Team Jasper fans may have been a bit sore about the lack of screen time their favorite Cullen coven member received in the first "Twilight" film, but leave it to the mood-manipulating vamp to ease our fears about the upcoming sequels. MTV News caught up with Jackson Rathbone, the actor behind the beloved bloodsucker, who spilled some major "Eclipse" scoop. Prepare to see Jackson in uniform as a Civil War soldier, his transformation and some seriously cool fight training sequences.

If you've read Stephenie Meyer's third "Twilight Saga" novel, you already know that as a human, Jasper was a highly regarded Confederate soldier during the Civil War — the youngest major in Texas, as a matter of fact. In David Slade's "Eclipse" we not only get to see the actor-musician in the saddle, but the bite that turned him into an undead. Read More...

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Jackson RathboneIf there are two things “Twilight” fans love, it’s Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys. Now, the fan favorite is excited about uniting his two passions in an upcoming film — and giving the Twilight Nation the chance to experience the whole package.

“You bet,” he revealed with a smile when we caught up with him recently and asked if his band would be on the soundtrack to his soon-to-shoot indie film “Girlfriend.” “100 Monkeys are going to do a lot of composition work as well. One thing all of us are really interested in doing is not just putting our songs in soundtracks, but actually composing soundtracks like Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead did for 'There Will Be Blood.' We’re all very much film oriented — three of us are actors, and all of us are composers — we love film, we think it’s an amazing medium. And music and film go so well together.” Read More...

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If you were caught unaware wandering the forests of Forks or the balmy swamps of Bon Temps, whose creepy footsteps would you fear the most: Cam Gigandet as "Twilight" tracker James or scary (although super sexy) "True Blood" Viking vamp Eric Northman played by Alexander Skarsgård? That's the question posed as part of Spike's 2009 Scream Awards, which honor the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror.

The two vampires go head-to-head (or sharp teeth-to-fangs, if you will) in the Best Villain category alongside Eric Bana as Nero in "Star Trek," Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange in the "Harry Potter" films, Lorna Raver as Mrs. Ganush in "Drag Me to Hell" and Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed/ Sabretooth in "Wolverine." We're only interested in the two bloodsuckers though (duh!), so here's how the pair stack up: Read More...

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A week ago we unveiled the one-sheet poster that accompanies "Twilight in Forks," a documentary coming out October 15 that tells the real-life saga of the small logging community at the heart of Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance. Today, we bring you an exclusive look at the trailer!

Shot entirely in HD to capture the picturesque (and slightly mystical) quality of the town and its surrounding environs, "Twilight in Forks" delves in to the Quileute tribe, visits Forks High School and talks with townsfolk affected by the hugely successful film (like the person getting vampire teeth implants!). Director Jason Brown also said to be on the lookout for a real-life Bella and Alice. Read More...

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Now that you know the coveted first single off the "New Moon" soundtrack (which by the way, is already available for pre-order for only $10 on Amazon.com) is going to Death Cab For Cutie and their song "Meet Me on the Equinox," we bet you're wanting to know more ... more... more about the faces behind the band and whether or not they're going to do your beloved Saga justice.

Well, in short, the answer's yes: bassist Nick Harmer's already been to the promiseland (a.k.a. Forks, Washington) and he thinks it's an awesome setting for Stephenie Meyer's series. "Oh yeah, I've been there a bunch," he told MTV News' James Montgomery in a recent interview. "And I went before it was the place from the 'Twilight' books. It's definitely one of those Northwest towns you hit once or twice. It's part of your trip through [Washington's] peninsula. There's not a lot of civilization out on the coast — I'm not being disrespectful, there are no giant cities out there — it's just towns, and you stop at all of them to see what they're all about." Read More...

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If you're not already following "Eclipse" director David Slade (@David_a_Slade) on Twitter, we bet you will be after you read this post! David joined the micro-blogging site back in July and has been offering behind-the-scenes scoop ever since. In fact, he even recently posted a few Twitpics from the set, including one incredibly cool shot (pictured, right) of Taylor Lautner mid-flip.

We already knew about Taylor's mad gymnastic skills thanks to his brand new Teen Vogue cover story, but it's pretty awesome to see it captured in this way amidst the mystical foliage of "Forks." This is the second Taylor shot David's posted, the first, which was posted yesterday, was a seriously dreamy shot of the shapeshifter during a camera lighting session, though David noted in his caption "Not a whisker in sight." Read More...

