December 18, 2017

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Looks Like Anna Kendrick And Aubrey Plaza Are In A (Grumpy) Cat Fight

by 13 mins ago

Sometimes even friends get grumpy with one another. It’s OK. Just ask Hollywood bros Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza.

The two actresses, known for their deadpan delivery and sassy tweets, exchanged words both sassy and deadpan via Twitter yesterday in regards to Plaza’s casting as the voice of Grumpy Cat.

In case you missed it, yes, there’s going to be a Lifetime TV movie about Grumpy Cat‘s rise to pissed-off prominence, and Plaza will provide the central kitty’s voice.

Kendrick (we imagine in a monotone voice) objects:

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It’s OK though, Plaza did it all for Kendrick’s benefit:

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Guys, it’s OK! Be pals again! End this — dare we say — cat…fight?

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9 People Who Just Don’t GET Shia LaBeouf’s Art

by 13 mins ago

Shia LaBeouf is up to something, and it’s not just not being famous anymore.

While LaBeouf continues to be insistently not famous, he also appears to be taking very short jogs. Beginning September 3, The Beef has posted one Nike Plus run per day, providing a screenshot of his route. And, guys, maybe he was inspired by that lady who drew d–ks and stuff with her running routes, but he’s spelling something.

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Now, he may pull a last-second switcharoo on us, but it would appear that he’s spelling “#METAMARATHON,” i.e. his contribution to a Metamodernism conference in Amsterdam next week on September 25. While people do actual academic things inside, he’ll run a #metamarathon around the perimeter of the museum hosting.

While we don’t fully get this whole thing, we appear to be light years ahead of some Twitter users who are taking LaBeouf’s untimed strolls as fitness efforts.

There’s this quadriceps enthusiast:

This unimpressed lady:

Carl doesn’t even have more than a word for Shia:

Dan is cautiously trusting:

Some got philosophical:

Some just want Shia to succeed, bro:

This lady supports his choice of company:

This person knows that every day should be your personal best:

And this person who just…no:

Run, Shia, run! We know what’s up. Ish.

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Why Dylan O’Brien Got Beat Up With A Pool Noodle On The ‘Maze Runner’ Set

by 18 mins ago

While “The Maze Runner” may look like a Very Serious Movie, what with the dystopian vibes, deadly creatures and potentially life-ending and impossible to solve mystery maze, it wasn’t all Grievers and doom on-set.

We caught up with director Wes Ball and author James Dashner at San Diego Comic-Con recently and asked them about filming the Griever sequences. As the killer robot hybrid horrors don’t actually exist in real life (we hope), something had to stand in for the monsters.

Ball was determined not to make his cast react with terror to a tennis ball dangling from a stick (a common on-set, pre-effects trick), so he and some stunt men got their hands dirty.

That would explain this making-of picture Ball tweeted from back in July, showcasing the cast watching footage alongside a few blue unitard-clad men.

The stunt doubles weren’t the only ones who got in on the fun, either. Ball himself got in on the action, menacing star Dylan O’Brien with a pool noodle.

“I would actually put the helmet on and I would take these pool noodles and put the helmet on and swing this thing around like crazy and be like ‘hit me!’” he said. “One time I smacked Dylan in the face.”

Learn more about making the Grievers a reality in the interview below.

“The Maze Runner” dashes into theaters September 19.

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MTV And Logo To Premiere ‘Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word’

by 7 mins ago

On October 17, MTV and Logo will simultaneously premiere “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” a documentary produced by “Orange Is the New Black” cast member Laverne Cox. The hour-long documentary follows the lives of seven transgender youths. They hail from New York, New Orleans and Baltimore and range in age from 12 to 24 years old, but they share common obstacles and joys.

Cox, an activist for transgender issues as well as an actress, also acts as host for the documentary, walking viewers through the difficulties of coming out, how race plays into the equation, bullying, violence and familial and social support.

Viewers will meet Kye, a Brooklyn man who was the first transgender Division I basketball player ever, as well as college freshman Ari, an 18-year-old man taking his first steps into campus life. Zoey, a 12-year-old navigating life at her new school in California after school administrators refused to acknowledge her as a girl, is also featured, among other true life stories.

After the documentary’s premiere, Logo and MTV.com will host an hour-long “Trans Forum,” hosted by Cox and SuChin Pak. Alongside the subjects of the documentary, Cox will field questions from audience members and those tuning in via social media.

The documentary was produced as part of MTV’s Look Different campaign, a multi-year initiative to identify and fight biases, whether they be based in gender, sexual orientation or race.

“Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” will air on October 17 and 7 p.m. ET.

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‘New Girl’: All The Reasons Coach Didn’t Call

by 28 mins ago

In last night’s fourth season premiere of “New Girl,” “The Last Wedding,” the gang tried (mostly in vain) to hook up at the nuptials of some unnamed couple.

Most in vain, in more ways than one, were the attempts of Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.), who, as it turned out, had already charmed several of the woman present at the celebrations, never to be heard from again. Coach got an earful last night from his spurned conquests, and audiences got the pleasure of hearing the women’s critiques.

Presented, for your consideration, all the reasons Coach didn’t call back or measure up (according to the women he didn’t call).

1. So scared of intimacy

2. Hasn’t forgiven her

3. Arrogant

4. Sexist

5. Stole your phone charger

6. Conceited

7. Liar

8. Not in “The Best Man Holiday”

“New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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The One Where Gunther From ‘Friends’ Takes Us On A Tour Of Central Perk

by 29 mins ago

Ah, “Friends.” The iconic sitcom debuted on September 22, 1994, and has held a place in our hearts — and DVRs — ever since. Every devotee of the show has at least once or twice dreamed of dropping by Central Perk, the coffee shop that served as a sort of second home for the saucy six-some, and grab a cup of joe with a side of snark from Gunther.

