Nov 23, 2012

Issue #1234

Cover Story

The future of 'Star Wars'

by Geoff Boucher | Nov 16, 2012
Disney's [DOLLAR]4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm has given 'Star Wars' fans the ultimate reason to bust out their wookie costumes. EW investigates what the next three films will entail, who will steer them, and what the surprise deal means for the moviegoing galaxy. Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 23, 2012)

Features

The 'Twilight' effect

by Karen Valby | Nov 16, 2012
The polarizing vampire franchise has left a mark on pop culture, changing everything from the way books are promoted to the way movie tickets are sold Read it

Alicia Keys: The stories behind the songs

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 16, 2012
As she prepares to release her fifth studio album, 'Girl on Fire' (out Nov. 27), the 14-time Grammy winner, 31, tells EW how some of her most loved songs came to be. Read it

'Star Wars': 5 tips for sequels that won't suck

by Dalton Ross | Nov 16, 2012
A five-point plan for what Lucasfilm and Disney should do to make sure The Force is strong with the new trilogy. Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Nov. 23, 2012

Nov 16, 2012
Your thoughts on Daniel Craig as James Bond, online debate about ''World War Z,'' and more Read it

Monitor

Mama drama for 'Modern Family' kid

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Nov 16, 2012
This makes the Dunphy clan look downright functional. Read it

Monitor: Nov. 23, 2012

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Nov 16, 2012
Kristen Bell is pregnant, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez break up, and more Read it

Book Article

'The Signal and the Noise': Election night's other big winner

by Stephan Lee | Nov 16, 2012
One thing Nate Silver couldn't forecast, was the boost his number crunching would give his book Read it

'Heads in Beds': How to avoid hotel hell

by Tina Jordan | Nov 16, 2012
Use these tips from Jacob Tomsky's memoir ''Heads in Beds,'' which can best be described as the hotel industry's ''Kitchen Confidential'' Read it

'Reached': A beloved YA trilogy comes to a close

by Stephan Lee | Nov 16, 2012
Speaking to EW about 'Reached', the final volume in her best-selling 'Matched' trilogy, Ally Condie revealed her casting picks for the series' big-screen adaptation Read it

Book Review

Days of Blood & Starlight

by Sara Vilkomerson | Nov 20, 2012

The Art of Men

by Tina Jordan | Nov 16, 2012

Reached

by Tara Fowler | Nov 20, 2012

Grace

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 20, 2012

Beautiful Redemption

by Stephan Lee | Nov 20, 2012

Cover Story

The future of 'Star Wars'

by Geoff Boucher | Nov 16, 2012
Disney's $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm has given 'Star Wars' fans the ultimate reason to bust out their wookie costumes. EW investigates what the next three films will entail, who will steer them, and what the surprise deal means for the moviegoing galaxy. Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Nov. 23. 2012

Nov 16, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''2 Days in New York,'' ''Vamps,'' and others Read it

DVD Review

Lawrence of Arabia

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 16, 2012

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 16, 2012

The Queen of Versailles

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 16, 2012

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Nov. 23, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Nov 16, 2012
Managing editor Jess Cagle discusses our 'Star Wars' issue's cover art and the future of the franchise Read it

Hollywood Insider

'American Horror Story': Zachary Quinto

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 16, 2012
If the Nov. 14 episode of ''American Horror Story: Asylum'' is still sitting on your DVR, read no further. But if you saw it, this season's villain has been unmasked five episodes in. Read it

'Touch' reunites Kiefer Sutherland with his old '24' flame

by Lynette Rice | Nov 16, 2012
It's a ''24'' reunion on ''Touch''! Read it

Deal Report: Nov. 23, 2012

Nov 16, 2012
'Boy Meets World' gets a spinoff, McG tapped to direct a new film, and more Read it

Movie Article

'Life of Pi': 3-D grows up

by Geoff Boucher | Nov 16, 2012
With 'Life of Pi', Ang Lee becomes the latest Oscar-winning director to try his hand at a 3-D film. But will audiences pop up for a more literary, art-house story told in the F/X-heavy format? Read it

Gotham Independent Film Awards honorees' favorite indies

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 16, 2012
Three of the the Gotham Independent Film Awards honorees, Marion Cotillard, director David O. Russell, and producer Jeff Skoll, gave us their picks for indie awesomeness Read it

A pilot's take on 'Flight'

by Grady Smith | Nov 16, 2012
How accurate is Denzel Washington's high-flying drama? First officer Daniel Fruciano of charter company Miami Air International weighs in. Read it

