KRISTEN STEWART’S PCA ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
In case you missed last night’s People’s Choice Awards ceremonies, you can see the video of Kristen Stewart accepting her award for Favorite Movie Actress. After sharing that last night was her first visit to the People’s Choice Awards, she thanked the fans in the quintessentially awkward way that is Kristen Stewart. She also let it slip that she had been a vampire earlier in the day while shooting “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” in Baton Rouge. Also worthy of checking out in the video are co-stars Taylor Lautner (who helps Kristen to the stage) and rumored boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Check out the loving, proud smile on that boy’s face as Kristen accepts her award!
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ROBERT PATTINSON’S NEXT ROLE IN “COSMOPOLIS”?
Unconfirmed reports are rampant that Robert Pattinson’s first post-Twilight Saga role will be the lead in an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel, Cosmopolis. The lead character in the story is a financial expert who dabbles in international markets. Amazon.com has the following synopsis of the book:
DeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this monotone 13th novel, a study in big money and affectlessness. As one character remarks, 28-year-old Eric Packer “wants to be one civilization ahead of this one.” But on an April day in the year 2000, Eric’s fortune and life fall apart. The story tracks him as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo. His goal: a haircut at Anthony’s, his father’s old barber. But on this day his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper’s funeral. Meanwhile, the yen is mounting, destroying Eric’s bet against it. The catastrophe liberates Eric’s destructive instinct-he shoots another character and increases his bet. Mostly, the action consists of sequences in the back of the limo (where he stages meetings with his doctor, various corporate officers and a New Economy guru) interrupted by various pit stops. He lunches with his wife of 22 days, Elise Shifrin. He has sex with two women, his art consultant and a bodyguard. He is hit in the face with a pie by a protester. He knows he is being stalked, and the novel stages a final convergence between the ex-tycoon and his stalker. DeLillo practically invented the predominant vernacular of the late ’90s (the irony, the close reading of consumer goods, the mock complexity of technobabble) in White Noise, but he seems surprisingly disengaged here. His spotlighted New Economy icon, Eric, doesn’t work, either as a genius financier (he is all about gadgetry, not exchange-there’s no love of the deal in his “frozen heart”) or a thinker. The threats posed by the contingencies that he faces cannot lever him out of his recalcitrant one-dimensionality. DeLillo is surely an American master, but this time out, he is doodling.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Razzie Nomination Finalist
Award season is getting into full swing and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” took home two People’s Choice Awards last night. They may be able to add even more awards to their ever-growing pile, but do they want this one? It was announced earlier this week that the film is a finalist for The Razzie’s Worst Picture of 2010. Also included in that category are “The Bounty Hunter”, “Clash of the Titans”, “The Expendables”, “Grown Ups”, “Jonah Hex”, “Killers”, “The Last Airbender”, “Little Fockers”, “Sex and the City 2”, “Vampires Suck” and “Yogi Bear”. The final nominations will be announced on January 24.
What did you think of Kristen’s acceptance speech? While I often wish that she was a little more polished, I really do love when she’s just very real in the moment. With all of the pompous, self-important people in Hollywood and the celebutante fame whores and their reality shows, her awkwardness is actually a bit refreshing to me.
What do you think of this possible new role for Rob? Do you think that this is a smart move on his part to separate himself from being typecast as Edward Cullen?
Does “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” deserve a Razzie in your opinion? If you were voting for Worst Picture, which of those movies that were listed would you choose?
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