Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Emmy-winning actress is penning a new project with collaborators John Schroeder and Dan Sterling. If it is ordered to pilot, Silverman will star.
The titles of the two 'Lord of the Rings' prequels will be 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again.'
By Gil Kaufman
There is finally some daylight at the end of the long, twisty journey to the screen of the two-film telling of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Over the holiday weekend, director Peter Jackson announced the names of the two movies he's filming based on Tolkien's preview novel to "The Lord of the Rings" and the release dates for the eagerly anticipated flicks.
The first part, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," is slated to open on December 14, 2012, while the second, titled "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," will open almost a year later, on December 13, 2013. After years of setbacks and false starts, Jackson finally began shooting the 3-D "Hobbit" movies in March in New Zealand with a cast headed by Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, as well as such returning "Lord of the Ring" stars as Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen and Hugo Weaving.
It was announced on Friday that Bloom would be donning his golden wig again to play the role of the elf Legolas. "The Hobbit" is set 60 years before "The Lord of the Rings" and follows the journey of plucky hobbit Bilbo, who is drawn into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug.
The cast also features Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas and Aidan Turner.
Check out everything we've got on "The Hobbit."
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Will vampires and werewolves own the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Can wizards or dream thieves steal the Golden Popcorn? Find out on June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. To get into the magical movie mood, we're kicking off a Sneak Peek Week starting on May 30 — five days of exclusives and interviews with the casts of "Fright Night," "Horrible Bosses" and more. Check out everything there is to know about Sneak Peek Week and the Movie Awards at MovieAwards.MTV.com!
Catherine Hardwicke says a tie would be 'safest solution' for Stewart's dual nominations in Best Kiss category.
By Jocelyn Vena
Earlier this month, we asked whether "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" would rule the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Well, that question will finally be answered on Sunday night when the show goes live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles with "SNL" star Jason Sudeikis serving as host.
The third "Twilight" flick is up for eight Golden Popcorn statues this year, and given the series' past record, Twilighters probably don't have to worry too much about its chances. The director of the first "Twilight" flick, Catherine Hardwicke, says she is not surprised that people are still as frenzied about the movies as they were back in 2008.
"Well, I think it's great. I love it that people are so passionate about it and that people are really into it and following the characters," she told MTV News when we chatted with her about the June 14 DVD release of "Red Riding Hood," which she also directed. "I think it's a great tribute, obviously, to what [author] Stephenie Meyer created. ... Rob and Kristen and everybody's been able to just keep it going and keep people loving it all this time, and, of course, all the directors, everybody. I think it's awesome. It's great."
Stewart is nominated in the Best Kiss category for locking lips with both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson. So which kiss does the director think she should win for? "Maybe it can be a tie? That would be perfect! I think [that's] the safest solution to this problem," she laughed.
Check out everything we've got on "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."
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Clearly affected by the incident, Serena went to her Twitter page and posted, "I am thankful that I have today. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I'm gonna make every day the best I can. #loveuSeankingston."
Lady Gaga kicked off Good Morning America's summer concert series this morning in New York's Central Park with a five-song set promoting her new Born This Way album and her upcoming tour. Even more exciting? The ever-surprising Gaga made a grand entrance by ziplining onto the stage over the heads of her fans, many of whom have been camping out for two days in order to see the concert. Watch her grand entrance below!
Gaga, known for her kooky couture, was dressed in a flowing Red Riding Hood getup (with some white mixed in) for the first number. She floated in on a harness to screams and cheering from the audience, before joining her gaggle of dancers on stage for "Bad Romance."
After performing her first song, she answered some questions from GMA hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, and reiterated her love for her fans (one of the secrets of her success).
Gaga, who recently admitted to being bullied in high school, has an intense relationship with her Little Monsters, many of whom respond to her "born this way" message. This morning, Gaga tweeted, "Ok so I didn't sleep. Too excited to see monsters. Let's hit it Good Morning America." Lady Gaga has such a fan base, in fact, that she recently knocked Oprah Winfrey out of the No. 1 spot of Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful celebs, an indication of her broad appeal.
Speaking of broad appeal, former baseball player/steroid-user Jose Canseco took to his Twitter feed on Monday and Tuesday to declare his (so far unrequited) love for Lady Gaga. On May 23 he tweeted, "I love lady gaga wish I could meet her. would marry her in a second." Later that day, he wrote, "I am her night in baseball armor." The following day, he again took to his Twitter feed, now sounding a little bit despondent: "Lady gaga where r u did u get my marriage proposal I am at cocoa casino in yuma Arizona."
Lady Gaga has yet to reply -- but her comments on GMA this morning could give Jose a kernel of hope. When asked, "If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would you do?" Mother Monster replied, "I would want to hang out with my fans and have it not be me." (Fingers crossed, Jose!)
Gaga's set list this morning included new hit "Judas" and "Edge of Glory," and she closed out the concert this morning with an acoustic version of "Hair." Watch that performance below.
After dropping Cole from the U.S. version of his show, Simon Cowell said Monday that she will not be part of the judges lineup for the British show.
Here's the complete list of Oscar nominees is as follows: Best Picture 'Black Swan' 'The Fighter' 'Inception' 'The Kids Are All Right' 'The King?s Speech' '127 Hours' 'The Social Network' 'Toy Story 3' 'True Grit' 'Winter?s Bone' Best Director Darren Aronofsky, 'Black Swan' David O'Russell, 'The Fighter' Tom Hooper, 'The King's Speech' David Fincher, 'The Social Network' Joel and Ethan Coen, 'True Grit' Best Actor Javier Bardem, 'Biutiful' Jeff Bridges, 'True Grit' Jesse Eisenberg, 'The Social Network' Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech' James Franco, '127 Hours' Best Actress Annette Bening, 'The Kids Are All Right' Nicole Kidman, 'Rabbit Hole' Jennifer Lawrence, 'Winter's Bone' Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan' Michelle Williams, 'Blue Valentine' Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale, 'The Fighter' John Hawkes, 'Winter's Bone' Jeremy Renner, 'The Town' Mark Ruffalo, 'The Kids Are All Right' Geoffrey Rush, 'The King's Speech' Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams, 'The Fighter' Helena Bonham Carter, 'The King's Speech' Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter' Hailee Steinfeld, 'True Grit' Jacki Weaver, 'Animal Kingdom' Best Animated Feature Film 'How to Train Your Dragon' 'Illusionist' 'Toy Story 3' Best Foreign Film Mexico - 'Biutiful' Greece - 'Dogtooth' Denmark - 'In a Better World' Canada - 'Incendies' Algeria - 'Outside the law' Best Original Screenplay 'Another Year' 'The Fighter' 'Inception' 'The Kids Are All Right' 'The King's Speech' Best Adapted Screenplay '127 Hours' 'The Social Network' 'Toy Story 3' 'True Grit' 'Winter's Bone' The 2011 Academy Awards will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco and will broadcast live on ABC on Sunday February 27th. [gallery=748]
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