Even though preparations for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards have been underway for months, it always takes a little while for the reality of it to set in for me: I have to choose an outfit. I'm not a big fan of shopping, but I do try to take my red-carpet game pretty seriously.

For the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, which was really my first big hosting gig here in the States, I was decked out in Armani from head-to-toe. In fact, the suit I ended up wearing was the first one I saw when we were looking at red-carpet options. The jacket has these wonderfully exaggerated lapels and a built-in waistcoat, which made it stand out from all the rest. Coupled with a short-collar white shirt and a black-and-silver-striped tie, I think the outfit was the definition of understated cool (shame about my face, though).

That's my "I'm so happy to be at the Movie Awards" look.


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Samuel L. JacksonFROM SPLASH PAGE: What do "Batman," "Superman," "Akira," "Hellboy," "The Hulk," "Iron Man," "The Punisher," "Spider-Man," "The Spirit," "Dragonball," "Wanted," "X-Men" and "Watchmen" all have in common? Easy!

It's no secret that the comic-to-movie translation can be hit or miss. On one hand, you have someone like the Punisher — one of the most intense, complex and dark characters ever created in the comic book universe — so you would have thought his story and swagger alone would be enough to make a great action movie with maybe even a good sequel. Apparently not! The movie studios messed up that franchise not once ... not twice ... but three times (once with Dolph Lundgren, then Thomas Jane and most recently with some guy called Ray Stevenson).

(Read more about the roller-coaster world of Sam Jackson's upcoming comic book roles on our Splash Page blog.)

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Freida Pinto and Tim KashFrom Mumbai to London to Hollywood, "Slumdog Millionaire" apparently couldn't have arrived at a better time: In just a few weeks, the flick has gone from underdog to top dog.

After cleaning up at the Golden Globes last month, the film is poised to do so at the Oscars as well, having been nominated a massive 10 times, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Anyway, you can probably tell that I like this film a lot. So on Tuesday, it was my pleasure to spend some time with two of the film's stars, Dev Patel and the lovely Freida Pinto. Read More...

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Scarlett JohanssonBe sure to check in tomorrow morning, as we'll be covering the Golden Globes nominations from start to finish. Our live coverage begins 8 a.m. ET and will continue throughout the day with reactions from the nominees and more.

Tomorrow the hotly-anticipated Golden Globe nominations will be announced, and with that comes the same question that is asked every single year…who the hell is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that decide who wins and who loses at the Golden Globes?

One of the big differences that separate the Golden Globes from the Oscars is the simple fact that the nominees and the winners are not decided by fellow actors and directors, but instead by a group who call themselves the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Read More...

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There aren't many things that I'm happy to get up early for -- especially the morning after the VMAs -- but this I'll wake up for with a big smile on my face. For a car fan, driving any Aston Martin is a blessing and a privelege ... but to drive the brand-new-not-even-available-in-dealerships-yet limited edition Aston Martin DBS was an honour! Did I mention its the exact car Daniel Craig (perhaps the best James Bond yet (after Sean Connery of course) drives in the new Bond flick "Quantum of Solace."

Here are the numbers: 510 break horse-power, 420lbs of torque and 0-60 in 4.2 seconds...this machine is no ordinary car. Much like 007 himself, the DBS is on the surface stylish and sophisticated but if it needs to, its not afraid to go one-on-one with anyone or anything at a seconds notice. I love this car! If it's good enough for Bond...believe me, its good enough for all of us!

Tim's a fan. Are you? Do you think Bond's latest ride lives up to all that have come before it? Sound off.

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Qiana, Christi, Tim and Heather

I've got my suit, I've got my car, and I've got my script. But there's one thing I'm missing.

A date.

So we came up with the genius idea to head over to Playboy Radio, where Hef put out the call and sent down three beautiful Playboy Playmates: Qiana, Christi and Heather. When you're looking for a date, you can do a lot worse than picking from three Playboy Playmates.

(Check out video of the Playmate interview and more photos after the jump!) Read More...

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Tim KashIt’s days like this that I really, really love my job -- days when you get to drive around Hollywood in a $250,000+ car. See, I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to cars. We prefer the term “car buff,” though. And as a Brit, there is no car nearer to my heart than an Aston Martin, a true legend on the road.

Anyway, while out here working on the MTV Movie Awards, I happened to strike up a conversation with a very cool gentleman -- Mr. Michael Artone, the general sales manager of Aston Martin here in the U.S. (a.k.a. THE MAN) and the guardian of a particular specimen of pure beauty: the Aston Martin Vantage.

Mr. Artone and I talked cars for a while (he loves cars as much as I do, especially AM's) and I finally said to him, jokingly, that I'd received a lot of perks in my job, but what I really wanted was ride around in the exact car that James Bond drives: an Aston Martin DBS.

(Check out more photos of Tim and the Aston Martin after the jump!) Read More...

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Tim and Adam SandlerThe MTV family arrived in L.A. over the weekend, and already we've been hard at work shooting tons of footage. The big MTV Movie Awards aren't until Sunday, but there's still plenty to keep us busy ... after all, we are in LaLa Land.

First we hit up Rodeo Drive, where somewhere in-between the Dior and Prada stores, my producer Ryan came up with the rather bizarre idea of having me re-enact the "Do you work on commission? Big mistake... Huge mistake" scene from "Pretty Woman." Yes, unfortunately that meant I had to play Julia Roberts minus the white skirt, blouse and hat. So before I had a chance to think twice about it, I was pushed into the Louis Vuitton store while our shooter Matt secretly rolled the cameras outside to re-enact the famous scene. The hardest part: keeping a straight face. Read More...

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MTV News Correspondent Tim Kash"Indiana Jones" takes over TRL! That's right, on Tuesday, May 20th at 3:30pm EST, tune in for an entire show dedicated to everyone's favorite adventurer. As part of the show, our correspondent Tim Kash headed down to the home of a certain George Lucas. You'll have to watch the show to see our full tour of the Indy archives, but for now read an accounting of Tim's fun-filled day below.

Today I saw the strangest thing: Four grown men walked into a room and almost immediately turned into little boys — and one of them was me!

About two weeks ago, we got the call that everyone should get at least once in their life: an invitation from film producer George Lucas to visit his legendary Skywalker Ranch. Oh yes, it's true!

According to The Wall Street Journal, the 5000-acre Skywalker Ranch (only 15 acres have been developed) cost Lucas $100 million; it's home to one of the finest collections of film memorabilia in the world, most famously from "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars." Read More...

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So that was the Oscars! I feel shattered. What a night! I don't think the gravity of what we were about to do really hit me until we were literally 10 seconds away from going live on the red carpet for the biggest event in the Hollywood calendar.

It was the first time I had ever hosted anything like this. I've done live shows for years and my fair share of high-profile events, but what we did today was unprecedented. Normally, when we're shooting a red carpet event things move pretty fluidly, and if they're not you always have the ability to shut off the cameras and stop recording even if it's just for a moment. But not tonight! Tonight wasn't just any red carpet event, this was the Oscars and tonight we were going live for an hour with no commercials. Read More...

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