Hosting the MTV Movie Awards is not an easy job. You have to entertain an audience of the hottest celebrities and their biggest fans, while introducing A-list actors like Christian Bale to present exclusive footage from highly-anticipated films like "The Dark Knight Rises." No pressure. This year comedy king Russell Brand was up for the task.
When Movie Awards hosting veteran Andy Samberg met up with us at Universal's CityWalk to talk "That's My Boy" for Sneak Peek Week, we asked him if he had any advice for Brand.
"It's gonna be a real stretch from the VMA's," Samberg joked, referencing Brand's previous hosting gig. "What's he gonna do? I just wonder in the beginning if he's gonna have some short film about how he needs to make it to the Movie Awards on time before it starts. Is he gonna make it? He's in this film, how's he gonna get there? Every host seems to have this problem."
Charlize Theron is a force of nature. The actress screamed so much on the set of "Snow White and the Huntsman" she tore a stomach muscle. We kid you not. During MTV's second annual Sneak Peek Week, Theron's co-stars Kristen Stewart and Sam Claflin stopped by to bring us an exclusive look at their film and we had to ask what it was like working with such a powerful actress.
"I didn't cross paths with her too much in the film," Claflin said. "However, pretty much everytime that she walked on set she kind of had this presence—the Charlize Theron, I call it now. She's a very strong-willed, independent woman."
Stewart agreed, saying Theron was "super intimidating." "We have such completely opposite energies," she revealed. "I mean, I cannot begin to describe to you. I was very curious initially how that was going to go."
Vanilla Ice had the pleasure of playing a version of Vanilla Ice in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy, "That's My Boy." In the film he plays Sandler's childhood buddy, affectionately known to Sandler's son Han Solo Berger (played by Andy Samberg) as Uncle Vanny, who tears up the town with Sandy's now grown, big-screen slacker.
When Uncle Vanny sat down with MTV News for Sneak Peek Week on Wednesday night, ahead of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3), he said he had a blast bringing to life this heightened Vanilla Ice persona.
In a teacher/student relationship, there's a line you're always told not to cross. Movies, however, can not only cross those lines, but hurdle over them. Such is the case with Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy."
The film centers on Donny (Sandler), who knocked up his teacher (Eva Amurri) when he was just a teenager and raised his son Han Solo Berger (Andy Samberg) as a single parent until Han's 18th birthday. After a financial mishap, Donny reemerges in Han's life right before his wedding and must face the consequences of his appalling parenting skills.
In case you haven't heard, 2012 is the year of Channing Tatum. He kicked ass in "Haywire," broke hearts in "The Vow," busted guts in "21 Jump Street," all in one year. For his latest trick, Tatum will get naked… and you can get your first taste of his strip tease tonight thanks to our MTV Sneak Peek Week presentation of "Magic Mike."
Like "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "That's My Boy" the last two nights, Sneak Peek Week continues tonight with "Magic Mike." Our very own Josh Horowitz will be live on MTV at 11 p.m. ET with Tatum, his co-star Matthew McConaughey and producer/screenwriter Reid Carolin to premiere an exclusive clip from the Steven Soderbergh stripper flick, and they'll take the conversation online for a 30-minute Q&A right after. You can follow all the action on Twitter using the hash-tag #MTVSneak.
If that's not enough "Magic Mike" goodness for you, make sure to tune into the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night (June 3). You won't be disappointed.
Snow White's war against the evil queen is behind us, but MTV Sneak Peek Week is still going strong. Our weeklong highlight of the summer's hottest movies continues tonight with "That's My Boy," the R-rated comedy in which Adam Sandler plays Andy Samberg's father. If that absurd premise has you hooked, then look no further: Samberg and his co-stars Vanilla Ice, Will Forte, Ciara and Eva Amurri are presenting an exclusive look at the comedy right here on MTV.com!
The action goes down on MTV at 11 p.m. ET tonight as Samberg and friends present an exclusive clip from "That's My Boy." Afterwards, they'll all appear on MTV.com with our very own Josh Horowitz for a 30-minute Q&A. And we want your questions! Send them our way on Twitter using the hash-tag #MTVSneak, and make sure to tune into Movies Blog over the next few days as Sneak Peek Week leads the charge to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards!
Few people out there would actively go out of their way to declare themselves the greatest dirtbag of the year. Then again, few people are Oliver Cooper.
The "Project X" breakout star is one of five nominees for the inaugural Best On-Screen Dirtbag award at the MTV Movie Awards this year. He's also the only one of the nominees doing everything he possibly can to convince the voting masses that he's the one destined for Golden Popcorn glory. In his latest campaign video, Cooper calls out Best On-Screen Dirtbag frontrunner Bryce Dallas Howard, saying that "the prettiest racist that [critics] have ever seen" would easily win an award for Best On-Screen Racist… but when it comes to the Dirtbag department, Cooper feels it's his "Project X" character Costa that deserves the win.
When you watch "Snow White and the Huntsman," there's little doubt that the characters on the screen know what they're doing. They can wield two axes at the same time. They know how to ride horses. They can suck the youth out of helpless peasants. (Maybe not that last one.)
So it was a surprise that Kristen Stewart admitted during her interview for MTV Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week that preparing for the film was less about training and more about expecting the worst.
"I think it was way more about getting ready to go through hell rather than learning fight sequences and stuff," Stewart said. "Every time I learned something, it was so not right [for the character]. Everything that I do in the movie, I could physically do."
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There are plenty of reasons to tune in to the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, but the fun starts way before cameras at the awards show begin rolling.
We like to keep things pretty light-hearted at MTV awards shows, but the laughs are going to be rolling all day thanks to a "Punk'd" marathon starting at 3 p.m. That's going to culminate in a brand new episode airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT that features the likes of Kim Kardashian and Drake being pranked by Ashton Kutcher. And you thought Justin Bieber tricking Taylor Swift was funny.
All during this episode, we'll be cutting over to the MTV Movie Awards red carpet where "The Vampire Diaries" star Kat Graham will be acting as Special Style Correspondent. She'll be helping MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Jim Cantiello and Sway Calloway interview celebs like Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Chris Colfer and Chloë Grace Moretz, and work the backstage area.
Yes, the movie is called "Snow White and the Huntsman," but what's a movie about the "Fairest of Them All" without a little help from seven dwarfish friends?
To kick of MTV Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week and get everyone as excited as possible for the awards on Sunday, we have a brand new, never before-seen-clip from the upcoming fantasy epic, "Snow White and the Huntsman."
The scene comes during the very first time we get to see all seven of the dwarves, so there should be no need for introductions.
Head over to MovieAwards.MTV.com to vote for your favorite flicks now! The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live this Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.
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