FROM SPLASH PAGE: Recently I attended the premiere for “Up in the Air,” and had a conversation with a friend about how amazing it is that “Sexiest Man Alive” regular George Clooney has somehow managed to dodge the vitriol that dudes typically have towards beefcake leading men. My theory on how he gets away with it? The guy loves to make fun of "Batman & Robin."

Remember when you were a kid, and bullies would pick on kids to feel them out? Some would spaz and just make things worse. Others would laugh at themselves before the bullies got a chance, thereby being in on the joke rather than being the butt of it. And in the years since he played the world's greatest detective in Joel Schumacher’s disastrously awful 1997 superhero film, Clooney has been smart enough to laugh along with the rest of us.

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FROM MTV.COM: Most actors would be thrilled to be involved with either an Oscar-winning movie or the biggest box-office hit of the year. If you believe the hype, Anna Kendrick might just be in both.

A few short weeks ago, the 24-year-old actress walked the red carpet at Mann's Village theater for the premiere of "New Moon." Then on Monday night, Kendrick returned to answer questions about the awards-season buzz surrounding her role as a fast-talking junior executive opposite George Clooney in "Up in the Air." Elegantly attired in a white gown, the fast-rising actress talked to us about fashion, billiards and why she didn't bring Rob Pattinson as her date.

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FROM MTV.COM: Already early favorites to win the major trophies of this awards season, director Jason Reitman and stars George Clooney, Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga walked the red carpet of their star-studded premiere Monday night. And naturally, the evening's buzz had them floating "Up in the Air."

"I'm trying to look very poised and elegant," a dressed-to-the-nines Kendrick grinned. "I don't know if I'm succeeding."

"I'm nervous right now because I'm outside my premiere for my movie, and that's always an exciting moment," explained Reitman, whose first two films ("Thank You for Smoking" and "Juno") received awards-season recognition, starting a streak he'll likely keep alive. "Particularly at this theater, because we're at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood; I've lined up on this street for movies since I was 10 years old."

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FROM MTV.COM: With "New Moon" still riding high at the box office and poised to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year — if not all time — the world can't seem to get enough of Robert Pattinson. It's a good thing, then, that our pals over at MTV Radio recently spoke with the "Twilight" heartthrob.

Last week, we brought you RPattz's thoughts on romances, both onscreen and off. Now, as those Thanksgiving leftovers wear thin, we're happy to dish out part two of that interview, featuring some yummy tidbits on Rob's 90-year-old fans, jealousy over Taylor's bod, and his New Year's resolution to be less self-deprecating.

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Yeah, we all know that the movies are just “Indiana Jones” rip-offs. And they’re preposterous in every way possible, from the kidnapping of the President to secret messages on the Declaration of Independence to the fact that Justin Bartha’s bumbling comic relief somehow hasn’t been killed. But dammit, there’s just something about those “National Treasure” flicks that makes two hours vanish in a non-threatening haze, leaving you with a smile on your face and the vague feeling you’ve been entertained.

Not too long ago, I was at the massive Disney D23 conference when Studio Chairman Dick Cook surprised everyone by bringing Nicolas Cage onstage. The actor said he was on board for a third turn as adventurer Ben Gates. But now that Cook has been fired, Cage has developed some nasty money problems and various stars are expressing concern over Disney’s turnover, who can say what will be? Cage, that's who. I asked him recently if he was still on board for a third “National Treasure” flick, and here's what he had to say. Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Nicolas Cage’s 2007 hit “Ghost Rider” may have made $115 million, but two years later it seems to be existing in that same state of Hollywood limbo as barely-blockbusters like “The Sum of All Fears,” “Hairspray,” or “The Italian Job” — sequel rumors pop up, but there’s some doubt whether one would cement a bigger “Bourne”-like box-office increase, or a “Tomb Raider”-esque over-anticipation of demand. And despite reports of movement on David Goyer's "Ghost Rider" sequel script, Cage says he’s the wrong person to ask these days for updates.

“You probably know more about it then I do,” laughed the veteran actor when asked about the project. “What have you read?"

Cage said he hadn’t heard anything about Goyer's sequel — which is set 10 years after the first film — and is afraid to comment on his future with the character these days.

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FROM MTV.COM: The signs, it would seem, are everywhere. It might just be the worst-kept secret in all of Hollywood. So, why hasn't the "Breaking Dawn" movie been announced yet?

For starters, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Summit Entertainment just announced a television deal with FX to broadcast four "Twilight" films. Rob Pattinson told us that the movie might be filmed in Portland. Ryan Seacrest's radio show recently furthered the rumor (heard from a Summit exec's wife at a nail salon, mind you) that the final "Twilight" book was being split into two movies. And then there's the fact that it would be preposterous that an opening of $143 million in could be ignored and everyone would just release "Eclipse" and call it a day.

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FROM MTV.COM: 50 Cent is a busy man — he just released a new album, Before I Self Destruct, and film of the same name, and he's working on several other movies in various stages of development. He's also an unpredictable man — as evidenced by his double-take-inducing appearance at last week's "New Moon" premiere. So, it makes sense that the rapper/actor/mogul would show up at the American Music Awards with Val Kilmer as his "date," eager to tell everyone that he's even busier and more unpredictable than they think.

"It's exciting," he said of the 2009 AMAs, walking down the red carpet alongside a grinning Kilmer, who could best be described as being dressed like Truman Capote's evil twin. "We came out here to enjoy the festivities. Val and I are going to sit and see what's going on. Are you wondering why we're together?"

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FROM MTV.COM: After this weekend's record-shattering opening, "New Moon" is now officially the biggest film of 2009. In a few months, it will inevitably become one of the biggest DVD releases of 2010.

So what can we expect from the "New Moon" DVD? Recently, we caught up with director Chris Weitz and got the scoop on the disc you'll soon want sitting next to "Twilight" on your shelf.

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FROM MTV.COM: By now, you've seen "New Moon" — and many of you have probably seen it three, four or five times. But as all the new scenes and moments settle into your subconscious, you have questions. And, as always, we're here to help.

Below are five spoiler-heavy facts we've uncovered and can now finally unveil to the "Twilight" nation. Read on for info about Bella's grandma, Edward's car and that already-famous final line of the film.

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