Hayden PanettiereThough season four of NBC’s “Heroes” won’t start for a few more months, Hayden Panettiere told MTV News that there’s a new mysterious group that fans can look forward to in September: The Carnival.

Panettierre, who plays the title role in July 10th’s “I Love You, Beth Cooper”, is already preparing for more adventures as super-powered cheerleader Claire Bennet.

“The next season of ‘Heroes’ has a lot of characters that are coming in,” says Panettierre, “There’s something called The Carnival... which is kind of the opposite of what The Company was. There’s a lot of new, cool characters.” Read More...

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“500 Days of Summer” is one of those indie gems that has been building momentum since Sundance and, in the clip below, you’ll catch a glimpse at why; On beyond a great script and no small amount of style, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel share a chemistry that would make you believe that they’ve been working together for years. Doubly surprising is finding out that they have.

“We’ve known each other for almost ten years,” Zooey told MTV News, citing a little-known project called “Manic” in 2001 that brought the pair together. They became fast friends, just as Joseph was leaving acting for awhile to go back to school and Zooey was leaving school to go back to acting.


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Joseph Gordon-LevittIt's been some time since we heard anything about Brett Easton Ellis' script adaptation of Adam Davies' 2002 novel The Frog King, which is set to star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now, the "500 Days of Summer" star reveals to MTV News that the project isn't exactly moving forward.

"That movie's having logistical troubles," says Gordon-Levitt, "It's not worth writing about at this point." Fine Joseph. We won't.

Despite the abysmal reviews and box office take of Easton Ellis' "The Informers" last month, his American Psycho cred is still serving him well, as there are several adaptations of his other work in development. Read More...

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Joseph Gordon-LevittActor Joseph Gordon-Levitt shared with MTV News that, while his take Cobra Commander in this summer's "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra" may not match the cartoon exactly, it was certainly influenced by it.

"I think that it's respectfully inspired by the cartoon voice," Gordon-Levitt explained during an interview promoting his soon-to-be-released Sundance hit "500 Days of Summer." "But it's just like how in '[X-Men Origins:] Wolverine' you don't want to see Hugh Jackman dressed up in a yellow jumpsuit like the Wolverine in the comics." Read More...

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Matthew McConaughey in 'Dazed and Confused'Matthew McConaughey has revealed to MTV News that he has spoken with original “Dazed” and Confused” writer/director Richard Linklater about a potential sequel to the film, and explained exactly what he’d like to see happen.

“That's a very precious subject, that movie,” says with a smile, “We made such a gem... I've had loose discussions about what would be the next [in]carnation of a ‘Dazed and Confused’... [Linklater is] not going to do it unless it's done the right way. It's a good idea, but he's gotta pick the right way to do it.” Read More...

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Matthew McConaugheyFROM SPLASH PAGE: Though he hasn’t seen a script yet, Matthew McConaughey seems to have changed his tune regarding a potential role in the “Captain America” film.

Late last year, McConaughey didn’t seem to know who “Captain America” was, much less have an interest in playing him, but repeated mentions of his name with that of the patriotic leader of The Avengers may have sent the “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” star to the back-issue bin.

For more on Matthew McConaughey and "Captain America," head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.

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Channing TatumFROM SPLASH PAGE: Though he's all over the map this summer with April's "Fighting," July's "Public Enemies" and August's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," actor Channing Tatum's biggest regret is missing the chance to play Cajun card player Gambit in May's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".

Tatum, a self-professed comic book fan, holds the trench-coated mutant near and dear to his heart. According to Tatum, Gambit has always been his number-one superhero and one to which he feels a personal connection.

"Man, I was dying to play [Gambit]," Tatum told MTV News. "My dad's from Louisiana and I think I've always just gravitated towards Gambit in general. He's just cooler than anything to me."

To read the rest of Channing Tatum's thoughts on losing the role of Gambit, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.

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Adam DuritzWith his upcoming "Freeloaders" now in production with Broken Lizard, "Counting Crows" frontman Adam Duritz has plans to stick around Hollywood for a little bit longer and will gladly keep making comedies as long as his friends will have him.

"All the [Broken] Lizard guys and I have been talking about scripts to do together" says Adam, laughing as he thinks about some of the ideas they've been tossing around.

"I was trying to weasel a way for me to be in 'Super Troopers 2’ yesterday. The guys were like 'Whoa, whoa, whoa. To get that, you've gotta do this other thing... I told them, 'What if me and Willie [Nelson] do it together?' and they said I might be onto something." Read More...

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Channing TatumFROM SPLASH PAGE: Though his name is out of the running for Marvel’s “Thor” adaptation, Channing Tatum wouldn’t mind taking a shot at becoming Steve Rogers -- provided Will Smith doesn’t want the role.

After last year’s “Stop Loss”, three of Tatum’s next major roles feature him in various iterations of the US Military, including “Dear John”, “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” and “Pinkville”. Could Tatum’s public perception as the homegrown American soldier extend to the Marvel Universe in Joe Johnston’s “The First Avenger: Captain America”?

“I would love to talk about it,” Tatum told MTV News, admitting that a few people have told him to go after the role, though nothing solid has happened on that front.

For more of Channing Tatum's thoughts on "The First Avenger: Captain America" casting, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.

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Robert Downey JrWhile promoting his turn as L.A. Times Columnist Steve Lopez in April 24th’s “The Soloist,” Robert Downey Jr revealed that he’s already making long term plans for a sequel to the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes”.

“I feel like there’s going to be a ‘Sherlock Holmes 2,’” says Downey, obviously quite pleased with his experiences during production. Not long ago, Downey spoke to MTV News directly from the set where the general vibe looked like a lot of fun.)

Downey also revealed that it was his own wish that the film not delve too deeply into Holmes’ addiction to opium, keeping the overall tone fairly family friendly. Read More...

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