Don’t worry, Americans—you won’t have to fly to England to touch Robert Pattinson. Madame Tussaud’s New York museum unveiled it’s own waxwork of the Twilight heartthrob earlier today, allowing fans to run their hands through the hair of a RPattz dummy only slightly less emotive than the actual star. Surprisingly, the statues aren’t identical—the London one’s got more of a red carpet look thanks to the suit jacket, while NY gets a rough and ready vampire with wilder hair. Check out the gallery and let us know which dummy you’d like to take home in our TheFABLife poll.
Robert Pattinson was embalmed and stuffed by taxidermists hired by his agent yesterday in order to keep him from choosing “challenging” film roles and to make him readily available for your richer Twi-hards to paw (tickets for five minutes of solo cuddle time with the frozen heartthrob currently go for $3,000). “I’ll miss him, but it’s not like we were dating or anything.” said Kristen Stewart, who approved the studio’s decision to change Twilight: Breaking Dawn into a film about Taylor Lautner‘s Jacob teaching a mournful Belle how to love…and dance…again (SPOILER: Edward is killed by Michelle Trachtenberg in the revamped Eclipse, the sequel’s title now referring to Belle’s revenge on Dawn and the rest of the Buffy crew. It’s a crossover time, baby! Don’t tell!)
Ah, how we kid. Madame Tussaud’s just unveiled a waxwork of Pattinson (who’s alive and well, we promise) in London, with teenage girls posing around the dummy like he’s some golden—or glittering—calf. Make an offering to the vampire icon in the gallery below. Kneel!
Another day, another exciting Eclipse email! The first official poster hit our inbox today, wherein Edward Cullen and Jacob Black see who can out-smolder each other for pretty Bella Swan’s affection. Sorry, Mr. Muscles, Team Edward4Eva! [Poster: Summit Entertainment]
Really, Robsten? Want to keep your ravenous fans out of your sexy business? We’d advise against post-coital rummaging of each other’s suitcases. Kristen Stewartarrived at LAX yesterday wearing the same raggedy white t-shirt rumored-boy toy Robert Pattinson wore arriving in Paris last November. Next time you guys share clothes, try to grab a garment without distinguishable rips and tears. Or don’t… for our sake. [Source: Robsessed; Photo: Splash News]
If you weren’t able to snag Walmart’s Ultimate Fan Edition DVD of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, here’s the sought-after seven minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Eclipse. It features Robert Pattinson running on a giant treadmill, the brood of newborn vampires training for fight scenes, Bryce Dallas Howard shooting some uber-acrobatic leaps in front of a green screen, and Taylor Lautner skillfully catching grapes in his mouth. The cast also discusses director David Slade‘s darker spin on the third film of the series, as some intense action sequences are previewed.
The final 90 seconds of the preview is an emotional scene of Eclipse, wherein Edward explains to Bella why he’s so hesitant to transform her to a vampire. We’re thirsty for more! Is it June 30th yet?!
The FABlife sat down with Runaways stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, as well as director Floria Sigismondi, and executive producer Joan Jett to chat about the new film, which left us energized and giddy after going into it with mediocre expectations. The round table interviews were a rare opportunity to pick the brains of two of Hollywood’s most promising actresses, a debut director, and a rock goddess. Needless to say, our hearts were racing faster than post-kiss Bella’s to be in their presence.
The petite duo entered the interview dressed casually chic, in flannel, v-neck tees, leggings, and sneakers. We can’t go on without gushing about how gorgeous KStew – or shall we say KStunning – is in person, even with a grown-out rocker ‘do in dire need of a dye job. With milky skin, striking blue-green eyes, and little freckles adorning her nose; the girl truly has both talent and knockout beauty. Swooning aside, they sat close to each other as they answered questions and finished each others’ sentences, showing how tight they’ve become while filming both The Runaways and The Twilight Saga.
The Twilight series may be enjoying massive commercial success and enjoy a rabidly devotional cult, but there’s still one thing it’s failed to achieve: prestige! According to some hot gossip from EW, Summit Entertainment is trying to rope an Oscar-nominated director to classy up their adaptation of the final book, Breaking Dawn, which will likely be split into two movies. Among those mentioned were Milk director Gus Van Sant, Lost In Translation‘s Sofia Coppola and Showgirls‘ Bill Condon, with Van Sant confirming he had been contacted.
Anyone who’s read (or even just read about) the final Twilight novel knows how far it steps from the Pacific Northwest vamp romance of the first book, with one heck of a birthing scene in store for Kristen Stewart and some seriously creepazoid activity from Taylor Lautner‘s Jacob. Judging from their decision to contact Coppola and Condon rather than hailed horror-heads like David Cronenberg or David Lynch (both of whom have respectively delivered monster babies in The Fly and Eraserhead), the producers may be looking for someone who can make this gothic garishness as pretty as possible…and not scare away those who came for romance. With shooting planned for this Fall, it shouldn’t be long before we get a name.
Finally, we’ve figured out what makes Kristen Stewart smile! The somber starlet, who spends most of her time scowling at photographers, was all smiles as she was mobbed at New York’s JFK airport last night as she watched paparazzi fall while trying to snag a shot. According to Splash News Online, she even cheered “Yes!” and jumped up and down as her enemies toppled before her.
We can’t help but feel Kristen deserves the laugh; after all, the paparazzi is ruthless in stalking her every move, and she’s just a teenager who wants to chain smoke and sulk in private. And surely her fans enjoying seeing her grin once every six months. It’s a win-win for all!
Two weeks ago, TheFABLife scored an invite to the Remember Me press day, where we sat down with Robert Pattinson himself to discuss his latest departure from Edward Cullen. As we focused on not fainting in his presence (and yes, RPattz is just as beautiful in person), our ears perked when he raved about his onscreen sister, 11-year-old Ruby Jerins, of “Nurse Jackie.” The interaction between the two of them was undoubtedly our favorite part of the film. When asked how he channeled that chemistry with such a young actress, Pattinson said:
“She did everything; I mean completely. … She’s phenomenal. She’s going to be a massive actress. She’s the best improviser I’ve ever met. … She’s kind of like one of those weird, hyper-intelligent, hyper-mature kids. … She’s so easy to act with, you don’t have to do anything – just look at her. It’s the first time since the day I began acting where I just feel completely unselfconscious, because I could feel that she wasn’t at all and it rubs off on me.”
Yesterday we presented a 10-second teaser of the much-anticipated Eclipse trailer. Here we have 82 more seconds of icy Edward proclaiming his love to Bella, shirtless Jacob doing the same, and Bella torn between two heartthrobs. We can hardly sympathize with Bella’s situation, however, we can all agree it’d be a pain in the neck to have vengeful Victoria out for your blood. Watch the trailer, drool, cry, quiver, repeat.