Rob, Kristen, and Taylor to Present Exclusive “Eclipse” Clip at MTV Movie Awards


“Twilight”-verse, prepare, because Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will be appearing live and in-house at the Movie Awards on Sunday, June 6, to introduce an exclusive clip from “Eclipse.”

This marks the third year in a row that the Movie Awards are bringing you fresh “Twilight” footage. In 2008, the MTV News preshow brought you the first sneak peek at a scene from the original vampire flick. The next year, we premiered an exclusive expanded trailer for “New Moon.” And come June 6, Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner will be bringing you a never-before-seen clip from “Eclipse,” which hits theaters on June 30.

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Hallmark Unveils “Twilight” Keepsake Ornament

Hallmark recently released an image of an Edward and Bella “Twilight” ornament as one of the new additions to their Keepsake Ornament Collection for 2010.  The ornament will retail at Hallmark stores for $14.95 and will be available beginning on July 10.

“Twilight” Baby Names Inspire Letters to the Editor

The Social Security Administration’s recent announcement of “Isabella” and “Jacob” topping the lists of baby names for 2009 has created a bit of controversy and some letters to the editor in a Syracuse newspaper.  The first letter on May 19 had this to say:

Is media influencing us so heavily that we’re going as far as to name our children after fantasy obsessions? Apparently so, according to the pop culture-inspired baby names.

Sure, these movies might be interesting; you may even go as far as to say that they could define a generation. But do you really want your kid to live the rest of his life knowing his namesake is no, not a cherished family member, but an effeminate fantasy vampire that every girl between the ages of 8 and 20 was obsessed with?

Two responses were published today defending parents’ decisions to name their kids after the “Twilight” characters.   One reader had this to say:

As the mother of a daughter named Isabella, I found the May 19 letter on naming your child after vampires insulting.

I am sure the letter writer never bothered to research the name “Isabella.” If she did, she would see that it has been a name associated with royalty from around the world, dating back to the 1400s, not just a character in the Twilight series.

I am not a fan of the Twilight series. I find it insulting that she would insinuate that anyone who names their child any name from that book series is just a “fan” of the fad and riding the coattails of what is hot and popular right now.

I am proud to have named my daughter Isabella and I have no doubt that she will carry on that name long after the Twilight fad has faded, as Isabella has done for centuries now.

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Get the “Eclipse” Countdown Widget

Are you counting down the days to the release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”?  If so, you will want to get this widget to help you keep track of the days, hours, and minutes.  The widget will also remind fans that the soundtrack comes out on June 8.   Go here to get the widget.

Here’s The Trailer of the Film That Cost Rachelle Lafevre Her “Twilight” Role

Last year, Rachelle Lafevre lost the role of revenge-seeking Victoria due to a scheduling conflict with another film to which she was signed.  The film features many Oscar-winning cast members, including Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman.   The folks at have taken a look at the trailer and have this to say, along with a question for fans:

Now the teaser trailer for the film that took her away from the blockbuster has been released. On paper, it sounds like a good deal — she gave up a lucrative franchise, for sure, but replaced it with a film that boasts Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver, Dustin Hoffman, and others. As far as her career goes, it should give her more cred than the oft-ridiculed teen vampire series. But taking a look at the trailer, as one of Giamatti’s three wives, she gets to marry the actor, but doesn’t utter one single word in the trailer. If the trailer is to be believed, she’s just a marriage casualty in the story of a bunch of other people. (Unless the final trailer reveals more…) In Eclipse, however, she gets to play the mourning and ready-for-payback Victoria, wreaking havoc on Seattle, attacking Edward and Bella, and trying to avenge vampire James’ death.

Rachelle Lefevre: Possible cred v. screen time in sparkly romance. Check out the trailer after the jump and weigh in below: Do you think she made the right choice?

Well, it looks like I’ll be at least recording the MTV Movie Awards again this year.  Any guesses as to what scene the clip will feature?  I’m going with an assumption that it will be a scene because the trailers have already been done and Comic Con isn’t until the end of July.

What do you think of the Hallmark ornament?  Are you already a Hallmark collector?  Will you be spending Christmas with Edward and Bella on your tree this year?  I plan to be at my local store when they open the doors on July 10!

What are your thoughts on the baby name issue?  I, for one, am perfectly fine with people naming their children after literary, film, or TV characters.  Parents have been doing it for generations.  After all…most classic names come from the Bible, Torah, and other such religious books.  After all, the names Jacob and Paul are both found within scripture.  How many girls were named Elizabeth after Queen Elizabeth?  Honestly, there are worse things that parents could do to their kids like make up names…Reneesme, anyone?

What are your thoughts on the points that Cinematical raised after seeing the trailer for Rachelle Lafevre’s film?  Do you think that the screen time with the likes of Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman was a good trade for losing the role of Victoria?

What do you think of today’s Twilight news?  Join us in the forum and share your thoughts.  We’d love to hear from you!