If you like hot music, pop princesses and fresh new things that nobody has ever seen before, then here's an important final reminder about something else you'll like: a fabulous, one-of-a-kind date tonight with the lovely Selena Gomez! Today's the day when the star is serving up the EXCLUSIVE world premiere of her video for "Come & Get It"—followed by a 30-minute interview in which she'll answer as many questions as we (and her fans) can throw at her.
The MTV First fun starts just shy of eight o'clock tonight on your television (7:53 p.m., to be exact), with the interview happening online immediately afterward—so ready your remote, mark your browser and set all kinds of alarms so that you don't miss your chance to see Selena's first musical foray into some seriously steamy territory. Remember: Per this titillating 10-second teaser, we already know there's red lipstick and actual fire involved.
With artists like Beyoncé, Florence Welch, Lana Del Ray and will.i.am hitting high notes on the Jay-Z produced "Great Gatsby" soundtrack, you know it's going to be an album you'll play over...and over...and over again. But as we count down the hours (repeat: HOURS) until the soundtrack drops on Tuesday, we're taking an EXCLUSIVE deep dive into the album with director Baz Luhrmann, Jay-Z and the film's stars.
Click play on the clip above to go behind the music, and be sure to check out the film when it hits theaters on Friday!
Taylor Momsen and Blake Lively aren't the only former "Gossip Girl" cast members with musical aspirations. The latest to show off his silky smooth vocal cords is co-star Penn Badgley, who stars in the Jeff Buckley biopic, "Greetings From Tim Buckley," which opened last week in New York and Los Angeles and is available on iTunes and video on demand.
For the uninitiated, Jeff Buckley was a singer/songwriter who gained acclaim in the '90s for his music, which in addition to numerous original songs also included a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"—perhaps his most enduring work. Jeff's story ended abruptly and tragically when he drowned in Tennessee's Wolf River in 1997. He was only 30.
You know who's really good at playing titular, tortured, lovestruck leading men in films directed by Baz Luhrmann? Leonardo DiCaprio, that's who. Back when he was a Teen Beat heartthrob, Leo killed us (and himself!) dead as the lusty Romeo Montague in Baz's "Romeo + Juliet"—and now, he's doing it again as Gatsby. So when we caught up with "The Great Gatsby" director on the red carpet at the film's premiere, we had to ask: Was there anything different about working with Leo this second time around?
Baz's answer: "He was a gifted boy then, and now he's a man."
(No kidding! ...Said every woman, ever.)
The new season six trailer for "True Blood" hit the internet this weekend, and.. well, honestly, for real, we couldn't even tell you what's going on in it. It's just an enormous collection of half-second shots of splattering blood and naked flesh and vampires being systematically hunted down with laser-sight-equipped guns. Also, something really strange and terrible has happened to Bill in the wake of that gluttonous little drank-the-whole-entire-Lilith incident; in one brief peek at what's got to be a hell of an awkward conversation, Sookie whimpers incredulously, "You really believe you're God!" (And if the genteel, fair-minded Bill of yore has been replaced by a bloodthirsty vampire deity, this is going to be a very interesting season indeed.)
In addition to catching up with the usual Bon Temps crew, the trailer gives a glimpse of this season's new characters: that ranting gentleman with no hair must be Governor Burrell; that moist-looking fellow with the fangs and the hat must be Warlow; that guy making out with Sookie on the couch must be...the guy Sookie makes out with on couches! (Educated guess: It's probably "EastEnders" actor Rob Kazinsky, who we know is making an appearance this season as a new love interest for the Sookster.) There's one person we're almost positive we didn't see, though, and it's worrying: where, oh where, is Luna? Could her most recent skinwalking stint at Authority headquarters have had some adverse effects? DISCUSS.
Intrigue? Check! Text messages? Check! Killer fashions? Quadruple check! KILLINGS? All the checks!
A trailer for the fourth season of “Pretty Little Liars” has just dropped (via The Hollywood Reporter), and judging from the clip, the upcoming episodes promise to have all the mystery we've come to expect from the ABC Family series—and then some.
Softly lit garden parties, sepia-toned photographs and tattered, faded memories of Jazz Age Manhattan: this, my friends, is not the New York City on display in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." If you've seen so much as a poster for the film, you know that it's full of lush color, bright lights and all the vibrancy of a modern metropolis filled with energetic young things—and according to Catherine Martin, costumer and directorial spouse, that was entirely on purpose.
"Baz's biggest thing was that he did not want a nostalgic New York," she explained of the film's unique visual flair, which you can see in everything from the costumes to the cars to the neon debauchery of the sets. "He did not want a New York that felt kind of historical; he wanted it to feel as immediate and modern and visceral as it would have felt to Scott and Zelda [Fitzgerald], and all the characters in the book."
We haven't seen former "Saturday Night Live" player Kristen Wiig in a leading film role since 2011's raunchy romp "Bridesmaids," so thank Gilly that the first trailer for her upcoming comedy "Girl Most Likely" has finally hit internet (via Yahoo!).
Kristen stars as failed playwright Imogene, who after a mental breakdown ends up back at her childhood home in New Jersey and back in the less-than-capable hands of her mother (played by Annette Bening), who's shacking up with her oddball boyfriend (played by Matt Dillon). And—surprise!—Imogene's room's been rented out to fledgling pop star Lee (played by Darren Criss). But, really, that doesn't sound all bad. Slumber party, people!
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy took a calculated risk for the fourth season of his song-and-dance series, splitting episodes between the gang at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio, and the recent graduates who've moved to New York City. And it's a move that seems to have paid off—the show was renewed for not one but two more seasons last month. Yet, star Darren Criss told MTV News recently that it's hard to know how the format change is playing with viewers seeing as he's usually caught up in the production process.
"It's tough to analyze in some sort of cohesive way because it really blurs together. I don't have the advantage of watching every week," he said. "I'm not just being proverbial, it truly does blur together. We'll shoot two or three episodes at a time, and they'll overlap, and you kind of lose track of your chronological order."
But, much like us, there is one aspect of the dual settings that's always been a bit mystifying to Darren.
After a brief hiatus, Fox's "New Girl" returns tonight with an episode that star Jake Johnson (otherwise known as curmudgeonly bartender Nick Miller) says might be the funniest yet. And how could it not be with each character spilling the story of how they lost their virginity (with accompanying flashbacks)?
When Jake stopped by the MTV News studios recently, we just had to engage in some fact-finding pillow talk. Metaphorically, of course. This isn't that kind of workplace.
"The 'Virgins' episode was written by our creator, Liz Meriwether. I think it's potentially our funniest script that we've done," Jake said. "It's everybody in the loft, as well as CeCe, how they lost their virginity. So Nick's story goes back to high school, where he and Winston grew up together. And their dad, the great Dennis Farina—getting him back was awesome. I think he's the best. He takes them to a hotel and gets them prostitutes... As only he could get away with being charming while getting under-age boys prostitutes."
Now if, like me, you were wondering whether any of these deflowering tales are based on real-life experiences, Jake ensured they most certainly are not.