Saturday, January 16, 2010

Xavier Samuel Says 'Eclipse' Director David Slade Is 'Very Technically Astute'



Xavier Samuel as 'Riley Biers' - Phoot: David Slade

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel came out and confirmed a suspicion that many have had about the film's director,David Slade.

"He's uber intelligent, very technically astute director," Samuel told 9 News.

Throughout filming for Eclipse (as well as before and after), Slade has been active on his Twitter page, issuing updates and photographs both Twilight-related and not.

From the images and statements, many have gathered the impression that, if nothing else, David Slade is certainly methodical and precise. So, Samuel's statements might serve as a bit of reassurance in that regard.

"It seems like David has approached it very differently to the previous directors - I think he's really embracing the darker side of it, which is really cool," Xavier Samuel continued.

Samuel, who portrays "Riley Biers" in the film (last name given by the filmmakers and not the book series), has enjoyed a great deal of recognition in his home nation, Australia, and in the film industry at large as a result of his work in the Twilight saga. "Since shooting Eclipse, Samuel said he's been receiving more new scripts than ever but hasn't signed on to anything else yet," reports 9 News.

Ashley Greene At The Golden Globes Style Lounge In LA



Ashley Greene shows off pup Marlo before they head into a private event in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon (January 15).

After her private event, the 22-year-old actress fueled up her car and headed over to a meeting at the Disney building in Burbank.

Ashley recently chatted with InStyle at their DIC party yesterday evening and dished on how she keeps fit — with the Wii! She shared, “I just got a Wii Fit because I’m going to Germany to shoot a new film, Apparition with Sebastian Stan. That thing is no joke! I got the Jillian Michaels workout and Jenny McCarthy and I was sweating! There’s Bikini Body Ready and Blaster. So that will be traveling with me to Germany.”

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Keeping Up With Taylor Lautner: Chaske Spencer Is Packing On Muscle For 'Breaking Dawn'


Chaske spencerIt ain't easy looking buff next to weight-room prodigy Taylor Lautner, but that's precisely the task at hand for "Twilight" wolf pack leader Chaske Spencer(that's him on the right).

As alpha dog for the lupine gang, Spencer's character Sam Uley has to up his game in the muscle department for each installment, especially for the franchise's final film (or films?), "Breaking Dawn."

I caught up with Spencer making the rounds at "Access Hollywood's" Stuff You Must gift lounge in celebration of the Golden Globes. He's looking plenty worked out, but still took some tips from renowned celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak.

"He wants to put more muscle mass on," Pasternak said of his chat with Spencer at New Balance's Fierce Trax booth.

"Looking big and muscular on screen isn't about being big, it's about symmetry, definition and proportion."

Pasternak, who trained Robert Pattinson on the first film and the recent juggernaut "New Moon," advised Spencer to avoid typical "beach muscles" like his biceps and chest. Instead, he told the 34-year-old to focus on the upper back to create a burly neckline and narrow "shoulder-to-waist ratio."

We're sure his efforts will be handsomely displayed when "Breaking Dawn" begins shooting this fall. Meanwhile, the young man faces rampant promotion this June for "Eclipse" and is already dreading inquires about his maybe-dating costars Pattinson and Kristen Stewart...

... the actor told me what everyone seems to be saying: We know nada!

"Rob's a great guy; we hung out a few times on the set of 'New Moon,' but he's not really in it. I've got a lot of scenes with Kristen, who is a strong and intelligent actress," Spencer said.

But are they a couple?!

The werewolf simply shrugged his shoulders. At least he's starting his workout.

Anna Kendrick At Last Night's Critic's Choice Awards


Last night, Anna Kendrick made her red carpet appearance at the Critic's Choice Awards, where she was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" (for her work in Up In The Air) as against Marion Cotillard, Vera Farmiga, Mo'Nique, Julianne Moore, and Samantha Morton.

While Kendrick didn't take home the win (which instead went to the very talented Mo'Nique, star of Precious), she did look ace on the red carpet!

