rnrnAnyone who’s anyone already knows that Robert Pattinson (photos) is the hunkiest actor to have ever played a vampire. But what you DIDN’T know is that Robert Pattinson might also be, gasp, an ACTUAL vampire (!!!). Well, sort of. Let us explain.rnrnAccording to the publicity seeking research team over at Ancestry.com, Robert Pattinson’s sexy bloodline traces all the way back to Vlad the Impaler, the fifteenth century Transylvanian leader who is the original inspiration for the character of Dracula and was widely rumored to have drank the blood of his enemies. It also turns out that R. Pattz is a distant cousin of two members of British royalty, Prince William and Prince Harry. This is slightly distressing, as it signals that there may have been some inbreeding on one of the branches in Pattinson’s family tree a few generations prior.rnrnNo wonder R. Pattz is so brooding and bothered!
The Twilight Saga
Entertainment Weekly just posted a teaser to an interview with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and from the looks of it, it’s going to be pretty awesome (despite his taking a dig at our profession). The full interview will be in next week’s issue of the magazine, but the online excerpt gives us a taste of how RPattz really feels about bloggers and how unfairly he thinks the media treats the Twilight cast.
Pattinson defends Stewart, whose rape comments were a subject of gossip last week and says “That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy. . .there are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs.”
Little…blogs? Nerds…behind…computers? Rob, how could you?
And ironically enough, Stewart calls him out on his being able to get away with murder, explaining “You can say so much more than me. It’s insane. . .You could say, ‘I just took a sh*t on the Queen’s face,’ and people would be like, ‘Oh, I love him! I love him!’” It’s true. He could crap on anyone and we wouldn’t think any less of him.
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Look, this Twilight thing isn’t going to last forever, but it sounds like no one is wishing for it to end more than Robert Pattinson. In an interview with the New York Times this weekend, our favorite sensitive vampire copped to being a little tired of the saga that’s turned him into a teen heartthrob and turned his relationship status into the topic of serious debate.
Pattinson said of his role as Edward, and the unending fascination we all have with the franchise, “It can get a little boring. The good news is that the whole thing is done in seven months.” Sure, he means the shooting schedule will wrap in seven months, but RPattz and Co. will still have to endure shrieking fans until at least 2012, when the final installment of Breaking Dawn is expected to release. But don’t get him wrong, he’s not putting down the films or his fans, just the monster that the media has created. He explains “The more you are exposed, the more people irrationally hate you, I think we reached a point, a peak, with New Moon where the stories became so saturated into the culture that it started to feel normal. It’s like the tabloids don’t know what to write anymore because they’ve used up all their scandals.” True, Pattinson and co-star/possible girlfriend Kristen Stewart have been fake engaged, fake pregnant, and fake broken up already, so we can see his point. Pattinson has been shooting the upcoming Water For Elephants as a vacation from vamping, but he can’t distance himself for long – production on Breaking Dawn begins in October.
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Emma Roberts has learned a valuable lesson this week: Don’t mess with Twi-hards, especially those on Team Edward. Don’t taunt them, don’t antagonize them, and especially don’t do it while seated next to Robert Pattinson. See, earlier this week, Roberts and Pattinson appeared as guests on The Tonight Show, and when Jay Leno asked Roberts her preference between Edward or Jacob, Roberts responded that she was Team Jacob. Pattinson jokingly responded back “You’ve just revealed yourself to have absolutely no taste,” cue a few more playful barbs back and forth, end of story, right? Eh, not so much.
Roberts Tweeted about Pattinson later, writing “Rob Pattinson is so nice! I was slightly disappointed his skin wasn’t glittering & the song ‘Wild Thing’ didn’t start when he shook my hand,” and she was eventually mobbed with hateful Tweets from fans who were clearly on Team Edward and were upset at her for expressing her opinion. The influx of taunts from people upset by her Jacob loyalty got so bad that Roberts shut down her Twitter account. We can’t believe people take this stuff so seriously! Yikes. (But even more unbelievable is that so many people were even watching The Tonight Show.)
Adding fuel to the Team Edward fans’ fire is the rumor that Roberts is actually dating her Homework co-star Michael Angarano, who just happens to be Kristen Stewart‘s ex. Stewart reportedly dated Angarano just before RPattz stole her heart on the set of Twilight, and Edward fans seem just nutty enough to take that as some sort of sign that there’s some real life drama between Emma and Robsten. If so, this is quite the lover’s quadrangle, and it makes Pattinson’s retort to Roberts on-air seem like it wasn’t so playful, and makes her Tweet seem like it could have been draped in sarcasm after all. Do we think there was some real tension between the two, or was it all in good fun? The only thing we can be sure of is that, as with every major pop culture drama of 2010, Jay Leno is to blame.
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Tired of Bella hogging the spotlight? Then check out this month’s issue of Vanity Fair which features the rest of the women of Twilight who are all looking pretty gorgeous, and they don’t seem to have a problem being photographed. The vampires vamp it up for the magazine, combining old Hollywood glamour with blood-red bridesmaid dresses (except for Nikki Reed, who’s pretty in purple).
For interviews with the cast and a video of the photo shoot, check out the Vanity Fair website. Best line of the article? Ashley Greene saying “You don’t have to be psychic to know how this movie’s going to do.” Rim shot!
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Listen up Missy… you’re talking crazy. First you think you’re worth $4 million for Breaking Dawn, $8 mill if it gets split up into two films. That’s still dealable, Ashley Greene. It gives us ample opportunity to titter at your stupidity. But now you’ve gone too far and and an ass whooping is in order. And no, you’re really NOT Alice Cullen so guess what… you won’t know when we’re coming for you!
Miss Thang revealed in the new issue of Seventeen, “When I met Rob, I didn’t think twice about him. He’s really attractive, but that chemistry wasn’t there.” And then she went ahead and dropped this. Apparently Robert Pattinson (photos), also known as our future babydaddy, “doesn’t understand girls. He gets a lot of attention from them, but he doesn’t quite understand it because before Twilight, he was just a guy from Harry Potter.”
Not the same case with her partner-in-negotiating (also known as Crazy # 2), Kellan Lutz. She said the two have been, ”best friends ever since – and filming together has made us even closer.” How close? Have they hooked up? Greene replied, ” I’ve definitely thought about it”. Yada Yada Yada. No romance , she says, “He’s one of my best friends, but if we were going to be romantic, we would have done it years ago!” Blah Blah Blah, adding, “I like having him to talk to about other guys to get that male perspective. I really cherish our relationship, so I wouldn’t want to mess that up by dating.”
Whatever, dude. You dissed Rob and now it’s on like Donkey Kong.
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