May 18, 2012

Issue #1207

Cover Story

'Prometheus': Birth of a new 'Alien'

by Chris Nashawaty | May 11, 2012
It turns out Ridley Scott was never able to shake the epic sci-fi franchise he launched 33 years ago. Fans, of course, have never quite gotten over it either. In an exclusive sneak peek, Scott walks us through the making of ''Prometheus,'' his new voyage into space Read it
Magazine Cover (May 18, 2012)

Features

Oakwood apartments: Michelle Williams wuz here

by Karen Valby | May 11, 2012

And so were Kirsten Dunst, Miley Cyrus, Josh Hutcherson, and thousands of other aspiring young actors who came to Hollywood dreaming of stardom. Some of them soared. Many of them didn't. EW explores life at the Oakwood apartment complex

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The cult of 'Newsies'

by Grady Smith | May 11, 2012
Twenty years ago, a film with Christian Bale as a singing and dancing paperboy flopped big-time. But thanks to a rabid cult following, it's finding new life on Broadway Read it

Feedback

Feedback: May 18, 2012

May 11, 2012
Your favorite Dick Clark films, your additions to our list of movie incongruities, and more Read it

Legacy

Maurice Sendak: The fearless king of the 'Wild Things'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 11, 2012
An EW critic recalls the beloved writer and illustrator who took a hard yet breathtaking look at childhood Read it

Monitor

From 'Boy' to activist, filmmaker, and family man

by Leah Greenblatt | May 11, 2012
A look at the legacy Adam Yauch left behind Read it

Monitor: May 18, 2012

by Grady Smith | May 11, 2012
Carson Daly and his girlfriend are expecting, Chris Harrison and his wife are divorcing, and more Read it

Adam Yauch (1964-2012): A music iconoclast remembered

Jul 23, 2012
Public Enemy's Chuck D, a fellow hip-hop pioneer, pays tribute to the Beastie Boys star Read it

Book Article

Buzz Bissinger's new memoir: A father & son heartbreaker

by Rob Brunner | May 11, 2012
''Friday Night Lights'' author Buzz Bissinger returns with a moving memoir about his mentally handicapped son, as well as an e-book about troubled FNL star Boobie Miles Read it

Love 'Girls'? Then we've got some books for you

by Stephan Lee | May 11, 2012
Every aspect of postcollegiate life has already been well documented Read it

I've got to be a macho man

by Grady Smith | May 11, 2012
In ''Man Made,'' ''Time'' magazine's Joel Stein tries to figure out how to become a real man Read it

Book Review

The Cranes Dance

by Stephan Lee | May 11, 2012

I Am Forbidden

by Stephan Lee | May 11, 2012

City of Lost Souls

by Breia Brissey | May 11, 2012

Books: May 18, 2012

May 11, 2012
The latest in paperback from Juliet Nicolson, Nicole ''Snooki'' Polizzi, and more Read it

Father's Day

by Karen Valby | May 11, 2012

Cover Story

'Prometheus': Birth of a new 'Alien'

by Chris Nashawaty | May 11, 2012
It turns out Ridley Scott was never able to shake the epic sci-fi franchise he launched 33 years ago. Fans, of course, have never quite gotten over it either. In an exclusive sneak peek, Scott walks us through the making of ''Prometheus,'' his new voyage into space Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: May 18, 2012

by Chris Nashawaty | May 11, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Rampart,'' ''Drugstore Cowboy,'' and more Read it

Teenage mutant superheroes

by Jeff Jensen | May 11, 2012

High schoolers go berserk with special powers in the riveting lo-fi ''Chronicle''

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Let's do the mind warp again

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 11, 2012

The demented ''Being John Malkovich'' gets a stellar Criterion upgrade

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Martin Scorsese takes Manhattan

by Chris Nashawaty | May 11, 2012
Three of the most talented directors in Hollywood shoot short films about New York City Read it

EW Looks Back

Badass space villains

May 11, 2012
''The Avengers''' diabolical Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) is just the latest intergalactic miscreant to threaten mankind. Our writers weigh in on the universe's biggest bad guys Read it

Guest Column

Hugh Laurie: Saying goodbye to 'House'

May 11, 2012
With Fox's acclaimed drama checking out for good on May 21, ''House'' star Hugh Laurie looks back on eight great years of medical mysteries and, yes, madness Read it

Hollywood Insider

Dating with the stars: Fox unveils cast for 'The Choice'

by James Hibberd | May 11, 2012
Joe Jonas, Tyson Beckford, and Carmen Electra are a few of the celebs who have signed up to star in Fox's newest dating show Read it

