Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kim Kardashian's Halloween Costume Modeling Session

Getting everything situated for the night's Halloween party plans, Kim Kardashian met up with her stylist to decide which costume to wear on Sunday (October 31).

Looking fabulous in each and every option, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" darling swapped in and out of the various ensembles including a feline suit, Little Red Riding Hood outfit, Queen of Hearts costume and sexy pirate garb.

Unable to make up her mind, Miss Kardashian took to her Twitter page to ask for help in deciding after narrowing down the field.

The 30-year-old wrote, "Happy Halloween! I still can't decide between 2 costumes...I will twitpic tonight! Ok the 2 options are a pirate or little red riding hood! But they are super cute and sexy! Which should I be?"

Once finished up, Kim headed off to the Prudential Center to watch the New Jersey Nets take on the Miami Heat before heading home and preparing for the Big Apple Halloween nightlife.

Aubrey ODay Audrina Patridge Autumn Reeser Avril Lavigne Bali Rodriguez

'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Announces Eight New Castmembers

Rookies' characters haven't yet been revealed.
By Kara Warner

Olga Fonda
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hey, "Twilight" fans! Hot off the press-release presses at Summit Entertainment, we have yet another slew of actors who have been added to the "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" cast.

According to Summit, these eight new additions will be featured in supporting roles, but the studio is reportedly keeping their characters under wraps for now. So, without further ado, feast your eyes on the lucky new blood (pun intended!): Olga Fonda ("Love Hurts"), Janelle Froehlich ("Hacienda Heights"), Masami Kosaka ("The Runaways"), Sebastiao Lemos (Brazilian TV series "Força-Tarefa"), Amadou Ly ("The Tested" "The Bridge"), Ty Olsson ("2012"), Wendell Pierce ("Ray") and Carolina Virguez (Spanish TV series "Matalobos").

With production set to begin in the very near future, Summit has been teasing us with "Breaking Dawn" casting announcements for months now. Here's a full rundown of the most recent additions: Mackenzie Foy as Edward and Bella's daughter Renesmee; the Denali coven: Maggie Grace as Irina, Christian Camargo as Eleazar, Mia Maestro as Carmen, Kasey LaBow as Kate and MyAnna Buring as Tanya; the Amazon Coven: Tracey Heggins as Senna and Judi Shekoni as Zafrina; the Egyptian Coven: Omar Metwally as Amun, Andrea Gabriel as Kebi, Rami Malek as Benjamin and Angela Sarafyan as Tia; the Irish Coven: Marlane Barnes as Maggie, Lisa Howard as Siobhan and Patrick Brennan as Liam; the Romanian Coven: Noel Fisher as Vladimir and Guri Weinberg as Stefan; the American Nomads: Lee Pace as Garrett, Toni Trucks as Mary, Bill Tangradi as Randall, Erik Odom as Peter and Valorie Curry as Charlotte; the European Nomads: Joe Anderson as Alistair.

"I think it's going to be great," Malek told "Entertainment Tonight" when his casting was announced. "It's going to be super exciting, and I'm thrilled."

What do you think of all these new castmembers? Who is your early favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Check out everything we've got on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

For young Hollywood news, fashion and "Twilight" updates around the clock, visit

Related Photos

Amanda Righetti Amanda Swisten Amber Arbucci Amber Brkich Amber Heard

Ron Howard Says 'Dilemma' 'Gay' Joke Will Remain In Film

'I believe in sensitivity but not censorship,' director tells Los Angeles Times.
By Mawuse Ziegbe

Ron Howard
Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

Despite the controversy stirred up by a "gay" joke in the trailer for the upcoming movie "The Dilemma," director Ron Howard has insisted the quip will stay in the film.

The drama began a few weeks ago when the flick's original preview, which features Vince Vaughn's character dubbing electric cars "gay" during a pitch meeting, landed on the Web and in theaters. The joke popped up around the same time a wave of suicides by teens who had been subjected to anti-gay harassment made headlines, and the line was later excised from the trailer.

While Howard said he understands why the joke was removed from the preview, he recently told the Los Angeles Times that the wisecrack will remain in the film.

" 'The Dilemma' is a comedy for grown-ups, not kids. It's true that the moment took on extra significance in light of some events that surrounded the release of the trailer and the studio made the decision to remove it from advertising, which I think was appropriate. I believe in sensitivity but not censorship," Howard wrote in a letter to the Times. "It is a slight moment in 'The Dilemma' meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character's personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it."

Howard also explained that an aspect of Vaughn's character is his affinity for courting controversy and pushing boundaries.

"Our lead character of Ronny Valentine has a mouth that sometimes gets him into trouble and he definitely flirts with the line of what's okay to say," he said. "He tries to do what's right but sometimes falls short. Who can't relate to that? I am drawn to films that have a variety of characters with different points of view who clash, conflict and learn to live with each other. 'The Dilemma' is a story full of flawed characters whose lives are complicated by the things they say to and hide from each other. Ronny is far from perfect and he does and says some outrageous things along the way."

Vaughn has also defended the film's content in the wake of the teen suicides and subsequent public outcry.

"Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be," the actor said in a statement to E! News earlier this month. "Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing divided lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us."

What do you think about the gay joke in "The Dilemma"? Let us know in the comments!

Leighton Meester Leila Arcieri Lena Headey Leonor Varela Leslie Bega

Rally To Restore Sanity Draws Over 200,000 People To D.C.!!

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive drew almost 250,000 people to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
Appearing live on Comedy Central and on satellite broadcasts in 20 different cities, such as in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and Boise, the three hour rally mostly consisted of [...]

Kelly Rowland Kerry Suseck Kim Kardashian Kim Smith Kim Yoon jin

'Saw 3D': The Reviews Are In!

Newest installment in the horror series is expected to gross $20 million in its opening weekend.
By Eric Ditzian

"Saw 3-D"
Photo: Lionsgate Films

"Saw 3D" has nowhere to go but up. Last October, "Saw VI" managed to trap just $14 million over its opening weekend, fewer dollars than the original flick's debut weekend and about half as much as each of the previous four films in the series managed to gross.

"Saw 3D," by contrast, is expected to open somewhere in the low-to-mid $20 million range and top "Paranormal Activity 2" for the #1 spot at the box office. Mind you, that'll be in large part to its inflated ticket price, not an outpouring of critical praise — reviews are decidedly mixed.

