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Hollywood reacts to 'The Interview' cancellation at People Magazine Awards

On Wednesday, news broke that Sony Pictures Entertainment was canceling the theatrical release of The Interview. The move came as the result of a cyber attack against the studio and violent threats against cineplexes that intended to screen the film. The following day, at Thursday’s inaugural People Magazine Awards, Entertainment Weekly asked those in attendance their opinions on the matter.

The issue is, of course, complicated. On one hand, while the film’s subject matter is controversial—it centers on an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—filmmakers have the right to free speech. On the other hand, the threats against cineplexes, and in effect movie goers planning to attend, brought up major safety concerns. Reactions on the carpet were, in a word, mixed. READ FULL STORY

People Magazine Awards: The night's best moments

Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina made sure to make their acceptance speech at Thursday’s People Magazine Awards memorable: The duo received the award for “TV Couple of the Year” and used their time onstage as an opportunity to share a steamy moment, one that surely satisfied Mindy Project fans who are missing the show after its fall finale.

The People Magazine Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, awarded stars for their work in TV and movies. The show featured performances by hit-makers like Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5, but the real highlights included that Mindy-Messina moment, Jon Hamm’s attempts at airport humor, and Michael Keaton’s mention of who he’s planning to go home and kiss. (Hint: It’s not a person.). READ FULL STORY

'The Colbert Report' wraps up with an immortal, star-studded finale

Truly, it’s the end of a Colbera.

And what an end it was! The final episode of The Colbert Report—which began, as his shows often did, with a toss from Colbert’s old boss/buddy Jon Stewart—started off slow; the faux pundit didn’t even formally acknowledge that tonight’s half-hour would be his last until halfway through his first segment. READ FULL STORY

See what stars wore to the first People Magazine Awards

People magazine gave stars a reason to dress up Thursday with their first ever People Magazine Awards, where celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani showed up in their awards show best.

The red carpet wasn’t as stiff as, say, the Oscars though: Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss (who has previously proved she’s not above flipping off the mani-cam) stuck out her tongue to the camera, while Devious Maids‘ Roselyn Sanchez forewent professional photographers in favor of snapping her own photo with a selfie stick.  READ FULL STORY

'People' names Kate Upton 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Usually it’s just the men who get all the attention when People‘s “Sexiest Alive” announcement rolls around each year, but now the magazine is adding ladies to the mix: People named model Kate Upton the “Sexiest Woman Alive” at Thursday’s inaugural People Magazine Awards.

Upton’s best known for her work modeling for Sports Illustrated – she covered the magazine’s 2012 swimsuit issue — but she’s also spent some time on the big screen, most recently in this year’s The Other Woman

Eric Dane of Grey’s Anatomy and The Last Ship fame introduced Upton, who boarded the stage to give her own definition of what “sexy” means to her: “Sexy to me means somebody who’s confident and happy and that’s the person I always strive to be,” she said. “Thanks to my fans. I’m so, so sorry to my 18-year-old brother. Poor David.” READ FULL STORY

People Magazine Awards: And the winners are...

The winners at Thursday’s People Magazine Awards won’t just get to bring home a shiny statuette in the shape of an exclamation point — the recipients, chosen by editors at People and Entertainment Weekly, also have the honor of nabbing one of the first ever People Magazine Awards.

Nick Cannon is hosting the inaugural show, which awards stars for their work in pop culture. Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, and 5 Seconds of Summer will perform, and actors including Jennifer Aniston and Jon Hamm are set to appear.

Here’s the winners list: READ FULL STORY

'Serial' finale: Sarah Koenig rests her case

“I don’t think you’ll ever have 100 percent or any type of certainty about it. The only person in the world who can have that is me… and, for what it’s worth, whoever did it.” —Adnan Syed

Your honor, the podcast rests.

After a year of investigative research masterfully molded into 12 riveting podcasts, Sarah Koenig and her Serial colleagues signed off with some new hope for imprisoned murderer Adnan Syed—but also troubling suspicions that he had murdered his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999. Though facts that determine beyond reasonable doubt whether Syed is guilty or innocent still prove elusive, many listeners tuned in merely to hear whether Koenig would volunteer her own personal verdict, especially since her warm long-distance relationship with Adnan over the phone was the spine of the series. In the finale, she admitted to having the same conflicted feelings as so many obsessed listeners, and shared feelings of futility about rushing the last episode together when so much remained unresolved.

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'Cabaret' to go on tour beginning January 2016

Cabaret is heading off Broadway: The stage musical will launch a tour beginning in January 2016 that will include stops in more than 20 North American cities.

Alan Cummingwho won a Tony for his role in 1998and Emma Stone currently star in the show, which first hit Broadway in 1966 and returned for its Broadway revival earlier this year. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow', 'Walking Dead', and more earn TV mid-season finale awards

It’s officially that time of year when all your shows are on hiatus—leaving you to ponder (and possibly re-watch) their fall finales for the next month of your life. In other words, your holidays will be plagued with thoughts like these: “Where is Olivia Pope?” “Is Oliver Queen really dead?” “What’s going to happen to Cary Agos?”

Before you get too deep into the “what does it all mean” portion of the coping process, let’s acknowledge some of the best and worst moments that 2014’s mid-season finales had to offer. To do that, we’ve handed out a few (figurative) awards for the hours that will stick with us through the holidays:

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Spider-Woman has a cool new costume

Back in August, there was a bit of controversy around the new Spider-Woman series—specifically focusing on a variant cover that was a bit suggestive, like how Basic Instinct was a bit suggestive or Shame was a bit Fassbender-y. One thing that got a bit lost in the controversy: There’s a new Spider-Woman series! Jessica Drew has been a superpowered bench player for decades, and it’s always cool to see another female-centric mainstream superhero series. READ FULL STORY

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