Movie Article

'Battleship': The Costner connection

by Adam B. Vary | May 11, 2012
Two months before he began shooting ''Battleship'' (in theaters May 18) on the open ocean, director Peter Berg got a call from Kevin Costner. ''I've never met him,'' says Berg. ''He's like, 'I need to talk to you.' I say, 'When?' He says, 'Tomorrow.' I say, 'Okay!''' Costner met with Berg and his team for three hours, relaying all he had learned making the infamous flop Waterworld. His three pieces of advice about filming on H20, says Berg, ''made a huge difference'' Read it

Wendi McLendon-Covey: A great comic actress improvs her way to fame

by Lanford Beard | May 11, 2012
You may know her as David Spade's man-eating wife on ''Rules of Engagement,'' the bawdy housewife from ''Bridesmaids,'' or busty Deputy Clementine Johnson on ''Reno 911!'' Now the actress, 42, is taking perverse pleasure in playing the ''wet blanket'' to Jennifer Lopez in May 18's ''What to Expect When You're Expecting'' Read it

1 man, 111 movies: Samuel L. Jackson's career, by the numbers

by April Daley, Marc Snetiker | May 11, 2012
He's the highest-grossing actor of all time — and one of the most prolific. With ''The Avengers'' smashing box office records and the indies ''Meeting Evil'' and ''The Samaritan'' out in limited release this month, we decided it was time to take a deep dive into Samuel L. Jackson's lengthy filmography Read it

Movie Review

Dark Shadows

by Owen Gleiberman | May 15, 2012

God Bless America

by Owen Gleiberman | May 15, 2012

Jesus Henry Christ

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 15, 2012

Nobody Else But You

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 15, 2012

Where Do We Go Now?

by Owen Gleiberman | May 15, 2012

Girl In Progress

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 11, 2012

Movie on Blu-ray Review

Being John Malkovich

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 09, 2012

New York Stories

by Chris Nashawaty | May 09, 2012

Movie on DVD Review

Chronicle

by Jeff Jensen | May 09, 2012

Music Article

Awesome indie duos: Beach House and Best Coast

by Melissa Maerz | May 11, 2012
Good things come in waves — literally — with two of music's buzziest pair-ups releasing excellent ocean-obsessed albums on May 15. We dive into both below Read it

Lisa Marie Presley and T Bone Burnett

by Kyle Anderson | May 11, 2012
What happens when the daughter of the King meets the duke of roots rock? The singer and the Grammy-winning producer discuss their collaboration on Presley's revealing new album, Storm & Grace (out May 15) Read it

Singles: May 18, 2012

May 11, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Rihanna, Passion Pit, and more Read it

Your spring playlist

Jul 20, 2012
New season, new soundtrack! Twelve fresh songs currently on high rotation in EW's music department — and where to find them Read it

Music Review

Occupy This Album

by Kyle Anderson | May 11, 2012

Heroes

by Melissa Maerz | May 11, 2012

Not Your Kind of People

by Kyle Anderson | May 11, 2012

Trespassing

by Melissa Maerz | May 11, 2012

News and Notes

NBC bets on big names for fall

by Lynette Rice | May 11, 2012
From actors Matthew Perry and Anne Heche to producers Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams, NBC's fall lineup is as star-studded as ever Read it

That's a lot of green: The success of 'The Avengers'

by Anthony Breznican | May 11, 2012
''The Avengers'' smashed records with its $207 million haul. It also (finally!) gave fans a Hulk worth cheering for Read it

Hit List: May 18, 2012

by Dan Snierson | May 11, 2012
Alex Trebek considers retirement, Rihanna posts racy photos, and more Read it

Photo Gallery

Adam Yauch: A life in pictures

May 11, 2012
Images of the late Beastie Boy: From party-loving B-Boy to dad and supporter of indie film and Tibet See photos

TV Article

Soundbites: May 18, 2012

May 11, 2012
The best lines from the week in TV, featuring ''Girls,'' ''Game of Thrones,'' and ''Modern Family'' Read it

Linda Bell Blue: What did you do today?

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Aug 07, 2012
As the exec producer of ''Entertainment Tonight'' and ''The Insider,'' Linda Bell Blue has to get up pretty early in the morning to stay on top of the latest celebrity news. Here's how she spent a recent Tuesday Read it

TV Review

Nurse Jackie

by Ken Tucker | May 11, 2012

The Cover Shoot

'Prometheus': The Cover Shoot

by Marc Snetiker | May 11, 2012
Although donning skintight costumes, the cast of ''Prometheus'' manages to bust some other-worldly moves during their cover shoot Read it
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