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By Maria Jackson

Twilight Thursdays! Vol. 2, Issue 11

 Bits of Breaking Dawn

Check out this Breaking Dawn poster in Spanish {ShockYa}

 
 
Taylor talks BD
 
 
 
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is now available!
 
 
Check out these sneak peeks! I’ll definitely pick this up. It’s chock full of info that wasn’t revealed in the books, like Alice’s background story!
 
 
 
 
 
MTV takes a random jaunt through the Illustrated Guide and here’s what they learned:
 
Flip No. 1: Page 146
Here we find ourselves in the midst of Renesmee Carlie Cullen's biography (gosh, that illustration of her on page 145 is just too darn cute!). The big take away? Renesmee "doesn't have a vehicle yet." As it should be. The last time I lent my Honda Civic to a newborn it came back in pretty shabby shape.
 
Flip No. 2: Page 267
When we hear the name "Stefan" in a bloodsucking context, our minds automatically jump to the "Vampire Diaries" dreamboat. But our second flip reminded us that the "Twilight Saga" has its own vampire Stefan. The ancient and rather short (5' 3"!) undead is one of only two members of the original Romanian coven.
OMG! STEFAN IS AN ORIGINAL! STEFAN IS AN ORIGINAL! (Sorry for the "Vampire Diaries" pun. We'll now return you to your regularly scheduled "Twilight" post...)
 
Flip No. 3: Page 78
Rule-breakers beware: This portion is all about Vampire Law. Dun, dun, dun. Most of it relates to the naughty, naughty habit of creating immortal children, but we did find it intriguing that vampires don't write their laws down because that would be "an infraction." Man, lighten up, guys. Oh, wait...
 
Flip No. 4: Page 371
This page features a lovely water-colored canoe. And that's about it.
 
Flip No. 5: Page 267
Oops, we flipped to the same page again. Sorry.
 
Flip No. 5.5: Page 195
Oh yes, the
Denali coven. Those minxes! Actually, according to the "Official Illustrated Guide," the bloodsucking habits of these man manipulators "earned them a place in human legend as the succubus."
 
 
 
Lee Pace a.k.a. Garrett, has a message for Twilight Fans
 
 
Rob sat down with ELLE for a rather entertaining interview. ELLE is not particularly kind to or fond of Twilight fans, btw.
 
 
ELLE:  Was it fun playing a ladies’ man instead of a celibate?
RP: Completely. I thought it was funny as well—Twilight having quite a bit of a female audience—to play a guy who basically screws women out of money. I like the fact that you never hear of a movie where the bad guy stabs every single person in the back and then wins.
 
ELLE:  So you relished playing a sleazy journalist?
RP:  I like the section where he gets a job as a gossip writer and in a completely banal way just makes stuff up—uses the same story and changes the names. I think that still is very, very true.
 
ELLE:  It was once reported that you were pregnant.
RP: Yeah, a couple years ago. That was true, though.
 
ELLE: Any other odd encounters with the media recently?
RP:  A bunch of paparazzi were following me, and I thought the best way to deal with it was to stop my car in the middle of the street and say, “I’m not leaving, and I’m not going to speak to you anymore.” They got all pissed off because they can’t just keep taking the same picture. We were in Venice by the boardwalk, and they kept trying to get all these drug dealers to come up to the car. I was just like, Oh my God, this is insane.
 
ELLE:  Have you ever fantasized about doing something to destroy the “Twilight image” of you?
RP: You know, when the whole thing dries up and there’s hardly any paparazzi around—I don’t know, in 15 years or something—I like the idea of just one paparazzo coming out and trying to get a picture, and I just beat the shit out of him. I mean—out of nowhere—when my picture’s not even worth…and I’ve spent all my money, so you can’t sue me!
 
ELLE:  Is your idea of hell to end up at age 45 posing with Twilighter’s at a comic book convention?
RP:  I mean, that would be totally fine—if I didn’t have any responsibilities, if it didn’t affect my career anymore. I did a couple of those after Harry Potter, when I was totally unemployed. You can have so much fun. There are so many weirdoes there.
 
ELLE:  Have you had many near-death experiences?
RP: Yes, loads. I am the worst driver in the world. Every time I get in a car, I call up my parents and say goodbye.
 
ELLE:  What percentage of evil do you think you are?
RP: I mean, I used to think it was more—around 40. I think I was overestimating. I think it’s more like 3, which is very disappointing.
 
