Coachella audiences were shocked this past weekend when Tupac Shakur appeared on stage to perform with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Thanks to some incredible Oscar-worthy special effects people, the rapper—who was tragically murdered back in 1996—was resurrected via hologram for this special performance. And it's got the world buzzing.
Brett Spiner, Data from popular sci-fi TV show "Star Trek," is no stranger to holograms, as they were a huge part of the show. The actor now hosts a sketch comedy web-series called "Fresh Hell" and mentioned Tupac's hologram making an appearance. You know what would be better? If Data met Tupac.
The android would no doubt be shocked by Tupac's use of language, but impressed by the technology used to create him. We imagine he'd want to study the advanced hologram, and possibly even talk about what it was like to go from a human with emotions to a mere projection of a person. Maybe Spiner should tweet @HologramTupac to get something in the works. We'd sure watch it!
Also in April 17, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Seth Meyers jokes about no Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Omar Epps tweets "House M.D." goodbye and Julie Benz hashtags what we all feel like doing on a bad day.
You read that title correctly. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried, and luckily we don't have to. For those of you who don't watch the AMC show, let us sum up this "Mad Men" recap for you.
Kenny Cosgrove, a science fiction novelist under the pen name of Ben Hargrove, hides his passion from his everyday advertising world until his wife reveals his secret. During a dinner party, she again spills too much when she tells everyone the plot of one of Cosgrove's stories, "The Punishment of X4." In short, a robot collapses a bridge between two planets that humans use to travel daily. It's as amazing as it sounds.
"Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof began tweeting hilarious lines from the fictional novel. "The solution seemed obvious... create a commuter colony that would work on Nephytus, but live on Aton," he wrote. Do you think if we create a Twitition he'll write the whole book?
Also in April 16, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Arnold Schwarzenegger meets 50 Cent on set of their film "The Tomb," Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku tweet "Game of Thrones," Jonah Hill loves "Girls" and Rainn Wilson thinks "the greatest generation" wastes water.
Here's a little history lesson for you. This quote that legendary actor Steve Martin tweeted is actually, "Able was I ere I saw Elba." It's a palindrome, which means if you were to read the sentence from right to left instead of left to right, it would say the same thing. The palindrome was created as something Napoleon Bonaparte might've said when he was exiled to the Island of Elsa.
So, maybe Martin was exiled to an island off of L.A. called Bubba? Or perhaps it was an auto correct? Those things happen, you know. Your guess is as good as ours.
The rest of today's tweets bring you an array of topics from the stars about parenting, food, and Nickleback. Oh, and if you haven't already heard, it's Friday the 13th. Maybe Martin's Bubba is a ghost that's haunting him? Hey, it's possible. Don't doubt Friday the 13th and learn the hard way about its power like Damon Lindelof did in April 13, 2012's Twitter-Wood. See what we mean after the jump. TGIF!
We here are MTV Movies Blog are big fans of trending Twitter topics, especially when they involve our favorite thing—movies! That's why we were super excited about today's #ReplaceMovieNamesWithJam.
The hash tag became a worldwide trend after the twitter account Think Jam tweeted: "Let's have some Friday fun. #ReplaceMovieNamesWithJam Go!" From Spider Jam, to The Woman In Jam to 10 Things I Hate About Jam, we definitely had fun putting together this rounded up of the best tweets from the worldwide trend. Take a look after the jump for more from Justin Timberlake. And who knows, maybe you'll even see your own tweet! Tweet us and let us know which ones are your favorite.
With all the hype surrounding "Marvel's The Avengers" we already know the film won't disappoint. No matter how high our expectations, they're bound to be met with even higher performances from the cast and incredible directing from Joss Whedon. From the exclusive clips to the movie stills, we're as eager to see film as "Twilight" fans are to get their hands on Edward Cullen. Yes. It's that bad.
To add to our impatience, the red carpet premiere for the film took place in L.A. yesterday and the tweets from those who saw the film are rolling in. Our envy is making us look as green as the Hulk. From the stars invited to the premiere, like Seth Green, to the "Avengers" actors themselves, everyone is buzzing about Earth's mightiest heroes in April 12, 2012's Twitter-Wood.
Didn't we tell you "Cabin in the Woods" is a film you should see? Never doubt us. We're not the only ones watching it, as "Prometheus" executive producer Damon Lindelof clearly agrees. With a reaction like this, we can only imagine the twists and surprises that await those of you who have yet to see the film. He's not the only one pouring out love for "Cabin," as you'll see in this week's Twitter-Wood. Just beware of reading reviews, we hear spoilers are afoot!
Speaking of Joss Whedon, writer Warren Ellis tweeted about working with Whedon on "Wastelanders." It's potentially his next project taking the form of a web-series Whedon described as "very dark and very grown-up, but it's the next thing that I want to say..." Fingers crossed!
Also see what Olivia Wilde is listening to and Yvette Brown and Edward Norton are watching in April 11, 2012's Twitter-Wood.
The two actors who play Spock, our favorite logical Vulcan in "Star Trek," not only discuss the films, but banter back and forth on Twitter, too. Zachary Quinto tweeted a picture of the New York City skyline with a comment that he "can't sleep without the sirens."
To which Leonard Nimoy replied, "We can arrange to have a siren installed in your front yard. #LLAP" At first, his choice of hashtag threw us off. LLAP? Love Loud Announcing Protocol? Is that his club for city dwellers who love the sirens when police cars and ambulances drive by? That can't be right. Then, it hit us. Live long and prosper. Duh. We can hear everyone over at Splash Page weeping for our sakes.
Here's what the rest of the celebs are saying in April 9, 2012's Twitter-Wood.
There may or may not be more "Transformers" movies in Michael Bay's future, but for now, the stars who previously battled the robots in disguise are still getting along. "Transformers" actors Tyrese Gibson and Ken Jeong reunited over the weekend, and perhaps there's more than meets the eye to their mention of "JS" -- Jason Statham, perhaps? Your guess is as good as ours!
Meanwhile, "Harry Potter" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" bad boy Tom Felton conquered Table Mountain over the weekend, Rainn Wilson made a shocking confession about his bathroom behavior and Christopher Mintz-Plasse may have stumbled upon his own secret Spider-Man origin.
I'm @roundhoward, and here's your Twitter-Wood for December 12, 2012.
"Kardashians" star and Kourtney’s baby daddy Scott Disick has been given the co-sign by "American Psycho" writer Bret Easton Ellis to inhabit the skin of Patrick Bateman, a role made famous by Batman himself, Christian Bale.
After news broke of a proposed remake of the 2000 film, as reported by Variety this week, Scott, who pretty much is the living embodiment of the Big Apple yuppie/serial killer/investment banker in look, charisma and style, took to Twitter to pitch himself as the perfect leading man for the leading role.
Better late than never? Perhaps encouraged by his daughters, M. Night Shyamalan has finally taken a seat on the Twitter train (he’s now on Facebook, too). His first tweet, on November 25th, was a characteristic homage to his childhood hero:
I was thirteen years old when I tried to call Steven Spielberg. I made my mom call and pretend she was my assistant. He didn't take my call.
To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we present to you a collection of bold predictions: the five ways M. Night Shyamalan will reinvent Twitter.