Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hot Topic Video Spam

So, both Amber and I are crazy busy this weekend with Real Life stuff. So, of course, the skies open up and a downpour of awesome Twilighty goodness comes raining down.

You may have seen a lot of these before, but I noticed some things I wanted to share with you. And we really don't mind watching again, do we?

Here are Rob, Kristen and Taylor introducing the rest of the cast.

First of all, I'm amazed at how many of them were there!! I know it's a launch event and all, but wow. Incredibly cool of the Trifecta to show up, with all the craziness they get. Also, LOVE Kellan and his "Team Emmett" shirt!!

I'll be attending the Hot Topic even in Seattle this Thursday, and while I don't expect to see the lot of them, I'm looking forward to seeing Daniel Cudmore and Charlie Bewley. I'll definitely have a full report for you after!

Here are the rest of the videos. Ahem, HIGH Squeemaggedon warning. You might need to look elsewhere a few times, too. Apparently, it difficult to juggle a camera when you're fangirling.

The energy and build up for New Moon is incredible to watch, I didn't see the Twilight mania build, so this is pretty exciting for me. It's great to see the actors in such high spirits, and they look like they're really having fun with this.

Vampires abound in People's 100 sexiest men

Watch and enjoy!
Three Twilight guys made it...2 vamps, 1 werewolf
Kellan Lutz
Taylor Lautner
Robert Pattinson

And both the hunky vamps of Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley
Ian Somerhalder

Thanks to ROBsessed.

New Rob portrait session by Chris Pizzello

New Moon press is now officially underwayThis is my favorite of the bunch, but you can see the rest at ROBsessed. There is SO much to sort through from yesterday and today, but we're working on some things for you. The whole cast just looks wonderful! Why in the world does real life have to act up right when all the good stuff is pouring in?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fan Made Friday: Six Silent Goodbyes

In the 8 or so months that I've been a Twi-hard, I have thoroughly immersed myself in all things Twilight. I've read forums and blogs, soaked up interviews and spoilers. When I ran out of that, I discovered fan-fiction.

I've discussed some fan-fiction before, there are really some amazing stories out there. Today, I want to bring just one particular story to your attention. Well, technically it's two, as one is essentially an outtake of the other, but they are all related.

This story is a canon-fic, meaning it takes place within the context of the books. Six Silent Goodbyes, by VivaViva, gives us the perspective of each of the other Cullens as they prepare to leave Forks without the opportunity to say goodbye to Bella. I can't express enough how amazing these stories are, the author does a fantastic job of getting into the heads of each of them, bringing a mix of emotions as you read each chapter. Keep a box of tissues handy.

Following this, VivaViva also contributed her time and efforts to the Support Stacie Auction, and the winner requested another chapter, from Edward's point of view, titled The Broken Lullaby. I recommend saving this for last, and if you haven't used your box of tissues before this one, have them at the ready. I cried nearly as much reading this as I did reading New Moon.

For all the amazing all-human fanfics that are out there, nothing grabs me more than a well done canon fic. After all, the series is why I'm here at all. Give them a read, leave a review, and let me know what you thought.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

UK Glamour Magazine with the Cullen Sibs

Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone were interviewed in the UK Glamour edition. They share they're thoughts on love and relationships, as well as sharing some details on the cast interactions.

Which member of the cast would you like to be stuck on desert island with?
Nikki: Kristen Stewart
Kellan: Ashley
Ashley: Jackson
Jackson: Ashley

Who would you have a one night stand with?
Nikki: Elizabeth!
Kellan: Bella’s Mum (actress Sarah Clark)
Ashley: Can I say Jackson again? Although I don’t have one night stands!
Jackson: Elizabeth

Hot Mama Elizabeth!!

What’s the gender cliché you go against?
Nikki: I like clothes if I’m handed them, I don’t like shopping. I get bored really easily, like having to go through things and looking through racks. I’d much rather eat than shop.
Kellan: I am the worst at packing. If I’m going to the beach, it’ll take me like an hour to pack my stuff like my towels, bathing suits and games.
Jackson: I’m not into sports. I used to play a lot of baseball as a kid but I’ve never followed it I was always much more into art.
Ashley: I’m a real college football girl and I like hockey games. They’re really brutal but I enjoy them. I was a tomboy when I was growing up, I climbed trees and stuff.

