The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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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.

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Nine Clips That Have Us Thirsty For Eclipse

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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. 

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

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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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Robert Pattinson Talks Sex… In Eclipse

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Robert Pattinson (photos) reckons he knows why the Twilight series is so successful: it’s because they’re super sexy…without showing actual sex. It’s all in the innuendo, apparently. Can’t disagree there. You know you’ve been wondering whether they’re going to show Bella and Edward getting it on in Breaking Dawn (er, in both the Breaking Dawns), right? Or is it just us.

In an interview with Nightline he said, “[Fans] like that moment before [sex] … the kind of tipping point before it goes over. I mean, everybody likes that. That’s the best part, for a relationship.”  He also spoke about how it’s important not to stray into being too old-fashioned. The fans need to see something! Eclipse has Bella and Edward most-def getting close… but not too close! He stated, “If there was a hard and fast decision by both [Bella and Edward] saying, ‘Yeah we’re going to remain virgins our entire lives, it’s never going to happen,’ I don’t think it would be as popular a series.”

Yeah yeah, you know exactly how to keep us hooked!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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KStew: Kissing Taylor Was “Hard” (Because He’s Not RPattz, Right?)

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Kristen Stewart (photos) has said that the kissing scenes with Taylor Lautner in Eclipse were “hard” to shoot. Why, because her boyfriend Robert Pattinson (photos) was watching from craft services? Give us a break, K.Stew… it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it (pick us, pick us!)/

At an Eclipse press conference this past weekend, she confessed that kissing Jacob “was so against everything that Bella’s always been.”  But she did admit that the “tent scene” was gratifying. You know – the one where she canoodles with Jacob to keep warm in the freezing temperature, while Robert Pattinson‘s Edward watches on in jealousy. She said, “Bella always wanted Jacob and Edward to level with each other finally and it’s funny that it takes place while she’s sleeping between them. It was fun to shoot, but I wish it wasn’t as hot. I was literally in a beanie and I was just sweating.”

Stewart went on to say that shooting love scenes with Tay-Tay still hadn’t sunk in properly stating, “Taylor [and I] have so much fun with this stuff because our intimate moments are so few and far between — and weird. Me and Rob are always so serious because we have [a lot of] those scenes.” Ok, don’t rub it in, we know Robsten have kissing down.

She was also asked to choose the better kisser, but Stewart couldn’t take sides.”Dakota [Fanning],” she said, referring to her costar in The Runaways. “I’m just going to have to say that because it’s easier.”

Pics of Rob and Kristen shamelessly flirting in public at Twi-Con this weekend below.

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Kristen Stewart’s Stalker Is No Match For Her Ultra-Protective Fans

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Here’s one thing we’ve learned about Kristen Stewart (photos) fans: say one thing that could be considered remotely negative about the Twilight princess, and they come at you stronger than an army of newborn vamps (ohhh, Eclipse reference!). Knowing their, uh, loyalty, we’re confident that if they catch wind of Kristen’s alleged stalker‘s whereabouts, they’ll kick his ass to Forks and back.

Now, apparently KStew is not that worried about her stalker, which we find hard to believe because

1. Kristen hates the paparazzi and is notoriously private and protective of her loved ones and her own life and…

2. It’s a f*cking STALKER and Kristen is no idiot. Moody – yes, dumb – no.

Not to mention, we don’t think best secret boyfriend ever Robert Pattinson (photos) would let some crazy person get within one inch of his beloved queen – especially if he keeps attacking her with surprise kisses (Robsten photos) every chance he gets. He’s like a free bodyguard with sexed up hair…come to think of it, we got to get ourselves one of those.

In all seriousness – stalkers are nothing to mess around with, and we hope that those big bodyguards we always see lurking around her are doing their job. Back off, weirdos!

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[Photo: GettyImages]

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Ashley Greene Is The New Face Of Mark

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The Twilight train brings a hell of a lot of mileage, and Ashley Greene, Twilight pay raise seeker, is cashing in. Greene is the new face of Avon‘s more affordable beauty and fashion brand “Mark.”  She’s taking the reins from Lauren Conrad, whose contract with “Mark” is over soon (er, as is her career?).

Greene gushed in the release, “I am thrilled to join the Mark family. Mark has been on my radar not only because of their great fashion and beauty products, but because the brand inspires young women to feel beautiful inside and out.” A slew of Ashley’s TV and print ads should be out this fall.

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80 Signs That Robsten Is Real

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Robert Pattinson (photos) and Kristen Stewart (photos) pretty much confirmed what we all already knew (and hoped) at the MTV Movie Awards tonight. There’s no way they’re not dating. Throughout the show, Rob and Kristen were leaned towards each other, sharing glances and giggling. When Kristen won “Best Female Performance,” Rob hoot and hollered as her named was called, she touched his stomach as she passed, and he checked out her bum as she strolled to the stage. Once she accepted her award and gave a trademark awkward speech laden with thumbs-up, he looked on with twinkly eyes and an adoring smile. Swoon.

Then, there was their “Best Kiss” acceptance shenanigans. Though the secret couple’s plan may have been to tease us for the second year in a row, Rob could not resist stealing a smooch. We’re unconvinced the kiss was scripted, as Kristen seemed legitimately surprised and peeved, while Rob looked far too pleased with himself. Note that his tongue even came out to do a victory lap.

Still skeptic? Here are 80 pieces of photographic evidence that Robsten (photos) is more than just every Twi-hard’s fantasy. [Photos: TheFABLife, Getty Images]

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MTV Movie Awards Should Be Renamed MTV Twilight Awards

It’s really nice that so many celebrities showed up for the 2010 Twilight Awards…er, MTV Movie Awards. The ceremony boasted a pretty great Tom Cruise dance number, Sandra Bullock in her first official public appearance since you know what, Aziz Ansari as master of ceremonies, and lots and lots of Twilight.

We have to say that we were touched by Sandra Bullock’s appearance. Not only did she look amazing in her black sequined dress (somewhere, Jesse James is crying on his sex couch over what he will never have again), but she seemed energized by the crowd and eager to move on from the crap of the past six months. Our favorite line of hers, after she accepted her Generation Award, was when she encouraged us all to “go back to making fun of me”. Oh, Sandy. Why you gotta be so likable? Also, why you gotta make All About Steve?

This year may not have seen Borat‘s taint landing just south of Eminem’s nostrils, but there were a few surprising moments that were interspersed with all the Twilight-love-festing going on. The Kiss Cam that caught Russell Brand and Jonah Hill locking lips, Xtina‘s light-up heart vagina and Ken Jeong‘s moving, but still WTF-ish acceptance speech when he received his WTF Award were among some of the more attention-getting, but the biggest surprise of all was the lack of bleeping during Peter Facinelli‘s f*ck-filled speech. Facinelli accepted the Best Movie award on behalf of the entire cast of New Moon, and he surely thought that his f-bomb laden speech would be censored only…it wasn’t. So there was a whole lotta f*ckin’ going on.

New Moon and its stars swept all the major categories (Best Male Star and Best Female Star went to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, respectively, and the pair won Best Kiss – check out their acceptance speech above), while co-star Anna Kendrick picked up the Breakout Star award for her role in Up In The Air. All that in addition to winning Best Film and generally being the most-talked-about subject of everyone’s jokes all night. So what do you think? Was the show too Twilight-heavy, or do these vamps deserve all the awards they earned? Did we miss any of your favorite moments? Let us know what you think in the comments, and check out our mega-gallery from the night below.

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