Bringing you the hottest acts in all of music in one night is apparently not enough for the folk putting on the Video Music Awards. That's why we're coming to you live from Brooklyn every day until Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, when the 2013 VMAs bring the Barclays Center down.
Tune in now to check out the nominated videos and interviews with nominees, performers, and more
The 2013 Video Music Awards are still a few days away, but for you, they can start a whole lot sooner thanks to the VMAs All Access Experience.
It sounds important, but it's actually really cool too. All Access is a five-day, multi-platform experience that will take you inside the world of the VMAs four days early with special guests appearances from people like Robin Thicke, Big Sean, and Ariana Grande.
The VMAs All Access Experience kicks off today at 4 p.m. ET with a special episode of RapFix Live coming to you from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the site of this year's awards, and continues non-stop all the way to the VMAs on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
Last year, we brought you an inside look at the "ShortList," an online film festival honoring some of the year's best works of short films. This year, TheWrap is once again partnering with MTV and Cinedigm to bring you a line-up of twelve incredible short films that have previous that have been previously featured in festivals like Sundance and LA Film Festival.
The entries for the second annual "ShortList" come from all over the globes including the U.S., Sprain, Israel, and others. The winner of the "ShortList" will have a world of opportunities open to them. The winning short will be aired on an MTV network, and the creator will receive a first-look deal with Cinedigm.
Click past the jump to learn more about this year's entries and find out where you can watch the short films.
If you take a look at "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" without knowing anything about Cassandra Clare's beloved series, you might confuse it for "just another" YA series. It's got a young female heroine that gets entwined in a supernatural love triangle.
But that doesn't take the specific of Clary, the hero of "Mortal Instruments" in to account. As MTV News learned when speaking with the actress who plays her, Lily Collins, there's more to Clary than haters might think.
Big news on the "Star Wars VII" front last week as Latino Review revealed two characters, from previous "Star Wars" films, that are rumored to return in the new trilogy. Apparently, both Ewan McGregor and Ian McDiarmid will be reprising their roles as young Obi-Wan Kenobi and the infamous Emperor Palpatine respectively. However, since both of said characters are now deceased, they'll be re-appearing as Force ghosts.
Obviously, these are just rumors that could be based entirely on speculation. Odds are we won't be hearing any official news about "Star Wars VII" until a little closer to its 2015 release date. With all of these wild rumors buzzing around the Internet, we can't help but wonder what other characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might pop up in the new trilogy. Take Grand Admiral Thrawn for example, the greatest Imperial officer that ever existed.
By Amelia Mularz
Because we just heard those bearded dudes from "Duck Dynasty" rake in $200,000 per episode, it might be time to ease off the reality TV and watch a movie instead. What to see? Here’s the scoop:
On the Big Screen: "Lee Daniels' The Butler"
So you shine Nixon’s shoes, your wife’s a tad boozy and your son dabbles in Black Pantherism (kids!). That’s just a typical day in the life of Cecil Gaines. In an epic Forest Gump-like style, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" follows Cecil’s life from his childhood in the '20s, through the civil rights movement in the '60s, and right up to Obama’s presidency. Forest Whitaker takes the lead and Oprah (yes, OPRAHHH!) plays his wife. Highlights include John Cusack doing his best Tricky Dick impersonation, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan and Oprah in a tracksuit.
By Ryan Rigley
With a new "Star Wars" trilogy and animated TV series currently in the works, Disney has bitten off quite a lot to chew. But that won't slow them down! Last Sunday, the president of Disney's ABC Entertainment Group, Peter Lee, commented on the highly-anticipated live-action "Star Wars" TV series. "We've started conversations with [Lucasfilm]," reveals Lee on the series. "I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate."
Lee is, of course, referring to J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" and "Star Wars Rebels," both of which are slated to be released in the near future. While the news of the "Star Wars" TV series is very exciting, we can't help but wonder about the new "Star Wars" trilogy. Specifically, which characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be popping up on screen? Take C-3PX for example, a modified protocol droid assassin that looks exactly like C-3P0!
Don't get stuck watching YouTube videos of cats riding Roombas all weekend. Check out these weekend movie picks.
On the Big Screen: "Lovelace"
Sure, Jennifer Aniston may be a drug-smuggling stripper in "We're the Millers" this weekend, but Amanda Seyfried turns it up to 11 as porn star Linda Lovelace. She's been all over town talking about how liberating the nudie scenes were and how much fun she had filming with a Popsicle prop. This will no doubt have guys zipping over to their local movie theater quicker than Leo DiCaprio with his jetpack.
Whenever a sequel is about to hit theaters, there's always this rush to rewatch the original to get in the mood for the follow-up. It's the best way to remember where we left off with the characters and think about what we can expect when they come back.
That's the idea behind a YEAH!, a new movie streaming site that gives the option of checking out some special features about the film as you watch. You can do things vote in polls and see interviews with the people who made the movie, and then jump right back into the movie.
In the lead up to "Kick-Ass 2," you can now watch the original online, starting Wednesday, August 7, with special looks behind the scenes and appearances by Mark Millar and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Check out a preview of "Kick-Ass" on YEAH! above. "Kick-Ass 2" opens in theaters on August 16.
By Ryan Rigley
While J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" won't be released until 2015, according to an unconfirmed rumor it would appear as though the latest "Star Wars" trilogy is already going into production. Apparently, Disney has signed a deal with Pinewood Studios in London booking the space for a solid ten years. Already in pre-production for the past three and a half months, "Star Wars VII" has also taken a pretty strange code name during its production phase: "Foodles."
Althought "Foodles" won't be released to the public for at least another two years, we figure now's about as good a time as any to start speculating about the film. One of the biggest questions on everyone's minds is which characters will be returning for the new "Star Wars" trilogy? After all, there are a ton of staples from the Star Wars Expanded Universe that would work wonderfully on film. Take Lumiya for instance, Darth Vader's secret female apprentice.