New Godzilla and X-men movies premiere in both America and Britain, just before the Cannes Film Festival opens with Grace of Monaco. Eastwood directs Cooper on set in Los Angeles. And The Rover, Snowpiercer, The Riot Club and Disney's live-action Cinderella drop new trailers...
The stars of both Godzilla and X-men: Days of Future Past turned out for a pair of big premieres over the past week. Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, had its world premiere in Los Angeles, while X-men: Days of Future Past, starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, bowed in New York. Then both casts travelled to London for European premieres a few days later. Check out our 'Godzilla' Premiere at Dolby Theatre - Arrivals photos, watch the video of Hugh Jackman sporting a bandaged nose At 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere or watch the video of James Mcavoy and Patrick Stewart re-uniting at the 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere.
But there was an even bigger film event this week in France, as the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with Nicole Kidman's new movie Grace of Monaco. The film received savage reviews from the critics, but Kidman brought real glamour to opening night. And the critics had far more praise for Mike Leigh's new film Mr. Turner, which stars Timothy Spall. Browse photos from the 67th Cannes Film Festival - Grace de Monaco - Photocall the 'Mr Turner' - Photocall or watch the trailer for Mike Leigh's Mr Turner.
Watch the intriguing trailer below.
Robert Pattinson plays a young man called Rey in ‘The Rover’. He gets caught up in a tumultuous and perennially unnerving coalition with a stranger, Eric (Guy Pearce), in a not-too-distant future in this new film from David Michod, the writer-director of Animal Kingdom.
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in 'The Rover'
At the centre of any attention paid to ‘The Rover’ is Pattinson, who is following the not-un-trodden path from teenage pinup to ‘serious’ actor. “I don't know if I'm necessarily any good at sculpting a career or anything. But I know what I want to do,” he explained in an interview to The Sydney Morning Herald.
'The Rover', directed by award winning director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), is a dystopian crime drama set in the near future, where crime is commonplace and there is no authority to stop it. This has drawn Mad Max comparisons. Michôd wrote the film with Joel Edgerton, who featured in Michôd's highly acclaimed Animal Kingdom.
Staring Guy Pearce (who's previously worked with Michôd in Animal Kingdom, as well as staring in Memento), Robert Pattinson (Remember Me/Cosmopolis) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years A Slave/Argo). 'The Rover' sees former Australian soldier Eric (Pearce) give up on the world after seeing society fall, but when his only possession is stolen, he sets out to hunt down the ones responsible. Reynolds (Pattinson) was with the thieves, but is abandoned by them in a car accident, so Eric uses him to help track down the thieves. Eric has nothing left to lose and will therefore do anything in his power to retrieve what is precious to him.
'The Rover' will be released in UK cinemas through Entertainment One on August 22nd 2014.
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18 films are vying for the prestigious prize
The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago, and now we’re looking forward to mid-May and all excitement that comes with the glitzy French showcase. The Palme d’Or could be heading any of 18 directions, and you can see the contenders below.
Robert Pattinson on set for 'Maps to The Stars'
British audiences will be focussing on the heavyweight battle between Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, who are bringing ‘Mr Turner’ and ‘Jimmy's Hall’ to the Croisette respectively. Early indications suggest that Leigh could prevent Loach from picking up his second Palme d’Or.
Conflicting reports circulate as the pop stars keep quiet about their lovelife.
Katy Perry and John Mayer have broken up after 18 months of dating, according to a new rumour. E! News' source claims that Perry has split with Mayer in the last few days despite simultaneous talk that the couple are engaged and due to wed soon.
According To New Rumours, Katy Perry Has Broken Up With John Mayer?
With their busy solo careers, it's hardly surprising that the pair haven't constantly been by each other's side but E! takes their recent geographical distance as an indication that the rumor could well be true. Katy has been busying herself with fashion month activities in London and Milan whilst John has been pictured glumly strolling about New York City.
Continue reading: Katy Perry And John Mayer Splitting Up, Or Stronger Than Ever?
Twilight alternate cast, with Jennifer Lawrence and Vanessa Hudgens seems pretty strong to us.
Welcome to the latest instalment in our ‘Alternate Movie Cast’ series! Last time we invited you to think about what the Harry Potter films would have been like if other actors who had auditioned for the roles had won them instead of the cast that we’ve come to know and love. This time, we’re taking a look at actors and actresses who auditioned for roles in the movie adaptions of Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series. Obviously the coveted roles of Edward and Bella went to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and, as we all know, the dramatic romance that ensued offscreen between R-Pattz and K-Stew was almost as intense as the one onscreen. We wouldn’t have had it any other way, but imagine if these other celebs had won out instead of the tumultuous indie pair.
