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While Robert Pattinson broods in Australia, "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart seems to be all smiles in Tokyo, where she's promoting the upcoming "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," out November 16.
The 22-year-old flaunted an eye-popping black-and-white checkered top and shorts ensemble while vamping for pics on the red carpet at Kumamo Shrine today. Japan is just one stop on Kristen's world-wide tour in support of the epic finale to the "Twilight" film franchise.
Wherever your "Twilight" loyalties lie—be it deep in the heart of the Cullen family, across the sea in the Volturi's lair or hidden somewhere beneath the manly bristles of Charlie Swan's mustache—this is your reminder that now is the time to throw down, pick sides and battle! Our Twi-Fight Saga tournament to crown a single winning character from the annals of Stephenie Meyer's literary masterpiece is up and running, and there's only one day left to vote in round one of this epic elimination face-off.
Sixty-four characters are currently dueling for the chance to advance to the next round in our countdown competition to the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," and it's all on you, the fans, to make sure your favorite Forks resident or shirtless werewolf makes the cut. And if they don't? It'll be all your fault, so get clickin'.
Head over to twilight.mtv.com right now to cast your vote! For Edward! For Charlie! For FREEDOM!
Who's your pick to win our tournament?
We have 25 days—yes, only 25 days—until the final "Twilight Saga" film hits theaters.
While we're sure most of you are just thrilled to get to see Bella and Edward again in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," you're going to get a lot more than that. A whole slew of new vampires are introduced in this movie, and there's a good chance that some of you might need a little help brushing up on your knowledge in anticipation of the release.
Well, what better time to remind you of 10 of our favorite underrated new vampires than during The Twi-Fight Saga! Voting in the competition, which will ultimately determine who the best "Twilight" character of all time is, began yesterday, but you still have a couple more days to vote before round one closes on Thursday. So before you head over to the polls, read up on some of the character's involved first. Maybe these reminders will sway your vote.
Robert Pattinson was in Sydney, Australia, this weekend to promote "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," posing pretty in the harbor before the big red-carpet to-do. And if you were wondering whether Rob might have lost his ability to make the Edward Cullen Emo Sadface in the long months since filming wrapped on the last chapter of "The Twilight Saga," you will be delighted to see that his tortured pout makes a very distinctive appearance in this gallery of shots from Down Under.
The actor looked downright tortured as he perched on a mooring by the water—hand thrust into his hair, brows knit together, gazing soulfully into the distance. But the sad face was fleeting; Rob's grin was front-and-center by the time he hit the carpet, where he was typically charming and gracious whilst interacting with fans.
MTV News' Twi-Fight Saga kicks off today, with 64 of Stephenie Meyer's vampire, werewolves and humans doing battle for the title of No. 1 "Twilight" character. Each round a "Twilight" expert will weigh in on who she thinks will take the entire tournament. Today, Amanda Bell of Twilight Examiner shares her pick for victor.
Bella (Kristen Stewart) is totally going to win the Twi-Fight tournament. In "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," she steps up as a fierce mama vamp who takes care of business, and every ounce of doubt about her built up throughout the series—poof!—vanishes. Her transformation is so drastic that even the world's most powerful vampires can't help but quiver in their snow boots. This is her moment to shine (literally) in the series, and voters won't forget that.
Her biggest competition is probably Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). He's the eternal heartthrob, whose got a massive amount of devoted fans. In "Part 2," he gets to show his wife some real honeymooning, and the girls will definitely eat that up. Jacob (Taylor Lautner) probably won't take too huge a bite out of Bella's constituency, but Edward'll give her a first-hunt-paced run for her money.
With less than a month until "The Twilight Saga" draws to its cinematic conclusion with "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," we weren't expecting another trailer for the long-awaited finale. And, well, there isn't one...but there is a fresh featurette!
A two-minute clip debuted today on iTunes, and it's a nifty little look behind the scenes with saga stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Mackenzie Foy and director Bill Condon. Much of the film footage is trailer retread, but what we bit into was the production shots, which offered a new perspective on familiar material. Here are our three favorite behind-the-scenes moments:
You've read all the books, you've seen all the movies, and come November 16th, you'll be ready and raring at a midnight showing wearing your best Team Edward T-shirt, a discreet smearing of vampire body glitter and a down-to-the-last-rhinestone replica of Bella Swan's giant engagement ring. You, sir, are ready for the end! And so, with the stage fully set for the mind-blowing final chapter of the "Twilight" story, there's just one thing left for fans to do on behalf of their beloved saga while they wait out the long final weeks til the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2":
GET READY TO RUMBLE.
Yep, that's right: In honor of the end of all things "Twilight," we're kicking off a single-elimination tournament in which every last character from the franchise goes head-to-head for supremacy amongst the fans—and brace yourselves for a long competition, because between the vampire covens, the shirtless wolfpack, the Cullen family and the hapless humans of Forks, there are a lot of dogs in this fight. (Not to mention that Charlie's mustache may or may not be competing in its own category.) (Okay, it's not.) (BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHY.)
Between the recently released track list and an enthusiastic endorsement from featured artist Ellie Goulding, there's no doubt that the nearly here "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack is going to be a perfect fit for the final chapter of our favorite vampire romance—and that's even more impressive considering the inside scoop on songwriting for soundtracks that we got from the fine fellows of Passion Pit. Check it: When we caught up with Nate Donmoyer and Michael Angelakos to ask about their contribution to the music of "Breaking Dawn." Michael revealed that not only did they have to create a song just for the movie, but they had to do it sight unseen.
"You write the song before seeing the film, they don't allow you to see the film," he explained. Which makes it even more amazing that Passion Pit's track, "Where I Come From," is (apparently) eerily perfect for the movie; as Michael said, "I wrote a song about my own experiences, and it just so happened to correlate."
By now, you've likely scoured the artist list for the highly anticipated "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" soundtrack more times than Bella's tripped over her two left feet, so we probably don't need to tell you that among the amazing artists featured is Brit singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, whose "Bittersweet" earned a top spot on the album.
Ellie stopped by the MTV News studio today to talk about that track, which was produced by her boyfriend Skrillex, and her experience with the saga.
"I'm not a Twi-hard but I take it for what it is; it's a cool thing and I can see why there's a huge fanbase," she said. "[And] they choose the best stuff for the soundtrack, so I'm really lucky to be a part of that!"
With "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" hitting theaters just one month from tomorrow, you can expect to see various "Twilight" cast members peeking out from newsstands starting right about... now! And front and center today is Ashley Greene, whose lovely face will be gracing the cover of Marie Claire's November issue just in time for the movie's release.
We've heard a lot about Kristen Stewart's tortilla soup-making skills over the past year or so, but she isn't the only member of the vampire brigade to be comfortable in the kitchen; Ashley's chef cred is front and center in her interview, which took place during a private cooking class. And while she put a swift kibosh on any discussion of her co-stars' personal lives (there'll be no dish on the Robsten affair here), she was happy to discuss her own—beginning with the difficulty of dating as a working actress.