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On the scene: NKOTB take it step by step at Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live'

When Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen described the members of New Kids on the Block as the first boy band-turned-man band, he wasn’t kidding. Faster than you could say “Mazel!” the Beantown balladeers were talking about Joey McIntyre’s junk, and the adult conversation didn’t stop until the WWHL aftershow cameras clicked off.

Fresh off the release of their album 10, McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight were eager to take on everything Cohen had on tap. As is custom at the Bravo Clubhouse, this included cheekily named games with titles like “New Kids on the Jock” (yes, that was a bulge-identifying contest — which they nailed) and “Who Kids on the Block” — a kiss-and-tell, Newlywed Game-style lark during which we learned Danny has always done well with the ladies and that Joey is, very proudly, the quintet’s biggest Masshole. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2013: Celebs mingle, cheer each other on inside the Dolby Theatre

Inside the Dolby Theatre, the array of dresses, tuxes, champagne flutes, Hollywood chatter, and discussion of which commercial break is best for making a run to the bar sometimes overshadow watching the show itself. Sunday night was no exception, as the audience from our vantage point in the first mezzanine reacted positively to host Seth MacFarlane and screamed loudly for winners like Life of Pi and Argo. But what happens when the show takes a break? Who’s hanging out with whom in the lobby? Here are a few of our favorite insider scenes from Sunday night’s Oscars.

The commercial breaks seem so fast. You may be longing for the DVR when you watch the Oscars at home, but inside, the breaks feel faster than you can say “and the Oscar goes to.” Commercials are the only time you can move into the lobby or back to your seat — and in floor length gowns, that’s no small task.

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Oscars 2013 backstage: Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Adele, and more

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Oscar winners get 45 seconds to gush about their journey to Oscardom and pack in a bunch of thank-yous in their acceptance speech. Most of them aren’t Quentin Tarantino and don’t get to turn the tables, cutting off the orchestra with their speech like the Django Unchained director managed to tonight, but they do have the chance to get in a few extra words backstage. Read on for what the winners at the 85th Academy Awards said in the press room Sunday night – including Ben Affleck on hearing the First Lady announce his win, Jennifer Lawrence on why she felt like Steve Martin on Sunday and a short filmmaker’s response to a surprise celebrity in the room.

Ben Affleck – Best Picture for Argo
On Michelle Obama announcing Argo’s win live from the White House:
“I was sort of hallucinating when that was happening. In the course of hallucination, it doesn’t seem that odd. It’s like, ‘Oh, look, a purple elephant. Oh look, Michelle Obama.’  Honestly, I was just asking these two guys outside, ‘Was that Michelle Obama?’ The whole thing kind of alarmed me at the time, but in retrospect, the fact that it was the First Lady was an enormous honor, and the fact that she surrounded herself by service men and women was special and I thought appropriate.” READ FULL STORY

On the Scene: Oprah gets the last word at the 'Essence' Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

In the midst of the Hollywood awards season, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is a welcome departure from the scripted formalities of awards speeches. Everyone already knows who is being honored, so there’s no pressure, and the guests are just happy to be there to support their peers and idols. Held Thursday over a long lunch in the elegant Beverly Hills Hotel, the 2013 honorees were: Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends), Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris (Skyfall), and Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild).

The crowded red carpet had the feel of a happy high school reunion — with Naomi Campbell, Blair Underwood, Ava DuVernay, and Kelly Rowland. But the excitement about Oprah kept everyone anchored and thrilled. “People respond to truth. She owns her body, she owns her truth,” said Tamera Mowry-Housley. David Oyelowo (LincolnMiddle of Nowhere) told EW, “Oprah means the world to me.” Having just come off of filming The Butler with Winfrey, he added: “She’s become a great friend and a great mentor. She’s just a wonderful, wonderful human being. It’s a real privilege to be here.”

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'The X Factor' season 2 finale: 10 things you didn't see on TV

In the course of The X Factor’s two-hour finale, the Fox show crowned a winner, went overboard on Christmas sets and provoked screams out of dozens of teenage girls. You saw all that watching at home, but what didn’t you see? EW was on the scene for the taping of X Factor’s wrap-up to its sophomore season. Read on for 10 things going on at CBS Television City during the taping that you didn’t see on TV. Warning: spoilers ahead! READ FULL STORY

On The Scene at WWE: John Cena gets upended, Brooklynites chant 'Feed Me More!'