The Story
"This time the game revolves around slimy self-help guru Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery), a Jigsaw survivor who has grown rich off his story and parading around fellow victims. Naturally, he's abducted and thrown into another series of morality tests in order to save his wife and fellow cohorts. Meanwhile, the sadistic Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) also plots revenge against Jigsaw's widow (Betsy Russell), who has been locked away in protective custody ever since trying to kill him at the end of 'Saw VI.' And yes, the fate of Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes, in a brief role) is finally revealed in the film's worst-kept secret.

But even though it's no longer a surprise, it's still great to have everyone's favorite Dread Pirate Roberts thrown back into the bloody fray." — Andrew Kasch, Dread Central

The Comparison to The Others "There is tension in the movie (and good thing), and it is grueling (not a good thing). While the script is tight, the direction is not. And it pains me to say so, because Kevin Greutert, who edited the first five chapters of the 'Saw' story and directed the sixth, is such a nice person ... But I can't candy-coat it: Greutert's two 'Saw's, along with (another nice person) David Hackl's, are by far the weakest in the franchise. Talking scenes go on for far too long (allowing one to see how poor some of the acting is), and there isn't much art to the set pieces. Visually-gifted storytellers James Wan ('Saw 1') and Darren Lynn Bousman ('Saws 2', '3', and '4') really set the bar." — Staci Layne Wilson,

The Traps
"How are the traps this time out? Decent, but again, a step down from 'Saw VI.' One, involving having to physically pull a key from a very difficult place, is pretty effective. Another, involving crossing an area where the floor is almost completely gone, adds a nice bit of adventure to the vibe (and gave me flashbacks to Flanery's days as Indiana Jones). But at the same time, there's nothing truly memorable in the way 'Saw III''s rack or 'Saw VI''s carousal were. One exception: The best trap here is probably the one involving a car and a neat/twisted domino effect caused when it falls from a jack. By the way, I know this is nothing new in this series, but watching 'Saw 3D,' I kept thinking how Jigsaw must have both the brilliance and bank account of Tony Stark, considering how elaborate, specific and complicated these traps are.' — Eric Goldman, IGN

The 3-D
"I'm sort of on the fence. It's technically great — this movie opens things up a bit (an outside trap, several exterior shots) and even the traps themselves are larger, so if any of the movies HAD to be in 3-D, it would be this one. And it was SHOT in 3-D (not a convert) so it automatically looks better than most of what we're seeing. But I'm not sure it's the right fit for this particular franchise — it felt sort of weird to have characters throwing things at you, as if they were sort of having fun too. Not that I always want a grim-fest, but it feels a bit campy at times. You may disagree, but I've always felt the series is much more intelligent than its given credit for, however this stuff gives it a slightly goofy tone, like a 'Final Destination' movie more than 'Saw' one." — BC, Bloody Disgusting

The Final Word
"Jigsaw's signature fiendish traps became the focus of the franchise at some point — you can rewatch the first 'Saw' and see how NOT the focus they were — and that means the films get less titillating as the traps get less inventive ... If we ever thought there was any profundity to Jigsaw's philosophy, surely we long ago realized it was B.S. It seems like we're watching now just because, well, we've watched this much, so we might as well finish. What reward is there for us? We can say we watched all seven of them. Jigsaw would be proud." — Eric D. Snider, Cinematical

Jennifer Sky Jenny McCarthy Jessica Alba Jessica Biel Jessica Cauffiel

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Born This Way In Concert

During Oslo show, Gaga talks about recording her still-in-the-works next album.
By Jocelyn Vena

Lady Gaga (file)
Photo: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images

Lady Gaga's forthcoming album Born This Way is apparently her "bold and beautiful" "freedom album." During a Monster Ball concert stop in Oslo, the singer opened up a bit more about the record, which she's still working on.

"I am this week in the studio in Norway. ... The guys that ran the studio, they were all from Oslo and they were so nice to me," she told the crowd while sitting at her piano before "Speechless."

Describing the record as "really a very special thing," the singer talked a bit more about why she was working on it while on tour. She said, "People say to me, 'Why don't you wait until the tour is over to finish your album?' and I'll say, 'First off, all my fans are not going to wait that long. I have to keep my fans happy. But secondly, I get so much inspiration every night when I get to be here with you.' And then after the show I drink a bottle of Jameson."

She's been active on Twitter as well, posting a photo of her at a piano that is captioned: "Miss you so little monsters. Been working so hard for you. I can't wait for u to hear the new music." Another tweet included a photo of the singer wearing boots, pants and a skimpy top while sitting on a mixing board, a notebook and a pen in hand. The caption: "I'm on a heater, but this record ain't about poker."

Gaga announced the title of Born This Way during the Video Music Awards in September.

What are you expecting from Born This Way? Let us know in the comments!

Related Photos Related Artists

Ana Ivanovi Ana Paula Lemes Ananda Lewis Angela Marcello Angelina Jolie

Charlize Theron To Play The Evil Queen In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'?

It seems like a little "Mad Max: Fury Road" reunion is going on in the casting department of "Snow White and the Huntsman." JustJared got the scoop that Charlize Theron is being courted to appear in the upcoming adaptation of the classic fairy tale opposite Tom Hardy, her intended co-star from the now-delayed "Mad Max." [...]

Nicollette Sheridan Nikki Cox Nikki Reed Norah Jones Noureen DeWulf

'Rally To Restore Sanity/Fear' Attendees Expected 'Silliness' And 'Unity'

'It's an anti-fear-based media rally,' explained one.
By James Kuo

Thousands gather at the "Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear" in Washington, D.C. Saturday
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The media has spent the last few weeks trying to guess what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had planned for their "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" — without much success. But on Saturday (October 30), the day of the event, the attendees had a clear idea of what they expected: to laugh and experience a moment of political and cultural catharsis.

"I expect to laugh and to see just plain silliness," Lilly Pinto, 26, from Arlington, Virginia, told MTV News.

Jen Stokes said she came because she believed the rally provided a healthy political counterpoint to extreme political dialogue. "There have been a lot of Tea Parties in D.C., so it is refreshing to have something a majority of people can relate to. Also, it seemed like a lot of fun."

Her friend Haley Smith, who wore a leprechaun hat in celebration of Halloween (and to symbolize her fears), agreed.

"It's an anti-fear-based media rally," Smith explained.

Wes Harden, Shane Waters and Austin Burry drove 11 hours straight from Detroit to make it to the rally. Each of them wore a mask and held mops in one hand and a Red Bull in the other signifying their desire to clean up Washington and their tiredness, respectively.

"D.C. has become such a circus, so I think this rally was necessary to show that we can be a united nation and accomplish something," Harden said.

