Monday, November 30, 2009

Pink Glove Dance - Help Raise Awareness

The employees at otmills put together this video to generate breast cancer awareness throughout our hospital system. We had a ton of fun putting this together and hope it inspires others to join in the cause.

You can visit their YouTube account here.


Cast TV Appearences

November 30:
Michael Sheen – “Bonnie Hunt Show”

December 2:
Nikki Reed – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Kellan Lutz – “Bonnie Hunt Show”

December 3:
Ashley Greene – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Nikki Reed – “Bonnie Hunt Show”

December 4:
Ashley Greene – “Bonnie Hunt Show”


Jackson Rathbone, Ashely Greene, and Kellan Lutz all took part in raising awareness to fight global poverty and preventable disease — specifically in Africa

According to MTV's Hollywood Crush, “The goal of the campaign is to recruit more young people in the battle against poverty. “In the last election, and over the course of history, young people have shown that when we get organized and committed, we are powerful. The fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease in poor countries needs our support, our energy and our commitment,” Ashley told ONE.”


LAPUSH -- The droves of Twilight fans who come through Forks and LaPush may know author Stephenie Meyer's fictionalized version of the ancient legends of the Quileute by heart, but they don't know the truth.

The Quileute people are ready to embrace the fans and teach them the real legends -- which do not include the werewolves Meyer's books describe.

Though the legends about the origins of the Quileute people in the best-selling vampire books set in Forks and LaPush have some resemblance to the real stories -- they both involve wolves -- the tribe wants to make sure fans are aware of the rich reality of their true culture.

"We want to assure that all visits to LaPush are successful, enjoyable and provide lasting memories to those that are blessing us with their presence," said tribal councilwoman Anna Rose Counsell.

"The Twilight phenomenon gives the Quileutes the opportunity to educate those about who we are by way of sharing our own stories, food, song and dance passed down from generation to generation," she added.

In the first book of the series, Twilight, Bella Swan -- who is in love with vampire Edward Cullen -- dreams of her best friend, Jacob Black, a Quileute teen, transforming into a werewolf.

That foreshadows action in the second book, New Moon, in which Jacob and several other teen Quileute boys turn into wolves when angered or in defense against vampires.

On her Web site, Meyer wrote that the idea slowly developed as the series moved along.

"I latched onto the wolf story (the actual Quileute legend claims that the tribe descended from wolves transformed by a sorcerer) because it fit with my sketchy knowledge of vampires and werewolves always being at each others' throats (ha ha, pun intended)," she wrote.

"The dream Bella had of Jacob transforming into a wolf to protect her had no foreshadowing significance at the time. It was just my way of letting Bella's subconscious articulate the situation."

Tourists visiting LaPush might catch a tribal elder to share the history of the Quileute.

Chris Morganroth III, for example, was raised by his grandmother, who spoke the Quileute language, told the stories and made baskets and food in traditional ways.

When Morganroth weaves the ancient legends, listeners often sit breathlessly, hanging on to each word as they are welcomed into the tradition of oral storytelling.

Morganroth, who once served on the tribal council, has strived for years to teach youngsters at the tribal school the Quileute language to keep it alive, he said.

He tells the story of the origin of the Quileute:

Quileute beginnings

If you begin to look into the stories and how we got to be here, they go back to the beginnings of time.

Before that, Spirit beings could transform themselves into animals or people at will. There were even living beings in outer space, such as the sun. They called those people the fire sky people.

After some time, the Spirit beings had to choose what they would be and were no longer able to transform.

After this, K'wati came into the area of LaPush and found that there were no humans. He went to the mouth of the river and there were wolves, timber wolves.

Now these wolves always travel in pairs and they mate for life.

K'wati saw that there were no people in this area near LaPush. So he transformed that pair of wolves into the Quileute people.

K'wati is a supernatural figure in Quileute stories who transforms people or objects.

K'wati wasn't a "sorcerer" or "witch king," as Meyer's has it.

"He wasn't really a god, but a transformer -- he was put on Earth to make things better," Morganroth said.

