How Has Twilight Affected You?

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I will admit at first, I didn’t know what Twilight was or had even read the book but it seemed to be a huge deal to everyone else. A cousin of mine told me, “You have to check out this movie Twilight and this guy in it is so hot.” I was curious because I had seen the previews but didn’t know exactly what  it was so she let me borrow the movie so I could see it….oh my God, what did I do that for?

I went from not knowing a thing about the Twilight Saga to reading all the books, keeping track of when the next movie would be out, any news that even mention Twilight or the people from the movies, I knew about it and writing this lovely blog about everything I could possibly find on Twilight.

Kristen, Robert and Taylor have done an amazing job bringing this world to life for us on the big screen. Stephenie Meyer has written a story that will take its place with other classic love stories of its time. Vampires and werewolves take on a whole new meaning and take us to a different world of imagination.

Breaking Dawn, both parts, will be amazing. I think it will smash records from theaters to DVD sales and I would hope that they would put it on DVD because there will be a lot of people really, really upset. The Twilight Saga is a beautiful love story that will go on forever and I will continue to follow these characters because they have ‘imprinted’ on my life and the billions of fans worldwide and only people who have seen the movies or read the books will get what I’m saying.

I will be sad to see this story end but if I want to relive this story all over again, I can pop in a movie or read the entire series again and again. Thank you to everyone involved for bringing this story to life for us.

Top Ten ‘Twilight Saga’ Surprises

 

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OS ANGELES – The “Twilight Saga” only has one movie under its belt so far, but already there’s been enough drama surrounding the vampire franchise to fill a soap opera. With “New Moon” on the way this fall and production on “Eclipse” beginning, AccessHollywood.com counts down “Twilight’s” craziest moments so far!

10. NAKED VOLTURI 
Jamie Campbell Bower revealed that the Volturi vampires will appear naked in “New Moon” — but it turns out that he was only joking. He originally told MTV News, “We just all sit there, completely naked, for one scene.” However the film’s director Chris Weitz cleared things up in a statement saying: “Dear all, I would like to put everyone’s mind at rest and let them know that the Volturi are not naked!”

9. HARDWICKE NOT RETURNING FOR “NEW MOON” 
After helming the massively successful “Twilight,” and earning the biggest opening weekend ever for a female film director, Catherine announced that she would not return for “New Moon.” While a source told Deadline Hollywood Daily that there was friction between Catherine and the film’s studio, Summit Entertainment, both the director and the studio said the split was on good terms and the reason she wasn’t involved in the sequel was an issue of timing.

8. TAYLOR LAUTNER ALMOST LOSES HIS ROLE 

 

Taylor Lautner with Fans Photo: Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Taylor Lautner with Fans Photo: Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com


For awhile things looked dicey for Taylor Lautner. It was rumored that due to how big his character, Jacob Black, becomes in the second film, Summit was concerned Taylor wouldn’t be able to fill the werewolf’s paws. It caused quite an online stir, as fans petitioned and fought to keep Taylor in the role. And Taylor himself did not take the news lightly — he hit the gym and bulked up, cementing his spot as Jacob.

 

 

7. STEPHENIE MEYER’S LEAKED BOOK


After an unfinished rough draft of Stephenie Meyer’s latest “Twilight Saga” novel, “Midnight Sun” was leaked on the Internet, the author explained, “If I tried to write ‘Midnight Sun’ now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on ‘Midnight Sun,’ and so it is on hold indefinitely.”

6. DAKOTA FANNING AS EVIL JANE

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

 

 

It was quite a surprise when Dakota Fanning, who had been known as the beloved blonde child actor from dozens of movies, was cast to play the evil pint-sized Volturi vampire, Jane. It’s quite a departure from Dakota’s previous films, and fans are looking forward to seeing her sink her teeth into the role!

5. DAVID SLADE KNOCKS “TWILIGHT”
There’s nothing worse than angry fanpires. After David Slade signed on to direct the third film “Eclipse,” it was reported that he had made some disparaging remarks about the series on a radio show. He said, “‘Twilight’ drunk? No, not even drunk. ‘Twilight’ on acid? No, not even on acid? ‘Twilight’ at gun point? Just shoot me.” He later howledhis regrets to the fanbase, explaining, “I was being silly and none of the statements were from the heart.”

4. TAYLOR LAUTNER’S ABS

Jacob
Yes, Taylor’s abs get their own spot on the list, and rightfully so. With his shirt off for much of “New Moon,” fans can see that all the hard work at the gym has paid off for Taylor Lautner and his eight-pack. At the San Diego Comic-Con, tweens nearly lost their mind when they saw the coming attraction. Click here to hear their screams!

3. ROBERT PATTINSON AND KRISTEN STEWART DATING RUMORS

 

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart  Photo: Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Photo: Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com


While it has long been a dream for many of the Twi-hards to see Edward and Bella spark a real-life connection, it appears as if this off-screen rumor mill has heightened in recent weeks. There were many reported sightings of the duo in Los Angeles while their co-stars were back in Vancouver, and rumors that they had hung out at the Chateau Marmont together, a source told People.

