It's nesting season for the "Mockingjay."
Sure, "Hunger Games" fans still have three months to wait until the highly anticipated sequel, "Catching Fire," hits theaters, but casting is already ramping up on the third and fourth installments. The newest addition (per Lionsgate): "90210" alum Evan Ross (whom you may also recognize as Ashlee Simpson's boyfriend).
Evan joins "Mockingjay" as Messalla, one of the camera crew members filming propaganda for the Capitol. He's the assistant to director Cressida, who will be played by "Game of Thrones" actress Natalie Dormer.
Is this the new Mr. Fitz?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off, "Ravenswood," has cast its obligatory adult figure, a teacher named Benjamin Price, who will be played by "Grey's Anatomy" actor Justin Bruening. (You may also recognize him from another ABC Family series "Switched at Birth.")
Benjamin is described in the report as having a "special affinity for his students, connecting with them as a teacher and a friend, and is patient, wise and generous." Whether "special affinity" translates into a clandestine relationship with one of his beloved pupils remains to be seen. Mr. Price is set to appear in the October 22 premiere.
Listen up, all you Gwen Stacys and Mary Jane Watsons: It's time to wish your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man a happy birthday! British actor Andrew Garfield, who stars as the superhero in the rebooted film franchise, turns 30 years old today. And though it's Andrew's special day, we couldn't help but get you something too! Our gift: 30 GIFs of the newly minted 30-year old. Get swingin'!
Few directorial declarations soothe a lit-lover's soul quite like these four little words: "I am a fan." After all, seeing one's favorite book make the leap from page to screen can be anxiety-inducing, and it's always a relief to know the characters you adore are in good hands. So fans of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series should be pleased to hear that helmer Harald Zwart considers himself part of the Shadowhunter army.
"I, myself, am a fan," Harald said when asked how he approached the thorny process of adapting a beloved book series. "When I started getting involved in it, I started spending time on my own with the book and visuals and ideas and other movies."
If you have yet to stroll the Parisian cobblestones with a dreamy Dutchman on your arm, now's your chance! The paperback edition of Gayle Forman's "Just One Day" hits bookstore shelves today, and in celebration, we have an EXCLUSIVE look at the très bien book trailer.
The story centers around American high school student Allyson, who while on a study tour in Europe, spends an unforgettable 24 hours in the City of Light with a very cute vagabond named Willem.
But the duo's journey doesn't end in "Just One Day." Gayle's penned a follow-up, "Just One Year," to be published October 10, and if you just can't wait to hear Willem's side of the story, you're in luck. We've also got an excerpt from the sequel! (How much are you loving us today?)
If you've been keeping up with our slew of set visit videos from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," you already know that actor Godfrey Gao, who plays the magical Magnus Bane, filmed his very first scene in the film sans pants. But you may not know the hysterical backstory behind the the skivvy scene.
Here, straight from the actor himself, is the rest of the tale of his first day on set (and in the breezy wardrobe):
"I had a rack of blazers to chose from, dress shirts, accessories, and I see a rack of underwear," Godfrey recalled. "It's like boxers, briefs, all sorts of styles and colors. And, you know, the stylist was like, 'Pick one. Whatever you like.' I was like, 'Can I have none of those? Can I have some pants on or something?' And the director, Harald [Zwart] walks in, and he was like, 'Those look pretty much like an outfit, the boxers with a heart shape or flowers on them.' He asked me, 'What kind of underwear are you wearing today?' And I said, 'Just some regular gray briefs, you know—just normal looking.' He said, 'Why don't you take off your pants and see what it looks like with the other outfits on.' I said, 'What? Are you serious?' So I showed him, and he was like, 'Cool. That's the outfit. We're going to use that."
The big-screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling "Vampire Academy" won't take a bite out of the box office until February 14, 2014, but thanks to the author's spin-off series, "Bloodlines," fans will have something to sink their teeth into while they wait.
The fourth chapter in alchemist Sydney Sage's tale—"The Fiery Heart"—hits bookstore shelves November 19, and Hollywood Crush has your EXCLUSIVE first look at the novel's second chapter!
As you'll recall from "Indigo Spell" (SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT!), Sydney made the bold decision to defy her strict upbringing and become romantically entangled with bad-boy Moroi Adrian Ivashkov. (We could hardly blame her...) "The Fiery Heart" picks up a couple of months later, and things are as complicated as ever—what with Sydney's little sister, Zoe, now at the academy and Sydney delving deeper into her magical powers. What is new in "The Fiery Heart"? Well, each chapter alternates between Sydney and Adrian's point of view, meaning you'll get a new perspective into the spirit user's psyche. (And what a beautiful mind it is...)
Someone's Instagram has been working overtime on the set of HBO's "Girls."
The cable network aired the first teaser for the series' third season during last night's "True Blood" finale, but if you're hoping for footage of Hannah, Marnie and Shoshanna in action, you're going to be sorely disappointed. The 30-second clip is comprised solely of quick-cut images from set, teasing to the "Girls" production diary.
But that's not to say the promo didn't give us a feel for the upcoming season. For one, there are several shots of the girls in bikinis, meaning we can expect at least one beach-set episode (one in which Hannah doesn't end up there by falling asleep on the train, we hope!). We also see Hannah hugging her on-again, off-again beau Adam, so it looks like these crazy kids will be giving it another go. (We'll see how long that lasts...)
Shailene Woodley's transformation into "The Fault in Our Stars" protagonist Hazel Lancaster has officially begun.
Late Friday evening, the actress posted an image of her new, much shorter 'do to Twitter.
Shailene and "TFiOS" author John Green had been hyping the cut for days, using the hash tags #itgrowsback and #hairforhazel to encourage fans to donate their locks to the charity Children With Hair Loss, just like the 21-year-old is doing.
In this weekend's "Austenland"—based on Shannon Hale's 2007 novel of the same name—Keri Russell plays a Jane Austen obsessive nursing a major crush on that rascally "Pride and Prejudice" rogue Mr. Darcy. Her obsession inspires a stay at an Austen-themed resort, where she hopes to find a love interest of her own.
In real life, Keri admits that Jane Austen wasn't as much a looming figure in her formative years as was a certain teen detective.
"I think Nancy Drew was a little bigger in my life than Jane Austen," Keri told MTV News' Josh Horowitz of the Carolyn Keene-penned heroine. "She's a teenage detective. What's cooler than that? I mean, Nancy Drew was just super-cool ... I read every single one of those books. I loved it."