Zingers from ''True Blood,'' ''Entourage,'' and more Read it

Spoiler Room: Aug. 12, 2011

by Sandra Gonzalez | Aug 05, 2011
TV fans no longer have to wait to find out what's happening on their favorite shows. EW.com's Spoiler Room has the inside look at what's ahead Read it

TV Review

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

by Jennifer Armstrong | Aug 09, 2011

Pretty Little Liars

by Jennifer Armstrong | Aug 09, 2011