FROM MTV.COM: Fans pretty much know what they are getting themselves into when they head to theaters to see "New Moon" this weekend. If they have read the book, they have a good idea of how this part of the "Twilight Saga" comes to an end.
Still, director Chris Weitz hopes fans appreciate the way he has decided to craft the "New Moon" finale for the big screen.
"The final scene is extraordinarily emotional, and it leads to a very potent climax," he told MTV News on the red carpet of the NYC screening of "New Moon." "And it's kind of a spoiler, which I hope people won't give away."
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Who are the Observers? What is their purpose? And do they do more than just observe? Well, tonight's episode of "Fringe" seeks to answer at least some of the lingering questions about the bald-headed, condiment-loving characters and just what role they will play in the upcoming episodes.
"The episode that we actually do have coming up us one of my favorites," Anna Torv told MTV News, referring to tonight's episode, titled "August." "We sort of get to meet the Observers. At the moment what we know about them, they... seemingly just observe. That’s kind of it, but [in] the episode that we have coming up, we're not sure if all they do is just observe." Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: Rachelle Lefevre opted not to stop by the "New Moon" premiere Monday night to bid farewell the "Twilight" franchise before Bryce Dallas Howard replaces her in "Eclipse."
The actress, who plays the evil vampire Victoria in the first two movies, gave two reasons for not attending the premiere on her Twitter. "2 fans at the premiere: w/ Honey in hospital," she wrote. "& being fired from Eclipse tonight was just 2 emotional 4 me & I couldn't manage it. So sorry."
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FROM MTV.COM: Fans of Stephenie Meyer were pleasantly surprised when the author appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Friday (November 13) and revealed a secret about the second book in the series, "New Moon."
"I'm pretty open about my writing, but there was a different ending to 'New Moon.' Originally it was much quieter [and] in Bella's head," she revealed, adding that it was at the suggestion of her mom, Candy Morgan, that she changed the ending. "I introduced the Volturi earlier than expected and that whole scene at the end is there [because my mom thought it would be better that way]."
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FROM MTV.COM: With an impressive box-office opening this past weekend, "Precious" proved to be worth all the critical acclaim and excitement brewing around it. The film features standout performances by pop star Mariah Carey, comedian Mo'nique and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, who plays the title role. Sidibe credits director Lee Daniels for allowing the women to explore their characters.
"It was really, really cool. A lot of things that we said wasn't in the script, and so, like, we had free range," Sidibe said during her appearance on CBS' "Early Show" on Monday. "Mr. Daniels made sure we knew what the scene was about and that we can do whatever we felt like, and so it was really cool. And [Carey] was on her toes and I was on my toes, and it was almost like a fight, like a battle, because we are not friends really in this film at all. It was really cool."
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FROM MTV.COM: The crew that worked with Michael Jackson while he prepared for his 50-show This Is It concert run in London had no idea about the unfortunate events that were to come; in fact, many of the people involved felt that the final rehearsals were incredible and a sign of what was to come from the King of Pop.
"Michael stood out in front of the stage with me and looked at the rehearsal and said, 'This is the dream. This is the dream, good Kenny. You did it,' " director Kenny Ortega told MTV News. "I think there was this feeling in the room, in the air — we all could feel like you were on the plane, you were packed. We were going. You could see London; you could smell it."
'Michael Jackson's This Is It' Crew On His Last Days
As fans eagerly await the release of "Michael Jackson's This Is It," musicians are sitting down to recall the overwhelming influence that the pop icon had on the music industry. Common spoke to MTV News about Jackson, noting that he can't wait to go to the theater to see the documentary highlighting the last performance footage from the legend.
"I'm very interested in 'This Is It.' I mean, I look at Michael Jackson and see that he was the brightest star to ever exist on this earth," he told MTV News. "Like the greatest star that we ever witnessed and I think that the world will ever witness."
Jessica Biel is gearing up to bring her A-game to "The A-Team." The actress said in a recent interview with MTV News that if fans are expecting it to be anything like the TV show, they are in for a surprise. The movie will be much more serious in tone than the classic 80's action series.
"I think it will be a little bit similar here and there but we really have our own tone going on," she said. "It’s a little bit less campy than the actual show and a little bit more serious action and fighting sequences but still with lots of humor. Lots and lots of humor." Read More...
On Thursday, the world was sort of stumped when it was announced that James Franco would have a recurring cameo role on soap opera, "General Hospital." The general response was: Why is James Franco going to do anything with "General Hospital"?
Well now it seems that answer has been uncovered. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor and college student Franco very succinctly explained, “It’s performance art.” Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: If Ashley Greene, Taylor Lautner and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg can spill anything about what fans can expect from "Eclipse," it's that they can expect it to be dark and gory. And for fans of director David Slade, not to mention people who've read "Eclipse," this should be completely unsurprising.
"David has a darker sensibility, so it clicks," Rosenberg told E! Online. "The story has a slightly darker tone. I mean, it goes into a full-out battle, so it is darker in the nature of what it is. David was the perfect director for it."
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