Jan 06, 2012

Issue #1188

Cover Story

'The Girl With the Dragon Tatto': Enter the 'Dragon'

by Mark Harris | Dec 30, 2011
Those eyes, those lips, those piercings. Lisbeth Salander is the series' inscrutable, androgynous, and explosive heroine -- and we can't stop thinking about her. Here's how David Fincher and actress Rooney Mara brought the character to life, and what's behind her incendiary appeal Read it
Magazine Cover (Jan 06, 2012)

Features

Glenn Close on... Glenn Close

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 30, 2011
The actress looks back on three decades of memorable movies — from ''The Big Chill'' to ''Fatal Attraction'' to the new ''Albert Nobbs,'' which could finally bring her Oscar gold Read it

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo': Who is Rooney Mara?

by Rob Brunner | Dec 30, 2011
She caught our eye in ''The Social Network,'' but nothing prepared us for her turn in ''Dragon Tattoo.'' The 26-year-old Golden Globe nominee may be shy, but her work just roars Read it

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' burning questions: Enya, Oscar chances, and more

by Keith Staskiewicz, Grady Smith | Dec 30, 2011
Everything you ever wanted to know but were really afraid to ask Read it

'CSI': Saying goodbye

by Lynette Rice | Dec 30, 2011
After 12 seasons on the smash procedural, Marg Helgenberger is getting out of the crime business. And EW was on the set for the final moments as the star signed off -- yes, there were tears... and tequila Read it

Return to 'Downton Abbey'

by Lynette Rice | Dec 30, 2011
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the gorgeous estate, and its equally beautiful residents, as they ready for season 2 Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Jan. 6, 2012

Dec 30, 2011
Congratulating 2011's Entertainers of the Year, getting to know EW's new app, and more Read it

Monitor

Mel Gibson loses half his fortune in divorce

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Dec 30, 2011
Oscar winner forks over $850 million to ex-wife Robyn Moore and $750,000 to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in recent settlements Read it

Monitor: Jan. 6, 2012

by Grady Smith | Dec 30, 2011
Matthew McConaughey engaged, Robert De Niro welcomes daughter, and more Read it

Blu-ray Review

Sid and Nancy

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 28, 2011

Hostel: Part III

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 28, 2011

Book Article

'Blair Witch Project' star's career takes a hit

by Clark Collis | Dec 30, 2011
More than a decade after starring in the game-changing film, Heather Donahue was back in the woods...growing pot. The actress, 38, recalls her stint as a medical-marijuana farmer in a new memoir, ''Growgirl'' Read it

The quotable Christopher Hitchens

Dec 30, 2011
Author/polemicist Christopher Hitchens died at 62 from complications of esophageal cancer on Dec. 15, yet his incisive opinions live on in his books like ''God Is Not Great'' and ''Hitch-22.'' A few bon mots... Read it

10 books we can't wait to read in 2012

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 30, 2011
The most anticipated novels of the new year from luminaries including Tom Wolfe, John Irving, Marilynne Robinson, Lionel Shriver, and more Read it

Book Review

How It All Began

by Stephan Lee | Dec 28, 2011

Cover Story

'The Girl With the Dragon Tatto': Enter the 'Dragon'

by Mark Harris | Dec 30, 2011
Those eyes, those lips, those piercings. Lisbeth Salander is the series' inscrutable, androgynous, and explosive heroine -- and we can't stop thinking about her. Here's how David Fincher and actress Rooney Mara brought the character to life, and what's behind her incendiary appeal Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Jan. 6, 2012

Dec 30, 2011
Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ''Final Destination 5,'' ''Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,'' and more Read it

EW Looks Back

Unforgettable commercial catchphrases

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Dec 30, 2011
The best advertising one-liners, from ''Where's the beef?'' to ''Whassssup?'' Read it

Guest Column

Fred Armisen: What's so funny about Portland?

Dec 30, 2011
The ''SNL'' star's ''Portlandia'' is both a love and a laugh letter to the quirky city of Portland, Ore. Armisen explains his affectionate obsession Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Walking Dead' creator enters the land of the living

by Clark Collis | Dec 30, 2011
Robert Kirkman pens a new comic, ''Thief of Thieves'' Read it

Kim Wayans' part in 'Pariah' is no joke

by Dave Karger | Dec 30, 2011
From ''In Living Color'' to black-and-white ideology in a Dee Rees' heart-wrenching indie Read it

Sigur Rós' Jónsi scores with 'We Bought a Zoo'

by Dave Karger | Dec 30, 2011
Cameron Crowe taps the atmospheric Iceland musician to score his latest film Read it

Deal Report: Jan. 6, 2012

Dec 30, 2011
Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin join big-screen ''Ender's Game,'' Chris Noth and Hank Azaria join Amanda Seyfried-led Linda Lovelace biopic, and more Read it

James Franco to Oscar: Give Andy Serkis the gold!

