Here’s some food for thought.
For the latest illustration of “Twilight” mania, look no further than the hundreds of fans who pitched tents and slept outside for days in front of the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles in hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the stars at Thursday’s red-carpet premiere for “Eclipse,” the latest installment of the franchise, which opens nationwide June 30. “This is the first time I’ve been this passionate about anything,” says Kelli Chavez, a 39-year-old mom who drove in from Sylmar. “I’ve read each of the books at least eight or nine times and I’ve watched each of the movies over 300 times apiece.”
Chavez doesn’t hesitate when asked whether anyone in her life resents her passion for “Twilight.” “My 6-year-old son,” she says soberly. “I definitely need to go to Twilighters Anonymous about it.”
There is a Twilighters Anonymous, but it’s not a 12-step group. Rather, it’s a website for fans who want to feed their habit, not kick it. But an increasing number of confessionals have been popping up on community forums from women concerned about their tendency to neglect important aspects of their daily lives to dip into the fantasy that is Stephenie Meyer’s operatic saga about Bella (Stewart, in the films), a small-town everygirl whose je ne sais quoi mojo attracts the warring affections of a pair of metaphysical hunks: a vampire, Edward (Pattinson), and a werewolf, Jacob ( Taylor Lautner).
… Though it may be characteristically melodramatic of “Twilight” junkies to connect late-night reading jags to a future stint in the Betty Ford Clinic, there’s no doubt that the franchise does not lend itself to casual interest. To know “Twilight” is to love it or to loathe it, with not much room in between. No series of book-to-film adaptations, with the notable exceptions of “The Lord of the Rings” and ” Harry Potter” franchises, has captured the popular imagination with such enduring intensity. Worldwide, “The Twilight Saga” has sold around 100 million books, and the first two movies alone have grossed more than $1.1 billion.
… “If you take away ‘Twilight’ and put in a football team, this doesn’t look so much different from what guys have been doing for decades,” says Baym. “They stay up late at night looking at statistics and playing fantasy football. You could just as easily say they’ve lost touch with reality or that they’re addicted. ‘Twilight’ is just a story women are engaging with passionately, so people say it’s dysfunctional. On the other hand, maybe men’s relationship with football is dysfunctional as well.”
Today’s Straits Times Life Section has an article on our event Fire and Ice over at page C8! Do check it out!
Teens Magazine will be having a contest giveaway for their July issue where you’ll get to win 10 sets of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie hampers! In order to get your hands on these giveaways, do buy the July issue to know more on how to win them! You can visit their Facebook page for more details!
If you have Starhub Cable E! Entertainment Channel 441, mark your calenders from next Monday 28/6 onwards as E! Entertainment has an E! Special on the Eclipse stars – Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner for 3 nights from 2030hrs, starting with Robert on Monday, followed by Kristen on Tuesday and Taylor on Wednesday.
Cotton On Kids outlet at Anchorpoint Mall!
Am not too sure if this is an old item from Cotton On Kids but hey, it’s EDWARD!
Congratulations Stephenie Meyer! The Bree Tanner novella has sold over 700, 000 copies in the United States!
Fans will still able to read the book online at Bree Tanner.com until 5th July – Or go get a copy at any major bookstores in Singapore!
GRAB YOUR COPY NOW AT ALL MAJOR BOOKSTORES!!
And which character in Twilight made it?
EDWARD CULLEN! Of course lah!
“Maybe Edward would not be the best boyfriend,” Meyer told EW in 2008, “because he’s such a tortured soul. But you also couldn’t just be his friend because he’s terribly sexy and charismatic.”
Added Pattinson: “If you played it straight-out-manic-depressive, every young girl watching would have been like, ‘Um, I don’t know about that.’So I tried to make it as much as possible like a 17-year old guy who had this purgatory inflicted on him.”
The latest episode of Glee had Twilight mentioned! Principal Figgins is sooo funny!!
Here we go again!!
Have you guys voted?? Make sure that the Twilight cast win something okay!!
LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WORK AND VOTE HERE!
It’s an annual thing and so lets look back the clips that were revealed that made us super excited for Twilight & New Moon!
Woo..am getting goosebumps already!
Have you ever wanted to buy a Twilight Saga merchandise but do not have the time to or you can’t buy it online? Well… thanks to one of our Twilighters,Nurul Azirah, she has set up a blogshop for Twilight Saga Collectibles over at http://twilightsaga-collectibles.blogspot.com/
Here are some of the items that she is selling:
For more items, you can browse more at Twilight Saga Collectibles. Enjoy browsing!
PopSugar TV has compiled this video of Twilight’s TV Takeover: The Best References to date!
Cannot run away from Twilight!!
Twilight: The Graphic Novel has been creating a lot of buzz ever since it was revealed and thanks to one of our Twimoms, Janelene, Kinokuniya is selling Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 at $32.63.
