Saturday, August 28, 2010

Isle Esme

In lieu of recent violence in Brazil, which was considered as one of possible shooting locations for part of the Breaking Dawn, I have been thinking of the actual/imaginary palace from BD - Isle Esme. As we all know, it's an fictional island near Rio de Janeiro, owned by Cullen family which was a present from Carlisle to Esme. Edward manages to keep the actual location of his and Bella's upcoming honeymoon an absolute secret 'till they actually get there. Even though the Isle Esme is not on an actual map, there's plenty of little uninhibited (or privately owned) island off shore that could serve as a prototype for this one. According to online travel guides, most of these islands feature fine sand beaches, jungle-covered wilderness, abundance of marine life and very few inhabitants. A perfect honeymoon spot, right?
Naturally, since our beloved couple gets to finally consummate their relationship on Isle Esme, it has a very special spot in every fan's little romantic heart. There are numerous fanfictions written about what happened there (of course, who can be possibly satisfied with the "dimming the lights" version of Spephenie's PG-13 book? ;)). There's artwork, jewelry and scents created in attempts to express beauty and sensuality of the time Bella and Edward spent there.
So... anybody had an amazing honeymoon experience inspired by Twilight? Planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip with your loved one and have Breaking Dawn images stuck in your mind? I'd love to hear your reactions/stories. Pictures? Even better :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Vote for Rob and Kristen as E's King and Queen of the Summer!

Eonline is currently running a poll to find the King and Queen of summer 2010 and round two voting is currently underway. Kristen is currently pitted against Sandra Bullock - that is a tough one - and Rob is currently up against Alexander Skarsgard, another tough one! So go vote here for Kristen and here for Rob to be crowned King and Queen of the Summer!  Round two voting ends August 31st!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

'Breaking Dawn' filming latest news

There have been some new developments this week regarding 'Breaking Dawn' filming.

First up Summit announced that they had hired casting directors for the movie (read the press release below)hopefully this will stop the rash of false online 'casting' companies scamming individuals by claiming to be part of the 'Breaking Dawn' casting department;
"Official local casting directors have been hired for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN. Stuart Aikins reprises casting duties for Vancouver-based casting. Fincannon and Associates Casting is handling talent searches for Louisiana-based casting. Both work under LA-based casting director Debra Zane. There are no other casting organizations involved with the production at this time"
Contact information for official casting directors:
Debra Zane Casting
5225 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Aikins / Cossey Casting
#403 1755 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5
Fincannon and Associates
1235 N. 23rd St
Wilmington, NC 28405

Secondly USA Today and AFP (two usually reliable sources) wrote an article on the unsettled situation in Rio and how it may affect 'Breaking Dawn' filming there. As you know Bella and Edward go through Rio de Janeiro on their way to Isle Esme and it had been hoped that these scenes would be shot there;
"The blockbuster "Twilight" vampire movies' production company may scrap Rio de Janeiro filming plans following Saturday's deadly shootout and hostage taking at the luxury InterContinental Hotel, Agence France Press reports.  The Rio de Janeiro agency responsible for promoting movie production is attempting to convince the U.S.-based 'Twilight' production company to move ahead with plans to shoot scenes there, according to AFP. At stake: about $1 million the filming was expected to inject into the local economy.Summit Entertainment had planned to shoot scenes for "Breaking Dawn" - the final installment in the "Twilight" series - in a Brazilian city famous for both its beautiful beaches and its rampant street crime, the article says.
The company apparently hadn't counted on the film's concept being so close to reality."

Source and Source

Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks!

Stephenie Meyer Day has been celebrated in Forks for the past four years, each year on Bella's birthday September 13th.  This year it falls during the week so there will be a weekend of festivities from Friday September 10th to Sunday September 12th to celebrate the day.

Dazzled By Twilight who organize the event in association with the Forks Chamber of Commerce provided the following itinerary to the Twilight Lexicon, if you want to attend apparently hotels fill up fast so get on it!

Dazzled by Twilight and the City of Forks Celebrate Bella’s Birthday by Hosting 4th Annual Stephenie Meyer Day September 10th-12th 2010
Who , What, When, Where
The citizens of Forks are gearing up for another fun and festive event weekend by hosting the fourth annual Stephenie Meyer Day!  During this weekend in Forks, citizens and guests will experience a plethora of activities dedicated to the Twilight series and the author who penned them, all in the very place where the wildly successful series is set.  Dazzled by Twilight, the town’s most exclusive Twilight-inspired store, will hold a number of fun events that you’ll be sure not to miss.
In addition to Dazzled by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer Day events, they will be launching two new programs including their free news text program (text DAZZLED to 313131 to sign up now!)* as well as fun letters from Edward, Bella or any Twilight character called Letters From Forks.  Join us for a weekend you’ll never forget!
*Standard messaging rates apply.*
Friday, September 10th 2010
6pm-7:45pm- Private Media/Fan site Tour of Forks!  Join Dazzled by Twilight on a private, exclusive tour of Forks and the highlighted Twilight stops along the way.  Visit Charlie and Bella’s house, the treaty line and the beautiful Rialto Beach among others.  Ask questions about Forks, Dazzled by Twilight and any of the weekend’s upcoming events during the tour for any articles or coverage!  It’s the perfect way to get oriented.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to  Fan sites and accredited media only.
6pm-8pm- Author signing. Join us at the Dazzled by Twilight store for a free Twilight-inspired author signing.  Meet the author and get your book(s) autographed personally!  Author TBD.

Vampires are a $7 billion business in Hollywood!

MTV is reporting that according to a report done by The Hollywood Reporter the vampire phenomenon has generated over $7 billion since "Twilight" first hit theaters in 2008. That is in less than two years! Where has this all come from? Well MTV broke it down;


Just last weekend, "Vampires Suck" made $20 million at the box office. "The Twilight Saga" has cumulatively made more than $2 billion in a combination of movie theater and home video receipts. While other non-romantic vampire films ("Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," "Daybreakers") haven't done as well in theaters, the upcoming "Let Me In" and "Priest," plus the two parts of "Breaking Dawn," are sure to bring in a few billion over the next few years. Add that to the many vampire films in production ("The Historian," "Vamps," "The Passage" and a new "Underworld") and you've got many more dollars to be made.


Nikki Reed talks about 'Breaking Dawn'

Nikki is currently promoting her new movie 'Last Day of Summer' and during her interviews with MTV she spoke about 'Breaking Dawn', how Rosalie's back story will be explored even further. She also discussed how sad the cast will be to finish the story and how getting together again feels like 'getting the family back together'. Check out the videos below!


EW's 'Sexy Beast' Contest announces it's winner! launched its ultimate Sexy Beast tournament on July 19 they wanted to take 64 of the hottest vampires, werewolves, aliens, mutants, monsters, and machines ever; pit them against one another in a good old-fashioned, single-elimination bracket tourney; see who prevailed (while indulging in a little eye-candy perusal in the process). Things got a little heated however!

In a 30-day period, and fueled by Facebook and Twitter campaigns, readers racked up more than 1.5 million votes, and whittled the field down to just two players: the Twilight saga’s Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and The Vampire Diaries‘ Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).

Last night they announced the winner   [SPOILER ALERT winner after the cut!]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Jackson on the cover of Troix magazine!

Jackson has been granted the honor of covering the first ever edition of Troix magazine. They have some super cute BTS video that you can check it out below! Checkout the Magazine website HERE for more details!