Sep 23, 2011

Issue #1173
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Features

'True Blood': Inside the killer finale

by Tim Stack | Sep 29, 2011
Brutal deaths! Shocking cliff-hangers! Bunny ears! EW goes behind the scenes of the craziest finale yet for HBO's hit vampire saga. Plus — SPOILER ALERT! — a preview of season 5...and who will live to see another day in Bon Temps Read it

Tony the Great

by Melissa Maerz | Sep 16, 2011
Jazz legend Tony Bennett's thoughts on Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and others with whom he has partnered on his latest — ''Duets II'' Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Sept. 23, 2011

Sep 16, 2011
Lots of love for Sarah Michelle Gellar, movies so bad they're good, and more Read it

Monitor

Andy Whitfield: 1971-2011

by James Hibberd | Sep 16, 2011
Cancer claims the life of the ''Spartacus'' star Read it

Monitor: Sept. 23, 2011

by Grady Smith | Sep 16, 2011
The Situation goes to court with Abercrombie & Fitch, Reese Witherspoon hit by a car, and more Read it

Book Article

Tales from a Hollywood hairstylist

Sep 16, 2011
Carrie White, who rubbed elbows with Elvis, Jack Nicholson, and Tippi Hedren, and more, shares her stories in a new memoir, ''The Upper Cut'' Read it

Book Review

The Night Circus

by Thom Geier | Sep 14, 2011

Here Comes Trouble

by Keith Staskiewicz | Sep 14, 2011

Last Man in Tower

by Keith Staskiewicz | Sep 14, 2011

Rin Tin Tin

by Clark Collis | Sep 14, 2011

The Taste of Salt

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 14, 2011

DVD Article

DVDs: Sept. 23, 2011

Sep 16, 2011
Re-releases of ''Breakfast at Tiffany','' ''Heathers,'' and more Read it

EW Looks Back

'ER': Where are they now?

by Tanner Stransky | Sep 16, 2011
Checking in with George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and more Read it

Hollywood Insider

Elvis Presley finally gets a big-screen biopic

by Josh Rottenberg | Sep 16, 2011
Music documentarian John Scheinfeld takes on the film adaptation of The King's story from his bodyguard's perspective Read it

Why stars face haters on 'H8r'

by Tanner Stransky | Sep 16, 2011
Defending Snooki, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, and others' decision to team up with Mario Lopez to confront their detractors Read it

Movie Article

Highlights of the Toronto Film Fest

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 16, 2011
This year's Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 8-18) features an embarrassment of cinematic riches. Here's our guide to the movies that matter most Read it

Cameron Crowe on his Pearl Jam obsession

by Jason Adams | Sep 16, 2011
It's no secret the ''Almost Famous'' director is seriously into music. But now, with his documentary ''Pearl Jam Twenty,'' he's lovingly crafted a fan's note celebrating two decades of one of his favorite bands Read it

The true story of 'Dolphin Tale'

by Anthony Breznican | Sep 16, 2011
The uplifting family film has an unlikely star: the wounded dolphin that inspired it Read it

Joel Edgerton has stardom on the ropes

by Sara Vilkomerson | Sep 16, 2011
After two decades of supporting roles, the ''Warrior'' star finally has critics buzzing — and A-list directors lining up to work with him. But he isn't about to let newfound fame diminish his fighting spirit Read it

Movie Review

Drive

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 20, 2011

I Don't Know How She Does It

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 20, 2011

Restless

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 23, 2011

Happy, Happy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 16, 2011

3

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 16, 2011

Movie on DVD Review

Star Wars: The Complete Saga

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 20, 2011

Footloose

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 13, 2011

Bridesmaids

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 19, 2011

Music Article

The road to Nirvana

by Kyle Anderson | Sep 16, 2011
Two decades after ''Nevermind'' forever altered the rock landscape, its surviving creators recall how it came to be Read it

Singles Swap: Sept. 23, 2011

Sep 16, 2011
EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love from Drake, Gretchen Wilson, Snow Patrol, and more Read it

Debbie Harry: The stories behind the songs

Sep 16, 2011
Still foxy at 66, the Blondie singer tells the tales behind the band's classic hits — plus one from their new disc, ''Panic of Girls'' Read it

Hugh Laurie: On my iPod

Sep 16, 2011
He may play a doctor on TV, but the ''House'' star is a bluesman at heart; he recently released his debut album, ''Let Them Talk.'' We let him talk Read it

Sara Bareilles: My first album

Sep 16, 2011
''The Sing-Off'' judge shares one of her earliest musical influences Read it

Singles: Sept. 23, 2011

Sep 16, 2011
Reviews of new songs from Blake Shelton, LMFAO, and Coldplay Read it

Music Review

Own the Night

by Mikael Wood | Sep 22, 2011

Unbroken

by Melissa Maerz | Sep 14, 2011

LIVE in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1

by K. Leander Williams | Sep 14, 2011

Wild Flag

by Melissa Maerz | Sep 14, 2011

SuperHeavy

by Mikael Wood | Sep 14, 2011

Some Lessons Learned

by Ken Tucker | Sep 14, 2011

Albums: Sept. 23, 2011

Sep 16, 2011
Reviews of the latest releases from St. Vincent, Bush, and more Read it

News + Notes

Oscar buzz begins!

by Dave Karger | Sep 16, 2011
The Academy Awards are still five months away, but festival faves like ''The Descendents,'' ''The Artist,'' and ''Shame'' may already have nominations in the bag Read it

Will Eddie Murphy clean up his act?

by John Young | Sep 16, 2011
Can the ''Raw'' comedian keep it on the up-and-up for the 2012 Oscars? Read it

Kevin Hart's 'Pain' brings box office joy

by Brad Wete | Sep 16, 2011
The up-and-coming stand-up came from left field to score a box office hit Read it

The week in Madonna

by Tanner Stransky | Sep 16, 2011
From lawsuits to hating on hydrangeas, her Madgesty made plenty of (not so nice) news in the past few days Read it

A pop hit about...shooting kids?

by Kyle Anderson | Sep 16, 2011
The surprise success of and unexpected influences behind Foster the People's ''Pumped Up Kicks'' Read it

Another chapter in the Camelot saga

by Stephan Lee | Sep 16, 2011
One book gives new voice to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Read it

Hit List: Sept. 23, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Sep 16, 2011
Reese Witherspoon hit by a car, stalker takes a bath in Celine Dion's home, and more Read it

News Article

Brad Pitt: The EW interview

by Jeff Giles | Sep 16, 2011
Pitt talks about dreams, self-doubt, and the serious work it took to become an actor he could be proud of Read it

TV Article

Rob McElhenney: How to get fat for TV

by Melissa Maerz | Sep 16, 2011
The star of ''It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'' gained more than 50 pounds for season 7, just because he thought it'd be funny. Below, the 5'9'' actor shares his tips for going from 162 to 215 pounds in under six months Read it

'Charlie's Angels': The art of rebooting a classic TV show

Sep 16, 2011
Exec producers Miles Millar and Al Gough explain their strategy for revamping the '70s hit Read it

SoundBites: Sept. 23, 2011

Sep 16, 2011
Zingers from ''The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen'' Read it

TV Review

The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

by Ken Tucker | Sep 16, 2011

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