ROBERT PATTINSON WILL NOT SMELL LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
Contrary to the many reports going around the Internet over the past few days, Robert Pattinson will NOT be portraying Kurt Cobain in a biopic about the late Nirvana frontman. The Sun had reported that Pattinson was in talks with Courtney Love, but this turns out to be false according to EW sources.
OPRAH LOOKING FOR TWI-HARDS TO SHARE THEIR TWILIGHT STORY
The Oprah Winfrey Show is looking for Twilight fans who are willing to tell their Twilight story on national television. They are looking for stories about how Twilight has inspired your life. The show’s website asks fans to share the following (but only if you are willing to appear on TV):
Why do you love the story so much? How has it impacted your life? What have you learned from the series and how has it made you a better person? Are you a housewife who’s started a fan club with friends? Do you have a young adult in your family who’s been inspired to write his/her own stories? Has the romance in Twilight sparked the romance in your own relationship?
While the show’s website doesn’t indicate whether any of the actors, directors, or Stephenie Meyer will be on hand for the show, this could be an excellent forum for Twilight fans to be able to articulate in an intelligent way why the series means so much to them if the show’s producers do things the right way.
ST. LOUIS HAIRDRESSER WHO FOUND “NEW MOON” SCRIPT NOW SELLING HER PLUNDER ON EBAY
Remember Casey Ray? The luckiest Dumpster-diver ever? Her story just keeps on going. Sort of like the Twilight saga. Now she’s auctioning off her autographed New Moon script on eBay. Bidding starts at $10,000. (For the sake of comparison, another autographed New Moon script is currently going for £36.99, about $56.)
Ray, owner of Salon K in the Delmar Loop, was loitering outside a St. Louis hotel last spring hoping for a glimpse of George Clooney (remember that story?) when she found copies of the scripts of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight series, and the recently-released Remember Me.
NEW RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED FOR NIKKI REED’S “CHAIN LETTER”
A new release date to pencil in for the Nikki Reed-starring Chain Letter. Our reps behind the film have informed us it is now going to be released in theaters on August 6.
Written and directed by Deon Taylor, the film also stars Noah Segan, Keith David, Betsy Russell and Michael Bailey Smith.
SALES OF WUTHERING HEIGHTS QUADRUPLE DUE TO TWILIGHT
Thanks to the lead character Bella quoting Wuthering Heights and comparing her love for the vampire Edward with Cathy’s passion for Heathcliff, some of the magic is rubbing off on Emily Bronte’s great work.
Wuthering Heights, before the first Twilight books came out in 2005 sold 8,551 a year in Britain. However, the publishers Harper Collins reissued Wuthering Heights last year, with a cover inspired by the Twilight artwork and including the tag-line: “Bella and Edward’s favourite book”.
Following this reissue, sales peaked at 2,634 in one week and totalled 34,023 during the year, according to Nielsen Bookscan, which monitors book sales across the industry. This was a fourfold increase and it is now one of the best selling novels at Tesco, as well as more traditional book shops.
I confess that I was intrigued when I first saw the story yesterday about Robert Pattinson possibly playing Kurt Cobain. With his musical talent, he would be much more than some chump pretending to play guitar and sing. It made me think back to the early ’90s when Val Kilmer played Jim Morrison in “The Doors” and really showed everyone that he was more than Iceman. What do you think? Do you think that Robert could pull off playing Kurt Cobain?
So, will you be visiting Oprah’s site to apply to tell your Twilight story on national television?
I love the story about how Twilight has inspired so many readers to go back to the classics and that the sales of Wuthering Heights have quadrupled over the past year. That is a seriously SIGNIFICANT statistic!
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