We probably don't have to tell you that the new red band trailer for "The To Do List," about a recent high-school graduate on an epic summer quest to schtup, teabag and reverse-cowgirl her way through the dictionary of sexual colloquialisms before college, is extremely NSFW...or pretty much anywhere else where it might be accidentally overheard by other human beings. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch it! In fact, whatever you're doing right now, you should pack yourself and your laptop into the nearest closet, the better to enjoy an, ahem, private moment with this summer's hottest movie.
Keg stands, skort conundrums, bikini mishaps and a terrible misunderstanding as to the nature of "pearl necklaces": all of this and more awaits you when you peep the preview for "The To Do List," which stars Aubrey Plaza in the lead role. Also of note: Bill Hader as a fantabulously perverted lifeguard at the local pool, and Rachel Bilson's not-entirely-inaccurate description of freshman year at college as a land of "penises everywhere." (It's true! They travel in packs!)
by Lauren Mandel
We can't believe it's taken us nearly 10 years to say this, but the sequel to every fashionista’s go-to tome—"The Devil Wears Prada"—is finally here! "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns," by Lauren Weisberger, is out today!
The book picks up a decade after the events of the first installment, with Andy and her former co-worker Emily joining forces to start a new publication of their own, The Plunge, a high-end bridal magazine. And in the midst of some serious heartbreak and betrayal, Andy finds herself right where she started, directly in the path of the woman we love to hate, Miranda Priestly.
In celebration of the sequel's release, we've gotten our hot little hands on an EXCLUSIVE interview with audiobook narrator Megan Hilty (of "Smash" fame).
Ancient vampires, teleporting teenage dreamboats, aliens in love, and Mary, Queen of Scots: There is quite the collection of amazing characters coming to the CW this year, and not to brag or anything, but we've been hanging out with them all morning...on the intertubes.
The CW has released the official trailers for all of its new series in the 2013-14 season, giving audiences their first major taste of the shows that will shortly be duking it out for fandom supremacy and/or precious space on our overstuffed DVRs.
The upcoming shows include "Star-Crossed" (a forbidden love story with an extraterrestrial twist), "The 100" (a post-apocalypse survival drama featuring juvie delinquents as post-nuclear lab rats), "Reign" (a bodice-ripping tale of romance and politics in 16th century France), "The Tomorrow People" (a third-time's-the-charm reboot of the classic sci-fi series about mutant telekinetic teens and the thugs who hunt them), and "The Originals" (the long-awaited spin-off featuring some favorite bloodsuckers from "The Vampire Diaries".) And if you're having a hard time deciding which of those sounds most exciting...well, so are we, but maybe after another 20 viewings of these video promos a favorite will emerge. Possibly.
by Christina Garibaldi
We all know that the tween years can be tough. You have to make the hard decisions of what to wear to school, deal with the stress of parents and friends and then there's always the boy drama. Well, lucky for all you tweens there is about to be a book that helps you deal with all those problems—and so much more.
"Dancing With the Stars" runner-up and Disney star Zendaya Coleman is set to release a new guidebook, "Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence."
"Basically I wanted to make something that was actually going to be useful,” Zendaya told MTV News. "I wanted it to be something that would help people, just help that little tween demographic that watches me and knows me, and it’s kind of an awkward age. It’s an age when you’re not necessarily a teenager, but you’re not a kid, and parents don’t really remember what it’s like to be 12, 13, 14, so I wanted to definitely help out in that sense, and I think it can be little things that it helps through, like little things at school, to what you want to wear, to bigger issues."
If you have big plans to see Darren Criss in concert during his tour this summer, make sure you cheer and holler extra loud for the songs you like best—because you might just cheer them right onto the man's next album. According to Darren, he's using his upcoming tour as a chance to audition his entire repertoire, live and in person, to see which pieces his audience really clamors for.
"It's really a chance to test out that material; if something doesn't work, it'll be instantly noticeable," he explained, when he sat down with MTV News for an interview about his summer plans. And when he goes into the studio to record his next album, he'll be referring back to this on-tour experience in order to determine which songs make the cut.
