Are you ready to get all the chilly chills, literati? Because, oh man, is this new EXCLUSIVE book trailer for "Unbreakable," Kami Garcia's creeptastic ghosthunter romance, gonna punch you one right in your soft spot. Turn on all the lights, check under the bed, and get ready to meet the Legion: an ancient, secret society that has two very particular sets of skills. One, eradicating evil spirits, and two, looking daaaaamn good doing it.
The trailer kicks off with Kennedy, a teenage girl who's still reeling from the mysterious death of her mother when she stumbles on another horrifying surprise. Ghosts? Are totes real.
If you've been paying even the teensiest bit of attention to the YA book buzz for fall 2013, then you've no doubt caught wind of the mad, rabid anticipation surrounding Cristin Terrill's debut novel, "All Our Yesterdays." (Seriously, the buzz for this book is so loud and wild that it sounds like a million angry bees jacked up on performance-enhancing drugs.) And in this final month before the book hits shelves, you're gonna want to get acquainted with the strange, scary, sci-fi surreality in which it takes place...which is, of course, where we come in. Because we've got the EXCLUSIVE first of four cinematic webisodes introducing you to the book's brave, bad-ass heroine. And ooooooh, she's in big trouble.
A girl imprisoned in a locked, bare cell, with a hard chair under her rear and a video camera in her face: This can only be Em. She's spent her life trying to stop the invention of a machine that will destroy the world, only to find herself behind locked doors, guarded by a mysterious man who wants to know what she knows, and who doesn't mind knocking her around to get it. Ugh! This guy is so RUDE and MEAN. And with nothing but a list of instructions to guide her—a list she doesn't remember writing, but that's written in her own hand—she'll need to find a way out of her prison in order to stop the apocalypse.
Intrigued? YEAH YOU ARE. And in the weeks leading up to the September release of "All Our Yesterdays," you'll be able to sneak three more webisode peeks at the excitement to come.
Brace yourselves, little superstars: Miley Cyrus is not only coming for you, she's here, and she isn't wearing pants. So goes our awesome new promo for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, in which Miley—complete with bra top, pixie pompadour and some seriously sexy high-rise leather briefs—descends upon the Brooklyn subway system like an avenging angel of pop-punk rockerdom.
This is just a sneak peek at the excitement to come when the VMAs make their outer-borough debut on August 25, with Miley on tap for a command performance at the year's best, biggest and boldest video music awards (and we're not just saying that 'cause they're ours, okay.) So clicky clicky, and get pumped for the inevitable firestorm of girl-powered panache that Ms. Cyrus will be bringing to this year's big night.
Ugh, that awkward moment where a brilliant actress is circling one of the movies you're most looking forward to, based on a favorite YA novel—and you're all, "Yaaaaay! She's going to be amazing!" but then you're like, "Except noooooo, because we'll have to watch her die!" That's where we're at this morning with the news that Mireille Enos is eyeing the part of Kat in "If I Stay," the movie based on Gayle Forman's heartbreaking novel of the same name.
Deadline has the dish that the actress, best known for her work on "The Killing," is in talks to play the rockstar mom to main character Mia.
It's not a spoiler to reveal that Kat—along with her husband, Mia's dad—bites the big one pretty much right away; the movie is all about Mia's struggle to make a terrible choice in the wake of the car accident that kills her whole family. If cast, we'll be seeing Mireille mostly in flashbacks as the comatose Mia struggles with the decision to either return to the earthly world and confront her heartbreaking loss, or shuffle off this mortal coil and move on to...well, whatever comes next.
As you can see from this Comic-Con interview, Joe Manganiello is still a bit raw about missing his shot at superhero immortality in "Man of Steel"—"Just rip off the scab," he said, as MTV's Josh Horowitz pointed out that Henry Cavill not only got to play the role of Superman, but also co-opted a key component of Joe's own signature look during a portion of the film.
"He stole my beard," Joe agreed. Ugh! Now that's just mean. But while the "True Blood" star might still be feeling the hurts over not getting to wear the iconic Kryptonian's magic red underoos, he says that his interest in the superhero realm has shifted: With so many X-Men, Batmen, Supermen and Avengers running around, he only wants to do a superhero film if it's "a real deconstruction of the genre."
"I want to do one that flips it on its head," he said. "I want to make the 'Fight Club' of superhero movies!"
