7/28/2009

5 Facts about Xavier Samuel

EXTRA has 5 facts about Xavier Samuel.

1. Down Under
Xavier is a 25-year-old Australian actor who graduated from Flinders University.

2. Debut
Xavier made his debut on an Australian TV show “McLeod’s Daughters” in 2003.

3. Winner
Xavier beat Channing Tatum and “Harry Potter’s” Tom Felton for the role of Riley in “Eclipse” — the third movie in the “Twilight” series.

4. Fresh Meat
Xavier is still new to Hollywood. He has appeared in five small Australian films including “Newcastle,” where he played a Goth teenager among a group of surfers, “September” and the upcoming “Road Train,” where he stars as one of a group of teens terrorized by an out-of-control truck.

5. Riley
In “Eclipse,” Xavier will play the part of the newborn vampire named Riley, a handsome university student involved in a plot to kill Stewart’s character Bella.

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Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle LeFevere in 'Eclipse'


According to Twilight Lexicon:

Actress Rachelle Lefevre Will Be Replaced By Howard In The Role Of Victoria

Los Angeles – July 28, 2009 – Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of “Victoria” in the studio’s upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

“We are incredibly happy that Bryce has agreed to come into the franchise,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. “Rachelle brought “Victoria” to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character. The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”

Howard most recently starred in TERMINATOR SALVATION as Kate Connor and has been seen in SPIDER-MAN 3, LADY IN THE WATER, and THE VILLAGE. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading performance as an actress in the HBO film AS YOU LIKE IT.

In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

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'New Moon' Actor Jamie Campbell Comic Con Interview



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7/27/2009

'New Moon' Interviews on Chris Weitz, Melissa Rosenberg and Ashley Greene

Collider had an opportunity to talk to New Moon director Chris Weitz, Ashley Greene and Twilight saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg at Comic Con.




Kristen Stewart on Edward Cullen Hallucination in New Moon

Jennifer Love Hewitt Wants to be Vampire in 'Twilight'

Jennifer Love Hewitt said on meeting Robert Pattinson: "I'd pass out. I can't talk about it, 'cause I'd pass out," she said. "It's because he's Edward. Listen, Edward can fly you through the forest. He's like Aladdin with vampire teeth — there's magic-carpet rides. He can sing. He can watch you sleep. He plays music. He sniffs your neck. I mean, please!"


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"NEW MOON" Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner Interview

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner talks to IESB at Comic Con:


Q: So, how's your Comic-Con experience been?

Taylor: It's very similar to last year. It's just that we were expecting it, this time. Last year, we didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. This time, we brought ear plugs.

Q: How does it feel to be working on such a popular film with such a huge fan base?

Kristen: It feels good. There's nothing bad. Trying to describe what it feels like is so funny. Everyone feels like we're nervous about the pressure and having approval, but this art form is so subjective, anyway. People say, "I love this book. I'm obsessed with it." And, we can say, "Well yeah, me too.' Everything is better, if you're on some sort of common ground. It's like fire. There's nothing better than sharing passion. This is so far out of our scope of what's going on in our head, when we're shooting a movie. It was strange having fans so close, but like Chris Weisz said, it's like doing theater when they stand up and clap after every take, and sit there very quietly organized, in little rows, and try not to disturb us while we're all in character. It's a little bit more pressure, but at the same time it was motivating.

Taylor: It was encouraging.

Kristen: Yes, it was very encouraging.

Taylor: It was kind of cool to see you have this fan base behind you.

Q: How was it shooting in Italy?

Kristen: I had never spent more than a couple of days there. We went to Rome, for the first Twilight tour. It was so fleeting. I was only there for two seconds. It was so overwhelming to sit on the countryside for hours and just do nothing. It's a completely different world. I would love to spend more time there. We shot in this little town that was gorgeous.

Q: Do you enjoy working on different films, in between filming each of these installments of the saga?

Kristen: Yeah, if it was Twilight all the time and I did nothing in between, I would go a little batty. For me, I'd say it definitely alleviates pressure.

Q: How's The Runaways going?

Kristen: Really good. It's hard to talk about now because I still have four days of shooting left. I feel that what we're doing is really important. I feel like what The Runaways did was really important, so trying to convey that is really awesome. It's daunting, to say the least.

Q: What do you think the New Moon fans are not expecting from this film?

Taylor: Giant fuzzy werewolves.

Kristen: No, I think they expected those.

Taylor: I honestly don't think they're expecting to be as heartbroken as I think they will be. I know when I read New Moon, I really felt bad for Jacob's character and Bella, just because Jacob can't have her and he's trying to get her, and everything that's going on, and her being torn and confused. I felt really bad, but actually, when I lived the experience with Kristen, it was much worse, and I just can't imagine what the fans are going to think when they watch that.

Kristen: He feels bad for himself.

Taylor: I don't feel bad for myself. I feel bad for Jacob and I feel bad for you.

Q: What do you think the fans are going to enjoy the most about New Moon?

Taylor: Somebody like me would enjoy the action because I love action movies and New Moon takes that to another level than Twilight was. And, it's a lot more complicated, this time around. It takes what Bella and Edward developed in Twilight, and it smashes that at the beginning, and then it becomes complicated until the end of the movie.

Kristen: Yeah, it's not an easy story. Not that Twilight was, but Twilight was about two people who were already conflicted internally, throwing themselves against each other, mindlessly. It was just very impulsive. And, in this case, we had to think a lot more about what we were doing because it wasn't instinctual, like a chemistry love thing. Everything in these movies is heightened. If you get sad, you don't just get sad. It's like you'd rather just be dead. I guess people experience that in real life, but in our movie, it's more than that. So, it was just harder.