The National Mall was filled with four blocks of people (organizers estimated the crowd at 250,000) carrying signs and wearing costumes for the three-hour event that combined "Daily Show" and "Colbert Report"-style humor with musical performances.

David, a college student from Berkeley, California, declared the event a success and was glad to see everyone "take it down a notch."

Meredith Canyon wore a bear suit (Colbert's ultimate fear), because she thought it was perfect bear suit weather. She wanted to make sure that she was there for an "epic moment in history. Twenty years from now, I can say that I was here," she said after the rally.

Related Photos

Kristanna Loken Kristen Bell Kristin Cavallari Kristin Kreuk Kristy Swanson

Willow Smith, Kings Of Leon, More Reveal Halloween Costume Plans

Kings' Caleb and Jared Followill say they're going as Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
By MTV News staff

Willow Smith
Photo: Getty Images

Halloween is right around the corner, and since you're probably spending the last precious hours before Candy O'Clock furiously stitching flank steaks together for your Lady Gaga costume (or getting your Snooki poof just right), we figured you'd like to know that you are not alone. Some of the biggest names in music and pop culture are also working overtime to get their costumes just right ... because there truly is no night more important than Halloween.

In order to inspire you to go for greatness on Sunday night, we asked some of your favorite artists (and one mega-rich multimedia conglomerate) to tell us what they'll be dressing as for Halloween. It turns out there's not going to be a Gaga among them, but we can't help but wonder: What will Gaga be going as?

Willow Smith "I'm going to be myself, and I'm going to go around the neighborhood saying, 'Do you like Willow Smith?' And then I'm going to be like, 'Ta-daa, it's me!' "

The Kings of Leon "I'm going as Taylor Swift this year," frontman Caleb Followill laughed. "And he's going to be crying, and I'm going as Kanye West, like, running behind him yelling at him," his brother (and Kings bassist) Jared Followill added.

Jesse McCartney "[We're going as] the BBM emoticons ... the BlackBerry faces, we're all going to wear white shirts with yellow faces. It seemed like a fun idea."

Matt and Kim "This Halloween we're playing a show, we're in Albany, and we're trying to think of what we're going to be ... like, duos throughout time," Matt Johnson explained. "Last Halloween, we were opening for Weezer at [New York's] Hammerstein Ballroom, and I was Andy Warhol and she was Edie Sedgwick and, Kim, basically, her outfit consisted of her not wearing pants ... and just three songs into it, I had, like, the white wig on, and it was so hot that I took it off, and then I saw pictures afterwards, and I was just some jerk wearing a black turtleneck onstage. So we need to come up with something to top that."

Stephanie Pratt "The easiest is just to put on fake blood. And put on some fangs and be something dead. You can be a dead schoolgirl, a dead cop, anything."

Martha Stewart "Well, I have several costumes. ... I like to just do my makeup myself, I like to put in cracked-ice contact lenses, so your eyes have cracks in them. So you have white eyes with black cracks, and a little red, and then I like to draw scars on my face. We went out last year on Halloween with a friend, and a man sitting at the bar said, 'You're all dressed up for Halloween!' And I said, 'What are you talking about? I was in a terrible car accident!' "

Related Videos Related Artists

Magdalena Wróbel Maggie Grace Maggie Gyllenhaal Majandra Delfino Malia Jones

Photos | MTV News' 2009 Men Of The Year: #1 Michael Jackson

MTV News' 2009 Men Of The Year: #1 Michael Jackson

Related Artists

Adrianne Curry Adrianne Palicki Aisha Tyler Aki Ross Alecia Elliott

Photos | Family & Friends Say Goodbye To Michael Jackson

Family & Friends Say Goodbye To Michael Jackson

Related Artists

Nicky Hilton Nicole Richie Nicole Scherzinger Nicollette Sheridan Nikki Cox

Alanis Morissette Takes Her Baby Bump To Beverly Hills

A fantastic-looking Alanis Morisette was spotted making her way to a friend’s home in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday giving us our latest look at her growing baby bump: Unfortch Alanis won’t be able to celebrate Hallowe’en properly this year with her little baby … ‘cuz her little baby ain’t poppin’ out in time. Still, I [...]

Kirsten Dunst Krista Allen Kristanna Loken Kristen Bell Kristin Cavallari

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jay-Z, Eminem Close Yankee Stadium Shows With Kanye West, Drake

Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent also make appearances at last of four Home and Home concerts.
By Jayson Rodriguez

Jay-Z performs at Yankee Stadium on Monday
Photo: Kevin Mazur/ WireImage

NEW YORK — Like a good cleanup man in baseball, Jay-Z delivers big hits on a consistent basis.

On Tuesday night (September 14) at Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn rapper closed out the fourth of his and Eminem's Home and Home shows (two in Detroit, two in the Bronx) with a performance that would make A-Rod envious.

"Break a record in this bitch, Hov," he rapped during a freestyle right after the opening number, the intro to his The Dynasty: Roc La Familia album. "Hit them with that BALCO."

The Roc Nation head, however, wouldn't need any performance-enhancing substances to give him an extra boost on this night. He confidently cruised through 90 minutes of material; Jay-Z was just as cool as the fall night.

Kanye West quickly arrived onstage two songs into the show for a mini-set of his own, riding shotgun with Hov on the "Power" remix and "Monster."

Jay-Z grabbed the crowd's attention again minutes later with an anecdote about his exit from the venue the night before. The legendary MC said on the way out after Monday's performance he ran into rap pioneer Kool Herc. Jay said he asked Herc to join him for Tuesday night's festivities, thanking Herc for creating hip-hop culture. "We wouldn't be here without you," he said.

"You ready for me to get out of here yet?" 'Ye asked Hov, bringing it back to the present.

"Not yet, we going all the way tonight," Jay-Z responded.

The Chicago star then burst into his "Good Life."

Next, Swizz Beatz joined Jay for "On to the Next One" before Eminem and the iconic lyricist traded verses on their collabo "Renegade." Eminem was agile onstage next to Jay-Z and appeared in arguably the best shape of his career.

"Go to war with the Mormons/ Take a bath with the Catholics," Em rapped. "In holy water/ No wonder they try to hold me under longer/ I'm a mother----in' spiteful, delightful, eyeful/ The new Ice Cube, mother----ers hate to like you."

Earlier in the evening, Eminem brought the capacity crowd to its feet by bringing out 50 Cent, who then brought out G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo with him. The trio from Queens sported glow-in-the-dark gear as the lights cut out during 50's performance of "I Get Money." Later, Fif ceded the stage to Em, and the Detroit superstar brought out Dr. Dre.

