When Oscar-winner Francis Ford Coppola took to Comic-Con to present his new horror project Twixt , he blew minds in Hall H by live-editing footage from his iPad. Now you can watch the first trailer for Twixt to get a taste of what Coppola’s got cooking with his Gothic murder-mystery tale about a hack novelist named Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) who befriends a ghostly girl named V ( Elle Fanning ) while searching for his next story in a small California town.
People can soon stop asking ” Where is Casey Anthony ?” The acquitted murder suspect went into hiding after her July 17 release, with people speculation that she was everywhere from California to the Bahamas. Thanks to a judge’s order, however, Anthony soon will return to her native Orlando, Fla., within the next three days to report to a local probation office. Orange County Judge Stan Strickland signed court documents requiring Anthony to serve a year of supervised probation on her check fraud charges. “She should report to probation, probably within 72 hours,” Strickland said . Last year, Srickland sentenced Anthony – then awaiting trial for murder – on charges that she stole a friend’s checkbook and forged several checks. Last week, he said he intended for Anthony to go to supervised probation upon her release. Department of Corrections officials misinterpreted that order. Believing that Casey Anthony had served her probation while in jail, her lawyers did not have her report to probation. That’s what she must do this week. It is unclear where Anthony will stay when she returns to Orlando, but you can bet there will be police officers protecting her at every turn. Anthony, who has received myriad threats since she got out of jail, where she spent nearly 1,000 days since 2008, has said through her legal team that she will be undergoing major mental health treatment .
Jesse James#39;s attorney John Schilling tells us that if Lindemulder chooses to relocate to Texas to be near Sunny, she#39;ll be ordered to inpatient rehab. If she remains in California, she#39;ll only get monitored visitation of her daughter. Not all has been bad this week for Jesse James, who confirmed his split with Kat Von D on Monday. The motorcycle mogul, 42, was awarded sole custody of his daughter Sunny, 7, in an Orange County, Calif., courthouse on Monday, following a several-years-l
Looks like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have buried the hatchet. We know. You can all breathe an enormous sigh of sweet relief. The ho-cialites partied together in Malibu this weekend, with Lohan rolling over to Hilton’s beach pad for a small shindig with some of Paris’ friends. Paris’ sister Nicky, actress Emma Roberts and Inception star Lukas Haas were among those on hand, with one source at the party saying: “Everyone was so surprised when Lindsay walked in; we thought they didn’t get along. But they immediately gave each other a big hug.” The crew kicked it on the beach, in Paris’ hot tub and had a mini dance party – and not once did anyone see Lohan drink ANY alcohol. Sources say Paris is “very excited” about her friendship with Lohan, adding that after they rekindled it, “She LOVED seeing her again.” We’re glad to hear it and lope it lasts. Now we just need to get Britney Spears back in the mix to fully reunite the 2006 ho train . [Photos: Pacific Coast News]
We know Leighton Meester is suing her mom . And getting sued by her mom. Now, new reports say she wants custody of her younger brother Lex as well. Leighton regularly sent money to her mother, Constance Meester, who served as her daughter’s manager before Leighton fired her earlier this year. The actress, 25, says this money for her brother’s health needs, and that her mother used the money to get cosmetic surgeries for herself instead. It is not known how old Lex is, or what condition(s) he suffers from. But Constance just countersued Leighton, claiming she owes her even more … and that the 25-year-old actress came at her wielding a bottle . Now The Roommate star just wants to make sure Lex is alright. “Leighton is disgusted by her mother and is determined to get her brother Lex out of that situation,” an insider reveals. “She wants Lex to leave their mother’s California home and come to live with her in New York.” According to the lawsuit, Leighton provided her family with money out of the goodness of her heart, but she’s now tired of her mom’s lifestyle. Lex, short for Alexander, recently had brain surgery, Radar reports . While Leighton has supported him willingly, she says her mom abuses this. “[Constance] is healthy and able to work, but refuses to do so. She expects her daughter [Leighton] to support her financially,” the lawsuit states. “Leighton is really close to her brother, so she just hates that she can’t be there to help him more,” the source said. “She’s worried for him.” Here’s hoping this gets resolved … as well as it can.
