Sunday, December 19, 2010

From Afghanistan with Love: Thank You

I posted about the troop's need for hand warmers and some of you have generously responded.  Shaun posted a thank you on his blog earlier this week which you can read at the link below..

From Afghanistan with Love: Thank You: "A few weeks ago I made a post on Facebook about how we could really use some hand warmers over here since the weather is starting to turn in..."

Thank you for all your help in sending items and in helping to get the word out. Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas season!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Belated Eclipse DVD Review

Well, I'd say it's official, the Twi-zealotry is finally winding down. If it took me about a week to watch the entire DVD so I could review it, things are definitely slowing down in the Twilight Universe (at least for me, I guess).

Anyhow... It's here! Now, the major disclaimer, Eclipse is probably my personal (put down those tomatoes, ladies, I'm entitled to an opinion, don't I?) least favorite of the 3 movies, but addition all the extras on the DVD did add to a more enjoyable and enlightening experience, I have to say. So, here's a rundown of my Eclipse DVD experience:
* I got the "usual" 2-disc special edition from Costco, no bells and whistles, not even a blue-ray. The cover is ok, Bella looks pretty, Jacob-foxy and Edward rather monumental (as in - like a statue, hehe). Now, let's get into the "special" part - the extra features on the discs.
* Major attraction for most of us, hard-core fans for this one was the promise of Robsten audio commentary and it certainly delivered. I was a tad surprised and even a little off-put when they first came on and jokingly admitted to being in totally different locations. But you know what? They were relaxed, very funny and fun to listen to. It felt a bit like eavesdropping on two buddies, chatting and giggling and flirting a little ;) The most serious part was hearing how K. describes "making of" special effects (while watching super-speed running of Cullens, Victoria and wolves) after seeing "behind the scenes" footage on DVD #2 (more on that later). Somehow, it seems Rob got to skip most of the physical training for this one. He did do some fighting, but very little running/jumping, lucky bastard.
Love-love-loved their easy, silly banter, I literally giggled with them the whole time. Rob sounds genuinely offended and jealous (albeit lightheartedly) for his character, and Kristen is constantly defending and explaining Bella's position.

Second commentary option, with Stephenie Meyer and Wyck Godfrey are way more serious, but still fun and entertaining. They talk more about little details in every scene, about music and screenplay. Tons of interesting tidbits of information there. S. is gushing about Billy Burke, who, I agree, stole every scene he's in. He provides most of comic relief in this movie as well.

All the wigs get ton of attention from all the commenters. Sounds like they (wigs) have a personality of their own, bad days, good days, fans and foes in every movie. Very cute. So, imho, both sets of commentary is wonderful and totally worth watching/listening to, it's a special treat for us, fans.

The rest of the DVD extras I was not all that impressed with.
* The "Making Of" was moderately interesting, with some insight on more technical side of the process (the sets built from scratch to mimic real locations from past movies, special effects and rigs, training, challenges and successes). I didn't get too many juicy details about the actors or the director's personal style of shooting like we did in Twilight or emotional motivations as in New Moon. But then again, I think the current director was chosen for his action-building skills, not his "soft side", and it shows in both movie and extras.
* Deleted and Extended Scenes - very few and far apart. Not at all generous with those this time. Most memorable for me probably the "girl talk" between Bella and Angela, although it's understandable why it didn't make into the movie, it was nice to see the "human" side of the story.
* Photo Gallery - SUCKED. Low res pictures that we all have seen before. I didn't get the whole point of having them there at all. If they're so afraid of them being "stolen" or whatnot, why bother adding them to the disc at all?
* Edward and Jacob FAST FORWARD, a neat feature for obsessive-compulsive rabid fans. You can drool selectively and uninterrupted, whichever team you happened to be on :)
* Two music videos I personally enjoyed very much. Being a huge fan of both Metric and Muse, an extra viewing of their respective video clips was a pleasure.
And... that's a wrap, people. I'd love to hear what you thought of your own personal DVD-viewing experience... Did you enjoy it? Did you have a party? How many times?..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kellan talks abs with Access Hollywood

He also talks about the big arm wrestling scene in Breaking Dawn



What do you think of the dark hair? You think we'll have some curls on Emmett this time around?

Monday, December 6, 2010

David Slade Eclipse Signing!

TwiFans was fortunate enough to attend the dvd signing with David Slade and shared the pics and video! How incredibly awesome is that?


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You can read all about it here. A huge thanks to Alison for sharing this wonderful experience with us! I SO wish I could have been there!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Buy Eclipse at Walmart and get a VUDU credit free

There has been a lot said about the fact that New Moon didn't come with a digital download and none of the copies of Eclipse do either. Well Walmart and Vudu are joining to fix that.

With every purchase of a physical copy of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at Walmart or walmart.com (including Movie-only DVD, the Two-Disc Special Edition, Twilight Eclipse / Destination Forks two-pack, Blu-ray Movie Only or Blu-ray Combo Pack), customers will receive an offer for a $5 movie credit on VUDU. Once again, Walmart and VUDU are joining forces to deliver an awesome value to movie lovers!

