Let me do you a quick favor and introduce you to Dylan O’Brien (if you haven't met yet), A.K.A. the funniest, cutest guy to ever appear on MTV. Oh yeah, he’s also Thomas, the main character in the highly anticipated film The Maze Runner.
Let’s go way back in this introduction, before he was Stiles on Teen Wolf, or before he started running around mazes, back to when O’Brien was a cute, little nugget 14-year-old with a YouTube Channel.
You’ll love Dylan more once you’ve seen his “Dis Be My Channel” with the appropriate username 'moviekidd826':
That is him in the baseball cap and sunglasses, also rocking out on the drums and stealing your former teenage heart.
If you didn’t know how YouTube worked, Dylan was there to teach you how to make a channel of your own:
“Hey guys, moviekidd here!”
If you had no idea who he was then, you sure as hell noticed him when he first appeared on Teen Wolf in 2011 as Stiles Stilinski.
Stiles is Scott McCall's sarcastic, quick-witted best friend on the show. But really, everyone (including them) knows that those two are brothers. He is pretty much the only reason the werewolf has made it this far on the show.
But, that’s not the only thing Dylan has worked on that has made us laugh:
He was the super snarky, kind-of asshole genius in The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson:
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The First Time, with his now-girlfriend Britt Robertson:
How cute is it that they met filming this movie and are still together?! We love him even more for it. You're a lucky gal Britt!
He was even on an episode of New Girl:
And he totally ships Nick/Jess.
If Dylan wasn’t making waves as an actor, he could go into the business of creating reaction GIFs and make a fortune on the internet, since it already loves him so much:
Begging, while a little sad (Dylan is versatile)
*Blows kisses right back*
Or, he could totally become a model:
His Twitter account is a goldmine of funny snippets of his humor and personality:
I forgot my pillow
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) August 18, 2014
Just to be clear, when I do a quote retweet, you guys read the quote first...right?
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) August 12, 2014
Don't think popsugar has seen Maid in Manhattan. They should. Cuz it's adorable
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) August 12, 2014
First little peek at the grievers brought to life #wesyoureagenius pic.twitter.com/7XHw0IHCr7
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) July 28, 2014
I luh ya cuties I luh ya luh ya luh ya cuties
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) April 1, 2014
We luh ya too Dylan.
He is also the kind of guy that will RT his friends and call them cute:
“@PoulterWill: Our leader and buddy - @dylanobrien !!! #TheMazeRunner pic.twitter.com/CUl6haT8GO” awww my friends are the cutest :)
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) August 25, 2014
If that doesn’t just make you want to squeeze him, then I don’t know what will.
Talking about friends, he’s got the best relationship with Teen Wolf star, Tyler Posey:
He’s so honest, you can’t help but love him:
Best of all, he isn’t afraid to call himself weird:
If you haven’t gotten enough of him yet, YouTube is full of videos highlighting his funniest moments (and believe me there, there are TONS to choose from).
Why not indulge yourself and watch this adorable, funny collection of best moments:
Then go see him kick some greiver ass as Thomas in The Maze Runner next week:
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"People have told me that I've helped them feel confident, like they can say things they want to say. They can talk about feminism in class without people calling them a lesbian. That's so amazing that I can make someone feel like that." Lorde loves to inspire other teenagers.
Katy Perry has broadened her horizons when it comes to romance after realizing many suitors lie about dating a superstar.
The Teenage Dream singer, who was married to funnyman Russell Brand and dated John Mayer, admits she has made huge mistakes when it comes to falling in love, but as she prepares for her 30s, she's determined to find the perfect guy.
The 29 year old tells the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, "What I've learned is that if you don't have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away. I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others. I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. I learned that through therapy. "As I'm heading into my 30s, I have less time for bulls**t. I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humour - someone who makes me laugh off the charts - someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart."
She adds, "A lot of times I've ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they're not, but it comes out in the long run. They're threatened, or there's resentment because they don't know how to handle it." But Perry admits she's not in the market for online dating just yet, stating, "I'm not really on the street. It's usually just through friends of friends. We have a lot of dinner parties. I'm definitely not on Tinder, even though I joke about it."
Miley Cyrus has opened up about her broken romance with The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth in a candid new TV interview in her ex-fiance's native Australia.
The Wrecking Ball singer and the movie star called off their engagement last year (Sep13) and neither has revealed much about the split. But in a new Sunday Night TV appearance Down Under, Cyrus revealed she still has strong feelings for Hemsworth, admitting, "I love Liam, Liam loves me," but talking about the end of the relationship on TV, she added, "I had to set myself free."
