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MORNING COFFEE: “TWILIGHT: NEW MOON” First Look at the Frightening Volturi (PHOTOS)


Aro (Michael Sheen), Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Jane's twin Alec (Cameron Bright)

At the release of “Twilight: New Moon” approaches we’re being thrown breadcrumbs from Summit Entertainment to make sure we’re still fanatical about the movie. Well, we are and these chilling newly released photos of the evil Volturi confirm that that true to the book, the latest installment of the “Twilight” series is making an eerie turn.

dakota janeAnything “Twilight” touches turns to gold and as November 20 quickly approaches you can expect the fameball of the cast members to rise as Twihards and fans alike embrace the latest film which has Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in the early stages of their love triangle with Edward (Robert Pattinson).

In “New Moon,” the second installment in Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular “Twilight”  saga, readers are introduced to the ancient ruling class of vampires known as the Volturi. Director Chris Weitz did a brilliant job in capturing their corpselike appearance and mysterious presence by giving them custom-crafted blood-red eyes. “They’re all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts,” Weitz told People magazine. “They’re opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can’t really see into them. There’s something terribly off-putting about it.”

dakota-fanningBritish actor Michael Sheen plays Aro, leader of the Italian blood-sucking clan. Although Aro and his brothers Marcus (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Caius (Jamie Campbell Bower) have been “alive” for thousands of years, Weitz says he “deliberately” gave them a younger look in the film – for which he credits author Meyer. “Stephenie was very keen to steer away from a kind of wizard-y look for the vampires,” says Weitz. “They do look quite young, but they convey a formality and self-possession, which comes from age.”

Volturi guard Demetri (Charlie Bewley) and Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene)

Volturi guard Demetri (Charlie Bewley) and Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene)

The most lethal of all the Volturi is Jane (Dakota Fanning), an angelic-looking vampire who inflicts physical torture on her victims. “She is very strange and very spooky in this movie,” says Weitz. “I think [Dakota] wanted to play an evil character for once.”

Fanning showed off Jane’s bloodthirsty look in new promo photos for “New Moon.” Co-star Michael Sheen says Fanning’s look is plain creepy. “I think Dakota may look the most unsettling,” he Tweeted earlier this summer. “So angelic, yet so weird. As Jane that is, of course. Like an evil red riding hood.” “Keep forgetting how freaky I look with my red eyes,” Sheen Tweeted.

“New Moon” hits theaters November 20.

MORNING COFFEE: ROBERT PATTINSON & KRISTEN STEWART; Are They or Aren’t They? MADONNA Celebrates 51st Birthday in Poland & Italy

Robert_Pattinson_868619aI’ve held off writing anything about the supposed romance between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart because I always thought it was simply rumors. Now, a very grainy photo of the pair was snapped nuzzling at a Kings of Leon concert in Vancouver on Saturday night. The act of affection could be nothing but it begs the question, are they or aren’t they?

INFphoto_1045603Depending on how you choose to interpret this photo, the “Twilight” costars could be taking their crazy onscreen chemistry off the set. Or…the two colleagues might just be talking closely at a concert so they can hear each other. The photos are grainy and difficult to make out so I am not sold… yet.

INFphoto_1045615And the event came just days after actress Jennie Garth confirmed that the teen idol was dating one of his co-stars, after hearing it from her husband and Twilight star Peter Facinelli. “I can’t say (who it is), because that would be breaking my promise,” she said. “But he is dating one of them.”  In July, Brit actor Robert admitted he went to the audition for the hit Vampire movie because he had a crush on Kristen.

Their Twilight costars are supportive. “If they want to date each other, fine!” Billy Burke, who plays Stewart’s dad, told US Weekly. “Look, when you’re that age, you’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to date people you probably shouldn’t date. It’s all part of the growing process.”

Madonna’s 51st birthday concert in Poland was marred by religious protesters

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The Material Girl performed in front of thousands of fans Warsaw for her Sticky & Sweet world tour, but not everyone wanted to celebrate her special day. A small group of religious Poles were furious the scandalous singer was performing the day they mark the Virgin Mary’s ascension to Heaven.

madge protestBefore Madonna took to the stage at the city’s Bemowo Airport, Catholic protesters carried flags and religious painting as they displayed their distaste outside the venue. Despite the protests outside, the 80,000 crowd inside the gig were full of love and support for the famous birthday girl on Saturday. Fans held up signs saying happy birthday and sang May You Live A Hundred Years, a traditional Polish birthday song. Many of the fans near the stage also held up paper hearts. One said: “Adopt Me.” A grateful Madonna said: ‘I feel your love. I love what I do, but you regenerate me.’

The concert took place on the eve of the singer’s 51st birthday, which she spent in Poland with her boyfriend Jesus Luz and four children. Then it was off to Italy where Madonna, along with her gorgeous boy toy/model Jesus Luz, hit Portofino on Monday to celebrate her birthday in true star style. Madonna booked an entire floor of the Splendido Hotel for her stay and was snapped on Sunday sharing breakfast (and a kiss!) with Jesus before joining the rest of her entourage for dinner and cake.

