It was last fall when EW originally broke the news that pop superstar Gloria Estefan would be appearing on "Glee" as Santana's mother, Maribel Lopez.
Three Thursday night dramas were greeted with larger audiences for their final episodes of the season, but one NBC comedy tied its all-time low.
To play the bubbly, optimistic redhead at the center of "Annie," 11-year-old Lilla Crawford doesn't have to reach far.
When Kevin Smith announced last year that his upcoming hockey movie "Hit Somebody" would be his final film as a director, you could almost hear a collective sigh of disappointment from hard-core fans of Dante and Randal, Jay and Silent Bob.
In anticipation of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC, EW talked to Executive Producer Don Mischer about host Billy Crystal, what went wrong with last year's show, and how challenging it is to wrap the show in three hours.
The director of "The Artist" tells Piers Morgan he had to convince himself a silent, black and white film could work.
The pop-punk demigods' cliff walk between teenage bedroom angst and been-there-survived-that worldliness remains steadfast, but the peaks on "Neighborhoods" -- their first disc in eight years -- do little more than recall past triumphs.
How did the makers of "I Don't Know How She Does It" not know that there are two insurmountable problems with their bogus chick flick about the amusing travails of a working mother?
"The drama-meter has been upgraded from lukewarm to boiling," the couple say in their blog
"When he walked out of the limo, I nearly fainted," she writes in her first blog
The talented stars of Glee have covered the songs of superstars like Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Madonna. Now the Fox hit is creating its very own music.
Get a sneak peek of the episode featuring the Michael Jackson classic and set to air after the Super Bowl
I've got to hand it to the folks at Entertainment Weekly. No one understands as well as those rabble rousers that lists are the greatest form of irritainment known to man. Doesn't matter the subject. It could be TV's Greatest Next Door Neighbors or Freddy Krueger's Smartest Victims or Best Use of the Wilhelm Scream. If there's an order and one item is ranked above or below another (or, heaven forfend, overlooked entirely) then blood pressures will surge and emails questioning the lineage of the authors will start piling up faster than red ink in Phoenix.
After Sunday's "Lost" finale, we'll all find ourselves in a new world.
At viewing parties and conventions, "Lost" fans anxiously await the series finale.
Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series, will reportedly be split into two movies
Catch all the OMG moments with PEOPLE.com and EW.com - minute-by-minute
When Max Records auditioned for the "Where the Wild Things Are" (out Friday) role of Max, the precocious boy in a dirty white wolf suit who sails to an island full of fearsome horned monsters and becomes their even more fearsome king, he arrived with one advantage -- and it wasn't his first name.
EW.com and Hulu make sure your fave TV doesn't get ignored this awards season
Fifty years after scoring his first national hit as leader of the Miracles, Smokey Robinson is still going strong.
In Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (out Friday) -- a simultaneous tribute to and deconstruction of war movies and '40s noir -- a special unit of Jewish-American soldiers is sent behind enemy lines to spread shock and awe among German troops in Nazi-occupied France.
Three years ago, "Lord of the Rings" guru Peter Jackson handpicked Neill Blomkamp, then a director of music videos and TV commercials, to helm an adaptation of the video game Halo.
Oh, how the Gosselins' world has changed since June, when in their last new episode, Jon and Kate announced their separation.
Let's sum this up in one word: finally.
Earlier this year, Michael Bay told EW about the day that "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (opening on Wednesday) nearly fell apart. It was Sunday, July 27, 2008.
The Mouseketeers' prerogative, it seems, is to rage against the Disney machine that made them.
The 1974 subterranean thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" isn't what anyone would call an untouchable classic. If it's remembered for anything, it's for the hangdog Walter Matthau's garish shirt/tie combinations and the squalor of New York's subways.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Friday night marks the biggest changing of the guard in late-night TV in 17 years, and the Pick of the Week: Jay Leno says his last good-night (to 11:35 p.m. ET, anyway) and gives the chair to Conan O'Brien.
There's not a lot of mystery about the Must Watch of the Week.
More than a dozen TV series sign off for the summer this week -- or, in the case of "Prison Break," forever -- but none has as much riding on it as the final two hours of this mojo-recapturing season of "Lost."
"After the girls were crying we fade down and come back up to a shot of Brad sitting on the couch, remote control in hand, clicking on the game, munching on a submarine sandwich. That's what I wanted at the end. But the network said no."
Carrie Underwood has recently been linked to Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford – but the 24-year-old singer says she's not looking to settle down.
Her fans said "Gimme More," and Britney Spears is responding with the debut of her fifth studio album - and accompanying single - as early as next week, Entertainment Weekly reports on its Web site.
SPECIAL MARKET REPORT: A strange feeling has taken over this section of the galaxy. What?!? You mean markets don't go up forever? You mean that small little bubbly markets like the Philippines and China (yes, China is a small stock market) can go up and down 8% or 9% in a single day? That before this crashette, the Dow had been setting records some 30 out of the past 95 trading days? Yes, yes and yes!.....Oh, and Alan Greenspan? Could you please put a sock in it? We simply don't need to hear from you now that you aren't Fed Chief...Shouldn't you have the good sense and grace to just not comment about the economy? You may not mind undermining your successor, but we do!....Memo to Ms. Market: Behave!
His skin is less pasty. His blue eyes shine a little brighter.
