The first round of nominations for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards is officially out, and ooooh, all the nominees are FABULOUS. So many favorite films and favorite famous people getting the love they deserve! Who's up for the coveted surfboards this year?
Firstly, because we luuurve a good supernatural romance, we're psyched to see some of our beloved sci-fi and fantasy films getting a nod from the teen tastemakers: "Beautiful Creatures," "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" are all up for the win—and it's a strong last-chance showing for the cast with Choice Actor noms for Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. (Also earning an acting nomination: Saoirse Ronan, who starred in the movie adaption of Stephenie Meyer's "The Host.")
No, we haven't been hacked by a spambot promising $400 an hour, all by working from home. This is a real thing that's happening!
Amazon Publishing announced today its latest venture, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform through which fan-fiction writers can distribute their work and earn royalties.
There are a few caveats, of course. All works have to take place in the "Worlds" licensed by Amazon, which for now includes Alloy Entertainment properties "Gossip Girl" (by Cecily von Ziegesar), "Pretty Little Liars" (by Sara Shepard) and "Vampire Diaries" (by L.J. Smith). Royalties are doled out to both the rights holder and the author; 35 percent of net revenue is paid to the author for works of at least 10,000 words. (There's a lot to unpack here, so be sure to check out the Kindle Worlds author page for all of the pertinent information.)
So, with all that in mind, are you ready to make literally millions (of cents) writing about Blair, Aria and/or Elena? If so, we've got a few prompts to get your creative juices flowing into a frothy fruit punch of the highest literary value. Or something.
It's been a minute since we heard about the Hollywood doings of the illustrious beast known as "the Zefron"—and now, of all things, it turns out that he's turned narc. Narc! Or, y'know, "Narc," which is the title of the new project he's got in the works. Zac Efron will star in this true-crime story based on the life and times of an actual campus police informant, which Deadline's report describes as "a college 'Donnie Brasco,'" and which is now in active development at Fox.
Yes, the rumers are true. (And, yes, we just made that pun. Let it go.) Rumer Willis has landed a role on "Pretty Little Liars."
The starlet will play a charity organizer named Zoe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rumer is slated to appear in one episode but could potentially end up with a recurring role on the series. She previously appeared on “90210,” so she’s definitely got some experience in the world of soapy primetime dramas.
Rumer’s episode will air in July, and here’s what we know so far: Zoe is described as a do-gooder with a sense of humor. Though, given how much action takes place in Rosewood, we just hope that Zoe doesn’t scare easy. Or, at least, has a few answers to the many, many questions laid out last season. Or, maybe she’s Red Coat. We haven’t seen her (or his) face yet...so really, anyone and everyone is a suspect.
Oh, Boyd Holbrook. You are one guy who is easy on the eyes. And with the premiere of "Behind The Candelabra" slated for this weekend, you've been added to the list of things we’re going to be doing this long Memorial Day weekend. So, in honor of the flick’s premiere, we’re naming Boyd this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Boyd, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: Boyd is from Kentucky, and the 31-year-old got his start as a model, appearing in campaigns for such powerhouse fashion labels as Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versus, Marc Jacobs, Dior Homme and Viktor and Rolf. But he’s far from just a pretty face. Boyd has also studied at New York University and Columbia. He’s also a writer, photographer and sculptor. A man of many, many talents. James Franco might want to watch his back.
How is "The Vampire Diaries" cast and crew keeping busy during their hiatus? Well, we already knew co-executive producer Julie Plec was catching up on her reading, and now we know what star Paul Wesley is up to: attending stylish cinema events, apparently! And with comely company.
The 30-year-old took to Twitter today to share a pic of he and former "The O.C." star Ben McKenzie attending a screening of the Liberace tale "Behind the Candelabra." Though neither opted for as flamboyant of threads as the iconic performer was known to flaunt, they look pretty eye-catching, nonetheless.
FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: In less than a month we'll get to witness goody two-shoes Hermione Granger breaking into the homes of the rich and famous and stealing their stuff, thanks to Sofia Coppola's upcoming "The Bling Ring" (out June 14).
But in the meantime, why not check out a clip of Emma Watson and her merry band of burglars discussion their vision boards with parental unit Laurie (played by Leslie Mann)? (Frankly, girls, we'd have put Ryan Gosling on there, but WHATEVER.)
Watch the clip over at MTV Movies Blog!
Shadowhunters: Let's raise our seraph blades in unison and slash through the "August 23" box on our calendars—that release date is, woefully, obsolete.
Sony has confirmed to MTV News that the big-screen debut of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has been moved up two days to August 21, meaning you can get your Clary, Jace and Magnus fix a whole 48 hours earlier (and exactly three months from today)!
Remember when we told you that the delicious George Blagden had been tapped to narrate the latest audiobook in "The Bane Chronicles," the exciting companion series to "The Infernal Devices" that explores the life and times of one Magnus Bane? Well! Now you can hear all about that same thing from the actor's own (sensuous, full, ridiculously kissable) lips: just click to enjoy an EXCLUSIVE interview with George in which he talks about his first ever audiobook experience as the voice of "The Runaway Queen," what it was like to go back to France—and back in time—after his work on "Les Miserables," and what he likes best about Magnus Bane. It's just his voice, but daaaamn, what a voice. Prepare to go weak in the knees at the way he says "narrator." Also, "swashbuckling." Also, all the other words in the English language.
Said George, of his time in the soundbooth: "The recording process, quite honestly, has been terrifying in amongst being incredibly rewarding. It's kind of amazing that an author gets to let you take their work and give voice to these characters that they've created. You have a feeling of immense responsibility and you don't want to get it wrong."
The big-screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bewitching "Beautiful Creatures" hits DVD and Blu-ray today, and in honor of all the Southern gothic intrigue and enchantment, Hollywood Crush has conjured up an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at a featurette from the release.
And we recommend getting yourself to the nearest fainting couch ASAP, because this clip may cause uncontrollable swooning. Because it's all about luuuuuurve. More specifically, the love between human Ethan Wate and caster Lena Duchannes, and what it is exactly that draws them to one another (y'know, besides a Civil War-era entanglement that may or may not be doomed to repeat itself...)