Jan 30, 2009
"The part that I play gets to interact with a lot of the characters, so that would be cool," Fanning added. "[The Volturi] are kind of mean. I think it would be definitely a different part than I've ever played — and I'd get to be a little evil for once."
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Exclusive Video Interviews with Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz – NEW MOON
Earlier tonight I was on the red carpet for the premiere of Summit Entertainment’s upcoming action sci-fi thriller “Push”.
Anyhow, while on the red carpet tonight I managed to interview a number of people. And even though I’d love to post all of them tonight...I knew what the most important interviews were and it’s with the cast of “Twilight”. Click here to see the interviews
Jan 29, 2009
This year's 'It Dude' Robert Pattinson finally confesses that he's actually a lot like his "Twilight" character, Edward Cullen.
But in a bad way.
Pattinson tells the Dish Rag: "I guess you never know what you have in your character before you do a job and what kind of comes out. I mean, I guess there are elements, a lot of self doubt. Probably all the negative elements. I don’t really have the positive elements, I am not very gentlemanly or anything, I am not very old-fashioned. I don’t have, yeah. I have the bad points."
And the sexiest thing about Edward?
"I learned that 95% of women in the world are attracted to guys who drive Volvos, which I had no idea about," he joked. "I never knew Volvos were such a sexy car. I would never have though. And people would like the fact that Edward drives a Volvo."
"It’s funny how like, I always used to wear a hat and I was in New York and I was doing press stuff and I had about 200 people, everything they were saying was ‘take your hat off’. I was like, it’s just really strange when people actually care about it whereas last year no-one would care if I was wearing a hat or not. It’s one the key things I have realized. That’s pretty much the only difference in my life is that someone tells me to take my hat off. Only my mother used to do that before."
You can leave your hat on, Rob. We don't mind.
* The Envelop - Robert Pattinson's 'Ashes,' Kristen Stewart's 'Adventureland' to open same day!
* Advocate.com - Regent Acquires International Rights to Little Ashes
“Regent is proud to present this high-caliber film to international distributors this year at EFM,” said Mark Reinhart, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Distribution and Acquisitions for Regent in a statement. “‘Little Ashes’ story, beauty and the amazing chemistry between Beltran, Pattinson and McNulty make for an impressive trio that will touch the hearts of audiences around the world.”
“Little Ashes” takes place amidst the repression and political unrest in pre-Civil War Spain. Salvador Dali arrives at university, determined to become a great artist, but his “bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university’s social elite” - Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran) and Luis Bunuel (Matthew McNulty).
“We are delighted to be extending our very successful working relationship with Regent, and to be represented by their excellent international sales team at EFM”, said producer Carlo Dusi, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Aria Films, Met Film and Factotum Barcelona, in a statement.
Regent Releasing, Worldwide’s sister company and a leading independent film distribution company, acquired the North American distribution rights to “Little Ashes” in February of 2008 and is slated to release the film in US theaters beginning March 27, 2009.
The acquisition deal for “Little Ashes” was negotiated between Mark Reinhart, in conjunction with Liz Mackiewicz and Adam Wright, co-presidents of Regent Worldwide, for Regent and Carlo Dusi of Aria Films Limited.
Jan 28, 2009
Twilight hottie Robert Pattinson has become a huge star these days, thanks to the vampire romance's incredible popularity, but he remains level-headed by ignoring all the media hype surrounding him.
"I try to ignore what people say about me," says Rob, 22. "You tell yourself that everything you do is crap," he laughs.
Given the deafening fan hysteria he now inspires, ignoring the celebrity hype must be difficult. But it's something the modest Rob does because he's serious about being a good actor. "Acting is something I'm very serious about, and that’s why I chose it," he says.
Interestingly, the 6'1" British hunk jokes that he's sometimes embarrassed to admit he's an actor. "I’m still embarrassed to say I’m an actor because it's kinda cheesy, so I prefer to say I do something else," he laughs.
Pattinson can be seen next on the big screen in Little Ashes, where he plays the eccentric Spanish painter Salvador Dali. Rob, who really delved into Dali's neurotic character for the role, says acting is a creative release.
"I don’t like the word 'acting,' " says Pattinson. "I prefer the word 'creating,' because I want to build a character with an idea that turns into something that people will remember. In every job that I’ve done, I’ve put something of my life into it, I try to add my life into the movie. Every period of my life in which I’ve played a different character, I’ve been a different person."
