Be forewarned, little superstars: After watching the official, EXCLUSIVE debut of the new "Kick-Ass 2" red band trailer, you will enter an action-inspired fugue state in which you want to punch All The Things while yelling All The Bad Words. So get ready, get set and get anything breakable (like heirloom ceramics or, say, your cat) out of immediate reach...and then, if you're feeling powerful, click play. Just don't say we didn't warn you. (Warning: NSFW)
This long-awaited sequel to the first "Kick-Ass" film finds all the original ass-kickers back in action, along with a few new faces for guaranteed maximum ass-kickage. The green-suited Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the wild-wigged Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are still on the job, training hard by day and keeping their city safe by night. And this time around, they're joined by the slightly-unhinged but still-highly-committed Colonel Stars and Stripes (because Captain America was taken, we're guessing), played by the almost unrecognizably-grizzled Jim Carrey in a camouflage jumpsuit. And the heroes are facing a new threat: Red Mist, now reborn as a super villain with a hilarious (but sadly unprintable) name. Bullets will fly! Mettle will be tested! And yes, oh yes, ass will be kicked.
Are you ready to get some religion...in the church of catchy hooks, sick beats and sweet bass lines? We hope so! 'Cause we've got your holy book hookup right here: It's the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for Leila Sales' new YA novel, "This Song Will Save Your Life." It's the touching story of a troubled outsider who's sure she'll be walking alone all her life...until she discovers friendship in a band full of musical misfits and personal fulfillment in the exquisite art of DJing.
Considering its content, it's no surprise that this book's beautiful cover art has a musical motif—and a pair of super-shiny headphones that we are officially coveting. Plus, psssst! If you look extra-close, you might catch a subliminal message about what lies at the heart of "This Song Will Save Your Life" (Hint: follow the pink font and see what you get.)
Hold on to your tridents, Finnick fans! As part of Lionsgate's roll out of super-sumptuous Capitol Portraits featuring our favorite "Catching Fire" crew members, Hollywood Crush has the distinct pleasure of unveiling the visage of District 4's hunkiest of hunks (played by actor Sam Claflin)! The only thing that could make this EXCLUSIVE even better? If Finnick were fitted in his barely-there gold fishnet costume from the Tribute Parade. But all in due time.
And that's not to say the outfit featured here doesn't reflect the tribute's aquatic roots. In fact, there's something positively pirate-esque about Finnick's unbuttoned-down-to-there linen shirt, flouncy evergreen pants and lace-up boots. Let's just say, he's shivering our timbers something good.
Click past the jump to see the full Capitol Portrait!
By now, you've read the news that dreamy "Teen Wolf" actor Daniel Sharman will narrate the audiobook version of Cassandra Clare's upcoming "Infernal Devices" finale, "Clockwork Princess." And you've likely seen him hard at work in the studio, thanks to our exclusive behind-the-scenes peek. And now the time has finally come for you to hear the fruits of his labor!
Hollywood Crush has gotten its lace-gloved fingers on an audiobook excerpt of the Prologue and Chapter 1, introduced by Daniel himself. So if you've ever dreamed of Will Herondale reading you a bedtime story, click play and snuggle up with your pillow and blankie. (Though we don't suggest doing so at your desk...)
An imagined dialogue between Hollywood Crush and actress Diane Kruger:
Hollywood Crush: Hi, Diane Kruger. My, what big eyes you have!
Diane Kruger: The better to seek you with, my dear Hollywood Crush.
Hollywood Crush: AAGGGHHHHHH! *runs screaming into the desert wasteland*
If this dramatization and the image to the right didn't give it away, Hollywood Crush got its chilly little fingers on an EXCLUSIVE character poster from "The Host," featuring Diane as Melanie/Wanderer's relentless pursuer, The Seeker. (See the full one-sheet after the jump!)
