A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
The MTV Video Music Award nominees have been revealed, and Drake and Rihanna lead the field with five nods a piece. The Video of the Year nominees are “We Found Love” by Rihanna, “Take Care,” by Drake and Rihanna, “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye, “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry and “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. Winners will be revealed when the VMAs are held Sept. 6. (MTV)
Emma Stone has been tapped to star in Cameron Crowe’s next movie, a not-yet-titled romantic dramedy. The “We Bought a Zoo” director is planning to start shooting in the fall and is searching for a leading man to star opposite Stone. (Obviously that leading man will eventually wind up being Ryan Gosling.) When she recently accepted the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie Awards, Stone mentioned Crowe in her speech, noting that his work “consistently reminds me why I want to be an actor.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Soources tell People magazine that a story in The People, a U.K. Web site that’s not related to People magazine — who’s still with us? — is untrue. I linked to the item in yesterday’s morning mix, in which Liberty Ross’s brother, Leopold Ross, claimed that the fling between Kristen Stewart and Liberty Ross’s husband, director Rupert Sanders, lasted for an extended period of time. An unnamed source tells People magazine that no one from the Ross family has spoken to The People, even though The People still says its reporting is accurate. Got all that, people? (People)
Hey, who wants to see what the “photo of the ultimate betrayal” looks like? Us Weekly has it, and yes, Kristen Stewart and Liberty Ross are in it. (Us)
Emma Watson confirms to Entertainment Weekly that she has definitely not been approached to star in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” despite online rumors to the contrary. “I haven’t read the book, I haven’t a read a script, nothing,” she says. (EW)
Would you like to own George Clooney’s 2008 Tesla Roadstar? You can, if you’ve got between $100K and $125K. (Wall Street Journal)
Fred Willard’s ABC sketch comedy “Trust Us With Your Life” has been removed from the network’s schedule. It’s the second recent TV setback for Willard; after his arrest earlier this month for alleged lewd conduct, Willard also was fired from his gig as host of PBS’s “Market Warriors.” (TV Column)