Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch on the set of 'The Normal Heart.'
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A few things before we jump into the JEANS. Have you heard about The Normal Heart yet? It's HBO's forthcoming original film about HIV/AIDS awareness in the '80s, based off the popular play of the same name and stars Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, and Taylor Kitsch. If you've watched at least 15 minutes of Friday Night Lights in your lifetime, you are probably in love with Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch. Me too. So why am I just finding out that the CROTCH of his jeans for The Normal Heart needed to be "ELONGATED"?!???!?!???!???!? *Googles film's premiere date, clears out schedule for May 25, gives many thanks that the following day is a holiday, allowing for a full 24 hours of recovery*

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As you are probably aware, the 2014 MTV Movie Awards are a mere four days away. One of our favorite categories, especially in a year like this when the competition is so fierce, is Best On-Screen Transformation. To underscore just how incredible these five transformations are, we made GIFs morphing them from their normal, IRL selves into their cinematic alter-egos. Be warned: They're totally mesmerizing. Writing this post took me an extra 20 minutes because I kept watching Orlando Bloom change into Legolas. Now that it's finished, I will resume my watching.

JARED LETO INTO RAYON IN 'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB'

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For his role in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto lost 30 pounds and lived as his character, Rayon. As you can see in the GIF, his face grew thinner, he lost his beard and eyebrows, and became an expert at contouring. Whether the world's most perfect ombre is under that cap, we may never know.

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B*A*P*S

A scene from B*A*P*S.
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If you've never seen B*A*P*S, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with it right now. I know it has an abyssmal 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but when was the last time you saw Halle Berry dance like that??? (Yes, that's Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry in the above orange latex jumpsuit.) Ambling plot lines and whatever/meh dialogue notwithstanding, the costume design in this movie is exemplary and 100% resonates with present-day trends. Gobs of gold, denim on denim, crop tops, and so much more. (Fun Fact: Ruth E. Carter, the B*A*P*S costume designer, is also responsible for the wardrobe in Do The Right Thing, Amistad, Love & Basketball, and a slew of other beloved films.) Thus, we're THAT much more stoked to celebrate B*A*P*S' anniversary (the film came out on this day in 1997). In honor of the film's 17th birthday, we're presenting you with a TON of GIFs to relive the movie's ATL-to-Beverly Hills style over and over (and over and over).

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Mean Girls

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It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since the initial release of Mean Girls. Thanks to its impeccable cast, positive message, and a script drenched with quotables, the Tina Fey-penned film has transcended past its "teen comedy" genre label and become a modern movie classic. Everyone loves Mean Girls. It's just a fact.

In honor of its anniversary, MTV is airing the film on Sunday (March 23) at 8 p.m. ET/PT, PLUS never-before-seen-on-TV DVD extras, featurettes, behind-the-scenes moments and more! And to pump you up for the celebratory airing, we've rounded up 28 super-fetch GIFs of our favorite style moments and quotes from the movie. Enjoy!

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Veronica Mars

A still from 'Veronica Mars.'
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All of you saw the Veronica Mars movie last weekend, right? Right?! (If not, we hope the surgery went well, since presumably that’s your excuse.) So last week, we strolled down the hallowed halls of Neptune High with Salvador Perez, costume designer for the original series. He filled us in on the secrets behind Veronica’s pink-and-green color palette, Logan’s love of orange, the genesis of Dick’s statement tees, and so much more.

We also spoke to the film’s costume designer, Genevieve Tyrrell, to find out how she helped the beloved gang of Pirates ~mature~. The movie picks up 10 years after we last saw the cast in college, and so much has happened: Veronica has swapped her career as a private detective for a promising future as a lawyer, she’s been in a year-long relationship with Piz (Chris Lowell), and she hasn’t spoken to her epic love Logan (Jason Dohring) in NINE YEARS! But when Logan is accused of murdering his pop star girlfriend, Bonnie DeVille (née Carrie Bishop, played by Andrea Estrella), Veronica quickly ditches her new life in New York City to return to Neptune, where she confronts suspects old and new (hi, Gaby Hoffmamnn and Martin Starr!). (They play Ruby Jetson and Lou "Cobb" Cobbler, respectively.) Tyrrell dished on Veronica’s grown-up steez, Bonnie’s rock-roots fashion inspiration, and why modern-day Logan presented her with a “wardrobe conundrum.”

