Twilight dominates 2011 People’s Choice nominations

It’s the awards ceremony that actually reflects what we like, and this year it seems we like one thing more than anything else: Twilight.  Eclipse tops the 2011 People’s Choice Awards list with eight nominations, making it the most likely to win a ton of awards.  If you’re not into Twilight, Glee also got five nominations, and poor little Justin Bieber only got two.

As awards shows go, though, this one should be pretty good, as it’s going to be hosted by Queen Latifah, and she’s always pretty entertaining.  The show will air on the 5th of January, so you can put it on your new year’s resolutions list to catch that.

Kristen Stewart Apologizes for ‘Raped’ by Fame Comment

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has issued a public apology for comparing being photographed by paparazzi to being “raped” in an interview with British Elle. Since her starring role in the Twilight film franchise thrust Kristen Stewart into international stardom, the actress has frequently whined about the price of being famous. Mostly we just ignore her, but her latest comment in an interview with British Elle really pissed some people off – including us.

Kristen Stewart (Photo: Sgt. Michael Connors - Wikimedia Commons)
Kristen Stewart (Photo: Sgt. Michael Connors - Wikimedia Commons)

Stewart compared viewing paparazzi photographs of celebrities to “looking at someone being raped” in the interview. “A lot of the time I can’t handle it,” Stewart said. “It’s f–ked. I never expected this to be my life.”

Now Stewart has come out to issue a public apology for her crass comment. “I really made an enormous mistake – clearly and obviously. And I’m really sorry about my choice of words,” Stewart said in a press statement. “‘Violated’ definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought. People thinking that I’m insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake.”

Yeah, we have to agree with you on that one Kristen. And remember, if fame sucks SO badly, you can always do us a huge favor by taking your Twilight millions and retiring into obscurity on some deserted island anytime you like.

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Is Twilight’s Taylor Lautner the Next Big Action Star?

Twilight: New Moon star Taylor Lautner will reportedly be kicking ass and taking names in the upcoming action movie Cancun. The Twilight saga hottie will rely heavily on his background in martial arts training for the new action flick, which will be produced by Twilight film studio Summit Entertainment.

Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner

Cancun will tell the story of a young man who loses his dream of becoming an elite soldier due to an injury. Instead, Taylor Lautner’s character will head off to college. During a spring break trip in Cancun, his friends are kidnapped by evil drug runners and he’ll have to use his mad martial arts skills to rescue them.

“We wanted to continue working with Taylor and feel he’s got the chops to become a big action star,” production partner Wyck Godfrey said. The movie is expected to start filming by mid 2010.

Sounds a bit cheesy really, but we’re sure the film will probably include a lot of muscular action and probably some shirtless Taylor Lautner all over the place. So, really, little to no actual plot is probably not the important.

Lautner is also starring in the upcoming flick Valentine’s Day, set for release in February. The Twilight star is also reportedly closing in on a deal to play a superhero based on the Max Steel comic book.

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Twilight Actress Rachelle Lefevre Stunned Over Recasting in Third Film Eclipse

As SnarkFood.com reported yesterday, gorgeous redhead Rachelle Lefevre was suddenly replaced this week as the villainous vampire Victoria in the third Twilight film. Lefevre played evil blood-sucker Victoria in the original Twilight and the forthcoming sequel New Moon. Bryce Dallas Howard, star of such films as Spider-Man 3 and The Village, will take over for Lefevre in Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight film series.

We thought the whole recasting of Victoria sounded a bit fishy, considering Lefevre was interviewing about her role in Eclipse just a few weeks ago. Well, turns out we weren’t the only ones surprised by the sudden move – so was, apparently, Rachelle Lefevre herself.

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In a statement to the press, Rachelle Lefevre said she is “stunned” by her boot from Eclipse. Lashing out about her replacement, Lefevre said she is “deeply hurt by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me.” Furthermore, Lefevre stated she was “fully committed to the Twilight saga… I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience.”

As for Summit Entertainment’s claim that a “scheduling conflict” was responsible for the recasting of Bryce Dallas Howard in the role, Lefevre doesn’t get it – and neither do we. Lefevre was scheduled to do a bit of filming for the indie drama Barney’s Version. But according to Lefevre, there were only 10 days that she would not be available to shoot for Eclipse. “Never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap,” Lefevre said. “I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.”

Summit Entertainment, put on the spot by Rachelle Lefevre’s vocal outrage over the loss of her role, shot back with a press statement to Access Hollywood that placed the blame solely on the actress. “It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to Barney’s Version, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June.”

“We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production,” the statement from Summit continued. “We at Summit Entertainment are disappointed by Rachelle Lefevre’s recent comments which attempt to make her career choices the fault of the studio.”

We’re sure that not telling your studio that you are going to be in Europe filming for someone else during the time you are supposed to be rehearsing and shooting for them is a pretty stupid move. On the other hand, Summit’s statement makes them sound a lot like a spoiled teenager pissed off that their girlfriend was caught kissing somebody else on the side.

Bryce Dallas Howard Replaces Rachelle Lefevre in Third Twilight Film ‘Eclipse’

Not all of the original cast will be showing up for Eclipse, the third installment of the mega-hit Twilight film series. No worries though, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will all be there for your drooling pleasure. But it turns out fiery redhead Rachelle Lefevre won’t be returning as naughty vampire Victoria in Eclipse. Instead, the part of the evil blood-sucker will be played by Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Rachelle Lefevre played vampire Victoria in both Twilight and the forthcoming New Moon films, but apparently had a conflict with Eclipse’s shooting schedule. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lefevre gave up the third Twilight film to do an indie drama with Dustin Hoffman called Barney’s Version.

Yeah, somehow we just don’t think that was probably the wisest career move. Barney’s Version sounds like a straight-to-DVD title if I’ve ever heard one. And Eclipse really has the best bits for Victoria of all the films. Somehow we have to wonder if maybe Miss Lefevre was sniffing for a bit more moolah and got a smack-down? It seems especially odd since Lefevre was doing press for Eclipse just a few weeks ago. In an interview with the London Free Press, Lefevre notably said about the switch of directors for Eclipse: “The [Harry] Potter kids went through a director shift and they were OK, so we’ll be OK, too.”

Note the usage of the phrase, “we’ll be OK” – as in just a few weeks ago, Rachelle Lefevre seemed pretty sure she’d be on set for the filming of Eclipse.

Oh well. Rachel Lefevre certainly made a tasty Victoria and it’s usually never a good move to replace a significant cast member halfway through a series. But then again, Bryce Dallas Howard is not bad eye-candy either. But Twilight fans are a rabid bunch – and we’re thinking there are going to be a lot of folks out there a bit displeased by the switch.