Here is the most whimsical little snippet of a stylish thing you'll see all day: Chanel has released the teeniest, tiniest preview of the upcoming short film "Once Upon a Time...", which stars Keira Knightley as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in 1913 France. The short, directed by Karl Lagerfeld in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first-ever Chanel store, depicts Coco's early beginnings as proprietress of a sweet boutique in the lovely seaside town of Deaufort. And even with just this little sneak peek to go on, it is really stinkin' cute.
In these few moments from the short, Coco (Keira) and a friend (Clotilde Hesme) bid a black-and-white hello to some friends in a classic car, while the fashion-minded denizens of Deauville wander up and down the most charming street ever to exist on film. Also, there's an incredible hat! Where is this all going?! We don't know, but it won't be long before the mysteries of this stylish mini-movie are solved, since "Once Upon a Time..." debuts in its entirety May 8 on chanel-news.com.
If you're raring to see Selena Gomez's first video in nearly two years, come and get it! ...Is what you should do, and is also the name of the song in question, the music video for which will air next Tuesday, May 7, in a hotly anticipated edition of MTV First! We'll have Selena in our studios for the exclusive premiere of the video for "Come & Get It," followed by a 30-minute interview with the star in which she'll take questions from fans. And in advance of her First event, we've also got an early sneak peek from Selena at what's in store when the video debuts.
It's only a tiny taste of the full "Come & Get It" experience, but here's what we saw: a field of flowers, a mysterious scruffy man face in profile, a very lovely shade of red lipstick, and—AND!!!—Selena and her video vixens dancing seductively around something that is really actually on fire. And that's only 10 seconds' worth of what's in store, so don't miss out: Tune in on May 7 at 7:53 p.m. to see the whole enchilada.
If the first two "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" trailers left you with a Valentine-shaped hole in your heart, then this brand-new international trailer should—at least partially—smooth things over.
The clip is largely a retread of previously seen footage: Clary (played by Lily Collins) witnessing Jace (played by Jamie Campbell Bower) slaying a demon in Pandemonium, Clary learning her true identity as a Shadowhunter, Alec (played by Kevin Zegers) confronting Jace. But in between, the film's big bad (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) finally gets a proper look.
"The world is ours to take," he tells Clary. "Let me show you who you really are, who you were destined to be."
"You don't know the first thing about me," she retorts. (Good girl!)
"Blood will sometimes be shed to defend yourselves and the people you love." (And we're pretty sure he's not talking about the synthetic, factory fresh kind.)
It's an ominous promise, indeed—one that concludes the latest "True Blood" season six teaser that debuted last night on HBO.
A falling bottle of Tru Blood—which eventually crashes to the ground causing the sort of sloppy splatter a CSI team would kill for—is the dominant visual of the latest promo, which also boasts a number of voiceovers from our favorite Bon Temps residents. ("It's us against them," Jason warns. "It feels like the world is spinning out of control," Sookie simpers.)
We've spied Magnus Bane in his supernatural skivvies and listened as Lily Collins waxed poetic about her passion project, so it seems time we shine the spotlight on a character who's a bit more mundane—in abilities, not personality, that is.
That's right; we're taking up with Clary's best friend Simon (otherwise known as actor Robert Sheehan) in our latest set visit from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."
And for fans of Cassandra Clare's best-selling fantasy series, Simon is much more than the boy next door; he's also the boy totally in love with our red-headed heroine. It's an unrequited love Robert touched on during Josh Horowitz's visit to the Toronto set last year.
The soon-to-be-released "Tiger Eyes" has long been our most anticipated book-to-movie adaptation that doesn't involve teenagers murdering each other in a televised tournament for public enjoyment, but there's been an infuriating dearth of promotional buzz and tease-y stuff leading up to the film's June release—leading Judy Blume fans everywhere to lie awake at night consumed by worry that something had gone horribly wrong, preventing the film from getting all the attention it deserved. But no more! Because there's a trailer! Finally! And best of all, it looks to be a completely wonderful and faithful adaptation of the beloved source material.
The film stars Willa Holland as Davey, a teenage girl whose family moves across the country to New Mexico after her father is killed. It's the beginning of a tremendous journey of self-discovery as Davey tries to cope with her grief, rebuild her life and negotiate the guilt she feels over her father's death—all while having her eyes opened to the struggles of other people against their own personal demons.
FROM MTV NEWS: "Silver Linings Playbook" (or as we shall forever call it, The Film That Earned Jennifer Lawrence Her First Oscar) hits DVD and Blu-ray on April 30, and in celebration of the release, MTV News got its hot little hands on a cool bonus from the Oscar-nominated film.
The clip in question is actually an alternate ending for the film that also stars Bradley Cooper, Robet De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Click play to watch the video and tell us in the comments which version of the "Silver Linings Playbook" ending you like best!
Learn more about the alternate ending at MTV News!
Any Shadowhunter worth his black would never be caught dead using a stunt double while destroying dastardly demons, and so it was that the actors portraying badass Nephilim in the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" underwent weeks of grueling training to pull off all those jumps, kicks and flips.
When we caught up with star Kevin Zegers recently at WonderCon, he explained the process of getting into top physical condition to portray Alec Lightwood.
"I think I showed up about four weeks before we started, and it went through filming, so then on lunch break we would go and rehearse the fight sequences," he said of the rigorous preparation. "[Director] Harald [Zwart] wanted us to do our own stuff, which I think when you watch the movie you can tell. It's sort of great, and you can see that it's us, and it's violence and just as, like, a guy, I saw the new trailer and it looks awesome. It looks like a big action movie, also obviously, the love story and everything are going on and the fantasy stuff. The action stuff looks awesome."
At the world's most elite academy for athletic teens, the competition on the playing field is fierce...and the competition off it is even fiercer. That's the story behind the much-anticipated new YA novel "The Academy: Game On"—the first book in the new series by Monica Seles (the international tennis superstar who's also an alumna of a hardcore sports training school, so you know she knows what she's talking about!). And today, we've got an EXCLUSIVE first look at the trailer, which promises all the juicy scandal of a great boarding-school drama plus the added twist of a young tennis star's Cinderella story.
The premise: Maya, a gifted young tennis star, gets the chance of a lifetime when her skills score her a scholarship to the world's most competitive school for aspiring athletes. But when she arrives, she discovers that her ability to wield a racket is the least of her worries; the school is a hotbed of conflicts that center on everything from wealth to romance, and it's ruled over by a mean queen bee whose parents bought her way in. Will Maya be able to steer clear of the drama and focus exclusively on her goal of becoming a pro player? ...Uh, we hope not! That sounds so boring! Bring on the frenemy backstabbing and secret dorm sex!
It doesn't take more than a cursory glance at Jamie Campbell Bower's resume to notice a theme. "Harry Potter," "Twilight," "Mortal Instruments"—dude is a serious fantasy buff! And when we caught up with the actor recently at WonderCon, he spilled that he has another otherworldly role on the docket.
"I will be playing a young Gandalf, indeed," Jamie joked of the "Lord of the Rings" character. "That's my next job. You can't tell, but I'm in the process of growing out a very extensive beard."
In all seriousness, though, Jamie confirmed that he is a fan of the genre and that perhaps his casting in all these magical projects isn't simply a coincidence.