Get the Golden Popcorn Ready: Our 2014 MTV Movie Awards Picks!


Calling all movie lovers! The 2014 MTV Movie Awards air this weekend, and we’re pretty stoked. With host Conan O’Brien at the helm, a monster of a performance from Eminem & Rihanna and an MTV Generation Award for Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, the night should be one for the books. Not because it’s the most “legit” award show per say, but it is almost always a ton of fun.

Plus, they’re doing a tribute to Paul Walker. <crying emoji>

And in the spirit of fun, here are our picks for the big winners of the night:

Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Wolf of Wall Street

We say: Pretty sure the odds are ever in Catching Fire‘s favor. (Three finger salute).

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

We say: We’re picking Leo here! Since these aren’t The Oscars, he may have a fighting shot. And he deserves it for this alone:


Best Female Performance
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

We say: As America’s reigning sweetheart, we’re willing to bet J. Law has this on lock. Though Jennifer Aniston’s powerful, emotional turn as a stripper pretending to be a housewife will stay with us for years to come.


Breakthrough Performance
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now

We say: If there’s any justice, Michael B. Jordan takes this one for his phenomenal performance in Fruitvale. And then Miles Teller can just have a breakthrough performance in our beds.

Best Kiss
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers

We say: Yawn. We guess Amy and Jennifer, because it would make the most interesting acceptance speech. And Jen will probably trip or do something else BREAKING NEWS-worthy. But on the topic of Best Kiss, never forget:


Best Fight
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
Identity Thief – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
This is the End – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

We say: Despite the fact that Peeta was COMPLETELY useless in the fight against the Mutant Monkeys (and generally useless throughout the movie) those beasts were legit. Like Rafikis on crack.

Best Comedic Performance
Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Melissa McCarthy – The Heat
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers

We say: Jonah Hill… and his penis.

Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2
Jessica Chastain – Mama
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring
Ethan Hawke – The Purge
Brad Pitt – World War Z

We say: We’re scared-as-s**t of scary movies, but our money is on Jessica Chastain.

Best On-Screen Duo
Amy Adams and Christian Bale – American Hustle
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – Fast & Furious 6
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – Ride Along
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

We say: No words necessary.


Best Shirtless Performance
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers
Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World

We say: Zac Efron. For totally selfish reasons.

#WTF moment
The RV Crash – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Beauty Pageant – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Car Sex – The Counselor
The Lude Scene – The Wolf of Wall Street
Danny’s New Pet – This is the End

We say: We seriously might still be laughing from the lude scene in Wolf of Wall Street. Comedic gold.

Best Villain
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek into Darkness
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Mila Kunis – Oz The Great and Powerful
Donald Sutherland – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

We say: We still cringe whenever we see Fassbender. And that’s the sign of a villain doing his job right.

Best On-Screen Transformation
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Orlando Bloom – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

We say: Alright, alright, alright — this one goes to McConaughey.

Best Musical Moment
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Peform in Heaven – This is the End
Jennifer Lawrence Sings “Live & Let Die’ – American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks – The Wolf of Wall Street
Melissa McCarthy Sings “Barracuda” – Identity Thief
Will Poulter Sing “Waterfalls” – We’re the Millers

We say: BACKSTREET’S BACK, ALL RIGHT?!!!! We need this to happen.

Best Cameo Performance
Robert De Niro – American Hustle
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Kanye West – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Joan Rivers – Iron Man 3
Rihanna – This is the End

We say: Amy and Tina. Because Amy and Tina could make a cameo in a tampon commercial and we would love it. Actually, that would probably be the best commercial ever.

Best Hero
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World
Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down

We say: REALLY?! Bilbo Baggins is in the same category as THOR?! We can’t even. Our money’s on Chris Hemsworth because, in the most scientific way I can put it, we like his face.


Love our picks? Loathe our picks? Either way is cool — just let us know your own picks over in the MTV Movie Awards room here. Psst… be sure to be a part of the award show convo over there during the show when it airs on MTV, Sunday night at 9/8c.

Written by Jen Abidor 

Drink Like Mad! Our ‘Mad Men’ Drinking Game!

It’s finally here — the first half of Mad Men’s seventh and final season kicks off this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate in true Mad Men style, we’ve crafted our very own drinking game so you can play along during the big premiere. So rock your best ’60s style, grab a cocktail and get ready for takeoff. Here are the rules:

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Bottoms up! Get your drink on with us during Sunday’s Mad Men Season Premiere on AMC at 10/9c and be sure to follow the Mad Men TV room here and tell us every time you have to take a sip!

Written by Jen Abidor

Ranking the Couples on ‘Parenthood,’ From Worst to Best


If you’ve been cry-watching Parenthood this season, chances are you’re just as frustrated by terrible relationships on the show as we are. As much as we love the Bravermans, we hate about 90% of the couples on the show right now.  Let’s rank just how bad they all are, shall we?


