INSTYLE – You know her as Tris from Divergent, and you’re about to see her portray Hazel Grace in the upcoming YA film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, but this Monday get to know the down-to-earth star even better by chatting with her live!
We’re hosting a Twitter chat with Shailene Woodley, our beautiful June cover girl, on Monday, June 2, at 4:30 p.m. ET. She’ll be Tweeting from The Fault in Our Stars handle (@TheFaultMovie) right before the New York City premiere of the film.
Submit your questions in advance by Tweeting @InStyle using #AskShai. Then, be sure to follow both @TheFaultMovie and @InStyle so you don’t miss a thing. See you at 4:30 p.m. ET on June 2!
MTV – Hey, “The Fault In Our Stars” fans: Are you gasping to know just whose fault it is and in exactly which stars? Most of you will have to wait until the movie is released on June 6 to find out, but star Shailene Woodley is offering some fans the chance to get in on the action weeks early.
Want to go to a special screening of the movie on May 11 at the Fox lot in Los Angeles? Listen up.
All you have to do is buy a copy — signed or unsigned — of the movie tie-in edition of the book from the All It Takes website. Proceeds from the sales will benefit All It Takes, the charitable organization Woodley founded with her mother, Lori Woodley, in 2010. All It Takes promotes youth leadership and empowerment within the community.
Not only will those who purchase a book — copies signed by author John Green are going for $150, while unsigned copies are up for a mere $75 — get to see the movie early, they’ll also get to meet author Green and Woodley. Start freaking out…now.
This news isn’t the only thing we have to be psyched about today. A brand spankin’ new trailer for “Fault” hit the web today, and the extended clip is 85 percent guaranteed to make you cry 100 percent of the time. It’s OK, we’re not judging you. Tears are only natural.
“The Fault In Our Stars” hits theaters June 6. Ansel Elgort stars alongside Shailene Woodley.
MTV – Two of young Hollywood’s hottest young actors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars,” will join the star studded line-up of presenters handing out golden popcorn during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which air live on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre.
And before they take the stage, fans will get to see an exclusive scene from “The Fault in Our Stars” during the 2014 Movie Awards Pre-Show, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Woodley and Elgort join host Conan O’Brien and previously announced presenters Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. Academy Award-nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, which will be presented the award by “Entourage” cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015.
Voting for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards is open at MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 12 in categories you’ll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-Sh– Performance, Best Musical Moment, #WTF Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more. Voting for Movie of the Year will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.
VARIETY – Lionsgate has declared its second-ever cash dividend of 5 cents per common share four days ahead of its release of franchise starter Divergent.
The studio announced the payout would take place May 30 for shareholders of record on March 31.
The board declared the company’s first quarterly cash dividend, also for five cents per common share, in December with a February 7 payout.
Wall Street analysts have estimated Divergent will take in a cumulative $150 million in its domestic release. Lionsgate execs have touted the dystopian drama, starring Shailene Woodley, as the latest example of its leadership in adaptations of young-adult bestsellers following Twilight and The Hunger Games.
Lionsgate made the announcement before the stock market opened. The stock was down $1.37 to $30.61 in mid-session trading.
VANITY FAIR – August, allegedly one of the year’s pop-cultural backwaters, is actually a great movie-going month. You get the supposed dregs of Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season: the B-movies and funky genre exercises deemed not quite commercial enough for May, June, and July. You also get the first hints of fall: films that are ambitious yet don’t necessarily meet the craven Oscar-bait standards of October, November, and Christmas. In other words, August movies, whether high or low, are often far more interesting than the year’s earlier or later fare. Two current examples are The Spectacular Now, an indie teen romance that aspires to be, maybe, its generation’s Say Anything; and Elysium, the big-budget dystopian action film that represents the final would-be blockbuster in Hollywood’s summer harvest—the last bushel of corn in the farmer’s multiplex.
Two very different films, but they also have two prominent things in common. One: both could be better, which, come to think of it, is true of most movies. More specifically, then: both are smart and idiosyncratic enough that they conjure their own better selves, as if sharper, wittier versions of what you’re watching might be playing simultaneously one auditorium over, or maybe on a future director’s cut on the Blu-Ray. I found myself rooting for them against their own odds, if that makes sense.
Two: whatever their failings, both movies were redeemed by above-and-beyond performances by actors with unusual names that begin with Sh-. So here’s to Shailene Woodley of The Spectacular Now and Sharlto Copley of Elysium! If there were Oscars in August, they’d be shoo-ins.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – A stunning sunset and a rainbow provided the backdrop for The Hollywood Reporter, Samsung and Cinema Society-hosted screening of the coming-of-age pic The Spectacular Now at The Crow’s Nest restaurant in Montauk. A beach party and bonfire followed the showing of the teen drama.
While the weather was pleasant on Friday evening for the outside screening, director James Ponsoldt explained that, during the film’s production, the crew had to endure thunderstorms in Georgia.
“We ran with it. Even the scene where Miles [Teller] and Shailene [Woodley] have their first kiss, the long walk and talk, it rained, we huddled under a tent,” he said. “You have to embrace the elements and not fight them.”
The Spectacular Now shoot was the first time that Woodley had visited the state. “I had never been to the South before and I loved the atmosphere,” the actress said. “I loved the food and the people. It was so diverse.”
Teller, the film’s lead who nabbed a special jury award for acting at the Sundance Film Festival in January, described how he felt when he learned about the honor. “I found out I won the award from my mom,” the actor said. “She called me crying. ‘You won,’ ‘you won.’”
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD – Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress this year, but the “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star says her parents now have custody of the coveted gold statue.
“My parents took it back to Kentucky, ‘cause I felt odd having it, like, on display in my house,” the 22-year-old star – who won the Academy Award for her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook” – told Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, Calif., on Saturday.
“If anybody’s coming over to my house, I didn’t want them to remember that. Just kind of puts a weird energy out,” she explained.
The actress initially tried placing the prestigious award in an inconspicuous place, before surrendering it the care to her parents.
“I put it in the hallway towards the bathroom, and my mom was like, ‘I’m taking it. It shouldn’t be here.’ And now it’s on a piano in Kentucky!”
Jennifer also dished on the advice she recently gave fellow young star Shailene Woodley, who was nervous about how her life would change if she took on the role of Beatrice “Tris” Prior in the upcoming film, “Divergent.”
“She asked, basically, ‘If you had the opportunity to do this again, would you? Because it’s scary. It’s life changing,’” Jennifer, who had her own doubts about signing on to play Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” movies, shared. “And I said, ‘Yes. As many things change, as many things are horrible and scary, it’s worth it if you love the movie,’ which she did.”
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” hits theaters on November 22.