"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy took a calculated risk for the fourth season of his song-and-dance series, splitting episodes between the gang at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio, and the recent graduates who've moved to New York City. And it's a move that seems to have paid off—the show was renewed for not one but two more seasons last month. Yet, star Darren Criss told MTV News recently that it's hard to know how the format change is playing with viewers seeing as he's usually caught up in the production process.
"It's tough to analyze in some sort of cohesive way because it really blurs together. I don't have the advantage of watching every week," he said. "I'm not just being proverbial, it truly does blur together. We'll shoot two or three episodes at a time, and they'll overlap, and you kind of lose track of your chronological order."
But, much like us, there is one aspect of the dual settings that's always been a bit mystifying to Darren.
There's no need to commit a felony to get your hands on the latest piece of swag from Sofia Coppola's upcoming "The Bling Ring" because we're giving it to you for free! Feast your eyes on the cheeky one-sheet for the June 14 release, which stars Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga.
"Living the dream, one heist at a time," reads the poster's tagline—a fitting slogan for a film based on an actual group of teen and 20-something bandits who robbed the homes of the rich and famous, including Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst (who both, coincidentally, make cameos).
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ABC Family has announced the first cast member for its upcoming "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off, and it's a face all too familiar to fans of the juicy series: Tyler Blackburn!
Tyler plays Caleb Rivers, computer hacker extraordinaire and boyfriend to Hanna Marin (played by Ashley Benson). What his move to Ravenswood will mean for his romance with the little liar is unclear, but for his part, Tyler is excited for the change of scenery.
"I am so stoked to head to #Ravenswood @RavenswoodABCF," he tweeted following the announcement. "I promise you won't be disappointed!"
Cinderella's glass slippers may not have been to Emma Watson's liking, but they'll do just fine for Lily James.
The "Downton Abbey" actress has been cast as the fairy tale princess in Disney's live-action film, the studio announced today. Lily will star opposite Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother in Kenneth Branagh's production.
In addition to her turn as Lady Rose MacClare on the British drama, Lily's appeared in the film "Wrath of the Titans" and on the TV series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."
After a brief hiatus, Fox's "New Girl" returns tonight with an episode that star Jake Johnson (otherwise known as curmudgeonly bartender Nick Miller) says might be the funniest yet. And how could it not be with each character spilling the story of how they lost their virginity (with accompanying flashbacks)?
When Jake stopped by the MTV News studios recently, we just had to engage in some fact-finding pillow talk. Metaphorically, of course. This isn't that kind of workplace.
"The 'Virgins' episode was written by our creator, Liz Meriwether. I think it's potentially our funniest script that we've done," Jake said. "It's everybody in the loft, as well as CeCe, how they lost their virginity. So Nick's story goes back to high school, where he and Winston grew up together. And their dad, the great Dennis Farina—getting him back was awesome. I think he's the best. He takes them to a hotel and gets them prostitutes... As only he could get away with being charming while getting under-age boys prostitutes."
Now if, like me, you were wondering whether any of these deflowering tales are based on real-life experiences, Jake ensured they most certainly are not.
If the first two "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" trailers left you with a Valentine-shaped hole in your heart, then this brand-new international trailer should—at least partially—smooth things over.
The clip is largely a retread of previously seen footage: Clary (played by Lily Collins) witnessing Jace (played by Jamie Campbell Bower) slaying a demon in Pandemonium, Clary learning her true identity as a Shadowhunter, Alec (played by Kevin Zegers) confronting Jace. But in between, the film's big bad (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) finally gets a proper look.
"The world is ours to take," he tells Clary. "Let me show you who you really are, who you were destined to be."
"You don't know the first thing about me," she retorts. (Good girl!)
"Blood will sometimes be shed to defend yourselves and the people you love." (And we're pretty sure he's not talking about the synthetic, factory fresh kind.)
It's an ominous promise, indeed—one that concludes the latest "True Blood" season six teaser that debuted last night on HBO.
A falling bottle of Tru Blood—which eventually crashes to the ground causing the sort of sloppy splatter a CSI team would kill for—is the dominant visual of the latest promo, which also boasts a number of voiceovers from our favorite Bon Temps residents. ("It's us against them," Jason warns. "It feels like the world is spinning out of control," Sookie simpers.)
We've spied Magnus Bane in his supernatural skivvies and listened as Lily Collins waxed poetic about her passion project, so it seems time we shine the spotlight on a character who's a bit more mundane—in abilities, not personality, that is.
That's right; we're taking up with Clary's best friend Simon (otherwise known as actor Robert Sheehan) in our latest set visit from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."
And for fans of Cassandra Clare's best-selling fantasy series, Simon is much more than the boy next door; he's also the boy totally in love with our red-headed heroine. It's an unrequited love Robert touched on during Josh Horowitz's visit to the Toronto set last year.
With the theatrical release of "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," still a blistering seven months away, fans are no doubt desperately searching for ways to stoke their Panem love flames until November. So here's a bit of kindling for you: The song "Beyond Fire," featured in the "Catching Fire" trailer that debuted during the MTV Movie Awards, has been released as a single, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The moody, epic track is the work of T.T.L., a pairing of artist Tying Tiffany and producer Lorenzo Montana, and is available to download on iTunes and stream on Spotify. The duo is no stranger to the dystopian drama—they previously wrote "Deep Shadow," which was featured in the first "Hunger Games" trailer.
Katniss, Tris and Clary: There is another poised to join your ranks.
"Graceling," Kristin Cashore's debut novel and the first in her fantasy trilogy, has been optioned by Reliance Entertainment with screenwriter Piers Ashworth attached to pen the script, Variety reports.
The novel centers around teen Katsa, one of a select few Graced with a special skill. But unlike those with superior abilities in, say, dancing or storytelling, Katsa is a born killer, and it's a talent put to nefarious use by her uncle, who just so happens to be king. But Katsa's life is forever changed when she meets a fellow Graceling named Po.