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If we were to give season 5 of Parenthood a subtitle, it would be “the season we all decided to hate Joel.” It’s a big deal too, since we’ve basically always thought of Joel as the perfect husband/father/man (THOSE ARMS!!!). But this season, Joel turned into a selfish, stubborn, emotionally-unavailable jerk. Yes, Julia was being a PITA. And yes, she was totally wrong for not telling him about her kiss with Roy from The Office. But she was having a hard time adjusting to being a stay-at-home mom! And she tried SO HARD to communicate with Joel, and he totally gave her the cold shoulder the entire time! (Like, dude, we get that your job is stressful, but smile now and again!). We’d love for Joel and Julia to get back to the way that they were, but it’s pretty doubtful they’ll ever be there again — especially with Julia sleeping with that hot teacher (Happy Endings star Zachary Knighton). So while our hearts swooned when Joel realized he missed being a family man on last night’s episode, we’re kind of hoping these two split for good.


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Look, we’ve been loving Ray Romano on Parenthood. But is anyone really rooting for Sarah and Hank to make it work? They’re a terrible fit, and their romantic chemistry is pretty much non-existent (even that kiss in the promo for next week’s finale looked boring).  And while we appreciate Hank’s determination  — and the personal growth he’s achieved in the process – we think it would be better if Hank and Sarah stayed apart. And hey Parenthood writers — you don’t have to get them together simply to make Ray Romano’s character have some sort of purpose. It’s totally okay if Hank is just there. No one is going to say “Why is this guy around all the time.” He’s good for Max. And he’s good for the show. Just, you know, not good for Sarah.


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UUUUUUUUUGH. Here’s the thing: Mae Whitman is a genius actor, and she demands that we care about Amber. Every moment with Amber feels real and emotional and IMPORTANT. But here’s what isn’t working: Ryan. His violent behavior and post-war trauma is just not good for Amber. So we find ourselves rooting AGAINST them because we want Amber to be happy and in a safe, wonderful relationship that doesn’t involve her worrying that her boyfriend is going to beat the crap out of someone at the drop of a hat. Please please PLEASE say that their reunion last night won’t lead to a long-term pairing again. We can’t go back down this path!



Real talk: we have a major crush on Drew. So if we can’t have him, then we want the woman he ends up with to be just as sweet and charming as he is. That match was Amy (come back soon!). That match is definitely not Natalie. She totally treated him like dirt and then blamed him for getting upset and pushing back. And yes, it was nice to see them come to a resolution on last night’s episode. But we don’t trust her. It’s only a matter of time before she breaks his heart again. Get out while you can, Drew!



Zeek and Camille have come a long way since the series began (Remember Zeek’s infidelity?). Still, this whole decision to sell their house and downsize to a new house that’s pretty much just as big is totally ridiculous. And it’s really screwing us up because THE BRAVERMAN CLAN NEEDS TO REMAIN IN THAT HOUSE. This would be like if Monica and Rachel moved to a new building halfway through Friends. Or if ER  randomly changed hospitals. Zeek, Camille — you’re making the worst decision ever. It’s not too late to get the house back. We need those backyard dinners in our lives!



Okay, so Kristina and Adam are probably the most loving, supportive couple of the bunch. But their parenting skills leave a lot to be desired. For one, the fact that Max has not been working with a therapist for all these years seems odd. For another, have you ever seen them give any sort of attention to Nora? And how have they not gone to visit Haddie in the years she’s been away at college?



We still hate that Crosby can’t seem to make it through an episode without screwing up, but dammit – Crosby and Jasmine are the best couple on the whole damn show. DON’T RUIN THEM, PARENTHOOD.

What do you guys think about our rankings? And where do you think Haddie and her girlfriend will fall on the list when we meet her next episode? Sound off in our Parenthood TV Room!

Written by Dave Quinn.

[All photos via NBC]

Let Shirtless Zac Efron Get You Through the Weekend!


There are some people who should just never wear shirts — and Zac Efron is one of those people. In fact, he’s been nominated for an MTV Movie Award for his serious acting chops ability to literally just be on screen while shirtless. Zac will go chest to chest on Sunday night with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Hemsworth for the honor of “Best Shirtless Performance.”

And if that’s not hot enough for you, Zac has promised that if he wins, he’ll accept the award shirtless.

But since we just can’t wait until then to drool over Zac’s washboard abs, we figured we’d share some of his hottest shirtless moments with all of you. Happy Friday!

OK Zac, time to take off your shirt.


Thanks, buddy. Mind if we come between you and your Calvins?


“Caught you staring,” Zac laughs as you wickedly wonder how he got those scratches on his chest…


OK, now you’re just showing off…


…Just splashin’ around


“These are my abs from the left,” Zac chuckles.


