There's a new music video out for "The House at the End of the Street," the horror movie starring Jennifer Lawrence as a hapless teenager whose new neighborhood holds a scary secret or two—but before you watch it, beware. The clip lulls you into a false sense of security, letting you think you're enjoying a regular music video by the surprisingly talented Jennifer, who has a guitar in her lap and a sweet little song to sing about falling in love...and then BAM, you're sucked into a horror-flick remix in which Jennifer's vocals echo back, distorted, while she flees for her life from the demented basement-dwelling creepazoid who almost certainly wants to make a bathrobe out of her skin. GAH! Worst bait-and-switch ever. This is worse than being Rickrolled!
Songstress and "X Factor" judge Demi Lovato will be giving our hearts a break during tonight's MTV Video Music Awards pre-show when she takes the stage to perform her hit single, kicking off the star-studded ceremony. And when we caught up with Demi this week, we made sure to ask how she was preparing for the important task before her.
"You know, just making sure I'm well rested so I don't look like a hag when I step out on stage," the 20-year-old joked.
When pressed about her pre-show rituals, Demi revealed her own shortlist of artists who get her primed to perform. "There's some music I listen to that really pumps me up is 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj, but not her pop stuff, like, her grimy stuff. I love it."
That Taylor Swift sure knows how to write ridiculously catchy tunes. The VMA performer's new record-breaking single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," is nearly impossible to get out of your head, and its corresponding video is equally enthralling.
In addition to being delighted by the clip's lighthearted and whimsical tone, one of the most enjoyable elements is Taylor's tall, dark and hot "ex" in the video, played by model-turned-actor Noah Mills. MTV News was lucky enough to snag a sit-down interview with Noah recently to
get lost in his eyes get the goods on his experience shooting the vid.
"When I met her and then [director Declan Whitebloom], they very much have this [shorthand]. They like to keep it light and jokey," he explained. "It's really smart, really witty and really quick. It was one take for the whole video, and then they had the band in those animal outfits which they were stoked about. They pitched the idea, and I understood it. The inspiration is pretty obvious."
When asked for his opinion on the quick costume changes that Swift described, Noah admitted that he had it easier because all he had to do was change shirts. And not only that, but he has plenty of experience with the quick-change trick, thanks to his work in fashion shows.
Taylor Swift stopped by our studios last night for the much-anticipated, exclusive MTV First debut of her brand new video for "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together"—but before we got to the main event, we sat her down for an interview and made her tell us all her most seeeecret secrets! ...Yeah, okay, not really. (And no, we still don't know who the mystery man was that inspired this angry breakup song.) But we did get the star to play a modified version of Never Have I Ever, and get a couple surprising answers in the bargain! For instance: If things hadn't worked out with the whole mega-selling pop star thing, Taylor did have some alternative ideas about what she'd do with her life.
"You have to have a backup plan in your head, and I was in middle school when I was forming [mine]," she explained, before revealing that her career aspirations included either "something to do with criminal justice, or interior design."
The countdown to this year's Video Music Awards on September 6 continues, and our lineup for the best video music awards ceremony EVER is filling out with fabulousness—most recently, the addition of Demi Lovato as a featured performer!
After a terrific showing in her hosting gig at the Teen Choice Awards, Demi will be kicking off the 2012 VMAs pre-show with a performance of "Give Your Heart a Break" (followed by a warm-up hour of music courtesy DJ Calvin Harris), assuring that all present will be pumped and ready to party by the time the ceremony heats up at 8 p.m.
There's no shortage of ways for adoring fans of Robert Pattinson to get their fix of their favorite actor; depending on your level of obsession, the Pattz can be had on your TV, on your wall, or even—thanks to a product that never ceases to disturb us—on your bed. But now that he's nearing the end of his involvement with the ever-demanding "Twilight Saga," he may turn up on your iPod, too! In last night's MTV First interview, Rob replied to a Twitter question about his musical career with cautious enthusiasm, admitting, "I've been writing a lot of stuff recently."
And while there doesn't seem to be any question that he'll keep on acting, too, the star says that he's looking forward to writing and recording music again once the high-visibility job of promoting "Breaking Dawn" comes to an end.
"That's one of the things—with 'Twilight' coming to a close, I feel a bit more comfortable doing that," he said. "I really miss it, so I think I might do some stuff."
by Danica Ruberti
Anytime we think that tangled web of secrets on "Pretty Little Liars" can’t get any messier, we're proven otherwise. If only we could get one of those adorable actresses to let loose with some insider scoop we wouldn't have to be anxious about the always action-packed summer finale. Alas. We'll still accept some good Ezria scoop courtesy of Lucy Hale.
“A lot of people who really haven’t had secrets in the show, like Ezra, now have a huge secret,” Lucy admitted. “Aria gets to meet his family.”
Yeah, yeah, but Lucy, will we have any answers about the fallout from that secret by the end of this season?
"Somewhat. It’s sorta how our show always goes. When one door closes, another one always opens,” she grinned. “It makes Aria and Ezra’s storyline much more interesting, so it’s not just like a romance. There’s more spice to it, which is exciting.”
If you've been congratulating yourself on having finally gotten the insanely catchy chorus of "Call Me Maybe" out of your head...well, good for you! And enjoy it while it lasts, 'cause it won't be long before we stuff it right back in there. The song is just one of the year-defining earworms to get a nomination nod from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, along with a lot of familiar tunes and favorite faces.
Among the nominees are Hollywood Crush regulars Rihanna and Katy Perry, facing off for Video of the Year, as well as Best Female Video (and that's just the tip of the iceberg for Ri-Ri, who leads the pack with five nominations total). Also on the radar: Justin Bieber and his latest hit, "Boyfriend," for Best Male Video; One Direction and Frank Ocean for Best New Artist; and, of course, Gotye and the impossible-to-stop-singing "Somebody That I Used to Know" (sing it with us now: USED TO KNOOOOOOO-OW!)
by Danica Ruberti
Now that we know "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale has signed with big-time label Hollywood Records, the 23-year-old has fans wondering what she has up her sleeve. Well, don’t be surprised if you’re stuck like glue to her new album when Lucy goes country with Sugarland singer, guitarist and songwriter Kristian Bush!
Kristian sings alongside vocal giant Jennifer Nettles in Sugarland— the platinum-selling band that is known to get your hips swayin’ and your feet movin’. MTV News caught up with Lucy and got the scoop on her upcoming collaboration and the details on her new country-esque album.
“We have a week off from ['Pretty Little Liars'], and I’m flying to Atlanta to write with Kristian Bush from Sugarland,” Lucy told us when asked about this upcoming collaboration. “They’re the biggest country band out there, and I don’t even know how I got that. I don’t even know! I got an email about it and it was obviously a no-brainer."
by Tiffany Taylor
If Lucy Hale wasn't busy enough this summer taping her hit series, "Pretty Little Liars," the young starlet is also now splitting her focus between acting and working on her music. Lucy was just signed to Hollywood Records and plans to spend time writing and recording during breaks from "PLL."
Lucy is no stranger to the mic. In 2003, she appeared on the "American Idol" spinoff "American Juniors," and was one of the top five winners put into a vocal group. Although the teen singing quintet broke up two years later to pursue solo efforts, things worked out well for Miss Hale as she booked her first television guest spot on a Nickelodeon show that year.
"I grew up performing, I grew up singing," Lucy told MTV News. "I never really knew which route I was going to take, but acting sort of took off for a while."