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Memorial Day: Which pop culture cookout would you crash?

The sun is shining, the smell of summer is finally in the air…and naturally, you’re still thinking about TV and movies. Which is fine, because so are we. Specifically: Not long ago, your pals at EW had a conversation about the pop culture cookouts we’d most love to attend. Three serve pretty standard barbecue fare; two feature whole roast pigs; one makes itty bitty alligators the main course. But all feature great company, from ace Miami detective Marcus Burnett to  growly, grizzled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski to the scrappy kids who spend their days hitting homers on their local baseball diamond. (Or trying to, at least.)

Check out our picks for pop culture’s best outdoor shindigs below — and feel free to add your own: READ FULL STORY

It's true: Adam Sandler chooses movies based on where he wants to vacation -- VIDEO

Shocking news: Adam Sandler made Blended, his latest comedy costarring Drew Barrymore, not for the art of it, and not for the money — but to go on vacation. Really.

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The Razzies: Which bad movies should and will win

Glamour! Elegance! The sweet smell of self-congratulation! None will be present at the 34th annual Razzie Awards, a proudly low-budget event dedicated to dishonoring the previous year’s worst movies. (Actually, make that “no-budget”; have you seen the Razzies’ website? It looks like a Geocities page from 1996.)

There are several strong contenders in this year’s Razzies race, from father-and-son team Will and Jaden Smith to perennial “winner” Adam Sandler and Golden Raspberry Award Foundation favorite Sylvester Stallone, who snagged a record-breaking 31st nomination for his work in three 2013 films. (Note: It is not hard to become a member of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. In fact, all you need is $40.)

Which of them will walk away with a $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy come Saturday? The true answer is probably none; Razzie winners hardly ever show up to collect their prizes. (There are, of course, exceptions to every rule.) Even so, these awards are getting handed out — and here are EW’s official picks for which movies deserve each one, as well as which movies will probably end up on top. As it were.

WORST PICTURE
After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Movie 43
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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler sing about growing old together on 'The Tonight Show'

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are one of those on-screen duos that just can’t seem to stay away from each other, from The Wedding Singer to their upcoming comedy Blended and every first date in between. To honor their ongoing relationship, the pair sang a duet together on Wednesday’s edition of The Tonight Show.

As Jimmy Fallon accompanied them on guitar, the pair reminisced about the first time they met (and some disturbing things that happened), the fact that Sandler is Barrymore’s best movie husband, and, of course, how he will love her until her boobs touch the floor. Sweet, right?

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Jimmy Fallon isn't the only one: Watch the 'SNL' cast break character -- VIDEO

Think Jimmy Fallon was the only Saturday Night Live cast member to break out into laughter during skits? Think again. Over the years, everyone from Will Ferrell to Adam Sandler to Kristen Wiig to Fred Armisen have cracked a smile or two. Does it ruin the illusion? Eh, for about a second. Frankly it’s just nice to see that comedians are humans too: Even they can’t always keep a straight face.

Check out this nifty little video which compiles some of the best scene corpsing from SNL‘s going-on-thirty-nine-years: READ FULL STORY

Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes' list of highest-paid actors

It pays to be Iron Man.

Between June 2012 and June 2013, Iron Man 3 and Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. netted an estimated $75 million, nabbing him the No. 1 spot on Forbeslist of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors. Unlike the Celebrity 100 List, this one is all about money, something that Downey knows a lot about recently. The Iron Man trilogy has grossed over $2 billion while The Avengers is now the third-highest grossing film ever.

A decade ago, if you had said that Downey would be King of Hollywood, you probably would have been met with laughter. Even though he appeared in some well-regarded projects — even receiving a Golden Globe for Ally McBeal and an Oscar nod for Chaplin — his drug abuse and erratic behavior was well documented and prevented studios from investing too heavily in his projects. He soon cleaned up, bounced back, and reinvented himself with his career-making turns in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. READ FULL STORY

Adam Sandler's sage advice to Jay Leno: 'Go to Fox!' -- VIDEO

NBC’s coming late-night shakeup affects three-fourths of the the network’s post-11:30 p.m. programming. (Enjoy stability while it lasts, Last Call with Carson Daly.) Saturday Night Live has to find a new Weekend Update anchor… because Seth Meyers is moving to host Late Night… because Jimmy Fallon is moving to host The Tonight Show… because Jay Leno is getting forced out, just three years after NBC reinstated him as Tonight‘s host. Phew!