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‘TWILIGHT: NEW MOON’ Sneak Peek Trailer Footage Reveals Plenty Of Shirtless Jacob; TAYLOR LAUTNER’s Buff Physique on Full Display

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Fans of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) will be very pleased with the 14 seconds of “Twilight: New Moon” footage that Summit Entertainment revealed today.

Summit’s teasing us with a 14-second taste of the “Twilight: New Moon” trailer that  can only be seen in it’s entirety by buying a ticket to Vanessa Hudgens‘ new movie “Bandslam” this weekend. In the short clip, we get a teeny-tiny dose of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but plenty of Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). “I know what he did to you, but, Bella, I won’t ever hurt you. I promise,” Jacobs vows. Cue the swoons. “You’re sorta beautiful,” Kristen Stewart says.

While the first teaser, which premiered at the MTV Movie Awards in May, focused on Bella fitting in with Edward’s vampire family, this new one is all about Jacob. The teaser opens with a shot of Bella in a clearing, presumably reflecting on the scene we’re about to see — a quick glimpse of Edward leaving her in the woods. Meanwhile, Jacob swoops in to rescue Bella from her heartbreak saying, “I know what he did to you. And Bella, I won’t ever hurt you. I promise.” Then…. a spectacular shot of Jacob’s hot six-pack. Can you believe he’s 17-years-old with washboard abs like that?

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS: “TWILIGHT: NEW MOON” Stars Rock Red Carpet, Fashion Highlights: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Leighton Meester, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears

Teen Choice Awards ArrivalsThe Teen Choice Awards are happening in Los Angeles right now! While you will have to wait for any results until it airs on Fox tomorrow night, pictures of your favorite stars on the red carpet at the event are already coming in. But since the show doesn’t air until Monday night on Fox, I’ll give you the red carpet scoop and fashion highlights.

Teen Choice Awards ArrivalsThe entire “Twilight: New Moon” cast flew in from Vancouver where they will start filming the third installment in the series, “Eclipse,” shortly. The cast did not stop for interviews, but did pose for photos on the red carpet which will certainly quench the thirst of Twilight fans. The Cullen men were out in force: Robert Pattinson (Edward), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett) in addition to wolf pack hottie Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black). Also in attendance were of the ladies of Twilight: Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) and Nikki Reed (Rosilee Cullen). The guys looked hot, the gals looked fierce and the cast didn’t disappoint.

Teen Choice Awards ArrivalsTeen Choice Awards ArrivalsThe guys all sported collared shirts and Rob paired his with a sport coat while Jackson, Kellan and Taylor paired theirs with dark vests. They all looked youthful, but still age appropriate. The girls took a different approach with Ashley and Nikki going for a more standard red carpet out of gorgeous dresses while Kristen proved she beats to the rytham of her own drum in an unexpected spiky skirted rocker chic dress.

Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 9, 2009 in Universal City, California.kristen-stewart-spiky-skirt-teen-choice-awards-02Kristen Stewart has really taken a liking to the Joan Jett look as she’s currently filming the singer’s biopic “The Runaways.” Stewart rocked the red carpet with an edgy and sharp look sporting a black dress with plunging neckline (which she paired with a white tank to cover her décolletage) and spiky metal skirt which appeared to have nails hanging from it. The ornate pins hung from her mid-section to the thigh and were a bold statement on the red carpet. The 19-year-old actress paired the dress with Jerome C. Rousseau black peep toe ankle boots and newly black hair pulled back.

58081257ashley-greene-nikki-reed-tca-awards-01“Twilight” other leading ladies – Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed – took a different approach to red carpet fashion with spectacular dresses more appropriate for the event. Ashley, 22, wore a light blue corset-inspired strapless minidress with floral print skirt by Dolce & Gabbana and carried a “Luna” evening bag by Raven Kauffman Couture. Nikki wore a plunging neck dress in a peachy hue with what appeared to be an animal print. The dress had silver piping, which was picked up in the silver metallic studs on her black leather clutch. Gorgeous!

leighton-meester-teen-choice-awards-2009The Queen Bee, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, picked up the award for Choice TV Actress at the awards. The 23-year-old actress wore a black and white, geometric print  Louis Vuitton dress paired with bold red Brian Atwood “Zenith” Mary Janes, Cathy Waterman jewels and a Nina Ricci clutch.

emma-roberts-tca-awardsEmma Roberts took my breath away and showed off her chic fashion sense in a fitted white cap sleeved mini dress with bold black beaded necklace detail by Monique Lhuillier. This dress was so simple and when paired with a bold, statement necklace the look goes the look over the top. I am in love with this! Can you believe she is only 19-years old?

vanessa-hudgens-teen-choice-awards-2009Vanessa Hudgens is one of my favorites young kadies to watch on the red carpet since she always looks appropriate, fashion forward and breathtaking. Hudgens wore a plunging purple Christian Dior minidress with chiffon detailed bodice and bubble skirt. The stylish 20-year-old actress finished off her look with luscious wavy locks and “Maniac” pumps by Brian Atwood.

