2014 was a tough year for movie buffs, TV lovers, music fans, and comedy connoisseurs alike. Before we turn the calendar to 2015, let’s take a moment to stop, reflect, and remember the beloved entertainers, filmmakers, and other pop culture personalities we lost this year. You’ll find EW’s In Memoriam 2014 reel after the jump.
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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 members of One Direction donned (adorably) ugly Christmas sweaters to play “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on classroom instruments Monday night. Though the clip maybe doesn’t quite match the awesomeness of the classroom instrument “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Mariah Carey, it’s still a worthy installment in this series. READ FULL STORY
British rock/soul singer Joe Cocker has passed away at the age of 70, and his death is being felt all over the entertainment world. Friends, contemporaries, and colleagues have taken to social media to share their condolences and their fondest memories of the late musician—including ex-Beatle Ringo Star, who saw Cocker’s career take off with his cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
We’ve announced our top 25 unforgettable moments of 2014. Now let’s look at the rest of our top 100…
26. HBO Go announces HBO Go spinoff
The good news for cord-cutters: HBO is finally planning to offer an online-only streaming service in 2015! The bad news: You no longer have an excuse for mooching off your dad’s subscription.
27. Viola Davis removes her wig on How to Get Away with Murder
By taking off her metaphorical armor (i.e. her hairpiece and makeup) before confronting her husband with an immortal line (“Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”), Davis’ Professor Annalise Keating showed true vulnerability for the very first time—transforming her from a kickass character into an actual person. READ FULL STORY
It’s beginning to look a lot like gift-mas around EW’s headquarters—which is why we decided to devote this week’s PopWatch Confessional to the real reason for the season (read: presents). The question posed to our staffers: What’s the best pop culture-related gift you’ve ever received?
Molly Smith, editorial assistant: My friend is an artist, and one of our favorite movies is Step Brothers. She painted me a portrait of the Step Brothers cover, but replaced Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly with James Blunt and Clay Aiken, artists we poke fun at occasionally. (The painting is pictured above.) It’s certainly a conversation starter! READ FULL STORY
Update: Comedy Central has released a full list of Colbert finale guests; scroll to the bottom of this post to see who appeared in the background, or just for the blink of an eye.
There are star-studded finales… and then there’s the last episode of The Colbert Report, which united pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of (and plenty of people you haven’t) in a giant, giddy singalong. Want to see just who appeared to say goodbye to Colbert? Here’s a full list, complete with photos:
Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina made sure to make their acceptance speech at Thursday’s People Magazine Awards memorable: The duo received the award for “TV Couple of the Year” and used their time onstage as an opportunity to share a steamy moment, one that surely satisfied Mindy Project fans who are missing the show after its fall finale.
The People Magazine Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, awarded stars for their work in TV and movies. The show featured performances by hit-makers like Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5, but the real highlights included that Mindy-Messina moment, Jon Hamm’s attempts at airport humor, and Michael Keaton’s mention of who he’s planning to go home and kiss. (Hint: It’s not a person.). READ FULL STORY
The winners at Thursday’s People Magazine Awards won’t just get to bring home a shiny statuette in the shape of an exclamation point — the recipients, chosen by editors at People and Entertainment Weekly, also have the honor of nabbing one of the first ever People Magazine Awards.
Nick Cannon is hosting the inaugural show, which awards stars for their work in pop culture. Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, and 5 Seconds of Summer will perform, and actors including Jennifer Aniston and Jon Hamm are set to appear.
Here’s the winners list: READ FULL STORY
- 'Birdman' wins Best Cast at SAG Awards
- 'Orange,' 'Downton' casts win SAG Awards
- Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' = Tom Petty cash
- Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe 2015
- 'X-Men' TV series? Fox in early stage talks
- Kaya Scodelario + 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
- Rihanna's new song with Kanye, McCartney
- Gymnastic sex scene scores '10' at Sundance
- Netflix: See what's new for February
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2': No role for Ronan
- 'Hateful Eight' supporting cast revealed
- 'Fifty Shades': THAT scene won't be in film