Saturday, February 28, 2009
Author Appearance: Stephenie Meyer
In this information-obsessed era, much of the appeal of a cameo -- its element of surprise -- has been lost to the need to know now, before, first. And so well before the film came out -- days after the scene was shot, in fact -- news of crazy-selling author Stephenie Meyer's cameo in the adaptation of the first installment in her vampire chronicles was all over the internet. Early reports suggested that Meyer's cameo would consist of the author ordering a vegetarian plate in a coffee shop scene (in her books, there are also vegetarian vampires) and that set off a "controversy" that no doubt lit up a thousand Tumblrs, but by the time it hit theaters, her screen time was reduced to a silent sit at a lunch counter. Too shy to go along with director Catherine Hardwicke's wish that she have a line, Meyer regrets doing it at all: "It was not my idea to do the cameo," she said in retrospect. "They talked me into it. They thought it would be, you know, cute for the fans because most of them would recognize me. I was thinking it was going to be more like a 'Where's Waldo?' thing. Like I walk by for one second in a crowd and if they can find me, cool. That's the one scene in the movie I would happily cut -- the first five seconds, and the one that I had to watch like, I mean like this [covering her eyes], 'Ah, is it over yet?' It was really hard for me."
I loved having Stephenie in Twilight even if she didn't want a line. She was great!
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Along with discussions of Paul Weitz directing Eclipse, Live-PR states that
The casting director for New Moon, Joseph Middleton, has announced that "We are finished with the casting process".
No details on the cast list has been released by Summit Entertainment.
We'll let you know as soon as we do! I can't wait to see the list!
Read the article here
MSNBC is reporting this quote from Jacob Black, a.k.a. Laylor Lautner:
"I wanted to get 'Twilight' over with, let Edward have his time with Bella and get moving with 'New Moon,'" Lautner, 17, told Life & Style. "It's about time Jacob got in there."
Ah, Jake, hate to disappoint you, but have you read the rest of the books? (I HAD to use this manip. I don't know who made it, but isn't it nice! Thanks ROBsessed)
See the article here.
Tonight's screening of How To Be is at 7pm. The director, Oliver Ivring, will be in attendance & doing a Q&A after the movie.
It's showing at the California Theatre - 345 S. First St, San Jose 95113
A young man named Art, played by Robert Pattinson, is having an existential crisis and convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
I can't wait!
For our international friends, NewMoonMovie.org has a nice compilation of all the known release dates for New Moon:
New Moon will be released on November 19, 2009 in Australia.
New Moon will be released on November 19, 2009 in New Zealand.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in the USA.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in Canada.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in Norway.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in Brazil.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in Finland.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in Italy.
New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009 in Norway.
New Moon will be released on November 27, 2009 in the UK.
New Moon will be released on January 7, 2010 in Germany.
Really nice picture to go along with it, too. Thanks for that, guys!
This is fun. Thanks to 4tnz.com, you can sing along!
Your skin's hot, mine's cold
You go around wanting to know
What I am, but you don't [oh wait, you do]
I sparkle from head to toes
I'm totally the cutest vampi-ah
And I'm tryin' keep from bitin' others
But will Jacob soon take ovah?
We're moonin' up, moonin' up, for you baby
Your smell, a spell cast
Can't hold myself back
Car peels, helpless
All by yourself, gotta save you from death
Walk in the classroom all I can smell is you
Oh, you were starin' me down in the lunchroom
Besides being Chris Weitz's brother, Paul Weitz has been involved with Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Golden Compass, American Pie2, and Fantasy Island, as a producer. He has also done writing for About a Boy, The Nutty Professor II and Antz. He is listed as a director for American Pie.
See more of his credits here.
