Let's here it for the girl! That girl being "Footloose" star Julianne Hough, of course. This week, the former "Dancing With the Stars" pro hits the big screen alongside cutie Kenny Wormald as high-stepping preacher's daughter, Ariel. With plenty of buzz building for the dance redo, we're naming Julianne Hough this week's Girl Crush!
As is our custom, in return for being named our Girl Crush, we asked Julianne to spill which leading lady she looks up to in the biz. And we bet plenty of people would agree with the 23-year-old's pick.
As fall premiere season chugs along, there are a number of female-driven comedies that are really getting us excited to be, well, females. "2 Broke Girls" over on CBS is one of those shows. And this week, Zooey Deschanel's new Fox comedy, "New Girl," drops as well, and it has us thanking god(dess) that we'll be charmed by Zooey week after week. As a result, we're naming her this week's Girl Crush!
"I think it's amazing," she told MTV News about the wave of funny lady successes. "I think we're in a time right now where there was a tipping point [and] so many of the pilots that were picked up are female leads, female written. Girls are kicking butt in comedy. I feel like this is a new frontier. I feel like it's a really exciting time right now for women and comedy."
If any chica were ever the embodiment of our Girl Crush title, it's certainly Olivia Wilde. Not only is the 27-year-old smoking hot, but she's a humanitarian who also knows how to kick butt, holding her own alongside action-hero veterans Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in this week's "Cowboys & Aliens." For all of these reasons, we're naming the starlet this week's Girl Crush.
An honor—we should add—Ms. Wilde was flattered to receive. "Oh my god. Thank you," she said in response to the news. "Wow, do I get a plaque or anything?"
Erm, no, but how about a handshake!?
Rachel Green she is not. In this week's workplace comedy "Horrible Bosses," Jennifer Aniston goes dark (both in hair color and subject matter) as one of the titular poor managers, getting all maneatery on underling Charlie Day. Will she and fellow "Horrible Bosses" Kevin Spacey and Colin Ferrell get taken down by Charlie, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis? You'll just have to go to the theaters Friday to find out.
In the meantime, we've awarded the much-nicer-in-real-life Jennifer with this week's Girl Crush honor and, of course, made her spill who her own personal Girl Crush is. Which took some thinking...
"Who do I have a girl crush on?" she pondered with head in hands. "This is such pressure... I'm going to think of this right now..."
We're back in the Rosewood city limits, and it feels so good. With last week's season two premiere of "Pretty Little Liars," we picked up right where we left off on the series' juicy, twisty plotline. And while all the liars are under suspicion after Ian's supposed death, we have to admit Spencer (played by Troian Bellisario) is in the most precarious position following the disappearance of her no-good brother-in-law. Despite being forced into therapy and told to take some time off from her friends, Spencer seems to be keeping it together pretty well.
In honor of "PLL"'s return and Troian's intriguing story arc, we're making her this week's Girl Crush!
When we caught up with Troian recently, we asked her to give her own definition of a Girl Crush. "I think a Girl Crush is a girl who you think is stunningly beautiful, charismatic, smart, just somebody you admire and in your spare time, [you're like], 'God, I wish I was a little bit more like her,'" she said.
Who fits the bill for Troian? None other than lovely "Inception" star Marion Cotillard.
If you're looking for a Girl Crush, you need look no further than the estrogen-fest that is the Kardashian residence. We're pretty sure it's impossible to squeeze that many strong-willed ladies under one roof and not evoke a healthy helping of girl power. Believe it or not, we've been keeping up with these kickass siblings for six seasons now, but don't think that becoming wives and mothers would steal any of the sisters' trademark spunk. They've still got it—so much so, in fact, that we've dubbed the Kardashians this week's Girl Crushes.
When we caught up with Khloe and Kourtney to give them the good news, Khloe was all for the girl-centric title.
"I think it’s always really flattering when anybody has a crush on you, and I think women are so critical of themselves and each other that for a girl to have a crush on another girl, I love that girl power, and we’re all about sisterhood so I really do love when people say that," she said. "I mean guys will sleep with anything, so for a girl to say that, it means that much more."
Big sis Dakota may have a few years on her, but 13-year-old Elle Fanning is playing catch-up quite nicely in the movies department. After films like "Babel" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Elle is taking on her most high-profile project yet with this week's buzzy J.J. Abrams romp "Super 8."
Elle plays Alice Dainard, the lone girl in a group of kids who witness a mysterious train crash and capture it on film while making a lo-fi zombie flick. It's probably not hard to guess that as the only rose among thorns, Alice is the crush-object of several of the neighborhood boys. And you know what? We're going to echo those sentiments and declare Elle Fanning this week's Girl Crush!
As is customary, in exchange for the honor, we asked Elle to reveal her own Girl Crush.
"[I have] a huge one on Alexa Chung—her fashion, everything," she said of the former MTV host and English model. "I went to the Met Ball and met her, and I was like, 'Oh my god. I can't even believe it.' I couldn't contain myself."
We have a feeling girls everywhere will start feeling that way about you, Miss Fanning, after they see your amazing work in "Super 8"!
Do you plan on seeing "Super 8" this weekend?
Over the weekend, audiences got their first glimpse at what a kick-butt Clary Fray could look like as Lily Collins' vampire action flick "Priest" hit the big screen. And if you liked what you saw, you're in luck because Lily will re-team with "Priest" director Scott Stewart for the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" novel "City of Bones," in which she will play a demon-slaying Shadowhunter.
We here at Hollywood Crush have never been shy about our love for strong female heroines, which is why this week, Lily Collins earns our Girl Crush title.
"I'm this week's Girl Crush?" she asked enthusiastically. "Oh my gosh. Wow. Thank you. That is a huge honor. I'm just, like, honored to be in an MTV building being interviewed. Wow. Thank you."
Of course, as we do with each of our honorees, we had to ask who Lily would pick as her Girl Crush. And she had several. "I love Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet and Sandra [Bullock]," she said. "I feel so lucky to be able to work with Sandra because she is one of my favorites. I love everything from their sense of style to their choices in films."
In just four days, "The Vampire Diaries" will come to an end—for the season, that is. Obviously we're bummed about the prospect of no new episodes for, like, four months. But before we begin our pity party, we figured we should recognize one of the stars who's helped make this season so sensational. For her overtime acting as both Mystic Falls girl-next-door Elena Gilbert and vampire vixen Katherine (Petrova) Pierce, we're recognizing actress Nina Dobrev as this week's Girl Crush. An honor, we should add, Miss Dobrev humbly accepted.
"Wow. Wow. That's actually really cool," she replied when we told her of her grand distinction. "That's really cool. Thank you."
You're so very welcome, Nina! And in the spirit of our feature, we also had to ask the 22-year-old whom she considers her own Girl Crush.
It's kind of hard not to like Audrina Patridge. She was always the nice girl on "The Hills" and now she's the star of her own VH1 reality show, simply called "Audrina." Week after week fans will follow the reality star as she grows up, grows in her career and battles her breakout star mom to prove that she's an adult who can make her own decisions. Really, it's the kind of stuff we all go through!
So that’s why Miss Patridge is this week's Girl Crush!
What’s it like for Audrina to be emulated by girls? "It's a little crazy. I mean it's exciting cause I get to meet so many people from all over the world, and they come up to me like they’ve known me for years and they start giving me advice or telling me what they're going through like I'm one of their best friends," she said. "And they don’t even really know me, but they think they know me, so it's cool."