Q: Does something like that take the challenge for you, as an actor, to another level?

Kristen: Yeah, it's hard because you have no reference. I don't know what it's like to be shattered by somebody who physiologically completes you, and then you have that taken away, and what that feels like. I don't know because, for me, it doesn't exist. So, yeah, it's hard.

Q: Was there a moment in time when you realized Twilight was going to become this phenomenon?

Kristen: I think at Comic-Con last year.

Taylor: For sure, definitely. When we were filming, it had no attention as it does, this time around. The first big thing for us was Comic-Con. Just to walk out on that stage and hear the screams of the 6,000 fans was really different and I don't think any of us were expecting it. So, that was the huge eye-opener for us, the first time around.

Q: When the Twilight saga is done, how will you feel about getting your life back?

Taylor: I'm so thankful to be a part of this, and I'm having a lot of fun doing it. I've made a lot of great friendships with everybody that I've worked with, and we've got a while left. I haven't really started thinking about that yet because it's my main focus right now.

Kristen: Yeah, which is good, I guess. I can't wait to be finished because, when I start a movie initially, I'm dying to get it done. I'm thinking about something all the time and I want to go through the experience. I want to do the scenes and I want to make sure that we do them right. And, in this case, I have so much ahead of me. Usually, I have six weeks and, at the end of the six weeks, we will have made our product. We will have gone through everything that we wanted to. But, in this case, I have to wait, literally, years. So, I'm waiting to get it done. I want it to be done.

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7/26/2009

Top TEN Fictional Vampires: #1 Edward Cullen


According The Insider top Ten List:

10.) David:(The Lost Boys): I know, he’s bad..but that’s part of his charm.

9.) Lous de Pointe du Lac:(Interview with the vampire):He tries so hard to be compassionate, but the urges nearly end him.

8.) Angel:(Buffy and Angel): Sexy. Passionate, deep down a bad A**.

7.) Blade:(The Blade Trilogy): Daywalker. In a world of fictional vampires that are strictly nocturnal, he is an anomaly and spends his days hunting other vampires, fighting the demons within him.

6.) Selene:(Underworld): She’s gorgeous, fast, can fight like nobody’s business, and takes no BS.

5.) Spike: (Buffy): He’s hot, he’s not a good guy (though he has his moments),and Buffy (occasionally) loves him. So, do we.

4.) Bill Compton: (True Blood): Steamy, strong, and very attractive.

3.) Stefan:(The Vampire Diaries): One of the new Vampires on the cinematic screen, so hot.

2.) Damon: (The Vampire Diaries): He’s Stefan’s brother (see number 3), they make them beautiful in a set don’t they? His eyes almost kill me, make me wish to beg him to make me immortal.

And my number one, as if there was any doubt, is the new kind of vampire, that sparkles in the sun, is impossibly fast, and strong. Beautiful beyond compare.

1.) Edward Cullen:(The Twilight Saga): Now honestly, I would have rather put Jasper Hale here (as portrayed by Jackson Rathbone) but they don’t do poor Jackson any bit of justice in those movies. He is naturally gorgeous! But I digress.

New Moon Cast Pictures at Comic Con

Enjoy 287 photos of New Moon stars from Comic Con event!

Twilight Video Game


Twilight The Video Game is an interactive experience that will allow players to immerse themselves into a deeper form storytelling and adventure, gaining a deeper understanding of The Twilight Saga through your explorations and discoveries. Encounter your favorite characters as you play through the events of the Twilight Saga, and explore the open non-linear world of Twilight The Video Game. Check out the Website Here.

NEW MOON Interview with Ashley Greene and Director Chris Weitz

Ashley Greene and Director Chris Weitz talks to IESB at Comic Con:

Q: Chris, what was challenging about taking over the helm for New Moon?

Chris: In fact, when I weigh it all, I had tremendous benefits. There was an established hit. There was a wonderful cast in place. There really weren't many challenges. The people I was working with weren't challenging. They were lovely. People want to go see it. The hardest thing, when you're making a movie, is hoping that someone's going to go see it. There's always the fear of letting down the fans, but the mantra for me was to be honest to the book. That's not always the case when you're making a film for a studio because sometimes they think that they know better what fans are going to like, than what's in the book. But, Summit understands about this.

Q: Did you have to fight for that?

Chris: No. They understand that if you disappoint the fans of the book, you're in big trouble. So, as long as you keep to that, you're in great shape. That's the only challenge, really.

Q: Were there any surprises in directing this?

Chris: I think the surprise for me was the tremendous infusion of oxygen that came when the cast showed up. You've got a script, and you've got that all squared away. You search for your locations, and that's enormously tedious. I feel like I saw every tree in British Columbia. And then, these wonderful people show up, whose job it is to impersonate other people and creatures, and that brings this delightful element to it. That's when I really, really started to enjoy the process.

Q: How hard was it to shoot, now that the cast is so much more popular? Did you have to have extra security?

Chris: It was with Rob and Kristen, and all of the cast. It's not just Rob. It's really anybody who embodies, for these fans, the characters that they love. In the very best way, they have a hard time distinguishing between the love that they feel for the characters and the love that they feel for people they don't know, who are the actors. So, yeah, you need security and you need people to protect them from the love of the fans, which is different from being the bodyguard for someone that someone is trying to assassinate. It's a good thing, but sometimes you do worry about people getting crushed.

Q: Did the fans try to sneak into a lot of the shooting locations?

Chris: Yeah, they tried to find their way to wherever they thought we were going to be. In a rather naughty way, we would sometimes give out fake information, as to where we were going to be shooting the next day.

Ashley: They'd get so mad!

