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TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS: MARCH 5TH

‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Presents: 2009!

Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Co. reenact four of the most memorable pop-culture scenes of the year: ”New Moon,” Susan Boyle, Jon and Kate, and the MTV Video Music Awards. SOURCE

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And the iVillage Entertainment Awards Winners Are…

And the Winner Is… New Moon’s Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)

New Moon’s hard-bodied, chivalrous vampire, Edward Cullen, won your hearts by a landslide with 87 percent of votes. The other contestants — I Love You Man’s Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), The Office’s Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Glee’s Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) — didn’t stand a chance. Edward’s loyalty, mystery and good looks make it clear why you’d want to get cozy with this brooding bad boy. Now if only he’d trade Bella for you! MORE HERE

‘Twilight’s’ Kellan Lutz: ‘Eclipse’ is an action a movie for guys


Kellan Lutz doesn’t want guys to be scared off by the “Twilight” love story.

In fact, he assures guys that the upcoming sequel “Eclipse” is “badass.”

“The action really drew me in and I think the guys are really going to like this movie,” he told MTV News, suggesting that both the romantic and action elements would make a great date-night movie.

Without spoiling too much of the plot for those who haven’t read the books, “Eclipse” will mobilize the vampires and the werewolves in a battle that involves Bella (Kristen Stewart) of course.

“I enjoy doing action movies,” said Lutz. “I enjoy being, you know, fighting and stuff like there, but there’s a lot of action [this time around]. A lot more than the love story.”

You can get a sneak preview of the action in the “Eclipse” trailer that will play before Robert Pattinson’s “Remember Me,” which hits theaters on Friday, March 12. “Eclipse” will premiere on June 30. SOURCE

Chris Weitz Wishes He Could Cut the Frolicking Vampire Scene From New Moon

Twilight fans still have a few months to go before Eclipse hits theaters this Summer, but they’ll flock to the stores in a few weeks to pick up copies of New Moon on DVD on March 21. There are a few editions featuring all kinds of bonus features, and I was lucky enough to chat with director Chris Weitz on everything from his favorite scene, to Rob and Kristen’s relationship, to what he wishes had ended up on the cutting room floor.

There are lots of different editions of the New Moon DVD. Which bonus features are you particularly excited about? I’m excited that my voice will finally be heard! For me, the fun thing was doing the commentary with Peter Lambert, my editor, because it kind of re-created the atmosphere in the cutting room. Peter’s a really funny guy, and we were able to delve into not only the behind-the-scenes moments, but to explain why certain things were shot or cut together in certain ways. So that, for me, was the most fun.

When you go back and watch it again, are there things you’d like to change if you could? I would like to never have shot Rob and Kristen running through the forest and Kristen’s just turned into a vampire. Because everybody always laughs and it makes me feel terrible. [Laughs] I would have shot it a different way so it wouldn’t get that response. But otherwise, I’m very happy with things.

You must get lots of questions abut Rob and Kristen. Do you laugh it off or are you totally sick of hearing about it? I’m somewhat clueless — when you’re the director, you’re kind of like the school principal. Nobody really tells you anything. You really have no idea what’s going on. I’m the last person who would know about this kinda stuff. I’m sure you could get more from reading the paper. MORE HERE

‘Eclipse’ Will Be Steamy, Says ‘New Moon’ Director

Although Weitz is not directing ‘Eclipse’ — director David Slade is taking over — he has read the script.

Spoiler alert: The scene includes Bella, who is on the run from evil vampire Victoria. To keep from freezing in the cold, she snuggles close to werewolf Jacob. Of course, a jealous Edward looks on and isn’t too happy about it.

Weitz also revealed the other scenes he’s excited for fans to see, including an intense action sequence featuring Edward Cullen’s vampire “parents,” played by Elizabeth Reaser and Peter Facinelli.

“I have a special interest in seeing Peter and Elizabeth tear people’s heads off,” he says with a laugh.

“Knowing them, and how kind of kooky and delightful they are, I’m going to find seeing them being ultra-violent very interesting indeed.” SOURCE

Chris Weitz Bails on ‘Breaking Dawn’; Twi-Hard Nation Sheds Sparkly Tear, Wonders What’s Next

Sorry, Twi-hards; Chris Weitz has some bad news for you.

After months of feverish speculation, the New Moon director’s rep has confirmed that Weitz won’t be on board for Breaking Dawn, the final installment (or is that installments?) of The Twilight Saga. According to the rep, it was Weitz’s decision not to carry on with the series.

But even though he won’t be ordering sexy vamps and werewolves around anymore, Weitz will be keeping busy over the next year or so; despite his earlier suggestions that he might quit the movie biz, the Golden Compass helmsman has several new projects in the works, including the pick-up comedy The Game (based on the Neil Strauss novel), American Pie 4 and the intriguingly titled Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City (which is probably the exact sentiment that many Twi-hards are experiencing upon reading this news).

But let’s wipe away those tears and turn our attention to the pressing topic at hand: If Weitz is out, who should direct Breaking Dawn? Eclipse director David Slade? Woody Allen? (Please, let it be Woody Allen!)  SOURCE

Oh I would love to leave my husband for Edward!!

I admit that I did laugh when I first saw the frolicking scene in ‘New Moon’. It just seemed so out of place in the dark setting of the Volturi, but the other times I saw it, I understood what Weitz was trying to portray but I wish they would have changed the wardrobe. ::giggles::

With all this speculation over the director for ‘Breaking Dawn’, who would your choice be?

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