Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Hot Pics From RPattz's Recent Photo Shoot

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New 'Eclipse' Premiere After Party Pics


Twilight Cast Won't Appear at Comic-Con This Year!

To the disappointment of Twilight fans and the delight of traditional Comic-Conners, the stars of “Eclipse” will not appear at the 2010 conference. This will be the first year since the release of the first film in the series that Twilight Saga stars will not participate in official events.

This news was uncovered when Summit Entertainment announced its lineup yesterday—conspicuously absent are advanced screenings and celebrity panels traditionally hosted for Twilight. Some speculated that the omission was driven by the fact that “Breaking Dawn” has not gone into production, which would hinder Summit’s tradition of previewing scenes from the upcoming film.

Full-access tickets to Comic-Con typically sell out months in advance, though schedules are rarely announced until one to two weeks before. Thousands of fans who bought and paid for trips in anticipation of seeing the stars of Twilight may be cancelling or regrouping around Comic-Con weekend plans.

In past years, Twilight fans spent their time camping out in line for, and attending, official Twilight events. In the absence of the franchise, it is unclear as to how Twilight fans will participate in the event and find natural opportunities to meet and come together.

As for other Comic-Con attendees, who resented the overpowering presence of Twi-hards, the news is considered good. True to its name, the original conference was geared to comic book enthusiasts—some purists would like to see it return to its roots.


Kellan Lutz Knocked Out Jackson Rathbone While Filming 'Eclipse'

Kellan Lutz really did punch Jackson Rathbone while filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in Vancouver last year.

The 25-year-old actor and director David Slade chatted with Britain’s OK mag about the incident on set. Kellan shared, “We had some fun times with our fight scenes and then there was the oopsy-daisy moment when I hit him and knocked him out a little bit…”

David added, “You knocked him out completely!”

“Yeah, but he was a trouper, he stood up and started gurgling his words. He has also become very mischievous lately so we’d get into trouble off set. We had some really good times doing that!” Kellan explained.


'Breaking Dawn' Filming Locations Set

Summit Entertainment has announced director Bill Condon will shoot The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2 beginning this fall in Vancouver, where much of the previous three films were shot, and Louisiana, a state battling oil from the BP still but also currently enjoying The Green Lantern's production on its soil.

Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are rumored to haul in nearly $41 million a piece for both Breaking Dawn films based on estimated box office earnings and various typical fees debited. No wonder Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene were crying wolf and asking for more cash.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 will be released in theaters everywhere on November 18, 2011. Part 2 has yet to be dated but if Summit follows Warner's blueprint for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 of Breaking Dawn would go up against The Avengers in summer 2012.


Ashley Greene Receives PETA 'Kind Choices Award'

For her new work with Mark at Avon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Ashley Greene has been recognized by PETA and awarded their Kind Choices Award.

The award was granted to Greene "for her compassionate decision to represent Avon, which led the cosmetics industry by ending all tests on animals and is widely recognized for its commitment to a cruelty-free testing policy."

Ecorazzi reports that PETA's Vice President of Laboratory Investigations, Kathy Guillermo, stated that Greene's decision helps by "encouraging millions of Twilight fans and other young people to choose makeup that’s fun, not fatal."

This is not the first time a Twilight star has had dealings with PETA. Twilight itself was granted the award for "Most Animal-Friendly Movie," and Twilight stars like Christian Serratos and Kellan Lutz have also campaigned for the organization's various efforts.


Lol Alex Meraz Tweets About Having a Dream About KStew

This is what he tweeted this morning:

"Had an odd random dream about Kristen last night...WoW I'm never looking at her the same way again!"


Director Daisy Gili Talks About RPattz in Her Short Film, 'The Summer House'

The only Robert Pattinson project most people know from his pre-"Twilight" days is his small role in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" as Cedric Diggory, but as his popularity has grown, more of his earlier projects are getting wide release. The latest of those is the short film "The Summer House," which was filmed for a week back in the summer of 2006, but is only hitting film festivals and iTunes this year. You can watch the trailer here.

