The Robert Pattinson Album – book review

2 Sep 2009 | Category: New Moon,Twilight | Comments 2

bookNumerous books about Robert Pattinson are currently available, but most of them are by writers who specialize in teen idols and read as if they’ve been written for a teen magazine. The Robert Pattinson Album is penned by British author Paul Stenning, whose previous biographies have been about hard rock bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses, AC/DC and Iron Maiden, so it’s refreshing and frank, and though complimentary at times, the book sometimes even lightly pokes fun at Pattison, though not in a mean spirited way.

This book has tons of photographs, from Rob as a model and his beginnings as an actor in stage productions, through Harry Potter and then Twilight, as well as candid shots and other rarities, but it also includes an in-depth look at his life, from his childhood, his school years and early television roles to his relationship with his parents. If you had any questions about Rob’s background before he hit it big in Twilight, you’ll likely find it in this book.

Filled with quotes from Robert, revealing his self-deprecation, his humorous way of looking at the world and at the situation he’s been thrown into, it also shows how bewildering sudden fame can be to someone who wasn’t actually searching to be famous, but rather, dislikes being in the midst of a lot of people. He’s quoted as saying: “All my life I’ve hated crowds. Now I only have to step outdoors and I’m in the centre of one.”

Pattinson admits he never intended for his music to appear on the Twilight soundtrack and when he found out it would be included, was hoping that it would appear under a pseudonym (he likes the nickname Spunk Ransom). He also reveals that he had trouble getting a girlfriend before, but jokes that since Twilight, “I could have any 12-year-old I wanted.” Amusing anecdotes from those around Rob are included as well. Catherine Hardwicke admits that when she asked her 70-year-old mother if she would like to meet Kristen (who plays Bella in Twilight) and Rob, she answered, “Just Rob.”

At 95 pages in length, with over 75 color photographs, the book can be found at amazon.ca, chapters.indigo.ca and other outlets for under $20. If you’re a Twilight and/or Rob fan, it’s well worth the price.

Twilight star bares all in new film

21 Aug 2009 | Category: Gossip,Twilight | Comment 1

rob_pattinson_kristen_stewartFollowing in the footsteps of Robert Pattinson, who did a nude love scene as the young artist Salvador Dali in the independent film Little Ashes prior to Twilight, his co-star Kristen Stewart has also bared all in an independent film called Welcome to The Rileys. In it, she portrays a teenage lap dancer/prostitute named Mallory. Her co-star, James Gandolfini, plays a man who leaves home after his teenage daughter’s death and winds up staying with Mallory, who likes to walk around naked, in her apartment. Stewart is hoping that Twilight fans will be excited about the film, saying: “It’s an independent movie that nobody would normally see and now it’s like, Oh, let’s go see Bella in this stripper movie; it’ll be crazy!” She added: “Working with James Gandolfini and (co-star) Melissa Leo, who is just incredible, was the most fruitful life-changing experience on a movie that I’ve ever had. It was just the hardest subject matter I’ve ever had to deal with — I play a very broken young girl who is a runaway. She’s a street kid. She’s working in a strip club and James Gandolfini’s character is just as dead inside as she is — and they wake each other up.”

Eclipse begins filming today in Vancouver

17 Aug 2009 | Category: Gossip,Twilight | Comments 3

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson at the Kings of Leon concert in VancouverRobert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene were among the Twilight cast members to arrive in Vancouver last week to begin rehearsals for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which begins shooting today. Over the weekend, Pattinson and Stewart were spotted getting cozy at the Kings of Leon concert on Saturday, and enjoyed dinner at the Miku sushi restaurant with a few of their co-stars. “They’ve decided to be more public about going out now. They’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, but they’ve definitely hooked up,” an insider told Us Weekly. Jennie Garth, who’s married to actor Peter Facinelli (who plays Carlisle Cullen), told the Daily News that Pattinson is definitely dating one of his co-stars, but wouldn’t say which one, because “that would be breaking my promise.”

Twilight dominates Teen Choice Awards

5 Aug 2009 | Category: Awards,Twilight | Comments Off on Twilight dominates Teen Choice Awards

Twilight won 11 awards at the 11th annual Teen Choice Awards, which took place last night at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California. The movie won best drama, and acting awards were awarded to the highly popular cast members, Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Taylor Lautner and Cam Gigandet.
Miley Cyrus won six awards while the hosts, The Jonas Brothers, surfed away with five awards. The awards show, which celebrates the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion, airs tonight at 8pm ET on Fox.

Twilight vampire recast in third movie

29 Jul 2009 | Category: Casting News,Twilight | Comments Off on Twilight vampire recast in third movie

Bryce Dallas Howard, 28, (The Village) will be taking over the role of Victoria, a vampire who wants to get even with Bella, in the third Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. She’ll be replacing Canadian actress Rachelle Lefevre, 30, who played the role in the first and second films. “Rachelle brought Victoria to great screen life, and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character,” says Erik Feig, president of worldwide production and acquisitions for Summit Entertainment. “The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.” Howard is the daughter of famed director Ron Howard. According to Summit, Lefevre is leaving the series because of scheduling conflicts. She’s signed to appear opposite Dustin Hoffman in Barney’s Version, which begins filming in Quebec at the same time Eclipse shoots in British Columbia.

Kristen Stewart Twilight Interview

11 Oct 2008 | Category: Exclusive,Interviews,Twilight,Videos | Comments Off on Kristen Stewart Twilight Interview

Kristen Stewart, star of Twilight, talks to tribute.ca about the overwhelming thrill of acting in this sure to be smash hit.
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