Week of « Prev | Next »
'Game Of Thrones' Replaces George W. Bush Look-Alike
26 June 2012 8:03 AM, PDT
Severed head resembling former president, once seen skewered on the walls of King's Landing, has been digitally replaced on HBO series.
By Josh Wigler
Former President George W. Bush has lost his head — again."Game of Thrones" made headlines earlier this month when it was revealed that one of the heads lining the walls of King's Landing in the season one finale resembled the former U.S. commander-in-chief. HBO responded by immediately issuing an apology, pulling the episode from their streaming and online services, and even halting home-video shipments of the season.Now, the episode is back online, and Bush's head has been erased, the Washington Post reports. In his stead is a generic, weak-chinned Westerosi, with a sad frown that pretty much epitomizes the unexpectedly dramatic situation.
George W. Bush's Head and Other ' »
'Catching Fire': Jena Malone In Running To Play Johanna
26 June 2012 7:36 AM, PDT
Mia Wasikowska is reportedly no longer being considered for role in 'Hunger Games' sequel.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Fans of "The Hunger Games" have been keeping a close eye on two yet-to-be-cast roles in the upcoming sequel "Catching Fire" as the follow-up gets ready to move into production. Rumors about the part of Finnick Odair have floated around for months, but talk about who might be cast as Johanna Mason has only picked up this week.The latest word on who might play the former champion for District 7 comes from Entertainment Weekly, which is reporting that Jena Malone is in the running for the role.
Last week, the first rumors about the role began to circulate. According to the Playlist, both Mia Wasikowska and model Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix for Johanna. In its report about Malone, EW also confirmed that Wasikowska was neither in the »
Lana Del Rey Channels Jackie O In New 'National Anthem' Still
26 June 2012 6:26 AM, PDT
By Jocelyn Vena
Lana Del Rey in "National Anthem"
Photo: Lana Del Ray's Facebook
Lana Del Rey is doing her best Jackie O in a new still from her "National Anthem" video. She's got the former First Lady's look down to the very last detail, including that pillbox hat.
In one still from the clip, posted on her Facebook, Lana sits in the back of a convertible, in her little suit, her veiled hat and her hair down. She looks back, possibly in the moments after President Kennedy, who will be portrayed by A$AP Rocky in the video, gets shot on that famous November day in 1963. Her eyes are covered with some of the lyrics from the track, "Red white blue in the skies," and more lyrics, »
'Twilight' Heads To 'Family Guy' And Comic-Con
26 June 2012 6:11 AM, PDT
By Kara Warner
Photo: Summit Entertainment
There is never a dull moment in the world of "Twilight." The fact that we dedicated fans still have a few months to wait before the release of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" does not mean that our favorite subject and the actors associated with it are not making headlines elsewhere.
This week's "Twilight" Tuesday is dedicated to our favorite bits of "Twilight" news percolating around the Internets:
"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" To Open Comic-Con
As was expected, Summit announced that "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" will once again take San Diego Comic-Con by storm. The film will kick off the festivities in the convention center's massive Hall H as the very first panel on Thursday, »
Katy Perry Says She 'Did Everything' To Save Her Marriage
26 June 2012 5:58 AM, PDT
Perry's 'Part of Me' documentary gives fans a candid look at the demise of her relationship with Russell Brand.
It's been a whirlwind of a year for pop superstar Katy Perry. In 2011, she earned six #1 singles off her Teenage Dream album, embarked on a worldwide tour and endured a very public breakup from Russell Brand.And now fans can share all these experiences and more as Perry is set to release her 3-D documentary, "Part of Me," on July 5th. The movie chronicles her unparalleled year as she has career highs, but suffers personal lows.And it's those very personal moments, especially with Brand, that many will find most surprising. For the past six months, Perry has been mum on the issue of her divorce, and now for the first time, she is opening up about the split. »
Mark Wahlberg Happy To 'Look Stupid' For 'Ted'
26 June 2012 4:03 AM, PDT
'I'm just ready to get crazy, look stupid, come off as being ridiculous,' star tells MTV News about Seth MacFarlane's live-action debut.
