Oct 05, 2012

Issue #1227

Cover Story

Tina Fey: The EW interview

by Kristen Baldwin | Sep 28, 2012
As the sly, anarchic ''30 Rock'' heads into its final season, we talk to its multihypenated, multitaleneted creator and star about everything from mom jeans to ''Bossypants'' and beyond Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 05, 2012)

Features

Get ready to 'Rock'

by Ray Rahman | Sep 28, 2012
Tina Fey picks five episodes fans should watch to prepare for ''30 Rock'''s final (sniff!) season Read it

'Frankenweenie': The strange story of Tim Burton's (seemingly) normal hometown

by Anthony Breznican | Sep 28, 2012
Burton looks back on a childhood that was ... actually kinda normal Read it

Tony Mendez and Ben Affleck: Spies like us

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 28, 2012
In the new thriller ''Argo,'' about a high-stakes rescue mission during the Iran hostage crisis, director-star Ben Affleck plays Tony Mendez, the real undercover CIA agent who pulled it off. The two recently sat down for a declassified conversation. Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Oct. 5, 2012

Sep 28, 2012
Your praise for fall's new series, anticipation for the return of your favorite shows, and more Read it

Monitor

J.K. Rowling: Goodbye, wizards. Hello, sex ccenes!

by Stephan Lee | Sep 28, 2012
J.K. Rowling's first adult novel, ''The Casual Vacancy,'' will hit stores on Sept. 27 Read it

Monitor: Oct. 5, 2012

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Sep 28, 2012
Jesse Tyler Ferguson got engaged, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab, and more Read it

Blu-ray Review

Book Article

Sexy novels: Who's on top?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 28, 2012
Which series is racier — ''50 Shades of Grey'' or ''Reflected in You''? Read it

The quotable Colbert

Sep 28, 2012
In his new book, ''America Again: Re-becoming the Greatest We Never Weren't,'' Stephen Colbert describes the state of the nation. Here are some choice nuggets. Read it

Book Review

A Working Theory of Love

by Sara Vilkomerson | Sep 28, 2012

Waging Heavy Peace

by Kyle Anderson | Sep 28, 2012

Live By Night

by Thom Geier | Sep 28, 2012

The End of Your Life Book Club

by Tina Jordan | Sep 28, 2012

The Round House

by Melissa Maerz | Sep 28, 2012

Building Stories

by Melissa Maerz | Sep 28, 2012

Cover Story

Tina Fey: The EW interview

by Kristen Baldwin | Sep 28, 2012
As the sly, anarchic ''30 Rock'' heads into its final season, we talk to its multihypenated, multitaleneted creator and star about everything from mom jeans to ''Bossypants'' and beyond Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Oct. 5, 2012

Sep 28, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''People Like Us,'' ''Red Lights,'' and others Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Raising Hope''s Plimpton is ready to clean your house

by Mandi Bierly | Sep 28, 2012
The actress is holding sweepstakes in which she'll make like her character, Virginia, and clean the winner's home Read it

'Will & Grace' duo get personal with 'Partners'

by Tanner Stransky | Sep 28, 2012

Fourteen years ago, a straight guy named David Kohan and a gay man named Max Mutchnick got together and created a groundbreaking sitcom for NBC called ''Will & Grace.'' Now the longtime buddies are back with ''Partners,'' a new CBS comedy about the friendship between — what do you know? — a straight guy (David Krumholtz's Joe) and a gay man (Michael Urie's Louis). EW chatted with Kohan and Mutchnick about their new take on the gay-straight comedy.

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Humor if You Ask Me ...

Take me to your leader

by Libby Gelman-Waxner | Sep 28, 2012
Our humor columnist discusses her infatuation with Scientology Read it

Movie Article

Terrence Malick cut me!

by Adam Markovitz | Sep 28, 2012
When Rachel Weisz recently revealed that she'd been edited out of Malick's new movie, ''To the Wonder,'' she joined an elite group of actors who've had their parts axed — or significantly shrunk — by the reclusive filmmaker Read it

Movie Review

Pitch Perfect

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 19, 2012

Looper

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 10, 2012

17 Girls

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 28, 2012

The Waiting Room

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 28, 2012

How To Survive A Plague

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 28, 2012

Diana Vreeland The Eye Has To Travel

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 28, 2012

Music Article

Movie trailers: What's that song?

