Sunday, October 31, 2010
With Paris choosing to wear a sexy indian girl outfit and Nicky looking cute in a Superwoman costume, the hotel heiress sisters joined pal Brandon Davis who sported a wacky wig and an orange jumpsuit.
Almost losing her headdress and top during the course of the night, an excited Paris tweeted to her many fans and followers, "Just went into The Haunted House at The Playboy Mansion. So scary and fun!!!"
Making for quite the busy weekend, the former "Simple Life" star spent the previous night hosting her own costume party with guests including her parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, as well as boyfriend Cy Waits, Adrien Brody, Kim Porter and Perla Ferrar.
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.
Roads in Japan are rarely dull. Brightened by itasha -- "painful" cars that are actually cute and feature anime characters, or the bosozoku -- roadsides are even adorned by animals when under construction.
Get out to the highways though and you'll encounter another Japanese phenonmenon -- the dekotora.
In the promo pic of Tyler Perry's upcoming For Colored Girls, Janet Jackson's dead eyes and unfortunate pose is the result of a Photoshop disaster.
Poor thing! We know she can do better than that.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Earlier this month, Kendra Wilkinson was offered another chance to pose for Playboy. She turned it down.
For what reason? Who the heck has this woman become? Ah, that's right: a wife and a mother.
Wilkinson actually hired a photographer to take some test shots of her, only for husband Hank Baskett to find out and, as Kendra told E! News:
"He didn't yell at me. He wasn't mad at me for doing that photo shoot. He sat down with me and he went over the reasons of doing it. And you know... I wanted to do Playboy for the wrong reasons. The wrong reasons are to prove people wrong, not to prove it to myself but to people and to put my middle finger up to everybody and be like, 'I'm going to do Playboy!' But that wasn't the right reason."
While reports state there are problems between Kendra and her professional football-playing husband, Wilkinson says everything is fine. She's living in Los Angeles while Hank suits up for the Minnesota Vikings.
"I feel sexy again," she also says. "At the end of the day I'm not some supermodel. I'm me. I'm Kendra, you know? I'm not trying to be someone I'm not."
We are sooooo happy Cher Lloyd did NOT rap in this song. She didn't have a big production and didn't do anything other than just sing. And that she did. Quite well!
Her take on the Shakespear's Sister classic Stay was one of our two favorite performances of the evening.
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Friday, October 29, 2010
We tell you everything you need to know about the 'Twilight' star's gritty turn as a 16-year-old stripper in this indie flick.
By Eric Ditzian
You can go with the conventional wisdom that Kristen Stewart truly arrived as a Hollywood player when "Twilight" whipped up a $70 million opening in the fall of 2008. She's gone on to star in subsequent Twi-flicks as well as mature roles in films like "The Runaways" and the upcoming "On the Road."
Or you could take something of a contrarian stance and argue Stewart began her ascent as an A-list star before "Twilight" hit theaters, when the then-18-year-old threw herself into the role of an emotionally scarred stripper in "Welcome to the Rileys," proving, to herself and others, that she had the chops, maturity and creativity to accomplish anything she wanted onscreen.
Fans and critics, however, didn't get to check out her "Rileys" work until the Sundance Film Festival this past January. Now audiences in select cities will get to take in her work, in which she plays a 16-year-old (real name Allison, working-girl name Mallory) who flees to a New Orleans strip club and meets a man (James Gandolfini) who becomes her father figure and attempts to help her pick up the pieces of her broken life.
Whether you're lucky enough to have a theater near you showing the movie or simply want to know everything there is to know about it, MTV News has got you covered with our "Welcome to the Rileys" cheat sheet.
Wait, Bella's Playing a Stripper?
The fact that Stewart was playing a stripper/prostitute flew mostly under the radar — aside from a few quotes she dropped here and there — until the first photos popped up online in late 2009. One photo showed Stewart in a string bikini top, another the actress as she cowered next to a bed
Sundance arrived the next month, and Stewart made clear audiences shouldn't characterize the film as simply one about a stripper. "[The shocking thing is] maybe that it's not, like, shocking," Stewart told us. "It's really not a stripper movie at all."
Instead, she explained, "Rileys" is best understood as a story of a girl trying to make it on her own — and lacking the skills to pull it off. KStew called it the most personal role of her career.
"It's about understanding who you're playing and you have a responsibility because you feel like you can't let them down," she told us. "[My character] really became a part of me. I haven't felt so personally involved in something."
Stewart Grows Up
Months passed without much "Rileys" news. Then in July the trailer hit the Web, showing the world a very un-Bella-like character. We then brought you a slew of new photos. As Stewart explained to us, she dove into research for the role — and almost ended up with a new job.
"One shocking thing was to find how easy it is [to flaunt your sexuality]," she explained. "Like, I went to a strip club with the director and the costume designer and it being an odd grouping of people going into a strip club in the middle of the afternoon, I was, like, straight-up offered a job."
We're glad she didn't take them up on the offer. Stewart was coming into her own, and she looked and sounded as confident as we've ever seen her when she hit the "Rileys" red carpet earlier this month.
