You read that right; Robert Pattinson is just too manly … for a modeling career, anyway. Not surprisingly, before he became the breakout heartthrob he is today, Robert started out as a child model at the tender age of 12. His pretty-boy look worked well for him until he turned 16 and became too “much of a guy.” He tells British magazine Closer, “When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modeling career.” It’s hard to believe that with those luscious eyebrows, sallow cheeks and long, thick wavy hair, he would be accused of being too manly … or that he had a most unsuccessful modeling career. But that’s Robert for you, I guess — a regular “Paul Bunyan,” as New York jokingly referred to him. [NYMag] Keep reading »
Now that Catherine has jumped off the “Twilight” bandwagon and dragged Emily down with her, Annika and I are holding down the fort for “Twilight” fans on The Frisky. I finished the fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” this weekend and am super sad about it. To get over my melancholy, I’m catching up on my “Twilight” movie news! First, Catherine Hardwicke, the “Twilight” director, is out for the filming of the second film in the series, “New Moon.” I’m actually pretty relieved about this, because as much as I enjoyed watching the movie, including all the campiness, I do think there were lots of rushed moments and poorly shot scenes. I hope they replace the screenwriter as well — I know they had to condense the storyline so that it wouldn’t be an absurd four hours in length, but I felt like grazed over important bits that made the love story “believable.” No word yet on who is going to direct “New Moon,” but the guy who directed “About A Boy” and “The Golden Compass,” Chris Weitz, is supposedly among the contenders. Keep reading »
The entire Frisky office is presently working on the “Twilight” series because we’re trying to escape the holidays (if only for a few hours a week) and we love sexy, beautiful men, even if they’re imaginary. I’m also planning on reading the Sookie Stackhouse books now that the first season of “True Blood” is done. I didn’t want to spoil the TV series for myself, so now that I know the plot of the first book, “Dead Until Dawn,” I can’t wait to actually read it and the rest of the series in preparation for season two. If you’re not interested in these vampire series, then now is the perfect time to reread the Shopaholic series because the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic” premieres early next year. Other great series’ to consider? All of Augusten Burrough’s memoirs, the “Dexter” book series (on which the TV series is based), and, yeah, Harry Potter.
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I know there is a bit of a Robert Pattinson backlash occurring right now, which I don’t necessarily mind, as it leaves less competition for when I attempt to score him for three out of the five types on my rebound list. I still might have to fight off Tyra Banks though, by the looks of this clip from when she had Robert on her show on Friday. Honestly, I’m sadly aroused and jealous. While I would never be so lame as to actually ASK him to bite me, I kind of want him too. And he leaves a mark! Keep reading »
Poor Kristen Stewart. The actress who plays Bella in “Twilight” (Did you see it yet?!) has to deal with all of the rabid, screaming fans, but chances are most of the adoration is directed at her male co-star, Robert Pattinson. The thing is, though I haven’t seen the film just yet, given Kristen’s other work, she is probably the most perfectly cast actor in the film. You see, Kristen Stewart was an actress before “Twilight” and while the vampire filmed (and it’s probable subsequent sequals) are going to make her a mega star, she’s gotten plenty of critical attention in the past. After the jump, everything you could ever want to know about the actress who is going to be the biggest thing since, well, Robert Pattinson. Keep reading »
Amelia thought the “Twilight” fans who paid a visit to “The Today Show” were nuts. Little did she know how crazy fans can become… Taken during the finale of this year’s “American Idol,” the above video features a group of nutso tween David Archuleta fans. I don’t approve of their hysteria, but at least Archuleta is a real person, unlike Edward Cullen. [Videogum -- thanks, Nathan!] Keep reading »
Everyone and their momma is planning to see “Twilight” this weekend. I’m sure most of them have read the book, but in case there are a few people that haven’t, or if you need to refresh your memory, we’ve compiled a list of pertinent “Twilight” facts, thanks to Twilight Lexicon. Twilight cheat sheet after the jump. Keep reading »