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Like most fans of professional wrestling, my enthusiasm for it has ebbed and flowed quite a bit ever since I got hooked on watching Hulk Hogan, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and the Ultimate Warrior toss people around in the late ’80s. I was a weekly TV watcher during childhood, drifted away around middle school, came back around again in the late ’90s, ignored it during college, then became mildly obsessed again around 2005. Oddly, though I no longer watch any of the weekly WWE TV shows with any sort of regularity, I’m more invested than I have ever been, thanks to the Internet.

But no matter what the state of WWE Raw has been, I have always enjoyed the live experience of going to a wrestling show. So when WWE rolled into Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time for the TLC pay-per-view, I couldn’t pass it up.  READ FULL STORY

'Stand Up for Heroes': Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams & more honor wounded warriors

“Humor is healing. Music is inspiring.” That’s how Staff Sgt. Robert Henline summed up last night’s Stand Up for Heroes benefit — an annual event for injured service members, veterans, and their families produced by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

In March 2007, Henline’s truck hit a roadside bomb while he was serving his third tour in Iraq. He suffered burns over 38 percent of his body and lost his left ear in the explosion — but Henline held on to his sense of humor. Before the show, the vet worked the red carpet outside of Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre with stars like Ricky Gervais and Roger Waters — and even joked about preparing the Pink Floyd bassist for his Stand Up performance by tossing firecrackers into Waters’ dressing room. READ FULL STORY

'X Factor' on-the-scene report: How Britney interacts with her fans, more Emblem3 moments

Last night, The X Factor pulled off its second live show of the season without any wardrobe malfunctions. Viewers watching at home saw some stellar and some not-so-stellar performances, Mario Lopez daring to correct Simon Cowell, a recently announced safe Jason Brock awkwardly struggling to pick between hugging the eliminated David Correy or embracing host Khloé Kardashian, and some over-eager Emblem3 boys tripping all over each other. But what didn’t make it onscreen last night? EW was on the scene for Thursday’s live taping. Read on to learn five things that were going on in the studio during the show that you didn’t see on TV. READ FULL STORY

Hello Brooklyn! On the scene at Barbra Streisand's concert

“Hello, Brooklyn!” Barbra Streisand called out to her hometown’s swanky new Barclay’s Center early on in her three-plus hour concert. The last time she did a solo show in Brooklyn, she told the cheering crowd, was when she was 8 and singing on a stoop on Pulaski Street. Remember that, she asked her brother who was in the audience? (In case you’re wondering, he scored good seats, not great.) She looked singularly Streisandly, in a shiny black number that had enough sheer to show off those famous legs. “You like the dress?” she asked the crowd. “Good! Donna Karan!” She complimented a member of the audience who must have been wearing a souvenir shirt. “Did you buy it in the shop?” she asked. “It’s cheaper online.” In other words, not much new material to be had tonight.  READ FULL STORY

An ROUS arrested, Inigo's ninja skills, & 12 more things we learned at the 25th anniversary of 'The Princess Bride'

What, you didn’t learn enough about everyone’s favorite meta fairy tale from EW’s exhaustive Princess Bride oral history — and you’d like the skinny on the New York Film Festival’s 25th anniversary Bride screening? As you wish!

Last night, director Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, cast members Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Carol Kane, and Wallace Shawn, and a thousand-odd lucky Princess Bride superfans gathered in Manhattan’s Alice Tully Hall for a special showing of the 1987 classic (now out on blu-ray). After hooting and applauding at their favorite iconic lines — the roar after “Have fun storming the castle!” was so loud that Crystal and Kane’s subsequent dialogue was totally drowned out — the crowd was treated to a panel discussion featuring Reiner and his stars. Here’s the best of what we learned during that discussion, the pre-screening red carpet event, and the movie itself:

1. Chris Sarandon wants to see a sequel called Humperdink’s Revenge
The man who played Buttercup’s wicked fiance didn’t share plot details of his imagined Princess Bride 2 with EW on the red carpet — but he did reveal that he proposed that title to William Goldman “years ago.” It didn’t take, though Goldman has been trying for years to pen a second Princess Bride book called Buttercup’s Baby. (More on that later.)

2. Mandy Patinkin is a Princess Bride quoting ninja
When they spy Patinkin in the wild, people are constantly quoting the Homeland star’s immortal words from the film: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” And when prompted, Patinkin is happy to say the quote himself — provided it’s for the right audience. READ FULL STORY

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