James Franco NOT Joining “Breaking Dawn” Cast

There were reports last week speculating on whether James Franco would be joining the cast of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” after he was seen at an interview for Esquire with a copy of one of the Twilight books. has confirmed that there is no factual basis for the speculation and that Franco is not going to be joining the cast.

Filming Schedule for “Breaking Dawn” Revealed

According to a recent tweet from Production Weekly:

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” has opened up new production offices in Baton Rouge, filming is scheduled from November 1 – March 15. 

Peter Facinelli Pimping Himself Out For Lunch

Peter Facinelli recently tweeted that he’s pimping himself out for lunch for a good cause.  It turns out that fans can bid via eBay for a lunch date with the actor and the proceeds will benefit the Onyx and Breezy Foundation, an organization that benefits the welfare of animals. 

Click here to place your bid for lunch for two guests with Facinelli in New York on a date to be determined between the months of October and December 2010.

More Goodies from Stephenie Meyer’s Press Junket

Twilight Series Theories has posted more transcript along with the audio of their interview with Stephenie Meyer during her recent press junket for the promotion of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”.  In this clip, she talks about Jacob and love, the angrier film version of Edward, reshoots of the tent scene, and knitting on the set of the film.

SM: See, and I love Taylor. He’s really sweet. He brought kinda that element that I feel like Jacob needed where you see the nice kid who’s really trying. You know he screws up because he’s a dumb teenage boy, but he’s trying. He wants good things. His motivations are very good all along.

Kallie: I did have to…I had to confess to her [Kassie] after re-reading Eclipse that she [Kassie] was right in some ways about Jacob! I love Jacob, but after reading Eclipse…

SM: And he’s someone…And there’s something that I think rarely comes across, which is that, you know we all love the vampires, right? We know the Cullens. We know they’re good people. We know that they’re not what Jacob thinks and so we don’t give him any credit. We think that he’s being…[That he’s] hating them even knowing the good in them, and that’s not true. He really feels like they are the way that we kind of feel about um…My brain is so messed up…

Read more and listen to the audio here

 What do you think of the news that James Franco will NOT be in “Breaking Dawn”?  Disappointed? Glad?  I, for one, am actually relieved.  Sorry…not a big fan.  I am, however, excited at the prospect of Lee Pace playing Garrett!!

So, will anyone be bidding on the lunch date with Peter Facinelli?  I wish I had some extra cash to throw down for that.  I actually would probably want his wife to join us so that I could pick her brain about her time on 90210 back in the day.  I had such a crush on Dylan McKay! 

What do you think of the Stephenie Meyer interviews?  I love hearing her point of view on differences between the books and the films and am thrilled that she will be a producer for “Breaking Dawn”. 

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