FROM MTV NEWS: Battle School is in session. The first trailer for the big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 novel "Ender's Game" has finally hit the web, boasting all of the outer-space awesomeness you'd expect from the sci-fi thriller.
"Ender's Game" takes place in a near future in which the human race lives in constant fear of an attack from the alien Formics (known colloquially as "buggers"). Boys and girls showing special aptitude and intellect are recruited from a young age to train to fight and kill these invaders. Ender Wiggin (played by Asa Butterfield) is one such "launchie," whose unique abilities may just save the universe.
"Ender's Game," starring Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin, opens November 1.
Watch the full trailer at MTV News!
"Beautiful Creatures" actress Emmy Rossum is ready to be one of the beautiful creatures at tonight's Met Ball—essentially the Academy Awards of fashion. The starlet took to Twitter today to broadcast her enthusiasm for the big night, whose theme is "Punk."
Emmy is one of several actresses, including Jennifer Morrison, Hailee Steinfeld and Naomie Harris, who will be wearing one-of-a-kind Donna Kara Atelier gowns to the festivities. We can't wait to see how beautiful they look!
With artists like Beyoncé, Florence Welch, Lana Del Ray and will.i.am hitting high notes on the Jay-Z produced "Great Gatsby" soundtrack, you know it's going to be an album you'll play over...and over...and over again. But as we count down the hours (repeat: HOURS) until the soundtrack drops on Tuesday, we're taking an EXCLUSIVE deep dive into the album with director Baz Luhrmann, Jay-Z and the film's stars.
Click play on the clip above to go behind the music, and be sure to check out the film when it hits theaters on Friday!
FROM MTV NEWS: Love actually is all around for actress Keira Knightley: Over the weekend, the 28-year-old " Anna Karenina" star tied the knot with rocker boyfriend James Righton.
Keira and the Klaxons singer/keyboardist married in a small, 30-minute ceremony surrounded by friends and family in Mazan, France. The couple had been engaged since May of last year.
Get more on Keira's nuptials at MTV News, including her surprising frock!
Are you in need of a little end-of-the-week pick-me-up? Well, Miley Cyrus offered up what is probably the best mood-lifter: a photo of her three pups.
And with that, Crushers, we leave you to the weekend! Enjoy!
by Melissa Albert
Kate Hudson made a long-awaited reappearance on "Glee" last night, and it started out amazing. The thing we love best about Cassie July is the way she challenges Rachel's view of herself: as the world’s most special flower, to whom all Broadway must bend the knee. Rachel was better served when "Glee" made her an underdog—lately, it’s all we can do not to barf when yet another character pays her homage as Streisand reborn.
Which is why we were psyched to see Cassie. And tonight, after finding out from her hilariously bitchy NYADA spies that Rachel’s up for "Funny Girl," she delivers an incandescently mean speech. She’s fast, nasty and amazing, reminding Miss “David Schwimmer” that she isn’t the only wannabe star on the planet.
by Cassie Title
Picture this: The camera pans in on a scene we've seen many times before, in season one, when our characters actually went to school. The sun is shining, teenagers are laughing and they’re doing this all in front of the high school. And then, Caroline starts telling Elena she’s valedictorian! And Elena can help her with her speech! And Elena should be excited because everybody’s graduating! And then everyone disappears because this scene is really the Salvatores’ latest ploy to get Elena to turn her emotions on. Damon’s doing the whole mind-control-in-your-head thing, which definitely needs explanation, because didn't the show kind of get rid of that power after season one? Or two?
Elena quickly realized this was all in her head, because she felt nothing; why would she want to be at school, with all the excitement of last days? Except, she should’ve realized it wasn't real when Caroline said she was valedictorian. I’m sorry, but what? I love Caroline as much as the next fan, and I get that the show’s made her into a type A I-need-a-project-overachiever girl, but how many of you ever thought that Caroline was supposed to be, well, smart? Or a straight-A student? Apologies, but I was floored.
If there's one McKinley High alumna we'd like to hear more from on the fourth season of "Glee," it's Amber Riley's feisty Mercedes Jones. So thank Barbra, Liza and the whole lot that the songbird will be all up in the series' business tonight to croon a little Stevie Wonder.
Meanwhile in the Big Apple, Rachel's preparing for her "Funny Girl" callback—with little encouragement from NYADA instructor Cassandra July (Kate Hudson).
FROM MTV STYLE: With starring roles in film ("Beautiful Creatures") and TV ("Shameless"), it might be easy to forget that Emmy Rossum's roots are in music. (Remember when she combined the two in "Phantom of the Opera"? EPIC.) And now the starlet has released a new album titled Sentimental Journey.
Our lucky gal pals over at MTV Style sat down with Miss Rossum to discuss the sultry vintage style of her latest music videos "These Foolish Things" and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Be sure to watch their exclusive interview!
Click on over to MTV Style for the entire chat with Emmy Rossum!
It's the first day of May, and celebrities far and wide seem to be celebrating the date on Twitter. "2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings had a particularly interesting idea for how to commemorate this day.
We'll let you go first, Kat!