Rob is a refreshing change from self-centered young Hollywood, not only because he's cute and talented, but also self-deprecating, laughing easily and often.
Interestingly, he admits that fan adoration can be intimidating. "The more people who tell you [how great you are], the bigger the need for you to prove it," he says.
"Besides, there’s always a bigger number of people who want to screw you over," says Pattinson. "It’s like everyone is saying how great you are even if you haven’t done anything."
Given Rob's talent and likeability, we're sure his star will continue to rise. Little Ashes opens March 27, while Twi sequel New Moon comes out Nov. 20.
[Editor's note: Enjoy the above video featuring the hit Eat You Up by Korean pop star BoA.]
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Jan 26, 2009
Twilight star Robert Pattinson is way more attractive to girls than Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. At least that's what Radcliffe, 19, says about his former Harry Potter co-star Rob, 22.
In 2005, Daniel worked with Pattinson when Rob played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. At the time, the self-deprecating Rob stated in several interviews that Radcliffe was cooler and more attractive to the opposite sex than he was.
"[Daniel Radcliffe is] just so far superior to me in terms of desirability," Pattinson said in 2005. "If I was Katie [Leung, who played Harry Potter's love interest Cho Chang in Goblet of Fire], I would definitely go out with [Daniel] because he's rich and famous, and I'm not really...I think Dan could steal anyone from me. If I were a girl, I'd pick Dan."
Recently, Radcliffe had the chance to respond to Rob's comments in this exchange from The Daily Beast:
Question: "Have you contacted your co-star Robert Pattinson to give him any advice about his own sudden fame because of the Twilight films? He was once quoted as saying that if given a choice between himself and you, that girls would choose you every time."
Daniel Radcliffe: "I don’t have his number, so haven’t spoken to him. But I can safely say that his insisting that girls would choose me over him that they would not. That they do not. He is much prettier and can be much more charming...And he can do that thing of being sultry and sexy...Rob can just sort of stand there and look at something and start to smolder. And I just can’t do that."
Rob also recently commended his former Harry Potter co-stars Daniel, Rupert Grint, 20, and Emma Watson, 18, for having turned out so well-adjusted despite the pressures of fame and overnight stardom.
"The Harry Potter people...are still very, very normal and sane," says Pattinson. "I think it's because they just ignored the surrealness of their lives from an outside perspective and live their lives normally. They didn't treat anyone any differently and didn't treat themselves differently. And they've ended up being completely fine."
Meanwhile, Rob—who has been relaxing in London since Dec. 22—will begin filming New Moon (the sequel to Twilight) in March. The movie will be shot back-to-back with Eclipse (2010), the third installment in the best-selling Twi book series.
New Moon comes out in November 2009.
1.) He looks so stylish wearing Edward’s trademark grey wool coat, dark denim jeans, and t-shirt.
2.) He came with shoes and socks, because we all know vampires and dolls need socks. But would Edward really need socks since he’s “cold” all the time doesn’t really sweat? Point to ponder.
3.) He would never go on a date with Barbie.
4.) He’d totally kick Ken’s ass in a fight.
5.) He resembles Robert Pattinson, and anything that resembles Robert Pattinson is going to be awesome.
Here are the highlights of his interview:
When was your first kiss? He replied: “12.”
Who’s your celebrity crush? He responded: “Kristen Stewart (his Twilight, costar!)”
What’s a girl fashion trend that confuses you? He answered: “Ugg boots!”
What’s the girly movie you secretly love? He revealed: “Pippi Longstocking.”
What’s your TV guilty pleasure? He said: “American Idol and X Factor (the British version of Idol).”
Who would play you in the movie version of your life? He admitted: “I’d play it because I probably won’t be employed after this.”
What’s your dream job? He responded: “Being a pianist.”
If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be? He answered: “Someone who has lots of respect or power. George Bush, possibly.”
Who in your family are you closest to? He replied: “My dog, Patty.”
What’s your favorite Website? He said: “YouTube”
What’s the fast food you can’t live without? He shared: “I like all fast food, but my favorite is probably In-N-Out Burger.”
What’s your worst habit? He admitted: “Speaking too much.”
What’s the last song you listened to on your iPod? He said: “I don’t remember the exact song, but it was something James Brown from the Black Caesar sound track.”
