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Stephenie Meyer Is “Over” Twilight – So Are We!

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Stephenie Meyer is corny as shit, but she thinks she’s hot shit because of the whole Twilight thing. That’s sorta over now and I don’t think anyone cares anymore (besides maybe Nutty Madam, but that’s not something to brag about), but Stephenie still feels the need to express her exasperation at the very franchise that transformed her boring Mormon housewife life and made her a multi-millionaire. She’s a true artist! She wants to work on other things! Insert eyeroll here.

From Variety:

“I get further away [from Twilight] every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.”
Here’s what she said when asked if she’d ever return to Twilight:

“What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I’m interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-earth.”

Uh… doesn’t Middle-Earth belong to a totally different (and way better) franchise? Try again, lady. I seriously think she needs to ride the end of the vampire wave while it lasts, because the fanaticism over that kinda shit is on the outs and she doesn’t have much more time to try and make a few more million off of bored teenagers before she fades back into obscurity.

Stephenie Meyer’s New Movie Looks Just Super

It’s called The Host and it looks like it’s going to be just as good as The Faculty, and I genuinely mean that. As far as how you want to take that, well. That’s entirely up to you, you know. I personally liked The Faculty, and it wasn’t entirely to do with a hot, drugged-out Josh Hartnett, but sometimes, guys, you don’t need to make the same movie over and over and over again even if you are going to use choice actors like the aforementioned Hartnett (he’s not in this movie, is he?).

Anyway, the premise of the book-turned-movie is that the world is perfectly at peace, and things are as perfect as they can get. Which, of course, is prime alien invasion time, because what’s more bittersweet than learning that you can’t bomb other countries or slit the throats of your neighbors, living in perfect harmony, and then having shit hit the fan all over again? I mean, too little too late if you ask me, right? IMDB says:

One soul, the Wanderer, is fused with a captured human named Melanie Stryder, in an attempt to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth.

And Wikipedia says:

The novel introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants. The book describes one Soul’s predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover.

So, more or less we’re dealing with aliens who are probably teenaged, are probably fighting raging hormones, are probably not going to have sex until one of them turns alien (or marries an alien), and probably will feature a lot of soul-searching on its protagonist’s part. Sorry. Bad joke, I know.

Does this movie look good? Survey over on this side of the computer says ‘no’, but don’t take my word for it. I’m the only one over here right now, so the results might be a little off.

Twilight Director Hints at KStew/RPatz Romance


Time magazine published a fantastic article today about the Twilight books and movies. I think the most interesting part is about how Stephenie Meyer wound up writing the books:

The story begins with a dream. It wasn’t the Great American Dream–Stephenie Meyer, then a 29-year-old Mormon housewife living in Arizona, wasn’t sitting at home trying to figure out how to be the next mega-best-selling author. It was a different kind of dream.

On the morning of June 2, 2003, Meyer woke up with the fading afterimage of a vision in her head, of a young woman and a vampire, talking, in a meadow. She didn’t want to forget it, so she wrote it down. Then she kept on writing. Sometimes you have the dream, and sometimes the dream has you.

And how the publisher ended up acquiring it:

The woman who would publish meyer, Megan Tingley, was handed the manuscript in November 2003, right before she got on a cross-country flight to California. She wasn’t expecting great things. She’d never heard of Meyer. Nobody had. She wasn’t a vampire fan either.

But she spent the entire flight riveted by that 600-page bundle of paper. “I kept thinking, Well, she can’t possibly sustain this,” Tingley remembers. “The whole book is going to fall apart. She’s a first-time writer. I was with a colleague, and he was trying to sleep, and I kept pulling him awake and reading passages to him.”

Even though it was an early draft–back then Bella and her undead boyfriend Edward actually got married at the end–by the time she got off the plane, Tingley was desperate to buy it. But it was a Friday, and everyone was gone for the day. “So I just left a bunch of insane messages back at Little, Brown and with the agent and said, ‘Call me Monday. We have to talk!’” she says. “I pre-empted it on Monday from a street in San Francisco on my cell phone.”

