Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Beyond staying in top physical shape, the actor-student works hard on honing his craft, including his New Moon audition. "Alex drove from Phoenix to my ranch in New Mexico on his birthday weekend so I could help him with his audition," says Trujillo. "It's about 8 hours each way. But he knew he needed to get this done."
Even with those essentials, it took a lot of work, luck and talent to break through.
"New Moon happened to be there at the right time," says Trujillo. "This is his first big break. And what a break to have. This whole thing is a phenomena."
The vampire romance took the crown from "Madgascar: Escape 2 Africa," which has sold an estimated 5.3 million units since its February 6 release, according to Home Media research.
"Twilight," like the "Madagascar" sequel, wasn't released on the traditional Tuesday street date. Rather, the film arrived on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Saturday, March 21 ("Madagascar" came out on a Friday).
The release sold 3 million units its first day in stores, according to distributor Summit Entertainment, enough to send it to the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended March 22.
Just 3 percent of the film's total unit sales came from Blu-ray Disc, not surprising given the "Twilight's" Blu-ray Disc edition is being sold only at Target Stores and Best Buy until May 5."
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have been sighted on location near Long Beach, Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam."
But there are even more unseen instances of opinion-voicing going on every day. Just ask casting director Rene Haynes.
When Haynes was hired to cast the Native American roles in New Moon, she immediately became the center of attention of fans eager to speak their minds.
"It was crazy, especially in the early days," Haynes tells Celebuzz.
"In the first four weeks after the announcement that my office was casting these roles we stopped counting emails after 20,000," she tells Celebuzz. "I am not exaggerating."
"We had created a dedicated email address for the project. We got so many we had to create another one."
"I get email from kids seemingly around the planet."
Many did not stop there. When Haynes' office number was posted, the fans called there as well. This didn't help when Haynes would forward her phone calls to her cell phone and then received the 'Twilight' wake-up call usually from a foreign country.
"It happened more than a few times," she says.
"At 4:27 in the morning the conversation was generally me saying 'hi' and I don't speak whatever language you're speaking."
But Haynes generally talked it out. "They are pretty good about not bugging me or calling back. You want to encourage these kids and be realistic at the same time."
Haynes says she even kept her sunnyside up during the morning calls. "I try to be cordial even at 3 a.m.," she says. "It's a fanbase you don't want to upset."
Wise words indeed."
Monday, 30 March 2009
Lainey Gossip is back on the case with the following article -
"Robert Pattinson was supposed to present at the Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday. Instead, Twilight was represented by Taylor Lautner. They are trying their best to make him a star. To give Pattinson a challenge, if this is possible. Twi-hard losers seem pretty keen on the Open Mouthed One. More on him later. For now, let’s help with Taylor’s cause. Photos attached of Taylor on the carpet for Nickelodeon and also arriving back in Vancouver on Sunday night to shoot again this week.
As for Rob, well, having bailed on the fangirls and the screaming, he was free to enjoy Juno Fest on Saturday and I’m told he enjoyed a low key chill night at one of the afterparties, At least he tried. Am told RP was approached repeatedly, some girls doing the usual super loser twi-hard gushy flappy arms thing and others trying to front like they were too cool to obsess over a movie hunk and starting up a conversation with him anyway, because he can totally tell between super loser twi-hard hysterics and closet super loser twi-hard hystericsd. It’s a huge difference.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart was joined by her BF Michael Angarano and her BFF Nikki Reed on Sunday. Here they are coming from late lunch. Interestingly enough, a short while after their meal, Nikki was spotted heading over to Rob’s. She stayed at his place a few hours, then they went out and hooked up with some friends…
Next question, I know it’s coming:
Are they dating?
Are they f-cking?
The 20-year-old, who has appeared in RockNRolla and Sweeney Todd, told the BBC news website that taking part in the vampire series was "very exciting".
"You're the first people I've told" he said. "Shooting has already started, and I'm going over in June."
The film, due for release in November, is the second adaptation from author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. "
"But go online and have a look at the rumours," he said, then added: "They're all false. You're putting me in a terrible situation."
Sunday, 29 March 2009
"Shhh, don’t tell Twilight star Robert Pattinson, but the reportedly smelly, hygiene-challenged actor is not actually a vampire. Of course, that hasn’t stopped this tweenie heartthrob with the Groucho eyebrows from brooding like a fool at every camera in his path. He should enjoy the fame, though; it’s inevitable that a younger Brit fart-throb with even messier hair will take a bite out of this cornball’s (oc)cult of morbid adolescent fandom sometime soon."
"MY WIFE IS LOST IN THE TWILIGHT by Stephen
Reading by its nature is a solitary act. A method which one can use to transported into another world, another time. Where one can exercise a compassion for humanity – without fear that the characters will suffer any long term ill, even if they die, they live on a previous page. In contradiction one can feel empathy with a characters feelings, not matter how fanciful they are.
