While browsing the official Dragon*Con website today, I noticed that previously confirmed guest Kellan Lutz (Emmett) has been removed from the guest list, due to “professional commitments”. This is a double whammy for Twi-hards, since Ashley Greene (Alice) was removed a few weeks ago for the same reasons. As of today, Chaske Spencer (Sam), Alex Meraz (Paul) and Daniel Cudmore (Felix) remain on the guest list.
In news that has me crying like a baby this morning (since I can’t be there), Snitchseeker.com has reported that Harry Potter stars Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have been confirmed to attend next Friday’s opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The two join previously confirmed stars James & Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, and Tom Felton; there have also been rumors that J.K. Rowling herself will attend the opening, although I don’t think it has been officially announced or confirmed anywhere on the internet.
Calling all Weasley lovers!!! I will be co-hosting a “Weasley Is Our King” meetup group at Infinitus!! The purpose is to connect with other fans of my beloved Ron Weasley, as well as fans of the rest of the Weasleys.
Now, the only thing I need to know is how many people are interested in coming and what day/time would be better for you? There are three slots that are available, please vote on what day/time you would prefer!!
A few weeks ago, Creation Entertainment announced that in addition to their numerous guests for their L.A. Twilight Convention – to be held this weekend, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner would also appear on Saturday for a special Q&A session. Now according to the site, a majority of the major cast will appear on Saturday for special panels, although they will unavailable for photo ops/autographs.
Visit the Twilight Convention website below to find out more details!
The Showtime series “The Tudors” is gearing up for its series’ finale, which will air next Sunday (Father’s Day) at 9:00pm. Showtime has released a clip from this weekend’s episode, where King Henry VIII gathers his clergymen to speak of the discord, malice and contempt within them. See the clip here:
EclipseMovie.org has posted a clever little video that contains all 7 of the released clips from Eclipse, all in one convenient video. Click the link below to view the video:
In news that was not unexpected in Twilight fandom, Summit Entertainment confirmed the long-circulated rumor that the fourth installment in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, would indeed be split into two parts. Here is the information from The Twilight Saga fan page on Facebook:
Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 2010 – Summit Entertainment confirmed today that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct both films starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner along with Billy Burke as Charlie Swan as well as returning members of the Cullen Family including Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Ashley Greene as Alice and Kellan Lutz as Emmett.
The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing. The TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN will start production in the Fall.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.
I will be quite honest here: I’m not quite looking forward to the cinematic version of Breaking Dawn. While I enjoyed the novel at first, after another re-reading of it, I found the book severely lacking in lots of ways, and overall felt disappointed by the ending. As a Twilight fan, I will definitely go see the movies, but I am reserving any and all thoughts on this movie until promotion begins, and I can get a feel for what’s being done with it. I will say that Melissa Rosenberg and Bill Condon have got their work cut out for them, and I hope they can make the movie make more sense than the book.
A new clip from the upcoming Eclipse movie, the third installment in The Twilight Saga series has been found on the web. Mr. Edward Cullen himself (Robert Pattinson) sets up the clip, which features a Cullen family discussion on protecting Bella from whatever forces are stalking her out.
Also, according to Alex Meraz (Paul) via Twitter, Access Hollywood will premiere another clip tonight at 7:30pm EST. I’ll post the clip as soon as it’s available online.
“The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella” is now available for free online at http://www.breetanner.com. This novella gives readers a glimpse into the pre- and post-transformation life of Bree Tanner, a young girl who falls victim to vampire Victoria’s plan for revenge against Bella and the Cullens.
The book will be available online for free until July 5th, but interested readers can also purchase a hardcover copy of the book, where $1 of each purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Video of yesterday’s NBC special on “The Making of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is now available online at Hulu. This special includes some behind-the-scenes action, plus interviews with many of the people who were involved at bring the well-imagined wizarding world to life.
Please click the link below to be taken to the video:
The MTV Movie Awards are over, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon was the big winner tonight, winning the following categories:
- Best Female Performance – Kristen Stewart
- Best Kiss – Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
- Best Male Performance – Robert Pattinson
- Global Superstar – Robert Pattinson
- Best Movie – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Twilight‘s Anna Kendrick also won an award, for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role in Up in the Air.
And in Harry Potter news, Tom Felton won the award for Best Villain for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Ok Twihards, now we’ve got the new clip from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, that premiered on the MTV Movie Awards tonight.
See the clip below:
OMG OMG OMG OMG
I’m in total fangirl mode here, because MTV just premiered the new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and OH EMM EFFING GEE!!! This is one of the best trailers, yet!!
But I’ll shut up now, and let you see for yourselves!
MTV has already posted the latest trailer from M. Night Shymalayan’s The Last Airbender. See it below:
Just a reminder for your folks that tonight is the night of the MTV Movie Awards. Several favorites are nominated, including Harry Potter and Twilight, and exclusive clips from both movies will be show tonight.
The awards show begins at 9m on MTV, and for those who are interested, I’ll be talking about the show on my Twitter account. Come join me!
Do I even need to do a full post? I’ll just link you to Stan’s Dragon*Con bio, which tells you more than I ever could.
All I have to say is, “I EFFIN LUV ME SUM LAFAYETTE!!!”
(And as with everything “True Blood”, this is not kid-friendly!) Enjoy!!
Potterheads and Twi-Hards, have you done your voting yet? NO?? Well what are you waiting for?
Voting for the MTV Movie Awards ends tomorrow, June 5. Harry Potter and Twilight fans have several categories to choose from:
Harry Potter nominees:
- Best Villian – Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
- Best Female Performance – Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
- Best Male Performance – Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
- Global Superstar – Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
- Best Movie – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
(Let me insert my Rupert/Ron two-cents in here to say that I am appalled that Rupert was not nominated in the “Best Male Performance” category, because he certainly had one of the best performances in the film!) Off my soapbox now and moving on to my Twilight folks…
- Best Kiss – Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart (Edward/Bella)
- Best Female Performance – Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)
- Best Male Performance – Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)
- Global Superstar – Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)
- Best Movie – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Tune in to MTV this Sunday, June 6 at 9pm EST to find out the winners, and to also view exclusive clips from both upcoming movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (due November 19) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (due June 30).
NBC will air a 30-minute special on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” on Sunday, June 6th at 7pm. The special, which will give a sneak peek of Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts Castle, can also be viewed online at NBC.com.
A preview of the special can be viewed here:
At the end of March, I posted the news that Stephenie Meyer was planning to release a “mini-novel” on the life of Bree Tanner, one of the newborns vampires that Victoria creates for her army in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Now, Summit Entertainment has released a short video “featurette” introducing us to the character.
In addition, there are two new TV spots for the movie, which opens on June 30.
Rue McClanahan, who is best known for her role as the fiesty, optimistic (and perpetually horny) Blanche Devereaux on the popular 80′s series “Golden Girls” has died. PEOPLE Magazine is reporting that she suffered a massive stroke early this morning and died at the age of 76. Fellow “GG” stars Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur passed away in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
“Golden Girls” was a huge part of my “coming of age” years, as my roomie Keisha and I would always sit down together to watch this show, without fail, every single night. It was a fun part of my day, being able to watch these old “biddies” bicker and tease – and most of all – love and support each other.
Here’s a great clip that I found on YouTube, that I think everyone would enjoy watching to remember these very funny women.