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This week's cover: Inside the violent FX drama 'Sons of Anarchy'

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In this week’s cover story, EW goes on the set of Sons of Anarchy, FX’s addictive drama that’s gone from a leather-clad family drama about an outlaw motorcycle club to a dark ­exploration of human brutality. The deaths are coming so fast and so furious this season the drama’s nearly 5 million fans have worked themselves into a frenzy trying to figure out which major character will meet their maker. Will Tig finally pay for killing Pope’s daughter? Is Clay going to get his just reward? Will Jax go down over the sins of his stepfather?

“The irony of the crown is you can’t necessarily sit at the head of that table and not become Clay,” series creator Kurt Sutter tells EW. “Although in Jax’s mind, he is the anti‑Clay. He’s doing everything for completely different reasons.  But the truth is, the behavior is still the same…when you’re outlaws who live by a code of violence, can you really step away from the violence?”

Sutter goes on to tease who may — or may not — bite the dust before the drama’s series finale in 2014.
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This Week's Cover: Inside 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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In this week’s cover story, EW goes deep — deep into a Hawaiian jungle, that is, for an exclusive visit to the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The highly anticipated sequel, in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) pays dearly for sparking unrest in Panem, doesn’t hit theaters until Nov. 22 (though advance tickets went on sale today). But we’ve got all kinds of reporting to whet your appetite. Plus, Katniss, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson),  Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (newcomer to the franchise Sam Claflin) all get their own collectible covers.

After a special report from the sweltering set in Hawaii, we head to Santa Monica, where EW reconvened the stars — along with new director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson — for a rollicking conversation about the new movie. Among the subjects? Everything from the decision to “man up” Peeta’s character for the movie to Lawrence’s spectacular fall in Katniss’ wedding dress while the cameras were rolling. The filmmakers also talk about creating new scenes for Plutarch Heavensbee (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), and actress Jena Malone talks about the thrill of playing the ax-wielding tribute Johanna Mason. Despite the easy camaraderie of the crew, everyone took seriously their mission to respect the pained heart of author Suzanne Collins’ sequel. “In every scene we asked ourselves, ‘How would these people feel if they came back to the Hunger Games,'” says Jacobson. “What happens when you come back from these experiences of war, not what happens in a movie when you’ve kicked a lot of ass?”

Take a look the other three covers below:

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This Week's Cover: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the amazing, Technicolor dream career

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For Joseph Gordon-Levitt, pushing buttons is the ultimate turn-on.

And we’re not just talking about the little red one you find on a recording device.

The former kid actor turned leading man is obsessed with cameras, and after growing up in front of them, he’s now getting behind them in a big way. With his sexy writing and directing debut, Don Jon, hitting theaters this Friday, and his do-it-yourself online storytelling operation hitRECord.org currently building a new TV show, he has become one of the most innovative creative forces working in Hollywood. READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: EW's Annual Fall TV Preview

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Need a reason not to budge from your couch until December? How about 119 of them?

That’s how many new and returning shows EW features in our annual Fall TV Preview issue, a smorgasbord of scoop covering networks, cable, and beyond (the Internet — it’s a thing!). Here’s what you can expect to find inside:

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This week's cover: Buckle up for the end of 'Breaking Bad'

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In case you’ve been living in an underground meth lab for the last few years, let us remind you: the end of Breaking Bad is nigh. There are only four episodes left in the acclaimed AMC crime drama’s five-season run. Questions abound: Will high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) pay dearly for becoming a murdering meth lord? Or will he somehow dig a way out of the mess that he’s created? Will his ex-partner Jesse (Aaron Paul) and DEA brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris) — or his advancing cancer — exact revenge on him? Will anyone order the tableside guacamole?

EW headed to Albuquerque to visit the set earlier this year and got a peek at the final days of shooting, and you can read all about it in this week’s cover story. The cast and producers warn: Brace yourself for some of the drama’s darkest moments yet, as well as plenty of surprises. “All plates are spinning,” says Cranston. “Everybody has to be thinking at the top of their game. Walt is dealing with his physical limitations. So all kinds of things come into play. And there’s also an adventure that is very exciting and opens things up. What can I say? It gets badder before it gets baaaaad.” Series creator Vince Gilligan frames it in a slightly different way. “There are going to be a lot of holy s—! moments. Buckle up. And gird your loins. Because we’re not going out with a whimper.”
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This Week's Cover: Haaave you met... the latest issue of EW with the cast of 'How I Met Your Mother'?

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It’s the most legen — wait for it because you’ll never want it to put it down — dary issue of Entertainment Weekly as the cast of the CBS hit How I Met Your Mother graces the cover for the first time.

Last season ended with (horrible pun alert) the mother of all cliffhangers as viewers got their first glimpse of the woman Ted (Josh Radnor) will eventually marry. Still nameless, she’s played by 28-year-old Tony-nominee Cristin Milioti, who wowed audiences in the Broadway hit Once. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Joss Whedon on his past, present, and future (hint: 'Agents of SHIELD')

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Geek icon Joss Whedon graces his first Entertainment Weekly cover for a surprising, wide-ranging conversation about his career, and a behind-the-scenes of his eagerly anticipated new ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Over the course of the candid, 10-page EW interview, Whedon details his 24-year career in Hollywood, from his first writing job on the chaotic Roseanne to convincing The WB to let him make cult-hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the heartbreak of Fox’s Firefly to his triumphs with online smash Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and last year’s mega-hit The Avengers. Plus, Whedon gives us some scoop on Avengers 2, offers his blunt take on pop-culture touchstones (from The Empire Strikes Back to Twilight), and reveals the one story he never should have told.
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This Week's Cover: Ron Burgundy anchors EW's Fall Movie Preview

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Ron Burgundy and his news team are finally heading back to the big screen, and, well, it’s kind of a big deal — which is why we put it on the cover of EW’s annual Fall Movie Preview issue.

It’s been nine long years since the 2004 cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy introduced the world to Will Ferrell’s blow-dried, sexist, jazz-flute-playing San Diego TV newsman and his action-news gang: weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), sportscaster Champ Kind (Dave Koechner), and field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). Though only a modest success at the time, the movie went on to become one of the most beloved — and frequently quoted — comedies of the past decade. Yet for years, Ferrell and director Adam McKay struggled to get a sequel off the ground. “We all resigned ourselves to the fact that it was never going to happen,” says Carell. “It just didn’t seem to get any traction.” READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: The New Hollywood starring Mindy Kaling

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Maybe you’re addicted (like we are) to The Mindy Project. Maybe you follow her random and hilarious thoughts on Twitter. Maybe you read her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) or remember her as the delightfully vapid Kelly Kapoor on The Office. Chances are, if you love comedy, you have been following Mindy Kaling’s ascent.

The 34-year-old Fox star adroitly juggles being a sitcom creator, actor, TV writer, screenwriter, author, blogger, and aspiring director. (No wonder she allows herself only five hours of sleep a night.) And in this week’s cover story, Entertainment Weekly spotlights Kaling as part of our special New Hollywood issue. READ FULL STORY

'Elysium' exclusive: Matt Damon's trailer trashed by co-star

In Elysium, the new movie from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, South African actor Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A Team) plays a psychopathic mercenary killer named Kruger who is on the hunt to take out Matt Damon’s character, Max. Copley, 39, loves to conduct elaborate pranks on set, and got soooo into his character that he decided to trash Damon’s trailer while Damon was away visiting his family in New York. READ FULL STORY

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