Friday, January 22, 2010

::Team Carlisle:: Chat Live with Peter Facinelli

Chat Live with Peter Facinelli from Twilight!

Chat Live with Peter Facinelli from Twilight!

by Staff Writer 01/13/10 12:17 PM
To celebrate the premiere of Twilight on Showtime, join us on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30pm ET (4:30pm PT) for a live Q&A chat with Peter Facinelli. Peter plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the venerable vampire series, as well as Dr. Fitch Cooper on Showtime's Nurse Jackie. Ask Peter what it's like to play two doctors with two very different agendas. Or whatever else that comes to mind.
Sign up for an email reminder and tune into Showtime for the cable premiere of Twilight on January 23rd at 8pm ET.

::Team HUMAN:: A Plea For Haiti From 'Twilight' Star Tinsel Korey

Editor's Note: In response to the crisis in Haiti, the world's top stars are coming together tonight for MTV's "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon. "Twilight" actress Tinsel Korey was eager to help in any way she could. Now, in an exclusive piece written for MTV, Tinsel gives us her thoughts on why everyone — famous or not — should watch the show, make a donation, and help those in Haiti who need our assistance. Check back after the show for Tinsel's second column, talking about the most memorable moments of the evening.
Why should I donate? I don't know anyone in Haiti. Those are things people might be saying to themselves.
People were wondering why I've been trying so hard to help out with this telethon. I don't know anyone in Haiti personally. The only relation I have to Haiti is from listening to Wyclef's music for years; the vibrancy in his beats and the poetic sounds of his words have always captured a part of my soul. Haiti, from what I've read and heard, has long been a place of struggle. So it's more heartbreaking to think that in an instant, it has become even harder.
Many thousands of people are believed to have died in last week's earthquake, and thousands more were injured. Governments have sent in aid from all over the world, but it's still not enough. Then the aftershocks hit, more buildings came down, and more people were hurt. Many of us watched, feeling helpless as image after image and video after video flashed before our eyes. So what can you do?
Donating money can help get medical supplies, food and shelter to people who are without the basic necessities. As a global society, it is our job as human beings to help one another in times of struggle and times of need. Haiti needs us — right now.
To help, you can donate to Hope for Haiti Now:

» Online:
» Phone: (877) 99-HAITI
» Text: Text "GIVE" to 50555
» Mail: Hope for Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Remember that anything you can do — as small as it may seem — will help people who are desperately in need.
Learn more about what you can do to help with earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti, and for more information, see Think MTV. Join George Clooney and Wyclef Jean for MTV's "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, airing commercial-free Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m. ET, and visit or call (877) 99-HAITI to make a donation now.

::Team Eclipse:: Eclipse composer announced!

Back in December, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade remarked on the progress he and his team had made in acquiring a composer for the film's score. 
Been quite a week, we almost have our composer, all fingers crossed for some great news soon.
Now, it seems, that composer has been announced! Drumroll, please. . .
According to MovieScore Magazine, Eclipse's composer will be Howard Shore.

Shore has served as the composer for dozens and dozens of films, including (but most definitely not limited to) The Fly, Big, The Silence Of The Lambs, Single White Female, Prelude To A Kiss, Sliver, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Client, Ed Wood, Se7en, Philadelphia, Crash, That Thing You Do!, High Fidelity, Dogma, Panic Room, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, The Aviator, The Departed, A History Of Violence, Doubt, Eastern Promises, and, most recently, Edge Of Darkness.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

::Team Edward:: Rob signs on for Film adaptation of Water for Elephants w/Sean Penn

Robert Pattinson's brought plenty of dough to movie theaters, so why not bring Water for Elephants?
Now the New Moon hottie and Oscar winner Sean Penn are, per Variety, getting ready to join Reese Witherspoon in the adaptation of Sara Gruen's best-selling novel about a circus veterinarian working for the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth during the Great Depression.

I Am Legend's Francis Lawrence is attached to direct the Fox 3000 feature.


::Team Twilight:: The BIG List of upcoming Films for the cast.

