Yay, Vampire Bella! Tell us what you think!
Credit ~ Summit Entertainment
You may remember “Becoming Edward” as we did a contest a while back and gave away this great book by author Faye Meredith! I’ve just gotten a message from Faye that “Becoming Edward” will be available for FREE on Kindle for one day only!!
Becoming Edward FREE on Kindle for 1 day on Thursday 8th March 2012 ~
Becoming Edward will be FREE to download from Amazon on Kindle this Thursday. It’s the story of a guy who starts dressing up like Edward Cullen to attract a girl who’s a massive Twilight fan. Trouble is he gets it wrong and it kind of goes to his head, with disastrous consequences. It’s set in the UK and is a light-hearted, fun novel about what happens when obsession goes too far. Perfect for both Twilight and non-Twilight fans.
You can get it for nothing on Kindle from 8am to 8pm on Thursday 8th March in the UK (from 12am on Thursday 8th March American Standard Pacific Time) or it can be bought on paparback at amazon.co.uk for £5.00 at: http://amzn.to/wrFQcz and from Amazon.com at: http://amzn.to/xPrmDA
It’s only free for tomorrow so get moving and GET THIS BOOK! It is such a fun read and should NOT be missed by any Twilight fan, but can be enjoyed even if you aren’t Twilight crazed like we are! I think this was my favorite contest that we’ve ever done because I loved the book so much and just wanted people to read it. If you’d like the paperback instead because as my husband says “I like the feel of paper in my hands,” you can pick that up at Amazon as well for a very good price. It’s worth it people!
Go get your read on and support another Twifan!
You will not be disappointed!!
Thanks for the heads up Faye!
This is a link to our original contest where you can read a little of the book.
Cover Art ~ Faye Meredith
I’m a Twilight fan. I mean I really, really like the whole thing. That doesn’t mean that if you make something and slap Twilight on it that I’ll buy it but I think (for the most part) what has been done with the movies in relation to the books has been pretty good. Some movies better than others but that’s to be expected. I can’t be the only one who feels pings of nausea when I hear there are talks of a sixth Twilight film. It’s just a bad idea.
What’s wrong with quitting while you’re ahead? Going out on top? Trying to suck the life out of something that’s really good and means so much to so many is a really, really bad idea. There are always be Twilight fans who will buy a kumquat if you put Edward’s face on it but there are also some of us who like the quality of the films and the though of it being taken over the top with what would basically be a spin off, just unnerves us. We’re the same ones who that while we find it fun, think that Team Edward and Team Jacob was the worst thing that ever happened to Twilight.
From The Stir:
“Last week, Lionsgate co-chair Rob Friedman revealed that if Meyer wants to write another Twilight installment, the studio—which recently bought Summit—will “be there to support her.” Uh, duh?! That would only translate to more mega-bucks galore for the studio!! But it doesn’t seem like Meyer is on board as Lionsgate or the fans may wish she was. At least not when it comes to vampire romances.”
Has anyone ever seen the 6th Rocky film (Rocky Balboa), Police Academy VI, Friday the 13th Part VI, Saw VI, Seed of Chucky? The only thing these films have in common is that they all suck. Please let this sleeping dog alone. I beg of you. It’s not like any of the main actors would come back for this so they’d use horrible “seem a likes” and it would be a nightmare. Just let it go.
There’s also always talk of Midnight Sun. Sure I’d like to read the rest of it but as far as making it into a movie, it’s already been done. It’s called Twilight.
Photo Credit ~ Summit Entertainment
I came across some fun items for sale by one of our fellow Twiligter, Darina. You’ll remember Darina from her guest posts here on our site about her recent trip to Forks!
Darina is selling many items, not all of which are Twilight related before a big move in the summer and has made several Twilight inspired handcrafted items and they are super cute! I have some of them myself and they are awesome so I thought I’d share it with you guys so you could hop over and take a look before they’re gone!
