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Posts for September 3rd 2010
And then there were two.
In the beginning we presented you with 32 of the summer’s hottest celebrities, 16 men and 16 women, and put the task of crowing a King and a Queen of the hot season in your hands. The votes have been counted and the results are in.
So who in Hollywood truly had the best summer?
Your King and Queen of Summer 2010: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Now, several factors helped propel each member of this duo into the top spots. Not only did they kinda come out as a couple this summer via a very grainy photo, they appeared in Eclipse, one of the year’s biggest box-office hits. And they both were filming high profile “next step” movies, Water for Elephants and On the Road.
With those events supporting them, they each did away easily with their compettion to meet at the top.
In the final round, Robert Downey Jr.’s charms proved no match for Rob’s. The veteran actor was sent packing after receiving only 31.3 percent of the vote to Pattinson’s 68.7. Likewise, Kristen ended final challenger Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream domination, grabbing 61.6 percent to Perry’s 38.4.
Here’s to the winners—and everybody else who gave it a shot.
Better luck in 2011, OK? Rob & Kristen don’t have much going on next summer…
A specific date of release for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on DVD has yet to be set (and this is not surprising considering the film is still in theaters in a lot of areas of the U.S.), but chances are, the film will hit DVD and Blu-Ray sometime this fall/winter, and there is a lot to look forward to from that occasion!
1. DVD release parties: When Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon were released to DVD/Blu-Ray, Borders, Blockbuster, Walmart, and others threw midnight DVD release parties across the country, and several of the parties included guest appearances by the cast and filmmakers. With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, no doubt, there'll be similar festivities arranged to ring in the occasion! It should be interesting to see who makes a stop where this time around.
2. Unlimited viewing: Almost every Twilight fan I know has seen each of the Twilight series films more than once, and sometimes, the viewing numbers can be upwards of dozens of times per person - whether to revisit the smaller details of the film or the goofs. Going to the theater to see it as often as one would like, though, can tend to be inconvenient or costly, so having the DVD at home makes the process a little more efficient - especially since it means fans can have a viewing party of their own or even an at-home marathon of the three! Getting the DVD in hand means unlimited, convenient viewing potential, and this is a good thing for those of us who like the see the film often and on our time!
3. Deleted scenes: We've already talked about the top ten deleted scenes to look forward to or hope for on a The Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD, and the director has revealed what fans might expect or hope to see amongst them. Hopefully, the Eclipse DVD can bring us some deleted scenes worth seeing!
4. Commentary: David Slade has already explained that he has no plans to do a director's commentary on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's DVD because it just isn't his way as a filmmaker. While Slade did mention the possibility of making a behind-the-scenes feature book to coincide with the DVD release, it'll be another (or others, perhaps) that tackle the commentary. No information on who will handle the task has yet been revealed, but a lot of fans are hoping to hear some of the cast on this feature. It should be exciting to hear one way or the other! While fans were absolutely inundated with interviews with the cast prior to the film's release to theaters, there's nothing like hearing them talk about the movie as they watch it themselves. It's always more insightful, and if not, at least it's entertaining.
5. Special features merchant war: When New Moon hit DVD, there were several merchant options for where to pick up the DVD, and Walmart and Target in particular had exclusive features to offer in the versions they were able to offer. The gist of the most obvious distinction was that Walmart had Eclipse footage and Target had deleted scenes. Beyond those, though, they each had other exclusive featurettes and interviews that made each copy worthwhile in its own way. Chances are, the Eclipse DVD will come in different, merchant-exclusive versions, and it'll be interesting to compare which retailer offers which special features.
Chelsea Handler worries about seeing all the celebrities she offended while hosting the VMAs. Robert Pattinson is one of them.
There isn’t confirmation that Rob will attend the event.
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Chelsea Handler is a notorious offender. Offender of celebrities great — Robert Pattinson — and small — Snooki. (And by small, we mean tiny in size, of course!) So what’s she going to do when she hosts the 2010 MTV VMAs? Have a few vodka tonics and hope for the best? Go out there guns blazing? In her new VMA promos, she faces the music. And that music happens to be a seating chart of all of the VMA stars in the audience that night. And it’s not looking good. Chelsea’s offended them all. Except for one man. And that man is Kid Rock… Well, at least for now.
She got to meet stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Just as thrilling was being lifted into the air by Tai the elephant, who depicts circus elephant Rosie in the movie, due April 15.
"Her trainer told me to hug her trunk," says Gruen, "so I did, and suddenly I was 7 feet in the air. She gave me many kisses, probably because I always carry mints for my horses, so I was slipping her candy every time I got a chance."
Gruen, her husband and three sons were cast as extras in a scene in which the circus performers and animals parade down the streets in Weehawken, N.J.
"We retook that scene I think 18 times," Gruen recalls. "I'm the one Rob Pattinson (who plays veterinarian Jacob Jankowski) elbows past and says, 'Excuse me, ma'am' to."
As for Christoph Waltz, who plays an abusive animal trainer, Gruen says: "I watched a scene being filmed when he was 'beating' Rosie. From the side of the road, it was very obvious that he wasn't going anywhere near her, but from behind the bank of monitors, it was extremely convincing."