Last night marked the celebration of VH1's 2013 Do Something! Awards, with lots of pretty Hollywood people coming out to honor the charitable and civic-minded celebs among them. Kelly Osbourne and Jennifer Hudson were among the celebs receiving recognition for their charitable works. And though it might not have the serious professional cachet of, say, a Golden Popcorn proclaiming its recipient the perpetrator of "Best Shirtless Performance," these awards for famous do-gooders are pretty dang impressive—as was the arrival style of some of our young Hollywood favorites, who walked a lime-green carpet on their way to the ceremony itself.
Among the well-dressed folks who came out for last night's awards: Janel Parrish of "Pretty Little Liars," who sizzled in a hot pink minidress and black platform pumps. Also catching our eye with a short skirt and long legs? MTV's own Jillian Rose Reed, who sported a cute yellow cap-sleeved number with some interesting bling at the neckline. And finally, cementing his status as one of the world's most conscientious, engaged and philanthropic famous dudes was Darren Criss, whose fresh-off-the-yacht preppy getup was tempered by some sexy face-scruff.
After waiting years—years! aaaaagh!—for things to move forward on the movie version of Ally Carter's "Heist Society" novels, we've now moved on to the "When it rains, it pours" portion of the YA adaptation news cycle: The Hollywood Reporter has some surprise, exciting dish on the Hollywood fate of Ally's other multi-book project, "Gallagher Girls"!
The newly formed Tonik Productions has snagged rights to the literary series in the hopes that it'll be a new multi-film franchise, featuring a web of sexy schoolgirl espionage so sleek and contemporary, it'll make James Bond look like a crotchety old dinosaur in a crusty tuxedo.
The "Gallagher Girls" story kicks off at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, where sophomore Cameron Ann Morgan is entering her fourth year of education. But this ain't no charm school, y'all: the Gallagher Academy is an elite institution for the training of young lady spies, with a direct line from its hallowed halls to the CIA's recruiting office. And while there's plenty of boarding-school drama and romantic subplots to contend with, the "Gallagher Girls" series is also all about hardcore lady empowerment, which the head honchos at Tonik say drew them to the series as a hot prospect for Hollywood.
Our must-read, must-watch list just keeps getting bigger—really, it's becoming downright unwieldy! But nevertheless, we've gotta cram one more item on there: the exciting sci-fi novel "Elusion," which is such a hot prospect that it's already bound for Hollywood even though the book isn't out until March.
According to Deadline, the book by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam has been picked up for a movie adaptation by Silver Reel and FlynnPictureCo.
Following in the footsteps of mind-bending thrillers like "Inception," "Strange Days" and "Total Recall," "Elusion" is a story that takes place in one of the weirdest, wildest, most potentially horrifying settings possible: inside the HUMAN BRAIN. In it, two teenagers discover that their favorite game—an alternate reality journey that uses hypnosis to transport players into another, inner universe—is anything but a harmless leisure activity. Ah yes: because it's all fun and games, until somebody loses their mind.
If you like acronyms and eye candy, you'll want to fix your peepers on this post ASAP, FYI and ICYMI! Because last night was the CW, CBS and Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party, and there were herds of lovely young Hollywood folks in attendance—including some soon-to-be-famous faces from the most hotly anticipated new series coming this year from The CW. Who caught our fancy on the arrivals carpet? Oh, just some vampires and telekinetic mutants, mostly.
For starters, isn't it nice to see a cast getting cozy with each other off-set? The stars of new series "The Originals" were definitely feeling the love last night: Phoebe Tonkin, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan and other cast members from the "Vampire Diaries" spinoff were all smiles for a nice, big group shot to kick off the party. (Plus, doesn't it look like the ladies might've made the patented BFF move of coordinating their outfits around the same sleek chic silhouette? So cute!)
Even though we've got another month yet before "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has its big theatrical release, it's already full steam ahead for the cast and crew on the sequel, "City of Ashes"—and that, my little leather-clad demon-slaying fanfolk, means casting news. What's the rumor? Oh, just that Hollywood grande dame Sigourney Weaver is on the verge of signing on for a major role in movie No. 2, according to an exclusive scoop from The Hollywood Reporter.
Per the report, Sigourney is eyeing a major role within the league of Shadowhunters: a ruthless leader of the demon-killers' organization whose only desire is vengeance on the man who killed her son. (The official dish doesn't name her character, but fans on the internet are already abuzz with the suggestion that she must be in talks to play Imogen Herondale, also known as the Inquisitor of the Shadowhunters' Clave.)