What’s the last thing you bought? He revealed: “Toilet paper.”
What did you dream about last night? He continued: “Kristen [Stewart].”
How much money is in your wallet right now? He shared: “Thousands of dollars.”
Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was ____________. He added: “So much cooler because I knew less about myself.”
Jan 24, 2009
Will Dakota Fanning play a pint-sized vampire in the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon?” She’s crossing her fingers.
“I think it’s too soon to tell if I’ll for sure be doing it, but it’s so great,” she told Access Hollywood on Saturday at the junket for her latest film, “Push.” “I’m a really big fan of that series and the first film and all the actors in it, so it would be wonderful.”
E! Online’s Marc Malkin reported on Thursday that Dakota was currently negotiating for the role of Jane, a member of the deadly Volturi vampires from Italy, where much of “New Moon” takes place.
Following Malkin’s report, a rep for Summit Entertainment confirmed to Access there had been talks with the actress.
“We are considering all actors that have the unique requirements for the look of Jane — Dakota being one of them,” a rep for Summit told Access.
If she does get the part, Dakota said she won’t have to spend too much time in the makeup chair.
“I don’t think they’ll have to put a lot of makeup on me,” she joked. “I’m pretty white already.”
And the 14-year-old actress added that doing the film would give her a boost with her “Twilighter” pals.
“Pretty much all my friends are pretty big fans, so it would be great,” she said.
“Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will all be reprising their roles in “New Moon,” which goes into production in March.
“Push,” also a Summit Entertainment film, is due February 6.
Jan 23, 2009
Clockwise from top left:
Tom Felton, Lucas Grabeel, Gaspard Ulliel and Freddie Highmore Photo by: Landov; INF; Flynet; Bauer-Griffin
With Dakota Fanning tapped for the role of Volturi vampire Jane in Twilight sequel New Moon, the casting of Alec, Jane's undead twin brother, is director Chris Weitz's next challenge.
Compared to Jane, "his hair was darker, and his lips were not as full, but he was just as lovely," writes author Stephenie Meyer of Alec in New Moon.
Possessing the ability to numb a victim's senses, quiet but deadly Alec could be well-played by Tom Felton, best known as Harry Potter's foe Draco Malfoy. Some other suggestions? High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel could follow his serious turn in Milk with an even darker one as the bloodsucker. And French actor Gaspard Ulliel of Hannibal Rising would bring a terrifying pedigree to the character, while Freddie Highmore, who sweetly stole scenes in Willy Wonka and Finding Neverland, could bring out his bad side.
As two of the Volturi's highest-ranking guards, Alec and Jane are fearsome foes of immortal Edward and his human love Bella, to be played again in New Moon by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Which rising star do you think can best embody the evil Alec?
Even though our site is on hiatus we have some info for you. Some of you probably know it already, but for those who haven't heard, How To Be is screening in San Hose and in Australia!" --
"Okay…the Cinequest Film Festival info:
The dates for How To Be to be shown at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California:
SAT, 2/28 - 7:15PM (California Theatre)
MON, 3/2 - 7:00PM (California Theatre)
Tickets go on sale on January 28, and you can purchase them @ Cinequest's Website:
"And the Australian How to Be Screening Info:
Great news for everyone who's interested in coming to the Sydney screening.
We have finally found a venue for the screening, and have also pinned down a date!
The date will be on Saturday, the 28th of March, 2009. It is about 8 weeks away....not that long to go. Oh, and the screening will start at 7:00 pm.
The venue is at the University Hall, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) at the corner of Harris and Thomas St, Ultimo. "
Their link for info is: http://howtobeaustralia.blogspot.com/2009/01/venue-and-date.html
"So, there you have it...two new screenings for Art and How To Be!
Also, be on the lookout, in the next couple of days, for an Official How To Be email from Justin and Oliver!
Thanks for everything!
How cool is that!!!
Thank you Shannon, hope the site is back sooooon, keep the news coming
Jan 22, 2009
Assuming Wood is out, I submit High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel (pictured) for consideration. He might be a bit too tall to pair with Fanning, but they could always have him stand/walk in a shallow hole/trench. (Really, he's not going to be onscreen that long for it to become a huge inconvenience.) To me, Grabeel's face is angelic, but also blank -- perfect for a character who is able to cut off all your senses and make you feel absolutely nothing. Together, he and Fanning (character gift: to bring the pain) would be appropriately off-putting. Plus, they'd look so cute together.
