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Miss Universe 2013: 10 eye-popping moments

Congratulations are in order for the new Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, who beat out 85 other international beauties Saturday night at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, wearing a shimmering silver dress.

While it’s another year of bleached perma-smiles, bizarro-glam costumery that make an ’80s Cher look modest, and suspiciously impressive résumés, for all the glitter and iridescent excess of Miss Venezuela’s finale dress, the event itself seemed a little lackluster this year. Maybe it was the absence of wonderfully cheeky host Andy Cohen paired with the pure cheesiness of Giuliana Rancic? Or perhaps it was the lack of cringe-worthy fashion dialogue from usual suspect and style commentator Jeannie Mai? Or maybe my crazy-meter broke from the VMAs and Kanye rants and that Emmy musical number? Well, thankfully, it’s not completely broken, because there were still plenty of silly sights to spare. Behold, my picks for the 10 eye-popping Miss Universe 2013 moments:
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Adapt This! Pulp's 'Common People'

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There’s nothing new under the sun — but somehow, these awesome properties have never been adapted for screens big or small. Psst, Hollywood: Let’s change that.

It’s the plot of Titanic. And The Notebook. And Aladdin. Also, Good Will HuntingPirates of the Caribbean, Wild at Heart, Say Anything, A Knight’s Tale, Atonement, The Great Gatsby, The Princess Bride and thousands of other stories that we’ve seen and read time and time again.

She’s rich (and beautiful). He’s poor (and beautiful). And he worships the privileged ground she walks on. Obviously they must end up together.You’d think that all love stories were really about class.

Because what’s more appealing than a tale of a scrappy, devilishly handsome fellow from the wrong side of the tracks who lusts after the privileged, sheltered beauty raised with silver spoons and gold forks and strands of pearls and eventually wins her pretty little heart?  No, not a reverse gender take. We’ve seen that a million times too. (Hi, Love Story, Pretty Woman, Maid in Manhattan, etc.)

Maybe what we need is a devilishly handsome fellow from the wrong side of the tracks who realizes that the privileged, sheltered beauty raised with silver spoons and gold forks and strands of pearls was full of sh-t? That’s why we should adapt Pulp’s “Common People.” Here’s my modest proposal.

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'The Nightmare Before Christmas' turns 20 -- but is it a Halloween or Christmas movie!?

Tim Burton’s seminal stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas turns 20 years old today, which is surprising since Jack Skellington is looking as slim as ever. That means that the question of when-do-you-watch-it has never been more relevant. READ FULL STORY

'Queer Eye Reunion 10 Years Later' react: Still fabulous

For the Fab Five, things just keep getting better. The chemistry, the sitcom-ready-banter, the outfits, the memories, it was like nothing had changed when the cast of Queer Eye sat down with Andy Cohen for their ten year reunion on Sunday night. It was also seven years since Jai, Kyan, Thom, Carson, and Ted had all sat in the same room. No matter, the reunion was akin to receiving a warm hello from your oldest, chic-est, and most potty-mouthed friends and realizing just how much you’ve missed them.

“We’re just thrilled that Ted’s still alive,” joked design doctor Thom Filicia, about their elder statesman Ted Allen. Just like the tone of their Emmy-winning show, quick wits and double entendres ran rampant as Cohen and the guys chatted about the silly, the serious, and the scandalous.

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'Queer Eye': The Fab Five's best manscaping moments in one supercut -- VIDEO

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A filthy bathroom, cinder block furniture, bad hair, terrible manners — there was nothing the Fab Five couldn’t fix. The stars of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy transformed many hopeless hetero men using their patented “make better” treatment when the series aired on Bravo from 2003 to 2007. Ten years later, the lifestyle triage team reunites to reminisce with Andy Cohen this Sunday night.

To celebrate, we’ve compiled the Queer Eye guys’ most “Oh. Em. Gee.” moments — from Carson Kressley quips like, “It’s so Gay’s Anatomy right now!” to Kyan Douglas declarations like, “This is why they’re fat.” — and best handy-dandy “Hip Tips.” If only they could pile into their black SUV and roll up now….

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This Week's Cover: The casts of 'Boy Meets World,' 'The X-Files,' 'Mystic Pizza,' and more get together in the Reunions Issue!

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Missing Mulder and Scully? Can’t cope without Cory and Topanga? Entertainment Weekly has you covered with our fourth annual Reunions Issue, in which we’ve brought 10 of your favorite casts back together again. The stars of Boy Meets World, Do the Right Thing, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The School of Rock and more reassembled to chat about their iconic characters and swap stories about life on the set. (Fans of Frasier, Mystic Pizza, or The X-Files can even purchase one of three special collector’s edition covers. Click here to learn more.) Check out what’s in store for this year’s Reunions Issue:

Boy Meets World: ABC’s long-running coming-of-age comedy Boy Meets World gave the ’90s generation the picture-perfect teen romance between Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel). “People saw it from the very beginning, when Cory and Topanga were hanging out and playing basketball with a pair of socks,” recalls star Savage, who will reprise his onscreen pairing with Fishel for Disney’s upcoming spin-off Girl Meets World. “[The Cory-Topanga relationship is] something that’s very special to people who grew up with the show.” (Head to Facebook for an exclusive video with the cast of Boy Meets World.)