What is he like? What will he be like as a director? Well, he was born in NY in1965. Here is a quote atributed to him, maybe that will give us some idea:
"We're an odd culture. I think Americans have a sense of guilt because they understand that they have more of just about everything than anyone else. At the same time we're essentially isolationist; cut off from the rest of the world both physically and in the news we hear. It's an odd juxtaposition of opposites that manifests itself I think in fear and apprehension. It can be something as simple as the shark in Jaws or a much more complex issue like terrorism. I'm just stumbling around trying to give it a little bit of human context."
See more of Paul's bio here.
Acting411 reports the director for Eclipse will be Chris Weitz's brother Paul. Not Drew! Whew! There is still no official word from Summit though.
"There have been rumors circulating that Drew Barrymore will be directing the third installment of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series. These rumors are false. Due to the New Moon post-production schedule for director Chris Weitz, his brother and co-owner of "Depth of Field Productions" - Paul Weitz - will be directing Eclipse."
Also they list info on acting auditions for Eclipse. Wouldn't you just die!
"Auditions and open casting calls for Eclipse will be posted here. The release date for Eclipse has been announced as Wednesday, June 30, 2010."
See http://acting411.blogspot.com/2008/12/eclipse-auditions.html for the full article.
There is still no official word from Summit so we can't confirm if this is true or not. As soon as we hear something we will let you know.
Proceeds from the auction benefit families served by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles through the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity program.
Winner will receive a Certificate of Authenticity from Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.
Shipping Instructions: Winning bidder pays for actual cost of shipping - cost depends on shipping address." Bid HERE.
Thanks to Kellan Lutz Online.
Twilight Singapore has excellent coverage of the Twilight Tokyo Premiere. They have tons of pictures from the press conference & Red Carpet Ceremony. They share many fun & interesting experiences from their several days in Tokyo as well. Be sure and check out their extensive coverage.
Here's an excerpt from her time with Peter:
"Peter, though, was a complete gentleman. He is charming and funny and witty, and Tammie said that if it were up to him, he'd give EVERYONE a hug and a personalized autograph..."
"Now I'm at the front of the line and as I'm walking up to Billy, I asked him, "You wouldn't mind terribly putting your arms around me?""
It gets pretty sizzling! Read all about it HERE.
Thanks for the update Dette. Next up is Jackson Rathbone! We can't wait!
Thanks to EdwardAndBella.net for posting this clip on youtube.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Vamp Radio will be having two interviews with Twilight stars in March.
First, on March 4th, 2009, 100 Monkeys will be on and you can call in to talk to band members Ben Graupner, Jackson Rathbone, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson. Of course we know the only one you really want to talk to is Jackson!
Time: 9pm est/6pm pst
Then on March 14, Gil Birmingham (Billy Black) will be on at 9pm est/6pm pst.
Go to http://www.vampradioonline.com for details.
As reported earlier, Extra! has asked Twilighters to submit their questions for the cast to answer and the response has been huge!
We asked you to upload your video questions for members of the "Twilight" cast -- and we got tons of responses! Erin asked, "Is there anything from the 'Twilight' books you really wished was incorporated into the movie, and why?" Summer asked, "What do you think you'll be doing in 10 years?"
Go here to take a look at some of the video questions and to find out how to submit yours.
At the Tokyo premiere of Twilight, Robert Pattinson wore a grey mohair suit with a dark brown shirt and military green striped tie. All Prada.
Kristen Stewart wore a pale green silk jersey gown from Herve Leroux for the premiere. Kristen is styled by Tara Swennen.
1. It took them over 20 hours to prep and film and 12 hours to edit. Can you say dedication?? WOW
2. It took Megan over 50 takes (several which ended up being Rated R moments) just to do her intro.
3. You know if you could you would take your Edward cardboard cut out with you everywhere too. :o)
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Clearly the studio's concerns that Taylor wouldn't be convincing as a romantic rival for swooney Robert were all for naught. In fact, I think as we approach the Nov. 20 debut of "New Moon," the question will become: "Is Taylor Now Better Looking Than Robert?"
