Hollywood Crush http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com Just another WordPress site Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:30:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 'Fire With Fire' Co-Authors On The Perks Of Being Bestie Writing Partners http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/fire-with-fire-author-interview/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/fire-with-fire-author-interview/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:00:19 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96823 Fire With FireJenny Han ("The Summer I Turned Pretty") and Siobhan Vivian ("The List") are authors in their own right, but the BFFs have combined their literary powers for the "Burn for Burn" series, about a trio of friends out for revenge. As they look forward to concluding the series next year with "Ashes to Ashes," the authors reminisce about what it's been like to write together, cheesesteaks included.

Siobhan Vivian: I remember when we first had the idea to write a book together. It was right before I moved away from New York. I remember feeling so excited, because I knew we’d make a good team, but also nervous, because it would mean that we’d become business partners. Did you have any hesitation taking our writing friendship to the next level?

Jenny Han: I was a little nervous because I wanted us to stay friends beyond the writing stuff, and what if we got into a huge fight and never spoke to each other again?!! But I was mostly just excited. Writing a book together has allowed us to stay super-close and connected in a way that we couldn’t have without it. It’s just crazy to me that we started writing "Burn for Burn" so long ago, and now here we are at the end. We’re almost finished writing "Ashes to Ashes." What was your favorite part of writing the series?

Siobhan: I liked the long game—that we had three books to develop characters and let them run wild. I’m going to be so sad when the series ends, because I feel like I know our characters so well. They are like actual people who I’ll miss hanging out with. We’re basically moving off of Jar Island and I hate it!

Aside from the actual writing, I think my favorite part of working with you is that we get to go on tour together. We’ve stayed in lots of hotels together. What are your favorite hotel amenities?

Jenny: I really like a nice robe and slippers you can take home with you. Also good room service, because there were times we’d get back from an event and it would be 10 p.m. and we still hadn’t had dinner! Remember that time you ordered a Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail and a cheesesteak?

Siobhan: Ahem. Yes, I was very hungry in Toronto. And you had macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and chocolate cake. You also knocked on my door in the middle of the night because there was a ghost in your room!

Jenny: Don’t bring up a bad memory! What have been your favorite stops? Mine have been Toronto (minus the ghost), Austin, and Washington, D.C.

Siobhan: Actually, I think my favorite trip with you wasn’t a tour stop, but when we visited Martha’s Vineyard to do research for our series. Remember the time we basically snuck into the high school to talk to real teens about what their lives were like?

Jenny: I love talking to “real teens.” Though saying “real teens” makes us sound like old ladies. I swear we’re not old. My favorite things from when I was a teen are still the same—buying fancy lipstick, reading fashion magazines, making ice cream sundaes—

Siobhan: Leo DiCaprio?

Jenny: You know it. Baby Leo will always be my angel.

Siobhan: My favorite things as a teen were French kissing boys, sneaking out of my house and smoking cigarettes. Which makes me wonder if we would have been friends if we’d gone to the same high school. Do you think?

Jenny: Yes, I think so. I was a goody goody but I had bad friends too.

Siobhan: Wait! I wasn’t a bad girl! I still made honor roll! I can imagine us talking on the phone a lot, gossiping about people.

Jenny: My nickname was Gossip Queen! Did you have a nickname?

Siobhan: Mine was Von. Not exactly cute. But I got voted Most Unique for senior superlatives.

Jenny: I was nominated Most Cheerful but I ended up losing out to some other beotch. For our unofficial senior superlatives, I got Most Likely to Be Offended by this Superlative, Because it is Mean.

Siobhan: HAHAHAHAH. Also, what the hell are unofficial senior superlatives? Was there an actual vote?

Jenny: No, it was a bunch of guys in the computer lab, making a list on AOL Hometowns.

Siobhan: Quit it! That makes us sound like old ladies again! Maybe it’s our writing that keeps us young? Since we’re constantly reliving our high school days?

Jenny: Yes, our writing will keep us forever young, it is our lifeblood and we are the vampires feeding on the youth of today.

Siobhan: I don’t know if that’s the best sales pitch for our series. How about something like... Hey! Buy our book! "Burn for Burn" is in paperback and "Fire with Fire" is out in hardcover! The books have twists, turns, romance and surprises! And they were written with love by two best friends.

