We're anxiously anticipating the release of Divergent, the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling young adult novel, but unfortunately for us, it doesn't hit theaters until 2014. The good news is that filming is under way, and we've got the first stills right here. Get a look at Shailene Woodley as Tris, the film's heroine who leaves her family behind to join a new group of individuals called Dauntless who are defined by their bravery. Dauntless training involves jumping off high buildings and getting knives thrown at your head — take a look!
The season finale of New Girl airs tonight, and we're hoping for some much-needed resolution to Nick and Jess's relationship status, which is currently up in the air. As we wait for the final episode of season two, we're counting down their cutest moments so far, including their epic kiss and awkward first date. Check 'em out in this episode of The Buzz!
Fox has a brand-new Fall schedule, and if you're curious about the actual shows coming on, now's your chance to see footage from all of them. Get all the details from Fox's new comedies and dramas here, then watch the trailers for each show, including Andy Samberg's new cop sitcom and Terry O'Quinn's series.
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Lionsgate has just revealed the first official poster for Catching Fire (not to be confused with the motion poster or victory tour propaganda). It's pretty cool, too: a vintage-looking Katniss ponders the meaning of life atop a bluff with her trusty bow and arrow in hand, along with a quote from the novel: "The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand." I still wish we could get a peek at the new arena, but I'll take what I can get for now. How do you feel about the new one-sheet?
But wait — there's more exciting news on the Hunger Games front: Lionsgate has launched an official Instagram account for The Hunger Games, so be sure to check it out for all the latest updates on Catching Fire.
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The season-eight finale of How I Met Your Mother aired this week, and while we didn't get to see Barney and Robin's wedding, we got something even better — a glimpse of the mother! Not just her boots, not just her umbrella, but a long look at her face in all her her soon-to-be-motherly glory.
I don't want to spoil it completely, but to find out who she is, just read more
Sex is alive and well in this week's episode of Game of Thrones: what kind of trouble it can get you into, what kind of blessings it can bring, and so on. While Sansa starts to have nerves about wedding and bedding Tyrion, one character on the show may be forced to change their ways when it comes to the physical act of love — forever.
It's not all bare butts and naked ladies though. Brienne and Jaime go through a trauma that draws them ever closer, Arya gets caught in another pickle, and Dany is ready to continue her freedom crusade. It's not quite as juicy as the last few episodes, but there are still some surprises. Let's break it down when you read more
The final countdown is almost over! New episodes of Arrested Development arrive on May 26 on Netflix, but we've got your first taste of the new footage right here. The trailer for the fourth season already has me giggling at new developments, like seeing George Michael in college and Lindsay's new haircut, as well as the old standbys — like Kitty (Judy Greer) and the stair car. It wouldn't be Arrested Development without a ton of double entendres, and there's plenty of those in there, too. Bottom line: Memorial Day weekend can't come soon enough.
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The second chapter of Once Upon a Time's fairy tale has come to an end, setting up a whole new direction for season three. The episode isn't exactly wall-to-wall action (I think I actually like last week's better, what with Neal disappearing into the portal and all), but the final moments are definitely exciting. I couldn't muster up that much emotion about the possibility of Storybrooke being demolished since we all knew that wasn't going to happen, but seeing Henry get snatched is pretty upsetting — and gave me some serious flashbacks to Walt's kidnapping on Lost.
The twist on the Peter Pan story is interesting to say the least: is he actually a creepy villain in this story, or is he just shrouded in mystery? And what does he want with Henry? And how will Emma and company get back to the Enchanted Forest to save Neal? There's a lot to chew on — what did you think of the finale?
Season two of Once Upon a Time comes to a close tonight, and once again, the lives of pretty much everyone in Storybrooke are on the line. From the looks of these pictures, we'll see Prince Charming and Captain Hook teaming up to protect the town from Greg, who is trying to make magic disappear permanently. Meanwhile, we find out what happens after Bae climbs aboard the Jolly Roger in flashbacks. Take a look at all the pictures!
A lot — and I mean a lot — happens on Grey's Anatomy this week, and we're not even at the finale yet! We're talking fires, man-kebobs, and flash mobs, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Jo and Jason's fight takes an unexpected turn when Jason turns up in even worse shape than she's in, and naturally everyone (including me) assumes that Alex has beaten him to a pulp — but there's more to that story than a battered girlfriend.
Owen is trying to get the hospital prepped for the huge storm that's headed to Seattle, and April gets a big surprise that's even more unexpected than the inclement weather. There are a lot of other shockers packed in too, so let's get down to it when you read more
It's no secret that young-adult book series are having a pretty big moment right now, especially since many of them are going on to get the Hollywood treatment. Veronica Roth's Divergent is one of the most hotly anticipated adaptations of 2014, especially now that the movie has been cast, with Shailene Woodley taking the lead as heroine Tris. The story is set in a postapocalyptic Chicago, where society is divided into different groups called factions based on character traits (like Dauntless, Candor, and Erudite).
Roth wrote the the novel, which is the first in a trilogy (the third novel is out this Fall), while she was a student at Northwestern University. Naturally, watching her books grow in fandom and exposure has changed her life. I recently chatted with the author about the genesis of Divergent, her experience on the set of the film, and what she makes of comparisons between her work and the likes of The Hunger Games.
What's this whole experience been like for you, from writing Divergent in college to seeing it get made into a movie?
