Nov 04, 2011

Issue #1179

Cover Story

Melissa McCarthy: The new queen of comedy

by Karen Valby | Oct 28, 2011
''Bridesmaids,'' ''Mike & Molly,'' and a winning ''SNL'' gig have turned the funny lady into a red-hot star, as well as the cover girl for our 2011 Comedy issue -- and that is no joke Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 04, 2011)

Features

The cast of 'Community'

Oct 28, 2011
The students and staff of Greendale Community College go for a little extra credit as NBC's hit comedy pays tribute to some school-set comedies of yesteryear Read it

Everyone's a comedian

Oct 28, 2011
A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar... and all they want to do is read our package of funny people sharing funny thoughts Read it

The art of comedy

Oct 28, 2011
A funny thing about being funny: It's seriously hard word. We asked the creative minds behind some of our favorite hilarious movies, TV shows, and web videos to share a few of their humor secrets Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Nov. 4, 2011

Oct 28, 2011
Your thoughts on our Reunions issue, plus your dream reunions Read it

Monitor

Phoenix family denies rumors about River's final film

by Sara Vilkomerson | Oct 28, 2011
Joaquin Phoenix and family shoot down rumors of a ''Dark Blood'' release near 20 years after the young actor's tragic death Read it

Monitor: Nov. 4, 2011

by Grady Smith | Oct 28, 2011

Book Article

Books: Nov. 4, 2011

Oct 28, 2011
The literary companions to movies hitting theaters this fall, including ''Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,'' ''War Horse,'' ''We Need To Talk About Kevin,'' and more Read it

Celebrity memoir alert!

by Stephan Lee | Oct 28, 2011
More and more stars are turning author — now new books from Kris Jenner, James Garner, and Carrie Fisher are set to come out Nov. 1 Read it

Two different Dexters, but both are killer

by Keith Staskiewicz | Oct 28, 2011
The brilliant psychopath played by Michael C. Hall on the Showtime series is so different from the one in Jeff Lindsay's novels that the author sometimes forgets he invented him Read it

Book Review

Steve Jobs

by Tina Jordan | Nov 16, 2011

The Scorpio Races

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 02, 2011

The Table Comes First

by Stephan Lee | Nov 02, 2011

The Stranger's Child

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 26, 2011

Cover Shoot

The cover shoot

by Stephan Lee | Oct 28, 2011
Go behind the scenes with EW as we prep Melissa McCarthy for our Comedy Issue Read it

Cover Story

Melissa McCarthy: The new queen of comedy

by Karen Valby | Oct 28, 2011
''Bridesmaids,'' ''Mike & Molly,'' and a winning ''SNL'' gig have turned the funny lady into a red-hot star, as well as the cover girl for our 2011 Comedy issue -- and that is no joke Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Nov. 4, 2011

Oct 28, 2011
Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including, ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--Part 2,'' ''Water for Elephants,'' and more Read it

Hollywood Insider

Joss Whedon's secret Shakespeare obsession

by Adam B. Vary | Oct 28, 2011
Whedon revisits a classic (and several of his favorite stars) after filming ''The Avengers'' Read it

'Once Upon a Time' casts a spell on Sunday night

by James Hibberd | Oct 28, 2011
Insiders hope the storybook drama will be the network's new ''Lost'' Read it

Deal Report: Nov. 4, 2011

Oct 28, 2011
Anne Hathaway joins the ''Les Misérables'' cast, Chord Overstreet returns to ''Glee,'' and more Read it

Cameron Crowe captures 'Zoo' candids with iPhone

by Dave Karger | Oct 28, 2011
The director snaps pics of Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson on set Read it

Coffee, tea, or charity? Hugh Jackman offers all three

by Anthony Breznican | Oct 28, 2011
The action star launches a coffee brand to aid Ethiopian farmers Read it

Movie Article

Johnny Depp's vices: A moviegoer's guide

by Keith Staskiewicz | Oct 28, 2011
''The Rum Diary'' is the latest movie to show Depp's penchant for mind-altered characters Read it

Sundance champs at the box office

Oct 28, 2011
''Like Crazy'' will take a shot at joining this list of the highest-grossing Grand Jury Prize winners Read it

Movie Review

The Rum Diary

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 30, 2011

Like Crazy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 02, 2011

Puss in Boots

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 01, 2011

Urbanized

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 01, 2011

The Double

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 28, 2011

Movie on DVD Review

Crazy, Stupid, Love

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 01, 2011

Music Article

Singles: Nov. 4, 2011

Oct 28, 2011
Reviews of the latest songs from Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown, The Fray, and more Read it

The Beach Boys' 'Smile Sessions': A lost masterpiece found

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 28, 2011
The band's abandoned post-''Pet Sounds'' project is one of music's great mysteries. Now ''The Smile Sessions'' reveals the glorious heights of Brian Wilson's genius Read it

Nick Lachey: My first album

Oct 28, 2011
The 98 Degrees alum and ''Sing-Off'' host shares one of his earliest musical influences Read it

Music Review

Four the Record

by Mikael Wood | Oct 26, 2011

Ceremonials

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 26, 2011
Florence + The Machine Read it

Lulu

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 26, 2011

Achtung Baby: Uber Deluxe Edition

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 26, 2011

Twenty

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 26, 2011

News + Notes

Hit List: Nov. 4, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Oct 28, 2011

Can Apple save the Post Office?

by Stephan Lee | Oct 28, 2011
A new app may revive the flagging USPS Read it

'Paranormal Activity 3's breakout appliance

by Grady Smith | Oct 28, 2011
How co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman made oscillation terrifying Read it

Wall Street occupies Hollywood

by Clark Collis | Oct 28, 2011
While A-listers show their solidarity, movies and TV are finding timely and relatable stories in the financial crisis Read it

Hollywood's new Dynamic Duo

by Anthony Breznican | Oct 28, 2011
The producing team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg hope to thrill Hollywood with their high-wire projects Read it

TV Article

Actors doing double duty

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Oct 28, 2011
One show is not enough for these TV stars, all of whom are working overtime this fall Read it

SoundBites: Nov. 4, 2011

Oct 28, 2011
Quips and quotes from ''The Vampire Diaries,'' ''Grey's Anatomy,'' and more Read it

'Work of Art' goes pop

by Archana Ram | Oct 28, 2011
A pop-culture-themed challenge on Bravo's highbrow (and addictive) reality show produces a bold, inspiring piece Read it

Fox's Sunday animation lineup

by Ken Tucker | Oct 28, 2011
How do ''Allen Gregory,'' ''The Simpsonss,'' ''Family Guy,'' and ''The Cleveland Show'' stack up this season? Read it
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