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.
“This ain’t the prom limo, they going to jail,” Ice Cube’s James Payton tells Kevin Hart’s Ben Barber. Well, you could have fooled Best Week Ever’s Michelle Buteau and Girl Code’s Carly Aquilino as they partied it up in the back of the Ride Along squad car. Strangely, this is not an actual scene from the movie, which opens in theaters this Friday, January 17. If you ask us, these ladies should have cameos in ALL of the movies. But enjoy their brief moment of cinematic history right here, then head over to the VH1 Tumblr for behind-the-scenes photos of the girls’ high jinks on the set.
You may not ever attend the Golden Globes, but at least you can drink like one of the stars on the red carpet! Celebs at this year’s show at the Beverly Hilton will be treated to a special cocktail – the first of its kind – called the Moët Golden Night. We were lucky enough to sample the concoction at the official menu unveiling for the show and trust us, it’s delish – and it’s got a kick! The drink – invented by super chef Aida Mollenkamp - is easy enough to make at home and combines Moët bubbly with a pear brandy. (Like we said – delish.) She’s got the ingredients on her blog, and she breaks down the recipe with us, above. It’s the perfect thing to serve at your Golden Globes viewing party on Sunday night. Cheers!