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  1. AP - The Boxcars, a new bluegrass supergroup of sorts, leads all nominees for this year's International Bluegrass Music Association Awards with 10. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110818/ap_en_mu/us_music_bluegrass_awards]View the full article[/url]
  2. AP - A Polish court has issued an innocent verdict in the case of a death metal singer who ripped up a Bible during a show and called it "a deceitful book." [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110818/ap_en_mu/eu_poland_bible_tearing]View the full article[/url]
  3. AP - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it will not seek criminal charges against The Game after a tweet from the rapper's account incited a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at a sheriff's station. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110818/ap_en_mu/us_the_game_tweet]View the full article[/url]
  4. AP - The California Supreme Court on Thursday refused to consider legendary rock music producer Phil Spector's appeal of his murder conviction. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110818/ap_en_mu/us_phil_spector]View the full article[/url]
  5. AP - A Jamaican music producer for a top reggae label has been shot to death outside his home in an upscale neighborhood of the Caribbean island's capital. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/cb_jamaica_producer_killed]View the full article[/url]
  6. Mark October 13 on your calendars and then start saving your pennies, "[url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/tag/harry-potter"]Harry Potter[/url]" fans, because Warner Bros has announced that tickets to "Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter" will go on sale that day. Stars [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/428560/personmain.jhtml"]Evanna Lynch[/url] and [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/15446/personmain.jhtml"]Warwick Davis[/url] made the announcement Tuesday at the Empire Big Screen Event in London. Though the tour still doesn't have an official opening date -- Warner has only given the very vague Spring 2012 period -- I'm placing my bets that pre-order tickets sell out within 24 hours. [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/the-making-of-harry-potter-exterior1.jpg"][img]http://moviesblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/the-making-of-harry-potter-exterior1.jpg[/img][/url] Above is a rendering of what the exterior of the studio will look like upon completion. It certainly looks a bit Disney-fied and not very similar to the Leavesden we know and love, but that is kind of the point. Tickets can be booked through [url="http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/"]this official site[/url] and will cost £28 for adults and £21 for children. That's about $46 and $35, respectively, and a lot cheaper than I was personally expecting. The tour is three hours long and involves walking around the studio's 150,000 square feet, including two soundstages. The Great Hall, Dumbledore's Office, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room are among the actual sets that will be showcased on the tour. There also is a Creatures Effects workshop that will show how special effects artists were able to turn characters like Aragog, Fawkes, Buckbeak and the "Chamber of Secrets" basilisk to life. [i]Do you plan on buying tickets to the tour? Tell us in the comments section below or on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/harry-potter-leavesden-studios-tickets/]View the full article[/url]
  7. Reuters - Pop music stars The Black Eyed Peas have rescheduled their "Concert 4 NYC" to September 30 after extreme weather in June forced organizers to cancel the Central Park event, Will.I.Am announced on Wednesday. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110817/music_nm/us_blackeyedpeas_concert]View the full article[/url]
  8. Reuters - Does nearly a half-million copies sold constitute the glass being half-full or half-empty? That's the question with Jay-Z and Kanye West's enormously ballyhooed joint project, "Watch the Throne," which debuted with first-week sales of 436,000, a strong but less-kingly-than-expected tally. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110817/music_nm/us_charts]View the full article[/url]
  9. AP - It's gonna be a good, good night in Central Park. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/us_black_eyed_peas_central_park]View the full article[/url]
  10. For the past month these five guys have made a major impact on MTV Jams in a project we call the Fab 5. Today during RapFix LiveMac Miller will be live in the studio with a few live skype calls. 4 PM it all goes down. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/17/fab-5-mac-miller-future-big-krit-on-rapfix-live/]View the full article[/url]