Are you reading the "Burn for Burn" series?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/fire-with-fire-author-interview/feed/ 0 Jenny Han ("The Summer I Turned Pretty") and Siobhan Vivian ("The List") are authors in their own right, but the BFFs have combined their literary powers for the "Burn for Burn" series, about a trio of friends out for revenge. As they look forward to concluding the series next year with "Ashes to Ashes," the authors reminisce about what it's been like to write together, cheesesteaks included. Siobhan Vivian: I remember when we first had the idea to write a book together. It was right before I moved away from New York. I remember feeling so excited, because I knew we’d make a good team, but also nervous, because it would mean that we’d become business partners. Did you have any hesitation taking our writing friendship to the next level? Jenny Han: I was a little nervous because I wanted us to stay friends beyond the writing stuff, and what if we got into a huge fight and never spoke to each other again?!! But I was mostly just excited. Writing a book together has allowed us to stay super-close and connected in a way that we couldn’t have without it. It’s just crazy to me that we started writing "Burn for Burn" so long ago, and now here we are at the end. We’re almost finished writing "Ashes to Ashes." What was your favorite part of writing the series? Siobhan: I liked the long game—that we had three books to develop characters and let them run wild. I’m going to be so sad when the series ends, because I feel like I know our characters so well. They are like actual people who I’ll miss hanging out with. We’re basically moving off of Jar Island and I hate it! Aside from the actual writing, I think my favorite part of working with you is that we get to go on tour together. We’ve stayed in lots of hotels together. What are your favorite hotel amenities? Jenny: I really like a nice robe and slippers you can take home with you. Also good room service, because there were times we’d get back from an event and it would be 10 p.m. and we still hadn’t had dinner! Remember that time you ordered a Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail and a cheesesteak? Siobhan: Ahem. Yes, I was very hungry in Toronto. And you had macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and chocolate cake. You also knocked on my door in the middle of the night because there was a ghost in your room! Jenny: Don’t bring up a bad memory! What have been your favorite stops? Mine have been Toronto (minus the ghost), Austin, and Washington, D.C. Siobhan: Actually, I think my favorite trip with you wasn’t a tour stop, but when we visited Martha’s Vineyard to do research for our series. Remember the time we basically snuck into the high school to talk to real teens about what their lives were like? Jenny: I love talking to “real teens.” Though saying “real teens” makes us sound like old ladies. I swear we’re not old. My favorite things from when I was a teen are still the same—buying fancy lipstick, reading fashion magazines, making ice cream sundaes— Siobhan: Leo DiCaprio? Jenny: You know it. Baby Leo will always be my angel. Siobhan: My favorite things as a teen were French kissing boys, sneaking out of my house and smoking cigarettes. Which makes me wonder if we would have been friends if we’d gone to the same high school. Do you think? Jenny: Yes, I think so. I was a goody goody but I had bad friends too. Siobhan: Wait! I wasn’t a bad girl! I still made honor roll! I can imagine us talking on the phone a lot, gossiping about people. Jenny: My nickname was Gossip Queen! Did you have a nickname? Siobhan: Mine was Von. Not exactly cute. But I got voted Most Unique for senior superlatives. Jenny: I was nominated Most Cheerful but I ended up losing out to some other beotch. For our unofficial senior superlatives, I got Most Likely to Be Offended by this Superlative, Because it is Mean. Siobhan: HAHAHAHAH. Also, what the hell are unofficial senior superlatives? Was there an actual vote? Jenny: No, it was a bunch of guys in the computer lab, making a list on AOL Hometowns. Siobhan: Quit it! That makes us sound like old ladies again! Maybe it’s our writing that keeps us young? Since we’re constantly reliving our high school days? Jenny: Yes, our writing will keep us forever young, it is our lifeblood and we are the vampires feeding on the youth of today. Siobhan: I don’t know if that’s the best sales pitch for our series. How about something like... Hey! Buy our book! "Burn for Burn" is in paperback and "Fire with Fire" is out in hardcover! The books have twists, turns, romance and surprises! And they were written with love by two best friends. Are you reading the "Burn for Burn" series?]]> 11/1/13 3:00pm EST
Style Superstar: Crystal Renn Is Ravishing In Red Lace http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/crystal-renn-best-dressed/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/crystal-renn-best-dressed/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:00:28 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96817 Even the most jaded fashion critic can't help being a cow-eyed sucker for a glamorous gala and a stunning evening gown, so this week's Style Superstar pick—who has spent the past two days being universally adored by the internet at large for this amazing look—should come as a surprise to no one. The event: the opening night gala at the American Ballet Theater. The evening's premiere fashionista: Crystal Renn, who was all kind of ooh la la in a cascade of red lace.

Whether in her voluptuous days as a plus-size model or in her current, slimmer silhouette, Crystal has never not looked amazing, but this dress? THIS DRESS. The high neck, long sleeves and all-over lace of the Valentino gown are pure Victorian chic, but the shade and sexy A-line cut make it anything but stuffy. It's a great look for the model, who's never shied away from a high-drama getup—and she's also kicked it up a notch with skinny looped braids, bold winged eyeliner and a simple silver clutch. Our only complaint is that we can't tell where the dress ends and the carpet begins, but that's obviously the carpet's fault.

Also out and about this week was "Girls" star Allison Williams, who spent her Wednesday afternoon at the Marie Claire Women's Power Lunch. And yes, we know, the words "power lunch" convey certain sartorial expectations, but this droopy, shapeless pumpkin-colored coat over an equally droopy tunic'n'trousers combo is just too powerful, too lunchy and much too Talbots for a rising star of Allison's caliber.

What do you think of this week's best and worst-dressed?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/crystal-renn-best-dressed/feed/ 0 ooh la la in a cascade of red lace.
Whether in her voluptuous days as a plus-size model or in her current, slimmer silhouette, Crystal has never not looked amazing, but this dress? THIS DRESS. The high neck, long sleeves and all-over lace of the Valentino gown are pure Victorian chic, but the shade and sexy A-line cut make it anything but stuffy. It's a great look for the model, who's never shied away from a high-drama getup—and she's also kicked it up a notch with skinny looped braids, bold winged eyeliner and a simple silver clutch. Our only complaint is that we can't tell where the dress ends and the carpet begins, but that's obviously the carpet's fault. Also out and about this week was "Girls" star Allison Williams, who spent her Wednesday afternoon at the Marie Claire Women's Power Lunch. And yes, we know, the words "power lunch" convey certain sartorial expectations, but this droopy, shapeless pumpkin-colored coat over an equally droopy tunic'n'trousers combo is just too powerful, too lunchy and much too Talbots for a rising star of Allison's caliber. What do you think of this week's best and worst-dressed? ]]>
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5 Things To Do Before Seeing 'Ender's Game' http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/5-things-to-do-before-seeing-enders-game/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/5-things-to-do-before-seeing-enders-game/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:55:27 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96811 Ender's Gameby Jessica Marshall

It's a movie decades in the making—a tale of intergalactic warfare where the good guys are kids and the bad guys are bugs. And Harrison Ford is in it too.

The iconic actor, along with Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld, headline this first-ever big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game," which hits theaters today. It's the story of a precocious youngster (Asa), who is drafted into an army of children groomed to fight mankind's greatest enemy using their tactical wit and some super-high-tech video games.

Before you ship off to theaters to get swept up in this interstellar adventure, here are five bits of basic training.

Read the book
The 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card is one of the most popular YA books of all time, selling bonkers copies and winning all kinds of awards and accolades. It took decades for someone to make a movie out of it though, and the author wrote several sequels.

Watch "Starship Troopers"
Also a movie about people in the future fighting alien bugs, also based on a bestselling sci-fi book (by Robert Heinlein). But the fighters, led by Casper Van Dien, are a little bit older and hotter. And the bugs are too...

