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See Shaq collide with a Christmas tree on TNT

Shaquille O’Neal is just one big 7′ 1″ Christmas gift. First, the NBA star gave us his illustrious basketball career and Kazaam; now he’s given us what could be the year’s most gif-able moment. READ FULL STORY

2014 in memoriam video: Remembering Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more


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.


'Blue Christmas,' 'Happy Christmas,' and more of our favorite holiday bummers


Most holiday-themed media likes to tell you that Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. But the occasional movie, song, or episode of TV is a little bit more honest about Christmas: Sometimes it sucks.

From the heartbreaking pilot episode of Six Feet Under, which is set on Christmas Eve, to Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas,” the pop culture world is full of alternatives for the Scrooges who are tired of hearing again and again how great Dec. 25 is. Here are 10 of the best: READ FULL STORY

Watch The Rock sing 'Here Comes Santa Claus' in a Christmas onesie


The Rock must have just finished rewatching Elf, as he realized the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear… at 9:30 a.m.


See Jerry Seinfeld perform stand-up routine on 'Fallon'

Jerry Seinfeld went on Fallon last night and gifted the audience with a rare stand-up performance. READ FULL STORY

Ask Dalton: On telling your partner to nix the hate-watching, and other queries

Should a wisecracking spouse be allowed to ruin your favorite TV show? Dalton Ross, EW editor-at-large and resident pop-culture referee, weighs in on that and other urgent matters of national importance. Like DVRs.

Is it permissible to ban your spouse from hate-watching a show with you that you enjoy?

Anna Kendrick on being peer-pressured into loving Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Anna Kendrick’s childhood love for Jonathan Taylor Thomas was not organic, she revealed when she took EW‘s Pop Culture Personality Test. How can that be? “I kind of got peer pressured into him being my first celebrity crush,” the Into the Woods star explained. “All my friends loved Jonathan Taylor Thomas so I thought I should like Jonathan Taylor Thomas.” What would JTT say?


Teenager fights for the right to be recognized as Teletubbies' smiling sun-baby


Breaking news: The Teletubbies’ solar infant deity is none other than an English 19-year old.

The folks at the Mirror U.K. report the true identity of the baby as Jess Smith, a dance-education student at Canterbury Christ Church University. (Not that other Jessica Smith from Laguna Beach; this Smith was vehement in that fact.)

“I am the sun from Teletubbies. There has been quite a few people pretending to be ‘the sun’ but only I could tell you the real story,” Smith told the Mirror. READ FULL STORY

Watch a BBC reporter appear really stoned while filming in front of burning opium

After a year packed to the brim with almost uniformly terrible news, BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Summerville felt that some levity was in order. So he shared a video of himself losing his composure while standing in front of eight and a half “tonnes” of burning opium, heroin, and other narcotics.

While we can’t say for sure that he was subsequently stoned out of his mind, it’s a pretty reasonable explanation for the fit of giggles that renders Summerville incapable of completing his report.


Jason Alexander, Tumblr, more wish internet a Happy Festivus


Air your grievances and prepare for your feats of strength–Festivus is in full swing, and the internet is making sure to properly celebrate the holiday that Seinfeld made popular.

A number of big names and websites are taking part in the Festivus fun, celebrating the holiday for the rest of us. READ FULL STORY

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