July 31, 2009

KStew Running for Runaways

See lots o' leather on the set of the Runaways yesterday at Gossip Girls.

Thanks, Renesmee!

2010 New Moon Calendar Available Tuesday, August 4th @ Borders

Oooh. Pre-order at Borders. [via Team-Twilight.com]

Thanks, Ashley TWA!

Wanna Play Twister with Kellan? :-)

KellanLutz.com has some cool pix of Kellan at a French Connection event. See all pics here.

Thanks, Adam!

Making Heidi's Hair Sparkle in the Sun???

In what would otherwise be a boring article, we find an interesting nugget of potential New Moon news! Nylon has a little article about Noot Seear's New Moon make-up:
For Twilight's second installment, Michael was asked to take vampire Heidi - played by NYLON model Noot Seear - and make her hair sparkle in the sun.

Michael managed the task without drawing blood, thanks to Shu Uemura's Full Shimmer collection, which somehow infuses locks of hair with a spooky, sexy glimmer - perfect for a vampire whose special talent is "creating illusions of someone's desires."
Inneresting! We'll see what happens. :-)

Thanks, Ali!

Can I really endure this? See New Moon Exclusive at Early Bandslam Screeings

Twilight Parents Examiner shares that don't have to wait until Bandslam's August 14th release to see the New Moon exclusive. Bandslam is showing early at several early Special Screenings.

Wonder What Ashley is Reading :-)

Radaronline share pics of Ashley in Hollywood today.

Top Ten Sexy Smiles...

Rob came fifth. FIFTH! Are you kidding me?! Do you KNOW how many people swoon (and other things not fit for print) over this man daily?! It's been likened to Beatlemania! I mean, just look at that schmexiness - seriously "Everything about him invites you in, his smile is certainly no exception" ... FIFTH?!?!

However, in an effort to dig themselves out, three of our other favourite Twilighters made the count:

3.)Taylor Lautner: Does his being half naked bother me? Nope, but his mouth does tend to draw my attention.

2.)Kellan Lutz: His teeth, his lips, his dimples, I don’t see how anyone couldn’t appreciate that mouth. WOW.

My number one spot goes to the guy I consider to be the epitome of beautiful, and soulful.

1.)Jackson Rathbone: For me, there is no sexier mouth on the planet. His smile reaches his eyes, and it’s contagious.
You can’t look at him grinning, and not do the same in return.
Every time I see his mouth turn up at the corners, I can’t help but smile extremely wide, and say “Awwwww” (Yes aloud, don’t judge me.) *laugh*

Pssh - Rob wins!

The Insider via Spunk Ransom

- Lorabell ;)

Bella's dress and more Vamptastic New Moon merch!

Spotted at Comic Con thanks to TwiFans - I want that dress sooo bad... but I'm guessing so does every under-18-year-old who'll probably look better in it that me... *sigh*

- Lorabell

Superwoman: Stephenie gets her own comic!

So...*confused* will this actually be a comic-strip version of her life?! 'Coz that's too awesome!

Via Twilight Guide

- Lorabell

Taylor's Valentines Make-out Sesh!

Jealous Bella? I know I am... and I'm Team Edward!

Thanks Radar Online

- Lorabell

Rachelle vs Summit: bringing out the lawyers!

According to E! Online
"now the bloody mess is apparently being hashed out by lawyers.

What's on the table? Read on to find out…

In short, Lefevre wants her money. Summit is arguing she's due nothing because the studio insists she's in breach of contract for signing on for the indie flick Barney's Version.

"Rachelle's contract says she's allowed to do smaller projects like Barney's Version," one source said.

Meanwhile, her Twilight and New Moon costars are "devastated," said another source. "As nice and lovely as Bryce [Dallas Howard] is, they feel like a family member has been taken from them."

But don't expect them to go public with too much anti-Summit talk. As my gossiping cohorts over at The Awful Truth point out, Lefevre's dismissal sends a very strong message—or warning—not to mess with the studio.

Sources also tell me that shortly after Summit announced Lefevre's dismissal, the rest of the cast was told not to elaborate on the circumstances to the media, beyond repeating that it was due to a scheduling conflict.

