Between his critically-acclaimed work in movies like "Alpha Dog," his current star turn in "The Social Network" and his ongoing gig as Saturday Night Live's most crushworthy unofficial cast member, it's easy to forget that Justin Timberlake actually started out his career as a bona-fide Tiger Beat pop heartthrob. But when he stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to talk about his role in the new David Fincher flick, Justin was all about the music—giving props to house band The Roots and reminding Jimmy that he grew up with a serious love of hip-hop.
"*NSYNC—you know, this little group I was in?" quipped Justin, as appreciative whoops from the audience confirmed that there were plenty of fangirls in the house, "We asked the Sugar Hill Gang to come open up for us, they came, and they rocked—they ROCKED my WORLD."
We haven't given much thought to "Sesame Street" since we watched it as kids on our old-school televisions (round and boxy, who knew?!), but the show is having a serious moment, thanks in large part to that Katy Perry fashion fiasco last week (which she hilariously spoofed on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend). Add to that a clever "True Blood" parody ("True Mud") and Jimmy Kimmel's guidified take, "Sesame Shore," and Big Bird and Co. are making us laugh like a bunch of ankle-biting pre-schoolers. If you haven't seen all three videos, check them out after the jump, then vote for which "Sesame Street"-themed clip is your favorite.
To be completely frank, one of the things I never expected to learn from anything "True Blood"-related were all the different words that rhyme with "mud." Yet here we are. "Sesame Street," in a move to include a bizarre array of pop-culture references that don't have anything to do with its target audience but everything to do with its target audience's parents, has made a spoof of the hit HBO show called "True Mud."
Here, Bill is a grouch instead of a vampire, and he has a deep craving for some true mud. Not a spud or a dud, dagnabbit, but mud! He shows up to the "Sesame Street" version of Merlotte's and is served in proper fashion by the muppet version of Sookie Stackhouse, and tries his best to get himself some of that True Mud. You're going to have to watch the video for yourself to figure out what he wants to do with it (hint: it's definitely not for drinking).
Even with a week's worth of television premieres underway, we can't help but miss HBO's "True Blood." It's sexy, it's violent, it's politically aware, and most of all it's fun, and it really sucks (get it?) that we have to wait until next summer to see new episodes.
To ease my own craving for the supernatural dramedy, I have been plowing through the Charlaine Harris book series, that up until a few weeks ago, I had never read. But HBO has cooked up its own method for easing "True Blood" withdrawls: a sweepstakes for fans to win their own personal piece of Bon Temps history.
HBO is offering fans the chance to win one of eight bloody "True Blood" costumes! They're nothing anyone would want to wear to the office or a dinner party (Maryann's wedding dress, for instance, has a giant hole in the middle of it from where she was killed), but with Halloween coming up, those lucky enough to get their hands on one would have a killer costume.
Labor Day weekend has passed, so now sounds about as good a time as any to start getting knee deep in "Breaking Dawn" news. This latest piece might get you a bit more excited than your average casting announcement though, because it involves meeting the cast of the film in person, if you have the dough to cough up for it.
We've covered the Stand Up To Cancer charity before and were excited by how many actors and actresses gathered to support their cause, but this just puts it over the top. SU2C is auctioning off a trip on eBay to visit the Vancouver set of "Breaking Dawn."
"Glee"'s second season doesn't debut for two more weeks (Tuesday, Sept. 21 to be exact), but the McKinley High gang are throwing an early premiere party tonight! Starting at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, you can watch Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Jane Lynch and the rest of the "Glee" bunch strut their stuff on the red carpet, right here on Hollywood Crush. Tune into the LIVE webcast below to see what the stars are wearing before our red carpet recap goes live in the morning!
Who are you most excited to see at tonight's premiere party?
I like to refer to Sunday nights as TGFTB night…that is, the night where we all thank the divine beings for the gift that is "True Blood." Of all the fanged, shifting, raunchy fun that has made "True Blood" the biggest show on HBO, we've got to admit that Mr. Eric Northman -- by way of Mr. Alexander Skarsgård -- is our favorite part.
Fortunately for us, he is a giving man. The hunk decided to enlist the help of the SkarsgårdNews fansite and ask fans to celebrate his August 25 birthday (Wednesday!) by giving their money to a charity auction to support Amnesty International instead of buying him gifts. Isn't he just the best? If you ever wanted to get the chance to touch Alexander with your own two hands, buying some of the personal possessions he's donating is probably the closest that you're going to get. But it's definitely something.
Jon Chu is ushering in the new generation of dance, and he's doing it this summer. In addition to directing the upcoming "Step Up 3-D" (he was also at the helm of "Step Up 2: The Streets"), the dance enthusiast is introducing a groundbreaking new web series called "The LXD", which debuted last night at midnight, streaming on Hulu.
The series (which Jon describes as something akin to "watching a new Michael Jackson video every week") will be split into three volumes, the first of which begins with the 10-episode volume called "The Uprising Begins."
Here, now, are five reasons why you should check it out: Read More...
We know how thirsty your pop culture appetites are 24/7 (believe us, ours are, too!), so we came up with something perfect — and mobile! — to satiate that yearning for news, movie reviews, celebrity headlines and much, much more: a brand new MTV News iPhone app!
As it says on the app's iTunes page, with the MTV News app, you will be given "unparalleled access to the biggest stars and pop culture happenings around the clock!" Categories to choose from include breaking news, articles, blogs posts (cough Hollywood Crush cough cough!), videos and photos. Plus you can customize the type of news you like to get (be it music, celebrity, MTV shows, movies, gaming, etc.)
The best part of this app — besides that its FREE! — is that it will house plenty of 2010 MTV Movie Awards goodies (think: red carpet live streams and behind-the-scenes views during the actual show)! So go on, get to downloading!
Still reeling over last night's shocking two hour season finale of "Grey's Anatomy"? You aren't alone! Tweeting celebs gave kudos to the the drama's big cliffhanger (we won't spoil it for you, promise), including recent guest star Demi Lovato who posted, "Most intense episode of any tv show I've ever seen. So amazing. Most incredible show ever." Even stars from other shows had to give credit where it was due, like "Glee" star Jenna Ushkowitz who tweeted, "ok, greys anatomy, you win. one of the best 120 minutes of television ever" as her co-star Lea Michele agreed, "how amazing was Grey's last night?!?!?!"
If you found yourself Googling what happened on "Grey's" than you came across today's most pleasant web surprise: Pac-Man! Yes, everyone's favorite ghost-fearing, fruit-enthusiast yellow dot turned thirty and Google paid honor in the best (albeit, most distracting) way possible. As "Web Soup" host Chris Hardwicke put it, "Good luck getting anything done today. Google.com's banner today is a playable Pac-Man for its 30th anniversary."
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