The one thing you need to know about covering red carpets is this: It is every bit as glamorous as it looks and also it is not glamorous at all. It’s a weird biz, honestly: one that finds you peeing in a port-o-pottie in a ball gown minutes before interviewing Benedict Cumberbatch. One second you’re yukking it up with a walking cover of Vanity Fair magazine, and the next your shoving Kind bars into your mouth on a bus back to a parking garage. Not that I am complaining – I am well aware that my job entails standing still in reasonably warm weather with an electric stick in my hand as beautiful humans talk to me. I am very, very grateful for this and I love every second of it. (Almost as much as I love Kind bars.) But it’s a shame we never get to see the unpolished behind-the-scenes side of red carpets, because it’s equally as weird and fun as the carpets themselves.
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Ben Schwartz is hilarious on House of Lies and Parks & Recreation. He constantly shows off his pop culture savvy on his twitter feed. He’s got a glorious head of boy band-worthy hair. But can he name all five members of One Direction? We put the actor to the One D test while chatting with him over a game of Connect Four. Find out if he was able to name check Harry-Liam-Louis-Niall-Zayn, and watch our entire interview – in which we discuss pressing topics like his hair, having kids and farting in front of famous people – below.
Ben Schwartz is known for a lot of things: starring roles on House of Lies and Parks & Recreation, a hilarious twitter feed, generally being an adorable person and a glorious head of hair. We’re thrilled to welcome him to Very VH1, where he’ll be chatting with us – and you! – live on Tuesday, February 11 at 4PM EST. (That’s 1PM for you west coasters.)
If you haven’t participated in one of our live video chats before, it’s simple: Come to this page on tomorrow at 4PM EST, and if you want to chat with fellow fans AND ask Ben questions yourself, just click on those talk bubbles and sign in. You can even join us on video to ask a question. See you there!
Do you want to sext that special someone but don’t quite know what to say? Maybe you dream of sending a naked pic or two but get scared? Well never fear – Kevin Hart is here to show us all the X-rated ropes. Hart’s character in About Last Night is all about penis pics and XXX messages, so we asked him and co-star Regina Hall to teach us how to throw down the sexy talk. Watch and learn, students. (And go see About Last Night – it’s hilarious and in theaters on Valentine’s Day!)
We asked stars of the new book-turned-film Vampire Academy to describe their very devoted, active and awesome fandom in just three words. (See, we did it too!) So what exactly do Lucy Fry, Zoey Deutch and Danila Kozlovsky think of their devoted little Dhampirs? You’ll need to watch to find out.
Vampire Academy opens February 7.
If you do not read fan fiction, know this: you are missing out on a magical world where your favorite characters can do whatever weird thing in the world you want them to. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead‘s awesomely dark take on teens with fangs – has inspired tons of cool n’ creative writing on the web, with characters exploring all sorts of worlds – from being runaways to Amish. Yes, Amish.
Are you ready to see gold? Olympic champion Gabby Douglas will be joining us for our Very VH1 spreecast this Thursday at 4PM EST/1PM PST to discuss her new Lifetime movie The Gabby Douglas Story.
If you haven’t participated in one of our live video chats before, it’s simple: Come to this page on Thursday at 4PM EST/1PM PST, and if you want to chat with fellow fans AND ask Gabby questions yourself, just click on those talk bubbles and sign in. You can even join us on video to ask a question. See you there!
Vanessa Hudgens does her best to erase High School Musical from our collective memory with her new role as pregnant, homeless teen Apple Bailey in Gimme Shelter. It’s a mostly uplifting story, but the darkest scenes in the film belong to Rosario Dawson as Apple’s mom, and the moments the pair are onscreen together are intense and electric.
The two play mother and daughter, share a manager and have lead surprisingly parallel careers, so we wanted to test out each actress’ knowledge about the other. We quizzed the pair during a recent interview in Los Angeles. Just how well do they know the other? Watch and learn.
Gimme Shelter opens in theaters on January 24.
VH1 caught up with the cast of Camp X-Ray at the Sundance Film Festival last week, which stars Kristen Stewart as a Guantanamo Bay guard who befriends an inmate, played by Payman Maadi. The film is garnering solid reviews — as is Kristen’s performance — and her co-stars gushed about everything from her commitment to developing her character to her stellar sports skills.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are the perfect odd couple in Ride Along, which follows a bumbling wannabe police officer/gamer as he hangs with his girlfriend’s protective cop brother for a day to prove he’s worthy of her hand in marriage. Hilarity ensues (duh) and most of it stems from the on-screen chemistry of Hart and Cube, whom we should thank (along with the women of The Heat) for bringing back the buddy action-comedy in full force.