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Originally posted 11/18/2009 12:55PM
Well, you can't say he isn't going out on top.
Chris Weitz, the Oscar-nominated director of New Moon, will leave all the glitz and glamour behind after he finishes one more film, he tells MovieMaker magazine.
"Every time I make a movie I'm pretty much convinced it's the last time I'm going to be able to do it and that really it's a rather silly occupation to undertake," says Weitz, 40, whose Oscar nod was for the adapted screenplay of 2002's About a Boy. "But I think I have maybe one more film in me."
Originally posted 11/18/2009 11:50AM
The opening of New Moon is only days away – and what better way to kill the time than to throw a New Moon pre-party.
Gather your fellow Twi-hards, your Twilight DVD, your copy of Stephenie Meyer's second novel, and follow these five steps to a fang-tastic festivity!
Originally posted 11/17/2009 03:10PM
Monday night's New Moon premiere in Los Angeles was like déjà vu for many of the stars of the film, who walked the same red carpet a year ago at the premiere of their blockbuster hit, Twilight. But Nikki Reed says she feels drastically different this time around, thanks to boyfriend Paris Latsis.
"When you date someone who loves the outdoors, it's inspiring," says the actress, who portrays vampire Rosalie Hale in the movie. "I've learned from my boyfriend. I've taken on his lifestyle."
And that's a good thing. Reed, 21, who has been dating Latsis, 27, since this summer, was so inspired by his love of outdoor sports that she quit smoking. "Instead of gaining weight, I lost weight," she says. "I started going to the gym and taking care of myself. I'm into outdoor sports like hiking, windsurfing, water-skiing. I'm much more active and much happier."
Originally posted 11/17/2009 08:05AM
When New Moon hits theaters on Friday, you can bet that plenty of stars will be in line for the flick along with other members of the public. Since Twilight mania began taking hold last year, everyone from Zac Efron to Kelly Clarkson to Joe Jonas have raved about the franchise. Even President Obama admitted that he and daughter Malia have read the popular series.
Some, like Kim Kardashian, have announced their fandom in less verbal ways: Recently, the reality star toted around a Twilight water bottle emblazoned with Taylor Lautner's face. Count her on Team Jacob!
While en route to her L.A. gym, meanwhile, Ashley Tisdale obviously declared herself on Team Edward, given her water bottle with its visage of Robert Pattinson.
Originally posted 11/14/2009 01:00PM
And the love triangle is complete!
Back in August, Bella and Edward from the Twilight saga were immortalized as Barbie dolls. Now, fans will be able to add Jacob to their collection.
The new doll, modeled after Taylor Lautner's boy-turned-werewolf character, Jacob, features cut-off denim shorts, a mysterious gaze, and the super toned abs that have gained attention onscreen and off.
It's available in February for $24.95, and something tells us it won't just be kids buying this Barbie.
– Rennie Dyball
Originally posted 11/13/2009 08:00AM
It might be chilly and overcast in the town of Forks, Wash., where the Twilight saga is set, but you'd never know it from how often the male characters are sans shirts!
Of course, the werewolf pack – including Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black – has the hot-blooded, shape-shifter excuse. Not to mention, any guy who puts in the work to add 30 lbs. of muscle would want to show it off!
Then there is the highly-anticipated scene in Italy, where Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) sheds his clothes in an attempt reveal his vampire identity to a packed piazza (bloodsuckers sparkle in the daylight).
Originally posted 11/12/2009 12:25PM
Never mind the rampant rumors that Kristen Stewart is dating vampiric costar Robert Pattinson – when it comes to what she wants for her human character in the Twilight saga, the actress is firmly in the Taylor Lautner-Team Jake camp.
"If I was friends with Bella I'd be like, 'Please make life easier and date Jacob,' " she said at a New Moon fan event in London Wednesday – where 2,000 admirers screamed.
Originally posted 11/10/2009 12:25PM
Why do we think that Twilight actress Christian Serratos is on Team Jacob? Maybe it's because of the way the 19-year-old, who plays Kristen Stewart's "norm" pal Angela, has bared all to fight fur for a new ad for PETA. Leaning against a tree in a misty forest that looks a lot like Forks, Wash., where New Moon is set, is her way of saying she'd rather go naked than wear fur. Well, unless she were a werewolf, of course.
Michael Y. Park
Originally posted 11/10/2009 12:10PM
Taylor Lautner's transformation from skinny teen to hunky werewolf didn't just happen with a full moon – the actor had an exacting regimen to achieve his famously shirt-bereft physique.
"I was exercising so hard that I began to lose weight," the 17-year-old tells Men's Health in its December issue, out Nov. 17.
For most people, that'd be a good thing. But for Lautner, who wants to bulk up even further as the Twilight film series progresses, he had to go on a 3,200-calorie-a-day diet to put on mass.
Originally posted 11/09/2009 12:40PM
Taylor Lautner's transformation from human to wolf wasn't the most impressive change that came over him for New Moon, according to Kristen Stewart – even more astounding was the way the 17-year-old went from skinny teen to hunky sex symbol for his role.
"He's literally become a different person. He's just grown up," Stewart, 19, said at a recent press conference to promote New Moon. "He's so confident and the nicest guy that I've ever met. I know that I'm using this grammatically incorrect but he's the funnest guy I've ever hung out with. So he's great. I'm so proud of him."
Lautner credits his routine of five days a week at the gym – and a gut-busting 3,200-calorie daily diet – with getting him in werewolf shape.
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