The Vampire Diaries' prom episode marked a milestone for the high-school-set show, and it brought back memories of other great TV proms. Watch as we highlight three of the small screen's most memorable prom episodes and why they gave us TV to remember.
James Franco turns 35 today, and we're not really sure when he'll have time to celebrate his birthday, since he seems to be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. And he doesn't just make a lot of movies — he takes very different roles, which have given him the chance to test out a lot of very different looks. He's rocked cornrows and tattoos in Spring Breakers, long hair to play a stoner and a knight, and he occasionally goes clean-cut to let that great bone-structure shine. Whatever way you like your James Franco, we've got a picture of him for you right here.
We've been anxiously awaiting more renewal and cancellation news from the TV networks, and now we know the fate of Glee: not only has it been renewed, it's been renewed for two more seasons. There's no word on whether the show will keep going back and forth between Ohio and New York like it has this season or whether any more Ohio-based characters will join Rachel and co. in NYC. What do you think of this news? Are you surprised that there will be two more seasons of Glee?
Chris Hemsworth is both brawny and funny in 2011's Thor, and though it was fun to see him as the character in The Avengers, I'm even more excited to see him return in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World (and reunite with Natalie Portman!). In the first poster for the film, Hemsworth is back as the intergalactic hero, hammer in hand and hair a-flowin'. I can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for Thor when the movie comes out Nov. 8, and if you're as excited (or just want to see the glorious Hemsworth in poster form), check out a bigger version of the poster after the jump.
It's time for prom on The Vampire Diaries, and even though beloved characters have recently died and there's a threat of every dead supernatural creature coming back to life, the gang still finds time to put on some formalwear, drink punch, and boogie. It's fun for a prom episode, and I'm happy that most of the drama that happens this week is the kind of drama that happens at most high schools (you have no date to the dance, some other girl is wearing your dress, you don't win prom queen, etc.).
Still, this is The Vampire Diaries, so there is some blood loss, biting, and very dangerous supernatural problems. Ready to break it all down, from who slow dances with whom to who wins prom queen? Get all of the good, the bad, and the bloody after the jump.
What with death, black magic, and new villains, the characters on The Vampire Diaries have been having a rough go of it. Thankfully, something a little lighter is coming up: the prom! Tonight, Elena and the gang will don formalwear to hopefully dance to cheesy slow jams (and also, hopefully, not get killed). Check out everyone in tuxes and gowns — yes, even Rebekah, who's been dying to go to a school dance for decades (literally). See what everyone's wearing, and speculate about who's going with whom!
Harrison Ford has been cagey about being in Star Wars: Episode VII, and now we might know why: he has beef with Chewbacca. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ford was taking questions from the audience with one instruction: "no Star Wars questions." The audience members kept to that rule, except, well, they were all dressed like Star Wars characters. Wait for the best part at the end, when things got heated between Ford and Chewbacca, because, in Ford's words, "He knows what he did."
Ryan Reynolds sure looks great for a dead guy in the trailer for R.I.P.D., where he plays Nick Walker, a Boston cop who gets killed in the line of duty but is soon called in to another job. Nick is recruited to the R.I.P.D., a supernatural force that hunts down "deados" (you know, dead bad guys). Helping him navigate the new job is his partner, fellow deceased officer Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a cowboy who's got some Colonel Sanders facial hair, mean-looking six-shooters, and a gruff attitude.
I did chuckle a little bit at some points during the trailer but in general, this movie looks pretty dumb. It doesn't help that it seems exactly like Men in Black, only with dead people instead of aliens. At least it has the benefit of easy-on-the-eyes Reynolds and his potentially good chemistry with Bridges. R.I.P.D. comes out this Summer on July 19, and you can check out the trailer after the jump.
It's National Karaoke Week, and while you might be a little too shy to sing your guts out in public, actors generally aren't. I love hearing stars belting out music in movies, but I'm not talking about polished musicals — I'm talking about funny, sometimes embarrassing, and sometimes surprisingly pitch-perfect singing in movies. If you can't hear the song "Pocketful of Sunshine" without thinking of Emma Stone, or if the oldie "These Eyes" reminds you of Superbad, then you'll get a kick out of this slideshow. Click through to watch the clips and sing along while your favorite actors are singing along.
Remember Anna Kendrick's character's awesome audition for the Bellas in Pitch Perfect? She used one cup, her hands, and her beautiful singing voice to cover the song "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Lulu and the Lampshades, and though Pitch Perfect came out last Summer, there's now an official music video starring Kendrick and her glorious pipes. If you loved that song like I did, relive it now with Kendrick as a daydreaming biscuit-baker.
Prostitution and guilt are big themes in this week's Mad Men, and I have to admit that I found the second episode of season six more interesting and exciting than the season premiere. Don and Pete are both cheating on their wives with various consequences, and we find out that Megan has been dealing with a sad event in silence.