Who's your pick for Alec? And are you hoping Fanning's meeting with Weitz goes well?
Robert Pattinson this, Robert Pattinson that. You can't leave your house anymore without being assaulted by Robert Pattinson. The name haunts me worse than any tween vampire ever could. Robert Pattinson is all anyone cares about. He's like Brangelina, only stronger, because there's only one of him. That's right. Robert Pattinson is a Hollywood Power Couple all by himself. Let me articulate what's getting on my nerves about Robert Pattinson.
8) Nobody is this humble! This guy has to have an ego or he wouldn't even be able to leave the house in the morning. Personally, I know people who work the graveyard shift at the local gas station and think they're something special. Here's a guy in one of the hottest movies around and he refuses to talk himself up.
7) He doesn't have a girlfriend. He's 22 and he's not tied into a relationship. He doesn't have a ball or a chain he has to answer to at the end of a long day of filming. What nerve.
6) He's nice to fans. This guy is nice to his fans, a rare trait if ever there was one. I prefer surly, anti-social celebrities. They're easier to hate on.
5) He's had it too easy in Hollywood. Where's all the "paying of dues" actors need to go through in order to become this famous? Pattinson just walked into Tinsel Town one day and they handed him the keys to the place.
4) He doesn't get involved in unnecessary drama. He has no bitter custody case going on. He isn't under arrest for DUI. Compared to Shia LaBeouf this cat is unnatural.
3) Girls love him just a bit too much. RPattz is to girls what spinach was to Popeye. Women go crazy at the sight of Big Rob.
2) He's not going away any time soon. Right now Pattinson can do no wrong. Everybody wants him in their next movie so he can afford to be selective and choose whatever project he wants. We'll all have to deal with him for years!
1) His new haircut. He's supposed to have long vampire hair. Now he looks like a Young Republican.
I know some of you will say "You live in a Free World, if you choose to, you can ignore Robert Pattinson." Uh, no I can't. It's not in the cards. Sure I'd love to be a Robert Pattinson hater, but it just doesn't seem to be in the cards.
So far the guy has managed to keep his overall image so positive, there aren't any chinks in his armor.
Jan 21, 2009
Today 7:54 PM PST by Marc Malkin
Dakota Fanning...with fangs?
It's possible. I can exclusively report that the 14-year-old child star—she turns 15 on Feb. 23—is in talks to play Jane opposite Robert Pattinson & Co. in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to box office megahit Twilight.
“There were no auditions,” a source reveals. “They just offered it to her outright, and now they’re in negotiations. They’ve been going back and forth.”
Jane is a member of Italy’s Volturi, the most deadly group of bloodsucking killers in author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling series.
In the casting notice we got our hands on earlier this month, Jane is described as a petite blonde with a “Botticelli angel-like face…[and] crimson irises.” While fellow Volturi guards Demetri & Felix “are three times the size of her, they are terrified of her,” the casting notice reads.
Coincidentally (or maybe not), an online petition started by a Twilight fan already asks the studio, Summit Entertainment, to cast Fanning because she would be “perfect” for the role.
Early last month, Entertainment Weekly suggested Pushing Daisies star and Broadway diva Kristin Chenoweth. “Her voice is certainly high enough, and at 4'11'', she's also short enough,” writer Amy Wilkinson proposed.
Director Chris Weitz is expected to start shooting New Moon in March in the U.S. and Italy. If all goes as planned, the movie will hit theaters on Nov. 20.
Is Fanning right for Jane? We’re sure Twilight fans have plenty to say about it.
Director Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass) picks up where Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke left off on the production that starts shooting March 23. One of his first tasks on the sequel was deciding to keep Lautner, whose gangly Native American high-schooler in the first film transforms into a hulking giant over the course of the book series as he fulfills his tribe's destiny.
"Taylor is a formidable guy, kind of a great tool in the toolbox," Weitz says of the nearly 17-year-old actor who has been working out daily and has packed on 29 pounds, most of it muscle. "In the first movie, we did not see or recognize how dangerous a character he could be."
As for Taylor himself, "he can kill me with his left pinky. But he is too nice to do that. There is something compelling and sexy about him. He captures the spirit of Jacob."