Yes, you heard correctly. You can grab the physical DVD or Blu-ray disc (so you can drool over the cover art) AND get the digital copy to stream to your VUDU enabled PS3, Blu-Ray Player, Connected TV, or computer (via Boxee) . Or, you can use your credit to stream any other available movie on the service.
 Check out the Vudu blog for all the details!

Eclipse DVD Extra - Taylor talks about carrying Kristen

Thanks to Access Hollywood for this exclusive clip

Monday, November 29, 2010

Help keep our troops warm

One of the things that is so nice about having blog and twitter followers and the people in this fandom is that we are able to work together to help others. Some of you may remember Shaun, the soldier featured in my "Real Men Read Twilight" series. He also wrote a guest post during our Eclipse discussion. Shaun is currently deployed to Afghanistan and he's given us a great idea on how to help support the troops. From his facebook page...

OK so a lot of you have been asking me about what you could possibly send and is there anyway to help out the troops. Yes there is and what we could use is some hand warmers. You know the kind that you shake up and put in your pockets. It is starting to get very cold out here and we don't have very good heat sources ...for our troops in the towers and on the line. These would go a long way in raising the troops' morale.

<--This is the kind of thing that he's talking about. They can use this type of hand warmers, foot warmers and body warmers. Anything like this to help keep them warm.You DO NOT have to purchase a whole box or order them from Amazon. Every set helps keep someone warm and will make a difference.

I'm ashamed to say that it never occurred to me that the cold was an issue in Afghanistan, but the winter there can bring days with highs around 10 degrees F and lows around -10 degrees F. Those winter temperatures can last until March or April.

This is the perfect time of year to think of the troops and do something for them. If you are interested in sending some of these, you can either send them directly yourself or send them to me for shipment. Just email me or send me a message on twitter and I'll be glad to get you all the information that you need. If you order them on amazon, you can actually have them shipped directly. A nice little benefit!

Let's work together to make this a successful effort! If you'd like to keep up with Shaun, he has a new blog, From Afghanistan With Love. I highly recommend it.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Summit tweet a picture of 'Breaking Dawn' Filming

Yesterday as a special Thanksgiving treat Summit tweeted a picture of 'Breaking Dawn' filming. For those of us excited about the honeymoon scene it is especially exciting!
" THE TWILIGHT SAGA - "Happy Thanksgiving and a crazy Black Friday to all of you and yours." - Bill Condon "
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Hurricane Bells Twilight competition

Hurricane Bells are having a great competition to allow fans to win a Twilight Soundtrack DVD and Hurricane Bells package.  Starting today (Monday 22nd) they are inviting fans to post their own version or interpretation of the Hurricane Bells Song, “Monsters” which was featured in the film and soundtrack for Twilight: New Moon.  

To enter the contest, post a YouTube link onto the Hurricane Bells Facebook page.  They will announce one winner each week for four weeks.  Each winner will get a brand new Twilight Soundtrack DVD (to be released Dec 4), a signed Twilight: New Moon official soundtrack, a signed Hurricane Bells "Tonight is the Ghost" CD, a signed Hurricane Bells "Down Comes the Rain" EP, and a Hurricane Bells T-shirt.
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Raffle for Peter's birthday to support Alex's Lemonade Stand!

Alex's Lemonade Stand is a charity very close to Peter Facinelli's heart so in honor of his birthday they are holding a special auction with some great Twilight prizes. 
Welcome! Peter Facinelli’s fans are honoring him and his generosity in conjunction with his November 26 birthday by raising funds for ALSF via a virtual lemonade stand and raffle. For every $2 (or six for $10) you contribute, you will get a raffle ticket that you can put toward a Twilight gift package of your choice. In addition, for every $5 you contribute, you also will get a raffle ticket to enter for a Twilight autographed item of your choice.  Lists of all Twilight packages and autographed items are below, including links to view the items.
HOW IT WORKS! 
Here's how to enter the raffle:  
Step 1: Make your donation at the Peter Facinelli's Birthday page.
 
Step 2: View the Twilight packages and autograph items by clicking on the names of the packages and items.

TWILIGHT PACKAGES
Team Cullen packages
Alice says accessorize (7)
Team Cullen
 (2)

Team Bella package
Bella’s baubles
 (4)

Team Edward packages
Team Edward #1
 (9)
Team Edward #2
 (10)
Dreams of Edward
 (1)

Team Jacob packages
Team Jacob #1
 (5)
Team Jacob #2
 (6)

Team Wolfpack package
Team Wolfpack
 (8)

Villians package
Volturi and Villains
 (3)

Twifans package
Twifans
 (11)
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Jackson joins the Twilight Convention 2011 Tour!

