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Another Twi-spam entry before the regular spam goes up later tonight:

Preview of this week's EW Twilight cover, in which they just give in and go, "Look, we know you want the cute guy and that's pretty much it. Here he is. Look, the entire cover is his face. No wacky photoshop, no weird-ass poses, no chest hair to frighten the children, no powdered sugar. It's pretty much life-size. Please, go make out with this magazine cover for a couple of hours and leave us alone."

("What do you think about our new Robert Pattinson cover?" "Because, seriously, if you don't like it, we can still change it. It would cost a couple million dollars to recall all the magazines and reprint them, but it would be worth it. It's okay, you know, just let us know. omg please don't hurt us.")

(I still want to know how many chess pieces they actually received in the mail.)

(ETA: frogempress just pointed out the tags on the blog entry. *dies*)

(Come back tomorrow for EW's candid interview with Twilight costar Kristen Stewart, and a look at the second of EW's three Twilight Collector's Covers. OH GOD. ETA: Scans and the other two covers.)

More from Entertainment Weekly, which is about as much up this movie's ass as MTV is: Robert Pattinson on not being 'beautiful' enough for 'Twilight' (video); Stephenie Meyer Talks 'Twilight' (and Breaking Dawn and Midnight Sun); 'Twilight': Will it be a hit? Wait, wait, hold up, I gotta show you this:
The author loves the movie, though she had her disagreements with Hardwicke. ''I mostly stepped in on the script level,'' she says. ''You know the line 'So the lion fell in love with the lamb'? It's a bit of a cheesy line, I have to say. They had changed the wording on that, to downplay it a little. And I said, 'I really like how you've changed this, but this line is tattooed on people's ankles. I think you're going to have a problem if you don't do it exactly right.' And they listened to me — and saved themselves the outrage of the people who know these books.''
I just... I appreciate the self-awareness there, but... that's not... it doesn't... Look, don't you want to make the best movie you can? Changing the line from the movie doesn't mean that every single copy of the book will magically burst into flame and they can never, ever read the original line again. You cannot make decisions in life based on what the ankle-tattoo people want. Seriously, this is something to live by. Embroider it on a pillow or something.

Oh, and then the Vanity Fair coverage I stumbled across today (it's the Kate Winslet issue, I think?) is like the most amazing thing ever: James Wolcott pretty much sporks the book (while fangirling the actors themselves), and it is delightful; scans of the magazine article and photos; Twilight Idols: Behind the Scenes on the Vanity Fair Photo Shoot. And then they have Q&As with EVERYONE. A few highlights: Robert Pattinson (Trademark style? "Looking terrible. Truly, I wear the same thing everyday. I don’t know how to use a washer machine"); Kristen Stewart ("[Bella] just trusts the shit out of herself." SHE DOES, Y'ALL. I think the way I put it was "I am out of my goddamn fool mind and I am going to own that shit"?); Edi Gathegi (on learning a French accent: "I even tried to get myself a French girlfriend, but that didn’t work out"); Jackson Rathbone (Significant other: "She’s beautiful, but shy. She’s also a guitar"); Nikki Reed ("That’s the charity that I want to start. It’s called 'Kids, Get Your Ass into Books and Off of MySpace!' "). And then, A Spotlight on Twilight at the Apple Store:
When the first syllables of "Edward Cullen" are announced, the room shatters into a jumping, pounding, cacophonous mania. Then he emerges.

"OH. MY. GOD!" says the girl on the second row.

"I LOVE YOU, EDWARD!!!" yells the girl next to her.

He squints, they shriek. He smiles, they roar. The girls are again instructed to "be cool."
Yeah, you can imagine about how well they manage that. And THEN: Maybe the word "Edward" or "Bella" has flickered across the water cooler or an email is suddenly punctuated with a cryptic "OME!" (Oh My Edward!, for those in the know). I TOLD YOU I WAS NOT MAKING IT UP.

Empire's coverage, including a photoshoot and behind-the-scenes video.

A two-part interview with Kristen Stewart at ifmagazine.com.

Are 'Twilight' Fans "Twums" or "Mothersuckers"? What? I... what?

Yeah, I'd start drinking too.

