Oct 14, 2011

Issue #1176-1177
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Features

Coldplay vs. the world

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 07, 2011
They're one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, but don't try telling them that. Insists frontman Chris Martin, ''We're as hated as a band can be'' Read it

Producers to Middle Eastern actors: ''Don't tell anyone your real name or you'll never work again''

by Christian Blauvelt | Oct 07, 2011
For actors of Middle Eastern descent, the past 10 years haven't been easy. Some have changed their names to land roles; many more have gotten used to auditioning for ''Terrorist No. 4'' Read it

Reunion: 'Fatal Attraction'

by Jess Cagle | Oct 07, 2011
Michael Douglas and Glenn Close talk about the 1987 hit nearly 25 years later Read it

Reunion: 'Home Improvement'

by Lynette Rice | Oct 07, 2011
Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and the rest of the show's stars look back on its 1991-1999 run Read it

Reunion: 'Aliens'

by Lynette Rice | Oct 07, 2011
James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, and the rest of the cast look back on the 1986 smash Read it

Reunion: 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion'

by Archana Ram | Oct 07, 2011
Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino reminisce almost 15 years later Read it

Reunion: 'The Carol Burnett Show'

by Henry Goldblatt | Oct 07, 2011
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, and Tim Conway laugh about the show's 11-year run (1967-78) Read it

Reunion: 'Office Space'

by Anthony Breznican | Oct 07, 2011
Mike Judge, Ron Livingston, and other cast members talk about the 1999 cult film Read it

Reunion: 'Growing Pains'

by Tanner Stransky | Oct 07, 2011
Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, and Jeremy remember what it was like to be Seavers from 1985-92 Read it

Reunion: 'The Princess Bride'

by Josh Rottenberg | Oct 07, 2011
Westley (Cary Elwes), Buttercup (Robin Wright), and the rest of the all-star cast do ''as you wish'' and get back together almost 25 years later Read it

Reunion: '227'

by Dave Karger | Oct 07, 2011
Marla Gibbs, Regina King, Jacké, and Hal Williams of the 1985-90 series remind us there really is ''no place like home'' Read it

Reunion: 'NYPD Blue'

by Dan Snierson | Oct 07, 2011
David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, Ricky Schroder, and Dennis Franz reveal a lot about the 1993-2005 show... just not their backsides Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
Much love for Neil Patrick Harris, YOUR picks from Emmys Winners and Losers, and more Read it

Monitor

Sylvia Robinson: 1936-2011

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 07, 2011
Examining the rich legacy of the hip-hop pioneer Read it

Monitor: Oct. 14, 2011

by Grady Smith | Oct 07, 2011
Seth Rogen ties the knot, trial of Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray begins, and more Read it

Book Article

A mailable feast

by Stephan Lee | Oct 07, 2011
The missives collected in ''The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Vol. 1, 1907-1922'' — never intended for publication — show the enigmatic author at his most unguarded Read it

Nile Rodgers on Madonna, disco & more

by Clark Collis | Oct 07, 2011
The Chic guitarist and überproducer, 59, had almost finished his memoir, ''Le Freak,'' when he was diagnosed with cancer. He opens up about working with some of the biggest pop stars of all time — and battling for his life Read it

Book Review

The Marriage Plot

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 11, 2011

Zone One

by Rob Brunner | Oct 11, 2011

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

by Sara Vilkomerson | Oct 11, 2011

The Sense of an Ending

by Stephan Lee | Oct 11, 2011

The Outlaw Album

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 11, 2011

DVD Article

DVDs: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
Reviews of recent releases, including ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'' and ''Captain America: The First Avenger'' Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Glee' star Amber Riley finally gets the spotlight

by Tim Stack | Oct 07, 2011
Riley's character Mercedes steps out of New Directions' shadow Read it

Fall TV 2011: The deathwatch begins

by Lynette Rice | Oct 07, 2011
With the cancellation of ''The Playboy Club,'' will low-rated shows like ''Charlie's Angels'' and ''Free Agents'' live to see another episode? Read it

The return of 'Arrested Development' is no illusion

by Lynette Rice | Oct 07, 2011
Creator Mitchell Hurwitz says fans can expect a 10-episode series in advance of the show's big-screen debut Read it

