Let’s be honest, we’ll go see anything Taylor Kitsch is in. But throw in a little Peter Skarsgard, and suddenly a total bomb like Battlefield becomes Oscar-caliber (imagine how two sexed-up stars can upgrade actual Oscar-caliber flicks like Brokeback Mountain and Vicky Christy Barcelona). For your eye candy viewing pleasure, check out our favorite flicks starring a pair of same-sex hotties!
We always sort of hope we’ll never see Lady Gaga doing anything we do. Going to the laundromat, being on-time to a dental appointment, shopping for toilet paper while wearing Crocs: that’s stuff for people like us to be seen doing in public. Which is why Lady Gaga’s perfectly normal, unquestionably average dinner date with on-again, off-again boyfriend Taylor Kinney at her father’s New York restaurant Joanne is a borderline let-down. We know Gaga isn’t obligated to play a piano made of human hair while wearing a latex Victoria wedding dress at all times. We just…we just like it when she does.
We’ll give girl some leeway, though; she was kind enough to play one of the tracks from her upcoming album last night after some New York City fans swarmed her car. You can try and see if you can actually hear any of the song, which was posted online by at least one little monster, but there is too much background to guarantee for sure it’s a banger. On a related note, if we ever yell, “Listen to my CD” over a new Lady Gaga track, someone lock us inside that hair piano and throw away the key, for real.
Just when you think every actor under the age of 30 has tried out for the role of Finnick in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, you find out that you are totally and completely correct. Glee’s Grant Gustin is just the latest man-child to throw his name into the reaping ball, joining the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Hunter Parrish and whatever actor just popped into your head after Hunter Parrish. Oh yeah, he’ll do. “I have auditioned for the role,” he admitted in an interview with The Insider today. “I don’t think [the producers] know what they’re looking for just yet, but yes, I auditioned for the role.” Hmmm, an interesting aside. Were the casting directions literally scratching their heads and shrugging in the middle of auditions? Did giant cartoon question marks appear about their heads? From all the names that have been swirling recently, all signs point to…yes.
When not subtly and hilarious undermining Kurt’s relationship on Glee, Gustin stars in the upcoming Lifetime movie A Mother’s Fear, a film which also sounds like it could be about a dystopian teen battle royale. We’re intrigued by him as a choice, but other than Glee, he doesn’t have much on his IMDB to go by. Which begs the question…who do you want to see don the trident and fishnet underwear of Finnick Odair? Right, right, all of them, but in the movie. Who do you want to see put them on in the movie?
Taylor Kitsch might be down for fighting aliens in John Carter or…well, fighting more aliens in Battleship, but he apparently won’t be donning a skimpy golden fish net as tribute Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games‘ sequel Catching Fire. “Not going to happen,” he replied to Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman in response to the rumors. Luckily, the casting notice for Catching Fire we spotted earlier this month read “Finnick Odair, male, mid-20s, very handsome, tall, tan skin, bronze hair, green eyes,” so that only leaves…oh jeez, virtually every young actor in Hollywood.
Well, except Robert Pattinson, of course. “I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent. My agent was like, ‘No.’ [My agent] was like, ‘No one’s going to offer you that part.’ I was like, ‘Thanks for the reassurance,’ ” the Cosmopolis start told MTV this week. Meanwhile E! Online reported that the casting had been whittled down to Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund and Kitsch, and a vocal group of fans has been hyping Cabin In The Woods star Jesse Williams as a possible casting pick. What do you think? Who do you want to see wielding a trident on the big screen next year?
So, Peter Berg’s Battleship is finally out in the U.S. today. We have been waiting for this moment ever since the cast was announced — and sounded like basically the best-looking cast ever assembled. Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna together in the same movie? Our eyes could hardly believe their luck. Except, well, the reviews are making us second-guess our excitement. It’s got a 36 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com, with a lot of critics complaining, well, that it’s a loud war movie about aliens and battleships. Well, if you’re on the fence still, or if you absolutely know that loud war movies about alien invasions aren’t your bag, we have an alternative for you. This magnificent gallery of the most beautiful cast ever assembled doing their best to promote the hell out of the flick all over the globe, on magazines ranging from Elle to Men’s Health to something called Stayhard (maybe that means something else in Swedish). However the movie turns out, it will have achieved everything we could ever want: It made these stars get in front of a lot of cameras all spring long.
