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Cheers to 2012! Pop culture-inspired cocktails to ring in the new year

As we close out this election year, some of us may have voted for the Democratic party, and some of us may have voted for the Republican party, but I think we can all support the cocktail party. Celebrate in style tonight with a host of cocktails inspired by some of 2012’s most memorable pop-culture moments. From superheroes on screen to superhumans at the London Olympics, if you like to tipple for Tatum or get snockered like Snooki, we’ve got you covered. So let’s pop the cork on EW’s full bar of cultural concoctions! READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: The 10 best game apps

Whether surviving the zombie apocalypse, saving the world from evil-doers or, ya know, crafting clever flying contraptions for cartoon pigs, this year’s best gaming apps provided plenty of compelling reasons to let our home consoles collect dust while we gamed on the go.

The Walking Dead: The Game (iOS)
Spread across five absorbing episodes, this throwback to point-and-click adventure games favors the emotional, character-driven depth of Robert Kirkman’s comic book series over the gore-soaked excess of the TV show. Sure, it still features ample opportunity to have your entrails eaten by flesh-craving creeps, but the real frights come from its morality-taxing choices and tense character interactions.

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Best of 2012: Meet the new cast of 'Best Week Ever'

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Best Week Ever returns to VH1 on Jan. 18, and the new cast of the show — Pat Dixon, Pete Lee and Amanda Seales — stopped by EW to chat about the sexiest TV moments, the sexiest movie moments and the most annoying moments of 2012. Watch their videos below! READ FULL STORY

iTunes reveals top-selling music, movies, TV, books, and apps of 2012

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Adele had a good year — again.

Though 21‘s American release came in February of 2011, the album’s sales were strong enough to put the soul singer at the top of iTunes’s album chart for a second straight year. The electronic entertainment store also reported strong showings for 2012’s usual suspects (The Hunger Games; “Call Me Maybe”) and a few less predictable picks — well done, Sherlock and Alcatraz. Here’s a rundown of what moved the most on iTunes this year:

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Tops on Facebook in 2012: 'Hunger Games,' fun., Channing Tatum, and (no joke) 'Duck Dynasty'

This morning, Facebook announced its “2012 Year in Review,” a series of lists of the top trends of the year. And befitting a website that boasts hundreds of millions of users, popular, youth-skewing taste ruled the day — with one very hairy exception.

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Best of 2012: Kisses by 'Twilight' -- VIDEO

With The Twilight Saga officially over (for now), we reminisce with the five films’ best kisses.

From quick pecks on the cheek, to heavy snogging, and even an unwanted kiss or two, there’s a reason why Twilight has won “Best Kiss” at the MTV Movie Awards four years in a row. Watch the video below or catch it on YouTube.

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Best of 2012: The real-world feuds

Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from the real world. READ FULL STORY

Best and Worst of 2012: The good, the bad and the grumpy memes

grumpycatmemeWhile 2011 was all about Ryan Gosling and Tim Tebow, 2012 was a ladies’ game. From Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney to Secretary of State Hillary and, yes, even those Hot Problems hot messes, it was girls who run the world… wide web. Though a few fellows managed to sneak in — and cats of course (this is the Internet, after all). Below, the best and worst of 2012. READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: What if 'Breaking Bad' were on Lifetime?

There were only eight episodes of Breaking Bad this season. But those eight episodes were overstuffed with incident. Suffering families! Revelations about marital indiscretion! Bad decisions made with good intentions! All things we have come to expect from the great modern TV dramas…and also hallmarks of the Lifetime network. What would Breaking Bad look like if it were playing alongside Army Wives, Project Runway, and various TV movies starring Luke Carmack? Check out the preview of a very special episode of Breaking Bad below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: EW imagines 'Game of Thrones' as an angsty CW soap -- VIDEO

Teen turmoil is coming.

What would HBO’s gritty, Emmy-nominated fantasy epic look like if it aired on The CW, the only network devoted solely to pretty people and their problems? There’d be fewer boobs, for one thing, and less edge — but even more angst. (And you won’t believe which characters hook up in this version of the show.)

Click below to see a promo for Westeros’s hottest soap — and click here to check out the video on YouTube.

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