Sorry, Twihards, but “Twilight” is really terrible. Which is why I love this “Bad Lip-Reading” version of the movie so much. I mean, it can’t really get more ridiculous than it already is, can it? [YouTube]
I’m loath to say it, but Kristen Stewart‘s tête-à-tête with married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders has done wonders for the careers of the scorned. Robert Pattinson is in higher demand than ever, appearing on numerous talk shows (and, might I add, being incredibly charming and self-effacing whilst doing so), and Liberty Ross, who had little name recognition in the past (she abandoned her flourishing career to support Rupert in Los Angeles), has seen an undeniable uptick in popularity. The model/actress made her first red carpet appearance since news of the scandal broke at yesterday’s “Lawless” premiere, looking fresh-faced and formidable in a pair of menacing high-heeled booties. Sure, it’s not her best look given the casual nature of the outfit, but if she’s trying to convey that she is not to be fucked with (and I think she is), it’s definitely working. To which I say: Liberty Ross, you are fierce as hell, and there isn’t a trampire in the world who can take that away.
Whether you’re a Will Ferrell enthusiast, a New York Post headline writer, or just an asswipe, this “Kristen Stewart is a trampire” T-shirt is for you!
Although why you would want the “trampire” shirt when you could have the “I Want To Take A Dump On Kristen Stewart” one instead, I don’t know. To each his own. [Skreened]
I don’t really need to tell you what’s going on with Kristen Stewart right now. If you have an Internet connection, you know. She cheated on “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson with Rupert Sanders, the married director of “Snow White and the Huntsman.” The scandal has given birth to a plethora of gossip rag covers, a few awkward TV interviews and speculation on how the final film in the “Twilight” franchise might be affected by the breakup of its stars.
I don’t want to talk about any of those things.
With everybody—from gossip hubs like Perez Hilton and TMZ to legitimate bastions of entertainment journalism like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter—keeping the public informed about the (possibly career-ruining, if reports can be believed) scandal, what gets me most curious about this whole thing is why people care so much. Read more…
It’s too painful for them to be together, so Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have bailed on four remaining official Twilight conventions. The massive fan confabs are a major way for the stars to promote theirTwilight films. Fans were hoping at least one of the two would turn up at the conventions, to be held in the next couple of months in San Antonio, Detroit, Parsippany, NJ, and Los Angeles, but they’ve both ditched, along with co-star Taylor Lautner, reports Zap2it. It’s likely the stars will dodge other promotional events plugging Breaking Dawn Part II, the last film in the popular series. Read more…
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: if I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety. …
In 2001 I spent five months with Kristen Stewart on the set of “Panic Room” mostly holed up in a space the size of a Manhattan closet. We talked and laughed for hours, sharing spontaneous mysteries and venting our boredom. I grew to love that kid. She turned 11 during our shoot and on her birthday I organized a mariachi band to serenade her at the taco bar while she blew out her candles. She begrudgingly danced around a sombrero with me but soon rushed off to a basketball game with the grip and electric departments. Her mother and I watched her jump around after the ball, hooting with every team basket. “She doesn’t want to be an actor when she grows up, does she?” I asked. Her mom sighed. “Yes … unfortunately.” We both smiled and shrugged with an ambivalence born from experience. “Can’t you talk her out of it?” I offered. “Oh, I’ve tried. She loves it. She just loves it.” More sighs.
– Jodie Foster penned an absolutely beautiful essay on The Daily Beast about acting, celebrity, and juggling vulnerability in one’s craft with impenetrability in one’s personal life. The essay is about Kristen Stewart’s hell-hole of a life right now, of course. But Foster does not address the cheating scandal head-on; instead, she asks readers to remember “a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self.” Not only am I impressed with Jodie Foster’s writing chops, but I find it touching that she’s written a piece standing up for a younger actress — and reminding us all we’re just human beings. [The Daily Beast] [Photo: Getty]