April 28, 2017

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Laverne Cox Is Going To Light Up The Empire State Building — Find Out What Color

by 18 mins ago

Orange may in fact be the new black, but Laverne Cox, star of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and the host/executive producer of MTV’s upcoming “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” will be lighting the Empire State Building purple on October 16.

The actress is teaming up with GLAAD, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) and castmembers from the upcoming documentary in lighting the building in honor of Spirit Day and National Bullying Prevention Month.

“Bullying was an unfortunate part of my daily reality growing up in Alabama,” said Cox, who advocates for transgender issues. “I am committed to doing what I can so that young people don’t have to go through what I did. All of our children need to feel safe to be themselves at home, school and in our communities.”

According to GLAAD, eight in 10 LGBT students are harassed at school.

“National Bullying Prevention Month, which PACER initiated in 2006, was created to show those students being bullied that they are not alone and that communities care,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, in an annoucement for the event. “Lighting the Empire State Building in support of Spirit Day and this important month makes a powerful statement to young people across the U.S. that there are people all over the world who support them and want to prevent bullying.”

On Spirit Day, October 16, advocates and allies are encouraged to wear purple to publicly display their united ...

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7 Things We Learned About Jennifer Lawrence Today That Confirm We Should Be Best Friends

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JLaw-ites, rejoice! As “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ prepares to nest in theaters on Nov. 21, actress Jennifer Lawrence is making press rounds once again and delighting us with more and more reasons she should be our BFF. (She just hasn’t had the chance to get to know us yet!)

Most recently, Lawrence was interviewed for a long cover feature for the November issue of Vanity Fair. There, she addressed the her hacked nude photos for the first time publicly, but she also touched on lighter fare. For example, which “Real Housewives” cadre does she think is “really special”? Which household pests will she allow to live, and which will she simply “move”?

Here are the seven things we learned from the Vanity Fair issue on newsstands now that convince us that JLaw is amazing girlcrush material.

1. She’s a fear sweater
Lawrence greeted her interviewer, Vanity Fair’s Sam Kashner, and then pointed out her perspiration. “I must be nervous. Look at the sweat under my arms.”

2. She blames hormones for forgetting to thank David O. Russell and Harvey Weinstein in her Oscar acceptance speech.
“It was probably because I f–ked up on my birth-control pills and I was hormonally out of control that night,” she said. Also, she had just faceplanted on TV.

3. Her taste in reality TV is varied and thorough.
“’Shark Tank’,” she said when asked to identify her favorite show. “Wait, oh, ‘Dance Moms’ — that is a good one! OK, ...

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Here’s What You Think Of Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Photo Comments

by 30 mins ago

It was nearly six weeks before actress Jennifer Lawrence publicly commented on the hacking and release of nude, personal photographs of herself, but when she did comment, she made it count.

She called the hack “a sex crime” and laid out her anger not only at the hackers, but at those who looked at the pictures. (Including people she knows personally.)

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” Lawrence said. “You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

Lawrence’s comments sparked immediate discussion, with many praising the actress for being outspoken and clear, dropping statements such as “I have nothing to apologize for.” Others, however, thought that Lawrence should have realized the risks that taking and sending personal pictures posed.

Here’s a selection of opinions from our comments section.

Holli points out that blaming the victim doesn’t help anything.

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Zachary put it simply:

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Terry thinks the internet is a dangerous place.

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Heather would like to know what the big deal is.

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Melynda points out that it’s theft.

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What did you think of Lawrence’s comments on her hacked pictures? Let us know.

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J.K. Rowling’s Mystery Tweet Has Been Solved: Here’s What It Means

by 27 mins ago

You’re crazy for this one, J.K.!

After two days, the screaming can finally end, because someone solved the “Harry Potter” author’s Twitter riddle at long last.

Rowling, who yesterday mentioned that oh ho-hum she’s working on a new book nbd, dropped an anagram as well: “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.”

After several hints from the author on Twitter and oh-how-we-wish-it-were-true guesses (“Harry returns. Won’t say any details now. A week off. No comment!” SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING), Rowling declared a winner:

“Newt only meant to stay in New York for a few hours,” the decoded anagram reads. This is, according to Rowling’s non-anagram tweets, part of the treatment for “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.”

“The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt’s story. It isn’t part of the script, but sets the scene,” Rowling tweeted this morning.

Well, even if it’s not more of the Boy Who Lived himself, we’re always happy to get a little more Potter in our lives. It’s safe to say, after clinging to Rowling’s every tweet for the past few days, that we’re (wait for it….wait for it…) under her spell. [Editor note: Booo.]

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in theaters on November 18, 2016.

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The New ‘Marcel The Shell Book’ Is The Cutest: See Exclusive Pages

by 33 mins ago

Fans of tiny talking seashells with tiny (non-speaking) shoes on, rejoice! Marcel the Shell, the creation of actress Jenny Slate and husband Dean Fleischer-Camp, is back. The new illustrated book chronicling Marcel’s adventures, “Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been,” hits shelves October 21, and MTV News is pleased to exclusively debut two double-faced pages from the book.

As the title implies, the follow-up to the 2011 bestseller “Marcel the Shell: Things About Me,” chronicles the most surprising incident in Marcel’s life. When Marcel finds himself flying through the air (no spoilers as to how he got there or where he ends up), one of the things he sees down below is his grandmother’s house, complete with French bread and a snapshot of his “handsome & dashing & good” grandfather. D’awww.

Check out the pages and the cover below.

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For those of you who have been living under a shell rock, Marcel originated as a bit Slate joked around with while feeling cramped in a hotel room, she told MTV News. Since then, there have been multiple stop-motion short films starring Marcel, as well as the first 2011 children’s book centered around the little guy. And that’s not all: there are plans for a Marcel movie musical as well.