Go to boot camp
Future Earth folks have invested a lot in training their kids for battle. It's a long and grueling process designed to create merciless fighters who will defeat the enemy and save the planet. Get a taste of it at your local gym with the toughest trainer. He or she might not prepare you for intergalactic battle, but you will get your butt whipped into shape.

Play video games
Specifically using a Nintendo Wii, XBox Kinect or some other kind of game system that lets your hands and body be the game controller. Or if you're feeling old school, dig out your older siblings's vintage Power Glove and wield your virtual influence with that. A lot of the film's action involves Ender playing video games, by way of simulating battle action.

Suit up for laser tag
Another part of the training regimen for these young soldiers is an exercise that's pretty darn similar to laser tag. So prepare for battle by heading to your local recreational laser tag arena and fire up your photon packs.

Will you be seeing "Ender's Game" this weekend?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/5-things-to-do-before-seeing-enders-game/feed/ 0 by Jessica Marshall It's a movie decades in the making—a tale of intergalactic warfare where the good guys are kids and the bad guys are bugs. And Harrison Ford is in it too. The iconic actor, along with Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld, headline this first-ever big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game," which hits theaters today. It's the story of a precocious youngster (Asa), who is drafted into an army of children groomed to fight mankind's greatest enemy using their tactical wit and some super-high-tech video games. Before you ship off to theaters to get swept up in this interstellar adventure, here are five bits of basic training. Read the book The 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card is one of the most popular YA books of all time, selling bonkers copies and winning all kinds of awards and accolades. It took decades for someone to make a movie out of it though, and the author wrote several sequels. Watch "Starship Troopers" Also a movie about people in the future fighting alien bugs, also based on a bestselling sci-fi book (by Robert Heinlein). But the fighters, led by Casper Van Dien, are a little bit older and hotter. And the bugs are too... Go to boot camp Future Earth folks have invested a lot in training their kids for battle. It's a long and grueling process designed to create merciless fighters who will defeat the enemy and save the planet. Get a taste of it at your local gym with the toughest trainer. He or she might not prepare you for intergalactic battle, but you will get your butt whipped into shape. Play video games Specifically using a Nintendo Wii, XBox Kinect or some other kind of game system that lets your hands and body be the game controller. Or if you're feeling old school, dig out your older siblings's vintage Power Glove and wield your virtual influence with that. A lot of the film's action involves Ender playing video games, by way of simulating battle action. Suit up for laser tag Another part of the training regimen for these young soldiers is an exercise that's pretty darn similar to laser tag. So prepare for battle by heading to your local recreational laser tag arena and fire up your photon packs. Will you be seeing "Ender's Game" this weekend?]]> 11/1/13 9:55am EST
'Vampire Diaries' Recap: 'Monster’s Ball' http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/vampire-diaries-recap-monsters-ball/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/vampire-diaries-recap-monsters-ball/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:35:02 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96805 Vampire Dairiesby Cassie Title

For New York City-area viewers, last night was the second time in a matter of weeks that "The Vampire Diaries" didn’t air at its normally scheduled time. It’s always supposed to be 8, then it was supposed to be 9, (and when it wasn’t, I was all: IS THIS REAL LIFE?) then, it was finally shown at 10. But I was so tired by that time that I couldn’t even appreciate how perfect it was that "The Vampire Diaries" was actually airing on Halloween! (There must be some kind of symmetry to that, right?) But then we (SPOILER ALERT!) found out that NADIA is actually KATHERINE’S DAUGHTER, and all was well with the world again. Here’s what happened:

1. Elena attempted to make a new friend, Aaron, who used to live in Melrose Place, whom she met at Megan’s roadside memorial. Turns out he was a hometown friend of hers. Aaron seemed mysterious, and wouldn’t even tell our girl his name, but he did reveal one thing: He doesn’t think Megan killed herself. Fast forward to the Whitmore Historical Ball, where she compelled him to ask if he killed Megan. He didn’t, but he said that everyone around him dies, basically making him the male version of Elena Gilbert. (Is he also secretly a doppelganger? You never know...) Last surprise about Aaron? His guardian (father?): Dr. Maxfield. The very same guy who turned Jesse into a vampire, proceeded to give him a very extensive medical test while talking his observations into a recorder (too much?) and then weirdly canoodled/danced with student Elena at the ball, where he told her that a vampire killed Megan, people are watching her (and her friends) and she should leave Whitmore and go back to Mystic Falls.

2. Damon decided to work with Silas: He would help Silas die so that nature could be balanced and Silas could bring Bonnie back to life. The plan involved Silas getting cured, so he’d be back to being a witch, instead of the vampire he currently is. Once he was a plain, old, non-immortal witch, he would be able to destroy the other side, allowing him to die and be with Amara.

3. Here’s something I don’t entirely understand: Damon had to snap Stefan’s neck at the ball to render him unconscious, because when Stefan was unconscious, Silas and Stefan’s link was gone, and Silas could get his mind reading/control powers back. Er, that’s incredibly convenient and weird and not sufficiently explained, but hey! We’re going with it.

4. So the game plan is to destroy the other side, and here’s how Silas plans to do it: Qetsiyah used a powerful mystical anchor to create such a huge, long-lasting spell, so to undo it, Silas will need that same anchor. This time, it wasn’t a comet, or a moonstone, or a doppelganger; the anchor is...we don’t know. While Stefan was unconscious, Silas impersonated him with Qetsiyah, who he compelled to tell him about the anchor, and then forget. Apparently, the travelers have been moving it around for years (are they going to get interesting soon?), so she can’t find it. She’s at the ball to retrieve a talisman that will give her enough power to find the anchor. (Now, this artifact-finding-plot-in-some-sort-of-local-event made sense when Damon was looking for Emily Bennett’s talisman at the Founder’s Party in season one, but how did Qetsiyah’s talisman get to Whitmore when she lived in ancient Greece?) Anyway, Qetsiyah found her pendant/talisman, and then Stefan, who was really Silas, walked in, followed by Stefan. (This got very confusing, as Wesley playing Silas, Wesley playing memory-less Stefan, and Wesley playing Silas playing memory-less Stefan became pretty similar this episode.) And then Qetsiyah pulled a half Regina/Cora (a la "Once Upon a Time") move and reached into Silas’s body and pulled on his heart, which immobilized him.

