Monday, May 30, 2011

Congrats to Bryce Dallas Howard!!!!


"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" star Bryce Dallas Howard is pregnant with her second child, a rep for the actress has told Us Weekly.

Howard and actor husband Seth Gabel ("Fringe") had their first son, Theo, in 2007. Details about how far along she is in her pregnancy or the sex of the child were not disclosed.

The 30-year-old actress, the daughter of director Ron Howard, has starred in "The Village," "Spider-Man 3" and "Terminator Salvation," in which she played a pregnant woman not too long after giving birth to Theo. But Howard is perhaps best known for playing the vampire Victoria in "Eclipse" — and for the circumstances under which she took on the role.

In July 2009, Summit Entertainment made a sudden announcement that it had decided to replace Rachelle Lefevre, who originated the part of the evil vampire in "Twilight" and its first sequel, "New Moon." Howard then stepped in. "It was actually a really unfortunate circumstance where the actress who everyone really cared deeply about, who has done an amazing job in this role, was unavailable," Howard told MTV News that December. "They were looking for someone to fill that slot. It was right before production actually happened, so of course there was intimidation there and feeling a huge responsibility to do my best."

This summer Howard appears opposite Emma Stone in "The Help," an adaptation of the New York Times #1 best-seller about segregation in '60s-era Mississippi. MTV News will actually be talking with Howard and Stone on Thursday as part of our MTV Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week,a five-day extravaganza in which we'll be debuting footage on MTV from some of this summer's hottest films and then sitting down for extended conversations online.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New 'Breaking Dawn' Poster


After months of waiting for official ephemera from "Breaking Dawn," the studio finally threw us a bone yesterday: the teaser poster—that one-sheet paper promise of things to come—showed its face at last. And...well. "Anticlimactic" is a fitting word, maybe? But hey, now that we've got our initial reactions out of the way ("What's with the trees?!" "Where are the vampires?!" "Why are there no shirtless Lautners on this poster?!!"), we've moved on to more important questions.

Such as, where does this promising piece of graphic design fit into the oeuvre generale of "Twilight Saga" teasers past? Let's take a look back at 'em.

2008: "Twilight"
The poster that started it all! Robert Pattinson's pale, chiseled profile hovers in the blackness above Kristen Stewart, who looks like a baby, OMG. Those cheeks! So young! Adorbs!

2009: "New Moon"
Nothing could ever come between Bella and Edward... except Taylor Lautner's butt! Which, of course, he presents to the audience as he makes himself a sandwich out of the would-be lovers—keeping the two safely apart and giving us a world-class back view to boot.

2010: "Eclipse"
Oh movie, how you tease us. Instead of showing us the actors we've come to know and love, this poster introduced the whole "floating words over weather phenomenon" trend with the movie's title interposed over...wait for it... an eclipse.

Clearly, the "Breaking Dawn" teaser is taking its cue from that last one—instead of, y'know, actually showing us the characters. But maybe it's a good thing? We can't decide! Which one do YOU like the best?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kellan Loved Arm Wrestling With Kristen in Breaking Dawn


Ask a "Twilight" fan which "Breaking Dawn" scene is their favorite or which they're most looking forward to seeing on the big screen, and you'll likely get a hundred different answers. But, ask a "Twilight" castmember the same question, and you might get similarly themed responses from all of them. At least, that's been the case when MTV News has approached the "Twilight" crew about the film: They all love the Kristen Stewart-as-a-vampire scenes.

Our latest example comes courtesy of Kellan Lutz, who, when we caught up with him at the premiere of his new romantic comedy, "Love, Wedding, Marriage," offered this commentary about his favorite "Breaking Dawn" scene to shoot:

"I would have to say the arm-wrestling scene with Bella," he said, speaking about when newly turned and newly super-strong vamp Bella (Stewart) battles beefy Emmett Cullen (Lutz). "It turned out really well. I think the fans are really going to enjoy it."

Lutz isn't the only one who enjoyed Stewart as a vampire: Both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson have admitted they loved seeing Stewart get feisty.

"We did a scene in the backyard of the Cullen house where Bella (Stewart) gets mad at me," Lautner revealed. "She just learned that I imprinted on her daughter, and she is literally throwing me around the backyard. So it was pretty fun to see Kristen try and act all tough. She's a vampire; she's chucking me across the yard into trees and stuff. It was funny."