Although Meyer's teen werewolves are not part of Quileute legends, she draws from the tribal connection to wolves.

Even in present times, the wolf is often referred to as a brother of the tribe, as is the orca -- which also is said to have descended from the wolf, Morganroth said.

The New Moon werewolves aren't your average, hairy-faced cross between a man and a wolf. The boys "phase" into bear-sized wolves with enough superpowers to kill vampires.

And they developed out of a need to protect the people of Forks and LaPush from vampires.

The Quileute have no such legend.

How things work

Morganroth said it doesn't bother him much when he hears how the stories are changed and used in the books.

"People are always telling me how my stories are not the real way things happened -- science is the main one -- but I think of them as ways to explain things that happened," Morganroth said.

"We have stories in LaPush that explain events going back to the Ice Age, but science and history people claim that we came across the land bridge much later than that.

"And her book is a work of fiction. If she needed to make some changes to make it more exciting that is up to her."

He went on to say that one legend talks about the fire of the sun being captured in leaves and used to keep the plant living -- a legend which perfectly parallels the scientific process of photosynthesis.

"So we have our story to explain how that works," he said.

"If Ms. Meyer wanted to make up a story about werewolves, that is her thing -- it helped make the characters more interesting."

Tribal Chairwoman Carol Hatch said that as a diverse people, there are many opinions on the Twilight phenomenon, but most people are happy for the tourism that has resulted from the books, and that the tribe would continue to teach its real culture when people visit.

"Like the rest of the world, the Quileute could not have anticipated the phenomenon that Twilight has become, and as a nation, we continue to welcome all visitors to LaPush as our ancestors have done for centuries," she said.

"We are a nation of diverse members with a broad range of ideas and thoughts regarding the Twilight phenomenon, and we respect and embrace all the views of our tribal members."


Hatch said that, by some estimates, more than 100,000 visitors may visit LaPush throughout the next several years.

So far in 2009, more than 70,000 visitors have passed through the visitor centers in Forks and LaPush seeking to see the spots named in the books.

"Stephenie Meyer is a great fiction writer and her characters bring excitement to her story," said executive director Bill Peach.

"The culture of the Quileute tribe is also very exciting because of the very long time they have lived here, and the success of the tribe in preserving their culture.

"An opportunity for visitors to learn about the culture is to experience tribal art and purchase items such as handmade cedar baskets."

Since the "Twilight boom" the Quileute have embraced fans with storytelling on special fan weekends and events to entertain and teach.

The tribe also hosts weekly healing drum circles on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center. At the drum circles, the fans may learn more about Quileute history and culture.


Reporter Paige Dickerson can be reached at 360-417-3535 or at paige.dickerson@peninsuladaily


-- Posted by Ashley

Saturday, November 28, 2009

In its eighth day of release, Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" crossed the double-century mark making an estimated $206.1 million.

The domestic B.O. for "New Moon" easily eclipsed that of the first "Twilight" which amassed $192.8 million in 20 weeks.

After Warner Bros.' football drama "The Blind Side" squeezed a few more bodies into the multiplex on Thanksgiving than "New Moon," the vampire sequel took the top spot back on Friday with $17.9 million at 4,042 theaters. While that figure reps a 75% decline for "New Moon" from its first Friday, such steep drops aren’t uncommon for a record tentpole opener, i.e. "The Dark Knight" fell 67%; "Spider-Man 3," -71%; and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End," -70%.

Read more here.
-- Posted by Ashley

Friday, November 27, 2009


Since we have so many lovely and talented followers out there, I was wondering if one of you could possibly make us a totally awesome banner for our blogspot?

It has to have The Stars Of Twilight or TSOT visibly written somewhere on it.

It has to be unquie and not related to the saga *no apples, werewolves, or vampires*, Stephenie Meyer, or Summit Entertainment.

