He acts. He sings. He shirtlessly plays the piano.
But can he juggle? Perhaps he can fake it.
"Faking It" star Michael Willett got geeky with us at 2014 Comic-Con International, where he was in town to serve as a presenter at the MTVu Fandom Awards, and gabbed about his role in the hit MTV comedy, his upcoming new single, and talked nerdy to us.
The 24-year-old is best known for his roles in “United States of Tara” and the popular gay indie flick “G.B.F.,” but now he’s returning to his musical roots with a forthcoming single and album in the works. “It’s definitely very alt-pop—my interpretation of what glam, rock and pop should be,” he said, adding, “I’m hoping to release it before ‘Faking It’ airs.”
"Faking It," which returns Sept. 23 on MTV, delves into the hijinks and social politics of high school, where Willett said he plays Shane, "the resident cool kid" who manufactures a lesbian relationship between two students to boost their popularity.
"In season two we’re going to be exploring each character more and the relationships between the friends," he said. "There’s more romance and more drama."
Watch the interview below. Michael sings an ode to Little Debbie snacks and talks nerdy to us at Comic-Con:
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He may have been known for singing his heart out, but the late actor Cory Monteith was truly talented beyond his well-known Glee role. A trailer of one of his upcoming movies, All The Wrong Reasons, was released Monday. The film’s producer, Tony Whalen shared his experiences working with Cory and it was obvious that he was poised for something great. “Cory totally delivered,” Whalen said. “There is this one particular scene that was a bit of a heated discussion with his wife and it was just unbelievable how powerful it was. He really embraced that role and he completely knocked everybody’s socks off with his portrayal.” In the film, Monteith plays a Walmart-type store manager named James, who is struggling with his marriage to a woman suffering from PTSD and being disrespected at his job on top of everything else. “He really bonded with everybody and he was always grinning and smiling and he made for a very fun set,” Whalen expressed back in July following Monteith’s passing. . “He was an inspiration to a lot of our actors and a couple in particular that once they worked with him, they were inspired to keep going with acting because of what Cory talked to them about. Everybody that he met, he inspired.” All the Wrong Reasons will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8. He had one more film completed before his death, the dark McCanick, in which he played a drug addict. That film is currently in post-production with no set release date. Check out the trailer for the movie after the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enu-b1bmZwU via YouTubeOriginal Article
Sorry, gay guys — the only member of *NSYNC you had a chance with is officially off the market. Lance Bass popped the question to his boyfriend of nearly two years, Michael Turchin — and of course, he said yes. The 34-year-old shared the happy news via his Instagram on Sunday with a pic of the newly engaged couple celebrating the moment (and the pretty big ring). “He said YES!! Love this man @michaelturchinart”, he wrote with the image. Michael couldn’t help sharing his excitement as well, tweeting out that he was the “Happiest guy in the world :)”. Congratulations to the happy couple — wonder if Justin Timberlake does weddings? via InstagramOriginal Article
I’m having a little less hope for her recovery today. Following weeks of complete silence on her favorite social media medium, actress Amanda Bynes made her return to her Twitter page and shared the message the world had been hoping for. And by “hoping for”, I mean “her hospital stay ain’t really helping much”. “I love Drake”, the 26-year-old tweeted. Revolutionary, that one. But how exactly is she able to have access to a computer or any electronic device while still being hospitalized? Well, that part remains unknown, although her parents did report through their lawyer that in spite of what certain stories have been reporting, she’s still holed up in the Hillmont Psychiatric Center in Ventura, Calif. and hasn’t been transferred to UCLA. “Up until today, Amanda has been at Hillmont and not at UCLA Medical Center,” her family’s attorney said in a statement. “The photographs of a woman in a blue wig exiting Hillmont for UCLA Medical Center two weeks ago were not of Amanda Bynes.” He also expressed that Amanda “is in the best hands presently, medically, and each day her condition is being monitored”. Although there isn’t a set date for her release (she’s been in the treatment center since late July), “she will be out of a lockdown facility and continuing to recover elsewhere in the near future.” Let’s hope that “near future” is more of the latter word — I don’t think she’s ready yet. PR PhotosOriginal Article
Although the rest of the world hasn’t forgotten how it came to be, Simon Cowell is still celebrating the fact that he’s about to be a first-time father. The 53-year-old, who as you know, actually cheated with his best friend’s wife and got her pregnant, shared his reaction of seeing his unborn child via sonogram with a London newspaper. “It is just surreal,” he said to The Times of London. “You literally see this thing which is now alive and moving around.” “I feel very paternal right now. So I am very happy.” Of course, he seems to be skimming over the way it all transpired, but since the baby’s mother, Lauren Silverman, had her divorce made official, he’s been talking non-stop about it and just how thrilling the entire experience is to him. However, he promises the mean edge he’s brought to shows like The X-Factor won’t be going anywhere. “I can assure you: I won’t go soft,” he said with a laugh. We can tell you didn’t, Simon. Ew. PR PhotosOriginal Article
