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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'The Lion King'

From the now-iconic opening note of that incredible beginning sequence, viewers of The Lion King knew they were in for a very special treat: A Disney animated movie that — thanks to its compelling story about the circle of life, an all-star voice cast that included Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, and James Earl Jones, and that music — would appeal to adults just as much as the kids that begged their parents to take them to theaters.

The Lion King followed Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin in an era that came to be known as the Disney Renaissance. But, The Lion King was the first Disney animated movie that was an entirely original work — not directly based on any previous story. As the legend goes, the Disney team wasn’t originally too sure about Simba. Production began at the same time as work on Pocahontas, which was considered to be the more successful project. The animators and behind-the-scenes team had a change of heart when they saw the opening footage cut together. In fact, it was then decided that for the first time for a Disney movie, the original trailer would just be a full scene from the film.

Today, EW’s Summer Blockbuster Month continues with Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s animated showstopper that made us all feel the love (tonight). READ FULL STORY

Emma Stone meets Sporty Spice, freaks out, and agrees to try on all of Baby Spice's dresses -- VIDEO

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Emma Stone’s Spider-Man press tour is quickly turning into her childhood dream come true: The chance to chat with all of the Spice Girls (and potentially try on their clothes?).

First, Stone teared up when Mel B recorded a message for her during an interview. And in the latest segment of “Could Emma Stone be any cuter?” Stone and Andrew Garfield paid a visit to British Radio Program “Capital Breakfast.” After they both joined the hosts for a rendition of “Stop” — with dance moves! — Stone got a surprise visitor. Direct from her “mum’s” house, Mel C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, hopped on FaceTime to say hello to her biggest fan!

And things only got better when Mel C brought up Baby Spice and how Stone is welcome to try on all her old dresses. Bonus adorable factor: Garfield’s reaction to all of this.

Watch Stone’s fan girl moment below:

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'Star Wars' goes retro in re-imagined propaganda posters

Retro and propaganda posters, in all their stylistic glory, have long been a part of sci-fi and popular culture. And now, Star Wars is getting the treatment, with these awesome images from illustrator Russell Walks.

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Lindsay Lohan will appear on 'Watch What Happens Live'. Let's plan the games!

For a very specific demographic, the ultimate news was just announced: Lindsay Lohan will appear on Watch What Happens Live! The episode will air next Thursday, April 17, EW has confirmed.

“This one is a long time coming. We love Lindsay and plan to celebrate the s@%# out of her!” host/executive producer Andy Cohen told E!.

Fans of the show know this has the potential to be quite the memorable episode. Not only is the live program proudly booze-soaked (a tradition they will obviously (right?) forgo for the evening), but the program’s cheeky charm thrives on Cohen asking the guests just-this-side-of-inappropriate questions. Lohan, for all her faults, has always proven herself adept on the talk show circuit, reliably ready with a cigarette smoke-assisted throaty laugh and a charming story. (Just witness her on the Tonight Show.) If she shows up with gossip, the episode will be can’t-miss. Just think of the Ooooooooprah intel! READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm mocks '90s dating show appearance on 'Late Late Show' -- VIDEO

Once upon a time, Jon Hamm competed on a dating show — and lost. But although it happened back in 1995, the internet only found out about the incident recently. So when Craig Ferguson interviewed the Mad Men star on The Late Late Show Tuesday, he naturally used the opportunity to find out more about young Hamm’s foray into dating shows.

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Every 'Scandal' reference made on 'Trophy Wife'

On Tuesday night’s Trophy Wife, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) found herself channeling Olivia Pope in order to help Kate (Malin Ackerman) deal with a PTA problem.

EW had a sneak peek of the episode earlier this week, but even we couldn’t have predicted all the Scandal goodness peppered throughout the half-hour. So Wednesday morning, we decided to do a breakdown of every single reference.

It’s pretty safe to say the show’s homage to Olivia Pope and Associates was handled perfectly. READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' recap: 'I don't know why, but I still want to hit it'

Say it ain’t so, Mindy Project!

Last week’s double header of Mindy was all about secretly kissing one Danny Castellano – complete with a Bridget Jones-worthy ending that made everybody swoon. And last night, things seemed to be moving along right on schedule with our 2014 Mr. Darcy. A happy Mindy announced via voiceover that Danny was sleeping at her place and that dating a co-worker? It kind of ruled.

The opening moments/montage – that featured both Mindy and, once he caught on, Danny coming up with work excuses to bring the other into their office so they could make out — were some of the sweetest and romantic the show has tried. Mindy blissed out with a new guy really is so stinkin’ adorable. Of course, things can go south fast – especially when one person (ahem, Danny) wants to keep a relationship a secret. Have teen dramas (not to mention real life) taught us anything? As Seth Cohen once said to Summer Roberts: “Acknowledge me now or lose me forever.” You know Mindy watched that.  READ FULL STORY

Korean dramas: A beginner's guide

Why are more and more Americans falling under the sudsy spell of South Korean dramas? One theory: These shows tend to come in self-contained 16- to 20-episode seasons, making them easily digestible. Another: If you don’t speak Korean, watching one demands your full attention (subtitles!), meaning you get sucked in that much more quickly.

And then there are the dramas themselves — endearingly theatrical and kooky, with a sweetness that can be tough to find in grittier American fare. “Their portrayal of love is a little more PG,” says Jacqueline Sia, senior content manager of massive international TV library DramaFever. “Korean dramas can spend 16 episodes getting to the point where the leads kiss.”

Want in? Simply start with any of these conveniently categorized gateway dramas. Anieyo (translation: You’re welcome). READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Anna Kendrick is a (pitch) perfect Disney princess

Disney fans, this was a Saturday Night Live for you.

Going into the episode, it seemed likely there would be at least one musical sketch moment. After all, Anna Kendrick was a Tony nominee when she was just a teenager, starred in the cult classic Camp, and is perhaps best known as the lead in the a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect, which somehow spawned a huge radio hit for the actress with her cover of “Cups.” (Don’t worry. That was – cleverly – spoofed last night as well.)

While a little singing seemed to be a safe bet, no one could have expected that the show would go full Disney princess, with no less than four music moments by Kendrick. The program wholly embraced the host’s musical side, and likely recruited a few more fans eager to see Kendrick’s upcoming interpretation of Cinderella in December’s highly anticipated (and slightly feared) adaptation of the musical Into the Woods. (Other upcoming Kendrick musical performances: The Last Five Years and Pitch Perfect 2.) While the show – and Kendrick – were more charmingly amusing than laugh-out-loud funny, this episode will still go down in the “success” column thanks to a combination of clever writing, higher-than-normal energy, and a host that somehow rapped more than Drake did a few months back. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live': Read all the 'Fox & Friends' corrections here

On the Anna Kendrick-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live last night, the program once again ran a spoof Fox News Fox & Friends segment.

As has become the standard, the end of the sketch featured a list of corrections from earlier in the broadcast. Check them all out below. READ FULL STORY

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