  11. G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean is currently doing big things now that the release of his Finally Famous has hit the shelves. With the rapper traipsing across the pond, Big Sean caught up with DJ Tim Westwood and discussed a bevy of topics including his first ever solo show in London on Monday (August 15), the adoration from fans and also mentioned fellow rapper Drake supposedly borrowing his punchline rhyme scheme. The G.O.O.D. music signee said about Drizzy, “Drake is my homie, he just shouted me out a few days ago, said Big Sean. “As far as that flow thing goes, He just borrowed an element of a flow that I made up in 09 on [mixtape] Uknow Big Sean. That same cadence I used he used on the song “Forever,” but he admitted he was like, ‘yo I got that style from Big Sean.’ ” Recently Drake was in Detroit where the Young Money MC shot down claims of an alleged between Sean and himself. “I don’t know what the f--k is going on you know what I am saying" said Drake. "People trying to make s--t … but I’ma let you know one thing… I’ma say this right now in front of all my Detroit people man. I’m a let you know Big Sean you my ni--a man, for real on everything man … If I got to tell you this way, I tell you this way. I don’t want to make people make s--t what it isn’t, man that’s my n---a I got the utmost respect for him. I love Detroit” During his chat with Westwood, Big Sean also talked up a new mixtape alongside pals Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y although the Detroit rhyme slinger was mum about how many songs will actually appear on the track – the trio have recorded five songs already. “We’re just having fun with it. That’s what people are not doing these days, they’re not having fun with this s--t.” Big Sean also talked up future London dates and on Monday at his show, Sean brought out his mentor and label head Kanye West during his set. Sean also playfully quipped with Westwood who asked the origin of the rapper’s moniker. “I’m big where it counts, man. I have a big heart,” said the rapper with a chuckle. Big Sean and his debut album Finally Famous album is out in stores now. Today at 4 PM EST we'll tip our hat to Big Sean, along with Mac Miller, Big K.R.I.T., Future and Meek Mill as part of this year's 2011 Fab 5 project on RapFix Live. Be sure to tune in to the show! What do you think about Big Sean and Drake and his new joint mixtape? Tweet to us at @MTVRapFix or leave us a comment below. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/17/big-sean-confirms-talk-with-drake-preps-mixtape-with-wiz-khalifa/]View the full article[/url]
  12. [url="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1669184/hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-soundtrack.jhtml"][b]FROM MTV MOVIES:[/b][/url] We've seen snippets of the cinematic world of [url="http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2011/08/08/new-hunger-games-stills/"]Panem — Jennifer Lawrence[/url] as blood-spattered, arrow-wielding Katniss crouching in the woods, Josh Hutcherson as her battle-worn fellow combatant Peeta lying in a clearing. What we haven't yet checked out from "Hunger Games" — and why would we, with no trailer yet released and the film not hitting theaters until March 2012? — is anything to do with the score, an all-star collaboration between [url="http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2011/06/29/hunger-games-score-t-bone-burnett-danny-elfman/"]T-Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman[/url]. But that musical omission will be changing soon, as Burnett not only told MTV News that filmmakers will be releasing "Hunger Games" tuneage soon, but that one track will feature Lawrence herself. [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-soundtrack/"][img]http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:682527?height=288&width=512[/img][/url] "Yeah, we did," Burnett said when we asked if Lawrence had recorded anything in the studio. "And it was beautiful. She did great. She's singing great. Killer actor too." [url="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1669184/hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-soundtrack.jhtml"][b]Read the full story at MTV Movies[/b][/url] [b]and check out [/b][url="http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2011/08/17/jennifer-lawrence-hunger-games-soundtrack/"][b]Hollywood Crush's[/b][/url][b] list of other "Hunger Games" soundtrack suggestions![/b] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-soundtrack/]View the full article[/url]
