Selena Gomez might be the next J.Lo and more in this week's 10 Things To Know Now!
1.) In honor of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards (coming at you this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m.!), here's a quick overview of the Movie Awards' history in GIFs!! (We may have sang Barbara Streisand's "Memories" while watching them all.) (MTV)
2.) Is Selena Gomez the new Jennifer Lopez?! Producer Jason Evigan certainly seems to think so, saying, "Her album's really cool. It's a really strong dance record... I kind of feel she's going to be like a new J. Lo kind of thing." Not a bad thing to say at ALL. Aaaand here's hoping Selena rocks some "Louboutins" at her upcoming 2013 MTV Movie Awards performance! (MTV News)
3.) During a very awkward interview on "Late Show With David Letterman," Lindsay Lohan said that being in rehab was "a blessing." She also stated, "To be honest, I'm happiest when I'm working, the healthiest." Now, SOMEONE GET HER A FULL-TIME JOB -- anywhere! (MTV News)
4.) It feels we were JUST gushing over Britney Spears' brand-new romance with David Lucado... Oh wait, we were! Anyway, rumor has it that Brit and her BF are already living together. (E!)
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Katy Perry shows off some stellar jump rope skills while in Madagascar for UNICEF!
OK, we're officially on to Katy Perry's all-too-obvious mission to make us swoon over the cuteness in her life. First, she has an ADORBZ moment with her baby cousin and the Easter bunny, and now she's jumping rope with some sweet little kids while visiting Madagascar! Seriously, one more cute Katy moment and our jaw might just 'awww' right off our faces! (Can that happen? Should we be worried? No, we're fine.) Also, is anyone else suddenly remembering their own playground memories and trying to recall all those awesome rope-jumping rhymes we used to sing!? Just us, then?
At first, we were going to be all, "Katy, what are you doing jumping rope and NOT IN THE STUDIO MAKING NEW MUSIC!??," but then we learned that Katy's visit to Madagascar was actually for UNICEF -- an organization that aids in improving children's health and lives all over the world (fun fact: Selena Gomez is one of their Ambassadors!). The "Part Of Me" singer visited a children's shelter and a UNICEF-supported primary school in a small village where she hung out, read, and played games with the children.
Basically, this photo is a friendly reminder that Katy not only wins at being a pop star, she also wins at having the biggest heart on the planet. It's also a reminder that every single one of us should work towards being at least half as giving as she is. And while we're at it, it's a reminder that there needs to be recess for adults -- we're serious. Why not?
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That's a GIANT spider Jared Leto is pointing at. And we're shrieking for days.
What grosses you out more? This GIGANTIC spider that Thirty Seconds to Mars' lead singer Jared Leto found? ORRR is it the bloody human ear he got in the mail from a fan? The correct answer is: BOTH! BOTH DISGUST THE ISH OUT OF US, each in their own special little way. However, we are still kinda jealous of that spider (yes, we actually envy an arachnid), 'cause it nailed one of the items on our bucket list: Score a photo with Jared Leto.
Watch Thirty Seconds To Mars discuss their artistic inspirations after the jump!
Miley Cyrus rocks out to her new song, "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks," in her car because it's THAT good!
We've all been there: You're driving along, and you hear your fave new song come on the radio juuuust when you arrive at your destination -- so LAME! So instead of getting out before the tune's done, you listen to that jam AMPED UP in the parking lot. And because she's JUST LIKE US, obviously Miley Cyrus does the exact same thing! Except she's kinda a huge pop star, annnd it's her own song she listens to on the radio (and her car is probably way fancier than ours, too). Ugh, just when we think we're on the same "cool" level as Miley, it just slips through our fingers, and we're faced with our own mere mortal-ness again.
In case you hadn't heard, the unicorn onesie-wearer released a brand-new song, "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks," with Snoop Lion, and it's a serious traffic stopper! It's actually so beyond good that it even makes Miley, who dropped her vocals on the track, tweet a photo of herself chilling in her ride along with the caption "Dancing to Ashtrays & Heartbreaks in my carrrrr! Play that s*** loud!" We know what you're thinking: Isn't it a little egotistic to blare your own music as loud as possible in your own set of wheels? The answer is: NOPE. Geniuses like Miley are allowed to do WHATEVER THE EFF THEY WANT (like wear matching outfits with their dogs without judgment), and y'all just have to deal with it.
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Demi Lovato sans makeup inspires us to pay a lot more money for skin products.
You can stop rubbing your eyes -- this really is a photo of Demi Lovato without any makeup. And while it's true that we are desperately trying to find out Demi's exact skin regimen (because girl's pores, or lack thereof, are ON POINT), this picture serves as yet another reminder that Demi is our QUEEN. Why? Because she DEFINES the phrase "naturally beautiful inside AND out."
The "Heart Attack" singer shared her au naturel photo on Twitter along with the caption "Ladies, be brave today... take off your makeup and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!!" We're loving Demi's bold, throw-caution-to-the-wind mentality these days. First, she jumps in a pool with all her clothes on, and now she's asking the world to go a day without makeup! And judging by how many Lovatics answered her by tweeting their own makeup-less photos, we're starting to think that if this whole being a mega pop star thing doesn't work out, Demi's got a solid career lined up in motivational speaking! Basically, all she would have to do is read lyrics to all her songs (like the inspirational "Skyscraper"), and our lives would be infinitely more empowered. Don't play, you would so sign up for that ish with us!
Photo credit: @ddlovato
Lady Gaga walked to yoga class in NYC without her wheelchair!
