Nov 11, 2011

Issue #1180

Cover Story

'The Muppets': The gang's all here!

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 04, 2011
Get ready to light the lights! After a decade out of the headlines, The Muppets are back and set to make a new rainbown connection -- all thanks to one die-hard fan who happens to be a Hollywood star Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 11, 2011)

Features

'Immortals': The brains behind the brawn

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 04, 2011
The gods have never looked so good. Tarsem Singh's opulent new spectacle is the latest movie from a director with a vision Read it

Kirsten Dunst: Her second coming

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 04, 2011
She hasn't been on screen much lately, but Dunst's riveting turn in the apocalyptic ''Melancholia'' has already won her one Best Actress award — and could get her nominated for more. A conversation about high art and guilty pleasures Read it

'Revenge': Sex! Murder! Hot, scheming rich people! Why everyone is talking about it...

by Tanner Stransky | Nov 04, 2011
They say it's best served cold. We say it's best served on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EW goes inside ABC's deliciously soapy breakout hit Read it

Miranda Lambert: Country's rebel girl grows up

by Melissa Maerz, Grady Smith | Nov 04, 2011
Four albums in, the rowdy Nashville upstart has become an undisputed star. Here, she talks music, mayhem, and life with new husband Blake Shelton Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
Meeting the infamous Rubber Man from ''American Horror Story,'' more favorite film fights, and more Read it

Monitor

Steve Jobs bio set to be biggest book of 2011

by Stephan Lee | Nov 04, 2011
Walter Isaacson's unflinching look at the Apple innovator brings in blockbuster fourth-quarter sales Read it

Monitor: Nov. 11, 2011

by Grady Smith | Nov 04, 2011
Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy, cause of Amy Winehouse's death determined, and more Read it

Book Article

Sound bites from ''God''

Nov 04, 2011
God sees all, and now He's spilling. In ''The Last Testament: A Memoir,'' the Almighty (with some help from David Javerbaum, former executive producer of ''The Daily Show'') delivers the ultimate telleth-all Read it

'The Phantom Tollbooth' turns 50

Nov 04, 2011
A special edition commemorates the book's fifth decade Read it

Lauren Myracle: Her novels are beloved — and banned

by Stephan Lee | Nov 04, 2011
The YA star is no stranger to scandal: The National Book Awards just dissed her; schools boycott her explicit books. But it would be a shame to let a brouhaha overshadow her recent novel ''Shine'' Read it

Books: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
The latest books to come to paperback from Simon Winchester, Nora Ephron, and more Read it

Book Review

Blue Nights

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 15, 2011

My Long Trip Home

by Tina Jordan | Nov 09, 2011

Cover Story

'The Muppets': The gang's all here!

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 04, 2011
Get ready to light the lights! After a decade out of the headlines, The Muppets are back and set to make a new rainbown connection -- all thanks to one die-hard fan who happens to be a Hollywood star Read it

DVD Article

Harry Potter's magical extras

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 04, 2011
An in-depth chat between Daniel Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling makes the Blu-ray of ''Deathly Hallows—Part 2'' enchanting Read it

DVDs: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ''Cars 2,'' ''Larry Crowne,'' and more Read it

EW Looks Back

'Arrested Development' smackdown!

Nov 04, 2011
EW experts rally around their favorite Bluth... or Fünke Read it

Hollywood Insider

Big Time Rush take on The Beatles

by Tanner Stransky | Nov 04, 2011
Today's favorite boy band pay homage to the Fab Four Read it

'Paranormal Activity 3': Hit means big business for Jason Blum

by Clark Collis | Nov 04, 2011
The producer behind ''Paranormal Activity 3'' eyes a slew of spooky new projects Read it

Deal Report: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
Charlie Sheen sells a sitcom to FX, ''Days of Our Lives'' launches first gay story line, and more Read it

The high price of TV's virtual reality

by Lynette Rice | Nov 04, 2011
Several new series, from ''Terra Nova'' to ''American Horror Story,'' are breaking the bank on visual effects Read it

