Making your big screen debut is, no doubt, a nerve-wracking experience. Doing it while playing a real-life person who just so happens to be hanging around the set would be enough to rattle even the most seasoned superstar.
That was exactly the case for Carrie Underwood, who, despite being the champ on her season of "American Idol" and making a cameo last season on "How I Met Your Mother," had her trepidations about getting in front of the camera for her role in the upcoming inspirational biopic "Soul Surfer."
In it, the Grammy-winning country singer plays Sarah Hill, a youth counselor who befriended and guided Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), a teen surfer who tragically lost her arm during a shark attack in 2003.
In this EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes look at "Soul Surfer," Underwood discusses how she prepared for her big-screen debut and why she and her co-stars wanted to do Hamilton's story justice.
In "Jurassic Park," Jeff Goldblum's character argues that, unlike that prehistoric theme park gone awry, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland didn't come to life and eat the people. But it looks like he was wrong, and Ian Malcolm's second worst nightmare is about to come true -- well, sort of.
Disney announced that beginning this Friday, March 25 through May, Disneyland will have a 3-D sneak peek and interactive stage show centered on the eagerly anticipated "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Find out some of the details after the jump!
Some celebrities are so recognizable, so iconic, they only require one name: Oprah. Bono. Madonna. Prince. Cher. Beck. Beyonce. It was only a matter of time before two of today's biggest singularly-named phenomenons joined forces to become one unstoppable force: Madea and Snooki.
MTV has exclusively snagged the new poster for Tyler Perry's latest venture, "Madea's Big Happy Family" which features the actor/writer/director/producer dressed as Georgia Shore, a character that's an obvious nod to "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
Check out the full poster past the jump!
Robert Pattinson never makes it easy for us.
All this week, in preparation for 'MTV First: Robert Pattinson' — the 30-minute live chat with the superstar, which aired tonight — we counted down our all-time favorite RPattz MTV moments. Turns out when it's someone like Rob, who practically churns out memorable moments and quotes at every turn, it's not that easy to do.
Now, once again we are faced with the dilemma of picking which parts of our evening with Rob we liked the best. After much deliberation, and OK, multiple viewings, we finally came up with our picks for the five most memorable moments. Check them out after the jump!
All this week we've been counting down our favorite RPattz moments in preparation for "MTV First: Robert Pattinson," a 30-minute chat in which the actor will take questions from our own Josh Horowitz and fans like you, in addition to debuting an exclusive new clip from his latest movie "Water for Elephants."
It's not easy to narrow all of Robert's memorable moments down to just five -- so far we've reminisced about his very first interview with MTV, that awkward/sexy near-kiss with Kristen Stewart at the MTV Movie Awards, his first trip to the Academy Awards and his thoughts on "Twilight" brand glitter lube -- but our #1 choice was a no-brainer.
Now, we here at MTV get a lot of interesting responses from celebrities during interviews. Sometimes it's a detailed account about their latest venture, other times it's an out-of-left field anecdote that sets the conversation on a very different course. Then there are the times when Robert Pattinson describes something as "bullsh--."
Oh, youth culture, with their love of all things Bieber and apparent lack of knowledge about any awesome movies from before 1985! When will they learn? Well, according to "Paul" stars and scribes Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, they'll learn a thing or two pretty soon if they -- and their little alien sidekick -- have anything to do about it.
MTV News sat down to chat with the collaborators about their latest effort, the sci-fi buddy comedy "Paul," and it seems while many who have seen the flick have caught its homages to the alien films that have come before it ("There's lots of tiny nods that are there for people to pick up on," Pegg promises, including, "A nice reference to Drew Barrymore's character in 'E.T.'"), it seems some of its younger viewers have been lost in space.
Frost told MTV that while meeting younger fans in London, he ran into a situation that would make any hardcore sci-fi junkie weep. "You mention 'Close Encounters [of the Third Kind]' or Chewbacca and they have no idea what you're talking about."
Netflix has already revolutionized the way we rent movies (Not leaving the couch to stay on the couch even longer? Genius!) so it was only a matter of time before they figured out a way to alter the way we watch television, too.
According to Deadline, Netflix managed to outbid cable giants HBO and AMC for Media Rights Capital's "House of Cards," an upcoming drama series directed by David Fincher, who will also co-executive produce the show with Kevin Spacey.
Netflix reportedly struck a massive deal that includes two full seasons -- 26 episodes total -- right from the get-go. That's twenty more than AMC was given to launch the amazingly gory Golden-Globe nominated zombie drama "The Walking Dead." In other words, it's quite the gamble.
It was the year that "Slumdog Millionaire" founds its way into the hearts of Oscar voters and was named Best Picture. It was also the year that the late Heath Ledger was honored, and deservedly so, with a pothumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his chilling work in "The Dark Knight," and the year Kate Winslet finally got to take the podium to make an acceptance speech.
But for Twi-hards the world over, the 2009 Oscars marked one thing and one thing alone: Robert Pattison attended the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
"Hello, boys and girls, or whatever. My name is Captain Jack Sparrow. I take it some of you've heard of me." So comes the initial greeting from Johnny Depp, in full Captain Jack mode, in Disney's new video pod for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
The clip, titled "On Stranger Tides: Revealed," is nearly three glorious minutes of insight from the cast and crew, spliced with scenes from the upcoming flick. While none of the information revealed is particularly new for hardcore fans, it certainly serves an exciting reminder for what's in store on May 20th.
Watch the newest "On Stranger Tides" video after the jump, alongside our three favorite moments!
Why must Robert Pattinson taunt us so? There's still three more days until he stops by for "MTV First: Robert Pattinson," a 30-minute chat on Friday (March 18) during which he'll take fan questions and debut a new clip from his latest film "Water For Elephants."
Luckily, we've found a way to pass the time until he arrives. In addition to checking out reader questions via Twitter (you can still send them our way @MTVNews with the hash tag #AskRob at the end of your inquiry) we started counting down MTV's top 5 favorite RPattz moments.
On Monday we took a look back at an April 2008 interview in which the star, just shortly before the days of ear-piercing Twi-hards took over, had a playful chat with MTV and his "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart. Rob discussed topics like why K-Stew is the greatest actress of her generation to what their on-screen kisses were like.
Which, fittingly, brings us to our lip-smacking #4 favorite Robert Pattinson moment on MTV. Read about it after the jump!