‘Had a #greatnight and surprised the people,’ Bieber tweeted after California show. By Jocelyn Vena Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (file) Photo: Getty Images Selena Gomez played a show on Sunday night at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. And mid-concert, her fans got a big surprise as Gomez’s beau, Justin Bieber, took the stage. Video posted on Celebuzz.com shows Bieber, donning a yellow T-shirt, giving his lady love a big hug before launching into an acoustic version of Justin Timberlake’s classic breakup ode, “Cry Me a River.” He also reportedly sang “Favorite Girl.” Bieber even took to Twitter to tell Gomez that he thought she did a great job onstage. “Had a #greatnight and surprised the people. felt good to be on stage. nothing is changing that. #REAL,” he wrote. “@selenagomez u did great tonight. proud of u.” Bieber, who recently revealed that he was taking a bit of a summer break, also added that as nice as it was to be onstage again, he is even more enthusiastic about the new album he’s working on. “More excited than ever to get back in the studio and make this #newalbum,” he wrote. “Miss the tour and want to give u all new music. #BELIEVE I do this because i love music. #REAL.” Earlier in the weekend, and offered a big “thank you” to her fans on Twitter. “HappyBirthdaySelena is a trending topic,” she wrote. “Thank you all so much for a great birthday. Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes, I love you all.” Related Artists Selena Gomez Justin Bieber
Manchester City#39;s Joe Hart (C-rear) celebrates with Shaun Wright-Phillips (C) and other teammates after making the game-winning penalty kick at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California July 24, 2011. Manchester City defeated LA Galaxy 7-6 in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 draw. At the end of the day everyone went home happy, as the Los Angeles Galaxy played Manchester City to a 1-1 draw that was decided on penalties according to World Football Classic rules. Manchester City and the G
‘It was an epic performance of ‘Rehab,’ Mark Burnett, the award show’s executive producer, says. By Rob Markman Amy Winehouse performs at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards Photo: Jeff Kravitz/ Getty Images The 2007 MTV Movie Awards show was all the way live, and the late Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home on Saturday, provided one of the show’s many highlights with a spectacular performance of her hit single “Rehab.” Click for photos of Amy Winehouse’s life and career. Introduced by actor Bruce Willis, Winehouse took the stage and thrilled the Hollywood crowd with her soulful vocal runs of true-to-life lyrics. But what turned out to be one of the singer’s more memorable performances almost wasn’t. The 2007 ceremony marked the first time that MTV’s Movie Awards aired live, and the unpredictable Winehouse almost threw things out of whack. Sadly, the song “Rehab” was all too real for the rising Brit star, who began canceling shows during her ascent up the charts. Her team cited “health issues,” while rumors of substance abuse problems became inescapable. Still, Winehouse quickly became a fan favorite, and her performance at the Movie Awards proved to be a big draw. After showing up late for her rehearsal, which took place the night before the live show, the British singer rendezvoused off to Las Vegas for a party with photographer David LaChapelle. MTV protested, but still Winehouse made way for the Strip less than 12 hours before she was needed back in California to perform. Things shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise considering the numerous bumps MTV experienced when taping her for another show, “45th at Night,” earlier that year. “Just about every song, she stopped. She walked offstage,” Garrett English, MTV executive in charge of production at the time, said. “It was difficult for her to work all the way through the set. Knowing that she was going to be on the Movie Awards in a true live environment was a little bit concerning.” “We had to let her go, stay in touch and hope for the best,” MTV talent executive Robin Katz said. The show’s producers didn’t hear from Winehouse’s camp until an hour before showtime, when they received a text that confirmed the singer had returned from Sin City and was heading to the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, where the ceremony was taking place. Despite the scare, once Amy took the stage, she performed as only Amy could. She hit her mark, and the star-studded crowd loved it. “It was an epic performance of ‘Rehab,’ ” Mark Burnett, the awards show’s executive producer, said. “Edgy, as Amy always is, and it really fits the vibe of MTV.” Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday at the age of 27, and despite all of her troubles, she still remained a favorite among fans and music contemporaries alike. Related Photos Amy Winehouse: A Life In Photos Related Artists Amy Winehouse
