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'Veronica Mars' takes Fandom of the Year at mtvU's awards show

Marshmallows, rejoice! Not only did you successfully fund a Kickstarter campaign to get the movie you wanted made, you also managed to win an award for doing just that.

At Comic-Con in San Diego Thursday night, mtvU announced the winners of their first-ever Fandom Awards. Veronica Mars took home the night’s biggest honor, Fandom of the Year, beating out CommunitySupernatural, and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club in the finals of a 32-nominee bracket. Tina Majorino, who played Mac in Veronica Mars, accepted the award.

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mtvU's Fandom Awards pit 'Sherlock,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Supernatural' fans (and others) against each other

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Listen up, Tumblr users, fan-fiction writers, cosplayers, and Redditors—and even you, people of the Internet who casually upvote and reblog. Have you ever wanted recognition for loving the things you love? Well, it’s time for you to win some awards.

MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU, announces the categories and nominees for the first annual “mtvU Fandom Awards” today. The categories include everything from “Fandom Feat of the Year” (which is more valuable, a successful Kickstarter campaign, a la Veronica Mars, or a successful season renewal,a la Community?) to “‘Ship of the year,” which includes suggestions both canon and not (like Hunger Games’ Katniss and Peeta, and Sherlock’s Sherlock and John, respectively).

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Who leans against a car the best -- Logan, Edward, or Jake Ryan? POLL

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While women are leaning in, the men are leaning against. Well, the men in this case are fictional boyfriends.

In Veronica Mars, Logan (Jason Dohring) waits for Veronica (Kristen Bell) outside of her father’s house, with a sexy smirk on his face, leaning against his car. The scene reminded us of two other movies — Twilight and Sixteen Candles. Bella (Kristen Stewart) sees Edward (Robert Pattinson) up against his silver Volvo in Twilight. Sixteen Candles shows Sam (Molly Ringwald) emerging from her house a church to find Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) motioning to her. All three moments are definitely swoon-worthy.

Since it’s such an important and pressing issue, we need to know your thoughts. Who has the hottest “car lean”? Vote below. READ FULL STORY

'Veronica Mars': Stars reflect on their former roles, working together -- VIDEO

EW had the chance to grab Veronica Mars stars Jason Dohring (Logan), Francis Capra (Weevil), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), and Chris Lowell (Piz) before their panel at this year’s PaleyFest.

Dohring, Capra, and Colantoni reminisced about their past roles and talked about working together, while Lowell fought hard for Team Piz. Watch the videos below! READ FULL STORY

How the 'Veronica Mars' movie made me switch from Team Logan to Team Piz

[WARNING: We'll be discussing major spoilers and plot points from the Veronica Mars movie. Proceed with caution.]

A dude with the name Stosh Piznarski was never going to have an easy time.

As a season 3 addition to the Veronica Mars universe, Chris Lowell played the sarcastic, manic radio host whom we all came to know as “Piz,” and it was fine. He was fine. He didn’t inspire, but he didn’t harm either. He just existed. It was college and Wallace (Percy Daggs III) needed a roommate. Why not make him part of the gang? We didn’t even blame him when he fell for Veronica (Kristen Bell) — because, really, who wouldn’t? He was like a little awkward puppy vying for the gorgeous, confident sleuth’s attention. She wasn’t supposed to even notice him. Not when the brooding, charismatic, and wholly undeniable Logan (Jason Dohring) was around. But, she did. And poor, pathetic Piz had the misfortune of committing the ultimate sin: He got in the way of Logan and Veronica’s epic, continent-spanning, life-ruining LoVe. That is something a true Marshmallow could never forgive.

Plus, the series ended infuriatingly ambiguously. Reason would suggest that she stayed with Piz, but the shipper brain is a crafty thing. There have to be some others out there who assumed that she eventually got back with Logan.

Predictably, when word got out that the movie would pick up with Piz and Veronica back together, the fans raged. I was right there with them. How could they do that us? How could they not know that all we want to see is Veronica and Logan make out again (and banter and smolder and whatnot). At least $3 million of that Kickstarter money was probably shipper cash. Even Lowell understood his place as the “lesser” boyfriend so poignantly that he was truly shocked there was a role for him. At Thursday’s PaleyFest reunion, he even said: “Honestly, I got this email from Rob, I knew about the Kickstarter video, and I legitimately had come to a place where I was ready to accept that I would not be in the film.”

