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Here's why teens are turning away from Hollywood -- and toward YouTube

On Tuesday, Variety released a survey that revealed the five most influential figures among Americans ages 13-18 are all Youtube celebrities. These stars beat out mainstream stars (including the queen of relatability, Jennifer Lawrence), all without the help of studio budgets, national TV appearances, or PR teams.

That’s kind of the point.

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Google Doodle celebrates Venn diagram creator's 180th birthday

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Ever made a Venn diagram for class (or just for fun)? You have John Venn to thank for that.

The English philosopher popularized what is now known as the Venn diagram in 1880 when he wrote a piece for the Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science about using diagrams to show propositions. To honor Venn, whose 180th birthday is today, Google dedicated Monday’s Doodle to him in the form of a cute interactive Venn diagram.

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Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, and all-star hippies rock out in 'Hair' at the Hollywood Bowl

The ’60s were a crazy yet influential time in our country’s history. People were fighting for their civil rights at home while debating America’s involvement in a growing conflict abroad, striving to find a place in this world that they could call their own. Half a century later, not much has changed. So reviving the 1967 American tribal love-rock musical Hair at the Hollywood Bowl for a three-night-only run this weekend has a special resonance beyond the potential to see famous people get naked on stage. And though stars like Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, and Sarah Hyland did not take it all off, they lead a spectacular cast of film and TV stars returning to their roots—theatrically if not follicle-wise. READ FULL STORY

Idina Menzel isn't the only mom who sings 'Let it Go'

We don’t mean to burst your Frozen bubble, but Idina Menzel doesn’t sing “Let it Go” to her 4-year-old son Walker all the time. “He tells me to shut up,” Menzel tells EW Radio’s Julia Cunningham and Mario Correa with a laugh. “He’s, like, over it. He doesn’t want to hear me sing.” Instead, he and his mother, currently on Broadway in If/Then, make up their own songs at bath time.

Even more adorable: Her son gets confused when he tells other kids that his mom sings “Let it Go,” and they insist, “So do our moms.” READ FULL STORY

This Week on Stage: 'Sex With Strangers' with Anna Gunn, Dee Snider's puppet Bard

Anna Gunn could very well win her second consecutive Emmy for Breaking Bad in about three weeks on the West Coast—but right now, she’s laying down some East Coast roots in Sex With Strangers, a new drama directed by David Schwimmer. The role is only the actress’s second major New York City stage part (she was in the supporting cast of The Rehearsal opposite Frances Conroy and Roger Rees back on Broadway in 1996), but the reviews for her and costar Billy Magnussen (soon to be seen in the long-awaited film of James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods; by the way, have you seen that spiffy trailer yet?), like the one we’ll provide you below, indicate she’ll get more love from theatergoers than Skyler White ever did as a character.

In other news, 2014 marks a banner year in which both Woody Allen and Mia Farrow scored Broadway shows. His self-penned Bullets Over Broadway will sleep with the fishes on Aug. 24, while Farrow begins a stint in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on Sept. 13, her first Broadway appearance since 1980’s Romantic Comedy. And no, I’m not counting her voice work in the megabomb Stephen Sondheim (him again!) play Getting Away With Murder. Letters will feature a rotating cast that will also include Brian Dennehy, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen and Game of Thrones‘ Diana Rigg, so it’s kind of a choose-your-own-veteran actor-adventure. And speaking of adventures, this week offered a cornucopia of new ones Off Broadway, including a bloody puppet bacchanal presented by the frontman for Twisted Sister, a new play from a scribe of Girls and Looking on HBO, and the sterling return of one of NYC’s most-emerged playwrights.

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Lee Pace names the sex scene he's rewound... a lot

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It’s a good weekend to be Lee Pace: He plays the blue-hued Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, now in theaters, and his AMC show Halt and Catch Fire airs its season finale Aug. 3 at 10 p.m. ET.

You won’t get spoilers in our Pop Culture Personality Test, but you will learn about the actor’s love for Punky Brewster, Sanford and Son, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, and Team America: World Police. And isn’t that better?

Watch the video and read a full transcript below. READ FULL STORY

Listen to Anson Mount read a scene from 'The Breakfast Club'

Fans of Anson Mount know him as Bohannon on the AMC Western Hell on Wheels. But they may have also heard that he’s a huge fan of The Breakfast Club. EW had, which is why we asked him to perform a classic Bender-Claire scene with us when he popped by Entertainment Weekly Radio. It’s the best NSFW thing you’ll hear all day.  READ FULL STORY

Elijah Wood on the celeb breakup he's still not over

Elijah Wood isn’t a man who gets caught up in celebrity romances, but there is one breakup that hit him hard. The Wilfred star confessed that and more when he took our Pop Culture Personality Test. READ FULL STORY

Ira Glass isn't so sure he can defend his 'Shakespeare sucks' comments (Updated)

UPDATE: We asked Ira Glass if he does indeed believe Shakespeare sucks, and this is what he said: “That was kind of an off-the-cuff thing to say that in the cold light of day, I’m not sure I can defend at all.”

Don’t worry, high school kids choking down Hamlet and Macbeth before school starts. You’re not alone: Famed radio host Ira Glass also hates Shakespeare.

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Sigourney Weaver: Role in the new 'Alien' game is 'incredibly cool'

Sega’s forthcoming Alien: Isolation tells an original story about Amanda Ripley (briefly mentioned in Aliens) set 15 years after the first film. But Amanda is about to be overshadowed by her very famous mother: Sigourney Weaver will play Ellen Ripley for the first time since 1997’s Alien: Resurrection—albeit in digital form—in two pieces of downloadable content for the game.

“For us to have Sigourney Weaver reprise her role for the first time in videogames is something truly special,” says creative lead Alistair Hope.

“Crew Expendable” is free with preorders of Alien: Isolation, and it reunites Weaver with Alien costars Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, and Yaphet Kotto, who all lent their likenesses and voices to the game. The second mission, “Last Survivor,” is a GameStop preorder exclusive, and focuses on the final sequence of the film where Ripley must activate the ship’s self-destruct sequence and reach the escape pod. (Both episodes will also be available for purchase after the game’s release, for those who don’t preorder.)

EW talked with Weaver about rediscovering Ripley’s voice, cats, flamethrowers, cats with flamethrowers and the possibility of finishing the Alien saga with one final film. READ FULL STORY

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