Creation Entertainment has announced that Jackson will join the Twilight Convention tour for stops in 2011. Jackson will be on the tour for four dates (listed below). Creation Entertainment say on their website that 100 Monkeys will also appear on the tour and have them listed but 100 Monkeys tweeted today;

"We wanted to make sure everyone knew that we have not confirmed the Twilight Convention dates as of yet. Sorry for any confusion." so we will keep you updated on that.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. FEBRUARY 4-6, 2011
TINSEL KOREY (Emily) Appearing Friday and Saturday
BRONSON PELLETIER (The Wolf Pack's Jared) Appearing Saturday and Sunday
JACKSON RATHBONE (Jasper Hale) Appearing Saturday
100 MONKEYS Performing in concert Saturday Night

NASHVILLE, TN. MARCH 11-13, 2011
TYSON HOUSEMAN (The Wolf Pack's Quil Ateara) Appearing Saturday and Sunday
TINSEL KOREY (Emily) Appearing Friday and Saturday
JACKSON RATHBONE (Jasper Hale) Appearing Saturday
100 MONKEYS Performing in concert Saturday Night

LOS ANGELES, CA. MARCH 4-6, 2011
BRONSON PELLETIER (The Wolf Pack's Jared) Appearing Saturday and Sunday
TINSEL KOREY (Emily) Appearing Friday and Saturday
JULIA JONES (Leah Clearwater) Appearing Friday and Saturday
JACKSON RATHBONE (Jasper Hale) Appearing Saturday
100 MONKEYS Performing in concert Saturday Night

ARLINGTON, VA APRIL 15-17, 2011
BRONSON PELLETIER (The Wolf Pack's Jared) Appearing Saturday and Sunday
TYSON HOUSEMAN (The Wolf Pack's Quil Ateara) Appearing Saturday and Sunday
JULIA JONES (Leah Clearwater) Appearing Friday and Saturday
JACKSON RATHBONE (Jasper Hale) Appearing Saturday
100 MONKEYS Performing in concert Saturday Night


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Songs From a Room goes global!

A while back you remember that Rob famously performed in London as part of the Songs from a Room (SoFar). Check out that video below!

Now the group has gone global and has released some more dates;
Just completed: Houston (thanks Heather!)  (E - Very sad I missed this one!)
Next up: Las Vegas (early Dec), Washington DC (Dec 10) & London (Dec 11)
Planning: Paris (mid January), Sydney & Belfast (February), LA and Mumbai (TBC)!

If you would like to attend one of the above shows OR host one anywhere in the world, contact SoFar here
Find out more information at their website HERE.

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New 'Eclipse' Making of Footage

Access Hollywood has posted a clip of the 'Eclipse' Making Of video featuring behind the scenes footage of Taylor in his infamous 'Tellytubby' outfit for the scene at fight training. Check it out below!


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Christian Serratos in new ABC Family Show!

Disney Dreaming is reporting that Christian Serratos who plays Angela in the 'Twilight' saga movies has been cast in a new ABC Family series.
The drama series which is yet to get a title has been created by Brenda Hampton, the creator of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Stars who are so far rumored to be in the show include:
- Katelyn Tarver (“Big Time Rush”)
- Valerie Tian (“Juno”)
- Ana Lucasey (“Lie to Me”)
- Christian Serratos (“Twilight”)
The show is set to be about four ethnically diverse teens who attend a private school in California. We will keep you updated as we hear more!
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

'Eclipse' DVD buying guide

As you know the 'Eclipse' dvd is released on December 4th. When 'New Moon' was released on DVD we were overwhelmed with buying options with multiple versions in different stores and with each store featuring many 'extras'. This time the buying options are a little simpler but which version is the best value? We found this great article on which version to buy Twilog.net Via Twilightblog.net. Check out the guide below!

Wal Mart
This version is the blu ray and DVD combined, so you pay one price and get both. It rings in at $26.46, and here’s what you get.

Audio Commentary, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Photo Gallery, Music Videos.

Languages: English and Spanish, Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish, 6 Part Making-of Documentary (Picture-In-Picture Mode on Blu-ray Only); “Jump To… Edward”; “Jump To… Jacob”; “Jump To… The Love Triangle”; “Jump To… The Cullens”; “Jump To… The Wolfpack”; “Jump To… The Humans”; “Jump To… Victoria’s Army”; “Jump To… Action Sequences”.

Note that the Picture in Picture is on the Blu Ray only, but you do get the Audio Commentary. You can pre-order this version at the link.

Catherine Hardwicke's new movie trailer is released!

The trailer for Catherine's new movie 'Red Riding Hood', a re working of the classic fairy tale, has been released. Check out the trailer below! Some fun facts - 'Red Riding Hood' stars Shiloh Fernandez who originally tested for Catherine for the role of Edward Cullen. Catherine didn't think that Shiloh had the same level of intense chemistry with Kristen as Rob had and the rest is history. The movie is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's production company and Billy Burke (who we all know and love as papa Charlie Swan) also stars!



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Peter reveals what 'Nurse Jackie' has in store for Dr. Coop

Peter Facinelli has revealed that his Dr. Coop character will go through some tough times this season;

"This year, Coop goes through quite a depression," he says. "Which is sad for him. I feel bad. Some tragic things happen in his life, but Coop's [normally] so happy-go-lucky. I hate seeing him in such a slump, but hopefully he'll pull out of it. I'm shooting episode eight so I'm waiting for him to pull out of this funk."

If you haven't checked out 'Nurse Jackie' you should! You can watch it on Showtime - Peter is excellent in the show!

'Welcome to the Rileys' distribution and box office update!