You can imagine how surprised I was to find out that, eight years later, Piz is just fantastic and probably, controversially, the right choice for Ms. Mars.

[SECOND WARNING: Major Veronica Mars movie spoilers below]

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'Veronica Mars': Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, and Rob Thomas take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

Veronica Mars is finally in theaters, and in honor of one of our favorite PIs, we grilled co-stars Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, and Krysten Ritter, as well as director Rob Thomas, about important things like their first celebrity crushes and go-to karaoke songs.

Watch the videos below to find out who best-utilized the green screen, who would’ve loved a role in The Hunger Games, and who grew up afraid of hippies.  READ FULL STORY

'Veronica Mars' at PaleyFest: Logan and Veronica weren't always meant to be, and 5 more revelations

When Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell unveiled their Kickstarter campaign last year, it wasn’t just the fans who were on the edge of the seat to see if a movie would be made. Some castmembers from the prematurely canceled TV series were on the edge of their seats too — to see if their characters would make the cut.

“I just called to make sure I didn’t have to be the $10,000 donor to be in the film,” Chris Lowell said of his surprise over the polarizing Piz ending up in the movie during Thursday night’s PaleyFest panel with the cast. Percy Daggs III, meanwhile, had a secret weapon if Wallace didn’t come back: “I had the NAACP on speed dial!” he joked, getting the biggest laugh of the night.

Bell, Thomas, Lowell, Daggs, Jason Dohring (Logan), Ryan Hansen (Dick), Enrico Colantoni (Keith), Francis Capra (Weevil), and Tina Majorino (Mac) all hit the Dolby Theatre stage a day before that Kickstarter-backed film officially hit theaters, so we guess they all got parts after all. Read below for the biggest revelations about the beloved TV show and what almost made it into the movie. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Veronica Mars,' 'Need for Speed' hit theaters, 'The Bachelor' ends, and more

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This week is all about the screens, no matter their size. On your small screen, you can enjoy everything from the True Detective finale to the launch of NBC’s newest show, Crisis. And on the big screen, you’ve got a choice between Veronica Mars and Aaron Paul driving a fast car. Or, you can take my awful advice and watch all of the above!

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'Veronica Mars' trivia: Does the cast remember Aaron Paul and other guest stars? -- VIDEO

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It’s been almost 10 years since the first episode of Veronica Mars aired in the fall of 2004, and in that decade, a lot of the pretty young faces who traveled the halls of Neptune High have made names for themselves.

A few of those now-famous guests include Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer (season 3′s “Wichita Linebacker”) and Glee cheerleader Dianna Agron (season 3′s “President Evil” and “Weevils Wobble but They Don’t Go Down”), and there are plenty more. During the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot for the Veronica Mars movie, we put the cast to the test to see if they had any idea they were rubbing elbows with future Oscar and Emmy winners way back when.

If you want to play along, find the three questions we asked the cast, plus a couple of bonuses, below. Or just watch the video as Krysten Ritter breaks Chris Lowell’s eardrums with her enthusiastic guesses. (For more Veronica video, check out our on-set chat with the cast and our Facebook-exclusive interview with Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.) READ FULL STORY

'Veronica Mars' cast sums up the movie in one word ... including a deadly spoiler (or not) -- VIDEO

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On the set of the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot for the Veronica Mars movie, the cast seemed to really enjoy one of the many reunions they’ll have thanks to their Kickstarter-funded film. Ryan Hansen (Dick) joked about making out with fans who came to the set. Chris Lowell (Piz) explained why he always knew a Mars movie would happen. And creator Rob Thomas blurted out one hell of a spoiler.

“Veronica dies,” the straight-faced Thomas said when asked to sum up the movie in one word. Not only did he break the single-word rule, but he blew our minds — OK, not really. He already told us last week that there’s a future to the VM franchise beyond the March 14 movie, and clearly that future needs to include the title character herself.

Watch our behind-the-scenes video below, which also includes Krysten Ritter (Gia), Tina Majorino (Mac), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), Francis Capra (Weevil), and Enrico Colantoni (Keith) on set. For some time with LoVe — Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring — check out our Facebook-exclusive video; you have to “like” our page to watch. READ FULL STORY

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