Wednesday, October 28, 2009

She may be the sweet, smiling matriarch of the most beloved vampire family in the world, but that doesn't mean Elizabeth Reaser can't still be a badass.

With just a few weeks remaining before "New Moon" hits theaters, we caught up with the 34-year-old actress sometimes known as Mrs. Esme Cullen during her final days on the "Eclipse" set. During an exclusive chat with MTV News, Reaser was eager to talk about ripping apart mountain lions, asking for Robert Pattinson's autograph, and why she thinks one of her co-stars should have played Esme instead.

MTV: What is the biggest difference, in your opinion, between the three "Twilight" books that are currently being filmed as the "Saga"?

Elizabeth Reaser: Oh, well, all three films are completely different. The first one is a vampire romance, a crazy love affair. There's so much sexual tension and romantic tension, and nothing ever goes down; you're going insane the whole time, and they're falling in love, and it's amazing. In the second one, obviously Bella is left behind, and her and Taylor [Lautner]'s character, Jacob, sort of fall in love — or do they? And she's devastated, and she's doing all of this risky stuff, and it's really a heartbreaking movie. There's all this danger going on in Italy, and Edward is thinking about killing himself — it's very, very, very different from the first one. And the third one is a full-on action movie. "Eclipse" is just crazy action and danger and vampires — and newborn vampires that are the most dangerous, powerful vampires of all.

MTV: What is your favorite scene in "New Moon"?

Reaser: I love Taylor in "New Moon"; he's amazing. There are great scenes with Taylor and Kristen [Stewart]. I just think they're really lovely together. I love those characters together. They're sort of falling in love, and it's an interesting love affair, because she's still in love with Edward, and she's devastated and heartbroken, and he's [gone. I also love] the birthday-party scene, because it's all the Cullens, and it's Bella's birthday, and Alice threw together this big party for her. And then she gets a paper cut, and it's really dangerous for her to get a paper cut at our house.

MTV: Who is your favorite new character that has joined the cast for the sequels?

Reaser: My favorite new character? That's very tricky. Actually, I like this girl who joined the ["Eclipse"] cast, Jodelle [Ferland]; she's playing Bree. ... In "New Moon," this guy Michael Sheen has joined our cast, and he is fantastic. He plays one of the Volturi, and those are great scenes in Italy with all the Volturi — they're just these total badass vampires. He's just a great actor.

MTV: As the "Saga" continues filming, do you feel like you're growing into your character more or less?

Reaser: No, I feel like I'm nothing like my character. It's interesting to me that I get cast as mothers and really maternal, sweet, nice people. ... Maybe I have a vulnerability or something; maybe that's what it is. But other than that, I don't relate to this type of character. She's so good and lovely, and it definitely makes me [a better person]. When I'm working, and I'm always trying to see people in their best light, it makes me a more generous person to play Esme, because I don't feel that. It's funny, but I think Bryce — who is playing Victoria, Bryce Dallas Howard — is the nicest, most amazing woman, and I feel like she should play Esme. I feel like she is Esme. She's so lovely and beautiful and kind and good. I nominate her to play Esme Cullen.

MTV: Do you own any "Twilight" memorabilia?

Reaser: My mom bought some Esme bracelets. I'm sure I could borrow one from her if I wanted to. But I don't have any memorabilia. I have my director's chair [backing]. But I should get something, take something back from set — maybe I could get Rob to sign it.

MTV: Vampires are one of the biggest costumes this Halloween, and there will be a lot of people dressed up as the "Twilight" characters this weekend.

Reaser: Really? Oh, that's really cool. I didn't know that.

MTV: What would it mean to you if you saw someone dressed as Esme?

Reaser: Wow, I would love to see someone dressed up as Esme. I think that would be so cool. It would definitely be a career highlight for me; I would love to see someone do that.

MTV: Finally, what in your opinion is the secret behind the success of the "Twilight Saga"?

Reaser: Well, I think the success of the "Saga" is the books. The books are just beautiful, amazing, great storytelling, and Stephenie is a great writer. And then, I think we got incredibly lucky with Kristen and Rob — they're just great actors, and you just can't not fall in love with them and want them to be together. You get invested in the two of them. That has a lot to do with it, and people are just really into vampires, so I think that has something to do with it. The Cullens, they're an interesting group of vampires. They're all really good, but kind of bad. I mean, they are still vampires. I imagine Esme going out in the middle of the night and ripping apart a mountain lion. That's kind of fascinating.

For more from the "New Moon" cast and to see an exclusive clip from the film, check out MTV's "Ulalume: Howling at New Moon" on Friday, October 30, at 9 p.m. ET — and check at 10 p.m. to see the clip exclusively online!


-- Posted by Ashley

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Moon director Chris Weitz talks to about Dakota Fanning’s role as the fearless Volturi vampire Jane & also shooting on location in the beautiful Montepulciano, Italy.

“She’s never really gotten to play a bad person before, probably because she is a very good person. She is really a lovely young person. But I think she had some fun playing, really, the most evil of all the bad guys,” Weitz said. “[Jane]’s bad news. Very bad.”

Chris Weitz also dishes on traveling to several Italian towns before deciding on Montepulciano.

“Wow, am I glad we were able to shoot there,” Weitz said with a laugh in a recent phone interview with MTV News. “We went to about 12 different hilltop towns in Tuscany, which was both delightful and exhausting, because it had to be done relatively quickly. Montepulciano had the most symmetrical main square that I could find, so that was the winner for that reason.”