"But that was before the Rachelle and Summit statements yesterday," a Twilight insider said. "Who knows what they'll ask them to say now."
- Lorabell

TwiCon Day 1

TwiCon kicked off in Dallas yesterday and, for those of us who didn't get to go :( here's a video summary of the opening day from 33 TV

For more info and a video interview and song from Bobby Long go to the Twilight Examiner

Nikki thinks Rob looks like a girl

^Randomest pic of Rob ever?

According to People, Nikki Reed thinks Rob's lure is because "Rob is sort of feminine looking and I think young girls like boys that look like women".

Oh, Nikki, I'm no "young girl" (27) and Rob is no "boy" (alllllll man!) but he still makes me melt!

Exhibit A*

However, despite the fact he's *smouldering, Rob is... (don't hate me) "odd" looking - beautiful yes, but in a decidedly odd way!

Letters To Rob explained it best with their post "What is it about Rob Pattinson" - check this excerpt:

Moon: Seriously, what is it about this boy?! Like really what is it?!
: I know! I dunno!
: Is it that he played Edward??
: I mean, NO! I don’t think so. I mean. It helps, but…
: of course
: He doesn’t look like Edward on the Remember Me set. He’s not being Edward
: he’s pretty hot
: Let’s discuss this
: yes let’s break down the allure of Rob:

Breaking it Down

Ok so obviously the physical- he’s tall, good looking, great hair, but he’s not like the hottest man ever, right? Like if I saw him in real life and he was a regular dude…
: No. Not Ever.
Moon: I would think he was cute and stuff but I wouldn’t lose my shit.

Personally I think there's some very delicate equation for Rob's hottness along the lines of:

sex hair + bedroom eyes + musician fingers
_______________________________ x jawesomeness

We want to know - why is Rob schmexy?

- Lorabell

Hallmark Twilight Cards: I'd love to find this in my mailbox!

"Wishing you an extraordinary, unforgettable Valentine's Day...in the company of the Cullen of your choice (We can always dream, can't we?)"

E!Online has a cool slideshow featuring a bunch of Twilight-inspired Hallmark cards. View them all here.

July 30, 2009

Taylor^2: Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner Film Scenes from Valentine's Day

I love, love, love Taylor Swift. She is sooooooo unbelievably talented, regardless of whether or not you enjoy her genre of music.

See more pics from the set of Valentine's Day at Gossip Girls and at Just Jared.

Thanks, Coral!

Melissa Rosenberg Talks about Writing Victoria's Scenes

"There is something I just love with Victoria," Rosenberg told us at Comic-Con, discussing her script for November's "New Moon." "It's very fun to write the evil vampires — or it was fun to write James."

With Cam Gigandet's ruthless tracker gone for the sequel, Rosenberg instead found herself sinking her screenwriting teeth into Lefevre's vengeance-minded vamp. "In the book, that was about Bella's point of view," she explained, admitting that keeping the events of the "Twilight" films to what Kristen Stewart's character can see is a difficult task. "You can't violate that to see what Victoria is up to."

Read more at MTV!

Nice Jumpsuit, KStew!

Oh, goodness. On top of being a jumpsuit, it's shiny and nearly neon. See more pics of KStew in this get-up on the set of the Runaways at Radaronline.
Just had to add this shot because, a) KStew looks crazy hot *girl crush!* and, b) loving the mirroring body langauge - Lorabell

Love Letters for Rachelle: How to write to Rachelle Lefevre

You can send your support to Rachelle at this address, which I confirmed with her talent agency, who said she could use some love right now:
Rachelle Lefevre
Pearl Hanan Management
7775 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 118
Los Angeles, CA 90046

If you want to request an autograph, follow the guidelines bellow. If you just want to mail a letter with the address above, and do not want anything back, then you can stop reading! If you live in USA send a properly stamped and self addressed envelope (minimum size 8.5" x 4") with your request letter and a photo. You can include a piece of cardboard to keep the photo from bending in shipping and also add "Do Not Bend" on the envelopes. Send your letter and wait. On average, there is going to be a 3+ month wait for a response. If you do not live in USA, add several International Reply Coupons.
Thanks, Alia!