The backdrop of the Twilight books might be a gothic fantasy, but the filmmaker sees his characters as expressions of emotional attitudes shared by young people. "One of the great things of Stephenie Meyer's novels is that she keeps them very grounded in the real world," Weitz says.
"The vampires are about distance and reserve," he says about the contrast between his male leads. "Edward represses his desire to do harm. Jacob is very warm and emotional, but also feels the heat of anger. When he transforms, it's like losing your temper — sudden, explosive and lightning-quick."
Where Bella is concerned, he adds, "Edward represents the unattainable perfection of first love. Jacob is friendship."
Gathegi, who also stars in the new horror film “My Bloody Valentine 3-D,” talked specifically about fan-made YouTube videos elaborating on his character’s path; casting for the role of Irina, the Alaskan vampire whose relationship with Laurent has wide-ranging consequences; and the hard work Taylor Lautner is putting in to play Jacob Black.
Summit Entertainment and “Twilight” saga author Stephenie Meyer recently announced that Lautner will once again play Jacob, BFF of heroine Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who in “New Moon” begins transforming into a vampire. As Jacob taps into his inner wolf, he grows to hulking size, and Lautner has been putting on muscle to play the part in the sequel.
“We’ve worked out in every city on our tour,” Gathegi said of Lautner. “If you see him, you’ll know immediately. This kid is so strong right now, it is unreal. He has achieved with his body what people with steroids cannot achieve. The only way I can describe it is that God has given him this time for this growth spurt and this body right now.”
Gathegi, Lautner and Rachelle Lefevre, who plays bad vampire Victoria, did roundtable interviews together at the Los Angeles “Twilight” junket, which I attended. They also did an autograph tour together and clearly shared an easy camaraderie.
Gathegi also said he’s looking forward to meeting “New Moon” director Chris Weitz and his character’s turning into a full-blown bad guy.
“I like the transition from being conscious and compassionate, to (’New Moon’ when Laurent realizes) that’s too difficult. I’ve got to be a vampire,” he told MTV.com.
As you've already deduced, I can guarantee, 200 percent, that the page is fake. In fact, I can guarantee that every single Rob Pattinson profile is also a fake.
...because I called Pattinson's manager today, and the person who picked up the phone told me that the actor—who, to be fair, possesses many other impressive communication tools, including hair that can pick up radio waves from Neptune—is not on Facebook. At all.
Jan 17, 2009
"Dear Police Dept.
South Barnes, London,
Have you seen this man? Tallish, brownish hair
recently cut short, killer laugh, probably wearing
the same clothes as this picture. "
....Read the rest of this post at Letters to Rob!
Thanks to Letters to Rob! @<<<
As Twilight's Bella Swan–the love of hunky vampire Edward Cullen's immortal life–Kristen Stewart went from indie ingénue to blockbuster franchise lead.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Robert Pattinson cartoon, and the huge number of requests from Twilight fans to cartoonize the other Twilight cast members, we have decided to do one Twilight character every week. Next to Edward Cullen, is of course, the apple of his eye.
Most of us know Kristen Stewart as the beautiful girl who played Bella Swan in the movie adaptation to Twilight. Before being Bella though, Kristen also appeared in different movies such as Panic Room, Zathura, and Into The Wild. It is also good to note that she will once again be playing the role of Bella Swan in New Moon, the next movie in the Twilight series.No matter how dazzling she is, she cannot escape Cartoonize The World.
BUT WAIT. The excitement doesn't stop there. As a tribute to everyone who have been supporting our efforts to cartoonize the world, we are giving away something special this week. Come wednesday, instead of posting a cartoon, we will be sending through e-mail, a copy of the following image in 720p, and without the annoying watermark (and no more black lips for Rob). This is an excellent wallpaper for all you Twilight fans and Cartoonize The World supporters out there!
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This is going to be a win-win situation for everyone! Not only will you receive the latest cartoons from Cartoonize The World, but you will also be receiving our free premium wallpaper in your inbox this wednesday! As of writing, you still have 3 more days to subscribe before we send the wallpapers! So what are you waiting for? Don't think twice anymore, subscribe now, and don't forget to activate your subscription
(check your inboxes). :)
For all those curious minds out there, our Twilight character next week will be....a guy. :)
ANDDD. Watch out for our next SURPRISE to all our beloved readers. Want a clue?
oops. see you tomorrow for our next cartoon! :)
"I’m not stiff as Edward. I want to have fun," says Pattinson. "He's this 108-year-old adult [trapped inside a 17-year-old body], but I’m still a 6-year-old boy [at heart]," he laughs.
