The MTV Movie Awards started providing out Generation Awards in 2005, and considering that then, 11 completely unknown, entirely non-renowned actors and actresses have received the added-unique golden popcorn.
This year, Will Smith will receive the coveted honor. But very first, let’s see where all the past winners are now. Are they still functioning in the entertainment sector? Almost certainly not.
Following winning the Generation Award, no one’s sure what Cruise’s been up to, specifically. He seems to have disappeared into oblivion, but he could often pop proper back up on the edge of tomorrow. Final I heard, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand caught him listening to classic rock songs for the ages, such as “Paradise City” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
All right, we need to talk about the Horton elephant in the room. Carrey has entirely fallen off the face of the Earth. Some media internet sites say he was just also dumb and dumber to survive the cutthroat sector, usually becoming a yes man and by no means putting his foot down and kicking ass. Apparently, he was final noticed chilling with penguins, but you in no way know with rumors.
Guys, I’m scared shrekless here. Exactly where is Mike Myers? Has anyone seen him since he vamoosed right after the 2007 MTV Film Awards? Some of his “friends” in the organization have named him an inglourious basterd, but that seems fairly harsh to me. Jessica Alba mentioned in an interview eight years ago that Myers had retired from the enterprise and began freelancing as a love guru or something.
Sandler really requirements to act like a grown up. After his win in ’08, he got into difficulty with pals Jack and Jill, a zookeeper, and even some funny men and women. Pretty certain his motto is, “Just go with it,” even even though things generally backfire for him.
Holy fockers! Stiller was involved in a tower heist in ’11 and had to create a secret life to avoid detection. His final identified location was Rome, hanging with Justin Bieber.
Ah, Sandy B. She flew to outer space in ’13 and was never noticed or heard from again. Tragic.
Following winning her award, Witherspoon decided to leave the biz and hike the Pacific Crest Trail on some wild adventure of sorts. Particulars are sketchy.
TBH, Depp was killed by a burned man/monster in ’84, so I have zero notion how he managed to accept the Generation Award in ’12. Your guess is as very good as mine as to where he is now. It’s like he’s an invisible man or some thing.
Soon after dealing with more horrible bosses, a man who thinks he’s a spider, and some small girl named Annie, the past two years have been fairly the adventure for Foxx. He’s been so busy, I’m certain he’s had a sleepless night or two.
Considering that ’14, Wahlberg’s been hanging with his entourage and Ted, also. Not sure what upcoming projects he has, but hopefully they’ll be transformative.
Who TF even is Robert Downey Jr.? Never heard of him. It is a shame he hasn’t gotten any huge movie franchise offers lately.
I am still upset I wasn’t a contestant on ‘Figure It Out’ in the ’90s.
It is lotto season in New York and everyone’s looking to win big. All week extended, folks have hit corner bodegas in hopes of scoring that winning ticket — but I’m feeling a lot more lowkey. I’m at Washer drummer Kieran McShane’s Brooklyn apartment, hanging with a cat named Dogmeat and watching “Adventure Time,” when Mike Quigley enters with a case of beer and his extremely personal (and maybe fortunate) lotto ticket.
Quigley plays guitar and bass and sings in Washer, a punk duo whose brilliant debut, Right here Comes Washer, is out today (Jan. 22) on Exploding In Sound Records. We crack open the beer and discuss what we’d each do with the winning funds.
“I’d pay off my student loans,” Quigley says with no hesitation. McShane thinks for a moment ahead of declaring, “I’d get some arable land.” We order takeout prior to digging into the new record, and also talk tour — soon, they’ll hit the road with pals and fellow punks Massive Ups — but on the complete, the band don’t have a lot of “good” tour stories in their arsenal. The very best they can muster is a tale of getting drunk and playing with some dogs at an artist loft in Philadelphia, but as Quigley admits, “There’s not really a story there. It was largely just a nice time.”
Not that tour isn’t amazing — it is just not what most individuals consider. “You do not truly have time to get f–ked up and be irresponsible,” McShane says. “You have to be places on time. You can’t spend as well significantly funds. Then at the end of the day, you are like, ‘Sh-t, I truly have to play now, too.’”
A week later, I hope I’m not spoiling considerably by revealing that, however, Quigley didn’t hit the jackpot. Still, there’s the matter at hand — Right here Comes Washer — and the revelation that Washer couldn’t possibly have produced a a lot more winning debut 1 that expertly analyzes fear, anxiety, being in enjoy and being alone, providing its listener something relatable to “latch” onto (like the uneasy protagonists of the driving “Pet Rock Vs. Healing Crystal”). There’s the physicality of actually feeling alive (“I spit, I suck, I shake, and all my bones they break,” Quigley confesses on “Human”) and also the uncertainty of living, in a broader sense (“fear of the outside” on epic album opener “Eyelids”). There’s also the stress of getting a excellent individual, of carrying out the proper point, and of functioning challenging, even if you are young, and nevertheless unsure of what you are in fact functioning towards.