There has been many speculations that Muse might or might not be in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack but thanks to Twilighters Anonymous, it is confirmed! MUSE will be in the Eclipse soundtrack! You can find out more about it over at Twilighters Anonymous.
Over at cast related news, People magazine interviewed Nikki Reed and asked her about her Eclipse preparation.
“Movie vampire Nikki Reed says she wanted to “die” shooting The Twilight Saga: Eclipse because it was so emotionally and physically draining.
You can read more over at Twilight Lexicon.
(hehe that rhymes!)
A WARM TO WELCOME HAYLEY, JEREMY, TAYLOR, ZAC AND JUSTIN (who’s filling in for JOSH these few months)!!!!
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!!!
No more bulky jackets! Light Tshirt/Tank tops & Shorts from here on out!!
We also hope you’ll enjoy your time in Singapore especially the FOOD, THE SHOPPING & THE SIGHTS of our island nation.
We can’t wait to see you guys LIVE!!!!
We’re looking forward an AWESOME SETLIST cos we’ll all sing ourselves hoarse with you!!!
We’ll bring down The Indoor Stadium tomorrow night TONIGHT!!!!
and of course the Twilight Universe will always have
PARAMORE to THANK FOR THIS IMMENSELY AMAZING SONG. Its melody would forever be etched in our minds.
From the haunting opening guitar solo, the awesome bass and drums and of course the Twilight inspired lyrics.
THANK YOU PARAMORE!
and of course THIS ONE TOO!!
The amazing story of this century’s first decade as told through 92 iconic magazine covers. Presented by Magazine Publishers of America and the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Check out the worldwide phenomena that is Twilight at 1:20. Thanks to RobPattz News!!
New York Times has an article about the expected success of The Twilight Graphic novel.
“We were really pushing the boundaries for the history of the category, and with a property like ‘Twilight,’ it seemed justified,” said Kurt Hassler, the publishing director for Yen Press.
When “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth and final installment of the vampire saga went on sale in 2008, Little, Brown & Company Books for Young Readers, Ms. Meyer’s publisher, printed 3.2 million copies; 45 million copies of the four “Twilight” books have been sold in the United States. If even a small percentage of this audience tries the graphic novel, the ambitious printing will seem like a safe bet. (Little, Brown and Yen Press are divisions of the Hachette Book Group.)
“Twilight” will be split into two graphic novels. Mr. Hassler said that Ms. Meyer was involved in “every panel of every page” of the adaptation, down to the dialogue balloons.
“The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series,” Ms. Meyer said in a statement.
The first graphic novel, illustrated by Young Kim, a Korean artist, will be released on March 16 as a $19.99 hardcover in the same trim size as the original novels. “This will fit very nicely on fans’ bookshelves,” Mr. Hassler said.
Twilight at The Grammys was something we looked forward since the nominations were announced in December. But unfortunately The Twilight Soundtrack & Decode didn’t win.
Here’s a couple of videos of Paramore on The Grammys Red Carpet yesterday!
Twilight cast members such as Rachelle Lefevre, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Anna Kendrick have lent their celebrity influence to help in the effort to raise donations for the earthquake survivors in Haiti through www.hopeforhaitinow.org : A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.
Here’s a list of other organizations that you can donate if you can :
Singapore Red Cross: www.redcross.org.sg
WorldVision Singapore: www.worldvision.org.sg
Mercy Relief : 6332 6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
United Nations World Food Programme: www.wfp.org
Yele Haiti Foundation: www.yele.org
Beginning Friday, 22nd Jan , iTunes customers will be able to exclusively pre-order the “Hope for Haiti Now” full-performance album (US$7.99) and the full two-hour video telecast (US$$1.99). Individual audio performances will also be available for purchase and download for 99 cents each in the days following the telethon.
Apple, the record labels and the artists will donate 100% their share of the proceeds to Haiti relief funds managed by “Hope for Haiti Now” charities.
The following are a sample of the songs that you will be buying for a good cause:
Christina Aguilera performs “Lift Me Up”
Justin Timberlake performing “Hallelujah”
Jay Z, Bono & Rihanna performing “Stranded”
In July last year we posted the news about the Twilight manga or the Twilight Graphic Novel which EW reported well they’ve got an update on it. Here’s the cover!
I’m delighted to announce, exclusively, that Yen Press will publish Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 on March 16, with a first printing of 350,000 copies. Here’s a first glimpse at the book’s cover, as well as an exclusive peek at one of its panels (for a full ten-page excerpt, and the entire Q&A with Stephenie Meyer, see the issue of EW that goes on sale this Friday).
What strikes me, looking at the book, is how faithfully, and how beautifully, artist Young Kim has translated Meyer’s original vision. Kim, who has a fine arts background—in fact, this is her first foray into graphic novels—didn’t just read the book; she absorbed it. Her Bella is the Bella I had in my mind’s eye the first time I read Twilight; her Edward is the Edward I always imagined. It took me back to reading Twilight pre-movie: Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson faded into the background.
