The Avengers and Silver Linings Playbook reigned supreme at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, with each film taking home three tubs of golden popcorn.
David R. Ellis
Director David R. Ellis, best known for helming Snakes on a Plane, died Monday at the age of 60, Deadline reports. No cause of death has been released.
This week, Paul McCartney stood in for Kurt Cobain to front a semi-reunited Nirvana at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert (and later on Saturday Night Live), and there were touching tributes to the Newtown shooting victims from SNL and The Voice. The cast of Downton Abbey acted out scenes from Breaking Bad, we met the most easily scared man in the world and/or Norway, and Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson had a "sad-off" about their upcoming movies: Les Miserables and Django Unchained, respectively.
Check out those videos and more below.
Paul McCartney and Martin Short
For once, Saturday Night Live's cold opening was no laughing matter. A day after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre — which killed 20 children and six adults — the show opened with the New York City Children's Chorus performing a moving version of "Silent Night"...
Director Quentin Tarantino says the inspiration for his new movie, Django Unchained, came from a growing frustration with Western films "ignoring" the issue of slavery.
"Hollywood didn't want to deal with it because it was too ugly and too messy," Tarantino recently told The Daily Beast. "But how can you ignore such a huge part of American history when telling a story in that time period? It made no sense."
ABC has ordered a pilot S.H.I.E.L.D., a live-action TV series from Joss Whedon based on the Marvel peacekeeping organization, Deadline reports.
S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for...
Hollywood is ready to Stand Up to Cancer for the organization's third prime-time television fundraising special.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Callen of Tenth Planet Productions will produce the broadcast as they try to rally support in the fight against cancer.
The star-studded event will include appearances by Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Simon Baker, Chelsea Handler, Joe Manganiello and others.
Week 1 of the London Olympics is in the books and it's given us some unforgettable and historic moments. From Michael Phelps' record-breaking 19th medal and Gabby Douglas' all-around gold to the expulsion of eight badminton players for throwing their matches, the first seven days definitely got people talking.
Olympics: The top moments (so far!)
Check out some of the funniest tweets from Week 1 below, including the best of must-follow Olympics super-fan Samuel L. Jackson. (And keep following the funny during the games with our Olympic Witstream!)
You can't keep a good curmudgeon down: House's Hugh Laurie is in talks to star as the villain in the new RoboCop film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Samel L. Jackson
Fresh off the success of his latest blockbuster The Avengers, Samuel L. Jackson will host the 12th annual BET Awards.