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'Saturday Night Live' recap: It's Andrew Garfield's night, but Emma Stone steals the show

That headline isn’t meant to be a knock on Andrew Garfield, who was nimble and vibrant as Peter Parker (post-spider bite, of course) in his SNL hosting debut. His face sported a gigantic, adorable grin for about 75 percent of last night’s 90-minute show; he easily and smoothly transitioned between British and American accents, even multiple times in the same sketch; he showed a real knack for flustered buffoonery, almost saving an iffy wedding toast sketch by sheer force of personality alone. (Key word there: almost.)

Garfield was good enough that it’s puzzling the show didn’t give him more to do. As amusing as it was, his opening monologue — predictably crashed by his Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star/girlfriend Emma Stone, who couldn’t help giving a bunch of undermining advice — didn’t exactly scream “vote of confidence.” And though Garfield was front and center several times throughout the night, he only got a few chances to really let loose. But wouldn’t you know it — the first one of those chances just happened to be the night’s…

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Andrew Garfield hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend: Talk about it here!

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It must sort of suck to know that even as you’re spending all week preparing to host Saturday Night Live for the very first time, there’s just one question running through the minds of everyone planning to watch: When’s that dude’s girlfriend gonna show up?

Yes, Emma Stone is charming and funny and great, and proved herself to be an SNL natural when she headlined the show in 2010 and 2011. But Stone’s longtime beau Andrew Garfield is no slouch himself. Witness, for example, the easy charm on display during his only previous Saturday Night Live appearance, a cameo in Emma’s last monologue:

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Chris Martin talks Gwyneth Paltrow to BBC1

Conscious uncoupling begets oblique explanations.

While talking to BBC1 — ostensibly to promote his new album, Ghost Stories – Coldplay frontman Chris Martin didn’t why away from discussing his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow. Nor did interviewer Zane Lowe waste any time going right for the question everyone’s wondering: Did his relationship’s breakdown inspire Ghost Stories? READ FULL STORY

'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! Starting with “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the next 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

The 1944 movie musical Meet Me in St. Louis might not be associated with the holidays like White Christmas or A Christmas Carol are, but it did spawn one of the most famous Christmas songs of all time: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Judy Garland’s Esther sings the song to comfort her little sister, promising that next year all their “troubles will be miles away.”

Of course Garland’s original take is a classic, but is it the best version ever? Gather near to us, and place your vote below:
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'Game of Thrones': Florence + the Machine turned down 'Rains of Castamere' -- who's on your Westeros playlist?

I don’t want to bring it up. I really don’t, but I’ll get it out of the way very quickly, as if I’m ripping off a band-aid, getting my eyebrows waxed, or having my heart ripped out in one swift motion: The Red Wedding. There, I said it! Don’t worry, I’m not going to spill anything of major importance here. But can we at least talk about “The Rains of Castamere”? Man, is that a song. I’m talking an eerily foreboding, spine-tingling, tear- and fear-inducing piece of music.

Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi (try to argue with me that the GoT theme song is not as iconic as Harry Potter‘s) came up with the melody for “Rains of Castamere.” Hit indie band The National, however, was asked to utilize said melody and create the actual song that we mostly hear now (besides when characters are simply whistling it): “It was us saying internally, ‘Hey, it would be cool if we took this theme and had a band do it.’ We asked them, ‘This is what we’re thinking — would you guys be into it?’” Djawadi told New York magazine.

They obviously agreed and everyone is pretty much fond of the result. Need a refresher? Take a listen:
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Over $81 million pledged to Stand Up to Cancer following telethon

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Stand Up to Cancer has raised over $81 million since Friday’s star-studded telethon.

ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC dedicated an hour of commercial-free primetime programming to the nationally televised fundraiser, which was executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Tenth Planet Productions’ Joel Gallen. The event, which was also broadcast on over a dozen cable networks, featured appearances and testimonials from Hollywood A-listers Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Robert Pattinson, and SU2C co-founder Katie Couric, among others. In addition to staffing the phone bank, stars like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw also performed on air.

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Coldplay to debut 'Mylo Xyloto' comic book at Comic-Con

Vanity project or creative breakthrough?

Coldplay announced Tuesday on their website that the band will debut the first issue of the comic book Mylo Xyloto, directly inspired by their album of the same name, at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. A collaboration with animation director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), the six-part comic series is what Osborne calls “the latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film that the band and I started developing several years ago,” done in concert with the development of what became the album Mylo Xyloto.

In a Q&A on the Coldplay site, Osborne provided a hint at the story involving their character Mylo Xyloto, and how it ties back into the band’s album:  READ FULL STORY

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