Who in the cast would you go to for relationship advice?
Kellan: Ashley Greene. We’re very close and it’s great to have someone especially as you work with them, just to talk to for advice.
Nikki: Elizabeth Reaser. She has a good head on her shoulders
Ashley: I ask Kellan a lot about guys because he’s honest with me and she’s new but Bryce Dallas Howard is really nurturing and kind of motherly.
Jackson: Peter Facinelli. He’s got a wife, kids, beautiful home. That’s gorgeous. Someday hopefully, I’m taking tips from him.

Which of the New Moon cast would you choose to help in fight?
Nikki: Jackson
Kellan: None. I wouldn’t need the help in a fight!
Ashley: Kellan
Jackson: Nikki

And some lovely scans, thanks to I Felt Hope.

Forget Robsten, let's jump aboard the Jashley Ship!!

They are just way too cute!!

Read the rest at Glamour UK!

The Cover of Doggie Aficionado Never Looked So Good

Though I'm not sure if we're looking at the dog or the man. Kellan and Kola grace this months cover of Doggie Aficionado, with some great pictures and a typically adorable interview with Kellan:
What has Kola taught you about life?
Kola has taught me to be a man. (Aww!) Its almost like having your own child. You really have this living animal that truly depends on you. I spoil her. I don't know what kind of life she had before I found her at the pound, but I hope I've given her some deserved happiness.

What can fans look forward to from Emmett in New Moon?
Fans will really get to see the fight in Emmett as the story progresses. You'll get a lot more background on the character, and I think the fans will be very pleased at what comes next!
Do you think Emmett would be a dog lover?
Emmett is a fighter but he truly is a lover at heart. His animal-like qualities make him perfectly suited for a pet; I think Kola and Emmett would get along just as great as we do.

I'd be worried about Kola being a snack, personally. Emmett does eat grizzly bears for breakfast.

Read the full article here.

Thank you to Twifans.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cutie Has a Good Point

Did I mention it's only 15 days until New Moon?

We spoke in the wrap-up about movie plans. Tickets are bought, babysitters are arranged, the DH has turned in his vacation day paperwork. Because, we're not going until Friday afternoon. I'd love to go to the midnight show, be there when it first opens, and all the excitement. As it is, I'm going to have to go nearly all day without talking to Amber, since she'll have seen it already by the time it even gets to be midnight here. (This is a tall order, we gab. All. The. Time.)

The reason we're not going to the midnight show though, is because of a phenomenon my husband has termed "Squeemageddon". I've promised not to scream and squeal, though I'm not promising not to drool or whimper quietly in my seat. Squeemageddon, would definitely ruin the movie experience, especially for him, and if he's not enjoying it, it's going to put a serious damper on my enjoyment.

Cutie, over at SuperSecretTwilightBlog, has a hilarious story, and some good rules to remember while enjoying New Moon. She also has a great collection of campaign buttons to help us all remember to have some respect at the theater. Check out her cafepress store here.

Eclipse Teaser Poster

DreadCentral captured this picture of the new Eclipse Teaser. Not much more than the logo, but it's got promise. I can picture the Cullens and the Wolfpack against that background!

Wednesday Wrap-Up

Happy Wednesday! I have one thing to say before we get started on the Wrap-Up.

15 DAYS!!!!! /fangirl

Do you have your tickets yet? How many shows to you have tickets for already? Are you seeing Twilight first? Going to a party? Bringing your Cardboard Edward with you as a date? I don't have a Cardboard Edward yet, so I'll probably bring Shadesward and Pocket Bella. (She always insists on tagging she doesn't trust me with her man!)


Okay! Moving on..News We Missed!

These are Two of My Favorite Things!

I love The Sims. My hubby can't figure out why I like it so much. Heck, even I have no clue why I love the Sims so much, but I do. And I love Twilight. So when Twifans posted this awesome New Moon trailer, Sims Style, I might have squealed a little bit. It's amazingly well done, give it a look!

How To Get "How To Be"

So you've seen all of Rob's movies, and still, it's not enough. That's ok, now you have his audition video for How To Be! We love Rob's adorkableness, and Art is the epitome of Robadork, May cause desire for hugs and cheek pinching..

We Love Puppies And Rachelle!

Rachelle Lefevre campaigns for pet adoptionl. She's always so good for giving her time for good causes, I love it. Plus, it's always a bonus to see her. And I still want her hair.