These Cullen Cold Packs are my personal favorite:
Please take a look at her items HERE! Yay to supporting one of our own!
Photo Credit ~ Darina
I love these girls. So funny, so sweet, so talented.
The Hillywood Show has done parodies for all of the Twilight Saga movies as well as countless others and they’ve got a new one coming our in February for Breaking Dawn Part I. I’m so excited! Make sure you keep an eye on their website for the full parody!
This is the teaser:
Check out The Hillywood Show website and watch the first three Hillywood Breaking Dawn Saga Parodies bellow because they’re fun and fabulous!
My favorite scene from any Hillywood Show parody. I still laugh when I see it:
Photo Credits ~ The Hillywood Show
Our own Melissa Rosenberg is now the highest paid female screenwriter in Hollywood! Go Melissa! Lets hope for a day when she’s just the highest paid screenwriter and the fact that she’s a woman is a non issue. Baby steps….
From the Hollywood Reporter:
In the last two weeks, the total grosses for movies Rosenberg has written surpassed those of Linda Woolverton, whose 20-year career had its biggest hit in 2010 with the Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland adaptation. That Disney release cleared the billion-dollar mark ($1.024 billion) and stands as the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time. The Lion King, which Woolverton also co-wrote, is now 14th on that list thanks to a recent 3D re-release, with $945.6 million in worldwide revenue. Combined with her other produced work, those movies contribute the lion’s share of Woolverton’s $2.39 billion total
Read more of the article at the Hollywoodreporter.com
Photo Credit ~ Alberto E. Rodrequez/ Getty Images
And our winner is…….Samantha Justilian via Twilightblogs.com and our Facebook page!! Samantha, please send me your email address so I can get it to the author ASAP so you can get yourebook! Also, once you’ve read it, we’d love to have you do a guest post on Twilightblogs.com to review the book! I’m sure you’ll love it! It’s a really fun book to read, even if you aren’t searching for your Edward. Congrats!
If you are not our winner and would like to purchase this book, please go to these sites:
For the ladies…
Why do guys cringe when you try to help them with something?
What qualities of Edward’s and Jacob’s might you actually find in the real life man of your dreams?
Which of their qualities are based not so much in reality, but in the idealistic storytelling of the Twilight Saga’s female author, Stephenie Meyer?
What’s the difference between standards and expectations (and why should you care)?
How do you set the bar high, but not so high that no man will ever live up to your vision of what Mr. Right looks like?
For the guys…
What does the Twilight Saga have in common with football, video games, gadgets and more (and why should you care)?
Why do girls seem to only be interested in dating guys who treat them like crap?
What is it about that creepy, sparkly stalker guy that women love so much?
What critical mistakes does Jacob make in trying to turn Bella from a friend into a girlfriend?
How do you go about getting the woman of your dreams to not only notice you, but arrive at the realization that you’re just as good as Edward Cullen or Jacob Black?
Imagie credit ~ Tina Kelleher
Most twihards probably think of Edward Cullen as the role Robert Pattinson was born to play. However, in a recent interview with iHeartRadio, the 25-year-old actor admitted that he would have loved to try the part of Bella’s BFF Jacob Black on for size. The only possible problem would have been the shirtless scenes. Although doffing his top apparently never bothered the buff, gym-addicted Lautner, gym-shy R-Pattz admits that the shirtless scenes would have been tough for him.
“Ya I mean I love that part,” Rob said, adding, “I wouldn’t really want to work out all the time it’s really not my lifestyle choice.”
But wait. There was another part in the series that Rob would have been totally down with playing, but which, alas, no one thought of offering it to him–the role of Bella Swan.
“[Jacob] Or Bella!” joked Rob. “I mean they are both great parts.”
True. However, it would probably have required a lot more than a diet and exercise regimen to get Robert Pattinson ready to play Bella Swan. The producers were wise to go with Kristen Stewart on that one.
No offense, Rob.