Here Comes Washer is the human experience for a new generation introspective and extremely intelligent, a small confused, but by no means amiss.
Of course, in our speak, we didn’t just watch cartoons and daydream about imaginary riches — we touched upon all these subjects, in a thorough discussion that helped define (and redefine) some of the issues we’re all just attempting to figure out.
MTV News: I not too long ago saw a publication refer to Washer as “slack punk.” What do you feel of the “slacker” label in basic — would you say it applies to your sound?
Mike Quigley: I think that term stems from the inflection of the vocalist. When that description gets utilised, it’s when the vocalist talks, or sing-talks sort of monotone… despite the fact that I have some true melodies, and the record has a lot of screaming. But slack-punk is type of the [Stephen] Malkmus factor. Sounding sort of bored.
It’s sort of lazy on behalf of music writers.
Kieran McShane: We both have complete time jobs.
MQ: Not only that, but we’ve also place out several releases in two years [of existence], we play shows a lot… but I think it’s really effortless to just tag a genre to a band and then talk about the very same items that everybody likes about that genre. It sucks due to the fact it’s not always true.
If you just listened to it and talked about the lyrics or the actual sound…
It is like, “Oh, this band wants to stick it to The Man.” Precisely, absolutely everyone wants to stick it to The Man! Nobody desires to be The Man!
KM: I consider The Man guidelines.
MTV News: Most “slacker” bands write very apathetic lyrics, but yours are pretty much the exact opposite. You appear to care a lot.
MQ: Yeah, I’d say the record’s pretty urgent.
It is mainly about me trying to figure out how to be excellent. I feel I’m extremely self-essential, and it comes across in the songs. Lyrically, it is a lot of me attempting to figure factors out.
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MTV News: You are typically worried, and there’s a lot of seeking inward. [Album opener] “Eyelids” includes a lot of Catholic imagery — “collections,” “daylight,” and you sing, “lead us not into annihilation, but deliver us from rubble…”
MQ: That’s a quote from a Don DeLillo book, Americana. It is about an insane radio DJ who has a show at three AM for crazy people, and he has these chapter-extended rants… in one of the rants he’s discussing nuclear war, and he begins reciting “Our Father,” but reworked with these words as an alternative of the true words. I stole that simply because the song is about getting scared of the planet outside.
MTV News: What are you afraid of?
MQ: It is mainly about my connection, and how that is a small world that’s existed for a lengthy time for me, and so I’ve constructed up a basic fear about the outdoors world that isn’t what’s already understood amongst myself and my companion. When you have this one particular steady factor in your life, you are always going to be scared of not obtaining that around.
A lot of the record is about that: me and my partnership, and its relation to other things.
KM: And me.
MQ: And Kieran.
MTV News: You and Kieran have also identified each and every other a genuinely long time.
MQ: We first met as little youngsters in Boy Scouts, but Kieran went to a different higher college.
KM: We had mutual friends, and I would see him about occasionally even even though we went to various schools.
MQ: I was in bands with some little ones who had been middle school friends of Kieran’s. Then we both occurred to go to NYU. And then the last two years of college we lived together.
KM: When we lived together, Quigley had an additional project referred to as Clownface. That band kind of just petered out.
MTV News: Would you say you’re best pals?
MQ: Kieran’s probably my very best friend.
KM: Quigley’s one of my ideal buddies.
MQ: I have extremely couple of close relationships outside the particular person I’ve dated for ten years.
KM: And me.
MQ: And Kieran.
KM: That is why he gets mad anytime I say that I’m quitting the band.
MQ: I live in perpetual worry of Kieran quitting the band. I was so unfulfilled in the music aspect of my life ahead of this band.
MTV News: When did you initial start off writing music?
MQ: High college. I did a weird arrangement of a Pinback song on saxophone. The very first song I ever wrote for myself… I forgot what it was named, but I place it on Myspace.
I started Clownface in high school. My other band in high school was referred to as Whales Incognito. We have been the sickest band ever.
MTV News: How would you say your songwriting has evolved as you’ve gotten older?
MQ: The songs on the record have more substance. That is on purpose. I’ve attempted to place a small a lot more effort into lyrics. I in no way just commence with words — I usually create riffs, or perhaps a phrase from a book or what ever, but the song constantly gets completed initial, and then I sort of pull up scraps to make the lyrics. I’m trying to do that with a small much more thought.
