On Showtime’s Episodes, Chris Diamantopoulos plays the completely unstable, perpetually horny new network exec who often sees a therapist. No wonder the actor had no problem opening up to EW when he popped by for one of our Pop Culture Personality Tests. Watch the video below in which he reveals his first celebrity crush, the TV show he watched after his parents went to sleep, and his junior high jam. READ FULL STORY
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TNT’s Dallas is gunning for more watercooler moments in its third season, and scene-stealer Judith Light, who recurs as sharp-tongued matriarch Judith Ryland, certainly provided one in Monday’s episode (read our full recap). You’re going to want to watch it below.
The backstory for those who haven’t been tuning in: Judith Ryland made her triumphant return in the hour after her son, Harris (Mitch Pileggi) — the bastard ex-husband of Bobby Ewing’s wife Ann, with whom Harris shares a conniving daughter — pushed her down the stairs and locked her away in a “rehab” facility in season 2. She insisted upon taking back control of the family transport company, which she’d just learned was muling cocaine for a Mexican cartel. She also wanted to renegotiate the terms of that arrangement: ”I made my bones dealing with psychopaths and criminals while you were still playing with your Easy Bake Oven,” she hissed to Harris. Together they went to Nuevo Laredo, where mama not only liked the idea of the cartel honcho frisking her for a wire but also the concept of product-testing. READ FULL STORY
Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who is now promoting the March 14 big-screen release of his movie Need for Speed, guest-hosted WWE Monday Night Raw last night in Chicago. And honestly, he looked as happy as he did at his wedding — which is why we love him.
Watch the video below to see Paul make his entrance behind the wheel of his Need for Speed Mustang with WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler, stand on the ropes to hype the crowd, and then stand on the commentators’ table to taunt Ziggler’s opponent, Alberto Del Rio. (We assume if he’d called him “bitch!” it would have made the highlight reel.) READ FULL STORY
Whether or not Jennifer Lawrence takes the stage to accept an Oscar for American Hustle, she’s already gotten her annual Academy Awards spill out of the way. The actress tripped over a cone at the start of the red carpet Sunday night. Watch it below courtesy of E!’s livestream. You see a cop try to help her up. (At last year’s ceremony, it was Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman.) What you don’t catch is how Lawrence laughed it off afterward. She was filmed telling more than one person about it. READ FULL STORY
Their sport, ski slopestyle, made its Olympic debut in Sochi, so it’s only fitting that we asked Gus Kenworthy, Joss Christensen, and Nick Goepper to compete in our inaugural EW Dating Games. Also working in their favor: 19-year-old bronze medalist Goepper is currently holding his own dating contest on social media; 22-year-old silver medalist Kenworthy did the extremely swoonworthy act of rescuing a family of Sochi strays (he’ll keep puppies Rosa and Gorky, his brother will take puppy Jake, and their mother will have Mama); and soft-spoken 22-year-old gold medalist Christensen, it turns out, is hiding this under all that baggy clothing. (We already knew what Goepper was (six)packing.)
So here’s how it works: Each guy answers five questions revealing his celebrity love guru, the movie he’d have EW watch on our first date, the TV show he’d insist we marathon if we were snowed in together, the song he would use to “set the mood,” and where he’d take us on a dream date. The catch: The other two get to score his answers on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best). The gentleman with the highest total wins. In this case, the prize is acting out his dream date with EW’s Samantha Highfill, who got up at 4:30 a.m. ET to watch their final stream live.
Enjoy the EW Dating Games: Olympic Sweep Edition below. Then watch the full first take of the date.
Considering Donald Faison’s most prized pop culture possession is an autographed picture of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian that he keeps in plastic with cardboard on both sides (and that he’s the man behind The Black Stormtrooper Saga), it’s no surprise that when asked which movie he always quotes The Exes star answers The Empire Strikes Back. Watch him recite some of his favorite lines below in our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. He also reveals his first celebrity crush, the scariest movie he’s ever seen and his go-to karaoke song (which he also performs).
Tune in for The Exes season finale Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. ET on TV Land. READ FULL STORY
Olympics: Jamie Anderson reveals 'Team World' karaoke song, Kaitlyn Farrington and Devin Logan perform a little 'Pitch Perfect' -- VIDEO
Here’s what we learned when we invited three hardware-sporting U.S. Olympians — snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson, snowboard halfpipe gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington, and ski slopestyle silver medalist Devin Logan — to EW to take our pop culture personality test: These ladies may be fearless during their runs, but don’t ask them to sit through a scary movie. Also, THERE WAS KARAOKE IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE. Anderson, however, was the only one to find it. Farrington didn’t stay in the village; Logan can’t believe she missed it.
It’s the moment Ashley Wagner (and Mirai Nagasu) fans have been waiting for: The ladies’ figure skating event gets underway Feb. 19 in Sochi with the short program. You can watch live on NBCSN or NBCOlympics.com starting at 10 a.m. ET. (The free program follows at 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 20, when medals are awarded). Before she left for Sochi, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, who’s been providing commentary for all of NBCSN’s live figure skating coverage with Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon, gave us the backstories on Americans Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds, and Wagner. Get your crash course below.
Ski slopestyle Olympic bronze medalist Nick Goepper is currently holding a contest on social media to win a date with him. Because his two biggest fans at EW.com, Mandi Bierly and Samantha Highfill, have officially bowed out — one of us is twice his age, both of us need someone old enough to drink* — we’ve decided the least we could do is offer the 19-year-old Indiana native some professional insight into which lucky lady deserves a sleigh ride with him. (Yes, that’s one of the options he’s mentioned.) Of what we’ve seen — we could only call this “work” for so long — here are the top #iwanttodatenick contenders. READ FULL STORY
Ski halfpipe, the ski version of the event that made Shaun White a household name, makes its Olympic debut in Sochi on Feb. 18 (qualification and the final stream live on NBCOlympics.com at 8:45 a.m. ET and 12:30 p.m. ET, respectively, ahead of NBC’s primetime coverage; the women compete Feb. 20).
Torin Yater-Wallace — just one of EW’s Athletes to Watch on Team USA – began skiing in his native Aspen before he was 2 years old. In 2011, at the age of 15, he was the youngest male to ever medal at the Winter X Games. He’s built a nice hardware collection since then, but his road to Russia was rough: He sat out the X Games finals last month to continue recovering from a long December that dealt him a twice-collapsed right lung, two broken ribs, and a total of three-and-a-half weeks in the hospital (including his 18th birthday). “I’ve never gone through that much stuff, especially so much that had to do with the trauma center,” he told EW before heading to Sochi. “With your lungs and your ribs, it’s all so close to your heart, you have to be so closely monitored. It kinda freaked me out, but I’m feeling really good now.” He won a test event in Sochi last year. Who doesn’t love a comeback story?