California Gurl Perry leads all nominees with nine nods for the August 28 show. By Gil Kaufman Katy Perry in her “Firework” video Photo: Capitol It’s fitting that the leading nominee for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards is Katy Perry , since the California Gurl has had a massive year. Perry nabbed nine nominations for the August 28 awards show, including bids for Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Direction, Best Special Effects and the biggie, Video of the Year, for her smash ” Firework ” clip. Close on her heels is another diva who’s had a breakout year: British songbird Adele, who rolled up seven nominations for her hit ” Rolling in the Deep ” from 21, the best-selling album so far of 2011. Among her nominations are Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. It wasn’t just about the ladies, though, as Kanye West earned seven nods for his high-concept clips “All of the Lights” and “Power,” including Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Male Video and two shots at Best Collaboration for his Rihanna and Kid Cudi hook-up for “Lights” and his cameo in Perry’s ” E.T. ” There was also plenty of love to go around for singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, whose four noms include Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Male Video for ” Grenade. ” A trio of divas — Beyonc
New single started life as an hour-long jam session, Anthony Kiedis tells MTV News. By James Montgomery Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Photo: MTV News On Friday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers officially ended their hiatus with the premiere of “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” the first single from their upcoming I’m With You album. About a month before the premiere of “Maggie,” MTV News sat down with RHCP’s Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer in Venice, California, to talk about the band’s new album (and the lengthy break that preceded it). We’ll be rolling out more of the interview as we get closer to I’m With You ‘s August 30 release date, but we’ve already given fans a taste of what they can expect, when Kiedis and Klinghoffer explained the genesis of the album’s title. And now, with “Maggie” officially out of the box, we figured it would be time to pull the curtain back on a second portion of the chat, in which Kiedis revealed the origins of the song itself — origins that began with an hour-long jam session and exactly one classic bass line. “When I first heard ['Maggie'], I didn’t know it would be a single. [But] I knew that I loved the jam, ” Kiedis explained. “My first recording of that, I don’t think it had many vocals on it. It was kind of mostly instrumental, about an hour long. Flea brought it in as a very specific exercise to write a classic bass line. He woke up, had his tea, sat down: ‘I’m going to write a classic bass line. You can’t stop me.’ Played his bass line until he felt it was cooked into a classic, brought it to us and said, ‘This is Classic Number One.’ On a good day, you just know if there’s music to wrestle with and get with, and it was one of those moments.” So Kiedis sat down and listened to the track and was immediately struck by the propulsive groove Flea had laid down. And things just took off from there, with Klinghoffer adding a winging guitar line and drummer Chad Smith providing a loose, limber backbeat. But even if things were taking shape, Kiedis said he never thought “Maggie” would be anything more than a B-side. If that. “I took it home and it felt so fun to listen to at length that I literally left it on in my driveway, opened the door and danced with the tree next to me for quite a while,” he said. “I had no idea that it would even be a song, I just thought, ‘Oh, this is a great dance track. Let’s put it on as a B-side, [an] hour long.’ And then, as fate would have it, people heard it, and they were like, ‘Oh, that’s your best thing right there. That’s your best thing.’ ” And so, eventually, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” made the leap from jam to official first single. And now that it’s out there, Kiedis knows he’s going asked plenty of times just who this Maggie is. Unfortunately, he’s not about to reveal his inspirations. “It’s just a collection of memories and people along the way that had maybe left my consciousness until I heard that music, and then they kind of came dancing back into my consciousness, and out the old pen onto the paper,” he smiled. “Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Although there is a Maggie, I realized later. There’s two Maggies, actually.” What do you think of the Chili Peppers’ new song? Let us know in the comments! Related Artists Red Hot Chili Peppers