Saturday, October 9, 2010

What's Missing in the Land of Harry Potter?

I highly doubt anybody noticed my absence in the blogosphere this past week, but I was visiting land of milk and honey Disney and Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, aka home of the new Harry Potter Wizarding World. What can I say? Snow covered crooked houses of Hogsmeade Village with Hogwarts Castle looming in the background was almost magical. The crowds of eager Harry Potter fans from all over the world - not so fun, but understandable (hey, readers from GB, do you have some kind of holiday or promotion going on now? Cause I've never heard so much "british" in all my years in the US ;)). But from my TwiMom point of view, you can probably easily guess what was missing... Young, pink-cheeked and handsome Robert Pattinson as super popular, yet fair and honest Cedric Diggory. There's really not too much in terms of using movie actors throughout the park, really, inside Hogwarts castle, containing the famous Forbidden Journey attraction. And even there, most of it was on the way to the ride, while passing Dumbledor's study and Defense Against Dark Arts classroom, where Harry, Ron and Hermione "talked" to a room full of eager fans patiently waiting in long and slow line. I know, Cedric is a secondary character in only one movie (out of many)... But still, a twifan can dream, right?
P.s. In case you're interested, I started posting my travel notes on my own blog, Applesofmyeyes.com. If you're planning a trip to Florida's parks or are just curious about my experiences there, everybody's more than welcome to read and comment :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stephenie speaks to 'Twilight' Facebook fans and confirms Mackenzie's casting!

Stephenie Meyer this evening congratulated the 'Twilight' Facebook page on reaching 15 million fans and confirmed Mackenzie Foy's casting as Renesemee! Congratulations Mackenzie we are so excited to see you on the big screen as Renesmee!

"Hi Everyone!

Congratulations to the Twilight Facebook Fan Page!  15 million fans!  You guys never cease to amaze me.  In other news...

Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy.  She's an amazing young actress and I'm excited to work with her.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!

- Steph"

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Pre Order 'Eclipse' Blu Ray and DVD

You can now pre order the 'Eclipse' Blu Ray and DVD from Amazon. Order the Blu Ray HERE and the Special Edition DVD HERE.

'Twilight' Official Illustrated Guide finally to be released!

The long awaited 'Twilight' Official Illustrated Guide finally has a release date! EW and MTV are both reporting that the guide will be released April 12th 2011. Yay!

The guide will include “character profiles, outtakes, a conversation with Meyer, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more" Stephenie also confirmed that Alice's back story and illustrations of Bella's wedding dress will be in the guide as well (I am super excited about Alice's back story and kind of worried about the dress but anyway...)

What are you most excited to see in the guide?

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Peter tweets about 'Breaking Dawn' scripts!

Peter tweeted about the 'Breaking Dawn' scripts today and from the sounds of it they seem to be complete!

"Just read the Breaking Dawn scripts. I must say... AWESOME! Very excited. :)"

'Breaking Dawn' parts 1 and 2 according to Production Weekly  will have a four month production schedule. Filming is scheduled from November 1 - March 15. Gossip Cop confirmed “The actors arrive on set in October for rehearsal, hair and make-up tests, etc.” Shooting begins in November"

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'Welcome to the Riley's' poster, stills released and Kristen on Leno Friday!

The poster for Kristen's new movie 'Welcome to the Riley's' has finally been released check it out to the right courtesy of Movieline!

Hitfix also has some new 'Welcome to the Riley's' stills that you can check out HERE. This movie looks so,so good!

Finally Kristen will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday night to promote the movie so set your DVR's! The movie is in limited release in New York, Los Angeles and Boston on October 29th, with additional cities to follow in November. from October 29th  (based on the success in opening cities) planned in other locations for November 5th.


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Monday, October 4, 2010

'Twilight' hand model 'wants to act'!

According to the New York Post 'Twilight' hand model Kimbrey Hickey wants some recognition for her contribution to the saga. According to the article;

"Hickey's lack of fame has her cracking her knuckles in frustration.
"It was major exposure for my hands," said the petite, 40-year-old model. "But nobody knew who I was." So Hickey now stops anyone she sees reading the book to inform them of her contribution. "I see people reading it on the subway, and I say, 'Those are my hands! I'm a hand model!' " she explained. "I'm sure they think I'm crazy -- a crazy lady on the subway."





Ashley to auction off dress for charity

Per The Twilight Examiner - Ashley Greene is once more set to auction off one of her dresses for charity. Following on from her donation last year to the 'Donate My Dress' charity this year Ashley is donating a dress to EBay's October Giving Works.

"eBay Giving Works, a program offering convenient, trusted ways for eBay sellers and buyers to support their favorite nonprofits . . . Joining forces with eBay on this effort are more than 100 national and local nonprofits and their affiliates including American Cancer Society, Avon Foundation for Women, Bright Pink, City of Hope and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® . . . Items sure to attract special interest include . . . dresses worn by Avon spokesperson and singer Fergie, and mark Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene of Twilight."

