Love Mel Gibson or loathe him, you have to admit you were at least interested -- if not excited -- to see what he'd do with his cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist in "The Hangover 2." Sadly, some cast and crew unrest put the kibosh on that, and "The Hangover 2" is now eying Liam Neeson, Robin Williams or Kurt Russell as a potential replacement.
While those three veteran actors sound like dandy options, we can't help but think that there are a few other celebs out there that would kick butt in a cameo so over-the-top outrageous that it'd make Mike Tyson singing look like high drama. As you may have surmised from the photo above, Justin Bieber made our "Hangover" cameo shortlist as a "Little Man"-esque version of baby Carlos. Hit the jump to see who else is on our wishlist! Read More...
Kevin Smith has never been one to hold anything back. Whether it's speaking his mind in an interview or bashing Southwest Airlines on his Twitter account, the "Chasing Amy" and "Cop Out" director has always been hilariously transparent... which is exactly how he is in "Too Fat For 40," a new two-hour comedy special set to air Saturday, October 23, at 9:30 p.m. on EPIX.
In a no-holds-barred Q&A session with his fans, the always self-deprecating filmmaker, fanboy and Renaissance man spins some yarns and pokes fun at just about everything under the sun: his own rotund figure (thus the special's title), his very public spat with Southwest Airlines and even his "Cop Out" star Bruce Willis.
In the exclusive clip below, Smith recounts his experience trying to "tell Bruce Willis how to act like Bruce Willis." The story is peppered with Smith's Willis imitations and a generous helping of F-bombs... so enjoy!
Will you be watching "Too Fat for 40" this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
Manners exist to provide some measure of civility in the interactions between human beings... and also to give Russell Brand one more thing to mock. That's exactly what the "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek" star did when he followed in the hallowed footsteps of Steve Carell, Malin Akerman, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride by sitting down with MTV's Josh Horowitz for an envelope-pushing edition of "After Hours."
In addition to teaching Josh how to score points on a first date (when the girl's "lady period of the month is happening"), Brand also doles out pointers on how to succeed at a job interview (man-on-man kissing, naturally) and how to make a marriage work (strawberries are involved). Of course, the always bold comedian makes a point of demonstrating all of this -- otherwise where would his manners be?
What do you think of the latest installment of "After Hours"? Who's been your favorite guest thus far? Tell us in the comments!
We here at MTV News take journalism seriously. That's why Josh Horowitz has always been nothing but the consummate professional during the shoots for our star-studded "After Hours" series. When Steve Carell sat on Josh's lap for an interview, Josh politely welcomed it. When Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg threatened him with knives, he (fearfully) let it slide. When he got caught on an escalator with M. Night Shyamalan and clothing-averse Penthouse Pet Ryan Keeley, he looked Keeley in the chest and told her it would be alright. And, when a pedicab ride with Malin Akerman got uncomfortable, he refused to hurl himself from the speeding vehicle.
But nothing could have prepared Josh -- or you, the viewers -- for his encounter with "Tropic Thunder" and "Your Highness" star Danny McBride during the latest "After Hours" special, "Impressions." What began as a friendly discussion about painting quickly spiraled out of control: Wigs came out, pants came off, unspeakable things were spoken... all in the name of journalism and art. Watch the video below (if you dare).
Playing tetherball is a fun, time-honored school-yard tradition (just ask Napoleon Dynamite). Playing tetherball with a beehive? Not so much. But you don't have to ask "Jackass" stars Steve-O and Dave England for verification. You just have to watch an exclusive clip of the fellas doing exactly that in "Jackass 3D."
In the video, the two jackasses suit up in naught but their underwear and some very flattering bear hoods and prepare to slap a beehive on a string back and forth at each other. Beforehand, however, they ask the kindly long-maned beekeeper how many stings it takes to make a man dead... to which he responds, "I think it takes about a hundred to kill a man." We're not sure how many Dave sustains (many of them before the game officially begins), but it looks like it may have been pushing a hundy. Thankfully, he didn't die (we think). Still, we're going to go ahead and give Steve-O the victory. Read More...
No matter how much you dig Zach Galifianakis, you really can't appreciate his brand of humor without having seen at least one episode of "Between Two Ferns." In the latest "Ferns" episode, Bruce Willis gets cozy between the plants to promote "Red" (in theaters Friday), and is only slightly less awkward than previous guest Sean Penn.
