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Evangeline Lilly spills 'Lost' ending to Letterman, lets him feel her up

During last night’s chat with David Letterman, Lost star Evangeline Lilly discussed the much-anticipated finale to this Mobius strip of a show. In teasing for scoop, Letterman wondered if Lost would go out Sopranos-style, with red herrings and an open-ended cut-to-black. “The finale, without giving too much away, holds true to our Lost traditions,” said Lilly. Say wha? “It represents the show nicely,” she hedged. Letterman decided that the only possible satisfying ending was for this whole island hoo-ha to have been one elaborate dream, to which Lilly declared him the least imaginative person in all of North America. When he pushed her to tell him once and for all what happens, she rather charmingly set up a possible scenario that involved Letterman’s wished-for dream ending. READ FULL STORY

'Lost' Soundtrack Live!: Michael Giacchino, you are a god

Some elements of Lost will always be controversial, even among the most die-hard fans. We’ll spend an eternity quibbling over which season was the best, which character’s death was the most emotionally traumatizing, and who had the wackiest flashback plotline. (IMHO: Season four, Mr. Eko, and Richard “The Count of Monte Cristo” Alpert.) But there’s one thing we can all agree on: the musical score by Michael Giacchino has never been less than incredible. Giacchino deserves his own private island as reward for services rendered to humanity, but this is a good start: Variety reports that, on May 13, the composer will be holding a Lost concert at UCLA.

During Lost‘s run, Giacchino’s gone from being “that guy who scored Alias and Medal of Honor” to Pixar’s go-to composer — he even won the Oscar for Up. Has anyone ever deserved success more? Giacchino’s eclectic sonic stylings gave Lost a truly distinctive vibe, as surely as John Williams gave the Star Wars movies an injection of mythic grandeur.

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Weekend Doc Jensen: 'Lost' producers talk 'Whispers.' Plus: The death of Doc Jensen?

the-candidateImage Credit: Mario Perez/ABCOver the past few weeks, I’ve been waffling about the validity of Hurley’s spectral encounters with the castaway dead and other ghosts on The Island on Lost. Some weeks, I think Hurley is a Ghost Whisperer. Other weeks, like in last Wednesday’s recap of “The Candidate,” I’ve speculated that Smokey has been manipulating Hurley by appearing to him as the likes of Charlie, Isabella, and Michael. There now seems to be an official ruling on the matter. In their latest podcast, which you can find many places on the Web including at docarzt.com, exec producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof tell fans that while almost anything and everything on Lost is open to interpretation, it would be safe and logical to assume that the Man In Black isn’t messing with Hurley. Furthermore, the producers also say that The Whispers do not work for Smokey. READ FULL STORY

Kevin Durand, a.k.a. Keamy from 'Lost,' will play bad guy again on big screen

kevin-durandAccording to the Hollywood Reporter, Lost‘s Keamy has nabbed roles in two different Dreamworks sci-fi movies. (I know his name is Kevin Durand, but sorry, to me he’s Keamy, the cold-blooded killer responsible for the deaths of Danielle, Karl, and Alex.) And in at least one of the films, I Am Number Four, the actor will play a baddie — specifically, an alien who hunts down another group of aliens peacefully hiding out on Earth. (In the other, Real Steel, he will play a promoter of robot boxing. If it’s anything like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em, I’m in!) READ FULL STORY

Clip du jour: 'Lost' meets a few Muppets

Lost‘s Team Darlton and the Muppets, together at last? There are no real spoilers, so go wild. It’s no one’s finest work, but this combo of two of my most favorite things ever cannot go without mention. READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: The end of 'Lost'

Lost-EW-coverWith just a few precious hours of Lost left before the Island drama fades to (Man in) Black on May 23, this week’s Entertainment Weekly pays tribute to the ABC show with Lost: The Complete Viewer’s Guide, a special package with everything you need to know to get ready for the epic finale. First up, an in-depth preview of the final episode. Our own Jeff “Doc” Jensen was on set for the last days of filming and shares intel from the Island, including what it was like to be there for all the tearful goodbyes. He also reveals teases for the final few episodes, finds out what the actors plan to do next, and suggests some possible Lost spin-offs to keep the franchise rolling. READ FULL STORY

'Machete' trailer: Danny Trejo celebrates Cinco de Mayo by declaring war. On Arizona!

You know those directors who pride themselves on subtle political commentary? Well, Robert Rodriguez ain’t among them. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the new trailer for his forthcoming Mexploitation movie Machete, which starts with a ticked off-looking Danny Trejo declaring, “This is Machete, with a special Cinco de Mayo message… to Arizona!” Yep, Trejo and Rodriguez are taking a poke at that state’s recently passed legislation which makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime.

But, hey, it’s not all political satire in Machete trailer-land. There’s also plenty of mayhem, cuss words, and, above all stars, including Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey from Lost, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, and Steven Seagal. That’s right: It’s Lohan and Seagal! Together at last!

Watch the trailer after the break, and tell us what you think. READ FULL STORY

'Lost' producers, actors speak about tonight's 'they did not just do that!' shockers

the-candidateImage Credit: Mario Perez/ABCI can only imagine what you’re thinking. I can only imagine what you’re feeling. And if I had to put a voice to those thoughts and emotions, I suspect it would sound something like this: “You know, the last thing I want to read right now is a couple thousand words from Doc Jensen about the relevancy of existential literature, progressive rock, and the films of Andrei Tarkovsky to Lost. What I really want right now is to hear from exec producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof about why they did what they did tonight during ‘The Candidate.’” Spoilers ahead, Losties. SERIOUS MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED “THE CANDIDATE,” STOP READING RIGHT NOW. READ FULL STORY

'Lost' countdown: A few oblique words about tonight's must-see episode

the-candidateImage Credit: Mario Perez/ABCYou would think that when a TV show takes an eight-month break in between seasons, it wouldn’t need to take a week off toward the end of a mere 18-hour season to catch its breath. But apparently those wussies who make Lost have such weak stamina they had to pull off to the side of the road and guzzle some water last week. How hard can it be to produce this show? It’s not like they have to stage intricate musical sequences or sit on a stage and drink soda pop and say snarky things about starry-eyed young dreamers like some other Tuesday night shows I watch. Saying snarky things is brain-taxing, muscle-cramping work! READ FULL STORY

'Totally Lost': We discuss Jack and UnLocke, preview tonight's episode

totally-lostImage Credit: Mario Perez/ABC It wasn’t quite a separation of Jin-and-Sun proportions, but that Lost-less week felt like an eternity, no? Well, your teary reunion with the show is fast approaching: Tonight you get a new episode, “The Candidate,” which is best enjoyed after consuming the latest installment of Totally Lost. Your two hosts—Doc “Jeff” Jensen and Dan “No Nickname Necessary” Snierson—get you back in the groove with a refresher conversation about “The Last Recruit.” Feelings are shared about Jin’s Sun-ny day at the beach. The possibility of redemption for zombie-like Sayid and freakified Claire is discussed. UnLocke’s I-am-Christian revelation to Jack is scrutinized. In addition, teasers for “The Candidate” are doled out. Check it out below and then spill your thoughts. What did you think of the Jin-Sun action? Are Sayid and Claire beyond repair? When will Desmond reappear? And who is the Candidate? (Bored? Hungry? Follow @ewdocjensen and @dansnierson.) If you’re having trouble watching the videos in PopWatch, or if you’re on an iPhone/iPad, head over to our Lost hub for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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