11/30/2010

Jackson Rathbone is both the Actor and Producer in his upcoming movie Aim High

Warner Premiere and Dolphin Entertainment today announced casting for their forthcoming multi-platform teen action series Aim High. Jackson Rathbone, best known for his role as the scarred vampire “Jasper Hale” in the Twilight movie series, stars as teenage government operative “Nick Green.” He is joined by Aimee Teegarden, known to loyal Friday Night Lights fans as “Julie Taylor,” who stars as Nick’s charming love interest “Amanda Miles.”

“We’re thrilled to have Jackson and Aimee on board,” said Producer McG. “They’re incredibly talented, collaborative individuals with undeniable screen presence.”

Aim High also stars Rebecca Mader (Lost) as Nick’s sultry science teacher “Ms. Walker,” Johnny Pemberton (Megadrive) as the well connected best friend “Marcus,” Clancy Brown (Highlander) as Russian mercenary “Boris the Bear,” Jonathan McDaniel (That’s So Raven) as Amanda’s jealous boyfriend and swim team captain “Derek Long,” and Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) as the protective “Vice Principal Ockenhocker.”

About Aim High
Aim High is the story of a young man leading a double life – juggling his studies by day and serving as a government agent by night. This series chronicles the life of Nick Green, a junior who’s just starting a new school year as one of the country’s 64 highly trained teenage operatives.

When he’s not handling international spies, Nick is dreaming of Amanda Miles, the most popular girl in school who’s cool, intelligent and very alluring. Amanda mercilessly flirts with Nick, but before he can enjoy her advances he has to avoid Derek – her overly protective boyfriend who threatens him for even looking at her.

Aim High, a Warner Premiere and Dolphin Entertainment series, comes from Director/ Producer McG (Chuck / Charlie’s Angels), Wonderland Sound and Vision, and production services are being provided by Bandito Brothers. Peter Murrieta, who served as Executive Producer for the mega-hit Wizards of Waverly Place is Executive Producer. Mary Viola, Andy Shapiro, Jackson Rathbone, Bill O’Dowd, Jim Henrie and Philip von Alvensleben also serve as Executive Producers. The series is written and created by Heath Corson (Living with Abandon / Scary Godmother) and Richie Keen (Living with Abandon) who also serve as Executive Producers, directed by Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and produced by Lance Sloane (Yucatan) and McG.

Full Cast for Aim High:

Jackson Rathbone …………………………..Nick Green
Aimee Teegarden……………………………Amanda Miles
Rebecca Mader………………………………Ms. Walker
Johnny Pemberton……………………………Marcus Anderson
Clancy Brown………………………………..Boris
Jonathan McDaniel…………………………..Derek Long
Greg Germann……………………………….Vice Principal Ockenhocker
Matthew Moy………………………………..Scotty Winelin
Natalie Lander……………………………….Marcy
Michele Glavan………………………………Trish
Chris Wylde…..………………………………Terry
Nick Swardson..………………………………Deuce
Deena Freeman………………………………Mrs. Green
Dakota O’Neil……………………………….Natalia Fender
Fred Cross……………………………………Mr. Anderson
Zita Vass……………………………………..Allison Morton
Stephanie McVay…………………………….Ms. Tudball
Kevin Brief……………………………………Security Guard
Curtiss Frisle………………………………….Friend
Massi Furlan….………………………………Joey
Hans Marrero…………………………………Tony
Michael Dibacco………………………………Sal a.k.a. Scottie
Anthony Lewis Vitale…………………………Vince
Omid Zader……………………………………Goombah#1
Ray Corasani….………………………………Goombah#2
Jonathan Avigdori…………………………….Goombah#3

Edward and Bella's kiss in Twilight wins the votes of Top 10 Movie Kisses


#1. Bella Swan & Edward Cullen (Twilight)
With a staggering 77% of your votes, the Twilight kiss came out as being the Top Movie kiss. I have a feeling this one will continue to be on the top lists of romantic movie moments for a very long time. After all, what better love is there then the love from an eternal (stud) vampire? Millions of people couldn’t wait to see how Bella and Edward's first kiss from the series of books would turn out on the big screen and it’s oblivious to see, most of you were very happy with it. MTV Movie Awards 2009 crowned the movie scene as the best kiss with millions of you guys voting. So, let’s see what all the fuss was about...


