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Super Bowl ads of 2015: Watch them here


It’s a cliché because it’s true: Come Sunday evening, the commercials with the biggest stars, cutest animals, and best jokes might be more important than who actually wins Super Bowl XLIX. (Budweiser’s lost puppy commercial vs. Patriots/Seahawks? Our money is on the puppy.)

From Mercedes-Benz’s tortoise and hare tale to Kim Kardashian’s selfie-inspired T-Mobile bit, we’ve collected the Super Bowl ads of 2015 that have been released so far. We’ll continue to update as more hit the internet. READ FULL STORY

'Brothers,' '#IDARB' among February's Xbox Games with Gold


Microsoft has announced the games Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download for free in February, including a brand new title and one of 2013’s most emotionally stirring games.


Dominos slams 'Fifty Shades of Grey'-style pizza ad


GoDaddy isn’t the only company with an ad that went too far this week. Dominos is not thrilled about a leaked Fifty Shades of Grey-style ad that’s making the rounds for its spicy Sriracha pizza. “You’re going to suffer and enjoy every moment,” pledges the ad, which shows a disembodied tongue wearing bondage gear and a ball gag.

The image was so unappetizing (yes, even worse than Domino’s Chicken & Bacon Carbonara), that some assumed it must be fake when it surfaced online Tuesday. EW‘s sister publication People has confirmed the ad was indeed legit, but that it was never actually used by the company. Dominos spokesman Tim McIntyre said the torture-themed campaign image was created and pitched by agency in Israel and then rejected.

“It never ‘officially’ appeared anywhere, because it was ill-advised, unfunny, and not brand-appropriate,” McIntyre said. “In a word, it was stupid … When I first saw it myself, I thought it was a parody, just in time for the premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey.” READ FULL STORY

Sony adding Spotify to PlayStation 4, removing YouTube, Near from PlayStation Vita


As Sony giveth to its PlayStation users, it also taketh away.

Sony announced today, Jan. 28, that Spotify will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 later this spring, which will also mark the end of Sony’s Music Unlimited subscription service. However, PlayStation Vita users will be losing some of the handheld’s functionality in the coming months.


Johnny Depp says he missed a press conference because he was fighting a chupacabra

It’s been a rough few weeks for Johnny Depp, but the actor of a dozen wigs has taken it all in stride.

In the wake of Mortdecai‘s middling release, Johnny Depp has not only contended with a tough critical reception to the film but has also apparently done battle with a mythical creature in order to speak to journalists about the film.


Kenan Thompson turns the tables on J.K. Simmons in 'SNL' promos

In Whiplash, J.K. Simmons is a stickler for tempo. In Simmons’ Saturday Night Live promos, Kenan Thompson is. Thompson corrects Simmons’ rushing, and then his dragging, and then, à la Simmons’ Fletcher, gets physical. “What the hell, Simmons. You trying to sabotage my promos?” Thompson says, hitting him.

“Yeah,” Simmons giggles. READ FULL STORY

Budweiser's Super Bowl ad again features adorable puppy, horses

It’s hard to write about Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad without including a series of cooing nonsense words. It’s just that cute.

The company’s ad, once again, features a heartbreakingly adorable puppy. This time the puppy gets lost and goes on an adventure to the sounds of a pared-down version of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” Though the puppy has a frightening encounter with a wolf, its faithful Clydesdales save the day. By the end the puppy is safely back home, and, well, really, really cute. (Did I mention this puppy is cute?)

Budweiser’s release comes on the heels of a controversy over GoDaddy’s pulled ad, which featured a puppy in a vastly different storyline.

If you want more puppy, Budweiser has also posted a “meet the puppy” video.

6 online comedy series that deserve to be on TV


Between Broad City, Drunk History, and Childrens Hospital, TV networks have had a fair amount of success in recent years adapting short-form web series to more traditional television formats. With more and more people doing their viewing online, more creators have been inspired to embrace the web series as a medium, raising the bar for quality in the process. And since web series provide networks with completed pilots that have already been audience tested, it seems likely that more of them will make the jump from one small screen to another.

EW’s been trawling the web, looking for candidates for a Broad City-style transition. Here are six of the most promising:


Nominated for Nothing: 'Love Is Strange'


Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees.

The film: Ira Sachs’s Love Is Strange tells the story of Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina), a couple who finally get married after being together for years—only to see themselves forced to live apart. Because of his marriage, George loses his job as a music teacher at a Catholic school. Without George’s job, the two are put in dire financial straits—Ben is an artist—and they have to sell their apartment. As they hunt for an new place to live, George goes to Brooklyn to live with his nephew’s family, while Ben goes to live at a younger neighbor’s apartment. Drama ensues. READ FULL STORY

Jessica Chobot previews 2015's most exciting releases, from 'No Man's Sky' to 'Mad Max'

2015 is on track to be the geekiest year ever just ask Jessica Chobot.

Chobot, host of Nerdist News, spoke to EW about all things geeky to come in the next year, from the biggest hits at the recently wrapped 2015 Consumer Electronics Show to the summer blockbuster movie season.


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