Dec 21, 2012

Issue #1238

Cover Story

'Django Unchained:' Wild, Wild Western

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 14, 2012
Quentin Tarantino has mixed a shocking new cocktail with ''Django Unchained'', combining violence, humor, and slavery -- and shaken it vigorously. And you thought ''Inglourious Basterds'' was edgy. Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 21, 2012)

Features

The evolution of Mann

by Lynette Rice | Dec 14, 2012
Comedy was never part of her master plan, but Leslie Mann has found a home there, in more ways than one. The ''This is 40'' star talks about her career's fortuitous turn, and the oddly movie-friendly bathroom habits of her husband, Judd Apatow. Read it

In Memoriam

Dec 14, 2012
A list of everyone we lost from the entertainment industry in 2012 Read it

This is Graham Parker

by Melissa Maerz | Dec 14, 2012
After decades of cult adoration but scant commercial success, the British musician is finally getting his big-screen close-up in This Is 40 — thanks to a longtime fan named Judd Apatow Read it

An oral history of Whitney's anthem ''I Will Always Love You''

by Kyle Anderson | Dec 14, 2012
The story behind the smash single off ''The Bodyguard'' soundtrack Read it

Late Greats

Dec 14, 2012
A look back at the entertainment legends who left us this year by the artists who knew and loved them Read it

Monitor

Monitor: Dec. 21, 2012

by Nuzhat Naoreen | Dec 14, 2012
Gisele and Tom Brady welcome another bundle, Busy Philipps is expecting, and more Read it

Love for indie acts, not boy bands

by Kyle Anderson | Dec 14, 2012
The biggest names and storylines stemming from the recent Grammy nominations Read it

Book Article

''I kept asking, is this a joke?''

by Stephan Lee | Dec 14, 2012
Ayana Mathis, 39, talks about the 'wild' moment she learned ''Twelve Tribes'' was Oprah's latest Book Club pick Read it

Gabby Douglas' path to gold

by Stephan Lee | Dec 14, 2012
The Olympic champion details her path to fame in her memoir ''Grace, Gold & Glory'' Read it

Book Review

The Child's Child

by Tina Jordan | Dec 14, 2012

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

by Melissa Maerz | Jan 03, 2013

Race-Baiter

by Ken Tucker | Dec 14, 2012

Cover Story

'Django Unchained:' Wild, Wild Western

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 14, 2012
Quentin Tarantino has mixed a shocking new cocktail with ''Django Unchained'', combining violence, humor, and slavery -- and shaken it vigorously. And you thought ''Inglourious Basterds'' was edgy. Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: Dec 21, 2012

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 14, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Ice Age: Continental Drift,'' ''Miami Connection,'' and others Read it

Bad Santas

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 14, 2012
Forget presents and holiday cheer: These guys pack flamethrowers and booze. Here's a guide to the best, least jolly Clauses in movie history. Read it

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Dec. 21, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Dec 14, 2012
Managing editor Jess Cagle discusses celebrites that left us in 2012 Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Homeland' looks ahead to Season 3

by Tim Stack | Dec 14, 2012
What's next for the critically acclaimed show? Read it

Movie Article

You know who's cool? David Oyelowo

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 14, 2012
The Brit actor had parts in five(!) movies this year, including a hard-nosed detective in ''Jack Reacher'' and a soldier in ''Lincoln'' Read it

'Zero Dark Thirty' star Jason Clarke

by Sara Vilkomerson | Dec 14, 2012
A bold turn as a bin Laden-hunting CIA agent in ''Zero Dark Thirty'' has made Clarke one of Hollywood's most wanted Read it

Movie Review

The Guilt Trip

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 25, 2012

This Is 40

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 25, 2012

The Impossible

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 25, 2012

Django Unchained

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 08, 2013

Les Misérables

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 08, 2013

Music Article

EW's holiday playlist

Dec 14, 2012
We skip the standards in favor of some lesser-known gems -- whether you're bursting with yuletide joy or sobbing under the mistletoe Read it

One Direction in concert: A (deafened) Dad reports

by Dalton Ross | Dec 14, 2012
My daughter is obsessed with One Direction, so I took her to the show to see what all the fuss was about. That's what makes me beautiful. Read it

Soundtrack of my life: Ke$ha

by Ray Rahman | Dec 14, 2012
Pop's glitter-bombing, chart-topping wild child just released her second studio album, Warrior. She talks to EW about the artists -- from Bob Dylan to the Beastie Boys, Beck, and Beyoncé -- who shaped her. Read it

Singles: Dec. 21, 2012

Dec 14, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Skylar Grey, and The Killers, and more Read it

News Article

Stage: Dec. 21, 2012

Dec 14, 2012
A look at current and upcoming Stage shows Read it

Soundbites: Dec. 21, 2012

Dec 14, 2012
Memorable lines from ''The Hobbit,'' ''The Office,'' and more Read it

News and Notes

Deal Report: Dec. 21, 2012

Dec 14, 2012
Ty Burrell is set to meet Kermit, Terrence Howard joins a stellar ensemble cast, and more Read it

When will 'Wicked' hit the big screen?

by Grady Smith | Dec 14, 2012
Will the smash Broadway hit be making it's way to movie theaters in the near future? Read it

Vince Vaughn is a donor Daddy in 'The Delivery Man'

by Keith Staskiewicz | Dec 14, 2012
The star of ''The Watch'' returns in this comedy about sperm donation Read it

Van Zandt scores for David Chase

by Kyle Anderson | Dec 14, 2012
David Chase looks to ''The Sopranos'' for a familiar face to score his latest project Read it

25 movies you need to see before Oscar night

by Anthony Breznican | Dec 14, 2012
We rank the year's top films based on buzz, early critics' awards, and their likely number of Oscar noms Read it

Hit List: Dec. 21, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Dec 14, 2012
Rihanna gets her own tv show, Channing Tatum goes on hiatus, and more Read it

Cable TV gets southern-fried

by Lynette Rice | Dec 14, 2012
Recent success of Southern-based television shows is paving the way for a slew of new programs Read it

Stage Review

Golden Boy

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 14, 2012
Clifford Odets' 75-year-old drama about an aspiring musician turned boxer still packs a punch Read it

Glengarry Glen Ross

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 14, 2012

Bare

by Tanner Stransky | Dec 14, 2012

TV Article

Studio 8H'S best of fall 2012

by Ken Tucker | Dec 14, 2012
Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig may have left the building, but ''Saturday Night Live'' hasn't lost its mojo. Here's a guide to the fall season's three best sketches, which can be seen on Hulu or NBC.com. Read it

Farewell to 'Fringe'

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 14, 2012
Stock up on tissues, for the end is near. Over the past two weeks Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, and the other stars of Fox's sci-fi saga have been shooting the show's two-hour series finale, which will air Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. Showrunner J.H. Wyman shares these behind-the-scenes photos (and teases) from the last episode of Fringe's fifth and final season. Read it

TV Review

Saturday Night Live

by Ken Tucker | Dec 14, 2012

Wardrobe Notes

'How I Met Your Mother:' Wardrobe Notes

by Nakisha Williams | Dec 14, 2012
Why Robin and the rest of the gang are starting to dress up Read it

What's Hot on Our Site EW.com

The year's buzziest moments

Dec 14, 2012
We talked to the folks behind 2012's biggest events. You'll find the complete stories — along with mash-up videos, best and worst lists, critics' picks, and more — at ew.com/bestandworst Read it
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