*You may use any color you want, just as long as it's multi-gender.*

If it is possible, please have small photos of all the actors from the entire Twilight saga *Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse*, Including the actors/actresses that are no longer in the films. *Preferably in photoshoots, if possible*

List of actors/actresses:
Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson
Taylor Lautner
Billy Burke
Ashley Greene
Jackson Rathbone
Nikki Reed
Kellan Lutz
Elizabeth Reaser
Peter Facinelli
Gil Birmingham
Dakota Fanning
Anna Kendrick
Gregory Tyree Boyce
Christian Serratos
Michael Welch
Cam Gigandet
Edi Gathegi
Rachelle Lefevre
Bryce Dallas Howard
Cameron Bright
Justin Chon
Alex Meraz
Chaske Spencer
Sarah Clarke
Kiowa Gordon
Charlie Bewley
Daniel Cudmore
Julia Jones
Tinsel Korey
BooBoo Stewart
Bronson Pelletier
Kirsten Prout
Tyson Houseman
Jodelle Ferland
Michael Sheen
Jamie Campbell Bower
Christopher Heyerdahl
Graham Greene
Tyson Houseman
Justine Wachsberger
Noot Seear
Jack Husto
Catalina Sandino Moreno
Xavier Samuel

Please email your suggestions here.

Thank you,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Boo Boo Stewart photoshoot

I don't know about all of you, but this used to be considered as child porn and now it's called modeling. Don't get me wrong, I like looking at the boys abs but I feel really bad for doing so.

Either way you look at it...he's hot as hell, but it's totally wrong.

Now I know what all those hours in the gym will do to a 15 year old child. Way to go Boo!


-- Posted by Ashley

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Vanity Fair Outtakes. Pt. 4

So sweet.

Omg he actually eats!

He looks so great in brown.

He's watching me undress.

I hope you enjoy the most beautiful man on the planet. *sigh* my hubby. Haha!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hello beautiful followers,
We have had our site up and running for 10 weeks now, and with 853 followers on Twitter, we would like to know if there is anything you would like us to improve on or add for your entertainment? If so, please leave a comment on this site, on our Myspace account, on our Twitter account or email

Just a little curiosity

We can't give you a gift for your replies but we're still curious.
How many times have you seen New Moon since the midnight premiere?
If you're not to shy to tell us, leave a comment or tell us on our Twitter account.

-- Posted by Ashley

Friday, November 20, 2009

Summit Entertainment is reporting that the "Twilight" sequel opened on Thursday night to an unprecedented $26.3 million during its midnight screenings across the country. The film unspooled on 3,514 screens, playing at 12:01 a.m. for die-hard fans — many of whom arrived at the theaters dressed as their favorite characters.


-- Posted by Ashley

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2 new stills of 'Remember Me'


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With just days to go before the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Rolling Stone chatted with the film's director, Chris Weitz, about the anticipated movie's wildest stunts, the loyalty of Team Edward and the scenes you won't find in Stephenie Meyer's original book.

You said everyone's been asking you about the pressures of taking on such a successful franchise, and they also want to know why vampires are so popular.
Honestly, there weren't really any pressures for me because there was a guaranteed audience which meant that even if I made a terrible movie people would still watch it. So once you got that reassurance [laughs], you just set out to make the best movie possible, which is what we aimed to do. And I've felt nothing but support from the fans since day one — actually day one there was a little doubt because I have a Y chromosome, but ever since then I've felt a lot of love from the fans.

And why vampires?
I've actually realized that Stephenie Meyer's vampires aren't really vampires — you really don't see many crosses, there's not much garlic, they don't sleep in coffins, they can go out in the day time — they just look more beautiful. It's just more like Greek gods. So, in some ways it's about this girl who falls in love with this demi-god. I think that symbolizes your first love — the person you've fallen for who you think will never never possibly return your affections.

How much did you research vampires before starting the movie?
Absolutely zero. My research is reading Stephenie's books and talking to Stephenie and seeing the first film and knowing about the actors — getting familiar with the work that they'd done, but not much vampire-ology.

