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PopWatch Confessional: What makes you embrace your inner badass?

57 minutes ago

Let's face it: If you spend your days voluntarily staring at a variety of glowing rectangles, chances are you're probably not much of a daredevil. That said, the things you're seeing and hearing via those rectangles might inspire you to wish you could change your ways—if only for a few minutes after the movie/show/song is over. So in honor of Mockingjay — Part 1's rebelliously action-packed release this weekend, we've posed the following question to our staff this week: What's the movie/TV show/song/book that makes you embrace your inner badass? Ashley Fetters, EW.com news »


- EW staff

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Heidi Thomas talks Vanessa Hudgens and reworking 'Gigi'

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How do you solve a problem like Gigi? That was the task given to Heidi Thomas, the writer behind British hit Call the Midwife, who is adapting the book of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical for its upcoming Broadway production (starring High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens). The musical Gigi, based on the Colette novella, began as a film—specifically, Vincente Minnelli's 1958 classic. An adaptation hit Broadway in 1973, but the production was considered somewhat of a flop. And while the beloved film won Best Picture, some of its elements haven't aged particularly well—for instance, its opening number, »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Marvel announces 'Howard the Duck' by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones

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Guardians of the Galaxy was great and all, but how about that post-credits scene? You know, the one with the anthropomorphic duck? What's his deal? Glad you asked. Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerick, Howard the Duck is one of the strangest and most subversive characters in the Marvel canon—that unfortunately is mostly known from a terrible film in the 1980s. But, as the old saying goes, the road to redemption starts after the credits of a blockbuster movie—and Marvel is bringing Howard back in a big way. This Spring, the publisher will launch Howard the Duck, »


- Joshua Rivera

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Mark Ruffalo, Stephen Merchant play 'Musical Beers' on 'Tonight'

3 hours ago

Last night, The Tonight Show launched a new game. Everyone, meet "Musical Beers"—the perfect crossover between beer pong and musical chairs. And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. To kick off the new game, Jimmy Fallon invited guest Mark Ruffalo, along with Stephen Merchant, out for some very messy fun before very quickly knocking Merchant out of the competition. Yeah, things get competitive. »


- Samantha Highfill

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Entertainment Geekly: Is 'Mockingjay - Part 1' really a movie?

3 hours ago

This is not a rant about anything. I need to clarify that up front, because 2014 has been a horrible year for ranting. But it’s also been great year for very good things that straddle the line between how we used to define television and how we used to define movies. Is True Detective a miniseries or an 8-hour movie? Should The Knick rank in Steven Soderbergh’s filmography? Fargo and Hannibal transformed well-trod source material into a new kind of remake—half greatest hits compilation, half concept album. Not for nothing, 2014 was also the year that Shonda Rhimes claimed Thursday for old-fashioned weekly TV, »


- Darren Franich

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Key and Peele put their spin on 1980s aerobics videos

18 hours ago

Leave it to Key & Peele to reveal what aerobics videos were really like in the 1980's. In a new sketch from the duo, they star as "Flash" and "Lightning" in a live taping of the 1987 Jazz Fit Championships—apparently a competition in which they try to outlast each other on the dance floor. Regardless, when Lightning gets some bad news about his family, things get real. »

- Samantha Highfill

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Why 'Shrek' scared 'Walking Dead' star Chad L. Coleman

20 hours ago

The great thing about having The Walking Dead cast members stop by when you're not pressing them for spoilers is they're happy to tell you anything else you'd like to know. Case in point: Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), who took our Pop Culture Personality Test and named the movie that scared him even though it wasn't supposed to (Shrek), the movie he wishes he could watch again for the first time (A Soldier's Story), and the movie he almost walked out of (Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys). And, really proving our point, he also serenaded us with some Rihanna. »


- Mandi Bierly

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Updated: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, more remember Mike Nichols

20 hours ago

Mike Nichols died on Wednesday at 83, leaving behind a storied body of award-winning work that involved a number of the biggest writers and actors in the industry. Having garnered an Egot—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—Nichols' work has touched every facet of the entertainment industry, and many of those he collaborated with have honored his memory. Below is a collection of the statements released so far, with updates to come. »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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How could 'The Hunger Games' continue after the movies? Just ask Harry Potter

21 hours ago

The release of Mockingjay—Part 1 this weekend signals the beginning of the end for The Hunger Games quadrilogy, based on Suzanne Collins's books—though the franchise won't stop when the film series does, at least if Lionsgate has anything to say about it. And thankfully for the studio, there's already a precedent for this type of world-expansion—set mostly by one very important boy wizard. Harry Potter is the gold standard for maintaining a fervid fan base after a film series (based on an incredibly popular book series) ends. The Hunger Games has already taken more than a few »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Behind the scenes of 'Serial': An interview with co-creator Julie Snyder

22 hours ago

It's already fairly obvious that today's best TV shows aren't actually on television: You'll find them on Netflix, or Amazon, or some dark corner of the Internet. But is it also possible that fall's most addictive drama isn't a TV show at all? You might find yourself thinking about that question if you, like so many of us at EW, are suddenly obsessed with iTunes' No. 1 podcast, Serial—a nonfiction series that plays like a prestige cable show, from the makers of This American Life. Rather than reverting to the inverted-triangle structure of most nonfiction reporting, the first season is narrated by Serial's main character, »


- Melissa Maerz

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Watch the first footage from the 'Game of Thrones' video game

23 hours ago

Telltale Games is offering players a chance to travel to Westeros and take part in the battle for the Iron Throne. The makers of the Walking Dead video game, Telltale Games, are throwing players into the fight for the Seven Kingdoms by following the story of House Forrester, a family mentioned in George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series but yet unseen on HBO's blockbuster adaptation Game of Thrones. »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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'Far Cry 4' review: Ubisoft's masterpiece