Over on the business side of things, Peggy may be snagging some business from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, while an icky client makes a return to gross out the whole office. The five maddest moments of the week? Just keep reading.
I know a lot of other things happen on Game of Thrones this week, but I can't stop thinking about that final scene. But before that unforgettable moment, we check in with a lot of characters, like Jaime and Brienne, Jon Snow, Tyrion, and Daenerys. While Tyrion gets a new (but not great) title, Daenerys builds up her army by sacrificing something dear to her, and Jon and his Wilding companions come upon a grisly scene.
Game of Thrones season three isn't holding back on the graphic imagery, and this week is a good example of that — it's both violent and sexual, and there are a few moments we need to talk about. To get to them, just keep reading.
Home run! Pardon the baseball puns, but Jackie Robinson biopic 42 was No. 1 at the box office this weekend with $27.3 million. Fellow new release Scary Movie 5 came in second with $15.2 million, followed by animated family film The Croods with $13.2 million. In fourth place came action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation with $10.8 million, and last week's No. 1, horror remake Evil Dead, rounded out the top five with $9.5 million. Disconnect also came out this weekend in a handful of theaters, earning $124,000.
The MTV Movie Awards winners have all received their prized golden popcorn statues, but there were a few other stars who were victorious during this year's show. Presenters like Zac Efron and honorees like Emma Watson had some funny quips to liven up the broadcast, and we were listening up for the best one-liners. Click through to see who said the funniest quotes at this year's award show.
At this point, the actors on Game of Thrones have become inextricable from their onscreen personas — blame their distinctive Winterfell costumes and hairstyles. It's jarring seeing them out of costume, and it's even more jarring to see them in different roles. And when these actors aren't on Game of Thrones, their other jobs are pretty diverse — do you know who the Harry Potter alums are, the Downton Abbey dwellers, or the ones who've been spotted in superhero blockbusters? Click through to see the Game of Thrones cast as you've never seen them before.
It doesn't matter that Steve Carell is a big, big jerk in the trailer for coming-of-age tale The Way, Way Back, because even he can't ruin the Summer for Duncan (Liam James) — though he certainly tries. It's a hot Summer, and Duncan is being dragged to a beach rental by his mom (Toni Collette) and her aforementioned jerky boyfriend, Trent (Carell). Even though Trent says discouraging, inappropriate things to awkward teen Duncan (like that he's "a three"), Duncan finds refuge at a local water park and in funny, smooth mentor Owen (Sam Rockwell). From there, he gets a little more confidence, especially around girls like Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb).
The trailer is equal parts funny and poignant, thanks to Oscar-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who also have small roles), which makes it no wonder that the movie feels kind of like Adventureland mixed with The Descendants. Given the buzz it got at Sundance and the fact that it stars so many people I love (Maya Rudolph! Rob Corddry!), I'm unabashedly excited for the July 5 release date. Watch it yourself after the jump.
Our excitement for the return of Arrested Development is heating up (did you check out all the new posters?), and we're excited to hear anything about the Netflix season. But if you're still a little unclear about how it's going to work, series star Jason Bateman has your back. Watch him explain to Jimmy Kimmel how the episodes go together, how you should watch them, and where the movie will pick up.
Vince Vaughn is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he teamed up with Bobby Moynihan this week for his promos. It's a fun set of bits, with Vaughn using his trademark quick-fire wit, being overly literal about picking up chicks, and showing Bobby who his highly improbably double is going to be on the show.
Watch Vince and Bobby joke around after the jump.
Matt Damon is flexing his action star muscle in the first trailer for Elysium, and this time, he's bald, beautiful, and ready to take on the oppressive forces of the future. It's the year 2154 and there's no war, disease, or poverty — if you're one of the privileged who lives on the space station Elysium. Damon's character Max unfortunately dwells on Earth, where things have gotten pretty bad, especially for ex-prisoner Max, who becomes infected with a deadly toxin. Knowing he could die unless he gets to Elysium, he agrees to go on a mission there to help the people of Earth, even though Elysium's authorities (including Jodie Foster) will do anything to stop him.
This is the second feature-length film from Neill Blomkamp, who also directed 2009's District 9, and if you saw that, the similarities to the setting in Elysium are unmistakable. Except for the aliens, unless you count the weird armor coming out of Matt Damon's character's skull. I loved District 9 and I love Damon more, so I'm interested, but I wish the sci-fi angle was a little more exciting and fresh. But watch and judge for yourself; Elysium is set for release Aug. 9, and you can watch the full trailer
Gossip Girl wrapped up just a few months ago, and despite the constant romantic drama on the show, many couples managed to make it down the aisle. We were even treated to two huge nuptials in the series finale, so with wedding season on the brain, we thought we'd take a stroll through Gossip Girl's past and recount all the weddings on the series (whether the marriages lasted is another story). Revisit each wedding now and see what all the guests are wearing, who their dates are, and how beautiful each bride is.