Cyrus and Hemsworth met while filming The Last Song in 2010 and started dating shortly after the project wrapped. The Aussie star proposed to the singer in 2012.
And addressing the criticism she has received for her controversial stage attire, Cyrus told the TV show, "I never think about what someone is going to think. I've always been into fashion. I grew up around Dolly Parton, who is all t**s."
LMFAO star Redfoo is convinced a nightclub reveller who threw a glass at his head in an unprovoked attack was jealous because the pop star was surrounded by sexy girls.
The rapper, real name Stefan Gordy, received treatment at the scene for a cut to his head following the incident in Australia, but the injury did not require stitches. He had been attacked during a bash in a private area of the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Sydney, and Redfoo is convinced his assailant was envious because he was partying the night away with a group of beautiful women.
Speaking after the incident in the early hours of Wednesday (27Aug14), he says, "We were about to round up the party and take it home to the afterparty. All of a sudden out of nowhere a glass hits me in the head and I look over to see who might have thrown it and I see kind of a dodgy fella trying to flee the scene. "I looked down at my hand and there was blood all over my hand. There's blood on the dance floor... I was appalled. It was unbelievable to me that this would happen. I lost my mind. The whole side of my face was bloody. It was unbelievable, like I'd been hit in the head with an axe... "I can't help it if the girls are gyrating their hips towards me and taking selfies and giggling and laughing and it seems like he might have been upset with that and didn't like what he saw. The first thing I would say to him is 'Bro, I've got to understand why did you do it. I want him to just tell me the truth. If you are a man and jealous, just say it'."
However, Redfoo is adamant he still loves life in Australia, adding, "This isn't the Aussie way, I can guarantee that. This is the most loving country I've been to ever, and by no means am I letting this get to me. I have only positive feelings about Australia and the people."
A 21-year-old man is due in court on 24 September (14) charged with malicious wounding in connection with the incident.
Ariana Grande has defended her behaviour at a meet-and-greet event earlier this month (Aug14), insisting she walked away from a fan because she was upset.
The Problem hitmaker came under fire from the parent of a fan who wrote a lengthy blog post accusing the singer of being rude and cold towards the crowd during the event held by MTV over the weekend (23-24Aug14). Another attendee accused Grande of demanding that she delete all the pictures she had taken on her phone.
Grande has now defended herself against the allegations, insisting a fan upset her by bringing up memories of her grandfather, who passed away last month (Jul14).
She writes on Twitter.com, "A fan gave me a photo of me & my grandpa. I walked away because I didn't want them to see me start to cry. I am still in mourning and I wrote a letter to have sent to her afterward but MTV told me they had already left. My heart is still healing and it's moments like that that make it real again that he's gone... wasn't expecting it and (it) hit me like a ton of bricks."
Grande tried to redeem herself by holding a spontaneous meet-and-greet in New York on Wednesday (27Aug14) but that was halted by security in her apartment building. She adds, "Another impromptu meet n greet w (with) my ny (New York) loves until my apartment building threatened to kick me out... oooops (sic). Love u so much (sic)..."
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was so "blown away" by Lady Gaga's acting skills that he convinced her to make a cameo appearance in Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For. Rodriguez worked with the Born This Way hitmaker on last year's (13) Machete Kills, and her stellar performance prompted him to recruit her for the Sin City sequel.
The director even suggests Gaga should pursue a career in Hollywood, telling E! News, "I told her she had to be in it (Sin City 2)... The camera loves her. She's a great performer. She's performed twice for me now and I was blown away by her discipline. She studied acting before she became a singer and you could really tell."
Gaga, who briefly attended New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career, was in the middle of her U.S. tour while Rodriguez was filming in Texas, so he found a small cameo role for the pop star.
He explains, "She happened to be on tour in Houston, just a couple of cities away from us in Austin. She was ready. She brought her own wigs! I said, 'We're not going to have time to make a wig for you.' She showed up, we did the scene, she knocked it out of the park and then she was back on tour."
Sin City creator Frank Miller also added his own praise for the singer, saying, "She totally transforms into the part she's playing to the point that it doesn't even feel like acting."
Gaga plays a waitress in Sin City 2, and shares the scene with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film hits cinemas on Friday (22Aug14).
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As a comedic actor, John Lithgow — one of the best of the sort today — plays big. With a 6'4" stature and the vocal projection of a well-read howler monkey, Lithgow has made sitcom fare seem like a night on Broadway, invigorating small-scale material with the bravado of a live performance. To me, this has always been his utmost appeal. But in soft, somber, and sweet Love Is Strange, Lithgow plays small and close. And the victory of his talents are just as present.
