It’s a bustle of premieres, returns, and hiatuses in the entertainment world this week — not to mention a new Zac Efron movie! Our advice after an emotionally draining week: for every dark piece of entertainment, balance it with two pieces of light.
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MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson is known for a particularly uncomfortable brand of comedy. Witness: Pitch Perfect‘s Fat Amy, who told the Barden Bellas she adopted the moniker “so skinny bitches like you don’t do it behind my back.” Considering the fact that at least one promo for tonight’s show featured a punchline in which Wilson found her in a compromising position regarding Channing Tatum’s junk, it seemed clear that the Aussie hostess wouldn’t spare the salacious.
To her credit, Wilson didn’t go the safe route. Most of her jokes fell on the absurdist side of the comedy spectrum rather than the conventional, Poconos-style yuks that hosts generally adopt for these occasions. (The one exception, in her intro of Kerry Washington: “Our next presenter is one of the few actresses that plays strong black women more than Tyler Perry.”) Whether her one-liners landed or not, they certainly delivered an across-the-board jaw-drop factor.
Below, we run down Wilson’s most obscene, sometimes cringe-worthy, lines from the 2013 ceremony. READ FULL STORY »
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Amanda Seyfried. Edward Norton. Zac Efron. Tobey Maguire? No, it’s not an overstuffed ensemble comedy from the guys who brought you Martin Luther King Day — it’s a new PSA for Vote4Stuff, a nonpartisan campaign created by Maguire and his buddy Leonardo DiCaprio. Eat your heart out, Rock the Vote!
The video starts out silly — vote for “gays in the military, exclusively!” says Sarah Silverman; “I vote yes on cats. I know they’re up to something, but I like them,” counters Benicio Del Toro — but eventually gets serious. These celebs want us regular Joes and Janes to make short videos about the electoral issues we care about, some of which will be incorporated into the Vote4Stuff campaign later this month. It’ll be tough for any of those normal people-created clips to be as amusing as this one — but if you’re up for the challenge, you can learn more about Vote4Stuff on Facebook. In the meantime, let’s argue about which star’s fake political issue is the funniest:
Here at PopWatch, we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which former Disney star says he’d love to get back to musical theater?
The Lucky One, the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Zac Efron, finished second at the box office last weekend. While critics may not have loved it, CinemaScore participants (76 percent of which were female, 52 percent under the age of 25), gave it a B+. Why? We know exactly what we’re getting when we go see a Nicholas Sparks movie, so our expectations are only high when it comes to the scenery, the love scenes, and the guys. To quote my 64-year-old mother, who saw the movie the day it opened, “Zac Efron is a sweet and sensual sexy, not animalistic.” (Yes, she phoned to tell me this as she left the theater.)
So, there’s really only one debate to have here: Are the love scenes in The Lucky One hotter than the love scenes in The Notebook? We’ll put it to a vote below. READ FULL STORY »
PopWatch Confessional poll: What do you do when the friend you said you'd see a movie with can't go on opening weekend?
As passionate entertainment fans, we are not always the most patient of people. Your friends have accepted that you like everyone to show up a half hour early for a film even if you’ve ordered tickets in advance. But less endearing, perhaps, is your penchant for needing to a see a film on opening weekend. Let me give you a hypothetical: Let’s say your friend Tamara told you she wanted to see The Lucky One with you. Fantastic. You’d expected to have to go alone because it’s not your birthday, which is the only time your old college friends tend to acquiesce and see whatever you want to see. As it turns out, two more friends in that circle, we’ll call them Sheila and Robb, also want to see the movie. (This is when you remember they also went with you to see Nights in Rodanthe, and you yelled at Robb because he texted during the film. Hypothetically.) A week before the movie’s release, Tamara sends you a reminder that you have to go see the movie, and when you respond asking whether she wants to organize a mimosa brunch and The Lucky One on Saturday or Sunday, she says she can’t go this weekend. [Record scratch.] Now, what do you do? Poll below. And yes, you can pretend the movie in question is not The Lucky One. READ FULL STORY »
Ladies and gentlemen, curious boys and squealing girls, welcome to Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s main event. In this corner, sporting 18.5 pounds of brand-new muscle, we have the High School Hottie with a smokin’ body, the Unstoppable Condom-Dropper, the Thrilla in Vanilla — Zaaaaaac Efron!
Which of these skilled bra-unhookers can remove four ladies’ undergarments from a portly fellow named Guillermo in just 23 heart-pounding seconds? The answer lies in the video below — but unless you’re yearning to see a clip and some chatter about The Lucky One, you might want to skip to around 2:32. May the man with quickest fingers and least shame win!
PopWatcher Planner: 'Revenge' returns, Zac Efron will have you unhooked, and adorable 'Wild' animals
National Smile Month will come to a close faster than you can imagine, and we PopWatcher Planners are determined to make sure you get your fair share of toothy grins during the latter half of April. From good reads to devilish deeds, we’ve got a week’s worth of ear-to-ear good times, including a season finale, a primetime sudser’s return, some playful baby elephants on DVD, National Record Store Day, and political yuks. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY »
If you can’t get enough of Zac Efron’s biceps in the trailer for The Lucky One, here’s something else to tide you over until the Nicholas Sparks adaptation hits theaters on April 20: Efron’s left bicep on the May cover of Men’s Health. You’re welcome. Should you want to read the article, as well as ogle more sexy armed forces-inspired photos, you’ll find out just how he got into Marine shape with the help of trainer Logan Hood, a former Navy SEAL. By the time the film wrapped, Efron had gained 18½ pounds. For four months, five days a week, he began his day at 5:30 a.m. with “a shake and, you know, an eight-egg omelet” before working out for an hour on a full stomach. He’d eat six to eight times a day, with shakes between meals, to reach his daily target of 3,500 calories. Read tips from his trainer here.
Other essential info, from the cover story: “He’s been having dinner lately with Warren Beatty, a master with wisdom to share.” (Again, you’re welcome.)
Is ‘The Lucky One’ reaching with the standard Nicholas Sparks movie wet kiss? (Does it matter?)
Zac Efron teaches us all how to unhook a bra with one flick — VIDEO
Zac Efron admits to dropping condom at ‘The Lorax’ premiere — VIDEO
Attention, Wildcat fans: The star of High School Musical is officially all grown up. First, Zefron made waves when he accidentally dropped a condom onto the red carpet at the premiere of kiddie flick The Lorax. Now the 24-year-old actor is moonlighting as a bra-removal expert on Australian TV. He’s breaking free!
Hot30 Countdown hosts Mel Greig and Matty Acton loved Efron’s performance in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Lucky One. Greig was especially impressed by a scene in which Efron’s character unhooks costar Taylor Schilling’s bra in one skilled flick. Though Efron initially claimed ignorance — “I don’t even remember [doing] that,” he told his interviewers — he changed his tune when Greig pulled out a pink-and-black bit of lingerie. The TV presenter convinced Efron to show off his moves — and, with a single pinch-and-slide motion, its clasp came undone. Somewhere, Vanessa Hudgens is blushing. READ FULL STORY »