The romantic entanglements of "The Host" may never inspire an ongoing fangirl war on the level of the infamous "Twilight" conflicts—honestly, you guys, how many Team Jacob members have to perish on the battlefield before we just say enough?!—but don't be surprised if a few minor skirmishes break out over the comparative hotness of Ian and Jared. With the movie in theaters tomorrow, audiences everywhere will be picking sides in the love quadrangle that consists of Jared, who loves Melanie, who's infested with an alien intelligence named Wanda, who shares a body with her host but not her taste in men, and who instead prefers a dude named Ian.
Confused? Don't worry, you'll figure it out. And in the meantime, you can get your mind right with this illuminating inter>Jake Abel (who plays Ian) and Max Irons (Jared).
Of his character, Jake had this to say: "Ian is one of the more evolved people in the cave. I say—rather cheesily—that his biggest muscles are his brain and his heart."
That remark led to a guffaw and a groan from his co-star, while Jake protested, "I warned you! I didn't say it was good! But because I play a lot of bad guys, it was nice to play someone who didn't use his muscles to rough people up—like this guy does," he added, nudging Max, whose characters biggest muscles are not his brain and his heart, but rather his bicep and his...other bicep.
It's that time Meyer Mavens! (Wait—did we just coin a new term?!) Uh, well, regardless, the author of everyone's favorite romantic alien-invasion best-seller "The Host" is here, alongside film stars Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and Diane Kruger, to hang with Josh Horowitz in a Google Plus Hangout. And you're exactly where you need to be to catch it all.
Get clicking on the video above to join the Google Plus Hangout for "The Host," beginning at 4 p.m. ET!
Alien parasite invaders, love on the run, a desert hideout full of scrappy survivors...seriously, you've gotta wonder where Stephenie Meyer got the balls-out crazy ideas that went into her book, "The Host" (the movie adaptation of which will be out this Friday in theaters). And when we sat down with the author, she was more than happy to explain that her wildest plotlines actually rose from a dull, long car ride.
"'The Host' was conceived of on a really boring road trip," she said. "I like to tell myself stories when I'm traveling because I can't read... I never thought about being a writer or sharing those stories, but I've done it my whole life."
It's easy to forget—what with those otherworldly silver irises staring back at you—that at its heart, Stephenie Meyer's alien-invasion epic, "The Host," is a love story. In fact, it even does the author's previous saga ("Twilight," duh) one better, boasting a love square (that's four sides, guys!) at its juicy center.
As we anticipate the film's Friday release, Hollywood Crush got its hands on an EXCLUSIVE trailer to evoke all the feels you will feel while watching the romantic thriller this weekend.
But wait! There's more! If you click past the jump, you'll be treated to a collection of brand-new images that are likely to cause uncontrollable sweating and swooning: Max Irons looking dreamy. Jake Abel looking dreamy. Max Irons looking dreamy again. What more do we need to say?
Ooooooooh! You guys, shhhh! Be very quiet, don't make any sudden movements, and slowly (slowly!) look toward this video clip: We've just captured some rare footage of the elusive Willow Shields in the wild! The girl who plays Primrose Everdeen (sister of Katniss) in "The Hunger Games" franchise was kicking around at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, which meant an opportunity to chase her down and catch ourselves up on where she's at with the dystopian films.
As it turns out, she's on a break again having wrapped up her role a couple months ago—and unfortunately, she couldn't share any gossip on everyone's favorite hot topic, the illustrious Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair. (Her character doesn't leave District 12 until book three, which means she won't be meeting any of the Quarter Quell tributes on-set until "Mockingjay" starts filming.) But she did have something to say about Prim herself, and what we can expect to see when "Catching Fire" comes out later this year.
James Franco and Ashley Benson may or may not be a thing, but they sure like to act like this other celeb couple we know. Or, ex-couple, which could be a bad sign. Anywho, James and Ashley are at it again, dropping a second ridiculously silly music video parody.
We're hoping their "Spring Breakers" co-star Selena Gomez has a great sense of humor because James and Ashley take on Selena's hit "Love You Like a Love Song." This is after they lampooned Justin Beiber's “Boyfriend” video in January, which mysteriously disappeared from James' WhoSay page, but is conveniently available here.
Popping up in a pink ski mask, James intros the new video, saying, "Yo, here's a song from one of my favorite young singers, my co-star, young Selena Gomez. Remix."
Well, if the latest promo has taught us anything, it's that this year's ceremony is all about equal-opportunity groping.
Now it's Rebel in the driver's seat, as Channing takes charge of the weaponry...supposedly nestled in the actress' bra. And if the idea of an over-the-shoulder-hand-gun-holder leaves you blushing, you won't want to know where she's hidden the grenades...
Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan is tackling a new cinematic challenge in the upcoming Stephenie Meyer adaptation "The Host"—namely, playing two characters inhabiting one body.
The film takes place in an alt-future where the vast majority of our race has been implanted with alien beings known as Souls. Melanie (played by Saoirse) is one of the last remaining humans...until she's not. Invaded by Wanda, Melanie doesn't give up the fight for her body, though, and she and the Soul enter into an uneasy alliance, which includes searching for Melanie's family and love Jared (played by Max Irons).
For Saoirse, playing the dual role of Melanie/Wanda was an opportunity she relished.
It's been nearly five years since we first stumbled into the haunted realm of Perdido Beach, California, where everyone over the age of 13 has mysteriously vanished, leaving the town's children behind to search for answers, reinvent society and develop mysterious supernatural abilities with no rhyme or reason behind them. And after six books' worth of battles, adventures and ever-deepening intrigue, Michael Grant's epic "Gone" series is about to conclude...and we've got the EXCLUSIVE book trailer to tease the stunning finale!
What's in store when "Light" hits shelves in April? We can't say for sure —the reports coming out of the Fallout Alley Youth Zone are all unconfirmed, after all—but look, let's be real, that kid definitely has a big orange tentacle where his arm is supposed to be.