May 04, 2012

Issue #1205

Cover Story

'The Avengers': Hero worship

by Anthony Breznican | Apr 27, 2012
Marvel got seven superheroes into one movie. We got them into one room. Join us for an exclusive roundtable with director Joss Whedon and the raucous cast of ''The Avengers'': Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson Read it
Magazine Cover (May 04, 2012)

Features

Carrie Underwood: Soundtrack of my Life

by Dave Karger | Apr 27, 2012
From her karaoke jam to the song that chokes her up, the country darling shares the tunes that have influenced her Read it

Dick Clark: Through the years

by Marc Snetiker | Apr 27, 2012
The host spent a lifetime making his mark on pop culture. We look back at the entertainment he created and inspired Read it

Cast reunions at the TV Land Awards

by Mandi Bierly | Apr 27, 2012
When TV's most iconic casts reunited for the 10th annual TV Land Awards (airing Sunday, April 29, at 9 p.m.), EW was on hand to witness all of the hugs and hilarity backstage Read it

Dick Clark: 1929-2012

by Ken Tucker | Apr 27, 2012
From ''Bandstand'' to New Year's Eve, how America's oldest teenager kept us rocking Read it

Feedback

Feedback: May 4, 2012

Apr 27, 2012
Your additions to our ''30 Greatest Artists Right Now,'' your suggestions for the casting of Finnick in the ''Hunger Games'' sequel, and more Read it

Monitor

Cashing in on a Brangelina Wedding

by Grady Smith | Apr 27, 2012
How much will pics from Brangelina's wedding cost? An expert weighs in Read it

Monitor: May 4, 2012

by Grady Smith | Apr 27, 2012
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are expecting, Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan tie the knot, and more Read it

Book Article

Hidden treasures

by Stephan Lee | Apr 27, 2012
''Good Morning America'' anchor Lara Spencer shares bargain-hunting tips from her new book, ''I Brake for Yard Sales'' — and talks about her best-ever find Read it

Secrets from a network chief

by Stephan Lee | Apr 27, 2012
In ''Top of the Rock,'' former exec Warren Littlefield dishes on the heyday of NBC's Must See TV Read it

The ultimate frat boys

by Tina Jordan | Apr 27, 2012
In ''The President's Club,'' TIME magazine's Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy reveal the clout of past presidents Read it

Book Review

A Land More Kind Than Home

by Thom Geier | Apr 27, 2012

Home

by Melissa Maerz | May 02, 2012

These Girls

by Sara Vilkomerson | Apr 27, 2012

Are You My Mother?

by Karen Valby | Apr 27, 2012

The Passage Of Power

by Darren Franich | Apr 27, 2012

Cover Story

'The Avengers': Hero worship

by Anthony Breznican | Apr 27, 2012
Marvel got seven superheroes into one movie. We got them into one room. Join us for an exclusive roundtable with director Joss Whedon and the raucous cast of ''The Avengers'': Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: May 4, 2012

by Chris Nashawaty | Apr 27, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Meet Joe Black,'' ''W.E.,'' and more Read it

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Right and wrong

by Jess Cagle | Apr 27, 2012
From ''The Brady Bunch'' to ''The Ring,'' Jess Cagle shares what movie mistakes irk him Read it

Hollywood Insider

The great 'Shades Of Grey' confusion

by Stephan Lee | Apr 27, 2012
How a young-adult World War II novel is being mistaken for erotic fan fiction Read it

'Peepers': The best 'SNL' movie that never was

by Kyle Anderson | Apr 27, 2012
We get the back story on Justin Becker's screenplay based on the beloved ''SNL'' skit Read it

If You Ask Me...

Ask Libby: Boys & 'Girls'

by Libby Gelman-Waxner | Apr 27, 2012
Mrs. G-W discusses the new wave of female-centered shows like ''Girls,'' ''Whitney,'' and ''2 Broke Girls'' Read it

Movie Article

Movies that spent most weeks at no. 1

by Grady Smith | Apr 27, 2012
''The Hunger Games'' topped the box office for four weekends before relinquishing its perch on April 20. It was a good run, but not record-breaking. These movies spent the most consecutive frames on top Read it

Oh, the drama: The writer's life

by Stephan Lee | Apr 27, 2012
An author may not seem as exciting as a butt-kicking superhero, but the writer's existence — often plagued by dark vices and inner demons — has long provided heady fodder for films, including the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired flick ''The Raven''(out April 27). Here, we examine some more writers who've gotten the star treatment Read it

Movie Review

The Three Stooges

by Owen Gleiberman | Apr 26, 2012

The Lucky One

by Owen Gleiberman | May 01, 2012

The Five-Year Engagement

by Owen Gleiberman | May 01, 2012

Safe

by Owen Gleiberman | Apr 27, 2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

by Adam Markovitz | Aug 28, 2012

The Avengers

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 14, 2012

Bernie

by Adam Markovitz | May 01, 2012

Sound Of My Voice

by Owen Gleiberman | May 01, 2012

The Broken Tower

by Owen Gleiberman | Apr 27, 2012

Movie on DVD Review

Clueless

by Chris Nashawaty | Apr 27, 2012

The Long Kiss Goodnight

by Chris Nashawaty | Apr 27, 2012

Jeremiah Johnson

by Chris Nashawaty | Apr 27, 2012

Music Article

Smells like...pop stars!