5. Okay, guys, what’s going on with Michael Trevino? Seriously?! Usually if an important character is gone from a show so long, it’s because he’s working on other projects. But look at his IMDb page! He’s not! So why did he come back and have tons and tons of sex and lovey-dovey togetherness with Caroline, only to epically break her heart (despite the fact that he still loves her) and explain that he couldn’t stay with her and had to exact revenge on Klaus for killing his mom and ruining his life? Is he going to "The Originals"? Are we done with Tyler for good? I JUST WANT TO KNOW ALREADY BECAUSE IT’S INCREDIBLY ANNOYING.

6. Nadia was still keeping Katherine captive. She told her a fake story about how Katherine killed her mom in Paris in 1645, so she turned herself into a vampire to hunt Katherine for 500 years. Kat responded by staking her, and returned later to out her fake story. Real story? Katherine did kill her mom—by becoming a vampire. Nadia’s real name? Nadia Petrova. #Mindblown.

7. After her mother-daughter reunion, Damon called Katherine over. Immobilized Silas was there, and Damon bit Katherine to feed Silas her blood, the cure. Except, Kat told Damon that Silas needed every drop of her blood, and if he does this she’d die. It’s like when Klaus thought he had to use all of Elena’s blood to break the hybrid curse—how do we know this is true? Damon didn’t care, though, and drained her entirely of blood, while Elena watched and did nothing, which was truly horrifying. This show makes it a point to say how unbelievably amazing of a person Elena is, and this moment, when she stood idly by, disgusted me more than anything else. But then, homegirl woke up. Like, from the dead. Damon seemed to have killed her, but Kat’s eyes opened, and she asked if she was in hell. Girl, you kind of are, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Can you believe that Nadia is Katherine’s daughter? (She better not be lying!) Will we get to her backstory? What’s going on with Katherine dying/coming back to life? When Elena asked her diary if it ever got sick of her writing about death, were you like: YES. ALWAYS. STOP WITH THE DIARY? Let us know! Sharing is caring, people.

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/11/01/vampire-diaries-recap-monsters-ball/feed/ 0 by Cassie Title For New York City-area viewers, last night was the second time in a matter of weeks that "The Vampire Diaries" didn’t air at its normally scheduled time. It’s always supposed to be 8, then it was supposed to be 9, (and when it wasn’t, I was all: IS THIS REAL LIFE?) then, it was finally shown at 10. But I was so tired by that time that I couldn’t even appreciate how perfect it was that "The Vampire Diaries" was actually airing on Halloween! (There must be some kind of symmetry to that, right?) But then we (SPOILER ALERT!) found out that NADIA is actually KATHERINE’S DAUGHTER, and all was well with the world again. Here’s what happened: 1. Elena attempted to make a new friend, Aaron, who used to live in Melrose Place, whom she met at Megan’s roadside memorial. Turns out he was a hometown friend of hers. Aaron seemed mysterious, and wouldn’t even tell our girl his name, but he did reveal one thing: He doesn’t think Megan killed herself. Fast forward to the Whitmore Historical Ball, where she compelled him to ask if he killed Megan. He didn’t, but he said that everyone around him dies, basically making him the male version of Elena Gilbert. (Is he also secretly a doppelganger? You never know...) Last surprise about Aaron? His guardian (father?): Dr. Maxfield. The very same guy who turned Jesse into a vampire, proceeded to give him a very extensive medical test while talking his observations into a recorder (too much?) and then weirdly canoodled/danced with student Elena at the ball, where he told her that a vampire killed Megan, people are watching her (and her friends) and she should leave Whitmore and go back to Mystic Falls. 2. Damon decided to work with Silas: He would help Silas die so that nature could be balanced and Silas could bring Bonnie back to life. The plan involved Silas getting cured, so he’d be back to being a witch, instead of the vampire he currently is. Once he was a plain, old, non-immortal witch, he would be able to destroy the other side, allowing him to die and be with Amara. 3. Here’s something I don’t entirely understand: Damon had to snap Stefan’s neck at the ball to render him unconscious, because when Stefan was unconscious, Silas and Stefan’s link was gone, and Silas could get his mind reading/control powers back. Er, that’s incredibly convenient and weird and not sufficiently explained, but hey! We’re going with it. 4. So the game plan is to destroy the other side, and here’s how Silas plans to do it: Qetsiyah used a powerful mystical anchor to create such a huge, long-lasting spell, so to undo it, Silas will need that same anchor. This time, it wasn’t a comet, or a moonstone, or a doppelganger; the anchor is...we don’t know. While Stefan was unconscious, Silas impersonated him with Qetsiyah, who he compelled to tell him about the anchor, and then forget. Apparently, the travelers have been moving it around for years (are they going to get interesting soon?), so she can’t find it. She’s at the ball to retrieve a talisman that will give her enough power to find the anchor. (Now, this artifact-finding-plot-in-some-sort-of-local-event made sense when Damon was looking for Emily Bennett’s talisman at the Founder’s Party in season one, but how did Qetsiyah’s talisman get to Whitmore when she lived in ancient Greece?) Anyway, Qetsiyah found her pendant/talisman, and then Stefan, who was really Silas, walked in, followed by Stefan. (This got very confusing, as Wesley playing Silas, Wesley playing memory-less Stefan, and Wesley playing Silas playing memory-less Stefan became pretty similar this episode.) And then Qetsiyah pulled a half Regina/Cora (a la "Once Upon a Time") move and reached into Silas’s body and pulled on his heart, which immobilized him. 5. Okay, guys, what’s going on with Michael Trevino? Seriously?! Usually if an important character is gone from a show so long, it’s because he’s working on other projects. But look at his IMDb page! He’s not! So why did he come back and have tons and tons of sex and lovey-dovey togetherness with Caroline, only to epically break her heart (despite the fact that he still loves her) and explain that he couldn’t stay with her and had to exact revenge on Klaus for killing his mom and ruining his life? Is he going to "The Originals"? Are we done with Tyler for good? I JUST WANT TO KNOW ALREADY BECAUSE IT’S INCREDIBLY ANNOYING. 6. Nadia was still keeping Katherine captive. She told her a fake story about how Katherine killed her mom in Paris in 1645, so she turned herself into a vampire to hunt Katherine for 500 years. Kat responded by staking her, and returned later to out her fake story. Real story? Katherine did kill her mom—by becoming a vampire. Nadia’s real name? Nadia Petrova. #Mindblown. 7. After her mother-daughter reunion, Damon called Katherine over. Immobilized Silas was there, and Damon bit Katherine to feed Silas her blood, the cure. Except, Kat told Damon that Silas needed every drop of her blood, and if he does this she’d die. It’s like when Klaus thought he had to use all of Elena’s blood to break the hybrid curse—how do we know this is true? Damon didn’t care, though, and drained her entirely of blood, while Elena watched and did nothing, which was truly horrifying. This show makes it a point to say how unbelievably amazing of a person Elena is, and this moment, when she stood idly by, disgusted me more than anything else. But then, homegirl woke up. Like, from the dead. Damon seemed to have killed her, but Kat’s eyes opened, and she asked if she was in hell. Girl, you kind of are, and I couldn’t be more excited. Can you believe that Nadia is Katherine’s daughter? (She better not be lying!) Will we get to her backstory? What’s going on with Katherine dying/coming back to life? When Elena asked her diary if it ever got sick of her writing about death, were you like: YES. ALWAYS. STOP WITH THE DIARY? Let us know! Sharing is caring, people.]]> 11/1/13 9:35am EST
Watch An EXCLUSIVE Scene From Saoirse Ronan's 'How I Live Now' http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/31/watch-an-exclusive-scene-from-saoirse-ronans-how-i-live-now/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/31/watch-an-exclusive-scene-from-saoirse-ronans-how-i-live-now/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:40:37 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96800 At first, this EXCLUSIVE clip from soon-to-be-released movie "How I Live Now" looks like just another cozy camping scene in the English countryside...even if there is a semi-automatic weapon lying on the floor beside the sleeping children in their ramshackle blanket fort. But don't get too comfortable, y'all: As one of the recently wakened kids peeks out the door in the cold morning light, SHIZZ GOES CRAZY. And crazy it will remain, because this is just a wee taste of the action and excitement in store when this film hits theaters next Friday!