Meyer talked to us about all this, and more. Here are a few snippets from our conversation:
The text of your original novel is boiled down so carefully that it doesn’t feel like anything is missing. Were you the one who did that?
I was definitely involved. I didn’t do the original “script” for the book, so to speak. But when I got the dialogue with the images, I did a lot of tinkering. In a couple of places, I asked for missing scenes to be inserted. For example, the conversation in the car that Bella and Edward have after she faints in Biology.
How does the feeling of reading the graphic novel compare to that of reading the original? Does it bring something new to the experience for you?
For me, it takes me back to the days when I was writing Twilight. It’s been a while since I was really able to read Twilight; there is so much baggage attached to that book for me now. It seems like all I can see are the mistakes in the writing. Reading Young’s version brought me back to the feeling I had when I was writing and it was just me and the characters again. I love that. I thank her for it.
As is typical in graphic novel publishing, due to the length of the prose novel, the book will be divided into two volumes and the release date for the second volume is forthcoming.
Twilight: The Graphic Novel contains selected text from Meyer’s original novel with illustrations by Korean artist Young Kim. A rare fusion of Asian and Western comic techniques is reflected in this black-and-white graphic novel with color interspersed throughout. Meyer consulted throughout the artistic process and had input on every panel.
[UPDATED] The Runaways Official website.
Thanks to KStewart Source for posting! You can head on there for their screen caps!
Incidentally, here’s a video of the original Runaways performing one of their famous song “Cherry Bomb” in Japan in 1977. Enjoy!
Btw Joan Jett is be the girl on the extreme left playing bass on your screen.
and another one
Check out E!’s 10 Vampires We Love!
Alice Cullen = #9 / Edward Cullen is = #1
We’re happy to share with you scans from HER WORLD MAGAZINE (December Issue). HER WORLD recently interviewed older women who are obsessed about the Twilight Saga Series. Now who says Twilight is only for the teenage girls? & Janelene, one of our Twi-Mum is part of the interview too!
Pattinson Online UK has posted this great video (through Thinking of Rob.com)about how it was like for fans and Rob during the Hot Topic Mall tour last year. The interview was done by the Boston Herald.
OMG OMG OMG ! Can things get any better!!!?! Twilight: The Score won Carter Burwell the Public Choice Award at The World Soundtrack Academy Awards in Ghent in Belgium. And just a couple of weeks ago, Twilight The Soundtrack won an American Music Award for Favourite Album!
TWILIGHT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR 02 AWARDS!!!!!
The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Jan. 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
We’ll bring more details soon! Wow, that means Paramore’s gonna perform Decode LIVE!! Oh wonder if other songs will be performed.
Here some songs from the album that we could find on Youtube.com
Twilighters! It’s confirmed! Robert and Kristen are dating as told by Catherine Hardwicke herself! For those who have The Straits Times (edit: Washinton Post and TIME magazine), flip over to the LIFE! Section and turn to page F26. For those who don’t here’s the quote from Catherine herself.
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke said the film’s co-starts Kristen Stewart, 19, and Robert Pattinson, 23, are dating. ” I didn’thave a camera with in the hotel room,” she told time magazine. “But in terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie… it took a long time for Kristen to realise, okay, I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.“
Lookout for the New Moon leads on Jimmy Kimmel next week where Jimmy puts the spot on Taylor to talk about “what’s going on between these two?” – pointing to Rob & Kristen
Star Movies (Starhub Ch 58) will be screening Twilight on 22 November at 2100hrs. You can find more about it at Twilight – Star Movies.
MSN has a picture gallery of the New Moon casts promoting New Moon worldwide.
IT HAS been a hectic fortnight for Twilight trio Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart as they embarked on a worldwide tour promoting their wildy-anticipated movie, New Moon. The trio were joined by the film’s director Chris Weitz, who was protective of the young bunch as thousands of fans and media track their movements throughout the journey.
You can read more about it here.
You’ve seen Stephenie Meyer on Oprah. Examiner.com now has a write-up about the interview.
When she spoke about The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Meyer stated that she was most excited about the first scene she saw with the wolves. She said that the way that the film brought out the size and power of the wolves had her literally wanting to scream out loud with joy at the capture Chris Weitz had done with the picture.
She also revealed, exclusively to Oprah, the origins of the New Moon Volturi. She said that the New Moon story originally had a very tame and mild ending, but that her mother was the one to suggest a more action-oriented sequence near the end. This is, according to Stephenie Meyer’s revelation on Oprah, how the Volturi came to be.
You can read the whole article here
Just a reminder for you guys to tune to Stephenie Meyer on 02 outlets this weekend and Monday.
And on Monday www.thetwilightsaga.com will reveal Stephenie’s answers to your questions on Monday 16th November..
Wonder if she’ll answer questions about Midnight Sun…
And this just in from Twitter/Twilight