It’s that time of year again for treating yourself… to the joys of gift giving. In the spirit of the holidays, EW asked the cast of Parks and Recreation (which returns for its final season on Jan. 13) to play a game of Secret Santa. Here’s how it worked: We drew names out of a hat to determine the gifter and the giftee and then asked Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Retta and Jim O’Heir to choose the perfect present. Click here to see why the last Christmas in Pawnee will be a special/expensive/labor-intensive one.
The Rock must have just finished rewatching Elf, as he realized the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear… at 9:30 a.m.
Jerry Seinfeld went on Fallon last night and gifted the audience with a rare stand-up performance. READ FULL STORY
Should a wisecracking spouse be allowed to ruin your favorite TV show? Dalton Ross, EW editor-at-large and resident pop-culture referee, weighs in on that and other urgent matters of national importance. Like DVRs.
Is it permissible to ban your spouse from hate-watching a show with you that you enjoy?
—JOY (@JOYVROBERTS) READ FULL STORY
At 114 years old, Anna Stoehr was the oldest person on Facebook—older than the social network even allowed her to be. A year ago, she made headlines for having to lie about her age in order to even get an account; the earliest birth year on the sign-up page is 1905. Unfortunately, Stoehr only got to spend one year with social media—according to CNN, Stoehr died early Wednesday morning.
Anna Kendrick’s childhood love for Jonathan Taylor Thomas was not organic, she revealed when she took EW‘s Pop Culture Personality Test. How can that be? “I kind of got peer pressured into him being my first celebrity crush,” the Into the Woods star explained. “All my friends loved Jonathan Taylor Thomas so I thought I should like Jonathan Taylor Thomas.” What would JTT say?
Need some Christmas cheer? Just watch these delighted British schoolchildren as the staff of the Baden-Powell and St Peter’s Church of England Junior School surprises them with a flashmob rendition of “Let It Go” at the end of their Christmas service. READ FULL STORY
The bigger the flop, the more overpaid the actor or actress, according to Forbes. And this year’s actor who earned the biggest salary for the smallest box office returns is a repeat winner—or loser, depending on how you look at it.
Breaking news: The Teletubbies’ solar infant deity is none other than an English 19-year old.
The folks at the Mirror U.K. report the true identity of the baby as Jess Smith, a dance-education student at Canterbury Christ Church University. (Not that other Jessica Smith from Laguna Beach; this Smith was vehement in that fact.)
“I am the sun from Teletubbies. There has been quite a few people pretending to be ‘the sun’ but only I could tell you the real story,” Smith told the Mirror. READ FULL STORY
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