Dec 07, 2012

Issue #1237

Cover Story

The Ring and I

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 07, 2012
Nine years after the stunning Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson returns with the tale that put Middle-earth on the map in the first place, ''The Hobbit.'' Inside a new trilogy [MDASH] and a whole new gamble. Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 07, 2012)

Features

Who's afraid of Tommy Lee Jones?

by Anthony Breznican | Dec 07, 2012
Just about everybody! The actor has built a rich career out of playing tough, blunt, and often hilariously mean men, the latest of whom is the rivetingly rude abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in ''Lincoln''. We sat down and had a soda with Jones, and it was ... intense. Read it

The new 'Smash'

by Tim Stack | Dec 07, 2012
The gutsy drama gets a season 2 makeover Read it

'The Guilt Trip:' Funny/Faces

by Jon Barrett | Dec 07, 2012
Sure, they're an odd couple, but in real life, ''The Guilt Trip'' stars Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen actually have a lot to talk about. Starting with who should sit where. Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Dec. 14, 2012

Dec 07, 2012
Your thoughts on our ''Sons of Anarchy'' cover, how to survive without ''Sherlock,'' and more Read it

Monitor

Monitor: Dec. 14, 2012

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Dec 07, 2012
Guy Ritchie dives back into parenthood, Mario Lopez gets hitched, and more Read it

2012 celebrity baby power list

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 07, 2012
Prince William and wife Kate's just-announced pregnancy is already shaking up the celebutot hierarchy in Hollywood. It's enough to make some A-list babies born this year you-know-what in their diapers. A look at the new top five. Read it

Blu-ray Review

The Dark Knight Trilogy

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 11, 2012

Book Article

Crime always pays for Lee Child

by Stephan Lee | Dec 07, 2012
The Jack Reacher creator — who's offered fans two hugely successful e-book exclusives, the stories ''Second Son'' and ''Deep Down'' — weighs in on the fractious print-versus-digital publishing debate Read it

Kids books: Colorful creatures

by Stephan Lee | Dec 07, 2012
Children of all ages will be enthralled by the penguins, hippos, orangutans, birds, lemurs, architects, and adorable rocks that romp through the pages of this winter's dazzling new crop of books Read it

There's a song that Bono and Shrek agree on?

by Melissa Maerz | Dec 07, 2012
There certainly is: Leonard Cohen's gorgeous ''Hallelujah.'' In his new book, 'The Holy or the Broken', journalist Alan Light tracks the tune's improbable rise from obscure ballad to pop culture classic. Read it

Book Review

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

by Jeff Giles | Dec 07, 2012

Me and the Devil

by Clark Collis | Dec 07, 2012

The Testament of Mary

by Jeff Giles | Dec 07, 2012

Shakedown

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 14, 2012

Choke Collar: Positron, Episode Two

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 14, 2012

An Arrangement of Light

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 14, 2012

The Safe Man: A Ghost Story

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 05, 2012

Cover Story

The Ring and I

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 07, 2012
Nine years after the stunning Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson returns with the tale that put Middle-earth on the map in the first place, ''The Hobbit.'' Inside a new trilogy — and a whole new gamble. Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Dec 14, 2012

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 07, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Hope Springs,'' ''V/H/S,'' and others Read it

DVD Review

Dark of the Sun

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 11, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 11, 2012

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Dec. 14, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Dec 07, 2012
Managing editor Jess Cagle discusses year-end films that could be Oscar contenders Read it

Humor If You Ask Me...

Odd Couples

Dec 07, 2012
This season's onscreen pairs are a mismatched lot, but they still go at it like animals Read it

Movie Article

The 19th Century is having a moment

by Lindsey Bahr | Dec 07, 2012
We hope you like corsets and bayonets, movie fans, because this fall, there's an overload of movies set in the 1800s. When exactly do they take place, you ask — before Waterloo? After the lightbulb? Let's take a walk through history. Read it

What was Kubrick up to in 'The Shining'?

by Clark Collis | Dec 07, 2012
Keep an eye out for the buzzy doc ''Room 237'', about the supposed hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic Read it

Brad Pitt takes a hit

by Sara Vilkomerson | Dec 07, 2012
''Killing Them Softly'', Pitt's second movie with director Andrew Dominik, gets a cold reception Read it

Designing Middle-Earth

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 07, 2012
To help design the world of ''The Hobbit,'' Peter Jackson turned to veteran ''Rings'' conceptual artists John Howe and Alan Lee. Here are just three of the more than 5,000 sketches they created. Read it

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 07, 2012
Welcome back, Orlando! Hello, Luke! Faces old and new will pop up in the second film, out Dec. 13, 2013. Read it

Becoming a Dwarf

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 07, 2012
Actor Richard Armitage on embodying Thorin Oakenshield, the compact warrior with tremendous courage Read it

Three Movies from one novel? How?

by Josh Rottenberg | Dec 07, 2012
The filmmakers explain what they're adding or fleshing out to turn The Hobbit into a trilogy Read it

