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."
Let's be honest: Emmett Cullen doesn't always get his due in the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's "The Twilight Saga." But, thankfully, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" director Bill Condon had the good sense to leave in one of the vampire's most beloved moments—in which he cavalierly agrees to arm wrestle newborn Bella...and things don't go as expected.
It's a moment, in fact, that earned praise from both Stephenie and Bill, especially as it relates to Kristen's portrayal of the bloodsucker. And you can hear it all by watching our EXCLUSIVE featurette, which we're debuting in advance of the DVD/Blu-ray release on March 2.
New York Fashion Week may have kicked off just yesterday, but already we've spotted a bevy of our favorite starlets attending stylish fetes and anchoring front-row seats. And, look! Here are two more: "Twilight Saga" cast mates Ashley Greene and Maggie Grace.
Ashley was all Grecian goddess in a floor-length, haltered gown at last night's amfAR New York Gala, while Maggie opted for a more casual blue blazer and leather leggings for today's Richard Chai Love and Richard Chai Men's Fall show at Lincoln Center.
Your Blu-ray/DVD collection will get a serious "Twilight" bite on March 2. Because in addition to the previously announced extended edition of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" (boasting EIGHT ADDITIONAL MINUTES OF FOOTAGE), Lionsgate has revealed that the home video version of the franchise's finale, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," will drop the same day!
All together now: FAAAAAANGTASTIC!
Available for pre-order today, the release features a slew of behind-the-scenes extras and sneak peeks (we'd expect nothing less). In addition to audio commentary from director Bill Condon, fans can look forward to a seven-part making-of documentary titled "Forever: Filming 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2,'" plus Green Day's "The Forgotten" music video, a "Two Movies at Once" featurette and a jump function that allows you to skip to your favorite Edward Cullen or Jacob Black moments. All in all, a fitting conclusion for our beloved vegetarian vamps.
Click past the jump to watch the trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" on Blu-ray and DVD!
Remember when we told you "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" had scored its very own extended edition stuffed with eight extra minutes of never-before-scene footage? Well, you don't have to wait two months to get a sneak peek at the goods!
Lionsgate has released a very special special features clip, which finds Bella and Edward contemplating their honeymoon sexytimes the morning after.
Watch the moment after the jump, and be sure to pick up "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Extended Edition" on DVD or Blu-ray come March 2.