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Some of us just yawned and obsessed over the ticking of the clock during our far-too-long commencement speeches. Whatever maniac decided that so-and-so's wife's something or other who didn’t even graduate is equipped to send students off with a 30-minute diatribe on themselves is sorely mistaken. Just dole out the degrees already and call a day a day, right, kids? Unless ...
You know, every so often schools are able to wrangle in someone actually interesting to deliver a few notes of wisdom — some more often than others (cough Harvard cough). Even better, once in a while they're our very shiniest movie stars who make lots of funnies and deliver all the feels and suddenly the speeches don't seem so bad. Get More »
MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with funnyman and "Anchorman" supporting cast member Steve Carell on the red carpet last night at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and quizzed him about the upcoming flick. Carell, who's filming the follow-up right this very minute, delivered the good word.
"It's pretty good," Carell told Horowitz. "If you like the first 'Anchorman,' you will like or love this movie."
Sounds like the lols-to-ticket-cost ratio is going to come out highly in your favor, moviegoer!
"Man, it's funny," Carell said. "It's really funny."
Sounds like he loves it just about as much as he loves lamp.
"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is due out in theaters on December 20.
The last time we saw such an adorably dysfunctional family ensemble on-screen everyone suddenly became an indie movie expert-slash-lover a la "Little Miss Sunshine." With honorable mention to the intriguing "Stuck In Love," this new trailer for "The Way, Way Back" (which conveniently also features Steve Carell in a stolid role) threatens to take possession of that feel-good free-for-all title. Get More »
Okay, all you cynics out there. We know exactly what you're thinking when it comes to "Despicable Me 2." All those little "cuddly" minions and their "hilarious" nonsensical dialogue. The cutesy story about a bad guy turning good due to the love of children. The corporate tie-ins. We get it. You're determined to hate on this thing. We're right there with you.
Or, you know, we would be. Exceeeept, check out the new Apple Trailers clip for "Despicable Me 2," you guys. Because it's just so gosh darn cute and fun that even the most cynical fan will love it despite themselves.
Dang it, it's hard to be darkly edgy when they keep putting out stuff like this! Get More »
Do you believe in magic? We sure hope you do — but even if you don't, we're sure to make believers out of you with "MTV First: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Airing tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET, MTV's latest round of "MTV First" goodness takes two of the magic world's greatest rivals (or, at least, two of the comedy world's greatest talents playing two of the magic world's greatest rivals) and places them together on the same stage. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will be together in the hot seat, joining forces with MTV News' Josh Horowitz to present an on-air clip from their new comedy.
After that, they'll all stick together for a 30-minute sit-down interview airing on MTV.com. Carell and Carrey will be doing more than just answering Horowitz's silly line of questioning (yes, Josh, it really is important that you call them "illusions," not "tricks"), as they will be opening the floor for fan questions, too.
Comedy, like magic, is an art and a skill that is almost impossible for the average person to quantify or explain. Being able to consistently make people laugh is one of the most difficult tricks of all; it makes sawing a person in half seem like child's play (note to children: Do not try to saw anyone in half).
So what happens when you combine comedy and magic? You get the fantastic first trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
You know those words that seem impossible to spell right on the first try, but are nonetheless part of everyday language? "Apparent." "Vacuum." Even "misspell" is a tough one.
What if your name was as easy to misspell as, well, "misspell"? For some unlucky celebrities (and lucky people who write about them), typos in their names are just a part of the job. After all, there's a reason Cher ditched her birth name, Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere, in favor of a more writer-friendly moniker.
Ahead, check out the nine hardest to spell celebrity names — and examples of mistakes — that prove that no matter how famous you are, you can't escape a typo.
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Never let it be said that Universal failed to exploit popular characters when they had a chance. Case in point: The new trailer for "Despicable Me 2," which features even more of those loveable minions doing goofy, adorable things, seemingly at random.
Who needs plot when you have humanoid Twinkies talking in gibberish? Get More »
This week: Before he became an actor, Channing Tatum worked as a male stripper, which inspired Steven Soderbergh to direct "Magic Mike," a behind-the-scenes look at a troupe of male strippers taking it off nightly at a club in Florida.
Also new this week is the self-explanatory horror thriller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the sweet-natured apocalyptic romance "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and a definitive anniversary edition of "Blade Runner" on Blu-ray. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Who would win in a fight — the Prince of Persia or Wolverine? Heat Vision reports that Jake Gyllenhall will butt heads with Hugh Jackman in "Prisoners," a thriller about a carpenter (Jackman) who takes the law into his own hands after his daughter and best friend are kidnapped. The "End of Watch" star will play the detective on the case who doesn't take to the amateur vigilante's methods.
• Might Q be joining Thor and Catwoman in Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse"? Variety reports that "Skyfall" actor Ben Whishaw has been approached for the role of an expert hacker named Lurker in the sci-fi action extravaganza that's set to hit theaters on April 25, 2014 (a rather non-Spielberg time of the year, no?). Get More »