Jul 13, 2012

Issue #1215

Cover Story

The Hobbit

by Josh Rottenberg | Jul 18, 2012
Forget about battling a dragon or reclaiming a treasure; Gandalf, Bilbo, and the rest of the [ITALIC "Hobbit"] team need to conquer Comic-Con first. In anticipation of their trek to San Diego, we've got exclusive images and on-the-set scoop from Peter Jackson's epic, which promises to be one of the year's biggest blockbusters Read it
Magazine Cover (Jul 13, 2012)

Features

Nora Ephron: 1941-2012

by Mark Harris | Jul 18, 2012
For a generation of writers and filmmakers, particularly women, she was a witty role model who reinvented the romantic comedy in hits like ''When Harry Met Sally...'' and ''You've Got Mail'' Read it

Comic-Con Preview 2012: Comics

by Darren Franich | Jul 18, 2012
Just as Marvel Comics is wrapping up its incredibly successful Avengers vs. X-Men series, the company is shifting the landscape of its comics universe with Marvel NOW! (you can see an exclusive first look here). NOW! launches/relaunches a number of Marvel's titles with new creative teams, but as editor in chief Axel Alonso is quick to point out, ''This ain't no reboot. It's a new beginning!'' EW got the inside scoop on three of the main titles Read it

Monitor

Monitor: July 13, 2012

by Grady Smith | Jul 06, 2012
Adele is expecting her first child, Snoop Dogg was found in possession of marijuana, and more Read it

'Today' moves on after Ann's exit

by Lynette Rice | Jul 06, 2012
Savannah Guthrie has been named Matt Lauer's new coanchor Read it

Blu-ray Review

Mean Streets

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 06, 2012

Coma

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 06, 2012

Book Article

By Our Colleague: Slam Dunk

by Jeff Labrecque | Jul 06, 2012
In ''Dream Team,'' Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum brings to life the greatest basketball team of all time Read it

A Swedish couple get away with murder

by Rob Brunner | Jul 06, 2012
Three years ago, this husband-and-wife crime-writing team had a hit thriller — and a huge secret. Now they're back with their second Stieg Larsson-influenced novel. Read it

Book Swap: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
Trade a fave TV show for a great book Read it

On My iPad: Tina Fey

Jul 06, 2012
The ''30 Rock'' star talks about her iPad reading list Read it

Book Review

Gold

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 11, 2012

Tiny Beautiful Things

by Melissa Maerz | Jul 11, 2012

A Hologram For the King

by Jeff Giles | Jul 06, 2012

Cover Story

The Hobbit

by Josh Rottenberg | Jul 18, 2012
Forget about battling a dragon or reclaiming a treasure; Gandalf, Bilbo, and the rest of the Hobbit team need to conquer Comic-Con first. In anticipation of their trek to San Diego, we've got exclusive images and on-the-set scoop from Peter Jackson's epic, which promises to be one of the year's biggest blockbusters Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''The Astronaut's Wife,'' ''Being Flynn,'' and others Read it

DVD Review

Margaret

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 06, 2012

EW Looks Back

Memorable movie stripteases

by Rachel Orvino | Jul 06, 2012
Paging Dr. Love! The male revue at the center of ''Magic Mike'' brings a little macho spice to Hollywood's long parade of skin-revealing films. Our writers weigh in on other indelible strip scenes. Read it

Hollywood Insider

The third Hemsworth heads to Hollywood

by Grady Smith | Jul 06, 2012

You already know Chris, 28, and Liam Hemsworth, 22, from movies like The Avengers and The Hunger Games. Now meet their older brother, Luke, 32, who's planning a move from Melbourne to L.A. to restart his own acting career.

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Deal Report: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
Laura Fraser will join ''Breaking Bad,'' Rose Byrne will co-star with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in the ''The Internship,'' and more Read it

'Magic Mike' sets sights on Broadway

by Adam Markovitz | Jul 06, 2012
''Magic Mike'' will soon bring its stripper action to a live stage when it hits Broadway Read it

Marvel's 'Item 47' explores aftermath of 'Avengers'

by Anthony Breznican | Jul 06, 2012
''Item 47,'' which will be available Sept. 25 on the ''Avengers'' Blu-ray, will be screened at this year's Comic-Con Read it

Movie Article

A bloody good time at sea?

by Clark Collis | Jul 06, 2012
It might just be the weirdest way to spend your summer vacation: setting sail for Canada on a ship packed with fans of — and actors from — one of the grisliest horror movie franchises ever. That's right, there is now a ''Saw'' cruise. But don't worry: You don't have to kill anyone to get on board. Read it

10 great concert movies

by Kyle Anderson | Jul 06, 2012
Katy Perry's lively, revealing ''Part of Me'' got us thinking about some of our favorite films that capture rock, pop, and hip-hop artists doing what they do best Read it