After many rumors, requests and outright lies, the most coveted roles in the film adaptation of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy have been filled. Actor Charlie Hunnam will slip into the “master” role of Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson will take on the “submissive” direction of Anastasia Steele. The announcement was made official by the books’ author, E.L. James on her Twitter early Monday. You may recognize Charlie from his role as bad-ass Jax Teller from the FX hit Sons of Anarchy (or if you’re like me, the original “Justin”, Nathan from the UK version of Queer as Folk). As for Dakota, the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, she most recently was a part of the now cancelled FOX comedy, Ben and Kate. In a weird twist, James admitted that Twilight star Robert Pattinson was originally her first choice for Christian — the twist being that the original 50 Shades of Grey story was actually Twilight-based fan fiction, with vampire Edward Cullen bringing some S&M fun into his relationship with the plain Bella Swan. Let’s be glad they didn’t go that route. Besides, I saw the next to last Twilight flick — all that biting was kinky enough for those two. PR PhotosOriginal Article
Maybe he should just party at home for once. Singer Justin Bieber got into another issue while clubbing over the weekend, this time getting into a bit of a brawl while he attempted to bust a groove at a Toronto nightclub. The Biebs and his entourage were living it up at the Uniun Nightclub on Friday night when the 19-year-old singer decided to leave the VIP area to mix it up with the public on the dance floor and chat with some “pretty girls”. Apparently, a male club goer wasn’t so thrilled with the teen heartthrob being there and charged toward him, grabbed him by the shirt he was wearing and attempted to knock him over, but failed. They were pulled apart and the singer threw some kicks his way as he was being held back. The security guards at Uniun eventually grabbed the attacker and threw him out of the establishment, but he was able to take one thing with him — one of Justin’s gold chains.
When the pop superstar left the club with his entourage following the scuffle, a member of his security team approached the club’s bouncers and told them “a guy in a red shirt stole one of Bieber’s gold chains he was wearing.”The guy was never found and the police were never called. Of course, the Biebs and his people had no comment. Perhaps the underage singer should stay away from certain adult establishments. He never really has the best luck in them. Karma’s a
“Thinking back on it, I’ve been in this business since I was 3 and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.” Everyone always says, ‘When you look at a boy band, one of them has to be gay,’” No, they don’t. Instead of me being gay, I’m the fag hag.” - Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, showing love to the gays. via TylerShields.comOriginal Article
So obviously, there was a mess of photo shopping done here, but this looks amazing. Check out the cover to Cher’s upcoming album, Closer To The Truth. The diva revealed the album art to her 27th (!) release early Thursday on her Facebook and Twitter pages. But if the picture looks different on the CD you eventually decide to pick up, don’t be too surprised: it was revealed that there will be at least three different versions of the album to grab — the standard, deluxe and an unknown version. The woman goes hard! You can check out the just as beautiful (but just as photo shopped) version of the deluxe edition cover after the jump, along with the track listing and the first visual offering from the album, “Woman’s World”!
Look who finally remembered they had an album to promote. It only took her 11 months to release another video from the Lotus album, but Christina Aguilera has finally released a second visual from the nearly forgotten disc. The clip is for the track, “Let There Be Love”, which hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts. In truth, the video was meant as a “surprise” for her fans following a lengthy letter on her official website, where the singer thanked fans for their patience and shed a bit of a light as to why the promotion for Lotus was… well, nearly non-existent. “It’s easy over time to get sucked into the mental “business aspect” of it all and sad that we sometimes forget the true purpose and nature of it to begin with”, she expressed. “Music and an artist’s truth & identity cannot be defined on a chart or a ‘review’ or with an award.” In other words: no so-called “acclaims”, no help to promote the album. “Be fearless enough to be a conversation piece … Speak your own truth… As always, thank you for accepting me for who I am. Being human – flaws and all.” Her sweet message obviously shows in the fun-filled, yet simple video. Keep an eye out for some special appearances from Christina’s close friend, Nicole Richie and even her young son, Max. Also, it’s obvious this clip is for the “family”, which is awesome. I just wish she would’ve thought of this a bit sooner — I truly had high hopes for this album. Feel the emotion of “Let There Be Love” after the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYRfOozYUvk via YouTubeOriginal Article