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MTV News: In “Safe Spot,” you make a fairly political statement: “You can express yourself without having getting violent/You can be a greater particular person by not keeping silent.” Is this some thing you are purposefully trying to address by way of your music?
MQ: I would like to believe that, but I think in the end I’m not that altruistic. I’m not making the globe a far better location by making my record. Most of the record for me is just receiving some sh-t off my chest. It’s selfish in that way.
I’m not like, carrying out specific items to move my community forward. Some bands do that and it is sick as hell. I’m just not that kind of person, at least not right now. Lots of bands are overtly political proper now and are doing such a good job of addressing issues like social injustice. It is amazing and quite empowering for a lot of people.
I just don’t have that significantly to complain about. If items had been various, maybe I would.
MTV News: The lyrics and title reminded me of the idea of the DIY “safe space.” How do you really feel about that notion?
MQ: I’m the most privileged dude in the planet — I’m a straight white male. A lot of individuals don’t have the exact same luxuries as I do. I can be myself anywhere, simply because the world was built by men and women like me. That’s not necessarily the case for a lot of other folks, and so that’s essential so that other people are welcome, and to remind folks like myself that they’re welcome, too.
KM: A lot of times those rules and guidelines are meant for folks who are not me, so my opinion shouldn’t matter.
It’s like, don’t be an ass—- at a show and hit somebody, but also don’t hit anyone anyplace, ever.
MTV News: For our generation, becoming punk isn’t getting violent and self-destructive. It is getting responsible and wise, and caring about the planet.
MQ: What it implies to be punk has definitely changed more than time, but what hasn’t changed is the underlying theme that you’re just doing you. You can be you and it does not matter what any person else thinks.
And I think with our generation, it is much less of like, “get f–king drunk all the time,” and, “Anarchy!” and hating the government… folks nevertheless like the idealism of punk, but are a small far more practical now.
We’re practical and we’re also a tiny disaffected. Nothing’s really changed in a long time. It’s like, “Okay, I can’t alter this or that, but at least I can be a great particular person. And that’s all I can control.” That is sort of a punk thing.
MTV News: Being a excellent particular person is essential to punk, simply because by not getting a excellent particular person, you’re not advancing the result in.
MQ: The factors that matter are not the specifics of what the mentality is applied to. Like, “Reagan sucks.” Yeah, we know Reagan sucks. That is not what matters. What matters is that you are empowering oneself and your peers to make the alterations that you want to make, so that you’re living the life you want to live.
MTV News: Would you say you have a good outlook on the world — even if it is scary?
MQ: In my normal life, I attempt to be practical and more or much less constructive about things. Perhaps because music is a break from that, I create about the issues I attempt to feel about less. It is a way to let the steam out.
The world is terrifying. Everything feels really charged. I don’t think humans are the worst… [turns to Kieran] what do you think?
KM: About what?
MQ: Your outlook on the world.
KM: There’s a lot of bad stuff and not much I can do about it.
MQ: That part’s a bummer. But you can always do some thing like go to a soup kitchen! Or give a person your jacket! You could do that.
KM: It’s just good that as soon as a week at practice, I get to hit factors genuinely hard.
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In 1996, Reginald Dwayne Betts — a 16-year-old honor student with braces — utilised a pistol to carjack a man who had been sleeping in his car. Shortly thereafter, he was caught, sentenced as an adult and sent to an adult prison, where he served more than eight years, such as one year in solitary at a supermax facility.
“I was 5 feet, 5 inches and 120 pounds. I went to prison with grown guys, and I went into what men and women readily acknowledge as a treacherous and a wild location,” Betts tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “My judge, when he sentenced me, he said, ‘I am under no illusion that sending you to prison will help, but you could get some thing out of it if you select to.’ “
As it turns out, the time he spent behind bars helped shape Betts’ future as a poet. He had constantly loved to study, but in prison, books — and writing — became a mental escape. One particular day, when he was in solitary confinement, a fellow prisoner slipped an anthology named The Black Poets below his cell door.
“That’s the book that changed my life,” Betts says. “It introduced me to Etheridge Knight, to Rob Hayden, Lucille Clifton, Sonia Sanchez and so a lot of countless black writers and black poets that genuinely shaped who it is that I wanted to be in the globe.”
Betts completed his GED while in prison. Right after his release in 2005, he continued his education and is now a law student at Yale University. He is also a poet and author. His most current book is a collection of poems called Bastards of the Reagan Era.