The Top Ten Movie Moments: Movie KissesComplete List

1. Twilight – Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) – 77%
2. Titanic – Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) – 3%
3. The Notebook – Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) – 3%
4. Pride & Prejudice – Elizabeth Bennett (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) – 2%
5. Lady and the Tramp (16) – 1%
6. Spiderman – Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) – 1%
7. Gone with the Wind - Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Buttler (Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable) – 1%
8. The Empire Strikes Back – Leia Skywalker (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) – 1%
9. PS. I Love You – Holly (Hilary Swank) and Gerry (Gerard Butler) – 1%

10. Mr & Mrs Smith – John Smith (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) – 1%

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Melissa Rosenberg got her career as Scriptwriter by mistaken identity

Melissa Rosenberg has been on a seven-day-a-week work schedule for two years now, a time crunch about which she has no complaints. The executive producer of “Dexter,” whose fourth Showtime season premieres Sunday, is also writing the third “Twilight” movie, after finishing her script for the second film, “New Moon,” in time for its Nov. 20 release. Her screenplay for the original “Twilight” helped turn the then-obscure series of novels into a runaway smash hit for Summit Entertainment.

Rosenberg spoke with Eric Estrin about kismet, misguided nepotism and the easiest job she ever got.


I went to USC’s Stark Program for producing, knowing that what I wanted to do was write but feeling like if I got some producing chops behind me as well, I would probably be pushed around a little bit less.

While I was at USC I was also spec’ing material, and I spec’ed a feature. So I thought, I have to get this feature to someone; I need an agent. So I found that in the list of alumni of the Stark program were four people who happened also to go to my undergraduate, Bennington College.

This was strikingly unusual because Bennington has a very small student body, and the Stark program graduates only 25 a year. So it was very odd that from these two very small schools, four people had crossed over.

One of them was Liz Glotzer, who was and is an executive at Castle Rock. So I contacted Liz, never having met her before, and I said, I’m an alumna from Bennington and Stark; would you read my material? She agreed to read it, and then I met with her. She said, I love this; we’re not gonna make it but let me help you get an agent. 

Then “Misery” was opening and she got even busier than usual and completely dropped the ball. But her assistant called and said, Look, I read it too and I love it, and I know we’re not gonna make it but let me help you get an agent.  

So her assistant calls some producer she knows and she sends it to someone from her office for coverage -- I cannot remember the woman’s name -- and I meet with her, and she says, I love this; we’re not gonna make it, but let me help you get an agent. So then finally that woman sends it to like four or five of her favorite boutique agents, and I call them to say I’m going to send the script, and before I’m even able to send it, they’re going, Get me that script, get it to me right away, I need you to send it this weekend, hurry, hurry!

I’m like, Wow, what did she tell them? This is fantastic! I send them the script, and then I go in to meet with one of them. Everyone in the agency wants to meet with me, and I’m going, This is amazing.

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11/22/2010

'Twilight Saga' makes at No. 2 of the Extra's Entertainer of the Year 2010

The ultimate love triangle between vampire, werewolf and human! "The Twilight Saga" cast flies in at No. 2 on "Extra's" Entertainer of the Year list.

Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novels -- about a girl named Bella Swan who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen, while also forging a close friendship with werewolf Jacob Black -- made the tween set (and their mothers) swoon, launching a literary phenomenon in 2005 on a par with "Harry Potter."

And then came the films. When the first "Twilight" movie was released in 2008, young stars Kristen Stewart ("Bella") and Robert Pattinson ("Edward") were catapulted into teen idol-dom, with hunky Taylor Lautner ("Jacob") following their path in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in 2009.

This past summer, the third film, "Eclipse," opened to huge numbers, grossing over $300 million domestically. The highly anticipated fourth book, "Breaking Dawn," will now be made into two movies, to be released in 2011 and 2012.

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Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows fell at No. 3 behind the Twilight with its midnight screenings

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I” made $24 million in its debut during the wee hours Friday, enough to pull into third place among films with midnight screenings, according to figures from box-office tracker Hollywood.com.


“Deathly Hallows” fell behind two films in the “Twilight” series. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” still is tops with its $30 million-plus debut earlier this year on June 30. And “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” comes in second at $26.3 million for its Nov. 20, 2009 midnight release.


But “Deathly Hallows” is ahead of the last film in the series, fourth-place “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which made $22.2 million during its midnight run in July 2009. And “Deathly Hallows” is well ahead of fifth-place The Dark Knight,” another film from Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. studios, which made $18.5 million in its July 2008 midnight screenings.