Apr 27, 2012
With Nicki Minaj, Adam Levine, and Selena Gomez about to jump into the signature-fragrance game, we sniff out the scents and sensibilities of current pop perfumes Read it

Singles: May 4, 2012

Apr 27, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Nelly Furtado, Soundgarden, and more Read it

Singles swap: May 4, 2012

Apr 27, 2012
EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love Read it

Music Review

Out of the Game

by Mikael Wood | May 03, 2012

Strange Clouds

by Kyle Anderson | May 03, 2012

The Wanted

by Adam Markovitz | Apr 27, 2012

Master of My Make-Believe

by Ray Rahman | May 03, 2012

Little Broken Hearts

by Melissa Maerz | May 03, 2012

News + Notes

Will these shows survive?

by Lynette Rice, James Hibberd | Apr 27, 2012
As the regular season winds down, our experts turn a cold eye on the fates of some big-name series Read it

Hit List: May 4, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Apr 27, 2012
Russell Crowe cast in ''Noah,'' LMFAO gets sued, and more Read it

Levon Helm: 1940-2012

by Clark Collis | Apr 27, 2012
Here are five classic tunes to remember The Band's drummer-vocalist by. Helm passed away April 19 in Manhattan at age 71, following a long battle with cancer Read it

The Pulitzer fiasco: 5 overlooked books

by Stephan Lee | Apr 27, 2012
The Pulitzer Prize board didn't recognize the fiction category this year. Here are our picks for books deserving the award Read it

Coachella 2012: Best of the fest

by Jeff Weiss | Apr 27, 2012
From the Tupac hologram to tributes to Levon Helm, we run down the highlights of this year's Coachella music festival Read it

Caught on tape

by Keith Staskiewicz | Apr 27, 2012
On the heels of new leaked audio of Mel Gibson screaming obscenities at screenwriter Joe Eszterhas in Gibson's Costa Rica home, we recall some of Hollywood's more memorable recorded rants and ravings Read it

Question of the Night

What is your favorite New York movie?

Apr 27, 2012
We asked celebs at the Tribeca Film Festival to share their favorite NYC film Read it

Stage Review

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 27, 2012
A side-splitting update of an 18th-century comedy classic that's packed with wit as well as pratfalls Read it

Clybourne Park

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Apr 27, 2012
A crackerjack new drama set in the same Chicago home that was at the center of ''A Raisin in the Sun'' Read it

A Streetcar Named Desire

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 27, 2012
Blair Underwood stars in a solid but nontraditional revival of the Tennessee Williams classic Read it

The Lyons

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Apr 26, 2012
In an often hilarious comedy, Linda Lavin wrings every last punchline as the narcissistic matriarch of a very dysfunctional family Read it

Ghost

by Thom Geier | Apr 27, 2012
The Patrick Swayze-Demi Moore romance hits the stage as a lackluster musical that's a feast for the eye but not the ear Read it

Nice Work If You Can Get It

by Adam Markovitz | Apr 27, 2012
A screwball musical comedy featuring a lush Gershwin score and a surprisingly low-wattage Matthew Broderick Read it

'Ghost' & 'Leap of Faith'

by Thom Geier | Apr 27, 2012

The Columnist

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 24, 2012
John Lithgow stars as hawkish, closeted newspaperman Joseph Alsop in a 1960s-set drama Read it

TV Article

The morning shows

by Rob Brunner | Apr 27, 2012
We size up ''Today,'' ''Good Morning America,'' and ''CBS This Morning'' Read it

'Community' deconstructed

by Dan Snierson | Apr 27, 2012
The writers behind the NBC sitcom (Thursdays at 8 p.m.) walk us through their April 26 homage to ''Law & Order'' Read it

Kerry Washington takes D.C.

by Sandra Gonzalez | Apr 27, 2012
On ABC's ''Scandal'' (Thursdays at 10 p.m.), Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope can handle anything that comes her way — except her messy romantic past with the president (Tony Goldwyn). When she's not solving problems on screen, the star, 35, is busy filming a role in Quentin Tarantino's new film — and dealing with one truly ridiculous rumor Read it

SoundBites: May 4, 2012

Apr 27, 2012
Memorable lines from ''Parks and Recreation,'' ''Modern Family,'' and more Read it
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