Of the many reasons to adore "Pineapple Express," the bromance between James Franco and Danny McBride stands at the top of the pile. We'll get to see those comedic powerhouses join forces again soon when their medieval fantasy stoner comedy "Your Highness" lights up theaters (literally and figuratively) on April 8.

We're sure that many of you have looked at the dynamic between Franco and McBride with some jealousy in your hearts, wondering what exactly you would have to do to carve out a place for yourself in that abundantly awesome friendship. Well, intrepid MTV reporter Josh Horowitz dug into that very question in the latest edition of After Hours, called "Male Bondage."

What he learned will frighten, astonish and amaze you. Watch the video for the results and click past the jump to read what he endured on the road to friendship.


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Josh Horowitz has been thrust into some uniquely bizarre situations in his time here at MTV. He's been threatened at knifepoint by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, seduced by Topher Grace and confronted by the odd American accents of the British "Harry Potter" cast.

But through all of it, there is perhaps no greater instance of pure terror and awkwardness than his attack at the hands of the Twizzler-chomping monster known as Rainn Wilson.

In the latest edition of "After Hours," Horowitz got up close and personal with the erstwhile Dwight Schrute to talk about his upcoming movie "Super," a blood-and-superhero soaked genre-bender, but the conversation quickly went to some other dark places. Wilson talked about living in the shadow of Dwight, his favorite voices to impersonate and much more—really, an unspeakable amount of much more. Watch the video and see for yourself, but be warned, you'll never want another Twizzler ever again.

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Geeks of the world, if there's one point that "Battle: Los Angeles" drove home, it's this: alien invasions are an inevitability, not just a possibility, and we'd be wise to prepare accordingly.

Preparation goes far beyond honing those combat skills for one-on-one alien death matches, too. When we finally meet our extraterrestrial overlords, what are you going to do to stay on their good side? Which aliens are worth seducing into the bedroom? Which ones should you marry? And which ones would be better off dead in a ditch?



Love is patient, love is kind, and sometimes, love is just straight-up weird.

But no matter how inexplicable the sensation might be, there's simply no denying the urges of the heart when one falls for another. Take MTV After Hours host Josh Horowitz and "Take Me Home Tonight" star Topher Grace, for example. They met for the first time a year ago during the press junket for "Valentine's Day," and both men walked away from that encounter with permanently changed hearts and minds.

But the other thing about love is, it ain't easy. The road to romantic fulfillment is filled with obstacles, hardships and MTV's very own Sway Calloway. Watch the tumultuous and heartfelt journey of Josh and Topher's relationship in our latest episode of MTV After Hours.

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Interviews are tricky. Getting your subject to open up about their passion projects, films they have in development or other burning topics is not always an easy task. Wording is essential in getting an effective question across, and for our money, there's no better way to get an answer than to ask for a simple yes or no response.

That's how MTV's Josh Horowitz framed his questions to "The Adjustment Bureau" stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in the latest edition of "After Hours." By asking yes-or-no questions, we learned some stunning truths about Damon's attraction to Sarah Palin, Blunt's experience eating pound cake and what both of them would endure if the world's continued survival rested squarely on their shoulders. (Spoiler: it involves sleeping with our esteemed "After Hours" host.)

The answers are at once provocative, profound and peculiar. Check 'em out in the video above.

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What is Sundance? It's not a film festival, we'll tell you that much.

At least it wasn't entirely a film festival for MTV Movies managing editor Josh Horowitz, not this year. Unsatisfied with the simple definition of Sundance as a film fest, our fearless After Hours host took it upon himself to speak with the finest filmmakers and most talented actors that Park City had to offer, gauging each of their opinions on what Sundance really and truly is.

Their answers are surprising. As surprising as a swift kick to the junk from James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, and more. No, really -- watch the clip and you'll see.

Tell us what you think of the latest episode of "After Hours" in the comments section and on Twitter!

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MTV's Josh Horowitz has done some questionably tasteful, unquestionably hilarious things in the pursuit of journalism, most of them as part of MTV's "After Hours" series. He's taken shots to the groin courtesy of Jason Segel and Jack Black, went pantsless at a slumber party with Jessica Alba and tested the American accents of the "Harry Potter" cast.

In his latest such video endeavor, "Fanline," Josh asks the cast of "The Dilemma" -- Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder -- to answer questions emailed or tweeted by their loyal fans. Interestingly enough, every one of the questions comes from a guy named Josh.


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Jack Black and Jason Segel are arguably two of the funniest men working in movies right now. Black has been a fixture on the comedy scene for many years, lending his unique brand of manic humor to films from "High Fidelity" to "School of Rock" to the animated "Kung Fu Panda." Segel, meanwhile, has earned his funnyman stripes on the TV show "How I Met Your Mother" and in the recent flicks "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You, Man." He's also the guy pulling the strings of the upcoming, cameo-laden and much-buzzed-about "Muppets" movie (in which Black co-stars).

With Black and Segel's modern-day comedic adaptation of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" hitting theaters Christmas Day (December 25), MTV's Josh Horowitz asked the duo to educate him in the art of being funny. The result is the extremely amusing video "Humor: A Comedic Exploration," in which the funnymen impart pearls of wisdom such as these: Rainbow-colored clown wigs are highly comical, and going sans pants equals instant laughs (something Segel knows plenty about from his "Sarah Marshall" days). But more than anything else, Segel and Black wanted to emphasize that the best kind of comedy springs forth from the loins... as in the literal groin area. Read More...

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MTV's Josh Horowitz got to live out every blue-blooded heterosexual male's fantasy earlier this week when "Little Fockers" star Jessica Alba popped on by our offices for a good old-fashioned slumber party. Jessica Alba in pajamas, possibly wanting to have a pillow fight -- not a bad gig, right?

Well, as it turns out Alba's idea of a slumber party was just a wee bit different. To be sure, it involved the adorable actress in some very cute PJs -- always a bonus -- but large knives, avocado hair masks and Greek-yogurt facials were also on the menu. Luckily, Alba did agree to the ages-old slumber party pasttime of "Truth or Dare" (which, as we all know, was invented by Madonna). Did things get scandalous? See for yourself...

With which celebrity -- other than Alba, of course -- would you want to have a slumber party? Tell us in the comments!

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A few weeks back, MTV's Josh Horowitz coaxed Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton -- the very British stars of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" -- into employing their best American accents. The result was the viral sensation "American Talk," one of MTV News' most-viewed videos ever.

While at the Paris press junket for "The Tourist," Josh did something similar with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, engaging the stars in a humorous game of "Parisian Password." For the uninitiated, Password is a game where one player tries to guess a word or phrase based on one-word clues given by another player. Parisian Password is Password where only French terms are in play. You get it. And trust us, you don't need to parlez vous French to enjoy this.

What do you think of "Parisian Password"? Tell us in the comments!

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