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 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.
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.
Jerry Seinfeld went on Fallon last night and gifted the audience with a rare stand-up performance. READ FULL STORY
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?
—JOY (@JOYVROBERTS) READ FULL STORY
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?
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
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.
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