“…And here they are from the right.”


Getting thirsty… (And suddenly feeling jealous of an inanimate object)


“I’m not in high school anymore,” Zac reminisces. 


No you’re not, Zac. You most certainly are not. 



Still drooling? We’ve posted a bonus shirtless shot of Zac in our MTV Movie Awards TV Room here. Be sure to tune in and chat about the big show on Sunday night on MTV at 9/8c.

Written by Jen Abidor



Poll: Who Will Kick It On The Season 3 ‘Scandal’ Finale?!


Um, talk about dropping a major bomb (literally)! Last night’s Scandal left us holding our breath, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be exhaling until April 17. Because it definitely seems as though Shonda Rhimes will be unceremoniously offing at least one character in next week’s Season Three finale (ugh, mid-April is way too early — damn you Kerry Washington’s unborn fetus!)

When we left things off, Eli Pope was bleeding out on the floor of OPA since Huck & Quinn were too busy, uhh, hucking in the parking lot to prevent a KNOWN TERRORIST from casually walking through the front door.

But Papa Pope ain’t the only one in danger! After Jake informed Cyrus (because they’re totally chill now and are completely past that “you shot my husband in cold blood” phase of their relationship) that Maya’s major-bomb-of-doom was planted at Senator Whatshisname’s funeral, Cy was able to keep Fitz safe. However, he conveniently kept that nugget of information from Sally Langston, who was already en route to the church. And then he smiled his chipper little sociopathic murderer smile.

And let’s not forget Harrison (even though Rhimes does, like, 99% of the time!). Last we checked he was being held at gunpoint by Adnan. But we seriously have to wonder if Columbus Short ever storms into Shonda’s office demanding some screen time like this:

Careful not to pop a blood vessel there, Mellie.


So who’s gonna join James in Scandal heaven next week? Sound off in our poll!

Anyone missing from our death watch list? Sound off in the Scandal TV Room here.

Written by Jen Abidor

Modern ‘Mean Girls’: What If Damian and Janis Ian Had Twitter?!


It’s been 10 years since Mean Girls was released in theaters — and we are still just as obsessed as ever. Last week, we brought you our take on The Plastics’ Twitter accounts (fetch, no?!) and now we’re taking on the greatest people you’ll ever meet — aka, our favorite “art freaks” Damian and Janis Ian!

Yup, we took a crack at it and we think we really cracked the code of what their crackin’ tweets would look like. And yes, we’ll say crack again. CRACK.

Read on for a peek at Damian and Janis’ Twitter feeds:

Damian: @IAMBeau_T_Ful

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Janis Ian: @PlasticSabotage

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On Thursdays we … write about Mean Girls! Check back every Thursday this month for more Plastic sabotage. And be sure to stay up-to-date with your favorite Mean Girls stars here!

Written by Jen Abidor

10 Things Only PBS Viewers Can Understand


If you’re like us, you’re loving Jeremy Piven (aka Entourage‘s Ari Gold!) on Masterpiece’s Mr. Selfridge! But we also have a soft spot for Selfridge’s home-sweet-network, PBS. That’s right — we love all things (old and new) about the Public Broadcast Service.

And if you feel the same way, here’s a list of things we just know you’ll relate to!

1. You’re forced to avoid spoilers forever:


Since your favorite shows like Mr. Selfridge and Downton Abbey air in the UK first, you constantly battle the temptation to look up spoilers online.

2. …And the time until the episodes finally air here moves SO SLOWLY:


Is time moving backwards?!

3. You spend most of your time wishing you were British:


Everything just sounds better in a British accent.

4. You’ve never been so attracted to a beard:


Ari Gold + Facial Hair = CAN’T HANDLE.

5. You have an almost Pavlovian reaction to tote bags:


For a small donation of 4 billion dollars, this PBS tote bag can be yours!

5. If you’re a dedicated PBS viewer, that means you were raised on PBS KIDS:


6. So you learned the plots of most literary classics from a talking dog…


What’s the story, Wishbone?!

7. You were taught everything you needed to know about science from this woman…


…And your preferred mode of transportation was a magic school bus.

8. You knew this zip code better than your own…


9. And you always wished you could be one of the kids giving a word on Arthur.


“And now a word from us kids!”

10. But whether you were watching the kids shows or flipping out over today’s Masterpiece hits, you’ve always felt valued because it was all possible thanks to:



We can’t offer you a tote bag, but we can give you the chance to chat with fellow PBS-ers by following the Mr. Selfridge TV Room. You don’t even need to donate!

Written by Jen Abidor


#TBT: The Life of a Spice Girls Fan in the ’90s


For a whole generation of ’90s girls, the Spice Girls meant absolutely everything. Don’t take our word for it? Just look at Emma Stone and her sweet Spice-Girls-loving heart — it’s 2014 and she can’t get through an interview these days without mentioning (or crying about!) her idols.