By Kara Warner
Photo: MTV News
No matter how hilarious and realistic the furry and foul-mouthed star of "Ted" might appear in the trailers and clips, the human stars of the film did not get an animated bear to physically act with: Instead, they had to rely on their own imaginations and "act with nothing" for much of filming.
When MTV News caught up with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis recently during the film's press day, we asked them what acting skills they discovered or honed while making Seth MacFarlane's live-action debut.
"I've really found myself in a really comfortable position," Wahlberg shared. "I've always said that years ago I wouldn't have been able to do something like this: I was a little too self-conscious. »
'Dark Knight Rises': Batman Must Die
25 June 2012 1:53 PM, PDT
While comic book logic refuses to let major characters die, there's only one satisfying way to end this franchise, the Weekly Rising says.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Christian Bale in "Dark Knight Rises"
Batman cannot die. Bruce Wayne laid that in clear language while riding on his jet with Alfred in "Batman Begins." "As a man, I'm flesh and blood. I can be ignored I can be destroyed, but as a symbol — as a symbol — I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting."That view was never considered a radical change in Christopher Nolan's revisionist take on the Caped Crusader. That's always been Batman's mindset.Comic book logic, however, refuses to let any major character truly, permanently die, and the light air of previous film versions would never have taken the character that far and risk ending a successful film franchise. But ending a series is precisely what »
Shailene Woodley Channels Her 'Inner 'Glee' ' For 'Secret Life'
25 June 2012 1:18 PM, PDT
Star tells MTV News there 'might be some singing and dancing' on the show's 'shocking' 100th episode, airing Monday on ABC Family.
By Jocelyn Vena
It seems that on the milestone 100th episode of the "Secret Life of the American Teenager," everyone will have Amy and Ricky's wedding on the brain. Everyone is excited, that is, except the blushing bride, who is still dealing with the very adult decision to marry her baby daddy."Tonight's episode... the 100th episode? We kind of, I like to say, were channeling our inner 'Glee'," the show's star Shailene Woodley (who plays Amy) told MTV News on Monday (June 25). "There might be a musical number. There might be some singing and dancing by some of the characters on the television show."
"There's a lot of shockers," she continued. "And at the end of the episode, I think some fans are going »
'Avengers' Sunk 'Battleship,' Director Peter Berg Says
25 June 2012 12:14 PM, PDT
'What I need everyone to do is go see 'Battleship' now that they've seen 'Avengers' five times,' Berg tells MTV News of sequel chances.
By Josh Wigler, with reporting by Kelly Marino
If there's one thing you can count on Earth's mightiest heroes to accomplish, it's kicking alien ass. Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the gang didn't just destroy the extraterrestrial threat in their movie, either — they also sunk the aliens of "Battleship" without even knowing it."Battleship" director Peter Berg spoke with MTV News recently about his thoughts on the box-office earnings of his latest big-budget blockbuster. The Hasbro adaptation has earned $235 million overseas, but only $63 million at the domestic box office — an outcome Berg pins on the outstanding success of "Marvel's The Avengers."
"The movie kicked butt internationally, but we kind of ran into a wall when 'Avengers' refused to go away, »
Channing Tatum Denies He Stole 'Magic Mike' Stripper Moves
25 June 2012 7:31 AM, PDT
'We created everything from a fictional place,' Tatum says, responding to allegations by former stripper co-workers.
By Jocelyn Vena
Channing Tatum is reacting to a group of male dancers who allege that the actor quite literally stole their moves for his new movie, "Magic Mike," which takes place in the shirtless world of male strippers.Two male dancers, Thomas "Awesome" Austin and London Steele, who danced with Tatum while he was a stripper in Florida, told TMZ last week that the experiences in the film, and even Tatum's character's name (Magic Mike), are all their own. Austin told the website, "He only danced for four months. How many events could have happened to him?" He added that even Tatum's move in the film, the Hot Seat, is all his own.