Welcome to the Riley's' is on it's nearly fourth week of release and so far it's box office is at $100,881. The movie's producer Giovanni Agnelli tweeted today;

"If you contact your local art house / indie theater and they express interest in showing Welcome to the Rileys, I will try to get it there"
"The distributor wants to get the movie out as much as possible. Its a VERY crowded time of year for movies, its up to the theaters now"
"Contact the owner/manager of your local theaters. Distributor may not know some of the smaller theaters in your town."
"Studio is still expanding WTTR. I want fans to have a voice where it shows too. Check w/your local theater, if they want it, let me know"
"WTTR scheduled to open in: Washington DC, Nashville TN, Plano TX, Dallas TX, Rochester NY, Chigago IL, San Francisco CA, Philadelphia PA, Kansas City, Miami Beach Winter Park and Sarasota FL, San Diego CA"
Again as we have said before this film will only get a wider release if people in the limited release areas go to see the movie so go see it if it is in your area!

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Maggie Grace in 'Glamour' magazine

Maggie Grace ('Breaking Dawn's' Irina) is featured in a fall floral fashion spread in this month's 'Glamour' Magazine.

Check out the full article and all the pictures HERE.

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Hillywood Show 'Eclipse' Parody

The Hillywood Show have released their 'Eclipse' parody and it is hysterical! You may recognize some of the outfits and the songs. Check out the video below and visit the Hillywood Show website to view their other parodies!



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Twilight men are the sexiest!

Rob, Taylor Kellan, and Alex are all featured in People Magazines annual 'Sexiest Man Alive' edition. Ryan Reynolds may have snagged the title this year but Rob is featured  in the sexy at every age category (thanks to Gossip Dance for the scan). Taylor is featured in the naughty or nice category, Alex is featured (thanks to AlexMeraz.us for the Scan) and Kellan is  one of the 'Twenty five chests to be thankful for'.

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Bid for a 'Breaking Dawn' set visit!

Charity Buzz has teamed up with the GO Campaign for an opportunity to win a visit to the set of "Breaking Dawn" in Vancouver!  The auction, which closes bidding on December 8, allows one winner to select three friends to travel with them to Vancouver to visit the set of "Breaking Dawn." Winners will spend two nights in a deluxe executive suite at the elite Four Season Hotel in Vancouver, complete with VIP limo service to and from the "Breaking Dawn" set. As part of the day on the set, winners have the chance to spend time with the film's cast! Obviously this opportunity will cost a pretty penny and bidding is currently listed at $30,000 dollars (!!). But the money is going to a great cause as proceeds from the auction are donated to the GO Campaign's efforts to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.

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Anna speaks out against bullying

Anna Kendrick has recorded an anti bullying message in support of Ellen DeGeneres's anti bullying campaign. "One of the stars of "Twilight," Anna Kendrick, recorded this video to share an important message about the effects our words have -- and why some words just aren't funny."

Check out the video below;

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Ashley profiled in Gotham Magazine!

Ashley (who seems to be everywhere lately!) has just been profiled in 'Gotham' magazine.  In the profile she talks about working with Jennifer Garner in 'Butter' and how grateful she has been for the Twilight opportunity;
"“It was the first comedy I’ve ever done, so I was equally terrified and excited,” says Greene. “Plus I was working with Jennifer Garner, who I could just sit and watch all day long.”....
“Right now my fans seem to be growing with me. I want my fans to know that Twilight has given me an incredible opportunity, but this is all still new and exciting"
Check out the full article HERE.
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Billy Burke at the AMA's!

Billy Burke answered some fan questions at the American Music Awards he talked about his music, his album 'Removed', the 'Twilight' phenomenon and working with Kristen.
Check out the video below!


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New Michael Welch interview!

Team Twilight had the honor of interviewing Michael Welch, who we all know as hapless Michael Newton, about his new movie 'Unrequited' and his role in the upcoming 'Breaking Dawn' filming. Some highlights of the interview include;
"Have you read the [Breaking Dawn] script?
No.
But you’re signed on?
Yes, I will be in Breaking Dawn.
Do you think it’s possible for Mike to get any closure?
It just depends on how you look at it. I’m thinking back to my lost first love from high school into my young adult life. I don’t recall getting closure, you just sort of move on. Rejection sucks and it certainly can’t be easy for Mike to watch this woman he loves committing herself to another man. Well, another “man” as far as he knows. But at the same time, I’m sure there’s also a layer of him feeling happy for Bella. It’s pretty clear how much Bella loves Edward. So I think there’s an element of someone that you care about being happy, so there might be some closure there.
Do you think you’ll get more screen time than you did in Eclipse? You were in Eclipse for about 5 seconds. That was disappointing.
Yes, in Eclipse I had my little cafeteria scene and then I had the graduation with that stupid look on my face sitting behind Bella and Edward in soft focus. I’ll probably get at least as much screen time in Breaking Dawn. New Moon is my peak in the franchise, which is strange when you think about it.
The theater scene is a great scene, though, when you get sick. It’s excellent. Very enjoyable to watch. I feel sorry for Mike at the time.
I’m very proud of that sequence. That’s my mark on the Twilight franchise, that little 3 ½ minutes and the cafeteria.
I’d like to see you and your other human friends have a little more time, but knowing the story…
Yeah, there’s not a lot of opportunity for additional scenes in a book that’s close to a thousand pages, they’re not looking to add scenes. They’re looking to cut out whatever they can."