The hulking producer treated the crowd to "Still D.R.E." and "Nuthin' but a G Thang" sans Snoop Dogg; Eminem, though, filled in admirably for the Long Beach lyricist.

D-12 also took the stage during Em's set; the group dedicated their hit "My Band" to their fallen friend Proof.

The outfield was filled with fans, and their phones made the grounds look like a Lite-Brite as the screens lit up the stadium.

Jay-Z shouted out hip-hop's fallen heroes during his performance. He picked up Pimp C's "Big Pimpin' " verse a cappella and later ordered the DJ to play the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" and "One More Chance."

The show was smooth, but not without any hiccups. Drake delivered a stirring version of his "Light Up" with Jay-Z; the Toronto star sported a Blueprint 3-designed Yankees fitted cap to pay homage to Hov. "Welcome to the stage a man that's been getting busy as of late," Jay told the audience. "He goes by the name Drizzy Drake."

But minutes later, Drake stumbled through his and Nicki Minaj's "Up All Night." Hov offered a mulligan to Drake and later a olive branch when he told the crowd during his final song that he may have to offer the Young Money rapper a "free verse" to make up for messing up his sound.

Although Jay's most memorable performance involved his guest stars (Beyoncé also joined him, as did Nicki Minaj), this time it was a familiar face that helped him with the most moving part of the show. Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z ran through a series of the latter's past numbers as an encore.

"I got a million of these," Jay repeated twice, as he introduced songs ranging from "Jigga My N---a," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" and "Where I'm From."

"For anyone that hasn't been down since Reasonable Doubt," Jay-Z told the crowd shortly after midnight, "you can head to the [exit]."

If you were at the Home and Home shows, share your reviews in the comments!

Related Photos Related Artists

Jennifer ODell Jennifer Scholle Jennifer Sky Jenny McCarthy Jessica Alba

Catelynn Lowell: Teen Mom Star

If you have not heard of the show Teen Mom or its star Catelynn Lowell then let me be the one to tell you all about her. Why should you want to know about her, well because she has quite the inspirational story.

Catelynn Lowell is Teen Mom star now but actually made her reality TV [...]

Lauren Bush Lauren Conrad Lauren German LeAnn Rimes Leeann Tweeden

MSNBC Commentator Rachael Maddow Gives Props to Florida Death Metal

When political commentators mention extreme metal on the air it's usually in reference to something tragic like a school shooting, church burning or suicide pact. But when MSNBC liberal correspondent Rachael Maddow invoked the names of Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Obituary, Death and Deicide it was mostly to take a stab at Republicans, not [...]

Victoria Pratt Victoria Silvstedt Vinessa Shaw Virginie Ledoyen Vitamin C

'The Walking Dead' Producer Frank Darabont Reveals His Favorite Horror Movies

Yesterday, horror-movie maestro Wes Craven revealed his favorite scary movies on MTV Movies Blog; today, as another special Halloween treat, writer-director-producer Frank Darabont divulges his terrifying faves. And he knows a thing or two about horror: While Darabont is most famous for adapting the screenplays for the Stephen King dramas "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The [...]

Dania Ramirez Danica Patrick Daniella Alonso Danneel Harris Deanna Russo

Michael Jackson - Thriller (Long Vers.)

Thriller (Long Vers.)

Cameron Richardson Camilla Belle Carla Campbell Carla Gugino Carmen Electra

Joni Kilmurry: Dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy!

Joni Kilmurry is reportedly dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy, making her the envy of millions of female Dancing With the Stars fans everywhere.

Maksim has been heating up the floor with Brandy this season, but away from the ballroom, things are sizzling for him too, thanks to Joni.

He stepped out with the new lady in his life at the FIJI Water Presents NIKKI & RICH event at the Puma Social Club in Los Angeles Oct. 27.

Joni Kilmurry PictureHot Maks

Joni Kilmurry: Model. Stylist. Girlfriend of Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

According to Joni Kilmurry's MySpace page, she's 28 and states that she has worked internationally in the fashion industry for more than 10 years.

Maksim was once engaged to fellow Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff, and was linked romantically to Erin Andrews last season as well.

Here's hoping he and Joni are and continue to be happy together!

Aubrey ODay Audrina Patridge Autumn Reeser Avril Lavigne Bali Rodriguez

Photos | A 'Today' Show Halloween

A 'Today' Show Halloween

Related Artists

Hayden Panettiere Haylie Duff Heidi Klum Heidi Montag Hilarie Burton

Nicki Minaj Calls Kanye West 'A Genius'

'Kanye West is everything that I didn't think he was,' Queens lyricist says on 'RapFix Live.'
By Jayson Rodriguez, with reporting by Sway Calloway

Nicki Minaj
Photo: Rachel Goldner/MTV News

Nicki Minaj might have read Kanye West wrong at first.

Years ago, the Lil Wayne protégé thought the megastar would "hate" her because of his cushy relationships with conscious-leaning rappers Common and Talib Kweli.

In 2010, though, 'Ye would praise her, saying she had the potential to be the world's second-biggest rapper — with only Eminem ahead of her.

"I had this conversation, 'Kanye West is gonna hate me,' " Minaj told MTV News. "[But] I met him and it was, 'Oh, come here, I want you to look at these naked girls.' Kanye West is everything that I didn't think he was, and a genius."

Minaj and West collaborated on two tracks for West's forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the Queens lyricist supplies the opening narration for 'Ye's short film "Runaway."

After having worked with West, the Queens lyricist said she learned to appreciate his passion for music.

"He doesn't limit himself," she explained. "I heard him say the other day, not in these words, 'I'm not doing this for the masses, I'm not doing this for mainstream, you have to come to me, come get this art if you want it.' I think that's important for all artists to feel that way — we make so many changes because we want to please everybody. But at the end of the day, you can't please everybody."

Are you excited to hear Nicki Minaj collaborate with Kanye West? Let us know in the comments!

Related Videos Related Photos Related Artists

Eva Green Eva Longoria Eva Mendes Evangeline Lilly Eve

Photos | Wango Tango 2010

Wango Tango 2010

Related Artists

Teri Hatcher Teri Polo Tessie Santiago Thalía Thandie Newton

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Black Dog

Magdalena Wróbel Maggie Grace Maggie Gyllenhaal Majandra Delfino Malia Jones

Eddie Cibrian?s Ex Brandi Glanville Arrested For DUI

Model and former wife of Eddie Cibrian, Brandi Glanville, was arrested for DUI early this morning.� Read more on Brandi Glanville’s arrest below. Brandi Glaville was busted for drinking under the influence of alcohol in the early morning hours Friday. “She was driving on Sunset and was stopped by police,” a police spokesperson said. “She [...]

