If that photo of the hot, steamy vampire love between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart didn’t give it away, then just let me spell it out for you: Twilight. The lady who wrote all the Twilight movies, Melissa Rosenberg, has made more money than any other female screenwriter ever. Does that make you die inside a little too?
Before Rosenberg and all that Twilight nonsense, a woman named Linda Woolverton held the title. Linda wrote Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and also The Lion King. However, the magic of Tim Burton and The Lion King are apparently no match for these vampires in love, because as of now, the Twilight franchise has made over two and a half billion dollars worldwide.
Is this as upsetting for you as it is for me?
December 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Writing about celebrity gossip is hard work! And that is why I have decided to farm out one of my weekend posts to my friend Fred’s 11-year-old daughter. Hmm. I think this isn’t illegal.
Now, you might guess that this new column was inspired by Kids React, but you are wrong. Instead, I was inspired by the mustache my friend Fred’s daughter was perma-markering onto a photograph of Justin Bieber in the magazine J-14. “You know,” I said to her, “Perez Hilton made his millions by drawing on people.” Then I offered this 11-year-old girl my job.
Here is what an 11-year old had to say:
I recently went to see Part I of Breaking Dawn. If I had to rate the movie from 1 to 5 stars, I would give it a three-and-a-half.
I love the Twilight series, but Breaking Dawn was way too sappy. I hate sappy movies! I hate them because you always know what will happen at the end. Like every Julia Roberts movie! Or Julia Roberts comes into movies and ruins them! Like Ocean’s Eleven. It started so cool: gadgets, stealing money, George Clooney, Brad Pitt…. And then at the end, Julia Roberts has to suddenly show up and kiss George Clooney. The pain of that scene was just like being locked up in a nuthouse and being forced to listen to show tunes. (Editor’s note: ?????!!!!)
The mouth on this kid! Anyway, there’s much, much more, but there are also some Breaking Dawn spoilers. You’ve been warned.
December 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Jenn
Are you sick of the Twilight overdose yet? You about to pull your hair out over hearing the names “Bella” and “Edward” and “Jacob“? Then friends, I suggest you avert your eyes, because right up there ^^ I’ve got some more of the same.
Yeah, it’s just another video chock-full of interviews with the same tired cast of characters and the same special effects and pregnancy bumps and bruises, but it’s for Breaking Dawn Part 1. Doesn’t that make it special enough to warrant continuous posts covering every single second of what’s to come in seventeen days? Didn’t we make this big a deal over all of the Harry Potter business? Yes, friends, I believe we did. Let’s take one for the Twihards, now, shall we?
November 1, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
If there are two things I’m obsessed with right now, it’s Adele and Twilight (well, those things and the music video for “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” so I guess that’s three things). Twilight because Breaking Dawn is coming out soon (November 18th!) and my movie theatre, and I’m sure many of your movie theatres as well, is showing all the movies before the midnight premiere, and I’m crazy excited about it, and Adele, because, well, it’s Adele. So you can imagine my excitement when I came across this amazing cover of “Someone Like You,” can’t you?
Do you like it too, or is it too Team Jacob for you?
October 15, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
O. M. G. OMG. Like, OMG. By a show of hands, who’s going crazy for this magazine cover? I’m talking totally, batshit insane. Won’t-be-able-to-eat-dinner-for-three-days nuts.
I’ll let you in on a secret: while I’m not completely falling out of my chair over this, like the girl whom I desperately desire to guest vlog for us, I’m pretty excited. Breaking Dawn wasn’t my favorite Twilight series book, but it did have a few good parts – namely, the whole wedding/honeymoon thing. I’d be curious, from an artistic point of view, of course, how what’s written in the book will translate to film.
About that, by the way, Kristen Stewart says:
“It’s a trip to watch the wedding scenes especially. It was so volatile and emotional – I was being such a crazy person.”
And Robert Pattinson says about the sex scene, of course:
“I wanted to have it as a line so much. [In an American/Edward accent] I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One. And then he’d start crying. By the way, that’s what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! [Laughs] I ruined this bed!”
Can you guys almost not even stand it? Bed-ruining? Volatile emotions? Dear God.
August 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Have you heard of give-a-shit.org? No? Then you’re in the majority, if you’re talking just between you and I, because I haven’t either. Funny, huh? Anyway, it’s more or less an organization (a website) that allows you to show and share what you give a shit about, be it saving the planet, feeding the hungry, raising barns in the Pacific Northwest for those who need them or whatever. Nikki Reed? Definitely gives a shit.
What other celebrities would you like to see sitting on the john?