April 16, 2014

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Twilight Saga’s Chaske Spencer to be MTV International correspondent for 2010 MTV Movie Awards

By Kim Palacios
HollywoodNews.com: The 2010 MTV Movie Awards will already be deep in Twilight Saga stars, given the nominations of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Anna Kendrick for awards in various categories as well as the nomination for “New Moon” itself, which is a contender for “Best Movie”. Adding to the list of Twilighters who have confirmed participation in the June 6 event is Chaske Spencer, the actor who plays Sam Uley in “New Moon” and subsequent Twilight Saga films.
As reported by MTV UK, Spencer will serve as the red carpet international correspondent. So, what, exactly is such a correspondent on the hook to do? In a nutshell, it will be Spencer’s job to emcee the event for fans around the world. Targeted versions of MTV (e.g., MTV Denmark, MTV Arabia) air to movie fans in regions around the world. It will be Spencer’s task to bring fans watching from overseas into the fold.
“I am thrilled to be MTV’s international correspondent for the MTV Movie Awards this year as part of the MTV At The Movies’ special. Being that the Twilight Saga has a worldwide fan base, it will be great to reach everyone while I am right in the heart of it all,” MTV quotes Spencer as saying.
Though U.S. fans are unlikely to see Spencer’s broadcast unless they look it up online, most are thrilled to hear about the development.
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New Rosalie/Bella clip gives hope that “Eclipse” will focus more on the Cullens

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: During Nikki Reed’s appearance today on The Ellen Degeneres Show, a partial scene from “Eclipse” featuring her character, Rosalie, was shown for the first time. The new clip, combined with commentary from other Cullen actors in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, engendered hope that “Eclipse” will succeed where “Twilight” and “New Moon” failed—in covering the stories of the Cullens in greater depth.
As Twi-hards are well-aware, the relationship between Bella and Rosalie is of critical importance to certain elements of “Breaking Dawn”. Similarly, the histories of other Cullen vampires are central to fully realizing the potential of “Eclipse”. One long-standing gripe of fans is that “Twilight” and “New Moon” sought primarily to capitalize on the revenue-driving power of the love triangle, and, given this approach, questioned whether Summit would be able to pull off the final two films.
It seems the winds are changing. So much of “Breaking Dawn” surrounds the Cullens that in order for the ending to gell with fans, their characters must find revitalization in the film depiction, and they must find it now. The new clip featuring Reed, as well as Reed’s own comments to the Los Angeles Times (and those of the other Cullens) give hope that even brief dialogs such as this will underscore details ignored in the first two Twilight films.
“I don’t hate you,” opens Rosalie. “I don’t particularly like you, but…Bella, I envy you.” An incredulous Bella protests, at which point Rosalie echoes sentiments expressed briefly in the family vote scene in “New Moon”.
We won’t fully know until “Eclipse” is released, but other pre-premiere interviews should tell some of the tale. As other Cullen actors make appearances promoting the film, we can expect to see film clips featuring their characters. The ongoing success of the series will be tightly linked to fan reaction to “Breaking Dawn”. Let’s hope this queuing up of the Cullens is a sign it will be done right.
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Summit Entertainment Announces Camp-Out Dates for “Eclipse” Premiere

By Tracy Rosenfield
Hollywoodnews.com: Aside from the “Harry Potter” franchise, there’s rarely a movie release that requires an official statement about when fans can begin camping out.
As you may have heard, camping is permitted for the “Eclipse” red carpet premiere at the Nokia Theater at LA Live beginning June 21st at 6AM PT.  It has also been noted that people cannot wait in line to start the official camping out, which would (and will) no doubt happen with this fandom.
For the “New Moon” premiere, fans and fan sites started camping out about five days before the official red carpet premiere.  FIVE DAYS!  There are a lot of questions and thoughts that enter my mind: Food, liquid (and therefore bathroom breaks) and showers.  I’m assuming you camp out with others and take turns “on guard” while the rest take care of their needs.
Sure, people who wait the longest will likely get the best spot and chance at meeting the cast, but is it worth it?  Would you rather represent the fandom at your best, or in a likely exhausted, maybe run down state after sleeping outside for five days?  I’d like to hear in the comments below what your opinion is on the subject, especially if you’ve camped out before.