Movie Review

Zero Dark Thirty

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 11, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 25, 2012

Jack Reacher

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 03, 2013

Hyde Park on Hudson

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 11, 2012

Save The Date

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 11, 2012

Heleno

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 07, 2012

Deadfall

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 11, 2012

Chasing Ice

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 07, 2012

Music Article

The Diamond Club

by Grady Smith | Dec 07, 2012
Diamond status — music-industry-speak for 10 million albums sold — is more elusive than ever. In honor of Adele's ''21'' reaching it last week, we look at some other stars in the 10-carat club, and how long they took to get there. Read it

On My iPod: Beth Behrs

by Ray Rahman | Dec 07, 2012
She plays a snooty uptown socialite-turned-broke Brooklyn waitress on the hit sitcom, ''2 Broke Girls'' (CBS, Mondays, 9 p.m.), but the actress, 26, also has rich musical tastes. Find out what gets her going when she's off duty. Read it

Music Biopic-Orama!

by Solvej Schou | Dec 07, 2012
The surest epitaph for a musical icon with a larger-than-life story? A big-screen biopic — and an inevitable tangle of competing projects, casting switch-ups, and song-rights struggles. Here are some of the late stars currently getting their Hollywood close-up. Read it

Singles: Dec. 14, 2012

Dec 07, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Cher, and My Chemical Romance Read it

Albums: Dec. 14, 2012

Dec 07, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Game, and Lifehouse Read it

Music Review

Unorthodox Jukebox

by Melissa Maerz | Feb 20, 2013

Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors

by Kyle Anderson | Mar 19, 2013

Tre!

by Ray Rahman | Mar 19, 2013

O.N.I.F.C.

by Kyle Anderson | Feb 20, 2013

Nashville soundtrack

by Ray Rahman | Feb 20, 2013

News Article

Soundbites: Dec. 14, 2012

Dec 07, 2012
Memorable lines from ''Killing them Softly,'' ''Dead Accounts,'' and more Read it

News and Notes

Hollywood's Twitter jitters

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 07, 2012
Pop stars have long had actors beat when it comes to the tweet. Are movie stars finally getting over their social-media anxiety? Read it

Is 'Twilight' really over? Don't bet on it.

by Sara Vilkomerson | Dec 07, 2012
Is Stephanie Meyer considering expanding the ''Twilight'' Universe with more books? Read it

5 more shows we'd reboot

Dec 07, 2012
All this ''Boy Meets World'' talk got us thinking — what other '80s and '90s sitcoms are ripe for revivals? Read it

Hit List: Dec. 14, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Dec 07, 2012
Kid Rock meets President Obama, Julian Fellowes takes on New York City, and more Read it

Deal Report: Dec. 14, 2012

Dec 07, 2012
Carrie Underwood takes on a classic, Stephen King gets the TV treatment, and more Read it

Morgan Spurlock chooses a new direction

by Geoff Boucher | Dec 07, 2012
Morgan Spurlock tackles the world of boy bands as he directs a documentary about One Direction Read it

'The Hour' the BBC America Drama does 1950s glamour, London-Style

by Nakisha Williams | Dec 07, 2012
The costumes and fashion behind the highly-acclaimed television series Read it

Kevin Hart's fake take on Reality TV

by Lanford Beard | Dec 07, 2012
Kevin Hart flips the script in his new comedy series ''Real Husbands of Hollywood'' Read it

YA hit 'Hush, Hush' to become a movie

by Tara Fowler | Dec 07, 2012
Could this popular book series be the next big thing in YA movie adaptations? Read it

What's so great about 'Boy Meets World'?

by Hillary Busis | Dec 07, 2012
News of a spin-off has TV fans (of a certain age) all abuzz. Here's why. Read it

Style Article

Choose your own holiday TV adventure

by Dan Snierson | Dec 07, 2012
A blizzard of new yuletide TV movies is coming your way. Before plowing through, consult our handy guide. Read it

TV Article

More TV laughs on DVD

Dec 07, 2012
Mel Brooks and Steve Martin have new TV-heavy DVD box sets on offer this holiday season Read it

Raúl De Molina: The EW personality quiz

by Dan Snierson | Dec 07, 2012
He's the outrageous host of ''El Gordo y La Flaca'', Univision's popular Spanish-language entertainment-news show, which airs daily at 4 p.m. What will happen when the 53-year-old — who's been known to do interviews in a Jacuzzi — dips into our Personality Quiz? Let's find out. Read it

'The Bachelor:' Meet Sean's new ladies

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 07, 2012
An exclusive first look at the newest ladies of ''The Bachelor'' Read it

Why tacky holiday movies rule

by Kyle Anderson | Dec 07, 2012
Despite (or because of) ridiculous casting and bizarro story lines, holiday TV movies have an indelible appeal. EW staff writer Kyle Anderson offers three reasons holiday movies make his yuletide season worth surviving. Read it

TV on Blu-ray Review