Sunday, June 6, 2010

“MTV Movie Awards host Aziz Ansari practices jokes, a musical number ... - Canada East” plus 3 more

“MTV Movie Awards host Aziz Ansari practices jokes, a musical number ... - Canada East” plus 3 more


MTV Movie Awards host Aziz Ansari practices jokes, a musical number ... - Canada East

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:17 PM PDT

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Aziz Ansari says he's spent his whole career preparing to host the MTV Movie Awards.

The 27-year-old actor and comedian, a star of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," has been making short films and doing standup since college. He'll get to do both at Sunday's show, along with a big musical number that he says is in the style of his R&B hero, R. Kelly.

The show will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.

Viewers can also expect a short film starring "The Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis and a joke about British Petroleum that brought the house down during rehearsals.

The MTV Movie Awards are a fan-centred celebration of film. Fans voted for the nominees and winners in 12 categories including best kiss, best fight and best villain.

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Snooki Weighs In On Kristen Stewart's Movie Award ... - Musicwire

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:25 PM PDT

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lip-smacking smooches to drool over.

Kristen Stewart has two chances to pick up some Golden Popcorn in the coveted category, as she's nominated for her kisses with Dakota Fanning in "The Runaways" and with Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."

"Jersey Shore" starlet Snooki knows a thing or two about locking lips, but even she was shocked at the amount of action Kristen got onscreen. "And I'm the whore!" she told MTV News when asked which Kristen kiss was hottest.

She even predicted some trouble for the (rumored) "Twilight" couple if the "Runaways" kiss takes home the gold. "If Kristen wins with Dakota, Rob is going to be very jealous," she said. "But, you know, maybe he'll be a little excited!"

It's possible the two Kristen kisses will split the votes and neither will end up on top, giving fellow nominees Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds from "The Proposal," Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner from "Valentine's Day" or Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington from the blockbuster "Avatar" a path to victory. You'll just have to tune in Sunday to find out the results!

During MTV News' "Jersey Shore Blow-Out at the MTV Movie Awards," which airs at 8 p.m., right before the Movie Awards, Snooki, Pauly, JWoww, the Situation, Angelina, Sammi, Ronnie and Vinny will present the first 10 minutes of "Jersey Shore" season two. The new season, which premieres in full on Thursday, July 29, follows the cast as they leave the chilly winter waters of Seaside Heights and head out on a road trip to Miami.

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'3 Idiots' movie sweeps annual Bollywood awards - Huffingtonpost.com

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 02:52 AM PDT

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The hit comedy film "3 Idiots" starring superstar Aamir Khan took home most of the awards at the annual Bollywood "Oscars," including best Indian movie, in a ceremony in Sri Lanka's capital that top actors did not attend amid a boycott call over the former civil war.

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan received the best actor award for his role of a child suffering from progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes rapid aging, in "Paa." Bachchan's actor son Abhishek played the role of the child's father.

But the two Bachchans along with many other Indian stars failed to show up at the International Indian Film Awards in Colombo on Saturday.

They said they had prior commitments. However, some fellow actors and directors from India's southern state of Tamil Nadu had asked them to boycott the ceremony, accusing Sri Lankan forces of killing ethnic Tamil civilians in the final stages of the long-running civil war which ended last year.

"3 Idiots," a film directed by Rajkumar Hirani that revolves around the lives of three engineering students, won 16 out of 31 awards, including best director.

It won eight of the 12 technical awards, including best screenplay, best cinematography and editing.

Kareena Kapoor, who starred in "3 Idiots," shared the best actress award with Vidya Balan from "Paa."

Sri Lankan beauty queen-turned-actress Jacqueline Fernandez won the award for best female debut.

Those who did not show up in Colombo included big Bollywood names Aamir Khan, Shah Ruk Khan and Bachchan's actress daughter-in-law, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai.

Last year, Sri Lanka's military defeated Tamil Tiger rebels after a decades-long armed struggle for a separate homeland for minority Tamils, who have family and cultural links with the people of Tamil Nadu in India.

According to U.N. documents, more than 7,000 civilians were killed in the last five months of the civil war. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people died during the conflict.

Government troops were accused of shelling a small strip of land where hundreds of thousands of people were boxed-in during the last stages of the war, while the rebels were blamed for killing noncombatants trying to leave the area. The government has denied deliberately killing civilians.

The IIFA awards were created a decade ago to promote Indian films to an international audience. Earlier ceremonies were hosted by London, Yorkshire, Malaysia, Dubai, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Singapore, Bangkok and Macau.

The next awards will be held in Canada next year.

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Coming Soon: LIMBAUGH, The Movie! - NBC Washington

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

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I enjoy writing about Rush Limbaugh because any post about him is guaranteed to attract 50 nutjob liberal commenters complaining that Limbaugh is destroying the world, followed by 50 nutjob conservative commenters declaring that BARAK HUSSAYN OBAMA IS HITLER. Limbaugh's quite adept at bringing the two lunatic ends of the political spectrum together for a furious bout of online dance fighting.

Well, producer James Sclafani believes Limbaugh's ability to attract controversy makes him the perfect movie subject. Deadline explains that Sclafani is actively working on a Limbaugh biopic as we speak. Will it be a cheap hagiography designed to appeal to dittoheads, directed by Senor Spielbergo? Or will it be a devious liberal sendup? Well, Sclafani insists it will be neither:

Sclafani… has written a feature film about Limbaugh's life that is in the process of being packaged and shopped for financing. Sclafani, who recently sold his script Counter Kid to Bill Murray's Devoted Pictures, optioned The Rush Limbaugh Story: Talent on Loan from God, an unauthorized biography by longtime Gotham-based journalist Paul Colford, who currently heads media relations for the AP. The book served as the basis for the script.

Sclafani said the script he's written is a close cousin to the Oliver Stone-directed George W. Bush feature W, in that he tries to get beneath the surface politics and controversies and down to the ambition and demons that drove Limbaugh's success…

"This is Citizen Kane meets Private Parts, where you have a man who always had trouble relating to people in the outside world, but does it effortlessly in the booth," said Sclafani.

Two years ago, Zev Chafets of New York Times wrote a profile of Limbaugh (since turned into a book) that achieved the kind of complexity Sclafani is looking for. Politics aside, Limbaugh IS an interesting subject. An entire army of conservatives take their cues from him, but he seems a profoundly lonely man. Like Richard Nixon, he appears driven by a sense that the "elites" of the world will never accept him as one of their own, and constantly uses that phantom exclusivity against them. We've all felt excluded at times. We've all felt that there was some club of people who went to great lengths to keep us out, and we've always resented them for it. I know I've felt that way. Limbaugh, like Stern (always the Hollywood outsider), knows EXACTLY how to use those feelings to make great radio. Also, he's a recovering drug addict. And who doesn't like a good drug addict story?

Unlike Sarah Palin, Limbaugh really IS a shrewd person who knows how to extract the precise reaction he wants out of people, be they with him or against him. You never know if he's being genuine when he's saying something completely insane, and that's the point. The question is: Can any movie look beyond the political bluster and find the soul of Limbaugh? It appears Sclafani will give it a go. Kevin Farley's agent is already foaming at the mouth.

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