If there's one McKinley High alumna we'd like to hear more from on the fourth season of "Glee," it's Amber Riley's feisty Mercedes Jones. So thank Barbra, Liza and the whole lot that the songbird will be all up in the series' business tonight to croon a little Stevie Wonder.
Meanwhile in the Big Apple, Rachel's preparing for her "Funny Girl" callback—with little encouragement from NYADA instructor Cassandra July (Kate Hudson).
After destroying demons in August's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," star Lily Collins may just turn her steely gaze to the walking dead.
Variety reports that Lily is in talks for the lead role of heroine Elizabeth Bennett in the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's monster mash-up "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
The film's been through a number of iterations since it was optioned by Lionsgate way back in December 2009, with Natalie Portman slated to star and David O. Russell directing. Burr Steers ("17 Again," "Charlie St. Cloud") will now helm the project.
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy took a calculated risk for the fourth season of his song-and-dance series, splitting episodes between the gang at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio, and the recent graduates who've moved to New York City. And it's a move that seems to have paid off—the show was renewed for not one but two more seasons last month. Yet, star Darren Criss told MTV News recently that it's hard to know how the format change is playing with viewers seeing as he's usually caught up in the production process.
"It's tough to analyze in some sort of cohesive way because it really blurs together. I don't have the advantage of watching every week," he said. "I'm not just being proverbial, it truly does blur together. We'll shoot two or three episodes at a time, and they'll overlap, and you kind of lose track of your chronological order."
But, much like us, there is one aspect of the dual settings that's always been a bit mystifying to Darren.
FROM MTV STYLE: With starring roles in film ("Beautiful Creatures") and TV ("Shameless"), it might be easy to forget that Emmy Rossum's roots are in music. (Remember when she combined the two in "Phantom of the Opera"? EPIC.) And now the starlet has released a new album titled Sentimental Journey.
Our lucky gal pals over at MTV Style sat down with Miss Rossum to discuss the sultry vintage style of her latest music videos "These Foolish Things" and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Be sure to watch their exclusive interview!
Click on over to MTV Style for the entire chat with Emmy Rossum!
There's no need to commit a felony to get your hands on the latest piece of swag from Sofia Coppola's upcoming "The Bling Ring" because we're giving it to you for free! Feast your eyes on the cheeky one-sheet for the June 14 release, which stars Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga.
"Living the dream, one heist at a time," reads the poster's tagline—a fitting slogan for a film based on an actual group of teen and 20-something bandits who robbed the homes of the rich and famous, including Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst (who both, coincidentally, make cameos).
After so many months of waiting and hoping and aching for "The Great Gatsby" to be released at last, we had entered a state of impatient longing not entirely unlike that of the titular character...but with a much happier outcome, fortunately, as the film finally premiered last night in New York City, and it was lovely! (Also, nobody was cheated on, run over or shot, which is always nice.)
The premiere was a major party attended by all the film's stars and then some—all sporting decidedly modern looks in comparison to the jazz-age fashions featured onscreen.
Nina Dobrev, who isn't in the movie, wore the most deco getup of the night with a black-and-gold sheath dress that mirrored the metalwork design featured in all of the "Gatsby" promotional materials; Carey Mulligan was stunning in a red strapless dress and sleek hair; and Isla Fisher covered up in a floral-print, three-quarter sleeved dress that faded to (semi-sheer) black as it reached her feet.
Fun news today about one of our Hollywood faves: After a handful of smallish supporting bits on the big screen, Nina Dobrev is finally stepping into a nice, meaty feature film role in—of all things— a cop comedy. Variety reports that the "Vampire Diaries" actress has accepted a part in the upcoming "Let's Be Cops," as the lady love interest of a character played by Damon Wayans, Jr.
According to the article, the film is a comedy about "two friends who impersonate cops for fun" (Wait, seriously? Who does that?), who run into trouble when they accidentally tangle with a real-life, honest-to-goodness mobster. And for Nina, who's been testing the cinematic waters with everything from a cameo in teen slasher/stalker flick "The Roommate" to a turn in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," a screwball criminal comedy will be a fun addition to her resume. The film is slated for release sometime in 2014.
It's the first day of May, and celebrities far and wide seem to be celebrating the date on Twitter. "2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings had a particularly interesting idea for how to commemorate this day.
We'll let you go first, Kat!
MTV STYLE: Another day, another Miley Cyrus magazine cover. Just days after the starlet's Elle U.K. cover hit the webstands comes an even more provacative set of snaps from the summer 2013 issue of V magazine. All we have to say is, "I see London, I see France..."
Inside the issue, Miley opens up even more about beau Liam Hemsworth and the media's perception of their relationship. (Or perhaps we should say misperception.)
Want to see more? Click over to MTV Style for the trio of covers!
What with all the mad love and excitement for the November release of "Catching Fire," some of you—we won't say who, 'cause we're classy like that—might have forgotten that long before Katniss Everdeen became an action-movie superstar, she was the heroine of a beloved book series by Suzanne Collins. But if that little detail slipped your mind, here's a chance to refresh and reinvigorate your literary love affair with the "Hunger Games" trilogy: a brand new book trailer for "Catching Fire" is in the works, and you—yes, YOU—could be featured ALL UP IN IT.
Here's how it works: you make a video and upload it to YouTube, doing a fill-in-the-blanks confessional on why "Catching Fire" is the bestest and most fabulous book ever written. (The format is specific, though, so make sure you watch the accompanying explanatory clip carefully.) And if your video is terrific, then you and your undying passion for all things Panem-related will be selected to be featured in the new "Catching Fire" book trailer, and you will be famous. Probably.