“TWILIGHT” KISS VOTED ONE OF BEST KISSES OF THE DECADEfrom entertainmentwise.com:
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s kiss in Twilight has been voted one of the best kisses of the last decade. The tender moment, which occurred in the first film in the vampire saga, came fourth in the survey.
CHASKE SPENCER TALKS ABOUT “TWILIGHT” STARS DODGING THE PAPARAZZIfrom popeater.com:
The explosive popularity of the ‘Twilight’ franchise is a mixed blessing for its stars – the movies have launched the careers of its primary players, along with a handful of standout supporting cast. But the microscope trained on the lives of these young actors has been the subject of numerous interviews, with 19-year-old Kristen Stewart telling Interview magazine, “I don’t leave my hotel room – literally … The only way for me not to have somebody know where I went the night before is if I didn’t go out at all.”
PopEater spoke exclusively to Chaske Spencer, the up-and-coming actor who portrays wolf pack leader Sam Uley in ‘New Moon.’ Spencer explains the pros and cons of sudden fame, staying under the radar and gives a few (very few) hints on the upcoming ‘Breaking Dawn’ adaptation.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TO PLAY VAMPIRE BASEBALL FOR CHARITIES
A mythical battle between vampires and Saints, set in gothic New Orleans? OK, we’ll bite.
In March, cast members from the ”Twilight’ movies will play ball with members of the New Orleans Saints in a charity baseball game to benefit Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
Team Twilight will be led by Peter Facinelli, who played vampire Carlisle Cullen in the hit movie adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s saga. He’ll team up with his shape-shifting co-stars Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley), Alex Meraz (Paul) and Tyson Houseman (Quil Alteara) against the NFC champs the Saints, who will march in with their own team headed by fullback Kyle Eckel and tailback Lynell Hamilton.
STEPHENIE MEYER COMMENDS “TWILIGHT” FANS FOR SUPPORTING HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS, RECOMMENDS A BOOK, MUSIC, AND A MOVIE
As many of you know, Stephenie Meyer occasionally updates her personal website with a message to the fans and often includes recommendations of things that she has read, listened to, or watched. She updated her site yesterday with the following message to fans, praising the fanbase for their support of the relief efforts for Haiti:
I’ve been very impressed with the world in general and the Twilight fansites in specific in the support and love everyone is giving Haiti. It’s amazing to see how Twilight fans have come together to help. You are wonderful people. At this point, I think it’s important for all of us to remember that the situation in Haiti is not going to be cured overnight, so… keep up the good work, and let’s all keep the Haitians in our thoughts and prayers.
She also provided another book recommendation:
A new book recommendation: I recently read and adored The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It was one of those books that feel absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you sit around wishing that you could find another book just like it.
If you’re looking for something new to listen to and are a fan of Stephenie’s playlists:
I realized that there was an egregious oversight on my music recommendation page. How have I never listed Metric? That’s crazy. Anyway, Fantasies was one of the best albums of 2009.
Lastly, here is her latest movie recommendation to fans:
Finally, a movie recommendation: Dear John comes out Friday the fifth of February. Thanks to my cool friend Wyck (who many of you have seen in various Twilight Saga interviews, as he is one of the producers on our movies, and who is a producer on Dear John) I got to see this one early. I will confess, I cried. Also, I discovered Channing Tatum, who I’ve somehow missed until now. Likey. Lots. Amanda Seyfried is entrancing as always, and the chemistry (chemistry is always the crux of a movie for me) between them is lovely. Though the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Richard Jenkins (who plays his father) was my favorite part.
I have to agree that the kissing scene from “Twilight” is one of the best on-screen kisses…ever. It has this awesome combination of something completely forbidden, yet innocent, with the first love/first kiss element to it. It totally rocks!
Every time I read an interview where the stars talk about how they pretty much can’t have a normal life because of the paparazzi, my heart breaks for them – especially the younger ones. Yes, fame has a price but to not be able to even go out to a bookstore or out for coffee without being hounded by parasites who make money off of a picture of someone is such a shame.
Oh, how I wish that I could go down to NOLA to check out the Vampire baseball game!! They have some great charities that they are supporting in addition to the Haiti relief organizations. They are also working to continue to rebuild in the 9th Ward of NOLA, still reeling from the devastation that Katrina brought with her in 2005.
I actually have the book that Stephenie recommended. It’s on the stack of things waiting to be read. A friend of mine recommended it back in November and I’m really looking forward to finally getting to it. The “Dear John” movie also looks cute (as does Channing Tatum).
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