Nov 18, 2011

Issue #1181

Cover Story

Holiday preview: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

by Rob Brunner | Nov 11, 2011
Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig team up with renowned director David Fincher for a dark, disturbing, and already controversial adaptation of the blockbuster crime novel. Step inside the season's most eagerly (and nervously) awaited thriller Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 18, 2011)

Features

Holiday preview: 'We Bought A Zoo'

by Christian Blauvelt | Nov 11, 2011
A look at the budget of Matt Damon's menagerie of a movie Read it

Holiday preview: Thomas Horn

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 11, 2011
He's 14 and a former ''Jeopardy!'' champ. Now he's scored the lead role in a film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Fame could be extremely close Read it

Holiday preview: Michelle Williams

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 11, 2011
How do you embody a Hollywood legend like Marilyn Monroe? You start with research — a whole lot of it. Michelle Williams describes how she captured the voice, the walk, and even the insecurities of an icon Read it

Holiday preview: 'The Artist'

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 11, 2011
Yep, that's right — there's virtually no dialogue. No color, either. The story behind the season's unlikeliest awards contender, a romantic homage to early Hollywood Read it

Holiday preview: Martin Scorsese

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 11, 2011
The Oscar-winning filmmaker known for gritty, violent dramas shoots a 3-D adaptation of a children's novel set in 1930s Paris. Finally, a film his 12-year-old daughter can see Read it

Holiday preview: Gary Oldman

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 11, 2011
The British actor went to obsessive lengths to choose the perfect specs for his alter ego Read it

Holiday preview: Charlize Theron

by Anthony Breznican | Nov 11, 2011
Who says actresses need to be warm and cuddly? The Oscar-winning former model takes no guff from anyone, and her buzzed-about new character (created by Juno writer Diablo Cody) is just as uncompromising Read it

Holiday preview: Jeremy Renner

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 11, 2011
A decade ago, he was a struggling actor living on ramen noodles. But after two straight Oscar noms, the 40-year-old is poised to become an action star in a series of big movie franchises. First up: teaming with Tom Cruise Read it

Holiday preview: Oscar predictions

by Dave Karger | Nov 11, 2011
We analyze the playing field — including a Best Picture race shaken up by new Academy rules Read it

Holiday preview: The accents

by Adam Markovitz, Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 11, 2011
Not every actor can make a flawless vocal transformation: We asked locals and an expert to judge these stars' accents from their movie trailers Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Nov. 18, 2011

Nov 11, 2011
Feedback on our funnies features, a defense of Johnny Depp's ''Rum Diary,'' and more Read it

Monitor

Andy Rooney (1919-2011):
In his own words

Nov 11, 2011
The longtime ''60 Minutes'' commentator died on Nov. 4 at the age of 92. After 33 years of having the last word on the news show, we thought it fitting the columnist and humorist have the final say here, too Read it

Monitor: Nov. 18, 2011

by Grady Smith | Nov 11, 2011
Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray found guilty of manslaughter, Justin Bieber takes paternity test, and more Read it

Book Article

'Wicked' wraps up

by Stephan Lee | Nov 11, 2011
''Out of Oz'' author Gregory Maguire talks about saying goodbye to his ''Wicked''-ly best-selling series — and says you may not have seen the last of it Read it

Audiobooks: Nov. 18, 2011

Nov 11, 2011
The latest books to get the aural treatment from Michael Lewis, Mindy, Kaling, Jeffrey Eugenides, and more Read it

Freud's couch and other wonders

Nov 11, 2011
Annie Leibovitz reveals the psychiatrist's decorative tool in her latest photo book Read it

Books that'll rock you

Nov 11, 2011
We rate the latest tune-related tomes, from the work of a passionate critic to a history of five especially melodic years in New York City Read it

Book Review

Then Again

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 07, 2011

Mrs. Nixon:
 A Novelist Imagines a Life

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 23, 2011

Cover Story

Holiday preview: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

by Rob Brunner | Nov 11, 2011
Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig team up with renowned director David Fincher for a dark, disturbing, and already controversial adaptation of the blockbuster crime novel. Step inside the season's most eagerly (and nervously) awaited thriller Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Nov. 18, 2011

Nov 11, 2011
Reviews of the latest releases to hit stores, including ''Beginners,'' ''Super 8,'' and more Read it

EW Looks Back

Sandra Bullock: Her road to superstardom

by Keith Staskiewicz | Nov 11, 2011
The Nov. 20, 2009, release of ''The Blind Side'' brought Oscar gold to Bullock's already glittery résumé, which includes a combined box office gross of more than $1.6 billion. Read it

