Bella’s Birthday Bash ~ VIP Getaway!!

Warning, this is a dream come true!!

We’re celebrating Bella’s birthday with a Three Day, Two Night Party!

This is an exclusive event, limited to just 20 Twilight VIPs. Will one of them be you?

When: Sept 12, 13 & 14 (following Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks)

Where: Portland, Oregon area where Twilight was filmed

Movie Party – Popcorn and Twilight on the Big Screen!

The Twilight stars and fans are known for their big hearts. So, naturally we’re kicking off this party with a small charitable event, treating some very special cancer patients and their families to a showing of Twilight on the big screen and popcorn with us.

Dinner Where the Actors Ate

Just the 20 of us will then head over to the Klondike for delicious Twilight themed dinner. This was a film location for interviews and where several of the cast and crew ate.

Slumber Party

After dinner we’ll head out to Edgefield, the 74 acre resort, for a night of chit chat, snacks and wine in our pjs. Some may want to wander off to play pool, ski ball and sample the local ales. Alice would approve.

Tour

Sit back and relax. We’ll do the driving. You’ll see Twilight movie sets around the Portland area, have lunch at a Twilight set, an exclusive private tour, a stop for shopping where the stars shopped and more. You might want to polish up on your Twilight trivia for the car ride and be sure to pack a camera!

Bella’s Birthday Party

We’ll return to the resort to celebrate Bella’s birthday with dinner, cake and a gift exchange. For those who aren’t ready to call it a day there are several pubs, a winery, a spa, wading pool and movie theater available on the grounds.

Brunch w/ Local Cast

You’ll have a chance to chat with locals who were on the set of Twilight as we dine on a beautiful brunch spread. Local cast have the best stories!

 I can’t imagine too many things better than spending a weekend not only touring the shooting locations from Twilight but doing it with locals who were there when it was filmed and can tell you so many things about the area.  Not to mention watching Twilight on the big screen with other Twilighters who completely understand your obsession!

Don’t miss out on this VIP opportunity and put in your deposit today!  There’s room for 20 Twilight VIPs.  What better way to celebrate Bella’s birthday?  This is honestly a once in a lifetime chance!  You’ll be eating where the stars ate, attending a birthday party for Bella, complete with gifts and dine with some of the local cast!

Price Per Person

$300.00 Bunkmate (bunk bed lodging)

$340.00 Roommate (one of two Queen beds)

$250.00 BFF Rate (share a bed w/ a friend, based on double occupancy)

$400.00 Private Room

$100.00 deposit will hold your reservation. Payment must be made in full a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.

If you just can’t imagine missing this, go HERE NOW and put in your deposit through Paypal.

Included: 2 nights lodging, 1 8-hour Twilight  Tour, 2 Dinners, 1 Continental Breakfast, 1 Brunch

Transportation will be provided for all events. We can make arrangements to shuttle to and from the airport as well.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are members of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program. We walk because we can. We raise funds because we want a cure!

A Very Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Smith has joined our growing little team here at Twilight Blogs as the new Editor in Chief. You may recognize her from her blog “What This Mom Knows…”. We love her sassy style, sharp wit and creative photographs. We know you will too.

Of course she’s a huge Twilight fan. Having made the trek all the way out to the Northwest to visit Forks, the film sets in Oregon, the Twilight Convention and the exclusive tour with Catherine Hardwicke; she falls into a rare category of us crazed Twihard fans. Go ahead, ask her if Rob wears boxers or briefs. I bet she knows. LOL

Twilight Blogs will be undergoing some major changes with Kathy Kidd, CEO and Michelle Smith, Editor in Chief at the helm. As a blogazine, TwilightBlogs.com will feature fellow Twilight bloggers each week, keep you up to date on the latest Twilight happenings, host blog hops, give away lots of cool prizes and provide a place for you to hang out and revel in your Twilight addiction. If you have any special requests for something you’d like to see here please comment below. Be sure to check back often. The month of December is going to be full of changes!

Michelle’s full bio:

Michelle Smith is in a constant state of flux.  Nothing is ever good enough or crazy enough.  She lives for the occasion where she can be completely blown away by that rare shocking moment.  She lives her life with a Nikon in one hand and an obnoxiously large red laptop in the other while two amazingly beautiful children play at her feet.

