Friday, December 19, 2008

Oh, Give me a break!

Apparently Michael Copon makes a habit of running his mouth. Although he starts out by saying he has "nothing against Taylor personally," he certainly rakes him over the coals. He's so sure he's better for the role of Jacob, yet he hasn't even read the second or third books! To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as "Cliff's Notes" for New Moon and Eclipse! And he actually told Rob that he'd like to be in Twilight 2, and asked Rob who he played in the first one?!?!?!?!

This is definitely not who we want for Jacob. I'm waiting to hear the results of Taylor's lunch with Chris Weitz this afternoon. In the meantime, you can read the interview with Michael Copon here.

The good news just keeps rolling in...

From Twilight Lexicon:
Question: When does it get better than having your novel named "Book of the Year" by USA Today?
Answer: When they decide that your five books have dominated their bestseller list so much over the last year that they name you Author of the Year instead in their first time giving such an honor!

Stephenie has also been named by TIME Magazine as one of the "People Who Mattered" in 2008. I highly recommend clicking on the link in this article. There are some gorgeous pictures of Stephenie and some neat tidbits of information.

Congratulations, Ladies!

Twilighters have been named MTV News' Woman of the Year! Check out the article. You can actually send in your acceptance speech. Really cool to see the fans recognized. An individual Twilighter appeared on the list as well, with Hayley Williams of Paramore coming in at number nine.

As for the Man of the Year, Rob made the list at number four.

(Does anyone else think it's a little weird that both Beyonce and Sasha Fierce were on the list?)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Taylor's getting ready

Despite all the speculation out there, Taylor is preparing to play Jacob in New Moon. He's already put on 19 pounds of muscle and has promised Chris Weitz another 10 pounds by filming. You can read more and see the interview with him here. I have to say, I was one of the naysayers in the beginning when he was first cast, but I'm totally won over now. I can't imagine going to see anyone else as Jacob. I suppose we'll see what happens after Friday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Twilight Christmas presents

I am now the proud owner of the Edward collection from www.essenceoftwilight.com. They have a scent for Edward, Bella, Jacob and Alice. I like this a lot and my husband loves it. And this little beauty went on my tree as soon as I got it out of the package. I found this ornament on Etsy from Pure Lacyness.
I am working on my wish list of Twilight items for when our tax return comes in...lol. At least I'm lucky enough to have a hubby who loved the movie and feeds my obsession.
Twilight Badge

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How could you not love this guy?

I mean, he says, "Bless her heart." What a sweetie!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Does anyone else find this frustrating?

Variety is reporting that New Moon will be released on November 20, 2009. Call me crazy, but saying it is "confirmed" is ridiculous at this point. When the first second of film hasn't been shot and they haven't even casted the new roles and the new director has been on the job for all of two days? Sounds like putting the cart before the horse to me. And just makes me worry that much more that Summit isn't truly concerned with the quality of this film, just how quickly they can get it in the theater.

And in other really upsetting news, which I first learned about from Lauren, it seems all but certain that Taylor is going to be replaced as Jacob.

And it appears that this guy is the current front runner. You can read the MTV article here. This is Michael Copone, who, you find out by checking his imdb, was once the blue power ranger! Jacob is SO not a power ranger!

How do I feel about this? I've officially joined Team Pouting. Taylor completely won me over with his enthusiasm and the nasty screen chemistry he had with Rob. I mean, yes, Jacob is supposed to grow substantially and look 26 by Eclipse, but Bella was supposed to cook for Charlie every night and the "meadow" scene was supposed to actually take place in a meadow. And do not even get me started on what Edward and Bella's first kiss was really like! There has already been artistic license involved in making these books come alive, why not give Taylor a shot to see what he can do. A shot at what he was brought on to do. Okay, that's my rant for the moment. I haven't had much time to read today so I'm sure I'll have other issues tomorrow.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rob looking...not like Rob

Rob is so versatile. He can look like Edward Cullen... Orlando Bloom
or Justin Timberlake.