Pattinson told us back in January: "It's like she wanted to do it the entire time. It's really funny: It's like a completely different environment onset when she's a vampire and when she's not."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dakota Joins a Host of Celebrities to Bid Farewell to Oprah


Dakota Fanning looked adorable in a cream dress hugging television veteran Oprah as she joined a veritable who's who of the biggest celebrity names in the business this week, to celebrate/commiserate the last week of taping of Oprah's final two shows.

Stars like Tom Cruise, (there was no sofa for him to jump on this time thankfully!) Tom Hanks, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Madonna who said "it's no secret Oprah has been a huge inspiration to millions of people, including me."

Dakota, who was probably the youngest star on stage, can next be seen in the upcoming drama Very Good Girls, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek.

The film centres around two high school girls who plan to loose their virginity by high school graduation but both end up falling for the same guy, a mysterious street artist. This plot may sound a bit American Pie but we are assured that Very Good Girls is going to be dark, thrilling and a very good film.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ashley Likens "Twilight" Finale to High School Graduation


Audiences saw a whole new side of Ashley Greene this weekend as her '80s-set coming-of-age flick "Skateland" rolled into theaters. The 24-year-old actress will continue to keep busy during the latter part of 2011, with movies like "LOL," co-starring Miley Cyrus, and "A Warrior's Heart" slated for release. And then, of course, there's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" hitting theaters November 18.

When we got on the phone a few months back to talk to Greene about "Skatetown," she was in the midst of final shoots for the "Twilight Saga" finale and preparing to say goodbye to the cast she's spent the last four years with.

"It's fun to go to work every day, but it's kind of bittersweet," she said. "It's sad, because I feel like it's high school or something. We've been doing it for so long."

Yet Greene considers it a boon to have worked with director Bill Condon on the final installments. "Working with Bill Condon makes it kind of the cherry on top, because he's so excited and he's incredible at what he does," she enthused.

And, lest we forget, the two-part "Breaking Dawn" will roll out over the next couple of years, giving the cast plenty of opportunities to see each other, even as stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner continue to book high-profile projects.

"For two years, we're going to have these movies coming out and press tours and all that stuff, and premieres. So the nice thing about that is that we know we are going to see each other over the next two years. It's not as hard to finish out the franchise."

No need for tearful goodbyes just yet, it seems.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"The Host" News: Saoirse Ronan to Play Melanie Stryder


"Hanna" star Saoirse Ronan has been cast in the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's adult sci-fi love story "The Host."

Ronan will play Melanie Stryder, a 20-year-old human girl whose mind is invaded by a parasitic alien, MTV reported. Ronan, 17, may have to be aged a bit for the Inferno Entertainment production, which is currently without a director. Former director Susanna White recently pulled out of the project, written by Andrew Niccol of "The Truman Show."

Ronan, who starred in "The Lovely Bones" and was nominated for an Oscar for "Atonement," will have to play a role within a role as her character's body hosts the invading "soul" named Wanderer.

Sorry "Twi-hards" -- no vampires, werewolves or Edward Cullen in this Meyer series, but bookworms say it packs the same heart-melting punch.

The "Twilight" author's "The Host," on bookshelves since 2008, follows Bella-like lead Melanie as the soul probes her thoughts and she fights against it with visions of Jared, the love of her life, one of the few humans in hiding who have not yet been invaded by the parasite. Eventually, Wanderer begins to yearn for Jared, whom she was sent to seek out. A love triangle ensues -- involving only two bodies instead of three -- then host and Wanderer set out to find Jared and ultimately deal with the love they simultaneously feel.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Our New Breaking Dawn Header!

Thanks to Melo for our new Breaking Dawn Part 1 header. As usual, you are the best, Melo!!!!

Robert Hopes to Win "MTV's Best Kiss" Again!


Robert Pattinson hopes Twilight fans still think he’s the best kisser of the year and earn him another award for MTV’s Best Kiss at the 2011 Movie Awards!

Rob and Kristen Stewart have won the Best Kiss award for the past two years and the Twilight hunk says he’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t win it again next month.

So what’s Rob’s secret to winning?

“I don’t know. I mean — I thought I won it three times!” Rob told MTV News UK. “Did I win it three? It’s kind of terrifying if you suddenly stop winning it, you’re like ‘Oh God!’”

“It’s almost worse than if you stop winning, like, acting awards or whatever,” the 24-year-old star added. “If you can’t kiss anymore, it’s like, ‘What?! I’m still good at kissing!’”

To that we say: Prove it, Rob!