  13. Susan Hill’s thriller novel, “[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/475568/moviemain.jhtml"]The Woman in Black[/url],” has already spawned one adaptation, the 1989 television movie of the same name. While creepy, that version had a distinct lack of [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/264615/personmain.jhtml"]Daniel Radcliffe[/url]. Fortunately, that problem will be effectively remedied when a new adaptation of the book hits theaters in February 2012. Though it is based on the original novel, the movie is said to veer away from the book’s plot in numerous ways, as Radcliffe’s character, the lawyer Arthur Kipps, visits a small English town to deal with the estate of the deceased Alice Drablow. As you, an intuitive filmgoer, would probably imagine, things get dark and weird pretty damn quickly. The new trailer, seen in the video above, captures that creeping sense of menace remarkably effectively, as it includes every single one of the top five creepiest things ever. Join us past the jump to see if you spotted them all! The answers are: 1) Dirty old toys, 2) A run-down house, 3) Rhyming children’s narration, 4) Blank-faced girls in matching dresses, 5) Daguerreotypes. Terrifying, terrifying daguerreotypes. [i]What did you think about the trailer? Was there anything exceptionally creepy that we missed? Give us your thoughts on Daniel Radcliffe's latest "Woman in Black" trailer in the comments section and on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog/"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/woman-in-black-trailer-daniel-radcliffe/]View the full article[/url]
  14. AP - If there was ever any doubt, it's gone now. Jennifer Lopez will be back at the judge's panel for the 11th season of "American Idol." [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/us_tv_american_idol_lopez]View the full article[/url]
  15. Sultry tennis superstar Serena Williams has had several confirmed and rumored high profile relationships, including being linked with director Brett Ratner and rapper-actor Common. The latest news to hit the mill was a rumor stating that Canadian rapper Drake and Williams were an item. After Drizzy was seen supporting Serena at a recent tennis match in his hometown of Toronto and news surfacing of the pair vacationing in Florida, the Web was ablaze with chatter of the two being a new power couple. Serena Williams addressed the talk of her and Drake dating, stating there’s no connection beyond friendship between them. “Oh, man. Really?” she said to the Toronto Star. “We’re really close friends. Can’t be too close to a friend nowadays, I guess.” And the closeness is definitely confirmed with several photos of the pair in South Florida playing tennis together and the rapper showing vocal support for his friend on the court. Drake has kept cool up to the moment about the connection and has neither confirmed or denied the rumor. However, reports show that Drizzy has playfully flirted with Serena via Twitter and a candid webcam photo seemingly displayed a closeness that supports the tennis player’s statements regarding their friendship. Drake has recently been rumored to be to have been romantically linked to Barbadian pop star Rihanna, amid news that sources reported the pair was dating. There were also photos of the two dining together in Drake’s home country last month that surfaced on the Web. Drake is preparing his Young Money sophomore release Take Care for an October release – the rapper’s birthday month. Must be nice to be Drake these days. What do you think of these latest rumors involving Drake? Do you think he’s dating Serena Williams or Rihanna? Tweet to us at @MTVRapFix or leave us a comment below. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/17/serena-williams-debunks-drake-romance-rumors/]View the full article[/url]
  16. AP - Martina McBride's new single, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," is an inspirational song about going through cancer, and for the video, she enlisted the help of a few famous faces to convey the message. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/us_people_mcbride]View the full article[/url]
  17. Kanye West, Jay-Z, a host of other notable rappers and a live band. Who can pull that off during a single live performance? None other than the Snowman. To support his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album, Young Jeezy released a snippet of his upcoming TM101 documentary. In this particular clip Young is seen prepping for his star-studded show in NYC to celebrate five years of his classic album Thug Motivation with the assistance of a few A-list rap stars. Hit the clip to check out the action. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/17/young-jeezy-unleashes-tm101-documentary/]View the full article[/url]
