September 19, 2011 12:00 PM

141 Emmy Insider

Nominees—including

Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks—reveal how they’ll celebrate TV’s biggest night.

88 Hollywood goes to Italy!

George Clooney (plus Gwyneth, Madonna, Salma and more!) brings Hollywood glamour to the Venice Film Festival.

102 Suddenly unemployed, reality TV mom Kate Gosselin opens up about the cancellation of her signature show, how her eight kids are faring and where she goes from here

115 After a whopping 41 years on All My Children, soap opera queen Susan Lucci bids farewell to her longtime alter ego Erica Kane—and looks ahead to the future

124 Gabriel Whaley offers free soccer camps to kids in exchange for food donations that are helping needy North Carolina families

127 Looking back on her extraordinary life both on and offscreen, Helen Mirren dishes about everything from her bohemian years in London to her sexy exes to that famous red-hot bikini

135 Unable to speak since his debilitating battle with cancer, film critic Roger Ebert gives voice to his life story in a candid new memoir, including his early battle with alcoholism, finding the love of his life and his passion for movies

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