Everyone talks about the wolves, in my opinion the Volturi are going to own this movie. Jane alone gives me the creeps, nevermind Aro & Caius. Read the full story over at MTV.


-- Posted by Ashley

With New Moon ready to rise in theaters Nov. 20, director Chris Weitz wants it known: He is going to try to make you cry.

"We've tried our best to deliver on the romantic scenes in the film, and I would like to be able to produce more tears than any movie before, if possible," Weitz told PEOPLE at the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards Monday of capturing moments in the Twilight saga's love triangle. "If we could only weigh them with some kind of cubic tear measure!"

PHOTOS: On the Set of New Moon

Weitz, who took over the directing reigns from Catherine Hardwicke, admits delivering the passion, thrills and heartache in the hotly anticipated sequel wasn't easily done.

"I've handled it very badly, because I'm extremely envious of Rob [Pattinson] and Taylor [Lautner]," he said laughing. "What I've realized is that they have a very tough job – not just playing the characters that they play, but living lives that are now very much under scrutiny all the time."

He adds, the intense level of attention – including speculation about cast members' love lives – was challenging for everyone. "To be honest, even making the movie is under a tremendous amount of scrutiny now, so that when the cast went back to Vancouver there were cameras everywhere," he said. "Everyone knows where every set is going to be. It goes with the Internet and all the information is out there all the time, and whenever one of them is spotted it's immediately Twittered."

PHOTOS: Edgy Fashions from Twilight's Stars

The director said he had to resort to some extreme measures to avoid the prying eyes of paparazzi and fans while on location. "I can remember trying to barricade some windows by turning tables over so that they couldn't look in at a cast dinner that they we were having," he admitted.

Nevetheless, Weitz thinks the New Moon stars are gracefully dealing with the attention. "I think that they handle it very well really. They're smart kids – I can say that because I'm 40 – and they've got good heads on their shoulders. So they'll be all right."

As for himself? "The moment this film is out I go away because no one really knows what I look like," he said. "At least that's my plan!"


-- Posted by Ashley

Interview w/ P.C & Kristen Cast

Today I'm thrilled to feature mother-daughter writing team PC Cast and Kristin Cast, co-authors of the bestselling House of Night Series. The House of Night vampyre novels follow a group of teenagers as they are Marked by the vampyre goddess, Nyx. After being marked, a fledgling vampire will enter the school of the House of Night until they are ready to change into an adult vampire- that is, if their body does not reject the change first, causing them to (gasp) DIE!

PC and Kristin stopped by to talk about Tempted, the sixth book in the series scheduled to be released October 27th 2009.

The sixth novel in the House of Night series, Tempted, will be released in October. Without giving too much away, can you give us a hint as to what readers can look forward to in this highly anticipated series installment?

KC: TEMPTED will be told from six different characters points of view, and you should definitely pull out your Kleenex boxes! I cried three times!

Recently you both traveled to England to do research for the seventh book in the House of Night Series, Burned. Can you tell us about some of your favorite places you visited?

KC: I loved Culloden, the site where the Clans fought against the English. It was really moving and I learned a lot about myself.

PC: I adore the Highlands! Actually, I’ll be returning next month for more research, specifically at the Isle of Skye, where Zoey and the gang will be going in BURNED. Oh, and Clava Cairn, the ancient burial site of Celtic queens, was my favorite spot, though I also loved seeing Culloden.

Out of all the House of Night novels, has there been one in particular that was your favorite to write and conversely, was there one that was more challenging than the others?

PC: I think the easiest book to write was CHOSEN – all that drama just wrote itself! TEMPTED was more difficult than the others because of the shifting point of views, but it is currently my favorite in the HoN series.

The female characters in the House of Night novels are known for being strong, gutsy and intelligent leads. What types of feedback have you received from readers regarding the empowering roles of women in your novels? Has there been anything that really resonated with you in particular?

PC: I love hearing from young women that Zoey has helped them know that they can mess up and still recover and learn and grow. It’s also especially moving when I hear from gay teens who thank us for including them in the series in a realistic and positive way.

What other upcoming projects (solo or collaborative) are you working on?

KC: Right now, I’m working on a short story for HarperCollins, and, of course BURNED!

PC: Other than working on BURNED, I’m helping launch the new YA imprint of Harlequin TEEN with my fantasy books ELPHAME’S CHOICE (September 2009) and BRIGHID’S QUEST (March 2010).

I also have a paranormal romance for Nocturne titled THE AVENGER releasing Oct 1, 2009.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by PC and Kristin!

P. C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Prism, Daphne du Maurier, and Affaire du Coeur, as well as others. She lives and teaches in Oklahoma.

Her daughter, Kristin Cast, has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends the University of Tulsa as a communications major.

Visit the Official House of Night website.

Don't forget to stop by Fantastic Book Review for a little Monday Madness too!

Special thanks to Open Book Society


-- Posted by Ashley

Win Tickets To EyeCon And Mingle With The Cast Of True Blood

As most True Blood fans know EyeCon is hosting the first ever True Blood Convention at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida from November 13 – 15, 2009. This will be a fabulous opportunity for True Blood fans to meet and mingle with Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Allan Hyde (Godric), Ashley Jones (Daphne), and Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur).