Photo courtesy of Rachelle-Lefevre.com

Kiowa Gordon got a Grade C in his Acting Class: Interview with our Embry Call :-)

A refreshing change of pace! [via Twilight Lexicon]

HitFix: The Biggest Losers are the Fans

HitFix has an opinion piece up about the She Said / Studio Said ugliness that we're seeing, and here is an excerpt of what they have to say:
If you read between the lines, there is way more to this story than what both parties are revealing here. Lefevre's management may be at fault for misrepresenting their client and mistakingly playing hardball, but couldn't the studio really have handled this more smoothly? If Lefevre was truly blindsided by this news -- and you have to take her at her word she was -- why did Summit not try to broach her personally about the conflict? From all accounts, Lefevre has been a willing and drama-less ambassador for the franchise making almost any appearance or publicity request asked of her. What makes this whole situation even more peculiar is Summit expertly maneuvered around the touchy issue of "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke not returning to helm "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" when she'd publicly stated her desire to on numerous occasions. In fact, Hardwicke went on to help publicize the film's DVD release after Chris Weitz was brought on to direct "New Moon" (although she did have a financial incentive for the DVD to do well).

On the sideline is Howard, who no doubt is wondering, 'What have I gotten into?' and whether she'll be answering questions on the casting change for the next 12 months (yep). It's hard to imagine she thought the blowback would be this bad when she was agreed to come on aboard over the past few days.

Sadly, the biggest losers here are the fans who are getting caught in a tug of war between a rising star whose was extremely fan-friendly and a studio who has done everything possible to satisfy their constant hunger for new material. Is it going to take franchise author Stephenie Meyer to broker peace between everyone involved? One thing is clear, if you end up seeing Lefevre on Larry King Live or hearing her on Ryan Seacrest's radio show over the next few days? Then it's really gotten ugly.
Read the rest here.

P.S. Poor Bryce. She's just a pawn in this story. I'm guessing that she didn't know what a crap-storm she was walking into. We wish everybody the best!

E!Online's Marc Malkin Weighs In: How will Rachelle do any New Moon Press now?


Nikki & Kellan goofing off at Express TXT L8TR event last night

So cute! See more pics at Gossip Girls.

Thanks, Jenna!

Shopping & (Photo) Shooting: Ashley Greene is a Busy Gal

See more pics of Ashley shopping and at a photoshoot yesterday at Socialite Life and Just Jared.

Can you spy Nikki Reed in this Vanity Fair 1930 “Ain’t We Got Style” photoshoot? :-)

See more at Just Jared. Thanks, Nejjie of Runawaywithfate!

Demitri's Tweet to Rachelle?

Charlie Bewley seems to have Tweet his support to Rachelle... does anyone know what a Vangrooooover* is?

- Lorabell

*Thanks Bonnie - of course: "Vancouver"!

A Twilight Bachelorette Party

Playing Pin the You-know-what on Edward

One last girls' night out -- with Edward -- before getting hitched!

Cool Twilight-y Decorations

Blushing Bride :-)

Anna threw her sister Karen a wicked Twilight-themed Bachelorette party:
I recently threw my sister a Twilight-themed bachelorette party, giant Edward cutout and all. It was pretty awesome. We played "pin the peen on Edward" - pics included. I also made a bunch of signs to stick all over the walls. I attached my favs :) I'm a graphic designer so I went a little crazy and totally abused my agency's printer doing this but it was worth it.
Congrats Karen!

Rachelle, Edi and Cam Dolls to Launch

Oh the sad irony *tear*

Thanks Dread Central via Twilight Moonlighter

- Lorabell

Summit Strikes Back

Summit issued a response regarding Rachelle's Access Hollywood statement:

We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio. Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.

- Ms. Lefevre’s representatives were advised as early as April that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was expected to start shooting in early August.

- If Ms. Lefevre was, as she describes “passionate,” about being part of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, we feel that she and her representatives would have included us in her decision to work on another film that would conflict with the shooting schedule of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.

- It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to BARNEY’S VERSION, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June. Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.

- Furthermore Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE’s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.

- Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the Studio dismissed her over a ten day overlap. It is not about a ten day overlap, but instead about the fact that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.

The fact remains that Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to the other project – which she chose to withhold from Summit until the last possible moment – makes her unfortunately unavailable to perform the role of Victoria in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.

Thanks, Alexis from Radaronline & Ashley TWA!


