Stephenie Meyer, author of the famed and crazed Twilight book (and now movie) series, has released a short novella relating to the other Twilight books and had decided to release it online for free for her fans, PerezHilton reports.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has been released to coincide with the third installment of the film franchise, Eclipse (out June 30).
To read the novella for free, click here. And try not to drool all over your keyboard.
Robert Pattinson is loved by Twilight fans for too many reasons to list. He is known all over the world. His face is on almost every magazine cover, he has T-shirts and dolls embellished with his face, and at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, his face dominated again, reports MTV News. So naturally, this poses the question – is it all going to his head?
“To be honest,” Rob said, “I should’ve been nominated in a few more categories.”
As if winning three awards for “New Moon” and having his face absolutely everywhere isn’t enough.
“It’s a disappointment,” Rob said, regarding “New Moon” winning multiple awards Sunday. “It’s an OK result.”
“I think it’s only three,” the star added. “We did better last year.”
What! Arrogant is not the first word to come to mind.
But wait, there is more. After one closely reviews the tape of the interview, it becomes clear that Rob is joking and being playful. Fame still hasn’t changed the man.
So in this world of spoiled and giant-ego headed stars, it is nice to know that at least one guy in Hollywood still knows how to laugh at himself. And there is no need to worry about Rob making the above statements for real anytime soon.
Twilight star, Kristen Stewart, is apologizing for the comment she made this week, reports People.com.
The actress made a comparison between photos of herself taken by the paparazzi and images of rape. Everyone from fans to rape victims’ advocacy groups were quick to respond, standing up against what Stewart said.
“I really made an enormous mistake—clearly and obviously,” she says, “and I’m really sorry about my choice of words,” Stewart tells People.com.
“‘Violated’ definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought,” she says.
Although the comment was offensive, the issue of sexual violence is something that Stewart has spoken out against in the past. She has appeared in public service announcements for two advocacy organizations, RAINN and SOC, promoting awareness of the issue.
She seems to be genuinely disappointed in herself despite the irony of the situation. “People thinking that I’m insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake.”
We all know M.I.A. is talented, unique and intellectual with her lyrics, but we didn’t know she was such a hater. Dose.ca reports that she had a few words of her own on what everyone raves about today: Lady Gaga and Twilight – in her NME cover interview. And, she is also expected to drop a new album in the next few months, but that wasn’t a hot topic in comparison to her running her mouth about Gaga.
The outspoken MC brings up Lady Gaga three times in her Q&A, and not because it was a Q, or to give the fellow singer props.
Instead, the 34-year-old outlandish MC said exactly what she thought of the equally out-there Gaga.
In an interview with the Sun, the actor says that 2011 maybe his breakout year for an album. Pattnson does have some experience in the area, after contributing to the song “Never Think” for the original “Twilight” soundtrack.
“He is absolutely amazing,” Efron said to Access Hollywood on the Oscar red carpet last night (March 7) of the Twilight star. “I think he’s making great choices. I think he’s handling it all really well, but you know, he’s a superstar. He really deserves all this.”
Elle magazine’s April issue featured an interview with Swift and when she was asked who she thought was hot, she was timid about her answer. “Um, well … Taylor Lautner,” she said.
The two casually dated last year before ending their relationship in late December. The starlet wasn’t clear on if this was new fuel for future songs or albums, although she did hint that her love life is a heavy influence on her music.
From one gorgeous man to another. James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has passed on his extensive knowledge of dealing with being a Hollywood heart-throb to Twilight star Robert Pattinson on the set of their new movie, according to msn.com.
The 56-year-old British actor appears in the new film Remember Me with the young Pattinson. Brosnan admitted that it was strange for him not to be the heart-throb in the movie.
Pattinson plays piano and guitar and has contributed some tracks to the soundtracks of his movies.
“Robert is reluctant to be turned into a pop star – he takes his music very seriously,” said a source. “He is a bit wary of signing up with Cowell who is, of course, associated with X-Factor and pop.”
George Clooney is holding a telethon Jan. 22 to raise disaster relief funds for those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti, reports E! News. Sources say organizers are planning to ask Twilightstars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to participate.
“She’d jump at the chance to do something to help,” said a source close to Stewart. However, the star is scheduled to be traveling to the Sundance Film Festival to promote Welcome to the Rileys and The Runaways during the telethon.
The Twilight Saga was awarded plentifully. Awards included, Favourite On-Screen Team, Favourite Franchise and, best of all, Favourite Movie.
Taylor Lautner, who plays Twilight’s lovable werewolf, was also awarded the Favourite Breakout Movie Actor Award.
It looks like this werewolf is transforming into a more human hero.