James Michael Tyler, the actor who portrayed the barista with hair “brighter than the sun,” was the guest star to appear most on the show, ranking only behind the main cast in number of on-air appearances. He loved Rachel, and we loved him.

To celebrate the show’s premiere reaching the two-decade mark, a recreation of Central Perk, containing the actual orange couch Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross lounged on so often, alongside artifacts from the show, will be temporarily open for business in New York City.

MTV News got the chance to stop by and check out Central Perk (located at 199 Lafayette in downtown New York) and get a tour from none other than Gunther himself. Want to see your favorite surly barista sing “Smelly Cat” while standing next to an actual box of Smelly Cat kitty litter? Look no further.

Check out the clip below.

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The 6 Worst Movie Wedding Themes Ever

by 26 mins ago

Themed weddings are all the rage these days, from nautical to summer camp motifs.

That’s all well and good, and we have no moral objections to matching invitations to napkins, but there is such a thing as taking it too far. For example, we know that “The Hunger Games” books and movies are beloved. We know. That doesn’t mean we’re fully on board that train to the Capitol when it comes to themeing your nuptials around it.

Think about it: It’s a dystopian story that revolves around kids brutally murdering each other. The first installment nearly ends in a double suicide! Ah, romance. We don’t care how cute it would be to give out little Mockingjay pins as favors or serve a berry cobbler instead of a cake, it’s just a little off to us.

In that spirit, here are 6 other movies we think would make for similarly terrible wedding themes.

1. “Swing Kids”

Pro: Your place cards could be tiny records with each guest’s name written in the middle!
Con: Nazis, suicide, you name it.

2. “You’re Next”

Pro: Everyone can wear animal masks. It’ll be so cute.
Con: Murder. Lots of murder.

3. “The Green Mile”

Pro: Cute little trained mouse ringbearers!
Con: Though the lovable rodent is everyone’s favorite animal pal, he dies a terrible death.

4. “Gravity”

Pro: Gorgeous celestial decorations, real opportunity for big paper lanterns. (The moon, duh.)
Con: The sheer terror of open space.

5. “The Fault In Our Stars”

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Cara Delevingne Takes Lead Role In John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’

by 41 mins ago

Brit Cara Delevingne has joined “Paper Towns,” the film adapted from John Green’s YA novel of the same name. If the film enjoys anything like the same success of Green’s other adapted film, “The Fault In Our Stars,” the model-turned-actress is in for quite a bit of attention.

The Wrap reports that Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman, the mysterious teen at the center of the novel. Nat Wolff, who played supporting character Isaac in “Fault,” will play Quentin, the male lead, we learned in March.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who co-wrote both “Fault” and the acclaimed “The Spectacular Now,” return to pen “Paper Towns.”

The plot of the book revolves around Delevingne’s character, a mysterious and complex girl who has known Wolff’s character since they were children, though they’ve grown apart. After a spontaneous nighttime adventure during which the two get revenge on people Margo feels have wronged her, Margo disappears. However there are clues that only Quentin — usually referred to as Q — seems to be able to decipher, based on Margo’s secret literary and musical interests.

Green’s third Young Adult novel, “Paper Towns” won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery, and debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Jake Schreier, who directed 2012′s “Robot and Frank,” will direct the movie.

Green tweeted his excitement for the casting, saying Delevingne “understands Margo profoundly.”

“Paper Towns” is slated for a July 31, 2015 release.

Your Favorite Movies Get ‘Tusk’-ified

by 36 mins ago

Art by Shannon Baek

We all love “Mean Girls,” “The Avengers” and “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Obviously. Because we have hearts. And souls. Obviously we love them.

Another thing we love: the idea of a movie about Justin Long being turned into a humanoid walrus by a total lunatic. Luckily for us, this isn’t just a concept, it’s a real movie. “Tusk,” directed by Kevin Smith (yes, “Clerks” and “Dogma” and “Chasing Amy” Kevin Smith) swims its deformed body into theaters September 19. We can’t wait.

Our anticipation is so intense that we decided to make a few of our favorite movies — those listed above, and a few more even — just a little bit more like “Tusk.” Because when you really love something, you put great big walrus tusks on it. (Isn’t that what you learned in primary school?)

Check out our “Tusk”-ified movie posters below. What movie would you like to see “Tusk”ed next?

“Mean Girls”

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“Under the Tuscan Sun”

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“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

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“From Dusk Till Dawn”

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“Marvel’s The Avengers”

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These Tips Could Make The Next ‘Million Dollar Maze Runner’

by 19 mins ago

Get ready, Maze Runners and wannabe Runners, this Sunday is going to be quite the show. We’ve already met our four teams of fierce competitors for Sunday night’s “Million Dollar Maze Runner” special, and we know what they’re competing for — that would be a million bucks and a brand new Scion –but we don’t know exactly what they’ll be doing to win it.

In the upcoming “The Maze Runner,” Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers must daily sprint through a maze that they think holds the key to their survival and freedom. Unfortunately, it also contains the Grievers, terrifying and deadly creatures whose sole purpose seems to be capturing the Runners.

While there won’t be Grievers on hand in “Million Dollar Maze Runner,” there will be plenty of challenges. We’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few helpful tips for what awaits the Red, Green, Blue and White teams in the Maze Sunday night.

Challenge One: The Climb and Grind

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Almost as important as never looking down: being sure of your footing. A misstep in the Climb and Grind could dash your chances of winning the ultimate prize.

Challenge Two: The Puzzle of the Maze

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You can use physical skill in this challenge, but also need a skill we all learned in preschool: listening! Put on your listening ears, or it might cost you a million.

Challenge Three: The Million Dollar Breakthrough Bridge

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It all comes together here: with the final ...

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