Oh Rob, always the jokester. But could you ever imagine these movies with Taylor as Edward and Rob as Jacob?
Listen to full interview here.
Credit to Hope Carson at celebs.gather.com
Cedit to iheart.com
Round two was full of tough matchups, but the dust has settled and our final four are here.
Did your favorite make it?
First, we have to give our condolences to Team Jacob. No. 7 Taylor Lautner was paired up against his immortal foe No. 2 Robert Pattinson, and he just didn’t have the strength to oust Bella’s new husband. In the end, R.Pattz brought in 67 percent of the votes. Hope that reconciliation among the pack is going smoothly for Jake.
In an upset, No. 3 Leonardo DiCaprio may have had a stellar year and could be looking at an Oscar nom for his work in J. Edgar, but dashing Captain Jack stole the show. No. 6 Johnny Depp had Leo walking the plank with his 57 percent.
But it was a narrower victory for the No. 1 seed Ryan Gosling. He managed to slip past Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe with 56 percent of your votes. And while many thought Ry should have snagged the title of Sexiest Man, maybe they’ll take comfort in knowing that this year’s winner, No. 5 Bradley Cooper fell to No. 4 Ryan Reynolds. The big-screen superhero bested the Hangover funnyguy with 58 percent of the vote, but at least Bradley has one title to hold him over this year.
Remember, a lot is at stake! E! will donate $25,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice, so be sure to vote. Make sure your fave takes home the title!
Check out all 64 contestants here.
All Credit to Eonline.com
Readers’ Choice Winners (& Losers)!
See how 3 million votes add up to the most amazing, memorable star moments of the year. Plus: Your real people favorites!
#1—STAR YOU’RE MOST INTO: KATE MIDDLETON
In a true fairy-tale transformation, the demure beauty from Bucklebury, England, gave us all royal wedding fever when she walked into Westminster Abbey looking every bit a princess bride and emerged as British royalty on April 29. So it came no surprise you voted the Duchess of Cambridge as the public figure who reigned supreme – topping little sister Pippa and leading man Ryan Gosling.
#2—BEST STAR ENGAGEMENT RING: REESE WITHERSPOON
Bring on the bling! In a year filled with high-profile engagements and impressive jewels, readers overwhelmingly picked the Oscar winner’s rare 4-carat Ashoka diamond ring (set on a pavé diamond-and-platinum band) as the hands-down best. The ring’s 62-displayed facets and rounded corners create a dazzle like no other – no wonder you said “I do” to the sparkler.
What’s in a name? History and sentiment, according to David and Victoria Beckham, who went with a cherished, literary pick when it came to naming their newborn daughter. “Harper is an old English name which we love,” he said. “One of the other reasons is Victoria’s favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee.”
#4—2011 WAS THE YEAR OF … THE ROYALS
It was a British invasion of royal proportions! William and Kate‘s fairy-tale wedding, Pippa‘s backside, Beatrice’s hat and one very hot Harry solidified the royals as the ones to watch in 2011. Not since Beatlemania has a love for all things British reached such a fever pitch, with PEOPLE.com readers coming in record-breaking numbers to follow the royal wedding, from the moment the first guests arrived at Westminster Abbey till the last partygoer left Buckingham Palace.
It was a year filled with blessings and big wins for the former Married With Children star, who’s proven she’s a survivor – both on- and off-camera. Following her battle with breast cancer, Applegate ushered in 2011 with her “miracle baby,” Sadie Grace, and made a TV comeback playing a working mom (natch!) on the NBC hit Up All Night.
#6—SO OVER THEM: THE KARDASHIANS
Is Kim Kardashian‘s ongoing divorce drama the beginning of the end for her family’s lucrative reign over reality TV? With fans accusing her of faking her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, a full-on Kardashian backlash has begun. By a landslide, readers proclaimed they are “so over” the family, so much so that thousands have also petitioned E! to cancel Keeping Up with the Kardashians for good.