  18. Texting has become more than a fad for some tweens and teens; it's become a lifestyle. MTV's new documentary "Thumbs" goes below the surface on the trend to try to crack into the secret world of texting. [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/thumbs-texting-documentary/"][img]http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:682397?height=288&width=512[/img][/url] The movie follows a group of six teens who entered [url="http://www.facebook.com/lgtexterus?sk=info"]LG's U.S. National Texting Championship[/url] to try to earn the title of fastest texter in the United States, and a whopping $50,000 prize. Academy Award-winning director Bill Couturié was intrigued by the texting phenomenon and, after being approached by producer Michael Tollin, decided to create the first documentary showcasing the trend. MTV News got on the phone with Couturié to find out more about the film and what he learned about texting in the process. "I didn't know what I would find. And what I found is these kids are straight A students," he said. He added that parenting plays a major part in the addictive element of texting, saying that "like any kids with anything, you've got to give them some rules." Couturié was first intrigued by the project when he noticed his own 14-year-old son would be sitting there texting away with "thumbs flying." Many adults have a prejudice against kids texting too much, but Couturié found that for the most part that is unwarranted. "It's a generation gap thing," he explained, stemming from the fact that grown ups believe that if two people aren't talking face to face, they're not communicating, while young kids believe the opposite. It's that connection with their peers that Couturié believes is what draws teens to texting, and to other social networking outlets like Facebook. "Thumbs" centers on six kids between the ages of 13 and 16 who made it to the final 32 competitors in 2010's championship. Of the two guys and four girls he followed, the boys lost in the first round, leading Couturié to proclaim that girls are faster texters. Some of the teens competing could text up to 100 words per minute, which Couturié compared to secretaries being able to type 100 words per minute on their type-writers. But Couturié didn't find any sort of negative connection between teens who could text well and teens who exhibited bad behavior. The winner of 2010's championship, a 13-year-old from Brooklyn named Brianna, actually had the strictest parents of the kids he followed. She wasn't allowed to text at dinner or when doing her homework, never texted in class, and was totally fine with it. "It's a fun movie, it's about kids having a good time, but there's also a little bit of a moral in there that texting can be addictive, but if you just do a minimal amount of parenting, you can take care of it and everyone can have a good time," he explained. The documentary employed a special cell phone program that its subjects downloaded onto their phones that allowed Couturié to keep track of everything they were texting. The conversations occurring via their cell phones will appear in the movie for people to see. "It's kind of like this secret world of texting gets opened up and we get to see that, again, they're just talking like kids. Nothing terrible," Couturié said. "Sometimes they're a little racy, sometimes they're a little inappropriate, but by and large they're just goofing around having a good time." [i]"Thumbs" premieres on MTV at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, August 19. Tell us your thoughts about the documentary in the comments section below or on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/thumbs-texting-documentary/]View the full article[/url]
  19. AP - The Beatles are up for the fight against pirates. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/eu_the_beatles_piracy]View the full article[/url]
  20. [img]http://splashpage.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/rosamund-pike.jpg[/img]The decision was expected quickly, and they didn't disappoint: Rosamund Pike is Tom Cruise's "One Shot" gal! [url="http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/rosamund-pike-gets-female-lead-in-tom-cruises-one-shot/"]Deadline[/url] reports that the former Bond girl has landed [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/15/tom-cruises-one-shot-targets-leading-ladies/"]the female lead in "One Shot,"[/url] Paramount's Cruise-starring adaptation of the Jack Reacher novel series. Pike will play Helen Rodin, a defense attorney who works with Reacher, a former military man turned drifter, to bring bad guys to justice. Get the rest of today's biggest casting news past the jump! [b]Bill Paxton Joins Kevin Costner Miniseries[/b] History Channel's miniseries "The Hatfields and McCoys" just added another major Hollywood actor. [url="http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/bill-paxton-to-star-in-histrorys-hatfields-and-mccoys-mini-kevin-reynolds-to-direct/"]Deadline[/url] has learned that [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/49009/personmain.jhtml"]Bill Paxton[/url] has come on board as the titular Randall McCoy. He is joining[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/13508/personmain.jhtml"] Kevin Costner[/url], who plays "Devil" Anse Hatfield. The Civil War drama follows the two friends as post-war tensions cause the two families to start warring against each other. [b]Rosemarie DeWitt Joins The "Neighborhood Watch"[/b] [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/99943/personmain.jhtml"]Ben Stiller[/url] just gained a wife in his sci-fi comedy "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/295034/moviemain.jhtml"]Neighborhood Watch[/url]." "United