Check out the full great interview on Team Twilight!
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New Twilight 'Fame' comic book

The team behind the 'Fame' comic books have a new release. This one will be called 'Fame - The cast of Twilight' and it will be a compilation of previously released Fame editions along with a history of Stephenie Meyer. 






  


The comic is released December 1st and can be pre ordered HERE.

No Bella's wedding gown for Zac Posen

Last week I posted an article about Bella's wedding gown and the rumors surrounding who will design it and what it will look like. (Read the article HERE). One of the names heavily rumored at the time was Zac Posen, but he put that rumor to rest this weekend when he tweeted;

A pretty unequivocal denial you would agree and we won't mention the fact Carrie Bradshaw (a fictional person) wears Zac Posen in Sex and The City movies... So the mystery continues and the story goes on - this is a big deal job, this tweet even made it to the NY Mag Fashion pages! I can't wait to see who the designer turns out to be!
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Jackson tweets from 'No Ordinary Family'

Jackson is currently guest starring on ABC's 'No Ordinary Family' and he is expected to continue in the role for at least the next several episodes. Last week he tweeted from the set and answered viewers twitter questions! Jackson Rathbone Online has the full transcript which you can read HERE.
Some highlights include;
"Hi Jackson. I read somewhere that you are finalizing a deal to be in “Shadowland.” Any word on this? Much Love, Cassandra
@Cass100monkeys you read correct. i am in final negotiations.."

"Not sure if this has been asked or not, if you could jam with any musician dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you play?
@AuthorHeatherGarrett I would jam with Bach, and I would play electric guitar.

"Jackson: What do you hope to accomplish within the next year. I know theres alot of different projects you are working on but what new task are you wanting to learn to add to your quite impressive resume?
@BlkDiamndDarlin i am actually developing a couple different tv shows… and producing up & coming indie bands …quite excited.
@BlkDiamndDarlin i want to learn to play the violin .."

Check out the full 'twitterview' HERE.
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Alex drops out of 'Sugar'

Via The Meraz Effect and the Twilight Lexicon Alex Meraz has dropped out of the movie 'Sugar'. According to his management;
"“Dear Alex fans…in the next few days, we will be removing everything from our website that is in regards to the film Sugar. I was given the following note to pass along from Alex’s management. I do not have further details at this time….
Alex will be pulling his involvement with the film SUGAR. Please DO NOT make any donations to fund the film.
Fellow fansites: Please make sure to post this on your sites and get the info out to your fans. I can assure you this is legit."

No further information is available at this time but the movie production had been trying to raise funding online via their website http://www.thesugarfilm.com/. We will let you know if we hear more!
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REMINDER: Vote for 'Eclipse' and the cast for the Peoples Choice Award

Just a reminder to continue to vote for 'Eclipse' and the cast have who been nominated for eight Peoples Choice awards - leading the pack with the most nominations. They are nominated in the following categories;

Favorite Movie - 'Eclipse'
Favorite Movie Actor - Rob and Taylor are both nominated
Favorite Movie Actress - Kristen is nominated
Favorite Drama Movie - 'Eclipse'
Favorite Screen Team - Rob, Kristen and Taylor
Favorite Movie Star under 25 - Rob and Kristen

Vote HERE and the show will air on CBS on January 5th!
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Rob and Kristen nominated for The Richard Attenborough Film Awards - Film Star of 2010

Both Rob and Kristen have been nominated for The Richard Attenborough Film Awards for Film Star of 2010.  Richard Attenborough is an English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. Attenborough has won two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. You can read more about him here.  The Voting closes at noon on Monday December 6, with the winner announced on Monday December 13. The criteria for winning is simply the actor and actress with the most votes.   Voting is HERE so go vote for Rob and Kristen NOW!

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Rob wins two BBC Teen Awards!

Rob has won another set of accolades, this time at the BBC teen awards. Rob won for for Best Dressed and Best Actor -at the ceremony in London, England.  Obviously Rob couldn't attend due to 'Breaking Dawn' filming but he accepted the awards via video message.

Congratulations Rob!
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Sam Bradley is on tour!

Sam Bradley longtime friend of Rob and who co wrote 'Never Think' from the 'Twilight' soundtrack is currently on tour and I had the pleasure of seeing him live last week! Sam is supporting Brooke Fraser and is touring in support of his new EP 'Zuni' which you can buy HERE.

I have attached some photos of the show to this post. It was my first time ever seeing Sam live and he seriously impressed me, he is so wonderful live. He performed with just his voice, a guitar and the back up of another guitar and man is his voice strong. I was dissapointed his set was so short but he managed to pack a lot into his short stage time. I can't recall the full set list but below are some youtube versions of the songs I remember him doing. If you do get a chance to see Sam in concert I strongly recommend you go.

'The Last Airbender' released on DVD tomorrow!

Jackson's movie 'The Last Airbender' is released on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow. You can order the movie on Amazon from here and here.

Try out Peter's cookie recipe!

Last week we told you about Peter supporting the fight against pediatric cancer with the 'Celebrity Cookie Challenge' and we now have Peter's cookie recipe Via the Twilight Lexicon! These cookies are so good - I made them Saturday and my husband and his friends have been devouring them (nearly empty cookie box picture to the right for proof!)