While the "Twilight Saga" may be giving us some of the biggest blockbusters of its time, most of the series' stars are indie actors at heart. It's no surprise, then, that this week's Sundance Film Festival will unveil three highly anticipated films for Twilighters: "The Runaways," "Welcome to the Rileys" and "Skateland."
In 2010, however, that's just the tip of the iceberg. From blockbusters to indies, quirky love stories to serious dramas, the "Twilight" gang is branching out. With that in mind, here are the top 10 "Twilight"-related movies of 2010 (release dates subject to change, of course). How many will you be lining up to see?
"The Runaways" (March 19)
What more can we write about this eagerly anticipated biopic covering the '70s rockers who broke boundaries, hearts and more than a few pieces of their own equipment? Kristen Stewart rocks out alongside Dakota Fanning, Scout Taylor-Compton and Alia Shawkat, and if the trailer we premiered last month is any indication, this film could prove to the haters that KStew is a lot more than just Bella Swan. Kristen as Joan Jett? Put another dime in the jukebox, baby.
"Remember Me" (March 12)
All of Hollywood is asking one simple question these days: Can Rob Pattinson open a non-"Twilight" movie? We'll find out soon enough, as he stars alongside Emilie de Ravin in this romantic drama that similarly involves family, tragedy and issues of eternal love — but minus the bloodsucking.
"Warrior" (TBD)
Kellan Lutz finally lands his first starring role in this indie film about a lacrosse player who reacts to his father's death by rebelling against anything he can find — until his dad's old Marine buddy becomes determined to straighten him out. Besides the fact that it gives "Twilight" fans a double dose of their favorite stars, there's something oddly fascinating about the fact that Ashley Greene plays Kellan's girlfriend.
"Welcome to the Rileys" (TBD)
James Gandolfini is Doug, a man whose life is in shambles since his daughter was killed eight years ago. Kristen Stewart is Mallory, a 16-year-old stripper who offers him sex — but all he wants is someone to be with while he gets his head together. As Doug's wife also comes into the equation, the couple find themselves acting as surrogate parents for the wayward teen. All reports are that it's KStew's most adult role yet — and we'll learn plenty more soon enough as the Sundance reports roll in.
"Girlfriend" (TBD)
Like so many of his franchise co-stars, Jackson Rathbone will aim to bust out as a leading man in 2010. This intense indie film has Jacksper playing a man caught up in an unorthodox love triangle involving a man with Down syndrome. Jackson is providing the soundtrack through his band 100 Monkeys, and if their music is any indication this will be a film that isn't afraid to take some risks.
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (TBD)
Even if "Twilight" star Anna Kendrick weren't in this, it would still be one of our most anticipated films of the year. Based on the beloved Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novels, the movie focuses on a 23-year-old slacker (Michael Cera) who falls in love with a girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) but has to battle her seven evil ex-boyfriends if he wants to get a chance with her. Kendrick has said the film is "really fun" and that she spends the whole movie screaming at Michael Cera on the phone — sounds good enough for us!
"Eclipse" (June 30)
It's the big kahuna, the top dog, the whole enchilada. And so far, virtually nothing has been released that gives us any indication of what David Slade's "Twilight" movie will be like. Who are we kidding? We're there anyway.
"Valentine's Day" (February 12)
OK, so half of Hollywood is in this movie. But the two that "Twilight" fans will care about most are Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner — in his first post-"Saga" acting appearance. It promises to be this year's "He's Just Not That Into You," and all indications are that the Taylors have a small amount of screen time. But they spend it making out — so how can you not be curious?
"The Last Airbender" (July 2)
Now we all understand why they dropped "Avatar" from the title. But although this M. Night Shyamalan-directed adaptation of the popular kids' franchise might not make a billion dollars, it still seems likely to be the biggest non-"Twilight" blockbuster that any of the franchise's alumni will be involved with this year. Jackson Rathbone stars as Sokka, a warrior who wields swords and martial arts as powerfully as Jasper Hale does that creepy stare.
"Skateland" (TBD)
Over the last few years, it's been fascinating to watch all the "Twilight" stars navigate their own unique paths from obscurity to ubiquity. Miss Ashley Greene has used her fashion sense and well-spoken demeanor to make the most out of her minimal screen time as Alice Cullen — and now she may be ready to take the next step with this '80s drama about a small-town Texas skating rink. Lucky Twilighters venturing to Sundance will be able to catch a sneak peek of the flick, which should prove that Ashley is ready to take off the training wheels.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

::Team Bella:: New Clip from The Runaways - Kristen Stewart.

::Team Edward:: Remember Me gets PG-13 Rating from the MPAA.

Rated PG-13 For violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
Release Date: March 12, 2010


::Team Emmett:: Kellan's Calvin Underwear pics due in February! HOT ALERT!