So while everyone else at the network is movin’ on up, what should Jay’s next move be?

His pal Adam Sandler — who stopped by last night to talk Grown Ups 2 The Streets — has a few ideas. Namely: “Don’t you think he should just take it easy, enjoy, breathe… maybe go to Fox, do a show at 11:00?” he asked Tonight‘s audience, to cheers and applause. Leno laughed off the suggestion genially, as is his wont — but you’ve got to wonder if he might consider it seriously come 2014.

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On the scene at Razzies 2013: Kristen Stewart, final 'Twilight' movie earn worst honors

How can one actress be so popular yet so loathed at the same time? Kristen Stewart took home the Worst Actress prize at Saturday’s Razzies and her movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 took home a majority of the awards at the event, which honors the worst in film each year. Maybe starring in a Twilight movie is the trick, as we overheard one Razzies-goer suggest.

The fifth installment in the lucrative teen vampire series grossed over $800 million worldwide at the box office. But that didn’t stop the Razzies from awarding Twilight with seven wins for Worst Picture, Worst Sequel, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screen Couple, Worst Director, and Worst Screen Ensemble. That, plus KStew’s Worst Actress win makes a lot of worsts.

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The Razzies: Which bad movies will/should win at this weekend's most important awards show

All around Hollywood, the movie industry’s best and brightest are preparing for the year’s biggest awards bonanza — a starry, starry night of designer dresses, well-deserved wins, and touching acceptance speeches.

But as exciting as the Independent Spirit Awards may be, they can’t hold a candle to the Golden Raspberry Awards. Since 1980, this off-brand ceremony has rewarded the best in bad film, giving cinematic trainwrecks like Mommie Dearest, Howard the Duck, Showgirls, and Battlefield Earth the dishonor they deserve. The films in contention this year may not be quite as terrible as those that have won in years past — I Know Who Killed Me, anyone? — but most of them are certainly worthy of a $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy.

So, which less-than-Oscar-worthy flicks will walk away “winners” at this weekend’s most important awards show? Here are EW’s picks for those that should snag “gold” — and those that will most likely end up victorious.

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PopWatch Planner: SAGs, saying goodbye to '30 Rock,' and the Super Bowl

Bookended by the Screen Actors Guild awards and the Super Bowl, this week has something for everyone, including a cute groundhog named Phil, who with any luck will be getting up early on Saturday with news about warmer weather ahead. There’s also a new zombie flick, the end of a favorite series, and a new one to add to your DVR. Check out our picks for the week below and tell us what you’re watching. Have a great week!

SUNDAY
SAG Awards, TBS and TNT, 8 p.m. ET

One year after the mega-merger of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood actors gather to honor each other for their work without pesky politics getting in the way. Who will win? Les Misérables and Lincoln lead the film acting nominations; Homeland and Mad Men are favorites for TV. Check back to EW.com for live coverage Sunday night.

MONDAY
RuPaul’s Drag Race season premiere, 9 p.m., Logo

Sashay your way into season 5 of the hit show on Logo.

TUESDAY
Hotel Transylvania out on DVD.

Get spooked by Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg as this new version of Dracula has the famed vampire inviting other ghoulish friends over for a party — fright and animated high jinks ensue.

WEDNESDAY
The Americans premieres, FX, 10 p.m.

Keri Russell flashes back to the ’80s in this new show about Russian spies next door. How retro!

THURSDAY
30 Rock series finale NBC 8 p.m.

It’s really over. Say one final TGS farewell to Liz, Tracy, Jack, Jenna, Kenneth, and the gang.

FRIDAY
Warm Bodies opens in theaters.

The poster tag line reads “guys love a girl with brains” and it couldn’t be more true than in this fun, oddball zombie rom com. Yes, zombie rom com, just go with it.

SATURDAY
Groundhog Day. Again!

It’s Groundhog Day and it’s the weekend, so fire up the DVD player and watch one of the best comedies of all time in honor of Punxsutawney Phil. Bill Murray will make even a dark February day seem brighter. Or get up early and tune in to the real-time news to find out if the groundhog sees his shadow.

SUNDAY
Super Bowl XLVII, CBS, 6:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers. With the brother vs. brother coaching showdown and some great playoff games that led up to tonight’s championship, the game is set to be an exciting one. Oh, who are we kidding, we’re in it for Beyoncé and the commercials.

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