If you want to wait 'til the release of Helen Fielding's next book, "Mad About the Boy," to find out just what's been happening with dear Bridget Jones since her last literary romantic entanglement, this is your dutiful warning to stop reading, shut your laptop and go fix yourself a sandwich or something. Because according to a spoilerrific scoop from Entertainment Weekly (via excerpts from the new book published in this week's Sunday Times Magazine), the perpetually single Englishwoman resumes her adventures as...
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by Cassie Title
You know, it's a really unfortunate thing that there are no yoga classes after 10 p.m. Because after all of the incredibly epic shenanigans that occurred on the season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" I could definitely have used one to calm down. Seriously, I just got too wired. There was screaming at the TV, gasping at the TV, imploring the TV to replay the scenes it just aired (which, considering my lack of DVR, was fairly silly). So, with no stress-relieving outlet, I decided to take pen to paper. And, I don’t mean writing this recap. (Although, as you can see, I've done so.) I mean this:
Dear Julie Plec,
Greetings! I hope things are swell. Really, I do. Now, I know that we've had our differences—you’ve never answered my vague letters to you on the internet (which is understandable, because you don’t know I exist), and you’ve created some character arcs I wasn’t too fond of but, at the end of the day, I am obsessed with your show and would really like to talk to you about it. I know you’re very important, but I occasionally see you interacting with us common folk on the Twitter, so here’s my handle: @CassieTitle. Get at me, girl! (Seriously, you rock my world.)
by Melissa Albert
It proves hard for "Glee" to justify a second Britney Spears tribute episode, especially one that relies so much on mash-ups. But we'll never argue with a Brittany S. Pierce episode, even though our repeated prayers to see Mr. Figgins performing "I’m a Slave 4 U" have once again gone unanswered.
The weak setup for this Spears ep isn’t dental drugs, but Brittany’s sad mood: Santana’s too busy at college to scissor-Skype, Sue’s unimpressed with the Cheerios' performance of Spears' "Hold it Against Me," and Brittany’s attempts at doing a voiceover continually fail.
Worst of all, she gets kicked out of the Cheerios, because you can only complete your homework in crayon for so long before someone notices you’re not fulfilling the academic requirements. Depressed, she trades in her cheer uniform for a "Grandma at the Mall of America" ensemble, inspiring “qualified” “counselor” Emma Pillsbury to step in. She and Schue decide that what Brittany needs is another Spears week.
The Hollywood press cycle can be cruel. Just as Kristen Stewart's relationship indiscretions with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director were coming to light, Robert Pattinson was gearing up for a press tour to promote "Cosmopolis." How would he handle the attention, the interviews, the pressure -- everyone wanting to know how he was holding up?
Turns out, RPattz is holding up just fine -- and handled himself quite well during the tour. So this week's "Twilight" Tuesday is dedicated to the vampire heartthrob, some fan analysis of his public appearances, a few new tidbits about the end of the 'Twilight' era.
'We love the way he continues to strive to be himself with poise and professionalism and isn't afraid to let the world know that he is out there to be an actor,' said Erin Gross, co-owner/editor of FanGirlIsh.com. 'The actor is proud of his projects, and we are proud of him.'
'I'd say that Robert Pattinson conducted himself with a lot of grace under fire with witty comments about breakfast cereal or changed the subject when things were too personal,' added Laura Byrne Cristiano, owner of TwilightLexicon.com. 'He's still happy to talk about his films, and that's what we really want long-term.'
By Christina Garibaldi
Backstage at a fashion show is probably one of the most hectic environments to be in: there are models to be fitted, makeup to be done and hair to be set! There are so many people doing a million different jobs that it's hard to take in the scene. Yet when you're a Fashion Week veteran like designer Tracy Reese, the insanity is just part of the fun.
"It's pretty crazy, but it's controlled," Tracy told us. "Everybody is about their business. It seems crazy, but everyone is really focused."
