If you're a pop culture junkie, you're most likely obsessed with both movies and music. And when those two elements intersect, it's a beautiful thing! That's why this crop of films, which revolve around both fictional and real musicians, is a special one (plus, it goes without saying that the soundtrack is always a winner). Inspired by this week's release of Country Strong, we've made our own list of the most memorable music movies.
BellaTV chats with celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson, who has worked with Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively and Taylor Momsen, to hear which products he loves to use on Twilight saga star Kristen Stewart. Check out our video for more on what it’s like working with Kristen on the red carpet and the makeup tips he’s given her over the years.
The Summer movie season just heated up with entrants like Inception, but there's still plenty of reason to stay in to catch a flick. Check out the new rentals out this week, and plan your air-conditioned sofa adventure accordingly.
Kristen Stewart forgoes Bella Swan's flowing locks in favor of a choppy black mullet to play Joan Jett in this biopic of '70s band The Runaways. Stewart is strong as the rocker, but more impressive is Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie as she goes from wide-eyed high schooler to drug-addled teen rock star. I enjoyed the flick a lot, even if it does rely on some common rock movie conventions.
The DVD extras include a commentary track with Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning and a behind-the-scenes feature.
Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up in Kevin Smith's buddy cop movie, but the novelty of the two of them paired up is where the laughs end. The script is so full of flat, inane jokes that you don't get to appreciate the comedy that Morgan usually brings. I generally enjoy Kevin Smith movies, but I just couldn't get behind this one. Still, as a rental, it's worth it to watch Seann William Scott steal scenes as a petty criminal.
The DVD includes a few deleted scenes from the film.
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We talked to Kristen Stewart’s New York-based red carpet makeup artist to find out how he gives her the smoky eye makeup she’s known for, seen more recently at the Eclipse premieres and Late Show with David Letterman interview. Watch how a celebrity makeup artist transforms Bella Swan into Joan Jett!
Exclusive: Announcing the MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Nominees — Rob, Kristen, Taylor, Sandra, and More!
The nominations for the MTV Movie Awards are out today, and we can exclusively announce the sexy lip locks up for the Best Kiss category! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart lead the pack for their passion in New Moon just in time for them to start promoting Eclipse — it's a great pre-birthday present for Rob who turns 24 tomorrow! Kristen is actually up against herself, also earning a spot for her The Runaways smooch with Dakota Fanning. Taylor Lautner joins his Twilight costars in the category, though not for Jacob's tempting pout, instead for all his hot and heavy makeout sessions on screen with Taylor Swift in Valentine's Day. Voting starts in 3 hours at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT at MovieAwards.MTV.com!
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds don't star in the vampire saga, but also scored a place for their The Proposal kiss and Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington round out the nominees with an otherworldly love scene in Avatar. Could we get a repeat of Robert and Kristen's big tease from last year? We'll have to wait and see what happens when host Aziz Ansari takes the stage. Tune in to the live show June 6 on MTV and make sure to vote for your favorites!
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Joan Jett gets the credit for making the smoky eye a rocker-girl staple, and she proves that you don't need to be 18 to make it work for you. Although there are tons of variations on the look these days, the original is still undeniably hot.
Want to create your own take on this bad-reputation look? James Vincent, the Make Up For Ever artist who did Joan's makeup for The Runaways premiere, has the details on recreating it. To find out how he did it, just keep reading