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Contributors
Capturing entertainment’s top talent with her camera for more than two decades, Mary Ellen Matthews (“Bright Lights, Big City,” p. 98) has been Saturday Night Live’s official photographer since 1999. Equally at home working with politicians from Al G
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Fear No Evil
Aasif Mandvi is an actor many viewers know best from his arch persona on The Daily Show, where he delighted with sardonic segments such as “Paging Dr. Mandvi” (who diagnosed the “malady” of liberalism, among other imagined and real ailments). But on
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Laugh Lines
SHE’S THAT PROLIFIC COMIC ACTRESS WHOSE WORK YOU adore, even if—until now—you’ve had trouble recalling her name. No worries: The fabulous Michaela Watkins is chill with that. “People always have to download their brains with what I’ve done to remembe
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Heaton Up
PATRICIA HEATON NEEDS A CUP OF joe—badly. “I’ve been having this issue lately where I’ll wake up at 3 a.m. and stay awake until about 5,” she says, sitting in her office near the Studio City, California, set of her new series, Carol’s Second Act. For
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Let the Shows Begin
What It’s About: From award-winning producers Michelle and Robert King (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) comes a riveting supernatural procedural about a skeptical forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) who partners with a priest in training (Mike Colte
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Simone Missick’s Detroit
ALTHOUGH SHE WAS BORN AND raised in the Motor City, by the time Simone Missick was making it big she’d moved most of her family cross-country to the City of Angels. “I think I got most of them to L.A. by 2014—everyone except my sister, who is still h
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Meet and Greet
EVERY MAY, ADVERTISERS, STARS, AND executives gather at the Upfronts in New York City, a presentation of the networks’ new shows and schedules for the upcoming season. It’s a great couple of days filled with fresh and familiar faces, featured this is
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Hollywood and Vine
LOS ANGELES IS JUST OVER 1,000 MILES FROM THE STARK yet fertile lands of eastern Washington state, where iconic actor Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) was born and raised—and often returns to get back to his roots. Literally. “I head back to Washington t
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A Delicious Dish
WE’VE LONG COUNTED ON Entertainment Tonight to keep us in the know. Now we’re ahead of the curve, thanks to the show’s new executive producer, Erin Johnson, divulging the top 10 events she is most excited about covering in the next 12 months. Count u
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24 Hours with … Jeff Probst
5:00 AM I’m up an hour before sunrise. It’s nice to have a bit of quiet before the day begins. I’ll text my wife to say good morning. It’s so important to start the day with that connection. In Borneo the first season, we had dial-up internet, and th
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Things We’re Loving
A giant round of applause for Blue Bloods, which kicks off the season with its 200th episode, and Survivor, which is celebrating its 39th season. And don’t miss an episode of Arrow or Supernatural, which are in their last season, or Madam Secretary,
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Gridiron God
The actor went vegan about six years ago, making his body 100 percent plant powered. “I was starting to feel kind of slow and heavy. Once I tried a vegan diet, I felt so much better, stronger, so I kept it up,” he says. Watch! asked him to break down
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Double Team
EVER SINCE IDENTICAL twins Antoinette M. Clarke and Tricia Clarke-Stone sold Guess sweatshirts in high school, the pair has been killing it in the business world. These days, Clarke is the VP of branded entertainment at CBS, while Clarke-Stone is the
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In the Stars
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZOE PERRY! Not only is the Young Sheldon actress’s sun in charming, artistic Libra, but her moon is there as well. That makes her a “double Libra,” which means she’s twice as kind, generous, graceful, diplomatic, and romantic. She has
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Second Best
AS MUCH AS AMERICANS love winners, we also champion the scrappy underdogs who give the No. 1s a run for their money. That David-and-Goliath insight was at the heart of a wildly popular—and immensely successful—advertising campaign for Avis that ran f
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Photo Credits
(p. 26–28) Page 26: Clockwise from top: Michele Crowe/CBS; Elizabeth Morris/The CW; John Paul Filo/CBS. Page 27: Clockwise from top: Sonja Flemming/CBS; Robert Falconer/The CW; Bill Inoshita/CBS; Michael Parmelee/CBS; JSquared Photography/The CW. Pag
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Mother’s Day
FERVENT FANS OF CBS’S LONG-running sitcom Mom—and there are clearly many, based on continuing ratings success, critical kudos, and awards—have their favorites among the show’s quirky episode titles. Consider “Corned Beef and Handcuffs,” in which a ch
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7 Things That Make Me Smile
No matter where I am, I’m obsessed with finding the best curry; Indian and Thai are my favorites. My fiancé is excellent at cooking international cuisine, and there’s a great restaurant in Brooklyn called Gandhi that has some of my favorite Indian fo
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Master of Enchantment
“USUALLY, I’M TRYING TO ESCAPE FROM reality,” says best-selling author Alice Hoffman, who is noted for embracing magical realism in such novels as Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers, and The Marriage of Opposites. At first glance, her 28th work of adul
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Life Lessons
IN SOAPS, YOU DON’T GET DO-OVERS. You’ve got to come out ready to go with your dialogue memorized. The secret to my longevity is being somebody that the show’s producers never needed to worry about. WHEN I FIRST STARTED ON THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
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On the Page
Children with special talents—think mind reading—are being kidnapped and imprisoned by evil forces looking to exploit their talents. One young hero is desperate to escape, against all odds. The Emmy award-winning producer and host expounds on the bes
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Fashion Ballers
The idea of head-to-toe denim may trigger flashbacks of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 2001, but there’s nothing teenybopper about this hip new version. “The modern matching suits are sharp and cool,” says Rich. The look once derisively r
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The Spokeslizard Behind The Camera.
His constant good cheer, insatiable need to meet people, and natural tenacity all make him perfectly suited to help people find outstanding values on insurance. In fact, the GEICO Gecko explains it best himself. A talking gecko? Why? I’ll tell you wh
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Autumn All-Stars
From the punchy bottle design to the fully compostable and recyclable packaging, there’s nothing garden variety about this new line of floral fragrances from London. A striking example is Neon Rose, which swirls together peach, jasmine, bergamot, and
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Casa de Sasha
Best Bargain I’m so sprung on these jeweled slingbacks from Zara, I’d probably jump off a bridge to save them from drowning. They’re glimmery suede perfection, and they work with everything from denim to dressy looks. At $90, they’re also a red-hot d
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Rise & Shine
A conversation with the anchors of CBS This Morning is a dive into the deep end: Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil are three of the most knowledgeable, sophisticated, and experienced broadcast journalists out there. Every morning they make
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The Rad Pack
THIS SUMMER, IT SEEMS fashion designers are less interested in the surf and more into what’s happening on the turf. After a couple of years of drawing inspiration from surfer culture, they turned their attention toward a different kind of board sport
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Contributors
“Low tech, high concept” is how photographer Robert Trachtenberg (“The End of the Line,” p. 66) describes the movie magic of his photo shoot with the Criminal Minds cast: “We took a bunch of broken-down railroad cars in the Valley and made it look li
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The End of the Line
THE SCENE IS QUINTESSENTIAL HOLLYWOOD: A TRAIN STATION AT DUSK. STEAM BILLOWING UP FROM the tracks. Loved ones bracing for their emotional farewells. What could be more fitting for the cast of Criminal Minds? Chugging into its 15th and final season a
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