‘It was literally like two dogs licking each other,’ Malin Akerman laughs to MTV News during Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
UNIVERSAL CITY, California — The leading couple from “Rock of Ages,” Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, were joined by Malin Akerman and director Adam Shankman for the final installment of MTV’s Sneak Peek Week on Friday, just two days before the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.
The “Rock of Ages” cast sat down at 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk, where they not only chatted about the splashy big-screen adaptation of the Broadway show, but also dropped an exclusive sneak peek from the highly anticipated June release, which also features MTV Movie Awards host Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones and more.
And while Hough and Boneta share a sweet, tender love story in the flick, Akerman’s rock reporter and Cruise’s rock star Stacee Jaxx, well, their love affair is a bit more torrid.
“I think I’m the only person who can say that Tom Cruise has sang into my ass,” she laughed, recalling a scene in which, while in her undies, Cruise actually sings with his face right up to her butt. Is that the Oscars calling?
“It’s amazing! I’m very proud of it,” she added. “I can’t wait to tell my grandfather about it. It was an unbelievable experience. First of all, to be able to do a duet with Tom Cruise and then to undress him and pretend to make love to him on an air hockey table . It was one of the most unbelievable scenes of my life. It was so much fun.”
While they do exchange kisses, they redefine the term “French kissing.” “People keep saying, ‘Oh, your kiss with Tom Cruise!’ It was literally like two dogs licking each other,” she said. “They call action, we go for it, and it is tongue all over.”
So was it hot? Director Shankman explained: “It was so disgusting.”
As ‘Harry Potter’ casts its final spell at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ extra recalls her childhood crush.
By Amy Wilkinson
UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Here’s a, perhaps, little-known fact about “Rock of Ages” star Julianne Hough: Before she was tango-ing on “Dancing With the Stars” or kicking off her Sunday shoes in “Footloose,” the actress was a member of house Gryffindor at Hogwarts.
That’s right — Hough, along with brother Derek — was an extra on “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” way back in 2001. So when we caught up with the 23-year-old and her “Rock of Ages” co-star Diego Boneta at the junket for their movie musical (out June 15), we had to ask what she thought the franchise’s chances were at its final MTV Movie Awards.
The magical movie is up for seven nominations, including Movie of the Year, Best Male Performance (Daniel Radcliffe), Best Female Performance (Emma Watson), Best Cast, Best Fight (Daniel Radcliffe and Ralph Fiennes), Best Kiss (Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) and Best Hero (Daniel Radcliffe). But instead of weighing in on the flick’s odds, Hough had a special message for Radcliffe:
“Well, I just want to say really quickly: Daniel, I gave you a love note during ‘The Sorcerer’s Stone,’ and I never heard back,” Hough said with a laugh, as co-star Boneta looked on dumbfounded.
“I didn’t know that!” he exclaimed of her early film role.
“I was in the first one, and you can see me twice,” Hough said. “I was Gryffindor.”
If only Hough had been sorted into Ravenclaw like Cho Chang, perhaps, then, she could have captured Radcliffe’s heart.
Get an exclusive first look at ‘Hunger Games’ star’s MTV Movie Awards appearance; short film producer Jordan Rubin fills us in!
By Kara Warner
That old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words is particularly appropriate for this sneak peek of “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence’s appearance in a short film set to debut during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3).
The photo clearly shows Lawrence with an arrow through her head, and given her unimpressed, annoyed expression when the pic was snapped, she doesn’t look too pleased about the situation. But not to worry: The arrow through her head is all for the sake of Movie Awards comedy, for which Lawrence was totally game.
MTV News recently caught up with Movie Awards short film producer Jordan Rubin to get the behind-the-scenes scoop about how Lawrence came to be involved.
“The idea generated from this year being the year of archery,” Rubin said. “Archery has really come back in a big way, so it seemed like a good thing to do as a jumping-off point for some comedy.
“You have ‘The Hunger Games,’ Jeremy Renner in ‘Avengers,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ also ‘Brave’ is coming out,” Rubin added. “It’s good comedy fodder, and Jen totally got it. We were so happy she made time.”
According to Rubin, the short film revolves around an archery coach who is not necessarily liked by a lot of people in the industry. It features Joel McHale and a cameo from Lawrence.
“ was really funny and gave us a lot of different options and was great at the comedy,” Rubin said.
‘Magic Mike’ stars debut exclusive clip, talk about getting ‘butt naked’ during MTV Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week.
By Amy Wilkinson, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Moviegoers are seeing a lot of Channing Tatum in 2012, thanks to a trio of starring film roles, but they’ll see a whole new side of the actor when his upcoming stripper flick “Magic Mike” debuts June 29. And, yes, we are talking about his backside.