Betts says the name of the book holds double which means: “1st is that it’s this concept of being fatherless, but the other notion is … this notion that complete sort of generation of young men and women had been bastards of an era, of the Reagan era. I believe about my personal life, I consider about the life of individuals that is close to me, and I just recognize that we have been … we were just lost — lost in time, we were lost in space, and we had been struggling to discover, I think, a sense of who we had been.”
On the significance of the “Reagan era”
I was born in 1980 and, I feel, the “war on drugs” had a massive impact on my childhood, the policies around the Reagan era, around mandatory minimum sentences created enormous changes in the community — and also our response to men and women who had been struggling with addiction.
I took my son to a museum in Chicago and we had been watching a short clip about woolly mammoths, and some thing I saw truly struck me as profound: If you see a site of trauma, a web site of enormous tragedy, a mudslide or some thing … you will see the youngsters in the middle of a circle and all of the mothers around those children.
And so when I feel about the bastards of the Reagan era, when I believe about what did not come about for us, I believe we have been basically abandoned by society in large ways, and you can’t appear at our lives and see that circle of love and care and nurturing around us.
On what went via his mind as he pulled out a gun on the individual he carjacked
I consider individuals know, really, they know if they have any intention of shooting somebody. And the gun I had was on safety, and I didn’t even know how to operate the gun. And so I consider that at least in my scenario, I knew that I wasn’t going to shoot him. And I believe that if he would’ve not open the door or ran, I would’ve most likely been standing in the parking lot seeking like a fool. But that doesn’t negate the fear that he had, and that doesn’t negate the sort of lack of empathy that I showed in that moment.
So if the query is ‘What could lead me to that?’ I consider it really is that sometimes you get into a place exactly where you do not comprehend that your decisions have genuine ramifications in the present, and real ramifications for the future. Due to the fact honestly, if we had this conversation now, [there is] no way that I could picture carrying out that. But I was 16, and I just did not feel in the same way that I consider as an adult. And due to the fact it was in the realm of possibilities that could occur … I was presented with the chance and I didn’t have the wherewithal or the courage or the frequent sense to turn away.
On why he pleaded guilty
It is not that I was unaware of the reality that a 16-year-old could go to jail or could get locked up in a juvenile detention center. But I just thought that I was wrong, and I was caught, and that the greatest point for me to do was to admit being wrong and uncover a way to make amends. So even even though I was study my Miranda rights, I wasn’t thinking about the truth that by confessing, by speaking to the police officers, that could lead to diverse charges becoming filed, that could take away some things that my lawyer might’ve done to maybe negotiate a plea deal. … I didn’t recognize what would occur from that decision to speak. …
If somebody would’ve told me — ‘Listen, if you talk to the police this day you will likely end up going to prison, you happen to be 16 years old, you are 125 pounds, you will finish up spending more than a year in solitary confinement, you will end up spending time in some of the worst prisons in Virginia’ — if somebody would’ve told me that that was what I was hunting up against, then I probably wouldn’t have stated something.
On reading in prison
Just before I got incarcerated I read for pleasure and I study simply because it was a duty, I just loved books. When I got locked up, I feel, books became magic. Books weren’t really magic when I was a youngster, they were just one thing that I [enjoyed] reading. I believed it was crucial, but when I got locked up it became magic, it became a signifies to an end. … It became the way in which I seasoned the world, but far more importantly, I feel, it became the way in which I discovered about what it implies to be human, and to be flawed and to want items that you can not have.
On connecting with poetry in solitary confinement
The story about solitary confinement, I consider, genuinely is the way that I became a poet and a way that I broadened my horizons intellectually and I sort of diversified my reading. Due to the fact in solitary confinement you couldn’t have books and you couldn’t request books and you could not go to the library, but folks would somehow find methods to get books into their cells.
So it would be this rotating cycle of books that existed in solitary confinement. Somebody would leave a hole [and] they would leave four books in the cell with them, so I would go into a cell and locate  books. … 1 afternoon I asked for a book and stated, ‘Can somebody send me a book?’ and somebody slid a book under my cell door, to this day I have no thought who sent it to me, but it was an anthology by Dudley Randall, it was called The Black Poets and that is the book that changed my life.
On why he chose to go to law school
When Howard [University] rejected me, when I was rejected for jobs, when I have to fill out applications for apartments and they ask if I’ve been convicted of a felony, when my close friends don’t get apartments due to the fact of their records … until law college, I never ever believed that you could do anything about that. And so I decided to perform on the civil side of factors and I program on carrying out employment discrimination function. I program on representing individuals in pardons. I strategy on representing people on parole. … I feel like carrying out that function is the type of point I could do and feel excellent about.