The True Blood Convention will feature: celebrity autograph sessions, celebrity photo-op sessions, a celebrity banquet, a cocktail party with the stars, a Fangbanger’s Ball, panels, games, Guitar Hero, celebrity breakfast auctions, blood drives and so much more! EyeCon’s goal is to bring fans together with celebrity guests in a relaxed atmosphere with the most exposure possible and here is your chance to go!
The people at EyeCon have graciously giving 5 pairs of Gold Level tickets to give away to 5 lucky winners! Each winner will receive 2 Gold Level Tickets ($270 value).
Gold Level Ticket Includes:
Admission all three days of the convention
Reserved seating in rows 9-14
Personalized credential
Access to the dealer’s room and all panels and games
Access to all celebrity Q&A Sessions
How To Enter For Your Chance To Win A Pair Of Tickets:
In the comment section below tell us what question you would ask the True Blood Cast at the convention.
Please provide a valid email address when you enter so we may contact the winner.
Comments must be posted no later then 11:59pm EDT on Friday, October 30, 2009 to be eligible.
Please enter only if you are serious about attending the event.
Prizes are for tickets only; transportation, lodging, meals, etc. are your responsibility.
Five (5) winners will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries. The five (5) winners will each receive a pair of Gold Level Tickets.

TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. You will have to provide your name and that of your companion as they appear on your ID.
Winners must respond within 72 hours upon notification. Please check both your inbox and spam folders for the notification if you have been chosen the winner. If the winner does not respond with the 72 hours time frame a new winner will be randomly selected.
To see our complete contest rules click here and Good Luck to everyone!


-- Posted by Ashley

Oh how I do love this man for bringing New Moon to life for us all around the world. Xoxo Chris!

Thanks to TwiFans

Source: Twilight saga fan

-- Posted by Ashley

He's bigger than Ben-Hur at the moment, if you believe all the hype. Yet to come face-to-face with Robert Pattinson is to meet a serious artist, a multi-talented individual who could as easily have been a classical or funky musician as a movie star.

The Twilight juggernaut is propelling the 23-year-old British actor to the heights of mega stardom and, having previously only played minor roles, most notably as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, he is making the most of it.

The small independent movie, Remember Me, was able to go ahead as the result of his casting and Pattinson is now in Unbound Captives, a western set in 1859, where the world's sexiest youngster gets to act alongside the "Sexiest Man Alive", Hugh Jackman.

"The Twilight fans are so devoted, even fanatical, that I'm now able to do so many films," Pattinson says. "The economy is just so bad at the moment. I don't care if they think I'm right for the part or not. I can get their movie made, which is great."

The trim actor says what has happened to him has been "pure luck." After all, handsome Henry Cavill, who made a dashing impression in TV's The Tudors as Henry's friend, the Duke of Suffolk, had been Twilight author Stephanie Meyer's original choice to play Edward Cullen, the lovelorn vampire who falls in love with the human Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart).

But Cavill was too old by the time the blockbuster movie went ahead and Pattinson won the role instead. "I never set out to achieve anything, certainly not fame like this," he admits. "I still have to deal with how to actually make my life work."

The obvious comparison regarding his ascent to stardom is with Daniel Radcliffe who, even if he gets his gear off on stage, will forever be known as Harry Potter. Like his fellow Briton, Pattinson has gone against the puerile grain of Twilight to appear in gay sex scenes for his portrayal of the Spanish painter Salvador Dali in Little Ashes.

Pattinson hopes his Twilight role will leave him without the typecasting that Radcliffe will surely face. "I worked on Harry Potter for 11 months and I couldn't imagine doing that for all those years. I don't know how those guys have stayed sane. I would go completely crazy, hardly being able to do anything else for so long."

Pattinson was contracted to do the four Twilight movies and once Eclipse wraps up in Vancouver, only Breaking Dawn remains to be filmed. "They were all filmed quickly and painlessly," he says.

The much-anticipated second instalment, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, is in cinemas next month. In the flesh, Pattinson only vaguely resembles Edward Cullen because he is far from being a tortured soul himself. A lot of the image is created through posturing, make-up and that mop of tousled hair. "I wear contact lenses for the character and in the first movie I wore a bit of lipstick but in New Moon I don't. They've changed my look in this one. I don't pluck my eyebrows so much in this one, either."

Is he wearing make-up today? "Naaa," he replies disdainfully, and seems pleased that New Moon is aimed more towards males. "This was always my favourite book. New Moon will be a lot more relatable for guys, whereas it was quite difficult for me to express all those emotions in Twilight. I think it's difficult for guys to accept those kind of emotions."

Given that expectations are running so high, he approached reprising the role with trepidation. "I was really worried I wouldn't know how to do it again, but I have a natural chemistry going on with Kristen and doing the sequel was so easy. She always says she pretty much got me the part, but I don't really believe her," he says with a smile.

Pattinson also could relax because he has a smaller role in New Moon. This time werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) takes centre stage. In the third movie Eclipse, the two have to jostle over who wins Bella's heart – if she still has one by then.

Pattinson seems the most unlikely heart-throb material as he really has grungy tastes and disdain for the high life. But, while he maintains he doesn't like fast cars (his father used to sell them) and that he is single, he was photographed driving a Porsche leaving his co-star Kristen Stewart's house. Maybe they were learning their lines or it could even be a set-up. It wouldn't be the first relationship created to sell a movie.

Though the idea of his being single seems all the more likely given that he probably hasn't any energy for a relationship. (Twilight cast member, Anna Kendrick, confirmed his single status in an interview last month.) Pattinson has so little time to do anything but work. "I'm working almost every day this year," he confirms.

"I had three days off between Remember Me and Eclipse and then I've had to start learning Comanche and bareback riding for Unbound Captives. I don't only want to do the same part. I'm doing Bel Ami, based on the Guy de Maupassant novel in January as well, and I don't really know how I'm going to fit that in. I have to gain weight – but I don't think they'll let me put on much as I have to shoot the final Twilight movie afterwards. I have to look older, as the character Georges Duroy has been living hard for a good six years just getting drunk all the time. So I want to look a bit haggard."

While he says that in Remember Me he is basically playing himself, Georges Duroy probably is also closer to his own reality. Currently Pattinson lives out of three suitcases. "I live in hotel rooms," he admits. He had a grungy rented flat in London's Soho but let it go when it essentially became a crash pad for his buddies.

The young London-born star has kept his close friends close, and his family, too. "The fame thing's been good for one thing. My friends I grew up with are musicians and they were involved with a few songs on the Twilight soundtrack and it's amazing what's happened to them. They're doing tours of America and they're selling out every single show. My friend Sam Bradley did a show at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles and it sold out quicker on telephone presales than any show that's been there. Sam's unsigned [to a record deal] and there was no advertising, nothing. It's insane what you can do just by that connection."

Pattinson, who composes and sings, performed two songs for the Twilight soundtrack. He has been playing the piano since he was 5. Raised with two elder sisters – Lizzy, a musician, who's in the band Aurora; and Victoria, who's in advertising – Pattinson grew up in comfortable family surrounds.

His mother, Clare, used to work in a modelling agency, but it was his father Richard who suggested he become involved with amateur productions at Barnes Theatre Company. "That was only because he saw a bunch of pretty girls who were going there, and he said: 'Hey Rob, you've got to go do that.'"

Pattinson's parents are now both retired and live vicariously through their son's fame. "It's funny; I think they expect me to be reacting differently. They think it's more impressive than I think it is. Ultimately everyone in my life knows what's real – apart from my mother, who seems to believe every negative thing that's written about me."

Such as? "Oh, it was about sleeping with people and swearing and I wasn't even in the city at the time. She's like, 'No, I don't believe you; I bet you did say that.' She believes a gossip magazine over her own son. "My sister Lizzy just finds it bizarre. She was in America in May and sent me a text saying, 'It's ridiculous how famous you are!' It's weird, the mags print stuff every week even if I don't do anything."

Initially the fanaticism was stronger in the US, he says. "I came back to the UK at Christmas and was mostly left alone. Now it's everywhere," he shudders, laughing. "I keep waiting for the day when I wake up and I'm just an asshole to everybody."

The security is so tight around Pattinson now that he leads his life in a kind of bubble. "I'm usually half-carried in and out of buildings by bodyguards," he says. "It was driving me a little bit nuts at first, but you just learn to deal with it. If you keep being negative, if you keep saying, 'I hate this, I hate this' then you'd go crazy."

If only he could come up with an answer to the burning press pack question: "What does he look for in a girl?"

"Errr, money," he replies, "and an unbelievable amount of patience." Is it true that famous women try to hit on him? "That's all bullshit. Maybe I don't even realise that they're doing it ..."

He says he doesn't have a perfect girl, though admits, "she would have to be down-to-earth." So is there a celebrity he's adored? "Um," he stutters, struggling for an answer to yet another trite question. "I like Patricia Arquette in True Romance. She was always my pin-up. I like Linda Blair [from The Exorcist] as well."

* The Twilight Saga: New Moon is in cinemas November 19.

Thank you The New Zealand Herald

-- Posted by Ashley

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rob's schedule for New Moon

Promotion so far - Events and TV appearences
Today at 11:05pm

Nov/03 - Japan
Nov/10 - Paris
Nov/11 - London
Nov/12 - Madrid
Nov/14 - Munich
Nov/16 - Los Angeles - New Moon Premiere
Nov/17 - Los Angeles - Taping The Ellen Show
Nov/19 - New York - Regis and Kelly | Today Show

TV appearences:
Oct/27 - Scream Awards - Spike TV
Oct/30 - MTV Ulalume
Nov/19 - Regis and Kelly
Nov/19 - The Today Show
Nov/20 - The Ellen Show

Special thanks to the source:
Robert Pattinson Fan

-- Posted by Ashley

You mean you didn't get an invitation?

Well, it was one swell bash, that wrap party that Twilight: Eclipse held at the aquarium in Stanley Park here in Vancouver.

Hosted by director David Slade, just about everyone was there. Yep, Rob Pattinson was there among the belugas and otters, smartly turned out in a trademark baseball cap, eschewing cricket whites.

And the crowd held its breath as on his arm one. Kristen Stewart blew the party off, and who can blame her? It's not like she's hankering for more attention during the media magnet that is Twilight.

Oh, you should have been there. It was great.

I could have danced all night. If I'd been invited. Don't get out much anymore. I just sit in a corner, alone, reading the OK website.

But Rob, Kristen and Taylor Lautner are up for frolicking in the Big Apple in a week or show after the Eclipse shooting wraps. The Twilight trio will be in New York to pump the Nov. 20 opening of New Moon, says the venerable Plan to get up early to watch the Today Show triple play, starring Pattinson on Nov. 18, Stewart Nov. 19 and Lautner on the day the new Twilight dawns.

Meanwhile, you naughty Twi-hards, RPattz's rendition of Edward Cullen won the Pearl and Dean poll, asking movie fans who is the best vampire ever. Rob won with a whopping 38 per cent of those polled. Wonder how many of you put Mr. Pattinson over the top?

It's enough to make Max Schreck turn over in his grave. Schreck, you'll recall, played creepy Graf Orlok in the 1922 classic Nosferatu. Looks like dreamboat trumps terror in the race to outdo the undead.

And how does Rob win the hearts of so many. Could be his screen persona got a little boost from the decidedly dead dreamboat, James Dean.

Pattinson told USA Today that the Dean classic, Rebel Without a Cause, "was a big influence" on the first Twilight flick. “It influenced the hairdo and stuff.”

And we always thought Sonny Tufts was the American icon that filled the British star's sails.

Of course, Albion's take two on Jimmy Dean was asked the now-mandatory question: Uh, so ahh, Rob, whattzit with you and all the fame and adoration and stuff...

“I’m not entirely sure what it is,” he said. “I’ll probably realize afterward how I could have controlled it a little bit more. But I am still like a deer in headlights.”

Oh well, at least you get invited to parties. Last party I was invited to was my sister's 12th birthday when I was five. Mom made her invite me.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun


-- Posted by Ashley

Another vampire is cast

Yup, they're still making casting decisions for Eclipse! Though they've been filming the third Twilight movie for over a month now, a new castmember was just announced. Kirsten Prout will be playing Lucy in the upcoming Eclipse.

We imagine it must be one of the best days of an actor or actresses life when they find out they've been secured a role in the Twilight movies. So, Kirsten Prout must be having the best time of her life. She's just been offered the role of Lucy in Eclipse.

Lucy is a vampire from Jasper's Civil War past. She was a part of the "baby army" of vampires he helped create; and he eventually kills her. It's obviously not the biggest role in the movie, but still a big deal for Kirsten, we're sure!

19-year-old Kirsten Prout is best known for playing Amanda in the show Kyle XY. She also starred in Elektra with Jennifer Garner and in Stargate SG-1.

Congratulations to Kirsten. We have a feeling her life will never be the same!


She is beautiful!

-- Posted by Ashley

This was uploaded a few months ago but Sam Bradley and at the time we didn't have the site running, so I figured I would share it with you all now. This is a homemade video that Sam and a friend of his made. Hope you all enjoy. You can go here and listen to some of his music, here to download his EP from his site, or you can download his EP at iTunes.

Hanging Out with the Twilight Saga Cast

Peter Facinelli at AZ State Fair

Peter Facinelli was at the AZ State Fair yesterday.

TwiFans has video from the Q&A session-

Find more videos like this on Twifans


New Moon Cast on MOD, No Big

Aieeeee… there’s a Friday the 13th on the horizon, but don’t worry about falling pianos, misplaced banana peels and the like. See, this Friday the 13th is gonna be stellar. Good luck all around. Becaaaaaause we’re gonna have a special visit from three New Moon castmembers: Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene and Bronson Pelletier!

Note: just because we’ll have a werewolf in the studio doesn’t mean that bad things will happen. Embrace this Friday the 13th; give it a big hug and come down to Much HQ to revel in its greatness!

You can score wristbands the normal MOD way, but we don’t have to tell you that it’ll fill up FAST! Remember, you can still come stake out a spot by the window!


Wolf Week concludes! Earlier this week, introduced two of Twilight’s Quileute Indian werewolves turned heartthrobs—Alex Meraz and Kiowa Gordon—and today we bring you another exclusive Q&A, this one with the pack’s alpha wolf: Chaske Spencer. We recently called him at his Brooklyn apartment, where he talked about the hurricane of stardom, the brotherhood he shares with his fellow wolves, and just what kind of music the pack listens to while pumping iron. How did you get the part of Wolf Pack leader, Sam Uley?

Chaske Spencer: It was one of the weirdest auditions I’ve done. We put it on tape, and usually the process is: you meet the casting director, get a callback, then you meet the producer and director. This just went straight from tape. I auditioned for all of the parts of the Wolf Pack; they called me back and told me what part I had. Also, I didn’t really know who [the character] was because I didn’t know much about Twilight. Then I figured it out and said, “Wow, that’s a really good part.” It’s amazing. I’ve never gotten a part like that before.

Once you got the part, did you go back and read the books?

Yeah, I started with New Moon. Then I started dabbling in Eclipse because there’s a lot of back-story to my character. I really tried to relate to those characters, do my job … and then go to the gym.
How much time did you have between finding out you got the role and actually starting shooting?

Not much—about three weeks. They got us a trainer and really started throwing us into the work, into working out, which was with a gentleman who helped out on 300. I was pretty psyched about that; it was really tough. I was [already] in shape, but when he got his hands on me, it was a whole different beast altogether. I put on 25 pounds in those two months. It just happened—one day, I stepped out of the shower, took a look at myself, and I didn’t recognize my own body.

You all went through this together as a pack, too.

Yeah, that was the one thing that was really cool; it did bond us. We’re unknowns, and we couldn’t tell anyone for a month that we were cast. So we just talked to each other, made sure we kept each other in check, got competitive with one another. It was like [we were] brothers. I gained so many family members through this, which I’m really grateful for.
So you were this unknown actor living in New York who suddenly found himself on the set of this huge studio blockbuster. What was that like?

It’s so surreal, I mean, I’m feeling it right now! On the film sets of New Moon and Eclipse, I feel safe. It’s like you’re in the center of the hurricane, but outside is where it starts to get chaotic. I would say that, in the last few days, I started noticing that I’m in this huge franchise. I’m going to be in one of the biggest movies of the year, and it’s a little surreal, frightening, and exciting all together. It’s like one big roller-coaster ride.
What are you doing to prepare for it?

No one can give you a book on how to deal with it. There’s not much you can do about it except for just having a good head on your shoulders. You have to go on your own and figure it out.

Like many of the other wolves, you have your own Twitter page, too.

It’s really cool. It’s like being in this rock band. It’s nothing like I’ve ever done before on any film or play—you really interact with the fans. I Twitter for the Twilight fans. I can write where I’m going, what I’m doing—I try to keep it general so I don’t give too much away—and the fans are great! They’re really excited about it; some even know more about me than I do myself!

Speaking of rock bands, Kiowa [Gordon] said you got him listening to Phoenix and Grizzly Bear.

Kiowa and Tyson Houseman are really into music, and we talk about that. I’m really into discovering new music. I’m a drummer, and I live with a musician—he’s in a band called The 5 O’Clock Heroes. I’m not just plugging him because he’s my roommate; his band is really good. He introduces me to all of the cool new bands, and we’ve had musicians coming over to our apartment for a while now. I like this new cat, Liam Finn, who I heard about in Australia. I also just got the New Moon soundtrack, and I’m really impressed! I think it’s amazing. I’ve been listening to it all day actually. I like Band of Skulls, and I’ve been a fan of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for years now. This is going to be my album for the month.

What did the wolves listen to during workouts?

I brought my iPod in, and I had tracks that would help us get through the workout. We played the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” Metallica’s “Orion,” ACDC—that really pumped us up—some Guns N’ Roses, Soundgarden, Nirvana. I like to workout to a lot of hip-hop, too.

You’re the oldest wolf in the pack.

Yeah, and it’s funny: I play the alpha wolf, the leader, and I kind of fell into that role. I don’t know how that happens. But I am the oldest—I had a few films under my belt—and I kind of helped some of the other guys. I’m very protective of them. If anyone tried to hurt them, I’d probably go ballistic. They’re good guys. We take care of one another. It was like freshman coming into high school; we were the new group. We all come from different backgrounds, too. We’re Native Americans and we have a different outlook on things. We didn’t come to mess around; we came with our A-game, and we definitely made sure our presence was known.

What is your Native American background?

I’m Lakota Sioux. What’s cool is that Stephenie [Meyer]’s written this amazing story that is more contemporary Native American. It’s not like I was wearing leather and feathers, which I’ve been used to doing. I didn’t have to go too much into my own background.

You said in your Twitter feed: “I love being a wolf!”
[Laughs] I like my role. When I was a kid, I was into the Anne Rice novels, but I never got to discover werewolves until this. What I like is that it’s given me a new body, actually. The workouts and all of that stuff—who doesn’t want to be a werewolf? (It’s tongue-in-cheek when I say stuff like that.)

When this is all over, what kind of movies do you want to make?

I just look at the kind of actors I really like; I like Gene Hackman. The actors I admire are character actors. I just want to do really good work. I mean, this is huge. I really don’t know what I can do after this! Go the independent route maybe.

Let’s do some wordplay. Please give one word to describe each of the actors you work with in New Moon, starting with Alex Meraz [“Paul”].

Bronson Pelletier [“Jared”].

Kristen Stewart [“Bella Swan”].

Gil Birmingham [“Billy Black”].

Tyson Houseman [“Quil Ateara”].

Kiowa Gordon [“Embry Call”].
Taylor Lautner [“Jacob Black”].


Eclipse Title Treatment

The other day the official Summit Twitter released Eclipse Title Treatment.

I don't know about you all but I love it. In a way it fits, because it's kind of fun and kick ass. Don't ask me how I get that from a picture but I do, and that is how Eclipse was to me. I love it and Breaking Dawn. What do you all think? Please feel free to leave comments.

Nikki Reed’s new film Last Day of Summer will premiere tomorrow at the Hollywood Film Festival.

If you live in the LA area you can still get tickets! They are available here.


This week I am happy to feature Catherine Marissa. Her jewelry is just so much fun. And I knew at first glance that our TwilightMOMS would just love a chance to win a ring or pair of earrings with a paw or apple design! Look how sweet they are!

I asked Catherine to share a little bit about herself and her business with us, as well as what she is giving away:
A former elementary school teacher, I’m now a stay at home mom and part time jewelry designer. I’ve studied metalwork at Kendall College through their continuing studies program and have also taken courses in blacksmithing and lampwork glass. My work has been published in national beading magazines as well as publications by Lark Books. On a personal note, I am a lover of all things aquatic, an obsessive to-do list maker, and an imaginative daydreamer.

* The giveaway is for either an Itty Bitty Ring or a pair of Itty Bitty Studs. Once the winner has picked the jewelry piece, she can then choose either the paw or apple design. Both pieces are sterling silver and metalwork done at a jeweler’s bench. The ring can be custom made in whole, half, or quarter sizes.

* I have a blog (albeit underloved) here and a Facebook fan page here.

We are giving you two chances at winning this week.

For your first chance, please go to Catherine Marissa’s etsy shop and look through her items, then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item in her shop.

If you would like a second chance, please follow TwilightMOMS on Twitter, then come back to this post and leave a second comment telling us you are following us on Twitter (in future giveaways you will be able to earn additional entries by using Twitter, just keep that in mind). It is important that you leave a second comment if you would like to be entered twice. If you are already following us leave a second comment letting us know.
When leaving your comment it’s important that you leave a valid e-mail address in the e-mail box because that is how we will be contacting our winner. A winner will be chosen at random from the comments. The deadline to enter in Tuesday October 27th at Noon Pacific time. Good luck everyone!


We are thrilled to announce our new featured artist- Hana Pestle. Hana’s song Need is a song that describes Bella’s feelings after Edward leaves in New Moon. TwilightMOMS had the opportunity to interview Hana. Watch the interview and several of Hana’s performances here.
Hana gave us a copy of This Way to give away on the blog! Respond to this post with your favorite song from her MySpace page. Get extra enteries for posting about this contest on your blog, MySpace, Twitter…Please leave the link to your posting in your entry post and if you Tweet, make sure you have #HanaonTMs in your tweet.
The contest runs through midnight pacific time on October 27 and the winner will be announced October 28th.


It's a shame John Hughes didn't live to hear the New Moon soundtrack — it's a Pretty in Pink for our vampire-crazed times. Indeed, if Hughes were making a Breakfast Club 2010, Molly Ringwald's detention buddies would have to include a vampire, a zombie, a werewolf and whatever Judd Nelson was. As any goth girl can tell you, undead dudes are way cooler than the flesh-and-blood kind.

The genius of the Twilight saga is the way it celebrates the passion of the all-American fang hag, with Robert Pattinson as the perfect plasma-slurping pinup boy: He's hot, he's sexy, and he's undead. So New Moon is a movie soundtrack, but it's also a concept album about the bond between teenage girls and their imaginary bloodsucker boyfriends.

As a movie, New Moon isn't too far from Pretty in Pink — except now Duckie's a werewolf. So it's fitting that the soundtrack is up to that same standard of excellence, piling on the New Wave melodrama. Where the original Twilight soundtrack went for rock bombast, as in Paramore's hit "Decode," this year's model is hushed and atmospheric. New Moon rounds up a crew of indie-rock heavyweights — Thom Yorke, Death Cab for Cutie, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver — and you can bet your Team Jacob T-shirt they all rise to the occasion. Death Cab set the pace with their excellent "Meet Me on the Equinox," an Edward-and-Bella makeout song where Ben Gibbard broods, "Let our bodies intertwine/ But always understand that everything ends." Nosferatu-tastic!

It all flows together, since most of the music follows the same basic emplate — acoustic guitar, ravish-me-by-moonlight vocals and ominous synth strings. Practically every singer on the album tries to sound English and tremble-lipped, whether they're from L.A. (Sea Wolf), Vegas (the Killers) or Stockholm (Lykke Li). Maybe they were partly inspired by the knowledge that this would be a blockbuster — but it sure sounds like they were also inspired by the chance to sing about vampire lust, exposing their sappy sides more nakedly than they'd dare on their own albums.

Either way, the highlights keep coming: Lykke Li's piano-based "Possibility," Anya Marina's stark "Satellite Heart," the Killers' over-the-tippity-top "A White Demon Love Song." Yorke's "Hearing Damage" is the unquestionable standout. It's a bang-up electronic ballad that doesn't much resemble his previous solo work but expands on the style of In Rainbows — over droning synths, Yorke moans, "You can do no wrong in my eyes."

Every era gets its own vampire fantasies. The Sixties had the Swinging London mod vampires of Hammer flicks like Dracula: Prince of Darkness. The Eighties had The Lost Boys, with Kiefer Sutherland's undead biker gang. In our time, we get everything from True Blood to Let the Right One In. But the Twilight saga tops them all by being so everyday: All these ghouls are battling it out over a totally ordinary girl in a drab Pacific Northwest town. The music on New Moon lives up to the story because it captures the day-to-day bleakness, along with the sexual obsessions seething under the surface. John Hughes would be proud — and so would Bram Stoker.

Special thanks to Twilight MOMS
 Rolling Stones Source


If you like the books from A Southern Vampire Mystery -- which HBO turned into the fang-banging show True Blood -- then make sure you enjoy the next four, because they may be the last ones Charlaine Harris writes. Harris was out and about promoting her short-story compilation A Touch of Dead, featuring stories about Southern Vampire Mystery heroine Sookie Stackhouse, when she revealed that the end is sorta kinda nearish.

"I've signed a contract to write three more after the one that's coming out in May, and they may be the last three," Harris told CNN. "Probably by then I will have lived with Sookie long enough."

Harris said she doesn't want to keep the books going if Sookie's stories start feeling played out. "I hope I have enough sense to walk away before that happens."