Chris: But, it was just so that we could get our work done because otherwise we'd spend all our time saying, "Oh, that girl is in the back of the shot, please ask her to leave." There was quite a bit of that.

Q: Ashley, how were the relationships with the cast, this time around?

Ashley: With any relationship, the longer you know someone, the closer you can become with them. But, the amount of attention that's on this project and the amount of insanity surrounding it has changed all of our lives, but it's happened to us together. I think it's definitely had an impact on how close we've gotten and how quickly we've gotten that close because there's a bond formed in that. Who else are you going to ask about something like this? Nobody else is going through it. So, with the second film, I became a lot closer with a few people.

Q: Did anything happen with this film that you weren't expecting?

Chris: Yeah. It was in Italy, where each day, we gradually realized there were more and more Twilight fans showing up in this small town in Montepulciano. It became harder and hard to get to set, and it became harder and harder for me, and I'm used to going unnoticed, to get anywhere from the production office to the set, without heads looking up and people wanting to take photographs. Eventually, entire roads were jammed, so that we couldn't get from one location to another.

Q: What did you do?

Chris: We decided to work around it. We decided that it was a good thing and, karmically, it was best to just thank them for being there, ask them to be quiet when we were shooting, and just try to find work-arounds to still get what we wanted to.

Q: Is there anything that you can do to keep that from happening?

Ashley: Anywhere we go, they'll eventually find us. We took proper precautions on the film. It's just that, if they want to see you, they'll find a way.

Q: Does it help that these films are being done pretty close together?

Chris: When David Slade came on as director of Eclipse, he came and visited me and I showed him everything I could to help get him acclimatized. I think that it's great that Melissa Rosenberg is doing all of the scripts because there's a coherence from one script to the next, and she knows all the characters so well, by now.

Q: How is it for the cast?

Ashley: The funny thing about it is that we're not filming, but we're still traveling, doing press and doing Comic-Con, so we're not really getting a break. At least we're not working 12-hour days. We get a little bit of time to rest. But, it's good that we're getting them all done because we keep the memory fresh. We're in these characters for the next two years, so I think that it helps to get them all done at once.

Q: Why do you think these books have succeeded so well as films?

Chris: I think it's the feeling that, in some way, the vision presented on the screen was not so different from what they dreamed up in their head, when they were reading it, and that's a very difficult thing to do because you're presenting a contrary image to what any reader's experience is. There's something very sacred about the experience of reading a book. There's something very extraordinary about a film, when you're in a darkened room, seeing it. And, if those two things can blend, in some good way, then that's great.

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Tinsel Korey Interview on 'New Moon' Emily Young Role


Tinsel Korey, who plays Emily in New Moon gave an interview to the Lexicon about her role, audition with director Chris Weitz and the Twilight cast.

Have you read the Twilight Saga books?
If yes, which book is your favorite and why?
I have read New Moon, and I’m reading Eclipse right now. I also own Breaking Dawn. I’ll have to get back to you on which one is my favorite.

What was the audition process like for you?

I auditioned in L.A. with the director Chris Weitz and casting directors Rene Haynes and Joseph Middleton. Filming was great, Chris is a very warm and talented director. I can’t wait to see his vision of New Moon come to life.

Did you, along with the other cast members who were also in the Quileuete roles, spend any time building back-stories or relationships?

I built my back-story before I met the boys, I already had an idea of who Emily was. Meeting and hanging out with the boys only helped build upon what my prior thoughts already were. I think when we all hung out the back-story just was there in who we were. Most of us are pretty similar to our characters.

How long is the process of getting into makeup and costume for Emily and can you describe it?
It takes hours to perfect the make-up and you’ll have to wait for the movie to see the magic that the makeup/SPX department created :)

Your MySpace has pictures and videos of you performing traditional music and dance. What art form do you prefer: acting, music, or dance?

I don’t really prefer one over the other, they’re all just different aspects of my artistry: I love them equally.

You seem to gravitate toward roles where you play strong women with interesting pasts. What types of things excite you when considering a role?
I never really realized that I did gravitated towards that till you mentioned it, then I thought about it, and I guess I do. Lol. Material that I get excited about, are the ones that give me an opportunity to break stereotypes.

Can you describe what working with Chris Weitz is like?

He’s an actor’s director, he gets us probably because he is an actor. He’s a very attentive and warm man; I hope I get the pleasure to work with him again in the future.

There are some major, powerhouse actors in the New Moon cast. Did you ever find yourself getting a little star-struck or tongue tied around any of them?
Nope. They’re just normal people.

How would you describe your vision of Emily Young?

Oh god, I don’t think I’m allowed to right a novel for this interview. Lol. So let me summarize in one sentence. She’s a survivor, the heart and soul of the team, when they’re down she brings them up. She’s the one you want to have in your corner.

Do you have anything more that you’d like to share with Twilight fans?

I’d like to thank them for all the support I’ve received and I’m glad I get to be on this journey with them. HUGZ.

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner Interview

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner another Interview at Comic Con from E! Online about their character portrayed in Twilight sequel New Moon, popularity of the movie, team jacob and team edward.

New Moon Director Chris Weitz Interview


Chris Weitz gave an interview to Movies Online which the New Moon director talks about the challenges with the crowd of Twilight fans and the fun in shooting the new sequel to Twilight.

Q: Chris, what was challenging about taking over the helm for this film?

Chris: In fact, when I weigh it all, I had tremendous benefits. There was an established hit. There was a wonderful cast in place. There really weren’t many challenges. The people I was working with weren’t challenging. They were lovely. People want to go see it. The hardest thing, when you’re making a movie, is hoping that someone’s going to go see it.