First-time director Daisy Gili said she actually cast Rob because she was recommended him by Campbell Mitchell, who had worked on props for another of his early projects, "The Haunted Airman."

"He said, this guy is amazing, and he's really nice, and I think he'd be really up for working on a short film," Gili told MTV News. "I saw a picture of him and I thought, he's fantastic."

Up until that point, Rob's costar Talulah Riley was best known for her work in Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice," and hadn't yet starred in her big hit, "Pirate Radio" (known as "The Boat That Rocked" in the UK). Gili hired a cast director to find her an actress to play the short's main character, Jane, and thought Talulah was the perfect fit.

"Talulah was amazing. The thing that I found most amazing about her was her versatility. You could give her a small amount of direction, and she would deliver a completely different but equally wonderful performance. I was like, wow," said Gili.

But it was the chemistry between the two that really helped the film work. At 13 minutes in length, "The Summer House" follows Jane as she flees to France to stay with her aunt after her boyfriend Richard (Rob) dumps her for another girl. However, he follows her to the summer house to try to win her back and, on the night of the moon landing, tries to make his move. The result of his efforts helps Jane realize that -- in Gili' words -- love isn't black and white.

It was necessary to Gili to have the film set on the night of the moon landing because she felt everyone remembers where they were the night man landed on the moon, but the night was important for Jane because she realized that love was different and more complicated than she had always imagined. "I think you needed [something as momentous as] the moon landing to kind of help the slightness of the story become stronger," she said.

Gili felt the character of Richard was a struggle for Rob, because he had to play someone so different from himself. "He's quite a gentle person. He's a really nice person. And he has to play quite a not very nice character, and I think he struggled with that," Gili said. "He wasn't playing a role that he was particularly comfortable with, but he still manages to have a real presence: brooding, slightly menacing. You're never quite sure whether he wants her because he wants to have sex with her or because he loves her. And I think he delivers that brilliantly."

After watching the short, we have to agree with her on Rob's performance, and "Twilight" fans will see a little bit of what would become Edward Cullen in Rob's portrayal of Richard. But, beyond the great acting, the set and costume design were our favorite parts of the film. The short is based on a short story of the same name, and Gili said they were able to film for free in the summer house that inspired the story.

The dresses are vintage 1960s as well because Gili borrowed them from her mother, though the gorgeous green dress Talulah wears at the end was a creation of their costume designer. The pearls she wears at the end of the film were borrowed by the French actress, Marianne Borgo, who plays her aunt in the film, just like Jane would have borrowed them from her aunt in the film.

"The Summer House" had its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year, and is going to be offered for $1.99 on iTunes starting July 13 by Shorts International. It will next be shown at the Rushes Soho Short Film Festival later this month. But for anyone hoping to catch a sight of Rob promoting the short, Gili said she feels chances are slim. Many things have changed in the life of Robert Pattinson since he performed as Richard, and now he is much harder to get in contact with. In fact, Gili doesn't even know if he's seen the film, though she knows many of his fans want to.

"A whole variety of people are really interested, and I hope that they'll enjoy what they see. I hope they won't be disappointed that there isn't more of him, if you know what I mean," she said. "And I hope he enjoys it too! I've not heard back from him about it. I think his agent saw."


Really Cute New Robsten Video

Videos - 'Extreme Close Up' of Kristen Stewart from E! News

Friday, July 9, 2010

*New* Secrets from the 'Eclipse' Set

You can learn a lot about a character — and an actor — talking to a film’s costume designer. Here, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse‘s Tish Monaghan reveals a few secrets from the wardrobe closets:

Robert Pattinson wanted to wear karate pants for the training sequence. “So we got him some karate pants, and it’s like the crotch hangs down to the knees, and I just thought, Ugh. Who’s gonna go for this? Because everything has to be approved by Summit,” Monaghan says. “We took them in a little bit, and they loved the karate pants. Who knew? I was so surprised.”