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‘Eclipse’ DVD Sneak Peek of Taylor’s Wolf to TeletubbyTransformation (video)


Access has your first look at this exclusive clip from the “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” DVD, in which the film’s special effects team shows how they pulled off some of the challenging effects presented by Taylor Lautner’s werewolf. The DVD and Blu-ray is available December 4!

Little Red Riding Hood Movie is Similar to Twilight?



11/18/2010

The Great Movie Franchise Debate from Moviefone: Which is betterTwilight or Harry Potter?

Jackson Rathbone to do Web Diary Series for MTV’s Hollywood Crush

Taylor Lautner on Best-Dressed At GQ Men of the Year Party

Guys' style was on trial in L.A. on Wednesday night as dudes took the red carpet for the 15th annual "GQ Men of the Year" party. Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz and James Franco all suited up -- but there was also a bevy of ladies there to accompany them, including Rosario Dawson in florals and Jaime King in metallics.

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'Twilight' Actress Christian Serratos Lands Lead Role In ABC Family Series

"Twilight"'s own Christian Serratos, who plays Bella's bespectacled bud Angela, has just landed a lead role in the new as-yet-untitled Brenda Hampton pilot on ABC Family.


Deadline broke the news that Christian was cast along with Katelyn Tarver ("Big Time Rush"), Valerie Tian ("Juno") and Ana Lucasey ("Lie to Me") in the hour-long drama that follows four ethnically diverse teen girls attending a private school in California. (We handicapped the series' prospects last month.)


Of all the fresh faces to emerge from the "Twilight" franchise, Christian seems to be the one who's flown the most under casting directors' radars. In addition to the "Breaking Dawn," Christian has only one other movie in the movie in the works, 2011's "96 Minutes.

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Twilight actress Anna Kendrick Supports Anti-Bullying Campaign

Ashley Greene Profiled in Gotham Magazine

When Twilight actress Ashley Greene moved to Los Angeles at age 17, she worked in restaurants to pay her rent. Now brands like Mark are signing her for big-time contracts, and People magazine has dubbed her one of the year’s most beautiful people; all the while, directors are lining up to cast her.


Greene recently wrapped up work on Butter, the tale of a Midwestern woman (played by Jennifer Garner) trying to win a local butter-carving contest. “It was the first comedy I’ve ever done, so I was equally terrified and excited,” says Greene. “Plus I was working with Jennifer Garner, who I could just sit and watch all day long.”


Garner is the kind of actress that Greene wants to emulate: one who straddles action and comedy in her professional life and maintain a grounded personal life at least somewhat out of the public eye. As for her own celebrity status, Greene understands it’s something that has to be taken seriously in a world where girls want to emulate the young women they see on the big screen. “I definitely try to be a positive role model,” she says. “Right now my fans seem to be growing with me. I want my fans to know that Twilight has given me an incredible opportunity, but this is all still new and exciting for me."

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11/16/2010

Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer and Shakespeare are among the Top Author on Facebook

Based on overwhelming popularity on Facebook, the top author on the social networking site is Stephen King with 1.3 million fans. Perhaps more surprisingly is George Orwell's ranking at number three, followed by Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer in sixth.

With a combination of contemporary and classic writers, the eclectic group listed has been compiled according to the number of Facebook fans, gathered with statistical tools from the website AllFaceBook.com.

These were the top 10 authors, as of November 11:

1. Stephen King (1,302,973 fans)
2. Nicholas Sparks (506,300)
3. George Orwell (399,403)
4. Shakespeare (356,920)
5. Nora Roberts (290,836)
6. Stephenie Meyer (261,176)
7. Jane Austen (230,814)
8. Anne Rice (229,192)
9. Jodi Picoult (209,637)
10. Sidney Sheldon (207,727)

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11/14/2010

Peter Facinelli’s Vampire Cookie Recipe in Glad to Give celebrity Cookie Challenge Charity

Peter Facinelli is participating in the Glad to Give celebrity Cookie Challenge. Peter was on ET live yesterday talking about his recipe and how all the proceeds are going to find a cure for cancer.

Ingredients:

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup dried tart cherries

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Whisk together the first four ingredients in a small bowl.

3. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, and vanilla.

4. Beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended well, then mix in chocolate chips and cherries with a wooden spoon.

5. Put level tablespoons of dough 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden around edges; bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

6. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

If you missed it but still want to help out here’s how according to the group’s press release:

Host a Bake Sale- Now through Dec. 31, 2010, Glad will match all funds raised through Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sales, up to $200,000. Go to www.GladtoGive.com to learn how to register your bake sale.