Movie Article

Movie fashion that made it to the mall

by Stephan Lee | Nov 04, 2011
Lisbeth Salander fans can dress like their idol with H&M's new 30-piece collection based on David Fincher's ''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'' (out Dec. 21). Here's a look at that line — plus a few other notable movie-fashion tie-ins Read it

The curious case of old-age makeup

by John Young | Nov 04, 2011
How hard was it to make Leonardo DiCaprio look 77 in ''J. Edgar''? As any makeup artist will tell you, turning the clock forward is one of Hollywood's toughest tricks Read it

Movie Review

Tower Heist

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 09, 2011

Janie Jones

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 04, 2011

Le Havre

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 04, 2011

Being Elmo

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 04, 2011

The Son Of No One

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 04, 2011

Dragonslayer

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 04, 2011

Movie on DVD Review

Blue Velvet

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 02, 2011

Music Article

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood talk country's best duets

by Dave Karger | Nov 04, 2011
They recently scored their own No. 1 smash with ''Remind Me.'' As the two Nashville stars prepare to cohost the CMAs for the fourth year in a row, they give us their all-time favorite pair-ups Read it

Singles: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
Reviews of new songs from Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige Feat. Drake, and more Read it

Chart flashback: 1992

by Leah Greenblatt | Nov 04, 2011
Nineteen years ago, Boyz ruled, rumps were Wreckxed, and Madonna scandalized the Vatican. We revisit and regrade the pop-music week that was Read it

Maggie Q: My first album

Nov 04, 2011
The ''Nikita'' star shares one of her earliest musical influences Read it

Albums: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
Reviews of the latest from Susan Boyle, Wale, and more Read it

Music Review

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 02, 2011

Under the Mistletoe

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 02, 2011

Fórmula, Vol. 1

by Mikael Wood | Nov 02, 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 02, 2011

First Recordings

by Ken Tucker | Nov 02, 2011

News + Notes

Reality TV: Judging the judges

by Lynette Rice, Ken Tucker | Nov 04, 2011
After last week's dustup on ''Dancing With the Stars,'' we ask the experts: How mean do you have to be? Read it

Big plans for the Field of Dreams

by Josh Rottenberg | Nov 04, 2011
Kevin Costner made Iowa's baseball diamond in a cornfield iconic 22 years ago, now the spot is moving into the future Read it

The art of Bill Murray

by Clark Collis | Nov 04, 2011
Rich Pellegrino immortalizes Murray's ''Caddyshack'' character, and others, in oil Read it

Hit List: Nov. 11, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Nov 04, 2011
Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy, Charlie Sheen sells a comedy show, and more Read it

Adele's singing setback

by Clark Collis | Nov 04, 2011
A throat injury sidelines the singer at the pinnacle of a wildly successful year Read it

Photo Gallery

Kim Kardashian Gross-O-Meter!

by Tim Stack | Nov 14, 2011
How does a 72-day marriage rate in the history of gross behavior from the E! star? Let's just see... See photos

TV Article

SoundBites: Nov. 11, 2011

Nov 04, 2011
This week's best one-liners from shows including ''Parks and Recreation,'' ''Chuck,'' and more Read it

The son of anarchy

by Lynette Rice | Nov 04, 2011
Kurt Sutter, the creator of FX's hit outlaw-biker drama ''Sons of Anarchy,'' has a little problem with authority himself — just check out his Twitter and blog rants. But his outspoken rage only makes his fans love him more Read it

Personality quiz: Nick Offerman

by Dan Snierson | Nov 04, 2011
The 41-year-old actor/woodworker is a cut above the rest as meat-loving, bureaucracy-hating, stone-faced survivalist Ron Swanson on NBC's ''Parks and Recreation.'' Shall we put him to the test? Read it

TV Review

Hell on Wheels

by Ken Tucker | Nov 04, 2011

Bones

by Ken Tucker | Nov 04, 2011

The Final Cut

Who are you calling funny?

by Mark Harris | Nov 04, 2011
The new sitcom ''Whitney'' isn't as bad as all the haters say it is — although it sure is close. Still, the heated reaction to the show tells us a lot about our warring visions of TV comedy Read it
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