Ingredients:
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup dried tart cherries * I didn't add cherries to mine

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Update to 'Breaking Dawn' cast Twitter list!

We have two new additions to our twitter list for the 'Breaking Dawn' cast members are 'tweeters'! Erik Odom (Peter) and Valorie Curry (Charlotte) are both on twitter and join numerous other cast members who tweet. Follow Erik here (@erikodom) and Valorie here (@valoriecurry)

Thanks to BreakingDawnMovie.org for the heads up!

Other cast members who tweet;

MyAnna Buring  (@myannaburing)
Mia Maestro (@miamaestro)
Peter Facinelli (@peterfacinelli)
Jamie Campbell Bower  (@jamiebower)
Michael Welch (@MichaelWelchAct)
Bronson Pelletier (@Sonofbrown)
Kellan Lutz (@Kellanlutz)
Ashley Greene (@ashleymgreene)

'Eclipse' nominated for eight Peoples Choice Awards!

'Eclipse' and the movies cast have been nominated for eight Peoples Choice awards - leading the pack with the most nominations. The movie and cast are nominated in the following categories;

Favorite Movie - 'Eclipse'
Favorite Movie Actor - Rob and Taylor are both nominated
Favorite Movie Actress - Kristen is nominated
Favorite Drama Movie - 'Eclipse'
Favorite Screen Team - Rob, Kristen and Taylor
Favorite Movie Star under 25 - Rob and Kristen

Vote HERE and the show will air on CBS on January 5th!
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'Welcome to the Rileys' available for Pre Order!

Kristen's 'Welcome to the Rileys' is now available for DVD and Blu Ray pre order on Amazon.com. Order the DVD HERE and Blu Ray HERE. There is no actual release date for the DVD yet (the movie is obviously still in the theaters - go see it if it is in your area!) but we will keep you updated.

Ashley talks to 'Access Hollywood' about her rise to fame

Ashley spoke to 'Access Hollywood' about her rise to fame and about the upcoming 'Breaking Dawn' filming. Ashley told 'Access' "I’ve only been down there for hair and makeup tests and to meet [director] Bill Condon, which was absolutely wonderful,” she explained. “But I haven’t actually started filming yet… that happens towards the beginning of December for me.” The 23-year-old said she’s itching to sink her teeth back into the vampire world.
“I’m really excited to get down there and goof around with those guys again,” Check out the video of Ashley's chat below.




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Billy Burke talks 'Breaking Dawn'

Billy Burke was interviewed on the Victoria's Secret fashion show red carpet and talked about his hopes for the 'Breaking Dawn' honeymoon scenes, check out the video from Popsugar below!
The always excellent Twilight Examiner also found some comments Billy made earlier in the week at at a VH1''Save the Music' event that may hint at a new scene in the movie!
"my character actually gets to find out some stuff in these next two installments. I’ve been oblivious to the entire situation . . . so Charlie learns some things and I can’t wait for that moment when Charlie sees a werewolf". In the book we only HEAR through Edward that Jacob phased in front of Charlie, the scene is not played out. This may be an exciting addition to the movie!



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Monday, November 8, 2010

Eyes of Amber, Breaking Dawn filming and Pap pictures

Many of you have been coming to Eyes of Amber for a long time (from well before I started blogging) and you know our site policies by now. However I wanted to take a moment to refresh and explain why we are not posting the 'Breaking Dawn' filming pictures/videos.

1 - We are paparazzi free - a lot of these pictures are pap pictures (many are fan pictures also) but it hard to distinguish that and it would go against our policies to post them here.
2 - A lot of the 'Breaking Dawn' information coming out has included actors locations/schedules. We feel this is not information that we should share, we want Rob and Kristen and the rest of the cast and crew to feel safe and secure on set and in their downtime.
3 - Amber and other readers are trying to remain 'BD Virgin's' (Amber did this for 'Eclipse' also (I don't know how!)) and I totally respect her and other readers rights to remain 'spoiler free' (in so much as you can having read the books!). If and when official stills of the production/movie are released we will post these under a cut like we did all through 'Eclipse' and Amber did previously for 'New Moon' and 'Twilight'

Thanks again for visiting we really appreciate all of our readers!

**For full disclosure - I loved seeing the pictures and have happily visited the many sites that have had great coverage of the cast's time in Rio. I have absolutely no issue with anyone else posting these on their site and there is no judgment from me on anyone else posting these.

***Amber here - I have seen some of them too, and they're fantastically exciting, but they aren't being posted here for all the reasons that Eimear has explained above. We're not judging anyone else's coverage, just sticking to our own policies

Bella's wedding gown

So there have been lots of rumors flying around about what 'THE' wedding dress will look like and who will design it. Today we got word via The Awful Truth (not the most reliable of sources to be fair) that "Apparently the wedding dress Bella wears isn't as hot as the sex scenes.
 "It's hideous," dishes our insider. "And it's not the designer's fault. Let's just say someone who has final say on the matter has decided upon a terribly conservative and ugly gown."
And last weeks big rumor was Zac Posen was the designer of choice. Kristen has previously worn Zac's edgy designs (see right) and Zac had sketched an example dress for an 'In Style' feature on the 'Twilight' gown (see here).
In the book the gown is described as;

"the narrow sheath of the shimmering white dress flared out subtly at the train almost like an inverted calla lily, cut so skillfully that her body looked elegant and graceful - while it was motionless, at least." the dress is also described as having a "long line of pearl buttons up my back"

So what do you think the dress should be like? Me - something like these to the left would be my choice but i want to see yours! Link me to your visions in the comments!
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KStewartNews Interviews Kristen's make up artist Beau Nelson!

