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A wolf in Sochi? Jimmy Kimmel could be the man behind the viral video

If we’ve learned anything from the Olympics, it’s that stray dogs are a common sighting in Sochi. But what about stray wolves?

On Wednesday, American luger Kate Hansen posted a video to her YouTube page with the caption, “I’m pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi.” However, it seems the video could be another one of Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube hoaxes.

Not long ago, it was Kimmel who fooled us all with the “Worst Twerk Fail EVER” video, in which he got a stunt woman to twerk her way into a candle and catch her leg on fire. The Internet erupted before Kimmel finally took ownership of the video. And now, the “#SochiFail: Wolf in my hall” video has garnered more than a million views. Could this be Kimmel’s latest?

According to Time, the United States Luge Association informed Inside Edition of the hoax and claimed that Hansen will Skype into Kimmel’s show tonight.

Watch the wolf video below: READ FULL STORY

'Heathers: The Musical': What we saw in rehearsal

Before Jawbreaker, Clueless, or Mean Girls, there was 1989’s Heathers, a dark cult comedy that set the standard for films about popular cliques in high school. Pre-Regina George, there were Heathers Duke, McNamara and Chandler, a trio of scrunchied debutantes who classed up the joint with delicate phrases like “Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?” and “F–k me gently with a chainsaw.” READ FULL STORY

Make way for Prince Ali: The cast of Disney's 'Aladdin' previews magic carpet ride of a Broadway musical

With the colorful world of Agrabah, an Academy Award-winning score by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and some of the most memorable lyrics of Disney’s golden age, it seems like Aladdin — the 1992 animated classic about a street rat and his magic lamp — was always destined for stage treatment. And next week, the flying carpet will soar at the New Amsterdam Theatre, when Aladdin begins previews ahead of its March 20 opening.

At a recent “meet the press” event, EW chatted with the show’s director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw, co-lyricist/book writer Chad Beguelin, and principal cast — including Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), and James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) — about bringing the musical to Broadway.

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This Week's Cover: Oscar front-runners Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o sit for candid chat

We’re in the final stretch of this year’s Oscar season, and Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue is here to bring you all you need to know before the big night.

This week’s cover story features a sit-down with two Oscar hopefuls — the veteran Cate Blanchett (the front-runner in the lead actress category for her role as a fallen socialite in Blue Jasmine) and the newcomer Lupita Nyong’o (a lead contender in the supporting actress race for scene-stealing part as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave). The two discuss the never-ending award season, what they love most about their jobs and their hopes for the future.

Blanchett, who has spent the past six years running a theater company in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, discusses her fraught relationship with her chosen profession. “I’m constantly running away from acting,” she says. “I have to get seduced back into it each time.” READ FULL STORY

Olympics: Tara Lipinski previews Team USA as ladies' figure skating competition begins -- VIDEO

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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.

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Olympian Nick Goepper holds contest to date him. Our endorsement...

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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

Broadway Box Office: 'Bronx Bombers' is striking out with audiences, while Shakespeare hits a grand slam

Broadway’s New York Yankees love-fest Bronx Bombers, starring Peter Scolari as Yogi Berra, isn’t exactly pulling major-league numbers at the box office. In the first full week since its Feb. 6 opening, the new drama took in a measly $177,559, according to figures released by The Broadway League. That’s less than a quarter of the potential gross at Circle in the Square (one of Broadway’s smallest theaters) — and does not bode well for its future.

The biggest surprise this winter has been the season’s unlikeliest but very palpable hit(s): the Mark Rylance-led productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III playing in repertory (and breaking house sales records) at the Belasco. For the week ending Feb. 16, the shows grossed a remarkable $944,755 — a tally that exceeds all of the season’s new musicals. The takings have topped the potential gross for the Broadhurst for the third straight week, suggesting that producers have been able to goose their earnings by selling ever more premium tickets at $247 a pop. READ FULL STORY

Olympics recap: Ice Dancing With the Stars

By the power of high-speed lifts, a close hold, love from their moms, and quite possibly Disney movie mind-control, Princess Jasmine and Wiladdin Wonka a.k.a. Meryl Davis and Charlie White have become the first U.S. Olympic champions in Ice Dancing. Their training companions, the Vancouver gold medalists and non-Disney characters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, settled for silver. And Russian youth sorcerers Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov took the bronze after Monday’s finals in the Iceberg Skating Palace — indisputably the Planet Mirrorballus of Sochi, Russia.

Davis and White earned a score so high, it hadn’t even been invented yet. Never before could Ice Dancing have conceived of a 195.52. It’s a totally new number. Was the competition fixed? Sure, maybe. I am no ice dancing expert. But I do know Tessa Virtue could have easily fixed her damn bun: READ FULL STORY

Olympics preview: Torin Yater-Wallace talks new event ski halfpipe

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?

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Olympics: What to watch today

The Olympics: So many sports, so little time. Need help deciding which events to watch? We’re here to help. Each day, we’ll give you our three picks for the most watch-worthy events. Here’s what we recommend for Monday, February 17:

FIGURE SKATING ICE DANCING GOLD MEDAL FINAL
10 a.m. NBCSN
Nothing like watching some high-stakes ice dancing live with your morning coffee.

WOMEN’S BIATHLON 12.5 KM MASS START GOLD MEDAL FINAL
1:30 p.m. NBCSN
This will be a tight race: Norway’s Tora Berger and Belarus’ Darya Domracheva are mass start biathlon rivals and are both competing in this event. Let the battle begin!

TWO-MAN BOBSLED
8 p.m. NBC
USA 1 driver Steven Holcomb and his brakeman Steve Langton are trying to earn America its first Olympic two-man medal in 62 years.

UPDATE: This event has been postponed to Tuesday, due to fog in Sochi.

MEN’S SNOWBOARDING, SNOWBOARD CROSS FINAL
8 p.m. NBC
It’s all downhill for U.S. snowboarders Alex Diebold and Nate Holland (above) and, in a different sense, for two-time Olympic champ Seth Wescott, who didn’t make the cut. –Clark Collis

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