"She's grown up. She's a woman now," "Welcome to the Rileys" director Jake Scott told us, adding that she possessed the seeds of that maturity in October '08 when production on the movie kicked off. "It was an act of courage on her part, especially when you consider she was just 18."
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Bangkok is bursting with Halloween celebrations this year, whether you?re looking for a frighteningly huge blowout or something tame for the kids.
Here are our top weekend picks:
Spirits of Khao San Road
Khao San Road has been a Halloween hot spot for years, but this is the first year the backpacker haven is holding an official Halloween festival.
The whole road will be turned into a giant freak fest from October 29-31, featuring haunted houses and DJs including Soma, Trasher and CMYK. Parties are from 7 p.m. to late. For more info, check out their Facebook page.
'She's kind of exhausting to play because she screams a lot,' actress admits of Bellatrix Lestrange.
By Kara Warner
The promo campaign for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" has kicked into high gear, with various TV spots, trailers and character posters lighting up screens and billboards, and turning up the already intense fan excitement for the film.
When MTV News caught up with the ever-unique Helena Bonham Carter at the Hollywood Awards Gala on Monday night, we asked her what she thought about seeing herself — as super-villain Bellatrix Lestrange — all over the place.
"I like that one," Bonham Carter said of this poster. "I don't usually like photos of me, but I like that one because there is lots of atmospheric lighting," she explained.
"And also, I like my teeth. I had fake teeth," she added. "It's a beauty tip: Use fake teeth. The [teeth] plumped up my upper lip, which makes you look younger. It's like having collagen without having collagen because it makes the lip fuller. Always get false teeth."
A valuable tip, indeed, but we wondered what else Bonham Carter enjoyed about playing the crazy, evil Bellatrix.
"Well, she's totally insane," she said. "It's always fun playing insane. She's kind of exhausting to play because she screams a lot, but she was fun. I miss her, actually. She's innately a child, which is always fun to be childish. Any excuse to be childish."
Bonham Carter has also said getting to play Hermione was a favorite moment in filming "Deathly Hallows."
"Rather than put Emma Watson in a helluva load of makeup, they just said, 'Now you go act like Hermione,' " she said of the filmmakers' decision. "That was fun, because I always wanted to be Hermione. ... [I was] looking at Dan [Radcliffe] and Rupert [Grint], and they were treating me as if I was 17."
Are you excited to see how Helena takes on Hermione? Tell us in the comments!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
'PA 2' producer Oren Peli addresses our lingering queries about the horror film.
By Eric Ditzian
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."
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Pop star's concert doc promo is similar to the Jonas Brothers' and Michael Jackson's.
By Eric Ditzian
"My name is Justin. This is how I drum."
Thus begins the trailer for "Never Say Never," Justin Bieber's 3-D concert documentary. That first clip isn't the only footage of the 16-year-old pop star back in his formative years. From vintage looks at Biebs tickling the ivories to grainy video of him strumming the guitar on some steps, the trailer tells the unlikely story of how a small-town Canadian kid beat the odds to become an international superstar.
It's an interesting narrative technique, one with both points of convergence to, and deviation from, previous concert doc trailers. As we gear up for the film's Valentine's Day release, it's time to size up the "Never Say Never" trailer in the context of what's come before it.
"Michael Jackson's This Is It"
At least in terms of its box-office draw, MJ's posthumous, $261 million-grossing flick is the concert doc against which all others must be measured. The trailers for "This Is It" and "Never Say Never" both feature some epic zooming title cards, lots of acrobatic dancers, crews saying nice things about the stars and an emphasis on attaining your dreams.
Yet, seeing as how MJ passed away last summer and Bieber's just getting started, the two trailers take markedly different approaches to telling the stories of those dreams. MJ's trailer feels like a look back at the final act in an iconic, if controversial, superstar's life. Bieber's trailer is more about establishing a young star's legacy.
"Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert"
Cyrus' approach to her trailer couldn't be more different than Bieber's. The Disney star starts off talking directly to the camera, hyping the upcoming movie and highlighting the presence of the Jonas Brothers. It's a much more in-your-face marketing approach, and one that feels dated just a few years later. Still, Bieber probably wouldn't complain about equaling Cyrus' $30 million opening weekend.
"Madonna: Truth or Dare
OK, you know what's even further away from Bieber's trailer in tone and content than Cyrus'? Madonna's! She wonders if a guy she likes just wants to sleep with her and if she'll be able to pull off an in-concert masturbation scene. And then there's the whole cone-bra bustier thing. There is, however, at least one point of similarity: the Queen of Pop's opening lines, when she talks about being in the spotlight, being worshiped by fans, and having lots and lots of money. Sounds a lot like Bieber's life at the moment, no?
"Shine a Light"
While "Shine a Light" is a documentary about a Rolling Stones concert, director Martin Scorsese plays almost as big a role in the trailer as Mick Jagger. "Never Say Never" helmer Jon Chu, alas, is never seen in Bieber's trailer. That's probably for the best. But like the "Never Say Never" trailer, "Shine a Light" employs the use of archival footage to put the current-day concert in context and showcases the artists doing what they do best: rocking out.
"Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience"
Screaming fans? Check. Massive stage productions? Check. Behind-the-scenes peeks at your idols? Check. There's even Joe Jonas tooling around on a Segway, just like Bieber. Yep, of all the concert movie trailers we surveyed, the JoBros' is the most similar to "Never Say Never." Let's just hope Bieber's movie does a little better at the box office. The brothers' 3-D flick made a paltry $19 million domestically.
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Whether she's claims to be pregnant or in possession of a successful music career, Tila Tequila is typically the one making wild allegations.
But a photographer that used to date this trainwreck is the one who came out this week and accused Tila of kidnapping his girlfriend and holding her at gunpoint.
According to legal documents obtained by Radar Online, Garry Sun alleges that Tequila broke into his Texas home last week and tried to extort Shyla Jennings, his lover.
“Shyla was kidnapped from her home in Houston, TX and was flown to Los Angeles. Thien Nguyen [Tila’s birth name] drove to my home address with 4 armed men with guns threatening to kill me and threatened my father... who was home. This event later led to extortion in order to save my life," the documents read.
We might actually believe her for once. After all, it sounds like way too much planning and action for someone who spends most days in an Ambien-induced trance.
Actress told us she would 'kill' someone for looking at a girl the wrong way, but she chalked the quote up to 'feeling a little spunky that day.'
By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
At Sundance this past January, well over a year after Kristen Stewart wrapped shooting on "Welcome to the Rileys," the actress told us that playing the part of Mallory, a teen runaway turned prostitute, had changed her outlook on the interaction between men and women.
"I think I'm just a little bit sensitive," she admitted to MTV News. "If you looked at a girl wrong now, I would fly across the room and kill you. It's like I feel so, so, so protective of a certain thing women have."
While KStew still maintains that the role has shaped her, she stops short of using such forceful language and laughed about what she said back in Sundance. "I was probably feeling a little spunky that day," she told us.
And just for the record, she hasn't had any run-ins with inappropriate guys since Sundance — "luckily," she added, noting that over time she's become less thin-skinned, though no less connected to her character.
"I was overtly sensitive, more so than she would be," Stewart explained. "I was so touchy with that kind of thing. That's probably what I was talking about."
To really understand how Stewart was feeling when she dropped that "kill" quote, we have to flash back to Sundance, when she spoke at length about the role she called the most personal of her career.
"It's about understanding who you're playing, and you have a responsibility because you feel like you can't let them down," she told us back then. "[My character] really became a part of me. I haven't felt so personally involved in something. If I sort of flippantly played some stripper — there are some lines I thought were really funny in the movie — I think that's good, but at the same time, I didn't want to make something superficial."
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Juliette Lewis recently and barely escaped peril in a car accident. Here, the Conviction star recounts some of that terrible, but ultimately fortunate experience.
"I was two blocks from my house when the car hit my side, the passenger door," the actress told People. "The good news is I was feeling sleepy and leaning in."
"So, that saved me from more brutal injuries."
"I didn't actually smash my head. I just got jerked violently."
Lewis said emergency responders encouraged her to seek treatment: "The paramedic said to me, 'Juliette, you don't understand ... We don't normally see people walk away from a crash that bad … You need to go to the hospital.' He had to convince me."
Asked if the experience was terrifying, she replied: "I can't even go into it, it's so sad. I'm still all shaken up. It's one of those things that reminds you to focus on the little things, the good things. Right afterward, I got together with my friends and family."
The actress is now doing physical therapy for whiplash, and reflecting on lessons learned from a close call. "Live in the here and now, live in the journey," she said.
"All of that good stuff."
No word yet on which baddie the English actor might play in upcoming reboot.
By Kara Warner
With production on the new "Spider-Man" movie set to begin in just two months, Sony Pictures is furiously filling out its cast. Last week, we learned that Emma Stone will play Peter Parker's other love interest, Gwen Stacy — not Mary Jane, as was originally rumored — and on Monday (October 11) we learned of another new face added to the potential franchise.
According to Deadline, Rhys Ifans will play a villain in the Marc Webb-directed film. Although much like the Stone-as-MJ rumors that circulated in recent weeks, Sony has only sent out the offer to Ifans; there is no word on whether the casting is a done deal. Also, studio insiders who tipped off Deadline wouldn't reveal which villain they want Ifans to play.
Ifans is definitely an interesting choice for "Spider-Man," particularly since we have yet to learn exactly which villains will be in the new film and because Ifans is well-known for playing roles that provide comic relief, not mischief and mayhem (a comic book villain's standard MO). The lanky Welsh actor broke into Hollywood as Hugh Grant's lovable, bumbling roommate in "Notting Hill" and has appeared in dozens of films since. His recent projects include "Nanny McPhee Returns" and the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."
Ifans joins Stone and Andrew Garfield in the highly publicized reboot. "Spider-Man" will reportedly begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3-D on July 3, 2012.
What do you think of the casting news? What villain do you think Ifans will play? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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