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Saturday
Apr132013

MTV Movie Awards Will Be Held This Sunday

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(NEW YORK) -- The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will air live from Culver City, California, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson will host the event.

The leading nominees are Quentin Tarantino's drama Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane's comedy Ted. They each have seven nods apiece.

The contenders for the top prize, movie of the year, are: Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Ted, Marvel's The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises. Brad Pitt will present the category.

Fans can cast their vote for several categories on MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday.

MTV has already announced that Will Ferrell will receive its first-ever Comedic Genius Award; Jamie Foxx will be given the Generation Award; and Emma Watson will accept the Trailblazer Award.

During the broadcast, viewers will be treated to previews of Iron Man 3 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Here are the nominees:

Movie Of The Year
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Ted
Marvel's The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

Best Female Performance
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Mila Kunis, Ted
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Male Performance
Ben Affleck, Argo
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Breakthrough Performance
Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Eddie Redmayne, Les Miserables
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Scared-As-S**T Performance
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Alexandra Daddario, Texas Chainsaw 3D
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Best On-Screen Duo
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, Marvel's The Avengers
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, The Campaign

Best Shirtless Performance
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Best Fight
Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen, Django Unchained
Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace, Skyfall
Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Kiss
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman, Moonrise Kingdom
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, Ted
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best WTF Moment
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, "Candieland Gets Smoked" in Django Unchained
Denzel Washington, "Final Descent" in Flight
Anna Camp, "Hack-Appella" in Pitch Perfect
Javier Bardem, "Oops...There Goes His Face" in Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, "Ted Gets Saucy" in Ted

Best Villain
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Marion Cotillard, The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers

Best Musical Moment
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Wednesday
Mar062013

"Django Unchained," "Ted" Lead MTV Movie Award Nominees

The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- The nominees for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards were announced on Tuesday.

Quentin Tarantino's drama Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane's comedy Ted are the leading nominees, with seven nods apiece, including in the movie of the year category.

Another nominee in the top category, Silver Linings Playbook, trails with six nominations.  Its star, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, has multiple acting nominations for her roles in that film as well as the horror flick House at the End of the Street.

MTV is introducing two new categories this year: best shirtless performance and best musical moment.

[ CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES ]

As previously announced, Will Ferrell will receive MTV's first-ever "Comedic Genius" award.

You can now cast your vote for your favorites on MovieAwards.MTV.com, through April 13.  The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Rebel Wilson, will air live from Culver City, Calif., on April 14.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Monday
Jul022012

"Ted" Tops the Box Office with $54 Million

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The weekend box office can be summed up with one popular phrase: “Grin and bear it.”

Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Ted, about a grown man and his talking teddy bear, opened in first place, earning an estimated $54.1 million.

The male stripper film Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, debuted in the second spot, with $39.2 million.

The previous box office champ, the Disney-Pixar tale Brave, rounded out the top three, collecting $34 million.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection premiered in fourth place, with $26.4 million, and the drama People Like Us bowed in 10th place, with $4.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Ted, $54.1 million
2. Magic Mike, $39.2 million
3. Brave, $34 million
4. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, $26.4 million
5. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, $11.8 million
6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, $6 million
7. Prometheus, $4.93 million
8. Moonrise Kingdom, $4.9 million
9. Snow White & the Huntsman, $4.4 million
10. People Like Us, $4.3 million

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun292012

"Ted," "Magic Mike" and More Open Friday

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Ted: In the first feature film by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg plays a man who's close friends with a childhood teddy bear that's come to life.  MacFarlane voices the titular bear.  Mila Kunis also stars.  Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Magic Mike: Channing Tatum plays a stripper who takes a newcomer under his wing.  The film is inspired by Tatum's real-life experiences as a stripper.  Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Bomer and Joe Manganiello also star in this Steven Soderbergh-directed film. Rated R.  [Click here to read a review]

-- Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection: Tyler Perry reprises his popular elderly character of Madea, who takes in a dysfunctional family in the witness protection program.  Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- People Like Us: Upon his father's death, a salesman discovers he has a sister he never knew.  Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer star.  Rated PG-13.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun292012

Movie Review: "Ted"

Indigo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- I’m a year older than Seth MacFarlane. I think his show The Family Guy is one of the funniest ever created, but for an outlandish reason: Sometimes, it feels like McFarlane and his like-minded writers have been occupying my brain.
 
In a bizarre though frequent occurrence when it comes to MacFarlane creations, the day I saw his first live-action film, Ted, I was having a conversation with my editor in which I said of a certain movie that came out earlier this year, “It’s like 2012’s Flash Gordon, just not nearly as cheesy and not a fraction as entertaining.”
 
Why is this relevant?  There's a scene in Ted in which Mark Wahlberg’s John and his talking teddy bear, Ted, are watching Flash Gordon. I laughed, smacked my forehead and silently screamed, “Get out of my head, MacFarlane!”
 
Many of my friends around the same age also feel this way. Even when he’s not lampooning our familiar, early 1980s pop culture, MacFarlane's team is pitch-perfect when crafting jokes that go well beyond good taste into the patently offensive, but are genius nonetheless.  We get all of that and then some in Ted.
 
I don’t believe Ted needs in-depth analysis.  It's a raunchy, violently funny (you might hurt yourself from laughing) film with a ridiculous concept that works because Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Giovanni Ribisi are so utterly convincing when talking to the CGI talking teddy bear.  Who of course, talks back.
 
Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) is the product of a magical wish placed by 8-year-old John, who had no friends and was hated by the Irish kids in his Boston neighborhood. Even the Jewish kid whom the Irish kids beat up every day wants nothing to do with John. The morning after his wish, John wakes up to a living, breathing Ted.
 
Ted becomes famous but what’s most important to him is being John’s loyal friend for life.  Thunder buddies, for anybody who has seen the trailer -- a scene that's significantly funnier in the red band trailer and even funnier in the movie.
 
I’m not going to tell you anything you probably don’t already know or can guess. John grows up and ultimately has to choose between his girlfriend, played perfectly by Mila Kunis (who's also the voice of Meg on MacFarlane’s Family Guy) and Ted, who's also grown up into a pot-smoking, beer-drinking, prostitute-hiring pal who is clearly holding John back.
 
I’m not the biggest fan of Wahlberg’s over-earnest style of acting. It was great in Boogie Nights but he’s been the same character in pretty much every movie he’s done since -- just look at Andy Samberg’s genius impersonation on Saturday Night Live. In Ted, however, Wahlberg has finally taken his acting to another level.  Being forced to commit to an inanimate object in the silliest possible way can do that for an actor.  Impressive.
 
Speaking of Ted, even though MacFarlane’s characterization does sound a lot like Family Guy's Peter Griffin, it’s never a distraction and serves as a punch line for one of the movie's hundreds of effective jokes.
 
Not only will MacFarlane and non-MacFarlane fans alike love Ted, they'll bring it home, put it in their beds and snuggle with it as they laugh themselves to sleep.

Four-and-a-half out of five stars.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun222012

Giovanni Ribisi Marries Model Agyness Deyn

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Actor Giovanni Ribisi and model Agyness Deyn married last weekend, according to his publicist.

Ribisi, 37, appears in the upcoming comedy Ted. Deyn, 29, is a British model and budding actress who has appeared in ads for Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, among other designers.

This is Deyn’s first marriage and Ribisi’s second. The former Friends actor (he played Phoebe’s brother) split from ex-wife Mariah O’Brien in 2001. They have a daughter named Lucia.

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