Look out Team Jacob, because your favorite werewolf might be single once again. Although rumored to be dating his Abduction co-star Lily Collins since last fall, the two have apparently called it quits. ”It was a clean break that Taylor initiated,” an insider told Us Weekly. ”At the Abduction party, it was awkward. They barely said a word to one another.”
Although some reports claim that the break happened a week before their film’s September 15th premiere, one source claims that the two made it to Splitsville long before that. Collins had to film Brothers’ Grimm: Snow White in Canada earlier this year, and it sounds like the couple couldn’t take the strain. ”[Taylor] wasn’t into it, and she made all the effort,” a source told E! News. “He wouldn’t even visit her.” Poor Lily! But the source says that she’s now playing the field and dating other dudes under the radar, so at least she lived happily ever after.
It’s been a rough week for Tay-Lauts, as he took a savage public flogging at the hands of New York Times critic Stephen Holden for his Abduction acting job:
I can’t recall another teenage star so opaque. If his physiognomy—recessed eyes that don’t seem to focus, a wide snub nose and Elvis-y lips—conjure Neanderthal manhood after a cosmetic makeover, his boyish monotone with its utter lack of inflection suggests that he is really an advanced robot simulating human speech without registering emotion or even comprehension.
Damn, that’s harsh! Adding injury to (pretty awesome) insult, Abduction placed 4th at the box office during its opening weekend. It lagged behind Moneyball, Dolphin Tale, and most hilariously/painfully, Lion King 3D. Yes, a seventeen-year-old film brought down the house of Lautner. Is this the twilight of Taylor’s acting career, or is he just off to a bumpy solo start?
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