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‘TWILIGHT’ HUMOR: It is with some chagrin that I admit to having enjoyed the “Twilight” saga. But here’s a way to enjoy the stories with a twist.
It’s “Blogging Twilight,” an uproarious series of articles by SparkNotes.com contributor Dan Bergstein. Bergstein reluctantly agreed to read the novels and chronicles his journey by posting laugh-out-loud musings on each chapter. He frequently expresses longings that Jacob will, at any moment, whip out a jet pack and kick vampire butt.
Best of all, each installment is accompanied by a doodle in which Emmet frequently sports superhero capes. The blog is so funny that it can entertain even those who haven’t read the books. MORE HERE
Muse: ‘Twilight Films Have Helped Us Break America’
Muse believe their appearance on the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga films has helped them win fans in America. The band have contributed songs to the opening two films in the popular vampire franchise, including the recent hit New Moon. Speaking to Asia One, bassist Chris Wolstenholme said the group were originally unaware about The Twilight Saga’s cult following.
“I was vaguely aware of the books (before author Stephenie Meyer approached us) but we didn’t think anything of it at the time,” he said. “The next thing you know, it’s Twilight fever. It’s good because it has made a difference for us in trying to break into America.”
Muse’s audiences in the US have continued to grow in recent years and the band are due to return for six dates, starting next month. The jaunt includes a gig at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 5. SOURCE
Taylor Lautner narrowly avoids Razzie Award nomination for ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’
Sixth place is the charm for Taylor Lautner.
According to a Los Angeles Times blog, the Grand Rapids-born star of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” was a near-miss nominee for Worst Supporting Actor for the annual Razzie Awards. “New Moon” also narrowly avoided making the final five for Worst Picture of 2009.
The teen actor did make the ballot, however, under the Worst Screen Couple category: “Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Whatz-His-Fang,” according to the official Razzie list. They’ll be competing against “Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers” for “The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience,” “Shia Lebouf and Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer” for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” among others.
So no love for Lautner, ironically a week-and-a-half before his next film, the ensemble comedy “Valentine’s Day,” opens. SOURCE
Target, Borders Announces “New Moon” DVD And Blu-Ray Exclusives
Los Angeles, CA, United States (CNS) – After Best Buy and Target scored an exclusive window for the DVD and Blu-ray release of “Twilight,” Summit Entertainment is planning on rolling out both versions everywhere when “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” hits stores on March 20th. But Target and Borders have announced some feature-packed store exclusives.
Target will have exclusive Deluxe Editions of “New Moon” on DVD and Blu-ray. The exclusive 3-disc DVD edition and the 2-disc Blu-ray edition will both feature never-before-seen bonus features as well as a bonus collectible film cell. The set also features exclusive cover art.
Like last year’s Borders exclusive “Twilight” set, the retailer has assembled a “New Moon” set that compliments the previous “Twilight” package. The set comes complete with a medallion that features both the wolf pack tattoo on one side and the Cullen Crest on the other. Exclusive bonus features for the set include extended scenes, interviews with cast members including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, red carpet footage from the film’s movie premiere, and a “New Moon” webcast.
While “New Moon” hits stores March 20th, the follow-up, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” hits theaters just over seven months since “New Moon” hit theaters. SOURCE
Peter Facinelli Reveals Twilight ‘Eclipse’ Fight Training Fiasco
Peter Facinelli reveals Twilight ‘ Eclipse’ fight training Fiasco. Peter Facinelli who plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the popular Twilight,New Moon, and Eclipse movies, recently gave some revealing information about the intense training that went on behind-the-scenes of “Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” According to nymag.com, Peter said he was really excited about “Eclipse,” and they had workout competitions on the set.
He stated, “I’m really excited about Eclipse, we did a lot of training for that movie, like six weeks of fight training. It was funny because it became almost like an in-house competition and everyone was always in the gym or working out. Sometimes we’d work out like three times a day. One time, I was in my apartment and I was going down to do my workout, and the elevator doors opened and Kellan Lutz was in there doing push-ups. I was like, ‘Okay, Kellan, you win! You win the competition!’” SOURCE
“LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”
Gossip Cop can confirm that Robert Pattinson will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on March 1 – the same day that Fallon celebrates his first year anniversary as host of “Late Night.”
Following his appearance, Pattinson will then head to the premiere of Remember Me, his film with Emilie de Ravin.
Fallon, of course, has had some fun at Pattinson’s expense in the past, showing videos of a “bothered” “Pattinson” (played by Fallon), airing grievances from a tree.
Yesterday Gossip Cop reported that Pattinson and de Ravin will be appearing together on “The View” on March 2.
Follow @GossipCop on Twitter for the latest! SOURCE
Twilight’s Anna Kendrick is ‘Up in the air’ with award nomination!
