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Entertainment Weekly

August 2019

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sound bites

“MAYBE SHE WILL BE DTF: DOWN TO FORGIVE.”Pauly D, wondering if Mike has a female judge, on Jersey Shore Family Vacation“YOU CAN’T SPELL AMERICA WITHOUT ERICA.”Erica (Priah Ferguson), proving to be the ultimate patriot, on Stranger Things“BITCH PLEASE, YOU’VE BEEN TO SPACE.”Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), dismissing Peter’s assertion that he’s an underqualified superhero, in Spider-Man: Far From Home“I swear, the only thing white women love more than Pinterest is murder.”Maggie (Debi Mazar), commenting on the popularity of true-crime podcasts, on Younger“I wanted to be George Strait, but my name wasn’t George and I wasn’t straight.”Songwriter Shane McAnally, revealing he didn’t see the path for a gay man in country music, on Songland“It’s not like a scarlet letter. People file for bankruptcy all the time—some even go on to become…

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editor’s note

BY → JD HEYMAN @JDHEYMAN Welcome Home, Superfans WAY BACK IN 1990, I FELL IN LOVE. I was the kind of kid who thought R.E.M. were only cool when their lyrics were unintelligible, memorized Young Frankenstein dialogue, and knew every member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, from Matter-Eater Lad to Tyroc. Try to imagine a world where such knowledge was, to put it mildly, borderline socially acceptable. Then EW came along, shaking up the culture and making all those things not just okay but awesome—and my life changed forever. For those of us who spent too much time glued to Must See TV or footnoting The Silmarillion, this magazine was a club run by people who were sharp as razors and laugh-till-you-cry funny. They took pop culture seriously (or just seriously enough) and…

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the must list

EDITED BY → MARC SNETIKER @MARCSNETIKER TV No 1 Four Weddings and a Funeral “TO BORROW A ROM-COM STAPLE, sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s right in front of you.” That’s how Nikesh Patel, 33, feels about starring in Hulu’s limited series Four Weddings and a Funeral. Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, the show is a charming reboot of the 1994 movie directed by Mike Newell and scripted by Richard Curtis, in which Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell fall for each other, but it takes four weddings and a funeral to get to happily ever after. In the series, the writers reinvent the same scenario with help from an engaging multicultural cast and Kaling’s comedy, which is rooted in her own encyclopedic knowledge of the genre. At the heart…

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emilia clarke & henry golding: last christmas

@PATRICKGOMEZLA “HOW OFTEN DOES AN ORIGINAL Emma Thompson script show up in your inbox?” That’s the question director Paul Feig found himself asking when the screenplay for Last Christmas—the upcoming romantic comedy co-written by the Oscar-winning actress and inspired by the Wham! song—came his way. Feig knew he had to do the film, but he was on a self-imposed tight deadline of, well, last Christmas. “I was hell-bent on [shooting] in London before Christmas so we could use all the lights and the decorations that were naturally here,” says Feig. “I finally get to make the love letter to London I’ve always wanted to make.” A self-professed Anglophile, the Michigan-born Feig packed the movie, which stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, full of his favorite London spots. The production filmed in England’s…

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the masked singer

JOB 1 (AND 2, AND 3, AND 4) for The Masked Singer costume designer Marina Toybina was to make sure the season 2 performance outfits had more mobility and the masks were easier to see through—problems the celebrities often complained about during the Fox singing competition’s first season, which became a breakout hit when it premiered in January. “We want them to be more playful on stage, like a little party,” Toybina says of the looks for season 2 (premiering Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.). “These are enriched in detail. They’re walkable art.” She can say that again: The Butterfly was inspired by runway fashion, right down to those Victoria’s Secret-like wings that were created to move with the lithesome woman who wears them. “We wanted it to be very…

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anna paquin: the affair

THE SEASON 4 FINALE SAW COLE (Joshua Jackson) and his young daughter, Joanie, driving off into the sunset. When Joanie reappears in season 5, she’s about 20 years older and played by True Blood’s Anna Paquin. Ahead of the premiere (Aug. 25 at 9 p.m.), we talked to the actress about the final season—from inherited scowls to climate change in Montauk and all the drama in between. As we know, despite its sandy setting, life’s never quite a beach on this show. Were you a fan before landing the part of Joanie? I had seen and loved the first season, but I rarely have time to keep up with TV shows so I hadn’t seen the subsequent seasons. I did a full marathon of all the episodes when I was hired to…

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