Sep 28, 2012
Nothing says fall like changing foliage, a briskness in the air, and a glut of coming attractions at the multiplex. Here, we dig out the cool music behind the latest previews. Read it

On My iPod: Michael Weatherly

by Sandra Gonzalez | Sep 28, 2012
The actor, 44, who's back on ''NCIS'' (CBS, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.) for its 10th season, reveals what's in his earbuds Read it

Singles: Oct. 5, 2012

Sep 28, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Brad Paisley, One Direction, and more Read it

Albums: Oct. 5, 2012

Sep 28, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Lupe Fiasco and Tift Merritt Read it

Music Review

The 2nd Law

by Kyle Anderson | Oct 01, 2012

Sticks & Stones

by Adam Markovitz | Oct 01, 2012

Glad Rag Doll

by Ken Tucker | Oct 01, 2012

Lightning

by Melissa Maerz | Oct 01, 2012

Glad All Over

by Ray Rahman | Oct 01, 2012

News and Notes

Emmys 2012: Best and worst of the awards

by Lynette Rice | Sep 28, 2012
''Homeland'' won big. Jon Hamm did not. A look at the many highs — and a few lows — from TV's biggest night. Read it

If the debates were like 'Celebrity Boxing' ...

by Dan Snierson | Sep 28, 2012
Fox's president of alternative programming imagines how to spice up future political debates Read it

EW parties with the stars

Sep 28, 2012

How did TV's heavy hitters warm up for television's biggest night? They came out for Entertainment Weekly's pre-Emmys bash (with presenting sponsor L'Oréal) at the Fig & Olive restaurant in West Hollywood. Cast members from ''Mad Men,'' ''Homeland,'' and ''The Big Bang Theory'' mingled and traded their favorite awards-show tips. ''Eat a good breakfast and pack a granola bar,'' said ''Modern Family'''s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. ''And stretch beforehand. There's a good chance at least one of your body parts will fall asleep in hour three.'' Read it

Hit List: Oct. 5, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Sep 28, 2012
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will produce a historical drama, LMFAO broke up, and more Read it

Notes from an Emmy insider: Carol Leifer

Sep 28, 2012
The four-time Emmy nominee, who's written for four Emmys and seven Oscars, dishes about the awards show Read it

On the Cover

Tina Golightly

by Tara Fowler | Sep 28, 2012
Tina Fey channeled on of Audrey Hepburn's most iconic characters on this week's cover Read it

Photo Gallery

Emmys 2012 flashback: Red carpet style

by Bronwyn Barnes | Sep 28, 2012
See how Sunday's styles stack up to last year's looks for Heidi Klum and more See photos

TV Article

Meet 'Animal Practice''s pint-size star

by Dan Snierson | Sep 28, 2012
She has appeared in scores of movies (including ''The Hangover Part II''), can paint, and likes to groom dogs. Here's the scoop on Crystal, the newly minted monkey breakout of NBC's ''Animal Practice'' Read it

Soundbites: Oct. 5, 2012

Sep 28, 2012
Memorable lines from ''Conan,'' ''Project Runway,'' and more Read it

TV Review

Elementary

by Ken Tucker | Sep 28, 2012

What's Hot on Our Site EW.com

Final words from 'Big Brother''s Quack Pack

Sep 28, 2012

There were fireworks aplenty in the Sept. 19 ''Big Brother'' finale when 21-year-old engineering student Ian Terry defeated runner-up (and master manipulator) Dan Gheesling and third-place finisher Danielle Murphree to take home the $500,000 prize. And those fireworks continued when we spoke to the final three on EW.com's InsideTV podcast.

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