29e6fc7644f12d54_090809-kim-kI had to do a double take when I saw Kim Kardashian. The bombshell premiered a new look at the awards show: block hair. Kardashian was practically unrecognizable as she sported freshly highlighted BLOND hair that transformed her into a golden girl. She said it was her first-ever actual dye job and since it was the end of summer, she was in the mood for something new.

britney-spears-teen-choice-awards-2009Comeback queen, Britney Spears, who is being honored with the Ultimate Choice Award attended the event looking tan and toned in a black minidress with asymmetrical shoulder strap. Spears wore her blond long hair straight, dyed back after a recent run of dark brown hair. Blondes do have more fun.


The World of Twilight Launches: “New Moon” Posters of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Are Latest Release For Hotly Anticipated Saga

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Twilight has officially taken over the world and in order to quench the thirst of die-hard fans everywhere a new site has launched that gives fans their fix of the cult series.

newmoon.poster.pattinson.robert..lc.080309In addition to the official “New Moon” website, you can now stimulate your “Twilight” yearning with The World of Twilight, an official site for all things Edward, Bella, Jacob, and everything in between. Although the website primarily focuses on November’s highly anticipated release of New Moon,” you can also get the lowdown on upcoming movies “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn” in addition to the one that started it all “Twilight.” The World of Twilight also features videos, cast photos, music, downloads, a store and much more. The site basically fills in the blanks and offers up more fan information than the official “New Moon” site..

Hot off the Press: New Moon Posters of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

newmoon.poster.stewart.kristen.lc.080309The countdown is on and “New Moon” coverage is bursting at the seams. To keep up the excitement level in anticipation of the sure-to-be blockbuster, Summit keeps dropping crumbs to keep us frantically glued to the latest news of what is sure to be an explosive opening.

Today, two new posters hit the internet of our favorite star crossed lovers: Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). Keeping with the somber yet seductive tone of the second book in the series, the posters exude mystery and darkness. Much of the second book focuses on Bella’s constant battle to live her life without Edward and every poster we’ve seen so far really captures the essence and tone of what’s to come.

November 20th can’t come fast enough

First Look: The Twilight Saga: New Moon Collection Clothing Line From Nordstrom

twi clothesDeclare your love for Robert Pattinson with a “Team Edward” t-shirt or if you prefer wolves a “Team Jacob” shirt is right for you.

InStyle.com got an exclusive sneak peek at select items from the Nordstrom Twilight Saga: New Moon clothing collection, which is inspired by the best selling vampire novels. The collection, by apparel company Awake, will include everything from tops, tunic dresses, jewelry, jackets all emblazoned with Twilight: New Moon pictures. Now you can proclaim your love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) or Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

04_Features - JULYThe selections of graphic tees features messages like “Team Jacob, because Edward bites” on one while another says “Team Edward, stand by your vampire.” A Cullen family crest necklace will be available in addition to a Forks High School t-shirt.

The film fashion line hits Nordstrom stores on October 15, just in time for the sequel’s November release. If you just can’t wait that long, the online presale begins October 1.

‘Twilight’ Studio ‘Disappointed’ By Rachelle Lefevre’s Recasting Comments, Blames “Lack of Cooperative Spirit” for Eclipse Recast

Blood is starting to boil over and the fangs are out

Eclipse VampsThe war of words between fired “Twilight” actress Rachelle Lefevre and studio Summit Entertainment continued to escalate Wednesday evening, barely 24 hours after she was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard.

New-Moon-Victoria-twilight-series-5208398-394-597Yesterday, Rachelle Lefevre revealed that she was “stunned” and “greatly saddened” by Summit Entertainment’s decision to replace her with Bryce Dallas Howard in the role of evil vampire Victoria in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Last night, Summit fired back, saying the Canadian actress failed to inform the studio until July 20 that she was planning to be in Europe shooting an indie film when the Twilight gang was already convening for rehearsals.

“We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the Studio,” reads a statement released by Summit late Wednesday. “Her decision to discuss her version of the scheduling challenges publicly has forced the Studio to set the record straight and correct the facts.”

“It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to Barney’s Version, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June,” the statement continued. “Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.”

twilight evil vampsLefevre, who appears in the second installment of the series, “New Moon,” said she only needed 10 days off to work on “Barney’s Version.” She said, “Never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap.” Summit fired back saying, “Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the studio dismissed her over a 10-day overlap,” the statement concludes. “It is not about a 10-day overlap, but instead about the fact that “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.”

Summit isn’t backing down on their decision and maintains that Lefevre left them no choice saying, “If Ms. Lefevre was, as she describes, ‘passionate’ about being part of The ‘Twilight’ saga, we feel that she and her representatives would have included us in her decision to work on another film that would conflict with the shooting schedule of ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ ” it also says, making reference to Lefevre’s decision to shoot the Dustin Hoffman film “Barney’s Version,” a film she claims would have only created 10 days of interference that she assumed could be worked out between the two parties.

twilight vamps“Furthermore,” the statement reads, “Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least 10 days of [‘Eclipse’]’s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.”

Twilight fans were shocked by the announcement yesterday and have lit up the internet with their displeasure over the casting switcheroo. This is the first time that a major character has been recast mid-series. Howard has remained mum on her upcoming role. The plot thickens…