Made in England.
Made in England.
Made in England.
Will Smith surprised a bunch of students in England with an impromptu performance of the song that made him a star. He##Q##s still got it.
Also, find out what “Monsters University” has to offer you in today##Q##s Dailies!
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» John Malkovich will play Blackbeard in NBC##Q##s pirate pilot [Deadline]
» IMAX-exclusive poster for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” [Lation Review]
» New viral videos for “Monsters University” [/Film]
» The first six minutes of “Bates Motel,” which is actually supposed to be good. [ComingSoon]
» Will Smith sang the “Fresh Prince” theme song to British school children, and they reacted appropriately.
Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place to feast on all the movie leftovers you didn##Q##t know you were hungry for.
Yes, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci are two actors in the upcoming fantasy adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer,” but did you know that Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci are also two actors with fabulous hair in the upcoming fantasy adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer”?
MTV News’ Amy Wilkinson headed to jolly old England to speak with the two gentlemen actors about their ‘dos in “Jack” and to find out which had the better haircuts.
“[McGregor] does because it’s real,” Tucci said.
And McGregor couldn’t help but agree. “I had a great haircut in this film,” he said.
You can see for yourself which actor takes the top hair honors when “Jack the Giant Slayer” opens in theaters tomorrow, March 1.
Made in England.
Guerilla Black and several associates are in hot water for credit card fraud.
Police announced on Wednesday (January 16) that Guerilla Black was arrested in connection with a major credit card fraud investigation.
The Compton rapper, born Charles Tony Williamson, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning by local police and United States Secret Service, says according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Black and four others were arrested as authorities served warrants at seven locations.
Black had previously been indicted by federal authorities in Washington on fraud charges, and was on a pre-trial release.
Guerilla Black and his associates allegedly made profits of over $20,000 a month. The alleged fraud resulted in losses at financial institutions in the U.S., England, Switzerland, and Nigeria.
Jennifer Lawrence beat Meryl Streep, and Hugh Jackman beat the flu. Jessica Chastain honored her dreams, and Daniel Day-Lewis (alias E.T.) honored the queen. Those are the headlines of the Best Actor and Actress winners at the 2013 Golden Globes, but our words can only do so much justice — let’s let the winners speak for themselves in their very own hilarious and heartfelt words.
Here are the highlights from the Best Actor and Actress winners’ acceptance speeches.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy — Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Reading The Award’s Fine Print: “What does this say? ‘I Beat Meryl!’”
Obligatory Harvey Weinstein Shout-Out: “Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.”
Obvious Statement Alert: “To the entire cast of this movie: you guys are the heartbeat of this film. It wouldn’t be the same without you guys … because then there wouldn’t be a cast.”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy — Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”)
Sickest Confession: “Sorry, I’m on the tail end of this flu. I was kicking myself for not getting this flu shot but it appears that I don’t need one. I feel great!”
Generosity In A Nut-Shell: “I just have to say, to the guy or girl who stole the wheels off my bike while I was auditioning for ‘Les Miserables,’ we’re all good. We’re good. Keep ‘em. In fact, I’m going to put the frame in the exact same spot. Take it on Monday morning.”
Loveliest Love Letter, Part One: “Three weeks before we started filming, we had a terrible day of rehearsal. A humiliating day. I came home to [my wife] and said, ‘It’s time. I have to call [director Tom Hooper] and withdraw.’ I really thought I had bitten off more than I could chew. My wife talked me off of that cliff, like she talks me off on most days. Baby, I’m going to say it now in front of the entire world: thank you for always being right.”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama — Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Dreams Come True: “I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was a little girl. I worked for a really long time. I’ve auditioned, struggled, fought and been on the side lines for years — and to be here now, in this moment? It’s a beautiful feeling to receive this encouragement and support.”
Why Kathryn Bigelow Rules: “I can’t help but compare my character of Maya to you: two powerful, fearless women who allow their expert work to stand before them. You have said that filmmaking for you is not about breaking gender roles, but when you make a film that allows your character to disobey the conventions of Hollywood, then you’ve done more for women in cinema than you take credit for.”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama — Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”)
Best Bill Clinton Shout-Out: “Are you sure there’s room for another ex-President on this stage?”