The past two years we’ve watch Rob and Kristen win, but never kiss on stage! Yes, we’ve seen it in the Twilight films. But if he wins for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse this year we hope he proves to us he’s good at kissing!

We’re dying for Rob and Kristen to have their Notebook moment at the awards! Do you think it’s possible to top?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Check Out the Bling!


Check out the bling! Another new photo from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1has been released and this one features Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and a ring!

Kristen (Bella) shows off her engagement ring in this new movie still by getting up close to her fiancé Rob (Edward).

Summit Entertainment has been releasing several new photos from Breaking Dawn making Twi-hards even more excited for the November release.

So close, yet so far away!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Will Kristen, Robert & Taylor be at the MTV Movie Awards?


If it's an MTV awards show, it usually means Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and/or Taylor Lautner will be there, right?

While there's no official word...

It's likely that the Twilight trio will be at next month's MTV Movie Awards.

Why is that?

Not only are they nominees, but there's a pretty good chance the awards show will include an exclusive sneak peek of—what else?—Breaking Dawn. It certainly wouldn't be the first time Twilight footage has been shown during an MTV awards show. And it probably won't be the last, for that matter.

While we await official word on the Twi-gang, I can exclusively reveal that Spider-Man leading lady and nominee Emma Stone will be presenting at the show as will Cameron Diaz and Nicki Minaj. Monte Carlo stars Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy have also signed on, as have Transformers stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel and Patrick Dempsey.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Aro in Breaking Dawn

From Monsters&Critics:

Michael Sheen said his character Aro has 'more of a presence' in Breaking Dawn.

The actor plays the role of the head of the Volturi in the Twilight films and he will be seen reprising that role in the first instalment of Breaking Dawn when it is released later this year.

Asked where he stands in the good versus evil, he said to MTV News: 'Hopefully it's a mixture of things. He's much more of a presence than he was in New Moon.

'He's such a wonderful character, and I hope that I've brought a variety of things to it, not just that he's the evil bad guy. I hope there's a whole mixture of things there.'

Monday, May 9, 2011

Edward & Bella Have a Royal Honeymoon of Their Own


Fine, Kate Middleton and Prince William will delay their royal honeymoon in favor of public service, but Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's fictional honeymoon for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" is ours to feast on.

The new "Breaking Dawn" pictures released by Summit Entertainment have plenty of fantastic looks at the romantic spot where characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan celebrate their wedding, make sexy time with lots of floating feathers and unwittingly conceive a half-human/half-vampire baby.

Perhaps Kate and William should consider Fiji? Dive into our full gallery of stills, which also includes bad guys Michael Sheen and Jamie Campbell Bower, a lupine Taylor Lautner and -- big deal KStew fans! -- Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen, prepping Bella for her big wedding day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Robert Jokes that Taylor Did No Work on Breaking Dawn


shared that he has done some hard works during the filming of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn", and claimed that has done "no work". The English heartthrob revealed that he's been through many suffering days for having to put heavy makeups and eye contacts while shooting the vampire movie franchise. That's why he envied his co-star for not having to do that.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the depicter of Edward Cullen said, "Having to spend much time with people... it's just nice when you like them. There is a real bond. I think also there's something humbling about wearing the makeup and contacts." He then laughed and jokingly dissed Taylor, saying, "Except Taylor, he doesn't have to do a thing. He's managed [to do] no work on this last one. He's always a wolf!"

However, Rob admitted that somehow Taylor has done a difficul work when filming a scene where the depicter of Jacob Black had to "imprint" in Edward and Bella's daughter, Renesmee. The 24-year-old actor said, "He [Taylor] has to fall in love with a baby. Oh God, I can't wait to see how that goes."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Photo from Breaking Dawn...

Just for all you Jacob fans :-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Breaking Dawn Photos!


The next issue of Entertainment Weekly is giving itself over to Twilight. Yesterday we brought you the first three ever Twilight: Breaking Dawn photos which will debut in larger format there, and now we have four more.

Three of the four will appear in the May 6 print issue of EW. In that issue you’ll also see a pretty long interview with the cast. As part of those interviews Kristen Stewart admits that she’s pretty bummed that they’ve watered down the rated-R elements of the book down, specifically the horror elements (not so much the sex). Taylor Lautner also doesn’t seem to really understand what imprinting is saying, “It’s still a very confusing thing for me, so don’t ask.” Get all that and much higher-res version of the following images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part in the May 6 edition of EW. The fourth image comes from People. Take a look…