Movie Review

Silver Linings Playbook

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2012

The Man with the Iron Fists

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2012

Anna Karenina

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2012

The Comedy

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2012

Price Check

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2012

A Royal Affair

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2012

Music Article

On My iPod: Gabriel Mann

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 16, 2012
When he's not busy playing tousle-haired billionaire Nolan Ross on the deliciously soapy drama (ABC, Sundays, 9 p.m.), the actor and music obsessive, 40, is poring over his constantly changing playlist Read it

What's the Song?: TV That Rocks

Nov 16, 2012
EW scopes out the best musical moments from recent episodes of your favorite shows Read it

Singles: Nov. 23, 2012

Nov 16, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Bruno Mars, the Backstreet Boys, and more Read it

Fall music winners & losers

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 16, 2012
Pop stars come and go, but numbers never lie. Here's a look at who's blowing up on the charts right now — and who's merely imploding. Read it

Albums: Nov. 23, 2012

Nov 16, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Lana Del Ray, the Deftones, and more Read it

Music Review

Global Warming

by Ray Rahman | Nov 28, 2012

Rebel Soul

by Kyle Anderson | Nov 20, 2012

The World From the Side of the Moon

by Grady Smith | Nov 28, 2012

Unapologetic

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 28, 2012

News Article

The original Ralphie brings his BB gun to Broadway

by Adam Markovitz | Nov 16, 2012
Peter Billingsley, star of 1983's ''A Christmas Story,'' talks about producing a stage musical based on the classic yuletide movie Read it

News and Notes

'Skyfall' director on Bond's big comeback

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 16, 2012
Sam Mendes opens up about the film's record-setting weekend — and his future with the franchise Read it

Hollywood's China syndrome

by Grady Smith | Nov 16, 2012
Studios go to great lengths to avoid alienating the nation's moviegoers ... and its censors Read it

The age of Amazon

by Jon Chase | Nov 16, 2012
Movies, TV series, music, books, tablets. (And, um, groceries.) How big will the megaretailer's media dominance get? Read it

Hit List: Nov. 23, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Nov 16, 2012
Mila Kunis to become a producer, Nate Silver goes 50 for 50, and more Read it

The week belongs to Rihanna

by Melissa Maerz | Nov 16, 2012
Amid a burst of pop culture ubiquity — Victoria's Secret! ''SNL''! Bond girl? — the singer adds yet another twist to her ongoing saga with ex Chris Brown. Plus, our take on her new album, ''Unapologetic'' (out Nov. 19). Read it

Stage Review

Annie

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 16, 2012
You can bet your bottom dollar that the new revival of this Depression-set musical will make you smile Read it

Stage: Nov. 23, 2012

Nov 16, 2012
Stage reviews of ''The Performers,'' ''Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,'' and more Read it

TV Article

'The Vampire Diaries' boss takes your questions

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Nov 16, 2012
Julie Plec, responds to complaints and queries submitted via Twitter and EW.com about the hit show's fourth season. Read it

'Shark Tank' products: Sink or swim?

by James Hibberd | Nov 16, 2012
The first three seasons of ABC's Shark Tank resulted in deals for 76 entrepreneurs. Here's a look at three of the show's biggest hits — and one of its biggest misses. Read it

Brian Austin Green: Watch this, sorry about that

by Dan Snierson | Nov 16, 2012
We let the actor promote his new TBS musical comedy Wedding Band...if he apologized for a previous pop culture sin. Read it

Soundbites: Nov. 23, 2012

Nov 16, 2012
Memorable lines from ''Glee,'' ''Grey's Anatomy,'' and more Read it

Saying goodbye to 'The Walking Dead'

by Sarah Wayne Callies | Nov 16, 2012
Her character, Lori Grimes, became the latest shocking casualty on AMC's 'The Walking Dead'. Now Sarah Wayne Callies writes about the emotional impact of being killed off on the hit show. Read it

TV Review

Shark Tank

by Ken Tucker | Nov 16, 2012

The Dust Bowl

by Ken Tucker | Nov 16, 2012

Videogame Review

Halo 4

by Darren Franich | Nov 16, 2012

What's new in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'

by Darren Franich | Nov 16, 2012
Changes in direction and story, as well as new game modes lead the ''Black Ops'' franchise forward Read it

Wardrobe Notes

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in 'Hitchcock'

Nov 16, 2012
To portray the Master of Suspense in the biopic (out Nov. 23), the 74-year-old actor became a master of disguise. Still, appearances aren't everything. ''We didn't just want Anthony to impersonate Hitchcock,'' says director Sacha Gervasi. ''We wanted him to channel Hitchcock.'' Read it
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