Beware: If you desperately want to cling to any grand illusions regarding kind, sweet, lovable Anna Kendrick, we suggest you click away right now. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Because in our latest After Hours, the "Pitch Perfect" star—for the very first time—reveals the dark side we don't see in flicks like "Up in the Air" and "50/50." And by dark, we mean dark. Like, drowning kittens dark, you guys! Seriously, we want our mommy!
Elizabeth Banks is a girl after our own heart. The "Pitch Perfect" star took to Twitter today to dispense with a bit of housekeeping advice. Namely, how she manages to snake her drain without tossing her
Gross? Yes. Useful? Perhaps.
Are you considering a career in entertainment journalism? Do you think that interviewing celebrities sounds fun, rewarding, maybe even easy? Hey! So did we! But when MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down for an After Hours chat with the stars of "Butter," it became quite clear, quite quickly, that something was not quite right...as evidenced by this video, which we're politely referring to as a "Bloopers" reel.
And by "politely," we mean more polite than the truth, which is that somebody spiked the actors' punch with Crazy. Whether a mass conspiracy or something in the water, there was no end to the bizarre madness that ensued as Josh tried in vain to conduct his interviews, from Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell being unable to field a question without talking across and over each other, to Ashley Greene taking offense at everything and committing assault with a pack of cue cards, to Rob Corddry making threats and refusing to leave his chair. It's all very weird and downright sinister, really.
When we sat down with the cast of the upcoming a cappella comedy "Pitch Perfect," we came with a reporter's notebook full of inquiries for stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Skylar Astin. And you better believe at the top of that list was: "What the f--- is a 'pitch slap?'"—that mysterious maneuver referenced in the movie's tagline.
While the cast mates couldn't agree on its precise definition (answers varied from acts of violence to Justin Timberlake's falsetto), they did address the question gamely and with aplomb worthy of the Barden University Bellas and Treblemakers.
Click play on the video above to get pitch slapped. Or something.
This week on MTV's After Hours, we have just one vital question to ask: What happens when the charming Josh Horowitz sits down with Emily Blunt, declares the agreeable actress the Queen of Sci-Fi, and then puts her to the test with an impromptu pop quiz about Joss Whedon, "Battlestar Galactica" and the ins and outs of "Stark Trek" genealogy?
Answer: an important lesson about what happens when you assign the "Queen of Sci-Fi" label to a lady without properly vetting her first, Josh.
As it turns out, despite her starring roles in "The Adjustment Bureau" and "Looper," Emily has not osmotically absorbed enough geek cred to answer even the most basic questions about beloved sci-fi cult favorites...or to show them the proper respect, for that matter. For instance, after failing to identify the made-up curse that was propagated by the good folks on "Battlestar Galactica," Emily replied incredulously:
"Frak? Are you serious, that 'frak' is a swear word?"
In case you missed the big to-do, the cast of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" debuted an EXCLUSIVE, brand new, never-before-seen clip from their upcoming film right here on MTV last night—and after, they stuck around for a special 30-minute MTV First interview with Josh Horowitz!
With our show's title being what it is, it only made sense to grill Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller on some of their own special "firsts"...although not, based on the embarrassed groans coming from Logan, the sort he was afraid we'd ask about. (Don't worry, Logan; we're keeping it strictly PG.)
Here's what the stars had to say about...
From Chance Harbor to Mystic Falls, actress Phoebe Tonkin is quickly becoming one of the most well-traveled CW stars! When the actress' American debut, "The Secret Circle," was cancelled earlier this year after just one season (we're still smarting!), she was quickly snapped up by the network's other supernatural, Kevin Williamson-produced, L.J. Smith-novel-adapted series "The Vampire Diaries." Bloody fantastic, indeed.
But before the Australian actress appears in a single frame of the vampire drama, she'll have to fend off a school of sharks in a grocery store (yes, this is a real movie that happened) in "Bait 3D," which hits DVD and Blu-ray this week. In honor of the release, our friends at NextMovie called up the actress to dish about all of her favorite films, T.V. series and musical performers.
Click on over to NextMovie to find out a few of Phoebe's favorite pop-culture things!
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!
When MTV News caught up with "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, the authoress let slip an interesting tidbit: namely, that she'd be open to a cinematic reboot of her vampire romance...in the not-too-near future.
"I think that obviously that could happen, and in the right scenario it might be something I'd be excited about, I mean, 15 years down the line," she said. "It would be cool to revisit it in 15 years. It would be fun."
It would be, Stephenie! But why wait 15 years for the laughs? Our friends at NextMovie certainly aren't! They looked into their crystal ball (or perhaps asked a certain psychic vamp) to discover which actors and actresses would suit up as Bella, Edward and Jacob in a reboot, circa 2030. Little Suri Cruise as our clumsy protagonist? It could happen!
Click on over to NextMovie to see their full (and funny) predictions!
Ever wonder what it would be like to have Channing Tatum as your boss? Well, wonder no more. The "Magic Mike" star is expanding his resume to include the title "restaurateur," and his New Orleans hot spot, Saints and Sinners, is opening in October...and they're hiring!
With the tagline, "Where the red light is always on," and old-fashioned scantily-clad ladies adorning the top of the restaurant’s Facebook page, we imagine that whoever ends up working there needs to be a bit saucy. Wallflowers need not apply!