A "Brick," a "Noodle," and eight other things we recommend this week:
Oozing alien slugs, redneck zombies, a Ghostface Killah and the rest of the things EW loves this week:
A new "Life," an old poem, and eight other things we recommend this week:
"Smoking," crocheting, and eight other things we recommend this week:
"Electric" TV, "Stoned" music, and eight other things we recommend this week:
Drama king, indie queen, and eight other things we recommend this week:
Hot Strokes, cold Stern, and 8 other things we recommend this week:
TV's midseason has arrived, and with it, a crop of impressive new and returning series, including "24," "The Sopranos," "The Shield," "The L Word," "Crumbs," and "The Unit."
"Murderball," rubber balls, and 8 other things we recommend this week:
Fairy tales, puffy shirts, and eight other things we recommend this week:
In the past quarter-century, popular culture introduced us to the moonwalk and rap music, it brought us closer to a world where wizards learn magic instead of algebra and confronted our preconceptions about AIDS.
Maybe it's the facility with language, or the practice at telling tall tales. One way or another, a career as a rapper sure seems to prepare MCs for starring roles in movies that earn big box office bucks and-quite often-raves from critics.
Hospitals, "Housewives," and eight other things we love this week:
Short films, long passes, and 8 other things we recommend this week
Jazzmen, rock stars, and eight other things we recommend this week:
A quick glance at the 31 new fall offerings from the six major networks might have you wondering if a lot of TV execs copied from each other's notes during development season.
Fine art, coarse humor, and 8 other things we recommend this week:
A deer boy, a panda lady, and 8 other things we recommend this week
As Woody Allen said, sex is dirty only if you do it right. If you do it wrong, however, it's pretty funny.
Hot "Six," "Sweet 16," and 8 other things we recommend this week:
Bad boys, drama queens, and 8 other things we recommend this week:
I've come around to viewing the Black Eyed Peas' worldwide success as a comfort -- rather than a sign of the apocalypse.
Thugs, cops and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
River metaphors run thickly and unsubtly through "Empire Falls," Richard Russo's adaptation of his own lovely novel of the same name.
When last we heard from Sleater-Kinney, on 2002's "One Beat," one of indie rock's most musically and politically strident bands was as rattled as we were by 9/11.
Have you ever been trapped in a small space -- say, a bus, subway car or elevator -- with a deranged or intoxicated person spewing nonstop, free-associative verbiage in a singsong manner?
A "Big Red One," a hot 100 and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
On paper, the concept behind "Entourage" sounds annoying as hell.
Good "Girls," great Gauls and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
Goths, globe-trotters and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
The masked renegade with the foxy nickname has been around since 1919, when pulp writer Johnston McCulley cooked up "The Curse of Capistrano" and introduced the wrong-righting Don Diego de la Vega and his early-19th-century California landscape.
Lesson learned from Mo Hayder's dazzling "The Devil of Nanking": Never, ever steal from a yakuza kingpin, especially if he employs a she-male bodyguard called Nurse.
An important movie made with passion and skill but no particular artistry, "Hotel Rwanda" plays with far greater impact on the small screen, where the human story feels appropriately large and it's harder to escape the film's accusing glare.
Proms, parking lots and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
Entertainment Weekly's daily guide to notable shows.
Downing champagne in the morning. Playing pool at a dive bar in the afternoon. Doing body shots of tequila at night. All in the first episode? Folks, this isn't your grandmother's edition of "The Bachelor."
When did rock start taking its cues from Wynton Marsalis?
"Heaven," horror and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
Given the frequency with which aging men hook up with nubile babes in movies, prime-time TV and, let's face it, real life, you'd think that pop culture would have chewed over every last nuance of the May-December romance by now.
When you look at the DVD box for "Closer," you see four very famous faces staring at you. You see Oscar nominations and Golden Globe wins touted.
Teen sleuths, teeny bugs, and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
"Spamalot" hit Broadway on March 17, and in celebration, Entertainment Weekly remembers Monty Python's 20 best sketches.
Queens of the Stone Age are starting to resemble one of those rotating-roster superhero teams, like the Avengers, that recruit new members the way some of us change socks.
Punk girls, disco divas and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
It's impossible not to feel deep affection for Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired Mel Brooks regular, Oscar nominee and Mr. Gilda Radner: His sui generis screen persona fused volatility and adorability into a new isotope of comic acting.
"Passions," parrots and eight other things Entertainment Weekly recommends this week:
Some years ago at the Cannes film festival, I watched Bruce Willis toss Planet Hollywood T-shirts to a crowd and bad-mouth France. Turns out he was backing the wrong horse.
Few supernatural films have proven to be as unwittingly grounded in reality as "The Ring. "
''Different day, same s---,'' intones 50 Cent near the beginning of "The Massacre."
Mobsters, "Mythbusters" and eight other things we recommend this week:
Ah, winter: snowstorms, chapped lips and the loss of a social life because of nonstop airings of "American Idol" (Fox).
Cute dogs, cool docs and eight other things we recommend this week:
There's a scene in Gus Van Sant's warped buddy road flick in which River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, playing male prostitutes in search of their respective pasts and futures, sit alone at a campfire.
Jack Johnson projects a rugged masculinity, yet his sunscreened folk, reggae and blues doesn't kick sand in anyone's face.
The Merchant Ivory team makes coffee-table movies -- elegantly appointed dramas whose impeccable taste often smothers them. "Howards End" is the grand exception, an achingly poignant literary adaptation that even action-movie junkies recognize as the real deal.
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