If you thought the last profound cultural impact Ashton Kutcher would ever make would be "Beauty and the Geek," may we direct your attention to Mr. Kutcher's Presidential Pledge campaign over at MySpace.
Beginning today a series of videos starring the likes of Ashlee Simpson, Diddy, and Tobey Maguire, are rolling out over on the site. Each one is directed by Demi Moore (what happened to acting, Demi? Come back to us!) and came about from Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's encouragement to their friends and colleagues to record a pledge of service to President-elect Barack Obama.
“The Presidential Pledge is a platform for people across the nation and throughout the world to make a first person commitment of service to our new President, articulating a specific intent or action to become an agent of positive change,” said Kutcher in a statement released today.
One of the craziest rumors to come out of "The Dark Knight" mania was that Cher was in the running to play Catwoman. Well, that didn't come true, but it looks like her next movie will have her playing the most deadly feline of all -- a cougar. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cher is paring up with that legendary Jackass Johnny Knoxville for "The Drop Out."
Written and directed by Ricky Blitt (who was also responsible for Knoxville's "The Ringer"), Knoxville will play a 35-year-old college student who is finally kicked out of his parents' house. Desperate for free rent, food, and television, he decides to get in good with the hot 65-year-old woman next door.
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In the eyes of many geeks, "Star Wars" ruined its perfect batting average by going back to the well, as did "Indiana Jones" and several other notable franchises. But now, Dominic Monaghan is promising that "Lord of the Rings" won't leave a similar bad-sequel aftertaste in the mouths of its beloved fans.
And, to ensure it, Monaghan and his fellow Hobbits are making plans to once again return to Middle-earth. Check out the video below, and then click here to read the full article.
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Sundance fashion is tricky. If you're lucky enough to have a film here, you're hopping from event to event, day and night. If not, you're still going from place to place, non-stop. So, what on earth do you wear?
Paris Hilton isn't promoting a film this year, but that doesn't stop her from being everywhere cool on Main Street. MTV News has set up shop at the MySpace Cafe by the lifts, and we've seen Paris saunter in and out a couple of times in the past few days. Yesterday, her daytime look was less snow-bunny than I would have expected. In fact, she looked pretty badass, if you disregard her kitty hat and matching mittens. Come night, Paris did a complete transformation. Still edgy, she showed up to 50 Cent's dinner in a leopard print coat with matching shoes. (Check out photo comparisons after the jump.) Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: The fourth film in the blockbuster "Spider-Man" franchise will begin shooting in 2010, actor J.K. Simmons told MTV News at Sundance, revealing that he'll continue in the role of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson. "I saw Sam [Raimi] at his Christmas party."
The news appears to confirm earlier reports that Sony was looking towards a May 2011 release.
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Contributed by Matt Elias
Saturday night is the pinnacle party night at Sundance -- with most of the weekend worriers heading back on Sunday -- and last night didn’t disappoint.
Over at the Axe Fix party, things where in full swing by midnight. Steve Aoki was manning the DJ booth, playing an energetic and lengthy set. At one point he even climbed to the top of the speakers, almost hitting his head on the ceiling, to fire up the crowd. Nikky Hilton was in attendance at the cozy party, where there enough party-goers to fill the space but not too many to feel over packed. It was just the right mix of a great DJ, unpretentious Sundancers, and plenty of drinks to lubricate the evening. Read More...
It was only last week that we premiered an exclusive clip of "Mystery Team," so it should still be in your head. But just in case it isn't, we got the low-down on the film from the NYC comedy troupe called Derrick that's responsible for this (hilarious) madness.
"The premise is the three of us play these three high school seniors," the group explained. "And when we were little kids we had this Encyclopedia Brown-style kid detective agency. The movie opens up and were like 18-years-old and we're still doing it the exact same way. so to prove to us and the town we could still be detectives as adults, we take it upon ourselves to solve a double murder."
You never know what you'll learn during an interview, and such was case when we caught up with Wesley Snips for his new ensemble picture "Brooklyn's Finest." Inquiring as to his Sundance plans, the actor lit up. "I'm going to try to find a Wii," he exclaimed. "The Wii Town."
Admitting he's not a gamer, Snipes was nonetheless passionate about his quest. "I've been hearing about it. I want to de-virginize myself into the Wii." Watch all of his Wiitastic comments -- including a movie? -- below, and then click here to watch all of our Sundance interviews.
We've been interviewing a steady parade of celebrities here at Sundance, so we thought what better way to capture the casual spirit of the fest than with a photo booth. Actor/rapper/DJ Nick Cannon -- in town to promote his much talk-about film "The Killing Room" -- stopped by to add his contribution which you can see below, and then click here to see more, including Amy Poehler, Ashley Judd, Spike Lee and many more.
Yesterday evening we capped the day's adventures by fine dining with Mike Tyson. Today may not involve any boxing heavyweights, but we have Hollywood heavyweights galore.
And that's right, we said karate kid. We'll be chatting up Daniel-san himself, Ralph Macchio, for his new Slamdance film "Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Undead." But that's not all; we're also interviewing a hobbit! Dominic Monaghan to be precise.
Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey play lovers in the film "Thank You Phillip Morris," and they'll be throwing some love our way too. We'll also be chatting up "Hustle and Flow" director Craig Brewer about his new MTV project, $5 Cover. Toss in even more names like Matthew Lillard, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Daniels, and you can see we have quite a day ahead of us. So stay tuned!