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Christian Serratos Warns ‘Twilight’ Producers To Not Exclude ‘Breaking Dawn’ Big Sex Scenes

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According to HollywoodLife.com, Chrisitan Serratos said the sex scenes in Breaking Dawn shouldn’t be excluded from the movie:

“The books are sassy, and if [producers] completely watered down the book and didn’t show any of the [sex scenes], fans would be pissed off,” Christian Serratos, who plays Bella Swan’s bestie Angela Weber in the Twilight Saga films, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at Think PR’s pre-Golden Globe gifting suite.

Adds the 19-year-old actress, “I don’t think there’s any reason why they’d want to exclude that stuff. That’s what makes Twilight so interesting – it’s not cookie cutter, it’s not safe, it’s not Disney. It’s this really cool, edgy love story. It’s not supposed to be your typical love story, [fans] want that sassiness. Even [author Stephenie Meyer] has said this: Breaking Dawn is the book that everyone is waiting for.”


'The Runaways' Director Gives Details On The Film's Feminist Message

The Runaways will finally debut at Sundance next week, so we're slowly but surely getting some more details on the film and its writer/director Floria Sigismondi. The Italian-born music video creator (Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People," Christina Aguilera's "Fighter") talked with the L.A. Times about the film and what she hopes to accomplish with telling the story of the first popular all-girl band.

"It's young girls getting swept up into a world they couldn't handle," Sigismondi told the paper. "Feeding on those confusing feelings that develop from moving from girl to woman, I could reach deep into myself to find those things."

Sigismodni said the film focuses mostly on Joan Jett and Cherie Curie, played, of course, by Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning to illustrate, "How different they are, how they were drawn together for this crazy experience. Joan is so focused, she really wanted to have this band. And Cherie wanted the rage of rock 'n' roll, the rebellion."

And what else happens between them? "A make-out scene in a roller rink that takes place about two-thirds of the way through the movie." The L.A. Times writes:

The scene was inspired by a remark Currie made in the rockumentary Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways, made by former band member Victory Tischler-Blue.

"In Edgeplay,'"Cherie mentions that Joan is really good in bed," Sigismondi said. "I thought, 'I have to pry into this a bit. It will cause an explosion in the film. Why not go there?'

We salute you, Floria Sigismondi. But not for the make out alone — the film has an overall feminist theme, following young women from adolsence into adulthood, but with the address pressure of misogyny, drugs and sex in the world of rock and roll.

There's also the fact that Kristen Stewart is portraying a musical icon who happens to also be gay. The Times writes that she does so very convincingly.

In the film, Stewart convincingly channels something of Jett's androgynous, take-no-guff demeanor and rock star swagger.

"She has completely embodied the character of Joan," Sigismondi said. "Her body language, her face, her walk. It's amazing how she has just become her."

Production designer Eugenio Caballero was even more blunt. "Kristen is Joan," he said in between scenes. "You talk with her and you think it's Joan Jett."

The Runaways will open in 1400 theaters nationwide in mid-March. Do you think the kissing scene between Joan and Cherie will take away from the message of the film in the mainstream media?

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Kristen or Dakota: Who'll Be the Sundance Queen?


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Even though we have a big weekend ahead with the Golden Globes, we're already looking forward to next week! Team Awful will be reporting from the Sundance Film Festival, so we promise to bring you all the wintery goodness from Mormon country. Who knew we'd be such fearless reporters when we grew up?

One of the films we're obviously gonna check out is The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Tatum O'Neal.

It's already getting a lotta buzz because one of the gals in it "steals the movie."

Any guesses who?

Dakota!

Yes, while we're sure Kristen gives her usual solid performance, little miss Fanning is who everyone in the Industry, at the moment, can't stop chatting about.

She's supposedly "fantastic." We hear Dakota's performance will transform her out of being typecast as just a child actor, something that's actually quite difficult to do in this town.

So does Dakota overshadow K.Stew? We know Kristen haters would have a field day with that.

Haven't heard much yet about how Stewart pulls off being Joan Jett. She's already getting some hype for her other flick, Welcome to the Riley's, also premiering at Sundance.

We think Kristen is a totally underrated actress. Even in the random Kristen movies Lifetime showsconstantly, K.Stew pulls off her roles well. Always. But we're definitely just as anxious (if not more) to see how Dakota is playing Cherie, promise.