I read that you had this idea about the movie looking like a Victorian narrative painting in terms of the colors — how did you come to approach this film from that angle?
In terms of a model for cinematography I think it's a good one, which is to say the Victorian paintings, especially the pre-Raphaelites, told stories in a somewhat sentimentalized and very beautiful fashion. These books are not afraid to be sentimental or romantic and I wanted every aspect of the production to be unafraid to go to a very romantic place.

Whereas the first movie had a lot of tortured rock & roll kind of love to it, I wanted this one to be a sweeping epic. In many ways it's a much bigger film — in terms of the ground it covers, the emotions and the places it goes to — so I really wanted to make a classic-looking movie that was classically composed and classically shot. It had a classical score in a sense and [composer] Alexandre Desplat is very much from a school of composers who can work very much in a classical vein and in a contemporary vein. There is a sort of groovy component to it, which is the soundtrack, which we were able to get all of these amazing bands to compose for us, which is incredibly gratifying.

Going back to the notion of a "sweeping epic," the book breaks down into three sections: at first everything's fine. Then Edward leaves Bella, and most of the story is her coping and befriending Jacob. The end is packed with action as the story reaches its resolution. For purposes of telling this story on a screen, did you readjust the breakdown of the story?
You've pretty much described acts one, two and three. One of the interesting things is that the fear that people had was that there wasn't going to be enough Edward. That he's banished from the book really doesn't apply to this movie because you don't spend as long away from Edward. But it's also important to have some absence of Edward in order to miss him.

It would have been wrong, I think, to have numerous "back at the ranch" scenes where you're checking in with Edward kind of knocking around the Amazon rainforest looking for Victoria. I think it's a nice balance between missing Edward and having enough of him. Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter, and I decided to have visual hallucinations of Edward instead of just aural. When she sees him it's in a very subtle way so that it wasn't hitting people over the head.

I think the movie's pretty well balanced. Taylor gives a great performance, and his and Kristen's relationship holds down the movie in the middle of the film. Yes, there was a temptation to shift things so that we had as much Rob as possible but for Team Edward they're gonna get their Rob and for Team Jacob people they'll get their moment in the sun as well. But we didn't scramble to make up for any perceived deficiencies in that department.

The book is quite dark, but there are also lighthearted moments.
When things go dark they do get very dark and it is quite melancholy and depressing for a while. But we found ourselves with a few funny moments in our hands and when I hear it play in front of audiences there's laughter and I think it's intentional [Laughs] and not uncomfortable laughter. There's funny, off-kilter moments.

For instance you find out what vampire elevator music would sound like in one part, which is not what you would have expected and is not in the book. I decided in post-production it would be an interesting thing. When Stephenie finally saw a cut of the movie she said she absolutely loved it and wanted more.

You consulted Stephenie frequently as you were making decisions.
I was often checking back with her when I wanted to riff on something to see if it was OK with her and very often she thought, "That's a great idea, that's funny" or we'd have further ideas that would be incorporated into the film. So in some ways it's kind of an extrapolation or extension of the book.

But I did make some mistakes — at one point I had one of the Volturi [the powerful law-upholding Vampires] holding a stone knife to Edward's throat, and she said that wouldn't work [because the Volturi] wouldn't cut Edward's throat. So I said, "OK!" [Laughs]. I get my mythology wrong every once in a while and she sets me straight.

Did you add any scenes?
There's a moment of threat when Bella is drowning that I think isn't in the book. It's really funny — I've heard the response from fans and they saw that scene differently when they read it. I love it when something I've extrapolated or added in — and I always try to do things in the vein I'm adapting — but I love when something I've written or come up with or the screenwriter has written or come up with comes across as having been in the book in the first place. Then you know you've really hit your sweet spot.

I also read that you had instructed Kristen to do that scene one way and then got a wet suit on and got into the water yourself and realized it was an impossible way to tackle it.
Rob had done this underwater work in one of the Harry Potter movies, so he was relatively comfortable doing things at the bottom of a pool. In order to get this shot right, we needed to get a top shot of Kristen as Bella sinking down in the ocean. The best way to do that is to have Kristen at the bottom of a 12-foot pool weighted down, just sort of floating there immobile. And Kristen was already expressing a bit of concern about deep water, and I told her, "12 feet isn't that deep!" [Laughs] I decided to go down there in a wet suit weighted down and I started to panic.

