It’s all come down to this: Of all the steamy Best Kiss winners in the 20-year history of the MTV Movie Awards, you, dear fans, have decided that The Notebook and Twilight were the absolute steamiest. Not that we’re surprised, of course. We just wanted to give you a chance to say so. Now, though, as we try to see which of the two is the end-all, be-all of onscreen liplocks — and I’m nearly out of synonyms for kisses here, so thank goodness we only did three days of this poll — things are really unpredictable. Both are between two undeniably hot actors, both onscreen pairings lead to real-life romances, both movies are based on beloved novels. Both are either regularly re-viewed on DVD in your home or frequent stops on your weekend channel surfs. And both make our hearts pound and concentration difficult as we merely think about them right now.
A few things that differ: The Notebook kiss isn’t Allie and Noah’s first, the drama is in their reunion after suffering a long separation — the result of meddling parents and World War II. And the instant Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams run at each other in the rain you know they’re going waaaay past first base. Also, rain-soaked clothing basically trumps all.
Twilight’s kiss is Bella and Edward’s first, with all the initial awkwardness that entails. But there’s an added element of danger that makes things much more exciting, especially when they momentarily forget to restrain themselves. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are all kinds of hungry for each other, and we feel physical pain when Edward launches himself backwards to prevent himself from turning this makeout session in to a feast.
So, as we fluff up our couch cushions and get the popcorn ready for Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, you have one last chance to decide between these two delicious scenes. We don’t envy you this decision. Polls close at 5 p.m. on Sunday!
OME. Just editing photos for our MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Smoochdown is raising the temperature in this office today. The things we do for you fans. Round 1 just finished this morning, and so we’ll say goodbye to worthy contenders Save the Last Dance, Brokeback Mountain, Independence Day and Shakespeare in Love in this grueling tournament to determine the hottest facesuckers of all past MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss winners. The victories leading up to this point were swift and decisive, but now it’s time to make some tough decisions for Round 2. Polls close Friday at 9 a.m. ET.
Blame It On the Rain: Spider-Man Vs. The Notebook Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst defied gravity, bad guys and the admittedly creepy factor of kissing a strange boy in a dark alley for this Golden Popcorn worthy makeout sesh. In interviews, Kirsten Dunst said the rain made it feel like she was drowning too. But all that discomfort didn’t discourage the Spider-Man co-stars to carry on their romance off-screen while filming the 2001 flick. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling’s drenched performance didn’t seem to require all that much acting in The Notebook — the two were also dating in real life. We really can’t blame them. But can we choose between them?
Once upon a time, long, long ago (OK, four years ago), the MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss category was hotly contested. That was before the Internet rose up and demanded that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart demonstrate their dangerous love before a live audience on a yearly basis. Looking back upon the list of winners of this prestigious Golden Popcorn award, we are pretty impressed. Aliens, star-crossed lovers, American Pie stars, Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen — a lot of famous smooches have taken the prize. Check out the montage so lovingly cut together by our friends at NextMovie and you’ll see. We are starting to get antsy as we await this Sunday’s big show, so we thought we’d entertain ourselves, and you, by determining which of the past Best Kisses is the hottest. (Note, that is hottest, which is why we’re leaving out the silly ones like those in Talladega Nights and American Pie 2, and the cutest of them all, My Girl.) We selected eight contenders for our Ultimate Best Kiss Smoochdown. Round 1 begins now and ends Thursday at 9 a.m. ET.
Heroic Makeout Spider-Man vs. Independence Day
Are we the only ones who decided to introduce upside-down kissing into our repertoire after seeing Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst’s Spidey and Mary Jane go at it in a dark alley? Not judging by their Best Kiss win in 2003. Will Smith and Vivica Fox are underdogs in this competition — not that their gorgeously lit kiss in Independence Day didn’t make us long for some excuse to make Will Smith say goodbye to US like that — it’s just that the 1996 flick hasn’t been clipped and replayed as endlessly online, so it’ll take a minute to jog your memory as to why they took home the Popcorn in 1997.
Paul McCartney may be turning 70 this year, but “the cute Beatle” still has no trouble attracting the ladies! Dozens of stars turned out on Friday for the L.A. premiere of Macca’s “My Valentine” music video, which the pop legend directed himself! Kristen Stewart put in an appearance, but seemed to have left her rebel roots at home as she made an entrance in a super preppy skirt and blazer. We wonder what her rock ‘n’ roll godmother Joan Jett, who showed up wearing her trademark punky black leather, must have said. But that’s just the tip of the A-list iceberg. Gwen Stefani, Miranda Kerr, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zooey Deschanel, Pam Anderson…will the hotties never cease? Beatlemania is alive and well, folks. Check out more in the gallery below!