Is it getting a little warm in here? It’s just the first of May, and we’re already fanning ourselves at our desk after putting together our own special Summer Movie Preview. We’ll leave the talk of comic books, green screens, box-office takes and mega-sequel expectations to some other sites, as we instead do what we do best: concentrate on those beautiful men and women on the big screens. And oh, there are a lot of them this summer. First, let’s take a look at the fine male specimens stepping up to save the world — from aliens, vampires, evil queens and other threats that somehow loom the largest between May and August.
In an excerpt from tonight’s MTV First interview with Battleship stars Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard, the actors are asked perhaps the most important question of their careers: Is it frustrating not to be the only dazzlingly beautiful person in the room? The answer, predictably, is hilarious. Also, it reminded us of how truly funny Rihanna can be. (Of course, I had to watch this clip twice to gather that much, because the first time I was just daydreaming about raising athletic blond and brunette children on a secluded island getaway with my two new husbands …)
Before we say anything about what everyone else wore, we need to say this … HOLY SH–, CHARLIZE THERON! How does she do it? And by that we mean, how does she look like that? The CinemaCon 2012 Awards Ceremony went down at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last night, and Charlize slinked down the red carpet wearing the sexiest, raciest Dion Lee LBD in the history of all little black dresses. The fact that she wore strappy Giuseppe Zanotti heels didn’t hurt either. Take a bow, Charlize.
Also wearing black at the same event were Jennifer Garner and Michelle Pfeiffer. Jennifer wasn’t quite working her Michael Kors dress, perhaps because it should have been worn with different shoes. The ones she had on looked like bandages and were far too clunky. Michelle defied age in her a sheer-panelled dress that showed off a rocking bod. Our favorite, other than Charlize, would be Chloe Moretz who wore a metallic dark blue Kenzo dress with hidden slant pockets.
Other celebrities who attended included the likes of Josh Hutcherson, Anna Faris and Jeremy Renner, to name a few.
Rihanna is surrounded by hotties of all genders in the upcoming action flick Battleship (plus some kind of alien death ships? Which are sort of hot in a different way? ), but there’s only one costar in particular that left the “Talk That Talk” singer with a schoolgirl crush. “I fell in love with [Liam Neeson] when I watched Taken and I was so star-struck, I couldn’t even look at him on set,” RiRi gushed to British mag Company. “I just had to shut down completely. Then he asked me for a picture with him to send to his son and I was like, ‘Send me this picture, I want it too!’ ” We understand completely, girl. We saw The Grey in theaters, after all.
While Neeson might be the king of Rihanna‘s heart, it sounds like Alexander Skarsgard is the king of her body parts. On a related note, did you see what we did there? “Oh my god, [Alexander Skarsgard]’s so hot!” she exclaimed. “I mean, I went from gawking at him for hours every time I watched True Blood DVDs back-to-back on tour, then BOOM! He’s on set.” Don’t feel bad just because you’re the only hottie who RiRi didn’t name check, Taylor Kitsch. Maybe you’ll get cast in The Grey 2. Like if Liam isn’t available or something?
Okay, sure, the idea of Blake Lively in a menage a relationship with Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson is pretty hot. So is the sun-soaked world of California pot farmers, Mexican wrestling masks and an extremely random cameo from John Travolta. Based on the trailer for Oliver Stone‘s new crime thriller Savages, however, if we do end up seeing this movie, it will be due entirely to the presence of Salma Hayek. Well, Salma and Salma’s bangs. 60% Salma + 40% Salma’s bangs = 100% fierceness.
In the action flick due out July 6, Hayek stars as Elena, the leader of a drug cartel who kidnaps Lively as a way to manipulate Kitsch and Johnson into submitting to her flawless power. Benicio Del Toro costars as an actor who is lucky enough to receive Salma’s choreographed rage-slaps. Oh wait…that’s who he is, not who he’s playing. Have we seen some of these elements before? Sure. But have we seen Salma Hayek engineer a high-stakes kidnapping while wearing summer white? We don’t think so. On a related note, who knew you could be the head of an international crime syndicate and look so pulled together? What can’t this woman do? Check out the Hayek highlights from the trailer that make our fingers itchy to dial Moviefone: