Behold A Beautiful, Majestic Creature… And An Elephant


In a photo seemingly taken from behind a patch of tall grass, some gracious paparazzi snapped one of Earth’s most gorgeous bipeds, none other than Mr. Robert Pattinson (photos). A mere 24 hours before his much-anticipated Eclipse red carpet appearance, RPattz was on the set of Water For Elephants shooting with an unusually tough-skinned co-star. Our man has never looked as drop-dead (sorry Team Edward) as he does in this film, so here’s hoping the sneaky paps continue their mid-bush stakeouts. [Photo: Splash News Online]

We’ll be covering every second of today’s Eclipse premiere, live from the red carpet, right here on TheFABlife. We want your questions for the Eclipse cast so leave us a comment and tell us what you want us to ask. Follow all the premiere action here and on Twitter – @ us and say hi!

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by (@katespencer)

Exclusive: Dakota Dishes On Girls’ Night At Kristen Stewart’s House

Welcome to part 2 of our little chat with Ms. Dakota Fanning, who in another lifetime would be that one popular girl at school who is also insanely nice. You know that girl – the perfect one no one can loathe because she’s so damn cool? Yeah, that’s our DF. We finished our precious 6 minutes together chatting about her BFF Kristen Stewart, who is apparently the most adorably domestic 20 year old in all of Los Angeles. We asked Dakota about the girliest thing the pair has ever done together and, well, you’ll have to watch the clip to find out what it is.

Hint: it involves Kristen in an apron (or so we imagine).


Robert Pattinson’s Top 30 Hottest Outfits Ever


Robert Pattinson (photos) swooners rejoice! Not only does Remember Me hit the DVD racks today and Eclipse hit theaters next week, but we’ve also gathered 30 of RPattz’s sexiest looks into one easily digestible post. Though we’re sure he’d never consider himself a “fashionisto,” somehow he rocks “sloppily thrown together” like no other man in Hollywood. Whether he’s spruced up in a tux for the Oscars, donning a slim-fitted suit for a premiere, or dressed down in plaid and Adidas for the airport, Rob always gets the ladies in a tizzy. Here’s why (bibs for droolage required):

1. Shiny New Penny

2. Blazin’ Blue

3. Plaid Punk

4. Capped and Classy

5. Wild Abandon

6. Ahoy, Patty!

7. Cable Knit Cutie

8. Trés Chic

9. Street Casual

10. Two Thumbs Up

11. Gorg In Gray

12. A Solid Investment

13. Nom Nom Navy

14. RPatriotic

15. Lovely in Linen

16. Midnight Delight

17. Boozin’ in Brown

18. Blacked Out

19. Hottie in a Hoodie

20. James Dean Double Take

21. Hot Coals

22. Be My Bel Ami

23. Tantalizing in Tokyo

24. Wool Wonder

25. Chico Muy Guapo

26. Velvet N’ Leather

27. Ball O’ Pattz

28. Unshaven & Shaggy

29. Lanky Cedric

30. Bearded Bob

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FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

The Last Station

On the one hand, this is an old-fashioned costume drama complete with stiff collars and an impressive amount of facial furniture. Station tells the story of Leo Tolstoy, the Russian author of War & Peace whose philosophy of passive resistance inspired Gandhi and Martin Luther King. On the other, Station is a tale of skullduggery and dirty tricks, as Tolstoy’s wife spars with the followers hoping to profit from the dying writer’s final testament. Sporting a beard that resembles Niagara Falls, Christopher Plummer is splendid as the noble Russian who enjoyed playing dress-up as a peasant, while Helen Mirren nearly acts her corset off as Mrs. T. Both were nominated for Oscars. James McAvoy watches the old pros from the sidelines and takes notes. The twinkly Atonement star strikes some memorable sparks of his own off a comely Tolstoy disciple, played by real-life wife Anne-Marie Duff.

Extras: Plummer and Mirren appear on the commentary track with writer-director Michael Hoffman (Soapdish). Outtakes and a documentary on Plummer’s career, a wild ride from The Sound of Music to the present.