Taylor Lautner has just been cast as a college student who will travel to Cancun with a girl on spring break with Summit Entertainment’s latest investment. On his road to becoming an elite soldier, Lautner’s character experiences an injury, forcing him to put his dreams on hold. It turns out his early career anticipation may help him in the end. According to perezhilton.com, the young stud will be forced to save his friend and her group of girls who have been taken hostage by a drug cartel.
Taylor Lautner’s bare chest seems to have attracted the fashion industry, who are willing to cover it up with couture.
The New Moon werewolf is apparently set to become the new 17-year-old spokesperson of Giorgio Armani. According to InTouch, the Italian-inspired line is trying to sign Lautner up for a brand new advertisement campaign for fragrances along with the less-pricey line, A/X Armani Exchange. The site also states that this deal could mean a big paycheque for the young star.
Several Burger King restaurants are reporting life-size promotional posters of Twilightstars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are being stolen, reports TMZ. Locations in Maine, Delaware and Montana have been affected by the crimes.
“The girls just walk up in the middle of the day, rip off the posters, and run,” said a Burger King representative. “We’ve had to replace them over and over.”
As the box office numbers show, this movie is a hit. It’s breaking records and kicking ass and taking names. While doing so it’s taking its young cast and making them pop-culture icons. We had the pleasure of speaking with one of those people – Cameron Bright, after the release of the film, and find out how he is surviving all the hype.
Stephenie Meyer, author of the hugely popular book-turned-movie series “Twilight,” was recently being sued over allegations that she stole her beloved vampire ideas from another author. However, as TMZ reports, the judge completely dismissed the idea.
Competing vampire author Jordan Scott claimed that her book, “The Nocturne,” was ripped off by Meyer. The judge slammed Scott, saying that her accusation was “deceptive,” and completely illegitimate.
Scott alleged that the wedding, consummation and birth scenes between Edward and Bella in Meyer’s book “Breaking Dawn” were eerily similar to scenes from “The Nocturne.” But the judge shut down Scott, saying that she had “twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.”
O.A.R. had a chat with us on a recent Toronto stop about being on The Twilight soundtrack and their indirect connection with Kristen Stewart (it’s one of those weird Kevin Bacon connections). Also we discussed how they have been able to consistently stay relevant all these years. Cool guys and a great interview – check it out!
Ashley Greene, who plays Alice Cullen in the Twilight films thanks her hectic work schedule for her figure, reports Perez Hilton.
“We were working 12 hours a day,” said the 22-year-old, “so it didn’t leave too much time to eat. We had a personal trainer and then we also had fight training. It was a good four hours a day of training.”
She said when she did eat on-set, it was really healthy stuff, and she also takes the time to do Pilates. “I do it early in the morning. It wakes you up and it’s kind of refreshing. And that is basically it. Sometimes cardio. I am not a big weight person because when I do weights I build muscle mass.”
Looks like the vampire-craze is here to stay.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon was released today (November 20), much to the enjoyment of avid Twilighters everywhere. According to ew.com, the flick set a new record for opening midnight shows, and it grossed around $26.3 million. Move aside, Harry Potter (who earned $2.2 million in the summer).
The story follows Edward and Bella, as well as incorporating the new wolf-gang that up-and-comer Taylor Lautner is a big part of. For those who have read the book, and followed the series, they already know about the consequences of a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf. If not, Kristen Stewart’s (who plays Bella) anguish will be made clear through the Chris Weitz’s-directed film.
I am not the audience for this movie.
I did not see the original Twilight. I read the novel and was horrified; how many teenage girls truly believe that men like Edward Cullen exist? (Fewer, probably, than the number of boys men who expect to meet a gorgeous independent woman who caters to their every whim and is miraculously attracted to slovenly underachievers, but that’s a rant for another film.) In real life a man who stalks protects a woman the way Edward does will continue to do so whether her life’s in danger or not. Perhaps the majority of Twilight fans recognize this, and treat the stories as wish fulfillment, much as this reviewer does with good romantic comedies (though not, it must be said, The Ugly Truth, which peddled a similar adolescent fantasy).
On that level, New Moon delivers. It reproduces the central appeal of the books: a man who’s faster, stronger, more romantic, better at playing baseball and musical instruments alike and more beautiful than anyone you could possibly imagine falls for Bella Swan, an ordinary, unremarkable-looking girl, and continually professes not only that he loves her, but that he cannot live without her. So protective is he that when his otherworldly urges place her in danger he actually abandons her to protect her.
This is the basest sort of adolescent fantasy, the kind any writer who’s attended university could dream up, and yet it would be undone by a sense of manufactured cynicism if author Stephenie Meyer didn’t wholeheartedly believe in it. She does, and it would appear a wide cross-section of the western world does too.