Based on the novel by Meg Rosoff, "How I Live Now" stars Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, a teen who's reluctantly left the U.S. to spend her summer vacation with distant family in a remote English village. But just when she's starting to enjoy her idyllic retreat to the countryside, the getaway goes from dream vacation to bullet-riddled nightmare, as a massive global war suddenly breaks out and turns friendly old England into a very dangerous place for an American girl. With disastrous consequences guaranteed if she's discovered, Daisy is forced to run and hide, and to put her trust in the few people who are willing to keep her safe.

"How I Live Now" will be released November 8.

What do you think of this shoot-em-up scene from "How I Live Now"?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/31/watch-an-exclusive-scene-from-saoirse-ronans-how-i-live-now/feed/ 0 How I Live Now" looks like just another cozy camping scene in the English countryside...even if there is a semi-automatic weapon lying on the floor beside the sleeping children in their ramshackle blanket fort. But don't get too comfortable, y'all: As one of the recently wakened kids peeks out the door in the cold morning light, SHIZZ GOES CRAZY. And crazy it will remain, because this is just a wee taste of the action and excitement in store when this film hits theaters next Friday! [mtvn_player vid="974214" id=""] Based on the novel by Meg Rosoff, "How I Live Now" stars Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, a teen who's reluctantly left the U.S. to spend her summer vacation with distant family in a remote English village. But just when she's starting to enjoy her idyllic retreat to the countryside, the getaway goes from dream vacation to bullet-riddled nightmare, as a massive global war suddenly breaks out and turns friendly old England into a very dangerous place for an American girl. With disastrous consequences guaranteed if she's discovered, Daisy is forced to run and hide, and to put her trust in the few people who are willing to keep her safe. "How I Live Now" will be released November 8. What do you think of this shoot-em-up scene from "How I Live Now"? ]]> 10/31/13 10:40am EST
'The Originals' Recap: 'Sinners And Saints' http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/the-originals-recap-sinners-and-saints/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/the-originals-recap-sinners-and-saints/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:05:19 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96795 Originalsby Ryan J. Downey

Last night's episode of "The Originals" didn't just reveal a bunch of secrets, history and motivations for central characters. It was a virtual Fabergé Egg full of surprises, providing a grand look at the beautiful tapestry the show has woven with seemingly unconnected story lines that converged masterfully in less than an hour onscreen.

Davina solidified her alliance with the Originals, Elijah put diplomacy in motion vs. all out war, the truth behind the church massacre came to light, Klaus and Marcel came to blows and most importantly, the witches plot was revealed.

Last week, Elijah awoke from his magic-dagger induced slumber and began a conversation with Davina. That conversation continued, as the backstories behind the witches and Davina, Marcel and Devina, the late Jane Anne and her sister Sophie, and Klaus being lured back to New Orleans came together through a series of conversations between different characters. Elijah and Davina in the attic; Sophie, Hayley and Rebekah wandering the bayou; Klaus and Marcel sharing a drink—it may sound complicated, but it wasn't. It was frankly beautiful how it was all tied together.

"Sinners and Saints" was the first episode since the series premiere to boast a co-write from show runner Julie Plec. Our guess is the Queen of Mystic Falls drops in when there's big mythology to deal out. Rather than reconstruct all of the puzzle pieces doled out last night in this post, a much simpler approach would be to recap all that we discovered.

About eight months ago, the witches and vampires of New Orleans weren't getting along, to say the least. Unfortunately for the witches, there's a spell they have to do every three centuries to keep their ancestral magic going. If they didn't create another "harvest" followed by a "reaping," they'd end up powerless. The ritual involved sacrificing four of their daughters to their ancestors, after which the poor girls would be resurrected more powerfully than ever. They didn't tell the girls what was going to happen, of course, but all of the witches knew what was going to happen.