Best Bill Clinton Shout-Out Follow-Up: “If you thought that was showing off, Her Majesty, the Queen of England, is going to parachute down in a couple of minutes to make a last-minute pitch for ‘Skyfall.’”
Loveliest Love Letter, Part Two: “When I go to work, [my wife] opens a window for me and I jump out into the night to hunt and scavenge. At the end of it, I come back with whatever it is, and drop it like a mouse at her feet; I hope so much she’ll think I’ve done a good thing.”
From the red carpet to backstage to the after-parties, stick with MTV for complete Golden Globe coverage. We’ve got you covered with red carpet photos, complete winners list, highlight clips and much more.
It’s more than just Hip Hop around these parts. With the genre itself including so many influences within its evolving sound, venturing beyong Rap borders is both necessary and enlightening. The HipHopDX staff had some favorites in 2012 that moved past Hip Hop, and we felt like we should share them with our readers. Some you may have heard of, some Hip Hop artists actually worked with/sampled, but if they’re new to you then they’re worth checking out.
There are two must-have digital releases from 2012: Ab-Soul’s #controlsystem and BJ The Chicago Kid’s Pineapple Now-Laters. They’re not that different in theory either, as both artists – who roll in the same circles, bring a free-form creativity and respect for their predecessor to genres that often feel stagnated with redundant over-saturation. Motown Records‘ hopeful BJ cut his teeth working with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, TiRon and Freddie Gibbs, but on his own debut project, he presents himself as a soulful visionary that can channel the classics and defy convention at the same damn time. “Dream II” provides an inspirational textbook to the distraught, while “Sex Is The Best Breakfast” encourages lovers to reconsider Cheerios. BJ bridges the gap in the new movements in Hip Hop and RB, and I think he has a lot more depth and resonance than some of his melancholic peers. - Jake Paine, Editor-In-Chief
Ellie Goulding is a unique case in music, where the “better late than never” mantra applies. Ellie’s debut album Lights arrived in 2010, but didn’t gain its sea legs until the following year (and this year as well) when the title track shot up the Billboard charts. Ellie returned with her follow-up album Halcyon, and the music spoke for itself. After covering The Weeknd’s “High For This” and Active Child’s “Hanging On” Ellie paved the way for her stellar original tracks like “My Blood,” “Don’t Say a Word,” and of course “Anything Could Happen,” which is the flagship track for the Beats By Dre promo campaign. Ellie’s boldness in lyric and sound is something that will be celebrated for years to come, and while even Hip Hop is slowly inviting her into the fold (she was rumored early on to be appearing on G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer), there really is nowhere to go but up for an artist like Ellie Goulding. As for the UK siren’s plans for 2013? Well, anything could happen. - Kathy Iandoli, Music Editor
Flying Lotus has always been around mainstream Hip Hop’s fringes, never appearing too interested in joining the party. He’ll randomly direct an Erykah Badu video (thankfully not the Flaming Lips one with her doppelganger butt naked in a tub of blood), or assist on something with the likes of Thundercat. He has his lane, and unless you’re specifically checking for him, you may miss him altogether. That’s unfortunate, because it’s rare to see someone blend Thom Yorke vocals, 8-bit Nintendo sounds and creative instrumentation together so seamlessly. Figuring out how to classify his Until The Quiet Comes album is harder than deciphering what Ghostface was saying on half of “Nutmeg.” There are times when the album sounds like one, long, hallucinogenic drug trip—which obviously appeals to those who gravitate toward eclectic excellence such as Sa-Ra Creative Partners. But even if you’re more straight-laced, give it a try, because you’ll probably be surprised at how much you enjoy it. - Omar Burgess, Editor-At-Large
