By now we're sure you've heard of the "Twilight"-fan-fiction-turned-novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." The S&M tales of savvy businessman Christian Grey and college graduate Anastasia Steele are causing quite a stir as the erotic couple is based on Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
With a film adaptation in the works, the Internet is buzzing with casting rumors. Maybe we can throw Brooklyn Decker's name into the ring? While the actress is starring in this summer's highly-anticipated "Battleship," she's still relatively up-and-coming and it would be the perfect break-out performance. She even has a shy confidence about her that would work perfectly with the timid Anastasia.
Also in May 2, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Dwayne Johnson gives away an unexpected secret to how he stays in shape and David Spade congratulates Jessica Simpson on her 900 pound—er, nine ounce—newborn baby girl!
Have you seen the final "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer yet?! Wasn't it AMAZING? We were obviously on board from the beginning, but after that trailer, Batman is fighting "The Avengers" for a spot at the forefront of our minds, and we didn't think that was actually possible. "Prometheus" writer Damon Lindelof, who always takes to Twitter for his hilarious commentary, had plenty to say about the video.
"I'm thrilled to see that Tom Hardy's elocution lessons have paid off. #TheRainInSpainFallsMainlyOnTheBane," he wrote, alluding to how audiences can now understand Hardy's lines. He also imagined lines that would exist if he wrote the script, "I've buried enough Waynes. And has my Wayne Tree grown yet? No, Master Bruce, it has not." #IfIWroteDarkKnightRises" He finally begged us for a "TDKR" intervention, "Oh, God, please someone stop me. #ICantStopTheWayne." Never. Ever. It's too hilarious. Please continue!
But don't worry "Avengers" fans, May 1, 2012's Twitter-Wood also features Tom Hiddleston ringing in the NYSE bell with Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders really excited about Tim Horton's coffee and Mark Ruffalo at the Toronto Premiere!
Before you put yourself on red alert and begin tweeting your friends, Ben Stiller and Adam Scott aren't actually fighting. The duo is filming a fight scene for their dramady, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
The adventure film follows Mitty (Stiller), a lonely magazine photo manager who lives life through daydreams while he looks through other people's pictures. But when a negative goes missing, he leaves his fantasy world and heads off on his own journey. The film also stars Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig and rising comedian Patton Oswalt. While details of Scott's role are unreleased, we expect lots of snarky lines from the "Parks and Recreation" actor.
Also in April 30, 2012's Twitter-Wood, "Think Like a Man" stars react to its #1 spot at this weekend's box office, Daniel Dae Kim tweets an on-set photo of the "Hawaii Five-O" and "NCIS: LA" crossover episode and "Stargate Universe" actress Ming-Na mourns composer Joel Goldsmith's passing.
Only one more week until the "Avengers" assemble in theaters! We've been ready to don a pair of Iron Man 3-D glasses since the announcement that a movie was in the works (and the announcement that Iron Man 3-D glasses were a real thing!).
But we've been able to compose our excitement as Marvel released tons of clips, posters and movie stills to tide us over until May 4. One of our favorite pre-released scenes is when Iron Man confronts Loki and reminds him exactly who he's up against. Actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor's scorned brother, tweeted a picture of his script from that very scene and it features our favorite line, too! He wrote, "Here's a fun & familiar excerpt from my copy of Joss Whedon's #Avengers screenplay. #theyhaveahulk #s--- #notideal." It's easy to see why Hiddleston is turning into one of our favorite tweeters.
Also in April 27, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Josh Duhamel tweets a photo from the "Don Peyote" set, Eva Longoria wraps "Desperate Housewives" and more!
We're chomping at the bit waiting for the release of "Les Miserables." It's a story we enjoy and even though we know how it plays out, we're excited to see how the A-List ensemble cast brings their characters to life. In particular, Russell Crowe who plays Officer Javert. Crowe's recently taken to Twitter to write snippets about filming on set. Along with his voice "pinging off the rafters," he also wrote, "I know it's him, he knows I know...when I confront him tonight, I'll be all... 'Valjean...at last..we see each other plain.' #lesmis"
Crowe is of course referring to the scene where Javert confronts Jean Valjean — a wanted thief who repents for his ways and becomes an honorable factory owner. We can't wait to see Crowe go toe to toe against Hugh Jackman's Valjean.