And that would be lovely, for sure. But, hey! Speaking of shirtless groups of men doing nasty things in secret clubs: How about that "Magic Mike" musical? The much-discussed flick about male strippers is headed for Broadway, and so we had to ask: Could Joe be in the running to reprise his role in front of a live audience?
Holy houndstooth, Batman! That's one serious set of textiles being sported by "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev on the cover of Cosmopolitan, where the actress donned a smoking pair of heels and matching tube dress for her command appearance. And inside, she's got lots to talk about: from what she looks for in a guy (gentlemen, take note) to how she relates to her bestie, Julianne Hough.
It was just last week that we caught a glimpse of Nina and Julianne goofing off at Selena Gomez's birthday party, so it's no surprise to hear from Nina that their friendship is the real deal; she says that she and Julianne have bonded over their mutual love of an active lifestyle.
“It’s been cool to find an active buddy—there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life," she explained. And before you ask: no, they're not bonding over their respective recent breakups with high-profile Hollywood men of a certain age. Nina said, "That’s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that’s how it’s perceived, but there’s more to us. People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”
Zooey Deschanel is looking quite sultry on the cover of Marie Claire's upcoming September issue—but don't you dare think that her seductive expression or gorgeous clothes or ridiculously perfect hair means she can't have good ideas, dammit. Zooey has always had some choice things to say about the intersection of femininity and intellectualism (shockingly, they're not mutually exclusive!), and in her interview, she continues the trend by dissecting the small, moldy minds of the people who make such a big, dumb deal about her frilly, feminine style.
"My theory is that people in this day and age want to dismiss things," she explained. "So they want to be able to dismiss you. They say, ‘You don’t belong, you don’t deserve this because here’s why, and let me find an intellectual argument for why you wearing pink or cuff sleeves or a bow makes you not worthy of your accomplishments. Everything you’ve done doesn’t matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that’s feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.’ And I just think that’s bullshit. And smart people are doing it, and that’s surprising to me. I’ll give them being smart, but they’re being very shortsighted."
With a name like the Young Hollywood Awards, you know that this red carpet was bound to be a veritable buffet of hot celebrity prospects—particularly in the sense that we couldn't possibly pick just one favorite item from all the delicious options available. Just about everyone who's anyone in the newest new class of celebs came out last night to celebrate Young Hollywood, where prizes were handed out in categories like Breakthrough Performance and Superstar of Tomorrow to some of this year's freshest stars.
There were a whole lot of looks to love on last night's arrivals carpet, but we've gotta give our biggest props to the ladies in florals: Holland Roden, who wore a long-sleeved, black flower-print jumpsuit that made for a hot contrast with her fiery auburn locks; and Crystal Reed, who went prima-ballerina pretty in a classic Audrey Hepburn-esque number with a big, full skirt. And though it was bugs, not blooms, that adorned her strapless dress, AnnaSophia Robb can have an honorable mention for her always-impeccable style.
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Her "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" character might be a descendant of the Goddess of Wisdom, but Alexandra Daddario was channeling Aphrodite in a major way at the movie's premiere on July 31. Her fluttery, flirty, feminine look was so perfectly put-together, it had to be divinely inspired—and it's gotta be this week's winner for Style Superstar.
The actress opted for a Diane von Furstenberg dress in a small, speckled blue-on-blue print that reminds us of breaking waves—not a bad choice if you're trying to catch the eye of the son of Poseidon, but an even better choice if you're trying to establish yourself as a fresh, fashion-forward presence in Hollywood. This dress couldn't be a better fit for Alexandra, and the color makes her famous ice-blue eyes pop even more than usual. Love, love, love.
A royal alliance, a girl in disguise and two young people bonded in magic against a tyrant terrorist: We're just gonna come out and say that the soon-to-be-released fantasy romance "The Burning Sky" sounds so flippin' amazing, you may well require a fresh pair of pants after watching the EXCLUSIVE book trailer debut, right here, right now. (Related: You go on and watch it, and we'll be right back. With new pants on.)
The book by Sherry Thomas tells the story of a kingdom torn by war, and a young woman blessed with the supernatural abilities to finally end the madness. Her task: to defeat the tyrant known as the Bane, whose unparalleled magic has kept the Realm in thrall and under his power for years. What will Iolanthe, the chosen savior, have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny—and what price will the Prince pay to keep her safe?