April 23, 2014

Articles By: Tracy Rosenfield

Tracy, a Chicago native, is a Client Services Manager for one of the world’s largest internet marketing companies. When Tracy isn’t working, she spends her free time with friends, watching films, planning her wedding, traveling and blogging. In the past year, she’s allowed “Twilight” to take over her life. She’s interacted with and met numerous members of the cast, including the entire Cullen coven (excluding Nikki Reed) and the entire Wolf Pack (excluding Taylor Lautner). She visited the “Eclipse” set and has seen many of the locations where the upcoming film will take place. Tracy has experience both reporting on “The Twilight Saga” and interviewing cast members. She’s looking forward to bringing you the most exciting “Twilight” news with a unique perspective – She’s over 30 , a self-proclaimed Twi-hard, and “Team Edward”. Watch out Twi-hards – here she comes!

Will Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart make People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue?

Last year, Robert Pattinson took a spot in People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue. Kristen Stewart was just recently added as the homepage feature for People’s “Beautiful at Every Age” feature story.
So, it begs the question – will either of them earn a spot in this year’s “Most Beautiful” issue?
Countless magazines and websites have listed both Robert and Kristen as beautiful people. But, is that enough to earn them a coveted spot in the magazine?
With Kristen’s flood of red carpet press lately, plus her upcoming Flaunt issue, AND her appearance in Teen Vogue’s “Best Dressed” March issue, she’s been given rave reviews for her looks as of late.
Robert Pattinson has, for the most part, always been the center of “good looking” attention since he starred as Edward Cullen in “Twilight”.
However, if you recall the “Most Beautiful” issue, it’s not all about looks. It’s about do-gooders and people who live by hat they believe in.
In a recent post, I discussed the charitable contributions the “Twilight” cast has made. There is no doubt that Rob and Kristen do as much as they can given their schedules, and the fact that they are extremely busy but still manage to make time for charity only adds to their beauty.
Additionally, both Rob and Kristen stick to their guns when it comes to living their lives the way they want to, aside from what their celebrity, magazines, television or movie studios ask of them.
Only time will tell, but do you believe Rob and Kristen deserve a spot in the issue? They have my vote.
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The “Twilight” cast gives back

By Tracy Rosenfield
HollywoodNews.com: The “Twilight” cast is a well-known (and large!) group of actors.  But in their “off” time, many of them use their celebrity to support charitable causes and help the greater good.  Below are some of the actors and the charitable causes they support.  If you know of any other charities these actors support, please leave a note in the comments and I will add it to the already large list!
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Anna Kendrick, Taylor Lautner Hope for Haiti
As you may have seen, Robert Pattison took time out from filming in London to speak to a world-wide audience during George Clooney’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon on January 22nd.
Kristen Stewart, unable to participate in the telethon due to her participation in Sundance, later scheduled a dinner at La Vida with proceeds going to the same organization.
Anna Kendrick and Taylor Lautner appeared on the “Hope for Haiti” telethon, answering phone calls to take donations for the event.
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner: Attended a “New Moon” benefit screening in Knoxville, TN, where the nearly $400,000 raised went to charities such as East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest, Boy Scouts of the Smokies, Imagination Library, and the American Heart Association.
Robert Pattinson: Aside from Hope for Haiti, Robert Pattinson has also raised money for amfAR cinema against AIDS by auctioning off his kisses!  He also signed a guitar which went up for auction and all proceeds went to The Midnight Mission.  Finally, Rob has donated some of his film costumes to be auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)
Most recently, Rob and “Water for Elephants” announced that based on Rob’s March 2010 statement that his charity of choice is the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), WaterForElephantsFilm.com will be supporting Robert Pattinson’s philanthropy by spreading the word via their website and encouraging readers to donate to WWF.
Kristen Stewart:  In addition to Hope for Haiti, Kristen Stewart participated in a Diabetes Walk event in late 2009.  She also participated in Sam Bradley’s “Gewa” charity concert which raised money for people in Tibet.  Kristen recently signed speakers, with proceeds benefiting Clothes off Our Backs.  There’s still 14 days left on this auction, so place your bids now!
Peter Facinelli:  PFach, as his fans call him, is one of the most active “Twilight” actors in the charity community.  He is an avid supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, benefiting childhood cancer research.  Peter also [...]

