Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have basically been traveling the world nonstop for the past month, so yeah, we don’t expect them to get off the plane in full makeup and Gucci suits these days. But in the photo above, of the pair arriving back in LAX after a flight from New York, they still look a billion times better than, say, I did yesterday after a little Thanksgiving trip to Florida. They don’t even have bags under their eyes! Which is why we want to scream at the people who have jumped on these pics as proof of something or other.
Oh, that baggy T-shirt KStew’s wearing is definitely hiding a baby bump, some gossips say. It couldn’t possibly be just a casual shirt donned over skintight jeans (and I can assure you, THOSE are the first to go when there’s a bump in progress) for a cross-country flight.
Even the most amateur of movie biz followers knows that stars of mega-franchise movies face a huge hurdle when it comes to finding work later But then again, for every Elijah Wood or Mark Hamill, there’s an Emma Watson or Harrison Ford. Which category will the Twilight cast fall into? We’re taking a close look at all the movies our favorite vampires and werewolves have lined up here, and while we were a bit surprised to see who’s dance card is all filled up and whose IMDb page is looking a little blank at the moment, we’re also choosing to see those empty calendars as great opportunities. Especially now that casting directors must be noting all the cash that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 brought in over the weekend. In the meantime, here’s what we’re looking forward to from the cast next:
Robert Pattinson: Rob seems hellbent on defying any and every box you might want to place him in, post Twilight, so his range of projects is vast. In pre-production, he’s got Mission: Blacklist, in which he’ll play a military interrogator who helped find Saddam Hussein; Hold On to Me, in which he’ll play the love interest of Carey Mulligan, who’s plotting to kidnap the town’s richest guy; The Rover, about car thieves in the Australian Outback; and Queen of the Desert, about early-20th-century archaelogist Gertrude Bell (played by Naomi Watts). Then it looks like he’ll be re-teaming with Cosmopolis helmer David Cronenberg for something called Maps to the Stars. We’re breathless after just summarizing all that.
Kristen Stewart: By contrast, KStew found herself telling E!, “I’m kinda desperate to get a job right now,” on the BD2 black carpet last week. After the release of On the Road in December, she’s got nothing official on her plate. But there are three possible flicks for her: Snow White and the Huntsman 2, which she might star in after all, despite rumors the movie was going in a different direction. Also, there’s Focus, the heist movie starring Ben Affleck. She’s also said to be in the running for Lie Down in Darkness, based on a novel by William Styron about a seriously screwed up family living in 1950s Virginia. On the other hand, Kristen had a very busy 2011, so we can also picture her taking a bit of a break — maybe perfecting her sax skills — and then making something huge a little later down the line.
Taylor Lautner: We think the disappointing box office take of Abduction may have caused Taylor (or his people) to opt for a breather before grabbing all the offers coming his way. We think his decision to make the comedy Grown Ups 2 his next movie is brilliant, though. We’ve seen in the Twilight movies and a number of little videos along the way that he’s got comedic chops to go with those abs. But then he’ll use those abs again in Tracer, which is, no joke, a parkour movie.
I saw the Twilight marathon last night. I saw all five movies of the saga and furiously wrote down my thoughts in real time for you to read. I am not a Twilight fan, I haven’t read the books and up until last night had not seen any of the films. (Okay, okay, I saw the Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but I wasn’t paying attention and I didn’t know who was who or what was going on. So I’m saying it doesn’t count.) I’m not some kind of cynic ready to tear Twilight a new one. I love almost any movie I see in the theaters. I almost wept when Cher sang “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” in Burlesque when I saw it opening night, so yeah, I am not a hard sell when it comes to the magic of the movies. So whether you saw Breaking Dawn – Part 2 last night or haven’t seen any of the films in years, please join me on my fantastically long life-blogging adventure. It’ll be like you’re there, except you don’t have to remain seated for eight hours after spilling soda into your crotch. Or maybe that’s how you roll too. No judgment! (Along the way, I’ll also introduce you, via video, to the other marathon viewers who joined me last night. They were a very diverse bunch.)
11:38 a.m. Say what you want about Kristen Stewart (and I’m sure a lot of you have!), but she plays everything completely natural, and I think it’s what keeps Twilight from going completely over-the-top. (Also, nobody was booing Kristen at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13.0) You know what is over-the-top though?
11:40: Taylor Lautner‘s flowing mane (Insane Wig #1). Taylor looks about 14 in this movie, but I love that genuinely awkward moment when Bella accidentally opens a car door into him after seeing Jacob for the first time in a decade.
11:43: Whether it was director Catherine Hardwicke or the book that set it up first, I immediately feel protective of Bella when the high school kids hate on her old truck. You kids can go to hell!
Didn’t we just saw that Kristen Stewart‘s stylist was going nuts, but in a good way? So far nude Zuhair Murad in L.A., a black, sequin-and-lace jumpsuit, also by Zuhair Murad in London, and earlier today, a very cool navy-and-white Julien McDonald dress at the photo call in Madrid, with strappy black Jerome Rousseau heels. We were curious to see what her team would pull out of their closet for the Breaking Dawn – 2 premiere which was scheduled a couple of hours after the press conference. And they’ve done it again. We’re amazed by this neon yellow, beautifully fitted Dior mini dress. More so because of the neutral, glowing makeup and braid that doesn’t take away from the statement color. But more than anything, we’ve fallen head over heels (pun totally intended) for her black-and-white ankle-strap (don’t miss the spikes) pumps. We felt the same way when we saw Emma Stone‘s Ferragamo houndstooth pumps a couple of months ago. Here’s a closer look at Kristen’s heels.