Emma’s adorable geek outs about the Spice Girls made us want to throw it back (it is Thursday, after all) to the good old days — the days when spice meant so much more than what you found on racks in the kitchen and five British girls took the music world by storm. Here’s what they were like:

You played this on repeat:


On one of these:


You knew that the “A-Z” verse of “Wannabe” was the best part of the song:


…It was essentially your introduction to rap… and you knew it by heart.

You knew better than to question the meaning of Zig-A-Zig-Ah. (But it meant everything to you):


Everyone in your group of friends had an assigned Spice Girl that they got to be on a rotational schedule. And you always wanted to be Baby (no one EVER wanted to be Sporty):


Speaking of Baby, you wanted a “BABY” necklace… you wanted a “BABY” necklace so bad.

You sucked on these:


But it was mostly so that you could collect these:


You read these and kept them in your pocket:


But you probably could have written them, if we’re being honest…

This made you want to go and hug your mom:


This was worthy of ‘Best Picture’ in your book:

…Yes, even the bizarre alien sub plot. (Especially the bizarre alien sub plot?)

But most importantly, you realized that girls really do rule and friends always come first:


…Because friendship never ends. (But if you wanna be my lover, I think I’d prefer you NOT get with my friends, thank you very much)


To keep up this trip down memory lane, be sure to join our Celebrity & Pop Culture Buzz TV Room here! We’re sharing our favorite Spice Girls throwback vid there!

Written by Jen Abidor

Happy Scandalversary! Celebrate With Our ‘Scandal’ Greeting Cards!


Listen up, Gladiators — we’ve just reached a major milestone in Scandal history! It’s officially been two years since Scandal first premiered. That means two years of Olivia and Fitz being unable to keep their hormones in check, two years of Mellie’s epic bitch face, and most importantly, two years worth of red wine (approximately 1,000 bottles… but who’s counting?!).

Yep, you better believe we’re celebrating this #Scandalversary in style over here! To join in on the fun, check out our Scandal greeting cards (for gladiators’ eyes only) and show your Scandal pride by saving them to your desktop, posting them on your wall and sharing them with your friends.



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For a bonus card, be sure to follow our Scandal TV room here. And while you’re there, comment to let us know how you’re celebrating this major Scandalversary!

Written by Jen Abidor


5 of Stephen Colbert’s Best “Late Show” Appearances


Remember how last week, David Letterman announced that he’d be retiring as host of The Late Show in 2015? Well CBS didn’t waste any time filling his position! The network announced today that Stephen Colbert will take over as host of the long-running late night program. They even signed a five-year contract with him! Commitment-phobes, they are not.

So to celebrate, let’s look back at some of Stephen Colbert’s best moments on The Late Show.

His first appearance

If you’ve seen Stephen Colbert on a talk show before, you’ll know that he never breaks his “Stephen Colbert” persona. But that wasn’t the case back in September 2005, when Colbert made his first Late Show appearance, weeks before The Colbert Report premiered. Back then he was just like every other celebrity on a talk show: he told stories about his family, about travel mishaps, and promoted his upcoming project. It’s a rare glimpse into the real Stephen Colbert, and perhaps the best indicator we have now as to what The Late Show with Stephen Colbert might look like.


His beef with Pope Francis

Back in December 2013, Colbert had a chance to meet Pope Francis. Or, rather, he gave Pope Francis the chance to meet him. Sadly, it never happened – which is all good because Colbert is a little over the Pope’s tolerance.


Obama, Christmas, and… boats?

To promote his 2008 Christmas special a Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, Colbert stopped by Letterman and reminisced about family Christmases. Before that, though, he talked about the 2008 Presidential election, and his inability to let go of the results. PLus, did you Stephen Colbert built a boat? HE’S THAT GOOD.


There’s nothing to fear but fear itself

In 2010, Jon Stewart put on a Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C.. Stephen Colbert wanted none of that, so hosted his own rally down the street, to “Keep Fear Alive.” Here, Colbert explains his motivations, and why seeing 100K people dressed up as Paul Shaffer would scare the crap out of everyone. (Meanwhile, not having anywhere to use the bathroom would be scary for us enough).


Colbert drops in on Letterman

We love when celebrities show up on talk shows unexpectedly. But when Stephen Colbert stopped by The Late Show in May 2011, his was less interested in saying hi to Letterman and more interested in using Letterman’s bathroom. Let’s just hope he washed his hands!


Are you looking forward to seeing what Colbert does with The Late Show? Or are you missing Letterman already? Sound off in our TV Room. And post your favorite Letterman/Late Night clips we may have missed!

Written by Dave Quinn