She is originally from the booming metropolis that is Nashville, Tennessee, so she is used to hearing about an accent that she swears she doesn’t have.  She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and currently resides in Maryland with her ridiculously smart husband, Chris and the grooviest of children, Owen and River.

She is a writer, a blogger, a photographer, a chef, a chauffeur, an advocate and a royal pain if that is what is required to keep herself creative and her family moving forward.  She makes a point to never ask permission or apologize for the way she boldly chooses to live her life and that has made all the difference.

For her Birthday this year her husband flew her across the entire country to spend time visiting a small town that is supposed to be under a near constant cover of clouds and rain, yet the sun shined daily.    Six days in the Olympic Peninsula visiting Portland, Kalama, St. Helens, Forks, La Push, Port Angeles and everything in between was just not enough.  Since returning to the East coast she has longed for the day she can return.  She’s still waiting…..

Also, she’s totally Team Edward with a minor in Carlisle.

Welcome, Michelle!

Ask Stephenie Meyer at Twifans.com

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For Twilight, Stephenie did the press circuit to promote Twilight, for New Moon she did Oprah, but for Eclipse Stephenie is going straight to the fans. Certain select fansites have been randomly chosen to get the privilege to meet Stephenie and asks her questions about the Twilight Saga.  Our good friends over at Twifans.com have been chosen to participate at we are so happy for them!! They are asking for any suggestions that YOU might have for question Stephenie. This is your chance to ask Stephenie all burning questions you have! Wnat to know her inspiration for Jasper? Or how she created the character of Alice? Then submit your questions to Twifans.com before June 18th so you can get your questions answered!

On a side note, we just wanted to send a big congrats to Twifans.com! It is pretty awesome to get chosen for something like this! You are so lucky! You better come back with some great stories!! We can’t wait to hear all about it!!

What questions are you going to ask? How jealous of Twifans.com are you? Share with us!!

TONS of Twilight Updates!!!

There is so much new stuff going on with the Twilight saga that is is hard to keep up on posts! We have been trying to keep you updated through our facebook and our twitter accounts, but there is just not enough space to give you all the info you need. So we would post it for you here, that way you can be in the know on all things Twilight! Here we go!

Although I am not a very jealous person, I couldn’t help but be jealous of the lucky Oprah viewers who got to see an early preview of Eclipse!! Oprah was filming her show for Eclipse that is scheduled for  May 13th (Rob’s Birthday) and so her and the audience got to actually see the movie. So far people have been really good at not spoiling anything, but from the tweets we can tell the movie is going to be so good!!:

@JustSoJazzyDiva yes there was a lot of Edward & Bella. They didn’t miss a thing
you’re gonna be blown away for sure.

@JustSoJazzyDiva [Alice and Jasper] have waaay more screen time!! U even get to see them
interact more w/ each other!

@Nicolediscogrll I just saw Eclipse. Oh my god. Best movie I have ever see. The fight
scenes the love scenes oh my god.

From Emily:

First, the trailers HARDLY give the movie any justice, which is always a great thing – you go in expecting one thing and leave completely blown away. This movie was by far the best and I have no
negative comments on it. David Slade did an amazing job, his shots and
fight scenes were amazingly done. By far the best yet. They stayed
completely true to the book – this had the most direct and almost
direct quotes andddd LOTS of making out!! Very Edward and Bella
focused which was great! And the most exciting, Jasper was truly the
breakthrough character of this movie. He was the most impressive and I
loved that he had actual dialogue in this movie.

This movie will definitely be more guy friendly, and the humor has stepped up big time! It’s not cheesily thrown in there like the crack of “guess the wolf’s outta the bag.” More edgy this time around.
Sexual humor was tossed around too. I know all the Twilight fans are
going to be amazed and definitely not disappointed!!

Sounds amazing!!!

Next update- Breaking Dawn Release date is Set!! Just a few days ago they announced the director for Breaking Dawn so we knew this would be coming soon! LA Times is reporting the release date as November 18, 2011. I know, I know, none of us want to wait that long, but in reality it could have been longer. I mean Rob and Kristen have been signing up for all sorts of movie projects. Let the countdown begin!!