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 30, 2011
Last year's co-host campaigns for his ''Rise of the Planet of the Apes'' co-star Read it

Movie Article

'The Princess Bride' comes alive!

by Anthony Breznican | Dec 30, 2011
Director Jason Reitman (''Juno,'' ''Young Adult'') has been staging live readings of quirky and beloved old movies in L.A. He's snagged some great, game actors to reinterpret the roles — and drawn some ecstatic crowds Read it

Meryl Streep: Her many marvelous faces

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 30, 2011
Turning herself into Thatcher is just the actress' latest metamorphosis. Here are five other standouts Read it

Angelina Jolie: 6 directors who taught me the trade

by Anthony Breznican | Dec 30, 2011
When the Oscar-winning actress decided to write and direct the Bosnian war drama ''In the Land of Blood and Honey,'' she drew on her own career as a film school of sorts. Here are the directors who inspired her Read it

Movie Review

The Iron Lady

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 03, 2012

Mission: Impossible --
Ghost Protocol

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 03, 2012

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 03, 2012

War Horse

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 03, 2012

Music Article

Three Rounds With... The Black Keys

by Melissa Maerz | Dec 30, 2011
Rock's awesomest duo since the White Stripes have a new album, ''El Camino,'' and a big year ahead. We sat down with guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney to talk Grammys, vans, and Robert Plant Read it

Postholiday gift swap

Dec 30, 2011
Well-meaning relatives and friends stuffed your stocking with eight copies of Adele's 21? Exchange them (we won't tell!) for 10 great recent releases you might have missed Read it

Drew Barrymore: My first record

Dec 30, 2011
The actress reveals one of her earliest musical influences Read it

Albums: Jan. 6, 2012

Dec 30, 2011
Reviews of the latest releases from Kelly Clarkson, Common, and Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Read it

Singles: Jan. 6, 2012

Dec 30, 2011
Reviews of the latest songs from Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift Feat. The Civil Wars, and more Read it

News + Notes

Year-end box office blues

by Benjamin Svetkey, Grady Smith | Dec 30, 2011
Why ticket sales stumbled in a holiday movie season full of high-profile sequels and stars Read it

'Mission: Impossible' is the holiday champ

by Sara Vilkomerson | Dec 30, 2011
Tom Cruise's latest climbs to the top and signals a win for IMAX Read it

Hit List: Jan. 6, 2011

by Dan Snierson | Dec 30, 2011
Lady Gaga sued by former assistant, Justin Bieber second most charitable artist in showbiz, and more Read it

Darren Criss hits Broadway

by Tim Stack | Dec 30, 2011
The head Warbler on ''Glee'' is singing and dancing on the Great White Way for a three-week run, stepping in for Daniel Radcliffe in the hit ''How to Succeed in Business...'' Read it

Sundance doc looks at 'Shining' rumors

by Anthony Breznican | Dec 30, 2011
''Room 237'' explores myths, messages, and speculation inspired by the Stanley Kubrick classic Read it

Photo Gallery

'Downton Abbey': On-the-set pics

by Lynette Rice | Jan 08, 2012
Get an insider's look at the gorgeous estate and its equally beautiful residents See photos

'Downton Abbey': Who's who

by Lynette Rice | Jan 08, 2012
Get to know the upstairs/downstairs players as the second season of Masterpiece series begins tonight See photos

TV Article

SoundBites: Jan. 6, 2012

Dec 30, 2011
One-liners from Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and more Read it

'American Horror Story': Scary plans for season 2

by Tim Stack | Dec 30, 2011
Series creator Ryan Murphy teases the shock and awe of the frighteningly good show's next season Read it

Dick Clark on 40 rockin' New Year's Eves

Dec 30, 2011
With ''Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve'' celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, we asked the titular host to share some of his most memorable Times Square moments. (Two words: naked partygoers) Read it

TV Review

The Firm

by Melissa Maerz | Dec 28, 2011
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