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Taylor Lautner Understands Why You Might Still Be Asking About This Whole Imprinting Thing

Even the most loyal of Twi-hards remembers probably did a double take when they read about Jacob’s packmate Quil imprinting on a 2-year-old. And then we squirmed even more when it hit closer to home and Jacob seemed to forget his romantic love for Bella in favor of an attachment to her newborn baby, Renesmee. We can’t imagine what it was like for Taylor Lautner. Only so much of the werewolf phenomenon can be taken care of by montages. In the end, he feels like he grasped the concept enough to convey his protective, non-icky attachment to the rapidly growing vampire-human girl.

“They did such a good job with that relationship, and it’s such a big part of the movie, and I had to fully understand it,” Taylor told VH1′s Kate Spencer. “It was helpful because we had Stephenie Meyer on set for that movie. I think it comes across great. I think Jacob fans will be happy with that relationship onscreen.”

But really, is Taylor tired of people asking about imprinting — and of co-stars (*cough* Robert Pattinson) teasing him about it?
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Dispatch From Twilight Tent City: Campers Answer Five Final Questions About The Fandom

Sunday marked the third time I’ve visited a Twilight tent city, and it was once again filled with wonderful interactions with fans. I am confident of one thing: the fans that camp out for days waiting to score a coveted spot along the premiere red carpet get a bad rap. Sure, they’ve got obsessive tent decorations and flair-filled outfits, but so what? Tent City is the Twilight fandom’s Mardi Gras, and it’s a safe space to let your Twi-freak flag fly.

“This is the only place I’d ever dare wear this t-shirt,” one fan told me, pointing at the picture of Robert Cullen (um, that’s a typo – obviously – but I’m keeping it in!) that spread across her torso. It’s not like the bulk of the fans camped out this weekend head to their office jobs in their “Imprint Me, Jacob” hoodies and curl up to sleep in Twilight sheets each night. But they let it all hang out at Tent City, and enjoy every second of it (and I totally enjoyed the two hours I spent there). It’s a weekend of friendship, bonding, celebration and good ol’ fashion dorking out over a thing you really love. And I am INTO it.

I spoke with a bunch of the fans and asked them five final questions about their Twilight experience:

  • What’s the best part about being a Twilight fan?
  • What’s the worst part about being a Twilight fan?
  • What’s the biggest misconception about Twilight fans?
  • What part of the Twilight fan stereotype is actually true?
  • What will you miss most about Twilight?

Their answers are below. These are women from around the world (Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Canada and the US) with jobs, lives, families, friends…and a fandom. It was a honor to meet them and sit in their camping chairs. Until next time.

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Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson In The 5 Breaking Dawn Red-Carpet Pics We Were Afraid To Hope For

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson at the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 premiere

Some of you kept the faith all summer long, and we should have listened to you. Back when all that stuff that we won’t talk about happened between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the rest of us feared that we’d never get to see what we saw tonight: Robsten — and for old time’s sake, we’d like to call them Robsten again — looking as cozy as ever together on the red carpet for the fifth and final Twilight premiere. It’s not the first time we’ve seen them back together, but it certainly was a momentous occasion. And we’re extra pleased that Kristen’s nude Zuhair Murad gown nicely complemented Rob’s green Gucci suit on the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 black carpet. Enough talking, just enjoy these photos that the pessimists among us feared would never happen.

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Related: Kristen Stewart Stuns In Vintage-Inspired Zuhair Murad Gown At Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premiere

by (@shalapitcher)

Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premiere Surprises: Mayim Bialik, Stevie Nicks And 10 Other Random Stars

Mayim Bialik, Shar Jackson and Stevie Nicks were a few of the random celebs at the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere.

We fully admit, after seeing what Kristen Stewart will wear, our second favorite part of the Twilight red carpet premieres has always been seeing which completely left-field celebrity shows up to declare their fandom. It would be hard to match that time 50 Cent showed up, but there were some good random guests at the premiere of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. We never caught the names of the three basketball players who talked to the Yahoo live stream hosts (even the hosts just said they were two Lakers players and a Clipper), and we’re still waiting on pics of them. But in the meantime, we present to you the other awesome non-castmembers who graced the black carpet — from Hunger Games stars (Fox Face and Rue!) to Stevie Nicks and Shar Jackson, it was an impressive collection. Mayim Bialik, we will cast you in our own Twilight film one day, we promise.

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Related: Kristen Stewart Stuns In Vintage-Inspired Zuhair Murad Gown At Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premiere
Elle Fanning’s Shoes, Fivel Stewart’s Shroud Break Our Hearts At The Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premiere

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A Twilight Remake? Kellan Lutz Leaves His Schedule Open

As we brace ourselves to see good ole Emmett Cullen grace our screens for the last time in the foreseeable future, arm-wrestling with Bella in Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Kellan Lutz isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the franchise. This is, of course, after a bit of encouragement from our own Kate Spencer. She asked the beefy blond what she’d asked Robert Pattinson earlier — whether he thought about his kids seeing the Twilight franchise one day — and his answer was both delightful and mind blowing.