Rob's moving portrayal of the introspective, lovelorn vampire has won him millions of admirers around the world. But Pattinson—who says he's unattached—finds the hysteria inconvenient.
"I don’t like going outside anymore," he jokes. "It’s so embarrassing to see pictures of yourself at the airport when you look terrible." Indeed, Rob—now a major paparazzi target—gets photographed wherever he goes.
Jan 15, 2009
By Jocelyn Vena (MTV.com)
They make girls swoon and hearts beat faster. They're the guys that girls hang posters of on their bedroom walls. Whether they star in movies, make music or do a little bit of both, these guys aren't going anywhere in 2009. In fact, girls wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they did. Quite frankly, they are as nice to look at as they are talented in their various jobs.
These are MTV News' Pop Week Male MVPs, and here's what 2009 will bring for them.
After making millions of girls want to have a vampire love affair in Twilight, English heartthrob Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as Edward Cullen in this year's New Moon. But he also hopes to wow audiences as the young surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in the film Little Ashes, which chronicles the early life of the brilliant artist and explores his romantic relationship with poet Federico García Lorca, played by Javier Beltran.
on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm.
Even though it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing much but Edward Cullen for a while, I believe he is going to have great success as an actor once “Twilight” is over. In reality, Rob is nothing like Edward Cullen. Anyone who has met him or seen him in an interview knows that he is really just a big ball of goofiness and sarcasm. He’s nice to everyone and still doesn’t understand why people like him so much. That’s exactly why I think he is so talented. To be able to change yourself into a completely different mind-set takes a very special person, and Rob is definitely one of those people.
Personally, my fangirl self would love to see him in a true “bad guy” role. I think he has real potential to be believably scary and yet endearing at the same time (think Spike from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). On the flip side, he would rock as a nerd.
And finally, there’s his music. I think we are all hoping for an album from him eventually, even though to this point he hasn’t expressed much interest in making one. Regardless, the future is very bright for Rob, and judging by all his previous projects, we have great things to look forward to....
(complete article here)
Sellers basked in Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight' in 2008 - USA TODAY
She swept the four top slots in 2008's best sellers with her Twilight series about a romance between a girl (mortal) and boy (vampire).
BEST-SELLING BOOKS LIST: The top 100 books for 2008
MORE: Read all about the movers and shakers in the book world in 2008
WINTER BOOKS CALENDAR: Settle in for a long winter of reading
In a year when publishers and booksellers struggled with a dismal economy, Meyer carried the holidays, accounting for about one in every five books sold since Thanksgiving. Her dominance has continued this year.(complete article here)
New star authors made, old ones rediscovered in 2008 - USA TODAY
With Twilight series, Meyer bites into Rowling's records
You could say 2008 was one long "J.K. Rowling moment" for Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer, who had a record-breaking year on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.
MORE: Meyer led a big year for fiction
TOP 100: Check the entire list of 2008's biggest sellers
WINTER BOOKS: See a calendar of upcoming releases
Twilight fever started building with the summer release of Breaking Dawn, the fourth in Meyer's teen vampire series. The November release of Twilight, the movie based on the first book, sent fans into a further frenzy. (The Twilight book was No. 1 Oct. 23-Dec. 4, a solid seven weeks. That doesn't include its previous weeks at the top, July 10, July 24-31, Sept. 4-18, and Dec. 24-31.)
(complete article here)
Twilight Two Disc DVD Special Features,
But let us disagree in advance. As far as we're concerned, Catherine Hardwicke's movie of Twilight does what most movie adaptations can't: It dramatically improves the book it's based on. It's more exciting, it's more fun, and — most important — it's way less annoying than Meyer's gazillion-selling blockbuster. (The sparkle effect, though, did look better in our imagination.)
How can you say such a thing? indignant Twilight fans will howl. Let us count the ways, in our spoiler-filled See slideshow. or (Read 28 points here)
Jan 14, 2009
By Matthew Belloni and Stephen Galloway
Jan 13, 2009, 10:02 PM ET
The Hollywood Reporter: How has "Twilight" changed the company?
