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Watch Selena Gomez' 'Come & Get It' live debut on the MTV Movie Awards

Watch Selena Gomez' 'Come & Get It' live debut on the MTV Movie Awards

India bound or only Indian in sound?

Rising from a beaded, glimmering backdrop was Selena Gomez at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, performing "Come & Get It" live for the very first time on TV.

The pop singer was flanked by dancers as she worked her way through some Indian-influenced moves, the tabla drums of the track leading the charge. And if that inspiration wasn't apparent enough, the stunning singer also wore a bindi on her forehead (reminding all fans of a certain age that Gwen Stefani tried that look before).

Bare feet, the season's transparent fabrics shredded into fringed dresses, the twirling wrists, gold jewelry and Bollywood flair... there's something that feels a bit off when there didn't appear to be any actual Indian performers, though there were several dancers of color. (Gomez herself is Latina.) The full-throttle appropriation felt especially off-kilter as Gomez struggled through her vocals and the moves didn't seem to be at all in unison. She was a little breathless at the end, as I'm sure some audience members were too, maybe for a different reason...

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<p>Bradley&nbsp;Cooper at the 2013 MTV&nbsp;Movie Awards</p>

Bradley Cooper at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

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'The Avengers' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' win big at the MTV Movie Awards

And Jennifer Lawrence is a no-show

The most interesting takeaway of tonight's MTV Movie Awards wasn't necessarily that "The Avengers" predictably scooped up the prize for Movie of the Year. (Though, I say predictably, but I'm clearly garbage at guessing these things.) No, more interesting was that the MTV crowd gobbled up David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" with a spoon, handing the film three awards of its own on the evening. Add that to its awards season tally and eight Oscar nominations and you're talking about one wide-ranging crossover hit. A pity, then, that star Jennifer Lawrence wasn't on hand to share in the spoils (and pick up her own pair of popcorn trophies).

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Watch: Rebel Wilson and the 'Pitch Perfect' cast open the MTV Movie Awards

Watch: Rebel Wilson and the 'Pitch Perfect' cast open the MTV Movie Awards

Where's Anna Kendrick?

Rebel Wilson returned to her singing role in "Pitch Perfect" for the opening stage number at the MTV Movie Awards. That role, however, never involved nunchucks, insofar as we know. This time, it did. 

Wilson joined her castmates like Skylar Astin and Ester Dean for the musical number, which combined tracks like Eminem's "Lose Yourself," Miley Cyrus "The Climb" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop." Wilson took on the Miley tune alone, and it went on for, like, two minutes. It was awful. And it was also kinda great.

What also may ring a bell from the movie (SPOILER ALERT), Wilson gets a little strippy, busting out of her bright pink sweat suit into a saucy leather number.

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<p>Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence chafe under the new roles that Peeta and Katniss are forced to play in 'The Hunger Games:&nbsp;Catching Fire'</p>

Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence chafe under the new roles that Peeta and Katniss are forced to play in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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First 'Catching Fire' trailer sparks big buzz during MTV Movie Awards

Katniss reluctantly swings back into action in our first look at the sequel

I'm curious to see what happens with "Catching Fire." Lionsgate did a very good job selling "The Hunger Games" to an audience much broader than just fans of the book, and while I was very fond of the film, it was not universally beloved. They may have shifted filmmakers, with Francis Lawrence stepping in for Gary Ross as director this time, but they're still facing a bit of an uphill battle in convincing the skeptical that they're going to like this second film more than the first one.

For fans of the Suzanne Collins series, I would imagine they're already totally onboard and excited and this trailer isn't about selling them on the film so much as it is a chance to see what choices have been made and how the new cast members look as they join the ensemble. What a difference a year has made in the life and the awareness level of Jennifer Lawrence. Last year when the first film came out, she was a promising young actress whose best known role was in a tiny indie film that made far more noise on the awards circuit than it did at the box-office.

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<p>Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'Walk of Punishment'

Tyrion gets a new job, Dany makes a deal and Jaime suffers in captivity

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I have a mill instead of my enemy's head on a spike...

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<p>General Zod is angry because Kal-El told him everyone on Earth had a bowl haircut.</p>

General Zod is angry because Kal-El told him everyone on Earth had a bowl haircut.

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General Zod has a message for Earth and we're not going to like it

The first official reveal of the villain from 'Man Of Steel' is intriguing

General Zod is coming, and we may be in trouble.

While it hasn't exactly been kept on the level of a state secret, Warner Bros. has played coy when addressing the idea of whether or not Michael Shannon was cast as Zod for Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel," which arrives in theaters this summer. Shannon confirmed it early on in a few interviews, but the studio kept quiet on the matter.

