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Taylor Lautner's new movie is called "Abduction," but if you've ever seen the 19-year-old "Twilight" star without his shirt off, you know they probably just could have called it "Ab-duction." (See what we did there?)

If you're a fan of Taylor and his famous physique, then you'll most certainly want to tune in for "MTV First: Taylor Lautner," a sit-down interview on Wednesday, April 13, with the actor in which he'll answer fan questions and premiere the first trailer for his latest, "Abduction."

We'll be counting down to the big event by looking back at our top five all-time favorite MTV moments with Taylor. Yesterday we reminisced about his run-in with Les Grossman in our #5 moment and today we'll reflect on the "New Moon" red carpet interview in which Taylor compared his famous abs to those of his equally-adored co-star Robert Pattinson.


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Red DawnThe "Red Dawn" reboot has already changed its targeted enemy from Russia to China, but the latest change is perhaps the most drastic of them all.

"Red Dawn," which completed filming quite a while ago, will now feature North Korean bad guys instead of Chinese villains, according to the Los Angeles Times. The report states that MGM made its decision so as to avoid issues with foreign distribution in the all-important Chinese market. The plan is to digitally replace Chinese flags and military symbols and altering dialogue to now refer to North Korea.

There's more news out there in movie land, so click on after the jump to find out about Tom Hanks' latest flick, what Matt Reeves has to say about "Cloverfield 2" and whether or not Johnny Knoxville is really in "The Three Stooges" remake after all.


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David SladeThere are many people out there complaining about vampire fatigue. Between the massive success of franchises like "Twilight," "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries," it's not hard to see that those pesky bloodsuckers have their fangs firmly buried into the popular consciousness' collective jugular vein.

But is there really such a thing as too many vampires? For director David Slade, his latest career move suggests that the answer is a resounding "no."

Slade, best known for his work as the director of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "30 Days of Night," is going for the vampire movie hat-trick by signing onto "The Last Voyage of the Demeter." The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of his involvement on the long-developing Phoenix Pictures vampire flick, which already has Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace attached as co-stars. Casting for the lead role is currently underway.


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Howard SternSo who in Twitter-Wood is thankful for Howard Stern sticking it out for another five years with Sirius Radio? Well, John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris and Brent Spiner for starters. Much of our feed breathed a collective sigh of relief this morning when news of Stern's renewed deal broke.

As for Seth Meyers, I don't know how he felt about the Stern announcement, but he was appreciative of Mindy Kaling's congratulatory tweet today after he made headlines as the next White House Correspondents' Association Dinner host. His reaction, along with Greg Mottola on "Superbad 2," Jon Favreau on doing the Soulja Boy dance and David Slade on "Eclipse" await you after the jump

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 9, 2010. Read More...

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Black SwanToday marked a sad day of remembrance for Chicago Cubs fans with the passing of former third baseman Ron Santo. Unless you're an avid Twitter reader, however, you may not have known that the Major League Baseball legend played a big role in actor Gary Sinise's life. You can read about that among the retweets below.

Other posts in our mix for today include a David Slade revelation about how Florence and the Machine were almost used in "Eclipse," as well as how he feels about the "Eclipse" soundtrack's Grammy nomination. It's all detailed after the jump along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead's micro-review of "Black Swan" and Matthew Broderick with a puppy.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 3, 2010. Read More...

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Spider-Man MusicalWorld AIDS Day didn't escape Russell Brand's attention today, and although he didn't sign off of Twitter to show his support, he did offer some advice to his followers.

In other tweets, David Slade dismayed over the technical problems that plagued the Spider-Man musical in New York, though he didn't sound all that broken up over what the show's fate might mean for a Hulk musical down the road. Check out his perspective after the jump, where you'll also find David Spade's reactions to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Tom Felton's recent golf excursion and a height comparison between Autumn Reeser and Magic Johnson.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 1, 2010. Read More...

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Tom FeltonThe "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" premiere last night must have been a fun time if you had a seat inside. Tom Felton and Warwick Davis both came away tweeting pleasant things about the experience, though Davis might have preferred a different seat.

Milla Jovovich, meanwhile, still has a while before she needs to think about showing up for her "Three Musketeers" premiere. She did reach her final day of filming, though, and knows exactly what she'll be doing next. You'll find her enthusiasm down below, listed with retweets from Seth MacFarlane and Damon Lindelof reacting to Harrison Ford, as well as David Slade's meditation on the death of Dino De Laurentiis.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for November 12, 2010. Read More...

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Emma Watson at Harry Potter premiereYou may not be able to attend the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" premiere in London, but a handful of folks in the Twitter-Wood feed received invitations and shared what they were up to en route.

Another traveling tale that showed up today came from David Slade, who happened to see someone watching a pirated version of his movie "Eclipse" on a plane. You can check out how he felt about that after the jump, as well as what Duncan Jones and Edgar Wright had to say about the passing of "Blue Velvet" producer Dino De Laurentiis... and how Jim Gaffigan views Veterans Day.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for November 11, 2010. Read More...

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TransformersTyrese Gibson said that yesterday would be the last day of filming for "Transformers 3," and it looks like everything went down as planned. In fact, according to his posts he treated Michael Bay to a Lakers game to celebrate.

Former President George W. Bush has also been doing some celebrating, now that his new book "Decision Points" is out. He received praise from both Donnie Wahlberg and Stephen Colbert today on Twitter, though one of those posts might be a little more sincere than the other. Check out what they said after the jump, along with what it might be like to hire Randy Moss for yourself... and which "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" actress now seems to be on Twitter, though has yet to be verified.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for November 10, 2010. Read More...

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Scarlett JohanssonBy Irene Lee

There hasn't been a whole lot of good news lately for the adaptation of the popular literary-horror crossover "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Director David O. Russell ("Three Kings") was set to helm, but recently bailed to take the reins of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." And Natalie Portman, who'd been attached to star, stepped down, though she remains involved in a producer role (is there anything this Harvard-educated beauty can't do?).

But suddenly things are looking up. Deadline reports that Scarlett Johansson is potentially on tap to play leading lady Elizabeth Bennett to Bradley Cooper's Mr. Darcy. And, according to Slash Film, directors Neil Marshall ("Doomsday"), David Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"), and Mike Newell ("Prince of Persia") are circling the project. Read More...

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