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What was your favorite album of 2013? -- POLL

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Our music critic Nick Catucci picked his ten favorite albums of the year — did yours make the list? From a sublimely boppable Vampire Weekend album to Kanye’s genre-pushing latest, 2013 had something for everyone. But maybe you were singing along to Lorde or putting on a suit and tie for Justin Timberlake instead. Vote for your favorite of our top ten below, or add your own in the comments. Here’s to rocking on in 2014.
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What do you think is the best TV show of 2013? VOTE

EW TV critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz each named their top 10 TV shows of the year. And now it’s your turn to tell us what you think was the best series on television in 2013?

Are you a Breaking Bad fanatic? Can’t get enough of Orange Is the New Black? Vote below! READ FULL STORY

What was your favorite fiction book of 2013? POLL

From a tale about an Afghan village to a summer camp in upstate New York, this year’s best books took us around the world and back again. Our critics already picked their top 10 of the year; now tell us in the poll below which of the books that came out this year was your favorite to curl up next to the fire with, or take to the comments to let us know what we left out.

Happy reading!
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What do you think is the best movie of 2013? VOTE

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EW movie critics Owen Gleiberman and Chris Nashawaty each named their top 10 movies of 2013. Now, we want you to tell us what you think is the best movie of the year.

Are you partial to Gravity, Blue Jasmine, 12 Years a Slave, or Before Midnight? Is there another film more your speed Vote below! READ FULL STORY

Watch 15 minutes of 2013's best news bloopers

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Think of the video below as the gift that keeps on giving. Appropriately-named YouTube user NewsBeFunny has compiled 15 minutes of the year’s best news bloopers to hit the Internet. READ FULL STORY

Top TV episodes of 2013: Which one would you add to EW's list?

As 2013 comes to a close, you’re reading a lot of Top 10 lists. And as if EW’s 10 Best TV shows picks from Doc Jensen and Melissa Maerz weren’t enough fuel for debate, we also have our annual list of the 10 Best TV Episodes. Take a look through that countdown — which includes the obvious (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife) and not-so-obvious (Inside Amy Schumer and The Mindy Project tie at No. 10) — then tell us the one episode you’d have advocated for that didn’t make it.

My pick: Justified‘s “Decoy,” an hour that became a great Western as Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and the Marshals tried to get Drew Thompson (Jim Beaver) out of Harlan alive, while Boyd (Walton Goggins) did his best to stop them for Nicky Augustine (Mike O’Malley). Executive producer Graham Yost, who co-wrote the episode, broke down the twists, Tarantino homages, and staircase showdown that wasn’t for us here. It’s the series at its best with unexpected turns, the meaningful use of a three-dimensional bit character (Patton Oswalt’s Constable Bob), and a riveting new chapter in the history of Raylan and Boyd.

Other nominees from EW.com HQ: The series finales of 30 Rock and The Office and the shocking season 3 ender of Homeland. Your turn!

Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): The stars of 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' on filming the Emmy-winning web series

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It is a truth universally acknowledged… that Jane Austen’s novels will never stop being reimagined, readapted, or reworked. But among the countless parodies, books, and films that are based on Pride and Prejudice, only “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” managed to make it a web-based, immersive experience. The web series, a modern adaptation co-created by Bernie Su and Hank Green, premiered in 2012 and ended this year after 100 episodes, finishing off a stellar 2013 by winning a Creative Arts Emmy.

At the center of the series were the three — not five, as in the original — Bennet sisters: Jane, Lizzie, and Lydia. Played by Laura Spencer, Ashley Clements, and Mary Kate Wiles, respectively, the trio carried the series from the main “vlog” hosted by Lizzie, to spinoffs by Wiles’ Lydia Bennet, as well as a main “Pemberley Digital” channel, which now hosts “Emma Approved,” the series based off of — you guessed it! – Emma.

The three actresses talked to EW about filming their favorite videos, their final days on set, and what it was like realizing just how many viewers they reached. READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: The Best and Worst of 2013

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We know you’re excited to watch the ball drop and ring in the new year, but you wouldn’t want to say goodbye to 2013 without first reviewing pop culture’s high points (Gravity! Orange is the New Black!), low points (Big Brother, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?), and, uh, divisive points (pretty much anything involving Miley Cyrus and/or the word “twerk”), would you? Of course not!

EW’s annual Best and Worst issue remembers the most delectable and most cringe-worthy entertainment moments of the year — and highlights the performances that stood above the rest. A small sample? James Spader on The Blacklist, Cecily Strong on SNL, Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave, Amy Adams in American Hustle, Beyonce at the Super Bowl, and even James Franco in Spring Breakers. (Yep, we said it.)
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Best of 2013: The year's top shipper moments

SPOILER ALERT! Shippers live for the payoff, and in 2013, fans of NCIS, Suits, Castle, Parks and Recreation, and Bones got the ultimate with a goodbye kiss, angry first-time sex in the file room, a proposal, a surprise wedding, and a long-awaited wedding, respectively. (Sorry, Downton Abbey fans, that your Mary and Matthew bliss was so short-lived. Ditto, Sons of Anarchy fans, who watched Tara and Jax finally reconnect, which only made her exit all the more painful.)

For other viewers though, the yearning continues. Here are 10 moments from 2013 that will keep shippers hanging on and tuning in. READ FULL STORY

Biggest fails of the year? Kimye, Miley, and a not-so-surprising number one -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s the time of year where accolades are piled on the big movers and shakers of 2013 — but it’s not just high points like Pope Francis and Breaking Bad that have held our attention. Cheezburger.com has asked users to vote on the biggest “fails” of the year, and the results? Well, they aren’t too surprising. Miley Cyrus can’t stop being on end-of-year lists, and she comes in at number two here. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West should probably rethink that “Bound 2″ video — the duo comes in at number four, which, let’s be real here, they should probably consider their best-case scenario in a poll like this.

As for the number one spot? The phrase “urinated in a restaurant mop bucket” comes to mind. Check out the top five “Fail” people, as well as five “Fail” events below, and head on over to Cheezburger.com for a full percentage breakdown.  READ FULL STORY

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