Bwaaahahahaha!!! Read more HERE.
Twilightsingapore has some really fun shots of the crew, dancing and looking like they are having fun at the Twilght Tour in Japan today. The look on Kristen Stewart's face is priceless. She looks like the sweet person we love for her to be. Apparently she was trying to say something in Japanese. Cute!
See all the pics here: Link
The trio seemed very coordinated in their dark ensembles. Kristen wore a tight black dress with white detailing on the bottom, all in what looks like leather. That girl always seems to be in leather these days! Robert chose a dark suit over a brown button-down and olive striped tie, all of which doesn’t seem to match but ... since when does Robert match, right? And Taylor wore all black: black suit, black shirt, no tie. Very sleek.
Read more HERE.
Just Jared is reporting that it was actually a pretty famous group that joined in the fun.
At around 10PM on Wednesday (February 26), Rob joined Australia star Hugh Jackman, director Baz Luhrmann and producer John Palermo at a karaoke bar near their hotel, as first reported by E!. Here’s the connection: On Sunday, Rob presented at the Oscars, Hugh ably hosted the swank event, John created the flashy opening number, Baz choreographed the “Musicals Are Back!” number and everyone wound up taking the same flight to Japan together.
That's like some kind of "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game.....
Read the whole article here.
Thanks to JustJared for the pic.
According to celebuzzz:
"In an interesting coincidence—or not—celebutante Paris Hilton has arrived in Japan just a scant few hours after Twilight idol Robert Pattinson.
Hilton was said to be flirting heavily with the man who plays Edward Cullen at an Oscar party on Sunday night.
Hilton had reportedly dragged her law-enforcing sister Nicky around the party trying to locate "Edmund Cullen," and then spent an hour giggling and talking with him before the garden gambit.
Pattinson escaped her manicured clutches at 4:30 a.m. in preparation for a flight to Japan, so he could attend the Japanese premiere of Twilight.
And now—surprise!—Hilton, too, has found a reason to visit Japan. Such interesting timing."
For the full story click here
Spare me, Paris. Get a life.
Jennie Garth (90210) plays a cunning art student who is dumped by her professor (Tim Matheson), and seeks revenge by seducing his son and real-life husband Peter Facinelli (Twilight). Ironic! Don’t miss Jennie Garth’s vicious role in “An Unfinished Affair” on Lifetime Movie Network Saturday, February 28th at 3PM!
What is it going to be about?
"As his wife lies dying with cancer, Alex engages in a scandalous affair with his sexy, young art student Sheila (Garth). But he decides to calls it quits when his wife unexpectedly recovers — well, he tries to call it quits. But Sheila wants him or revenge — whatever she can get first. She'll lie, cheat, steal — and seduce Alex's son too."
Don't forget to watch!
Thanks to Carrie at yougotgossip.com for the heads up! Link
Is there anything better then Robert Pattnson's hands?
Just Jared has picteres from the Tokyo press conference HERE & more about Rob & Hugh Jackman doing karaoke HERE.
Kristen Stewart& Robert Pattinson Speak Japanese
Credit for Part One, Two & Three: Argybargytoo
See even more pics at our affiliate Lion & Lamb Love.
SOURCE: Lion & Lamb Love
"While Twilight mania has gripped the rest of the world since last year, Japan finally got a taste of the movie phenomenon when the vampire flick premiered in Tokyo on Thursday.
Hundreds of fans waited for hours in the snow and sleet to catch a glimpse of stars Robert, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner walking the red carpet in Ebisu Garden Place.
Rob - who landed on Tokyo on Monday following his cameo appearance at the Oscars - seemed in high spirits as he stopped to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.
While many just waved Twilight photos and books in the British actor's direction, one hopeful fan thrust her homemade 'Mrs Pattinson' banner at the star, who graciously had his photo taken with his 'wife-to-be.'"
Read more & see more pictures from EntertainmentWise HERE.