Even at the film’s premiere, people squealed when Taylor Lautner turned around in that black T-shirt. “It was almost embarrassing. I felt so bad for him,” Monaghan says, with a laugh. “They were screaming and going ‘Wooooo!’” As she’d done on New Moon, her M.O. was to put him in smaller size Gap or Banana Republic T-shirts to emphasize his biceps, tightening the tees around the arm holes and taking them in down the side. (Pattinson wore Gap T-shirts, exclusively, she adds. “They were what fit him best. They had the best colors. So that’s what he ended up wearing, even when Edward takes Bella up to the tent. It may strike people as odd, but he doesn’t feel temperature, so that’s why we only put him in a shirt, and Bella’s all bundled up, and Jacob, of course, is running around shirtless.”

Rosalie’s wedding dress was the star of a deleted scene: For Rosalie’s flashback to the 1930s, Monaghan’s department both rented original period dresses and made two ensembles — the one she wore when she was attacked, and her wedding dress. “Unfortunately in the film, we only see her arriving at the door,” Monaghan says, of the latter’s entrance. “I’m not sure why the scene with her floating down the hallway was cut out — maybe it’s because the element of surprise had a stronger impact. They didn’t want us to know in advance who was coming to the door. But we made a silk train for her that floated down the hallway as she kind of hydroplaned down the carpet. [Actress Nikki Reed] was mounted on a contraption, almost like a bicycle seat, and the camera was in front of her and to the side, and she just when whoooooooosh. She was rolled down the hallway at quite the speed and a fan would blow up her veil so that it was trailing behind her. It looked wonderful. The train itself was probably about 10 or 12 feet, and then the veil went beyond that.”

Riley (Xavier Samuel) has great taste in victims: “The sensibility of all of the newborns, including Riley, is that they’re scavengers. They’re going to steal pieces from whomever they find. Riley just happened to find somebody who was wearing a G-Star jacket and some really cool jeans,” Monaghan says, with a laugh. “Once he was turned, I just wanted to put him in something that was edgy and very contemporary. We wanted to make him young and powerful but still have this kind of dark sexiness to him. We found this great G-Star jacket for him and tight, tight jeans and a beautiful Paul Smith shirt. And then he had one other change after that, which was the same jacket and tight reddish maroon jeans, which for us was important because once he got into battle with the Cullens and the werewolves, we had to separate the newborns from the Cullens color-wise. We had to make sure that there wasn’t any confusion as to who was on whose team when a body was flying through the air. So with the Cullens, we intentionally put them in black, dark navy or dark gray. With the newborns, we put them in earth tones and hints of brighter colors.”

There’s a bit of old Victoria in new Victoria. “Because of the transition from Rachelle Lefevre to Bryce Dallas Howard, we decided that the first time that we saw Victoria, we should definitely put her into pieces of the costume that we had last seen Victoria wearing in New Moon, just so that the audience, aside from her large mane of tangled red hair, would definitely know that this is who that character is. There’s all these things that you work on so hard, and then it ends up becoming such a subliminal thing,” Monaghan says. “Gradually, we transitioned out of that into something a little bit different to make it Bryce’s own character. Because she was going to be courting Riley, I wanted something that was dark and foreboding but still sensual, because she has to lure him. We made a black lace top with a zipper that kind of went around her neck, and you could unzip it as far down the front as was necessary. Just a romantic/punk look. It works really well with her red hair, and her skin showed through, and you could see that she was being a little bit of a siren and trying to work her magic on Riley.”