The awesome KStewartNews has a GREAT interview with Kristen's make up artist Beau Nelson.  They talk about some of Beau's favorite products to use on Kristen and how to recreate some of her most beautiful looks including the gorgeous 'Eclipse' New York Premiere look (see right those gorgeous plum eyes).

Checkout the great interview HERE and congrats to them on a job well done!

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'Welcome to the Riley's' Box Office news

Welcome to the Riley's' was on it's second weekend of limited release this past weekend and added $17,784 to bring it's total gross to $59,929. 
Again as we have said before this film will only get a wider release if people in the limited release areas go to see the movie. Here's hoping the executives allow more of us to see the movie over the coming weekends, I for one will be straight there!

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Daniel Radcliffe spoofs 'Twilight' on 'The Simpsons'

This is just adorable - check out this brief clip of Daniel Radcliffe (my beloved Harry Potter - can't believe that series is nearly over also!) spoofing 'Twilight' on 'The Simpsons' this past weekend! Daniel played 'Edmund'



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Anne Rice blasts Twilight!

The famed Vampire author Anne Rice has blasted 'Twilight' for it's "failure of imagination".  Speaking with New Jersey's 'Star Ledger' Rice said;

"Q. It is complicated, which is why I have such mixed feelings about “Twilight.” It’s so sanitized.
A. It’s based on a really silly premise: that immortals would go to high school. It’s a failure of imagination, but at the same time, that silly premise has provided Stephenie Meyer with huge success. It’s almost like a stroke of genius to put vampires in high school. They just graduate over and over again.

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I hated high school.
A. Doesn’t everyone? The idea that if you are immortal you would go to high school instead of Katmandu or Paris or Venice, it’s the vampire dumbed down for kids. But it’s worked. It’s successful. It makes kids really happy."
Read the full article here
Do you agree with Ms. Rice? Let us know below what you think of her comments!
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Anna in LCD Soundsystem's new video!

Anna Kendrick is starring in LCD Soundsystem's new video for their song 'Pow Pow'
Check it out!


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More 'Breaking Dawn' cast news!

This isn't new (I am just late in posting! Sorry!) but Summit have announced another eight new cast members, Andrea Powell has confirmed her involvement and Michael Sheen has announced he will be filming again in December.

First up - who are the eight new cast members? Well this is what we know - only their names! Their roles have not been announced yet but here is a brief outline of who they all are;

Amadou Ly


Andrea Powell

Amadou Ly
Born in Senegal he has done some theater work and had a small role in "Law & Order" and several short films.



Olga Fonda
Olga Fonda
A Russian model and actress has appeared in "How I Met Your Mother" and "Entourage." She has also been cast in Hugh Jackman's upcoming futuristic boxing drama, "Real Steel."

Amadou Ly
Born in Senegal he has done some theater work and had a small role in "Law & Order" and several short films.
Masami Kosaka
Kosaka was in "The Runaways" in which he played a Japanese journalist interviewing Joan and Cherrie. He was also in "FlashForward," "What About Brian" and a low-budget action flick called "The Legend of Samurai."

 Wendell Pierce 
Janelle Froe
Wendell has been in"The Wire" and currently in "Treme".  
Wendell Pierce
Sebastiao Lemos - The Brazilian native has appeared in the TV series "Força-Tarefa," which literally translates to "Task Force," and a 2008 Portuguese-language short film titled "Cara e Coroa,"
Janelle Froehlich - Froehlich appeared in  "Hacienda Heights," 
Ty Olsson - He has appeared in "Men in Trees." He played a real-life 9/11 victim in "Flight 93" and was last seen on the big screen in "2012." Carolina Virguez - According to Deadline she stared in a Spanish series called 'Matalobos'

Michael Sheen
Via the Twilight Examiner Andrea Powell confirmed on her Facebook page that she will pay 'Sasha' mother of Irina and Tanya and as the Examiner says "Her inclusion in the film means that there'll probably be a flashback sequence involving her and the "immortal child" she adopted, as well as, potentially, the "Denali" daughters (Maggie Grace as "Irina", Casey LaBow as "Kate," and Mia Maestro as "Carmen"). This'll be a good way to explain the danger which "Irina" felt upon seeing "Renesmee" - which then sparks her tattling to the "Volturi," of course." (I think this is very likely in deed!)