Black sheep Sophie Devreaux, a friend with benefits to Marcel, loudly protested. As the first three girls were killed, Davina realized what was happening despite the fact that her own mother wouldn't stop it.

Marcel saw something of himself in Davina the same way Klaus saw something of himself in Marcel when they met, so he came to her rescue. The self-proclaimed King of New Orleans said he has a rule about harming kids; of course it also didn't hurt that stopping the ritual would rob his biggest rivals of their vampire-fighting abilities.

The priest was in on Marcel's rescue plan, having been distracted by the spell the witches put on his nephew, which caused the church massacre (as opposed to vampiric compulsion, as Klaus had previously suspected). That's why he allowed Marcel to stash Davina in his attic for safekeeping until such a time as they could get her moved out of town.

But then a funny thing happened. Despite Sophie's lack of faith, the harvest had actually worked. Each girl's power was transferred to the next as she died, meaning Davina now carried the power of all four of them, hence her advantage over every other witch in town and her ability to punish the witches and alternately help Marcel by becoming his "secret weapon" against them. If her throat had been slit like her friends, all four of them would have been resurrected.

But Davina doesn't want that. She wants all of the witches to suffer for lying to her. She doesn't want the spell completed; she wants all of them to lose their power and she really wants to become "normal," herself. Sophie, on the other hand, has a much more sinister plan. She and her sister lured Klaus to New Orleans with Hayley's unborn child as leverage in order to locate where Marcel stashed Davina, grab her back and kill her to complete the ritual.

Hayley definitely has some sort of super-wolf protector out there. Remember, her search for family is what brought her to New Orleans to begin with, and perhaps she will eventually find that very thing. The warlocks who attacked her and Rebekah were "extremists" according to Sophie, driven by a witch's vision that said Klaus and Hayley's kid would kill all witches someday (Klaus noted that he's growing more fond of the child everyday).

Elijah earned his freedom from Davina by promising to give her all of his mother's witchy secrets so she could learn to control her power. Marcel cluelessly believed he gave Elijah back to Klaus himself, which of course wasn't the case. Tensions boiled over between Marcel and Klaus to where our hybrid badboy had to remind his former protege that he's not one of his "nightwalker minions"; and he reminded him with his fists. Elijah's intervention saved Marcel. For now.

Tensions nearly boiled over between the priest and Marcel, as well. The priest agreed to hide Davina until she could be moved to safety, not to keep her in the church forever to be used as Marcel's weapon against the witches. He reminded Marcel that he represents the humans and their side in the alliance with New Orleans vampires. He also demanded that Marcel stay away from his niece. "Who the hell is your niece?" Marcel said dismissively. Damn, son! It's Cami!

The episode concluded with Elijah, possibly still smarting from the slap Rebekah's new BFF Hayley gave him upon his return home, laying everything out for his little brother and little sister. It's not about a war between vampires and witches or a simple power struggle between the Originals and Marcel. It's all about family.

Elijah pointed out that Sophie will stop at nothing to kill Davina in order to honor her sister's memory and to resurrect the other little witches, making her their most dangerous adversary. Family, after all, is everything on "The Originals."

What did you think of last night's episode?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/the-originals-recap-sinners-and-saints/feed/ 0 by Ryan J. Downey Last night's episode of "The Originals" didn't just reveal a bunch of secrets, history and motivations for central characters. It was a virtual Fabergé Egg full of surprises, providing a grand look at the beautiful tapestry the show has woven with seemingly unconnected story lines that converged masterfully in less than an hour onscreen. Davina solidified her alliance with the Originals, Elijah put diplomacy in motion vs. all out war, the truth behind the church massacre came to light, Klaus and Marcel came to blows and most importantly, the witches plot was revealed. Last week, Elijah awoke from his magic-dagger induced slumber and began a conversation with Davina. That conversation continued, as the backstories behind the witches and Davina, Marcel and Devina, the late Jane Anne and her sister Sophie, and Klaus being lured back to New Orleans came together through a series of conversations between different characters. Elijah and Davina in the attic; Sophie, Hayley and Rebekah wandering the bayou; Klaus and Marcel sharing a drink—it may sound complicated, but it wasn't. It was frankly beautiful how it was all tied together. "Sinners and Saints" was the first episode since the series premiere to boast a co-write from show runner Julie Plec. Our guess is the Queen of Mystic Falls drops in when there's big mythology to deal out. Rather than reconstruct all of the puzzle pieces doled out last night in this post, a much simpler approach would be to recap all that we discovered. About eight months ago, the witches and vampires of New Orleans weren't getting along, to say the least. Unfortunately for the witches, there's a spell they have to do every three centuries to keep their ancestral magic going. If they didn't create another "harvest" followed by a "reaping," they'd end up powerless. The ritual involved sacrificing four of their daughters to their ancestors, after which the poor girls would be resurrected more powerfully than ever. They didn't tell the girls what was going to happen, of course, but all of the witches knew what was going to happen. Black sheep Sophie Devreaux, a friend with benefits to Marcel, loudly protested. As the first three girls were killed, Davina realized what was happening despite the fact that her own mother wouldn't stop it. Marcel saw something of himself in Davina the same way Klaus saw something of himself in Marcel when they met, so he came to her rescue. The self-proclaimed King of New Orleans said he has a rule about harming kids; of course it also didn't hurt that stopping the ritual would rob his biggest rivals of their vampire-fighting abilities. The priest was in on Marcel's rescue plan, having been distracted by the spell the witches put on his nephew, which caused the church massacre (as opposed to vampiric compulsion, as Klaus had previously suspected). That's why he allowed Marcel to stash Davina in his attic for safekeeping until such a time as they could get her moved out of town. But then a funny thing happened. Despite Sophie's lack of faith, the harvest had actually worked. Each girl's power was transferred to the next as she died, meaning Davina now carried the power of all four of them, hence her advantage over every other witch in town and her ability to punish the witches and alternately help Marcel by becoming his "secret weapon" against them. If her throat had been slit like her friends, all four of them would have been resurrected. But Davina doesn't want that. She wants all of the witches to suffer for lying to her. She doesn't want the spell completed; she wants all of them to lose their power and she really wants to become "normal," herself. Sophie, on the other hand, has a much more sinister plan. She and her sister lured Klaus to New Orleans with Hayley's unborn child as leverage in order to locate where Marcel stashed Davina, grab her back and kill her to complete the ritual. Hayley definitely has some sort of super-wolf protector out there. Remember, her search for family is what brought her to New Orleans to begin with, and perhaps she will eventually find that very thing. The warlocks who attacked her and Rebekah were "extremists" according to Sophie, driven by a witch's vision that said Klaus and Hayley's kid would kill all witches someday (Klaus noted that he's growing more fond of the child everyday). Elijah earned his freedom from Davina by promising to give her all of his mother's witchy secrets so she could learn to control her power. Marcel cluelessly believed he gave Elijah back to Klaus himself, which of course wasn't the case. Tensions boiled over between Marcel and Klaus to where our hybrid badboy had to remind his former protege that he's not one of his "nightwalker minions"; and he reminded him with his fists. Elijah's intervention saved Marcel. For now. Tensions nearly boiled over between the priest and Marcel, as well. The priest agreed to hide Davina until she could be moved to safety, not to keep her in the church forever to be used as Marcel's weapon against the witches. He reminded Marcel that he represents the humans and their side in the alliance with New Orleans vampires. He also demanded that Marcel stay away from his niece. "Who the hell is your niece?" Marcel said dismissively. Damn, son! It's Cami! The episode concluded with Elijah, possibly still smarting from the slap Rebekah's new BFF Hayley gave him upon his return home, laying everything out for his little brother and little sister. It's not about a war between vampires and witches or a simple power struggle between the Originals and Marcel. It's all about family. Elijah pointed out that Sophie will stop at nothing to kill Davina in order to honor her sister's memory and to resurrect the other little witches, making her their most dangerous adversary. Family, after all, is everything on "The Originals." What did you think of last night's episode?]]> 10/30/13 4:05pm EST
'American Horror Story' Star Evan Peters Scares Up Hump Day Hottie Honors http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/evan-peters-hump-day-hotties/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/evan-peters-hump-day-hotties/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96774 Evan Peters (oddly) makes us swoon every week as one of the stars of FX’s creeptastic “American Horror Story.” There’s always something quirky about his small-screen personas on the show. And by "quirky" we mean "weird and/or crazy." But we just can’t help ourselves. He’s just that cute! So in honor of Halloween, we’re naming Evan this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Check out this dreamy photo of Evan, and keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: 26-year-old Evan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he pursued acting from an early age, appearing in commercials for products like Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza and Kellogg. That is one tasty resume.