Emmett wears lighter colors than the other Cullens to showcase Kellan Lutz’s muscles. “Absolutely,” Monaghan says, when asked if this theory about his Old Navy hoodie is correct. “I also knew that the focus was going to be on him and his chase with Victoria in the woods, so I just really wanted to make sure that he stood out amongst all the dark backgrounds…. You probably won’t notice, but I made a very conscious decision to have the Cullens move through the color palette. They’re in lighter colors when they first hunt Victoria. The next big scene, when they’re in their workout wear, they’re in sort of midtones. Then when they have the final battle, that’s when I put them all in black, because I wanted them to be more stealth-like.”

A lot of work goes into seconds of screen time. Take the newborn army Jasper (Jackson Rathbone, in a uniform purchased from a company that clothes reenactment societies, then aged as though he’d been riding in the desert for months) trained in his Civil War flashback. “It’s so fast, but for us, we have to do the work and prepare for that scene just as much as we would for any character,” Monaghan says. “They were scavengers from the 1800s, so it was a mix of garments that they grabbed from different armys, bankers, merchants, hookers.” The siren who turned him and leads the army is actually wearing his jacket and sash over her skirt. “That’s just me trying to show the link between the two of them,” she says. “For us, it’s the challenge in doing all of these thematic linkings that makes our job worthwhile. It’s important to do it, even if nobody else notices.”

It takes a village to build a village. Unearthing what the Quileute tribe would have been wearing in the 1700s, before photography, was another challenge. Monaghan turned to ship logs from explorers who landed on the Pacific Coast and described the natives’ jewelry, their cedar bark clothing, and their dog-haired blankets. She looked at works by artist Paul Kane, and visited two Canadian museums of archeology with extensive native artifacts unearthed from burial sites. “We took all of this, and we said, ‘How are we gonna make this cheaply?’ Because we found someone was selling a recreated cedar cape online for $25,000 a garment. We ended up making them out of ground cover used in landscaping. We got something like 200 feet for $25,” Monaghan says. “So I had a whole team of people who made it one-time wear. We went to a taxidermist, and we got bones. We went to restaurants and got mussel shells. We went to another place and got abalone shells, which we used for our jewelry. We made hats out of straw baskets from Chinatown. We used wool blankets and raw silk. I was so happy with the outcome of recreating the Quileute village in the 1700s. I just thought it worked spectacularly for its, I think, 10 seconds of screen time.”

You almost saw Kristen Stewart in a swimsuit. That’s what Bella was wearing in the script when she was saying goodbye to her mother and the sun. “Realistically, that’s never gonna look good on anybody if they’re just lying there. If they’re gonna dive into a pool and swim, maybe,” Monaghan says. “I just approached the director and said, ‘Listen, can we just do cutoffs or something instead?’ I think originally, we were going to shoot on location [in Florida], but instead, we shot in Vancouver. The temperature was not warm at all, and we wanted to keep them comfortable as well.”


Dakota Fanning in Marie Claire


David Slade Talks About Deleted Scenes for the 'Eclipse' DVD

Eclipse director David Slade has given a sneak peak at deleted scenes that could end up on the DVD release.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the filmmaker outlined two sequences that were filmed but didn't make the movie's final cut.

"There's quite a bit of stuff that ended up not making the cut but I think film is a living organism. It kind of grows and tells you it's own pace," he explained.

"I think we ended up with what was the best of everything. Certain things that were really good just slowed the pace down and we pulled them out."

"There's a great scene with Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Angela (Christian Serratos) in her bedroom just talking girl stuff," he continued. "It was lovely but it just didn't fit, it just didn't really work. We took it out and the film flowed better. I know that will be on the DVD."

He added there is also a "lovely scene" between Bella and her father Charlie (Billy Burke) after the graduation when he expresses his pride at her achievements.

"Again, it's a really heartwarming scene but I felt the clap [at the ceremony] did the same thing," he said. "There's a bunch of stuff like that, there will be quite a few DVD extras I hope."

Click here to go watch the full video of David's interview: Interview


Pics of Nikki Reed in NYC Yesterday