Finally also via the Examiner Michael Sheen (who I love) has confirmed his return in Aro's shoes for December;
""We’re doing the last Twilight movie, so we’ve got the two Breaking Dawn films that I’ll start in December. Then after that I’m going back to Wales, to do a version of The Passion in my home town"

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Don't get misled by 'Love & Distrust'

There is a movie poster going around for a movie called 'Love & Distrust' and it says the 'film' stars Rob, Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr and James Franco. Your first thought may be what a very, very talented cast. Your second thought maybe, hold up a second I am a huge Rob fan and I have never heard he was working with Amy Adams (who will star in 'On the Road' with Kristen) James Franco and RDJ. What's going on here?

Collider (as usual) has an excellent synopsis of what this 'Movie' actually is;
"This is a compilation of 5 movies. One of which is “The Summer House” With a short appearance by Robert Pattinson. The DVD has quite a misleading description and cover. Makes it look like Rob is starring in a film with Robert Downey et al....So the only part Rob has is in it is the short role he had in “The Summer House”. Just letting people know who may have it already."

Read their full article on it HERE.  I must admit to being sucked into this one a few months back and being totally confused that I hadn't heard of this movie Whilst it is a legitimate compilation with good quality content it isn't clear from the DVD advertising that it is a compilation of shorts which Rob is in for less than five minutes. The lesson for us all here - read the fine print and trust your judgement when purchasing DVD's/Merchandise claiming to be associated to/star Rob or any of the 'Twilight' cast. They are such hot commodities right now everyone is trying to cash in on their fame.

Great article Collider!

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New 'Eclipse' picture of Julia!

David Slade has posted a gorgeous new picture of Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater) to his website (go to the website HERE). If you remember from the filming of 'Eclipse' David is an extremely talented photographer and would often tease us via twitpic with pictures of the cast. There are some gorgeous pictures of Xavier and Ashley on his site also so go check them out!




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Nikki to star in 'Downers Grove'

According to Variety and JustJared Nikki  is set to star alongside Hayden Panettiere in Downers Grove, a thriller based on the book of the same name.
The movie will be directed by Nelson McCormick (Prom Night) and is about a “cursed high school in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. At the end of each school year, one senior dies in a bizarre death.” The movie will start shooting next spring.

Christian Serratos 'Saves the Seals'

Here is some great behind the scenes video of Christian's Save the Seals campaign for PETA. Christian is a well known animal lover and has previously posed for other PETA campaigns against animal cruelty.


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great new Kristen interview!

Backstage.com has a great new interview with Kristen for 'Welcome to the Rileys', one of the best Kristen interviews i have read in a long time. In the interview Kristen talks about 'Welcome to the Rileys', here gratitude at the opportunties 'Twilight' has given her and how scripts appeal to her.

One part that really stood out for me was her obvious excitement and enthusiasm in talking about her experience shooting 'On the Road', the Walter Salles adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel that she recently finished. Tom Sturridge (who we all know from great 'Pirate Radio' and as Rob's best friend) is also in the movie as Carlo Marx/Allen Ginsberg.

""I worked with my friend Tom Sturridge, and he plays Carlo Marx, who's Allen Ginsberg," Stewart says, excitement creeping into her voice. "And I would look over at him, and he's doing this f****** full-on Allen Ginsberg crazy monologue in the corner of some thumping, raving party, and I'm dancing to bebop jazz, and I'd be like, 'Tom, we're doing "On the Road." Just so you know? "On the Road."'"

Her excitement for this movie is just so clear.  Read the full excellent interview HERE.

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Dakota rumored for 'If I Stay'

MTV and Variety are reporting that Dakota is being strongly linked to a role in the Summit movie adaptation of the YA novel 'If I Stay'. 

'If I Stay is about 17-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist with dreams of Julliard, who must choose between pursuing her future in New York City or staying in Oregon with her rock band boyfriend. But after a fatal car crash, Mia faces the ultimate decision: life or death.
Read more on the rumors HERE.

Have you read 'If I Stay'? Let us know what you think in the comments - it's on my order list next!

Noot Seear in perfume advert with Justin Timberlake!

Not new footage - but new to me and perhaps some of you! Noot Seear who played Heidi (one of the Volturi) in 'New Moon' is in the new Justin Timberlake perfume advertisement for Givenchy 'Play'. Check out the advert and some behind the scenes footage below!





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Chaske to speak at Tribal Safety and Wellness Session

Chaske Spencer is to speak on Wednesday, December 8th at the Tribal Justice Safety and Wellness Session in conjunction with the Office for Victims of Crime’s (OVC) 12th National Indian Nations Conference at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

In June 2009, the Justice Department announced the launch of a major new initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. This effort, now known as The Tribal Justice Safety and Wellness Session, was kicked off with a series of regional summits to seek input from tribal representatives. Planning sessions included department component leaders, tribal leaders and experts in relevant areas to begin a dialogue on a range of important issues including law enforcement policy and personnel; communications and consultation; grants and technical assistance; detention facilities; federal prosecution in Indian country; tribal court development; domestic violence; drug courts and substance abuse; federal litigation involving tribes; and civil rights.

Chaske is heavily involved in the area of reducing poverty and creating sustainable communities. He is engaged in several projects to that end through the non-profit UNITED GLOBAL SHIFT and his personal project SHIFT THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE. This leads to Spencer, who is a Native American from the Lakota Sioux tribe in Idaho and Montana, speaking on behalf of the tribal community.

Read the full article HERE

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