Behind the Scenes-Volturi Style

Hit Fix showed this clip and interviews with the cast involved in the Volturi scenes. For those avoiding spoilers, the movie bits are really not much more than what's in the trailers.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Volturi Featurette

Trailer Park | MySpace Video

Don't Forget t5m and the Vampire Diaries Examiner!

Check out Amber's series on unicorns still continuing, and a great article about the events in the last episode of Vampire Diaries.

Billy Burke is Awesome. And He Was On Access Hollywood

For all the awesome that is Rob and Kristen and Taylor, Billy Burke steals the screen every time, I swear. For all the scenes I'm looking forward to in New Moon, some of the ones with Charlie rank right up there.

Access Hollywood caught up with Billy and spoke to him about Charlie, the 'stache, and who is making a cameo in Eclipse.

If you're not one of the folks 'in the know', click here.

Thanks NMM!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Moon Stars Go Around the World

Our Twi-folks have been galivanting around the world this last week promoting New Moon. As if we all aren't waiting impatiently to see it anyway, but it is really nice of them to drop by various locations to say Hello, and speak with the fans.

Yes, I did hear about the mess in Brazil, no I'm not going to post the pics or the video, we don't play that game here. Part of me is glad it's not just Rob, but still, mobbing the stars helps none of us, so lets all remember our manners.

Either way, Taylor and Kristen were all smiles and stunningly beautiful at the official event.

And a great video interview with the two of them. I love that they're so genuine when they interview. Taylor is always well-spoken, and you have to love Kristen for her nervousness. You can really tell when she feels passionate about something. I do notice a big jump in confidence level since the interviews this time last year. Yay!

Then it was off to Mexico for Kstew and Taytay. Not so crazy there, I'm glad to say, and still with the gorgeousness. I love Kristen's hair all pulled back, and it's always nice to see her smile. Taylor, well, you can't help but love that face, can you? And I mean that in a completely non-need-to-go-to-Georgia-don't-call-Chris-Hansen way.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Rob and Chris (you know, the guy in the back of the pictures) made it to Toyko safe and sound. All reports are that the large crowd gathered to greet them were pretty well behaved and orderly. Go Japan!

I can't decide if I want to be a water bottle or a microphone more...

And a few short videos of the fan meeting. I love love LOVE that they actually wait until he's finished speaking before they scream. Thank you! It was nice to listen to videos and be able to hear!

Look! It's Chris!

Thanks to TwiCrack, ThinkingofRob, and Robsessed for the pics and videos.

Now the Cullen's are Toys'R'Us Kids, too!

Toy'R'Us announced the Grand Opening of their Twilight Boutique at their flagship store in New York City's Times Square. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19, the day before New Moon opens.

From the Press Release:

Toys“R”Us Times Square Transforms Into All Things Twilight

Attention Twi-Lovers! On Thursday, November 19, just one day before the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Toys“R”Us Times Square will transform into the ultimate destination for all things Twilight. Guests will have the opportunity to take their photo against a backdrop featuring characters from the movie and participate in a trivia quiz for a chance to show off their knowledge of The Twilight Saga. The flagship store’s Twilight Saga boutique will feature a special selection of apparel from Hot Topic in addition to the wide assortment of movie-inspired merchandise available in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. The feature shop will also display real props and scenery from The Twilight Saga: New Moon set, including the distinguished thrones from the Volturi Lair and Bella and Jacob’s motorcycles!

Beginning Saturday, November 7 at 7am, the first 500 guests who purchase $50 worth of Twilight Saga products at Toys“R”Us Times Square will receive a ticket to a VIP autograph signing, scheduled to feature Nikki Reed (Rosalie) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett). Only 500 tickets will be available, on a first come, first served basis, to attend the VIP autograph signing at 4pm on Thursday, November 19 at Toys“R”Us Times Square! Limit one ticket per person and one autograph per cast member at the signing. Additional rules apply.*

Additionally, beginning Saturday, November 14, the first 325 guests who purchase $65 worth of Twilight Saga products at Toys“R”Us Times Square will receive one ticket valid for entry for two people to attend an exclusive advance screening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on November 19. Tickets for this unique opportunity are available only to the first 325 guests on a first come, first served basis. Additional rules apply

Some of the products and displays you can see:

Twilight is definitely taking over the world!