Maria Menounos Maria Sharapova Mariah Carey Mariah OBrien Marika Dominczyk

Michael Jackson - History


Leeann Tweeden Leelee Sobieski Leighton Meester Leila Arcieri Lena Headey

Friday, October 29, 2010

Photos | Our Favorite Britney Spears Tour Merchandise

Our Favorite Britney Spears Tour Merchandise

Related Artists

Sarah Gellman Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Mutch Sarah Polley Sarah Shahi

Halloween Preview: Exorcisms, Anthony Hopkins And 'The Rite'

Hopkins plays a priest in the supernatural drama, which comes out January 28.
By Eric Ditzian

Anthony Hopkins and Marta Gastini in "The Rite"
Photo: Warner Bros.

Halloween is almost upon us. What better time to plunge into a world of demon possession, exorcisms and the unsettling feeling that something very freaky is taking place?

That's what "The Rite" is dialing up for audiences come January 28, and MTV News has an exclusive look at the production with a photo of stars Anthony Hopkins and Colin O'Donoghue exorcising a supernatural force.

Yet this is a film that takes a rather agnostic stance on the entire concept, as O'Donoghue told us. "It's more of a psychological drama, more so than horror," he said. "The point of the film is to explore the idea of whether it's a psychological illness or a true possession, trying to take as unbiased a position as possible.

(Check out an exclusive photo from "The Rite")

"There are some moments that will make you jump," he added. "People are bound to be a little freaked out by it."

The 29-year-old Ireland native, who plays a seminary student thrust into the world of the Vatican's exorcism school, is playing his highest-profile role to date. And when O'Donoghue found out he'd be going toe-to-toe with Hopkins — who plays a Roman Catholic priest with rather atypical methods — he was more than a little unsettled.

"To be honest, I freaked out a little bit," he laughed.

Yet O'Donoghue said that Hopkins immediately made him feel comfortable. "He mentored me when I was struggling to get where I wanted to be in the scene," O'Donoghue said. "He was really patient and we'd run lines together. He'd say, 'At the end of the day, sometimes you just have to let it go and the scene will actually work.' "

The actor also attended actual exorcisms with the assistance of Matt Baglio, who wrote the book on which the movie is based. "The idea of going to them was more frightening than actually being in them," O'Donoghue said. "[Matt] had been to the exorcism school and he knew some exorcists who were willing to let me in, as long as it was okay with the people who were being blessed. Some people were and one woman wasn't and she wanted to close the door. It's a different experience than you expect it to be. It's like going to a therapist. It was fascinating to watch."

Check out everything we've got on "The Rite."

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit

Ana Beatriz Barros Ana Hickmann Ana Ivanovi Ana Paula Lemes Ananda Lewis

Abraham Lincoln Will Hunt Vampires On June 22, 2012!

20th Century Fox has announced the release date for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
On June 22, 2012, the film version of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel will grace movie screens all over the country!
The film will be directed by Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov, and it's being produced by both Timur and Tim Burton.
The screenplay is being written by Grahame-Smith, [...]

Britney Spears Brittany Daniel Brittany Lee Brittany Murphy Brittany Snow

'Roger Rabbit' Sequel Update: Script Is Coming Along Slowly But Awesomely, Says Robert Zemeckis

Back in April of 2009, director Robert Zemeckis broke the exclusive news to MTV that he was planning a sequel to his 1988 live-action/animation hybrid hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," about a cartoon-hating detective (

Naomi Watts Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Portman Natalie Zea Natasha Bedingfield

Photos | The Evolution Of: Britney Spears

The Evolution Of: Britney Spears

Related Artists

Laura Prepon Lauren Bush Lauren Conrad Lauren German LeAnn Rimes

?Husband-Stealer? LeAnn Rimes? Shape Magazine Controversy!

The editor-in-chief of the fitness magazine Shape has issued an apology to their readers for putting home-wrecker LeAnn Rimes on the cover of their October 2010 issue.�� Read more on this controversy below. Valerie Latona has called the decision to publish the interview with LeAnn Rimes and her bikini photos a “terrible mistake”. Here is [...]

Emma Watson Emmanuelle Chriqui Emmanuelle Vaugier Emmy Rossum Erica Leerhsen

Britney Spears' 'Me Against The Music': 'Glee' Vs. The Original

Watch Brittany and Santana's version side-by-side with Britney and Madonna's.
By Jocelyn Vena

Heather Morris and Britney Spears on the set of "Glee"
Photo: Facebook

Heather Morris, who plays hilariously ditzy cheerleader Brittany on "Glee," got to channel her sort-of namesake on Tuesday night's "Britney/Brittany" episode. And the professional-dancer-turned-actress didn't disappoint as she re-enacted Spears' videos for "Toxic," "Slave 4 U" and "Me Against the Music." She tackled all of them with her spectacular dance skills and a pretty killer singing voice.

The anesthesia-induced dream sequences followed one of Brittany's stellar reveals: "My name is also Britney Spears. Brittany S. Pierce. I've lived my entire life in Britney Spears' shadow." Well, on Tuesday night she stepped out of her shadow.

Of all the video reinterpretations in the episode, the Madonna/Britney team-up, which saw Santana playing Madge and Brittany playing you guessed it, paid homage to the original 2003 video, directed by Paul Hunter. Aside from a few artistic tweaks in the "Glee" version's choreography, Morris and company do the original justice.

"The 'Me Against the Music' montage, it's literally copied exactly from the video, the shots and looks, but the choreography is made so much more for a dancer — none of it is from the video," Morris told New York magazine about the "Glee" version. "You just have to wait to see it. It's insane."

Hunter spoke to MTV News last year about his original concept for Britney's "Music" video. "I try to play opposites, when you have Britney in dark and Madonna in white," he said. "And then we see them kind of dance around the bed .. and you think they're gonna get on top of each other and do something crazy."