 

2. ASHLEY GREENE NUDE PHOTOS

 

Ashley Greene Photo: Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Ashley Greene Photo: Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com


After nude shots allegedly of the star were leaked online this past Monday, Ashley Greene is firing back threatening legal action. The racy photos, which appear to show the “New Moon” star nude, surfaced online one day after Ashley picked up the Choice Fresh Face Female award at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

 

1. RACHELLE LEFEVRE RECAST! 

 

Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria Photo: WireImage

Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria Photo: WireImage


The surprising news that Bryce Dallas Howard would be replacing Rachelle Lefevre in the role of Victoria for the third installment of the series, “Eclipse” sent a shockwave through the fan base. While Rachelle said that she was “stunned” by the news, the studio fired back saying that it was due to “schedule conflicts” and pinned the blame on Rachelle.

‘Twilight’ Has Taken Over The Teen Choice Awards…No Surprise There.

Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

 

83 Million Votes were cast at this year’s Teen Choice Awards and Twilight was one of the big winners, 11 awards for the phenomenon proving that the Teen world is under the Twilight spell.

Once inside, the awards were presented fast and furious. Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Justin Chon, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Catherine Hardwicke took the stage and braved the shrieks to take home surfboard trophies for Best Drama, Romance, Actor (Pattinson), Actress (Stewart), Villain (Cam Gigandet), Fresh Face Female (Greene), Fresh Face Male (Lautner), Liplock (Stewart and Pattinson) and Rumble (Pattinson and Gigandet). Another highlight came when RPattz and Megan Fox came onstage together to accept their matching Hottie awards.

‘New Moon’ Director Chris Weitz Says Taylor Lautner ‘Embodied’ Jacob – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

‘New Moon’ Director Chris Weitz Says Taylor Lautner ‘Embodied’ Jacob – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

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Photo: Summit Entertainment

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Source: MTV News by Larry Carroll

SAN DIEGO — Chris Weitz made big news when hestepped in for Catherine Hardwicke as director on the second “Twilight” film. Over the months, and recently at Comic-Con, the fans have come to embrace him with as much affection as they did his predecessor.

As Weitz gets back to work editing November’s “New Moon,” we caught up with him to discuss such key fan issues as a Stephenie Meyer cameo, Dakota Fanning’s evil ways and Taylor Lautner’s abs.

MTV: Chris, “New Moon” has a lot of disparate elements. You need to portray a love that’s Shakespearean, like “Romeo and Juliet,” but at the same time do action scenes and car chases, and at the same time do effects work with werewolves and vampires. Which is the hardest, and how are you dealing with it?

Chris Weitz: The hardest thing to do is to blend all these elements into one thing that seems like a coherent whole. We [need to make sure we] don’t just stop for the action sequence or stop and have the audience say, “Oh, what a great special effect!” You want it to be a complete, seamless experience in which the emotions of the characters are what’s foremost. The hardest thing, but also the most enjoyable thing, is working with actors. You can control everything else, except the weather — what really matters is the characters and the feelings that they evoke in the readers of the book. It’s the hardest stuff, but it’s also the stuff that makes it the most satisfying when you get it right.

MTV: In last year’s “Twilight” movie, Stephenie Meyer had a cameo that the fans really loved. Will we see her in “New Moon”?

Weitz: You have to look very carefully for it. No, she doesn’t actually. If she had asked, I would have definitely put her in. But I think that she may have decided against experiencing that again, because frankly, to be an extra in a movie or a day player is a lot of sitting around. People don’t realize the sheer tedium that a movie set embodies; she was probably like, “Well, I’ll sit this one out.”

MTV: We all remember that there was a lot of drama around whether Taylor would return for “New Moon.” How close did he come to not being asked back?

Weitz: When I first met with him, I took off my shirt and I said, “You’ve got two months to look this good.” And he said, “I’m willing to try that.” Finally, he came back, and the results were just about as good as my abs. [Laughs.]

MTV: You must have a real six-pack.

Weitz: To answer your question seriously, the character in the second book is meant to be 6-foot-5, let alone transform into a werewolf and all that stuff. And Taylor, having only done three days of work in the first [movie], it was time to take a pause and say, “Should Taylor go ahead and do it?” My overwhelming feeling was, “Yes, absolutely, let’s go forward with it.” To me, it wasn’t a very difficult decision. For Taylor, it wasn’t difficult at all. He knew the character, and he embodied the character — as people are going to see in the movie. So it wasn’t really as tense and as scary a moment as it was portrayed in the media.

MTV: What can you tell us about Dakota Fanning’s performance as the evil vampire Jane?

Weitz: Well, it’s the scariest performance probably you’ve seen out of her so far, because she’s evil for once in her career. I think she really appreciated the chance to do that.

MTV: Yeah, she must turn that “adorable Dakota Fanning” thing on its ear.