There’s always the fear of letting down the fans, but the mantra for me was to be honest to the book. That’s not always the case when you’re making a film for a studio because sometimes they think that they know better what fans are going to like, than what’s in the book. But, Summit understands about this.

Q: Did you have to fight for that?

Chris: No. They understand that if you disappoint the fans of the book, you’re in big trouble. So, as long as you keep to that, you’re in great shape. That’s the only challenge, really.

Q: Were there any surprises in directing this?

Chris: I think the surprise for me was the tremendous infusion of oxygen that came when the cast showed up. You’ve got a script, and you’ve got that all squared away. You search for your locations, and that’s enormously tedious. I feel like I saw every tree in British Columbia. And then, these wonderful people show up, whose job it is to impersonate other people and creatures, and that brings this delightful element to it. That’s when I really, really started to enjoy the process.

Q: How hard was it to shoot, now that the cast is so much more popular? Did you have to have extra security?

Chris: It was with Rob and Kristen, and all of the cast. It’s not just Rob. It’s really anybody who embodies, for these fans, the characters that they love. In the very best way, they have a hard time distinguishing between the love that they feel for the characters and the love that they feel for people they don’t know, who are the actors. So, yeah, you need security and you need people to protect them from the love of the fans, which is different from being the bodyguard for someone that someone is trying to assassinate. It’s a good thing, but sometimes you do worry about people getting crushed.

Q: Did the fans try to sneak into a lot of the shooting locations?

Chris: Yeah, they tried to find their way to wherever they thought we were going to be. In a rather naughty way, we would sometimes give out fake information, as to where we were going to be shooting the next day.

But, it was just so that we could get our work done because otherwise we’d spend all our time saying, “Oh, that girl is in the back of the shot, please ask her to leave.” There was quite a bit of that.

Q: Did anything happen with this film that you weren’t expecting?

Chris: Yeah. It was in Italy, where each day, we gradually realized there were more and more Twilight fans showing up in this small town in Montepulciano. It became harder and hard to get to set, and it became harder and harder for me, and I’m used to going unnoticed, to get anywhere from the production office to the set, without heads looking up and people wanting to take photographs. Eventually, entire roads were jammed, so that we couldn’t get from one location to another.

Q: What did you do?

Chris: We decided to work around it. We decided that it was a good thing and, karmically, it was best to just thank them for being there, ask them to be quiet when we were shooting, and just try to find work-arounds to still get what we wanted to.

Q: Does it help that these films are being done pretty close together?

Chris: When David Slade came on as director of Eclipse, he came and visited me and I showed him everything I could to help get him acclimatized. I think that it’s great that Melissa Rosenberg is doing all of the scripts because there’s a coherence from one script to the next, and she knows all the characters so well, by now.

Q: Why do you think these books have succeeded so well as films?

Chris: I think it’s the feeling that, in some way, the vision presented on the screen was not so different from what they dreamed up in their head, when they were reading it, and that’s a very difficult thing to do because you’re presenting a contrary image to what any reader’s experience is. There’s something very sacred about the experience of reading a book. There’s something very extraordinary about a film, when you’re in a darkened room, seeing it. And, if those two things can blend, in some good way, then that’s great.

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7/25/2009

Lee Safar Song For 'New Moon' Soundtrack


Lee Safar's second song "I'm Here" was being considered for the "New Moon" soundtrack.

HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: How did you get involved with "New Moon"? Did they approach you, or did you approach them?

LEE SAFAR: How I came to find "Twilight" is a beautiful memory for me. Stu Henshall, a recent PR grad, and I had a chance meeting in London early this year. I gave him a copy of my debut EP "Who I've Become" to listen to. He went into his room and woke up the next morning, after having listened to my CD obsessively all night, he said, "I'm going to take you to see something today. Have you seen 'Twilight'?" I told him that I hadn't even heard of it but was intrigued. We went that day and saw the movie and I was immediately obsessed.

The next day, Stu got in contact Emma Clark a very popular "Twilight" vlogger in the UK and told her about [me]. Stu was working very hard at getting the world out to the Twifans about my music. We posted a vlog telling everyone that we were really excited about having a chance at maybe getting on the soundtrack. Emma Clark saw the blog and posted it to her channel. In 24 hours it had about 4,000 hits. Stu started asking Twifans which song of mine they thought would fit "New Moon" the best. I had "I'm Here" in mind and it turns out that they did, too.

A few weeks later I headed to L.A. and met my now-L.A.-attorney, Michael Golland. While he has been working very hard to make this happen I owe so much to my fellow Twifans for their support.

HC: We already know a bit about "I'm Here," but what can you tell us about the second song under consideration?

You are the first outside of my immediate team to know about the new song "Take Me Away." On Twitter I told everyone that I had a secret. Within a few minutes I got a Tweet back from Stu asking what the secret was. That's how secret this has been. Not even my publicist in the UK knew about it. This song has only been heard by a very select few as it is due for release on my next EP later this year. It's a very dark, powerful rock song, but in a different way to "I'm Here."

HC: How do you think these songs will fit into "New Moon"? Can you envision them in specific scenes?

There are two versions of "I'm Here." The original full-band version is from the EP Who I've Become, which I think would be perfect for the scene when Bella is running towards Edward and pushes him out of the sun in Italy. There is also a newly recorded studio piano acoustic version of the song. This is a more emotionally haunting version of "I'm Here." It's up on my MySpace page and iTunes with the rest of my released songs for those who want to hear it .

The new song for consideration "Take Me Away" is more one that focuses on Jacob. It very much explores the pain that Jake feels from loving Bella while having to stand by and watch her pain and not be able to love her the way he want to love her ... but he won't let go! This song is not yet available on iTunes, but there might be a teaser going up on MySpace if enough people want to hear it!