Movie Review

Katy Perry: Part of Me

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 14, 2012

Savages

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 04, 2012

The Magic Of Belle Isle

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 06, 2012

Crazy Eyes

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 06, 2012

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 06, 2012

Collaborator

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 06, 2012

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 06, 2012

Music Article

Singles Swap: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love Read it

U.K. pop breakout Ellie Goulding on her (really, really) slow rise to fame

by Grady Smith | Jul 06, 2012
It's taken more than a year, but the 25-year-old's single ''Lights'' has finally hit the Billboard top 10. She talks to EW about taking the scenic route up the charts, performing for royalty, and fanning out on Tina Fey. Read it

Singles: July 13, 2012

by Melissa Maerz | Jul 06, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Alicia Keys, Muse, and more Read it

On My iPod: Olivia Munn

Jul 06, 2012
The actress, 32, costars on the Aaron Sorkin drama ''The Newsroom'' (Sundays at 10 p.m. on HBO) and gets into Channing Tatum's stripper pants in ''Magic Mike,'' in theaters now Read it

Albums: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Everclear and JJAMZ Read it

Music Review

Uncaged

by Melissa Maerz | Jul 18, 2012

Swing Lo Magellan

by Darren Franich | Jul 06, 2012

Old School New Rules

by Kyle Anderson | Jul 06, 2012

Woody at 100

by Clark Collis | Jul 06, 2012

Electra Heart

by Tim Stack | Jul 17, 2012
Marina and the Diamonds Read it

News Article

Feedback: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
Your praise for Emma Stone, picks for Emmy nominees, and more Read it

News and Notes

Hit List: July 13, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Jul 06, 2012
Christian Slater film ''Pump Up the Volume'' may become Broadway musical, The Flaming Lips break world record by staging eight live shows in eight cities in one day, and more Read it

Post-Potter selling power

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jul 06, 2012
Will fans of the beloved boy wizard embrace J.K. Rowling's adult novel? Read it

The farewell Cruise

by Sara Vilkomerson | Jul 06, 2012
We offer Katie Holmes a guide for life after Tom Cruise Read it

Google's turn for a tablet

by Jon Chase | Jul 06, 2012
Google recently debuted the Nexus 7 tablet, as well as the Nexus Q, a streaming media device Read it

Rielle Hunter's new memoir: We're not buying it...

by Stephan Lee | Jul 06, 2012
The book recounts Hunter's sordid affair with former presidential candidate John Edwards Read it

Photo Gallery: Comic-Con 2012

Comic-Con 2012: 15 hot movies

by EW Staff | Jul 18, 2012
''Iron Man 3,'' ''Breaking Dawn,'' ''Oz the Great and Powerful,'' and more aiming to excite fans in San Diego See photos

Comic-Con: TV we can't wait to see

by EW Staff | Jul 18, 2012
Buzzed-about panels for rookies (''Elementary,'' ''Arrow''), old faves (''Spartacus,'' ''Game of Thrones'') See photos

TV Article

Revisiting the 'Runway'

by Stephan Lee | Jul 06, 2012
After countless ''Make it works'' and one surprising network change, ''Project Runway'' is set to launch its 10th season (July 19, 9 p.m., Lifetime). So we asked beloved reality TV mentor Tim Gunn to pick his most memorable moments from over the years. Read it

Soundbites: July 13, 2012

Jul 06, 2012
Memorable lines from ''True Blood,'' ''Web Therapy,'' and more Read it

Spilling on our favorite scenes

Jul 06, 2012
EW asked actors and writers from our wish list of Emmy nominees to tell us the backstories behind some notable moments from this past TV season. (Go to ew.com/emmy to find out who nabbed noms on July 19.) Read it

Eric McCormack: Fans say the craziest things

Jul 06, 2012
Thanks to ''Will & Grace'' and his many stage turns, Eric McCormack has had some wild and funny fan encounters. Now the star of TNT's new drama ''Perception'' (debuting July 9 at 10 p.m.) shares his favorites. Read it

TV Review

Breaking Bad

by Ken Tucker | Jul 06, 2012

The Big Event

Question of the Night: What superpower do you wish you had?

Jul 06, 2012
We asked the starts of ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' about their most coveted superpower Read it

Wardrobe Notes

Emily Maynard's 'Bachelorette' Style

by Bronwyn Barnes | Jul 06, 2012
When it comes to style, this Bachelorette has only one rule — no flats. ''She said, 'I don't care if I'm just getting up to go to the bathroom in the morning, I always wear heels,''' says Cary Fetman, stylist for the ABC hit airing Mondays at 8 p.m. (He declines to put a price on Maynard's onscreen wardrobe but confirms that his is the largest clothing budget on reality TV.) The two are certainly in sync stylewise. ''You take me, a [man] who never saw a sequin he didn't like, and her, a Southern girl who loves anything that sparkles, and it's so much fun,'' he says. ''It's like having my own Barbie doll.'' Read it