See what we mean? So edgy! We totally don’t mean to ignore Robert Pattinson (who looks like a deer caught in headlights, always — adorable) and Taylor Lautner. But put a great pair of shoes in front of us and we get tunnel vision, so excuse us!
[Photos: Splash News Online]
The HuffPo has published a running diary of a Breaking Dawn – 2 screening in New York on Wednesday that wasn’t so much interesting for the story — it’s rather snarky for our taste — but because of the descriptions of the fans’ reaction to the movie. It’s important to know how fellow Twi-hards are responding to this movie to end all movies. Like, we’d be wolf whistling every time Taylor Lautner came on screen. It’s going to happen, so future seat-mates, beware. “As the lights dim, a young female lets out a very loud audible groan,” the post’s author Mike Ryan writes. “Not a groan of displeasure, one of, ‘I physically can’t wait one more second.’ ” That young female is now our soul sister. Someone who really is not our soul anything is this guy or girl: “As Kristen Stewart‘s name is displayed across the screen, one fan took this opportunity to unleash a very loud, ‘boo.’ ”
What’s the deal, people? Who in their right mind would boo Kristen? Is this actually happening in theaters across the world now? Is it part of that whole misogynistic witch hunt that took place over the summer, still spilling over into the movie? Or was someone just joking about the misogynistic witch hunt? (It was a New York screening, people could be acting annoyingly ironic.)
This is where you come in, dear fans. What’s going on around you while you’re watching the movie? Are people booing? Applauding? Screeching? You’re the gauge of how successful and loved these movies actually are, and you’d be doing us, and fellow fans, a solid by writing in and sharing your experiences in the comments section below, or tweet us @VH1Celebrity. (By the way, we’ve sent our own Halle Kiefer to today’s all-day Twilight Marathon, so expect a very different kind of report on that tomorrow morning!)
The moment has finally arrived, Twi-hards. We are armed with boxes of tissues to take with us to the theater tonight for probably the first of many viewings of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. But despite all our preparation, and our vows to move on to new obsessions, we’re not entirely ready to say goodbye to Twilight. And we’re pretty sure you aren’t either. Which is why we’re so happy to have found the above supercut of Edward and Bella giving each other all those looks, from Twilight through BD1. From that first awkward sniff in biology and that one time in Volterra, to their honeymoon and that gruesome childbirth scene, there are so many ways these two can look at each other and send shivers down our spines.
We think you’ll agree, it’s the perfect thing to watch when you need just a little fix of epic romance to tide you through the day. And much less expensive than tattooing quotes on your arm, too.
[Photo: Summit Entertainment]
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Whoever is styling Kristen Stewart on the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 promotional tour should be given an award. So far, we have three outfits and each of them is completely different from the other, so major props for constantly surprising us. The world premiere in L.A. saw her wearing a dreamy, nude Zuhair Murad strapless gown with dull gold detailing. She wore a jaw-dropping black, sequin-and-lace jumpsuit, also by Zuhair Murad for the London event yesterday which made us think: Kristen or J.Lo? Because we feel like we’ve seen different versions of that jumpsuit on Jennifer over the past decade! This latest outfit was worn to the photo call in Madrid at the Villa Magna Hotel earlier today, and it’s a body-con dress by Julien McDonald from the Spring 2013 collection. We love the navy-and-white detailing and the gold embellishment is actually part of the dress and not a necklace and those black Jerome Rousseau heels were the perfect accompaniment. And that isn’t just any old tartan shirt that Rob’s wearing, BTW. It’s a McQ by Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 shirt, thank you very much. We promise we’re not ignoring Taylor Lautner, either. He just has a shirt on, is all. It’s sad he doesn’t walk around without it all the time, but hey, the clothed version will do quite well too.
[Photos: Getty Images]
Remember when he shaved half of it and let the other half sort of flop over like a beautiful chestnut waterfall? Haha, good times. Oh, sorry, we were just reminiscing about Robert Pattinson‘s past hair styles and how amazingly bizarre some of them were. How did we forget how beautifully insane Rob’s mane looked in 2005? And 2008? And then again in 2010? We prefer it when RPatz’s hair sort of stands up into a soft serve point, making him look like a chiseled GQ troll doll, but that’s just us. As we count down the hours to Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere, take a walk through seven years of Rob’s hair garden and let us know which is your favorite. It’s not the buzzed style, is it? That just goes against everything we know and love about RPatz.
[Photo: Getty Images]
Breaking Dawn director, and thus our imaginary best friend, Bill Condon, is so effusive in his praise about his actors, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. He’s already said that Kristen is, “an incredible warrior goddess” in the movie and that, even though there was some apprehension about playing a mother onscreen and she was, “nervous to show the maternal side because it’s something that hasn’t happened for her yet,” she came through and “it got turned on immediately when Mackenzie Foy showed up.” Sweet, right? What he says in the clip above is even more awesome. He was asked what Rob and Kristen’s dynamic was with Mackenzie as her celluloid parents and his answer came straight out and sounded so sincere. “Oh my God,” he exclaims. “They were so parental with her. I mean, Kristen especially because she had been a child actor before, so she was so protective of her. It was great to watch.” Then he added the part that made our ovaries squee in agreement. He brought up Robert’s deal as a dad, saying, “And Rob, oh my God! Anytime there was a baby around, it was amazing.” Amazing was stretched out, so Condon is letting you know that Rob is already Dad of the Year, without actually being a dad. He was also asked if Rob would be a fun father, and he replied with, ” Yeah yeah he would be. But actually, more serious about it than you would think.” Oh … we’ve though about it. It’s serious alright!