Whether you yearn to be one-degree of poly-cotton blend from Robert Pattinson's heaving bosom or simply believe in the power of higher education, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke may have something you'll be interested in. The auteur is hoping to raise $10,000 to benefit University of California students, and as an incentive to donate, she's offering the chance to win the very V-neck Bella (Kristen Stewart) wore during her first kiss with Edward.
All you have to do is gift $25 to her Promise for Education page, and you'll be entered for a chance to own a piece of movie history. Whether you keep it hermetically sealed in a subterranean vault or wear it to bed every night while clutching your Edward Cullen body pillow is completely up to you.
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.
FROM MTV ACT: By Tuesday nights you know her as Aria Montgomery on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars," but by day, actress Lucy Hale is also the beauty ambassador for Avon's mark brand cosmetics.
As part of her new role, Lucy has recorded a PSA speaking out about dating abuse and partner violence. Scary statistic: One in four women will be abused by a partner during her lifetime. And that's totally not okay.
Click over to MTV Act to watch Lucy's full PSA for the m.powerment campaign.
Last night marked the celebration of VH1's 2013 Do Something! Awards, with lots of pretty Hollywood people coming out to honor the charitable and civic-minded celebs among them. Kelly Osbourne and Jennifer Hudson were among the celebs receiving recognition for their charitable works. And though it might not have the serious professional cachet of, say, a Golden Popcorn proclaiming its recipient the perpetrator of "Best Shirtless Performance," these awards for famous do-gooders are pretty dang impressive—as was the arrival style of some of our young Hollywood favorites, who walked a lime-green carpet on their way to the ceremony itself.
Among the well-dressed folks who came out for last night's awards: Janel Parrish of "Pretty Little Liars," who sizzled in a hot pink minidress and black platform pumps. Also catching our eye with a short skirt and long legs? MTV's own Jillian Rose Reed, who sported a cute yellow cap-sleeved number with some interesting bling at the neckline. And finally, cementing his status as one of the world's most conscientious, engaged and philanthropic famous dudes was Darren Criss, whose fresh-off-the-yacht preppy getup was tempered by some sexy face-scruff.
Following the devestating tornado that hit central Oklahoma on Monday, stars have been taking to Twitter to voice their concern and encourage aid. "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale is adding her voice to the rallying call, asking fans to donate to the Red Cross.
Of course, there's more than one way to lend a hand, and our friends at MTV Act have put together a handy list of ways you can help. Be sure to check it out!
FROM MTV ACT: Who run the world? Beyoncé, apparently! The songstress is teaming with actress Salma Hayek Pinault and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini to create the philanthropic Chime For Change.
More information is being released about the movement on March 12, but for now we can tell you Chime for Change is dedicated to empowering girls and women through education, health and justice. Sounds like the perfect venue for Beyonce's girl power 'tude!
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Can it be? Is Christmas really over? Though the calendar reads "December 26," you don't need to pack up the lights and put the figgy pudding on ice just yet. After all, we have yet to check in with Hollywood's hottest to see how they spent the holidays! From volunteering to trimming the tree to Santa Claus role-playing (yes, you read that right), our favorite stars embraced the Christmas spirit with rosy cheeks and hearts full of love. So pour yourself another helping of eggnog and check out our run-down (or else you might just find a marauding band of reindeer at your door...) Merry Christmas!
There are few things that get our bells ringing quite like celebrating the season with friends, and that's just what "High School Musical" co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale did. Ashley took to Instagram to share a pic of the Disney duo decking the halls on Christmas Eve. "Santa's Lil helpers. Decorating with @vanessahudgens and Austin #christmas #besties," she wrote. We're guessing there weren't many Troy Bolton ornaments to be found...
FROM MTV ACT BLOG: Shay Mitchell may play a pretty little liar on screen, but off, she's helping spread the honest truth about human trafficking, through her work with the Somaly Mam Foundation. In fact, here's a startling statistic: Did you know there are an estimated 27 million people around the world who are enslaved? With Shay's help (and yours!) the non-profit hopes to put a stop to this problem in Cambodia (where its founder herself was kidnapped) and beyond.
Shay talked with our friends over at MTV Act Blog, not only about her volunteer work, but also how her "Pretty Little Liars" character Emily has helped teens across the country.
Click over to MTV Act Blog to read their full interview with Shay!
The critics might have been split on whether Kristen Stewart's sheer chiffon-and-lace beige bustier dress from the L.A. premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was a style stunner or a fashion faux pas, but at least we can all agree that she's taking it off for a good cause! According to GossipCop, the actress has offered up her autographed Zuhair Murad gown to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
This isn't Kristen's first contribution on behalf of the recovery effort since the storm carved a path of destruction along much of the Jersey coast; her dressy donation comes in the wake of an appearance at the star-studded 12-12-12 benefit, where she made a speech to encourage support. And thanks to her latest contribution, the dress is being auctioned online at Charitybuzz as we speak, with proceeds to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.
Why yes, that is Anne Hathaway in short hair and even shorter shorts on the cover of January's Glamour! The recently married star is front and center in the magazine's special "Self-Expression" issue, where she made a statement in both a casually styled photo shoot (she's seen in a limited-edition tank top for the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women) and an interview with Eve Ensler that revealed her as not just a major star, but a thoughtful and passionate activist for the causes she cares about.
And now that Anne is a major celebrity at the top of her game, she says she's determined to use her star status for good.
"At this stage in my life—and this moment will not last forever—me walking my dog is news," she explained. "And because I take very seriously the idea that I can make an impact in the world, I hold back my voice so I can make more of an impact when I do use it. A cause like One Billion Rising is something I want to scream about, and I want you to take that scream seriously because I don’t fall out of nightclubs."