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.)
Demi Lovato has always been an open book when it comes to sharing the ups and downs of her life. But the singer is letting fans delve deeper into her life in the just-released e-book, "Demi," which serves as a companion piece to her album of the same name.
The e-book chronicles the 20-year-old's career and takes Lovatics inside the making of Demi, which dropped last month. "I wrote about personal experiences and became more candid about them," she says in a video clip featured in the release. "I also feel like my lyrics were more vulnerable, and I'm just really proud of how honest I was in this album."
What happens after you park your illustrious butt on the Throne of Glass? You wear the Crown of Midnight, of course! Which is where we're at now in Sarah J. Maas' epic series about a young assassin in search of her destiny, and why we're so super-excited to bring you the EXCLUSIVE first look at the trailer for "Crown of Midnight," the next book in line.
After making her action-packed debut in "Throne of Glass," Celaena has traded a life of hard labor in the kingdom's salt mines for a place in the palace—and the coveted title of royal assassin. But despite her position at the king's side, her loyalties lie elsewhere...and as powerful forces gather on the horizon, her next assignment might be the one that forces her to make a terrible choice.
There's no place like...the makeup chair? That is, if you're looking to transform from a comely young woman into a wicked witch green with envy, which is exactly what actress Mila Kunis did for her role in "Oz the Great and Powerful," hitting DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. In celebration of the fantasy film's home release, MTV News is giving you an EXCLUSIVE, behind-the-scenes look at Mila's makeover.
Surprisingly, with all of the new-fangled cosmetic technologies at their disposal, the team (led by Academy Award nominee Howard Berger), relied on retro materials—foam!—to create the Wicked Witch of the West's creepy countenance.
FROM MTV NEWS: Henry Cavill isn't the only looker stepping into the iconic role of Superman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" (out Friday). Meet 14-year-old cutie-pie Dylan Sprayberry, who plays the teenage version of Clark Kent. (You may recognize the actor from another younger-version turn: He portrayed a kiddie Cooper Anderson on an episode of "Glee.")
With all of the secrecy surrounding the superhero flick, it should come as little surprise that the audition process included a smidge of subterfuge.
"I probably went in about four or five times for the audition and they were keeping everything really under wraps," Dylan recalled. "They didn't want anyone to know what it was for, they wouldn't tell me anything. I did a monologue from 'Stand By Me' ... [When] I got the third callback and I found out that it was going to be for Superman, and then they started pairing me up with younger versions, and that's when I met Zack and Deborah Snyder. I auditioned for the bully actually as well, but I didn't really fit that one as much. But I kept going back in a few times just to match up and make sure that I look like Henry."
Read the full interview with Dylan at MTV News!
With just a week to go before the season six premiere of "True Blood," it's not like fans really needed to be whipped into a further state of frenzied excitement for TV's return to Bon Temps; we are already chewing on our hands and climbing the walls and have renamed all our cats "Eric Northman" in anticipation of the big event. But because HBO loves to taunt its vampire-craving audience right up until the last possible moment, a new trailer for the upcoming season has debuted with some tasty tidbits for us all to chew on.
For one: The tenuous peace between humans and vampires is breaking down in the wake of the Authority's overthrow, and the Tru Blood factories have been bombed into oblivious, which means that we can probably expect a lot of biting this season. Just look at all the fangs in this trailer! Eric, Bill, Pam, Jessica—they're all flashing their chompers and/or getting ready to chow down on various human necks! Eeeeee! Also, for anyone who wondered whether Bill might still be more or less the same rule-abiding vampire gentleman he's always been, despite having slurped down a mega-serving of the Blood of Lilith and dissolved into a pile of goo last season...nope. The new Bill barges into houses uninvited and watches unscathed as the sun comes up, and probably also steals candy from children and leaves the toilet seat up. What kind of madness is this?
FROM MTV NEWS: Starlets Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy are returning to TV this weekend with the "Victorious"/"iCarly" spin-off, "Sam & Cat." Now, if you're familiar with the dynamic duo, you know that in addition to acting, the two have singing as skill on their resumes as well. So will there be tunes aplenty on their new series?
"We didn't want to sing on the show. We had the option," Ariana told MTV News. "I think we just wanted to do like a TV show because I feel like since 'Hannah Montana,' it's been so cool for kid's shows to be musically driven. I don't think there's a show for kids out there now that doesn't have music."
"Sam & Cat" premieres on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Nick.
Read the full interview with Ariana and Jennette and MTV News!
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!
Fans of Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy need to mark June 26 on their calendars. That's the day the two Nick stars celebrate their birthdays. And, it’s a big one for both of them. Ariana will bid her teen years good-bye as she turns 20, and Jennette can party all she wants now that she will soon be 21.
The "Sam & Cat" stars are still trying to nail down how they might spend their joint big day. "I’m trying to think. It’s my 21st. I haven’t had a party in like years, I think since I was 13 was my last official party," Jennette confessed to MTV News. "So I don’t know. I’ve been toying with some different ideas, but now it seems like scheduling conflicts are kind of interfering."
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."