We've still got months to go before the big theatrical release of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," but the MTV crew has found a pleasant way to pass the time: by hanging out behind the scenes with the film's cast of Shadowhunters, getting the inside scoop on what it's been like to bring this fantastic story to life. And there's no contest when it comes to the question of who's the blabbiest actor on set: It's Jamie Campbell Bower, who has so many things to say about making this movie.
For starters, he says, we can expect to see lots of the grim, gritty flavor from the books, thanks to the magic touch of director Harald Zwart: "There's a darkness that Harald has brought to the piece, which I think is easily lost in adaptations, particularly of YA novels," Jamie said. "And there's a reality to it as well, which is nice. It's very easy to go into fantasyland too quickly."
Much as we all loved the deadpan hijinks of the undead hero in this year's zombie romance "Warm Bodies," you've gotta admit: The film contained nowhere near enough synchronized dance interludes set to a thumping contemporary techno-pop soundtrack. Right?
But hey, that's why we have professional pop culture parody duo the Hindi sisters to fill these unfortunate voids in otherwise-quality films (see: Harry Potter and Voldemort in a televised dance-off). And today, their latest is out: the story of a living dead boy and the girl who lurves him, set to Lady Gaga's "Monster," of course.
Ladies, prepare to meet Death! And make sure you freshen up a little, because trust us, you'll want to look your best for this date with destiny: We've got the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for the long-awaited second book in Kresley Cole's "Arcana Chronicles," featuring tarot Empress Evie in the lusty clutches of her "Endless Knight." (No, that's not a typo. He's a knight! Endlessly!)
In the next installment of this supernatural series about teens who've been endowed with tarot-based powers, Evie—the Empress—has accepted her role in the coming war that will determine the fate of the whole entire world...but she hasn't decided whether she'd prefer to die in the arms of Jack, the wickedly sexy bad boy who served as her protector during the apocalypse, or Death, the mysterious knight to whom Evie has an attraction even she doesn't truly understand. (Personally, we'd opt for the guy not named Death? Just seems wise, somehow... but then again, this is the world of supernatural romance, so who knows!) And in this exclusive video, we go behind the scenes at the photo shoot where two beautiful people and a talented crew created the iconic image used on the cover. Take a peek!
Is "The Originals" about to get "Lost"? Not quite, but when we caught up with Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies, the stars of The CW's upcoming "Vampire Diaries" spin-off, we were curious as to how flashback heavy their new series would be. After all, its predecessor never met a period scene it didn't like, and with a millennium's worth of history at their disposal, there's no shortage of content to mine.
"We have a thousand years to draw on, so I hope so," Joseph said of his wishes for a flashback-filled narrative. "I even wondered at one point, when we were talking about the format of the show, whether it would follow a 'Lost' format—flashbacks every episode. I think that would be too expensive."
"But awesome," Daniel chimed in. "Can we do that? What an amazing idea. You never shared that with me. I'm sort of hurt that you're doing it in the middle of an interview."
"I have to keep something up my sleeve," Joseph replied with a wry smile. "I think I read it somewhere. It wasn't mine."
Whatever the case, you can bet there will be plenty of historical moments featuring the Original family, and if Joseph has his druthers, they may shiver your timbers.
Remember when we told you that the delicious George Blagden had been tapped to narrate the latest audiobook in "The Bane Chronicles," the exciting companion series to "The Infernal Devices" that explores the life and times of one Magnus Bane? Well! Now you can hear all about that same thing from the actor's own (sensuous, full, ridiculously kissable) lips: just click to enjoy an EXCLUSIVE interview with George in which he talks about his first ever audiobook experience as the voice of "The Runaway Queen," what it was like to go back to France—and back in time—after his work on "Les Miserables," and what he likes best about Magnus Bane. It's just his voice, but daaaamn, what a voice. Prepare to go weak in the knees at the way he says "narrator." Also, "swashbuckling." Also, all the other words in the English language.
Said George, of his time in the soundbooth: "The recording process, quite honestly, has been terrifying in amongst being incredibly rewarding. It's kind of amazing that an author gets to let you take their work and give voice to these characters that they've created. You have a feeling of immense responsibility and you don't want to get it wrong."