Jan 20, 2012

Issue #1190

Cover Story

'The Dark Knight Rises'

by Jeff Jensen | Jan 13, 2012
We're in the Batcave as Christian Bale battles new villains [MDASH] and prepares to hang up his cape for good. Inside the hotly anticipated final chapter of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster trilogy Read it
Magazine Cover (Jan 20, 2012)

Features

2012 book preview: 6 we can't wait for

by Stephan Lee | Jan 13, 2012
Offerings from John Irving, Toni Morrison, Tom Wolfe, and more Read it

Steven Soderbergh gets busy

by Adam Markovitz | Jan 13, 2012
Male strippers, a female James Bond, and Liberace. The Oscar-winning director talks about his wild slate of 2012 projects — and why they may be his last ones Read it

2012 movie preview: 16 more we can't wait for

Jan 13, 2012
''Les Misérables,'' ''World War Z,'' ''The Woman in Black,'' and more Read it

Spring 2012 TV preview: 11 shows we can't wait for

Jan 13, 2012
''Dallas,'' ''Magic City,'' ''The Hatfields & McCoys,'' and more Read it

2012 music preview: 10 albums we can't wait for

Jan 13, 2012
Releases from Carrie Underwood, Mumford & Sons, Nicki Minaj, and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Jan. 20, 2012

Jan 13, 2012
''Dragon Tattoo'' praise, a ''Downton Abbey'' craze, and more Read it

Monitor

Monitor: Jan. 20, 2012

by Grady Smith | Jan 13, 2012
Justin Timberlake gets engaged, Sinéad O'Connor reconciles with on-again, off-again husband, and more Read it

Beyoncé gives birth to baby Blue Ivy Carter

by Ray Rahman | Jan 13, 2012
The singer and husband Jay-Z welcome their first child Read it

Book Article

The Fry Chronicles

by Stephan Lee | Jan 11, 2012

Books: Jan. 20, 2012

Jan 13, 2012
New paperback editions from Tina Fey, Steven Tyler, Rob Lowe, and more Read it

Book Swap: Jan. 20, 2012

Jan 13, 2012
Trade a fave TV show for a great book Read it

Book Review

The Obamas

by Tina Jordan | Jan 18, 2012

Hope: A Tragedy

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jan 11, 2012

Jack Holmes & His Friend

by Adam Markovitz | Jan 11, 2012

Girl Land

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 11, 2012

The Crown

by Abby West | Jan 11, 2012

Cover Story

'The Dark Knight Rises'

by Jeff Jensen | Jan 13, 2012
We're in the Batcave as Christian Bale battles new villains — and prepares to hang up his cape for good. Inside the hotly anticipated final chapter of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster trilogy Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Jan. 20, 2012

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 13, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ''Abduction,'' ''Killer Elite,'' and more Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Cougar Town' campaigns for viewers

by Lynette Rice | Jan 13, 2012
Show's creator tries unorthodox methods (cocktail parties for fans, anyone?) to boost ratings before its delayed third season Read it

Deal Report: Jan. 20, 2012

Jan 13, 2012
George Clooney lands a ''Monument''-al next role, ''Star Trek'' hires ''Sherlock'' star Benedict Cumberbatch, and more Read it

Networks their own worst critics at TCA

by James Hibberd | Jan 13, 2012
Network bigwigs talk ''Fringe,'' ''Glee,'' ''Smash,'' ''Community,'' ''American Idol,'' and more Read it

Amanda Seyfried tackles Linda Lovelace's X-rated life

by Anthony Breznican | Jan 13, 2012
Starlet bares body and soul for upcoming porn star biopic Read it

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden pic sparks Pentagon inquiry

by Anthony Breznican | Jan 13, 2012
The Oscar-winning director draws attention from House Committe on Homeland Security Read it

If You Ask Me...

Ask Libby: Girl Talk

by Libby Gelman-Waxner | Jan 13, 2012
Ms. Gelman-Waxner considers Zooey Deschanel, Lisbeth Salander, and more Read it

Movie Article

Peter Jackson's innocence project

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 13, 2012
For years, the ''Lord of the Rings'' director and his partner, Fran Walsh, worked to free the West Memphis Three. In August, the men were released. Now Jackson hopes his new doc can clear their names forever Read it

Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast 3D

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 12, 2012

Contraband

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 12, 2012

Joyful Noise

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 12, 2012

Norwegian Wood

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 13, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 13, 2012

Movie on Blu-ray Review

Belle de Jour

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 12, 2012

Movie on DVD Review

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 11, 2012

Music Article

Patton Oswalt: My first album

Jan 13, 2012
The ''Young Adult'' star shares one of his earliest musical influences Read it

Singles: Jan. 20, 2012

Jan 13, 2012
Reviews of new singles from Jason Mraz, Jay-Z Feat. B.I.C., Cat Power, and more Read it

This week in wacky covers

by Leah Greenblatt | Jan 13, 2012
The songs you sing in your shower? Famous people do it too — except their experiments in DIY karaoke end up online faster than you can say ''Google trending topic'' Read it

Title bout: Same-name songs

by Kyle Anderson, Leah Greenblatt | Jan 13, 2012
Pop stars do love to practice the sincerest form of flattery: A slew of current hits share their titles with famous songs from years past. We decide who does it best Read it

Skrillex: Getting to know him

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 13, 2012
How did the onetime frontman of a Tampa screamo band become the new king of DJ culture — and a five-time 2012 Grammy nominee? Read it

Music Review

Let's Go Eat the Factory

by Ray Rahman | Jan 18, 2012

Voyageur

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 11, 2012

Future This

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 11, 2012

¿Which Side Are You On?

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 11, 2012

News + Notes

'Bridesmaids' for Best Picture?

by Josh Rottenberg | Jan 13, 2012
Early award nods have people wondering if the hit comedy has a chance at Oscar's ultimate prize Read it

'The Devil Inside': Scary box office

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jan 13, 2012
Possession flick delivers big bucks despite (or because of?) abysmal CinemaScore Read it

Hit List: Jan. 20, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Jan 13, 2012
Justin Timberlake gets engaged, Kanye West eyes Steve Jobs' legacy, and more Read it

Kim Novak flap not likely to affect 'The Artist'

by Dave Karger | Jan 13, 2012
Actress criticizes film's composer for borrowing from ''Vertigo'' score Read it

Photo Gallery

25 movies we can't wait to see

by EW Staff | Feb 06, 2012
Blockbuster finales (''Dark Knight Rises,'' ''Twilight''), next big things (''Hunger Games''), many more See photos

TV Article

Kristen Bell: What 'Lies' beneath her return to TV

by Jeff Jensen | Jan 13, 2012
The former ''Veronica Mars'' star joins forces with Don Cheadle in ''House of Lies'' Read it

SoundBites: Jan. 20, 2012

Jan 13, 2012
Memorable one-liners from ''Desperate Housewives,'' ''Happy Endings,'' and more Read it

WWE's Stephanie McMahon: What did you do today?

by Kyle Anderson | Jan 13, 2012
The 35-year-old WWE executive VP of creative oversees a multimedia sports-entertainment empire that includes USA's ''Raw'' and Syfy's ''SmackDown''. Here's how one of the most powerful women in cable filled a recent Wednesday Read it

TV Review

Downton Abbey

by Ken Tucker | Jan 13, 2012