By Joel Hanek

If you still need more proof that Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most charming men on the planet, look no further than the latest edition of MTV After Hours.

Catching up with the "Star Trek Into Darkness" baddie on the red carpet, MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz put Benedict to the task by administering the unofficial citizenship test for celebrities traversing the Atlantic: AMERICAN TALK. (For the uninitiated, you can check out previous installments with Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe here and here.

To find out what Benedict Cumberbatch's would-be porn name, his favorite fast-food items, and whether or not he ditches the Union Jack for the Stars & Stripes, check out the video above!

"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in US theaters today.

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Six films into any film series, the premise of the movies is going to seem a little stale. Even with a franchise as fun as "Fast & Furious," you can't help but start to think, "Cars? What else you got?"

The answer: How about a tank?

As a part of "MTV First: Fast & Furious 6," we are debuting an exclusive look at the upcoming film, and we're throwing in a 30-minute interview with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez for good measure.

All of the action starts at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV and continues right here for the interview portion immediately after the clip!



Mac Miller's next album, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off," drops on June 18, and in the lead-up the album, he stopped by MTV News to talk to our friends at RapFix to act out the name of his record.

Watch the video above to see Mac Miller literally watch movies with the sound off, but since that would be totally awkward, he adds in a few lines to the most famous scene from "The Notebook."

In the newest version of the modern romance classic, Ryan Gosling is about to leave Rachel McAdams, but she has to convince him to stay in order to star in "Drive" and explain to people why he doesn't talk that much. He, on the other hand, has some issues with her performance in the bedroom. It's way better than the older version.


"Warm Bodies" might be zombie movie, but it's also a romance. And you can't have a zombie romance without having some self-aware humor in the thing. That would be too ridiculous, otherwise.

That being the case, it should come as no surprise to find a guy like Rob Corddry showing in "Warm Bodies" as one of the zombies that give the movie a fun sense of humor.

In this exclusive extra from the Blu-ray, we see Corddry and leading man Nicholas Hoult interacting as the walking dead, and thanks to some improvising, they're also the laughing dead.

"Warm Bodies" is available for digital download today and will hit Blu-ray and DVD on June 4.



By Ryan Rigley

Last week, "Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams had a few words to say on the status of the upcoming "Star Wars" films. "There are discussions about what would happen later and how to make this thing," explains Abrams in a recent interview with MTV News. "You can't look at it in a binary way. It's obviously part of something much greater. To talk about those off-shoot films, that's something you have to talk about with Kathleen Kennedy."

Clearly, the proposed Yoda, Boba Fett, and Young Han Solo spinoff films all rely quite heavily on the success of "Star Wars VII." But with a release slated for summer 2015, it seems as if the answers to our questions are still pretty far off. Chief among those questions being which characters will be making an appearance in the new "Star Wars" trilogy? Not C-3P0 or R2-D2. I'm talking obscure characters like IG-88; a bounty hunter droid that makes a brief appearance in "The Empire Strikes Back."

Built on the planet Halowan as a part of Project Phlutdroid, the IG-88 assassin droids were designed by an Imperial officer named Gurdun with the hopes that his new murder machines would bring him wealth and fame. However, as soon as the first IG-88 model (IG-88A) is turned on, it immediately deems itself superior to all organic beings and proceeds to kill all 15 scientists in a matter of seconds.

Quickly conceiving a plan for galactic conquest, IG-88A transfers its memories and sentience programming to the remaining three IG-88 models (IG-88B, IG-88C, IG-88D); effectually creating a hive mind. IG-88B would go on to become the second deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy (right after Boba Fett) as a means of distracting the organics from IG-88A's true plans for droid superiority.

Cold, calculating and efficient; the IG-88 assassin droids are truly a force to be reckoned with. They are always thinking of the bigger picture, looking for any way they can to eliminate all forms of organic life from the galaxy. In fact, at one point, IG-88A had plans to upload his consciousness to the hull of the second Death Star which would essentially make the already unstoppable killing machine ten times as powerful and ten times as unstoppable. Luckily for the rest of the galaxy, the Rebel Alliance managed to blow up the second Death Star during the Battle of Endor; mere seconds before IG-88A could complete the uploading process.

After the destruction of the second Death Star, the original IG-88's body is found on the droid factory world of Mechis III and reprogrammed as a less sentient, more traditional assassin droid. That being said, this version of IG-88 could totally make an appearance in "Star Wars VII" as somebody's personal bodyguard. Alternatively, I think it's fairly safe to say that the whole droid uprising storyline could make for one hell of a plot for the next "Star Wars" trilogy. What say you, Mr. Abrams?

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When Warner Bros. decided to move Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" from Oscar season 2012 to summer 2013, it seemed like a disaster waiting to happen. An adaption of a literary novel by one of the more eccentric stylists working in film today would be out of place alongside superheroes and intergalactic starships. Who would see "Gatsby" then? The answer: Lots of people.

Leonardo DiCaprio and company pulled off a shocker of a second place finish, taking in $51 million in ticket sales in the U.S. alone. That total made for the third biggest opening weekend that didn't result in a first place finish.

That honor went, once again, to "Iron Man 3." Marvel Studios continued its world-wide domination, adding $72 million to its domestic total, as it inches closer and closer to the $1 billion mark.

Head over to MTV News for a full box office breakdown.

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Oh, come on! We're afraid we just blue ourselves. Yes, we're excited about the new season of "Arrested Development," debuting on Netflix on May 26, and it's causing us to speak only in quotes from the show.

At a special press junket for the new season, MTV News asked the cast of the cult TV show what their favorite lines were, and as you can imagine, the results were pretty hilarious.

Check out the "Arrested Development" cast's favorite lines from the show in the player above!

Every new episode of "Arrested Development" will be available for streaming on Netflix starting May 26.


Zach Braff

By Beckett Mufson

Zach Braff, famous for his role as J.D. in the sitcom "Scrubs," has raid just under $2.5 million dollars in donations for his new movie, "Wish I Was Here," with crowdfunding site Kickstarter—but not everyone on the Internet is as enthusiastic as his 35,000 donors.

Ten days after it hit the web, TV writer/blogger Ken Levine ("Mash," "Frasier," "The Simpsons") published a condemnation of Braff's Kickstarter, along with the "Veronica Mars" campaign launched in March, that went viral, gaining 600,000 views. Levine said, "Zach Braff is a good actor and a fine filmmaker. But I wouldn't give him a dime."

He goes on to say that Kickstarter is a site that should be supporting filmmakers with no other prospects the same way Sundance Film Festival did in the 1990s. "[Sundance] showcased modest little movies by unknown filmmakers. Kevin Smith made Clerks (1994)— a grimy black and white film starring all unknowns. The result was discovered talent."


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By Tara Fowler

This weekend, Fergie will finally learn the ending to "The Great Gatsby" when Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the famed F. Scott Fitzgerald novel hits theaters, because contrary to the title of her song on the soundtrack, a little partying can kill somebody...or somebodies. While we don't know much about the mysterious Gatsby at the beginning of the film, there's plenty out there on Leonardo DiCaprio.

Here are five facts about the dreamy (ha, "Inception" pun!) actor that you might not have known.


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You are just moments away from watching an exclusive clip from "Star Trek Into Darkness." It's incredible, we know. But that's not even the best part!

Immediately after the clip airs on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET, J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana will sit down for an exclusive 30-minute group interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz.

Last week, you submitted question of Twitter, and now you'll be able to find out the answers. It all starts right here at 7:56 p.m. ET!


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