A few weeks back I noted that the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s annual tribute issue, a look back on all those we “loved” and lost this year, made me feel incredibly mortal and guilty for somehow evading Death’s clutches in 2009. I did, however, look on the bright side and commend EW for at least not going with yet another Twilight cover. It still stings to see Bea Arthur’s face, but it was preferable to Robert Pattinson’s bird nest for a week.
BUT!!! As it turns out the issue I received was the subscriber edition and, unbeknownst to me, there were special collector’s editions on newsstands that featured, you guessed it, the cast of Twilight. And not one special cover, but three. Because apparently if you don’t get Entertainment Weekly delivered to your house you don’t care that Patrick Swayze died this year.
A word of warning to Taylor Lautner: don’t you dare try to out-hair touch Kristen Stewart. She will destroy you in that game.
And, for the record, I’m firmly on Team Bea.
EW did get one thing right in this issue, however: #9 on their “Must List,” My Parents Were Awesome. This site was created by our good friend Eliot Glazer, and is a wonderful window into the past lives of our parents and grandparents. Did you know they were cool once? Yeah, I know, hard to believe, but apparently true. At the very least they definitely had mustaches (well, just the dudes. Mostly).