Unfortunately, Evan is currently off the market. He is dating his “American Horror Story: Coven” co-star Emma Roberts.

Where you might have already seen him: He’s been all over TV and the big screen, appearing in “Sleepover,” “Phil of the Future,” “One Tree Hill” and “Adult World,” alongside GF Emma.

Why you should take notice of him now: It hasn’t been easy for Evan on “AHS.” He was a homicidal ghost in season one then ended up in an insane asylum last season. And now he’s back but hardly better than ever. This season he plays a frat-boy-turned-Frankenstein in a relationship with a witch (played by his season one love interest Taissa Farmiga). What is their fate on “Coven”? Knowing “AHS,” it can’t be good, but it will definitely get realllll bizarre.

In addition to “AHS,” he’s also slated to appear in “Truck Stop,” “Reawakening” and the highly anticipated “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Evan by gawking at the photo above!

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/evan-peters-hump-day-hotties/feed/ 0 Vital stats: 26-year-old Evan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he pursued acting from an early age, appearing in commercials for products like Sour Patch Kids, Papa John's Pizza and Kellogg. That is one tasty resume. Unfortunately, Evan is currently off the market. He is dating his “American Horror Story: Coven” co-star Emma Roberts. Where you might have already seen him: He’s been all over TV and the big screen, appearing in “Sleepover,” “Phil of the Future,” “One Tree Hill” and “Adult World,” alongside GF Emma. Why you should take notice of him now: It hasn’t been easy for Evan on “AHS.” He was a homicidal ghost in season one then ended up in an insane asylum last season. And now he’s back but hardly better than ever. This season he plays a frat-boy-turned-Frankenstein in a relationship with a witch (played by his season one love interest Taissa Farmiga). What is their fate on “Coven”? Knowing “AHS,” it can’t be good, but it will definitely get realllll bizarre. In addition to “AHS,” he’s also slated to appear in “Truck Stop,” “Reawakening” and the highly anticipated “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Evan by gawking at the photo above!]]> 10/30/13 12:00pm EST
Feast Your Eyes On Cover And EXCLUSIVE Excerpt From Margaret Stohl's 'Idols' http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/idols-margaret-stohl-cover-excerpt/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/idols-margaret-stohl-cover-excerpt/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:09:25 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96785 IdolsFirst came the Icons: alien structures whose arrival heralded the end of the world as we know it. Now, comes "Idols": the second book in Margaret Stohl's series. It's the next chapter in the lives of Dol, Ro, Luca and Tima, four teens whose hearts are somehow impervious to the Icons' power. And if you can't wait to see what's in store for the survivors of book No. 1 in the follow-up, then hey, guess what, you don't have to. We've got the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal, plus an excerpt that brings you blazing into the world of "Idols"! And we do mean "blazing," because when we catch up with Dol, she's about to meet a fiery demise in the wreckage of a doomed helicopter.

The good news: They'd never kill off our heroine on the first page of her own trilogy. The bad news: She's clearly in for a rough freakin' time, between being sent on a mission to destroy the Icons and having problematic feelings for two of the dudes she's supposed to be destroying them with. Ugh! Love triangles! Always getting in the way when you're busy trying to save the world, amirite? But Dol's tough, and we think she can handle it...although it'll be July before we know for sure, since this excerpt leaves us high and dry just a couple chapters into the story. (Unless someone wants to go hound Margaret Stohl for deets at YALLFest in Charleston; she's the lady in charge.)

