The 2011 MTV Movie Awards nominations have been announced, and already a battle has broken out in the Best Villain category: Tom Felton, Leighton Meester and "Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich are all championing their causes and hoping you'll find their respective villains the most vicious of them all.
"Star Wars" fans worldwide are celebrating May the Fourth, meanwhile, and one Hollywood writer/actor/director made a point to remind his followers about the special occasion. And a lot of attention has been paid to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's status at the top of Maxim's Hot 100 list, but one actress is happy enough hovering at 49.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 4, 2011.
Two days have passed since the world learned that Osama bin Laden has been killed, but the conversation rages on within the Hollywood community -- on Twitter, at least. One star gave some thoughts to the terrorist leader's final regrets, while another comedian wants to deploy the team that killed bin Laden on a different but no less dangerous mission.
Meanwhile, the Tony nominations were announced and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "The Book of Mormon" leads the pack, making one filmmaker a very happy camper. And it turns out that "Fast Five" is capable of more than making money -- it also kills boredom.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 3, 2011.
President Barack Obama shocked the world with yesterday's news that the United States have located and killed Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and celebrities throughout Hollywood have taken to Twitter to tackle the development.
We brought you some of those highlights earlier, but the floodgates remain open well into the afternoon today, particularly with fascination over Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's apparent early knowledge of bin Laden's death, and the successful mission's eerie similarities with "Star Trek."
But Obama was a fixture of the weekend's headlines for other reasons, too: namely, the speech he delivered at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday evening, which included jabs at potential presidential rival and "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump. Several actors, writers and directors were impressed with Obama's comedic chops, particularly in light of the bin Laden development just one day later.
Looking past politics, one "Fast Five" actor was over the moon with his movie's huge debut, while Olivia Wilde identified a colleage who she won't be making press rounds with again anytime in the near future.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 2, 2011.
Late last evening, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed by United States forces in an operation conducted in Pakistan. The news set Twitter ablaze immediately, with countless Hollywood icons and celebrities weighing in with their thoughts on the 9/11 architect's death.
Responses from actors, writers and filmmakers alike differed dramatically in terms of how to react to the news. Some comedians, including Dane Cook, approached the announcement with as much comedy as the situation could possibly afford.
Beleaguered "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof even endured yet another insult towards his show's conclusion, this time with a smile. Most surprising of all, it may have been Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who first brought news of bin Laden's death to Twitter. And, yes, Charlie Sheen said "winning." You knew that was coming.
I'm @roundhoward and this is a special edition of Twitter-Wood for May 2, 2011.
Despite all odds (and a few predictions on the Mayan Calendar), "Fast Five" is finally here! The fifth installment in the street racing franchise just opened and already broke the record for highest-grossing Universal picture with a midnight release. While the critics have given it mixed reviews, one star thinks it might be the next "Citizen Kane."
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated summer comedy "Bridesmaids" screened last night and the tweets are alive with commotion. We can't remember the last time an all-female comedy has gotten so much buzz but it's understandable when you get a load of the egregiously talented cast. Some well-respected actors and comedians were in the audience last night and somehow, someway, they got us even more excited.
And we've got some of the funniest things Hollywood tweeted about the beautiful wedding most Americans slept through.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 29th, 2011.
Why does Twitter exist, you ask? So that we can get instantaneous access to awesome breaking news. Like the fact that Elizabeth Banks has officially confirmed that she'll star in "The Hunger Games" as Effie Trinket, for instance. May the odds be ever in her favor!
Even as "Hunger Games" ramps up, the "Harry Potter" movies start winding down — but not without releasing one heck of an epic trailer for "Deathly Hallows Part 2," and Twitter users across the world fell head over heels with the new movie.
I'm @TravisHelwig, and this is Twitter-Wood for April 28, 2011.
After months of promotion (it felt like years), "The Voice" finally premiered last night to huge numbers. During the show, the twitter-verse exploded, and tweet-shrapnel came from every which way, including Hollywood.
Meanwhile, the opening of "Thor" mightily approaches, and actress/singer Miley Cyrus wants in. While she's not billed for the film, Miley posted her own addition to the superhero epic. We have a feeling it's not going to make the final cut, but hey, here's hoping. All this and "Fast Five" is already receiving rave reviews -- and one outlet just doesn't get it.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 27th, 2011.
It's Monday, which means the internet is basking in the glow of yesterday's brand new episode of "Game of Thrones." If you went anywhere near a computer in the past 24 hours, you'd know that everybody had something to say about the HBO epic, but we found some celebrity commentary that was a wee-bit outside of the mainstream perspective.
Meanwhile, "Water For Elephants" opened in a strong third place at this weekend's box office, but has garnered mixed reviews. While Hollywood's fickle critics are split, the celebrity consensus is overwhelmingly positive, at least with a sample size of two.
And you know how we told you that a "Bill and Ted 3" script was just weeks away from completion? Turns out that it's already done, and it's in co-star Alex Winter's hands. Station!
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 25, 2011.
It's Good Friday, and not just because Robert Pattinson has a new movie out. The Easter weekend has officially kicked off and the tweets are alive with celebratory glee. You don't want to miss how Hollywood's funniest comedians are celebrating the good-est Friday of them all!
While a ton of big name films are opening today, only one has been trending for the past 24 hours. "Madea's Big Happy Family" has taken over the Internet but not everyone is excited. One TV personality has a complaint to file with the concept of justice.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 22nd, 2011.
The day of the norseman is nigh! The release of "Thor" is just two weeks away and if you're like us, you're seeing advertisements everywhere. We thought the poster was just plain ol' intense, but one actor had a different interpretation of Thor's icy gaze.
Meanwhile, if you follow anyone under 60 on Twitter, you're already well-aware that yesterday was 4/20. National Weed Day has drifted away from us like a puff of smoke in the breeze, but at least the internet lasts forever -- and as actors toked up, they also tweeted out. Plus, a "G.I. Joe" cast member is officially back for the sequel.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 21st, 2011.