Remember, last April, Kristen joked with us how awesome it was she got to "cinematically deflower Dakota Fanning." Well, looks like both girls pulled off their parts rather well...


'Runaways' Director: Kristen Stewart's And Dakota Fanning's Make-out 'Will Cause An Explosion'


It's no secret that Kristen Stewart and Joan Jett became really close while the former was filming the latter's biopic, "The Runaways," but it seems like costar Dakota Fanning got pretty tight with the former rock star she was embodying as well: Cherie Currie. Some photos of the two at Cherie's 50th birthday party popped up on her Facebook about a month back, and we've got to agree with one of the comments on it: Cherie easily could have played herself in the film. Fifty years young, lady!

On to some actual news: The Los Angeles Times (who has been giving us plenty of good stuff in the past week, I might add) is running an article in their Sunday edition about "The Runaways," which debuts at Sundance the week after. And yes we do think it's awesome that this article is from the future (yup, it's dated Jan. 17!)

It doesn't contain too much new information about the film, but the LA Times seemed to have gotten pretty up and personal with most of the cast and crew when they did their set visit a couple months back (Kristen and Joan declined to comment for whatever reason). Turns out what we've been referring to as a "biopic" isn't so much a straight history of the evolution of The Runaways, but more a character study of Joan and Cherie's characters.

"It's about 15-year-old rock stars, the rise and fall of kids," producer John Linson said. "We're trying hard not to let that get taken away."

LA Times also asked Dakota the question she seems to be asked every time she doesn't do a movie about sunshine and rainbows: Is this her film to break her out of the "child actress" mold, and her response is brilliant. ""I want to continue to act for my whole life," she said. "Eventually, everyone will have to let me grow up, somehow, some way. I'm just trying to let that happen as naturally as I can."


One of the many things that is sure to cause a stir from the film is the reported make-out scene between Dakota and Kristen. Writer and director Floria Sigismondi said, "In 'Edgeplay' (Cherie's memoir), Cherie mentions that Joan is really good in bed. I thought, 'I have to pry into this a bit. It will cause an explosion in the film. Why not go there?' "

It certainly will cause an explosion for all those used to watching Kristen make-out with her "Twilight Saga" costar, Robert Pattinson. We can only imagine what will happen if she goes farther onscreen with Dakota than her chaste kisses with Edward Cullen. Maybe "The Runaways" is moving up on our list of things to be excited for in 2010 already.

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Summit Press Release For 'New Moon' DVD Info - Pre-Sell Date & Prices

Summit Entertainment has announced that The Twilight Saga: New Moon will hit DVD and Blu-ray on Saturday, March 20:

One of the most talked about films of 2009, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, will be released on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Special Edition Blu-ray on March 20, 2010 – a Saturday street date that will allow for fans across the nation to celebrate at retailer’s midnight release parties before taking home the film at 12:01 a.m.

Already a worldwide literary phenomenon, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, a post modern Romeo and Juliet story filled with action, suspense and the supernatural, took in an estimated $300 million domestic at the theatrical box office and had the third largest opening weekend box office in movie history at $142 million.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Two-Disc Special Edition DVD has a suggested retail price of $32.99, while the Special Edition Blu-ray is set at $34.99. Both are packed with bonus features that are sure to please even the most-hard core fans, including a revealing Audio Commentary with Director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert; a riveting 6-part documentary that takes you behind the scenes; exclusive band rehearsal footage with Muse; and music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mute Math.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen and Anna Kendrick. Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone and Kellan Lutz return to their roles in the Cullen family.

SYNOPSIS

In the second chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight series, the romance between mortal Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. When Edward leaves in order to keep Bella safe, she tests fate in increasingly reckless ways in order to glimpse her love once more. But when she’s saved from the brink by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella will uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.

SPECIAL FEATURES

- Audio Commentary by director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert
- Six-Part Documentary takes you behind the scenes of the film
- Rehearsal Footage with Muse, who is featured on the hit soundtrack
- Three Music Videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mute Math
- And more!