Related Videos Related Photos Related Artists

Tyra Banks Uma Thurman Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Marcil Vanessa Minnillo

Photos | MTV Buzzworthy Blog: Zombie Pop Stars

MTV Buzzworthy Blog: Zombie Pop Stars

Related Artists

Dania Ramirez Danica Patrick Daniella Alonso Danneel Harris Deanna Russo

C�line Dion Names Twin Sons Eddy and Nelson

Meet Eddy and Nelson! It took several days, but C�line Dion and her husband Ren� Ang�lil have finally named their twin sons.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Morrison Jennifer ODell Jennifer Scholle Jennifer Sky

Michael Jackson Doctors Won't Be Charged In Singer's Death

California state investigators will not file charges against seven other doctors who treated the late star.
By Mawuse Ziegbe

Michael Jackson
Photo: Getty Images

Seven doctors who treated the late Michael Jackson will not be charged in the singer's death. According to The Associated Press California officials said Wednesday (July 28) that they will not file charges against the doctors who were under scrutiny as part of an investigation launched by the state's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

Jackson passed away in June 2009 after suffering cardiac arrest. His personal doctor Conrad Murray — who was not one of the seven doctors included in the investigation — has been charged in his death and pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter after allegedly giving the star the potent anesthetic propofol.

"I am very disappointed," said Brian Oxman, an attorney for Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson. "The misuse of medications by Michael Jackson in the last years of his life was excessive and to fail to bring that to the public eye is ignoring reality." Oxman is serving as Joe Jackson's lawyer in a wrongful death suit against Murray.

Bureau spokesperson Christine Gasparac told the AP that one of the doctors who was under investigation was referred to the California Medical Board for prescribing drugs to one of Jackson's aliases, however, a spokesperson for the board did not confirm the referral. A spokesperson for the Drug Enforcement Agency told the AP that it has also dropped its investigation into Jackson's doctors.

Murray lawyer Ed Chernoff has maintained that the doctor did not administer a fatal dose of propofol and has suggested that either Jackson gave himself the anesthetic or another person may have supplied the late star with the dose. However, an anesthesia expert has said the possibility of Jackson administering the drug himself is unlikely.

A preliminary hearing in the Jackson manslaughter case is slated for August and Murray faces a sentence of up to four years in jail.

Related Photos Related Artists

Foxy Brown Freida Pinto FSU Cowgirls Gabrielle Union Garcelle Beauvais

Photos | Justin Bieber Gets A Tattoo

Justin Bieber Gets A Tattoo

Related Artists

Amy Smart Ana Beatriz Barros Ana Hickmann Ana Ivanovi Ana Paula Lemes

Usher - Spotlight


Lauren Bush Lauren Conrad Lauren German LeAnn Rimes Leeann Tweeden

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Verdicts Reached in Anna Nicole Smith Drug Cases

Finally bringing an end to the drawn-out drug cases surrounding Anna Nicole Smith's death, her ex-boyfriend Howard K. Stern has been found guilty of felony charges.

Following 58 hours of deliberation, the Los Angeles jury reached its verdict with Smith's boyfriend Stern, as well as her doctors Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich, all having been accused of illegally providing drugs to the late pin-up girl.

And while Stern, as well as Dr Eroshevich, were found guilty on several counts, Anna Nicole's personal physician Dr Kapoor was acquitted on all charges.

With Miss Smith having passed away on February 8, 2007 at age 39, Stern and Eroshevich were not charged for causing her death and face sentencing for their convictions at a later date.

Monica Potter Monika Kramlik Moon Bloodgood Mýa Nadine Velazquez

Paris Hilton Preps Her Pooches For Hallowe?en

Last Friday we got our first look at Paris Hilton‘s “trashy” Halloween costume … today we see which costumes she picked out for her tiny pet dogs … behold: he girl with everything is likely to have some seriously pampered pooches. Hilton heiress Paris met up for lunch with her sister Nicky at the Chateau [...]

Kelly Carlson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Hu Kelly Monaco Kelly Ripa

Britney Spears Is 'Magical' On 'Glee,' Stars Say

'It's going to be Spearstacular,' says Heather Morris.
By Jocelyn Vena

Heather Morris and Britney Spears on the set of "Glee"
Photo: Facebook

Britney Spears' long-anticipated "Glee" episode debuts on Tuesday night (September 28). And the cast of the Fox hit promises that the show will live up to its high expectations.

"People that love this show or even like this show, they're going to love this episode," John Stamos teased in an interview posted online. "I don't feel like Britney stole my thunder ... maybe a little. Well, it's her show. [The episode is] called 'Britney/Brittany.' "

Stamos plays a key role in the episode. His character, Dr. Carl Howell, gives Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) the anesthesia that prompts their trippy ride through the singer's hit-filled catalog. Morris noted that Britney and Brittany will also throw down on the dance floor: "They're going to dance together," she said of her character and the pop star.

"When I was younger she was, like, my idol," Morris continued. " '[I'm a] Slave [4 U]' is, like, the best video ever. I am, like, literally an inch away from Britney Spears, who I used to watch on television and, like, learn dance moves to. ... It's going to be Spearstacular."

Like Morris, Rivera has warm memories of growing up a Spears fan. "I love Britney Spears. I mean, who doesn't? We all grew up with her," she said. "The first music purchase I ever made was ' ... Baby One More Time' on cassette. [It was like], Britney Spears is going to be in my mitts, what do I do? [And I was like], 'Hi Britney!' And then she was like, 'Hey!' She was awesome and beautiful. She was, like, magical."

Corey Monteith teased that his performance will be worth watching. "I am very excited about performing the 'Toxic' number. It's going to be very cool," he dished. "It's going to be an interpretation of the song you would not see coming."

The cast will also cover Spears classics like "Stronger" and "Me Against the Music."

Which song are you most looking forward to on the Britney episode? Let us know in the comments!

Related Artists

Vitamin C Vogue Whitney Able Whitney Port Willa Ford

'Paranormal Activity' Creator Answers More Burning Sequel Questions

'PA 2' producer Oren Peli addresses our lingering queries about the horror film.
By Eric Ditzian

Oren Peli
Photo: MTV News

On Monday, just hours after "Paranormal Activity 2" finished up its $40.7 million opening weekend, MTV News stepped in to answer some burning questions about the horror film with the help of director Tod Williams.

But you know what? We had even more questions we wanted answered, so we brought in "PA" creator Oren Peli — who stepped into a producer role for the sequel — to respond to some other lingering queries we had about the film (major spoilers below).

What Happened to the Dog?
As the demon presence ramps up its activity in Kristi and Dan's home, their dog essentially freaks the hell out and has to be rushed to the vet. Perhaps he had a seizure, one of them speculates. But the dog is never seen again. So is the German Shepherd OK?