Jennifer Lawrence was upset she missed out on the role of Bella Swan
Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart are often compared to one another as both are young Hollywood actresses around the same age. However, did you know that J-Law is a huge Twilight fan and did in fact audition for the role of Bella Swan? Jen admitted “I love the ‘Twilight’ books. I’m not even ashamed to say it, they are like methamphetamine to me. So when I heard Kristen Stewart say, “I only read the first one”, I was like, “Oh man,” because she wasn’t a huge fan of the books”. We’re sure that Twi-hard Jennifer was pretty upset at the time, but she’s since gone on to star as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games as well as winning an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. We think she’s probably recovered from the blow of losing out on the role of Bella.
Continue reading: What Would 'Twilight' Have Been Like With This Alternate Cast?
Kristen Stewart's poem to Robert Pattinson is published in Marie Claire magazine.
It’s no secret that Kristen Stewart is often portrated as an angsty soul who bears the weight of the world on her shoulders, but we weren't expecting the 23-year-old to start writing deep poetry!
Kristen Stewart's poem was revealed in Marie Claire
We shouldn’t be too hard on her for this, she does have her fair share of problems. The whole cheating scandal was picked up by the world's media and it wasn't very fun for anyone involved.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have got big but perhaps very different years ahead. Next month sees the release of Dior Homme Eau for Men - a new fragrance that the French fashion giant plans to shift with the help of the 27-year-old British star. Since its arrival on YouTube, the black-and-white commercial for the fragrance starring Pattinson has racked up 15 million views.
Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior.
"I like trying to do ambitious things," Pattinson tells the Wall Street Journal of the collaboration, "That's what got me really enthusiastic about the campaign, that [Dior] wasn't shying away from anything."
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have given up ownership of the Los Feliz mansion.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have given the signal that their days of lovin' are probably in the past after the former couple's LA lovenest was sold to The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons for $6.37 million, according to the LA Times.
Robert Pattinson Has Sold The LA Home He Shared With Kristen Stewart.
It seems as though the former Twilight co-stars' love was too hot to handle, as the 1.5 acre Spanish colonial dreamhouse failed to attract a buyer at the original asking price of $6.75 million when it was first listed in October. The immaculate 1922 hacienda boasts three bedrooms and three-and-a-half-bathrooms as well as a grand courtyard, palm trees, a swimming pool, a waterfall and fountains.
Are the 'Twilight' co-stars still sweet on each other?
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are rumoured to be rekindling their romance after their difficult May split. The former Twilight co-stars reportedly talk all the time via Skype and text despite being thousands of miles away from each other.
Rob & Kristen's Romance Had An Intoxicating Effect.
"Kristen and Rob have been keeping in touch by Skyping," a friend of Kristen's told Hollywood Life. "They make sure to Skype at least once a week and text in between, and send each other funny photos. Being away from each other has actually made them closer."
Robert Pattinson is set for a big 2014.
2013 wasn't a great year for Robert Pattinson. We don't need to dig up the whole Kristen Stewart thing again even though they apparently had secret meetings, but the fact that he didn't release a single movie spoke volumes about where the British actor was. However, once he dusted himself down and got things back on track, Pattinson began reading scripts again and chose a couple of interesting projects that will see the light of day this year.
Robert Pattinson Shooting 'Maps to the Stars'
The first of which is David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, Pattinson's second outing with the legendary director following the relative success of Cosmospolis. Their latest collaboration is billed as a "complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture." Check out our pictures from the set of Maps to the Stars.
Continue reading: What's In Store For Robert Pattinson In 2014? The Key Movies
The British actor was voted as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by Glamour magazine
Henry Cavill has topped the latest poll by Glamour magazine to determine the '100 Sexiest Men Alive.' The Man of Steel actor took the top spot from four-time winner of the accolade Robert Pattinson, who after four consecutive years of being declared the world's biggest hunk, fell down to number two this year.
Henry Cavill is apparently the sexiest man alive
The Twilight-star has long been a favourite for the magazine when compiling their yearly list of sexiest men, but this year the spandex-wearing DC superhero Cavill proved too dashing to ignore, as he leaped to the top spot. Cavill was chosen as the sexiest man alive by the magazine on the back of his successful turn as Superman in the blockbuster Man of Steel, with his chiselled abs and facial features probably going some way towards securing his spot at the top of the poll too.
Continue reading: Superman Is Super-Sexy: Henry Cavill Tops 'Sexiest Man Alive' Poll
The creepy Twilight doll - also known as Chuckesmee - is finally revealed.
The creepy Twilight doll known only as Chuckesmee was supposed to serve as the love child of Bella and Edward in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final chapter in the vampire franchise.
Fans have speculated over the doll for months, which was first mentioned by cast-members around the time Breaking Dawn came out though never made it into the final cut of the film - which is jyst as well, because it's without a doubt the most terrifying thing we've ever seen.
