If you thought that the release of the final "Twilight" film last year meant the end of exciting new pop-culture ephemera of the sparkly vampire variety, well, clearly you've forgotten the most important part of the whole dang saga: it goes on FOREVER. Forever! Just like Edward and Bella and their bedroom furniture-shattering epic love! And just like this brand new, long-awaited box set featuring every last movie and then some, which is called (you guessed it) "Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga."
Forget your Edward Cullen body pillow or teensy Aro action figure that goes "Ahahahahah! Remaaaaarkable!" when you pull its string; this, right here, is the definitive must-have item with which to demonstrate your "Twilight" cred.
After so many years wearing blond wigs and body glitter as the Cullen family patriarch, we totally understand why Peter Facinelli might want to take a break from big-screen endeavors to try his own hand at stardom of the YA literary variety—which he is, along with a couple of author friends and the blessing of Little Brown books. We can expect to see Peter's first authorial effort, a dystopian tale about a boy named Rose, on shelves in 2015. But why should he get to have all the fun? The time is ripe for all the "Twilight" peeps to give novel-writing a shot! And just in case they're looking for inspiration, we've got some perfect pitches for the saga's three headliners whenever they're ready to write.
For Kristen Stewart: a romance!
Everyone loves a roman a clef, and Kristen's renowned close-mouthedness about her private life will make readers even keener to pick up a book that seems like it might be an autobiography in disguise. Our suggestion: The story of a young actress named Kaitlyn Wartstew, who finds herself cast in a multi-film franchise about sparkly zombies, and ends up embroiled in a high-profile secret love affair on-set with a delicious Brit named Bobbert Schmattinson.
Whether you yearn to be one-degree of poly-cotton blend from Robert Pattinson's heaving bosom or simply believe in the power of higher education, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke may have something you'll be interested in. The auteur is hoping to raise $10,000 to benefit University of California students, and as an incentive to donate, she's offering the chance to win the very V-neck Bella (Kristen Stewart) wore during her first kiss with Edward.
All you have to do is gift $25 to her Promise for Education page, and you'll be entered for a chance to own a piece of movie history. Whether you keep it hermetically sealed in a subterranean vault or wear it to bed every night while clutching your Edward Cullen body pillow is completely up to you.
by Lauren Mandel
Thought you’d seen the last of "The Twilight Saga"? Fear not, Twilighters! Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have just announced the release of “Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga,” coming November 5, 2013. And what a better way to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the first “Twilight” film than with the ultimate 12-disc DVD collector’s set featuring never-before-seen content, uniting—once and for all—Team Edward and Team Jacob.
“Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga” includes all five films, more than two hours of brand-new bonus content and every special feature ever produced for the blockbuster franchise! Tell them what they've won, Johnny! (Did you like our game-show announcer voice, there?) Fans can look forward to cast interviews, goofy behind-the-scenes moments on set, an exploration of “Twilight FAN-omenon” and even more from your Forks men in “Twilight Forever: Edward’s Saga” and “Twilight Forever: Jacob’s Saga.”
Last week—hot on the well-shod heels of Christina Lauren's "Beautiful Stranger" coming to town—Hollywood Crush had the distinct pleasure of not only revealing the title of the sexy series' third installment, but also getting the scoop straight from the authors about what fans can expect from "Beautiful Player."
If you're familiar with the backstory of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings' first novel "Beautiful Bastard," you know its genesis was as a "Twilight" fanfic titled "The Office." And, of course, it's not the first (or likely the last) fic to get a big-time publishing deal. (Maybe you've heard of a damaged billionaire named Christian Grey?) So with that in mind, we asked the authors to weigh in on other fics they'd like to see on a bookshelf in their local Barnes & Noble. But as Lauren pointed out, it's not as straightforward as all that.
"I think it's kind of a tricky question because a lot of the fic that I really love was so deeply rooted in 'Twilight,'" Lauren explained. "One of the reasons I felt excited to come onto this project was because I felt like there weren't any ties to it, it was just a way for Christina to write a fun, sexy story and get a lot of feedback. So the number of stories you can actually divorce from the 'Twilight' content is really small, even though the number of stories that just blew my mind are huge."
After nearly two years, a billion YouTube views and countless parodies, 2013 really seemed like it might be the year in which "Gangnam Style" would slink away at last to the graveyard of pop-cultural juggernauts, where it would rest on its laurels until the end of time. But no! Not yet! Because hello, we still hadn't seen the Volturi busting out their most excellent K-Pop jig moves in a "Breaking Dawn"/Gangnam Style mash-up!
Thankfully, the talented Hindi sisters of the world-famous "The Hillywood Show" have been working hard to bring us just that thing, with a new video that recasts the final chapter of the Twilight Saga as an epic techno-beat dance-a-thon.
"Twilight" might have officially ended its reign on the Grand High Throne of Pop Culture, but its intriguing legacy is still going strong. Check this out: Five years after the publication of the last volume in Stephenie Meyer's bestselling series about sparkly vampires and shapeshifting wolfmen, the author has revealed an interesting bit of trivia about the much-discussed, forever-unfinished manuscript for "Midnight Sun" —a revisit of the "Twilight" story from Edward's point of view. In an interview with the BBC, Stephenie explained how it actually came to be leaked online.
"At first it was quite scary, because I had had my e-mail hacked once, and there was sort of this feeling like people were getting into my computer," she recalled. "But after I was able to track it down, it turned out that wasn't the case at all."
Sure, "The Twilight Saga" came to a cinematic conclusion in November with the premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," but the sun hasn't set on the franchise just yet. There's still the DVD/Blu-ray release, after all! One more opportunity for us to chat up our favorite saga stars about the vampire romance that will live eternal.
As such, we placed a call to actress Nikki Reed to talk about her most memorable moment on set, future "Twilight" collaborations and whether Rosalie is left-handed. Check out part one of our interview after the jump, and be sure to come back tomorrow for part two!
They just can't quit each other. Cam Gigandet will re-team with "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke on a new CBS series called “Reckless.” After directing Cam to greatness in the vampire romance and the upcoming flick “Plush,” she's helming the show’s pilot.
The series is set in Charleston, South Carolina, according to Deadline, and will revolve around Cam’s attorney character, his attraction to a "Yankee" lawyer and a chief of police who will be played by a dude who used to mingle with Don Draper (“Mad Men” actor Michael Gladis). Apparently sex scandals are involved in a major way, so how can you go wrong? The film will also take some cues from the classic 1981 noir “Body Heat.” We reiterate, how can you go wrong?
One question was on everyone's mind at last night's red carpet before the Oscars, aside from "How awesome is Jennifer Lawrence?" People wanted to know why Kristen Stewart showed up to the big event on crutches.
We heard some rumors about broken glass, but it all sounded a little suspicious to us, so we went to our own inside source, Kristen's "Twilight" co-star Peter Facinelli, to see what he knew about the incident.
"That's what I wanted to know from you," Peter told MTV News. "I don't know [what happened to Kristen]. I was nowhere near her. I didn't push her or anything. I didn't do it. It wasn't me. I just saw her on crutches. I have to text her and find out what happened. She's not clumsy. Bella's clumsy. It's just a movie."