Hey, "Girls" fans! January is looking to be your month. In addition to the premiere of the second season of the HBO hit on January 13, Lena Dunham has confirmed that the show’s first-ever soundtrack will hit retailers days prior on January 8.
For it, the female wunderkind has teamed up with record label Fueled By Ramen and will include "new and exclusive" tracks from fun. (Lena is reportedly dating the band’s guitarist Jack Antonoff), Santigold, Grouplove and Michael Penn. Not enough new music for you? The digital-only deluxe edition will also include new music from Tegan & Sara. And, oh yeah, Robyn also made the cut.
"Music is such a huge part of my creative process," Lena said in a statement. "I make playlists to write by and listen to as I head to set in the morning, and I experiment in editing with songs that the characters would love and that accurately reflect their struggles. 'Girls'' music supervisor Manish Raval and I are crazy about everything from the pop that teen girls devour to the niche indie rock from days of yore. To collaborate with Fueled by Ramen and so many artists who inspire me on this compilation is a dream."
Is there any better guy to kiss under the mistletoe this holiday season than Zach Gilford? Yeah, we didn't think so. Considering he has a new movie out and remains one of our eternal crushes (Texas Forever!), we’ve decided to name the actor this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
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Vital stats: The adorable 30-year-old grew up in suburban Chicago. He studied at Northwestern University before the shiny lights of Hollywood drew him to the West Coast and he pursued an acting career. He broke hearts everywhere when he got engaged to actress Kiele Sanchez last year.
Blake Jenner first caught our attention in the world of reality TV before landing himself in the middle of the drama at McKinley High. Sure, his star is on the rise on "Glee," but we've been sweet on him long before small town fame came a callin'. And, in honor of his newly minted glee club status, we’re also naming him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
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Vital stats: This 20-year-old performer grew up in Miami where he participated in sports and acting, before setting his sights on Hollywood.
Much to our delight, Jared Kusnitz spends his Tuesday nights here on MTV with us, trying to live out the dream (or, at least figure out what that is) on the network's latest scintillating scripted program, "Underemployed." But, as it turns out, getting to the top isn’t as easy as it seems. So, to make that journey a little smoother, we are naming Jared this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
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Vital stats: The 26-year-old got his start in the world of theater. From there, he set his sights on Hollywood, taking over the small screen in a number of TV series, and hasn’t looked back since.
Yes, we know what you're thinking! Robert Pattinson hasn't been a Hump Day Hottie yet? But, we were waiting for now to celebrate Robert's greatness. As he bids "Twilight" a fond farewell, and he looks ahead to his very bright future, now feels like the perfect time to let the British babe know how much we love him. So, it’s finally Robert’s time to sit in the hot seat as we finally(!) name him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
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Vital stats: The 26-year-old grew up in a suburb of London. As a youth, he honed his craft in theater and also put those good looks to use as a model before finding fame and fortune in Hollywood.
We kind of have a soft spot for any guy with a British accent and a great head of hair. So you can see why we’re crushing on "Skyfall" star Ben Whishaw, who possesses floppy locks and a dreamy lilt. Oh, yeah, he also happens to run in the same circle as James Bond. Not too shabby, chap! So, in honor of his role in the espionage thriller, we’re naming Ben this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
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Vital stats: Born in a village in England, the 32-year-old got his start in theater, like most critically acclaimed British thespians. He was featured as a player in the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre at Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre. And, here’s the best fact we’ve learned in a while: Ben has a twin brother. The slogan, "Double your pleasure, double your fun," has never had more meaning for us than in this moment.
BREAKING NEWS: Rumor has it that "Magic Mike" himself, Channing Tatum, will be People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012. We know what you’re thinking: “Yes, that’s perfect because he’s so perfect!" And, we couldn’t agree with the editors of the magazine more for picking Channing, if it all turns out to be true.
Sources tell Gossip Cop that the beefy actor has nabbed the coveted spot, though the magazine refused to comment on the speculation. Fans will have to wait until November 14 to find out if the former dancer is the top babe for 2012.
After the magazine named Bradley Cooper the ultimate hottie of 2011—a distinction that should have gone to Ryan Gosling, according to us and the rest of the world—bestowing the honor on Mr. Tatum, actor/dancer/restaurateur, more than rights that wrong.
Love is in the air for some in Hollywood while it hasn’t quite busted through the atmosphere for others. With so many rumors floating around about who is dating whom, it's time we get to the bottom of La La Land's most-talked-about relationships. (Spoiler alert: It’s not ending well for everyone.) Le sigh!
"Chicago Fire" star Taylor Kinney is dishing on his relationship with the one and only Lady Gaga, noting that despite her eccentric pop-star persona, dating her isn’t as wacky as it would seem. He told the "Today" show, "It’s normal, if you will, in that respect."
Taylor and Gaga began dating last year, after they met on the set of her "You and I" video, and it’s been smooth sailing ever since. In fact, the former "Vampire Diaries" actor had this to add: "I’m a happy guy. I’m a lucky guy."
Jonny Weston is about to set hearts on fire, or perhaps afloat, this week when his surfing flick "Chasing Mavericks" hits theaters. Still a relative newcomer, Jonny just might become a household name once he surfs his way into your local cineplex and into Hump Day Hottie status.
Check out this dreamy photo of Jonny and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 23-year-old grew up in South Carolina before trying out college life at the University of Southern California. It was there he caught the acting bug before heading off to New York City and then back to La La Land to pursue his big screen dreams.
Another dream comes true this week, now that Jonny is our hunk du jour. And he even knows how he's going to celebrate, telling Hollywood Crush, "I’m gonna make some stickers!"
Emma Watson is ready to go back to school. After taking a break from the world of academia, the actress will once again enroll in classes at Brown University.
According to her rep (via Gossip Cop), "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" starlet will return to campus just in time for the winter 2013 session to kick off. She left the institution in 2011, spending some time studying at Oxford, but will now continue her studies back at Brown.