#7—WHO RULED THE RED CARPET: MILA KUNIS
Thanks to a breakout role in Black Swan and a lead in Friends with Benefits, Kunis turned 2011 into her moment to shine. From making a fiery statement at the SAG Awards and looking lovely in lavender at the Oscars to topping off her prima ballerina status with a frilly white frock at the film’s Russian premiere, the 28-year-old actress was clearly en pointe when it came to dazzling PEOPLE.com readers.
The show may be over, but Oprah’s wisdom lives on! Winfrey replies to her followers with thoughtful, inquisitive Tweets – each one an “aha!” moment all their own – making her 140-character shout-outs on the micro-blogging site the most sought after by PEOPLE.com readers.
#9—HOLLYWOOD’S HOTTEST DATE: RYAN REYNOLDS
He’s played a superhero and holds a Sexiest Man Alive title, so it’s easy to see why Reynolds is the actor you’d most want to mingle with over such eligible singles as Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Wilde. Never mind the actor has been getting cozy with his former Green Lantern costar Blake Lively. If given the chance, PEOPLE.com readers still wanted to spend QT with the Canadian charmer.
The Oprah Winfrey Show
After a quarter-century on TV, the Queen of Talk said goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show in May. During that time, she shared her toughest struggles and greatest triumphs, introduced her Favorite Things, gave away hysteria-inducing swag (276 cars in one show!), got millions to read with her book club and donated millions more through her Angel Network. No wonder her farewell featured a galaxy of stars and 13,000 cheering fans.
After traveling around the world, 25-year-old Leah Mosall took a six-month-long vacation to Los Angeles, where she got first-hand experience with the paparazzi who thought she was indie darling Zooey Deschanel. And PEOPLE.com readers agree, choosing the Albany, N.Y., resident as a ringer for the New Girl star. “I think it’s flattering because she’s beautiful,” says Mosall. “Everyone’s been really excited for me. It’s just a fun thing.”
#12—BEST MALE CELEBRITY LOOK-ALIKE: ART AS MATT
Art Von Hagen has had a decade’s worth of comparisons to Matt Damon – since the Oscar winner’s breakout role in 1997′s Good Will Hunting. But the Yonkers, N.Y.-based plumber can thank relatives from Boston to Alaska for helping him score the Best Male Look-Alike title. “I was pretty shocked and pretty happy,” he says of just being in the running. But nothing compares to the thrill his wife, Laura, is experiencing. “Forget it,” says the 37-year-old. “She’s so excited about it. She’s living for this right now.”
By Dickens, when did Russell Brand get so doggone cute! Rebecca Long from Great Falls, Mont., shared a photo of her golden doodle because of his uncanny resemblance to the British comic. But more than just looks, “He’s really goofy. And he’s just a really happy dog. I think that translates through the pictures,” says Long, adding, “It made my day! To see him on PEOPLE.com tickles me to death!”
After creating a homemade sign professing his love for Taylor Swift, Chase Yurtin stood outside a San Jose, Calif., radio station with his nanny in the hopes the “super pretty” star would take notice. And she did! Swift invited Yurtin, then 6, to sit in on her radio interview. “It was the coolest thing ever!” says the 8-year-old. And the excitement didn’t stop there. “He thinks he is famous,” Yurtin’s mom, Lori, says of her son seeing his photo online.
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST:
#15–WORLD’S BIGGEST SUPER-FAN: LYNDA CHAPLIN
Lynda Chaplin of Edmonton, Alberta, turned her passion for Stephenie Meyer’s vampire-themed fantasy books into a labor of love – and a landslide win! From posters and paperbacks to action figures and board games, the stay-at-home mom, 35, has Twi-hards to thank for her victory. “All my [fellow] Twilight lovers came together,” says Chaplin of the outpouring of support she received from Facebook groups and fan sites.
ALL CREDIT TO PEOPLE.COM