Purchase Glad Products – Now through September 2011, consumers who purchase specially-marked Glad products and enter a code from the package at www.GladtoGive.com will trigger a $1 donation from Glad to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, up to $200,000. This is in addition to the brand’s $200,000 bake sale match this season.

Buy Cookies – Don’t have time to bake? In November, buy delicious cookies at www.CookiesForKidsCancer.org and 100 percent of the net revenue will benefit the charity.

“Hosting a bake sale is just one way to help, but please do something,” said Gretchen Witt, founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and mother of 6-year-old Liam who has been battling cancer since he was two. “Let’s show parents what it means to live with hope and give more kids a chance at being a kid. A cure for pediatric cancer begins with us.”

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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says No Rivalry With Twilight star Robert Pattinson (video)

11/10/2010

Robert Pattinson in People's 25th Anniversary Sexiest Man Alive 2010

Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kellan Lutz are among the short list of People Magazine's 25th anniversary of their Sexiest Man Alive issue of 2010.

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'Twilight' vs. 'Harry Potter:' The Ultimate Smackdown

'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter' are both fantasy books-turned-movies, and they've shared one actor in the form of Mr. Pattinson (who played Cedric in 'Potter' and now plays Edward in 'Twilight'). They have also both achieved cult-like devotion from their rabid fans.

Before the next 'Potter' film comes out on Nov. 19, we're curious to see which movie (and book) series' fans have the strongest base.

For one thing, we're looking for the biggest 'Harry Potter' fans and biggest 'Twilight' fans to submit videos about why they're the best and craziest representatives for their franchise. Think you have what it takes? Submit your video about why you're the biggest 'Harry Potter' or 'Twilight' fan of them all. Winner gets bragging rights and possibly the chance to thumb-wrestle your 'Potter' or 'Twilight' counterpart.

Vote in a poll on Moviefone here.

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CNN: "Twilight" series movies among Five great movie locations to visit


1. "Field of Dreams," Iowa

Filmmakers built a baseball diamond in a Dyersville, Iowa, cornfield as a set for the 1989 movie "Field Of Dreams." An estimated 60,000 people stop by to visit, according to a spokeswoman for the "Field of Dreams" movie website.

2. "Harry Potter" movies, England

Many of the Hogwarts school scenes were filmed at Oxford University in Oxford. Travelers also can visit the Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucester and King's Cross Station (which provided the films' Platform 9¾) and Leadenhall Market in London.

3. "Twilight" series, Washington state

The Forks, Washington, area has turned into "Twilight" heaven. Visitors can enjoy dinner at Bella Italia in Port Angeles, where Edward and Bella had their first date; stop by Forks Outfitters, where Bella worked; and travel to Forks High School, where the two first met (rumored to be the filming location for the school scenes.)

Additionally, the area boasts stand-in homes of the Swans and Cullens and motels such as the Dew Drop Inn, complete with "Bella's suite" featuring black and red bedding.


4. "Sex and the City," New York

Visit the Big Apple to follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda and view more than 40 locations from the HBO series and the movies. Among them are the bar Aidan and Steve opened on the show, Charlotte's gym and the bakery where Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes.

5. "The Lord of the Rings," New Zealand

Travelers can visit a number of filming locations from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, including places used to create Hobbiton and The Shire, Mordor, Mount Doom, Rivendell and Fangorn Forest.

The Department of Conservation provides detailed information on "The Lord of the Rings" locations in New Zealand, including GPS coordinates, links to Google maps and information on scenes where filming took place.

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11/03/2010

Robert Pattinson's New Photos in TV Week Outtakes



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New Twilight Saga Barbie Doll series - Jane of Volturi Vampires

Barbie Collector is thrilled to unveil the newest addition to the famed Twilight Saga doll series – Jane, from the vampire coven known as the Volturi. Vampire Jane is one of the Volturi’s most offensive weapons, possessing the ability to inflict a mental illusion of pain on any opponent. Jane will be available in February, 2011 for a suggested retail price of $24.95, joining the Edward, Bella, Jacob, Alice and Victoria in the collection.


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11/01/2010

Kristen Stewart Tops People’s 10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week With ‘Breaking Dawn’ Quote


"I'm about to play an emaciated pregnant vampire, so I've stopped using as much butter as Paula Deen – just until Breaking Dawn is over."
– Twilight star Kristen Stewart, who's cutting out recipes from the Southern cooking diva to prepare for the franchise's fourth film,

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