Ashley Greene chosen as one of Nylon Magazine’s 55 Faces of the Future

By Tracy Rosenfield
HollywoodNews.com: In Nylon Magazine’s May 2009 Hollywood issue, Ashley Greene is listed as one of the faces of the future.  However, it wasn’t easy for Ashley to get to where she is now.
On numerous talk shows, Ashley stated that she worked several different day jobs before breaking into the industry, including a stint at The Roosevelt Hotel, a hostess at a bowling alley and a job at The Belmont.  These jobs were a mere two and a half years ago before Ashley was propelled to stardom with “Twilight”, followed by “New Moon.”
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Ashley didn’t always have the acting bug.  She wasn’t a five year old dancing around in makeup saying she wanted to be a “movie star.”  The bug hit her when she was around 15.  She convinced her parents to let her graduate early from her Jacksonville, FL high school and move to California.   From there, she auditioned for parts as small as non-speaking roles before getting a call to audition for “Twilight.”  From there, she’s taken off with roles in The Apparition, Warrior and Butter, along side Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman.
Ashley is also the face of Sobe Lifewater, with one of the pictures earning a spot in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
All of this in less than three years!
Ashley has admitted she’s accident prone (Bella, anyone?) and she’s broken her arm twice and femur once.  But, she keeps on moving ahead.  As she told Nylon, “I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason”, she says. “You have to work your butt off, but if it’s supposed to happen, it will. I’ve been very lucky, in the sense that everything has fallen into place at the right time.”
Photo credit to Nylon Magazine

“Eclipse” – what are you looking forward to most?

By Tracy Rosenfield
HollywoodNews.com: I’ll let you in on a secret.  I am most looking forward to the Victoria-Edward brawl and the infamous “leghitch” scenes in “Eclipse”. 
However, there are going to be many favorite scenes for fans this year.  Below are some of the most remembered scenes from “Eclipse”.  Which one is your favorite?
1)      The leg-hitch scene:  It’s the first point in the entire Saga where some real lovin’ occurs.  Sure, Stephanie Meyer throws cold water on you* (or Bella, for that matter), but it’s some lovin’ nonetheless.
*The phrase “throws cold water on you” was mentioned to me in a conversation with Twitter user @kstewsbtrthanu.  Props to her for describing the scene so perfectly.
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2)      The leg-hitch precedes one of the three most romantic moments in the entire series – THE PROPOSAL.  This scene should give every girl goose bumps, particularly if the wording is kept true to the book.
3)      The EPIC fight scene between Edward/Seth and Victoria/Riley:  Edward and Victoria circling each other, in lunged position, ready to pounce.  This scene should really have a lasting impact in the film. The choreography should be amazing and the sound and special effects are going to add even more dimension to the scene.
4)      The Cullen-Wolf Pack-Newborn fight:  The preview shows that this scene could be climactic.  We learn in great detail how Jasper teaches the rest of the Cullens and the Wolf Pack to fight.  Hopefully, this scene plays out with extreme action and excitement.
I want to know what you are looking forward to the most.  There’s so much more to choose from – the Quileute history by the bonfire, Edward putting the ring on Bella’s finger before telling Charlie, the spontaneous and uncomfortable kiss between Jacob and Bella… Let me know in the comments what scene you are most looking forward to!
Photo credit: RPLife, Copyright Summit Entertainment

The “Twifecta” to appear on Oprah on May 13th

By Tracy Rosenfield
On Friday, April 23rd, Oprah announced to the world that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner would appear on her show on May 13th – just a few weeks away.  The online world immediately blew up again, right after it blew up from the “Eclipse” trailer.
What I’d like to call out is the difference between a “Twilight-centric” Oprah show, and an Oprah show that contains less than 2 minutes of “Twilight”-related material (e.g. the April 23rd show when the “Eclipse” trailer debuted).
The audience’s reaction to the trailer, which is not available online, has been described as “Meh” and “polite clap clap”.  Quite frankly, if I saw a trailer for a movie I wasn’t into, I’d have the exact same reaction.  Well, I might ham it up for the cameras, actually. But…
On May 13th, when the “Twifecta”, as they are called in the Fandom, appears on Oprah, we can expect a much different reaction.  You’ll hear unstoppable fan girl screams for Taylor, Rob and Kristen.   Kristen, after all, has a gigantic following by those that think she absolutely rocks!
You’ll likely also see Taylor sitting in the middle of Rob and Kristen to help minimize any over-analyzing of looks, comments or reactions, Rob and Kristen regularly fidgeting with their hair, and Kristen’s leg shaking – because that’s what she does and we love her for it.
For a taste of the ear-piercing screams to come, take a look at some of these videos of “Twilight” fan reactions to the “Eclipse” trailer (let alone the upcoming cast in-person appearance):
First, let’s start with clip of a TWO-YEAR-OLD FAN!!!!

This one busted my ear drums:

The Second “Eclipse” Trailer – Did it “wow” you?