Rob Friedman: Well, people are smiling a lot more than they were before.
Patrick Wachsberger: There definitely is a change. First, it's fantastic for all our troops.
Second, it's fantastic financially. Third, I honestly believe that we made no mistakes; I don't believe that any studio could've done a better job. But I do not feel there has been any envy or jealousy -- everybody has been looking at it as a piece of good news in a really dark time. Yes, there's hope. There's hope in the banking community, there's hope for independent producers and other studios that it can happen to them on a low-budget movie with no stars. Things have also changed from the point of the view of the agencies as well. It's like, "Wow, look at this little movie coming out of nowhere, handled by this new studio. They really proved that they can basically do (major studios) good or better."
THR: Despite the success, you're going in a bit of a different creative direction with Chris Weitz directing "New Moon," the sequel.
Patrick Wachsberger: If you look at "Harry Potter" -- or other movies sort of like "Harry Potter," I shouldn't compare -- but they change director every movie. The second book is slightly different. (There are) new characters and more visual effects. Catherine (Hardwicke) did a fantastic job (on "Twilight"), and there is a naturalistic feel to the movie that she created and we're going to keep. The first movie was very good, and we hope the second movie (will) be even better.
THR: What happened with Catherine?
Friedman: Basically, we had a different vision of what the movie should be, and we decided that the best course of action was to part (ways as) friends. She has done a fantastic job with "Twilight" and continues to promote it. She's still working with us on the movie -- the DVD, she's doing her director's cut. We just agreed that we had a different vision.
(Read it all here)
Adding to Rob's own mystique is the fact that the actor has not been seen publicly since Dec. 22, when he landed at London's Heathrow Airport for the Christmas holidays. But this has had no effect on Pattinson's skyrocketing star status.
Fortunately for Rob's fans, international media interviews have recently been released providing some interesting insights into the British heartthrob's introspective personality.
In a new interview with Quebec's Le Samedi magazine, Pattinson, 22, discusses what drew him to the Edward Cullen character, what he finds appealing in the opposite sex and his enduring love of music.
[Editor's note: Samedi doesn't have a website, so we were unable to link to the interview, which is in French; we have translated some key excerpts and pasted a partial scan below.]
[Editor's note: Check out this video tribute to Rob featuring the hit Disturbia by Rihanna.]
Ironically, Twi--which began as a teen cult phenomenon--has mushroomed into full-blown mainstream popularity. So far, the tiny indie flick has grossed an astonishing $284 million worldwide since its Nov. 21 U.S. release. A sequel, New Moon (2009), will begin shooting in March, and will be filmed back-to-back with Eclipse (2010), the third installment in the best-selling Twilight book series.
As we previously reported, the self-deprecating Pattinson was initially intimidated by the idea of playing Edward, who is described as unspeakably beautiful--an Adonis.
"I really liked Edward's demeanor and personality but I asked myself if I was indeed the right actor for the role," Rob recounts. "He is described as being a rare beauty, and that's not what I see in my mirror every morning."
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Jan 12, 2009
Twilight star Robert Pattinson says the message behind the hit vampire romance is that love does indeed conquer all.
"It's a love story that shows that nothing is impossible," Pattinson told Colombia's Tu magazine in a new interview. "If you really love someone, you can overcome any obstacle."
[Editor's note: Tu magazine does not have a website, so we were unable to link to the interview, which is also entirely in Spanish.]
Pattinson, 22, is a hot commodity these days, thanks to Twi's monster box-office success. So far, the film has grossed an astonishing $282 million worldwide since its Nov. 21 U.S. release. A sequel, New Moon (2009), will begin shooting in March, and will be filmed back-to-back with its sequel, Eclipse (2010).
Despite the deafening buzz surrounding the Twi machine, Rob has not been seen publicly since Dec. 22, when he jetted home to London to spend the Christmas holidays with his family. Pattinson, who previously starred as Cedric Diggory in the 2005 blockbuster Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was an unknown before Twi mania catapulted him to overnight sensation. Now, the handsome 6'1" British hunk can't go anywhere without attracting swarms of paparazzi and screaming fans. (continues on...)
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Wait a second....Did he just said 'Jacob is in and Edward is out'???
Team Jacob vs Team Edward
LOL....Let the battle begin
...Bring it on!!!.....
ps I'm Team Edward...obviously!! @<<>
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