By Amelia Mularz
March usually comes in like a lion or a lamb. This year it blew in shrieking like a Bieber-crazed junior high girl. Movie news seemed to be steeped in love this past week. But it wasn't the kind of romance that's written about in 16th century literature; it was more the kind that's etched into Trapper Keepers with Wite-Out during study hall.
Yep, between a major Mila Kunis crush and a kiss-and-tell involving Oprah, the last seven days were all about puppy love. Here's how it went down:
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Over the past few days, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has slowly released Capitol Portraits for the keys players in this November hotly anticipated sequel, and while we may be kind of biased, we think Hollywood Crush scored the best one.
Sam Claflin's Finnick is set to be the talk of Panem when the "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor joins the cast of the blockbuster franchise.
Head over to Hollywood Crush now to check out the full portrait of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair.
We say "Nick Offerman." You think, "Awwww." That's because the star of "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and "Parks and Recreation" is, simply put, adorable, so what else is MTV News' Josh Horowitz supposed to do besides invite him to be a guest on "Adorable Things"?
On the latest episode of After Hours, Offerman walks us through his history as an adorable person, which started when he was in kindergarten or first grade and his voice dropped to the levels we're so familiar with.
If you're interested in exploring the adorable world of Nick Offerman and seeing him violate a plush "Bolt" toy, watch the latest episode of After Hours above!
By Tara Fowler
The psychedelic "Oz the Great and Powerful" arrives in theaters this weekend. Starring the one and only James Franco, the "Wizard of Oz" prequel centers on a small-town magician who winds up in the mythical land after his hot-air balloon gets sucked into a tornado (isn't that always the case?). There, he's confronted with three witches (Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz), one of whom is up to no good.
In real-life, Franco's no magician (though he did many of his own tricks in the film), but he is a mathematician, having interned at Lockheed Martin, an aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, before he took up acting (among many others pastimes). What else might you not have known about Franco? Check out our list below:
It's not rare for a specific year at the movies to have an overarching theme. The similarities in the biggest films of the year are often easiest to distinguish during awards season, when we get a nice snapshot of the year that was, and 2012 was no different.
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When you look at the recently announced nominations for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, particularly the Movie of the Year category, you get the impression that 2012 was a dude's year at theater.
If you think that there's somewhere else to see Rebel Wilson, the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, reveal the nominations for the biggest night in movies, you are terribly mistaken.
MTV and MTV.com are the only places where you'll be able to see the 2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular. Wilson, JWOWW, MTV News' Josh Horowitz, and the casts of your favorite MTV series will be bringing you the list everyone's dying to know about starting at 7:58 p.m. ET.
In addition to bringing you the nominations from the familiar categories like Best Kiss and Movie of the Year, there will be two new categories, Best Musical Moment and Best Shirtless Performance.
It all starts right here, so watch in the video above, and stay with us all the way until the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which happen on April 14 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
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The very first on-set photos from the just-started Atlanta production of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" have appeared on the web, giving us a blast from the past, Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone.
Thankfully, fashion hasn't jumped too far ahead for the San Diego-based TV personality, who is still rocking a suit that matches his last name.
Head over to MTV News to see the other pictures from the set!
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A little more than one month out from the 2013 MTV Movie Awards starring Rebel Wilson as your host, and there's already a ton to look forward to.
Tomorrow (March 5), Wilson and MTV News' Josh Horowitz will take over MTV at 7:58 p.m. ET to reveal the nominations for Movie of the Year. Immediately after, you can join Horowitz and JWOWW live on MTV.com to learn about the other categories with help from the cast of "Teen Wolf" and "Jersey Shore"'s Vinny.
Voting opens at movieawards.mtv.com immediately afterward.
But things only get more exciting from there. Starting March 8 and continuing every Friday until April 12, you can join Horowitz on-air for "Rated MTV," in-depth looks at the Movie Awards categories, with special interviews with stars like Nick Offerman.
For the animated film "Rise of the Guardians," the creators and star Hugh Jackman had a unique challenge on their hands. How do you take the most cuddly of all mythological holiday creatures, the Easter Bunny, and turn him into something believably tough? The answer ended up being "Let Jackman be Jackman."
In an exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of "Rise of the Guardians," the recent Academy Award nominee explains how he wanted to bring a bit of himself to the Easter Bunny, keeping his manly edge and the rarely heard Australian accent.
"Rise of the Guardians" hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 12.
By Amelia Mularz
It's the end of another week—one dominated by the Oscars, Anne Hathaway fallout, Jen Aniston wedding plans, and yes, boobs. Here's what went down in the last 168 hours: