Robert Pattinson Joins Hope for Haiti Concert

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on as a presenter for the Hope for Haiti concert to raise funds for the survivors of the 7.0 Haiti earthquake last week. Pattinson will join stars such as Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Sandra Bullock and Shakira in lending a helping hand with the benefit concert.

Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight' (Photo: Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight' (Photo: Summit Entertainment)

The Hope for Haiti telethon, organized by Hollywood star George Clooney, will air live on nearly all major television networks on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. central time. Networks airing the concert include ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, HBO and MTV.

Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean will co-host the show from New York, with George Clooney presenting from Los Angeles. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will broadcast live from Haiti during the event. Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to present from London.

Even Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt will be tossing the gauntlet aside to help Haiti. Both have signed on as presenters for the Hope for Haiti concert, though we’re sure they probably won’t get within a mile of each other if at all possible.

Concert organizers are reportedly still trying to snag the rest of the Twilight trio – Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – to boost young viewership. Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie are also reportedly on the wish list to participate in the show, according to E! Online.

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‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ May Spawn Two Films

According to the latest buzz, the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, may be broken up into two films. The rumor the last book would be split into two movies has been going around for a while, but it looks like Summit Entertainment may seriously be considering the idea.

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A report by industry mag Variety says Summit Entertainment is contemplating splitting the final Twilight book into dual films and is ready to put the plan into action. However, director Chris Weitz,  screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and author Stephenie Meyer have only been contracted for four films in total.

While Rosenberg and Meyer probably won’t mind receiving another hefty payday, Weitz isn’t all aboard the idea of yet another Twilight film. Weitz told Entertainment Weekly last week he might be interested in doing another Twilight film, but said “I just think I would die” if faced with another New Moon-like PR blitz tour.

To add on another film out of Breaking Dawn, Summit would also have to work out new contracts with the Twilight stars, including Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. Considering the huge haul New Moon has made in ticket sales so far, that could be quite a pricey negotiation.

Breaking Dawn is such a hefty, complex book, it might not be a bad idea to spit it into two films. The question is whether the Twilight frenzy among fans can be maintained long enough to play out through five movies.

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‘The Blind Side’ Creeps Up on ‘New Moon’ in Weekend Box Office

Twilight: New Moon scored number one at the box office again this weekend, but faced stiff competition from the Sandra Bullock starring feel-good film The Blind Side. New Moon continued its box office domination over the weekend, coming in first with $42.5 million in ticket sales. The real story, however, was the meteoric rise of Warner Bros. The Blind Side.

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The story of a Southern woman who adopts a homeless youth and supports him pursuing his athletic dreams was a major hit at the box office, raking in $40.1 million. Just a few million more and The Blind Side would have pulled off a major coup at the box office.

The end of the world disaster film 2012 rounded out the top three films, with Old Dogs and A Christmas Carol finishing off the top three. The much hyped action flick Ninja Assassin failed to even break the top five, recouping only $13.1 million of the film’s $40 million budget so far.

The question is, can New Moon hold on for yet another week in the number one spot? Should be interesting to see how next week’s list pans out.

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New Moon Star Taylor Lautner Dodges Gay Rumor Questions

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are dating. Kristen Stewart is a lesbian. Taylor Lautner is dating Taylor Swift. Taylor Lautner is gay. And the rumors go on and on and on… There are so many rumors and tabloid gossip stories about the stars of Twilight and New Moon, it’s impossible to know if any of them even hold a spark of truth.

Taylor Lautner in 'New Moon'
Taylor Lautner in 'New Moon'

The dating rumors and questions about the stars’ sexuality seem to get the most attention. Everyone seems to want to know who is dating whom – but Lautner, Pattinson and Stewart aren’t interested in sharing.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart say they aren’t a couple, but constantly seem to delight in provoking rumors they are with public displays of affection. Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift seem to be spending a lot of time together, but neither will confirm anything is going on.

One of the less popular but still persistent rumors out there is that New Moon hottie Taylor Lautner is actually gay. All of the Twilight main stars have been plagued by this rumor at one point or another, but Lautner seems to be the primary target.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor Lautner pretty much managed to never directly answer speculation about his sexual orientation. After refusing to commit to saying he is currently dating anyone, Lautner danced around leading questions from the interviewer that he is “trying to figure out his sexual identity in the world.”

“OK, I see where you’re going,” Lautner said. “Interesting choice.” Trying again to prompt a more direct answer, the interviewer said, “It is a possibility.”

Lautner simply replied, without elaboration, “There’s a lot of rumors out there.”

In other words, shut up and ask real questions that actually have some kind of meaning. Don’t we have enough tabloids out there spreading around crap without turning Rolling Stone into another one?

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Thank ‘New Moon’ Fans on Twitter

New Moon costars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took to Twitter on Monday to thank fans for making New Moon number one at the box office. New Moon earned $140.7 million in the film’s first three days in theaters, the biggest opening weekend of 2009 and the third largest ever.

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That’s right, New Moon came in third after blockbuster movies The Dark Night and Spider-Man 3 – take that Harry Potter! The Twilight Saga: New Moon beat out The Blind Side and 2012 to take the top spot in the U.S. weekend box office and also topped the charts in the UK.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart posted on Summit Entertainment’s Twitter feed Monday, thanking fans for their enormous support. “Thank you for making New Moon #1,” Pattinson posted. “It’s very exciting to be a part of something embraced by so many people. I hope you are looking forward to Eclipse as much as I am.”

Rumored real-life love interest Kristen Stewart posted next, saying: “You all have proven you’re the most amazing fans in the world once again.”

“Yes, I twittered,” Stewart continued. “Or twitted…tweeted? I dunno, but thank you sooo much anyway!”

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‘New Moon’ Star Robert Pattinson on ‘Today’ and ‘Regis & Kelly’

Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson has been making the rounds on talk shows galore to promote the premiere of New Moon. Pattinson appeared on both the Today Show and Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday to talk about the Twilight sequel and his own sudden fame.

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In his apperance on the Today Show, Robert Pattinson joked about the massive amount of tabloid rumors he is constantly trying to fight off. Talking to Matt Lauer, Pattinson joked that apparently he’s been dating “literally nonstop” and humorously said, “I actually come up with these rumors about myself.”

When asked on Regis & Kelly what he thought girls find so alluring about vampires, the drama or the biting, Pattinson replied: “Yes. Just the biting.”

Check out video clips from Robert Pattinson on the Today Show and on Regis & Kelly below.

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Johnny Depp Beats Out Robert Pattinson as Sexiest Man Alive

Johnny Depp has taken People‘s sexiest man alive title for the second time in a decade, beating out Twilight hottie Robert Pattinson for the honor. People said the magazine pondered giving the award to New Moon star Robert Pattinson, but felt Johnny Depp’s longevity as a heartthrob lent the actor more weight.

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“The thing about Johnny is he has proven his sexiness over the years,” People editor Julie Jordan told Today‘s Natalie Morales. Jordan said Depp was the only actor who “can pull of the sexiness behind such bizarre characters as Willie Wonka and the Mad Hatter.”

Johnny Depp joins Brad Pitt and George Clooney as the only other two-time winner of People’s sexiest man alive title. Depp recently signed on to star in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, reprising his role as the flamboyant Captain Jack Sparrow.

Congrats Johnny! We love our RPatz, but you’ve been the object of many tasty fantasies way longer!

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