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!
Listen up, poseurs: the jig is up. We know you 'shopped that photo. We know you cheated on that test. We know you're a big fat faker, every day, in every way. And now, everyone else is going to know, too.
...That is, if you're one of the unlucky Phoenix Five whose secret lives are about to be exposed in Lisi Harrison's new YA novel, "Pretenders." (The rest of you can relax; nobody will ever know the truth about prom night, spring break, or that thing you did to your cat last year...although for the record, it was truly disturbing and we no longer want to sit with you at lunch.) Harrison's new series is an exposé for the high school ages: the leaked journal entries of five high-achieving freshmen who thought nobody would ever uncover their web of secrets and lies. And today, we're doing a little exposé of our own: the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal of the very first book!
If you're not familiar with the L.A.-based band thenewno2 (pronounced "the new No. 2"), you will be once the big-screen adaptation of "Beautiful Creatures" hits theaters February 14.
The collective, composed of Dhani Harrison (son of Beatle George Harrison), Paul Hicks, Jonathan Sadoff, Jeremy Faccone, Aaron Older and Frank Zummo, worked with director Richard LaGravenese to craft a sound like none other for the magical movie's score, and we got a sneak peek (or listen, rather) to the results.
"When we met originally, we did talk about the idea of having a classic, traditional score quoting themes," Jonathan told us during a recent recording session. "You wanted each character's DNA repeated throughout the movie. That was definitely something that resonated with us. A classic score with a modern take."
If you've always wanted to spend 52 EXCLUSIVE seconds with a sleepy and super-confused Channing Tatum—and seriously, who wouldn't?—then today is your lucky day, you lucky dog. Just in time for the upcoming release of "Side Effects," we've got an EXCLUSIVE clip from the film that features Channing as the befuddled husband of a sleepwalking Rooney Mara.
In this thriller, Channing and Rooney play a married couple who are finally starting their lives together—a moment delayed unexpectedly by Channing's arrest and imprisonment for a mysterious crime (although it can't be anything too terrible, since he looks pretty much the same coming out as he did going in). In an effort to cope with the stress of her husband's upcoming release, Rooney begins taking medication that helps combat her depression and anxiety, but that also prompts her to walk in her sleep while listening to sitar music. Y'know, among other things. And though the available trailers for the film have been pretty vague and leave the plot largely unspoiled, even in this minute-long sneak peek you can tell there's something sinister going on. Creepy!
Who among us hasn't had one of those dreams about Colin Firth as his dapper, cravat-clad alter ego Mr. Darcy from the BBC miniseries "Pride and Prejudice"? C'mon... don't deny it! Fine, we won't make you confess anything to us, but just in case this strikes a secret chord, may we recommend the Sundance Film Festival debut "Austenland"?
Based on the 2007 novel by Shannon Hale and produced by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, "Austenland" follows 30-something Jane Hayes, who blows her entire life savings on a trip to a Jane Austen-themed resort where women are entertained by Darcy-like performers.
To celebrate the film's debut at the annual fest, we've gotten our lace-gloved fingers on an EXCLUSIVE first-look clip, which stars Keri Russell and a very big shotgun. Click play to take your inaugural trip to "Austenland"!
A few months ago, Selena Gomez gave a red-carpet interview in which she gleefully warned us that her next project, the coming-this-March movie "Spring Breakers," was gonna shock the bejeezus out of everyone who knew her strictly as a Disney-Channel teen sensation. And after today's EXCLUSIVE debut of the film's first trailer on MTV News...uh, yeah, our bejeezus has left the building. This is a side of Selena we've never seen before: dangerously sexy, seriously unbalanced, and bored to the point of violence. Check out the trailer and let your eyes pop, yo.
There's so much going on here, from the bikini quartet (including Selena plus co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine), to the smash-cut violence, to a palette that's all candy-colored bathing suits and trashy neon lights, to James Franco's grill. Let's just say that again: JAMES FRANCO'S GRILL. (Also, his panhandle accent is either the most brilliant or most revolting thing we've ever heard. Maybe both.) Add in a heavy dubstep soundtrack and a "Field-of-Dreams"-esque whisper—"Spring break!"—and you've got the promise of a movie that's gritty, seductive, and out-of-control; it's no wonder that the leading ladies all described their on-set experience as raw and boundary-pushing. By the end of the trailer, "Spring break forever!" sounds less like a battle cry than a life sentence.
Only three little weeks left until "Warm Bodies" finally hits theaters! Have you purchased your tickets yet? Maybe you need some incentive via another one of our extra-special EXCLUSIVES leading up to opening day on February 1. Today's treat is a one-two punch that includes a never-before-seen photo of R (Nicholas Hoult), as well as the unveiling of the music featured in the film.
In this new still, we see a solemn-looking R hunched over a record player in his humble abode, which is an abandoned airplane. What I like most about this photo is that it's so colorful. Sure we've seen some color in previous images, but there's something different about this one in that it doesn't seem as bleak—it's more sweet and sentimental. It's also a perfect complement to the second part of our "Warm Bodies" goodness: news about the music featured in the film.
If you've got any long flights or cross-country spring break road trips in your future, we've got a thoroughly enjoyable way for you to fill those long, quiet hours...and if you don't, you might want to plan one, the better to enjoy the delicious Daniel Sharman as he reads one of your favorite books aloud. The "Teen Wolf" star has been officially tapped to record the audiobook of Cassandra Clare's "Clockwork Princess"...and we are officially planning to fall asleep on the night of its release to the dulcet lullaby of fantastical steampunk fiction being read by a man with the world's chiseled-est cheekbones. Sweet dreams, indeed!
Daniel's selection as audiobook narrator got the thumbs-up from none other than Cassandra herself, as she was the one who thought he'd be perfect for the job.