''Too often we look at things through human eyes. But when you look at the world spiritually, it makes far more sense. I don't think I would be here without it.''
--Entertainment Weekly cover girl Jennifer Hudson says of relying on her religion and work for strength after her family's murder in the magazine's April 10, 2009 issue.
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, the stars of Slumdog Millionaire, cover the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, with their EIGHT Academy Awards!
In the issue, the magazine chronicles how the small film from India, helmed by a Brit (Danny Boyle) became an Oscar darling.
"Working on the film has sparked a confidence in me, and a passion for acting," Patel says. "I feel I can hold my head up high now. I feel like I matured five years in the space of five months. I'm 18 and I was at the Oscars yesterday!"
While Pinto, who can next be seen under the direction of Woody Allen, says of her journey, "Now I think that the fruit of the struggle ends up being the sweetest taste possible. I mean, this is strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, bananas--the sweetest fruits in the world put together. It changed my life!"
There's only a handful of shows that feature remarkably complex women enduring and reaching for the stars in a man's world. And this year's breakout show is definitely AMC's Mad Men.
Entertainment Weekly gives props to the three lead actresses in the 1960s-era, Emmy-winning show: Christina Hendricks who plays sex pot office manager Joan; Elisabeth Moss who plays secretary-turned-copy editor Peggy; and January Jones who plays vengeful housewife Betty Draper.
"I love that I get to represent these powerful, smart women from the '60s who tried to break through the glass ceiling," Moss, 26, who is up for a Golden Globe and SAG award, tells EW.
While Jones, 30, who is up for a Golden Globe, said, "The episode where Betty finally kicked Don out of the house, the response I got from friends and family was ridiculous!"
In a hilarious take on the infamous New Yorker cover, which depicted Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping, Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart re-create the headline-grabbing cover for Entertainment Weekly.
Enjoy the full interview here!
After John McCain compared Barack Obama to Britney & Paris in a recent campaign ad, the presidential candidates sound-off on where they stand on some major pop culture issues in Entertainment Weekly's new feature, "The Great Presidential Pop-Culture Debate."
Readers get a chance to see what entertains both the Democratic and Republican nominees (Did you know? McCain's a huge ABBA fan? And the last videogame Obama played was "Pong"?). Here are a few choice battles between McCain and Obama:
First Movie Ever Seen
McCain: Bambi (Hmmm...New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd calls Obama "Bambi"!)
Obama: Born Free
American Idol Pick
McCain: Jordin Sparks
Obama: David Archuleta (Daughters Malia & Sasha are big Archie Fans)
Favorite Onscreen Presidents
McCain: Dennis Haysbert in 24
Obama: Jeff Bridges in The Contender ( "He was charming and essentially an honorable person, but there was a rogue in about him.")
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