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'Eclipse' continues to pull in at the 'Box Office'

Box Office Mojo is reporting that 'Eclipse' has taken in $300,412,216 domestically and $389,454,400 internationally. This gives the movie an overall take in of $689,866,616.

Just as a comparison 'New Moon' made $709,826,790.00 worldwide in it's entire theater run of 133 days. 'Eclipse' has only been in theaters 96 days and is just $19.97 million short of that total in two thirds of that time!


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Jamie Campbell Bower 'Camelot' still!

EW has a sneak peek of Jamie Campbell Bower's portrayal of King Arthur in Starz's new series 'Camelot'. 
"The oft-told Arthurian legend lives again in Starz' upcoming series Camelot (premiering next spring), which features New Moon's Jamie Campbell Bower (left) as the teenage King Arthur and Joseph Fiennes (right) as Merlin. As expected, there will be plenty of swordplay. ''I feel like I'm becoming Roger Federer,'' says Bower. ''Wielding Excalibur, my right arm seems to be gaining in size every day as my left arm stays weak and flabby.''"

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Possible new Isle Esme?

Alt Film Guide is reporting that is the small colonial town of Paraty [pronounced Pah-rah-CHEE], located 240 kilometers from Rio, along what some refer to as the Brazilian Riviera, is being scouted as a possible Isle Esme for 'Breaking Dawn'.  


Brazil is a central location in Bella and Edward's honeymoon (they travel through Rio to get to Isle Esme). The president of Brazil's Rio Filme has been open about his groups attempts to work with Summit and Bill Condon to get the cast to Brazil for the honeymoon scenes. We will keep you posted!
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Tinsel tweets and has movie in 'Shockerfest'

Via Gossip_Dance Tinsel Korey's new movie 'Stained' will air on TV as part of the ShockerFest International Film Festival.   For those in California the movies will air every night in October at 11pm on KAZV-TV (Comcast Channel 195, Charter Channel 14 and broadcast Channel 14).   Stained is scheduled to air on October 8th.

Thanks to Gossip_Dance for the heads up on that. Also Tinsel took to her Twitter last night to 'blog' about fame and her experience. Check out her thoughts below;

"I know Twitter is not meant for blogging. But I'm going to break the rules. These are all just my thoughts and opinions. Read at your own risk :)

Rachelle's new movie trailer!

I missed posting this at the time so apologies but here is the trailer for Rachelle's new movie 'Barney's Version'. Remember this was the movie that 'clashed' with 'Eclipse's' shooting schedule. Check out the synopsis and trailer below and let us know what you think!
"The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.'



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New 'Breaking Dawn' cast members Tweet!

Two of the new 'Breaking Dawn' cast members are 'tweeters'! Mia Maestro (Carmen) and MyAnna Buring are both on twitter and join numerous other cast members who tweet. Follow Mia here (@miamaestro) and MyAnna here (@myannaburing)

Other cast members who tweet;

Peter Facinelli (@peterfacinelli)
Jamie Campbell Bower  (@jamiebower)
Michael Welch (@MichaelWelchAct)
Bronson Pelletier (@Sonofbrown)
Kellan Lutz (@Kellanlutz)
Ashley Greene (@ashleymgreene)

New Bryce movie trailer!

The trailer for Bryce Dallas Howard's new movie, the Clint Eastwood directed 'Hereafter', has been released. Check out the movie synopsis and trailer below.

"A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways."



*so excited for this movie and the trailer song is just beautiful.
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IMDB Is listing Mackenzie as Renesmee!

IMDB is now listing Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee. As we reported several days ago here there has been no formal announcement from Summit but 'EW' (a very reliable source) confirmed a deal was near. This update just adds to my excitement personally - I really think Mackenzie suits the role perfectly!

Let us know what you think about Mackenzie!
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Chaske to spend Halloween in Connecticut!

Chaske Spencer is going to host the Halloween party at the MGM Shrine located at the Foxwoods resort and casino in Connecticut. According to the resorts facebook page:

"This special Halloween edition we have Chaske Spencer, star of TWILIGHT, hosting the sexiest Halloween party on the east coast!
Are you a vampire or a werewolf??? Music by NYC DJ Carlos Melange!

Doors @ 9:00 / 21+
$20 cover
Ladies NO COVER before 10pm!

For VIP information including exclusive tables and bottle service please call John at 860.204.6366 or email VIP@shrinemgmfoxwoods.com”

With thanks to the Twilight Lexicon

'Burlesque' trailer with Cam Gigandet

I missed posting this earlier but the trailer for Cam's new movie with Christina Aguilera and Cher has been released. Check out the synopsis and the below and let us know what you think!

Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal


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Rob and Kristen magazine cover wins award!

Rob and Kristen's Harpers Bazaar magazine cover has won the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) cover of the year. The cover, shot by Mark Seliger, was chosen by voters on Amazon. If you have been on another planet the passed year and missed this one you can check out the full magazine article and more pictures that accompanied this shoot HERE.
Congratulations to all involved! 


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