Perhaps you've heard the hubbub surrounding singer/actress Selena Gomez's revelation that "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" star Logan Lerman is her celebrity crush. And perhaps you've heard Logan's humble response, which has been along the lines of "I'm totes flattered!" (exclamation and abbreve added for emphasis). But we doubt you've heard what Logan told us when we offered to set him up with the 21-year-old pop star recently. (We are MTV, after all. We've got connections!)
"I'll give you guys a ring as my dating agency," Logan joked good-naturedly to our offer. "I gotta get off JDate and gotta start moving to MTV for my dating services."
After Hours' patented "Yes/No Show" is back, this time with special guests "We're the Millers" stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis! And you better believe host Josh Horowitz leaves no stone unturned. From rumors Jennifer strangled puppies on the "Marley and Me" set to Jason marrying out of his league, we ask the burning questions and...get a yes or no answer.
Click play on the clip above to watch the "We're the Millers" stars at work!
"Kick-Ass 2" actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been something of a magnet for casting rumors of late. In addition to speculation surrounding his maybe/perhaps/potential casting as Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," he's also been submitting to speculation that he could play damaged billionaire Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to be directed by wife Sam Taylor-Johnson. But matrimony does not a movie role make—though Aaron did confirm that he's really happy for his lady love.
"I think Sam is an incredible director, and I'd love to work with her again," Aaron enthused of the director, whom he met on the set of "Nowhere Boy." "But the film is all about casting and I'm anything but Christian Grey. I'm super-excited and thrilled for her. I think even the prospect of her doing it is really great for [the studio]. She adds an element of class to it."
If you've been paying even the teensiest bit of attention to the YA book buzz for fall 2013, then you've no doubt caught wind of the mad, rabid anticipation surrounding Cristin Terrill's debut novel, "All Our Yesterdays." (Seriously, the buzz for this book is so loud and wild that it sounds like a million angry bees jacked up on performance-enhancing drugs.) And in this final month before the book hits shelves, you're gonna want to get acquainted with the strange, scary, sci-fi surreality in which it takes place...which is, of course, where we come in. Because we've got the EXCLUSIVE first of four cinematic webisodes introducing you to the book's brave, bad-ass heroine. And ooooooh, she's in big trouble.
A girl imprisoned in a locked, bare cell, with a hard chair under her rear and a video camera in her face: This can only be Em. She's spent her life trying to stop the invention of a machine that will destroy the world, only to find herself behind locked doors, guarded by a mysterious man who wants to know what she knows, and who doesn't mind knocking her around to get it. Ugh! This guy is so RUDE and MEAN. And with nothing but a list of instructions to guide her—a list she doesn't remember writing, but that's written in her own hand—she'll need to find a way out of her prison in order to stop the apocalypse.
Intrigued? YEAH YOU ARE. And in the weeks leading up to the September release of "All Our Yesterdays," you'll be able to sneak three more webisode peeks at the excitement to come.
Brace yourselves, little superstars: Miley Cyrus is not only coming for you, she's here, and she isn't wearing pants. So goes our awesome new promo for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, in which Miley—complete with bra top, pixie pompadour and some seriously sexy high-rise leather briefs—descends upon the Brooklyn subway system like an avenging angel of pop-punk rockerdom.
This is just a sneak peek at the excitement to come when the VMAs make their outer-borough debut on August 25, with Miley on tap for a command performance at the year's best, biggest and boldest video music awards (and we're not just saying that 'cause they're ours, okay.) So clicky clicky, and get pumped for the inevitable firestorm of girl-powered panache that Ms. Cyrus will be bringing to this year's big night.
Do not adjust your computer monitors: That is indeed "The Mortal Instruments" author Cassandra Clare flaunting cat ears. And, no, that is not her usual authorial garb. Like many writers before her (think: Stephenie Meyer of "Twilight" fame), Cassandra is making a cameo in the big-screen iteration of her best-seller.
When we chatted with the author in between takes on the Toronto set, she admitted that even though she grew up in the film industry, the whole experience was still hard to wrap her head around.
"'Surreal' is the word," she said. "My husband says it's like being at Disneyland where all of the rides are based on my book. It has gone through a long process."
But there was one vivid moment Cassandra recalled where it all started feeling very real.
As you can see from this Comic-Con interview, Joe Manganiello is still a bit raw about missing his shot at superhero immortality in "Man of Steel"—"Just rip off the scab," he said, as MTV's Josh Horowitz pointed out that Henry Cavill not only got to play the role of Superman, but also co-opted a key component of Joe's own signature look during a portion of the film.
"He stole my beard," Joe agreed. Ugh! Now that's just mean. But while the "True Blood" star might still be feeling the hurts over not getting to wear the iconic Kryptonian's magic red underoos, he says that his interest in the superhero realm has shifted: With so many X-Men, Batmen, Supermen and Avengers running around, he only wants to do a superhero film if it's "a real deconstruction of the genre."
"I want to do one that flips it on its head," he said. "I want to make the 'Fight Club' of superhero movies!"
And that would be lovely, for sure. But, hey! Speaking of shirtless groups of men doing nasty things in secret clubs: How about that "Magic Mike" musical? The much-discussed flick about male strippers is headed for Broadway, and so we had to ask: Could Joe be in the running to reprise his role in front of a live audience?
Dearly departed "Glee" star Cory Monteith, who died last month at the age of 31, will be memorialized during the October 10 episode of Fox's song-and-dance series when it returns this fall. But in the meantime, the network has released an In Memoriam video—a brief montage recalling the actor's too brief stint on the show.
Additionally, Emmy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich told Deadline last week that a tribute is in the works for the awards ceremony airing September 22. Ehrlich said everything is in the early stages, but that it would be "something that reflects an homage."
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller may just be the Hepburn and Tracy of the Millennial Generation (Google it, kids). They'll star in two films together over the next year: this weekend's "The Spectacular Now" and 2014's dystopian drama "Divergent." And though the two couldn't seem more different, Miles told MTV News that they actually mesh quite well.
"We are different," he agreed. "When we first met, the only thing she'd ever seen me in was 'Rabbit Hole,' so she was expecting this pretty shy, you know, introverted kid, and I came in hot. I think I literally just got back from Vegas. But that's how I met Shailene. And then we had lunch, and afterwards, we talked about GMOs for like an hour. I called up my mom and was like, 'What's up with corn? Why's it so bad?'"
But to hear Miles speak of it, he really does respect the differences between himself and his co-star.
Few celebrities have graced the After Hours set more often than Mark Wahlberg, whose film "2 Guns" hits theaters this weekend. So it seemed only natural that when the writing staff of our weekly web series needed a little freshening up, MTV turn to the Academy-Award winning writer of "The Departed."*
Except, well, Mark Wahlberg is one really strange dude. With some really strange ideas. Let's just say our insurance isn't comprehensive enough to cover a segment he pitched called "Tough Guy" that features Taylor Lautner and an aluminum bat. But maybe that won't stop him?