How do you pronounce the surname of that tall drink of water who plays werewolf Alcide Harveaux on HBO's "True Blood"? If it sounds anything like "Man Jell-O" or "Mangy Yellow," well, you're doing it wrong. But that's okay! Because the man himself, Mr. Joe Manganiello, is here to help.
In this week's installment of After Hours we present you with "Joe Manganiello's Guide to Pronouncing F---ed Up Celebrity Names." Because how else would you know how to properly articulate tongue-twisters like "Tom Cruise" and "Brad Pitt"?
Get clickin' to learn all of Joe's linguistic lessons. (Which sounds a lot dirtier than it actually is. Unfortunately.)
Anticipation for Sofia Coppola's take on the true story of teens robbing Tinseltown has been at a fever pitch for months now, but did you know the Bling Ring's hijinks have already seen the screen? And on Lifetime, no less?
It's true! The same-named TV movie, starring "Carrie Diaries" actor Austin Butler, debuted in 2011, hitting essentially the same beats as the upcoming film: rob, rinse and repeat.
Austin played a character named Zach Garvey, the small-screen version of bandit Nick Prugo. We recently spoke with Austin about his time in the Bling Ring, including his brush with the real-life boy he portrayed.
"It was cool, because getting to play a real person who was young at the time—it was wild because he reached out to me [during filming], and I didn't know what to do, really, because I thought it might be too close to home," Austin recalled. "I mean, they came to friends of mine house. It was kind of wild."
Theo James' passing resemblance to a certain multi-hyphenate entertainer has been evident to me ever since he landed the lead role in CBS' now-defunct drama "Golden Boy." But, the two actors' likeness is absolutely uncanny in the first image (via Entertainment Weekly) of Theo's alter ego, Four, from the upcoming adaptation "Divergent."
"Divergent" takes place in a near-future Chicago, in which society has been divided into four factions, each based around a core value. There's Abnegation (selflessness), Erudite (intelligence), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness) and Candor (honesty). Each teen undergoes testing to determine which faction they align with, but when Beatrice Prior's (played by Shailene Woodley) results come back inconclusive, she must decide whether to stay within the comfort and safety of her parents' home or join up with a whole new faction.
Have you ever wanted to do music? If so, you're in luck! The guys of The Lonely Island (that would be Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) stopped by MTV News while promoting their upcoming album, The Wack Album, to give our own Josh Horowitz a lesson in the fine art.
Among the tidbits we gleaned: Music is the rhythmo de la noche, music comes from Greece, and Optimus Prime definitely digs music. (We feel so scholarly already!)
Learn even more about music, including how to do it, by watching the latest After Hours!
It's possible you know "Grown Ups 2" as the sequel to the 2010 buddy comedy starring Adam Sandler, but our hunch is—if you're reading this blog—you probably best recognize the film as "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner's comedic debut. He has abs of steel, but does he also have a finely chiseled funny bone? We'll find out come July 12!
In anticipation of "Grown Ups 2," our own Josh Horowitz sat down with Adam for a 30-minute interview, which took place at Happy Madison Square Garden—a basketball court nestled on the production company's lot. And if you've ever wondered about Taylor's own athletic prowess (REALLY!?!), Adam's here to put any doubts to rest.
"Taylor is not a basketball player but is somehow weaselly enough to beat most opponents," Adam informed us. "I don't know how tall Taylor is, but I'm 5'11", and I'm a little taller, so whatever the hell he is, he can grab the rim. He can swat people's shots. He's all over the place. He's a very quick man."
FROM MTV NEWS: Zendaya may have been the runner-up on the most recent season of "Dancing With the Stars," but the 16-year-old would surely get first-place honors on "Mentoring With the Stars." You see, the "Shake It Up" actress has a fellow Disney darling as a big sister of sorts: Demi Lovato!
When the starlet stopped by the MTV Newsroom recently, she spilled all about Demi's offer of advice on how to navigate a career in the limelight (see as D's an old pro at it by now!).
Click over to MTV News for all the scoop straight from Zendaya!
No, we haven't been hacked by a spambot promising $400 an hour, all by working from home. This is a real thing that's happening!
Amazon Publishing announced today its latest venture, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform through which fan-fiction writers can distribute their work and earn royalties.
There are a few caveats, of course. All works have to take place in the "Worlds" licensed by Amazon, which for now includes Alloy Entertainment properties "Gossip Girl" (by Cecily von Ziegesar), "Pretty Little Liars" (by Sara Shepard) and "Vampire Diaries" (by L.J. Smith). Royalties are doled out to both the rights holder and the author; 35 percent of net revenue is paid to the author for works of at least 10,000 words. (There's a lot to unpack here, so be sure to check out the Kindle Worlds author page for all of the pertinent information.)
So, with all that in mind, are you ready to make literally millions (of cents) writing about Blair, Aria and/or Elena? If so, we've got a few prompts to get your creative juices flowing into a frothy fruit punch of the highest literary value. Or something.
We love it when celebrities tweet at each other on the social networking site, so our hearts went soaring when we noticed this message on Keke Palmer's profile:
Maybe we should tell Keke about a little show called "Girls."
Law school dropout. Drink-slinger. Zombie novelist. True American. Nick Miller is a lot of things, but "suave" certainly isn't one of them. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to matter much to love interest Jessica Day, who finally had a sleepover with her bumbling—albeit well-meaning—roommate.
Nevertheless, when the man behind the "New Girl"—actor Jake Johnson—stopped by the MTV Newsroom recently to chat about the season finale (airing tonight on Fox), and we just had to ask him to play a game of "What Would Nick Miller Do?" to find out just how awkward things could get.
From facing the Zombie Apocalypse to being Catfished, we put Nick Miller in some supremely strange situations (so, like, just another Tuesday, amirite?). Perhaps unsurprisingly, both of the aforementioned scenarios prompted answers involving Schmidt.
Click play on the video above to find out what Nick Miller would do!
You've just gone full punk at the fashion world's biggest fete of the year: What are you going to do now? Eat all the room service, that's what. At least if you're starlets and besties Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev, which is exactly what the duo did following their fancy night at the Met Ball.
All we really have to say is that Julianne and Nina have exemplary taste in midnight munchies: pizza, hamburgers and French fries. If only they'd called us, we'd have brought the dessert!