The Twilight Saga

by (@shalapitcher)

Breaking Dawn Part 1 On Track To Be Highest-Grossing Twilight Pic

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was beloved by fans for a lot of reasons: the wedding, the honeymoon, the honeymoon, the honeymoon, and a whole lot of drama and blood and guts at the end. But it was still lagging behind its older Twilight siblings in box office numbers. New Moon had a bigger opening weekend ($142.8 million vs. $138.1 million), and both Eclipse and New Moon had bigger overall domestic box office grosses (Eclipse raked in $300.5 million, New Moon $296.6 million, Breaking Dawn Part 1 $280.3 million), according to

But per Deadline, Summit announced that the global box-office gross for the fourth flick is $701.3 million so far, and once the final tallies are in, including the receipts from China and Japan, it will top New Moon’s $709.8 million worldwide gross. So is that a big vote for Bill Condon from the international audience? Does it reflect the gradual growth of Twilight fandom over the years (we imagine young kids catching onto their older sisters’ enthusiasm, friends giving into other friends’ relentless endorsements, etc.)? Is it the lure of Edward and Bella finally doing it? That extra foreign boost usually goes to big, explosive action movies that don’t need a whole lot of translation, and Eclipse was the movie with all the big battle scenes, so we’re curious about this number. Share your theories in the comments and on Twitter! And while you’re at it, let us know what you’re excited to rewatch when Part 1 comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 11.

[Photo: Summit Entertainment]

by (@katespencer)

Tia And Tamera Love Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart’s Cute Couple Style

You know who we had a blast talking to on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet? Tia (on the right) and Tamera Mowrey, stars of your favorite childhood show Sister, Sister, that’s who. They were fun and adorable and finished each other’s sentences like proper twins. And they have their own reality show on the Style Network, called Tia &Tamera, of course, so you too can OD on their cuteness. Tamera confessed she was excited to see Robert Pattinson because she’s a huge Twilight nerd (welcome to the club, girl), and that led us down the road of gushing over Rob and Kristen Stewart‘s cute couple steeze. And gush we did!

“They’re both really edgy and romantic at the same time,” Tia explained of Robsten’s appeal. “They’re romantic, but it’s not that corny, whimsical kind of romance.”

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@shalapitcher)

Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robsten Top Another List, Because Why Not?

The folks at Forbes certainly know what they’re doing. Usually, we turn to them for the big lists, like the Celebrity 100, the World’s Most Powerful Women or the Hip-Hop Cash Kings. But those take a lot of work, and sometimes, they just need something fast and easy (we’re just assuming here, ’cause you know, we’d never be so gratuitous about our lists). So, they do things like this week’s Hollywood’s Top-Earning On-Screen Couples, which is topped by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, followed by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

We’re very happy to see the Harry Potter and Twilight stars at the top of the list, natch. But it does feel a bit like the editors sat down and said, “What kind of list can we do that will feature the stars of Harry Potter and Twilight, and maybe also Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers?” They admit themselves that the whole thing is based on numbers from Box Office Mojo (the total earnings from movies with the stars as a couple from the last five years).

Still, here we are, looking at the list. So they’ve hooked us again! We’ll give you the full list below, but also we want to come up with some kind of challenge for the Forbes editors, just to make sure they stay on top of their game. Maybe the next feature should be something like America’s Highest-Grossing Puppet Shows or Top-Earning Subway Mariachi Groups. That‘ll take a little shoe leather.
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by (@katespencer)

The 30 Best Rob And Kristen Photos Of 2011

Another year has passed of

2. People’s Choice Awards, January:


3. People’s Choice Awards, January:


4. Holding hands in Vancouver, March:


5. Date night at the movies, March:


6. Breaking Dawn wrap party/Kristen’s birthday celebration, April:


7.Water for Elephants premiere in NYC, April:


8. Water for Elephants premiere in NYC, April:


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10. Shooting Breaking Dawn in St. Thomas, April:


11. Shooting Breaking Dawn in St. Thomas, April:


12. MTV Movie Awards, June:


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16. Holding hands backstage at the MTV Movie Awards, June:


17. Comic-Con, July:


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20. Hand and foot print ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, November:


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22. Hand and foot print ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, November:


23. Twilight Convention, November:


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25. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles, November:


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27. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere in London, November:


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Related: Our 25 Favorite Vampires Of 2011
Robert Pattinson’s Best Moments Of 2011: Huge Hits, F-Bombs And Everything In Between
Kristen Stewart’s Best Moments Of 2011: High Fashion, Hard-Core Acting And A Little Bit O’ Trumpet

[Photo: GettyImages//Splash News Online]

by (@katespencer)

Elizabeth Reaser On Snow White And The Huntsman: “Kristen Looks Amazing, Charlize Is A Crazy Bad-Ass”

Elizabeth Reaser is amazing as Beth in Young Adult. Understated, honest, confident and cool; she’s the perfect complement to Charlize Theron‘s brash, relentless Mavis. (Have you guys seen it? Go go go!) We caught up with the actress and Twilight alum at the LA premiere of the Jason Reitman-directed film (which as been nominated for three Critics’ Choice Awards) and chatted with her about her character and New Year’s resolutions. And then of course we had to ask her this: having worked with both Charlize and Kristen Stewart, which actress does she think will kick more ass in Snow White and the Huntsman?

