As fun as it was to catch up with Sarah Hyland at last night's Emmy Awards, it's not really TV we want to talk about with the "Modern Family" actress. NOPE. 'Cause the role we're all waiting to see her play isn't some small-screen business; it's the big, bloody, beeeeeaauutiful part of Natalie Dashkov, unassuming member of the St. Vladimir's student body, in "Vampire Academy."

Fortunately, it turns out that Sarah is as psyched about the film as we are—and just as invested in seeing a movie that's faithful to its source material. After confessing to being an avid member of the Harry Potter fandom, the actress talked about the difficulties in adapting a much-loved literary series for the big screen without losing anything essential in translation...especially when, as far as fans are concerned, it's all essential.

"There’s always going to be something that’s missing," she told VH1 on the red carpet, "but 'Vampire Academy' actually stays really true to the book."

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Mahershala AliAll you Katniss Kids can rest easy tonight—the District 12 tribute's protector has been found.

Lionsgate announced today that actor Mahershala Ali will join the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2" as Boggs. Fans of Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy upon which the films are based will recognize the name of President Coin's (played by Julianne Moore) right-hand man, who's tasked with watching over Katniss as she films propaganda. (He's also the guy who unfortunately ends up on the wrong side of Gale's fist, resulting in a bloody proboscis...)

Mahershala will be a familiar face to TV watchers, as he's appeared on a number of series over the past decade, including "Crossing Jordan," "Treme," "Alphas" and "House of Cards." He's also starred in several feature films, "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," among them.

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Vampire AcademyOhmigod, you guys! Did you hear that Christian is a closet strigoi sympathizer? Did you know that Rose and Dimitri are in, like, forbidden love? And psssssst, I heard that Victor Dashkov is endowed with a super-long...uh, pair of fangs. HOT. At least, that's the word from the hush-hush gossip blog for students at St. Vladimir's Academy for vampires—which was the biggest secret ever until we EXCLUSIVELY scooped it.

Gush (because the only thing better than juicy gossip is a delicious double entendre) is your one-stop source for all the dirtiest, darkest, deadliest dish about what's going on behind closed doors at St. Vlad's. If you wanna know who's hooking up, who's secretly pining and who just got busted creeping out of someone's bed in the last fleeting minutes before sunset, you've got to take a look...and if you want to be up on all the school secrets before "Vampire Academy" hits theaters next year, you can follow along on Tumblr to make sure you're not missing any red-hot rumors.

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Patina MillerWhile the rest of us mere mortals are busy salivating in advance of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and its November release, Hollywood is looking ahead to other, more important things—like, say, rounding out the cast for the final two films that are being made out of "Mockingjay." And without spoiling too much, let's just say that the revolution has gained another leader: The studio has just announced that Patina Miller is officially on board in the role of Commander Paylor.

Those who've read Suzanne Collins' books will recognize Paylor's name as belonging to the smart, young, authoritative leader who plays a key role in the Districts' uprising, along with...well, some other stuff.

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Dakota Johnson is getting a pretty high-profile co-sign from Mindy Kaling. The casting of the former "Ben & Kate" star in the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” may have initially led fans of the E.L. James trilogy to scratch their heads, but Mindy is hardly surprised by it.

She’s got a lot of love for Dakota, who used to share Tuesday nights with "The Mindy Project" star on Fox.

"Dakota is another one where it’s like, she’s really funny and very beautiful, so she was the kind of person where it’s like sometimes you put a timer on someone and you’re like ‘Dakota’s going—[it’s] to be a certain amount of time before she becomes huge,'" she said, adding, "Cause she’s just very dry and funny, beautiful in a way that’s not, like, boring. She’s gonna be great."

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40 Days of DatingIf you've spent any time over the past few weeks embroiled in the crazy designer drama of 40 Days of Dating, then this news will come as no surprise: Warner Bros. has snagged the rights to make a movie based on the project, according to a report from Deadline. (And if you haven't been reading 40 Days of Dating, beware, it is an addictive web of internet madness that'll eat your life and rip off all your old romantic scabs and make you feel a lot of feels about FEELINGS.)

The project was the brainchild of Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, two friends who decided to make an experiment out of dating each other. Their mismatched personalities and opposing relationship approaches promised that things would almost certainly get interesting—she's a serial monogamist, he's a poster boy for commitment-phobia—and sure enough, some major drama ensued over the course of their month-plus of togetherness.

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Julianne MooreFROM MTV NEWS: The rumors were true! Julianne Moore has officially signed on for the role of President Alma Coin in the final two installments of "The Hunger Games" franchise, according to studio Lionsgate.

Fans of Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy know that the role of President Coin in "Mockingjay" is a multi-faceted one—perfect for an actress of Julianne's caliber.

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The Fault in Our StarsGuys, we're going into the literal heart of Jesus. That's right! Next week, MTV News will be visiting the set of the big-screen adaptation of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," and we want your questions for the cast!

Dying to know even more about Shailene Woodley's cute cut? Wondering what the deal is with those minatures Ansel Elgort paints? Lusting after the inside scoop on their characters' adorable romance? We'll get it for you! Just ask!

Send your queries via Twitter, Instagram or Vine (please, oh please, show us that pretty face!) using the hash-tag #AskTFiOS. And stick close to MTV News as we roll out all "The Fault in Our Stars" goodness. (Just don't forget the tissues...)

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jk rowlingFROM MTV NEWS: J.K. Rowling's world of wizards and witches is returning to the big screen!

The author is adapting her 2001 "Harry Potter" companion, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"—penned in the book series by Newt Scamander—into a feature film.

"Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the 'Harry Potter' series, but an extension of the wizarding world," Rowling said in a statement. "The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the 'Harry Potter' books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway.'"

Get all the details on the "Harry Potter" spin-off at MTV News!

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Liana LiberatoAfter all our dreams came true last week on the "If I Stay" casting front—in that the gentleman picked to play Adam, Mia's boyfriend, is every bit as delicious as we'd dared to hope for—it seemed too much to expect further awesomeness from the film so soon. And yet! There's more! Is it our birthday or something? Because this movie is the gift that keeps on giving: According to Deadline, the gifted Liana Liberato has snagged the role of Mia's best friend, Kim.

"If I Stay" is based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name, the story of a girl (played by Chloe Moretz) who finds herself comatose and her soul in a state of voyeuristic limbo after the car accident that kills her whole family. And if you've read the book, then no doubt you remember the scene early on when Kim arrives at the comatose Mia's bedside and begs her not to die—not least because if she does, "there’s going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school, and I know you'd hate that kind of thing." So you know that this role needed an actress with some verve, and Liana—who we last saw holding her own against the charming Nat Wolff in "Stuck in Love"—is a perfect pick.

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