And the most focused one of them all? Obviously, the designer herself. But that doesn't mean she wasn't a little nervous to debut her new 2012 spring line at New York Fashion Week.
"I definitely get nervous. You're anxious to see it all come together and then it happens so fast," Tracy revealed. "We are in and out in ten minutes. Weeks and weeks and weeks of preparation boiled down to these ten minutes, and you want it to be the best you can make it."
In the upcoming film "The Roomate" (out February 4), Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester play eerily similar-looking bunkmates whose relationship turns "Single White Female" when Leighton very quickly becomes, shall we say, possessive. But at this week's red carpet premiere for the film, the two lovely leads couldn't have looked more different (not to mention friendly!) in their night and day frocks. We loved both looks so much that we just had to name the duo this week's Style Superstars. Keep reading for our take on the ladies' killer looks.
Now, we're used to seeing Leighton rock unconventional styles that don't always hit a red carpet home run, but she brought her A-game to the "Roommate" premiere in a floor-length black gown with cut-outs at the waist. The modern dress looked totally chic on L, and we liked that she chose to wear her hair sleek and straight. That being said, we're curious to see how this dress would look at knee-length—we have a feeling that would have taken the edginess factor to the next level. Regardless, this is a win for Leighton. Here's to seeing more fashion-forward looks from her!
Got a hot date this weekend, but don't know where to take them? Rest easy, Crushers, Ashton Kutcher and Mindy Kaling have a solution for you! The actress urged from her page, "Take your beau or miss to No Strings Attached!" while the flick's leading man (pictured here with his co-star Natalie Portman in a scene from the movie) promised, "Make your date plans for tonight. No Strings will not disappoint!" Even his date, wife Demi Moore, gave the film a thumbs up as she tweeted, "I love No Strings Attached! It's sooooo good! Smart funny and a great ride!!!!"
Speaking of great pairings, Katy Perry has let fans know who will be joining her on her upcoming California Dreams Tour! Singer Robyn announced from her page, "Yes! Im opening up for @katyperry on some of her american dates this summer. As soon as i have the dates, you will. Watch out!" as Katy excitedly responded, "@robynkonichiwa and I will be dancing up a storm watching your set! Can't wait, BTE!... best tour ever!" Katy later wrote, "I feel like this tour is building a bridge between the hipsters & the popsters. Hip-Pop is so 2011. Get wit it. #californiadreamstour!"
Check out the rest of Friday's best tweets from the stars and find out which celebs are headed to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival! Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" may not hit a theater near you until November 19, but all of your favorite Hogwarts students are gathering in New York City on Monday (November 15) to celebrate the film's American premiere. And you know who else will be there? MTV, of course! We'll be LIVESTREAMING the Lincoln Center red carpet starting at 6 p.m. (ET), and you won't want to miss it. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, No. 1 hottie Tom Felton and Ralph Fiennes will all be on hand for what is sure to be a magical night.
Make sure to stick close to Hollywood Crush throughout the premiere evening as we breakdown the stars' fashions, the red carpet run-ins and chat all things Potter. In the meantime, tweet your questions for the "Harry Potter" cast using the hash tag #askPotter.
What's the story? "Morning Glory," of course! In honor of the Rachel McAdams film in which she stars as a go-getting morning show producer who must wrangle ornery on-air talent (played hilariously by Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford), we're giving away a bundle of prizes perfect for all you working girls out there!
So what's up for grabs in our "Morning Glory Working Girl" Giveaway sweepstakes? Here are all the delicious goodies:
We know you've been listening to Taylor Swift's new album, Speak Now, on repeat, and we bet you've got nearly all of the lyrics memorized (not to mention tons of theories about who she's singing about)! And, of course, you’re not the only one.
Taylor Swift superfan, Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber founder and friend of MTV News, Danielle Owens-Reid had a lot to say about what each song on the album means, and she managed to do it all in under 60 seconds (without losing her breath!). So guess what!? We’re challenging you to do the same!