HC: Are you a fan of the series? Which is your favorite book?

I am a massive fan. I've read the series twice and would go for a third if my schedule allowed it. My favorite book is "Breaking Dawn."

Are you prepared for all the attention that you'll no doubt receive if your songs are picked up for the soundtrack?

Can anyone really ever be ready for that kind of attention? But, bring it on I say. This will be an opportunity for me to connect one on one with people who inspire me and who I hope I inspire — my fans. I wrote my first song five years ago and to be experiencing all this this soon is an incredible blessing.

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Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, and Peter Facinelli Talks New Moon on Wired

Jamie Campell Bower in The Prisoner

Jamie Campell Bower plays Caius in New Moon was also present in a panel at Comic Con for the upcoming AMC series. The Prisoner is remake of a classic 1960’s UK sci-fi series.




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New Moon Cast Interview

Nicole Sperling of Entertainment Weekly had a chance to interview the cast of New Moon.


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Twilight Pictures at Comic Con


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Happy 22nd Birthday Michael Welch!

7/23/2009

“Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” draws thousands of fangirls to Comic Con

According to Entertainmnet Daily:

“Twilight” sequel draws fangirls by the thousands

Most camped out overnight. Some spent two nights outside the San Diego Convention Center. They wore homemade T-shirts, made friends with fellow fans and talked about their allegiance to Team Edward or Team Jacob.

They are the “Twilight” fangirls, and they came to Comic Con by the thousands to see the movie’s stars in person at a panel Thursday for the film’s sequel.

Director Chris Weitz was joined by Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene.

High-pitched screams drowned out the introductions.

Those same shrill screams (of joy) also threatened to overwhelm the dialogue during the clip filmmakers showed.

The clip shows Jacob (Lautner) teaching Bella Swan (Stewart) how to ride a motorcycle, but she’s distracted by visions of the vampire Edward (Pattinson) with whom she fell in love. She crashes, and Jacob takes off his shirt to soothe her wound, provoking more fangirl screams. Lautner famously gained more than 20 pounds of muscle since for the role.

Pattinson, who was greeted with adoring screams when made his Comic Con debut with “Twilight” last year, said the event was “an eye-opener, and it’s just gotten bigger and bigger since.”

“None of us saw it coming,” Lautner added.

“It’s a little overwhelming to have so many people here,” Stewart said, “but I guess it’s a good thing.”

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New Moon Comic-Con 2009: Robert Pattinson Video

Twilight Cast Movie Screening

Cast of Twilight Q and A in Twilight Movie Screening.

7/22/2009

Take a Real Bite out of Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart


Necco and their sub-brand, Sky Bar, have unleashed New Moon bars in three varieties—Edward, Bella and Jacob, natch—in Blockbuster stores around the country.

But that's not all they have for your sweet fangs…

The folks behind the Valentine's Day-friendly treats also created special boxes of Twilight Sweethearts. Flavors include as "Orange Obsession," "Tempting Apple," "Passion Fruit" and "Secret Strawberry."

More importantly, gone are phrases such as "Fax Me" and "Will U B Mine." Stuff like "Dazzle," "Bite Me," "Live 4-Ever," "I [heart] EC" and "Forks" are so much more lip-lickingly romantic!

The hearts come in theater-sized boxes for $2.99 each, while the chocolates are 79 cents each.

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New Moon Comic-Con Preview


Starting tomorrow, attendees of Comic-Con 2009 will get a sneak peak into some of the most biggest, most buzzed-about flicks from...the future! Fanboys and Twilight tweens will gather to get up in the faces of Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Tim Burton and James Cameron.

"Rob Pattz, uh...OMG...EEEEE!!"

Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner—along with New Moon director Chris Weitz—will all be appearing. There are rumors of exclusive New Moon footage, special Rob-recorded songs for the soundtrack, and we hope to hear about how Kristen tackled this way-dark chapter in Bella's life.

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'Twilight' fans 'Trek'-like frenzy


CNN writes up an article on the buzz of twilight fans:

Their passion is the stuff of legends. If you throw a convention -- or if you're just selling T-shirts related to Stephenie Meyer's best-selling vampire novels, for that matter -- they will descend by the thousands.

"Twilight" lovers were such a force at last year's Comic-Con, Creation Entertainment, the franchise behind "Star Trek" conventions, immediately began putting together plans for fans of the goth-lite love story.

"We saw the reaction that it got, and that this was going to be something really huge; the fans are extremely passionate," said Creation Entertainment CEO Gary Berman. Photo See photos from the TwiTour »

Followers of the teen vampire romance also earned a reputation last year for claiming seats at Comic-Con -- the huge San Diego-based sci-fi, fantasy and comic book convention -- a day in advance and then not moving a muscle.

To avoid a repeat performance, this year Comic-Con changed its original Thursday schedule, holding off a panel for James Cameron's "Avatar" -- the long-awaited new film from the "Terminator" and "Titanic" director -- until after footage from the upcoming "Twilight" film, "New Moon," is revealed.

" 'Twilight' fans are very intense," said Lori Joffs, creator of the Stephenie Meyer-approved fan site TwilightLexicon.com. "[Comic-con] knew that 'Twilight' fans would sit there all day, and the fans of the ['Avatar'] series wouldn't get a seat."

But now that Robert Pattinson, better known as sexy vampire-in-charge Edward, is confirmed to be on the "New Moon" Q&A panel, who knows whether the screaming will die down in time for the next panel to start?

Something about the "Twilight" series causes a thirst that can't be quenched. Despite the fact that the next book in the saga is on hold and the next film, "New Moon," won't hit theaters until late November, fan conventions have been going strong all summer in cities across the nation.