There's a lot of Galifianakis talking in this one, and his deadpanned questions are probably the funniest he's had in any of Funny or Die web series. The best zinger? After asking Willis how many children he has ("three"), Galifianakis asks, "Which is your favorite? Ashton?" Read More...
Natalie Portman is beautiful? According to her "Your Highness" co-stars Danny McBride and Justin Theroux, this is a little-known fact about the actress.
When McBride and Theroux stopped by MTV News' skybox at New York Comic Con, they joked that they had to convince studio brass that Portman was beautiful enough to be in the film, a raunchy medieval comedy in which two princes, one heroic (James Franco) and the other lazy (McBride), team up to save their father's kingdom. "A lot of people don't know this, but Natalie Portman is very beautiful," McBride deadpanned when asked how Portman came aboard the project.
Adds Theroux: "I had said to Danny, 'You know who we should get for that part? Natalie Portman because she's hot.' And then people were like, 'I don't know.' And I said, 'Mark my words, Natalie Portman is going to be beautiful in this film, and she is a beautiful person. And the studio was like, 'Well, I don't know if we can clean her up.'" Read More...
How cool is Johnny Depp? When he (or his publicist) got a letter from an adorable British third grader requesting pirate Captain Jack Sparrow's help in rising up in mutiny against teachers at Meridian Primary School in Greenwich, south-east London -- where J.D. just happens to be filming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" -- 'ol John boy knew just what to do: keep the Sparrow dreads on after work and swish on down to the school for some real-life pirating. After regaling the kids with some swashbuckling songs and dances, Depp wisely counseled the tot to hold off on the mutiny, since, you know, the authorities were keeping an eye on him.
That just got us thinking about how awesome it would be if Johnny dressed up as some of his other legendary characters and paid in-character visits to other totally inappropriate audiences.
Click here or on the image above for our gallery of Edward Scissorhands visiting a petting zoo (ouch), Willy Wonka shilling candy to the "Biggest Loser" cast and more fun stuff. Read More...
When Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent were spotted enjoying each others' company at a New Orleans jazz club this past weekend, rumors that the comedian and rapper-actor were dating came fast and furious. Just as fast (but not quite so furious) came Handler's denial via Twitter (naturally) that she and Fiddy were an item. "Everyone, calm down," she tweeted on Wednesday night. "I met with Mr. Cent about a potential project. There's nothing to report yet, I'll let you know if there is."
Honestly, we really don't care whether Handler and, um, Mr. Cent are dating -- if they are, more power to 'em -- but the idea of them teaming up for a "potential project" is utterly fascinating. Could it be a music video? A duet? Or -- and please let this be the case -- a movie? If it is a movie, would it be a comedy, drama, romance, actioner or... erotic thriller? Whatever the case, we've got a few ideas for movie remakes -- from "Batman & Robin" (seriously, they'd be awesome as the dynamic duo) to "Pulp Fiction" (can't you just see Handler playing an assassin who gets killed while on the toilet?) -- that would suit the two of them just smashingly.
Click on the photo below for a gallery of our picks, then hit the comments to share your own!
By now, you've no doubt heard that "300" helmer Zach Snyder has been confirmed as director of the Christopher Nolan-produced "Superman" reboot. You may also be privy to the rumors that Zod (aka the Kryptonian villain from "Superman 2") will be the film's big bad. What may have escaped your unfailing attention to detail, however, is that Zod was reintroduced to pop culture in a big way back on June 28, 2010.
That's when Kristen Stewart raided the Zodster's closet to clothe herself for an appearance on the "The Late Show With David Letterman" (see photo). OK, we jest. Kristen does look quite fetching -- if a little Zod-esque -- in the outfit.
She got us thinking: What would other celebrities look like as Zod? To satisfy our curiosity, we've put together a little gallery of well-known folks -- from Lady Gaga to Jude Law (who looks a hell of a lot like the original Zod, Terence Stamp) to Justin Bieber -- sporting Zod's all-black ensemble and even his eeevil facial hair. The results, we must say, are interesting.
Check out a pic of Gaga-as-Zod after the jump, then click on the image to see our full Celebrity Zod photo gallery. Read More...