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“New Moon”‘s Edi Gathegi’s New Project: “50/50”

By Tracy Rosenfield
Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Facinelli is known for being an active Twitterer and Kellan Lutz just joined to talk charity, but Edi Gathegi (“Laurent” in “Twilight” and “New Moon”) is also on the Twitter bandwagon. Though he isn’t an excessive tweeter, he’ll tweet for several days or weeks in a row, disappear for a few weeks and then hop right back on.
In a recent interview withTwilight Lexicon, Edi talked about who he was closest with on the “Twilight” and “New Moon” sets.  He immediately mentioned Rachelle Lefevre (“Victoria” in “Twilight” and “New Moon”) because they have a lot in common and had the most scenes together in the “Twilight” films.  He also mentioned that he stays in touch with a lot of the cast.  One look at his tweets and you can easily see this is the case – Jamie Bower, Christian Serratos, Justin Chon, etc.  He also mentioned that he has the hardest time seeing Peter Facinelli, though they regularly try to make plans.
During the interview, Edi mentioned a new project he has plans to work on called “50/50” filming in the UK.  He described the film as “True Romance” meets “Snatch”.  Now that sounds like an adventure!  But, does that mean we won’t be able to understand the accents?!?  We’ll see.  Edi said “…I get to play this British gangster and he’s the wild card.  He’s dangerous and funny.  It’s cockney and I have a deal with the director: if I can’t sound completely authentic, then were’ just going to go Jamaican or something.”
We’re betting Edi can pull it off.  Follow Edi on Twitter @iamedigathegi to see if he talks more about his upcoming project.
Thanks to Twilight Lexicon for the great interview!
Authors Note: The title “50/50″ may be written differently, as this was a verbal interview.

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MPAA rates “Eclipse” PG-13—can Summit get away with the same for “Breaking Dawn”?

By Kim Palacios
Hollywoodnews.com: Through it’s weekly bulletin announcing decisions on ratings for popular films, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) commented on “Eclipse”, reported Box Office Mojo this morning. Like predecessors “Twilight” and “New Moon”, it is now confirmed that “Eclipse” will be rated PG-13.
This isn’t much of a surprise. Given financial incentives to cater to teenage followers, it behooves Summit to produce a film that plays down rated R story elements in order to maintain accessibility for the widest group of fans. Of its rationale for the “Eclipse” rating, MPAA cited “intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality”.
A bigger question, however, is how will they handle “Breaking Dawn”? The MPAA descriptors for rated R films include, “adult themes”, “adult activity”, and “intense or persistent violence”, all three of which Meyer’s original version of “Breaking Dawn” has in spades.
Key plot elements—and ones it would be hard to ignore—surround the conception, gestation, and birth of Renesmee. Though Meyer glosses over the honeymoon scene in her book, the threat of Edward potentially killing Bella when they attempt to consummate their marriage is a rather adult theme; following closely are hundreds of pages focused on the half-breed love child who is tearing Bella apart from the inside-out. Other elements—such as adult Jacob imprinting on baby Renesmee are liable to muddy the PG-13 waters.
Though younger fans would lose out if “Breaking Dawn” had a higher rating—some older fans would love to see the shift. A common grievance among the older group is what is perceived as Meyer failing to resolve major elements of the story in order to allow “Breaking Dawn” to stay marketable as a teen fiction book.
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Twilight actors sweep final MTV Movie Award nominations for “New Moon”, fewer for other films

