Mar 02, 2012

Issue #1196

Cover Story

Billy Crystal on hosting the 2012 Oscars: ''Rehearsals are for gags''

by Josh Rottenberg | Feb 24, 2012
That's what he has to say in response to onetime Oscar producer Brett Ratner's now-infamous comment, which has led to Crystal's highly anticipated return as host. In an exclusive interview, Crystal talks about taking the reins once again, trying to build a show that's better than last year's, and what it's been like watching the ceremony from home (on the phone with Robin Williams) Read it
Magazine Cover (Mar 02, 2012)

Features

Taylor Kitsch: His make-or-break year

by Adam B. Vary | Feb 24, 2012
The ''Friday Night Lights'' star headlines three movies in 2012, two of which — ''John Carter'' and ''Battleship'' — are big-budget gambles. Feeling excited and a little bit nervous, Kitsch opens up about this giant moment in his career Read it

Julianne Moore in 'Game Change': Becoming Sarah Palin

by Sara Vilkomerson | Feb 24, 2012
The Oscar-nominated actress went all out to play the VP candidate in an HBO miniseries, transforming her voice, her posture, even her eyes. Did it work? You betcha! Read it

Leslie Bibb: Pretty funny

by Tanner Stransky | Feb 24, 2012
From cult faves (''Popular'') to blockbusters (''Iron Man''), the actress has done it all — and now she's getting ready to take on some holy-rolling mean girls on ABC's new dramedy ''GCB'' Read it

The EW Report: Actors with Down syndrome

by Lynette Rice | Feb 24, 2012
In 2011, three prime-time TV series featured actors with Down syndrome in prominent roles. That may not sound like much, but for the growing number of actors in this community, it was a major breakthrough — and, they hop, it's just the beginning Read it

Monitor

Hollywood mourns Whitney Houston

by Tanner Stransky | Feb 24, 2012
Famous friends from Oprah Winfrey to Kevin Costner show up at the singer's funeral after her unexpected death at 48 Read it

Monitor: March 2, 2012

by Grady Smith | Feb 24, 2012
Jason Bateman welcomes second daughter, Chris Pine sued by former agency, and more Read it

Book Article

'Downton Abbey': Nine great withdrawal cures

Feb 24, 2012
The show's second season brought the battle home. If you're hungry for more love and war, dip into these riveting novels and histories about World War I Read it

100 great children's books

by Stephan Lee | Feb 24, 2012
From Dr. Seuss to ''Goodnight Moon,'' Scholastic names the best for kids -- but what landed at No. 1? Read it

Michael Ian Black: On marriage...and sex with Bradley Cooper

by Clark Collis | Feb 24, 2012
The comedian and actor reveals a serious side in his memoir, ''You're Not Doing It Right.'' Well, serious-ish. Black tells us about his loathing for Alan Alda and why raising kids is like being a prisoner at Abu Ghraib Read it

Nicole Kidman: What I'm reading now

Feb 24, 2012
The Oscar winner shares the latest page-turner she's picked up Read it

Book Review

Friends Like Us

by Stephan Lee | Mar 01, 2012

The Darlings

by Sara Vilkomerson | Feb 24, 2012

Lone Wolf

by Melissa Maerz | Mar 01, 2012

Cover Story

Billy Crystal on hosting the 2012 Oscars: ''Rehearsals are for gags''

by Josh Rottenberg | Feb 24, 2012
That's what he has to say in response to onetime Oscar producer Brett Ratner's now-infamous comment, which has led to Crystal's highly anticipated return as host. In an exclusive interview, Crystal talks about taking the reins once again, trying to build a show that's better than last year's, and what it's been like watching the ceremony from home (on the phone with Robin Williams) Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies hitting stores, including ''My Week With Marilyn,'' ''Like Crazy,'' and more Read it

Guest Column

Working with Paul Rudd...again

Feb 24, 2012
What do all of David Wain's movies (including ''Wanderlust'') have in common? Paul Rudd! The director explains why he insists on casting the same man in each of his films Read it