This clip starts with Bella’s voice stating, “After eighteen years of being utterly ordinary, I finally found that I could shine.” It then leads to a scene that we already saw in the first teaser trailer. It’s where Jacob says, “I didn’t expect you to seem so … you.” We then get to see a little more of Kristen Stewart‘s face in the following scene — which is also in the first teaser trailer — where Robert Pattinson tells her, “We’re the same temperature now” with the addition of him saying, “So beautiful” in this clip. What are the real differences between the two then, you ask? We get to see a shot of Bella’s ruby red eyes in this trailer, that’s what! And right in the end, we see a very ominous shot of her hunting a deer. It’s the little things, guys, that make tiny, repetitive clips worth it.
We KNOW it’s called a teaser trailer for a reason, OK. We get it. But these 15 seconds teasing the teaser trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 have driven us in a bit of tizzy as we wait for the full teaser to run before The Hunger Games this Friday. We’re worried about what this is going to do for our sanity. Let’s see what we have in here. A vampiric figure bolting through the forest, who we know is Bella (Kristen Stewart, FTW!), but we can’t see her face. We go Taylor Lautner looking as hot as ever, saying, “I didn’t expect you to seem so … you.” We have a ring shot which we all love, right? And we got Edward (Robert Pattinson, yea-aah!) looking tenderly at Bella’s face — which they don’t show —and saying, “We’re the same temperature now.” Yes, it’s a teaser … but they’re taking the teasing a little too seriously. Because we need more!
Kristen Stewart showed up at the Balenciaga Fall 2012 runway show for Paris Fashion Week today missing two of her trademarks: her beloved sneakers, and vamp boyfriend Robert Pattinson! Luckily she did remember to bring her killer sense of style, as she strutted to the show in awesome high waisted leather pants. Left over from The Runaways shoot, perhaps?
But we’ve got even more exciting news comin’ atcha from K-Stew land. The poster for her long awaited film On The Road was released yesterday, as well as some new stills from the feature! Check ‘em out in the gallery below. We’re counting down the days until the star studded Jack Kerouac adaptation hits the big screen. Are you?
Ready to feel reallllly old? Dakota Fanning, everyone’s favorite way-too-mature-for-her age actress, is officially a child star no more. That’s right, the always stylist starlet turns 18 today! And already she’s done more than most people do in several life times. From getting her start at the age of 7 in the tear-jerker I Am Sam, all the way up through her more recent appearances in The Runaways and (eek!!!!) The Twilight Saga, Dakota has never been anything less than a true star! Happy birthday DK, and we look forward to seeing what the next 18 years will bring. To celebrate, swing down to the gallery below for Dakota’s most stylin’ looks through the ages.
Who likes short shorts? Ashley Greene likes short shorts! Can you blame a girl with legs like hers? It may come as no surprise that the brunette beauty originally aspired to be a model but found her true talent in acting. Once Ashley was cast as Alice Cullen in the Twilight series back in 2008, we’ve seen those legs everywhere…thankfully. From short shorts to babydoll dresses to mini skirts, Ashley’s outfits are often calculated to make us admire those gams. Surprisingly, the Skateland actress is only 5’5″ even though it’s pretty easy to think otherwise. In celebration of Ms. Greene’s 25th birthday, here are 25 pics of Ashley’s fabulous lower limbs, barely covered by the shortest hemlines in her closet.
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has talked plenty about the sexy vampiric romance between her stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, but have you ever wondered how she feels about bringing them together? Apparently the answer is: kind of on the fence. When talking to New York mag about Kristen’s split from previous boyfriend Michael Angarano, Hardwicke admitted, “He’s a wonderful actor. He was in Dogtown, one of my favorites, so I felt pretty bad because I love him and they were such a great couple.” Oh, Catherine. Well, we guess sometimes the truth hurts. For example, when Robsten fans storm your house with torches and jab you all over with pitchforks. All. Over.
Since we’re being candid, what was Catherine’s first impression of the Twilight script, one of five projects Summit Entertainment offered her in 2003 as her possible next movie? “Every one of those scripts sucked,” Catherine reveals. “Oh, Lord, did they suck.” Twilight, however, was still intriguing enough to catch her eye. “I thought the script was horrible, but then I looked it up on the Internet, and I thought, Okay, it’s based on a book and people tend to like it. There’s gotta be something there.’” Oh, oh, now give your secret opinion on Taylor Lautner next! Is his chest just too nice? Kind of, right?