by Jessica Marshall
Hollywood has produced some epic fictional couples. Rick and Ilsa. Harry and Sally. Jesse and Celine. Oh how we sigh over Jesse and Celine.
The star-crossed, self-discovery-obsessed lovers are back for a third European sojourn in "Before Midnight," 18 years after they first met by chance on a Vienna-bound train (in 1995's "Before Sunrise"). Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their roles as Jesse and Celine, whom we find this time traveling with their family in Greece.
Before you get carried away by the kismet, here are five things to do:
Memorial Day weekend is just about 24 hours away now, and if you still haven't made plans for those three blissful days, maybe you should consider a movie. There are several opening this week, including "Fast & Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III," "Epic" and "Before Midnight."
"Glee" star Harry Shum Jr., however, can't say enough about one interstellar flick that's already been in theaters for a week now.
We're sure you'll live long and prosper, no matter which movie you choose.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: He's been up for plenty of high-profile film roles, including baker's boy Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" (not to mention our personal pick for Augustus Waters in "The Fault in Our Stars"), but everyone's favorite ghost boyfriend may have just landed the part that will make him a bona fide big deal in Hollywood.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer announced today via Twitter that he's cast "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters as the character Quicksilver in his upcoming super hero flick! (Now how can we leverage that into a role for Taissa Farmiga, too?)
Read the full story over at Splash Page!
by Lauren Mandel
Actor, singer, dancer and soon-to-be author? The term "triple threat" does not even begin to describe the talented Lea Michele! The "Glee" actress has teamed up with Harmony Books, imprint of Random House’s Crow Publishing Group, to write her first book, the New York Times reports.
"Brunette Ambition," appropriately titled, is set to hit bookstores next spring. The book will be “part memoir, part how-to and part style guide” detailing Michele’s life "from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on television," according to the report.
Following the devestating tornado that hit central Oklahoma on Monday, stars have been taking to Twitter to voice their concern and encourage aid. "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale is adding her voice to the rallying call, asking fans to donate to the Red Cross.
Of course, there's more than one way to lend a hand, and our friends at MTV Act have put together a handy list of ways you can help. Be sure to check it out!
FROM MTV GEEK: If you follow "Glee" star Kevin McHale on Twitter, then you know he's something of a fanatic when it comes to the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones." So when he stopped by MTV Geek recently, they posed the ultimate cross-over quiz: Which houses would the characters of "Glee" align with?
Kevin valiantly tackled the challenge head-on in true [insert family name] fashion.
Click on over to MTV Geek to watch the full video!
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!
We've already offered up our review of Rick Yancey's latest YA novel, "The 5th Wave," but if you're not ready to take our word for it, perhaps you'll accept this bloody-good recommendation?
"Vampire Diaries" co-executive writer and producer Julie Plec is currently on vacay from The CW series, but she hopped on Twitter to give fans a sneak peek of her reading list. Good pick, Julie!
What book are you reading right now?
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Jennifer Lawrence spent the weekend ruling the red carpets at the Cannes International Film Festival, where she was joined by "Catching Fire" co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin in support of their upcoming release. But today, it was back to business as usual (sort of), as the 22-year-old got in a blue mood to reprise her role as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Director Bryan Singer tweeted an image from set of Jennifer all suited up (yep, it's a suit this time!), and she's lookin' good!
Head on over to Splash Page for the full (blue) reveal!