Oct 07, 2011

Issue #1175

Cover Story

'The Avengers': Your first look at the dream team!

by Anthony Breznican | Sep 30, 2011
What do you get when you put Marvel's biggest superheroes in a room together? EW went to the set to find out Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 07, 2011)

Features

Happy 15th birthday, 'South Park'!

by Clark Collis | Sep 30, 2011
Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone discuss why they're not tired of making their Comedy Central hit, their favorite (and not so favorite) episodes — oh, and a little show called ''The Book of Mormon'' Read it

The King & queen of Broadway

by Thom Geier | Sep 30, 2011
Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett have a dream of onstage glory in ''The Mountaintop,'' a provocative new play imagining the final night of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
Reader response to our Brad Pitt cover, love for Tony Bennett and Cliff Robertson Read it

Monitor

Barack Obama asks Hollywood for help

by Kyle Anderson | Sep 30, 2011
The president calls on his famous friends for reelection funds Read it

Monitor: Oct. 7, 2011

by Grady Smith | Sep 30, 2011
Emily Deschanel gives birth, Molly Sims marries, and more Read it

Book Article

Buzz book: 'Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer'

by Stephan Lee | Sep 30, 2011
In Cecily von Ziegesar's first ''Gossip Girl'' novel, back in 2002, Serena traded boarding school for ritzy Manhattan life. Now, in von Ziegesar's new version, Serena has murder on her mind Read it

Book Swap: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
Trade a fave movie or show for a great book Read it

Celebrity memoir alert!

by Stephan Lee | Sep 30, 2011
A flurry of Hollywood autobiographies is due in the coming weeks. Below are some of the buzziest new offerings Read it

Books: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
Reviews of recently released paperbacks from Jonathan Franzen, Isabel Wilkerson, and more Read it

Book Review

The Dovekeepers

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 28, 2011

The Sibling Effect

by Tina Jordan | Sep 28, 2011

The Visible Man

by Stephan Lee | Sep 28, 2011

Luck and Circumstance

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 28, 2011

There But For The

by Rob Brunner | Sep 28, 2011

Cover Story

'The Avengers': Your first look at the dream team!

by Anthony Breznican | Sep 30, 2011
What do you get when you put Marvel's biggest superheroes in a room together? EW went to the set to find out Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
The latest films to hit stores, including ''The Tree of Life,'' a ''Pee-wee's Big Adventure'' Blu-ray, and more Read it

DVD Review

Pulp Fiction

by Chris Nashawaty

Almost Famous

by Chris Nashawaty

Fast Five

by Chris Nashawaty

Hollywood Insider

The bitch is back, and on the big screen

by Dave Karger | Sep 30, 2011
The sassy Sir sets his sights on a big, brash biopic Read it

Meet 'X Factor' host Steve Jones

by Dave Karger | Sep 30, 2011
Introducing the Welshman who stole the show, quite literally, from a slew of bigger names Read it

Tony Bennett sets chart records with ''Duets II''

by Kyle Anderson | Sep 30, 2011
The 85-year-old crooner scores returns to the charts after four decades Read it

Will Oscar's new campaign rules help 'The Help'?

by Dave Karger | Sep 30, 2011
How rejiggered regulations could prove advantageous for the ensemble charmer Read it

Deal Report: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
Fox picks up Kiefer Sutherland's new series, 'Roseanne's Nuts' gets canned, and more Read it

Movie Article

The new 'Footloose'

by Tim Stack | Sep 30, 2011
A cast of up-and-comers is rebooting the 1984 film that made Kevin Bacon a star. But will fans of the original be kicking off their Sunday shoes? Read it

Movie Review

Abduction

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 26, 2011

50/50

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 02, 2011

Puncture

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 02, 2011

Margaret

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 29, 2011

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 02, 2011

Take Shelter

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 06, 2011

Benda Bilili!

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 29, 2011

Music Article

iHeartRadio Music Festival: The best and the boldest

by Tanner Stransky | Sep 30, 2011
Gaga and Jay-Z and J. Lo, oh my! Pop's biggest hitmakers gathered in Las Vegas Sept. 23 and 24. Here, a roundup of the fest's many highlights (and a few low notes) Read it

Singles: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
Reviews of the latest songs from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and more Read it

Pop's whistling history: A blow by blow

by Leah Greenblatt | Sep 30, 2011
These acts put their lips together and made some seriously memorable tunes Read it

Our farewell to R.E.M. playlist

by Leah Greenblatt, Melissa Maerz | Sep 30, 2011
You know ''Losing My Religion,'' but here are our personal picks of the best from the college-rock pioneers, who called it quits last week after 30 years and 15 albums Read it

Albums: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
Reviews of the latest from Paul McCartney, Erasure, Merle Haggard, and more Read it

Music Review

Metals

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 04, 2011

Take a Back Road

by Mikael Wood | Oct 04, 2011

Future History

by Brad Wete | Oct 04, 2011

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

by Ken Tucker | Oct 04, 2011

News + Notes

TV'S big premiere week

by James Hibberd | Sep 30, 2011
With ratings through the roof, a reenergized fall lineup is (mostly) off to an exciting start Read it

'Downton Abbey'...ratings gold?

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Sep 30, 2011
The second season of the Emmy-winning miniseries does gangbusters in its native England, but will those numbers hold up Stateside? Read it

Netflix looks to reclaim its mojo

by Keith Staskiewicz | Sep 30, 2011
The red envelope's runners were left red in the face after customer outrage over a new plan structure Read it

Hit List: Oct. 7, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Sep 30, 2011
Black Eyed Peas deny break-up rumor, Tom Sizemore arrested (again), and more Read it

Sugar Ray Leonard: Teaching Hugh Jackman (and a robot) how to box

by Anthony Breznican | Sep 30, 2011
The golden gloved champion helped the ''Real Steel'' star get into fighting form Read it

Chaz Bono's dance revolution

by Lynette Rice | Sep 30, 2011
However long his ''Dancing With the Stars'' run lasts, the writer, activist, and son of Cher has already found his groove inspiring transgender people Read it

Photo Gallery: Fall TV 2011

'South Park': Matt/Trey's faves!

by Matt Stone and Trey Parker | Oct 11, 2011
Show's masterminds share their picks for their 15 finest (half-)hours -- and 'fess up to their 53 worst! See photos

TV Article

'Dexter': Get ready for season 6

by Keith Staskiewicz | Sep 30, 2011
Here's what you need to know Read it

Laura Dern enlightens up

by Adam B. Vary | Sep 30, 2011
The actress talks about her new show ''Enlightened'' Read it

SoundBites: Oct. 7, 2011

Sep 30, 2011
One-liners from ''Modern Family,'' ''Community,'' and more Read it

Aisha Tyler: What's on my DVR

Sep 30, 2011
The voice behind Agent Lana Kane on FX's ''Archer'' and host of the hit podcast ''Girl on Guy'' shares her TV picks Read it

Paging through Pawnee

Sep 30, 2011
EW got our hands on an exclusive excerpt from ''Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America'' from ''Parks and Recreation'' Read it

TV Review

American Horror Story

by Ken Tucker | May 16, 2012

Free Agents

by Ken Tucker | May 16, 2012

Free Agents (BBC)

by Ken Tucker | May 16, 2012
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