Another Still has been released and from what we can tell Edward and Bella keep getting steamier and steamier!!
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For those of you who read the book, the speculation is that this is the scene where Edward is “baby-sitting Bella.” You will remember this scene was very steamy!!

The Clackamas Community College was used as the greenhouse in Twilight, you know the scene where we learn about compost tea? Well, every year they have a Mothers Day flower sale and it is one of the only days where you can actually go inside and see the greenhouse. It is the perfect time to get pictures of the greenhouse! The sale is this Friday from 12-5pm. Go check it out!

Also check out the Eclipse Sneak peek, this can be found on some of the New Moon DVD’s but for those that haven’t seen it I wanted to share!!-

Thats all i have for today, but believe me there is so much more coming!! Don’t forget to check out Oprah May 13th to find out more about Eclipse!!

What do you think of our updates? Is it too much excitement to handle?? Have any updates YOU want to share??? Please share in the comment section below!!

Breaking Dawn Director Official!

Just in from Summit, they have officially decided on a director for the Brekaing Dawn movies!! And the Winner is… Bill Condon!!

Rumors have been swirling for months about who it would be. Chris Weitz, Catherine Hardwicke, Gus Van Sant, and many more were all in the running, but in the end Summit went with Bill Condon. Bill is known for directing movies such as- Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters, and Chicago. Here is the official statement that Summit released on their Facebook page-

BILL CONDON TO DIRECT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT’S THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN

Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

“Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I’m so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he’s going to be a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does with the material.”

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999. He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003. Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

Condon is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.

This is so exciting because it means we are one step closer to Breaking Dawn the movie!

What do you think of the choice on director? Why do you think they chose him? Share your opinions with us!

Casting for “The Host” Official

Stephenie Meyer is the author that brought us the Twilight books, but she is also the author of The Host, which is also in pre-production of becoming the next big movie.

Just like with Twilight, the casting for this is going to be un-known actors, this is where you come in. For all of you who are interested in acting, and I know there are a lot of you I see all your comments, this is your chance to STAR in a major motion picture.  Auditions are being held in Los Angeles to find actors to play principal characters including:

Melanie Stryder- The Host. Female, early 20′s, tall athletic, naturally tan skin, attractive, long dark brown hair, and hazel eyes.

Wanda- The soul who inhabits Mel. This character is a female Voice Over

Jamie Stryder- Melanie’s Brother.  14-16, shaggy black curly hair, and chocolate brown eyes.

Jared Howe- Love interest for Melanie. Male, 20′s, physically fit, tan, sienna-colored eyes, and sun bleached hair.

There are many more roles to be great for this movie! Filming starts early 2011. i don’t have an exact location for auditions, but as soon as I know I will pass the word along. Casting is being done by Francine Maisler. For more information check out Acting Auditions.org

Are you interested in auditioning? What character could you play? Share your comments with us!

Looking For Talented Musicians

Hey Twilighters! It is already the middle of April and for all of us that means Eclipse is only a couple weeks away! For New Moon, we put on quite a premiere party of our own called Experience New Moon, and we are planning to do the same with Eclipse. For this event we need some entertainment, thats where you come in! We are looking for talented Twilight fans to preform at our event. The band or singer that wins will have their own private concert at our event and all the great publicity that come with that.

Lots of bands have gotten name recognition for playing Twilight music and this is the perfect opportunity! To enter the competition all you have to do is record a video of yourself singing. Then send it to us through our Twitter- @twilightblogger

Can’t wait to see all your videos!

Winner will be announced soon!

Stephenie Writes new Twilight Novella

Twilight Fans have bee begging for months for Stephenie Meyer to write a new Twilight novel and we keep hearing the same answer, that she is not writing anymore vampire novels at the moment. Well I guess she changed her mind because due out June 5th at 12:01am is Stephenie Meyer’s latest novel The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella!! Here is what we know so far about the book-

The new novella is told in the voice of the teenage Bree, a “newborn vampire” whom we meet on page 569 in Eclipse. Ten pages later, she’s dead.

