KRISTEN STEWART SPOTTED WITH WRIST SPLINT
Kristen Stewart was spotted at LAX yesterday with a splint on her left wrist. There’s no word on the reason for it, but we do know that the cast has been doing fight training for scenes in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”. Throughout the book, there are several scenes where Bella has a lot of physical interaction after becoming a vampire. Hmmm…perhaps she was hurt while arm wrestling with Emmett?
MUSICIAN SUES AFTER SUMMIT SHUTDOWN
Matthew Smith (a.k.a. “Matt Heart”), a musician from Ohio, is suing Summit Entertainment after they had his song, “Eternal Knight”, yanked from iTunes, Amazon, and other outlets because he had stated that the song was inspired by The Twilight Saga. Summit claimed copyright infringement because Smith/Heart’s cover art for the CD shows a moon and uses a similar typeface to that of “Twilight’s” movie poster. After some legal wrangling, Summit’s legal counsel consented to the reposting of Smith/Heart’s music as long as he refrains from making references to Summit’s intellectual property.
Heart now claims in his lawsuit, filed yesterday,that Summit misrepresented its legal rights and that the song couldn’t have infringed “Twilight” since it was written and copyrighted first. Never mind, it seems, that Heart may have done a bit of misrepresenting himself over how the work was inspired.
He’s suing Summit for fraud, misrepresentation, infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference, and defamation for allegedly getting in the way of his contractual agreements on the song. He wants at least $75,000 in damages.
KELLAN LUTZ: FASHION DESIGNER?
Already a model for LA-based Dylan George, Kellan Lutz will be adding “designer” to his resume as he works with the brand to help create t-shirts, pants and cashmere knits.
LITERARY SCOUT SUES TO BE PAID FOR FINDING “TWILIGHT”
Nanette Shipley filed a lawsuit on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that she was a literary scout who was paid to find potential films for Maverick Films. She helped Maverick obtain the literary rights to “Twilight” as well as “The Lightning Thief” and that she was promised $75,000 for “Twilight” and $100,000 for “The Lightning Thief”. She says that she has only been paid $20,000 of the promised amounts and is suing for the remaining $155,000 plus legal fees.
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DOES VAMPIREFREAKS WEBSITE PREY ON YOUNG PEOPLE?
There is a site called Vampirefreaks that has come up in the news recently after a 12 year-old girl was molested by an adult who she met on the site.
The 12-year old girl who fell victim to 21-year old Anthony Francis Paleveda exchanged emails and text messages with him after meeting on Vampirefreaks. She was most likely lured in by a shared interest in vampires…and had no idea that this man was preying on her the whole time. She agreed to meet him, and he picked her up from her middle school and took her to his home.
In one blog, they urge the site to put more protection in place for the under-18 members of the site.
NIKKI REED TO APPEAR IN NEW THRILLER
I hope that Kristen’s wrist heals well and soon. I’ve had a broken wrist before and empathize with anyone in a cast or splint.
There are certainly a bunch of legal entanglements surrounding Twilight these days.
What do you think of Nikki Reed’s new project?
Regardless of whatever protection is in place by Vampirefreaks.com for their minor members, it’s of the utmost importance that parents, teachers, and other people in children’s lives teach them the importance of online safety and how to protect themselves while online. To our own members, we remind you to never divulge personal information that can compromise your safety while online – keep your hometown, address, school, sports teams, names of friends, etc. to yourself. Please avoid using email addresses and screen names with your first and last names in them. I sat in a seminar on internet safety one time and the speaker told us all that connecting a computer to the internet is like opening the doors and windows to your house – anyone can waltz right in. Please, please, please be smart and safe online!
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