The Twilight Saga

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The Twilight Cast: Before They Were Stars

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While Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner may now be international heartthrobs, they each had to start somewhere… whether that be in class with Harry Potter, panicking opposite Jodi Foster, or appearing in 3D as Sharkboy.  The cast members who’ve blown-up since Twilight have not only gained hordes of spastic teenage fans, but have also received seriously glam-tastic makeovers. Take a look at your favorite Twi-stars and see how far they’ve come.  [Photos: Warner Bros., Getty Images]

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Before hitting it big time as Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart had already made a name for herself amongst movie critics. She nabbed four Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Panic Room opposite Jodie Foster (2002), Cold Creek Manor (2003), Undertow (2004), and Into The Wild (2007). Though she’s now grown into a sizzlin’ young woman with millions of drooling fans, Stewart continues to take her work seriously, avoiding the party scene and keeping her love life (she’s rumored to be dating co-star Robert Pattinson) on the down low.

Check out Kristen’s co-stars’ before and after pics – and a giant gallery – below the jump!

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Robert Pattinson Can’t Avoid Fame, Gets His Own Documentary Film

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We feel so bad for poor Robert Pattinson. The guy clearly just wants to be left alone to play guitar and not wear deoderant while hanging out with secret girlfriend Kristen Stewart, and instead he’s stuck being written about by, well, bloggers like us who are infatuated with him. And it’s only getting worse; RPattz is now the subject of a documentary film entitled Robsessed, which follows the star from childhood, through his modeling career and his current stint as the most talked about guy on earth.

The funny thing is, Rob’s had a pretty uneventful life. He seems to come from a normal family and has only made a handful of movies. The most interesting thing the guy did this past year – besides, you know, conquering the planet – is switch up his NY Yankees hat for a new white cap. Considering the way in which he and KStew bolted from the cameras this weekend after dinner together in Vancouver, we can’t imagine the guy is gonna be thrilled the continued attention.

The real question is – will his fans, who are super-protective of the star and his privacy, spend $20 to satisfy their Rob-lust, or will they stand by their man and snub Robsessed? [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Lauren Conrad’s Book To Become A Movie

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Was leaving The Hills the best move Lauren Conrad made? We ask because it’s emerged that the movie rights to her book LA Candy have been bought. The “reality” show star released her debut “novel” in June (OK, we’re stopping the quotation marks now) and now Temple Hill Entertainment  - who produce the Twilight flicks! – have bought the rights to the thinly-fictionalized version of her story.

What’s more, she’s launched a new clothing line for Kohls’ store, after her last overpriced venture died a quick death. We’re sure LC’s new affordable venture will get more success than her last one, but couldn’t help raising our eyes somewhat when she says, “To be honest, if you are a great designer and you know what you’re doing, you don’t need to make very expensive clothing.” Yeah – stick that in your pipe Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Rodarte, Versace, Gucci and the rest of you, and smoke it! [Photo: WireImage]

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Taylor Lautner: Werewolf Abs Before Puberty

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In recent interviews, Twilight hottie Taylor Lautner has been discussing his strict workout regime to acheive a werewolf-worthy physique. He may have been slurping protein shakes and doing crunches, but these photos we stumbled upon from 2005 prove there are certainly some good genes working in his favor. At the pre-pubescent age of 13, Lautner was already flashing his washboard abs at the premiere of Sahara. Here’s hoping they write Lautner’s break-dancing moves into Eclipse. [Photos: Summit Entertainment, Getty Images]

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Pipin’ Hot New Moon Pics

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Summit Entertainment has just made our Tuesday with a Twi-tastic gift in our inbox: three new one-sheets for New Moon! Each poster features a posse of Twilight in all their glory. Enjoy!

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RPattz Thought Twilight Would Be “Really Small”

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Poor dazzling, dumb Robert Pattinson. The British actor has revealed that he had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to play a handsome, thoughtful, virginal vampire alongside Kristen Stewart in the Twilight movie series. In next month’s cover story in AnOther Man magazine, RPattz reveals that he thought the flick would be “something really small.” Oops!

“It’s strange because even though the figures show that the books were successful and sold millions of copies, you couldn’t even buy them in London,” reveals the hottest man alive. “I tried a couple of bookshops and they weren’t available. Hardly anyone I knew had read them apart from one girl, a friend of my sister. I had no idea at all. I’d seen Kristen Stewart in Into the Wild and some of the director Catherine Hardwicke’s other films, and that’s all I thought it was, something really small.”

And, well, we all know how that turned out. Twilight is huge, 1.6 gazillion teenage girls want Rob to touch their lady parts (poor guy), and the rest is history. Amazingly, he has yet to turn into a fame hungry attention whore (aka Lindsay Lohan Syndrome), choosing instead to shun the spotlight. “I don’t find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker,” says Rob. Too bad his legions of screaming, grabby fans don’t seem to care about his desire to disappear. [via DazedDigital]

Check out more sexy pics of Rob from the AnOther Man photoshoot.

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More New Moon Stills Released!

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Attention Twilight fanatics! Summit Entertainment has leaked more production stills and character images from the much-anticipated second installment of the Twilight Saga, New Moon. Get familiar with the Volturi, including Dakota Fanning as Jane. See the new high-quality photos below, as well as those previously released. [Photo: Summit Entertainment]

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Kristen Stewart Strips In New Flick

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In the new film Welcome to the Rileys, Kristen Stewart has a gritty role as a stripper. She’s obviously been trying to make films that distance herself from the Twilight set but Stewart does consider about how her fans will react to such a hardcore change of character.

In the new film, Stewart plays a prostitute who gives James Gandolfini a lap dance and offers her services to him (we feel dirty just typing that). It’s not quite the pure Bella we’re used to, and Stewart knows it. Knowing that her Twilight fans will never see any T&A in those films, though, Stewart says this is their chance to get a good look. “It’s an independent movie that nobody would normally see and now it’s like, ‘Oh, let’s go see Bella in this stripper movie; it’ll be crazy!” She also explains, “I play a very broken young girl who is a runaway. She’s a street kid. She’s working in a strip club and James Gandolfini’s character is just as dead inside as she is.”

Well, at least she’s consistent with the dead-inside (or undead, as it were) love interests. [Photo: GettyImages]

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Robert Pattinson Doesn’t Get The Action He Thought He Would

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With so many tweens and Twi-hards swooning for Robert Pattinson, you’d think he would be rotating bedfellows hourly, but that’s just not so, he claims. Nor does he have a steady girlfriend, despite the rumors that he and Kristen Stewart have an off-screen romance.

RPattz apparently told The Mirror, “I don’t have a girlfriend. I don’t know why. You always think you’re going to get more girls after you’ve made a movie and it never happens. You sit there and you’re like ‘I’m a big movie star and I want to go out with some models’ but I don’t know why that doesn’t happen.” Pattinson is hot an all, but maybe his expectations are too high?

He does joke though about his appeal to women young and old, saying, “Most of the girls are all pretty young so it’s just kind of funny. But then you get the Twilight Mums who love you like mums! And you can take that too far. I mean, it could be ‘Edward breaks up Twilight family.’” Funny. And also a little bit creepy. [Photo: GettyImages]

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Latest New Moon Trailer In HD

Attention Twi-hards! Summit has released the “Meet Jacob Black” New Moon trailer, wherein he summarizes the sequel to Twilight from his perspective. While bootleg versions have been floating around the ‘net for a couple days, theFABlife is bringing you some hi-def goodness. Enjoy.

See stills and promotional art from the much-anticipated vampire flick below.

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