Mar 16, 2012

Issue #1198

Cover Story

'Mad Men': Don of a new era

by Dan Snierson | Mar 09, 2012
After 17 months, the AMC hit is finally back. When the last orchestral strains fade, will Don be married? Will Joan be a mommy? Will Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce survive? The show's creator and cast tell us what to expect -- and why it took so long to get here Read it
Magazine Cover (Mar 16, 2012)

Features

'Mad Men': The four seasons

by Jeff Jensen | Mar 09, 2012
If you're feeling a little rusty on your ''Mad Men'' history after the show's 17-month hiatus, refresh your memories of Don Draper & Co. with this handy season-by-season-guide Read it

'Evita' returns

by Adam Markovitz | Mar 19, 2012
The legendary musical tangos back to Broadway for the first time in a generation. And its new stars -- Ricky Martin and Argentine breakout Elena Roger -- know a little something about Latin flavor Read it

Mike Nichols reflects on his Life

by Chris Nashawaty | Mar 09, 2012
From ''The Odd Couple'' to ''The Graduate'' to ''Angels in America,'' the Oscar winner has spent the past six decades with an eye on our ever-changing times. Now he focuses, for a moment, on himself Read it

Adam Scott: You know you love him

by Benjamin Svetkey | Mar 09, 2012
Now get ready to share him with the rest of the planet. The ''Parks and Recreation'' star emerges as a true leading man in the new romantic comedy ''Friends With Kids'' Read it

Feedback

Feedback: March 2, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
Point-counterpoint on our ''Vampire Diaries'' cover story, the shippers speak, and more Read it

Feedback: March 16, 2012

Mar 09, 2012
Cheering Billy Crystal's return to the Oscar stage, getting weepy over TV, and more Read it

Monitor

Monkees milestones

by Christian Blauvelt | Mar 09, 2012
Decades before ''Glee,'' NBC's ''The Monkees'' — starring long-haired scamps Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith — took Nielsen, and ''Billboard,'' by storm. In honor of Jones, who died of a heart attack on Feb. 29 at the age of 66, we look back at key moments in Monkees history Read it

Monitor: March 16, 2012

by Keith Staskiewicz | Mar 09, 2012
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner welcome first son, Kardashian sisters named in QuickTrim lawsuit, and more Read it

Ralph McQuarrie (1929-2012)

by Christian Blauvelt | Mar 09, 2012
Remembering a visionary ''Star Wars'' artist Read it

Book Article

Kristen Johnston on drugs, recovery, and 'Guts'

by Clark Collis | Mar 09, 2012
In 2006, former ''3rd Rock From the Sun'' star Kristen Johnston's stomach exploded after years of drug and alcohol abuse. Now the 44-year-old actress relives that nightmare in her fascinating memoir, ''Guts'' Read it

Stars read their faves...to you

by Keith Staskiewicz | Mar 09, 2012
Audible.com taps Nicole Kidman, Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Hathaway, and more read the classics Read it

Book Excerpt

'The Twelve'

Mar 09, 2012
An exclusive peek at the sequel to the hit vampire novel ''The Passage'' Read it

Book Review

Arcadia

by Rob Brunner | Mar 21, 2012

Religion for Atheists

by Jeff Giles | Mar 19, 2012

The Expats

by Stephan Lee | Mar 19, 2012

The Vanishers

by Melissa Maerz | Mar 19, 2012

Cover Story

'Mad Men': Don of a new era

by Dan Snierson | Mar 09, 2012
After 17 months, the AMC hit is finally back. When the last orchestral strains fade, will Don be married? Will Joan be a mommy? Will Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce survive? The show's creator and cast tell us what to expect -- and why it took so long to get here Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: March 16, 2012

Mar 09, 2012
Reviews of recent releases to hit stores, including ''The Descendants,'' ''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,'' and more Read it

EW Looks Back

TV's biggest tearjerkers

Feb 24, 2012
Four years after ''Lost'' had fans sobbing into their Apollo bars over Desmond and Penny's sad/happy telephone reunion, EW staffers weigh in on the televised moments that made them weep Read it

Great book, lousy movie

Mar 09, 2012
Literary film adaptations have a mixed history. For every Harry Potter, there is a Percy Jackson best left on the bookshelf. We examine five page-to-screen projects that didn't live up to their source material Read it

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: March 2, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Feb 24, 2012
On ''Game Change''-ing figures like Sarah Palin and Jeremy Lin Read it

Editor's note: A well-designed life

by Jess Cagle | Mar 09, 2012
Mourning the loss of EW's design director Amid Capeci Read it

Hollywood Insider

Kristen Stewart's mom takes charge in 'K-11'

by Clark Collis | Mar 09, 2012
Jules Stewart moves from script supervisor to director in the prison drama starring Goran Visnjic Read it

'Being Flynn,' without being offensive

by Anthony Breznican | Mar 09, 2012
Paul Weitz directs Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, and Julianne Moore in an indie adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir Read it

Deal Report: March 16, 2012

Mar 09, 2012
''American Horror Story'' confirms returning cast members for season 2, Scarlett Johansson signs up for ''Psycho'' history pic, and more Read it

Tony Kaye finally releases next film

by Benjamin Svetkey | Mar 09, 2012
The ''American History X'' helmer recruits Adrien Brody, ''Mad Men'' star Christina Hendricks, James Caan, and more for his follow-up film... 13 years later Read it

Kim Delaney's back after a very 'bad week'

by Lynette Rice | Mar 09, 2012
With a fresh start on a new season of ''Army Wives,'' the actress responds to reports about her incoherent speech at an award ceremony last year Read it

If You Ask Me...