But most of America will be talking about this little gem, from the original Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke:

By all accounts, the chemistry between the two leads was intense, maybe too intense. “After I cast him, I told Rob, Don’t even think about having a romance with her,” Hardwicke says. “She’s under 18. You will be arrested.” It was the beginning of the real-life are-they-aren’t-they, did-they-didn’t-they speculation that is now an ongoing subplot of the Twilight story. “I didn’t have a camera in the hotel room. I cannot say,” Hardwicke says. “But in terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie. Nothing crossed the line while on the first film. I think it took a long time for Kristen to realize, O.K., I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.”

Soooo, is this a confirmation or what? I mean, I guess I don’t need Catherine Hardwicke to confirm anything for me, I’ll just go ahead and state the obvious: These two people have had sexual intercourse. Duh. But are they a couple currently? Who knows, but this will for sure get people talking … even if Kristen won’t. Anyway. The whole article is fascinating — a highly recommended read.

Here are pics of our darling little Twilight kids at a fan event in Madrid today.

‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer Sued for Plagiarism

Author Stephenie Meyer at the Premiere of the Twilight Movie in November 2008

It’s a litigious Sunday here at the Beet.

Stephenie Meyer–who has way too many E’s in her name– is being sued for plagiarism by Jordan Scott, the author of an obscure tome of teenage vampire drama entitled The Nocturne.

According to Scott, she published passages of her book on the internet while she was writing it in 2003. She alleges that Meyer stole material from those passages for her book Breaking Dawn, the fourth in the Twilight series of novels.

“The Nocturne” and “Breaking Dawn,” which was published in 2008, show similarities in language, plot lines, characters and other points, Scott’s lawsuit stated. For instance, the lawsuit said both books contain a wedding passage and an after-wedding scene of sex on the beach.

Hachette Book Group, Meyer’s publisher, said the “alleged similarities” are “wholly lacking in substance,” and Meyer based “Breaking Dawn” on an earlier, unpublished sequel to “Twilight” that she wrote.

Meyer’s lawyers have released a statement calling the lawsuit a “publicity stunt to further Ms. Scott’s career,” and say they expect the lawsuit to be dismissed.

If it is a publicity stunt, it’s a brilliant one. She’s managed to inform readers of Meyer’s novels that her books are similar in style and content (hence, they might enjoy reading them) AND given diehard Meyer fans a reason to buy an read her book– to dispute her claims of plagiarism.

Stephenie Meyer to Star in Comic Book

Female Force: Stephanie Meyer

The author if the Twilight series of novels is slated to appear in her very own comic book, entitled Female Force: Stephenie Meyer.

Bluewater president Darren G. Davis was enthusiastic about the project, saying that Meyer’s story would be, “Very fun, respectful, and unique.”  The comic is scheduled to be released just in time for the sequel to the Twilight film titled New Moon, which is set for debut in late November of 2009.  Meyer joins good company with Female Force, a series of books designed to look at the biographies of modern women who are having an impact on the culture and history of our world.

Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama have also been the subjects of other Female Force editions. I personally want the Sarah Palin edition framed and hanging on my living room wall.

I’m looking at their site right now, and I’m having a hard time believing this shit is for real.



“Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”

Stephen King discussing authors he likes and, obviously, devastated authors he doesn’t like.

Can someone explain this to me?  I didn’t read the Twilight series and really have no intention to.  Vampires never did it for me.  But everyone around me raves about how great they are-the books, that is-not vampires.  Except my mother.  She said Stephenie Meyer was a suck-ass writer months ago.  I just thought she was bitter; turns out, she may have had a point.  So, I’m confused (again).  Are her books the best thing ever or are Stephen King and my mom just crazy?

The Sun Sets On Twilight Series


If you are one of those Twilight freaks, you better find a new fix.  Stephenie Meyer has stopped working on the fifth installment in the series, Midnight Sun, after it was leaked on the internet.

Meyer wrote on her website, “I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on ‘Midnight Sun,’ so it is on hold indefinitely.”  She also posted the incomplete draft that found its way to the net so that her readers could see the transcript without feeling guilty(?).  “I’d rather my fans not read this version … the writing is messy and flawed and full of mistakes. But how do I comment on this violation without driving more people to look for the illegal posting?”

Since she probably has writer’s block is just so devastated, she has no plans to complete the book.  Sigh.  Writers are so dramatic.