States of Tara" star [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/399545/personmain.jhtml"]Rosemarie DeWitt[/url] will play the role of Stiller's wife who forces them to move to the suburbs, [url="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rosemarie-dewitt-play-ben-stillers-223656"][i]The Hollywood Reporter[/i][/url] has learned. Vince Vaughn is also signed on to the flick. "Neighborhood Watch" starts shooting in the fall in Georgia. [b]Brad Pitt To Produce "Twelve Years A Slave"[/b] The [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/42373/personmain.jhtml"]Steve McQueen[/url]-directed flick "Twelve Years A Slave" just gained a big-time producer. [url="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/brad-pitt-produce-drama-twelve-223181"][i]The Hollywood Reporter[/i][/url] has learned that [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/50260/personmain.jhtml"]Brad Pitt[/url] and his Plan B production company have come on board the adaptation of Solomon Northup's autobiography in producing roles. Currently British actor [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/238028/personmain.jhtml"]Chiwetel Ejiofor[/url] is attached to Northup's role. No word yet on when production is yet to start. [b]Adam Scott Is "A.C.O.D."[/b] And no, that doesn't mean he's a fish. The "Parks & Recreation" star has been tapped for the leading role in "[url="http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/adam-scott-stars-in-a-c-o-d/"]A.C.O.D.[/url]," a new indie comedy from Stuart Zicherman. The title is an acronym for Adult Children of Divorce, and Scott plays a man who was forced to grow up too young following his parents' bitter divorce. It's up to Scott to keep their tempers cool enough when his younger brother hurriedly decides to get married. [i]Tell us what you think of today's casting news in the comments section and on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog/"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/tom-cruise-rosamund-pike/]View the full article[/url]
  21. AP - Brad Paisley is bringing a bit of country to the city — the city of London, that is. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/eu_britain_brad_paisley]View the full article[/url]
  22. AP - When Katy Perry first came on the scene, some dismissed her as a one-hit wonder. Three years later, she's proven she's a multi-hit wonder, becoming the first woman to score five No. 1 songs from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/music/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110817/ap_en_mu/us_people_katy_perry]View the full article[/url]
  23. Until the last man, they'll fight — so say they all in the new trailer for "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/424417/moviemain.jhtml"]Red Tails[/url]," the World War II aerial combat drama from producer [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/88665/personmain.jhtml"]George Lucas[/url]. [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/red-tails-trailer-poster/"][img]http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:682506?height=288&width=512[/img][/url] An earlier [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/07/29/george-lucas-red-tails-trailer/"]"Red Tails" trailer[/url] arrived online late last month, and today, we've got an [b]exclusive[/b] first look at the movie's latest trailer, as well as a brand new poster for the film. Watch the trailer in the video above, and click past the jump to see the latest poster! In "Red Tails," moviegoers are offered the chance to look back at an important slice of American history with the moving true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a collection of segregated black pilots who were given second-rate planes and deadly missions after being shipped out to combat during World War II. But despite their hand-me-down supplies and their dangerous assignments, the Tuskegee men literally and figuratively rose to the occasion time and time again in the blood soaked skies of the second world war. "Red Tails" boasts an all-star cast with its talented roster including Oscar-nominated actor and former "Iron Man" hero [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/29661/personmain.jhtml"]Terrence Howard[/url], "Breaking Bad" badass [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/13908/personmain.jhtml"]Bryan Cranston[/url], Oscar winner [url="v"]Cuba Gooding Jr[/url], [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/04/06/cuba-gooding-jr-joining-method-man-for-george-lucas-wwii-epic-red-tails/"]Method Man[/url], Ne-Yo and Nate Parker. The movie is directed by "Treme's" [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/287835/personmain.jhtml"]Anthony Hemingway[/url] and godfathered by George Lucas, the "Star Wars" mastermind who has had his vision for "Red Tails" in development for over two decades now. It looks like good things come to those who wait, based on the new trailer and — as you can see below — the latest poster for the movie. [img]http://moviesblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/red_tails_poster.jpg[/img] [i]Tell us what you think of the "Red Tails" trailer and poster in the comments section and on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog/"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/red-tails-trailer-poster/]View the full article[/url]