Michael Kiwanuka was swept into mainstream consciousness earlier this year after bubbling under in his native England. After releasing his breakout Tell Me a Tale EP in April 2011, the 24-year-old soul stirrer nabbed a coveted supporting slot on Adele’s tour, but hit the mark when BBC named him its Sound of 2012 winner. This past July, Kiwanuka dropped his full-length debut Home Again, an album that transcended his pot of cool points and backed the hype. With shades of blues and acoustic beach rock, the LP is rich in musical sensibility – songs like the muscle relaxant “I’m Getting Ready” and “Bones” would fit comfortably on a decades-old jukebox. While co-signs from Jay-Z and John Mayer are gratifying, Kiwanuka upped the retro game by boldly proving that he’s got soul – and an old one at that. - Steven Horowitz, News Editor
2012 was all about Brainfeeder. With releases from Lapalux, Gonjasufi and label boss Flying Lotus, the Brainfeeder crew continued to make the albums they share shelf-space with sound sterile, thin and safe. But perhaps the strongest release of the bunch was Breakthrough from The Gaslamp Killer, the roster’s most carefree and conventional (a relative statement when the label is Brainfeeder) artist. Breakthrough is a deceiving title since there has been a growing fanbase following The Gaslamp Killer‘s releases since 2007 but for those new to his chopped drums and samples from the crate blended seamlessly with original instrumentation made up of deep synth pads, digital blips and ethnic instruments, Breakthrough is the perfect starting point. In the same way that DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and RJD2′s Deadringer felt cohesive and cinematic despite being made up of sounds loaded into an MPC, Breakthrough possesses the same range, switching from found voice mails used as skits to sinister intergalactic funk. - Michael Sheehan, Producer
Eminem will headline a few festivals in summer 2013.
Eminem has been tapped to headline a pair of 2013 summer festivals in Reading and Leeds, England.
According to Billboard, Marshall will hold top billing at Reading Festival 2013 and Leeds Festival, both taking place over the weekend of August 23-25. Rumored headliners for the two additional spots include Black Sabbath, Blur, Arctic Monkeys and Green Day.
The Shady Records honcho previously played both festivals in 2001 following the release of The Marshall Mathers LP. This year, the festival will also include previously announced performers Deftones, Alt-J, Sub Focus and Boy Better Know.
Tickets are currently on sale here.
With only days until Nicki Minaj drops her latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, she’s giving fans a little sneak peek into the making of her newest video. Set to drop any day now, it seems that Minaj is opting for the glam over the wacky in her clip for “Freedom.”
Minaj shot the video in England, and the behind-the-scenes teaser shows off one of the video’s set-ups. In it, Minaj is donning a multi-colored gown out in the middle of the dreary English countryside, as smoke fills the space behind her. In between displays of Nicki as a rapping glamazon, the featurette also shows how much work her crew had to put into shooting the video. Short clips show two men carrying the singer from her waiting area to the set-up as not to ruin her platform heels. Another shot captures Minaj’s ride in a carriage, safely transporting her over the rocky terrain.
Other times, Minaj looks a bit tired, applying makeup. And, perhaps, the most drama (and laughs) took place when one of the female crew members fell on a grassy knoll.
In addition to the teaser, she also dropped an equally atmospheric lyric video for the single. As the emotional lines of the song scroll across the screen, various shots of grassy fields, forests and streams set the mood, an obvious call to the forthcoming video. Minaj has not confirmed when the actual video will hit the streets, but did let her fans know that it’s “coming soon.”
“Freedom” is the latest single off The Re-Up, following up the faster-paced, Cassie-assisted “The Boys.” The album hits stores on November 19. When MTV News spoke to the rapper about the re-issue earlier this fall, she explained why she wanted to continue the story of her spring 2012 release, instead of starting fresh.
“It’s a different feel, so I knew I had to put it on a separate disc the new songs, but it wasn’t an entire new thought and new body of work,” she said. “Because I like to give a lot of music and so that’s why I didn’t want to do a whole new project. Because then I would feel like it would be judged as a brand-new thing and then I would need to add way more songs.”
What’s your favorite part of the “Freedom” teaser? Tell us in the comments!