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Hugh Jackman might have earned an Oscar nomination for his work in "Les Miserables," but let's be real: All that serious acting stuff was just a silly distraction from his true calling, his raison d'etre, which is, of course, slicing and dicing his enemies into tiny little pieces as the unstoppable "X-Men" mutant, Wolverine. And when Hugh stopped by MTV's studios for a special visit in advance of the MTV Movie Awards, nobody was asking for instructions in the exquisite art of Jean Valjean-ing. NOOOOO. What we want to know is, how do you do the Wolverine voice?

Fortunately, Hugh was all too happy to give our Josh Horowitz a lesson in James "Logan" Howlett's trademark tough-guy growl—which, as you can see in this week's episode of After Hours, is useful in a variety of everyday scenarios, from coming up short on your body wash coupons to procuring red velvet cupcakes from a recalcitrant baker. (Also, it's too fun watching Hugh go from happy-go-lucky Australian friendlyguy to angry American action hero just like... *snaps*... that.)

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It's hard out here for an Academy Award nominee, y'all. The pressure! The stress! The anticipation! And for the select few actors who are up for this year's most important film industry honors, the next 48 hours will bring a breathless countdown to the moment when the envelope opens, the house goes quiet, and the Oscar goes to...well, whomever. And as hard as it is to keep your cool when you lose (and to look poised and pleased all the while, lest your puckered pouty-face become an overnight gossip site sensation), it might be even harder to be the winner—in which case you've got to give the dreaded acceptance speech. Which is why we've helpfully put together a series of posts in which we give likely winners a few pointers on how to thank the Academy, delight their fans and gracefully exit the stage within their allotted 30 seconds of talk-time. And today, we're offering advice to...

Hugh Jackman!

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From Wolverine to Jean Valjean, Hugh Jackman has tackled a number of high-profile parts, yet his "Role of a Lifetime" is still to come. You see, the "Les Miserables" actor's next project will be a tale of a "despicable, horrible, just downright loser of a guy." That guy's name? Josh Horowitz.

Yes, you may recognize Josh Horowitz as MTV News' intrepid movies guy, and until now, it's been a closely held secret around the office as to what a nightmare the guy can be. Well, no more! All will be revealed in the feature film "Unlovable."

Watch the video above for all the details on what is sure to be an Oscar-winning turn for Hugh.

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So, check this: All this time that we've been fantasizing about how much we'd love to occupy the lives of our favorite "Les Miserables" movie stars? Turns out that they've been fantasizing, too—about taking over the lives of a favorite pop star for a day (or even longer! There's some borderline obsession going on here, yo.) When MTV News' Josh Horowitz asked the cast which musician they'd love to trade places with, every single one of them had a response ready to go.

For instance: This clearly isn't the first time Hugh Jackman has thought about how much he'd like to be the iconic pop musician, Sting.

"He's so damn cool," Hugh enthused, "and his voice gets better with age...and have you seen this guy's houses? This guy knows how to live!"

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Our minds are a little bit blown right now, so we're just going to leave this here: Hugh Jackman, on camera, telling the best story ever about that time he sang karaoke with would-be "Unbound Captives" co-star Robert Pattinson.

...Yeah. I mean, why don't you try to think of a witty and relevant way to introduce that particular tidbit of info; we're just going to sit here with our mouths hanging open at the pure unadulterated awesomeness of the mental image involved.

It's a good thing that Hugh Jackman was able to sum this up for us:

"That's random, isn't it?" he joked.

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When it was announced a few weeks ago that actor James Franco and actress Anne Hathaway would be hosting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards together, some people were left wondering, "Huh?!" But after some careful consideration about the young and celebrated stars (those very clever Oscar promo ads and that NSFW "Funny Or Die" clip with Judd Apatow probably helped too) it seems the consensus has changed from confused to excited.

Since you can count Hollywood Crush amongst those stoked to see how James (who will be serving double duty on Sunday as co-emcee and a Best Actor nominee for his amazing performance in "127 Hours") and Anne (who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in 2010's sexy dramedy "Love and Other Drugs") tackle the prestigious gig, we wanted to give any lingering naysayers five reasons why this unconventional pairing will make for a memorable Oscars.

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It's been a while since we heard any news on "Butter," the upcoming political satire starring Jennifer Garner and a whole slew of other exciting people that spoofs the 2008 Democratic primaries as a butter carving competition in Iowa.

Shooting seems to be under way for the film, expected out in 2011, and Entertainment Tonight has a lengthy interview package with the main cast members that shows some behind-the-scenes footage of the film. Click on below the jump to hear what Jennifer, Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell and Ashley Greene have to say about their characters.

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Taylor LautnerIn your face, Hugh Jackman and all you other Taylor Lautner haters! Turns out, despite all your cynicism, Taylor was actually approached to be in "X-Men: First Class," but couldn't do it because of "Abduction" and "Breaking Dawn" commitments. Producer (and ex-director) Bryan Singer shared the news, and we couldn't help but feel like we won something this round.

But while Taylor as Wolverine would have been pretty sweet, we feel like he's just being repeatedly typecast as guy-who-should-have-shirt-off. Here are some other genres we think Taylor should delve into, so we can end up laughing at more haters who have to bite their tongues.

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A lot has been happening over the past week for the Jim Field Smith political satire Butter. On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Ashley Greene would be starring in the film, which was enough to get our interest churning. Add that to the fact that Jennifer Garner is both producing and playing the leading lady in the film and we're sold.

Before we go on to try to explain to you the exciting slew of new actors that have become attached to the film, let's try to explain the very complicated storyline. "Butter" is a political satire of the 2008 Democratic election, set in a small Iowa town and using a butter-carving competition as the setting.

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Secure your slushies and have a seat, Gleeks. We have business to attend to. But before we discuss the first item on the agenda, I must issue this warning: If you are at all spoilerphobic, please leave the room. I'm serious now. We've got juicy dish to, well, dish. OK, we all set? Let's proceed.

Over the weekend, the cast and brains behind our favorite FOX musical series "Glee" attended the 27th Annual Paley Television Festival, and they spilled a lot of details, not only about the back half of the current season but about the second season as well, which begins shooting in July.

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