MTV Movie Awards: Christian Bale, 'The Dark Knight Rises' steal show
- Christian Bale struggles to control emotions. CREDIT: MTV
Daybreak Daily’s sit-down session at the VCR finds an awards show that has nothing to do with music videos despite its name, a new head for a crown, other things, and the mystery music video.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS: There are winners but also real winners, per the Los Angeles Times, “The awards handed out by the cable network are generally seen as little more than a coronation of what's popular; indeed, "The Hunger Games" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" were among the big winners Sunday. But the reaction to the many pitches, both at the show and during commercial breaks, can be a useful barometer for the coming months at the multiplex, while the pitches themselves are an important tool for movies seeking an edge in a crowded summer marketplace.” http://lat.ms/L1Fszt
WHICH LEADS US TO THIS: The real winner, per Access Hollywood, “Christian Bale had trouble holding back his emotions on Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards after seeing footage of his late co-star, Heath Legder. The star of “The Dark Knight Rises” appeared with co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman, where they introduced a series of clips from “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” and after seeing Heath’s performance of The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” Christian was noticeably choked up. “Man, great to remember Heath in that moment,” the actor said, fighting back his tears.” http://bit.ly/KXO21R
SCORECARD: The complete list of winners, per The Hollywood Reporter, http://bit.ly/MbwW1F
LITTLE DREW: They grow up fast, per People, “Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman made a romantic exit from their wedding Saturday, snuggling in the back of an old classic convertible Mercedes (with the top up) that was decorated with blush and hot-pink roses as well as pink ribbons. The newlyweds left the reception, held at the actress's Montecito, Calif., home, at about 1:30 a.m., and spent their first night as husband and wife at a hotel.” http://bit.ly/M5tkL3
BIG PLANS: At least she shoots high, per the AP, “The nation's newest Miss USA winner, Olivia Culpo, is a Rhode Island cellist who describes herself as a nerd and aspires to be more like Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn.” http://apne.ws/KXSPQN
GOOD APPLE: Certainly not poisonous, per Deadline Hollywood, “Universal’s #1 film Snow White And The Huntsman (3,773 theaters) came in at $20.3M Friday and bumped up to $21.5M Saturday. That makes for $56.1M this domestic weekend. The result is better than expected for the 2D original fantasy actioner that cost $172M and didn’t have the benefit of a 3D premium or franchise recognition.” http://bit.ly/KERy2w
HEAD-BANGING REVIEW: Of this past weekend’s Scion Rock Fest, per the New York Times, “The festival’s general scope is metal and beyond, with no particular allegiance to locality or subgenre. But this year, with 26 bands in one night, it went broader than usual, moving into variations of hard-core and noise and industrial music. The Tampa Bay area is fundamentally important to death metal.” http://nyti.ms/JGFYQp
NEXT: Merely something else to slay, per indieWIRE, “Charlize Theron is enjoying a particularly high profile at the moment thanks to a couple of big roles in “Prometheus” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” - Now that all of those films have (just about) made their way to theatres and can be judged on their merits, we can now turn our attention to some of her upcoming projects including George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” http://bit.ly/MrEkZH
AN ENDING: But not just yet, per Entertainment Weekly, “Starz is set to announce that the next season of its historical drama Spartacus will mark the show’s final outing. The upside: Creator Steven S. DeKnight promises the remaining episodes will be spectacular.” http://bit.ly/JGGON8
ARGUMENT STARTER: Guaranteed, per Rolling Stone, “The RS 500 was assembled by the editors of Rolling Stone, based on the results of two extensive polls. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. In 2009, we asked a similar group of 100 experts to pick the best albums of the 2000s. From those results, Rolling Stone created this new list of the greatest albums of all time.” http://bit.ly/LZhaEe
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://n.pr/KXusm6
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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