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‘Spider-Man’ Star Andrew Garfield Covers Entertainment Weekly

July 15, 2011

‘I related to Peter Parker so much because I felt like someone else inside,’ the actor reveals to mag.
By Terri Schwartz

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Entertainment Weekly

It’s been more than six months since the world first saw the new “Amazing Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield, in his Spidey suit. Now, fans are getting another look as he graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly in anticipation of next week’s trailer premiere and San Diego Comic-Con panel.

Perhaps more important, the entertainment magazine has confirmed that “Pirate Radio” star Rhys Ifans will play Spider-Man foe the Lizard in the upcoming flick. Up until now, it had only been rumored that Ifans had been cast to play the famous villain.

On the EW cover, fans get a fuller view of Garfield himself; the special characteristics of his Spidey costume seem to be secondary in the latest image.

The story gives an inside look at the set and some new photos, as well as interviews with castmembers and director Marc Webb. Specifically, Garfield admits that the part is one he’d always dreamed of playing. “I related to Peter Parker so much because I felt like someone else inside,” he says of Spider-Man’s alter ego. “I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.”

Webb adds, “Ultimately, what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that’s a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen before.”

When MTV News spoke to Garfield’s “Spider Man” co-star Emma Stone in June, the actress said she was impressed by how good he looked in his costume. “He looks like Spider-Man, ya know?” she laughed. “It’s pretty exciting.”

In other exciting “Amazing Spider-Man” news, is reporting that a full-length trailer for the movie is set for release next week. The site is operating under the assumption that this trailer will be the same one Sony Pictures unveils at the “Spider-Man” San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday. But it may also run in front of select screenings of “Captain America: The First Avenger” in its July 22 opening weekend.

Check out everything we’ve got on “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

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Taylor Swift, Rihanna Dress To Impress At Billboard Awards

July 15, 2011

Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Selena Gomez also make fashion splash on red carpet, as showgirl style rules at the Las Vegas event on Sunday night.
By Jocelyn Vena

Taylor Swift at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards
Photo: Jordan Strauss/ Getty Images

On Sunday night, some of the biggest names in the music industry hit up the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and decided that sparkles and sequins make for the perfect additions to any red carpet get-up. Well, it is Sin City after all.

Taylor Swift always seems to bring some of that Nashville sparkle to any red carpet. She arrived at the show in a pale-hued, sequined Elie Saab gown. Nicki Minaj showed off her signature sense of style in her baby-blue, body-hugging spandex Mark Fast catsuit.

Selena Gomez turned up the style dial in a sexy, cut-out black Dolce & Gabbana gown that she paired with red strappy sandals with sparkly bow detailing. Like Gomez, Ke$ha opted for some cut-out detailing in her sparkly, slate-gray dress with tulle skirt. Rihanna looked white hot in her men’s tailored Max Azria suit, which she kept sexy and feminine by not buttoning her shirt all the way.

Fergie went S&M chic in her little black bandage-type dress by Hervé Léger. Nicole Kidman also wore black. She paired a casual braid hairstyle with a long black gown and Keith Urban. British pop cutie Kyle Minogue looked funky in her little black lacey dress. Inside the show, Britney Spears sat in the audience wearing a skimpy black dress of her own, her hair in loose curls, with little-to-no accessories.

While some stars kept the color scheme low-key, Keri Hilson decided to stand out in her billowy little yellow dress paired with a turquoise-colored belt. Kelly Rowland showed off some of her best assets in a body-hugging, bright pink bandage dress.

The fellas also looked tight on the carpet. Joe Jonas wore all black with white sneakers, Ne-Yo paired his periwinkle suit with a Yankees cap and Justin Bieber wore black tuxedo pants with a gold-lamé tuxedo jacket.

Which stars’ styles caught your eye at the Billboard Music Awards? Tell us in the comments.

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Photos | 2011 BET Awards Show Highlights

July 15, 2011

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Photos | Lady Gaga And The Scissor Sisters Perform At Staples Center

July 15, 2011

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‘John Carter’ Trailer: Welcome To Mars

July 15, 2011

It’s probably too early to declare “John Carter,” formerly known as “John Carter of Mars,” as the best movie of 2012. Okay, it’s definitely too early. But I don’t think it’s premature to say that the “John Carter” trailer is the best trailer I’ve seen in 2011 thus far.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Making Wedding Plans?

July 14, 2011

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Making Wedding Plans?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have always prided themselves on their untraditional family — but if the rumor mill is correct, they’re about to do something very traditional. Us Weekly reports that Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 47, are planning to get married within the next few months.

We know, we know — you’ve heard that one before. But this time, says the magazine, it’s been confirmed by three separate sources. (Three! That’s more than two!) According to one of these insiders, the wedding will be "intimate and informal." The magazine suggests that the wedding could take place at their ginormous French chateau, which came equipped with a 16th century chapel, as well as a moat. (Granted, the moat doesn’t fit quite so neatly into the wedding theme, but we think they should find a way to incorporate it — maybe with a nice romantic gondola ride or something. How often do you get an occasion to use the moat?)

While we can’t vouch for Us Weekly‘s sources, we can say that Brad and Angelina have certainly seemed more marriage-minded lately. Or at least, Brad has. In May, Pitt told USA Weekend that they may need to tie the knot for their children’s sake.

"The kids ask about marriage. It’s meaning more and more to them," said the Moneyball star. "So it’s something we’ve got to look at."

Pitt also issued a statement in support of New York State’s new marriage equality law. As you may recall, the Jolie-Pitts have claimed that they won’t get married until everyone in this country is legally able to do so. But even Jolie will never say never, admitting that she and Brad are "not against getting married."

We hope that marriage is the cards for Brangelina, if only because their six kids would make the cutest wedding party ever. And who knows? In a few months, maybe they’ll be ready to make our — er, their — wedding dreams come true!


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Usher – Fed Up (featuring Usher, Young Jeezy, Drake, Rick Ross)

July 14, 2011

Fed Up (featuring Usher, Young Jeezy, Drake, Rick Ross)

  • Artist: Usher
  • Label: We The Best, E1 Music
  • Director: Gil Green


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