FROM MTV.COM: To hear Kristen Stewart talk about her role as an underage stripper in "Welcome to the Rileys" is to understand the way in which the character continues to live in the actress' mind and affect her emotionally. For all the attention she's garnered for the "Twilight" series, the 19-year-old actress maintains that her experience on "Rileys" stands out as both the most personal and most natural of her career.
"This ... was different from any movie that I've done," she told MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival. "How do you describe a feeling? I don't know. It just felt so completely right to be telling this story with [director Jake Scott] and [Melissa Leo] and Jim [Gandolfini], and that's different to any acting I've ever done."
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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan are big fans of each other. The eternally young vampire and the unassuming high schooler have a romantic connection that has been heavily chronicled in the pages of the massively successful "Twilight" novels and the even more lucrative film series.
But standard books and movies just aren't enough for the "Twilight" heroes and their fans, leading to the announcement of an original graphic novel from Yen Press — "Twilight: The Graphic Novel" will hit stores on March 16 with a first printing of 350,000 copies.
Entertainment Weekly has a preview of the graphic novel's cover and a page from the book that shows Edward and Bella alongside one another in science class.
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If ever there were a Daily TwitPic tailor-made for double-talk and wordplay, it's this one. Most of you readers know who Rachelle Lefevre is. At one time a noted "Twilight" actor -- the evil, red-haired vampire, Victoria -- Lefevre's role was re-cast for Bryce Dallas Howard in "Eclipse," the third installment in the series. The move caused an uproar among the franchise's vocal fanbase, sparking a series of public back-and-forth statements between Lefevre and "Twilight" studio Summit Entertainment.
In short, Lefevre is a vampire no more. And she proves it in today's Daily TwitPic. She no longer has a thirst for blood. In fact, she'd rather just get it out of her. Maybe not all of it -- that would have a negative impact on her health, I suspect -- but at least enough to help those in need. Yes, today's TwitPic shows us the lovely and talented young actress smiling widely as she engages in the good Samaritan activity of giving blood. Pic after the jump. Read More...
If someone in the Twitter-Wood feed hasn't tweeted a link to an organization accepting donations for Haiti, they've probably posted a question asking where they can donate, as "Twilight" actor Alex Meraz did today. His "New Moon" co-star Rachelle Lefevre, meanwhile, sent TwitcPic'd a shot straight from the blood center where she want to donate some blood. Yet another "Twilight"-er, Ashley Green posted a pic as well, but I really can tell you much more about it beyond the fact that she's wearing a crown.
The other big stories of the week remained all over the feed today. Andy Milonakis praised Jimmy Kimmel's contributions to the Leno and Conan debacle, while another actor revealed who made him cry during "American Idol." Find out who that was, as well as who took home a gift from the wrap for Michel Gondry's "Green Hornet" and what Lee Unkrich had to say about his last day at "Toy Story 3" production with a full crew and animators. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for January 15, 2010. Read More...
An "Avatar" scene delving into the sex lives of the Na'vi may not have made it into the film's final cut, but it did make it into a script posted online by Fox, and Richard Kelly was on Twitter today to post his reaction.
In other tweets, Edward Norton ended a long Twitter sabbatical after wrapping up a vacation in Indonesia. "New Moon" actor Alex Meraz, meanwhile, was prepping for his own getaway, where hope hopes to issue a challenge to Mickey Mouse. You can check that out after the jump along with a shot of Fred Durst hanging out with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, a hip-hop-themed soda fountain and Demi Moore with her favorite monkey. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for January 11, 2009. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: "New York, I Love You" star Christina Ricci is reportedly joining Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman in the film "Bel Ami," according to a tweet from ProductionWeekly.com. A rep for Ricci had not responded to MTV News' requests for comment at press time.
"Bel Ami," filming for which is slated to begin next month in Paris, is an adaptation of an 1885 Guy de Maupassant short story and stars Pattinson as young journalist George Duroy, who rises from rags to riches by seducing Paris' influential society women. Ricci will play Clotilde de Marelle, the wife of an oft-away railway inspector who strikes up a relationship with Duroy. The film also stars Thurman as Clotilde's friend Madeleine Forestier, a onetime friend and mentor who becomes Duroy's lover, and Kristin Scott Thomas as another of Duroy's socialite paramours.
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As anyone who has seen both "Daybreakers" and "Twilight" will tell you, there's a night-and-uhhh... other night difference between their respective treatments of the vampire mythos. You might also expect that each story's hero vampire -- high-schooler Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and scientist Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) -- are vastly different. Wrong. Despite the vast differences in tone between the two movies, the two Edwards are actually remarkably similar in some fundamental ways.
Let's delve a little deeper into the similarities, shall we? Readers beware: spoilers lie ahead for both movies. I won't be spoiling any major twists for "Daybreakers" (there are a few), but if you want to remain entirely pure, you'd best wait until after seeing the movie to read this feature. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: Things are about to get creepy for "Gossip Girl" star Sebastian Stan. The actor, who plays Carter Baizen on the teen soap, is set to star alongside "Twilight" star Ashley Greene in the horror flick "The Apparition," Variety reports.
Stan has been cast as a postgrad who's trying to figure out what to do next with his life. The film, inspired by true events, follows a young couple haunted by a supernatural being that was let loose during a college experiment. Production is set to start February 1 in Berlin before moving to Los Angeles in March. No word yet on when the film will be released.
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Christian Serratos was talking about going to Greece yesterday, but last night she was post pictures from her trip to the White House, where she visited a cardboard Christmas tree.
In other tweets, Mindy Kaling saw "Avatar," and she and fellow "Office" cast member Rainn Wilson ran a hypothetical question about how Dwight would react to Na'vi. Click on past the jump to see what they predicted along with what Adam Duritz gave Emmy Rossum for Christmas, whose Wii workout game Diablo Cody has been using and what Neil Gaiman security pat-down he had to endure. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for December 29, 2009.
Twitter Pic of the Day:
@davidspade http://twitpic.com/vohqu - Can I get a bellman...
-David Spade, Actor ("Joe Dirt," "Tommy Boy")
@cserratos http://twitpic.com/vpg86 - I got to go to the White House Made a wish in their tree.
-Christian Serratos, Actress ("Twilight," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: Ever since the earliest days of Stephenie Meyer dreaming about a clumsy girl and a pale vampire spending time together in a meadow, Muse have been there to serve as the "Twilight" author's, well, muse. For proof, look no further than her acknowledgements in the "New Moon" novel: "And, finally, thank you to the talented musicians who inspire me, particularly the band Muse — there are emotions, scenes, and plot threads in this novel that were born from Muse songs and would not exist without their genius."
Several years later, the band has appeared on both massively successful soundtracks to the first two "Twilight" films and share millions of fans with the vampire franchise. This past weekend, the British band returned to Los Angeles to headline KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas festival. We snagged an all-access pass for "Twilight Saga" star Justin Chon — a huge fan of the band's — and after the show he got them to open up about backstage antics, whether it's better to be a rocker or an actor, and the song they're hoping to get on the "Eclipse" soundtrack.
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