ELLE: Here’s a line from Maupassant: “The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.” Any thoughts?
RP:  That is an absolutely true quote. Round female bottoms are very much a miracle.
 
ELLE: What would have to happen to make tonight unforgettable? Anything you want.
RP: I just got a little dog, so I’m having a very girly night here with my pup, a rescue mutt. It’s going to sound like I’m making this up.
 
ELLE: What women did you daydream about as a teen?
RP:  I was always obsessed with Kate Moss. On my bedroom wall I had a poster of Linda Blair and Kate Moss. I always liked Jane Fonda. Who else? Ellen Burstyn.
 
ELLE:  Are you ever embarrassed these days?
RP:  I guess if you’re constantly in public, you’re not embarrassed about anything. But dancing is my Achilles’ heel—I don’t even try. It’s like, “Come on, dance!” “No, I’m not getting up!” I can freestyle by myself with no one watching. I’m a great dancer then.
 
ELLE:  Director Chris Weitz (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) once described you as “bookish” and a “weirdo…in the best sense.”
RP:  I guess I used to be weirder. When you’re confronted with yourself too much, you start to think, Jesus Christ, you’re so fucking boring. And the more you think you’re boring, the more you become boring. I talk about myself too much now.
 
ELLE:  Have you seen the documentary Robsessed?
RP:  I’ve seen bits, because someone said, “All your friends are being interviewed in it and talking about you,” and I was like, “What the fuck?” So I watched it. I love these people pretending to be my friends and pretending to have met me, having insider knowledge—and actually some kind-of-famous people who’ve never met me, they just destroy their credibility in one swoop. The one frightening thing is they’ve got it on iTunes, and I looked at all the comments and almost every single comment was, “Who is this idiot making a documentary about himself? Who does he think he is?”
 
ELLE:  What are some descriptions of you that you’ve had enough of?
RP: I never got the “brooding” thing. I’ve had about enough of that.
 
ELLE: What would you like to replace it with?
RP: Brooded. “Rob Pattinson looking brooded.” Brooded: It’s, like, after you’ve finished brooding.
 
 
 
TwiFUN Time
Rob has several TV appearances coming up. Don’t forget to set your DVRs! {People}
 
 
 
BEWARE OF A FACEBOOK SPAM SCAM! Huffington Post reports:
 
A phony Facebook game based on the upcoming film "Twilight Breaking Dawn."
 
The Facebook posts read: 
Play Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Be the first of your friends to play the awesome new Twilight game on Facebook!
 
 
A link following the text brings the user to what appears to be a page for the game. However, clicking the "Play Now" button will actually "clickjack" your Facebook account into "Liking" the spammy post and spreading the post to your friends' News Feeds.
 
Sophos reports that the scammed user will then be asked to "Allow" the app to access basic Facebook profile information and make wall posts. The user will also be taken to a survey page, which earns the scammer a commission.
If you've fallen victim to this latest Facebook scam, Sophos has created a video that will help you clean up your profile.
 
 

 
 
 
An autographed t-shirt by Robert Pattinson will be auctioned off to support the Yoshiki Foundation America Japan Earthquake Relief. 
 
CALL TO ACTION:

On Friday, March 11, a 9.0 earthquake and catastrophic tsunami desecrated northeast
Japan, killing thousands of people, injuring and/or displacing tens of thousands more, destroying property, marine life, communications and transportation systems. The physical and emotional trauma of this natural disaster has yet to be fully realized.  
 
All proceeds raised by Yoshiki Foundation America “Japanese Relief Fundraising Auction” in conjunction with Yahoo Japan and associates will go to Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami recovery efforts.
 
Other items for auction are t-shirts autographed by Reese Witherspoon and James Franco and comic books autographed by Stan Lee.
 
 
Check  Yoshiki Foundation America for more details and auction information on the items.  The items are not up for auction just yet. 
 
 
 
The LA Times reports that Jamie Campbell Bower & Bonnie Wright are now engaged!
 
 
Yes, the real-life manifestations of the characters from the cult books have collided. Wizard, meet vampire.
 
"I'm engaged. I'm very happy," Bower told the iPad pub the Daily. "It's a wonderful, wonderful time."
 
The other-worldly pair began dating in 2009 and confirmed their coupledom at the 2010 BritishAcademy of Film and Television Arts awards, according to US Weekly.
Wright, 20, and Bower, 22, costar in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and II as Ginny Weasley and Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore's mischievous childhood friend, respectively.
 
 
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