Rumors of Emma Watson entering Christian's Red Room of Pain as Anastasia Steele in the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" have persisted for months (despite the actress' recent Twitter denial). But even we were surprised by Jonah Hill's announcement during Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.
While feting the actress for her Trailblazer honor, the actor dropped this bit of casting news:
"Emma Watson is such a beautiful, lovely, talented, hard-working person. I'm very appreciative to be in her life. That's why I want to take this opportunity to announce officially that we will be starring in the screen adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'"
Consider the spark of rebellion lit.
The teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"—introduced by star Liam Hemsworth—blazed onto the scene Sunday night during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
The nearly two-and-a-half minute clip opens with a familiar scene—the sneak peek of Katniss and Peeta taking to the Justice Building stage during their Victory Tour stop in District 11, where a deadly riot ensues. From there, director Francis Lawrence takes us behind-the-scenes of the Capitol, as President Snow and new Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (R.I.P. Seneca Crane's beard) are conspiring.
If, by some chance, you haven't heard the aca-awesome news, the cast of "Pitch Perfect"— including MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and Utkarsh Ambudkar—are reuniting to pitch slap the hell out of Sunday's ceremony (airing live at 9 p.m. ET).
So what will we see when the Barden Bellas and Treblemakers take the stage during the opening act? Well, if Skylar, Ester, Hanna Mae and Utkarsh are to be believed, all of the following: dinosaurs, fire people, molten lava, the Blue Men Group, gas and Blue Ivy. Pretty impressive, huh?
Emma Watson's been perfecting her American accent for years now, not only through film roles like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but also as part of MTV's recurring web feature "American Talk," in which our own Josh Horowitz forces unsuspecting Brits to recite phrases like "booyah" and "the Olive Garden" in their best Yankee inflection. So, of course, when the actress and her "Bling Ring" co-stars stopped by last night for the final flourish of our Sneak Peek Week leading up to Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, we just had to give Emma one more pop quiz.
In her flick due June 14, Emma plays one of several bandits who burgle the homes of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Rachel Bilson. So with her character's SoCal roots, we gave Emma what has to be the most thoroughly L.A.-esque reading ever—one that may or may not involve Channing Tatum.
You may want to avert your eyes, Hermione: Your alter ego is being a very bad girl.
Emma Watson and her "Bling Ring" co-stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga and Claire Julien stopped by MTV last night for the final installment of our Sneak Peek Week, leading up to Sunday's Movie Awards, and instead of pilfering our pockets they actually gifted us with something invaluable: an EXCLUSIVE clip from their upcoming film!
In this sneak peek from the June 14 release, we see the young bandits making themselves comfortable in an unsuspecting celebrity's walk-in closet, swooning over her sparkly frocks and trying on her extravagant furs. But the real jaw-dropper happens in the clip's closing moments as Emma's Nicki takes a pass at stripper pole. It's magical, indeed.
We don't like to play favorites, so we won't say we saved the best for last during our Sneak Peek Week leading up to this weekend's MTV Movie Awards, but you're free to say so if you like. Because tonight, for our grand finale, we're hanging out with those crazy young bandits from the upcoming Sofia Coppola film "The Bling Ring."
In addition to introducing an EXCLUSIVE clip from their June 14 release, stars Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga and Claire Julien will sit down for a 30-minute chit-chat with our own Josh Horowitz to talk all about robbing from Hollywood's rich and famous…on screen, of course.
Be sure to click on the clip above to experience this caper, and tune in to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, airing live on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, to see Emma receive her Trailblazer Award!
Just when we thought there couldn't be a retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" that we'd love more than Baz Luhrmann's 1996 flick starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, the trailer for Hailee Steinfeld's upcoming version has arrived. Written by "Downton Abbey"'s Julian Fellowes, the new movie features some of our favorite young Hollywood actors and all the angst and drama we've come to love on Julian's hit British TV show.
Sure, this trailer pretty much gives the entire movie away, but who doesn't know the tragic story of Juliet and her Romeo? Hailee charmed us in "True Grit," but it seems like she'll really win our hearts here. As for Douglas Booth, his dreaminess puts young Leo's to shame, and we don't say that lightly.
Okay, well maybe he's not quite at the DiCaprio level yet, but he's still up there.
This year's MTV Movie Awards features an exciting new category: Best Shirtless Performance. Though the nominees are set for 2013, the lucky MTV Sneak Peek Week attendees who got an early look at Aubrey Plaza's "The To-Do List" discovered a man who could be a contender in next year's shirtless showdown. Former "Friday Night Lights" hunk Scott Porter apparently gets very topless in the movie, which is something Aubrey claimed she was responsible for.
"He told me I was great all the time, and he never had his shirt on, which I requested—even when we weren't filming. And that made me feel safe. I don't know why," she told MTV News.
If you're still deliberating as to which qualified candidates for MTV Movie Awards supremacy should get your vote...well, hey, we understand! After all, this is serious business; you can't just have some rando candidate running around with a Golden Popcorn in their hands. But since your window of opportunity to vote is closing fast—like, only-48-hours-to-go fast—we're devoting this last day before Awards weekend to an all-important voter education initiative: wherein we call in an expert to analyze the likely winners in a competitive category.
Under scrutiny today: the Best Kiss contenders! And while we all like to think that we're experts in kissing, the man weighing in on our nominees actually wrote the book on it, so listen up. William Cane, author of "The Art of Kissing," viewed all five clips in contention for the "Best Kiss" title...and while he admits that pretty much all the nominees follow proper kissing protocol, he declared Logan Lerman's passionate kiss with Emma Watson in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" his favorite for the win.
Melissa McCarthy brought "The Heat" to MTV last night as part of our Sneak Peek Week leading up to Sunday's Movie Awards ceremony. In addition to a 30-minute interview with our own Josh Horowitz, Melissa and director Paul Feig delivered an EXCLUSIVE clip from the June 28 film, featuring the actress and her co-star Sandra Bullock.
The two play lady law enforcement officers who have very different styles. Yet, they share at least one thing in common: slippery fingers. You see, when an uncooperative witness refuses to give up his intel, he finds himself dangling by his ankles over a balcony. And, well, the women just can't seem to hold on. Click play on the clip above to watch the disastrous results.