Here in lies a problem. My wife (I sound like Colombo) is a Twilight fan; I don’t mean a causal reader or someone who has seen the film (which is not too bad in all honesty, better than the princess diaries), I mean a serious fan. She has seen the film at least three times to my knowledge (this could be more) and read all the books including the half finished manuscript from the lead characters view point, at least three times, again this could be more. She reads everything online, I am sure she has probably gone to page 600 on the Google search. She reads all the film blog updates. I think you get the idea, she has (a little bit of) an obsession.
The Twilight saga is a captivating story that has stolen my wife. Which sometimes I must admit I can find beneficial, I play guitar and it allows me time to practice, though I can’t record at the moment, as the laptop is constantly in use on the twilight treasure hunt.
I do feel some concern that it is a ‘waste of time’ as there is no product resulting from the obsession, though escapism is beneficial, is it right when it consumes most if not all of your free time? But the time is free after all.
My secondary concern is that this obsession is one I feel I have no part of or understanding of, maybe this is selfishness on my part, and I pledge to read the books to be able to share in the discussion. I will try and keep you updated with my findings.
Please tell your husbands, boyfriends, partners that someone else feels there pain. I am venturing into the unknown for them, if I am not back soon, don’t worry, I probably got bored, or worse still obsessed. "
Saturday, 28 March 2009
"Robert Pattinson is on the list to attend the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday. But according to the organizers, who talked to The Dish Rag this morning, Pattz Man will not be attending. Nor will he be doing a videotaped segment.
He's busy on the set shooting "New Moon." And probably being protected by Canadian Mounties.
Darn! Double darn!"
Annoying that he won't be there, but good that he is on set... Some Edward scenes being prepared maybe??
God Bless. Be Safe. I pray we end this war, quickly, successfully, and free of any more casualties.
Peter Facinelli "
Friday, 27 March 2009
Another way, of course, is to show Edward experiencing his hell in South American absence of Bella, a fact of whch book-readers were not aware in the first read-through of New Moon. While some say that this would deprive the movie-viewer of some of the power of New Moon, if done appropriately, perhaps some of the book could be preserved still. For instance, if we saw Edward in motion in South America, but did not know of his misery (i.e., by keeping him busy, or by not revealing long scenes of him there), perhaps the mystery and suspense, too, would be saved."
We are pleased to announce that the How To Be soundtrack will be released on CD and digital download on April 28. The soundtrack release date coincides with IFC Festival Direct’s April 29 release of How To Be in the United States on their On Demand cable service.
The digital download will be available from iTunes and other retailers on April 28. The CD is available for pre-order now through Dreamboat Records.
A special 12-page booklet featuring song lyrics, new How To Be photos and one of two randomly selected fold-out posters of Robert Pattinson and the cast accompanies the CD.
Save $2 on the recommended retail price ($13.98 instead of the RRP price of $15.98).
Have a chance to win one of 250 limited edition CD booklets personally signed by Robert Pattinson, which will be inserted into randomly selected CDs pre-ordered directly from Dreamboat Records!
The 23-track collection features the striking original score of How To Be by composer Joe Hastings and the quirky electronic sounds of musician-actor Johnny White, who plays Ronny in the film. A must-have soundtrack for any Pattinson fan, other musical highlights include ‘Old Man’ by Love, ‘Clear Spot’ by elusive genius Captain Beefheart and How To Be fan favourite, the enchanting ‘Hammond Song’ by The Roches. See the new “soundtrack” page on the How To Be website for the full tracklisting.
“Music is extremely important throughout the film and was a part of the screenplay right from the start,” says writer-director Oliver Irving. “I am very pleased with the soundtrack and everyone’s contribution to it — it truly sums up the feeling of the film.”
The soundtrack release date coincides with IFC Festival Direct’s April 29 release of How To Be in the United States. More news on this and releases elsewhere in the world is coming soon! In the meantime, tickets are on sale for the U.S. Tour screenings, which will be attended by cast and crew, and screenings in Singapore and Sydney.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Just to give you an idea of the fan intensity, IMDB's star meter showed Meraz's star ranking rose 25,566 percent in popularity this week (the shirtless picture at the top sure don't hurt).
"The book of 'New Moon,' the majority of it is incredibly depressing," Pattinson told Reuters. "Obviously 'Twilight' was about finding first love and the difficulties of that, but 'New Moon' is really about loss and reconciliation, but the reconciliation isn't completely full."
"It's a strange story to have for a market that, I guess, wants to see a love story," he said.
Nevertheless, the London-born Pattinson said everyone involved is working to make "New Moon" as big a success as "Twilight."
There is surely no way it can't be as big a success as Twilight, I for one am going to see New Moon atleast once more than I saw Twilight!!!
