Jason Sudeikis might be a regular at hanging with his fellow celebrities thanks to his work on "Saturday Night Live" and his gig hosting the MTV Movie Awards, but there still is one person he is dying to meet: Eddie Murphy.
MTV News caught up with Sudeikis to chat about "Horrible Bosses" during Sneak Peek Week, and one of the questions we tossed at him was about who his favorite '80s action star or rock band was. Sudeikis (and yours truly) consider "Beverly Hills Cop" to be one of the great action comedies of that era, and that's how Murphy climbed to the top of his list.
"I think he's something else," Sudeikis said. "I never got to meet him, but I think that's who I would probably pick."
FROM MTV MOVIES: It all ends on July 15, but at this Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, Emma Watson will present a sneak peek at "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2".
With only three days left until the big show, we've been rolling out the many reasons you'll want to tune in to this year's Jason Sudeikis-hosted event, and a preview clip of the hotly anticipated final installment in the "Potter" series is just the latest. At last year's Movie Awards, MTV debuted an exclusive look at part 1 of "Deathly Hallows", which teased the movie's dark tone; "Part 2" looks to be even darker -- and action-packed. Also on Sunday, "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will be presenting an exclusive scene from "Breaking Dawn" at the show, which kicks off at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. (And as if that weren't enough, a "Breaking Dawn" surprise is coming your way during the 7:30 p.m. ET/PT pre-show.)
"Deathly Hallows, Part 1" is up for six awards at Sunday's ceremony, including Best Kiss, Best Fight, Best Villain, Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance and Best Movie.
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Jason Sudeikis has been working plenty hard to prepare for this Sunday's MTV Movie Awards (9 p.m. ET, tune in!), so while he was taking a break from all that planning, MTV News caught up with the "Saturday Night Live" star for the umpteenth time in the past few days to check in on his progress.
MTV's Josh Horowitz decided to test Sudeikis' knowledge of some of the show's announced guests with a quick word association quiz, and the comedian passed with flying colors. But the best fun of these types of quizzes is trying to figure out how the person got from "Justin Bieber" to, say, "lefty." Don't let your mind go to the gutter, Sudeikis said it's because the crooning young pop star plays with his left hand in basketball.
We've come up with our own explanations behind Sudeikis' word associations after the jump, and feel free to share your own in the comments section below or on Twitter.
The MTV News team might be a little tired and a little sunburned here in Tinsel Town, but with only two days until the MTV Movie Awards, we're buckling down to send more fun content your way.
We've had our daily dose of sightings of the Mystery Machine, spotting people walking around in maid costumes who are shooting films on Universal property and having tourists riding the trolley tours snap photos at us thinking we are celebrities, but still we managed to bring you a whole lot of exciting news from outside and around the Gibson Amphitheatre. From Jackson Rathbone talking up "Breaking Dawn" to Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Craid Gillespie chatting about "Fright Night," from Jasons Bateman and Sudeikis blossoming into our bromance of the year to Emma Stone charming our socks off, we have been working our hardest to get you all the good stuff.
But today is shaping up to be the best day yet. Our favorite "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" star is hitting the Movie Awards (hint: he's a robot and his namesake buzzes), and the cast of "Teen Wolf" will be hitting the red carpet. Then we'll be catching the Foo Fighters' rehearsal for the big show and reporting to you from inside the Gibson Amphitheatre. But what we're most excited about is tonight's "30 Minutes or Less" segment of Sneak Peek Week, where MTV's own Josh Horowitz will chat up stars Aziz Ansari and Michael Peña and director Ruben Fleischer.
Once we stuff Eric Ditzian with just a few more Double Doubles and some animal-style In-N-Out fries, we'll be bringing you tons more insider info, so keep checking back with us throughout the weekend.
By Ryan Downey
Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman ran into an interesting problem on the set of "Horrible Bosses." Both men are brilliant comedic actors, so casting them together was a wise decision. But with all of the fast-paced conversations that happen in moviemaking, how, exactly, was director Seth Gordon and his crew or costars like Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell supposed to differentiate between two leads with the same first name? During an MTV Sneak Peek Week Q&A, Jason and Jason (one of them is hosting this weekend's MTV Movie Awards) revealed the outrageously crude nicknames they developed to solve the problem. Watch the very much NSFW video here:
Everybody gets scared sometimes. But not everybody gets scared as s*** and lives to tell the tale. In the case of many of these MTV Movie Awards nominees, however, they'll not only live, but they'll achieve MTV immortality by walking away from this year's show with the Best Scared As S**t Performance award!
Who gave us the most fearful performance of the year, though? It's a tough question to answer, but the choice is yours, as always. Read on for a full list of the Best Scared As S**t Performance nominees, then cast your vote for the winner today!
Ellen Page, "Inception"
It's one thing to make a whole new world with only your mind. It's another thing to survive that world. In "Inception," Ellen Page learned the hard way that sometimes dreams can turn into nightmares — and nightmares can turn into reality.
If you had any doubts that this year's Movie Awards were going to be anything other than awesome, allow host Jason Sudeikis to put those fears to bed with one of the funniest "Twilight" explanations I've ever seen.
As far as I'm concerned, Sudeikis sold himself 100% during his appearance at last night's Sneak Peek Week presentation of "Horrible Bosses," his new comedy co-starring Jason Bateman. The topic of "Twilight" came up, as it inevitably does around this time of year, and Bateman confessed that he wasn't too familiar with the supernatural romance saga. Thankfully, Sudeikis was around to explain the series in a beautifully simple, astonishingly spot-on and wildly hilarious analogy: "Twilight" is just like "Star Wars."
You don't have to look far to find some serious badasses at the movies this year, but in the end, there's only room for five of these fearsome foes to compete for the Biggest Badass Star at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards — and, of course, only one of them can walk away as the winner.
But who's going to take the prize? Will it be one of the more familiar comic book heroes? The dreamy dream thief? The secret teenage alien? The newest karate kid? Read on for a primer on all of these badass nominees, then cast your vote for Biggest Badass Star today!
Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man 2"
Tony Stark is pretty much the epitome of badassery: he's a hard-drinking billionaire beloved by women everywhere, and he gets to enjoy his perpetual partying lifestyle while kicking bad guy butt inside the comfort of his technologically superior Iron Man armor. Doesn't get much more badass than that.