  24. There was a time where the plot for [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/242480/personmain.jhtml"]Tarsem Singh[/url]'s latest flick "[url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/450220/moviemain.jhtml"]Immortals[/url]" was under wraps, but that time is no more. The latest trailer for the stylized retelling of Greek mythology lays the story out clearly for the ill-informed. [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/immortals-trailer-kellan-lutz/"][img]http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:682510?height=288&width=512[/img][/url] No question that this is the longest "Immortals" teaser to date, clocking in at two and a half minutes in length. The narrator sets the stage for the battle between humans and the Greek gods: once there was a war in heaven, and the victors called themselves gods and named the losers as titans. Now evil King Hyperion ([url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/54512/personmain.jhtml"]Mickey Rourke[/url]) is trying to release the titans and defeat the gods, and it's up to mortal Theseus ([url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/267308/personmain.jhtml"]Henry Cavill[/url]) to stop him. Making their debuts in the video are [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/438091/personmain.jhtml"]Kellan Lutz[/url], Corey Sevier and [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/1050687/personmain.jhtml"]Isabel Lucas[/url] as Poseidon, Apollo and Athena, respectively. Much like [url="http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/07/29/battleship-trailer-commentary/"]Rihanna in the "Battleship" trailer[/url], though, Lutz only gets a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance in the trailer. Fortunately, Cavill, [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/1056345/personmain.jhtml"]Frieda Pinto [/url]and [url="http://www.mtv.com/movies/person/1113137/personmain.jhtml"]Luke Evans[/url] get plenty of screen time this time around. But what really sits at the forefront of this latest "Immortals" teaser is Singh's distinct visual style. Universal isn't pandering to the unconvinced in this trailer. Instead they're selling the message, "You get what you pay for." Those who aren't familiar with Singh's previous work in "The Fall" and "The Cell" might liken the slo-mo CGI-heavy action with "300," but Singh is his own special brand of stylization. And it's that element of this flick that has this Movies Blog writer counting down the days until "Immortals" hits theaters November 11. [i]What do you think of the new "Immortals" trailer? Tell us in the comments section below or on [url="http://twitter.com/mtvmoviesblog"]Twitter[/url]![/i] [url=http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/immortals-trailer-kellan-lutz/]View the full article[/url]
  25. Canadian superstar and Young Money fixture Drake has been slowly preparing his fans for his sophomore album Take Care but continues to make headlines with leaked singles and collaborations with YM boss Lil Wayne and appearing onstage with label mate Nicki Minaj in his native Toronto. The 24-year-old heartthrob has once again made news with the recent announcement Drake receiving a high honor due to his work in entertainment. Drake will receive the Allan Slaight award, which is given out to Canadian individuals that exhibit excellence in the realms of sports, literature, music and the performing arts. Drake will collect a $10,000 honorarium in which he will gift and present to Dixon Hall, a service that helps to provide assistance to low income neighborhoods and their residents in and around Toronto. Website AllHipHop reported via a press release from Drake that the rapper has expressed his gratitude. “I am a proud Canadian, and I am grateful to Canada's Walk of Fame and the Slaight Foundation for this award,” said Drake in the written statement. Founding Director of Canada’s Walk Of Fame Peter Soumalias also added his delight in Drake getting the honor. “At 24 years of age, Drake has already achieved what has taken others a lifetime to do. He is kind, smart, talented, philanthropic and driven. He is an inspiring example to all, and we are proud to recognize him this year as our young Canadian making a positive impact,” said Mr. Soumalias. Drake will be releasing his sophomore album Take Care this October. Want to congratulate Drake? Tweet to us at @MTVRapFix or leave us a comment below. [url=http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/08/17/drake-to-receive-walk-of-fame-award-in-canada/]View the full article[/url]
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