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The Twilight Saga
Originally posted 11/17/2011 04:15PM
Before Breaking Dawn – Part One hits theaters on Friday, raise a glass to the popular franchise with a specially shaken Twilight-themed cocktail.
Bartender Jason McGrady of Seattle's Sazerac Restaurant, inside the Hotel Monaco, was so inspired by the series, he mixed up a handful of specialty drinks inspired by Stephanie Meyer's series.
And there's a local connection.
McGrady's restaurant is located in the closest major city to Forks, Wash., where the Twilight series is set, and fans pass through Seattle when they come to take Twilight-themed tours in Forks, he says.
"One of the most important parts of my job as a bartender is keeping up with what's current and what's hot," McGrady tells PEOPLE. "And in this part of the world, Twilight is definitely hot."
Originally posted 11/15/2011 02:30PM
Since playing Alice Cullen in the Twilight saga, Ashley Greene has dated a pop star, traveled all over the world and graced the covers of some of the biggest magazines – but the actress says none of the glitz and glamour has changed her.
"I have the same friends and family and the same kind of foundation that have kept me grounded from the very beginning," Greene, 25, told PEOPLE at Monday's Breaking Dawn – Part 1 premiere in L.A. "That's probably the only thing that hasn't changed."
Other things, however, have been altered in Greene's life since taking on her coveted role beginning when she was 20.
Originally posted 11/08/2011 04:45PM
You might think that the Twilight soundtrack series could be losing some of its indie-alternative cred by featuring a pop crooner like Bruno Mars.
But aside from the "Grenade" guy and Christina Perri (on the piano ballad "A Thousand Years"), there are no other VH1 faves invading the franchise.
Instead you get singer-songwriters Aqualung and Lucy Schwartz dueting on the eerie "Cold" and Breaking Dawn actress Mia Maestro bringing the undead to "Llovera."
Originally posted 11/05/2011 09:40AM
Shooting the wedding scene for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 made Kristen Stewart nervous and Robert Pattinson aware of how secondary the husband is.
"The groom's role in a wedding ... is just a prop," the actor, 24, said at a press event for the film, which opens Nov. 18. "Even playing the part, you kind of realize [that]. I mean, it's such a clear indication whose day it is when you're standing on one end of the aisle and the entire congregation is on the other, and you're in the same suit as every other guy."
The groom's insignificance, as it were, even seeps into the planning, insists Pattinson.
"Any guy who tries to get involved in organizing a wedding or even has an opinion of what a wedding should be, then they're kind of ridiculous. It's whatever your wife decides to do," he added with a laugh.
While Pattinson made clear he wouldn't mind having a fancy real-life wedding of his own, he does have one condition: "I just don't want to have to wear a silly outfit."
Originally posted 11/04/2011 05:15AM
Here comes the bride!
A new clip from the latest Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 shows Kristen Stewart's character, Bella Swan, preparing for her wedding to Edward Cullen, played by Stewart's real-life boyfriend, Robert Pattinson.
In the video, which debuted on MTV.com, Bella's parents (Billy Burke and Sarah Clarke) give her a family heirloom hairclip that they've decorated with sapphires to fulfill the "something old" and "something blue" requirements of her ensemble.
Originally posted 11/03/2011 07:30PM
Kristen Stewart has said herself that shooting the sex scene for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 with Robert Pattinson didn't feel like "a scene within a Twilight film" – and now, the anticipated movie's director explains why.
"[There are MPAA] guidelines on thrusting intercourse," Bill Condon told Celebuzz of the original scene shot for the PG-13 film. "[Kristen] got very into it."
Not only is the Twilight series teen-intended, but the scene itself, "was so much more about romance than it was about hot-and-heavy action," Condon told MTV.com – so, taking out the part that would give it an 'R' rating "was a very kind of simple adjustment to make."
Originally posted 10/14/2011 12:35PM
As the countdown to Bella and Edward's wedding begins, PEOPLE's special Twilight issue delivers everything you need to get ready for the Nov. 18 debut of Breaking Dawn, Part 1.
Filled with on-set and behind-the-scenes photos, the issue also provides updates on the lives of all the stars. Get the latest scoop on Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's real-life romance as well as a sneak peek at the onscreen couple's big day, exotic honeymoon and daughter's birth!
"Twilight has really changed my life," Pattinson says, adding that the birth scene is different from anything viewers have seen. "For a fantasy series that has a youngish audience, it goes quite far; it's quite hard-core."
Originally posted 07/25/2011 11:00AM
All good things must come to an end. And for Twilight fans, the saga will be over with the completion of filming Breaking Dawn Parts I and II.
"You can't really capture it," Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Esme Cullen, says of wrapping the films. "It's just so weird to end something like this, to end five movies.
"It hadn't really hit any of us yet. We were just sort of in shock and happy to be going home."
Originally posted 07/21/2011 03:30PM
Not since the Royal Wedding has there been this much anticipation about what a bride will wear down the aisle. But fans clamoring to see what Bella wears to her wedding in Breaking Dawn will just have to wait a bit longer.
"The wedding was [filmed] Secret Service style insane," joked Kristen Stewart on a panel at San Diego's Comic Con.
"The crew was completely inconvenienced," she said. "There was no cell phone or email. [But] I said thank you so much [to them] because if this [wedding] dress gets on the Internet, I'll die!"
Originally posted 06/06/2011 12:00AM
Fangs were favored over wands and wizards Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards as the Twilight saga took home top honors.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse won best movie, beating out another successful series, Harry Potter. Twilight stole the night across the board, sweeping awards for best kiss (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart), best fight (Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel), best male (Pattinson) and best female performance (Stewart).
In honor of the saga, here's the top Twilight moments of the night – including several scene-stealing moments from the saga's star, Pattinson.
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