20 November 2014 7:15 AM, PST

Character, story: Whatever. Far Cry 4 is a math problem. The solution is conquest. But there are some variables in the equation: Explosive arrows, bespoke sniper rifles, wingsuits, gyrocopters, weaponized elephants. You can press a button to throw a rock to distract the bad guys. If you're playing the game a certain type of way—if you're playing on Hard, if you prefer stealth over shootouts, if you just love the plan-comes-together thrill of a silent Takedown—then you might hit the "throw rock" button more often than the "shoot gun" button. Far Cry 4 is a brutal and cerebral thrill, a »


- Darren Franich

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Why you should play 'Dragon Age: Inquisition'

19 November 2014 3:19 PM, PST

Probably the worst thing about Dragon Age: Inquisition is that it's called Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's just not a very sexy title. Then again, neither is Game of Thrones—and that turned out pretty well. Do you like Game of Thrones? If you do, you should play Dragon Age. Even if you don't like Game of Thrones, you should probably play Dragon Age—it's one of the best games of the year, and definitely a standout in this crowded holiday season. But you should know a few things first. »

- Joshua Rivera

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I'm Still Not Over... Patrick Dempsey not winning 'Sexiest Man Alive'

19 November 2014 1:36 PM, PST

Growing up, the "Sexiest Man Alive" issue of People Magazine was a big deal in my house. By the age of 15, I had all the names of every "Sexiest Man" memorized, and while there were always years when I disagreed with People's choice, there was only one error that I filed in the "unforgivable" category. (And once you see his hair, you will know why.) Every year, the Internet starts gossiping about the "Sexiest Man" selection well ahead of time, and in 2005, the debate was on between Matthew McConaughey and Patrick Dempsey. Now, both of these men were in my »


- Samantha Highfill

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Jennifer Lawrence tells Elizabeth Banks 'Barbie Girl' is the soundtrack to her life

19 November 2014 11:47 AM, PST

This week, fulfilling every living human's wish to hang out with Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks at the same time, Lawrence appeared on Banks' web series, "Ask a Badass," and the two Hunger Games stars spent five minutes going back and forth about hair, music—and how Lawrence is man-like. "You're a guys' girl," Banks tells Lawrence. "You basically have a penis." Lawrence agrees, but right after, she claims that Aqua's "Barbie Girl" is the soundtrack to her life. "That's how I feel like, as an actress, my job, it just depends on what outfit I'm wearing, you know?" Lawrence says. »


- Ariana Bacle

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This Week's Cover: The Bellas are back in 'Pitch Perfect 2'

19 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST

Spoiler Alert:  The Barden Bellas have split up. But before you scream “A ca-scuse me?!” it’s just a temporary separation. On this muggy June day in Baton Rouge, La., the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal’s sleeper about a college a cappella group, is pulling double duty. Rebel Wilson (returning as blunt bombshell Fat Amy) and Brittany Snow (back as dim bulb Chloe) are cloistered in the production offices, recording and preparing for dance rehearsal. Meanwhile, a few miles away, Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin, reprising their roles as vocal power couple Beca and Jesse, »


- EW staff

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Chris-Mas in November: Which Chris is your 'Sexiest Man Alive'?

19 November 2014 8:05 AM, PST

People named Chris Hemsworth this year's Sexiest Man Alive—but is he the right Chris for the job? Hemsworth is one of many alluring actors who share the same name. There's also Into the Woods' Chris PineCaptain America's Chris Evans, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt (who's currently on the cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue). Of course, there are also many other famous (and attractive) men named Chris—Chris Messina, Chris Rock, Chris Tucker—but Hemsworth, Pine, Evans, and Pratt are the ones you're most likely to confuse for one another. For one, »


- Ariana Bacle

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PopWatch Poll: Which Chris should have been this year's 'Sexiest Man Alive'?

19 November 2014 8:05 AM, PST

People named Chris Hemsworth this year's Sexiest Man Alive—but is he the right Chris for the job? Hemsworth is one of many alluring actors named Chris: There's Into the Woods' Chris PineCaptain America's Chris Evans, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt (who's currently on the cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue). Of course, there are many other famous (also attractive) men named Chris—Chris Messina, Chris Rock, Chris Tucker—but Hemsworth, Pine, Evans, and Pratt are the ones who are easy to get confused. For one, they're all named Chris. And they're all white. »


- Ariana Bacle

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'People' names Chris Hemsworth 2014's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

18 November 2014 9:07 PM, PST

It's official: Chris Hemsworth is People's Sexiest Man Alive 2014. After much debate—and much discussion of Chris Pratt possibly taking the title—Jimmy Kimmel announced People's pick during Tuesday night's show. And despite Hemsworth's name being left out of some of the conversations prior to the reveal, it isn't hard to see why he made the cut. Abs and accent aside, the man is Thor—not to mention the star of Michael Mann's upcoming Blackhat. »


- Samantha Highfill

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Bill Cosby rape accusations: There's smoke, but what happens when it blows away?

18 November 2014 3:11 PM, PST

As difficult as it might be, for a few minutes, let's disregard the critical question of whether Bill Cosby is guilty of rape or not. Instead, let's focus on the public reaction to the blooming scandal, as expressed both through traditional media and social media. What's particularly fascinating about the current outrage is that Cosby's name was linked to date-rape allegations nearly a decade ago—and back then, barely anyone batted an eyelash. One accuser went on the Today Show in 2005 to tell her story of allegedly being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in the 1970s. People Magazine »


- Jeff Labrecque

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