The Twilight saga has introduced many new talented stars, one of those shining at this moment is Anna Kendrick for her role in the critically acclaimed movie Up In The Air with her mega co-star hunk George Clooney.
She has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and has earned an Academy Award nomination for her role of prim and professional go-getter, Natalie Keener. The 24-year-old was a breath of fresh air in a movie that was otherwise gloomy and depressing.
Kendrick was bitten by the acting bug at the age of ten, when her parents would allow her and her brother Michael Cook Kendrick, also an actor, to take the bus from their home state of Maine, to New York City to attend auditions. Some of her other work includes films; Camp and Rocket Science.
In 1998, she was the youngest person nominated for the prestigious Tony Award for her role in a Broadway musical, High Society. She is also a Golden Globe and Oscar nominee.
She will resume her role as Jessica Stanley in Stephenie Meyer’s mega buster Twilight saga, Eclipse which opens in theaters June 30, 2010. SOURCE
‘Twilight’ star Peter Facinelli holds Haiti fundraiser in Temecula
ATTENTION “TWILIGHT” FANS: Peter Facinelli, also known as Dr. Carlisle Cullen of the “Twilight” series will be at The Promenade in Temecula Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
He will be signing autographs and photographs and a portion of the funds raised will be donated to UNICEF for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Facinelli currently stars opposite Edie Falco in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.” He has previously appeared in “Six Feet Under” and “Damages” and the movies “The Scorpion King” and “Riding in Cars.”
The autographs cost $25 and photos will be on sale for $40. The Promenade is located at 40820 Winchester Rd. in Temecula. If it gets rained out, everything will be re-located to the lower level JCPenney court. SOURCE
Twilight Valentine’s Day Gifts
Cafepress has dedicated a whole area to February 14th. They have lots of Valentine’s Day gift for Twilight fans. You can get t-shirts, buttons, and more with quotes like “Edward Cullen is my Valentine” and “Happy Twilight Valentine’s Day.” Check them all out here
David Slade says ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ is in ‘phase 1’ studio screening
Despite what might’ve been murmured around the forum rumor mill, the first screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – by “anyone out of editorial” that is – is happening now, according to a recent update issued by the film’s director, David Slade.
According to him, today is a “big day” as the first “director’s cut” is at “phase 1” with the studio’s first screening of the film.
After months and months of reading Slade’s countless updates about the post-production process (which seems, by the way, incredibly taxing and tedious), it seems that things are finally coming to a head and the editing process is nearing completion.
A director’s cut of a film, of course, is not the final cut (and it probably won’t even be made available to the public). The final cut is usually reserved for someone in the studio, who can make a few adjustments here and there to make the film more presentable in the box office. Those changes, for the most part, are not usually drastic. (Obviously, with varying studio interests and agendas, that statement is a heavily case-by-case matter. Who’s to say how many changes will be necessary for Eclipse.)
For the meantime, though, this news means that things are progressing in the completion arena. While that doesn’t necessarily give us any indication of when we should expect the first trailer for the film (though prior speculations may still be applicable), it does mean that the film is that much closer to being finished and ready for the theaters!
Very exciting, huh? Oh to be a fly on the screening room wall . . . SOURCE
Robert Pattinson to face the ladies panel on ‘The View’
The Twilight star Robert Pattinson will appear on the ABC morning talk show The View on March 2 for promoting his forthcoming movie Remember Me. He will be facing questions from the ladies panel consisting of Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasslebeck, Whoopi Goldberg, and Sherri Sheperd. The 23 year old actor will be accompanied by his co-star Emile De Ravin who also features on the television series Lost.
The movie Remember Me is a romantic movie which also stars Pierce Brosnan who plays Pattinson’s father in the movie. Pattinson plays Tyler Roth a troubled New York student who shares an unpleasant relationship with his father after his brother’s suicide. But he finds solace after meeting Ally Craig played by Emile de Ravin.
For the first time Pattinson will be paying a leading role in a drama after achieving international fame by playing vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie series. Pattinson’s fan will be glad to catch him in a non vampire role and will be seen romancing as normal human being. Remember Me will release in theatres in March and the third Twilight sequel i.e. Eclipse is expected to release in June. SOURCE
Are you or someone you know getting any ‘Twilight’ swag this Valentine’s Day? I really like the selection at Cafepress!!
Two biggest things I am excited for right now: ‘Eclipse’ and ‘The View’. They are keeping ‘Eclipse’ in such wraps its driving me bananas! But that only makes the reward that much sweeter! And I can’t wait to see the ladies of ‘The View’ fawn all over the hunky Rob Pattinson. I WILL be tuning in on March 2nd!!
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