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Vampires are no doubt having their moment in the sun. Metaphorically of course. You can't turn anywhere (including Hollywood Crush!) without catching a glimpse of one of the sexy bloodsuckers. "Twilight" fever couldn't run hotter. "True Blood" is garnering HBO's highest ratings in years, and Charlaine Harris' "Sookie Stackhouse" novels, of which the T.V. show is based, currently hold eight of the top 20 spots on the New York Times Best Seller list. With such stunning success, the genre seems ripe for a spoof movie in the vein of the "Scary Movie" franchise. And here it comes rising from the coffin in the form of "Transylmania" (watch the trailer above).

The flick centers around a rag tag group of college students who embark on a study abroad semester at Razvan University in Transylvania. The trailer opens with an obvious parody of Bella's "Twilight" voiceover: "At the start of the new moon, I was absolutely positive of three things. First, Radu was a vampire. Second, my one birthday wish was to feel his kiss. Third, nothing could prepare my friends and I for our semester abroad in Transylvania!" And then dives into a slew of fright-night cliches. There's a picture-perfect girl sporting a grotesque hunchback. A cross-bow carrying vampire hunter who's obviously shopped in Van Helsing's closet. And a vampire who's dialect coach was mostly likely The Count from "Sesame Street." Read More...

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Teen Vogue "Twilight" may have been Taylor Lautner's breakout movie, but "New Moon" will likely be the one that makes him a star. Anyone who's seen even a smidgen of promotion for the sequel knows this is the Taylor show—he even got his own "Meet Jacob Black" trailer. With his star on the rise, the 17-year-old sat down with Teen Vogue (see his full cover image after the jump!) to talk about how he got into acting, the kind of girl that digs Jacob (Selena Gomez, perhaps?) and the constant paparazzi attention.

Growing up in Michigan, Taylor never aspired to be an actor; in fact, his passion was Xtreme Martial Arts, a sport that involves acrobatic flips in addition to the usual punches and kicks. (If you want to see for yourself, just do a YouTube search and you'll find a tiny Taylor flaunting his moves). When he retired at all of 13-years-old he had four world champion titles to his name. It was his coach who suggested he give acting a try. "I liked it. Taking on roles that were the opposite of what I could be in real life? That's still my favorite thing," Taylor said. Read More...

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Sure, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may fit the characters of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan like a glove, but what if Stephenie Meyer's vamp classic was written during the high-flying, colorful 1980s? Who would glitter in the sun during the era of John Hughes and the Brat Pack?

Well, that's what we wondered too, which is why we're happy to present "Twilight:" 80's Edition! We've broken out the Adobe Photoshop and decided to cast our favorite "Twilight" characters if the film was made over twenty years ago. Instead of RPattz and KStew, fans could've easily been cheering on the romance of RPhoenix and ASheedy. Click here or on the photo below to browse our re-imagined photo gallery, and read on below for our new cast of characters.

River Phoenix as Edward Cullen: Before Zac Efron, the Jonas Brothers and...yes, Robert Pattinson...there was River Phoenix. The 80s heartthrob starred in such classic films as "Explorers" and "Stand By Me" before getting nominated for an Oscar at age 18 for his role in "Running On Empty." His promising career was cut short in 1993 when the star was tragically found dead of a drug overdose in Los Angeles. During his heyday, however, he brought just the right amount of brooding sexiness that could fuel the role of Edward Cullen. (Who could share the screen as his Bella? Find out after the jump!) Read More...

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We gave you a sneak peek of some of the products two weeks ago, but it's finally here: the Twilight Beauty website has launched. Now you, too, can wear cruelty-free makeup (no werewolf animal testing!) inspired by the vampire love story. We're not sure if this will bring you any closer to convincing Robert Pattinson that you're soul mates, but it's a start!

Beginning with the home page, which has images of the "Twilight" actresses with quotes from "New Moon" vaguely relating to beauty — Alice: "I've already seen you open it and guess what? You love it. You're gonna wear it to your party tonight," and Bella: "I wanted to look at you for as long as I could" — interspersed with product shots, it's clear the people behind Twilight Beauty really want us to know that they understand "Twilight." Read More...

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