Street Date: March 20, 2010

Order Due Date: January 19, 2010

Pre-sell Date: January 26, 2010

Feature Run Time: 130 minutes

MPAA Rating (USA): PG-13

Genre: Vampire/Romance

DVD SRP: $32.99

DVD Cat # / UPC: 66113353 / 025192058158

Blu-Ray SRP: $34.99

Blu-Ray Cat # / UPC: 66113354 / 025192058165

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1; English Dolby Surround 2.0; Español Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-Ray Audio: English DTS -HD Master Audio / English Dolby Surround 2.0 / Español Dolby Digital 5

DVD/BD Subtitles: English SDH & Español Subtitles

DVD/BD Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (2:40) Letterbox





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Kellan Lutz: Yes, I'm Up to Star in Conan the Barbarian

Kellan Lutz, Arnold Schwazengger

Twilight star Kellan Lutz confirms he's a lead contender to star in the new Conan the Barbarian.

"It's something that I've been actively going after because I'd die to put the weight back on," he told us at last night's Division-E party at Lisa Kline in L.A. "I'm tired of playing young; I want to be the big guy that I was."

Just how close is he to winning the role?

"I've been auditioning," Kellan, 24, said. "They're finalizing so they're trying to figure out what happens next. I've been waiting for a while, doing screen tests. There are just so many cooks in the kitchen. If it happens, it happens…Regardless, it's not gonna be the new Arnold Schwarzenegger type of movie, no one's going to try and play that role. I think they're going younger, a different type of story. I'm just excited, because the script is great."

Stargate: Atlantis actor Jason Momoa is also up for the role, according to Deadline Hollywood. With shooting scheduled to start on March 15 in Bulgaria, producers and director Marcus Nispel should be making a decision any day now. No word on how that fits with Lutz's calendar, because Summit still hasn't officially given the go for the next Twilight flick (or flicks, if a fifth one is made, too)

Meanwhile, Lutz was coy when asked about rumors he's the new Calvin Klein underwear model à la Marky Mark Mark Wahlberg.

"If I had the chance to do that, I would love to," he said.

Does Mr. Lutz wear Calvins? "All the time," he smiled. "Boxer briefs!"

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Anna Kendrick In Life Magazine’s 2010 Oscar Hopefuls


Anna Kendrick, 'Up in the Air'

A revelation as a motormouthed high-school debater in the little-seen Rocket Science and fine as Bella's best friend in Twilight, Kendrick comes fully into her own onscreen as corporate stooge Natalie Keener. She's every aging worker's nightmare: a prim, young, impersonal innovator happy to please her bosses by making hordes of workers redundant. But instead of playing Natalie as a harpy, Kendrick makes her vulnerable. She shouldn't be unemployed as an actress anytime soon. (For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actress)

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Robert Pattinson & Taylor Lautner Make The Fandango 2010 Hot List




I'm happy for Rob & Taylor, but also kind of bummed that Kristen didn't make the list for top 5 females. Love the quotes though!

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Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning Get Wild With 'The Runaways'

The 'Twilight' cast mates raise the heat in the punk-infused story of Joan Jett and her all-female '70s band. Good thing they're friends.

PUNKY: “Twilight’s” Fanning, left, and Stewart play ’70s bandmates.

PUNKY: "Twilight's" Fanning, left, and Stewart play '70s bandmates. (Apparition)


Dakota Fanning's porcelain-doll features were swathed in exotic makeup and her blond hair coiffed into a feathery shag; she raised her umpteenth shot of sake and cast a knowing glance at Kristen Stewart. The "Twilight" star held Fanning's gaze briefly and toasted back, looking every inch the tough rocker chick, with her matching black shag hairdo, spiked bracelet and razor-blade charm necklace.

The actresses clinked glasses and giggled.

With downtown Los Angeles' Kyoto Grand Hotel standing in for a bustling Tokyo sushi joint last summer, the teen stars were on the set of the coming-of-age drama "The Runaways" -- in character, with Fanning as Cherie Currie, the wild-child lead singer of the titular all-girl rock group, and Stewart portraying Joan Jett, its electric-guitar-wielding, 'tude-copping founder. Between the years 1975 and '79, the Runaways packed shows from coast to coast, toured the world and racked up hits before self-immolating in a blaze of drugs, jealousies and in-fighting.

