“Breaking Dawn” Shoot In Brazil Hits Snag

Source: MTV

Plans to shoot scenes from the second half of “Breaking Dawn” — the final installment in the “Twilight” series — in Brazil may have hit a snag as a result of violence in the country.

According to Agence France-Presse, Summit Entertainment, the production company behind the hit vampire series, planned to begin shooting in Rio de Janeiro within the next few weeks. However, due to a situation in which gang members held 35 guests hostage in the city’s Intercontinental Hotel, and a subsequent shoot-out that left one person dead, the future of the film’s production in Rio has reportedly been jeopardized.

RioFilme, a Brazilian film investment agency, said that Summit was discussing the issue with government officials. In a statement to, Summit insisted that no decision about abandoning production in the South American nation has been made.

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Ian Somerhalder Beats Robert Pattinson for EW’s “Sexy Beast” Title

Source: Enterainment Weekly 

 When the blood, sweat, and broken fangs were wiped away, who was the winner? Let this be the official reveal: Damon Salvatore eked out a mild upset victory over Edward Cullen by a margin of 138,630 to 134,728, a difference of just 3,902 votes.

Maybe it was a last-minute Tweet from Somerhalder himself –”That Pattinson guy will end up kicking my butt, however thanks for taking the time, that’s really cool : )” –that turned the tide in favor of his character. Or maybe it was a get-out-the-vote campaign by Somerhalder’s co-star Matt Davis (Alaric). “I think he text-messaged Justin Bieber and said ‘Hey, would you please vote for my friend?’ I’m not even kidding,” Somerhalder tells EW.

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Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene Play Dominoes for Charity


Twilight co-stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene will be spending their Labor Day weekend in Vieques, Puerto Rico playing a game of Hollywood Domino for charity.

Hollywood Domino is a celebrity gaming event – which took place last time in March for Haiti earthquake relief – that has been hosted in various cities across the world, according to one source, including London, New York, and Los Angeles.

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Melissa Rosenberg To Talk Vampires With Stephen King

Source: New York Times

The [New Yorker] Festival, which runs from Oct. 1 through 3, will also feature panel discussions on “Saturday Night Live,” with Seth Meyers and other cast members, and moderated by The New Yorker editor, David Remnick; on vampires in popular culture, featuring Stephen King and the “Twilight” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and moderated by Joan Acocella.

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That’s some scary stuff about the hostages in the hotel in Brazil.  My friend’s husband is from there and they’ve told me stories about how bad the crime is down there and it’s quite unsettling.  Something about this article bothers me, though.   The article mentions that they would be filming scenes from the second half of the film and that Rob and Kristen would be going down there to shoot.  Are we to believe that this is the second half of Part 1?  When I first read it, I assumed that it would be Part 2 and that would be Amazon rainforest scenes as Jasper and Alice seek another vampire-human hybrid.  I suppose that since they specify Rob and Kristen that these would be Isle Esme scenes.  Some clarification would be nice. 

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