After three solid years with actor Kyle Howard, 33, the former reality starlet, 25, and her beau have called it quits, us has confirmed. Like the title of The Hills theme song, Lauren Conrad#39;s love life is still “Unwritten.” Unlike Conrad#39;s relationships in the past, she and Howard kept their romance far away from cameras. But they were spotted out and about all over Hollywood since they began dating in 2008. On Valentine#39;s Day, Conrad gushed over Howard, telling us he is “very sweet
Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard open up about book-turned-movie during Q&A session. By Jocelyn Vena Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard Photo: MTV News WEST HOLLYWOOD, California — Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard spoke to a packed room at the Pacific Design Center on Thursday night (June 2) for the latest installment in MTV’s Sneak Peek Week, opening up about retro tearjerker “The Help,” which screened to an excited crowd shortly before the chat. Since the book-turned-film is certain emotional, we asked its leading ladies if they ever reach for the tissues in the movie theater. “Oh, I cry!” Emma Stone admitted. “It’s shocking I’m not crying right now. I cried at ‘Air Bud.’ I cried at ‘Spice World.’ ” But what about when she watches her own movies? “That’s crying out of terror and self-loathing,” she joked. All joking aside, Stone is really proud of “The Help” and “felt it reflected the book.” “When you read the book, you have a vision of those characters too,” she said. “I definitely understand being protective of the material.” “The Help” is the film adaptation of the best-selling novel set in the South during the civil-rights movement. It stars Stone, Howard and Viola Davis and focuses on the bonds formed in the face of adversity. Stone is the flick’s protagonist, Skeeter, who works to make a change through writing a book about the hardships felt by minorities in the South during this pivotal time in history. “She’s a bit of a modern woman,” Stone said of her character. “When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be a writer. She’s curious about people and she’s questioning her life.” Howard, meanwhile, plays the bigoted Hilly, and the actress said she latched onto something very specific about the character to make her relatable. “The thing I eventually grabbed onto was her ignorance,” Howard explained. “Once I understood, I then could attempt to play that character.” Stone used her costumes to help her get into character. “The accent is always a major concern, and then, of course, knowing how to be Southern, there’s a lot of challenges,” Stone said. “This is the first time I felt more in character after putting on the wardrobe. It was wonderful to have that.” Stick with MTV News all week as we gear up for Sunday’s Movie Awards with a Sneak Peek Week screening and live-stream Q&A session every night this week. Will wizards, vampires or dream thieves steal the 2011 MTV Movie Awards ? Find out June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT that night for the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale and Movie Awards pre-show, loaded with live action from the red carpet, exclusive movie clips and a special edition of “After Hours.” To get into the magical movie mood, it’s Sneak Peek Week — five days of exclusives and interviews with the casts of “Fright Night,” “Horrible Bosses” and more. Check out everything there is to know about Sneak Peek Week, the Movie Awards and the pre-show at MovieAwards.MTV.com ! Related Videos MTV Sneak Peek Week: ‘The Help’
Actor Terrence Howard , who is currently playing District Attorney Joe Dekker on Law & Order: SVU , took a break from taping to offer his thoughts on racism and the judicial system. “As long as there are humans on the planet there will be some sense of racism until everybody looks exactly the same” he begins. “Which we will never…” He goes on to speak on the the role plays in racism and the importance of addressing the topic in a public forum like a television show. In an up-coming episode Dekker’s cousin is accused of raping a woman and he must defend him. In taking the case he finds out that his aunt was raped by The Klan in the 1960s. “The rapes that occurred in the civil rights activist era against young African-American women, who through no fault of their own [were] gang raped by white men and then discredited by calling them prostitutes, people got away with that for years and it’s contributed to our lack of faith in our judicial system today. It will be hundreds of years before the ugly markers of those actions are done away with.” LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES returns next Monday, April 11th RELATED POSTS: Terrence Howard’s Wife Files For Divorce Top 10 Black Sports Movies Of All Time Get A Sneak Peek At Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard In “Winnie” [VIDEO]
