FROM MTV.COM: Every year, an inanimate (but vital) element of the MTV Movie Awards makes its debut: the stage. This year, it's a combination of lights, screens and statues that all hold little surprises to keep the audience interested.

"Inspiration varies year by year, whatever is in the air," set designer Anton Goss told MTV News while the set was still being pieced together in the Gibson Amphitheatre. "It's different and creative in that way."

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FROM MTV.COM: Back in February, when the cast of "New Moon" was very much in flux, there were reports that "90210" star AnnaLynne McCord might be joining the cast. And at the time she was both very eager to join Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and also deep in negotiations.

"We are in negotiations," she said of her talks with "New Moon" filmmaker Chris Weitz and his team. "It's definitely something I would love to do; as most people know, I am obsessed with vampires. I'm a true-blood 'Twilight' fan all the way. ... There's some scheduling conflicts, and we're trying to work that out now," she explained. "We'll see what happens with it, but hopefully — fingers crossed — it'll smooth over and we'll be able to work it out."

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Moon Bloodgood in 'Terminator Salvation'With Christian Bale joining the "Terminator" franchise as John Connor, it's no surprise that his co-star, Moon Bloodgood, isn't worried by "Star Trek's" success when "Terminator Salvation" opens this week. Bale did make Batman cool again after all.

So when the film opens Thursday, Bloodgood thinks that "Terminator" has just as good a chance as any movie does to live long and prosper. Why? Because she was expecting a success in "Star Trek." "I knew 'Star Trek' was going to be huge. I'm a Trekkie. I love it," she told MTV News. "You can never predict something to be big." Read More...

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Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson just landed himself another leading man role, in "Bel Ami." The film begins shooting next year in Paris, the city of love. French author Guy de Maupassant's "Bel Ami," published in 1885, chronicles the rise of an ambitious young man from French soldier to powerful Parisian newspaper journalist. Although RPattz is all ready to begin work on the film as the soldier-turned-journo, he's also got "Remember Me" to worry about, which he's at Cannes to promote even though it has no leading lady attached.

RPattz has said of whoever gets the part that "the girl needs to be literally inspirational." With a resume that includes top-tier co-stars like Kristen Stewart, Rachel Weisz and Javier Beltrán (that was a joke, obviously), finding someone who fits Pattinson's bill is going to be hard. Read More...

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Miley CyrusWith Zac Efron gone and Chace Crawford confirmed to fill Kevin Bacon's dancing shoes in the coming remake of "Footloose," there have been several rumors about which young Hollywood starlet might play Ariel Moore, the part originally played by Lori Singer in 1984.

It seems like every young woman in Hollywood has had her name tossed in the "Footloose" ring, and who could blame them for wanting to star alongside Chace in the Kenny Ortega-directed flick? Read More...

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Long before Robert Pattinson was a dark-haired, brooding vampire in "Twilight," he was a little, chubby-cheeked baby boy frolicking about in his native London. And, we here at MTV News have the photographic evidence, thanks to Life & Style. We know that RPattz is hot now, but he sure was adorable when he was a little kid. And a platinum blond!

In one photo, baby RPattz, dressed in a romper, is seen playing on a playground. In another, a toddler-age Robert is shirtless, wearing shorts and a police hat and eating a sandwich, while a happy, older gentleman (a grandfather?) happily poses with the future teen heartthrob. Read More...

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In the May issue of "Interview" magazine, Emma Watson shows the world that she can pose like an "it" girl like its nobody's business. Rocking all black and fishnet body stockings, the "Harry Potter" star is sending you her love in the form of lipstick kisses on veils on the magazine's cover and a photo inside the magazine.

Watson, quite frankly, is bewitching in the photos and she shows off her edgy side in deep red lipstick and dresses with fringe and feathers. In the interview in Interview (how meta!), she admits that she's willing to keeping playing Hermione as long as she doesn't have to get all parental in "Harry Potter 30."

"That would be so cringe!" she exclaimed when asked if she'd play Hermione's mom someday. "Don’t you think people would be bored of seeing me in Potterworld by then?" (See Watson's photos after the jump) Read More...

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Back in February, Drew Barrymore had been one of the names tossed around as the director to take over the "Twilight" franchise for the film's third installment, "Eclipse." With no confirmations, but with speculation that Juan Antonio Bayona will direct the film, MTV News went straight to Ms. Barrymore herself to get the low down on where she stands to direct the film.

"Oh, I wish that I was! I adore that project and I adore the team that's making it," she told MTV News at the premiere of "Grey Gardens." Read More...

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Miley CyrusEarlier this week, Miley Cyrus embraced New York cool when she showed up in all black at a screening of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" in Times Square. But on the red carpet for the movie's Nashville premiere, the 16-year-old star chose a considerably more colorful look.

In a coral and white, sari-like one-shouldered Missoni dress, Miley stole the show from all of the attendees, including her statuesque BFF Taylor Swift, as well as more random guests like Ben Folds (with his kids in tow). Dad Billy Ray was there to support his little girl, but unfortunately, boyfriend Justin Gaston didn't grace the carpet. Read More...

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Miley Cyrus and her dad, Billy Ray, might be cool with starring together on the big screen in "Hannah Montana: The Movie," but don't expect Miley to start busting out a new millennium version of her dad's '90s classic, "Achy Breaky Heart," anytime soon.

"I think both me and my dad have both heard that song enough," she told MTV News. "He's the one and only. I don't want anyone ever to cut it, really, because he's the one and only guy that could do it, I think."

Billy Ray doesn't seem to mind Miley's hesitance to sing his song — in fact, he doesn't think she should sing it either. "It's gotten plenty enough laughs as it is," he said.


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