“I started writing this a long time ago,” Meyer said in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY. “It was when I was editing Eclipse. It was more of just an exercise so I could be clear about what was going on in the story.”
Bree is part of an army of newborn vampires created by Cullen family nemesis Victoria. Thirsty for revenge after the Cullens kill her vampire lover James, Victoria’s plan is to use her army to kill the Cullens and Bella.

“The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is pretty much contained in the last week of the newborns’ existence before the big fight (between the Cullens and the vampire army) in the meadow in Eclipse,” Meyer says. “It’s the last week before Bree dies.”

In the novella, Meyer says, Bree has been a vampire for about three months. No other details are being released.

How exciting right? Already the novel is getting some screen time as Stephenie tells us that parts of the book will be added as plot points to the Eclipse movie, due out June 30th.

But that is not even the best part! There is so much more! Stephenie tells it best on her site but I will post some of it hear for you to read:

This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew. So I dusted it off and finished it up for placement in the Guide.

Then I got the news: my “short story” was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.

But here is the Best part:

There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at www.breetanner.com/

How very Exciting!! Thank you Stephenie!!

Are you excited about reading this story? What questions do you hope she answers in the book? Come and share in the excitement with us!!

Breaking Dawn Official!!

It is official! Breaking Dawn will be filmed and it will be shot as two separate movies. For months the Twilight world has been a buzz with rumors about Breaking Dawn and its productions; the where, the when, the how. Unfortunately most of those questions still go unanswered, but here is what we do know.

Breaking Dawn has officially been green-lit, although there is no press release from Summit confirming this yet. But don’t worry too much about that, it also took them awhile to release press releases about the casting of Taylor Lautner and Bryce Dallas Howard. It will be split into 2 different films, the first of which is starting production in October of 2010. There is still no named director but all signs point to Gus Van Sant, who is currently filming a movie with Bryce Dallas Howard. As to the controversy of where it is being filmed, there is still no word, but Gus Van Sant is known for filming movies in Oregon, so that could be a clue!

However, not all the news is good news. Twilight stars Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner have not signed on to shoot the second half of Breaking Dawn yet and sources are saying they are no where close to an agreement. These stars are getting super famous and they are in high demand so there prices are going up. Especially Taylor Lautner, whose fees have gone up to 7.5 million!!

Hopefully we get more answers soon, but for now that is all I have for you! Casting for this production will start very soon and as soon as I know, I will share the info!

Are you glad it is being separated? Who do you think should play Reneesme? Share your opinions with us!!

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Leverage Boot Camp

Twilight isn’t the only fun that we have down here in Portland!! In fact lots of TV shows and movies are making their way to Oregon for filming. One of are biggest show is Leverage and it is one of my favorites!! Lana Veenker, one of the principal casting directors for Twilight, also casts this show and she is giving hopeful actors a chance to land key roles in this show, it is called Leverage Boot Camp, here are the details.

This weekend (Feb. 6th-7th) Lana Veenker’s is hosting Leverage Boot Camp through her educational division, Tools 4 Actors. Basically casting is going on for season 3 and many of the actors who played thugs and stuntmen are no longer eligible for roles in the show. So Lana and TNT have several different camps that are workshops that train potential actors on how to be stuntmen and thugs. Here are the camps:

*Thug Camp – 12 hours of instruction, plus 2 lunchtime Q&As

*Beginner Camp – 10 hours of instruction, plus 2 lunchtime Q&As ( + optional stunt class)

*Kid Camp – 6 hours of instruction, plus 1 lunchtime Q&A ( + optional parent class)

*Teen Camp – 6 hours of instruction, plus 1 lunchtime Q&A ( + optional parent class)

*Behind-the-Scenes Camp – 2 hours of instruction, plus 1 lunchtime Q&A ( + optional stunt class and/or additional lunchtime Q&A)

This is just a workshop to teach the skills and not an audition so participating does not guarantee a spot on the show, but it is still an amazing opportunity! for more information go to Lana’s Website or to the Boot Camp registration page. Good Luck!

Are you going to go to boot camp? Share the experience with us!!