Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Jon Hamm, Jennifer Aniston among the deliciously despicable characters up for Best On-Screen Dirtbag award.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
While the MTV Movie Awards are all about celebrating the best from the past year in film, they're also about shining a light on the very worst. This year, we're introducing a brand-new category for all the deliciously despicable characters: Best On-Screen Dirtbag.
We've broken down all the nominees in the category below, but it's up to you to vote one member of this detestable quintet to the podium to collect his or her Golden Popcorn. We will all find out who the worst of the worst is this Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET live on MTV.
Bryce Dallas Howard - "" If an on-screen dirtbag does his or her job properly, naturally the audience will beg for some comeuppance. Without a doubt, none of this year's love-to-hate-'em nominees got it worse than Bryce Dallas Howard's horribly racist Miss Hilly. Apparently, revenge is a dish best served in the form of a chocolate pie made out of human feces.
Colin Farrell - "Horrible Bosses" Even if it weren't for the cocaine addiction and his propensity for firing those that "creep him out," Colin Farrell's character in last summer's hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" may have ended up on the short list for On-Screen Dirtbag for that comb-over alone. Sometimes a poor choice of hairstyle can be just as bad as a person's behavior.
Jennifer Aniston - "Horrible Bosses" There's nothing wrong with a small workplace crush as long as human resources has been notified, you keep your conversations work-appropriate, and you don't spray your co-worker's pants with water in order to see the outline of his junk. Jennifer Aniston's character in "Horrible Bosses" did not heed any of these rules as she aggressively tried to seduce her dental hygienist, played by Charlie Day.
Jon Hamm - "Bridesmaids" Sure, he might seem like a great guy. He's rich, and hell, he looks like Jon Hamm, but Ted is not a man you want to be around. He does that thing that can only be described by Kristen Wiig as she drags that back of her limp hand across her face. It's not pretty.
Oliver Cooper - "Project X" Sometimes dirtbags are funny. One of our nominees this year, Oliver Cooper of "Project X," has the distinct honor of earning nominations for both Best Comedic Performance and Best On-Screen Dirtbag. And that's the beautiful balance that Costa strikes. Yes, he's going to turn up the speed on the treadmill that you're running on, but you'll probably laugh about it later.
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Monaghan tweets that his former 'Lost' co-star has 'often' abused women; a source close to Fox denies the claims to TMZ.
By Jocelyn Vena
Dominic Monaghan had some heated words for his former "Lost" co-star Matthew Fox on Twitter over the weekend. It all stemmed from a fan asking Monaghan to persuade Fox to tweet more.
"He beats women. No thanks," he told the fan, @omggbeccaa.
Monaghan was seemingly referring to an allegation by a female Cleveland party-bus driver who filed a personal-injury suit against Fox last year after he allegedly punched her in the groin when she refused to take him back to his hotel. Prosecutors never filed charges against the actor, and Fox has since countersued the woman for defamation.
After Monaghan's initial tweet to her, the fan responded, "I KNOW IT WAS WRONG BUT WHAT?! WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD TOGETHER?!"
He tweeted back, "How do you know we ever did?you don't know either of us.he beats women.not isolated incidents.often.not interested."
Regarding the Cleveland woman's claim against Fox, the actor added, "An accusation is when you'claim' someone did something wrong.i know.but hey little fan girl maybe want to get slapped around by him? Daddy issues? Blinded by the nice haircut? It's never okay. Maybe you have lower standards."
As the heated conversation came to an end, the fan responded, "Sorry about the matthew fox thing stay awesome," before she began receiving threats from people who accused her of condoning abuse. "To clear things up- when i wrote that tweet i had no idea it would get that kind of a response from dom.. after that tweet, i wrote back without even thinking- in that moment i was just diassapointed- so for those of you who are saying that i think it is okay to 'beat women' you are wrong, so please stop with the hate tweets," she wrote. "i respect doms opinion, just not the way he handled the response."
According to TMZ, since the exchange went down over the weekend, a source close to Fox said he has never beaten a woman, despite Monaghan's Twitter allegations. The source added that the actors haven't spoken in years and never had any huge arguments that would lead to Monaghan's Twitter tirade. Fox's rep has yet to comment.
"I think we tried as hard as we could to not glorify the violence, to try and explain that this was a relationship that is by no means ideal and a relationship that probably should have ended a lot sooner than it did," Monaghan told MTV News in 2011 about his role in the controversial clip.
Of Em's own history with violence, Monaghan added, "He has a very good handle on his anger. He's able to channel it very easily. Instead of hiding behind it or pretending that there's something else going on, he actually is able to pinpoint where his anger is coming from."
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