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Kristen Stewart is a badass. Skeptics judging her based solely on her work in the "Twilight" series might not feel the same way, but brace yourselves for "Snow White and the Huntsman." Early buzz is very positive for the film, Stewart's heroic performance included.

It's not the last time Stewart will get into action hero mode, either. She recently signed on to star in "Cali" for director Nick Cassavetes. Described as a gritty action pic taking place in Los Angeles, "Cali" sees Stewart playing the star of a fake snuff film. After running away with the cash and disappearing for years, Stewart's character must return from "the dead" to save the sister she left behind.

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The MTV Movie Awards are all grown up! This year, we're celebrating 21 years of Golden Popcorn glory, so you'll forgive us for feeling all nostalgic. After all, can you name another award show where comedians can make their victory speeches fully in character as a hippie? Where else are you going to see Sacha Baron Cohen land on Eminem's face, butt-first?

Make no mistake, there's no shortage of outrageous moments in Movie Awards history. We're looking at you, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Don't think we forgot your awkward gropey antics from last year. And Seth Rogen and James Franco, you're not getting away clean either; our clothes still reek of the "Pineapple Express" you sparked on stage in 2008.

Yes, there are lots of outrageous MTV Movie Awards moments to choose from—but which moment is the most outrageous? That's what you're here to decide, by voting in our poll below!

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If anyone can thwart "The Avengers," it's Sir Ben Kingsley. Not just because he's probably playing The Mandarin in "Iron Man 3," either, though that certainly doesn't hurt. No, it's because the Oscar-winning actor is bringing a barrel of laughs to the big screen by way of "The Dictator," the new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy hitting theaters on Wednesday (May 16). The comedy is looking to bring some brand-new hilarious heat to the very same box office that "Avengers" is currently rocking, and Kingsley's all-aboard for the ride.

Kingsley might not be the first name you'd imagine when thinking of actors likely to appear in a Cohen comedy, but never forget, the two have worked together before—very recently, in fact, in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo."

"Sacha does approach comedy scientifically. He doesn't fool around on the set," Kingsley told MTV News of the "Dictator" actor. "He's very focused. He's very committed to the film and the truths that are wrapped up in this great, amazing comedy experience are always intact."

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Channing Tatum

We've reached another potential milestone in the year of Channing Tatum. Having already punched faces in "Haywire" and melted hearts in "The Vow," he's set to punch more faces in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and melt more… somethings in "Magic Mike" in just a few weeks. Now, add another upcoming credit to the pile — one that's more on the face-punching side, with a little heart-melting thrown in for good measure.

The "21 Jump Street" star (oh yeah, don't forget about that one too!) is reportedly in negotiations to star in "White House Down," Columbia's high priority action thriller being directed by the master of doomsday-scale filmmaking, Roland Emmerich.

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Wow. That guy really does clean up good!


Just weeks after announcing that the long-awaited "Anchorman" sequel is finally moving forward comes word that the movie already has a teaser trailer. In fact, you'll be able to check it out at midnight showings of the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "The Dictator," hitting theaters this Wednesday (May 16). All the who's, what's, why's and how's are unknown at the moment, but if the "Anchorman" teaser involves Burgundy's signature 'stache, scotch and sweet sweet jazz flute tunes, everything will be just fine.

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What happens when you take the masterminds behind "Lost," "Supernatural" and "Iron Man" and put them on the same creative project together? Apparently you get something so heated that it shuts down electricity all across the planet. Not the greatest thing that could happen to mankind, no, but it might make for some very compelling television.

J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, together with director Jon Favreau, have joined forces for "Revolution," a new television series hitting NBC in the fall. Set in a world where all forms of electricity have been shut down for fifteen years, "Revolution" tells the story of the survivors living in the post-power world. Among those survivors are a certain "Twilight" favorite, a "Breaking Bad" master villain, and one of the counselors from Camp Firewood of "Wet Hot American Summer" fame.

Check out the first full trailer for the new series beyond the break!

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The first official trailer for "Gangster Squad," the 1940s cops-versus-gangsters flick from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer, has arrived online... and I'm a bit whelmed. Feels like "L.A. Confidential Part 2," now with more Ryan Gosling and less Guy Pearce — which isn't the worst thing in the world, minus the "less Guy Pearce" part. To me, it just feels a little too by the numbers.

But you be the judge for yourself: check out the trailer over here, and click below for five key scenes from the new "Gangster Squad" trailer.

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Clear eyes, full hearts, Scorsese and DiCaprio, can't lose. Words to live by if I've ever heard any.

Coach Eric Taylor himself, actor Kyle Chandler, is the latest star to howl at "The Wolf of Wall Street," Deadline reports. The Emmy-winning "Friday Night Lights" icon joins DiCaprio and the recently cast Jonah Hill in the long developing Martin Scorsese movie, based on the true story of former stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

DiCaprio stars in the film as Belfort, a hard-partying finance hotshot who gets involved in security fraud, money laundering and other assorted forms of bad behavior. Chandler has signed on to play the FBI agent who takes Belfort down — sort of the Hanratty to Belfort's Frank Abagnale, if you will. Sounds like a touchdown to me, fellas.

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The Avengers

Nerds, assemble! "Marvel's The Avengers" lands in theaters this weekend, and I don't think I need to put up a spoiler alert before telling you that it's absolutely awesome and is going to make a bazillion dollars upon release. The MTV Movies gang has seen the flick, and we're still Hulking out over it. (Incidentally, we've discovered that we really like it when Hulk gets angry.)

So for this week's edition of Watch It, we're suiting up and assembling our reactions to "The Avengers" for those of you readers who aren't already busy standing on line for the Marvel Studios blockbuster's big debut.

Christina Beale, MTV News producer:
As a long time Joss Whedon fan, "Avengers" was everything I was hoping for and more. Joss’ obvious love for the Marvel world meshed so well with his trademark wit and warmth that the resulting film turned out greater than the sum of its parts. He took on the Herculean task of balancing the screen time for, give or take, eight lead characters, and managed to make them each feel fleshed out and interesting. I was left wanting more, but never feeling unsatisfied. Here’s to hoping for a Whedon-helmed "Avengers 2."

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The Avengers

"I'm here to talk to you about The Avengers initiative." And with those few ominous words, the superhero movie landscape changed forever.

Make no mistake, 2008's "Iron Man" is the one that started it all. It established Marvel Studios' unexpected but insightful taste in directors with Jon Favreau. It showed their excellent eye for casting through Robert Downey Jr and his all-star cast of supporting players. Just as importantly, it kicked off the idea of a shared universe in which leads from other big budget comic book movies could cross paths with each other seamlessly, just as they do every week in the comics themselves.

Somehow, that impossible fanboy pipe dream became a reality, and now we're staring in the face of "Marvel's The Avengers," arguably the most important superhero movie of all time... and it owes all of its thanks to a badly wounded playboy genius trapped in a cave with only his wits for armor.

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