Ashley Tisdale23-year-old actress Ashley Tisdale is, of course, best known for her roles as Sharpay in, count’em, three “High School Musical” films, and Maddie in four score episodes of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”

So why are we just now comparing her to a multiple Oscar nominee and the biggest star in the world? I mean, c’mon, “They Came From Upstairs” producer Barry Josephson, didn’t you see the crossover episode of “Hannah Montana”?

“She got the concept [of the movie] right away, and that’s what you want. That’s what it was like working with Will Smith on ‘Men in Black,’ or Amy Adams and James Marsden on ‘Enchanted.’ And for Ashley, same thing,” said Josephson -- who produced both those films as well. “She looked at the aliens, she realized what her role would be and she just jumped right in.”

We kid because we love, of course. But Ashley really is the perfect fit for the world of “They Came From Upstairs,” which follows a group of vacationing children who learn they are humanity’s last hope to repel an alien invasion. Read More...

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- How “The Dark Knight” changed the world Part V: Michael Bay to shoot sequences for “Transformers 2” in IMAX. (ComingSoon)

- “Shaun of the Dead” actor Matt Lucas cast in dual roles as Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton’s “Alice.” (Slashfilm)

- Larry Charles on the status of his long rumored Motley Crue and Kayne West projects. (ComingSoon)

- First look at the farmhouse from “Inglorious Basterds” pops up online. (Tarantino Archives)

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Alan BallIt's taken Alan Ball nine years after his Oscar win for “American Beauty” to make his way back to the big-screen. Hopefully, it’ll be a much shorter trip the third time around, the “Towelhead” director laughed.

“I have two scripts that I wrote years ago, both of which I still believe in. I’m actually thinking of trying to produce one and not direct and there’s another one that I’d like to direct,” he revealed to MTV News.

Although he insists that for the immediate future he’s focusing on writing the second season of “True Blood,” his vampire series which premiered recently on HBO, Ball thinks it’s possible one or both could become big movies in the not so distant future. So what the heck are they about? Read More...

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Jason from 'Friday the 13th'- Unmask the horror: Jason needs some serious skin grafts in pictures from “Friday the 13th.” (Horror Bid)

- "Hills" star Audrina Patridge in for a world of hurt judging from body cast from "Soriority Row." (Spoiler Warning) (Bloody-Disgusting)

- First look at Tim Burton’s Alice, Mia Wasikowska, pops up online. (INF Daily)

- It’s in the game? Zack Snyder to develop three original games for Electronic Arts. (Variety)

- Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman’s “Australia” gets trailerized…(MSN)

- ...As does Will Smith’s “Seven Pounds.” (ComingSoon)

'Ghostbusters'- When someone asks you if you are a god -- you say you're Bill Murray. Comic legend says he's eager to put on the proton pack again for "Ghostbusters 3." (AICN)

- Is George Clooney eyeing role as The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp's Tonto? (AICN)

- "Lethal Weapon 5" still in the works, waiting on approval from Mel Gibson. (EW)

- Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie" gets a new trailer. Plot to kill Hitler never looked better. (Yahoo!)

- George Romero to direct island zombie movie -- like "Jurassic Park" but with the undead. (Schlock Around the Clock)

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AvengersFROM SPLASH PAGE: Nothing against the very talented Justin Theroux, but given that "Iron Man" was such an overwhelming critical and financial success, it’s somewhat odd, perhaps, that screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby aren’t involved in writing its sequel.

But could the reason be because they might very well be writing a DIFFERENT super? In a word, yes. In an exclusive interview with MTV News, the pair revealed that they're deep in talks with Marvel Studios about turning their acclaimed pens on another character in the Marvel pantheon...or multiple characters. Read More...


This November, millions of voters will turn out to choose the next President of the United States. “City of Ember” director Gil Kenan just wants you to remember that you have more than two choices.

“I'm hoping people write Bill Murray in as a candidate. I'm hoping we build a genuine groundswell and take back this country for the people,” he laughed. “Sometimes a little star power doesn't hurt for electability. And, hey, he can’t do worse than anyone else.”

Kenan is kidding on the square positing Murray as a serious candidate – just like the new ad for “City of Ember” which you can view below.

In the film, Murray plays Mayor Cole, a vile politician in charge during a potentially devastating series of blackouts, which threaten to cover the City in darkness forever. (In the novel, the residents have no sunlight, and have never even seen stars). Read More...

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Greg KinnearEven as I was in the act of writing a recent article about Paul Greengrass’s new film “Green Zone,” I couldn’t help but call bs on myself. After all the quote at the heart of the article was from film co-star Jason Isaacs, who told MTV News that the flick didn’t really use a script, that Greengrass changed his direction every take, that the bulk of the movie was made up of a sort of guerilla style, high-octane game of improv.

That couldn’t possibly be right, could it?

“Yes I would say that Jason nailed it pretty nicely there,” “Green Zone” Greg Kinnear said of Isaac’s observations, which included lines like “[Paul] just throws you into the deep end.” Read More...

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Johnny Depp- Johnny Depp does it all – literally, it seems. Thesp signs on for trio of Disney films, including “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean IV.” (MTV)

- Pleased to announce that Rachel McAdams is set to become Mrs. Adler. RSVP to 221b Baker Street, London, care of “Sherlock Holmes.” (Access Hollywood)

- Will Smith to return from the dead, star in “I Am Legend” prequel. Spoiler Warning: Everybody dies. (Variety)

- Is Anthony Hemingway directing George Lucas’s “Red Tails”? And who is Anthony Hemingway? (Roger Ebert)

- Anne Hathaway to star in “The Opposite of Love.” Story follows an attorney who dumps her boyfriend. (Variety)

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Shia LaBeoufIn the new movie "Eagle Eye," Shia LaBeouf plays a young man framed for treason who is forced to go on the run to clear his name. No matter where he goes or what he does, he's always being watched and followed, always being trailed by some unseen foe.

Today we posted an article in which LaBeouf and his "Eagle Eye" co-stars talk about how the movie isn't really all that far-fetched. With cell phones, ATMs, Facebook and Twitter, we're all constantly on the grid waiting to be exploited.

Of course, no matter how true all that may be, it doesn't seem all that real to most people, not in a tangible sense, anyway.

But it does to LaBeouf, who has realized the very down side of being a celebrity this past year. Read More...

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