And if you think it's just the tween crowd behind this, think again.

TwiTour, a weekend-long celebration, sounds like it would be reminiscent of a high school pep rally: raucous cheering with scads of teenage girls. But while there was plenty of screaming at the July 12 TwiTour in Atlanta, there were also plenty of women and a sprinkling of men who were unashamed that they were way beyond high school.

"It's the pure innocence of newfound love," explained 36-year-old fan Kimberly Hunt, who's not only read all four books, but also the 12 unfinished chapters of "Midnight Sun," a novel from the view of main vampire Edward's perspective, that are up on Stephenie Meyer's Web site. "Chivalry's dead, and you don't see it anymore. It takes you back to the days of your first love."

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New Moon Official Website Launches


The official website for the New Moonc movie was launched on Wednesda delivering teasers and sneak peaks for the film set to be released on November 20. Check it out Here.

7/21/2009

'New Moon' Beauties Kristen Stewart Vs Noot Seear

Extra comes up with a poll "Who is the hottest "New Moon" beauty?"

Model Noot Seear, a catwalk queen from Canada, has been cast as villainess vampire Heidi in "New Moon" -- giving Kristen Stewart competition for hottest gal in the "Twilight" franchise!

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Robert Pattinson tMF CONTROVERSIAL

The Movie Fanatic chose Robert Pattinson to talk about all the gossip, rumors, and paparazzi that surrounds the Twilight actor.

The issue about and the resolution regarding actors' invasion of privacy will take years before anyone can see any sign of progress, if at all. Obviously, a lot are at stake. Tabloid publishers got a gossip and rumour hungry audience numbering in the millions to consider. Paparazzi as a career continues to break new grounds and as collaborators, the celebrity gossip bloggers need more scandals to spread around, with photos added for dramatic effect. But let us not forget those aspiring young boys and girls who'll do anything for the sake of publicity and 'art', in that particular order.

To those who want to maintain the status quo, their argument: since you desperately want to become rich and famous, you just need to 'get used to it'.

To an actor like Rob, getting used to it, requires the help of his talent manager and/or agent and the employment of celebrity bodyguards. Perhaps one might add, an actor like Rob might need the services of a Psychiatrist, a Nutrionist, an experienced fortune teller (card or hand or both) and/or horoscope reader and adviser, an athletic trainor and a personal secretary to handle his financial, personal and creative needs. I forgot! how about a Personal Physician, to monitor his health and sign for the much-needed prescription drugs?

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Economic Boom: How 'Twilight' Saved Forks


According to Hollywood Crush:

There are many who are thankful to Stephenie Meyer for writing “Twilight” and its subsequent sequels. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, for sure, who were catapulted into (almost) instant fame once they were cast in the roles of Edward and Bella. Summit Entertainment, most definitely, as the fledgling studio had their first blockbuster success last November with “Twilight.” Plus talent like Catherine Hardwicke and Peter Facinelli became household names. But none have been so affected as the town of Forks, Wash.

Just how much does the town of Forks appreciate what Stephenie Meyer has done? Enough to give her her own holiday, apparently. "That’s why we have on September 13 Stephenie Meyer Day — to honor Stephenie Meyer,” said Mike Gurling, the visitor center manager at the Forks Chamber of Commerce.

Forks, like many other towns on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, have been experiencing a state of depression over the past decade with the decline of the logging industry, Gurling told Hollywood Crush in a interview. He said other towns in the surrounding area are facing serious economic issues because they are not making the money from timber sales they need to be making. Gurling said Forks would have found itself in a similar situation if it wasn’t for the release of "Twilight."

Fans have been flooding into Forks to see the real life version of Bella’s hometown since the series boomed in popularity back in 2007 after the debut of Meyer's third book in the saga, "Eclipse." Though "Twilight" was released all the way back in 2005, Gurling said it wasn’t until 2008 that the influx of visitors really hit — and it’s only been increasing. In June of 2008, 1,731 people signed the visitors log at the Chamber of Commerce. Last month, 8,312 visitors signed the log. That’s almost five times as many people, and Gurling assured us the number of visitors was the norm and unrelated to last month’s Forks Summer School.

The mass amounts of tourism have raised local businesses to economic success. In addition to every store carrying some variation of “Twilight” merchandise — and a few newly opened shops (like Dazzled By Twilight, pictured above) that sell nothing but — local restaurants and lodging have seen a boom in revenues and even saved some, like the Forks Coffee Shop, from financial disaster.

"If it wasn’t for 'Twilight,' the Forks Coffee Shop would have closed," Gurling said.

In fact, it is so busy now at the Forks Coffee Shop that when we called the manager to ask her some questions, she said they were too inundated with customers to speak with us at that time.

With all the tourists flocking to Forks, Gurling told me the majority of lodging areas in and around Forks are booked full straight through the end of the summer. The vast amount of business has contributed to a 7 percent hotel/motel tax increase over the past year, whereas other towns around the area actually saw a decrease, he said.

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Singer Shakira Loves 'Twilight'

MTV talks to singer/songwriter Shakira and she professes Her Love For 'Twilight'


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Christian Serratos Interview with Reelz Channel

7/20/2009

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning The Runaways Latest pics


Spending the day on the set of her new movie, Kristen Stewart was spotted plugging away on "The Runaways" in Los Angeles on Sunday (July 19).

Joined by co-star Dakota Fanning and fellow band characters, all of the members had shirts on showing their names as they strolled about the set.


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David Slade joins Twitter


David Slade, director of Eclipse, rejoined Twitter and you can follow him HERE. David Slade tweets "Reading Stephenie's notes on latest script draft, we are in very good shape."

Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black New Photo


A year ago, no one knew who the heck Taylor Lautner was, and Robert Pattinson was just some British guy from the fourth Harry Potter movie. Then thousands of fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book series descended on Comic-Con for a peek at the movie, and the rest is history. This year, Lautner and Pattinson are in New Moon, directed by Chris Weitz. No word on whether the hot young stars will be at Comic-Con but new footage from the November release will be shown.

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New Moon's Jamie Campbell Bower Interview


Q. How would you compare Caius to your role of Anthony in Sweeney Todd?
Campbell Bower: Anthony was a nice guy, and Caius is – I don't want to say not nice but he's a little bit more broody and dark. Brooding – not broody. He doesn't want to have a baby, he's brooding. [Laughs]

Q. How come you're not wearing your vampire red contacts right now?
Campbell Bower: They hurt. They don't hurt so much as make me feel a bit sick because my peripheral vision is very much impaired when I have them in.

Q. How would you describe Caius' look?
Campbell Bower: I had a discussion with (costume designer) Tish (Monaghan), and we figured out that Caius probably doesn't get to go out that much, so… he just steals his clothes from previous victims. The style is nice and smart and sleek and slim and – yeah, I like it. It's very Italian, and I like the shoes, particularly.

Q. How much is expanded on in the 18th century flashback scenes?
Campbell Bower: A little bit – not very much as far as the Volturi go. It's awesome. It does look really cool and it will be kind of shocking. I don't want to go too far and ruin it for anyone.

Q. Are you signed on for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn?
Campbell Bower: I possibly will be coming back for number four. Number three, not at the moment. I don't think Caius appears at all in number three.

Jamie Campbell BowerQ. Were you prepared to be a part of the Twilight madness?
Campbell Bower: Nothing has really prepared me for that. I got off the plane the other night when I arrived and there were five guys waiting there asking if I could take a picture with them. That was weird enough! I was like, "Why? Uh, OK. Yes, of course I can. You know I'm nobody, right?" It's really interesting, and I only hope that, with the support that I'm getting from people at the moment, I will live up to it in the film. My Twitter fan base between last month and this month has gone up 6,000 people. That is craziness! That is really, really bizarre.

Q. What were you obsessed with when you were younger?
Campbell Bower: I was obsessed with girls when I was 13-years-old; I wasn't really into books. I think there's something about Stephanie's (Meyer) writing that rings so true. Obviously, people can relate to it, and teenage kids particularly can relate to the themes in the book, and that love for someone when you're that sort of age. When you're 13, 14, 15, you go, "I love you. I don't really love you, but I'm gonna say I love you anyway." [Laughs] I wasn't obsessed with anything when I was younger, really. I don't know. I'm boring.

Q. Are you going to continue with music and acting?
Campbell Bower: With acting, I'm now at a stage where it's like it's a career for me. It's still fun, but it's not something that I'm jumping in and out of. The music is kind of building up alongside that. It's not at the point that the acting is at the moment. I'm still starting fresh and trying to get people to come see shows, and labels to come and check us out, and hopefully, eventually get a record deal. I want to be able to do both side by side.

Q. Your band is called The Darling Buds, but it's not the first Darling Buds.
Campbell Bower: It's the second Darling Buds. I'm not entirely sure where I got the name from. Maybe I just took it in subconsciously at some point during my life. I was like, "That sounds cool. Oh, wait--there's another band." It's fine; the other Darling Buds haven't been around for a long time, and I think the idea with copyright is that as long as you're not misleading people into buying what they think is other people's music, then that's fine. And their stuff isn't on iTunes, hopefully.

Q. Has anyone suggested a Twilight Musical Tour?
Campbell Bower: No, no one has suggested that at all. That'd be kind of fun. Twilight Musical Tour '09—It's gonna be huge! Here we come!

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New Moon Set Visit


After getting an up close view of the sets for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" on day one, this writer's second day on the sequel's set didn't seem much different at first.

As we made our way into the soundstage, the film's principals were once again seen on the video monitors acting out more scenes from the initial Volturi meeting. And like a proud mother watching her children, series author Stephenie Meyer was front and center taking in every moment.

Some quick book backstory for those who haven't read up on this yet -- the Volturi are ancient vampires who form the most powerful coven (organization) in the "Twilight" world. They are lead by Aro (Michael Sheen) and include Jane (Dakota Fanning), Alec (Cameron Bright) and Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) among their sinister flock. They would like the Cullens, including our hero Edward (Robert Pattinson), to join them, but instead have become embroiled in a dramatic rift between Edward and Bella (Kristen Stewart) in the new movie. They enter the story at the end of the "New Moon" and will be key players in the third picture, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and beyond. Oh, and did we mention they really want Bella to turn into a vampire?

The first shot we witness this morning finds Pattinson on camera in a long brown robe with tan accents on his sleeve. He races to the camera, looks up, braces in pain and then falls to the floor. The second take he has more agony in his voice as he falls and we can hear director Chris Weitz saying, "Much, much better." The third attempt finds the camera panning back to reveal Bell at his side before he lunges toward what must be one of the Volturi (Jane we later discover) and falling to the ground.

After a few minutes, they change the angle of the camera and we see Jane -- in the same scene -- inflicting pain on Edward. Yes, she's the cause and she does it with little gesturing and without speaking a word. A powerful vampire indeed.

The production has a lot to get through today, so the shot then changes to a close up on Bella who is being held by Alec stopping her from racing to Edward's side.

"Please stop," Stewart says, "Don't hurt him."

At first, during rehearsal as the camera operator sets up the shot, Stewart says the lines comically with deadpan effect causing some snickers from the crew. But when the take is ready for real, she says it with the expected dramatic resolve. The coverage also expands to find Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) being allowed to race to Edward's side. She gesture's that he's "OK."