Twi-Theories Tuesdays: So What Is Rosalie's Deal?

This article will contain book spoilers for the entire series. I will also mention some details from Midnight Sun and other extras written by Stephenie Meyer.

Happy Tuesday everyone, welcome to this week's edition of Twi-Theories. You can read the previous entries here.

I've always been fascinated by Rosalie, she's this amazingly strong character, that we learn so little about. That's meant to be, I suppose, since she's a bit cold and stand-offish, haughty about who is deserving of her time and attention. We all know that is just the surface though, that there's more to Rosalie than meets the eye.

So I found myself wondering, what was the deal with that phone call to Edward? Why would she be so anxious to relay the information? Was she being spiteful? Was she trying to help her family, in her own dysfunctional way?

We know very little about Rosalie at this point in the story. We know she doesn't like Bella. Edward has been very vague on the reasons why, but it's fairly clear. We find out more in Eclipse, as Rosalie shares her story and some of her motivations behind her feelings for Bella. In Breaking Dawn, they bond over a common goal. Rosalie may have had selfish motivations for that, too, but that will be another week's theory.

The first reaction we see in New Moon from Rosalie is a smug expression as she helps wrestle Jasper outside following the papercut debacle. I'd imagine she's thinking. "I told you she'd be a problem like this was only a matter of time.." But Rosalie loved Forks, and believed Edward to be stubborn, so I doubt, even in that moment, that she saw what was coming.

I believe that having to leave Forks was a bit of a jolt to Rosalie. Forks allowed them to be almost 'normal'. ( from Midnight Sun, read it here) I think that Rosalie is someone, also, that doesn't adjust to change well. Her life as a human was all planned out, she knew what was expected and it always happened. Until the attack that led to her being changed, so surprise and that kind of disruption to her existence is difficult for her, it probably brings up some painful memories.

Now they all have to pack up and leave. We learn later that they went to Upstate New York, but also that they had scattered a bit. Edward was out tracking Victoria, or being a hermit, Jasper was dealing with his guilt over the situation, and they all were missing Edward. These people had been together for some 50 years or more, imagine the disruption this made.

So Alice gets her vision of Bella jumping, and Rosalie seizes the opportunity to call Edward and tell him. Was she being selfish? Absolutely. Was she being spiteful? I don't think so. I believe that with Rosalie, everything is just tinged with a dose of self-serving, but that she honestly does love her family.I believe that she called Edward to let him know so that he would come home, so that Emmett would be happy to have his brother again, so that Esme would stop worrying. She didn't understand, until the moment she heard from Alice about what Edward was planning, that what Edward felt for Bella, was the same as what she felt for Emmett.

If you haven't read already, Stephenie Meyer wrote a few tidbits to support this. These are not outtakes, just extra pieces of the story that she penned when fans had questions for her. One is from Edward's point of view, and the other from Rosalie's, check them out.

It's important to note that when Rosalie apologizes to Bella that it's the first time she's ever directly addressed Bella. This is an important moment, because it shows that Rosalie has finally accepted Bella as a "real person". She may still not like her, or agree with her choices, but she has recognized Bella's place in her family.

I think her vote, too, was a recognition of Bella's importance. The line "I wish there had been someone to vote no for me." is so significant. I don't believe it's just Rosalie expressing her disapproval of Bella's choice, but she's reminding Bella that she DOES have a choice in the matter. I think that in that moment, that was the most selfless we ever see Rosalie. She voices her acceptance of Bella in her family, but expresses her concern over her choices. Just like a real sister would accept you for who you are, even if they don't agree with you.

In the end, Edward and Bella probably have that fateful phone call to thank for their future. While it set off a scary chain of events, it did force them to deal with their issues regarding Bella's mortality a lot sooner than they probably would have, even if Edward had simply decided to return to Forks and beg forgivenes. (Again, that's another article)

Tell me what you think of Rosalie, I'll be coming back to her at some point in the future.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Twilight Sweethearts & New Moon Candy Giveaway!

Despite the great response to our New Moon candy giveaway, only one of the winners contacted me. So, that means we still have two goody bags up for grabs! You'll receive what's pictured below...The general basis for the contest is the same, but I'm adding one little thing to keep this from happening again. Go to the Sweethearts facebook page and become a fan. Come back here and let us know in the comments how many fans they had when you joined. If you joined before, you can go back to the old post to see what number you were. Here is the change...
You must leave your email address in your entry. Otherwise, it will not be counted. I have to be able to contact you in order for you to be a winner!
So enter now! You can check out this post for more info on the candy!

