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Life's Just a Comic Book: Thor, and Hollywood's Monetization of Mediocrity

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.

The Cheater's Guide to Getting Published

Jeff Klima | Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

As many of you doubtlessly know, getting your foot in the door is the hardest part of becoming a drug-addled, world-weary, bourgeois lech with a ballp...

FIRST PHOTO: Edward & Bella Have Honeymoon Sex

ew.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly includes the first official photo from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, and here it is! Yes, that's ...

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even though Entertainment Weekly named him the 16th-best film director of all time, if I mention the name Ernst Lubitsch to my own middle-aged contemporaries, I usually get a hazy look.

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

Does Obama Love Lil Wayne Or What?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

During a much-discussed Rolling Stone interview, President Obama was asked what's on his iPod. He named artists and bands that reflect an eclectic mix...

Dancing With the Authors: Could It Happen?

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Are bestselling authors really more culturally irrelevant than politicians' relatives and airheads with six-pack abs? Or should authors be content to sit on the sidelines?

The Menace of Comic-Con

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm not sure how we reached a point where Comic-Con became the engine that drives Hollywood. Films like Green Lantern slurp up the studio bucks, and the comic-book mentality grows like a cancer.

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Is 'Hottest Book On The Planet,' According To Cover Of EW

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While Larsson's survivors are wrapped up in an estate dispute, his fans are buzzing about a more pressing question: Who should play computer hacker Li...

Celebrity Mania: Who's to Blame?

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Kravette

A few weeks back Sandra Bullock emerged from her home only to be swarmed by cameras during what seemed to be one of the most difficult points in her life. I, for one, will take responsibility.

Angelina Jolie Bares Her Back, Talks Brad (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Angelina shows off her back tattoos on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and inside talks about her family and her role as a CIA agent in this summer'...

Please Cancel Private Practice. Seriously.

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

I'd like to make a suggestion: you know who should be killed off in the season finale of Private Practice? The show. Kill the show.

Why Do Realistic Representations of Gay Relationships in the Media Matter? Ask EW's Annie Barrett

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

A peck on the cheek or the kiss between the heterosexual couple? That's "normal." Yet kissing by gays is a hypersexual, physical-only act of pure sex being "shoved down the throat" of America.

'Sex And The City 2' EW Cover: More Photoshopped Than The Poster? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The 'Sex and the City 2' poster was widely regarded as a Photoshop disaster, and now the ladies grace the cover of 'Entertainment Weekly,' again looki...

Baffled by the BAFTAs

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The ratings for award shows this season are up. Entertainment Weekly reports that Emmy viewership was up 9% and the Golden Globes were up 14%. Why? Simple. My recaps of them here.

Putting the "ew" in Entertainment Weekly's Too-Cozy Relationship with Sundance

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

Two recent articles in Entertainment Weekly about the Sundance Film Festival failed to mention that EW is one of Sundance's biggest sponsors, and has been for 19 years.

Social Media Week: Editors Have Whole New Role

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

As publishers embrace social media, editors are finding that their own roles are quickly being redefined. This was the topic of the Networked News Gatherers panel in New York.

Avatar Sequel Plans Revealed: James Cameron Confirms Avatar 2 In Works

ew.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Before it hit theaters, Avatar, which has amassed $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, seemed to many in Hollywood like a crazy gamble. But not o...

Alec Baldwin: I Have A Great Ass, I'd Love To Remarry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Alec Baldwin appears on the cover of the new holiday movie preview issue of Entertainment Weekly, promoting his upcoming romantic comedy 'It's Complic...

Video In Magazines: Entertainment Weekly Launches Screen Ads in Print Mags

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The first video advertisement inside a print title has been published inside the American magazine Entertainment Weekly....

CBS To Run VIDEO AD In Entertainment Weekly Magazine

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — An upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly's print edition will be embedded with a video player that will run ads for CBS shows and Pe...

Big Brother 11: The Wizard of Wacko Place.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Jeremy Piven visited the Big Brother House this week. Poor Jeremy.Now the houseguests are all in danger of getting mercury poisoning.

Syfy/Entertainment Weekly Party Rocks Comic-Con Once Again

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

The party builds big buzz for Syfy and EW, but it also builds good will. That's much harder to do.

Notes from the Media Party Circuit at Comic-Con

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Even with the outsize parties, the 6000-person screenings and all the action in the expansive exhibition floor, there were smaller and equally memorable moments throughout the Con.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.