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'Harry Potter' trailers: Looking back, which is your favorite of the franchise?

We’re all hoping Warner Bros. has saved the best Harry Potter film for last. Time will tell. But after watching the latest trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, we’re prepared to say that it’s the best preview ever cut for the franchise. But what’s the second best? Below, watch trailers for the first seven films. Then, go to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite.  READ FULL STORY

'Britain's Got Talent' contestant Edward Reid is our Totally Fabulous Easter Bunny of the Day

Now that’s what I call song rearrangement!

Edward Reid, a 35-year-old drama teacher from Glasgow, sang an unexpectedly gorgeous kid-friendly medley — including “Old MacDonald,” “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star,” and “Humpty Dumpty” — for his Britain’s Got Talent audition Saturday.

“I can definitely see you getting booked for Elton John’s child’s first birthday party,” said judge Michael McIntyre. “Thank God for you!” said honorary British person David Hasselhoff.

If you’re happy and you know it but feel like crying a little (while grinning!), go watch it on YouTube because BGT has disabled embedding on other sites.

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Lunchtime Poll: Chocolate vs. A Dance With Maks

I didn’t think it would ever come to this. The two loves of my life — now bonded by the same classical tune — must face off in a devastating Lunchtime Poll. On last night’s Dancing With the Stars, Kirstie Alley and my imaginary boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a (nearly shoeless) waltz to “The Flower Duet,” a.k.a. the glorious song from the Ghirardelli chocolate commercial, as if to remind us that Maks’ booty is the “most intense, slow-melting, premium chocolate” of all Pro booty. I suddenly wondered: If forced to choose between having a) one dance with my imaginary boyfriend Maks, or b) the reliable pleasure of my real boyfriend, a giant Ghirardelli chocolate bar, what would I do? What would you do? Help me decide, below. READ FULL STORY

'The Host's Leaderboard': Tom Bergeron on Maks and Kirstie's fall and week 3's deadly smoke machine

You know what Dancing With the Stars needs? MORE TOM BERGERON. I mean, not really — there he is, all the time. But in a new audio cast I’m calling “The Host’s Leaderboard” (alt. title: “Screw Seacrest!”), the host with the most hidden gem nominations chats with me liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive after the Tuesday night results shows. This week: Tom compares Maks and Kirstie’s legendary fall to other Glitterdome disasters like Marie Osmond’s faint, imitates the way Len says “Seh-vehhhhn!” at my request, tries out some material for next week’s “Classical” performance show, and threatens to make me a personal guest in the ballroom so I will have to be a visible gem. And what exactly would Tom’s hypothetical wrist tattoo even say? You may be surprised to find out. It’s all happening….not liiiiiiiive. Press play below.

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Read more:
Your Hidden Gems of Week 3!
Annie’s Week 3 results show recap: Radio Silence
Annie’s Week 3 performance recap: Legends of The Fall
EW.com’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Central

'Vogue' allows me to understand the Olsen Twins

In the April issue of Vogue, Sarah Mower profiles the 24-year-old Olsen Twins and their apparently successful clothing label The Row. I say “apparently successful,” because I know nothing about fashion and admittedly had to read the sentence about their fall collection leaving “the most hard-core fashion skeptics in a slight state of shock over its subtle sense of inclusivity” twice. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': They kind of met the Beatles

UPDATE: Annie’s recap is live

Love is all you need! J. Lo broke down! Chat about Wednesday night’s American Idol here after the show, then come back later for my most dramatic full episode recap…ever. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga's egg coffin, Batman bubble butt: EW.com readers outraged, confused at low shock value

Lady Gaga threw a wrench into the peaceful fabric of Crazy Town, of which she is mayor, by showing up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards encased in a giant egg, then “hatching” in a solid-color latex number with zero — zero! — random patches of material calling attention to her genital area. “This is pretty tame for her; most of her body is covered,” complained dee123 in the comment section of EW’s Grammys Red Carpet photo gallery. Meg Mon agreed. “She did add a few little Klingon bits on her forehead and shoulders. But for someone who is being ‘born’ into a performance, I expect something — bigger.” According to Allison, Gaga failed in more than one arena of fashion: “Not crazy enough to be shocking, not sane enough to be pretty,” she laments. Luckily, Ethan stepped in as the voice of reason. “I can’t believe you’re calling her tame when she came to the effin’ Grammys IN AN EGG. I love what Lady Gaga has done to life.”

Meanwhile, my favorite Gaga-related comment came from loyal reader Madd: “The leather outfit (pictured, bottom) reminded me of the Arrested Development episode where Tobias buys a ‘Leather Daddy’ outfit.” Oh, does it ever. READ FULL STORY

'Today' and always: Michelle Obama is my bemused facial expression hero

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Matt Lauer on this morning’s Today show to talk about Egypt, her husband’s prospects for reelection and how he kicked his smoking habit (equally important), school lunches, Facebook (“It’s not necessary.”), and best of all: how the President most definitely does not dye his hair. The editors went all CSI: Makeover Madness on Michelle, displaying side-by-side images of Barack with different-looking hair from the same day. SHUDDER. You can see the most riveting crime scene in weeks at the bottom of this post. Anyway, I got a little screengrabby after their 30-minute interview. It happens. After the jump, five reasons Michelle Obama should co-host Today after she leaves the White House. What? Why not? READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl XLV: Best and worst commercials?

Presenting… Your Super Bowl Commercials of 2011, brought to you by Eminem. He LOST HIMSELF in not one but two major ad campaigns this year. During the first quarter, Claymation Eminem quenched his thirst with a refreshing Brisk iced tea; then just before halftime, super-intense human Eminem delivered a cross between a eulogy and a giant “eff you, pay attention” on behalf of the city of Detroit. And you thought he didn’t do commercials.

Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne finally had to find out what a Bieber was, Adrien Brody serenaded some crying/orgasmic women (Stella Artois), Faith Hill’s rack is huge (Teleflora), Timothy Hutton is really, really into Tibetan fish curry (Groupon.com), and Kim Kardashian’s ass (Shape-Ups) is ass usual. Plus, so many movie trailers, including J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8, Terra Nova, Thor, Cowboys & Aliens — starring Danny Craig and Indy Ford — Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and a first look at Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. My five favorite commercials, after the break. READ FULL STORY

Unofficial Harry Potter cruise convention only slightly tempting

potter-cruiseImage Credit: Jaap Buitendijk; Photodisc/Getty ImagesBecause cruise ships were an essential part of J.K. Rowling’s stories, Harry Potter fans can pretend they’re “Wizards at Sea” on an August cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. You pay for your cruise, and a $250 event fee, so this sounds like a private event aboard a vessel that will also be carrying Muggles. Brilliant. Mischief Managed, a professional ensemble of look-a-likes from the Harry Potter universe, have been hired to run the festivities, which will include, according to a release:  READ FULL STORY

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