Some things are sacred territory in my book–and the original “Teen Wolf,” starring Michael J. Fox, is one of them. Apparently, MTV doesn’t agree, though, because it has remade the classic ’80s flick with a bunch of angsty, “Twilight“-y teens. This version looks like it features more overly dramatic acting than super cool car surfing. Yeah, we’ll pass. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Oops, spoiler alert. (Oh, come on, you had to live under a rock to not know that Bella and Edward end up together.) InStyle found nine designers with a bunch of time on their hands to imagine a wedding gown for bride-to-be Bella Swan. Let me repeat: actual, working designers like Zac Posen, Christian Siriano and Badgley Mischka made wedding gown sketches for a fictional character. What is this world coming to? [InStyle] Keep reading »
“I haven’t put the one on yet. It’s such a big decision. I have a little hand in having a decision–or having an opinion more–but I think it’s pretty much up to Stephenie. I’m not quite sure exactly what it’s going to look like, but it will be beautiful, I’m sure.”
—Kristen Stewart talks about picking a wedding dress … for her character Bella Swan in “Breaking Dawn” [People] Keep reading »
Kimbra Hickey, the hands holding the forbidden fruit on the cover of the first Twilight book, was featured in the in The New York Post yesterday and I’m kind of obsessed with what a loon she sounds like. The 40-year-old massage therapist, who occasionally works as a “parts” model, likes to let everyone know that she’s the face behind the hands. She actually admits to standing by the register at Barnes & Nobles and telling customers who she is or pointing out her hands to strangers on subway billboards. But my favorite tidbit about Kimbra Hickey (that can’t be a real name) is that she’s been going to “Twihard” conventions to sell apple scented hand lotion. Amazing! I want it! Oh, and naturally, she’s trying to break into acting. She wants a bit part in the next “Twilight” movie. More! More! [NY Post] Keep reading »
It’s the question Twihards can’t stop thinking about as they drift off to sleep at night. If Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, err, Bella and Edward, were to breed—what would their baby look like? Well, casting directors are trying to figure that out as we speak, as they audition young actresses for the role of Renesmee in “Breaking Dawn.” Rumor has it that 9-year-old Mackenzie Foy may be the lucky lady and is closing to signing a deal. She looks like a pretty believable combo of the two to me. What do you think? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Though The Hunger Games has nowhere near the level of pop culture saturation as Twilight, the young adult trilogy is quickly gaining the same rabid fan base. But the similarities between the two fiction phenomenons end about there. The Hunger Games books present a world much darker than Stephenie Meyers’ land of glittery vampires and sullen girls. The story revolves around a post-apocalyptic society controlled by a greedy government working from a place called the Capitol. Keep reading »
Out of all the crazy fan products out there, this “Twilight” toilet decal is among the more deranged we’ve seen. (Seriously, the bathroom is a place where you leave all relationships at the door.) But, for “New Moon” die-hards, they can now go pee with Robert Pattinson staring them right in the ass (or, if you stick him on the inside of the lid, guys will go full-frontal).
We were going to end this post by making a joke about how people who deck out their toilet might as well just make their bathrooms completely “Twilight”-themed. Until we realized that, yup, you can get shower curtains, hand towels, and even toilet paper in the drama’s theme. Images after the jump. [GalleyCat/Mediabistro] Keep reading »
Team Edward or Team Jacob. “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries.” It’s clear that blood-sucking vampires are having a cultural moment. In fact, since the first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008, vampire-related products have grossed more than $7 billion worldwide. That’s a whole lot of blood at the bloodbank.
But “Twilight” and “True Blood” won’t be around forever (sad but true). So we’ve provided a list of several hot-to-trot contenders ready to replace the vampire craze with all the Burger King merchandising tie-ins your heart desires. Keep reading »
“To me, vampires are sex. I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I’m 53. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.”
– Alan Ball, who brought “True Blood” to the masses, takes a well-deserved shot at Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight series, which I hear has implied sex in the fourth novel that I’m too frustrated to read. [Just Jared] Keep reading »