Lithgow’s role in Ira Sachs’ occasionally lovely, occasionally wrenching drama is one of intense vulnerability. After a long-awaited marriage to his boyfriend of 40 years, Alfred Molina, Lithgow’s Ben is forced (by the will of financial woes) from his Manhattan apartment and into the care of his nephew’s family. As a character whose neuroses are evident from minute one, Ben’s internal trauma is the principal hook for Love Is Strange: after finally winning the opportunity to commit to the man he loves, we watch the 70-year-old painter struggle to identify a “comfort zone” in a world he finds increasingly difficult to understand.
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Lining the film, we have Molina, adroitly playing the stoic (frustrated more than devastated, at least as far as he’s willing to show) in contrast to the anxiety inhabited throughout by Lithgow, and the pair’s lot of conditionally generous family and friends — a community led by Marisa Tomei, Lithgow’s primary screen partner as a budding adversary to Ben, and young Charlie Tahan, who too is at unwitting odds with his misplaced houseguest.
Though the ensemble doesn’t have a weak link to speak of, the show is Lithgow’s through and through. Love Is Strange uses Lithgow in its portrait of man eroded by time and change, a team of forces that maintain volatility even when they are working for the better. Appropriately enough, Sachs’ story takes some jagged turns, failing to cement every choice in a clear intent. But as an illustration of one man’s insides in a chapter he can just barely handle — all those between hope and loss — we see something rather moving.
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Singer Ryan Cabrera has had his namesake Ryan Gosling's face tattooed onto his leg. The one-time boyfriend of newly-engaged model/actress Riley Keough and Ashlee Simpson got inked after a roulette table bet with pals, and he insists he loves the new skin art.
The 32 year old tells UsMagazine.com, "This is one of my prized pieces that my mom is particularly proud of... My mom saw it on the news and she called me like, 'What? I love Ryan Gosling!' It's the Bentley of all tattoos.
"A lot of girls want to take pictures with it (and) I was with (actor) Danny Masterson this last weekend, and he was like, 'Dude, I gotta get a picture with the Gosling'. I think he sent it to Ryan, too, which is pretty funny."
French actress Eva Green loves her nude scenes in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For because they're just as stylised as director Robert Rodriguez promised her they'd be. The former Bond girl portrays temptress Ava Lord in the new film and admits she put her faith and trust in her director when he asked her to bare all for revealing scenes.
She explains, "He came to my trailer and swore to me that I would look amazing with the right lighting and the right shadows. You always feel quite vulnerable when you're naked on a set and you feel quite silly. With the green screen around you in your tiny thong, it's not that sexy. You trust their vision and it looks stunning. It's not vulgar and it's not indecent. It's not realistic. It's beautiful, I think."
But Rodriguez stopped short of asking his leading lady Jessica Alba to bare all for the cameras, even though her stripper character Nancy Callahan is often topless in Frank Miller's graphic novels.
He says, "When I had seen the book originally it was drawn a certain way. Frank drew these never to be movies. You couldn't find an actress of any calibre for the first movie because she was walking around topless all the time; even when she wasn't dancing.
"It was very stylised, so I knew Jessica wouldn't do topless. It was that hard thing where I could either get someone who's just like the book but can't act like Jessica, or I can get Jessica and we can just cover her up.
"People to this day think she was naked because she does it so sexy and some things were exposed. There wasn't any nudity in the first one; it was all in the mind so we could suggest a lot with costume and attitude."
And modest Alba, who famously has a no nudity clause in her contract, admits she had a ball playing a clothed Callahan in the sequel.
She adds, "In the first film I was 21 and was so young and not really comfortable in my own skin, being on a stage and dancing. It was all kind of terrifying to me. I was terrified. I didn't want to make a misstep and disappoint anyone. In this one I felt more confident and comfortable in my own skin. If I'm gonna be able to do movies I might as well go 150 per cent and really push it and be fearless. That's kind of the attitude I took this time."
And the mum-of-two didn't have to work too hard maintaining her toned physique: "The role kept me energised. I ate a lot of vegetables. You really don't want to eat tacos and burritos all day when you're in a dance costume!"
The series relates the romantic escapades of Jane Benson, a beautiful grammar school teacher, and Dick Phillips, a klutzy newspaper reporter, as they struggle to make it through the travails of life in the late '70s.