On Friday, Edi Gathegi twittered the Twi-World that he would have a big surprise for us. Turns out, he got to attend a screening of New Moon with the Twilight Goddess herself, Stephanie Meyer.
According to Twilight Lexicon's live tweets last night from the Phoenix TwiTour, Edi commented that he was a little nervous watching the movie with Stephenie Meyer, but she gave him a great compliment, saying he scared her as Laurent. He confirmed what we are seeing. It's a beautifully shot film and great to watch.
Also, read up on Twilight Lexicon's running report of the TwiTour. Appearances by Edi, Gill Birmingham, Catherine Hardwicke and Michael Welch have made for a very entertaining weekend!
Earlier this week on the t5m page I did a recap of the Sam Bradley, Marcus Foster and Bobby Long performances in Dallas and announced that I would be doing a feature on each of them. Today's feature was Bobby Long. I immensely enjoyed writing this article. There is so much more to Bobby Long than you might think! You can read the whole article here.
I also want to introduce to you... Amber of Rob My World has joined with some other fans to form a new blog devoted to Sam, Bobby and Marcus, Shack of Soul. They are a new site, but they have already posted some great stuff. Be sure to check them out. You'll also find them on my ever growing blog roll, which I promise to work on sometime in the near future!
The folks at Spoiled Pretty let us in on a fun new line of cosmetics. Twilight Beauty is preparing to luanch Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. Colors and products to represent some of the female characters in the book.
In the Luna Twilight collection, Bella's look features natural colors and sheer lip gloss, while Alice's features brighter, more vibrant colors. Products will also include a body glow and metallic mascara, so you can shimmer in the sunlight like your favorite vampire babe.
The Volturi Twilight line will feature "Foreshadow Primer", a product to prep the eyelids for smooth and crease-free eye shadow application. There will also be a body lotion, a body shimmer product, and a mascara.
Personally I'm hoping it comes with an instructional booklet. Like Bella, I need Alice when it comes to this stuff.
I'm starting a new theme here at Eyes of Amber. Every Friday I'll be highlighting some of my favorite fan-made Twilight things. Artwork, videos, fan fiction, whatever will eventually find its way here.
In my Twi-nerdiness, I have spent hours on youtube watching all the fan-made videos for the books and movies. Tributes, trailers, photo montages, I love them all. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you. Since yesterday was Bella and Edward's anniversary, I'll share a few tributes to them that I particularly enjoy. These aren't necessarily the ones with a million views, I wanted to feature some of the lesser known ones.
This first one has a special spot in my heart, as it was made by my unicorn husband after I mentioned to him that I thought the song was pretty fitting for Edward. So I'm shamelessly plugging his video here, yes, but I think you'll enjoy it.
Next up comes from CrucioVeritas, and features the song "Lost" by Anouk. I'm grateful enough to this video for introducing me to Anouk, this quickly became one of my favorite songs.
From minaroche, we have Edward and Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life". Edward gets a lot of tribute videos. Apparently, we like the guy or something. ;) Spend some time on Mina's page, several great videos there!
Lastly, I wanted to share this one from Morbidosity. Bella and Edward with "I Surrender" by Celine Dion. I think I cried a little the first time.
There was one more I wanted to show you, but I can't seem to find it. I either didn't save it before, or it's been removed. It was an early tribute that featured some footage from "The Summer House". If you have any idea what I'm talking about, please please please link it in the comments.
As you all get to know me, you will learn that I'm am the biggest Twi-nerd ever.
But yes, August 13 is Bella and Edward's anniversary. Trust Alice to pick the last date in Bella's wedding requirements to give her the most time to plan the wedding of the century. Where was Alice when I was planning MY wedding, that's what I want to know?
I thought, "Three years? Is that all, seems like longer." Twilight Lexicon's timeline confirms it, and we all know they know EVERYTHING over there. Then I remember that I only first read the series last January. It's amazing how much Twilight has become a part of my life in the last eight months.
So, I toast (my coffee..it's still early here) to Bella and Edward. Thank you for bringing us back to first love again. For reminding us about unconditional love and selflessness to your partner. For teaching us that beauty is in all of us, regardless of the packaging or the past. For being true to your family and your friends. For making mistakes and learning from them. We wish you the best in our imaginations of your future, that every day of eternity is filled with wonder, that Renesmee grows into her own promise, that Jacob gets his happy ending, and that you put Rosalie and Emmett to shame in the Love Cottage.