So when you signed on to the film, what was your first step in planning the characters’ style?

We did a breakdown of the progression of the characters. With Veronica in particular, because the series has a more ’90s sensibility, we wanted to show the passage of time, to show that she had graduated college, that she was this professional New York adult woman now. We also set about to make the initial changes that we see at the beginning in New York be different from what we then were moving to when she gets back to Neptune.

Veronica Mars

A still from 'Veronica Mars.'
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Sal mentioned you hadn’t seen much of the series. Did you end up having to watch a lot of it to get prepped?

Well, I watched the first season and the last season, and I talked to Sal about how he saw the characters during the series, and he gave me a ton of information about their personalities, which was incredibly helpful. And then, you know, talking to [creator] Rob [Thomas], talking to some of the producers—because we see the characters in this one-week period in the movie. Dick and Logan and everybody has had life happen since we last saw them, so it was important to get that information.

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Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Ellie Goulding, Christina Garibaldi

Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Ellie Goulding, and Christina Garibaldi on the set of MTV First.
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In case you missed it, we played host to Ellie Goulding, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James last night for a special Divergent-themed edition of MTV First. We watched the premiere of Ellie's "Beating Heart" music video, played a few rounds of "Would You Rather," and discussed the art of kissing. What we didn't expect to get was a bit of beauty advice courtesy of Miss Goulding.

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Divergent

A still from "Divergent."
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Only 10 more days until Divergent hits the big screens. TEN DAYS, people. That may seem like a short amount of time, but for fans of the dystopian book series (myself included), it is still long enough to feel like torture. The film's trailers have revealed little snippets of what's to come—The Pit, fear landscapes, ferris wheel, Theo James' abs—and it already looks pretty amazing. And on the style tip, thanks to costume designer Carlo Poggioli, the faction wardrobes are RIGHT on point.

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Today's the big day! The 2014 Oscars take place tonight, thus ceremoniously ending winter awards season for the year and crowning (essentially) the kings and queens of Hollywood for the next 365 days. There were so many important, beautiful films released this year (I know firsthand; I watched most of them yesterday—thanks, internet!), and while certainly not all of them did, many had surprising style moments that stuck with us long after the credits rolled. In an attempt to commemorate these standout scenes, we've rendered them in our favorite medium: emoji.

'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB': RAYON'S DRESS QUESTION

Jared Leto's Rayon is a girl with a heart of gold. Even while receiving treatment for her HIV from Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), she's making sure the cut of her dress is just inappropriate enough. *WINK*

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Jared Leto

Transformation timeline from Echelon to Rayon
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Jared Leto is a man of many talents. In addition to fronting Thirty Seconds to Mars and having some seriously enviable ombre hair to ever grace this Earth, he beautifully portrayed a transsexual AIDS patient named Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Jared went through a major physical change in a short amount of time for the role, so we figured, in honor of Jared's nomination for Best Supporting Actor, we would take a look back (mostly via Leto's own Instagram) at his transformation. Let's get this started.

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Jared Leto before Rayon.
Photo: @jaredleto Instagram

Before undertaking the role of Rayon, Jared had a full beard and impersonated Abe Lincoln for fun. He wore his hair in a man bun.

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If you haven't paid much attention to the fierce competition raging in the Oscar race for "Highest Pants," don't worry—we're here to break down the contenders for you. The creased slacks designed by Casey Storm in Her were given a lot of attention because of their extra-long zippers and hidden buttons, but they were not, in fact, the only high-waisted pants on screens this Oscar year. Below you'll find the four films vying for the coveted trophy, in the order that we think is least to most likely to win (this completely trivial category that we made up). Cast your vote in the comments at the bottom of the post. Best of luck to all.

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Stills from 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
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Matthew McConaughey lost over 40 pounds to play the role of Ron Woodroff in Dallas Buyers Club. His character continues to lose weight throughout the film due to his battle with AIDS, so a belt was necessary to hold up the jeans on his wiry frame. From the front, the pants don't look all that high, but from the back, you can see how they're cinched, sitting at the top of his waist. On the waistline spectrum (your grandfather to Britney Spears in the "I'm A Slave 4 U" video), they could sit higher, but they could also definitely be lower.

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