By Kim Palacios
In my article about early MTV Movie Award nominations, it seemed the three principal Twilight stars had a few shots apiece at wins for multiple films. Based on this morning’s announcements of the final nominees, they’ve shown well—but mostly for “New Moon”.
The one category in which Rob, Kristen and Taylor did well for multiple films was that of “Best Kiss”. Receiving the final round nod were Taylor Swift & Taylor Lautner for “Valentine’s Day”, Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning for “The Runaways”, and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart for “New Moon” (notably, Emilie de Ravin & Robert Pattinson for “Remember Me”, didn’t make the final cut).
But, the luck stopped there—in almost all other categories, final nods were earned for “New Moon” but not the stars’ other films.
In the “Best Female Performance”, Kristen Stewart got the voting round nomination for “New Moon” but not for her other early contender, “The Runaways”. Similarly, both Rob and Taylor got final round nominations for “Best Male Performance”, but Rob’s early nom for “Remember Me” didn’t carry to the second round.
Onto “Best Movie”: predictably, “New Moon” was a finalist. But, “The Runaways” lost out in the second round. At least the “New Moon” actors swept the “Global Superstar” category. Not only did Rob, Kristen, and Taylor all see their early round nomination carry through to the finals—Kristen is also the only woman to appear as voting round nominee in the category.
And don’t forget Anna Kendrick! She got the final nod for “Best Breakout Star” for her performance in “Up in the Air”.

Want to vote for the winners? Check back after 12PM Eastern on MTV.com
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Hollywood Crush to preview Nordstrom’s “Eclipse” clothing line

By Kim Palacios
HollywoodNews.com: Did you love Nordstrom’s 2009 “New Moon” clothing line? Starting today, you have the chance to browse the selection for “Eclipse”. It was announced months ago that Nordstrom would resume marketing Twilight-specific clothing for the countdown to the new films, and the new fashions are set to arrive soon!
Hollywood Crush (on mtv.com) has the exclusive preview, and will be running photos of the new pieces each day this week. The first photos were released earlier today, and include a stylized racer tank, a v-neck referencing “The Newborns”, and a brand new shade of lip venom.
At first glance, the designs are not as straightforward as those of last season—at least they’re not as oriented toward advertising the wearer’s allegiance. Whereas much of last year’s line was branded variations on the “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” message (even going so far as to stage life-size cutouts of the characters in the stores), it is unclear from these first releases whether this year’s line will have a theme. Check back on Hollywood Crush all week to find out!
New items will be available for pre-order beginning on Saturday May 15th, and for real-time purchase in stores and online by June 4th.
Can’t wait for the full line to release? Some Twilight swag (presumably left over from the “New Moon” release) is currently available on Nordstrom.com, such as the Luna Twilight ‘First Light’ Face Glow’ ($24), the Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom ($16) and the Luna Twilight ‘Gleam’ Metallic Mascara ($22).
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Kristen Stewart: Her look throughout the years

By Tracy Rosenfield
HollywoodNews.com: Kristen Stewart was a tomboy as a kid. Even in her adult life, her dress outside of the limelite is jeans, a T, and perhaps some Chuck Taylors or Vans.
Her style rocks no matter what she wears. But, for this post, let’s take a look at Kristen’s promotional and red-carpet style, which is KStew fab.

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Though the date of this picture is unknown, we can safely assume KStew was under the age of 2. This, right here, is a star in the making.

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Do we see the start of Kristen’s career at this young age? This picture is before her 2002 breakout role in “Panic Room”, but look, she’s holding a mic!!

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Now we’re getting closer to the “Panic Room” age, where it all begins…but, we’re still a few years shy.

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And here we are – the age when Kristen hits her breakout role in “Panic Room”. She definitely has a tomboy look about her. Though she still has tomboy-ish looks and mannerisms on occasion, there is a distinct difference between this Kristen Stewart and the Flaunt Kristen Stewart.

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Jump ahead to 2004 when Kristen has another starring role in “Speak”. Already we can see her jumping way ahead of her years, playing a young teenager who is a victim of sexual assault. She’s still rockin’ the tomboy look.