If you've been following the dystopian drama of Lauren DeStefano's "Chemical Garden" trilogy, then you know that time is running out for Rhine. It's only a matter of time before the disease that strikes all young people at the tender age of 20 arrives to claim her life, and in the meantime, everything has gone straight to hell in a hand basket: Her friends are scattered, her heart is torn, and the seeds of violent revolution are taking root in her society's underground. What is she going to do?!! Well, hey, here might be a hint: We've got the EXCLUSIVE debut of the book trailer for "Sever," the third and final installment of this thrilling series, right here. RIGHT NOW.
In it, we see Rhine—rosy-cheeked and substantially less haunted-looking than she's been in previous incarnations—wandering languidly through a desolate indoor landscape in search of answers, and wearing (ooooh!) a really great dress. And if you're looking for clues as to what's coming in the thrilling conclusion to this trilogy, you might want to pay close attention to the possible symbolism of those green apples, that empty cage, a spinning globe of the world as it was in the days before humanity nearly eradicated itself. ("Chemical Garden" conspiracy theorists, that last one could be the geography-related Easter egg you've been waiting for.)
Does "Mortal Instruments" author Cassandra Clare ever sleep? Like, for serious? Between penning two (soon to be three!) best-selling series, consulting on the big-screen adaptation of "City of Bones," teaming with friend Holly Black for a middle-grade novel, and conceiving a Magnus Bane-focused spin-off, multitasking Cassie never seems to rest. (If they weren't hazardous to mere mortals, we'd guess she was juiced up by a bevy of anti-exhaustion runes.)
Now, ON TOP OF ALL THAT, Ms. Clare has eked out time to compile "The Shadowhunter's Codex" with the help of husband Joshua Lewis. And guess what! We have your EXCLUSIVE first look at the angelic cover!
No doubt one of the trickiest tasks of adapting a book for the big screen is deciding which memorable moments will make the final cut—and which will end up on the cutting room floor. And we imagine the process is even more fraught if you're the one who wrote the thing to begin with, so we have to give big ups to "Perks of Being a Wallflower" author Stephen Chbosky, who expertly edited his coming-of-age novel into an affecting film without losing any of the heart—even if it did lose a scene or two.
One such scene was a tender moment between titular wallflower Charlie (Logan Lerman) and his sister, Candace (Nina Dobrev), whom he takes to a clinic to have an abortion.
Though it didn't end up in the final version, Hollywood Crush has gotten its hot little hands on the deleted scene, which you can watch by clicking play on the video above.
Sherlock Holmes had better watch his hindquarters, y'all; there's a new clue-hunting superstar in the house, and not only does she have formidable powers of observation and deduction, she also has impeccable fashion sense andreally great hair. And if you want to see her in action, then you'll want to click through for our EXCLUSIVE clip of Miley Cyrus, Girl Detective, in her new flick, "So Undercover."
In case you missed our previous posts on the subject, "So Undercover" is a college-skewed version of the same delightful premise that made "Miss Congeniality" so much fun: a hard-as-nails lady agent (or in this case, teenaged private investigator) must infiltrate the pink frilly alien landscape of girlworld, where staying undercover means ditching her tough-talking, beer-swilling persona for manicures, miracle bras and an intimate acquaintanceship with eyelash curlers.
You may think you know the story of Anne Boleyn, but before she lost her head at the hands of her tyrannical husband, King Henry VIII, she was a girl with big hopes and dreams for her future. Following the success of "Gilt," author Katherine Longshore is back with "Tarnish"—the second book in her "Royal Circle" series, which tells Anne's iconic story like you've never read it before.
Anne Boleyn is the new girl. Since she's been away in France, everything about her is different—from her clothes to her sharp tongue to her unwillingness to blend in with the rest of the ladies in the Tudor court. She doesn't know how to keep silent and fall in step with a society that revolves around gossip and expects women to be seen and not heard. But when Anne makes a life-altering bet with charismatic and romantic poet Thomas Wyatt to escape a loveless, arranged marriage, how she's seen could lead to her demise.
We recently chatted with Katherine to get the inside scoop on "Tarnish." Read our interview after the jump and get an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the cover!