And finally: Twilight Lead Kristen Stewart Can't Be Bothered To Read Next Twilight Book. I think "it was too informative" will now be my go-to phrase whenever I'm fishing for something polite to say. "That... that was a very good short story you wrote! It was... very informative."


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Bwa ha, I just think the tags on the "What do you think?" EW link are hilarious: Categories: Inappropriate Crushes, Sexytimes, Twilight

OH MY GOD, THAT IS MAGNIFICENT.

All of this is just awesome. i wish i could just zone out for the next two weeks and concentrate on all this stuff cause it is SO MUCH FUN. :D

It was too informative

Oh KStew, you're a lot smoother with your words then good ol' RPattz.

Preview of this week's EW Twilight cover
Ooh, it says there are three different collectors' covers. I hope I get Kristen Stewart. Who would the third one be? The guy who plays Jacob?

Changing the line from the movie doesn't mean that every single copy of the book will magically burst into flame and they can never, ever read the original line again.
True, but you can never read the original line the same way again because you'll be hearing the movie line in your head. It's like when you read The Princess Bride and Fight Club and find out some of the best lines in the movie were improvements on what was in the book. The book line doesn't sound right. But I don't know whether there were any ankle-tattoos involved there. There are some lines people hold dear, but if you can improve on a line in the movie, then, well, better is better! I guess I sort of see both sides here.

"That’s the charity that I want to start. It’s called 'Kids, Get Your Ass into Books and Off of MySpace!' "
Aw, I don't know who Nikki Reed is, but I like her.

I think "it was too informative" will now be my go-to phrase whenever I'm fishing for something polite to say. "That... that was a very good short story you wrote! It was... very informative."
Heeee hee hee. And now I know your game if I ever let you look at a short story.

I actually have seen photos of a girl who had the lion/lamb line tattooed across her chest. Like, her clavicles. I'm pretty sure it was that line--it was something from Twilight.

Ooh, it says there are three different collectors' covers. I hope I get Kristen Stewart. Who would the third one be?

I'm guessing a group shot, maybe the bad vampires.

I like how in that cast pic, "Alice" is wrapped around "Jasper"'s hip. Soon to be riding him like a pony

Sorry. You know me, I'm all about the awesomeness of Alice. I'm still not quite sure how SMeyer came up with her; it's like she wandered in from a better book.

hahaha that last line FTW! Made my day :)

A friend of mine posted this in their journal. I was just waiting for the daily Twilight entry.


Oh my god, this shit has gotten so ridiculous that I don't even have anything to SAY anymore. I'm just...there's no words, it's all too informative. xD

Happily, the forthcoming film of Twilight...sweeps away the trite chatter of Bella’s interior monologue and the clumpy pace of Meyer’s storytelling with one swoop of the camera LOL! I kind of feel like fangirling this article just for the sporkage of the novels themselves. And calling Edward the James Dean of the undead, because that's pricless. I need to stop reading these things, because they're making me want to go to the movie, and I don't WANT to go to the movie. ...This comment doesn't make sense, I think Twilight has finally managed to sear some of the synapses in my brain.

Oh, and regarding the lion/lamb line. Um, it scares me that people are tattooing this on their ankles. O_o Also, the director probably had a point, and Meyer once again proves her unicorn rosebush inanity by insisting they include it in the film. I actually like the line in the book. It's pretty to read on the page. But lines like that never fly on film, they always tend to sound cheesy (read: the confession of love scene in Attack of the Clones. In the novelization, that discussion between Anakin and Padmé doesn't read as stilted or unnatural, but then, bless Hayden and Natalie, you watch the movie and cringe a little). I don't even like hearing the, "You are my life now" quote out loud, the lion/lamb bit is destined to sound like pure melodrama. Then again, what is Twilight if it isn't pure melodrama?!

Jackson Rathbone (Significant other: "She’s beautiful, but shy. She’s also a guitar")

Dude, forget Spunk Ransom. I'm starting to dig on Rathbone now (and his hair is even crazier than Rob's!).

10 years from now there are going to be a lot of women who will be very ashamed of themselves.

dives

2008-11-07 12:10 am (UTC)

I literally cannot understand how these girls get obsessed over Edward. Isn't the entire point of the books that the ONLY person he loves is Bella? I.e., not you? Do they suddenly forget that they aren't Bella because nobody in these books exists?

