On Sunday night at the 2011 Video Music Awards, Victoria Justice was one of the many, many A-listers MTV News caught up with on the red carpet. When we spoke to the "Victorious" star, she had quite a lot to say about Lady Gaga's male alter ego, Jo Calderone, and how she felt inspired to cook up one all her own.
"I totally do [want to meet him]. Is he cute?" she pondered before launching into her own desire to have a Calderone-like alter ego. So, what would her other personality be like? "I want to have a male alter ego," she said. "I'd definitely be Victor something and he'd be a, like, a Puerto Rican cigar maker or something."
by Catherine Fuentes
On a night dedicated to all things pop, rock and hip-hop, it seems only fitting that the MTV Video Music Award commercial breaks include two new clips from the remake of everyone's favorite cut-loose classic, "Footloose." We have a feeling these high-energy, dance-filled promos will make you want to brush up on your sweet moves while you wait for the flick's October 14 release.
Compared to the earlier, full-length "Footloose" trailer we debuted earlier this summer—in which much of the focus was given to the tragedy that led to the strict no-dancing ban in Bomont—these new teasers have a decidedly different spin. While we still know why these small-town kids (including stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough) can't cut a rug anymore, we see more of the results of these rigid rules (read: rebelliousness!). Between the speeding, shattering windshields, flaming buses and, oh yeah, lots and lots of dancing, these teaser are all about having fun and—dare I say it?—cutting loose!
There were plenty of water-cooler moments during last night's MTV Video Music Awards, but the one that undoubtedly left the most tongues wagging was Beyoncé's onstage reveal that she and hubby Jay-Z are expecting their first child together. Congrats to the soon-to-be parents!
Now, we can only guess at the kinds of feverish preparations underway in anticipation of the arrival of Baby Knowles-Carter, but if we were the wagering sort, we'd bet it includes copious reading bouts of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" punctuating by shopping outings for infant-size leotards. But, really, we don't think Beyoncé needs to stress it. She's got plenty of maternal musings stockpiled into her prolific song catalog. So, as Auntie Crush's baby gift to Bey and Jay, we've rounded up five gleaming gems after the jump!
Our "Hunger" has finally been sated...for now.
MTV debuted the first-ever look at footage from the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian series "The Hunger Games" during last night's Video Music Awards, and we couldn't have been more excited to see Jennifer Lawrence in full-on bow-and-arrow-wielding mode as District 12 tribute Katniss Everdeen. But, you know, that's just our opinion, so we tapped the experts for their knee-jerk reaction to the exclusive sneak peek. And let's just say they think the odds are definitely in the film's favor.
"That was epic," enthused Samus Belle of Sparks Will Fly. "I'm so excited. Especially seeing Jennifer Lawrence running through the whole arena, she looked like a hunter. She just captured Katniss onscreen."
Turns out MTV Video Music Awards pre-show host Selena Gomez didn't need any of our advice after all. The 19-year-old starlet handled her black carpet hosting duties like a pro—all while flaunting one of our favorite looks of the night.
Selena looked simply stunning in a gothic-esque black lace Julien McDonald half-gown accessorized with gold heels and clutch. She wore her hair in a simple up-swept 'do that let all the attention linger on the frock's intricate neckline (which we totally loved!).
We've nibbled on tiny morsels all week, but now it's time for the main course: the full "Hunger Games" EXCLUSIVE sneak peek, which debuted on tonight's MTV Video Music Awards! Click play on the video below to watch the entire clip in all its blazing glory.
The footage opens rather ambiguously on a wooded area—Is it the forest outside of District 12 where heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) hunted with friend Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth)? Or the arena hosting the televised death match? Our questions are answered quickly as Katniss blazes into frame, running at a break neck pace in her Hunger Games uniform, complete with orange back pack. But Gale isn't far from her mind, as his words keep her surging forward: "Okay, listen. You're stronger than they are. They just want a good show. That's all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are."
Okay, so we know that Lionsgate did a perfectly fine job casting actual actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson in "The Hunger Games," but considering that the MTV Video Music Awards are thisclose and that the flick's first footage will make its debut during said ceremony, we thought it would be fun to cast the flick using—you guessed it!—some of the biggest nominees from the night.
So, here we go with "The Hunger Games: Pop-Star Edition"!
One day. That's all that's left until the first "Hunger Games" footage premieres at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
We've been doing anything and everything the past week to pass the time, and today we've decided to take a trip way back to 2010, when we still thought "The Hunger Games" would only be adapted into three movies and figured Jennifer Lawrence was off the table for the role of Katniss Everdeen because she didn't have brown hair. How naïve!
"The Hunger Games" turned out to be a bit different than we first thought it would be when it was optioned back in 2009. After the jump, we review a few movie rumors that didn't have the odds in their favor. Though they didn't come true, these misleading stories kept us guessing until they were disproved.
You've seen the VMA promo. And examined the teaser photo 20 bajillion times. And now here's your chance to get another look at the much-anticipated exclusive sneak peek of "The Hunger Games," airing during this Sunday's Video Music Awards!
In the clip above, we get a brief glimpse of heroine Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) blazing through the arena woods, in full Hunger Games uniform. What's she running from exactly? Well, you'll just have to tune in Sunday to find out for sure.
Selena Gomez is set to appear as our special pre-show correspondent at the 2011 Video Music Awards this Sunday. She’ll be reporting live from the black carpet when the show goes live from sunny L.A., and a slew of A-listers are set to walk the carpet and party it up at the biggest music bash of the year.
This week, we caught up with Selena’s pal, Demi Lovato, at a fan meet and greet, and she was pretty sure that Selena could handle the hosting gig without any additional words of wisdom from her. "I have no advice because I’ve never hosted anything in my life," the "Skyscraper" singer said with a laugh.
Okay, so Demi may not have any advice for Bieber’s best gal, but she did have this to say about her Disney cohort: "But she's great; she'll do fine."