Veronica Roth: It's been amazing. It's obviously not what I was expecting when I was in my rubber ducky pajamas writing this first book on Winter break. It's been definitely kind of transformative. It's definitely changed me as a writer, and it's been really exciting.
When it comes to casting the movie and writing the screenplay, how hard is it to pass off your work to someone else?
VR: I think I was prepared for the difficulty of it. Obviously, it's always a challenge to give up the reins and let someone else take over, but I was also just so excited to see how other people would interpret the story and the world that every time I read a script or I saw the ideas that they were putting together for the movie, it was just really exciting, and kind of gave me a new perspective on what the world might look like or what the story could've been if I had written it a different way. It was really interesting and far more positive than I had originally anticipated.
Which casting do you think is the most spot-on?
VR: That's a good question. I think it's kind of a tie, and they did an incredible job on the leads. When I saw Shailene [Woodley] as Tris for the first time, I was like, "Yup! There it is. It's perfect." Even though she's not a tiny blond girl, I think she does a great job with it. And Theo James as Four, he looks just right and he acted just right. They've done a great job with those leads.
Have you had a chance to visit the set?
VR: I did! It was really amazing. I walked in and I was speechless for about two hours. And they kept trying to introduce me to people, and I would just stare at them because I was so stunned. It was really incredible to see the world realized in such great detail.
Did any of the actors want to pick your brain about their characters?
VR: A few of them were really interested in my analysis. I think it depends on the character; some of them are straightforward, but others, like Peter [played by Miles Teller], for example, are a little harder to understand, and I think they wanted to get a better grasp. And obviously I'm happy to talk that through with them. It's kind of a weird, surreal experience to do that.
To see which scenes Roth is most excited about and how she feels about The Hunger Games, just read more
It's that time of year again: when everyone's favorite Glee club heads to Regionals to compete. In the show's season finale, the New Directions will perform on stage, while Rachel auditions for the role of a lifetime — Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Will everyone come home a winner? Get a peek at tonight's episode.
If you thought Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's "History of Rap" skits were good, then you're gonna love Fallon's lip-sync-off with John Krasinski. Last night, The Office's very own Jim Halpert brought out the big guns, doing some seriously impassioned lip-syncing and dancing to the tune of "Teenage Dream" and more. Fallon provided some pretty solid competition, but it was all over when Krasinski took on "I'll Make Love to You" — complete with a little bit of stripping. It's over eight minutes long, but it's also probably the best thing you'll see all day.
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I hope you haven't grown weary of seeing young adult novels on the big screen, because we've got another one for you. Ender's Game is set in a future where humans are being dominated by an alien race and start training young teens to command their star fleets (it's kind of like kiddie Star Trek). The most promising student is Ender (Asa Butterfield), who enters Battle School and starts learning under the tutelage of a gruff colonel (Harrison Ford).
First of all, I can't believe how much Butterfield has aged since Hugo — his voice is much deeper, and he looks ready to kick some ass in this preview. In addition to that, this film looks pretty awesome. Not only are the visual effects exciting, but I'm also interested in the moral dilemma brought up in the trailer about training kids to be military leaders. Plus, the cast boasts many Oscar nominees (which this trailer is happy to remind you of). The film hits theaters Nov. 1, but you can watch the trailer when you read more
John Krasinski stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman this week, opening up about how the tears were flowing when the cast of The Office wrapped their final episode. So what's next for John? He'll have a small part in the new episodes of Arrested Development — find out what he had to say about the part and his hilarious story about how one outlet broke the news.
The title of this week's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Climb," has a dual meaning (and neither of them are related to the Miley Cyrus single). Figuratively, some continue to climb the ladder of power, as Varys and Littlefinger come face to face, and Tywin has a tête-à-tête with Lady Olenna. Literally, Jon Snow and the rest of his Wilding camp are faced with the daunting task of scaling the Wall.
The adventure ultimately brings Jon and Ygritte even closer together, but they're the only ones who are getting any action these days. Sansa is filled in on the news that she's not going to wed her top crush, Loras, and I have a feeling Shae's not going to be putting out for Tyrion anytime soon. Let's break down all the big moments we'll be talking about until the next episode when you read more
Iron Man 3 hits theaters this weekend, marking the fourth time that Tony Stark has been prominently featured in a movie. But it's been five years since we first saw Robert Downey Jr. don his iron armor, and it can be hard to keep track of everything Tony's been up to since. That's why we've put together this handy guide to Tony's journey — including villains, love interests, and everything in between. To refresh your memory, skip the movie marathon and take our crash course in all things Stark instead.
Iron Man returns! Robert Downey Jr. is back for the third installment of his superhero franchise this weekend, but can Iron Man 3 stack up to the other films (and The Avengers)? Find out what to expect from the latest Tony Stark story, including a sneak peek at the special-edition 3D glasses for the film.
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There are some gasp-worthy moments in this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, and I'm not just talking about the magician who accidentally saws his assistant in half for real. Jo's relationship with Jason takes an unexpected turn that will change everything, Bailey's having trouble moving on from the big investigation, and some drunk 21-year-olds ask Jackson for a breast exam (OK, that part is actually pretty funny).
Since we're leading up to yet another epic finale (a huge storm is coming, naturally), the big guns are coming out, and I have a feeling we're about to see some major shake-ups. Let's get down to business when you read more