If the idea of violence towards a life-size cutout of Colin Firth as Regency-era rogue Mr. Darcy necessitates a fainting couch and the administration of smelling salts, you may want to avert your eyes from the new trailer for "Austenland," based on the 2007 novel by Shannon Hale. If, however, you possess the constitution of a horse, then by all means, please partake.
"Austenland" follows Mr. Darcy-obsessed Jane Hayes (played by Keri Russell), who blows her life savings on a stay at the world's only immersive Austen experience (according to a bonneted Jane Seymour). But even surrounded by all things Jane, our heroine doesn't fit in: She's banished to the servants' wing in the creepy tower and thought of as "peculiar" by the band of Mr. Darcy impersonators (who, let's be honest, probably have "peculiar" listed as a job skill on their resumes). But like one of her favorite author's protagonists, Jane vows to follow her own path. "An Austen heroine gets engaged by the end of the book, and that's what I'm going to do," she muses.
At the end of the season four of "The Vampire Diaries," the game completely changed. And, we mean, like, everything about everything we knew about our favorite characters became way different. (SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE EPISODE!)
During the season finale, the kids graduated. Stefan became bad boy demon, Silas. Katherine (whom Nina Dobrev promises will be as naughty as ever) crossed over to the human side. And Bonnie died, giving her love and Elena’s only relative, Jeremy, another chance at life.
So it would seem given Bonnie’s fate, fans may not see much of her come season five. But, Kat Graham is holding out hope that this isn't the last we've seen of the witch. She told MTV News at the BET Awards last Sunday, “Basically we're getting ready for the fifth season, so I don’t really know. I ended the last season dead, so it’s kind of up to them where it’s going to go. I don’t really know.”
With the August 21 release date of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" looming large, this week has been positively bursting with Shadowhunter-related releases, including the film's soundtrack listing (Demi Lovato! Jessie J! Zedd!) and an admission from star Jamie Campbell Bower that sequel "City of Ashes" will begin filming in September. Add to the list a new trailer from Yahoo!, and we couldn't ask for much more. (Except an early screening, of course. Get at us, Sony!)
Now, we've reached the point in the promotion cycle where there's not much fresh footage left to reveal without giving away, you know, the entire movie. That being said, this trailer does serve up a few tasty morsels worth chewing on.
Nina Dobrev's hiatus from "The Vampire Diaries" is quickly coming to an end. The 24-year-old has spent the better part of her break filming the buddy comedy "Let's Be Cops," with funny guys Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. But during our recent visit to the Atlanta-based set, Nina told us that not only would she wrap production on the film today, but she would start the fifth season of her CW series the very next day. (Like, tomorrow, people!)
Of course, one of the biggest developments to come out of last season's gripping finale (SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE EPISODE) was Katherine's transformation back into a human. So we just had to ask Nina how she thought her portrayal of the former bloodsucker would change in upcoming episodes.
You know what's weird? Up until literally two minutes ago, we always thought it would be fun and exciting to arrive at a hotel, only to discover that—through some sort of fortuitous front-desk screw-up—we'd actually be sharing a single room with mega-talented actor Sam Rockwell (star of "The Way, Way Back"). Seems like kind of a good time, right? But thanks to Josh Horowitz and the latest episode of After Hours, we can scrub that little fantasy right off our psyche, because this is some weirdo shizz, y'all.
The deal is as follows: In this latest installment of our series, MTV's ubiquitous celebrity interviewer finds himself having a surprise sleepover with Sam...and an unusual guest, who you might recognize from either a) mid-1990s hit film "Pulp Fiction", or b) the first season of "American Horror Story," in which a mysterious latex-clad entity created much hullabaloo in Murder House. (Personally, we'd feel better assuming that it's Evan Peters in there? But you are your own master!)
FROM MTV NEWS: Seeing as Selena Gomez and Nat Wolff not only share an agent but both cut their teeth on kid-friendly fare (Selena on Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" and Nat Wolf on Nickelodeon's "The Naked Brothers Band"), you'd think the "Behaving Badly" co-stars would have worked together previous to their upcoming comedy (out later this year). Yep, nope. But that just made their eventual team-up even more thrilling, Nat told MTV News recently.
"I knew her when I was younger, when I was doing 'Naked Brothers Band' and she was doing 'Wizards of Waverly Place.' And we had the same agent, so I would just hear all these stories about her all the time," Nat recalled. "And I was so excited to get to work with her. And I think what's similar with us is a lot of people complain about their shows they have when they're younger, but both of us feel really lucky to have had that experience. We loved doing our shows. We both worked with really close friends. I noticed a lot of similarities between us."
Get more deets about "Behaving Badly" at MTV News!
Every "Mortal Instruments" fan knows that shadowhunting is more than just an action-packed profession. It also comes with its own high-maintenance style code: rune tattoos, shizz-kicking boots and lots and lots of leather. So when we caught up with the cast of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" on the set of the upcoming film, we had to ask: How's it going on the fashion front?
"It's very sexy, it's very edgy, but it's not costume-y," said Lily Collins of the distinctive style that the filmmakers developed for their cadre of demon-slaying teens. "It's very much a look. Everyone's in leather, leather and buckles and chains."
We double-dog dare you not to giggle while watching "White House Down" co-stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx play a round of "Yes/No" during our latest After Hours—whether from the sheer hilarity of it all or the awkwardness of the Sexiest Man Alive talking about his porn preferences.
Because that totally happens. And if you somehow make it to the clip's closing moments without so much as cracking a smile or turning a shade of crimson to rival your mama's beet garden, just wait until the final pair of questions, which involve Channing's little Tatum. (And just to be clear, we're not referencing his newborn babe.)
"Stuck in Love" star Nat Wolff might earn a seat in the literal heart of Jesus, after all.
As you'll recall, the 18-year-old was among the five young actors vying for the role of sensitive teen Augustus Waters in the big-screen adaptation of John Green's best-selling novel "The Fault in Our Stars"—a role that eventually went to star Shailene Woodley's "Divergent" castmate Ansel Elgort. But as Nat told MTV News recently, he may still have a part to play in the project.
"It was really great. The script is really great," Nat said of auditioning for the lead role. "Josh Boone, who did 'Stuck in Love,' is directing the movie, and I think I might—it's still in negotiations—but I might be playing another role in the movie. [We're] still figuring it out. I'd love to be a part of it, just to work with Josh, and it's a cool story."
Can the guys of "True Blood" be any easier on the eyes? The easy answer is obviously "no," and that’s why newbie Rob Kazinsky should fit in quite nicely this season. And while we still love all those hot vets of the HBO series, we're welcoming Rob to the show...and Hump Day Hottie status with open arms.
Check out this video of Rob talking about his new role, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: This 29-year-old grew up in Brighton, England. He got kicked out of high school, spent some time working as a bouncer and then studied his craft at drama school. He's also done some theater work, appearing in "Bugsy Malone" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."