Look, we’re stumped on this question ourselves. Obviously we have a little bit of a KStew fangirl thing going on (okay, it’s more like ‘a lot bit’) and she looks amazingly tough and fearless as Snow White. Girlfriend leads an army on horseback, for crying out loud! But Charlize radiates badassness both in the SWATH trailer and in real life, and her kickassery skills are second to none. Is it possible that they will kick equal amounts of ass? Could it be? Knowing these two amazing ladies, we don’t doubt it. Check out Liz’s very awesome answer above. (Unrelated: how gorgeous is her hair? Can we have hair like that, please?)

by (@katespencer)

Robert Pattinson’s Best Moments Of 2011: Huge Hits, F-Bombs And Everything In Between

It’s been a busy year for Robert Pattinson, who spent much of his time shuffling through airports in Vancouver, Toronto, St. Thomas, London and Los Angeles as he shot Breaking Dawn and Cosmopolis, promoted Water for Elephants and hung out with his better half. In between all the traveling and guitar-lugging, Rob fit in an eventful year filled with magazine covers (Amish Hat, never forget), an adopted dog-child, a bevy of gorgeous Gucci suits and a memorable Movie Awards appearance filled with F-bombs and awkward jokes. We salute the Year in Rob with our favorite photos and moments, below.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Michelle Trachtenberg Could Have Been Your Bella

Just think: it could have been Michelle Trachtenberg flailing around on that hospital bed with a demon baby rampaging through her insides. Taylor Lautner would have looked so confused! Even more so than usual! Us Weekly reports that the Weeds star spilled the deets yesterday as to how close she got to being Mrs. Edward Cullen. “There was definitely interest here and there because there’s only so few pale girls in Hollywood,” Trachtenberg said. Explained Michelle, “I’ve known [director] Catherine Hardwicke since the movie Thirteen. I was actually supposed to star in that, but I was on Buffy at the time.” Jeez, how many movies do we have to mentally recast you in, girl? All of them? Actually, we’ll just go ahead and start now. Wow, we can really see her in Arachnophobia!

As for why Kristen Stewart ended up snagging the lead in the vampire epic, Michelle shrugged, “I guess schedules never worked out.” Just thinking about a Kristen-less Twilight like being in an less-angsty alternate reality. What if instead of Kristen, it was Michelle who bounded with Rob Pattinson over all those late-night table reads and gluten-free bagels at craft services? What if? What do you think of the alternate casting?

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@katespencer)

The Breaking Dawn Sex Scene: Was It Good For You?

By now you’ve probably seen Breaking Dawn: Part 1 over 50 times (what, just us?) and have every caress, every crooked smile and every half-thrust from the sex scene memorized. (Again, just us?) It’s obviously the must-see scene in a movie in which a lot of crazy goes down; the cast discussed it in every interview imaginable and it was all people could talk about at the premiere. Producer Wyck Godfrey even gushed over Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart‘s connection while shooting the scene, which was brought to life by Sleeping at Last‘s lovely song “Turning Page.”

It’s obvious what we thought of it (we even gave the scene a glowing review), but we want to know if Edward and Bella’s inaugural bone lived up to your wildest dreams. Were you put off by the PG-13-ness of it all, or did the amount of back scratching and O faces satisfy your every need?

by (@katespencer)

Mackenzie Foy Says Rob Pattinson And Kristen Stewart “Like Family”

Okay guys, we’re friends so I feel like I can be honest with you and tell you that I was maybe most nervous to interview Mackenzie Foy at the Breaking Dawn premiere. When her publicist brought her over to me I squealed. Audibly. And I am a grown woman.

Mackenzie, who plays the Twilight golden child Renesmee, was an absolute delight to talk to. She was so precocious and kind and thoughtful in her answers, she kind of reminded me of another Twilight actress who started out in the biz as a kid and is cool and beautiful with great hair. (It should be obvs who I am talking about.) She filled me in on the on-set swear jar, Rob’s goofy ways, what it’s like playing a half-vampire and how the screaming fans make her feel. She also told us that Rob, Kristen and the Breaking Dawn cast feel “like family” to her.

You totally get why I squealed, right?