"Many are concerned," Peli laughed. "As far as I know, the dog is OK. There's a line in there that they're going to pick her up from the vet. So I think she's OK."

What Did the Scratches on the Door Say?
The demon seems to have taken up residence in their basement, and after Kristi is dragged kicking and screaming down there, the camera focuses in on the door. It appears as though a word is scratched into the wood. Does it actually say anything?

"I will say that it does say something, but I'm not sure when is the right time to reveal that," Peli confirmed. "We might want to save that for later. I'm going to keep quiet on that."

Aren't They Glad They Didn't Kill Off Katie in the First Movie?
As fans of the first movie know, Peli filmed a few different endings. In the ending that made it into the theatrical release, Katie survives. But in an alternate ending, she's shot by police. But "PA 2" begins its story prior to the events of the original and ends after those original events take place, with Katie showing up at Kristi's house to commit a few murders. Given that storytelling technique, how happy is Peli that he didn't kill off Katie in the first movie?

Turns out, Peli is confident that even if the alternate "PA" ending stuck, Katie could still have showed up to wreak bloody havoc at the end of "PA 2." "When I did the first one, I wasn't thinking about a sequel or anything like that," he explained. "But there are a lot of smart writers out there. There's probably ways to get around anything."

How Did They Avoid the 'Blair Witch 2' Curse?
"PA" is often compared to "The Blair Witch Project," insofar as they are both breakout horror hits that utilize the found-footage narrative technique. While "Blair Witch" grossed almost $250 million worldwide, the sequel abandoned its found-footage roots and ultimately made just 19 percent as much as the original.

For "PA 2," Peli and his fellow filmmakers learned the lessons of "Blair Witch 2" well and were sure to preserve the elements of "PA" that made it so popular. " 'Blair Witch' was an example of a movie that really worked and they really changed the format. The audience that loved the first one came to see the second one, and they got something very different," he said. "We wanted to make sure that the fans that had been waiting will not be disappointed. The things that they liked about the first one, we tried to stay true to that but also give them a different story and a grander scope of things, so it'll be both new and consistent with what worked the first time."

What Did Peli Actually Do on 'PA 2'?
While Peli wrote and directed "PA," he stepped into the role of producer for "PA 2." So, um, what the heck did Peli actually do for the sequel?

"I was there during the entire shoot," he said. "It was much more of a collaborative effort. [Tod] was the main guy running the show, but he was very collaborative. Everyone got to chip in their ideas, and I had a lot of ideas. There was a lot of teamwork involved, but it was so tricky to pull off the right tone. Everyone checked their egos.

"We all really love Tod. He got what made the first one work," Peli added. "Tod is also a writer, so he brought a lot of good ideas in. Also, I've already lived with 'Paranormal Activity' for four years, so I was ready to move and transition and let someone else take over."

Check out everything we've got on "Paranormal Activity 2."

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit

Olivia Munn Olivia Wilde Padma Lakshmi Paige Butcher Pamela Anderson

Zombie Football Movie 'Play Dead' Makes Us Think Of Other Movie Genres We'd Like Zombies To Attack

The concept of zombie movies is certainly nothing new, but the undead are biting, clawing and charming their way into Hollywood in a variety of innovative new ways nowadays. These aren't your parents zombies, be they slow or fast moving, or created by virus or curse. Nope, now they're falling in love, giving Jane Austen [...]

Jessica Paré Jessica Simpson Jessica White Jill Arrington Jill Wagner

Beyonce Could Release New Single In Next Few Weeks

'Listening to New B record Dream wrote ... Y'all C in 3 weeks!' producer Los Da Mystro tweeted Wednesday.
By Jocelyn Vena

Photo: Michael Caulfield/ Getty Images

Fans are slowly but surely getting more and more details about Beyoncé's next album. And the latest word is that the singer could release her first single from the album within the next three weeks. While the name of the song is still unknown, it appears that Lady B is well on her way to releasing new music off her follow-up disc to 2008's I Am ... Sasha Fierce.

"Listening to New B record Dream wrote ... F---INg INSANE! WOw!! She About to Kill the game again! Had to Listen again!! Y'all C in 3 weeks!" producer Los Da Mystro, a frequent collaborator of The-Dream, who worked with Tricky Stewart on Beyoncé's hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," tweeted. "Thats what they sayn now.. But it is the music Business. could b sooner r lata."

MTV News hadn't received comment by Beyoncé's label by press time.

However, the producers and songwriters she's been working with on the album have been dropping hints about what fans might expect on Beyoncé's fourth studio album. So far Ne-Yo, Jim Jonsin and Sean Garrett have all opened up about penning tracks for the album. And with the tweet from Los Da Mystro, it's evident that she's once again working with The-Dream and Stewart.

B's last album spawned the hits "Single Ladies," "If I Were a Boy," her Gaga-collabo "Video Phone" and "Halo." And while it is unknown what direction this next album will take, Ne-Yo has pointed out that Beyoncé has an "agenda" all her own.

"She's an artist that knows exactly what she wants to do," he told MTV News. "She's going to give you directions [like], 'Here's where I'm going, so here's where I need you to be.' And, you know, I'm a person that follows direction well. [And she'll be like], 'So this is the sound, this is the vibe; make it happen.' And I write and she likes it or she doesn't. And in this case she did, and there you have it."

Since she killed off her alter-ego Sasha Fierce for her next album, this record will be all Beyoncé. Producer Jim Jonsin recently noted that while he wants to go even more '80s than the pair did on "Sweet Dreams," he's also looking to try out some other genres with the singer. "Even some sexy mid-tempos, see if she likes that and I'll try that too," Jonsin said.

Whatever the album ends up sounding like, Garrett promised that it won't be a rehash of previous material. He explained, "We're working on some really incredible music. We're going to stretch a little bit — take it to a whole new level, if Beyoncé can go to a whole new level. ... It's going to be her biggest album ever. We're going to take it to a whole other level."

Related Artists

Carla Gugino Carmen Electra Carol Grow Carrie Underwood Cat Power

Photos | Justin Bieber's VMA Night

Justin Bieber's VMA Night

Related Artists

Daniella Alonso Danneel Harris Deanna Russo Denise Richards Desiree Dymond

Tim Burton And Danny Elfman Chat About 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' In An Exclusive Clip!

FROM SPLASH PAGE: Ever since their first collaboration on 1985's "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman have established themselves as one of Hollywood's most perfect pairings. This holiday season, Warner Bros. Records will commemorate their prolific partnership with the release of "The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music [...]