Let the countdown begin!
We are so totally happy to report that Kellan Lutz's new Calvin Klein underwear campaign will be released so very soon…
Sources reveal that ads featuring the Twilight hunk in nothing but, well, his skivvies will likely debut sometime during the first week of February.
Reports surfaced in mid-December that the maybe-new Conan the Barbarian would be stripping modeling for Calvin Klein. His ads have apparently been modeled after the legendary Mark Wahlberg campaign from the 1990s.
Reps for Lutz and Calvin Klein have repeatedly declined to comment.
When we caught up with Lutz just last week at Lisa Kline's Division-E event, he wouldn't confirm anything, either. When we asked if the underwear gig was happening, he said, "If I had the chance to do that, I would love to."
And we would love for the first week of February to be here already!


::Team Twilight:: Twilight Graphic Novel on the horizon for March.

I’m delighted to announce, exclusively, that Yen Press will publish Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 on March 16, with a first printing of 350,000 copies.  Here’s a first glimpse at the book’s cover, as well as an exclusive peek at one of its panels (for a full ten-page excerpt, and the entire Q&A with Stephenie Meyer, see the issue of EW that goes on sale this Friday).
What strikes me, looking at the book, is how faithfully, and how beautifully, artist Young Kim has translated Meyer’s original vision. Kim, who has a fine arts background—in fact, this is her first foray into graphic novels—didn’t just read the book; she absorbed it. Her Bella is the Bella I had in my mind’s eye the first time I read Twilight; her Edward is the Edward I always imagined. It took me back to reading Twilight pre-movie: Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson faded into the background.
Meyer talked to us about all this, and more. Here are a few snippets from our conversation:
The text of your original novel is boiled down so carefully that it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. Were you the one who did that?
I was definitely involved.  I didn’t do the original “script” for the book, so to speak.  But when I got the dialogue with the images, I did a lot of tinkering. In a couple of places, I asked for missing scenes to be inserted.  For example, the conversation in the car that Bella and Edward have after she faints in Biology.
How does the feeling of reading the graphic novel compare to that of reading the original? Does it bring something new to the experience for you?
For me, it takes me back to the days when I was writing Twilight.  It’s been a while since I was really able to read Twilight; there is so much baggage attached to that book for me now.  It seems like all I can see are the mistakes in the writing.  Reading Young’s version brought me back to the feeling I had when I was writing and it was just me and the characters again.  I love that.  I thank her for it.
When this project is done, are you done with Twilight?
I can’t say that I am done with Twilight forever.  I’m not working on anything new Twilight-related now, and probably not for a while.  But there’s still a possibility that I’ll go back and close some of the open doors.
What do you think, Twihards? Are you excited about this?


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

::Team Edward:: Rob to present from London Hope For Haiti This Friday

Great news! The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Remember Me star Robert Pattinson has been confirmed, according to E! Online, as a host for a London-based branch of the Hope for Haiti telethon on Friday! 
George Clooney and Wyclef Jean joined together to organize the campaign, which now features a very all-star line-up of celebrity volunteers, for relief of victims of Haiti's recent earthquake.
Of course, you'll remember that Robert Pattinson's fans help to spearhead some social media efforts being put forth, and, also, Robert Pattinson's Twilight castmates were actively using Twitter to provide information on how to chip in.
Now, it seems, Pattinson will be answering a few London calls to raise money for the cause.
"As of right now, it looks like Rob will be the sole presenter in London with performances by Jay-Z and Bono," says E! Online's Marc Malkin. "No word yet on Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, but ... Hollywood's hottest vampire movie trio is a very wanted group for the telethon because of the impact they would have with young people." Too true.
How about that?!
UPDATE: Here are a few more details about the telethon, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly: "Clooney’s rep says the telethon is now set to air on all of the MTV channels worldwide, along with ABC, NBC, HBO, and CNN. The show will air 8-10 p.m. ET."


Monday, January 18, 2010

::Team Twilight:: FINALLY Twilight hits TV on Showtime.

Months ago, Showtime obtained the exclusive rights to show Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on its pay cable network.
As of Saturday, January 16th, Twilight has officially become available for viewing on Showtime's On Demand service, and on Saturday, January 23rd, the film will finally make its way to the small screen.
In anticipation of its release, Showtime has set up a subpage on its website exclusively devoted to Twilight, including a show schedule and information on where and how to view Twilight on demand. The page offers a look at what Showtime has to offer in addition to the film itself.
You can check that out here.