Guest Column

Playing the waiting game

Nov 11, 2011
ABC decided to hold ''Cougar Town'' off the air until midseason. Now show co-creator Bill Lawrence shares his thoughts on what it's like having to wait until 2012 Read it

Hollywood Insider

Miley Cyrus checks into 'Hotel Transylvania'

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 11, 2011
The teen sensation joins Adam Sandler in the animated family flick Read it

Michael Fassbender mixes pleasure, pain in 'Haywire'

by Anthony Breznican | Nov 11, 2011
The buzzy actor encounters sex and death all in the same scene Read it

Stephen King brings Pierce Brosnan back to TV

by Clark Collis | Nov 11, 2011
The author and actor team up to adapt King's ''Bag of Bones'' Read it

Deal Report: Nov. 18, 2011

Nov 11, 2011
Andy Serkis signs on for ''Rise of the Planet of the Apes'' sequel, Warner Bros. prepares third ''Clash of the Titans'' film, and more Read it

'Glee' gay sex episode takes TV into virgin territory

by Tim Stack | Nov 11, 2011
Ryan Murphy sheds light on the small screen first Read it

Movie Article

When actors face off against...themselves

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2011
Playing both halves of a male-female twin set in ''Jack and Jill,'' Adam Sandler joins a long list of actors who have acted opposite themselves. Dual questions: Why did they do it? And how did they do? Read it

Téa Leoni: Awkward Questions

Nov 11, 2011
She plays a cop in ''Tower Heist,'' but Leoni agreed to let EW do the interrogating this time and face some of our most cringe-inducing queries Read it

Movie Review

J. Edgar

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2011

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 15, 2011

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2011

The Conquest

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2011

Into The Abyss

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 11, 2011

Movie on DVD Review

West Side Story [Blu-ray]

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 11, 2011

Three Amigos [Blu-ray]

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 15, 2011

Infernal Affairs [Blu-ray]

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 08, 2011

Music Article

Albums: Nov. 18, 2011

Nov 11, 2011
Reviews of new records from David Nail, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Betty Wright & The Roots Read it

TV That Rocks

Nov 11, 2011
EW scopes out the best musical moments from recent episodes of your favorite shows Read it

A web celeb's sweet vid

by Grady Smith | Nov 11, 2011
Kina Grannis' songs have grabbed over 77 million YouTube views — but her new jelly-bean-assisted clip, nearly two years in the making, is a whole different kind of feat Read it

Donald Glover: Is th 'Community' star the next Kanye West?

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 11, 2011
He gets big laughs as an actor and stand-up comic, but his hip-hop alter ego, Childish Gambino — unleashed on his surprisingly excellent full-length debut, ''Camp'' — is no joke Read it

Singles: Nov. 18, 2011

Nov 11, 2011
Reviews of new songs from Amy Winehouse Feat. Nas, Far East Movement, and Faith Hill Read it

Music Review

Here and Now

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 09, 2011

Inni

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 09, 2011

The Dreamer

by Mikael Wood | Nov 09, 2011

The Papercut Chronicles II

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 09, 2011

News + Notes

Hit List: Nov. 18, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Nov 11, 2011
Lady Gaga preps Thanksgiving special, Hugh Grant becomes a dad, and more Read it

Which tablet will catch Fire next?

by Stephan Lee | Nov 11, 2011
Sizing up Amazon's latest e-reader and its place in the tablet world Read it

Scandals: Measuring the impact on a career

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 11, 2011
How new online research firms are proving that bad news can still be good for business for stars like Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Ashton Kutcher Read it

The big events

Nov 11, 2011
We asked attendees at the premiere of ''J. Edgar'' and ''A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas'' a few questions Read it

TV Article

In defense of... 'Enlightened'

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 11, 2011
The ratings barely register, and EW readers voted HBO's Laura Dern-fronted dark comedy their least-favorite new show of the fall, but here's an impassioned plea to give it one more shot Read it

TV's 'Man' problem

by Ken Tucker | Nov 11, 2011
Four current shows about guys -- from ''Two and a Half Men'' to ''Last Man Standing'' -- are struggling to be likeable Read it

TV Review

5 reasons Regis Philbin is simply irreplaceable

by Ken Tucker | Nov 11, 2011
On Nov. 18, Regis Philbin, 80, will step down from his ''Live!'' post after 28 years. Jerry Seinfeld has been tapped as the first guest cohost alongside Kelly Ripa, but a permanent replacement may not be named until next spring. Because who can possibly take the place of our one-of-a-kind Reege? Read it
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