If you've been counting the days until Magic Mike, then we've got a treat for you: all the bare-chested pics of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and the whole cast! If sensitive male strippers aren't your thing, we've also got all the pics of Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and the titular foul-mouthed stuffed bear in Ted; Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in People Like Us; and Michelle Williams in the sweet indie Take This Waltz. Check 'em out and let us know which flick you'll be catching this weekend!
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his signature raunchy humor and no-holds-barred celebrity jabs to the big screen in Ted. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish magically brings his teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane) to life. While the bear's ability to walk and talk initially brings him fame and TV appearances, decades later, Ted has turned from a lovable national treasure to a pot-smoking couch-dweller. Ted and John have remained best friends, but the bear's presence in John's life has stunted the 35-year-old's maturity level, suppressing his urges to pursue a career or take his relationship with his girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) to the next level.
Free of the censorship constraints of network television, MacFarlane can go even further with the often-offensive wisecracks and cartoonish hijinks his fans already love. Much of the humor in the movie owes itself to the adorably well-animated bear, whose crude barbs and spot-on Hootie & the Blowfish impression are priceless. Though the movie plays out like an overlong episode of one of MacFarlane's cartoons, Ted provides enough laughs to overlook its meandering plot. To find out what else I thought about Ted, just keep reading.
Jessica Stroup will make her return to TV with 90210 in the Fall, but in the meantime, she's making a big-screen splash with her latest movie, Ted. We recently caught up with the actress at the W Hotel in Hollywood to talk about her new role in the raunchy comedy, as well as what it was like to work alongside writer-director Seth MacFarlane and the stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Jessica also gave us a sneak peek at how Silver's shocking baby-daddy decision on last season of 90210 will play out when the show returns. Ted hits theaters Friday.
Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis debuted their new comedy Ted last night in LA, and we were there on the red carpet to chat with them when they arrived! Watch as they talk about why they signed on for the movie — plus, Mark fills us in on the latest update regarding an Entourage movie — in PopSugar Rush.
The stars were out at Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre last night for the premiere of Ted. Mila Kunis, in a Christian Dior dress and Christian Louboutins, joined Mark Wahlberg and the film's writer-director, Seth MacFarlane, on the red carpet. Mark posed for a few photos solo, and was later joined by his wife, Rhea Durham. He told us initially he wasn't interested in starring in a film about a teddy bear that comes to life, but he came to see the potential in Seth's idea. Mark also said he's excited for the Entourage movie and may make a small cameo when it starts shooting next year.
Mila and Seth have worked together on Family Guy for over a decade, and when he asked her to read his Ted script over four years ago, she was happy to check it out. Right now, Mila's taking a break from Blood Ties to promote Seth's raunchy comedy. Later this year, she'll be on the big screen in Oz: The Great and Powerful. Seth told us he's excited for fans to see the film, and when we asked about a possible sequel, he said he'd love to do it. It was a special evening for some of the supporting cast members as well. Newlywed Giovanni Ribisi debuted his wedding ring and producer Scott Stuber, who welcomed a son with Molly Sims earlier this week, celebrated his good news with the cast and crew.
I'm notorious for compiling playlists solely composed of songs from movie soundtracks, and as of late, my ears have perked up at quite a few tunes featured in trailers. Wondering what that song is from the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Or that awesome cover in the preview for The Great Gatsby? Find out which songs are playing in the trailers you've seen recently — tracks from quirky indie artists like M. Ward to heavy-hitting hip-hop stars such as Jay-Z and Kanye West. (And if there are any missing that you're wondering about, let us know in the comments!)
With releases like Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, and Magic Mike on the roster, June is shaping up to be one of the most exciting Summer months for movies in a while. We've already marked our calendars for all the below flicks, but we're wondering what you're most excited about seeing: Tom Cruise's rock-star portrayal in Rock of Ages? The extensively star-spangled cast in Woody Allen's latest, To Rome With Love? What about Mark Wahlberg and his crude talking teddy bear BFF in Ted? Vote for your most anticipated June movie below!
Russell Brand opened yesterday's MTV Movie Awards in his typical irreverent manner. Bouncing from one off-color celebrity topic to another, he finally said, "Wait until you hear what I have to say about short-lived celebrity marriages!" Russell, who filed for divorce from Katy Perry last December after 14 months of marriage, went on to thank Kim Kardashian, whose own 72-day union "took a lot of pressure off me." Russell went on to give a lewd shout-out to his former schoolmate Michael Fassbender and even rile up the rivalry between Hunger Games and Twilight fans.
Ted's Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg were the first to present, handing off the best dirtbag honor to none other than Jennifer Aniston. There was some unscripted drama, though, when Mark came to Mila's defense after an audience member made a rude comment. Further love went to best male and female performers Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games. Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman costar Chris Hemsworth presented the latter to an absent Jennifer, who's making a movie in Prague.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart managed to snag their fourth consecutive best kiss award for the Twilight series, but since he wasn't at the show, she accepted it solo. Kristen jokingly called up her SWATH costars Chris and Charlize Theron, and even asked for help from Taylor Lautner. Then saying, "That's OK, I do pretty well by myself," Kristen wrapped her arms around herself and pretended to be making out with someone.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler were on hand to give the 2012 Generation Award to Johnny Depp. Johnny accepted by accompanying The Black Keys for a musical number. With his daughter, Lily-Rose, in the audience, Johnny thanked his fans for the "amazing honor." Another big prize went to Emma Stone, this year's Trailblazer. She gave a heartfelt acceptance speech thanking her own idols and urging young people to try and be their true, unique selves.
Emma also did a stint on stage with her The Amazing Spider-Man costar Andrew Garfield, and they were followed by Prometheus's Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Total Recall's Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel handed off the golden popcorn for best cast to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 gang, which was represented by Emma Watson. Magic Mike hotties Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum were interrupted by their shirtless costar Joe Manganiello when presenting best transformation to The Hunger Games' Elizabeth Banks.
Before the best picture was crowned, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Christian Bale gave a sneak peek at The Dark Knight Rises. Finally, Breaking Dawn Part Two was deemed movie of the year, with Kristen, Taylor, and their costars taking the stage to say thanks. Make sure to check out all the MTV Movie Awards winners.
Summer is underway and with hits like The Avengers already kicking butt at the box office, we still have so much to look forward to. May and June have us excited about Snow White and the Huntsman and Magic Mike, but even further out on the horizon, we get to see the newest installments of superhero franchises like The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises. Not to say this Summer is all about the action; trailers for comedies like Ted and The Campaign also have us chuckling. Check out July and August releases and let us know what Summer blockbuster you're looking forward to the most!
Summer is a time to kick back and relax, unless you're one of the ladies on the "fierce" end of our Summer movie spectrum. From Cameron to Charlize, we're highlighting the top leading ladies from this year's impressive crop of Summer flicks, from lighthearted to cold-blooded. So whether you'd prefer to laugh along with Mila in Ted or suit up with Scarlett in The Avengers, we've got someone for every movie lover. Check it out and let us know which starlet you're most looking forward to seeing on the silver screen this Summer!