Another Hollyweird relationship bites the dust: Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger have reached their limit. After less than two years together, the couple have split, multiple sources confirm to UsMagazine.com. Reps for both Cooper and Zellweger had no comment. Limitless star Cooper, 36, first met Oscar winner Zellweger, 41, six years ago on the set of their thriller Case 39 — but romance didn’t bloom until summer 2009. In the interim, both stars had short-lived marriages: Cooper to actress Jennifer Esposito, Zellweger to singer Kenny Chesney. Both unions petered out in less than six months. (Find out how Bradley explained his short marriage to Esposito.) After being photographed dining together in NYC in July 2009, the duo were spotted kissing in Spain in early August; the next week, he took her to his Philadelphia home town. The couple remained steadfastly tight-lipped about their relationship in the press. Asked about Zellweger by Details magazine in the June/July 2010 issue, Cooper retorted, “I just can’t. They’re so down to earth and [they] spend time with family whenever possible,” a source close to the couple told Us last year. Indeed, Zellweger was spotted frequently in the L.A. area palling around with Cooper’s mother. “They’re the real deal!” another insider said of the twosome at the time. Doing press for his new movie Limitless, Cooper stayed typically mum on his love. On the Howard Stern Show on Monday, Howard Stern grilled the Hangover star about Zellweger; Cooper simply denied any engagement plans. Ah well..Bradley Cooper is too hot for Renee anyway. Source
‘Cougar Town’ actress tells Harper’s Bazaar , ‘I’m his biggest protector.’ By Eric Ditzian Courteney Cox Photo: MTV News Following the news last fall of their separation after 11 years of marriage, Courteney Cox mostly laid low while David Arquette made a habit of calling into radio shows to talk about his sex life. On the rare occasions when Cox does open up about Arquette, she’s made a point of defending him in the face of his often-bizarre behavior. “If you didn’t hear the Howard Stern interviews and you just read quotes, I’m sure it seemed out of context, crazy,” the actress said in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar . “I’m not saying there wasn’t some crazy behavior, but if you know who David is, you know what his intentions are, how honest he is, and how big his heart is. “You can’t really get mad at David because he’s not a malicious person. He was dealing with things the best way he could,” she added. “He’s not out to harm. But I’m his biggest protector. I can’t help it.” As she continues to protect Arquette the best way she knows how, Cox is adamant that she won’t be jumping back into a relationship anytime soon and shot down speculation that she’s involved with “Cougar Town” co-star Brian Van Holt. “I have no desire right now,” she said. “I’m not saying never. It just seems weird. I don’t even know how that would happen or how you meet people. I really don’t like to go out. I’m not great at small talk. I like to go to dinner with people. I don’t like to go to parties. There’s a sign on my forehead: EXITING SOCIAL LIFE, ENTERING INTO ISOLATION. “The thing is, when you get older, it’s more about compatibility than it is about love,” she added. “I think it’s more about needing just a kind of peace and stillness. I’m kind of all over the place, and I need grounding. I want to be calm. I want to change a lot. I want to live not outside but inside. It’s nothing with David; it’s just what I’m searching for.”
Two new songs from Jean Grae this week? Maybe we haven’t been paying close enough attention to this underrated female emcee, but we can’t remember hearing much from her after the release of her Jeanius project a couple of years ago, aside from a cameo on Talib Kweli ‘s Gutter Rainbows album. Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat The Greatest Blaxploitation Soundtracks Of All Time “You Don’t Like It, So What” is the first track leaked from her forthcoming album, Cake or Death . Of course, the hook is built around a sample of Rob Base’s “It Takes Two.” Jean spits her clever rhymes with a quirky sense of humor. RELATED: Lil’ B The Based God, Phonte, Jean Grae “Base For Your Face” (Produced By 9th Wonder) [NEW MUSIC] RELATED: Jean Grae Says Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj Should Oil Wrestle
“Basketball Wives” castmate Royce Reed recently did a photoshoot and showed us she can look grown and sexy like her fellow castmates. Take a look: Royce Reed Dishes On “Basketball Wives,” Upcoming Projects & Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Froze Royce Reed’s Bank Account & Seized Her Car?
Filed under: Camille Grammer , Kelsey Grammer , Dirty Divorces , Break-ups Kelsey Grammer ‘s soon-to-be ex-wife strongly insinuated on a national radio show this AM … Kelsey likes to dress up in women’s clothes. Camille Grammer not-so-coyly told Howard Stern that Kelsey wasn’t gay, but then strongly suggested he appeared in… Read more