By Tracy Rosenfield
(Contains Spoilers)
If you are a true “Twilight” fan, or happened to be online at ANY point yesterday, you know by now that the second and possibly final “Eclipse” trailer premiered on Oprah with an introduction by Dakota Fanning.
First things first.  This trailer is far better than the first “Eclipse” trailer, which focused on the love triangle between Bella, Edward and Jacob.  It was reminiscent of “New Moon”.  This new trailer focuses on the action-packed aspect of “Eclipse”, as noted in my last post.
There is A LOT going on in this trailer.
-          Riley is attacked by Victoria
-          The main plot is revealed  – an army of newborns being bred in Seattle
-          The Wolf Pack and The Cullens coming together to fight the army
-          The newborns descend upon Forks
-          Edward’s proposal to Bella
-          The battle scene
-          The EPIC fight between Edward and Victoria
If you haven’t read the book, you might not be clear about the plot just from the trailer.  But, the trailer does an excellent job for fans of the book.
There are a few changes from the “Eclipse” novel, including the newborns coming out of water (a very Slade-esque move) and Bella’s ring vs. the written description, “Nestled into the black satin, Elizabeth Masen’s ring sparkled in the dim light. The face was a long oval, set with slanting rows of glittering round stones. The band was gold — delicate and narrow. The gold made a fragile web around the diamonds.”  Though the ring may be shown at a different point, there were definitely no “glittering stones”.  The diamonds were matte.  Finally, there is a distinct difference in the wolves, which look more realistic in “Eclipse” than “New Moon”.
And I can’t leave out the fact that Jasper is given face time in the trailer, and people in the cyberworld have been clamoring for it!
Overall, this movie should entice existing fans of the Saga, and perhaps even expand the fan base further into the male population.
Slade, we’re looking forward to the movie and we’re counting down the days!
Photo Credit RPLife, Copyright Summit Entertainment

“Eclipse” re-shoots – what do they mean?

By Tracy Rosenfield
The internet is abuzz with the recent announcement that Summit is re-shooting some scenes from “Eclipse”.  Some people are worried for a number of reasons; it’s too close to the premiere, they’re going to change the infamous leg-hitch scene, Summit and David Slade have different visions, and just the sheer unknown of the nature of the re-shoots.
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I can’t verify it’s 100% accurate, but this is what I believe:
- Whether it’s David Slade’s or Summit’s vision, the film needs a few scenes re-shot
- The re-shoots supposedly involve some of the meadow scenes and fight sequences, but not a large portion of the film
- The timing of the re-shoots is unknown
- The timing of the premiere has not changed
(Note: Some people have been referring to the re-shoots as pick-ups.  Either way, whether a pick-up or a re-shoot, part of the movie will be filmed again)
Re-shoots are not uncommon for films.  They likely happen every single day and no one notices.  “Eclipse” is getting noticed because it’s going to be a HUGE blockbuster and is expected to make a killing at the box office.  If “Couples Retreat” announced re-shoots six weeks before the premiere, people likely wouldn’t be worried.
Either way, Summit and Slade will come together to make the best possible “Eclipse”.  For those of you on Twitter, you likely read Slade’s comments throughout the shooting about how great filming was going.  I have no doubt that Slade’s vision will come through.
However, for those of you expecting the romance or emotion of “Twilight” and “New Moon”, re-read the book before you go into the movie.  I love the idea of Bella and Edward.  Everything about them (aside from him leaving her in “New Moon”!) is beautiful.  But…this movie is not going to be one big love fest.  Yes, there is (hopefully) the leg-hitch scene and the romantic proposal, but “Eclipse” will be action-packed.  One of the best parts of the entire Saga is when Seth Clearwater (BooBoo Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) fight with Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Riley (Xavier Samuel), and Victoria has her head ripped off.
This is why I am not concerned about the re-shoots.  If some of the fight scenes need to be re-shot, so be it.  I’d rather watch a picture-perfect scene of Seth dragging Riley [...]

Beyond “Eclipse” – What’s next for the “Twilight Saga” cast?

Though Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of “The Twilight Saga” cast are best known for their “Twilight” roles, most of the actors in the Saga have more brewing during and after “Twilight”.  After researching multiple sources, below is a thorough list of upcoming projects that the actors are involved with or pursuing. ( If you’ve heard differently, or have something to add, please add a note in the comments. )
So,  if you’re wondering what on earth you’re going to do once you’ve seen “Eclipse” for the 17th time, you have these other films to look forward to!
Authors Note: “Breaking Dawn” is not greenlit.  Therefore, any reference to “Breaking Dawn” is speculation at this point.
Kristen Stewart:
K-11: Though this movie is receiving funding, it might not start filming this year between Kristen’s schedule and the loss of Nikki Reed (who is no longer a part of the picture).  Kristen, however, is still attached.
An American Girl: Kristen is attached to this film, though no contract is signed.
Breaking Dawn: “Timing TBD”.
Despite only these two projects on the radar, we have no doubt that Kristen will have PLENTY of projects to keep her busy.  In 2010 alone, she’s debuting “The Yellow Handkerchief” (technically debuted in 2008), “The Runaways”, “Welcome to the Rileys” and “Eclipse”.
Robert Pattinson
Breaking Dawn: Timing TBD.
Water for Elephants: Though this movie will film in 2010, it won’t hit theaters until 2011.
Bel Ami:  If you’re an RPattz fan, you’ve undoubtedly seen recent pictures and videos of Rob dressed in lovely Parisian garb. Again, though filming will be completed in 2010, this film is set to debut in 2011.