The series stands at eight novels now and will finish with 12 if Harris really does give Sookie a rest when she finishes out her contract. That's a pretty good run for any series, although there will probably never be enough for Sookie fans.


Rob Panties!!!! *Dirty Thoughts* :D

I want! The only thing missing from these is Rob's really tongue and his d***
*GASP* did I just say that!?

They could seriously put a vibrator in these and every women under the sun would buy them, because there in nothing hotter than Rob getting you all hot and bothered while your watching Twilight. Lmao! *you know you were all thinking the same thing! So don't give me that look!* Hahaha!

Thank you What The Forks

Well, this one’s a biggie.

Gossip Cop has learned that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are ALL slated to appear on NBC’s Today.

Stewart is scheduled for November 18, Pattinson is scheduled for November 19, and Lautner is scheduled for November 20, the day “New Moon” opens in theaters everywhere.

Gossip Cop was the first to bring you confirmation of upcoming Pattinson bookings and will continue to dig as November gets closer

WHEN: Thursday November 19 @ 8:00pm
WHERE: Vintage Irving – 118A E 15th & Irving Plaza NY

WHY: duh!

*RSVP not needed, but CAN enter you for a chance to win a NEW MOON GIFT PACKAGE!

Ask and you shall receive – FINALLY a WTForks party in NYC!!!

We’ve teamed up with @aliceinnyc and her gals over at We Are The Trinity to throw you an awesome New Moon Release Party at the Vintage Irving helping benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!!!

I, along with @aliceinnyc, will be hosting some trivia and there will be a TON of giveaways – so try to come out and make it no matter WHERE you’re watching that night =)


Here's another of my shameless plugs for Twilight fan traffic... What do you do when you're a mini-major and the second film in your hot Twilight Saga franchise is opening next month? Well, if you're Summit Entertainment, you send the New Moon cast on a 15-city nationwide tour from November 6th through 19th. All the resulting media coverage of huge crowds and fainting tween/teen girls is intended to help sell movie tickets and soundtrack CDs to the sequel opening November 20th. The tour will kick off in Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Highland Center on November 6th with a concert by several bands featured on New Moon soundtrack: Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, Sea Wolf, and Band of Skulls. Fans can also attend a Question & Answer forum with many of the movie’s cast members. At each of the 15 city stops along the tour, there'll be other activities and prize giveaways related to the film as well as the cast Q&As. Select cities will feature the soundtrack band performances. Fans who acquire VIP credentials on October 31st will be granted access to a special event with select New Moon cast members at their respective malls. (Summit is telling fans that, for the chance to register they need to visit Hot Topic or select Nordstrom stores at 8:00 AM on October 31st at one of the participating mall locations. They will be given access to return and meet select cast members at that same mall on the assigned scheduled date and time. VIP credentials provided on October 31st are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to those who make qualifying purchases. VIP credentials are non-transferable. Visit Hot Topic and Nordstrom websites for more details.)

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON cast tour will visit the following mall locations:

November 6 – Hollywood & Highland Center (Los Angeles, CA) *
November 8 – Park Meadows (Denver, CO)
November 9 – Natick Collection (Boston, MA) *
November 9 –Mall Location TBD – Check for update (Chicago, IL) *
November 9 – Fair Oaks Mall (Washington, DC)
November 10 – Houston Galleria (Houston, TX)
November 11 – Mall of America (Minneapolis, MN) *
November 11 – Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 11 – Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)
November 12 – Mall of Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
November 12 – Westfield Southcenter (Seattle, WA) *
November 13 – Dadeland Mall (Miami, FL)
November 13 – Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)
November 14 – Fashion Place (Salt Lake City, UT) *
November 19 - Times Square (New York, NY)

*Denotes a performance by a band featured on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack.

Hope you can all enjoy.
SO NOT FAIR!!! I can't make it to the tour in Houston and that's the one closest to me. STUPID COLLEGE!!! GRRR!

FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: It worked out pretty well for those Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Billy Bob Thornton guys. Now, could “Twilight” series star Justin Chon follow in their star-making footsteps and write himself a classic movie role?

Back in the mid-90s, the three stars were struggling actors who’d appeared in a decent number of feature films, but felt like they weren’t being offered the right kinds of roles by Hollywood. Mix in Matt and Ben’s screenplay for “Good Will Hunting,” an Oscar for Best Screenwriting, and the rest is history. Billy Bob Thornton followed a similar path with “Sling Blade.”


The only one that looks remotely "happy", is Rob. They're so faking it in this. I find it highly amusing,but still. Lol! I mean, it was probably 3 a.m when they made this, so I can't really blame them, and they've been working really hard, but would it kill them to look a little bit excited? Like a real excitement, not a fake 'I'm ready to pass out' excited?

Special thanks to What The Forks

MTV Ulalume Commercial!

MTV Ulalume Commercial!

Special thanks to What The Forks

Kellan Lutz & Ashley Greene at the BlackBerry VIP Hospitality Lounge at the U2 Concert -  October 25, 2009.

I know I've said this a million times but Ashley always has the cutest outfits & Kellan....well. it's. Kellan. Is there really anything else to say? He's always gorgeous & leaves us breathless. Hope you all enjoy.


Special thanks to Kellan Lutz Online

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Moon is already at the movies!

They have New Moon cups at Carmike cinema now, and they're hard cups, so they can be used again at home! Yay!!!

-- Posted by Ashley