Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with staff members. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.
Demi Lovato didn't mind getting her hands dirty at last night's "X-Factor" season two premiere party! The singer and soon-to-be judge on the reality talent show plunged her hands into freshly poured concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, alongside fellow stars Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.
Demi sported a big smile and some very old-Hollywood-appropriate sparkle for the occasion, a good choice for the handprint ceremony that's served as a performer's rite of passage for everyone from silent film stars to contemporary action heroes. Even the star herself couldn't quite believe she'd made it; her tweet from behind the velvet rope as she waited to make her mark said, simply, "Surreal."
It's an oversight of intergalactic proportions. Somehow, in our daily post dedicated to all things newsworthy and/or nutty in the Twittersphere, we've never once highlighted the always on-point Ben Savage. Whether making a self-effacing joke about his taste in music or chronicling his journey to find the Grilled Cheese Truck (take us with you!), the former "Boy Meets World" star is a reliably humorous crafter of 140-words-or-less missives. And today's post about the Mars landing is another out-of-this-world example of his wit.
In case you're a little in the dark, NASA successfully landed a space rover called Curiosity on the red planet very early this morning. You can even follow the craft's goings on via Twitter (@MarsCuriosity).
An outpouring of sympathy has flooded Twitter in the hours following a shooting at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, which killed 12 and wounded at least 50 others. But social media isn't the only means through which to support the victims of the grisly attack.
Our friends over at NextMovie have compiled a list of all the ways you can lend aid to the community of Aurora, including how and where to donate funds.
Click on over to NextMovie to learn how you can help in the wake of the "Dark Knight Rises" shooting.
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Forget Renesmee. The newest vampire baby to join the Cullen clan is none other than Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, the first child for "Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone and girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi.
The actor (whose full name is Monroe Jackson Rathbone V) took to Twitter last night to announce the glad tidings: "Thank you ALL for the love & support! Sheila & I couldn't be happier to have such a beautiful, healthy baby boy, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI."
For those taking bets on what kind of little one Anna Paquin is incubating in that baby bump, the odds just got more complicated...by a factor of two. (...Right? Whatever. Math is hard.) Point is: the Us Weekly has the news that the "True Blood" actress and her husband, the charming Stephen Moyer, are expecting twins!
This is a surprise outcome for the couple, who are reportedly getting lots of advice on doubling their fun in the baby department from twin-experienced co-star Sam Trammell (his girlfriend gave birth to a couple of bouncing babes last summer, so he's a pro at this stuff.) And while this is Anna's first pregnancy, Stephen has a couple of kids from a prior relationship, so he should be ready and able to baby-wrangle with the best of 'em when his wife needs another set of hands.
Jemima Kirke, who plays bohemian goddess Jessa on the HBO series "Girls," is expecting her second bundle of joy, according to People! She and her husband, Michael Mosberg, are already the proud parents to a 20-month-old daughter, Rafaella Israel.
Jemima is currently filming the second season of the Lena Dunham-created show.
The actress confirmed the news to the New York Daily News on Wednesday at a screening of Woody Allen’s new film, "To Rome With Love." She even joked with the reporter that she might have to use a plant to cover an expanding baby bump as she works on the series.
The gossip lines are abuzz this morning with the just-announced news of Anna Paquin's pregnancy—a first for the actress, who's married to her "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer. Exciting! (Think the baby will be a supernatural?)
No due date has been announced yet, but Anna's timing couldn't be better—with season five mostly in the can and not premiering 'til June, she should have plenty of downtime to rest, relax and wait for the arrival of her little one... and, of course, to get back in shape post-birth for "True Blood"'s nudie scenes before filming picks up for season six. But since delays can happen and schedules can change, we thought it would be a good idea to err on the side of caution, and put together a few suggestions for next-season storylines that'll let the show work around its star's pregnancy! You're welcome, HBO. You can put our royalty check in the mail.
It seems gentlemen aren't the only ones who prefer blondes. No matter which corner of pop culture you love to loiter in, it's likely you've stumbled upon Marilyn Monroe recently—billowing white skirt, coy smile, breathy come-ons and all. There's NBC's new series, "Smash," which debuted last night, and chronicles two Broadway neophytes' fight for the titular role in a production based on the bombshell's life. Then there's Michelle William's Oscar-nominated turn as the actress in last year's "My Week With Marilyn." Add in Nicki Minaj's latest leak, "Marilyn Monroe," and a playful homage from a certain "Gossip Girl," and clearly, Marilyn is having a moment.
It's all a bit curious considering the woman formerly known as Norma Jeane died nearly 50 years ago. Is she simply gone but not forgotten, or are there greater forces pushing us to re-examine the life of a woman whose life was rarely free of examination?
"We could say that the huge resurgence is a result of it being the 50th anniversary of her death this year. Although this probably has something to do with it, it certainly isn't all," said Michelle Morgan, author of "Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed." "What does Marilyn have that keeps her memory shining bright? Well, I think that really depends on who you're speaking to.
It's been just two days, but the internet is already crazy in love with the irreplaceable Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter born to Beyoncé and Jay-Z over the weekend in New York City. And with her mega-watt parentage, it's no surprise Blue has been welcomed into the Hollywood fold by the likes of Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Diddy, securing herself a place in the upper echelon of the famous-baby pantheon. (And, gosh, what an adorable pantheon that is.)
We, however, don't think the littlest Carter should rest on her laurels just yet. Sure, she's less than a week old, but it's never too early to star contemplating world domination. (Suri Cruise already has a five-year advantage!) To wit, we have a few suggestions for collaborations with other adorable star offspring that we'd like to see come to fruition within the next 25 years or so...
The gossip might stop for a hot second during the holidays, but the celebs kept on celebrating this weekend—and now that we're back on our game, it's time to check in with a Hollywood roundup of holiday fun! Who took their kiddies out for a wintry stroll? Who played not-so-secret Santa in a big way? Who imbibed a bit too much of the Christmas spirit and got into a seasonal spat? Read on!
First, there were shenanigans: Adam Lambert and his Finnish beau succumbed to a combo of jet lag, vodka and holiday stress, and got into a highly-publicized bar brawl just days before Christmas...but reconciled in plenty of time to break out the Nordic sweaters and traditional pulla in Helsinki on Christmas Day.