You guys! We knew you were bloodlusting after the fresh-to-filming adaptation of Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy," but even we were surprised by your feverish response to yesterday's post about the five things to know regarding the in-production project... And we loved it! So let's keep the good times rolling, shall we?
How about for today, we take a moment to contemplate the scene we're most excited to see brought to life? There are plenty to choose from, of course, what with all the drama surrounding Moroi Lissa (played by Lucy Fry), her dhampir BFF Rose (played by Zoey Deutch) and oh-so dreamy guardian Dimitri (played by Danila Kozlovskiy). We have our favorite, sure, but we want to know about yours! Vote in our poll after the jump, and if we've missed your most treasured minute, give it a shout in the comments section, k?!
(Warning: Spoilery if you haven't read the book!)
Curious as to how "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev is spending her hiatus from the CW's bloodsucking series (besides, you know, chowing down on hamburgers with Julianne Hough)? Well, the actress is back on set—albeit for a very different project.
The actress took to Twitter today to shout out her first day at work on "Let's Be Cops," sharing a pic of herself and co-star Damon Wayans Jr. The film centers around two best friend who pose as law enforcers...until they run into an honest-to-goodness gangster and things, invariably, go haywire. Nina stars as Damon's love interest, and if this pic is any indication, the two look to have awesome chemistry already.
Hear that? It's the sound of school bells ringing at St. Vladimir's Academy, where classes are officially in session for all the pretty, young Moroi and their dhampir guardians-in-training. Which is to say, the cast and crew of "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" have assembled in London, where filming began today on the big-screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling vampire novel!
"First day of filming!!" actress Zoey Deutch, who plays Rose Hathaway, tweeted early this morning, along with an image of her trailer and a weathered brick building in the background, which we can only assume is the facade of the boarding school for bloodsuckers.
With filming finally underway, it seemed as good a time as any to fill in any lingering holes you may have regarding the long-awaited production. So, without further ado, here are five things you need to know about "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters."
Isabelle Fuhrman continues to heap projects onto her post "Hunger Games"-plate. The actress, otherwise known as ruthless District 2 tribute Clove, is starring in the period piece "Dear Eleanor," according to Deadline.
Set during the Cuban Missile Crisis, "Dear Eleanor" follows two teens who travel across the country in search of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The film began shooting last week in Colorado, and is being directed by Kevin Connolly (of "Entourage" fame) and produced by bud Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. Jessica Alba and Joel Courtney also star.
Is "The Originals" about to get "Lost"? Not quite, but when we caught up with Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies, the stars of The CW's upcoming "Vampire Diaries" spin-off, we were curious as to how flashback heavy their new series would be. After all, its predecessor never met a period scene it didn't like, and with a millennium's worth of history at their disposal, there's no shortage of content to mine.
"We have a thousand years to draw on, so I hope so," Joseph said of his wishes for a flashback-filled narrative. "I even wondered at one point, when we were talking about the format of the show, whether it would follow a 'Lost' format—flashbacks every episode. I think that would be too expensive."
"But awesome," Daniel chimed in. "Can we do that? What an amazing idea. You never shared that with me. I'm sort of hurt that you're doing it in the middle of an interview."
"I have to keep something up my sleeve," Joseph replied with a wry smile. "I think I read it somewhere. It wasn't mine."
Whatever the case, you can bet there will be plenty of historical moments featuring the Original family, and if Joseph has his druthers, they may shiver your timbers.
No, we haven't been hacked by a spambot promising $400 an hour, all by working from home. This is a real thing that's happening!
Amazon Publishing announced today its latest venture, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform through which fan-fiction writers can distribute their work and earn royalties.
There are a few caveats, of course. All works have to take place in the "Worlds" licensed by Amazon, which for now includes Alloy Entertainment properties "Gossip Girl" (by Cecily von Ziegesar), "Pretty Little Liars" (by Sara Shepard) and "Vampire Diaries" (by L.J. Smith). Royalties are doled out to both the rights holder and the author; 35 percent of net revenue is paid to the author for works of at least 10,000 words. (There's a lot to unpack here, so be sure to check out the Kindle Worlds author page for all of the pertinent information.)
So, with all that in mind, are you ready to make literally millions (of cents) writing about Blair, Aria and/or Elena? If so, we've got a few prompts to get your creative juices flowing into a frothy fruit punch of the highest literary value. Or something.
Shadowhunters: Let's raise our seraph blades in unison and slash through the "August 23" box on our calendars—that release date is, woefully, obsolete.
Sony has confirmed to MTV News that the big-screen debut of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has been moved up two days to August 21, meaning you can get your Clary, Jace and Magnus fix a whole 48 hours earlier (and exactly three months from today)!
The big-screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bewitching "Beautiful Creatures" hits DVD and Blu-ray today, and in honor of all the Southern gothic intrigue and enchantment, Hollywood Crush has conjured up an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at a featurette from the release.
And we recommend getting yourself to the nearest fainting couch ASAP, because this clip may cause uncontrollable swooning. Because it's all about luuuuuurve. More specifically, the love between human Ethan Wate and caster Lena Duchannes, and what it is exactly that draws them to one another (y'know, besides a Civil War-era entanglement that may or may not be doomed to repeat itself...)
Las Vegas rocked hard last night as the music industry's best and brightest convened at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, and Sin City's anything-goes mentality certainly made its way into the stars' sartorial choices, as fashions ranged from show-girl-esque to emo rocker chick.
On the va-va-voom end of the spectrum was Selena Gomez, whose white Atelier Versace with fluorescent detailing called to mind a 21st century Carmen Miranda (sans the fruit salad headdress, of course). Meanwhile, BFF Taylor Swift—who was the big winner of the night with eight trophies—opted for something a bit glitzier: an electric blue Zuhair Murad long-sleeve mini-dress with peek-a-boo paneling just below the shoulders. And then there was Miley Cyrus, who not only dropped single details but continued to flaunt her punk side in a checkerboard Balmain jumpsuit. King me!
"Vampire Diaries" fans weren't the only ones caught off guard by Hayley's unexpected pregnancy, revealed recently during the back-door pilot for "The Originals." To wit, the werewolf's real-life alter ego, Phoebe Tonkin, was just as surprised when she was handed a copy of the script.
"It was definitely left field," she told Hollywood Crush at The CW Upfronts on Thursday. "I didn't expect that to be the big plot twist of the pilot at all. I spent a lot of time before that thinking, 'What could it be? What could the show be about?' And when I read that I was like, 'That's good, Julie [Plec]. That's a good one.' It's cool. It just kind of changes the tone of the show a lot."
As to how Hayley will fit into the Mikaelson clan as the mother of Klaus' child, Hayley wasn't certain, but she did acknowledge that the Originals have a lot to lose if things go poorly.