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First Look: Rayna James of 'Nashville' in her wedding dress

Will they or won’t they? There’s more than one reason to doubt whether or not Ruke (the moniker for Nashville‘s superstar couple Rayna James and Luke Wheeler) will walk down the aisle this season. There’s Deacon’s continued professions of love, Luke’s mishandling of his lady love cleaning up at the CMAs (“The only reason your album went gold is because I proposed to you the day you released it,” he drunkenly hollered at her), a potentially controversial upcoming Rolling Stone profile, and the still-needs-to-be-discussed prenuptial agreement—which begs two questions: First, does Rayna winning all those awards make Luke less inclined to rope off his assets? And second, is Rayna no longer offended that Luke wanted to rope off his assets? There’s also the issue of their eldest children getting caught mid-makeout with each other, their world tours and subsequently conflicting schedules, and… wait, that might actually be it.

What isn’t in doubt, however, is that Rayna will make a beautiful bride. EW has an exclusive first look at the wedding dress. Take a look and pick your sides for whether they will or won’t. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' star Josh McDermitt secretly read 'Sweet Valley High'

On The Walking Dead, Josh McDermitt’s character, Eugene, is a skilled liar—and also still alive, at least going into the Nov. 30 midseason finale. But McDermitt himself will always give it to you straight, which we learned when he took our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below to find out why he didn’t enjoy Pulp Fiction, which TV character he’d date in real life, why he picked up the Sweet Valley High book series when he was young, and why a dog once bit him in the butt. READ FULL STORY

'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' is the worst Christmas movie ever

Grumpy Cat would hate her movie. Like, hate-hate it.

Lifetime’s weirdly meta film, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever—which comes complete with Aubrey Plaza appearing onscreen to announce she’s voicing the beloved Internet meme—is, essentially, the story of one young girl’s attempt at making friends and saving a mall. Yep; it sounds about as interesting as it is to watch. READ FULL STORY

Watch 'The Walking Dead' star Tyler James Williams talk about his 'Star Wars' tryout


Tyler James Williams has one warning: “Do not mess with my family.”

Williams, who plays Noah on The Walking Dead, is a massive Game of Thrones fan and a self-identifying Lannister. He’s also a major Star Wars fan who had a brief (and expensive) flirtation with collecting memorabilia from the iconic franchise.

But what priceless opportunity easily outdid anything Williams could have ever found on eBay? The chance to read for The Force Awakens.

Below, Williams spills on his once-in-a-lifetime Episode VII audition, justifies his Lannister love, admits to his TV crush, and name-checks the out-of-this-world action flick that inspired him to become an actor.


This week in Sound Bites: LeVar Burton, 'Scandal,' 'Mockingjay,' and more

Every week in Sound Bites, EW spotlights the most memorable lines of the week. This week features LeVar Burton on The Big Bang Theory, Mellie (Bellamy Young) taking on Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) for swapping lovers on Scandal, and an a solemn Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) on her incarceration in Mockingjay.


Your guide to holiday TV movies airing Thanksgiving weekend

Now that Thanksgiving’s come and gone, fans of holiday TV movies no longer have to hide their DVR recording lists in shame. With Hallmark showing these flicks 24/7 during its Countdown to Christmas (check its full schedule here), and Lifetime in the mood most hours this weekend, may we offer a few suggestions? (Note: ABC Family doesn’t start its 25 Days of Christmas until Monday, Dec. 1, obviously.) READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: What are you thankful for this year?

We’re keeping things simple this Turkey Day. Here are our lists of the pop-culture stuff we’d cite around our holiday tables today; what would you add?

Hillary Busis, staff editor:
—Jerry Riekert, “a simple man from New York who makes lamps”

—The way Ilana Glazer says “mommy and daddy”

Gotham, network TV’s best new comedy

—Every issue of Dad Magazine


What we learned during 'The Making of Peter Pan Live!'

With Peter Pan Live! only a week away, NBC teased their production Wednesday night with a documentary aptly titled The Making of Peter Pan Live! Though EW has already discussed the new songs and Tinkerbell’s digital makeover, the special gave us a taste of what the show is actually going to look like, and it’s lavish. The Neverland set has a technicolor edge to it—in fact, it has a look that resembles the 1939 Wizard of Oz or the Disney Wonderland—replete with a treasure map floor and giant trees of roses. All of that will be captured by roughly 16 cameras, television director Glenn Weiss explained.

The special also let audiences hear some of the new numbers: “Vengeance,” a zippy pirate production number, and “Only Pretend,” a softer ballad for Wendy. Additionally, here are some things we learned:


Jason Sudeikis plays an aggravated juggler in never-aired 'SNL' sketch

Seth Meyers gave Jason Sudeikis the chance to get his beloved, never-aired Saturday Night Live sketch about the humiliations of a juggling lessons peddler on the air as part of Late Night‘s “Second Chance Theatre” Tuesday.

Sudeikis had discussed his love for “juggling flyer” on an earlier episode of Late Night in which Meyers said the sketch is “just historic upstairs.” In it, Sudeikis plays a suspenders-wearing man who becomes enraged with the patrons of a coffee shop after realizing that no one has pulled any of the tabs from his flyer for “jugging lessons.”

The sketch is a little long, but it has some golden moments, including late in the game flubs and Fred Armisen’s impenetrable deadpan.  READ FULL STORY

The best Black Friday deals for videogames, movies, more

Thanksgiving weekend is a time for being with family, eating a ton of great food, watching your favorite TV shows and… spending a lot of money.

With a number of outlets starting Black Friday earlier than ever, here are some of the biggest discounts that should make any pop culture fanatic’s wallet feel just a bit lighter when they return to work next week.


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