Hi, Twilighters! Today, I had the great pleasure of spending the day at the home of "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke. She has a beautiful place a stone's throw away from the world-famous Venice Beach, and we paid her a visit to talk about her film's seven nominations at the MTV Movie Awards and relive the first time Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson met.
It was a great day of filming, and believe me: "Twilight" fans are not going to want to miss any of this!
We talked about the first "chemistry screen test" between Kristen and Rob. Kristen had to act out a scene with five different potential Edwards, one after another, with Catherine deciding that Robert was "the one" the first time the two kissed — which, as all Twilighters know, happened in Catherine's bedroom. Read More...
I was always told that it's good to cry, because it helps to release a lot of built-up emotions. It makes it even more gratifying when you cry because you're laughing so hard.
That happened today when I talked to Andy Samberg as he prepares for his hosting gig for the MTV Movie Awards. We met up at the back of the Gibson Amphitheatre on the Universal Studios lot. This is the area where the limos pick up the stars when the show is over. There is also a patio where the stars come to mingle and do press when the festivities end. Read More...
One of the great things about the MTV Movie Awards taking place here at the Gibson Amphitheatre in L.A. is that we get access to most of the Universal Studios lot, including its hidden areas. Yesterday, while producer Akshay Bhansali and I were filming on site, we parked our golf cart (golf cart = FUN) near what must have been the Universal Studios garage, where all the trams, rides and props go to get fixed.
Amongst all the jet-skis and boats from the "Water World" ride and a few other cars, there were a lot of wrecks just laid to rest in the dirt. But then, as Akshay and I looked closer we saw the back of one of the most unmistakable cars of all time: the DeLorean.
Yes, sitting in a junk-car yard in the corner of the Universal Studios lot lies what we're pretty sure is one of the actual DeLoreans from "Back to the Future." We had to get a closer look. The exterior of the car was in pretty good shape, although it was covered in a thick layer of dust and dirt from sitting in the sun for what looks like years — big shame. The two giant vents that stick out the back, and all the other components necessary for time travel, were all in pretty good shape. Although the interior was very sun-damaged, the blue leather was in one piece. And before you ask, I know what you're thinking, and yes, the iconic flux capacitor and the keypad where the Doc punches in the year are still there. Read More...
I love the MTV Movie Awards. My first onscreen debut for MTV in the States was hosting the 2007 Movie Awards pre-show, so it kind of marks my anniversary here, and I'm thrilled to be back in Los Angeles for this year's show.
But before everything got started at the Gibson Amphitheatre, I took advantage of my first Memorial Day Weekend in America and hit the road (big shout to my good friend Michael Artone at Aston Martin Beverly Hills for the truly incredible Aston Martin DB9 Vantage) to the party capital of the world, Las Vegas.
Vegas was the busiest I have ever seen it, packed with people from all over America and beyond including MTV favourites Asher Roth and Soulja Boy Tell'em, who both performed there over the weekend. And although he has the hottest anthem in the world right now with "Turn My Swag On" Soulja Boy's still not of age to hit the casino floor, so he had to take his party back to the room after his monster performance. (Something tells me he still had fun, though!)
I stuck to my three-day Vegas rule, and as soon as the big weekend was over, I headed back to L.A.
Frankie Delgado isn't taking his new gig as MTV Movie Awards weekend guest host lightly. The "Hills" star showed up to the morning news meeting ready to learn everything he can from the best in the business — Sway and Tim Kash — about how to be an on-air personality.
Sway laid the ground rules for Delgado, telling him, "Don't be late!" He then warned him that one of his fashion accessories should only be worn by longtime reporters: "Only the vets can wear shades!"
Then Frankie and Tim had a heart-to-heart about what he should expect while working the awards show alongside Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt on Sunday.
"I want to see a stage," Frankie told Tim about what he expects from Sunday. "Belly dancers! I want to see Britney Spears, T.I." After Tim let him know he won't be seeing that stuff, he said, "Then I guess I want to see Andy Samberg. I got one!"
That you did, Frankie! To see if the reality star listened to Tim and Sway, check Frankie out before Sunday's big show at 9 p.m. ET.
With the MTV Movie Awards only days away and a new gig as one of our MTV Movie Awards weekend guest hosts, Lo Bosworth is hitting the gym to make sure she's fit in time for Sunday. She also has to look good for the "Hills" season finale, which airs at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, right before the awards show.
Lo has been spending a lot of quality time with her trainer, Garret, this week, doing some kickboxing. "You have to be in shape," she told MTV News. "You have to look good in your dress. This is hard work, you guys!"
Lo, who punched, kicked and squatted her way to get red-carpet-ready, will be looking good and fit alongside her fellow "Hills" buddies Frankie Delgado and Stephanie Pratt as they all make their way around L.A. to find out all the latest news leading up to the awards show.
If you want to see just how trim Lo ended up getting from all her kickboxing, then you'll just have to tune in to the big show Sunday at 9 p.m. ET to find out!
FROM MOVIESBLOG: As of today, the MTV News team is up and running at Universal Studios, home of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards! Preparation for the big show is well underway, and MTV News got the lay of the land this morning. After our 8:30 a.m. production meeting with "Hills" star and MTV News guest correspondent Frankie Delgado, the whole team headed up to the Gibson Amphitheater for a walkthrough of the main show.
Continue reading about our "Hills" guest correspondents at Moviesblog.MTV.com....
By Elisabeth Rappe
From MTVMoviesBlog.com: Our 2009 MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg was on Jay Leno's show last night to talk about his days as a temp, loving mothers, his early stand-up career… and of course to plug his Best Kiss contender, "Pommel: The Bobby Brooks Story." Don’t think we’ve got a choice on this one, readers … we’re going to have to give it to him!
Continue reading more about Andy Samberg on Jay Leno at Movies.MTV.com.
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By Shaheem Reid
It's not called "Louis Rag" or "Gucci Rag." Officially, T.I.'s new Swizz Beatz-produced banger is called "Swing Your Rag."
The track pays homage to Tip's affinity for the brands, namely their pocket squares. He told us about the song way back when, during the MTV Movie Awards in L.A. That record, along with "What Up," leaked late Friday to the Net. In the latter, Tip defends himself against a certain party who questioned his authenticity.
Check out "Swing Your Rag" and "What Up" for yourself, and let us know what you think.