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In the same year as “Speak”, Kristen hits the big screen with “Catch that Kid”. Notice her hair is growing out. She’s starting to break out of the tomboy image.

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BAM! There’s a lady. At the “Fierce People” premier in 2005, Kristen is sporting lovely long locks, a bit of lipstick….the future of KStew has emerged!

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This look continues with “In the Land of Women”

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Let’s jump ahead, shall we, to the premiere of “Into the Wild” in 2007. The gorgeousness is now full-blown. Nothing is going to stop KStew and her flawless skin. You can already see the maturity in her eyes, at a mere 17 years old.

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At the MTV movie awards in 2009, Kristen is again flawless, with a little bit of a rocker edge. She wore Chuck Taylors with her dress, a KStew staple, but ironically she wore them for a twisted ankle.

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Kristen continues with the rocker [...]

Twilight’s Cullen actors describe “Eclipse” as “darker”

By Kim Palacios
HollywoodNews.com: In a rare interview with six of the seven Cullen brood actors, Yvonne Villarreal of the Los Angeles Times got some great new quotes about “Eclipse”. Though the actors echoed the well-publicized view that, compared to “Twilight” and “New Moon”, “Eclipse” contains the most action, they were unanimous on another differentiator: “Eclipse” is notably darker.
Interviewees included Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Elisabeth Reaser (Esme), Ashley Greene (Alice), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), and Nikki Reed (Rosalie); Robert Pattinson could not be reached for comment. Focusing on the manifestations of their characters, the actors discuss what latent attributes emerge as a result of the war with the newborns; and they bring up a key point—in “Eclipse” the Cullens actually act like vampires.
This is an important distinction. In “Twilight”, we see the Cullens as emphasizing their humanity to be accessible to a newly indoctrinated Bella. They are featured cooking in the kitchen, playing a loud (but otherwise normal) game of baseball, and doing all manner of human things. “New Moon” is similar—with the exception of the Volturi scene at the end, the Cullens are shown imitating human norms such as hosting a birthday party and holding a family vote. Though the other films remind us that they are not human (e.g., Jasper’s slip, the fight scene with James, “vampire speed”), they are portrayed with more humanity than other vamps.
I won’t give away the article—in fact, I recommend you go read it. Find out who says their character “loves to fight” and “wants to kill people all day long”. It’s a well-constructed piece that adds richness to the buzz on the upcoming film.
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Twilight star early nominations dominate the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

By Kim Palacios
HollywoodNews.com: The early nominee list for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards is proof of how far-reaching the fame of Twilight stars has become. Whereas the 2009 awards saw plenty of nods for “Twilight” itself, the 2010 early award nominations read more like the 2009 project list for the Twilight Saga stars.
The “Best Kiss” category has so much redundancy, it’s almost comical. The three principal Twilighters are nominated for a total of four films: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, Taylor Swift & Taylor Lautner for ‘Valentine’s Day’, Emilie de Ravin & Robert Pattinson for ‘Remember Me’, and Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning for ‘The Runaways’.
The only non-principal Twilight actor to receive a first round nomination in the awards is Anna Kendrick for ‘Up in the Air’ in the “Best Female Breakout Star” category.
Kristen Stewart (and both of her 2009 films) see a large presence in the “Best Female Performance” category. She is nominated for both the ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and ‘The Runaways’, and will go up against Dakota Fanning, who is also a candidate for the latter.
“Best Male Performance” sees both Taylor and Rob for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’; Rob is nominated again for ‘Remember Me’ (meanwhile, his co-star Emilie de Ravin was nominated for “Best Female Breakout Star” for the film).
Kristen, Rob, and Taylor are all noms in the “Global Superstar” category, which leaves only one more category in which “Twilight” stars received nods. That category is “Best Movie”, and only two of the five mentioned Twilight star films will contend. Unsurprisingly, ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ will compete. The final “Best Movie” nominee? ‘The Runaway’
In order to vote, head back to MTV.com on May 12th to weigh in on your picks for final nominees!
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