If you need some cheering up after this week’s Game of Thrones episode, look no further than the video below of costars Alfie Allen and John Bradley taking our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. There’s talk of the Spice Girls, The Sound of Music, and Showgirls. READ FULL STORY
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There are some things you can probably guess about Gillian Anderson, like that she still has Scully’s gravestone, which used to sit in her office but is now in storage along with an X-Files pinball machine. But the star of NBC’s Crisis managed to surprise us with her answers to our Pop Culture Personality Test. In the video below, she reveals her first celebrity crush, the song she’d karaoke (if forced to), a fear of scary movies, and a patience unknown to many. READ FULL STORY
If you’ve read our coverage leading up to Game of Thrones‘ season 4 premiere, there are some things you already know about Pedro Pascal, the actor cast as Prince Oberyn Martell (a.k.a. The Red Viper): Primarily that he was such a big fan of the show, he was scared he’d audition, not land the part, and then have spoiled himself for nothing. READ FULL STORY
The 49th Annual ACM Awards were held Sunday night in Las Vegas, where George Strait took home Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist title, and Darius Rucker stole the show. Here are a few more honors from the telecast. Feel free to add your own in the comments. READ FULL STORY
Kids' Choice Awards: Best of the 2014 slimings (including a David Blaine decapitation stunt?) -- VIDEO
Yes, slimings are still the reason to tune in to Nickelodeon’s annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Here’s a look at the wide range we saw this year, from the surprising (you read that headline right) to the inevitable (host Mark Wahlberg insisted throughout the night that he was unslimeable). READ FULL STORY
Christopher Meloni takes our Personality Test, while his daughter lists things that make him 'uncomfortable' -- VIDEO
On Fox’s new ’90s-set comedy Surviving Jack, based on Justin Halpern’s autobiographical book I Suck at Girls, Christopher Meloni plays Jack Dunlevy, a straight-talking man (ex-military and an oncologist) who’s forced to become the go-to parent for his teen children when his wife (Rachael Harris) enrolls in law school. When Meloni popped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test, we got a taste of his real-life parenting style: He brought one of his two children, daughter Sophia, along. Once we heard she’d banned him from playing Charades at home because he’s too competitive, he invited her on-camera to read from the running list she keeps of things that make him “uncomfortable.” We hope that’s mined for the show. READ FULL STORY
After eight seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to USA’s Psych. The satisfying March 26 series finale is called “The Break-Up,” and while star James Roday is tight-lipped, we can tell you that it centers on Shawn making a big life decision and trying to find a way to tell Gus (Dulé Hill), who in turn, has one of his own. “It really is a Shawn and Gus episode, as it should be,” Roday says. “I feel like [creator] Steve Franks did a wonderful job of combining the pathos of two best friends standing at the precipice of change with the fun whimsy that we’ve all come to expect from Psych. That friendship, for all its wackiness and craziness, was very real. I think that’s the reason it worked: These are two guys that have been inseparable since they were babies, basically, and at the end of the day would, in fact, take bullets for one another. Playing the reality of that was not difficult because of how grounded it actually is.”
Since that’s all we’re getting out of him in advance – we’ll have a post-mortem chat posting after the West Coast airing — we asked Roday to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. It’s a fitting sendoff for a show filled with pop culture references, and for Roday, who admits he conveniently had three of his first celeb crushes (from the tender age of 14) guest on the series (Kristy Swanson and Twin Peaks‘ Sherilyn Fenn and Mädchen Amick). Also, as the headline states, his answer to our “What’s your most prized pop culture possession?” question does not disappoint. Watch the video below.
On March 22, John Leguizamo’s fifth HBO comedy special, Ghetto Klown, premieres, and if you find yourself watching the hilarious, brutally honest journey through his personal and professional ups and down and do a spit-take, you’re not alone. Having perfected the show on Broadway and on tour, Leguizamo’s seen it all. “There were spit-takes, people getting up and walking toward the stage to high-five me when it was a good joke,” he recalls, laughing. “There was a lot of people smokin’ up their doobies trying to enjoy it a little bit more, and I appreciate people being altered in their substance abuse, if it makes the show better for them. I had people who were enjoying it so much they started trying to film it using their phone so they could keep it for always. I appreciate that you love my stuff, but that’s called ‘pirating.’”
The stories that got people out of their seats? Leguizamo reenacting Al Pacino’s reaction to working with him in Carlito’s Way and him recreating his audition to play Tybalt in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. For the latter, he showed up with a freshly-loosened tooth from an argument that had just ended a 30-year friendship. The tooth made him whistle when he spoke. Luhrmann thought Leguizamo had the “elephantine testicles” to jeer at Shakespeare and grabbed Leguizamo’s “tiny little koala nuts.” When Luhrmann wouldn’t let him go, Leguizamo explained that his best friend had just jumped him, grabbed Luhrmann by the throat, and threatened to choke him if he didn’t release him. That’s when Luhrmann squeaked out, “Quickly, quickly, say the line. Say the line, quickly.” Leguizamo did, and he got the role. “Baz Luhrmann came to see [the show], and he was like, [in Luhrmann's Aussie accent] ‘I loved it, John. You should have used a little bit more of me. I didn’t hold you that long. You’re exaggerating a little bit. But I don’t mind,’” he says. “Working with Baz is one of the highlights of my life, and we’ve done two movies together, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. He really gets it out of you, literally.”
See what we could get out of Leguizamo in our Pop Culture Personality Test below. READ FULL STORY
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