And is it really so, so hard to understand that Robert Pattinson is in fact an actor, and not Edward Cullen made flesh? Do they not read or listen to any of Pattinson's interviews making fun of Edward because they're so busy mentally Photoshopping themselves making out with him?


People make me soo...mad...it just-- it-- flames. Flames...on the side of my face...

Re: 10 years from now there are going to be a lot of women who will be very ashamed of themselves.

cmdr_zoom

2008-11-07 01:14 am (UTC)

But Bella is the reader, because she's such a paper-thin character the reader and author can insert themselves into the fantasy with hardly any effort at all.

Oh my God, how are ALL OF THESE ACTORS so endearing?

I think 2 weeks from the movie's release is sufficient time to start deciding the Rules of a Twilight Movie Viewing Drinking Game. In Caps.

I say this knowing I'm going to need to spike my drink to keep from sporking all the teenyboppers in the theatre with me.

If you find one I want it. How fun would that be?

OMG Patinson comes THIS CLOSE to saying "stupid" when he's talking about Meyer's descriptions of Edward!!! LOLIRL!!!

I quote:"Ever single stup - I mean paragraph is about..."

"You cannot make decisions in life based on what the ankle-tattoo people want."
HAHAHA! Even before your pillow-suggestion, I was hoping that quote would be enshrined somewhere... say, an icon?

...Sexytimes? Seriously?!!? Inappropriate crushes, I buy, but Sexytimes? Jesus.

I laughed really, really, really loud when I saw the tags on ew.com. I think it's funnier because I just drank a giant margarita.

Holy shit, I can't believe they got Wolcott to write the Twilight piece. That in and of itself is comedy gold. I haven't even read it yet (oh wait - "Happily, the forthcoming film of Twilight (based on a sample tasting) sweeps away the trite chatter of Bella’s interior monologue and the clumpy pace of Meyer’s storytelling" - HAHAHAHA), although I think I should get on that before I sober up.

I was flipping through a Body Shop catalogue for a party a co-worker is hosting and I swear I saw a tube of roll-on glitter. I tried so bad to stifle a laugh. I thought to myself, "Too bad her party is AFTER the movie opens. I could have SOOOOO much fun with this."

Wow, if only the movie/story was anything like that Vanity Fair picture, I'd be all over it...

I love this Ashley Greene quote: "I’m enjoying it right now and it’s really exciting, as long as people don’t, you know, follow me home. I think that Robert Pattinson might have that problem, but I think that I’m in the clear."

What I love is how many of these interviews and things have other people in the cast being like, "Yeah, it's a lot of fun right now! ... That guy, though, that guy's got problems."

the EW article is made of win. too many awesome rpattz quotes to quotes. im literally dying at how right we've all been about hobopattz.

did you notice in the comments on the pictures of the EW comments, the girl who carved the twilight pumpkin? not only is the pumpkin priceless, so is her comments on it.

Hee, yeah. "I AM SO ASHAMED OF MYSELF." I liked the other commenter who was like, "Well, it's a good thing that's a sick carving job, or I'd be laughing at you."

Oh god, that interview with Stephenie Meyer. Once again she proves she doesn't know a thing about writing professionally. She thinks that having a thick skin means that you just close off the world entirely and that you need to be fragile to ever write.

Oh God. You mean "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" is going to be in the movie?? Man. I don't know of any actor who could deliver that line and not have it sound ridiculous. lol It might be the cheesiest line in the history of books. Ever.

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(Trademark style? "Looking terrible. Truly, I wear the same thing everyday. I don’t know how to use a washer machine")

The "real" Edward is weeping. WHY MUST YOU MOCK ME SO. DID EMMETT PUT YOU UP TO THIS?

That line needs to be in 'Growing Up Cullen.'

Embroider it on a pillow or something.

perhaps edward could help whenever he stops scrapbooking.

Twilight Lead Kristen Stewart Can't Be Bothered To Read Next Twilight Book. I think "it was too informative" will now be my go-to phrase whenever I'm fishing for something polite to say. "That... that was a very good short story you wrote! It was... very informative."

I love the comments over at that blog, complaining about people who are "proud of not reading." Dude, I didn't read New Moon either, and I am proud of myself! PROUD OF HAVING THE STRENGTH TO ESCAPE!!!

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