The Fire & Ice Sweethearts will be available spring of 2010!

*Update* So I totally realized that I forgot to put a date on here for the drawing. You have until this Saturday to enter. I'll announce the winners on Sunday! Good luck!

CafePress T-Shirt Giveaway

Yes, we're sure you've seen it on other blogs, but we're thrilled to join in too! CafePress is going to give one of our readers their choice of a free t-shirt!
All you have to do is visit their site using this link, choose your favorite shirt, and post the link in the comments here.
Be sure to specify the size and color and include your email address. If your comment doesn't have that information, you can't win.
They definitely have something for everyone! These are just a few of the ones that stood out to Kerry and I when we were looking through.
Even your little one!
And you know I love Jacob, too. (Yes, I still love Edward no matter what Kerry may say.) This one made my heart hurt.You have until this Saturday, November 7 to enter. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 8. Our UK readers can pick out shirts here.
So start browsing and come back to leave your comment! Good luck! And here are the links for our readers in Canada and Australia.

Vanity Fair Robert Pattinson Outtakes - Part One

Vanity Fair now has an excerpt from Rob's feature posted on their website. The issue will hit newsstands in NY and LA on Wednesday, November 4. The rest of us will have to wait until November 10.

Rather than working his way through supermodels, Pattinson, who’s been living out of three suitcases for the past year, has been feeling overwhelmed, self-conscious, and guilty. “I’m trying not to drown,” he says in his hotel room at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel, which is littered today with beer bottles, old scrambled eggs, a half-eaten Twix bar, and a dirty pair of jeans on the living-room floor. And he notices that he hasn’t made his bed. “Oh, God. Sorry about that.”

“I’m unbearably self-conscious about stuff,” he admits. To the point where, while filming scenes before the army of New York paparazzi that has been following him around, he is terrified that his “ass crack is showing.”

They have also posted the first of four slideshows of outtakes from his session with photographer Bruce Weber. That's right...we're going to get four! The pics in this post are just some of my favorites.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Updated New Moon Promo Appearance List

Gossip Cop was awesome to collect a full list of scheduled appearances in the train of New Moon promotional events.

November 16:

Kristen Stewart – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”

Taylor Lautner – “The Jay Leno Show”

November 18:

Robert Pattinson – “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Kristen Stewart – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 19:

Robert Pattinson – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”

Taylor Lautner – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 20:

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner – “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (pre-taped)

Robert Pattinson – “Ellen” (pre-taped)

Taylor Lautner – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”

November 23:

Ashley Greene – “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Michael Sheen – “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

November 24:

Ashley Greene – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 25:

Peter Facinelli – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

December 2:

Nikki Reed – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

December 3:

Ashley Greene – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Thanks, Gossip Cop!!

Trick or Treat with Kellan and Ashley

Kellan and Ashley joined some of the cast of True Blood to host a Halloween party at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Ashley had hinted that she was going to be a bird, a peacock (hen?) was definitely appropriate for pretty Ashley. And we all know that Kellan is the true Boy Wonder!

See the rest of the pics at Socialite Life.

Chris Weitz, New Moon and Eclipse

Chris Weitz spoke to MTV again, this time about taking over New Moon and the contrast between directing styles. He also spoke about the transition process to David Slade, so that David would be aware of the direction New Moon was going, and take that into consideration with Eclipse.
With filming on "Eclipse" wrapping up, we couldn't resist asking "New Moon" director Chris Weitz whether he had seen any of the footage from next summer's blockbuster. He hadn't, he said, because he's been busy working hard to bring fans "New Moon," which hits theaters in less than a month. Surprisingly, he said he didn't really want to see the footage yet.

"As a fan and a filmmaker, I'm excited to see finished stuff from 'Eclipse' rather than anything in progress," Weitz said. "When you see works in progress, there's always some guy standing in front of some big green curtain, and it's all terribly disappointing. You really want to see the good stuff once it's all finished.

The wait is getting shorter!! It's officially November! The whirlwind of promotional tours have started. I missed this part of the experience with Twilight, so I'm looking forward to the round of fresh interviews and appearances!

Read the full article here.