– By C. Bottomley

Check out our exclusive DVD bonus clip above!

by (@katespencer)

Dakota Fanning: Seeing Myself As Jane In Eclipse Is “Scary”

We sat down with Dakota Fanning recently while the young actress was doing press for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse in New York. Amazingly, we managed to avoid gawking at the starlet long enough to ask her a few questions about her role as Jane in the Twilight franchise, her friendship with co-star Kristen Stewart and how she handles the paparazzi that stalk her and her celebrity pals. We’ve got the first clip above – check back tomorrow for the second half of our interview. And now, to answer your burning questions about Dakoters (as we like to call her):

  • Yes, she is totally poised, pleasant and gives off an air of being much older than she is.
  • Yes, she was wearing  a pair of killer, strappy gray heels and skinny jeans.
  • Yes, she is a waif.
  • And yes, she kind of intimidated us even though she’s half our age.


by (@missmuttoo)

Amanda Bynes Retires From Acting


Amanda Bynes has quit acting at the ripe young age of 24.  The former actress announced the news on Twitter, tweeting in quick succession:

Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem.

If I don’t love something anymore, I stop doing it.

I don’t love acting anymore, so I’ve stopped doing it.

I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired.

Kinda weird because just last week she tweeted that her idols are “Marilyn Monroe (RIP) and Angelina Jolie.” Bynes hasn’t been in a movie since Hairspray in 2007.  She added, “I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been a part of. I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play.”

So is that a hint that she’s going to start… scriptwriting? Directing? Something besides tweeting? [Photo: Getty Images]


Is Renesmee’s Birth Too Graphic For The Big Screen?

The Twilight community is aflutter over rumors that Bella’s violent birth will forever exist only in our imaginations. While we’d love for Breaking Dawn to be rated R and feature Robsten having headboard-breaking sex in Brazil and a half-vamp baby tearing through Kristen Stewart‘s womb, it’s looking like a box office-friendly PG-13 rating is more likely, which unfortunately rules out pasty naked bods and too much gore. Will you miss the birth scene? Or would it have potentially been more campy than genuinely horrifying? [Source: Vulture]


Wax On…And On…With A Karate Kid Sequel


The remake of The Karate Kid is getting a sequel. The Jackie Chan-Jaden Smith film raked in so much money at the box office this weekend (over $56 million) that Columbia Pictures has already started planning for a second film. A sequel to a remake – come on Hollywood, seriously? That’s just a diagram for how to be extra unoriginal. We might sound bitter, but that’s just because if there’s anything we love more than the original Karate Kid, it’s the sequel where Mr. Miyagi takes Daniel LaRusso to Okinawa to school him in the way of tea ceremonies and unrequited love, all of which is set to Peter Cetera‘s smash hit “Glory Of Love”. Why mess with perfection?

[Photo: Getty Images]


Nine Clips That Have Us Thirsty For Eclipse


It’s a tough life as a Twi-hard; always stopping what you’re doing to drool over the latest stills and watch (let’s be real – on loop) any newly-released clips. We at TheFABlife can relate, so we’ve graciously pooled all nine Summit-released Eclipse clips into one handy post. Put on your bibs Twi-friends, because it’s droolin’ time.

1. “He Doesn’t Own A Shirt”: Taylor Lautner may not take his shirt off for other movie roles, but Jacob needn’t be asked twice. 

Eight more high-quality clips after the jump. Read more…


Taylor Lautner Refused To Take Shirt Off For Non-Werewolf Role

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner doesn’t flash his abs for just anyone. In his new GQ cover story, Taylor explained his stance to the mag over dinner at the Olive Garden (“My father turned me on to it”). “Originally I was supposed to take off my shirt,” he says about his role in the comedy Valentine’s Day. “The script said we were walking into school and Willy takes off his shirt. I said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. Time out. He’s gonna take off his shirt in the middle of school? No, no, no. The reason I took off my shirt for New Moon is because it’s written in the book that way. And there’s reasons behind it.” Hear that producers? Taylor isn’t a piece of meat! Those abs were in character!

He also needed them to keep the role—producers were seriously considering replacing him for New Moon if he couldn’t buff up. “I’m in the gym,” Lautner recalled, “and I’m doing reps, and I’m reading the books, and I’m studying the character. I’m just saying to myself, ‘I want this role. I love this role. I’m not gonna lose it. And I’m gonna know it better than anybody, and I’m gonna do that extra rep, because I’m gonna be Jacob Black.'” The world thanks you for your determination, Taylor—especially the teenage girl part.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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