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Bridget Jones’s Diary
Decades before hipsters wore them ironically, Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) donned an iconic ugly sweater: a moose-emblazoned turtleneck for a New Year’s Day turkey curry buffet in 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary. The actor has far-from-fond memories of the s
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Beauty
Be the dentist you wish you could visit (or, in extreme cases, the dentist you wish someone in your life would visit); this electric toothbrush is too chic for anyone to take any real offense. $70 → hum.colgate.com An at-home facial set—with exfoliat
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William H. Macy
William H. Macy wasn’t initially seen as a fit for sad sack Jerry Lundegaard, but the actor wouldn’t take no for an answer. “Fargo had success written all over it,” says Macy, who was Oscar-nominated for his performance. “We had the best time, Franni
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The Merriest Movie Years Ever
FILMS ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON deck the halls perennially, but some years catch Christmas magic in a bottle. Two in particular top the cinematic tree: 1947 and 2003. The former, according to author and film historian Jeremy Arnold, marks the rare yea
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Pets
Yes, this is a waffle iron for dog treats. Because those charm bracelets and Monopoly games are going to take up only so much of your time. $30 → target.com Americans have never been more aware of the National Park System than they are during the pan
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Intergalactic Games
Even bigger struggles for survival and power emerge in the fifth season of The Expanse, which will follow the events of Nemesis Games, the fifth book in the series by James S.A. Corey (the pen name used by authors/EPs Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). H
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Mary Steenburgen
Steenburgen’s cynical Ginny learns the true meaning of Christmas after a visit from an angel (Harry Dean Stanton) in this Disney tale. Her lesson includes several horrific tragedies, but they surprisingly weren’t the most daunting aspect of the role.
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Where’s the Beef?
THERE IS SOMETHING SNEAKILY subversive about the enduring, ever-evolving pleasures of Verzuz. Born on Instagram and since expanded to YouTube and Apple Music, the song competition was cooked up by mega-hitmakers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The premise
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What to Watch
HBO Why tee up a two-part documentary about golfing great Tiger Woods? Few have driven longer or putted better—and even fewer have risen and fallen like this. Exec-produced by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, the unauthorized Tiger promises unearthed footag
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The Preacher’s Wife
COLLABORATING WITH THE LATE Whitney Houston on the soundtrack for The Preacher’s Wife is one of singer-songwriter Mervyn Warren’s proudest accomplishments: “It was just an honor to be able to write arrangements and songs and actually have [her] voice
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Can’t Stop the Music
LIKE ANYONE WHO’S EVER WANTED to swing from a street lamp like Gene Kelly or frolic through a field like Julie Andrews, David E. Talbert loves movie musicals. The Black filmmaker grew up on classic song-and-dance spectacles, and he couldn’t wait to i
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THE MOUTHWATERING MAGIC BEHIND HARRY POTTER’S FESTIVE FEASTS ONE HUNDRED JUICY ROASTED turkeys, mountains of boiled potatoes, tureens of buttered peas—it’s easy to imagine a young Harry Potter’s delight (and hunger pangs) when he wandered into the Gr
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Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Within Die Hard’s first 10 minutes, the Christmas Eve setting is established and John McClane (Willis) is jamming to Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” on the way to a holiday party. The yuletide music sampling continues throughout, wrapping up with “Le
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Indie’s New Queen
MAROONED IN A REMOTE CABIN IN the Adirondacks, Aubrey Plaza faced a unique challenge: “to maintain drunkenness for days on end.” As she recalls over Zoom from her home in L.A., “Not just a little drunk, but really, really drunk.” She’s talking work,
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They’ve Got the Power
ANGUS YOUNG AND BRIAN JOHNSON may be on opposite sides of the world, but they are definitively together. The schoolboy-uniform-suited lead guitarist and newsboy-capped frontman of AC/DC, one of the most beloved hard-rock bands in history, are dialing
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Mean Girls
The thigh slap heard round the world almost never happened…but only because Mean Girls’ festive Winter Talent Show scene was supposed to be more naughty than nice. “The moment written in the script but we couldn’t figure out how to do was ‘They do so
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Alan Ball
“I was just so blown away by how powerful that movie was,” says Alan Ball of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 classic, which ignited a creative spark and, initially, made him want to act. “I spent a lot of years wanting to be an actor before I realized I’m act
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Sam Smith
ALBUM LOVE GOES LABEL CAPITOL GENRE POP WHATEVER THE PERKS OF BEING A wallflower, they generally don’t apply to pop stardom—one of the few occupations with “international show pony” essentially written into the job description. And yet somehow, Sam S
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Love Actually
“I was obsessed with that song. Whenever I was stuck with the movie, I played that song,” the filmmaker says of Mariah Carey’s inescapable holiday hit. “[All] of my movies had a theme tune I’ve had while I was writing it, which often doesn’t make it
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Melissa McCarthy
The First Laugh I Ever Got When I mooned everyone at church. I was 2, I ran up to the altar, threw myself down on the ground, and lifted my dress up and over my head. Everyone laughed except my mom…and that one weird nun. The Character I Wish I Had C
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A Very Merry Schmaltz-mas
SUFFICIENT SCHMALTZ The rockers’ holiday helping includes two original songs that’ll never be as good as “Iris,” but still offer the Goo-ey Xmas cheese we deserve. Trainor’s flirty, festive floor-fillers will have you bopping at this year’s virtual (
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The secret to Rudolph’s success was upstart production company Videocraft International, which would later evolve into Rankin/Bass Productions and create dozens more beloved holiday specials. EW caught up with Rankin/Bass biographer and historian Ric
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Baby, It’s Jaxx Outside
EVERYONE NEEDS A PUBLICIST—particularly at the most wonderful time of the year, when emotions run high and the slightest offense can destroy a career. (Last year, Nicole Kidman nearly ruined Christmas by sending vegemite fruitcakes to her Big Little
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It’s Bootsy, Baby
The Power of the One is the name of both your new album and its lead single. What does the phrase mean to you? / The power of one is all of us together. We all are one ship, this earth, and we’ve got to get together and hit things as one people—the t
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Sound Bites
(JUNE 23, 2017–AUG. 9, 2019) For three years we cheered, laughed, and cried with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. But, despite previously ordering a final season, Netflix announced in October that GLOW was the latest series to be canceled for pandem
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Elf
This pivotal moment of connection for Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) and Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) wasn’t in the original script but was tailored to Deschanel’s skill set. “One actress [considered for the role] was good at skateboarding,” she tells EW. “
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Movie Reviews
STARRING SOPHIA LOREN, IBRAHIMA GUEYE RATING + TIME PG-13; 1 HR., 34 MINS. Sophia Loren is by far the best reason to see Edoardo Ponti’s new Italian-language drama, out now on Netflix. But what a reason it is: Though at 86 she may no longer be the ri
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Joni Mitchell Archives—Vol. 1: The Early Years
This new box set of pre-fame material is both a time machine and an almanac for Joni Mitchell fans. The five-disc compilation, which the singer-songwriter curated herself, transports the listener back to the folk icon’s earliest gigs, leading up to h
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Editor's Note
FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF MY BOYHOOD, MY STEPFATHER was obsessed with the bebop singer, arranger, and pianist Bob Dorough. Most people reading this likely have no idea who Dorough, who died at 94 in 2018, was. If you do, it’s probably because of his work f
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19th - Century Foxes
IT is a truth universally acknowledged that a Regency romance must be in want of glittering ballrooms, witty banter, a dashing leading man, and a piquant heroine. Bridgerton, Netflix’s first scripted title with überproducer Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland
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