FANS FLOCK TO BURLINGAME CONVENTION
“Twilight” is kind of a big deal, in case you hadn’t noticed — particularly to teen girls and young women.
Take Paige Wraa-Noveli, who at 6 months old had to undergo a split liver transplant, the first ever performed at UCLA Medical Center, her mom said.
“She wasn’t supposed to make it to a year,” said Deborah Noveli, Paige’s mother. “Then she wasn’t supposed to make it 2 years, then 5.”
When Paige turned 18 on Tuesday, she knew exactly what she wanted for her birthday: tickets to this weekend’s “Twilight” convention, which runs through Sunday at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame.
Hundreds of devoted girls and women — or “Twi-hards,” as some attendees called themselves — turned out Friday for the convention’s first day, excited to meet cast members, buy special merchandise, get inside scoops on the books and films and spend the day with fellow fans.
WHY “TWILIGHT” FANS MIGHT ENJOY WHAT “THE WOLFMAN” HAS TO OFFER
Universal Pictures’ revival of “The Wolfman” was unleashed into theaters everywhere today, and while the Benicio Del Toro-starring film is geared towards horror fans and monster movie enthusiasts, it might appeal to another unexpected crowd… “Twilight” fans.
Now, I’m not suggesting that “The Wolfman” is a teenage romance, nor is it necessarily appropriate for the younger viewers that flocked to “New Moon” in droves. What I am saying, however, is that there are certain aspects about the new thriller that could tickle the fancy of Team Jacob members everywhere.
For starters, this is a movie about werewolves. There are some important differences between the werewolves in “The Wolfman” and the shape-shifting creatures of “The Twilight Saga,” such as the former’s tendency to brutally eviscerate their victims and the latter’s knack for looking really, really good without a shirt. But if part of your “Twilight” craving stems from your interest in werewolves, this is the flick for you.
ROBERT PATTINSON’S SEXY “REMEMBER ME” PICS AND TAYLOR LAUTNER’S HOT “VALENTINE’S DAY” KISS
OK so it’s still months and months until “Eclipse” hits the big screen, but it seems this week you Crushers couldn’t get enough of all things “Twilight.” Surprise! Kicking off our top headlines was Robert Pattinson, who proved he has romantic chemistry onscreen with someone other than Kristen Stewart: Emilie de Ravin. In our exclusive and super steamy pics from his latest flick, “Remember Me,” out in March.
When you guys took your attention off of R-Pattz, you focused on all things Taylor Lautner. First up on our top stories starring Taylor, was the clip from “Valentine’s Day,” which contained the only video-documented kiss (on the big screen!) between him and Taylor Swift.
10 STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: RUMORS CONTINUE TO FLY SURROUNDING “BREAKING DAWN”
Every diligent in tapping all possible scenarios around the popular “Twilight Saga” franchise, a number of media outlets made unsubstantiated reports about the potential fourth and fifth installments of the series, “Breaking Dawn” this week.
Deadline.com created a significant amount of buzz reporting the old news that Summit Entertainment was considering breaking Stephanie Meyer’s fourth novel into two films. The report also noted the studio would be looking for “high end” directors (really? like they hadn’t tried and accomplished that before with Chris Weitz and David Slade?). This prompted Summit Entertainment to issue the following statement:
“No decision has been made and as we have said all along we are continuing to work with Stephenie Meyer to bring Breaking Dawn to the big screen.”
“ECLIPSE” ROUGH CUT COMPLETE
‘Twilight: Eclipse’ rough cut complete. David Slade, director of Summit Entertainment’s third installment in their popular vampire series titled “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” has been keeping fans up-to-date on the progress of the film over the past few months via his Twitter page. His latest updates revolve around the editing process in which he is “cutting like crazy.” Just prior to that he confirmed a first director’s cut was completed and screened to the studio for the first time.
TAYLOR LAUTNER LANDS NEW MOVIE ROLE IN “ABDUCTION” AND HAS STUDIOS FIGHTING
Twilight’s Taylor Lautner lands new movie role in ‘Abduction’ & has studios fighting. According to “Entertainment Weekly,” Taylor Lautner who plays Jacob Black in the very popular Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse movies has just landed yet another role in what is tapped to be a Bourne Identity-type movie called, “Abduction.” Taylor Lautner just celebrated his 18th birthday with this new movie role, and about a couple $million for this flick, I’m sure, because he has about five movie studios fighting or bidding over the rights to script for this film.
ROBERT PATTINSON AND EMILIE DE RAVIN IN VOGUE MAGAZINE
Be sure to check out the spread in the March 2010 issue of Vogue with images of Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin.
ROBERT PATTINSON COVERS MARCH 2010 ISSUE OF DETAILS MAGAZINE
March is a busy month for Robert Pattinson as he has a new movie being released, is shooting another, appears in Vogue, and he covers Details in some risque photos. Get a cold glass of water and take a peek!
Warning – the content is of a mature nature. You should be able to purchase your own tickets for Rated-R movies to view them.
With the pending release of “New Moon” on DVD, the buzz on “Breaking Dawn”, and speculation on when a trailer for “Eclipse” will come out, there’s plenty to talk about in the Twilight World.
What do you think of the speculation that “Breaking Dawn” will be shot in 3-D? I honestly don’t know that it would really benefit the film at all. There’s very little action and so much is set inside of the Cullen house, the house at Isle Esme, and the cottage that I don’t know that it’s worth it. The confrontation in the clearing with The Volturi and scenes of Bella learning to fight might be worth it, but that’s all I can think of at this point.
Have you seen “Valentine’s Day” yet? I’m hoping to see it soon. Taylor is certainly the new “it boy” in Hollywood these days, picking up a new role to celebrate his birthday. I really do enjoy seeing all of their success, which is ironic considering how the critics slam their acting and the Twilight movies.
What do you think of the magazine scans of Robert? I’ll have to admit that I was taken by surprise with the Details scans. I am sooooo looking forward to “Remember Me” coming out next month. I am really looking forward to that movie (and I’m pretty darn sure that Summit will have the “Eclipse” trailer ready to go along with it).
What do you think of today’s Twilight Saga news?
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