I'm quite irritated that my EW seems to come one day later each week as I cannot wait to get this one! From the article... New Moon, a far different beast than Twilight, is steeped in heartbreak, focusing on the recovery Bella (Stewart) undergoes after Edward (Pattinson) breaks her heart and her new feelings for her friend Jacob (Lautner). Pattinson couldn’t be happier with his downsized role: “It was a stress-free job for three months,” says the actor. “All the pressure was on Taylor.”
This video is wonderful. Taylor shows off some of his famous moves and the look on his face when Kristen tells he needs to grow into his...well, you'll see...
THR.com has announced yet another casting for Eclipse. Catalina Sandino Moreno will play the role of Maria. As we all know, Maria is the vampire who changes Jasper. The Lexicon character bio describes her as a little black-haired girl with Mexican features. Rather than letting her companions kill Jasper, she decides to change him and eventually puts him in charge of her army of newborns. I am so looking forward to seeing character's back stories played out in Eclipse!
THR.com reported last night that Summit has cast Jack Huston (Outlander) as Royce King II. I hadn't heard of him specifically, but there's a reason the name sounds familiar. Yes, THOSE Hustons. The 26 year old British actor is the grandson of John Huston, and Angelica Huston's nephew.
Holy moley, what is it with these Brit boys? Was there something extra in the UK water supply back in the '80's? The hot factor is through the roof!
So, it looks like we'll get a glimpse of Rosalie's back story. I have to admit, I'm looking forward to Rosalie going all wrathful on Royce and his buddies in her wedding dress.
Check that clock to the right! Less than 100 days to go! Seems like such a milestone. Is it November yet???
Concerning the French New Moon trailer that's running around. We will not be posting that here, since it is bootlegged and illegal to post here in the U.S.A. For now, content yourself with the previous trailer and play at the official New Moon website. Click on the Cullen's crest. And turn your sound on. I melt every time.
I can't tell you how excited I am for New Moon. I'm loving everything I'm seeing. Chris Weitz is my hero. Everything looks so beautiful. I'm going to need a box of Kleenex with me. And probably a towel. Ahem
Remember, the new trailer will debut Friday with Bandslam. How many of you are planning to see it?
Something beautiful and unexpected today... From Sam's MySpace...
So as you know my touring is over for a little while. I am somewhere in America with 1 microphone and my guitar. Today I have written a new song and recorded 3. I am going to keep recording and keep sharing. This is my first batch of DEMO'S
Rob Pattinson (Do I really need his last name? We're BFFs right, Rob?) and Megan Fox accepting Hottest Hottie Awards. I'll keep most of my opinions about Megan Fox to myself, I'm sure she's a very nice girl, but I swear she says the smartest thing I've ever heard her say in this video.
There we go folks, 14 seconds of tease. A little new, a little we've seen before. You'll have to wait until Friday to see the rest of the second New Moon trailer. Oh, and go see Bandslam. I was/am really hoping to see some Wolf Pack and Volturi action, but I have this sneaking suspicion they're going to really tease us with that.
I'd love to see Wolf Pack and Volturi action too, but I agree. I think they're going to hold out on that. However, I have had to eat crow before where what Summit will and will not release is concerned. Don't forget to check the sidebar to get your tickets for Bandslam!
I loved Ashley's dress. I'm hoping Nikki's tan is spray on so they don't have to work so hard too cover it for New Moon. Is it just me or does this not even look like Rob? Love the dimples on Kellen. Thanks to New Moon Movie.org
Our first look at the cover... I like it very much. I think they've really done a good job in bringing about the darkness of New Moon. The book is due out October 6 and is "packed with exclusive full-color photos of the cast, sets and locations." While I would not part with my Twilight version of this guide, I do wish they'd publish them after the release of the movie so they could put even more exclusive content in there without giving things away. While I will probably pre-order this one, I doubt I'll open it until November 21.
For those of you who choose to wait until tomorrow when the awards air to find out about the winners, I'm only posting pics. Click on them to enlarge. I am loving the return of the Emmett hair Is it just me, or does Kellan always look like he just walked out of a magazine? I have no idea who was standing next to Rob here, but I love that they're holding a Tinkerbell folder So nice to see Rob smiling. All pics courtesy of Thinking Of Rob
Here are some additional pics from Kerry... More details when the show airs...
Well, hello Cullen boys! From twitter reports, Kellen, Jackson, Ashley, Nikki walked the red carpet. Rob and Kristen arrived separately, paused for pictures, but did not walk the carpet. Needless to say, everyone looks amazing. I'll update with more pictures as I get them.
My husband is so happy now! Ashley, beautiful as always.
You can send her birthday wishes on her twitter, @AnnaKendrick47, where she shared with us that for her birthday she is enjoying "3 layers of génoise, jam, pastry cream. Wrapped in marzipan." Sounds delicious!