Hanukkah projects face off

by John Young | Oct 07, 2011
Mel Gibson and reality producer Bruce Nash prep two competing Maccabee features Read it

Deal Report: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
Justin Timberlake lands role in disco producer Neil Bogart biopic, Jessica Chastain cast opposite Tom Cruise, and more Read it

Wardrobe notes: Zooey Deschanel on 'New Girl'

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Oct 07, 2011
Deschanel and costume designer Debra McGuire explain how they created quirky heroine's fashion sense Read it

Movie Article

Box office spotlight: R-rated comedies

by Keith Staskiewicz | Oct 07, 2011
''50/50'' and ''What's Your Number?'' fizzled, but don't blame their R ratings: Grown-up comedies can score big at the box office. Here are the genre's all-time top earners Read it

Grant Heslov: George Clooney's go-to guy

by Josh Rottenberg | Oct 07, 2011
''The Ides of March'' co-writer and producer is one of George Clooney's closest friends — and his secret weapon in showbiz Read it

You know who's cool? Elizabeth Olsen

by Sara Vilkomerson | Oct 07, 2011
Don't let her famous family tree fool you. The star of ''Martha Marcy May Marlene'' — and sister of moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — is kick-starting her Hollywood career the old-fashioned way: by delivering a star-making performance Read it

Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds on playing... mother and son?

Oct 07, 2011
After years in limbo, the small (but star-studded) family drama ''Fireflies in the Garden,'' is hitting theaters. We asked Roberts, 43, and Reynolds, 34, to write about their foray into indie filmmaking Read it

No more free 3-D specs?

by Grady Smith | Oct 07, 2011
Glasses for 3-D movies have always been subsidized by studios. But Sony says it's done paying — and other studios could follow. Will you have to foot the bill? Read it

Movie Review

Footloose

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 13, 2011

Real Steel

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 13, 2011

The Ides of March

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 09, 2012

Dream House

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 13, 2011

What's Your Number?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 02, 2011

The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 12, 2011

The Way

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 07, 2011

Music Article

TV music that rocks

by Kyle Anderson, Melissa Maerz | Oct 07, 2011
Love the songs you hear on your favorite shows? TV's top music supervisors reveal the new acts they're excited to feature this season Read it

Singles Swap: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love from The Killers, Busta Rhymes, and more Read it

Idris Elba: On my iPod

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 07, 2011
The former star of ''The Wire'' is back in his Emmy-nominated role on ''Luther,'' the BBC America crime drama. Who knew he was such a Bowie fan? Read it

Albums: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
Reviews of the latest albums from Martina McBride, James Blake, and Mayer Hawthorne Read it

Justin Bieber: My first record

Oct 07, 2011
The singer reveals one of his earliest musical influences Read it

Singles: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
Reviews of the latest songs from Katy Perry, Susan Boyle, and B.o.B Feat. Lil Wayne Read it

Idol vs. Idol: Two new debuts

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 07, 2011
We do a side-by-side comparison of the debuts from last season's winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina Read it

Music Review

Fastlife

by Mikael Wood | Oct 13, 2011

Ashes & Fire

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 13, 2011

Evanescence

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 13, 2011

Biophilia

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 13, 2011

Clear As Day

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 13, 2011

Wildflower

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 13, 2011

News + Notes

Why funny gals rule the world

by Karen Valby | Oct 07, 2011
Melissa McCarthy scored on ''SNL,'' but it's just the latest of many laughs women have been getting all year Read it

Questions of the night

Oct 07, 2011
George Clooney and Hugh Jackman answer our queries on the red carpet Read it

Hit List: Oct. 14, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Oct 07, 2011
Andy Rooney retires from ''60 Minutes,'' Ryan Gosling woos Eva Mendes with Moroccan food, and more Read it

TV Article

'The Walking Dead': Zombie for a day

by Dalton Ross | Oct 07, 2011
Want to know what it's like to turn into a zombie? Dalton Ross found out when he enlisted as an extra for the season 2 premiere‚Ķ and lived to tell the tale Read it

SoundBites: Oct. 14, 2011

Oct 07, 2011
Wit and wisdom from Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake, and more Read it
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