Click here to download an excerpt of "Idols"!

You can take "Idols" home with you on July 8, 2014.

Are you pumped to catch up with Dol and her friends in the second "Icons" book?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/30/idols-margaret-stohl-cover-excerpt/feed/ 0 First came the Icons: alien structures whose arrival heralded the end of the world as we know it. Now, comes "Idols": the second book in Margaret Stohl's series. It's the next chapter in the lives of Dol, Ro, Luca and Tima, four teens whose hearts are somehow impervious to the Icons' power. And if you can't wait to see what's in store for the survivors of book No. 1 in the follow-up, then hey, guess what, you don't have to. We've got the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal, plus an excerpt that brings you blazing into the world of "Idols"! And we do mean "blazing," because when we catch up with Dol, she's about to meet a fiery demise in the wreckage of a doomed helicopter. The good news: They'd never kill off our heroine on the first page of her own trilogy. The bad news: She's clearly in for a rough freakin' time, between being sent on a mission to destroy the Icons and having problematic feelings for two of the dudes she's supposed to be destroying them with. Ugh! Love triangles! Always getting in the way when you're busy trying to save the world, amirite? But Dol's tough, and we think she can handle it...although it'll be July before we know for sure, since this excerpt leaves us high and dry just a couple chapters into the story. (Unless someone wants to go hound Margaret Stohl for deets at YALLFest in Charleston; she's the lady in charge.)
Click here to download an excerpt of "Idols"! You can take "Idols" home with you on July 8, 2014. Are you pumped to catch up with Dol and her friends in the second "Icons" book?]]>
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'Beautiful Player' Audiobook EXCLUSIVE: Let's Get Hot And Sweaty! http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/29/beautiful-player-excerpt/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/29/beautiful-player-excerpt/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:02:01 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96779 This one goes out to all the "Beautiful" people: Today marks the publication and audiobook release for Christina Lauren's latest "Beautiful Bastard" novel, "Beautiful Player," and we not only have an EXCLUSIVE excerpt for your aural pleasure, but also an interview with the authors and narrator Grace Grant!

In "Beautiful Player" we meet Hanna Bergstrom, a New York transplant who moves to the city to pursue graduate studies. But the education she really needs is in fostering a healthy social life. Her older brother tasks his long-time bud (and seasoned womanizer) Will Sumner with the honors. Will's known Hanna (otherwise known as "Ziggy") since she was a kid, but things are different when they reunite all these years later. And by "different" we mean "sexy."

Click play on the clip above to hear a hot and sweaty excerpt from the audiobook, then check out the video below for an exclusive interview. (It should be noted that even a professional like Ms. Grant must stifle a nervous giggle or two when reading those steamy love scenes...)

"Beautiful Player" is out now, with the book series' finale, the novella "Beautiful Beginning," out November 18.

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/29/beautiful-player-excerpt/feed/ 0 Click play on the clip above to hear a hot and sweaty excerpt from the audiobook, then check out the video below for an exclusive interview. (It should be noted that even a professional like Ms. Grant must stifle a nervous giggle or two when reading those steamy love scenes...) [mtvn_player vid="973472" id=""] "Beautiful Player" is out now, with the book series' finale, the novella "Beautiful Beginning," out November 18. ]]> 10/29/13 4:02pm EST
Peep The EXCLUSIVE Book Trailer For Marie Lu's 'Champion' http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/29/marie-lu-champion-trailer/ http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/29/marie-lu-champion-trailer/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:33:34 +0000 http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/?p=96771 If you've been following the excitement of Marie Lu's "Legend" series, then you know that things are about to get serious leading into the third and final book. And if you're wondering just how serious, let us be the first to tell you: The epic conclusion to this dystopian trilogy is at least as serious as a guy vaulting over two concrete barriers in a row like some kind of spring-loaded monkey. How do we know? 'Cause we've got the exclusive first peek at the book trailer for "Champion"! And now, SO DO YOU.

It hasn't been an easy time for June and Day, the heroes of "Legend." For two books now, they've been in the thick of manipulation, betrayal and desperate attempts to uncover the truth about their war-torn nation and its endless conflicts with surrounding countries. But now, the pair are finally back in the good graces of the Republic: June in an elite government position, and Day in a high-ranking military role. But after so much struggle and so many secrets, don't count on a happy, easy ending just yet. Before a peace can be broached, plague sweeps through the border cities and threatens the start of a brand new war—a war that June knows how to stop, but at a terrible cost. Eeeeep! With a tease like that, it's a good thing that this book hits shelves in just five short days...and it's a good thing we didn't have any plans for next week, because we're gonna be hiding out in a blanket fort with "Champion" til the bitter end.

"Champion" hits bookstore shelves November 5.

Are you psyched to finally read the conclusion of the "Legend" series?

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http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/10/29/marie-lu-champion-trailer/feed/ 0 serious leading into the third and final book. And if you're wondering just how serious, let us be the first to tell you: The epic conclusion to this dystopian trilogy is at least as serious as a guy vaulting over two concrete barriers in a row like some kind of spring-loaded monkey. How do we know? 'Cause we've got the exclusive first peek at the book trailer for "Champion"! And now, SO DO YOU. [mtvn_player vid="973306" id=""] It hasn't been an easy time for June and Day, the heroes of "Legend." For two books now, they've been in the thick of manipulation, betrayal and desperate attempts to uncover the truth about their war-torn nation and its endless conflicts with surrounding countries. But now, the pair are finally back in the good graces of the Republic: June in an elite government position, and Day in a high-ranking military role. But after so much struggle and so many secrets, don't count on a happy, easy ending just yet. Before a peace can be broached, plague sweeps through the border cities and threatens the start of a brand new war—a war that June knows how to stop, but at a terrible cost. Eeeeep! With a tease like that, it's a good thing that this book hits shelves in just five short days...and it's a good thing we didn't have any plans for next week, because we're gonna be hiding out in a blanket fort with "Champion" til the bitter end. "Champion" hits bookstore shelves November 5. Are you psyched to finally read the conclusion of the "Legend" series? ]]> 10/29/13 11:33am EST