"The Runaways" will premiere next Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, arriving as one of the fest's most outrightly commercial offerings, thanks largely to Stewart's demonstrated "opening" power as a marquee draw. (Put out by independent distributor Apparition, the movie reaches theaters in March.) But "The Runaways" is also one of the most piquantly feminist films to touch down this year at America's preeminent independent film forum -- albeit a punk- infused genre pic with a pronounced generational viewpoint and no shortage of blood, drug abuse and bodily effluvia.

Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the acclaimed photographer and video director behind such foreboding, atmospheric clips as Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" and Christina Aguilera's "Fighter," the movie was less intended as a by-the-book musical biopic à la "The Doors" or "La Bamba" than an impressionistic character study illuminating a unique female predicament: What happens when teenage girls get handed too much, too soon via worldwide rock stardom?

Kid rock

No stranger to the rock 'n' roll life in her own right, the Italian-born first-time feature director -- a striking woman with a mane of raven-black hair who was clad in a vampire-chic, all-black ensemble on set last summer -- said she drew on personal experience to connect with the characters. "It's young girls getting swept up into a world they couldn't handle," Sigismondi said. "Feeding on those confusing feelings that develop from moving from girl to woman, I could reach deep into myself to find those things."

Sigismondi, who is married to Lillian Berlin, lead singer of the hard-rocking alt-quartet Living Things, continued: "I wanted to focus on Joan and Cherie. How different they are, how they were drawn together for this crazy experience. Joan is so focused, she really wanted to have this band. And Cherie wanted the rage of rock 'n' roll, the rebellion."

The film follows Currie at age 15 as she chafes against the San Fernando Valley's suburban torpor and her family's psychological abandonment en route to becoming the most forward female face in rock. On a parallel track, Jett is shown raging against the proverbial machine, defying all cultural expectation to stake out her place as a young woman in the boys' club of hard rock while still in her midteens.

One night in Hollywood, Jett approaches record impresario Kim Fowley (a scene-chewing Michael Shannon in campy glam drag) who introduces her to drummer Sandy West (Stella Maeve) and becomes the band's Svengali. Fowley "discovers" Currie at a nightclub, installs her as frontwoman and even concocts the lyrics to one of the group's biggest hits, "Cherry Bomb," on the spot during Currie's audition. Scant character development is devoted to West and bandmate-guitarist Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton).

"Runaways" producer John Linson pointed out that even though the film is partially based on Currie's 1989 memoir "Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story," "The Runaways" is not a "band film" per se, because the filmmakers did not secure life story rights for Ford and bassist Jackie Fox (drummer Sandy West died from a brain tumor in 2006; original bassist Micki Steele was fictionalized by Alia Shawkat's character "Robin").

Instead, the grander ambition was to faithfully capture "the youth ethic in film."

"It's about 15-year-old rock stars, the rise and fall of kids," Linson said. "We're trying hard not to let that get taken away."

Profligate prop sake consumption aside, Fanning, who turns 16 next month, and Stewart, 19, appear side by side in an overwhelming majority of the movie's scenes. The two are shown snorting cocaine in an airplane bathroom as well as getting very up close and personal in what is sure to become one of "The Runaways' " primary talking points: a make-out scene in a roller rink that takes place about two-thirds of the way through the movie.

The scene was inspired by a remark Currie made in the rockumentary "Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways," made by former band member Victory Tischler-Blue.

"In 'Edgeplay,' Cherie mentions that Joan is really good in bed," Sigismondi said. "I thought, 'I have to pry into this a bit. It will cause an explosion in the film. Why not go there?' "

Stewart and Fanning first shared screen time in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and became fast friends. "You can probably tell we get along really well," Fanning said in between takes. "For the characters, it's really important that bond is portrayed. And we have that in real life."

Rather than talk up the more sensational aspects of filming -- like, say, the scenes in which Fanning writhes and vamps onstage dressed in fishnet stockings and a revealing bodice -- the actress chose to explain how she and Stewart (with castmates Taylor-Compton, Maeve and Shawkat) rehearsed the Runaways' music together for a month before filming began. Stewart and Fanning then re-recorded the vocals for several of the songs heard in the film.