Mysterious hotties, eerie events and gothic supernatural romance in a crumbling mansion on the lonely coast of Maine: these are just a few of the treats that await readers in the pages of the soon-to-be-released "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by April Genevieve Tucholke, and also just a few of the reasons why we totally want this book to be our new boyfriend. (Which is to say, as soon as it becomes available, we plan to spend all weekend in bed with our face buried all up in it.) But if you're not already good and pumped for the August release, then this oughta do it: We've got the EXCLUSIVE debut of a brand-new trailer that shares some of the bestest critical buzz for this upcoming YA series.
The story goes something like this: On a summer afternoon, in a small, sleepy New England town, a charming and beautiful stranger named River arrives on the doorstep of Violet White's big, ramshackle house—and when he takes up residence in their guest cottage, it's not long before he and Violet are feeling the forbidden love. But the appearance of River in town coincides with some seriously strange goings-on that hint at something sinister, or worse, balls-out eeeeevil in his visit. And Violet should be ascairt! But like they say: You stop fearing the devil when you're holding his hand...or kissing his face...or touching his butt. Especially touching his butt.
As September's Seventeen cover girl, Lily Collins is sporting a vibrant aesthetic that's all about bold prints and bright colors—all the better to complement her new outlook on life, which is less plan-ahead, more live-in-the-moment.
The star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is about to be one of this summer's biggest superwomen, courtesy of the exciting book-to-film franchise that puts her in the same star caliber category as Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence (whom she told the mag she admires for their ability to handle fame and take on new roles). And just in time for her to hit the A-list, Lily explained to Seventeen that she's embracing the art of letting go and getting (at least a little bit) wild.
Among the noticeable differences: her personal sense of style, which the actress says she's playing with as she tries to carve out her own place on the celebrity landscape.
If you needed more proof that Selena Gomez's 21st birthday was the biggest and best occasion of the year, here it is: Sel had yet another par-tay over the weekend, and attendee Julianne Hough posted a few primo pics on her Instagram feed, making us wish we'd been invited to this truly kick-ass night out. (If you didn't need more proof, and want to just quietly mourn your absence from Selena's birthday shindig whilst sobbing quietly into a vat of cheese...well, carry on, and you don't have to read anymore.)
Not that we'd expect any less from Selena, but this was one seriously stylish event, with lots of ladies decked out in headscarves, silk, and fringe. The bohemian glam vibe? All part of the party plan: The inside scoop from People is that this was a gypsy-themed bash. And if you take a peek at Julianne's photos, you might catch a glimpse of more than one famous face in the well-dressed crowd; not only was the "Safe Haven" star in attendance, but her BFF (and our perennial favorite girl crush) Nina Dobrev was also there...as was Justin Bieber, who stopped by to wish his ex (or is she?!) a very happy 21st. Alas, he didn't stop to join the crowd in taking selfies. One of those background blurs could totally be him, though.
What's on Aubrey Plaza's "To Do List"? For the most part, a whole lot of filthy sexual colloquialisms, some of which are so obscure and bizarre that we cannot even figure out what they mean, let alone print them on the internet in a place where children might see them! But somewhere on there, right in between two mysterious euphemisms for "doing the bang-bang," must have been an item that read, "Assemble a Style Superstar-worthy outfit for the premiere red carpet this week." And did she do it?
Spoiler alert: SHE DID IT. The actress donned this cute Calvin Klein dress for the Los Angeles premiere of her new film—a fitting designer name-check considering the flick's 1990s nostalgia factor, and with a fit that only a willowy gal like Aubrey can pull off. This look is simple, structural and lovely, and the gold pumps pull double-duty: warming up the dress's creamy tones while also adding the outfit's one pop of bling.
This morning, MTV had the special opportunity—nay, the privilege!—to debut the very first and EXCLUSIVE trailer for "Romeo & Juliet", the most recent big-screen reboot of the classic Shakespearean tragedy. And you'll want to waste no time in getting your peepers on it, because ooooooh, the costumes and sets are sumptuous, and ahhhhhh,
Douglas Booth has a mouth like a piece of ripe pink fruit, and HEY! That's Sergeant Brody, from "Homeland," playing Juliet's angry dad! Oh man, this is gonna be so great.
The film stars Douglas and Hailee Steinfeld as the titular couple, and the trailer teases many of the moments that those who've read the play (in other words, everybody) are longing to see on screen. The masquerade ball where the pair meet for the first time, the confrontation between Romeo and Mercutio that ends in bloodshed, Juliet on her balcony (also offering a primo look at just how gorgeous this entire film is going to be), and plenty of passionate, yearning exchanges between the two young lovers—not to mention a last-minute clutch appearance of the "happy" dagger that's going to find its tragic home in a certain person's bosom.