I thought, "Holy crap, this isn't fun at all!" and realized Rob actually had some guts and that the rest of us should really stay up towards the top of the pool. We adjusted it so we could make our shot sideways and it looks just the same as a top shot. And Kristen had a cold that day, so that was the last thing I was going to do — put someone with a cold at the bottom of a 12-foot pool with weights in their pockets. That didn't seem like a wise move.

There's also motorcycle riding in this book — was everyone game for that?
We didn't want to endanger Kristen at all — when she's on the motorcycle, she's actually on a trailer. Even though it looks very realistic, she's never free-riding at any moment. But it didn't keep Taylor doing all of his stunts — he does all but one because he's just kind of crazy to jump around, and when you see him jump up the side of a building and do this parkour gag, it's actually him doing it. He has a wire on him, which we edited out, but the wire was only to prevent him from dying if he fell — it actually isn't hoisting him at all, so he was jumping up the side of a building on his own.

You've also adapted The Golden Compass and About a Boy. Do you think that you would have been able to approach New Moon without those under your belt?
I think given the time constraints we were under, it would have been much, much harder. The fact I was able to go into the CG elements of this movie with a team I already knew from The Golden Compass that had won the Oscar on The Golden Compass helped immeasurably because we were up to speed from day one. So it helps to know the right people — I'm not a master of CG, I just know people who are.

And in terms of translating from the page to the screen?
I think I've had, by now, quite a bit of training on what to keep in and what's extraneous and I've more and more become attached to the idea of being as faithful as possible to the original book and realizing that my responsibility is to the author and the fans and the book.

You had some controversy surrounding the release of The Golden Compass.
The controversy was that the studio removed elements of the book were going to make it less profitable. I objected strenuously and they re-cut my version of the film. So it made me all the more determined to prove the best way to adapt a book that has a fan base is to identify what the fans care about and to present it properly.

When you do that, you know that you're at least capturing what is appealing to people in the written form in the first place. That means that you also know what — who the audience is, even ones who haven't read the book — will like. At least you've identified something good.

You've talked a little bit about emphasizing Team Edward and Team Jacob moments — when did you get acquainted with those important points within the fanbase?
During shooting I tried not to refer too much to the fan Websites because I knew I'd just be worried about it all the time and kind of swayed like a politician by polls. I read the book like a fan — I read it very quickly and sort of gobbled it up and wondered what would be the moments that would matter the most to me as a fan. Melissa, fortunately, had written a great script that encapsulated what mattered most to the fans. At one point I remember Stephenie writing to me and saying that she had checked the Websites and the top 10 scenes that fans cared about were in the script, and that felt good.

There will be a moment here or there that a fan misses or sees differently and there's nothing I can do about it except to present it as another fan, albeit one who has tens of millions of dollars at his disposal to realize things.

Does your favorite moment from the book differ from your favorite moment in the movie?
No. Wait. Yes, it did, actually. The last moment of the movie I think is my favorite moment. It's a moment from the book but it's presented a little differently — it's given a little more of a cliffhanger, sort of romantic feel to. I think audiences will understand why I presented it that way and why it's not [the way it was in the book]. And the whole film builds up to it very carefully.

Did you do that to set the scene for David Slade to step in and direct the third film, Eclipse?
To be honest I was just trying to selfishly trying to choose the optimal emotional moment for myself and perhaps leaving David a bit of a pickle as to how to pick up the next movie. I've seen Melissa's script for the third movie and it deals with it pretty admirably — so they're OK!

More Twilight:
Rob Sheffield Reviews the New Moon Soundtrack
Q&A: Robert Pattinson
Peter Travers Reviews Twilight

Thank you to Rolling Stones for sitting down with Chris.
-- Posted by Ashley

20 new outtakes of Rob in Vanity Fair

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