“They were totally miffed with us when we told them that they could not get any closer, however, their spirits lifted when Kristin Stewart came over to pose for a few photographs with them,” he recalled. “It was raining really hard the whole time but the producers loved that because it helped to make their scenes much more gloomy and atmospheric too. This is a beautiful part of the world but when it gets cold and wet even a vampire would get the chills.”
But the shorn-mellon motif is obviously a trend, what with bat-tastic Rob Pattinson going the same short-and-sweet route recently. Hmmm, he also cleans up quite nicely.
Conundrum! Which of our yummy youngsters gets your blood pumping hotter? Take the poll below to let us know who how you feel?"
"Come September 2009, a new volume in the Twilight saga will hit bookstore shelves. It's called Russet Noon and picks up where Eclipse leaves off—except the story is told from Jacob Black's perspective. Oh, one more thing... The book isn't written by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer . Instead, self-proclaimed "gothic webmistress" LadySybilla takes a stab at the series. Confused yet? Us too.
Although author Stephenie Meyer started writing a follow-up to Twilight (entitled Midnight Sun , which would be told from Edward Cullen's POV), she quickly shut down the possibility of the companion novel after an incomplete partial draft was leaked online . Meyer eventually made the pages public (and can be viewed here ), but she insists that she's taking a break from Twilight duty "indefinitely." However, that doesn't mean that someone else can't come in and fill the void, right? Enter LadySybilla.
We don't know a whole lot about the author—an intial Google search for "LadySybilla" came back with nothing more than a weird YouTube channel attributed to her—but we have some sparse deets about the book's plot. According to PRLog.org :
The Volturi are now watching the Cullens even closer, and a conspiracy is brewing deep within the catacombs of of Volterra. Aro is determined to put an end to Bella's happily ever after. He is obsessed with getting Renesmee to join his clan in Italy, while Edward and Bella refuse to make Renesmee a full vampire. Renesmee hates herself for being only a half breed, and her unhappiness turns Bella against her own daughter. Humans in Forks are starting to suspect something about the Cullens, and Renesmee's lack of self-control is to blame for it. Bella and Edward might have to leave Forks permanently to protect Nessie. Meanwhile, the spirit warriors have returned to live among the Quileutes. Taha Aki has made contact with Jacob to warn him that great danger is coming to La Push.
Wait a hot sec... Doesn't this lady need permission to write a book based on characters she didn't originally create? Good question. Here's the official statement from AV Paranormal , the publisher of Russet Noon :
"When fictional characters become such an intricate part of the popular psyche, as is the case with the Twilight Saga, legal boundaries become blurred, and copyright laws become increasingly difficult to define. This is especially the case when actual cities like Forks and Volterra are used as the novel's settings. Such settings are not copyrightable, as they are considered public domain. Similarly, the Quileute Nation is also not copyrightable, and neither are vampire or werewolf legends. Copyright laws protect writers from unauthorized reproductions of their work, but such reproductions only include verbatim copying. Characters are only copyrightable if their creator draws them or hires an artist to draw them. Stephenie Meyer herself borrowed a great deal from previous works dealing with these mythologies."
Um, still sounds like copyright infringement to us but guess it's up to Stephenie Meyer—and her team of lawyers.
Finally, if you want to hear something hilarious, here's a dramatic reading of Russet Noon 's preface by Lady Sybilla. Try not to drink anything while watching because we can't promise that it won't shoot out your nose."
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
I can exclusively reveal that Canadian supermodel Noot Seear has won the coveted role of the beautiful human bait in the Twilight sequel.
Heidi is described in Stephenie Meyer's novel as a "fisher" who brings humans to the Volturi vampires to eat. She has "exceptional, unforgettable" beauty, which includes stunning legs, long hair and violet eyes.
If y'all remember, 90210 starlet AnnaLynne McCord auditioned for the role, which insiders have described to me as being more of a cameo than anything else.
So who is this Noot Seear?
The 25-year-old dark blond stunner hails from Vancouver, Canada. (Yup, that's where director Chris Weitz just started shooting New Moon). She's 5 feet 9 inches tall and has blue eyes, according to her agency, One Model Management. Her measurements? 34-24-34."
Taylor joined the new wolf pack and had lunch with director Chris Weitz. Alex Meraz and Bronson Pelletier both were at lunch as well.
Once you have been awarded this token of Twilight love, you need to list your top 5 addictions, so here are mine -
1.Blogging about Twilight
2. Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen (still undecided about which is better)
4.Cheese (any type, I don't mind, just gimme the cheese)
5.YouTube (although I blame it for the loss of my weekends!! Where does the time go?)
Now, I need to pass this award onto 5 of my favourite Twilight blogs. TwiCrack comes top, but she's already been given the award and we don't want to boost her ego TOO much! So here they are -
For being right in the thick of it in Vancouver and bringing us all the up to date news!
For being so passionate about a cause they believe in
Does exactly what is says on the tin!
For being hilariously creative!
For being a fellow UK fan with a great blog!
Yay!!! Spread the love people!