Source: RobPattzNews
Unbound Captives: Though Rob is attached to this film, with his current schedule, the studio likely won’t be able to start filming until 2011, particularly if/when Breaking Dawn gets greenlit.  However, Rob Pattinson and Hugh Jackman is a whole lotta pretty for one film!
Kellan Lutz
Meskada:  With filming completed, the movie will be out this year.  Check out a clip below!

A Nightmare on Elm Street: With a release date of April 30th, it will be interesting to see happy-go-lucky (but loves-a-good-fight) Emmett Cullen try to fight Freddy Kreuger.  Although, since vampires never sleep, Emmett may have a leg up
Warrior (co-starring with Ashley Greene)
War of the Gods: Currently filming, this movie is set to release in 2011.
Love, Wedding, Marriage: Co-starring with Mandy Moore and currently filming, this movie is set to release [...]

Welcome to my first post, Twi-hards!

You’re probably asking, “Who is this girl?  Why does she think she knows ‘Twilight?’”  Well, let me tell you a little about me and “Twilight”.  Hopefully you’ll find it interesting enough to stick around.
I started out late in joining the “Twilight” fandom. This fact, however, makes me no less of a fan than anyone else.  As a matter of fact, I would say it makes me a bigger fan because everything “Twilight” hit me like a tidal wave.  As far as “Twilight-related” activities, here’s some of what I’ve done:
1) I read “Breaking Dawn” in 17 hours.   Yes, 17 hours.  I then read it again over the next two days.
2) I’ve seen “New Moon” 7 times (so far).  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve seen “Twilight” (as a matter of fact I am going to throw it on after this post!)
3) To date, I’ve been to two “Twilight” conventions (Chicago and LA) and have pictures with Mike Welch, Peter Facinelli, Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz and Elizabeth Reaser.
4) I went to Vancouver, on a whim, to visit locations where “Eclipse” had been filmed after it wrapped.
5) I’ve seen every actor in the Cullen family (including Kristen/Bella) except for Nikki Reed and every member of the Wolf Pack except for Taylor Lautner.  For my experience meeting Robert Pattinson, please view the videos below:

I’M A HUGE FAN: ROBERT PATTINSON AND “REMEMBER ME” PART 1

I’M A HUGE FAN: ROBERT PATTINSON AND “REMEMBER ME” PART 2

I’M A HUGE FAN: ROBERT PATTINSON AND “REMEMBER ME” INTERVIEW
6) I have in-person signatures from Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz (2), Ashley Greene, Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon, Alex Meraz, Charlie Bewley, Justin Chon, Tinsel Korey and Justine Wachsberger.
7) I follow all the legitimate Twitter accounts for the actors, which can be found HERE
8) I’ve signed up for multiple contests –  I’ve won a screening of “The Yellow Handkerchief”, a “Remember Me” poster, and best of all, a red carpet interview with Robert Pattinson at the “Remember Me” premiere in New York.  You can see the videos from that experience at the bottom of this post.  I also, of course, won the opportunity to post for you on Hollywoodnews.com.
9) I own the following: “Twilight” and “New Moon” DVDs, soundtracks and movie Companion Guides, a “New Moon” Edward doll, 16 magazines with either Rob or Kristen on the cover (soon to be 17 with Flaunt Magazine), “New Moon” party plates, Two [...]

Meet “Twilight Fan Blogger” contributor – Tracy Rosenfield

Congratulations to Tracy Rosenfield, who is going to be a “Twilight Fan Blog” contributor. She will be sending us the scoops, so be sure to keep checking back so you don’t miss a thing!
Before she starts posting, take some time to get to know her:
Tracy, a Chicago native, is a Client Services Manager for one of the world’s largest internet marketing companies. When Tracy isn’t working, she spends her free time with friends, watching films, planning her wedding, traveling and blogging. In the past year, she’s allowed “Twilight” to take over her life. She’s interacted with and met numerous members of the cast, including the entire Cullen coven (excluding Nikki Reed) and the entire Wolf Pack (excluding Taylor Lautner). She visited the “Eclipse” set and has seen many of the locations where the upcoming film will take place. Tracy has experience both reporting on “The Twilight Saga” and interviewing cast members. She’s looking forward to bringing you the most exciting “Twilight” news with a unique perspective – She’s over 30 , a self-proclaimed Twi-hard, and “Team Edward”. Watch out Twi-hards – here she comes!

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