That all changes this week as the film's campaign kicks into a new gear, and part of that push is going to involve setting up Zod as the film's primary villain. Step one? Zod must watch a lot of pro-wrestling or a lot of Christopher Nolan Batman films because he's playing heel in a 30 second video that was posted to Facebook today. In it, there's a very Joker/Bane vibe as he lays out a demand for Earth. He wants Kal-El to be handed over, and he makes it clear that there will be consequences if his request is denied.

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<p>Rebel Wilson</p>

Rebel Wilson

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2013 MTV Movie Awards Live-Blog

Rebel Wilson hosts the annual golden popcorn giveaway on MTV

Welcome, friends, to my live-blog of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! 

Join the conversation below... Or start a conversation below!

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2013 MTV Movie Awards winners and nominees - complete list

2013 MTV Movie Awards winners and nominees - complete list

It's almost a 'Twilight' free year

A list of all the nominees and actual winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards broadcast live from Los Angeles on April 14, 2013.  Winners will be updated as they are announced.


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<p>Marisa Tomei at the 1993 MTV&nbsp;Movie&nbsp;Awards</p>

Marisa Tomei at the 1993 MTV Movie Awards

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A look back at 1993 and the second annual MTV Movie Awards

How did 'The Bodyguard' not sweep?

Last year I used the occasion of the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards as an excuse to go back in time to the day-glo, New Jack Swing days of 1992 for a look at the network's first stab at recognizing the "best" in filmed entertainment. This year, I figured why not keep it going as the 22nd annual gears up for this evening? Let's step back in the time machine and zip back to the pop culturally nebulous days of 1993 and the second annual MTV Movie Awards show.

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<p>Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith in &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith in "Doctor Who."

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Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'Cold War'

The Doctor and Clara try to save a Soviet sub crew from a vengeful Martian warrior

A quick review of last night's "Doctor Who" coming up just as soon as I sing "Hungry Like the Wolf"...

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<p>Brad Paisley</p>

Brad Paisley

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Music Power Rankings: Coachella, Luke Bryan and Jay-Z

How does Margaret Thatcher play into this week's list?

1. Coachella: The first weekend of the desert alternative music festival gets underway. Rinse and repeat next weekend.

2. Brad Paisley: He wanted to “start a conversation” about race with his song “Accidental Racist” with LL Cool J. He may have gotten more than he bargained for, although it looks like the album will be his eighth Top 10 on the Billboard 200, so all press is good press.

3. Twitter: Following the company’s purchase of music tracking site We Are Hunted, the only question is how soon will Twitter’s music app launch? It could be while you are reading this and waiting for your invitation to

4. Republic Records:
Speaking of Coachella, the road to Indio, Calif. is paved with signs promoting Republic Records, home to five acts playing the festival. In a canny marketing move, the label bought eight billboards along the road to Coachella. Who’s in now for the road to Bonnaroo?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead”: The “Wizard Of Oz” ditty climbs the UK charts following the passing of the polarizing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. However, as far as we know, a house falling on her was not the cause of death.

6. Psy:
Can “Gentleman” come close to topping “Gangnam Style?” All we know is the S. Korean artist is drawing more attention in his native country than the missiles possibly  pointed its way by its neighbors to the north.

7. Jay-Z:  C’mon Hova... No more songs like “Open Letter,” where you address a litany of negative press. We know you can take the heat. Stop your whining. Can you talk about me in a song now?

8. Rick Ross: He apologizes a lot too late for his rape lyrics in “U.O.E.N.O” after Reebok drops him like it’s hot. Smart move, Reebok... last we checked, women buy your shoes too.

9. Luke Bryan: No one was more shocked that he captured the ACM Awards’ coveted entertainer of the year trophy more than he was. One of the truly all-time great award reactions with humility and delight ruling the day.

10. Universal Music Group: A lawsuit alleges there is “massive marijuana use” going on at the Santa Monica headquarters. Between that and the cocaine ring bust a while back, it looks like UMG may have found its way to deal with continuing declining album sales. 

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Vince Vaughn and Bobby Monyihan on this week's "Saturday Night Live"

Vince Vaughn and Bobby Monyihan on this week's "Saturday Night Live"

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Vince Vaughn And Miguel

The "Swingers" star swings by Studio 8H for the first time since 1998.
It’s been more than fourteen years since Vince Vaughn last hosted “Saturday Night Live.” In between then and now, Vaughn has starred in dozens of movies, many of them funny, and most of them even intentionally so. (“Domestic Disturbance” is fairly hysterical, although that doesn’t seem to be the goal.) His upcoming movie “The Internship” won’t be out until June, but ostensibly one or two people from the upcoming “Anchorman” sequel might pop up in order to support Vaughn’s appearance tonight. Was milk a good choice for me? We’ll have to find out. Along for the ride is musical artist Miguel. Let’s just both assume I know nothing about his musical output and that I’ll be going into any performance by him with the wide-eyed innocence of a newborn babe.
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