Also in April 26, 2012's Twitter-Wood: Daniel Dae Kim wraps up "Hawaii Five O," Clark Gregg reminds us he's not always the man in black and Kevin Hart gives us his #ThoughtsAtWalmart.
Ah, Ricky Gervais. It seems like there's not enough words to describe him, but we're also rendered speechless when we think of his antics as a two-time Golden Globe host and the star of the original "Office." Currently, Gervais is filming "Idiot Abroad" specials with producer Karl Pilkington and actor Warwick Davis, who works with Gervais on "Life's Too Short."
"Idiot Abroad" stars Pilkington who reluctantly travels anywhere Gervais and Stephen Merchant make him—as they stay in the comforts of London and monitor his journey. The second season, titled "Bucket List," premiered in January and shows Pilkington crossing off once-in-a-lifetime opportunities; it's just been nominated for a BAFTA.
Also in April 25, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Rainn Wilson gets excited about "The Raven," Eliza Dushku is on the set of "Leap Year," and more.
One of the greatest aspects of Twitter is that it connects fans to the celebrities they admire. We now know when the once unattainable stars are cooking a delicious breakfast or having a relaxing night in front of the TV (insert smiley face here!). At first we caught a glimpse into their world simply through text updates. Don't get us wrong, clearly we're fans of the written word, but with the added photo features on the enhanced Twitter we get actual snapshots of their lives.
For example, director Ron Howard went on a photo spree today while filming "Rush," tweeting behind-the-scenes photos of the crew shooting, editing and setting up scenes. The biographical movie centers on Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). Just weeks after a car crash in 1976 almost killed him, he gets back behind the wheel to challenge James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), his ultimate rival. The film also stars "Game of Thrones" newcomer Natalie Dormer and Olivia Wilde.
April 24, 2012's Twitter-Wood also brings you Leonard Nimoy's new ride, Jimmy Fallon's special late night guest and Mindy Kaling's boy crush on Ryan Gosling.
Chloe Moretz hinted for months at a "Kick-Ass" sequel. Jane Goldman, who co-wrote the script with Matthew Vaughn, said the duo probably wouldn't pen the next script, but would oversee the project as producers. And now, Christopher Mintz-Plasse says he'd be on board! With all the rumors and waiting it feels like "Arrested Development" and "Anchorman 2" all over again, but it worked out splendidly for those projects!
The "Superbad" actor did say there's "no word yet," but wishing and hoping has worked for us in the past. I mean, "The Avengers" is happening, isn't it? Plus with all the hype Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," "Thor 2," "Iron Man 3," and "Captain America 2," what better year to begin production on a second "Kick-Ass" film?
Also in April 23, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Simon Pegg tweets an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo from the set of "Star Trek 2," Tom Hiddleston geeks out over Kermit the Frog and the stars are loving "Game of Thrones" and "Think Like A Man."
The death of entertainment icon Dick Clark rocked us here at MTV yesterday. Clark brightened the hearts of all whenever he took over the small screens in our homes. With his boyish charm and lovable personality he was often referred to as the world's oldest teenager.
But age caught up with the actor and radio personality as he suffered from a multitude of illnesses since 2004. His passing, however, does not mean he will be forgotten. The man behind "American Bandstand" and "Rockin' Eve" will live on in the hearts of everyone with an interest in entertainment—especially his protege Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest was far from the only celebrity who took to Twitter to express his feelings about Clark's death. April 19, 2012's Twitter-Wood brings you words about the legend from Mariah Carey, Seth Green, Alyssa Milano and more.
As Neil Patrick Harris tweeted: "For ever, Dick Clark... So long."
Director Edgar Wright turns 38 today! The man who brought you "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Hot Fuzz," and "Shaun of the Dead" will always be celebrated by countless fans, but today the stars who admire him and have worked with him are celebrating even more than usual!
Simon Pegg worked with Wright on "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead," where Pegg played title character Shaun—a complete slacker who finds himself called to action after a zombie epidemic. Comedian Doug Benson also announced the special day, writing on Twitter, "It's @edgarwright's birthday today! But I don't do b-day shout outs, so... here we are. #WhatElseIsInTheNews" Click the cut to see more birthday wishes for Wright from Jon Favreau, Chris Mintz-Plasse, and Eli Roth.
Also in April 18, 2012's Twitter-Wood Paris Hilton gives her thoughts on "The Cabin in the Woods" and Clark Gregg threatens fans who spoil "Avengers" with a Hulk beating.