Related: Yes, There’s Going To Be A ‘Marcel The Shell’ Movie. And There Will Be Songs In It.

“Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been” ...

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Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out On Nude Photo Hack: ‘Your Boyfriend Is Going To Look At Porn Or He’s Going To Look At You’

by 9 mins ago

“Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence has finally spoken publicly — and at length — about the major photo hack in late August, a data dump that included several pictures of Lawrence and other well-known women in the nude. The pictures were taken from the women’s private devices, and the case is still under investigation.

At the time, a spokesperson for Lawrence issued a statement calling the hack a “flagrant violation of privacy” and promised that those posting the photos would be prosecuted.

Now, Lawrence is ready to speak for herself. In comments to Vanity Fair as a follow-up to a profile interview (she’s the mag’s November cover star), Lawrence said that she felt “sexually violated and exploited,” calling the hack “a sex crime.”

It’s not just the hackers who are to blame, either.

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” Lawrence said. “You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

It’s safe to assume that Lawrence would not see that proposed art show including her pictures as a “cultural commentary.”

The photos, she clarified, had been intended for former boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. (Lawrence is now reportedly attached to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.)

Lawrence admitted that she struggled with how to respond when news ...

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Here’s What It’s Like To Go To Space On The ‘Interstellar’ Ship

by 30 mins ago

Greetings from another time.

That’s right, MTV News has traveled through a wormhole on a detachable pod in the Endurance spacecraft, witnessing both the marvels of modern space travel and an overpowering sense of curiosity about what the heck director Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” is actually going to be about.

All this, without even leaving a padded armchair in the lobby of New York City’s Lincoln Square.

Ahead of the November 7 wide release of the film, a traveling exhibit of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2, showcasing the “Interstellar” experience, will make stops in New York City (Oct. 6-8), Houston (Oct. 17-19), Los Angeles (Oct. 25-27) and Chantilly, Virginia (Nov. 5-19). Fans will be able to take their turn exploring the Endurance, just like we did today. Even Nolan has tried the virtual reality trip and been wowed.

“I was impressed with how the experience is able to put you in the cockpit of ‘Interstellar’s’ spaceship, the Endurance,” he said in a release. “It was just like being back on set.”

To begin the experience, a person just has to settle into a cushy maroon armchair and relax, placing a chunky virtual reality headset over their faces. Headphones complete the combo, and the experience begins.

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Mike Woods, head of digital at Framestore, which developed the experience, told MTV News that the idea behind the “Interstellar” experience was more of “a real honest, organic visceral experience. Things we’ve done before have been about vertigo, a panic-inducing screamfest. This ...

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Gerbils, Jamie Lee And Ronald Reagan: How Well Do You Know Your Hollywood Urban Legends?

by 27 mins ago

You’ve worked your way through all those “Top 100 Films Of All Time Ever In The History Of The Universe No Really EVER” lists, and you’ve read all the making-of books and seen the documentaries to boot. You know “The Wizard of Oz” front and back, and will hear no words about the veracity of that Munchkin scandal. So you think you’re some kind of Hollywood historian, do you? You know everything there is to know about Hollywood scandals and their players?

Time to put your quiz results where your mouth is.

Take our quiz on Hollywood facts and fiction, below, and see if you get stumped.

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The Cast Of ‘Gone Girl’ Reveals The Worst Time They Were Ever Spoiled

by 6 mins ago

Warning: Spoilers for “Game of Thrones” and “The Crying Game” ahead. But if you haven’t seen those by now, we don’t really know what to tell you.

It’s happened to all of us: we’re a little behind on a TV show or haven’t made it to the theater to see the latest thriller yet, and someone innocently blurts out the ending. They’ve been dead the whole time! He’s really her brother! The little girl is actually an old woman!

That’s right, the dreaded spoiler.

If you’re not careful, it might even happen to you with the much-anticipated and twisty-turny David Fincher film “Gone Girl.” Though you’ve probably already read the bestselling Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, there’s a (slim) chance you haven’t yet, and don’t know what’s going to happen.

In the spirit of spoilers, MTV News hit the red carpet and asked the cast of “Gone Girl” — including Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Casey Wilson and more — and asked them about the worst time they had the ending of something spoiled for them. Check out the clip below.

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14 Ways To Make Fetch Happen This October 3

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In case you hadn’t heard, it’s October 3. To some, this means no more than if we announced that it was October 2 or October 4 or April 9 or any other day. To others, it means it’s your birthday. (If this is you, happy birthday!)

To most of us (including Katy Perry), however, it means one very important thing: It’s “Mean Girls” day.

Remember? Now you do.

Now that we’re all on the same page, festive nail art included, let’s celebrate this modern classic of teen cinema. It has everything you could ever want: Lindsay Lohan in a henley shirt, Aaron Samuels before he became a spin instructor, ESPN weather forecaster Amanda Seyfried…it’s clearly a day to be cherished and celebrated.

With that in mind, here are 14 ways to make fetch happen this October 3.

1. Tell someone their hair looks sexy pushed back.

2. Wear pink.

3. Get together with some lady friends and discuss, like, the rules of feminism.

4. Contemplate your place in the social hierarchy.

5. Redefine the food pyramid.

6. Wear some comfy pants. You deserve it!

7. Tell someone just how pretty you think you are.

8. Bust out this classic insult.

9. Display your multicultural flair.

10. Have a tasty lunch.

11. Let it all out.

12. Attend to your personal grooming needs.

13. Wear whatever ear adornments you so desire.

14. ...

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