"Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone is very active outside of Stephenie Meyer's vampire universe, from roles in movies like "The Last Airbender" and "Dread" to the popular band 100 Monkeys, which released three albums last year. Rathbone is now combining his interests and make his directorial debut while he's at it, with a music video made in honor of his friend Spencer Bell, who was a victim of adrenal cancer several years ago. The video, featuring one of Bell's songs, is meant to promote a charity event for The Spencer Bell Legacy Project. Head over to Hollywood Crush for more details on this news.
The big "Twilight" news this morning has nothing to do with the movies. A new book is coming out -- really, a 192-page novella -- focusing on the character of Bree Tanner, who will be played by "Silent Hill" star Jodelle Ferland in "Eclipse." This new work from Stephenie Meyer introduces all manner of possibilities. The story ostensibly ends in "Breaking Dawn," but this novella suggests that there's plenty more for fans to learn about the various supporting characters in the series. Over on Hollywood Crush, Terri Schwartz has a few suggestions concerning who'd she'd like to know more about. And then she puts the question to you all, in the form of a poll. So check it out!
The "Twilight" fan community is going nuts today, and with good cause. It was announced this morning that Stephenie Meyer is delivering another work of fiction set in her universe of sun-sparkling vampires and Wolf Packs. It's not a follow-up to "Breaking Dawn," the final book in the series, nor is it the unfinished "Breaking" companion novel "Midnight Sun."
Instead, Meyer will be releasing "The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner," a spin-off of "Eclipse," the third chapter in the series, which has a movie adaptation coming out on June 30. "Short Second Life," a 192-page novella, will arrive a few weeks earlier than the movie, on June 5. Fans will also be able to read the story in its entirety online for a limited time, from June 7 to July 5, on BreeTanner.com. Read More...
Last week, we brought you some of Jackson Rathbone's thoughts on his latest movie, "Dread," which hit DVD last week on March 23. Today we have an exclusive look at the lengths the "Twilight" star went to in prepping for his performance. The headline pretty much says it all folks, so put your forks down before you watch.
I really wish I'd prepped this post after lunch.
by Jean Bentley
Jackson Rathbone has now starred in three vampire movies (you may have heard of them, "Twilight" something or other), but the 25-year-old actor's first foray into horror is "Dread," newly released on DVD, about a college student who makes a documentary about what people dread most in life.
The film, based on a short story by horror king Clive Barker, isn't necessarily typical of the genre, Rathbone said in an interview yesterday. "I hate to call it a horror film because it's really more of a psychological thriller," he said. "Clive Barker's known for those horroristic elements, and it was more of a humanistic story." Read More...
Most of Twitter-Wood is getting prepped for the Oscars right now, including Neil Gaiman, who will be wearing a custom-made jacket. Kevin Smith gave Gaiman a gentle poke about the decision, and Neil Patrick Harris chimed in to put some rumors about his Oscar plans to rest.
Another television event stirred up commentary this week, with Sarah Palin appearing on Jay Leno's relaunched "Tonight Show." Sandra Bernhard and Rich Sommer were unimpressed. Check out those retweets after the jump along with Lloyd Kaufman's "Eclipse" question and info on which "Twilight" stars you can expect to see showing up in InStyle soon. It's all documented in Twitter-Wood for March 3rd, 2010. Read More...
While Kellan Lutz plays a scary creature in the "Twilight Saga" -- if you call a vegetarian vampire scary, that is -- it's his next role in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake that has him really frightened. You see, it seems Lutz's connection to the flick and its bad guy, Freddy Krueger, runs all the way to his childhood.
"That was one of the movies that actually scared me growing up," Lutz told MTV News about the 1984 remake, due out on April 30. "My brothers were the biggest threat growing up with all the poundings, but Jason and Chucky weren’t too scary. I laughed at them. Clowns are funny to me." Read More...
June 30, 2010. That's when an army of Twilighters will storm theaters across the country, intent on seeing how director David Slade fares at bringing Stephenie Meyer's third "Twilight" book to life. As you might imagine, the movie is currently in its final stages of post-production work. That doesn't mean things can't change, however.
Summit Entertainment announced yesterday that the "Eclipse" crew is being shuffled a bit. Where before Slade's frequent collaborator Art Jones was set to edit the film, it now looks as though he's being replaced by Nancy Richardson. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Richardson also edited the first movie. Read More...
Between Alex Meraz and Jodelle Ferland, someone may need to put on a gallery showing of "Twilight" actor artwork. While Ferland was busy drawing Taylor Lautner, Meraz was hard at work with his paints, and he TwitPic'd a shot of his project today.
Elsewhere in Twitter-Wood, birthdays were the hot thing today. Kim Kardashian revealed what she did for Reggie Bush in honor of his special day, and birthday boy Justin Bieber pretty much took over trending with the birthday wishes he commanded. Check out all of that below, along with Mandy Moore's fondness for the late Jay Reatard, which I share, and James Gunn's affinity for David Mazzucchelli's graphic novel "Asterios Poly," which I also share. I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for March 2nd, 2010. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: In Kristen Stewart's new movie, "The Yellow Handkerchief," she plays Martine, a girl very different from Bella Swan.
"I mean, I think that Martine is definitely ... I think the stark contrast is that she's incredibly closed off and not really open to people," she told MTV News. "Because she's sort of, like, the type of girl who's put herself out there wanting to be, like, the type of girl who can smile and be in the middle of everything and has been shot down so many times that she's, like, gone cocoon-style."
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