Nadine Velazquez Naomi Watts Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Portman Natalie Zea

Heidi Klum Shows Off Her Hallowe?en Costume For 2010

We are still about 4 days away from Hallowe’en but Heidi Klum just cannot wait any longer to show off the costume she’ll be rockin’ this year at her annual All Hallows? Eve Celebration party. As you may know, Heidi always goes all out when she dresses for Hallowe’en … and this year is no [...]

Eliza Dushku Emilie de Ravin Emma Heming Emma Stone Emma Watson

'Tron: Legacy''s Daft Punk Trailer/Music Video Reminds Us Of Some Other Awesome Movie Soundtracks

Has there ever been a more perfect match for a movie soundtrack than Daft Punk and "Tron: Legacy"? Certainly there are few collaborative efforts that have received as much fan excitement as this one. Daft Punk is going to be involved in a good portion of the "Tron: Legacy" promotional efforts as the days tick [...]

Eliza Dushku Emilie de Ravin Emma Heming Emma Stone Emma Watson

1 Trend, 3 Ways: Fun Kids Costumes

Still looking for costumes? Check out our top picks for every budget!

Laura Prepon Lauren Bush Lauren Conrad Lauren German LeAnn Rimes

Charlie Sheen?s Mystery Woman? Porn Star Capri Anderson!

The identity of Charlie Sheen’s alleged “prostitute” during his crazed episode has been identified as porn star Capri Anderson, whose real name is Christina Walsh.� Read more and see additional pictures of Capri Anderson below! The woman with Charlie Sheen the night of his freak-out is revealed to be Capri Anderson, 22, a porn star.� [...]

Jessica White Jill Arrington Jill Wagner Joanna Krupa Joanne Montanez

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

David Arquette Appears on the Howard Stern Show ? Video from Howard TV

David Arquette made an in-person appearance on the Howard Stern Show this morning to set the record straight about his separation from wife Courteney Cox, the media, women, and about the emotional turmoil of his life lately. Surprises filled the interview, including more shocking revelations and some wild dancing! The entire hour-long interview can be [...]

Uma Thurman Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Marcil Vanessa Minnillo Vanessa Simmons

AMA Lineup Adds Justin, Ke$ha and Katy

It?s one of the most popular award shows out there, and this year?s American Music Awards recently upped its already impressive performer line-up.

Aside from Christina Aguilera, Pink, Usher and Bon Jovi ? it was just announced that Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Ke$ha are set to take the stage as well during the November 21st show.

AMA producer, Larry Klein, released a statement saying, "Justin, Katy and Ke$ha have been on the top of the charts all year long. We are happy to see each of them make their own AMA history."

Meanwhile, Bieber told the Associated Press, "As a small-town kid from Canada, I never imagined that I would be nominated for AMAs, let alone be performing on the show."

Justin is nominated in four categories overall, while Perry and Ke$ha are up for three awards.

Fergie Foxy Brown Freida Pinto FSU Cowgirls Gabrielle Union

Kristen Stewart Discusses The Effects Of Doing 'Crazy' Press

'It gets a little tiring, and it shows,' she admits to MTV News.
By Eric Ditzian

Kristen Stewart
Photo: MTV News

It's not that easy to be Kristen Stewart in the midst of a virtual nonstop global promo tour for a "Twilight" film: the same questions over and over again, cities blending into one another, a seemingly endless stream of red carpets, rapid-fire junket interviews and extended sit-down chats.

"It gets crazy when it's so much," Stewart told us in, yes, an extended sit-down chat, "and it seems to be growing."

No doubt. At least she'll have a long break between "Twilight" releases: "Eclipse" hit theaters this summer, and the first part of "Breaking Dawn" won't arrive until November 2011. Rest up, KStew, so you don't find your eyes glazing over as reporters hurl questions about Bella Swan's sex romp of a honeymoon or her gruesome birth scene.

"Sometimes that happens, and it's really not good," she admitted. "It gets a little tiring, and it shows. But I think that's only natural."

Yet when it comes to promoting "Welcome to the Rileys," her indie flick about a teen stripping and turning tricks in New Orleans, Stewart is more than happy to make the PR rounds.

"Today is really exciting, because I didn't think I was going to have the opportunity to talk about 'Welcome to the Rileys,' " she said. "I thought this movie was going to do nothing, basically. This is fun. This is really, really cool."

A little less cool, however, is doing an interview next to famously press-shy co-star James Gandolfini. "I'm about to do two interviews with him," Stewart told us. "He's making me nervous. If he's nervous and he's uncomfortable, he's going to suck me right into it."

Check out everything we've got on "Welcome to the Rileys."

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit

Related Videos Related Photos

Kate Bosworth Kate Groombridge Kate Hudson Kate Mara Kate Moss

'Back To The Future' Cast Recall Hoverboards And Kisses

Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, more celebrate the 25th anniversary of the time-traveling flick.
By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/ WireImage

Michael J. Fox was working in England in the summer of 1985 when "Back to the Future" hit theaters. Friends would call to tell him that the time-travel flick was shaping up to be the biggest film of the year, but the actor couldn't really wrap his head around the idea until he returned to the States.

"I came back, and it was a different world," Fox told MTV News.

That different world was on full display Monday night, as media, fans and the film's stars gathered in New York to celebrate both the 25th anniversary of "Back to the Future" and the two sequels the original spawned. All three movies have become part of the pop-culture lexicon, from quotable lines about DeLoreans and Calvin Klein to futuristic doodads like self-lacing Nikes and machines that instantly hydrate pizza.

"The thing that people ask me about more than anything else is the hoverboard," Fox said, referring to a levitating toy he rides in "BTTF II." "People want to know where they can get a hoverboard. I don't know. I wish I had a hoverboard because I was hanging from cranes and swung through the courtyard, dangling like a puppet and a hoverboard stapled to my feet."

Wherever they go, it seems, the stars and filmmakers are asked about the trilogy. Star Christopher Lloyd, who played wild-eyed scientist Doc Brown, finds people quoting back his iconic lines like, "Great Scott!" and, "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."

Franchise co-writer Bob Gale gets the "Roads" quote a lot too. Director Bob Zemeckis' favorite line comes from Lea Thompson's character, Lorraine: "When I'm kissing you, it's like I'm kissing my brother."

Thompson, meanwhile, gets this gem, delivered by Lorraine about the kid, Fox's Marty McFly, she doesn't know is actually her son: "He's an absolute dream."

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit

Vitamin C Vogue Whitney Able Whitney Port Willa Ford