Tatum, along with co-star Matthew McConaughey and producer-screenwriter Reid Carolin, took to the Universal Studios CityWalk stage Thursday night to debut an exclusive clip from the Steven Soderbergh-directed film and talk about taking it all off during our Sneak Peek Week festivities leading up to the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, June 3.
Both actors are clearly comfortable taking their shirts off. In fact, MTV News’ Josh Horowitz administered a shirtless guessing game to the pair — which they both aced, by the way (watch in the embedded video). Therefore, taking the next logical step and shimmying in a thong wasn’t too difficult, both agreed, though it did require ample preparation.
“I think pre-movie is pretty intense because to get butt naked, you have to — there’s a different regimen for getting butt naked, but thank god, it was a short shoot,” Tatum said with a sly grin. “Then we just had fun on the day.”
One could hardly blame Tatum or any of his fellow stripping stars for having reservations once the cameras began rolling, but the actor assured us that the entire cast, including Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer, were total pros.
“These guys have never stripped before, and I remember the first day of rehearsals,” Tatum recalled, “I looked at all the guys, and we went through our stuff, and I was like, ‘All right. It’s time to get naked, boys.’ And it was hilarious that none of them really balked.”
We’ll see if RPattz and KStew nab their fourth prize over ‘The Vow,’ ‘Potter,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ and ‘Hunger Games’ on Sunday.
By Kara Warner
This year’s Best Kiss nominees are as diverse as they are titillating. Whether the smooch’s setting was rain-soaked, in a cave, seven years in the making or post-marriage, the nominees for this consistently popular 2012 MTV Movie Awards category all deserve credit for their wonderfully cinematic tongue tangos.
Here’s a look at this year’s very competitive category:
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
Much ado has been made over the all-around swoonworthy-ness of Ryan Gosling and the all-around likeability of Emma Stone. Putting them together in a romantic comedy where their first kiss involves an assertive, rain-soaked Emma Stone getting exactly what she wants made for one of the year’s steamiest onscreen kisses. Not to mention Gosling’s adept assist in the scene: He is a Best Kiss winner after all (for “The Notebook”) and responsible for one of the best acceptance “speeches” in MTV Movie Awards history.
Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″
Oh, young love. So angsty and confusing and frustrating and, in the case of “Harry Potter” characters Hermione (Watson) and Ron (Grint), too many years in the making. Though the big moment in the movie was different from how things went down in J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels, you can still hear the collective sighs and squeals over their very long-awaited first lip-lock in the blockbuster franchise’s eighth and final film, “Deathly Hallows, Part 2.”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
Known affectionately to “Hunger Games” fans as the “cave scene,” Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) find themselves between a literal rock and a hard place when Katniss must venture out to fetch her teammate and would-be love the medicine that will save his life. Katniss’ winning argument for risking her life is sealed with a kiss.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″
“Twilight” fans will never tire of seeing kisses shared between their favorite onscreen couple, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. And luckily for the fans, the three-time winners know how to get the job done, as demonstrated by their passionate, lengthy and very public display of affection after being announced as man and wife in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1.”
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
What’s more romantic than a devoted and doting husband? One who is charged with the very difficult task of making his wife fall in love with him all over again after she sustains severe memory loss from a traumatic accident. Such is the sweet and sigh-worthy setup for Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams’ heart-melting second first kiss in the romantic drama “The Vow.”
Fierce Coldplay clip leaked to the Net on Saturday.
By Jocelyn Vena
The trippy video is full of surreal images that play on the song’s references to Asia, with Chris Martin and Rihanna donning all sorts of ninja and ninja-goddess couture. A desert, the sky and some ancient-looking Chinese palaces all serve as backgrounds. Martin and Rih Rih also do some sword-wielding and ninja kicks, for good measure.
In more emotional parts of the clip, Rihanna and Martin, playing star-crossed lovers, kneel in the desert, forehead to forehead, as they mourn the loss of their love. But the moving image soon turns violent as they float through the air and partake in a ninja battle.
Much like the characters in the song, the onscreen characters are torn up about their dying love. And while the love story is at the center of the clip, Rihanna’s look is also a standout as she appears in several forms: multi-armed goddess, heartbroken geisha and fierce warrior princess.
The official June 4 release date had been pushed back from May before leaking to the Net on Saturday, the same day Rihanna dropped some behind-the-scenes photos on Facebook. In the images, her hair is done up in a geisha bun and she wears long, fringe earrings. They’re similar to shots she released back in March from the video shoot.
“Her bit on our record is my favorite bit,” the Coldplay frontman told MTV News last fall about Rihanna’s feature on Mylo Xyloto. “When the song came out, it sort of asked for her to be on it. And I think at this point, we have nothing to lose, and so we’ve been trying some new things and trying to break down the perceived boundaries between different types of music.”
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