Want even more Twilight news to peruse this afternoon? No problem. Here’s a run-through of more than a dozen new odds and ends you’ll likely enjoy.
Box Office News: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is still tearing it up at the box office, and according to BoxOffice.com, its worldwide total has now reached $589.9 million. Wowza!
Casting: Per Deadline, Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) has been cast in a new filmed called Tatua, about a tattooed assassin with some formidable powers. Production on the movie is expected to begin in Toronto this March. Additionally, as reported by Screen Daily, Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley) nabbed a new part as well – a leading role in a film called Indian Summer. Spencer will star as a Native American U.S. Marine in the flick.
Hot List Author: Looks like Stephenie Meyer‘s hitting The Hollywood Reporter‘s authorial “Hot List” this year. Find out more from Twilight Lexicon.
Independent Spirit Awards Noms: Congrats are in order for Breaking Dawn – Part 2 actor Wendell Pierce (J. Jenks) because he’s been nominated for Best Male Lead at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards for his performance in the film Four! Twilight Saga star Anna Kendrick (Jessica Stanley), by the way, was on-hand to deliver the nominations list.
Promotional Tour Carries On for Some: According to the South China Morning Post, Twilight fans should expect to see Jamie Campbell Bower (Caius – Volturi) and Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen) in Hong Kong this December 12 for the area’s premiere of Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Can’t Compute Twilight Fandemonium: The Hollywood Reporter has a mighty interesting post going on about how IBM tried to monitor Twilight fan activities and emotions during the release of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Check out this video for more.
Nikki and Paul Collide: If you’ve not yet seen the adorable video of when Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) first met her husband Paul McDonald – the American Idol alum whom she sings “All I’ve Ever Needed” with on the BD2 soundtrack – go here and watch it (at the 0:52 mark). Then check out this article where she talks about how mortifying it is. If by mortifying she means ridiculous with the cuteness, then sure.
Twilight Taxes: Chalk this one up to some weird tying in. H&R Block has done an infographic on what would happen if the Twilight Saga‘s characters had to file taxes this year. Hit this link to see the fun graphic.
Are These Dolls Better?: Whoa! Get a load of these hand-crafted Twilight Saga Bella and Edward dolls at Celebrity Gossip. They’re pretty awesome if you ask me. No details on how to order them, though. Shame.
All the Kittens Wanna Be (Not Eaten By) Bella: According to Yahoo! the number one name used for female kittens these days is Bella. Hopefully, those cute little furballs don’t catch their namesake mauling a mountain lion in Part 2.
Vasilii Revealed: Want to know a little more about Billy Wagenseller, the beautiful five-year-old boy who portrayed the immortal child Vasilii in Part 2? Well, Charlotte Observer has an interesting post with information straight from the kid’s family, including deets on his audition experience.
Jackson’s Weird Tat: Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale) showed off his strange ketchup bottle tattoo on the Wendy Williams Show recently and explained, “I love ketchup … I got a lot of flack for it growing up from my family. My dad would always say ‘You want a little burger with that ketchup?'”
Twilight Eclipse, The Horse: There’s apparently a pretty decent race horse out there named “Twilight Eclipse” who recently won a nice race and made people some money. Alice would’ve bet on that!
Christina Perri Goes Unplugged and Wants THG: Christina Perri, who appeared on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2‘s soundtracks, has her eyes set on The Hunger Games next. Also, she performed her “A Thousand Years” beautifully unplugged in the attached video from Teen Vogue.
Mia Maestro’s Crazy Music Video: As many of you know, actress Mia Maestro (Carmen – Denali Coven) is both a thespian and a singer (she contributed “Llovera” to Breaking Dawn – Part 1). Her latest music video for “Blue Eyed Sailor” was directed by Breaking Dawn cinematographer Guillermo Navarro and shouldn’t be missed. It’s quite unique.
Charlie Bewley: As Bella might say, “Hello biceps!” Check out Charlie Bewley (Demetri – Volturi) in the all-new poster for his next movie Hammer Of The Gods. Team Demetri, anyone?
Cardboard Marriage: We’ll close it out with this one; a senior grad student at the University of Las Vegas plans to do a theatrical performance by marrying a cardboard cutout of Edward Cullen for her thesis project, according to WAFB. Yep. That’s right.
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