Jan 13, 2012

Issue #1189

Cover Story

Oscars 2012: Let's get this party started

by Dave Karger | Jan 06, 2012
The Oscar race is heating up, and George Clooney and Viola Davis are emerging as leading contenders for Best Actor and Best Actress. That's good news for these frequent collaborates -- it'll be another chance to hang out Read it
Magazine Cover (Jan 13, 2012)

Features

He. Is. Spartacus!

by Dalton Ross | Jan 06, 2012
After losing star Andy Whitfield to cancer, Starz's runaway hit ''Spartacus'' faced an uncertain future — but now newcomer Liam McIntyre is stepping in to pick up the sword and give the series a fighting chance Read it

Oscars 2012: Dave Karger predicts the nominees

by Dave Karger | Jan 06, 2012
From ''The Artist'' to ''The Descendants,'' EW's critic forecasts the most likely name-checks Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Jan. 13, 2012

Jan 06, 2012
Your picks for tbe Best & Worst of 2011, more breakout TV stars, and more Read it

Monitor

Katy and Russell call it quits

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 06, 2012
The celeb couple goes their separate ways after 14 months of marriage Read it

Monitor: Jan. 13, 2012

by Grady Smith | Jan 06, 2012
Aretha Franklin engaged, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart welcome daughter, and more Read it

Book Article

Harry Potter director writes book of 'Secrets'

by Stephan Lee | Jan 06, 2012
Filmmaker Chris Columbus (the first two Harry Potter movies) will try to work his magic on the publishing world in spring 2013 as coauthor of the YA trilogy ''House of Secrets.'' The plot is tightly under wraps, but we got him to spill a few details Read it

Book Review

American Dervish

by Rob Brunner | Jan 04, 2012

The Street Sweeper

by Leah Greenblatt | Jan 04, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

by Stephan Lee | Jan 04, 2012

Fairy Tale Interrupted

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 04, 2012

Wild Abandon

by Jeff Giles | Jan 04, 2012

Cover Shoot

George Clooney and Viola Davis: The cover shoot

by Benjamin Wood | Jan 06, 2012
Go behind the scenes with the likely Oscar nominees from ''The Descendants'' and ''The Help'' Read it

Cover Story

Oscars 2012: Let's get this party started

by Dave Karger | Jan 06, 2012
The Oscar race is heating up, and George Clooney and Viola Davis are emerging as leading contenders for Best Actor and Best Actress. That's good news for these frequent collaborates -- it'll be another chance to hang out Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Jan. 13, 2012

Jan 06, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ''Shark Night,'' ''Unleashed,'' and more Read it

Editor's Note

Editor's note: Jan. 13, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Jan 06, 2012
Jess Cagle previews EW's upcoming Oscar coverage Read it

Guest Column

Ricky Gervais: My Golden Globes mission

by Ricky Gervais | Jan 06, 2012
As host of the 2011 ceremony, he left no celebrity unburned. Now Gervais, who'll return as Globes emcee on Sunday, Jan. 15, explains why ruffling feathers is a comedian's moral obligation Read it

Hollywood Insider

J.J. Abrams chases lost convicts on 'Alcatraz'

by Dan Snierson | Jan 06, 2012
The masterminds behind Fox's midseason mystery preview its upcoming premiere Read it

This...is Ryan Seacrest on the 'Today' show?

by James Hibberd | Jan 06, 2012
With Matt Lauer's contract ending in 2012, Ryan Seacrest might his eye on the coveted spot Read it

Movie Article

The gospel according to Dolly and Latifah

by Anthony Breznican | Jan 06, 2012
After 20 years, Dolly Parton is back in a starring role in the comedy ''Joyful Noise,'' out Jan. 13. She plays a rival to Queen Latifah (a.k.a. Dana Owens) in a gospel choir. The divas spoke to EW in L.A.

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If at first you don't succeed...you won't get a sequel!

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jan 06, 2012
''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'' has grossed about $60 million in two weeks, and the studio says it's planning a sequel. The following underperformers weren't so lucky Read it

Extremely similar, incredibly close?

by Grady Smith | Jan 06, 2012
''Hugo'' and ''Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close '' take place in different centuries, but their plots have some weird resemblances Read it

Movie Review

In the Land of Blood and Honey

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 09, 2012

Albert Nobbs

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 12, 2012

Pina

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 06, 2012

A Separation

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 09, 2012

Pariah

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 09, 2012

Movie on DVD Review

Moneyball

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 06, 2012

Music Article

Jason Aldean: My first album

Jan 06, 2012
The country star shares one of his earliest musical influences Read it

Parker Posey: What's on my iPod

by Tanner Stransky | Jan 06, 2012
The longtime indie-cinema darling and recurring ''Good Wife'' guest star gives us a peek at her happily eclectic playlist Read it

Singles: Jan. 13, 2012

Jan 06, 2012
Reviews of new singles from B.O,B Feat. Andre 3000, Foster the People, Kellie Pickler, and more Read it

Music Review

Fallen Empires

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 11, 2012

Live From the Vic in Chicago

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 10, 2012

Echoes of Silence

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 10, 2012

Chart Flashback: 1989

by Leah Greenblatt | Jan 06, 2012
Bobby Brown had a manifesto, Bret Michaels had a horticulture habit, and Def Leppard had no idea that grunge was coming. We revisit the Hot 100 of 23 years ago Read it

News + Notes

Hit List: Jan. 13, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Jan 06, 2012
Steven Tyler gets engaged, Snooki makes list of science-challenged celebs, and more Read it

'So You Think You Can Dance': We vote yes!

by Sandra Gonzalez | Jan 06, 2012
The hit dance makes a big change Read it

'Great Expectations' for 'War Horse' star

by Anthony Breznican | Jan 06, 2012
After an impressive turn in this year's ''War Horse,'' Jeremy Irvine's movie schedule picks up Read it

Cruel & unusual purr-nishment

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 06, 2012
Attention, animal lovers: Hollywood has been particularly cruel to our feline friends lately. We decided it was time to let the cat out of the bag Read it

Andy Cohen's big leap

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 06, 2012
Bravo's ''Watch What Happens: Live'' host talks about expanding the party to five nights a week Read it

Photo Gallery: Oscars 2012

25 movies to see before Oscar night

by Dave Karger | Jan 23, 2012
Want to be in the know when the winners are announced on Feb. 26? Here's your research list. See photos

TV Article

SoundBites: Jan. 13, 2012

Jan 06, 2012
One-liners from Kathy Griffin, Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey, and more Read it

Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 06, 2012
He plays mysterious billionaire Finch on CBS' ''Person of Interest.'' She does double duty as Arlene on HBO's ''True Blood'' and scatterbrained lawyer Elsbeth on CBS' ''The Good Wife,'' where she'll return on Jan. 8. Oh, and they've been married for 13 years. We talked to the couple about what it's like to live with your favorite TV character Read it

A 'Bosom Buddy' reviews 'Work It'

by Peter Scolari | Jan 06, 2012
Peter Scolari — who starred with Tom Hanks on ABC's cross-dressing comedy ''Bosom Buddies'' from 1980 to '82 — offers his take on ''Work It'' (Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.), the network's latest attempt at a gender-bending romp Read it

TV Review

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

by Ken Tucker | Jan 06, 2012