‘New Moon’ Ticket Sales Already Breaking Records

Twilight fans are so stoked about the second installment of the vampire film series, they are already setting records for New Moon ticket sales! With only four more days until the premiere, advanced ticket sales for New Moon, starring Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, are already through the roof.

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New Moon currently holds the number one spot on Fandango.com for advanced ticket sales, making it the top-selling pre-release for the company in the last decade. That means New Moon actually beat out the pre-sales of tickets for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Twilight, in case you’re curious, ranks at number five on the top advanced ticket sales list for Fandango.com.

A survey by Fandango of fans shows almost 100% think the action in New Moon looks better than the action in Twilight and 50% of respondents admit to dreaming about vampires. Okay, so that’s a little silly, but kind of amusing.

Around 500 people started lining up in Los Angeles for the New Moon premiere there on Monday in the Westwood Village. Now THAT is some serious dedication to the Twilight cause!

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Robert Pattinson Kissing Kristen Stewart at ‘New Moon’ Screening?

So Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart keep denying they are a couple. In the December issue of Vanity Fair, Pattinson flatly denies he is dating Stewart. Yet, the couple was allegedly spotted kissing before heading off to a private screening of New Moon!

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Now, we take this report with a truck load of salt. Every tabloid site out there keeps trying to find some proof Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are indeed an item. (Including us, of course.) But rumor has it Pattinson and Stewart allegedly spent the night together at Chateau Marmont on Oct. 29, at least, that’s what UsMagazine.com claims.

According to an as-usual unnamed source, the Twilight stars reportedly shared breakfast together before taking off to see a private screening of New Moon. While hanging outside the studios, Pattinson and Stewart allegedly shared a bit more than conversation. “Rob wanted a cigarette so he went outside with Kristen for about 15 minutes,” the source told UsMagazine.com. “They were hugging, as Rob was smoking his cigarette and then he leaned down and kissed her on the lips. He had his arm around her almost the whole time.”

Now, honestly, even if it is true, friends do sometimes hug and kiss. And seriously, if this supposed source actually did see the couple smooching, where is the cell phone pic? You know they’ve got a cell phone!

Whether we’d like to see RPatz and KStew as a couple or not, for now we’ll take their word for it they aren’t hooking up off screen. At least, until someone out there delivers some serious photographic evidence or an on-scene report from someone with a name other than “source”!

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Robert Pattinson Not Dating Kristen Stewart – Or So He Says

Twilight star Robert Pattinson wants you to know he is not dating New Moon co-star Kristen Stewart. In an interview in the December issue of Vanity Fair, Pattinson dismisses ongoing rumors he has been engaged in a secret affair with Stewart.

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Rumors of romantic relationships between movie co-stars is nothing new, but the gossip about Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart has been out of control of late. Some tabloids have even go so far as to report Stewart is pregnant with Pattinson’s love child and/or the two are planning to get married. The two haven’t balked at playing up the publicity around the rumors they are dating, flirting in public and even appearing to be caught snuggling by paparazzi photogs.

Pattinson and Stewart do their best to laugh off the rumors, however, the not-couple says in Vanity Fair. “It doesn’t make any difference what you say,” Pattison told the mag. “I’ve literally been across the country [from Kristen], and it’s like, ‘Oh, they were on secret dates!’ It’s like, ‘Where? I can’t get out of my hotel room!'” Stewart says the rumors are “so retarded. We’re characters in this comic book.”

Despite the massive gossip, Pattinson says he and Stewart, unlike their Twilight characters Bella and Edward, are just “good friends.”

We believe you Rob, even if it’s just because we prefer to fantasize that you’re still on the market!

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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.

Robert Pattinson Needs A Bath

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“New Moon” castmembers apparently aren’t super-psyched about “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson’s presence on the set. It seems, like Zac Efron, Bob doesn’t like to bathe. You who thought his bed-head was a result of using some extra products would be wrong. It’s REAL gunk. Anonymous insiders on the set complain that:

“He stinks. I mean, it’s awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy. He completely reeks.”

Yowz. Somebody needs to start pulling some military-style pranks on Robert involving tossing him in the shower or dumping a trash-can full of water on him once in a while. Don’t you go for the Axe, Robert. That shizz is only gonna make it worse.