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Watch 'SNL' star Jay Pharoah serenade EW with some Imogen Heap


When we invite someone to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test, we typically transcribe his answers for readers as well. But not this time. Text won’t capture the joy of watching Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah singing Imogen Heap and reenacting a scene from Friday. Enjoy the video below. READ FULL STORY

'Justified': Joelle Carter previews tonight's season finale, takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test

Season 4 of Justified wraps up tonight (FX, 10 p.m. ET) with another tense hour. Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) make their final plays to keep pregnant Winona (Natalie Zea) safe from Nicky Augustine (Mike O’Malley), and prevent Ava (Joelle Carter) from going to jail for Delroy’s murder. “I think she really feels responsibility for this situation because she’s the one who pulled the trigger and then didn’t potentially get rid of the body in the right way,” Carter says of Ava’s mindset. “She’s had help from other people, and it’s come back to bite her in the butt, so in this episode, by will and choice, she gets separated from the crew and has to take things on herself.”  READ FULL STORY

'The Following' star James Purefoy takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test (and proves he's not so scary after all) -- VIDEO


To know how convincing he is as serial killer Joe Carroll on Fox’s The Following, all James Purefoy has to do is walk down the street. “I got out of a car the other day, and I was talking to somebody, and as I turned, I bumped into this middle-aged lady, and she made the sound of a small dog being kicked. She didn’t scream, she yelped at me,” he says. “It turned out that she’d been watching the show the night before and thinking about it, and then suddenly, poof, there I was.”

Even better: “There was a guy the other day who was asking me where the nearest Starbucks was, and I happened to know it was on the other side of the street. I was pointing it out to him, and suddenly I saw the recognition. [In thick New York accent] ‘Whoa, I am so not messing with you. Get the heck away from me now.’ And he literally ran down the street away from me,” Purefoy says. “That’s a funny thing to feel, isn’t it? On one hand, it means the show’s working and the character’s working, because if he’s not scary, then what’s the point? But on the other hand, as an actor and as a man, I don’t want people to be frightened of me. I want people to be happy to be in my company.”

We’ve got good news: His answers to our EW Pop Culture Personality Test below definitely do the trick… READ FULL STORY

James Van Der Beek takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test as 'Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23' premieres

Tonight, James Van Der Beek returns to series TV with the premiere of the ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (9:30 p.m. ET) in which he stars as himself. Or rather, a single, childless version of himself who beds Dawson’s Creek fans, has appeared in a Guy Ritchie movie, and endorsed a Korean energy drink (you’ll see clips), is about to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars, and is best friends with the titular b—- Chloe (Krysten ­Ritter). Together, they will make the life of Chloe’s new naive roommate, June (Dreama Walker), far more interesting. To celebrate, we gave 35-year-old Van Der Beek, actually a married father of two (17-month-old Olivia and 1-month-old Joshua), an EW Pop Culture Personality Test.  READ FULL STORY

Martha Plimpton talks 'Raising Hope' season finale, takes EW Pop Culture Personality Test

Tonight, Raising Hope (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) begins its two-part season 2 finale, which finds the family’s history with Hope’s mother, the Boyfriend Killer, chronicled on Inside Probe, a TV program hosted by guest star Nancy Grace. At the end of the first half hour, there’s a bombshell that sends the family to court in the April 17 episode to retain custody of Jimmy’s daughter. “It’s an old-fashioned ‘To be continued…’ cliffhanger, which I love,” Martha Plimpton says of Part 1. “They always did that kind of stuff on all the shows I grew up watching. I love that [Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia] was willing to go there and make fun of the whole trope.”

Part 2’s courtroom scenes feature the return of guest stars including Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, and David Krumholtz, who take the witness stand. But it’s Plimpton, wearing the suit Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) bought to be buried in (“I don’t think she expected to be living past the ’80s,” Virginia says), who’s the scene-stealer. “There’s one moment in particular where Virginia is being questioned and she panics and goes all Miss America. I thought that was hilarious,” Plimpton teases.

Let’s see how she handles being grilled with an EW Pop Culture Personality Test.  READ FULL STORY

'Burn Notice': Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar play the newlywed game -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar play Miami’s toughest couple on screen, but how well do they really know each other? Recently, the Burn Notice stars stopped by to talk about tonight’s season 5 finale and we put their knowledge to the test.

Check out how they did in the video below.  READ FULL STORY

'Covert Affairs' star Christopher Gorham takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test

As Covert Affairs fans gear up for Tuesday’s season finale (USA, 10 p.m. ET), there’s a lot to ponder: What will Piper Perabo’s Annie do after hearing from her sister Danielle (Anne Dudek) that her voice changes when she talks to Christopher Gorham’s Auggie? How will Annie and Danielle make it out of Sweden with a target on their backs? And why is Auggie shirtless for an eye exam? For that last answer, and a full debriefing on the finale from Gorham, come back to Inside TV after the episode airs. In the meantime, enjoy his fun, spoiler-free EW Pop Culture Personality Test.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The season finale is an emotional hour. Name a TV moment that has made you cry.
CHRISTOPHER GORHAM: Everything makes me cry. I’m like an emotional wreck. Anything with children. Parenthood makes me cry. Just the opening credits, I’m like, “[In sobbing voice] Oh god, it’s so real. That’s how it is.”  READ FULL STORY

'Suits' star Patrick J. Adams talks love triangle, nails the EW Pop Culture Personality Test

On USA’s summer hit Suits, Patrick J. Adams stars as Mike Ross, a young man without a law degree but with a photographic memory, who gets hired by one of New York City’s top closers (Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter) to be an associate at a law firm that only hires Harvard Law alums. In addition to his bromance with mentor Harvey, Mike has also found romance with his former best friend’s ex Jenny (Vanessa Ray), after pining for and being rejected by paralegal Rachel (Meghan Markle), who doesn’t date anyone from the office.

Fans of that love triangle won’t want to miss tonight’s episode (10 p.m. ET). “It definitely takes a nice little step forward,” Adams says, “but the thing that I love about the show is that it really moves at its own pace and it’s keeping people waiting, so I would say that it’s like one step forward, two steps back almost. Mike-Rachel is a difficult relationship. It takes a lot of confidence, I think, to end up with the woman who you always imagined yourself with, and I don’t know if Mike’s entirely there, but it’s fun to see him batted around a little bit and keep trying it out. And it’s fun to watch how Rachel grows to really care about Mike, even though she stated from the onset that that was never gonna happen. The fact is Meghan and I just have the best time working together, so we love drawing this thing out. Plus, we’re such good friends that we’re just waiting for season 4 when we’re in bed together and how weird that’s gonna be.”

In the meantime, since Mike made his living pre-Harvey taking the LSATs for people, we thought we’d see how Adams, who turns 30 on Saturday, scored on one of our EW Pop Culture Personality Tests. He definitely passed.  READ FULL STORY


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