At SXSW last week, Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera announced the start of something called "Jash." Yeah, we didn't get it either, so MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Silverman to talk it out and find out what Jash is all about.
"It is fartsy," Silverman said, "but it's also artsy."
The group is a comedy collective, funded by Google to create unfiltered content for YouTube. "We're all partners in this. Google and YouTube fund it, but we don't have to pass anything into them. They approve nothing," Silverman said. "There is no script that we have to send to anyone."
For Jash, it's all about freedom, which Silverman says makes it so enjoyable. "Every time I have an idea, I can shoot it the next day or week," she said. "And it's so fun."
Ever since it became cool to be a geek, poseurs have been attempting to get in on the action. They'll throw on phony glasses, claim they know the door code to Leia's cell in "Star Wars," and try to reap the newfound benefits of geekdom.
At San Diego Comic-Con, MTV News' Josh Horowitz set out to unmask the poseurs and praise to true geeks with a series of questions that only the real fans would be able to answer.
Where you do fall in the "geek or poseur" question? Did you know about the shawarma at the end of "The Avengers"? How is your Batman voice?
Let us know about you did in the comments below and on Twitter!
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.
The summer blockbuster season is rapidly approaching and the tweets are alive with excitement. Arguably, the first big film opens May 6th and comes in the form of a hammer-wielding warrior named "Thor." Leave it to Seth MacFarlane to point out the most exciting thing about the Norse God.
For us, summer blockbuster season usually means obnoxiously-excited-for-new-Pixar-movies season. We're counting down the days until "Cars 2," but one "Finding Nemo" star is upset that a sequel is not in her future.
Meanwhile, "Rio" slayed "Scream 4" at the box office this weekend and star Tracy Morgan finally gets his promotional groove on. And another comedian is celebrating Passover this year, albeit under a new name.
I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 19th, 2011.
There's nothing Will Arnett or Jason Bateman could do that we here at MTV Movies Blog wouldn't be interested in, even if it's just commercials.
And that's exactly what their venture Dumb Dumb is doing: reshaping our ideas of commercials with the help of College Humor. Dumb Dumb launched in July 2010 with the short film "Prom Date" in promotion of Orbit, and now the duo is at it again with "Always Open!," a new talk show nestled in the comforting confines of your local Denny's.
Surely there hasn't been a better venue for an online video show since Zach Galifianakis set up shop between two ferns, and host David Koechner is making use of the way America's favorite breakfast joint brings out the best in people for Dumb Dumb's newest show. The first episode premiered yesterday with Bateman as its guest.
The Teen Choice Awards tweets didn't stop today, and Russell Brand even shared a behind-the-scenes shot with lucky lady partner. Rachelle Lefevre said she was bummed that she couldn't be there, but loves her award just the same.
In other tweets, calls are going out for an auto-tuned edition of the Jet Blue attendant's tirade from before he bailed on the runway. Marlon Wayans said he doesn't care about Michelle Obama's vacation budget, and Sarah Silverman wishes that women could all get along a bit better. Find out why after the jump where you'll also see what Tyra Banks might look like as a man.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for August 10, 2010. Read More...
Hollywood had the "Lost" finale on their minds last night, and Damon Lindelof and Dominic Monaghan were no exceptions. Even Sarah Silverman, who knows what it's like to see a series end, got a list misty-eyed, judging from her reaction to the episode.
Elsewhere, Stephen Fry found a Tardis, Jackie Chan got smiley with his "Karate Kid" co-star and a couple of tweeters revealed what's been going on behind the scenes at "The Last Airbender." If you want to see some pictures and find out if you agree with Neil Patrick Harris about "Lost," you should probably click on past the jump and check out Twitter-Wood for May 24, 2010. Read More...
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards air on June 6, just a few short weeks from now. So this is NO time for host Aziz Ansari to be screwing around on video sharing websites. And yet that's exactly what Sarah Silverman lures him in the below video. It all turns out fine in the end though; Silverman and Ansari's shared fascination with one particular video leads to comedy gold when Zac Efron's sudden arrival forces them to get creative.
"I'm Zac Efron and my head's on a squirrel!"
Now that Aziz Ansari has been officially confirmed as the host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, we can all talk about how awesome that is. Sure, I sort of have to say that given who I work for... but personally, I actually agree with the company line. Ansari brings the funny. Hard. So do his friends. You've already heard what Diddy, Zac Efron and Kristen Bell think of the pick. But how about Sarah Silverman? "You've got this little brown baby, Aziz," she begins... just watch the video.
While John Mayer has been busy apologizing on his own Twitter account for some controversial comments he made in a Playboy interview, opinions about his words have been sprouting up on other accounts throughout Twitter-Wood, in some cases prompting his defenders to defend themselves.
In more somber news, the reported suicide of designer Alexander McQueen sparked memorial tweets all over the place today, and I've got a few of those from Kirstie Alley, Tyra Banks and Kim Kardashian retweeted below. You can read those and find a picture from Ashton Kutcher en route to the London premier of "Valentine's Day," a shot of Andy Samberg on the "Parks and Recreation" set and some mighty excited exclation points from Brett Ratner after the jump in Twitter-Wood for February 11, 2010. Read More...