"When you're up there and you hear yourself singing the songs and feel yourself performing the dance moves that are so iconic -- when you're up there having the time of your life -- you feel like you are those girls for a few minutes," Fanning said. "It's really fun!"

Asked if the role was an attempt to shatter the conception of her as the child star of such kid flicks as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Charlotte's Web," the actress demurred, explaining it was simply part of her natural career evolution.

"I'm just portraying what was going on with [Cherie] when she was my age," Fanning said. "I want to continue to act for my whole life. Eventually, everyone will have to let me grow up, somehow, some way. I'm just trying to let that happen as naturally as I can."

Look-alike

During production, the real Joan Jett was a semi-constant presence on-set. At the Kyoto Grand location, the rock icon huddled with Stewart conspiratorially in between takes, their closeness highlighting a remarkable physical similarity. In the film, Stewart convincingly channels something of Jett's androgynous, take-no-guff demeanor and rock star swagger. (Stewart declined comment for this story.)

"She has completely embodied the character of Joan," Sigismondi said. "Her body language, her face, her walk. It's amazing how she has just become her."

Production designer Eugenio Caballero was even more blunt. "Kristen is Joan," he said in between scenes. "You talk with her and you think it's Joan Jett."

The notoriously private rocker, whose post-Runaways project Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'N Roll" famously hit No. 1 and has sold more than 10 million copies, did not want to be interviewed. But she admitted feeling a strange satisfaction while watching the actresses perform the Runaways' music.

"It's surreal, that's all I can say," Jett said. "But I have a smile on my face."

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New Moon DVD Official Release Date - March 20th, Pre-Order Details & Special Features Info


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You can already pre-order the DVD at Amazon UK.

There are 3 versions:

DVD - One Disc
DVD - Two Disks
Blu-ray

The special features of the "Two Discs Special Edition" and the Blu-ray edition include director Chris Weitz's commentary and over 3 hours of exclusive extras:

• The Journey Continues: A 6-part making-of documentary:
- Life after Twilight
- Chris Weitz takes the helm
- The subtle details
- A look at production
- It’s not magic
- Ready for the World

• Music Videos:
- Death Cab for Cutie: Meet me on the Equinox
- Anya Marina: Satellite Heart
- Muse: I Belong to You behind the scenes rehearsal footage
- Mutemath: Spotlight

• Fan Event Q&A with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Chris Weitz – Content Exclusive for the UK
• Fandimonium: A look at the die-hard fans
• Team Jacob vs Team Edward: The ultimate love triangle
• Deleted scenes
• Edward goes to Italy
• Edward Fast Forward
• Jacob Fast Forward
• Interview with the Volturi
• Introducing the Wolfpack
• Becoming Jacob
• Jacob fast forward
• Edward fast forward
• The Beat Goes On: The music of The Twilight Saga: New Moon
• Frame by Frame: Storyboards to screen

Twilight | Amazon

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Clooney May Be Calling Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart For Haiti Telethon


Robert Pattinson, George ClooneyPicture Group via AP Images; AP Photo / Tammie Arroyo

How do you get a gazillion young people to help earthquake-devastated Haiti?

Have Robert Pattinson talk to them.

As you may have already heard, George Clooney is heading up a telethon on Jan. 22 to raise disaster relief funds for the Caribbean nation.

Pattinson, I'm told, is on the top of everyone's list to take part in what will likely be an A-list effort…

Organizers, a source reveals, are aiming high and will be asking for Pattinson, Kristen Stewart andTaylor Lautner to take part.

It's too early to say what—if anything—the world's most famous vampire movie stars will do, but a source close to Stewart tells me, "She'd jump at the chance to do something to help."

That something may have to be pretaped. Stewart is scheduled to be traveling to the Sundance Film Festival at the time of the telethon to promote Welcome to the Rileys and The Runaways.

Clooney first told my old pal Roger Friedman at the Hollywood Reporter that the telethon would take place on MTV. But as of this afternoon, I'm happy to report ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN have agreed to air it, too.


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