While Weitz talks to the actors on the set about the next shot, we take time to talk to newcomer Chrisopher Heyerdahl who plays Marcus, a member of the Volturi. The role is a huge break for the struggling British actor, but he seemed to be playing it cool. Intriguingly, he also revealed a flashback scene had been shot, including his character, Aro and Dr. Carlisle Cullen ("Nurse Jackie's" Peter Facinelli) that set up the "truce" between the two parties way back in the 18th Century. To the other writers on the visit, this seemed to be a scene they didn't expect would make the movie and were pretty psyched about it being included.

Then something rather odd happened. This journalist has been to more than 30 movie sets and had never experienced what occurred next. A man who I can only assume was the Assistant Director came out from the closed 360 Volturi hall and announced, "All guests clear the set." And that didn't mean Ms. Meyer, her companions or the Summit executives in front of the monitors, that meant us -- the press. So, without complaint we walked off the soundstage to be followed by an overly genial Wyck Godfrey, the film's producer we'd spoken with the day before, who, paraphrasing, remarked, "Sometimes things like that happen on a movie set."

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Twilight star Christian Serratos talks Robert Pattinson and Eclipse


Twilight star Christian Serratos, aka Bella’s high school pal Angela Weber, has a job many girls would just die for — she gets to be on set with Robert Pattinson and the rest of the vamp-movie gang all day. So does she think R-Pattz’s new reputation as a ladies’ man is deserved? OK! chatted with Christian at the Charlotte Russe 2009 Fall Launch in NYC, and we asked if the thought Edward Cullen had turned into a playboy since skyrocketing to fame over the last year.

“I don’t think so,” says Christian, adding that if has changed, Robert has gone in the opposite direction.

“If anything he’s become more humble and more introverted,” Christian tells OK!.

So what about the romance with Kristen Stewart? Christian teased us with a sort of yes, sort of no on whether the two are together.

“I truly don’t know, I don’t know. There is a possibility,” Christian reveals. “There’s a possibility that it’s all BS, I just don’t know. It’s going to be interesting finding out either way.”

Christian and the rest of the cast will be reunited on the set of Eclipse in August, something she’s excited about.

“I feel like we’re all going to have a blast. I feel like we all know our characters and we’ve all had a lot of help with Stephanie [Meyer], too,” she explains. “She’s there on set and if we have a question, she’ll answer our question. She’s just really chill. She’s really supportive. She likes what everyone’s doing, so I think everyone just wants to make her happy, as well as the fans, so it works out.”

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Noot Seear takes a bite in 'New Moon'

The Canadian model Noot Seear takes the role of vampire Heidi of Volturi in Twilight saga.

Noot Seear is no stranger to playing a vamp, at least where fashion folk are concerned. The 25-year-old Canadian catwalker has spent the last 12 years strutting down runways for the likes of Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, displaying the kind of chiseled cheekbones and perfect pout that could lure any unsuspecting fellow.

This fall, she’ll get to show off a more literal take on her man-eating side when she makes her film debut in “New Moon,” the much-anticipated second installment in the “Twilight” series, which hits theaters Nov. 20. Seear tackles the role of Heidi, a member of an elite group of vampires known as the Volturi. Her special talent is — what else? — seducing human prey.

But looks that could kill were only part of the job description, according to “New Moon” director Chris Weitz.

“We wanted someone who had an unearthly and unlikely beauty, but could also convey humor and menace,” explains Weitz, who reportedly also considered AnnaLynne McCord of “90210” before eventually settling on Seear. “It’s rare to find a stunningly attractive person who also happens to have the ability to act.”

Certainly Seear has the first part of the equation down. Discovered by a scout at 13, the model (born Renata Seear) left her native Vancouver for New York City, where she booked the Calvin Klein show within a week.

“And that was it. I wasn’t going back to Canada,” she recalls.

Twelve years later, Seear has a solid portfolio full of high-profile gigs, including print ads for Chanel and Pantene Pro-V. And while she’s probably most recognizable for posing as Mona Lisa in a 1998 Yves Saint Laurent campaign, Seear is by no means a household name. “I have this representation where they’ve never overexposed me,” she says.

Seear plans to bring that same measured approach to acting. “I’ve always been biting at the bit to get into this industry,” says the model, who has trained with famed acting coach Alan Savage for the past few years and has already had bit parts on Canadian TV shows. “Alan was always like, ‘Be patient, you’ve only got one shot at this,’” she says. (It doesn’t hurt that Seear’s New York agency, One Model Management, has helped the likes of Devon Aoki make similar career switches.)

But when the opportunity to be part of the “Twilight” juggernaut came about, she knew it was her time. “I started reading the books, and I couldn’t put them down,” she says.

She admits she was worried her modeling years would hinder her acting chops. “I was really scared because you’re not allowed to look in the camera [when filming a movie], but in the modeling world, you’re supposed to,” recalls Seear, whose problem was solved by the heavy-duty violet contacts she had to wear on-screen. “I literally couldn’t see 2 feet in front of me. They would tell me, ‘Look at Kristen [Stewart],’ and I was like, ‘OK. Where is she?’”

Seear is as excited about the film’s debut as the franchise’s cult fans. She’s already picked out her dress for the premiere (Balmain) and is anxiously awaiting her upcoming Heidi action figure.

And the model, who’s already signed up for two more “Twilight” installments, shows no signs of slowing down. “Modeling was great to me. I made a lot of money doing it,” says Seear, who plans to move to Los Angeles later this year to focus on acting. “[But] what makes acting different is that you get a voice. You’re not just a picture.”

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