Ask Libby: Hot pursuit

by Libby Gelman-Waxner | Mar 09, 2012
Ms. G-W muses on romance vis-à-vis ''This Means War,'' ''Wanderlust,'' ''The Vow,'' and ''Justified'' Read it

Movie Article

Dave Franco: A whole new Franco

by Benjamin Svetkey | Mar 09, 2012
Does the guy in the picture remind you of a certain overachieving Oscar-nominated actor? He should. Meet James Franco's younger brother Dave. With a breakout role in the comedy ''21 Jump Street,'' he's starting to carve out a place in Hollywood all his own Read it

Qué pasa, Will Ferrell?

by Josh Rottenberg | Mar 09, 2012
In ''Casa de Mi Padre,'' the actor plays a dim-witted rancher caught in a drug war. A typical Ferrell role — except this parody of Mexican soap operas is entirely in Spanish. We spoke to Señor Ferrell Read it

Mars detracts!

by Grady Smith | Mar 09, 2012
With the exception of ''Total Recall,'' Red Planet-themed movies have routinely flopped at the cineplex. Will ''John Carter,'' which is adapted from an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel called ''A Princess of Mars,'' have better luck than its predecessors? Read it

Handheld movies shake things up at the box office

by Keith Staskiewicz | Mar 09, 2012
More than 10 years after ''The Blair Witch Project,'' found-footage movies have become all the rage, thanks to small budgets and big profits. Are handheld films going to eclipse 3-D as Hollywood's favorite obsession? Read it

Movie Review

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

by Owen Gleiberman | Apr 03, 2012
Amidst political turmoil, a sheik dreams of bringing fly-fishing to Yemen Read it

John Carter

by Owen Gleiberman | Mar 09, 2012

Silent House

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 09, 2012

Footnote

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 01, 2012

Friends With Kids

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 09, 2012

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

by Owen Gleiberman | Mar 09, 2012

Boy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 09, 2012

Movie on Blu-ray Review

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

by Chris Nashawaty | Mar 09, 2012

Movie on DVD Review

Battle Royale

by Chris Nashawaty | Mar 07, 2012

Senna

by Chris Nashawaty | Mar 06, 2012

Music Article

What's that song? TV ad edition

Mar 09, 2012
Whether you're intrigued by the music in a commercial and want to hear more or swear you know it but can't place it, we've got answers Read it

South by Southwest 2012: What to expect

by Ray Rahman | Mar 09, 2012
Austin's annual indie bonanza returns March 13 — bringing artists, industry insiders, fans, and breakfast tacos together for the 25th year in a row. Below, a guide to the most anticipated acts, from rock icons to reunited favorites and stars-to-be Read it

Chart flashback: 1999

by Leah Greenblatt | Mar 09, 2012
Cher and Mariah both believed, TLC said no to scrubs, and Britney baby-one-more-timed her way into pop history. We look back at the charts 13 years ago this week Read it

Singles: March 16, 2012

Mar 09, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from John Mayer, Regina Spektor, and Carly Rae Jepsen Read it

Albums: March 16, 2012

Mar 09, 2012
Reviews of new releases from Shooter Jennings, White Rabbits, and Say Anything Read it

News + Notes

Hit List: March 16, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Mar 09, 2012
Snooki confirms pregnancy, Justin Bieber is legal, and more Read it

Hollywood sees green (and orange)

by John Young | Mar 09, 2012
Thanks to movies like ''The Lorax,'' the box office has been surprisingly strong this year Read it

'Desperate' trial is a real-life soap

by Tanner Stransky | Mar 09, 2012
Former star Nicollette Sheridan's accusations of violence against creator Marc Cherry were just the beginning of the story Read it

Spring Games Preview

5 videogames we can't wait to play

Feb 24, 2012
Want to battle aliens with Martin Sheen or feel like you're wielding a real lightsaber? Then you're probably as excited about these games as we are Read it

TV Article

Burning Questions: 'House Hunters'

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Mar 09, 2012
HGTV's long-running real estate series (and its sibling, ''House Hunters International'') follows prospective home buyers as they choose between three properties. Here's how it comes together...and what makes it so hard to turn off Read it

Megan Mullally on... Megan Mullally

by Tanner Stransky | Mar 09, 2012
While her her nasal socialite Karen Walker from ''Will & Grace'' remains the actress's best-known role, she has since built a career as TV's go-to funnywoman on more than 10 shows. As the 53-year-old star steps into her latest gig — Contra Security head Veronica on Fox's rebooted comedy ''Breaking In'' — EW asks Mullally about some of her favorite TV roles Read it

SoundBites: March 16, 2012

Mar 09, 2012
Quips and quotes from Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and more Read it

TV Review

Eastbound & Down

by Ken Tucker | Mar 09, 2012

Delocated

by Ken Tucker | Mar 09, 2012

Archer

by Ken Tucker | Mar 09, 2012

The Big Event

Fashion Week 2012: Who is your style icon?

Feb 24, 2012
We asked A-listers visiting Bryant Park's tents Feb. 9-16 in New York City Read it

'8': Hitting the stage for gay marriage

by Adam B. Vary | Mar 09, 2012
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, and ''Glee'' cast members were part of the all-star cast reading of Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8 play Read it

The Cover Shoot

'Mad Men' cover shoot: Smoke screen

by Marc Snetiker | Mar 09, 2012
Jon Hamm gets into character before the show's long-awaited season 5 return Read it
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