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In the Twilight of Her Career

DeAnna Pappas twitters about Rachelle Lafevre

In a contest of irrelevancy, Rachelle Lafevre and former Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas, hung out last night at the pre-Emmy charity gifting suite at the London Hotel in L.A.

The bachelorette tweeted about the encounter and seemed pretty excited about meeting the actress formerly known as Victoria from the Twilight series of films. This makes her one of three people in America who care about Rachelle Lafevre and one of one people in America who care about DeAnna Pappas.

Lafevre commented on recently being fired from the cast of the Twilight: Eclipse film, saying, “That’s the kind of thing you can’t anticipate in a career. It was devastating, I didn’t see it coming.”

Honestly, at this point calling it a “career” is a fine little bit of nomination-worthy acting in itself. Now that she’s been dismissed from what was most likely the biggest acting role she’ll ever have, what route do you think she’ll take? Will it be community theater and autograph sessions with chubby goth kids at  Milwaukee Fantasy-con or an appearance on celebrity Blind Date and a spread in Hustler?

New Moon Extended Trailer

As you probably know, I haven’t read or watched any of the Twilight series.  I do know that Twilight fans have November 20th — the premiere date for The New Moon — marked on their calendars.

This new extended trailer actually makes the movie look a bit interesting.  Should I be downloading the books to my Kindle and catching up?  It appears to be a modern-day Romeo and Juliet except with fangs.  How close am I?

‘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.