Hollywood Insider

Jennifer Westfeldt, triple threat

by Dave Karger | Feb 24, 2012
The writer, director, and star of ''Friends With Kids'' is surrounded by big names, but she's no small talent herself Read it

Judy Blume: A classic hits the big screen at last

by Sara Vilkomerson | Feb 24, 2012
More than 20 years after it was published, ''Tiger Eyes'' taps a ''Gossip Girl'' player to star Read it

NBC has a healthy appetite for 'Hannibal'

by James Hibberd | Feb 24, 2012
The Peacock eyes Thomas Harris's novel for a small-screen riff Read it

Deal Report: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts join ''Osage County'' film adaptation, Lindsay Lohan hosts ''SNL,'' and more Read it

Matt Bomer: Anne Rice's werewolf crush

by Adam Markovitz | Feb 24, 2012
The author name-checks the ''White Collar'' star as her pick to lead the film adaptation of ''The Wolf Gift'' Read it

Movie Article

Dear members of the Academy...

by Owen Gleiberman | Feb 24, 2012
Our critic asks Oscar voters to imagine a world in which ''Bridesmaids'' can win Best Picture Read it

'Midnight in Paris': Own a piece

by Grady Smith | Feb 24, 2012
Movie-memorabilia addicts, take note! From Feb. 23 to 28, Gilt.com will sell select props from Woody Allen's Oscar-nominated romp, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The film's production designer, Anne Seibel, walked us through four of the items, priced between $450 and $650 Read it

Chart Flashback: 10 years ago...

by Grady Smith | Feb 24, 2012
Over Presidents' Day weekend in 2002, Denzel Washington led the box office — just as he is doing now with his current $80 million-plus hit, ''Safe House.'' Here's what was going on back then Read it

Movie Review

Bullhead

by Owen Gleiberman | Feb 24, 2012

This Is Not A Film

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 24, 2012

Wanderlust

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 29, 2012

The Forgiveness Of Blood

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 24, 2012

Movie on Blu-ray Review

Hugo

by Chris Nashawaty | Feb 24, 2012

Music Article

What's new in music videos

by Kyle Anderson, Ray Rahman | Feb 24, 2012
Taylor Swift traipses through the ''Hunger'' woods, Kanye multiplies, and more in the latest pop-world clips Read it

Singles Swap: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love Read it

Singles: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Usher, Deadmau5, and Tyga Feat. Lil Wayne Read it

Albums: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Lyle Lovett, Grimes, and Nneka Read it

Music Review

Roses

by Whitney Pastorek | Mar 01, 2012
The Cranberries Read it

Breakfast

by Melissa Maerz | Mar 01, 2012

All of Me

by Ray Rahman | Mar 01, 2012

Photo Gallery

'Friends With Kids': On-set pics!

by Dave Karger | Mar 04, 2012
Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph in Jennifer Westfeldt film; get an inside look! See photos

11 TV spin-offs we'd like to see

by Lanford Beard | Mar 13, 2012
Schmidt, Eli Gold, Pepper Saltzman, Ron Swanson: We imagine lead roles for some fave ensemble characters See photos

TV Article

Cable news' great debaters

by Ken Tucker | Feb 24, 2012
With debate season making headlines, it seems like a good time to check in with a trio of cable-news power players — Fox News' Megyn Kelly, CNN's John King, and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow — for their thoughts on TV debates...and what their favorite nonpolitical shows are Read it

SoundBites: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
Notable laffers from ''Up All Night,'' ''SNL,'' and more Read it

The next phase for Netflix

by James Hibberd | Feb 24, 2012
After a disastrous 2011, the streaming service is ramping up a slate of original shows, including a Kevin Spacey thriller and — yes! — new episodes of ''Arrested Development'' Read it

TV Review

Southland

by Ken Tucker | Feb 24, 2012
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