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McDonald's McRib is back: News that makes you McHungry or McHorrified?

Oh, McDonald’s. I already hate myself enough, and now you shove the deliciously heinous McRib back in my face? That’s right — almost one year after the fast food chain resurrected the McRib (and then sent it back to junk-food heaven to party with Surge and Tastetations), McDonald’s is bringing back the 500-calorie sandwich until Nov. 14. Strangely, the McRib is only offered year-round in one country, Germany. But that’s not the only suspicious thing about the sandwich. Vote after the jump: What’s the biggest mystery surrounding the McRib? READ FULL STORY

EWwy winner Courteney Cox would like to kiss EW's...ewe

Well this is a delightful way to kick off a weekend. I’m suddenly more ready than ever to pound some grape!

Thrilled to be the esteemed recipient of a trophy in the shape of a ewe after winning the Lead Comedy Actress category of the 2011 EWwy Awards — EW.com’s annual celebration of the television performers and series (for comedy and drama) that you readers said deserved Emmy nods — Cougar Town star Courteney Cox leans in for a smooch (in a pose strikingly similar to the way Jules Cobb performs damage control on an oversize glass of red)….

“I’m not kissing your butt,” she claims. “But Thank You so much EW!!!!!”

Invisible opera gloves to you, Courteney!

Cougar Town‘s midseason premiere can’t come soon enough.

EWwys 2011: Meet your 10 winners!

To see all of this year’s nominees, flip through our photo galleries for the Comedy and Drama categories.

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The 2011 EWwy Winners: Matt Czuchry thanks his fans!

Bus, do your stuff! A tribute to 'The Magic School Bus'


Seatbelts, everyone! When I was in elementary school, I used to long for the days when we’d pause our typical classwork to watch some type of “educational” programming. (Thank you, PBS, for those breaks from learning my multiplication tables. Twelves were hard!) And easily my favorite of these educational shows — perhaps only second to Reading Rainbow — was The Magic School Bus. I never much cared for science in school, but cram basic science principles into a TV show and wrap them with a super catchy theme song sung by the one and only Little Richard? Sold! READ FULL STORY

'Hey girl!' Watch this hilarious, super gay reimagining of the opening song from 'Beauty and the Beast'

Like you really need an excuse to watch our beloved Belle adopt a Honey Badger-esque attitude and saunter around her “little town full of queens and homos” this morning. Do yourself a favor and press play on the brilliantly NSFW “Bonjour” spoof below. As soon as Belle encounters that rude bitch who wanted Marie to hurry up with the baguettes, you’ll be glad you did. But probably sooner, girl. READ FULL STORY

Emma Watson and her magic hat taunt poor Parisian boy in new fragrance ad -- VIDEO

Apparently, Emma Watson just used her stashed-away time-turner to transport herself back to Paris circa 1985. You know, that bygone era when everyone was bathed in a gauzy, monochrome purple light, young people still shopped and worked in vintage book stores, and lite-rock guitar riffs mixed with plinky piano underscored everything. That’s my best explanation for Watson’s new spot for Lancôme’s perfume “feminine fragrance” Trésor Midnight Rose, a masterpiece of fashion ad nonsense in which Watson skitters through a winsome Parisian boy’s life, leaving her jaunty chapeau behind willy-nilly and then stealing it from his head whilst teasing him with the promise of a smooch by the Seine. Check out the spot below:  READ FULL STORY

A 'Harry Potter' veteran takes a virgin to see 'Deathly Hallows -- Part 2.' Will the magic work on an unenlightened Muggle?

Once upon a time, a total Harry Potter superfan took a total Harry Potter newbie to see the last Harry Potter film. This is what happened. (Be warned: SPOILERS await!)

ADAM B. VARY: The final Harry Potter movie is finally upon us, Dan, and I could scarcely be more excited. One big reason? I will be seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 seated next to someone who has never seen a Harry Potter movie nor read any of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books: you.

Before we embark on our cinematic adventure — me, the wizened Albus Dumbledore to your fresh-out-of-the-Dursley’s-cupboard-under-the-stairs Harry Potter — I have one question: What do you know (or think you know) about Harry Potter?

DAN SNIERSON: We can start here: Who’s Mrs. Dursley? Clearly, I’ll be reduced to fake-gasping at long-hinted-at revelations and totally not getting inside jokes about characters’ established foibles. Which is why I have mixed feelings about embarking on this experiment. READ FULL STORY

Giant metal rainbow to bring 'the sense of optimism' closer to Los Angeles, but still just out of reach

The U.S. has finally decided to do something about the St. Louis Arch’s fatal flaw: not being colorful enough. Congratulations, country! Sony Pictures has obtained approval to construct a 94-by-188-foot rainbow near an entrance to its studio lot. Built to fulfill Culver City’s Art in Public Places requirement, the $1.5 million structure will be a nod to the rainbow imagined in The Wizard of Oz — which filmed there — but more generally, it will serve to infuse people with “the sense of optimism and well-being associated with rainbows in general.” Shiny, happy, people, laughing. They’ll be everywhere! Until they glance away and realize that real rainbows aren’t real and that’s not a jauntily jigging leprechaun on the other side of the artificial rainbow. It’s a bum.  READ FULL STORY

All seven 'Harry Potter' movies recapped in 7 minutes: Watch!

Pop quiz, PopWatchers: You live on the East Coast and you’ve got roughly nine hours to go until the midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. You haven’t seen the first seven flicks (or, you have, and just want to watch them all over again), and you’d need roughly 14 hours in order to catch up. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?

Why, you watch this ever-so-helpful YouTube video created by the Fine Brothers, of course. In just seven minutes, the online sketch comedy team, decked out in Potter-inspired gear, catch everyone up to speed on the epic saga. (I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this is the plot of Source Code?)

Benny and Rafi Fine, whose fast-talking skills rival the FedEx guy, impressively — and hilariously — give the gist of a very detailed decade-long story by explaining key terms (a Muggle is a “non-magic folk, duh!”), sharing common criticisms (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is “the [most] pointless movie in the series”) and bringing up some confusing twists (why did the evil Slytherin house even exist in the first place?!). We’re going to watch this vid a few more times as a helpful catch-up guide before the saga goes “Evanesco!” Watch the full clip below. READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Hidden Gems of the Finals!

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and Maks’ ass. Sure, they may not all be *hidden,* but as EW.com’s Supervising Appraiser, I can happily confirm they’re all priceless. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems! READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Annie Barrett voyages to Planet Mirrorballus for season 12 semifinals (VIDEO)

I’ve never felt so aliiiiiiiiiiive! Last week, all of my long-gestating ballroom dreams came true as I touched down onto the Dancing With the Stars set (and promptly crumbled from excitement into my alter-ego, a puddle of fringe). Press play below to watch four videos of my trip to outer space. Prepare to wipe away a sparkly tear of joy upon hearing Enthusiastic Chimes Lady (ECL) bless us, the EW.com DANCMSTR nation! READ FULL STORY

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