Weitz: Absolutely. But what you expect from Dakota Fanning is uncannily grown-up, experienced and clever acting — and that’s what she did. I think she was just keen to do this part and to be part of the franchise, and she is genuinely scary.

MTV: Fans at Comic-Con saw a few brief shots of “apparition” Edward. What was your thought process as you reinterpreted Bella’s feelings of his presence?

Weitz: I would best describe him [in the movie] as an image that represents Bella’s sense of self-protection and her love for Edward. Really, it’s very subjective to Bella’s experience. It’s our filmic way of representing what Stephenie describes in this book, which is hearing his voice. It’s ephemeral and very subtle. We didn’t want to hit things over the head. The thing to describe him best is a flame-like apparition … very subtle and elegant. That’s what we’re aiming for.

Twilight’ Fans: Enter Our ‘Class Of ’09 Shout-Out Search’! – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

Twilight’ Fans: Enter Our ‘Class Of ’09 Shout-Out Search’! – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

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Twilight Cast: Photo by Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Twilight Cast: Photo by Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Attention graduating seniors!

During MTV News’ Class of ’09 Week, we’ve celebrated high school graduation season with stories and memories of graduation from some of your favorite celebrities — including “Twilight” star Cam Gigandet — and touched on some key cultural milestones for this group of seniors. One of the biggest milestones is, of course, “Twilight.” With that said, we’re still looking for video of YOU representing for your senior peers in our “Class of ’09 Shout-Out Search,” so we’re upping the stakes by giving you a chance to see the “Twilight” cast members! Interested yet?

It’s simple: we want graduating seniors to shout out to the Class of ’09 with a video message on Your.MTV.com. Tell us about your own hopes and dreams, what you think the makes the class of ’09 rock, just say “best of luck!” … any or all of above. Play it straight, spit some rhymes, act it out as a “Twilight” character — do it yourway. The video we decide is the most fun, interesting and original is the winner!

That winner will be announced on Sunday, June 28, in Forks, Washington, by MTV News’ own Larry Carroll, who is well-known to “Twilight” fans everywhere. Why him, why then, and why there? Well, get this: Larry will be giving the valedictory address at a special “Twilight”-themed graduation happening at the real Forks H.S. (a very special place to all Twi-hards).

For maximum Class of ’09 drama, he’ll announce our winner during his valedictorian speech to the entire town! People will cheer, “Twilight” tribute bands will play songs, and we’ll capture it all — and that’s not even the grand prize!

The winner of our “Class of ’09 Shout-Out Search” will be flown (with a guest) to Dallas at the end of July for Twi-Con, one of the most awesome Twilight conventions of the year, and will get to see the cast! And, of course, the winning video will also appear on MTVNews.com, and may even air on MTV!

Want to enter? Just go to Your.MTV.com. to create a user account and upload your video (up to three minutes in length). The deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, June 26, so hurry!

Source: MTV.com

‘Twilight’ Leads Teen Choice Award Nominees – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

‘Twilight’ Leads Teen Choice Award Nominees – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

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Twilight Cast: Photo by Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Twilight Cast: Photo by Chris Polk/Polkimaging.com

Yeah, that’s right. Twilight is leading the pack with 12 nominations for this year’s Teen Choice awards. The vampire flick scored 12 total nominations, including nods for Drama, Romance and Actor and Actress in a Drama. The show airs on Monday, August 10.

The Teen Choice Awards bestow awards for movies, television, music, sports and pop culture views like Male and Female Hottie, Celebrity Pet and Celebrity Baby.

In the Drama movie category, “Twilight” will compete against “Angels & Demons,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Obsessed” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” In Romance, the film will do battle with “Australia,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” “Twilight” vampire Robert Pattinson vies for Actor in a Drama against Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum. Pattinson was also nominated in the Male Hottie category. For her portrayal of Bella Swan in “Twilight,” Kristen Stewart will contend with Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé and Freida Pinto for Actress in a Drama.

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Catherine Hardwicke Hopes To Reunite With ‘Twilight’ Stars (MTV News)

‘Twilight’ director says that she can see stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in her next two projects ‘Maximum Ride’ and ‘If I Stay’.

Under the watchful eye and creative mind of director Catherine Hardwicke, “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have gone from virtual unknowns to superstar celebrities. And if Hardwicke has her way, the trio not only have a past and present together, but a future as well.

“There’s a few projects in the future that I hope we get to work together on,” Hardwicke revealed to us on the red carpet of Hollywood Life’s Young Hollywood Awards. “We’ll see.”

Recently, Hardwicke took MTV for a rare tour inside her house, where she cast Stewart and Pattinson after a particularly sultry audition on her bed. And while speaking to us Sunday night, she once again marveled at how far the duo have come since those early days.

“They’ve definitely gotten more and more confident in themselves. Obviously, that day was awkward — to just meet somebody, and then you need to kiss them right then. And especially because Kristen had to kiss three other guys, poor thing,” she laughed. “I think that they’ve become more self-confident and strong with the camera. And they’re just beautiful and blossoming. They’ve always been very deep. They always go deep into their characters and care about it. Their core is the same.”

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