This Week's Cover: The Best and Worst of 2011

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What was the best movie of 2011? What about the best television show? The best album? The best book? The best Broadway show? Our critics’ picks are in and can be found in our year-end extravaganza, the 2011 Best and Worst issue! But a bevy of top 10 lists is not all you’ll find. We’ll also take you through the entire year in entertainment: from Ricky Gervais roasting Hollywood at the Golden Globes, to Rebecca Black singing — if you want to call it that — the praises of her favorite day of the week. From Oprah’s big goodbye to Harry Potter’s big, record-breaking opening. It was a momentous year, from the summer of superheroes to one of the best Fall TV seasons in recent memory. Plus, we relive the highs (no pun intended) and lows of the year in Charlie Sheen.

And that’s not all! We also salute the great performances of 2011 — including stellar turns from the likes of Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Viola Davis (The Help), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad). Our Late Greats package features moving tributes from celebrities to some true legends we lost this year, with Elton John writing about his friend Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Bennett sharing his thoughts on his duet partner Amy Winehouse, and Arnold Schwarzenegger honoring fitness guru Jack LaLanne.

In short, it’s the ultimate 2011 entertainment yearbook.

For the best and worst lists in movies, TV, music, books, and more — and to see who we named 2011s breakout stars — pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday.

Plus, Entertainment Weekly is now available on most tablets, including the iPad, Nook Color, Kindle Fire, and Samsung Galaxy. Think of it like the EW you already love, but on steroids: With our digital magazine, you can buy the recommended movies, albums, books and DVDs while you’re reading about them. Plus you can watch music videos, film trailers and find movie show times in your neighborhood. Current subscribers can access the digital version of EW for free by downloading the EW app (also free) and logging in using your name and address or the information on your subscription label. Single copies of the magazine are also for sale through the app if you prefer to read EW that way. If you’re not a subscriber, but would like to become one, you can can do so by going to ew.com/allaccess.


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