Feb 09, 2012

Issue #1197

Cover Story

'The Hunger Games': Game on!

by Karen Valby | Mar 02, 2012
Fans have been dying for it. Hollywood is betting on it. And careers will be forever changed because of it. With the film's release just weeks away, the cast and director reveal what it was like actually making it Read it
Magazine Cover (Feb 09, 2012)

Features

Oscars 2012: This award season's winningest winners

by John Young | Mar 02, 2012
The Oscars mark the end of a three-month awards marathon. We tallied all the major 2011 movie awards — and weighed them! — to find the year's most honored champs. Though Meryl Streep earned 25 pounds of new tchotchkes (including her 8.5-pound Oscar), Michelle Williams took home more best-actress prizes Read it

Oscars 2012: Love story

by Dave Karger | Mar 02, 2012
For Meryl Streep, the Oscars were doubly sweet. Her beloved pal J. Roy Helland — who's done her hair and makeup for 37 years — went home with a statuette too Read it

Oscars 2012: The morning after

by John Young | Mar 02, 2012
How Oscar winners Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer spent the morning after their big wins Read it

'The Hunger Games': Turning fiction into flesh and blood

by Karen Valby | Mar 02, 2012
The stars of ''The Hunger Games'' open up about taking on Suzanne Collins' indelible creations Read it

Oscars 2012: Inside Oscar night

by Anthony Breznican | Mar 02, 2012
Octavia Spencer teared up. Jean Dujardin danced with ''Glee.'' And Meryl Streep did something she hadn't done in 29 years: She won. Here's a guided tour of the 84th Academy Awards, from the red carpet to backstage and beyond Read it

'The Hunger Games': Inside the soundtrack

by Ray Rahman | Mar 02, 2012
Four top hitmakers talk about creating the music inspired by the Games Read it

Oscars 2012: Burning questions

by Adam Markovitz | Mar 02, 2012
Why was Tom Hanks limping? What was that movie Colin Firth made with a young Michelle Williams? You're dying to know -- so we found out! Read it

Oscars 2012: A Red-Carpet dustup

by Josh Rottenberg | Mar 02, 2012
What's the fallout going to be from Sacha Baron Cohen's fateful preshow encounter with E!'s Ryan Seacrest? Read it

Oscars 2012: Jessica Chastain's style

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Mar 02, 2012
In a bold Alexander McQueen, the ''Help'' star scored the prime spot on our list. Who else at the Academy Awards made the cut — and who should've been cut? We rate the looks Read it

Oscars 2012: Everything you need to know about Jean Dujardin

by Dave Karger | Mar 02, 2012
The French star of ''The Artist'' became the first of his countrymen to win an Oscar for Best Actor. Here's the skinny on the boisterous star Read it

Oscars 2012: The man in the booth reflects on the show

by Lynette Rice | Mar 02, 2012
Don Mischer, the director and producer of ABC's Oscar ceremony, offers his Monday-morning analysis Read it

Oscars 2012: We couldn't stop talking about...

Mar 02, 2012
From Emma Stone's bow to J. Lo's neckline, here are the red carpet styles that got us talking Read it

Monitor

Monitor: March 9, 2012

by Grady Smith | Mar 02, 2012
Uma Thurman is expecting, Alan Ball leaves ''True Blood,'' and more Read it

Independent Spirit Awards: The week's other awards show

by Keith Staskiewicz | Mar 02, 2012
Though neither Michelle Williams nor Shailene Woodley nabbed an Oscar this year, they did both pick up statues at the Independent Spirit Awards Read it

Book Article

John Green is a YA novelist -- and kind of a rock star

by Stephan Lee | Mar 02, 2012
After an extraordinary tour for his novel ''The Fault in Our Stars,'' author John Green, 34, is keeping busy with his YouTube channel (200 million views and counting) and dreaming up his next book Read it

Book Review

Carry The One

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 19, 2012

The Sea Is My Brother

by Chris Nashawaty | Mar 02, 2012

Threats

by Rob Brunner | Mar 02, 2012

Gods Without Men

by Rob Brunner | Mar 07, 2012

Cover Story

'The Hunger Games': Game on!

by Karen Valby | Mar 02, 2012
Fans have been dying for it. Hollywood is betting on it. And careers will be forever changed because of it. With the film's release just weeks away, the cast and director reveal what it was like actually making it Read it

EW Looks Back

Faux bands that rock

Mar 02, 2012
Twenty-eight years ago, ''This Is Spi¨al Tap'' introduced us to Nigel Tufnel and mockumentaries that go to 11. In honor of cinema's most memorable metalheads, EW writers weigh in on their favorite phony-baloney musicians in film and on TV Read it

