The all-important November sweeps rating period is in full swing and it’s looking like a “Twilight” bonanza for Jimmy Kimmel. On Nov. 2, network officials announced that Kimmel landed Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer from “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” The big “gets” are part of Jimmy’s plan to boost ratings during November sweeps, which runs through Nov. 21.
Robert Pattinson is set to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, Nov. 5 to promote the highly anticipated premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” The interview should be interesting to say the least, especially since it looks like Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are an item once again. R. Pattz will discuss his role in the new film and future plans now that the incredibly popular series is coming to an end. The film premieres nationwide on Nov. 16.
Since starring in the first “Twilight” film as Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson has become one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. In 2010, “Time” included him on its “100 Most Influential People in the World” list and “Forbes” ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world. He’s won 23 Teen Choice, People’s Choice and MTV Movie Awards. Pattinson’s next projects include “The Rover,” “Hold on to Me,” “Mission: Blacklist,” and “Queen of the Desert.”
Another big “Twilight” get for Jimmy Kimmel is Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” series of books. Meyer is one of Kimmel’s guests on Friday, Nov. 9, along with Daniel Craig and musical guest Boys Like Girls. In 2003, Meyer’s life changed dramatically when she had a dream that she couldn’t get out of her head. That idea turned out to be her first “Twilight” book and the sky has been the limit ever since.
“Twilight” was one of 2005’s most talked about novels and within weeks of its release, the book debuted at #5 on “The New York Times” bestseller list. Among its many accolades, “Twilight” was named an “ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults,” an Amazon.com “Best Book of the Decade…So Far,” and a “Publishers Weekly” Best Book of the Year. The highly-anticipated sequel, “New Moon,” was released in September 2006, and spent more than 25 weeks at the #1 position on “The New York Times” bestseller list. Meyers went on to write equally successful “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn.”
The “Twilight” movie, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, was released on November 21, 2008. It debuted at #1 at the box office with $70 million, making it the highest grossing opening weekend for a female director.
When she sits down to talk to Jimmy Kimmel, Meyer will take a look back at her rocket ride to worldwide fame and fortune after writing the “Twilight” books. Like Robert Pattinson, she’ll promote the debut of her last film “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs at 12/11c Monday through Friday on ABC. On January 7, 2013, the show moves to 11:35 p.m. to compete directly with Jay Leno and David Letterman. “Nightline,” which currently airs in the post-local news spot, will be shown at 12:35 am.
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