Do the Right Thing: It only took 12 days for director Spike Lee to write his blistering 1989 classic about racial tensions in Brooklyn on the hottest day of summer. “It was going to be what we hoped was an honest portrayal of the race relations in that present-day New York City,” says Lee, who was an up-and-coming young filmmaker at the time. Ruby Dee remembers her first time meeting Lee: “When I first saw him, I thought he looked so young, like a teenager. I didn’t know he was the boss of the joint. But he smoothed any doubts that I had because he knew exactly what he wanted.”

Mystic Pizza: An entire generation fell in love with the small-town drama about three young women (and pizza-joint employees) entering adulthood, which made a star out of then-unknown Julia Roberts. “I went to meet the director and there were tons of kids there Julia’s age, and I remember meeting Julia in the lobby and going, ‘Wow, who’s that chick?’” recalls star Vincent D’Onofrio. Recalls Roberts, “We were just…happy. Happy to have jobs, happy to be working hard, and enjoying each other’s company.”

The X-Files: For nine heart-pounding seasons, Chris Carter’s groundbreaking sci-fi saga kept both believers and skeptics glued to their televisions, thanks to the unmistakable chemistry between stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. “Gillian and I got [to the audition] about the same time, and we ended up running lines in the hallway,” recalls Duchovny. “We had developed a comfort level with each other when we did the audition. Over time, we grew into ourselves as actors, and refined what those characters meant to each other.”

Click through to check out three special collector’s edition Reunions Issue covers.
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'Dancing With the Stars': Elizabeth Berkley finally channels Jessie Spano in an 'I'm So Excited' jive

Have my 17 (SEVENTEEN!) seasons of watching Dancing With the Stars just been validated? Don’t you dare answer that realistically. On tonight’s “Most Memorable Year of My Life” show (read our full recap), Elizabeth Berkley Lauren paid homage to the finest and fiercest caffeine pill dance party in television history: Jessie Spano’s “I’m so excited! I’m so… scared!” breakdown in a 1990 episode of Saved by the Bell.

Young Jessie and A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez, visiting from the Extra! set nearby) could never have predicted…that Zack Morris would be tweeting @ them, 23 years later, as they re-proclaimed their love in a televised ballroom! (Last part did not happen.)

Revel in the nostalgia/weep for humanity below. Don’t be scared! You need it to study. Here’s the video: READ FULL STORY

Are old movies more creative than new ones? A new study weighs in

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We could debate the question of “are old movies more creative than new ones?” for hours. Everyone has their preference in terms of a time period when movie-making was tops. But thanks to a new study by physicist Sameet Sreenivasan of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York (originally published in Nature Scientific Reports), we now have some data to add to the mix.

Surprisingly, what many consider to be their favorite time in film wasn’t necessarily the most creative. “You always hear about how the period from 1929 to 1950 was known as the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Sreenivasan told Wired. “There were big movies with big movie stars. But if you look at novelty at that time, you see a downward trend.”
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A 'Gossip Girl' movie? We imagine the scenarios

Gossip Girl ended its six-season run with a five-year flash-forward, in which Nate was considering a mayoral run, Chuck and Blair had a young son named Henry, Lily and Rufus had found happiness with other people, and Serena and Dan finally said “I do.” However, Gossip Girl promised, “You may be rid of Dan Humphrey, but you’ll never be rid of me. There will always be someone on the outside wanting to get in. Who I am now … that’s one secret I’ll never tell.” And so the cycle continues.

But Vulture recently spoke to Kelly Rutherford (Lily) about a possible Gossip Girl movie. “I was wondering if they’d do a movie,” she said. “I don’t know, we’ll see if we can get Blake [Lively] on. I think it would be a lot of fun for everyone.”

So the question is: How would a movie come together? And where would the characters be? Here’s what we imagine:
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There Should Be a Sequel: 'The Truman Show'

Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

Fifteen years ago, The Truman Show felt like science fiction. In 1998, the conceit — that a man who, unbeknownst to him, has been living in a giant Hollywood set so that his entire existence could provide easy entertainment for the masses — read like a paranoid fantasy. Bold and imaginative, with just the right balance of the far-fetched and the familiar, it felt like it would’ve been a good fit for The Twilight Zone. Today, it’d be a good fit for Discovery Channel: the idea that millions of Americans would raptly devour a nonstop broadcast of an unexceptional person’s daily life is a given in this post-Snookie age.

Which is why I demand there be a sequel. The universe brought to life by director Peter Weir and writer Andrew Niccol satirized reality TV and social media before most people had even thought of such word combinations. The Truman Show can even claim its very own mental disorder. Imagine where the story could take us now. Besides, Jim Carrey’s already revisiting another of his ’90s masterpieces — why not add this one to the mix?

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