“I’m excited to have my grandkids laugh at my funny one-liners. It’ll make me crack up,” he said. “It would be really special to hopefully have some boys dress as Emmett for Halloween.”

Apparently not one to hold classics too sacred, Kellan also suggested a different future for himself and the Twilight fandom: “I just wonder if they’ll ever remake it,” he said. “They remade Star Wars. They could remake this, and maybe I’ll play Dr. Carlisle. Why not? It’s been such a big part of my life, I’d love to. I’d definitely come back.”
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Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premieres: We Look Back Wistfully At All The Twilight L.A. Red Carpets

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the Twilight cast at all their L.A. premieres

Taylor Lautner at the Twilight premiere, Kristen Stewart at New Moon and Robert Pattinson at Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

Cue the “Memories”/”Through the Years”/sappy song of choice. We are tearing up at the thought that tonight is the very last Twilight red carpet of all time, unless, of course, they decide to do that much-debated spin-off movie or, god forbid, remake these for some future generation. We’ll be waxing nostalgic all week, even as we look forward to the movie’s release on Thursday night, and we thought we’d begin with a simple look back at what our favorite stars wore to the big Los Angeles premieres, beginning with the first Twilight in 2008. Stay tuned for plenty more from tonight’s festivities!

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See Robert Pattinson Get Soaking Wet And Talk About Peeing His Pants On Fallon

Honestly, do you even need us to write words here? Probably, we should just shut up and let you watch Robert Pattinson get drenched, even as he wins his Water War game with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. But maybe after you enjoy the above clip a few times, you will also want to entertain yourself with the many funny things we learned from his appearance on the show. Things such as the fact that Rob is a Corky Romano superfan.

“I love that movie; I would say that’s one of my top five favorite movies,” he said of the Chris Kattan comedy. “That’s the only time I’ve ever genuinely peed my pants … from watching a movie.”
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by (@katespencer)

Beautiful Bastard Is The Latest Twilight Fan Fiction To Hit The Big Time, And We Can’t Wait To Read It

[Full disclosure before I start this post: I know the authors of Beautiful Bastard, I like them very much and I'm pumped to read this book.]

Yes, another Twilight fan fiction story will be making the leap from the web to the shelves of your local independent book seller (and, sigh, Barnes & Noble) on February 12, 2013. But don’t dismiss Beautiful Bastard as the next 50 Shades of Grey just yet. The original erotic fanfic, titled The Office, penned by Christina Hobbs in 2009, preceded E.L. James‘ red room of inner goddess-ness. According to University of Utah professor Anne Jamison, the story was revolutionary in the world of Twilight fanfic writing. She told The Hollywood Reporter that it “paved the way for Fifty Shades and a thousand other imitators. It turned fanfiction’s “porn without plot” into porn as plot, peopling Twilight‘s basic plot structure with sexually voracious, assertive and snarky adults.”

(Side note: A professor who lectures about fanfic? Sign me up for that class.)

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Will Robert Pattinson Show Twilight To His Kids? Exclusive!

We’re blaming Stephenie Meyer for the fact that we’re obsessed with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as parents. They’re so young and have plenty of time to get around to that in real life … but they’re just so darn good at it in Breaking Dawn – Part 2 that Kate Spencer couldn’t help asking them both about their thoughts on little ones. We already shared Kristen’s quotes on motherhood last week, but how about Rob’s? Kate made this a bit more comfortable for him to answer, asking if he thinks about showing the Twilight Saga to his kids and grandkids.

“That would be so weird,” he said. “I can’t even imagine that about anything that I’ve done.”
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Kristen Stewart Is “An Incredible Warrior Goddess” Says Breaking Dawn Director: Exclusive

In our sit-down with Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon, he told us that Kristen Stewart was “nervous to show the maternal side because it’s something that hasn’t happened for her yet. But it got turned on immediately when Mackenzie Foy showed up.”

He compared the bond the actresses shared to that of Kristen and her Panic Room co-star, Jodie Foster, and said, “The idea that she was seeing this daughter, in a way, go through this experience of making a movie for the first time, made her incredibly connected to Mackenzie.”

Awww! Bill also called Kristen, “an incredible warrior goddess” in the film, and said her “real achievement” was shifting between vampire and human Bella, as the two films were shot simultaneously. Kristen returned the praise, telling us that Bill totally gets the Twilight fandom, and that he, “had his finger on what keeps this thing going. He didn’t shy away from the romantic elements of it, without making them…sentimental boring BS.”

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