Now, thanks to special feature from the Twilight Blu-Ray/DVD collection that's out this week, Chuckesmee is finally unleashed on the innocent public. Named after a combination of evil doll Chucky and Renesmee Cullen, the doll was said to have genuinely terrified cast-members and director Bill Condon called it "a giant misfire" and "a horror show," instead casting Mackenzie Foy to play the real life daughter of Edward and Bella.
Continue reading: Creepy Twilight Doll Cut From Movie REVEALED. Scariest. Thing. Ever.
Liberty Ross describes marriage breakdown after cheating revelation as 'the worst'.
It's been more than a year since photographs surfaced of her husband kissing Kristen Stewart and now Liberty Ross has finally found the courage to speak out about her heartbreaking ordeal.
The model's life was thrown into turmoil in 2012 when images emerged of her husband, director Rupert Sanders, enjoying a romantic tryst with actress Stewart who starred in his movie Snow White And The Huntsman. "I have no words to describe what we went through," Liberty told Vanity Fair about her struggles in the relationship following the incident. "It was horrible. It was really the worst."
After it happened, both guilty parties made public apologies - with Kristen mainly aiming it at her then-boyfriend and 'Twilight' co-star Robert Pattinson. However, it wasn't enough for Liberty, who admitted she had to estrange herself for a little while to cope with the pain and media attention and ended up living in a house borrowed by a friend of her brother Atticus along with her children Skyla and Tennyson.
Continue reading: Liberty Ross Puts On Brave Face And Talks Kristen Stewart Affair
The boys topped the poll of richest Britons under 30, with a massive worth of £59.33 million between them.
One Direction really do have everything after all. In a recently compiled list by Heat Magazine, the boy were revealed as the highest earning entertainment stars under-30's in the UK, with a combined worth of almost £60 million. Individually, the boys would be placed just outside the top ten, however when their wealth is combined they come out on top by a narrow margin.
Young, successful and very rich
Last years top spot holder, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, was ousted by the combined earning power of the mega-successful boy band, who have an estimated worth of over £12 million each. The boys were included to the list as a joint entity because most of their earnings have been made as a group, rather than through independent ventures. Narrowly missing out on reclaiming his top spot for a third time, Radcliffe came in second this year with £56.19 million. Something tells us that the Kill Your Darlings actor isn't losing too much sleep over being ousted from the top spot.
Continue reading: One Direction Are Officially The Richest Youngsters In Britain
Attention now turns to finding the right actor to play Mr Christian Grey.
The 50 Shades of Grey movie appears to be in turmoil with just over two weeks before a huge crew descends on Vancouver for the first official day of shooting, with Universal and Focus Feature expecting to release the movie - based on E.L. James' erotic novel - in August, 2014.
Continue reading: '50 Shades Of Grey' Movie Cast In Turmoil After Charlie Hunnam's Exit
Robert Pattinson may have already found himself a new girlfriend just four months after splitting from 'Twilight' co-star Kristen Stewart.
Robert Pattinson seems to have finally moved on from 'Twilight' ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart as it seems he has found a new female acquaintance with the daughter of Hollywood Legend Sean Penn-Dylan Penn.
Rumours about the two were first reported by Life & Style as they claim on September 7th the vampire heartthrob enjoyed a steamy night out in LA'S Viper Room with the 22 year old model.
An eye witness told the mag, who was in the clubs green room, that "they were touchy-feely and very flirtatious. There was a level of comfort there," the fellow partygoer explains. "You could tell they've hung out a few times."
Continue reading: Robert Pattinson Makes A Move For Dylan Penn, Sorry Kristen
Will Kristen be jealous? Robert Pattinson goes through awkward kissing scene with Mia Wasikowska for Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'.
The 'Twilight' star is in the front of the limousine for once as he takes on the role of driver and aspiring actor Jerome in the new drama. As well as starring alongside Mia, who plays feisty pyromaniac Agatha Weiss, Pattinson will also appear alongside John Cusack, Julianne Moore and Carrie Fisher.
Getting the hang of cruising in a limo is one thing, but what Robert finds most difficult to get his head round is the romantic scenes, which he has previously admitted is 'awkward'.
Lea Michele spoke for the first time in public of her late boyfriend and former 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith. She won the award for Choice Actress in a Comedy and in a heartfelt speech thanked fans for their support.
Lea Michele at the unveiling of the redesigned Aqua Star Pool By Estee Stanley at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.
Michele lost her boyfriend and Glee co-star over a month ago and has attempted to remain out of the public eye since. Monteith died on July 13th, aged just 31, he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The British Columbia coroner ruled his cause of death was a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
Could Rob's flirting with Michelle Rodriguez the night before have had something to do with it?
Despite Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 sweeping the board at last night's Teen Choice Awards ceremony, neither of the movie's stars - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - were in attendance, presumably to avoid any kind of awkward encounter.
Kristen & Rob Dated For Years, Is This Really The End For Their Love?
The former couple, whose lovelife echoed that of their on screen human/vampire romance, weren't at the event to pick up even one of their seven Teen Choice surfboards. