As you’re scrambling to fill out your Oscar pool, you’re confronted with that age-old question: Is the person who will win the person who should win? Let’s take it to a vote in eight categories. Click here to see what EW’s Oscar expert Dave Karger has to say on the subject, and here for his final predictions in all 24 categories. READ FULL STORY
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Blur is set to headline the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in London’s Hyde Park on Aug. 12. The concert, with a “Best of British” lineup that also includes The Specials and New Order, will be the final celebration organized by the city around the Games. Tickets go on sale this Friday, and concertgoers will be able to watch highlights of the day’s Closing Ceremony at Olympic Stadium on massive screens, which will fill the park from July 27 through Aug. 12. (Hyde Park will also be the site of the Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert on July 27; acts have not yet been announced. I nominate Duran Duran.)
Are you starting to catch Olympic Fever? Hearing “Bugler’s Dream” in a promo for NBC’s upcoming coverage of the Games whenever I watch an NBC show OnDemand is getting me excited, as is the prospect of continuing PopWatch’s tradition of naming a daily Olympic Stud of the Day. READ FULL STORY
Anne Rice has made no secret of the fact that if her new novel, The Wolf Gift, is turned into a film, she’d like Matt Bomer to star as the young San Francisco Observer reporter Reuben, who turns into a “Man Wolf” and is hunted while he searches for answers. As she reiterated on Good Morning America this morning (watch the interview below), she sees all her books as films as she’s writing them and always envisioned Bomer as her leading man. “I think he’s a charming, wonderful actor. I think he’s so good in White Collar, so funny and so fresh and so wonderfully handsome, and at the same time, sort of unassuming and charming,” she said.
A rep for Rice tells EW there’s no news of the book being optioned for a movie to share yet — “But soon I hope.” Are we all in favor of Bomer playing the werewolf? Here’s how Rice describes Reuben on the first page, to help you decide: READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! Last night’s episode of Downton Abbey was a gasp-filled two hours. (Read our full recap.) Matthew sprung out of his chair to save Lavinia from injuring herself, and their wedding was back on. Violet told Matthew that Mary still loved him, and Matthew told Mary he couldn’t leave devoted Lavinia no matter how much he might want to — right before he kissed Mary while they were dancing, which Lavinia saw. Proving how selfless she truly was, Lavinia went ahead and died when she came down with the Spanish flu so Matthew wouldn’t have to decide between the two of them. Cora, who was also on death’s door, lived. (Americans!) She realized she had been neglecting Robert, whose grief over the war’s death toll made him kiss maid Jane TWICE before she tendered her resignation (with a third embrace). Sybil finally kissed Branson and ran away with him, but her sisters got her to return before they eloped. After much posturing, Robert ultimately gave them his blessing. Anna and Bates, knowing the police could soon be arresting him for the murder of his wife, wed so Anna would be kept informed and could “have her way with him” (shirtless Bates!) before he was, in the end, led off in handcuffs.
As we look ahead to next week’s season finale (another two-hour episode!), let’s take your temperature with the polls below… READ FULL STORY
You don’t have to wait until Sunday’s Grammys to find out if Adele sounds just as heavenly post-vocal cord surgery. During her 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper, which airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on CBS, she sang “Rolling in the Deep” for him a cappella. Watch a clip below. What’s better: That Adele had to sing it a cappella because her nails were too long to play the piano, or that Anderson admits he jogs to “Rolling in the Deep” every day? READ FULL STORY
'Chasing Leprechauns': The Hallmark original movie that celebrates St. Patrick's Day but sounds like April Fools'
On March 17, Hallmark Channel will premiere the original film Chasing Leprechauns starring Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman. With that title, it’s already legendary, but now read the synopsis: READ FULL STORY
Last night’s episode of The Bachelor was controversial because Courtney broke ranks and sought Ben out on another girl’s date night to make good on her earlier proposal that they go skinny-dipping. When I asked Ben about that decision before the season began, having just seen it teased in a promo, he said he compartmentalized his relationships with the women and didn’t compare them. “So if more women wanted to go skinny-dipping with me, they should have asked… and I would have gone,” he laughed. “Those are things you do when you’re trying to get to know someone and you get in a relationship.”
I laughed, too, because I didn’t know how foolish Courtney would make the other women — who seem to show each other more respect than she does — look. Some fans are coming down on Ben for agreeing to go skinny-dipping with Courtney when that many women were left. If it had happened on a sanctioned date, I wouldn’t have had a problem with it. (I mean, other than the fact that Courtney appears to be manipulating him so she can keep saying “Winning!”) I’m just as disappointed in ABC for running all those promos that made it look like the women either saw it happening or found out about it right away. A rep for the network says neither it nor the ladies can comment on when the other women catch wind of it. We’ll just have to tune in. (At the very least, it will certainly make the Women Tell All interesting now that they’ve definitely seen it.) READ FULL STORY
What’s your most anticipated pop-culture event of 2012? Some options to get you thinking: November’s final Twilight movie (for both lovers and haters, it. will. end!); this spring’s long-awaited new episodes of Mad Men; Kiefer Sutherland’s midseason return to TV with Fox’s Touch; Game of Thrones‘ second season debuting in April; July’s arrival of The Dark Knight Rises; or the December delivery of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Or maybe the iPad 3?
Give us your most impassioned pitches below. I’ll start: READ FULL STORY
The news of Van Halen hitting the road again in 2012 got me thinking about the other comebacks I’m eagerly awaiting. Next year, I’ll happily welcome the return of:
• Sappy Rachel McAdams: The Vow, costarring Channing Tatum, is the closest we’ll get to her doing a sequel to The Notebook.
• Sappy Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation: Something was missing in 2011, and it was me dragging friends to see one of these. Zac Efron’s biceps are making The Lucky One a surprisingly easy sell. READ FULL STORY
Every time I think I’m a grown up, I find myself caring about something like whether Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will be able to share a kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve. They’ll both be in NYC, but performing on different networks. Gomez will take the stage for MTV’s NYE in NYC 2012, along with Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Mac Miller, and J. Cole. Bieber is one of the performers on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, as well as Lady Gaga, Pitbull, and Hot Chelle Rae in New York, and The Band Perry, blink-182, Christina Perri, Florence + The Machine, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO, OneRepublic, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, and will.i.am in Los Angeles. Were I a network exes, I’d try to find a way to block off a tiny portion of the street so Bieber and Gomez could run to each other as the clock ticked down and the million-strong crowd’s cheers swelled. I want to see the ball drop, but I would totally watch the romantic Bieber-Gomez kiss picture-in-picture. Bieber likes grand romantic gestures. THIS COULD BE HIS BIGGEST ONE YET!
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