TCA Talks Back

So, now that I've had time to digest this diatribe, I am deeply disappointed by Summit's response. Alright, alight, so there was some kind of timing & communication SNAFU, and Rachelle burned some bridges by putting her heart on her sleeve by expressing her disappointment publicly.

So things didn't work out. Fine. But coming back with a strong-armed bullying response? A little contrition and sensitivity would've gone a long way to mitigating fan fervor. Instead, your letter just may have achieved the opposite. Why knock her when she's already down? We Twilight fans are still gonna pay to see your damn movie. Geesh.



P.S. For the record, we can't possibly have any clue about what really went down, and I am not in any position to judge who should play Victoria. I just think that there were probably more constructive ways for Summit to respond -- A little sugar to make the bitter pill go down, you know?

How to Write to Summit Entertainment

Twilight Lexicon shares Summit's address. If you want to send them a letter to express your feelings about Rachelle Lefevre, you can write to this address:

Summit Entertainment
1630 Stewart Street, Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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TCA & Lorabell-icious

Nekkid in New Moon: JCB Dishes on Volturi Nude Scene

I dunno if I really wanna see this, but...Jamie shared the following with MTV:
"We just all sit there, completely naked, for one scene," revealed "New Moon" actor Jamie Campbell Bower, talking about a racy moment that was added into the upcoming film. "Yeah, it's me, Michael Sheen and Christopher [Heyerdahl]; we just sit there, naked."

Pre-Caius Jamie Campbell Bower 2008 Nylon Spread :-)

Back in November 2008, when we weren't paying any attention to Jamie Campbell Bower, Jamie was featured in Nylon Magazine. Check out all the pics at Jamie-B.Com.

Thanks, AshleyTWA!

July 29, 2009

Statement from Rachelle!

Exclusive statement from Rachelle Lefevre via Access Hollywood:

“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for Eclipse. I was fully committed to the Twilight saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria. I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules.

“My commitment to Barney’s Version is only ten days. Summit picked up my option for Eclipse. Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those ten days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.

“I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of Eclipse only the very best.”

I can not believe this :(

- Lorabell

Silly Speculation: Marc Malkin Dishes on Rachelle's Departure

P.S. E!Online's Marc Malkin gossips about why Rachelle was recast, which you can read in its entirety here.

Official reason is scheduling conflicts, but money may be a part of the problem, too...

First up, Lefevre got a hefty pay increase for the vampire franchise's third installment, according to sources.

Then she snagged a role in Barney's Version, an indie flick costarring Paul Giamatti, which she planned to film between the New Moon and upcoming Eclipse shoots.

But then, I'm told, Lefevre's Eclipse schedule with director David Slade was tweaked and overlapped with Barney's Version.

"Summit could have made it work," one source says. "But they saw that they could save a lot of money by recasting her. This could get really messy."


EW Wants to Know Who Else in the Cast is Replaceable

EW Popwatch has an interesting article up, spurred by the recent replacement of Rachelle Lefevre with another actress. Popwatch's Mandy Bierly asks:
What about Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, who you write about every other day, you ask? Oh, Summit should NEVER replace them or there would be Twi-hard rioting and we’d have to give up our Taylor Lautner Bicep Watch category. But, if I truly believed the new actors would bring more to the book characters — to whom my loyalties lie — I’d give them a chance. I’m not saying I want them replaced; I’m just saying that if they were, it wouldn’t equal an instant boycott from me.
Agree or disagree?

EW wants to know who else you could see recast. Read the rest and weigh in here.

Eclipse Tribute - We'll Miss You Rachelle!

I can't believe you won't get to film the fight scene *tear* Victoria won't be the same without you!

Thanks Tiffany666

- Lorabell

*boo hoo*^2 :( - TCA

Behind the Scenes at Comic-Con: New Moon Stars Waiting Behind Stage

From MTV.

Look who's tweetin': Edi Gathegi Joins Twitter

Twilight Examiner confirms that Edi Gathegi is now on Twitter. Follow him here.

P.S. Edi reveals that he loves pumpkin pancakes. Yum!

Oh HALE Yes!

100 Monkey's have invited 14-year-old, Dorothy who's battling terminal cancer, to join them backstage at their concert in Dallas, around TwiCon.

“We’re all very lucky people and helping others makes us who we are”.

Heart you, Jacksper!

From OK! via Bella and Edward

- Lorabell