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TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS: APRIL 5TH

David Letterman – Nathan Lane’s ‘Twilight’ Cameo


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Twilight Series Not Making the Millions it Could Be

Entertainment moguls are always finding ways to extend their bucks and rake in the millions, or billions, in revenue from side projects on the same brand name. Harry Potter is a great example of a brand name that has made billions in sales on books, movies, action figures, costumes, a new theme park and one other important profit trick.

What does J.K. Rowling’s series have that Stephanie Meyer’s doesn’t? Video games. The Harry Potter series is placed in a more pseudo world of sub-human creatures and adventures, but the Twilight series isn’t lacking in the creature and adventure department.

Extremely good-looking vampires and wolves are just as fun to play around with virtually as they are to read about and watch in movies. The video game market allows fans to use their imagination even more and role-play with the famous characters.

How Much is Twilight Losing?

MCV reports the brand is losing millions in profits because it doesn’t have a video game yet.

“Given how hot a property it is, Twilight could easily present a seven-figure exploitation opportunity, especially if publishers look at taking it beyond retail gaming and considers network gaming,” Games Investor Consulting analyst Nick Gibson has told MCV.

Given that the Twilight series books and movies have already made millions of dollars, a video game is just another way for a handful of already rich people, to make even more money. Stephanie Meyer and J.K. Rowling however, are both responsible for inspiring reading and creativity in generations of people, making their lump profits worthy.

Video games are a great way for fans to continue their love of favorite characters in ways that aren’t possible with only books and movies. Harry Potter video games allow players to explore Hogwarts castle, eat in the dining hall and fight bad creatures or other characters with wands and magic.

The twilight series could definitely tap into the same tools by fighting other vampires, exploring the cloudy setting and even having to choose between a vampire or a werewolf for love.

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‘Twilight’ star Gil Birmingham to appear on ‘Castle’ and ‘The Mentalist’ this week

Tonight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Gil Birmingham (“Billy Black” in the series) will be seen on two popular television shows this week: Castle and The Mentalist.

Birmingham’s Castle appearance takes place this evening on ABC (at 10 p.m. EST). A video preview of the episode is available here.

Thursday evening, Birmingham will be a guest star of The Mentalist on CBS (at 10 p.m. EST) in a special episode surrounding “a murder on an Indian reservation.”

A video preview of the episode showing Birmingham in the episode is available below.

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TV Show Jimmy Kimmel Live – Kellan Lutz, Brooke Burke, She & Him

Date: Monday, 05 April, 2010
Air time: 01:05 AM
TV Network: ABC

Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC Television Network’s distinctive late-night talk show. The show features a diverse line up of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians and human interest subjects. Along with a light-hearted and recognizable cast of characters, a hip house band and comedy bits in Kimmel’s inimitable style, the show additionally offers one of the funniest, freshest monologues on television today. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” often features elaborate, innovative stunts – such as having Quentin Tarantino guest-direct an entire episode, or building a state of the art performance stage in the center of Hollywood Boulevard.
The show originates from Disney’s El Capitan Entertainment Center, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. This famed location is featured prominently in the show as Kimmel showcases the unique character of Hollywood. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m. in most markets. Aired Monday, 05 April, 2010 at 01:05 AM on ABC

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