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While many will be glued to their television screens to watch the Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony — complete with white horses, floating icebergs and a performance by Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. — The Hollywood Reporter editors are eagerly looking forward to indulging in a handful of other equally exciting attractions around town.
Get a taste of THR‘s top seven picks for this weekend — onstage, onscreen, on the menu.
After the games kick off, Jimmy Fallon will say goodbye to Late Night, as he prepares to succeed Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Feb. 17. Watch his best Late Night moments here.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday at 9 p.m. for the back half of its fourth season, with an episode that executive producer Robert Kirkman promises is a “very intense pressure-cooker.” Read THR’s full Q&A with Kirkman here.
This weekend’s box office pick — for audiences of all ages — is The Lego Movie, which is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and features a voice cast led by Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell and Will Arnett. Read what the critics are saying about The Lego Movie here.
Playwright Bernard Weinraub — the former Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times and husband of Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal — stages a newspaper drama called Above the Fold, starring Taraji P. Henson at the Pasadena Playhouse through Feb. 23. Read THR’s review here.
Among its eight outposts, Sugarfish already has the industry’s sushi lovers hooked for serving delicious simplicity, seating and serving the likes of Larry David, manager Molly Madden and Paramount’s Rob Moore. See what’s behind the Sugarfish mania here.
Indie duo Broken Bells released their sophomore album, After the Disco, this past week, which explores deep, dark themes with a space-rock sound. Read what the critics are saying here.
Rather than a slush-filled trip to New York Fashion Week, Diane von Furstenberg‘s Journey of a Dress exhibit celebrates her 40th anniversary at LACMA through April. Relive the star-studded opening here.
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