Director Steven Soderbergh has said that the film is loosely based on Tatum's experiences as a male dancer. »
'Brave' Wards Off Box-Office Competition
25 June 2012 7:01 AM, PDT
Film becomes 13th consecutive Pixar film to debut at #1.
Merida in "Brave"
There's nothing unlucky about the number 13 for Disney/Pixar. Over the weekend, "Brave" became the 13th consecutive film from the animation unit behind "Toy Story" and "Wall-e" to debut at #1. The animated archery adventure hit a box-office bull's-eye to the tune of $66.7 million, according to estimates. And cartoons dominated the weekend box office as DreamWorks' "Madagascar 3" landed at #2.Unfortunately for Fox, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was not so lucky. The $69 million-budget historical/ fantasy mash-up opened at #3 with just $16.5 million.
"Brave" opened stronger than last year's "Cars 2," which bears the distinction of being the only Pixar film with a "rotten" critical average on Rotten Tomatoes. While reviews for "Brave" weren't as overwhelmingly enthusiastic as those for flicks like "Toy Story 3" and "Wall-e," the studio's latest still boasts a 74 percent score on the film-review-aggregator site. »
'Newsroom': Five Reasons To Watch
25 June 2012 6:50 AM, PDT
By Kara Warner
HBO is on quite a roll with its Sunday night programming. In the wake of TV series success stories like "The Sopranos," "True Blood," "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Girls," the award-winning cable network has developed and debuted yet another buzzworthy show, "Newsroom."Why is it buzzworthy? Because it's written and created by Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin and it's a television show about television, specifically the behind-the-scenes drama involved in the production of a nightly news show. The major characters include a hotheaded and egocentric anchor (Jeff Daniels), his strong-willed-yet-soothing executive producer and ex-girlfriend (Emily Mortimer), their jovial and bourbon-loving boss (Sam Waterston), and the idealistic newbie (Alison Pill) who's dating a senior producer. There's much to love and »
'Catching Fire': Wait, Is Romeo Joining The Cast?!
25 June 2012 2:53 AM, PDT
Romeo Miller tells MTV News he's already met with Lionsgate about possibly appearing in one of the 'Hunger Games' flicks.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Photo: MTV News
Romeo Miller (formerly known as Lil' Romeo) has racked up an impressive number of credits in the decade or so that he's been acting. As the 22-year-old makes moves in his career as an adult actor, Romeo has his eyes set on one franchise in particular.
One of Miller's ideal projects would be a trip to Panem for "The Hunger Games," he told MTV News during a recent interview for "Madea's Witness Protection." In fact, he's already met with Lionsgate to discuss the possibility.
Although he got his start as the rap star son of Master P, Miller has been acting for years now. "A lot of people don't know I've been doing this for 10 years now," he said. "I felt that all of that was practice, »
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans Can't Wait For Elevator Scene
25 June 2012 2:42 AM, PDT
'It's pretty much my favorite part,' one 'Fifty Shades' reader tells MTV News of planned movie.
By Josh Wigler, with reporting by Uptin Saiidi
"Fifty Shades of Grey" book cover
Photo: The Writer's Coffee Shop
New York, NY — Perhaps it's too hot for even an R rating, but regardless of an MPAA ruling, this much is clear: A "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is inevitable. Fans are chomping down on their leather belts of choice in anticipation of the live-action take on Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele — indeed, the dream casting calls are already pouring out with no signs of slowing.
With so many iconic scenes already in the making, it's almost impossible to ask fans to pick only one that they're most excited to see— but for some "Fifty Shades" readers, the decision is a no-painer.
"The scene I would like to see the most on the big screen is the elevator scene, »