Meanwhile, on the way home from our last excursion of the day, we dropped by my grandmother's to bring her some more ornaments. On the way out, I stopped to play with a--I don't know, I guess you'd call it a banner? It kind of looks like a long flat bell pull? I don't know. She has it hanging on her front door, and it's this tan-colored strip of fabric with little decorated felt Christmas trees, edged with shiny gold rickrack. "I loved this when I was a kid," I told her, shaking it a little so the bells would jingle. "Ruth made that," my grandmother said warmly. "She really liked arts and crafts. She made all of this herself, every bit of it. Even the tassels. She sewed everything on it there--the sequins, the little ornaments, she even put the pearls on the trees. She's dead now."
I managed not to crack up until I got to the car. My mother couldn't understand why I was doubled up in the passenger seat crying with laughter. I'm not sure I understand it myself.
Let's have a little linkspam.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT HE CUT HIS FUCKING HAIR EVERYBODY FREAK THE FUCK OUT. I have two distinct thoughts on this subject, and they are:
1. I support any attempts by Robert Pattinson to fuck with the crazypants fans, stick it to the studio ("WE START FILMING IN THREE MONTHS ZOMG"), try to walk down the street without immediately getting mauled, or do whatever the fuck he wants with his own goddamn hair.
2. MERRY CHRISTMAS, TWIHARDS!
Also: Possible New Jacob is kind of a jerk, running the gamut from "arrogant" to "wha...?" in a single interview:
Exhibit A: "If anything, I feel like I need to bulk down. Right now I'm close to 200 pounds of muscle. Taylor's probably what, 140, if he's lucky? I'm already 200 pounds, so there's no need for me to get any bigger. Plus he's 5'6" and I'm 6'2". In the book, he grows eight inches and I'm exactly eight inches taller than Taylor. Huge difference."
Exhibit B: "There's no auditioning going on, it's a lot of talking. My representation has been talking to Summit and they're hearing that I'm one of the first picks. I got offered CSI: Miami recently without auditioning, so a lot of great things are coming without auditions."
Exhibit C: "I said, 'I'd be excited to play a part in Twilight 2' and he said, 'Oh yeah, I'm in the first one.' I was like, 'Who do you play?' He's like, 'Edward.' "
Exhibit D: "Growing up on the East Coast, I have some American Indian on my mom's side. Virginia is where Last of the Mohicans took place. All the people out there have Indian blood mixed in from years and years ago. If you look at my mom, she's super tan with blonde hair."
AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE AT THE LINK.
Also-also: 'Twilight' Star Ashley Greene Is Excited About 'New Moon' Director Chris Weitz; ‘Twilight’ Siblings Ashley Greene And Kellan Lutz Reunite As Love Interests In ‘Warrior’; 'Twilight' Exclusive: Taylor Lautner Talks About His Campaign To Stay On 'New Moon.' Yes, but are you from Virginia?
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IT IS ABOVE THE CUT:
From sabra_n: My Fair Lady: Thompson Wants Laurie as Higgins ("The only way that could be improved upon, as one genius on the Innerwebs pointed out, is if they cast Stephen Fry as Pickering").
More movie linkspam: Four More Critic Award Groups: Detroit, Florida, Las Vegas and Utah; Hayek, Lopez, Poehler and Rogen to Present Globes.
Images: State of Play; Taylor Kitsch aka Gambit on the cover of Tribeza magazine; Lucian Dominates Third 'Underworld' Poster; Exclusive: Final Poster for 'Doubt'; 'Lost' Travel Posters Promise a Vacation Full of Sex, Death and Smoke; First Look: Complete Cast of Peter Billingsley's Couples Retreat; First Photo of a Vampire Rocker from 'Suck'; First Look: Carla Gugino as Pornstar Elektra Luxx.
Trailers and clips: Exclusive 'Nothing But the Truth' Clip; 'Night at the Museum 2' Teaser Uses Museum Definition Loosely; Exclusive Clip from 'Pulse 3' (three?); Steven Seagal v. Vampires Trailer.
New Pics of Harry, Ron, Ginny from "Half-Blood Prince"; David Heyman on Deathly Hallows Split: "An Emotional and Very Truthful" Break; Producer David Hayman On HBP - Running Time is 2 Hrs and 30 Min; Emma Watson Talks Acting, the Future, and Harry/Hermione in New Interview; New Movie Stills from Rupert Grint's film.
Three Different Visual Styles in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland.'
Sew Buttons Over Your Eyes And Paper Your Walls, Coraline Style.
New Watchmen film books!
'Iron Man 2' 'casting' 'rumor': John Cho as the Mandarin?
New Terminator Salvation Busts Revealed; What T4 Plot Secret Is Hidden In Terminator Salvation Busts?
Oh Yeah! A New 'Wallace & Gromit' Film!
'Seven Pounds' Is "A Present Best Left Unopened"; PWNED! ("Transcendently, eye-poppingly... crazily awful"); full spoiler for the movie, which may actually out-stupid The Happening, and that is saying A LOT.
Interview: 'The Wrestler' Director Darren Aronofsky; Kurt Loder Reviews ‘The Wrestler’: ‘A Fearless And Heartbreaking Performance.’
EXCLUSIVE: David Fincher Reveals Ingredients For Keanu Reeves Film ‘Chef.’
Via Defamer: A new Page in the Laurel Hester story?
‘Die Hard’ & ‘48 Hours’ Writer Goes Online For ‘Unknown Sender’ Web Series.
Stephen Chow No Longer Directing Seth Rogen's Green Hornet.
New Forbidden Planet Is A Prequel After All?; Will James Cameron Team Up With Robby the Robot For Forbidden Planet?
Hossein Amini Penning New Jack Ryan Movie.
New Judge Dredd Movie Getting Danny Boyle Treatment?
Tracy Pollan will star as Beth Twitty in Natalee Holloway movie. I think really I'm more surprised that it took them this long to make one.
'Spirit' director Frank Miller wants to sully 'Buck Rogers,' too.
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ETA: Oh, I forgot to mention--someone (I've lost the comment! Who was it?) suggested I claim my author profile on GoodReads, so I'm over there now as well. If you have any idea what I should put under "about this author," let me know.