Guest Column

Let us (Gen-Y) entertain you

by Paul Downs Colaizzo | Mar 02, 2012
How a 26-year-old wrote an acclaimed play about the foibles of his generation -- and what he learned about everyone else's Read it

Hollywood Insider

Networks bet on returning stars

by James Hibberd | Mar 02, 2012
Terry O'Quinn heads back to ABC, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman reunite, and more stars nab roles in upcoming pilots Read it

Movie Article

As raunchy as they wanna be

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 02, 2012
''Bridesmaids'' proved that racy humor isn't just for dudes. So why do many female-driven comedies struggle to find the right raucous tone? Read it

Jason Blum: What did you do today?

by John Young | Mar 02, 2012
The president of Blumhouse Productions is now one of Hollywood's most sought-after producers thanks to the monster success of low-budget horror films like ''Paranormal Activity'' and ''Insidious.'' Here's how he spent the Friday before the Oscars Read it

'The Hunger Games': 4 things you won't see

by Karen Valby | Mar 02, 2012
''Suzanne was the first to say, 'Okay, you've got to be economical about the time that we have,''' says producer Nina Jacobson. Here's what fell by the wayside on ''The Hunger Games''' journey to the screen Read it

Movie Review

Gone

by Clark Collis | Mar 03, 2012

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

by Owen Gleiberman | Mar 03, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 01, 2012

Act of Valor

by Chris Nashawaty | Mar 03, 2012

Being Flynn

by Owen Gleiberman | Mar 03, 2012

Music Article

Bruce Springsteen: 10 rare Boss gems we love

by Melissa Maerz | Mar 02, 2012
As the rocker turns in a new album, we look back on our favorites of his collection Read it

Singles: March 9, 2012

by Grady Smith | Mar 02, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Carrie Underwood, Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber, and more Read it

Taraji P. Henson: What's on my iPod

by Tanner Stransky | Mar 02, 2012
The Oscar-nominated actress and current star of ''Person of Interest'' (Thursdays at 9 p.m. on CBS) singles out her funkiest favorites Read it

Albums: March 9, 2012

Mar 02, 2012
Reviews of new releases from Tyga, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Neal McCoy Read it

Music Review

Wrecking Ball

by Melissa Maerz | Mar 02, 2012

News + Notes

Hollywood battle brews over ''Bully''

by Sara Vilkomerson | Mar 02, 2012
The dispute over the documentary's R rating continues as Harvey Weinstein gets involved Read it

Oops! Other famous flippers

by Keith Staskiewicz | Mar 02, 2012
After Adele's outburst at the Brit Awards, we look back at other celebs who gave the finger Read it

Hit List: March 9, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Mar 02, 2012
''American Idol'' is beaten by ''Big Bang,'' Paula Abdul settles lawsuit, and more Read it

'Bachelor' questions answered

by Jessica Shaw | Mar 02, 2012
Chris Harrison has seen it all: tears, romantic gestures, Bachelor Ben Flajnik's butt. We asked him about some pressing issues Read it

'The Voice': Our top 10

by Marc Snetiker, Stephan Lee, Grady Smith | Mar 02, 2012
Now that the blind auditions are over, 48 singers are moving on to the battle rounds on NBC's ''The Voice'' (Mondays at 8 p.m.). We pick the 10 performers who really made our chairs spin Read it

Adele keeps on rolling

by Ray Rahman | Mar 02, 2012
Twelve months in, her album ''21'' is selling more than ever. So what's next for the star? Read it

Photo Gallery: Oscars 2012

Oscars 2012: Best/worst style

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Mar 02, 2012
Some stunning gowns (Jessica Chastain!), and some surprising fashion missteps (sorry, J.Lo, Shailene Woodley) See photos

TV Article

SoundBites: March 9, 2012

Mar 02, 2012
The best lines from the week in TV, featuring ''Modern Family,'' ''30 Rock,'' and more Read it

'Dancing With the Stars': New cast revealed!

by Lynette Rice | Mar 02, 2012
It's time for another season of the hit ABC dance-off. Here's the latest group of hoofers who'll be puttin' on the ritz when the show premieres March 19 Read it

Catch up on 'Game of Thrones'

by Melissa Maerz | Mar 02, 2012
Season 2 of this epic saga starts April 1. Didn't see season 1? With a DVD box set out March 6, now's your chance to dive in Read it

TV Review

Game Change

by Ken Tucker | Mar 02, 2012
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