Since Lady Gaga's serious hip surgery and the cancellation of her "Born This Way Ball" Tour, we haven't seen too much of our favorite fashion risk-taker (we didn't even get a proper Gaga sighting to wish her a happy 27th birthday -- SADZ). And just when we were starting to accept the fact that she's too busy recuperating in a 24-karat golden wheelchair to wow us with her latest meat dress, PUH-RAISE! THERE'S BEEN A GAGALOO SIGHTING, AND SHE'S WALKING AGAIN! We'd like to think the meat-filled Edible Arrangement we sent helped.
The "Lady Is A Tramp" singer was snapped sans wheelchair in New York City (IN HEELS, no less). And while the first thing we'd do once we were feeling better after surgery is go to the nearest ice cream shop and order as many scoops of whatever the eff we wanted, Gaga took a much healthier approach and hit up a Bikram Yoga studio (that's called "maintaining baller status"). But we're talking about the same woman who went back to work on her ARTPOP album the moment she felt well enough. Um, hasn't Lady Gaga ever heard of MILKING PEOPLE'S SYMPATHY FOR ALL IT'S WORTH? We're kidding, of course. Kinda.
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Paramore are stunt masters in their new "Still Into You" video, Justin Timberlake goes platinum, and more!
1.) Selena Gomez isn't just teasing us with 11-second "Come & Get It" previews -- she's also dropping little details of new films! Read up on Selena's new role in "Rudderless." (MTV News)
2.) Bust out your "Suit & Tie": Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience has gone platinum, selling nearly 1.3 million copies in just two weeks! (Billboard)
3. ) Paramore aren't just a rock band, they're also stuntmen! The "Now" singers spilled details on their forthcoming "Still Into You" music video and what it was like performing all their own stunts. We're officially intrigued! (MTV News)
4.) Brace yourself for some shirtless One Direction scenes in their upcoming 3-D film, "This Is Us," out in August. This is PRECISELY what 3-D technology was intended for! (MTV News)
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Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears walked to church together on Easter!
Sometimes it can be really hard to look past Britney Spears' GIGANTIC pop star persona. But then you see a photo of Britney spending a little Q.T. with her little sister Jamie Lynn Spears during Easter, and you realize that Brit loves her siblings JUST LIKE US! It's incredibly heartwarming that despite being one of the most famous people on the planet, it's still Britney's first priority to make family time over the holiday. The only thing that would've made this moment better is if the girls were wearing bunny ears (à la Katy Perry!) ORRR embarrassing matching Easter outfits.
The "Scream & Shout" singer and little sister Jamie Lynn were snapped heading to church with their family back home in Kentwood, La. (Can y'all just imagine if you found out that Britney was gonna guest star in your church's choir -- PUH-RAISE!!!) We're just glad Brit was able to catch up with her sis before Jamie gets MARRIED (and we're assuming that Britney's going to be the maid of honor because, um, she's BRITNEY SPEARS). But we're mostly loving that adorbz excited look on Brit's face. She just looks SO happy to be home. That, or she just found out her Easter basket is filled with endless amounts of Tic Tacs.
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Katy Perry is the prettiest Easter Bunny we've ever seen! (Sorry, official Easter Bunny.)
While you may just be coming out of your Easter candy-induced sugar coma, prepare yourself for even more sweetness via this adorable photo of Katy Perry visiting the Easter Bunny with her cousin's daughter, Kai (and we'll pause a moment so you can get all your "Awwws" out). ALSO, THIS JUST IN: Katy can WERQUE any pair of ears she puts on. Remember when she wore Mickey Mouse ears and still looked effing flawless? It's just such a relief to know that if Katy suddenly turned into a mouse or rabbit, she'd still be the prettiest critter ever.
The "Part Of Me" singer shared the photo on Twitter along with the caption "Happy Easter from Kai & Katy! (and a silly rabbit)." The last time we saw Kai was when she was a teeny tiny nugget in Katy's grandma's arms at Thanksgiving, and Katy was gushing over how excited she was to be an aunt. (BTW, Kai is technically Katy's cousin, but Katy refers to her as her niece. Which basically makes Katy the best cousin/aunt EVER.) Anyway, seeing Katy hold her "niece" has us thinking about how she'll make the prettiest/fairest/most loving mother herself one day. We aren't going to be one of those people who ask awkward, guilt-ridden questions like, "Don't you think it's time you had a baby??!" (especially after her recent breakup with John Mayer), but we're just saying...
This is how handsome Justin Bieber looks when he wakes up. Is anyone really that surprised?
You know how when you watch TV, actors always wake up looking like they're in full makeup and had some professional stylist fluffing their hair while they were asleep? We used to say, "That ish ain't real! NOBODY looks that good when they wake up!" But then we saw Justin Bieber's commercial-ready flawless bed head, and now we will NEVER ever doubt anything that happens on TV again. Justin's hair is pure art, y'all! (And the moral of the story: Everything that happens on the boob tube is real, guys. #mindsblown)
The "Right Here" singer shared his wake-up moment on Instagram along with the caption "Morning Hair." Honestly, we never thought that Justin wouldn't wake up looking photo-shoot prepped. To be honest, we were actually more surprised that he wears a shirt to bed but not at the airport?! So here's the next big question that's on everyone's mind: If Justin looks this good waking up, does that mean that he doesn't get morning breath either? The answer, obviously, is yes. And while we have absolutely NO proof, we'd prefer to believe that Justin's morning breath is minty fresh and totally kissable the instant he opens his eyes, because NOBODY wants to imagine a heartthrob with stank breath -- that's just naaasty!
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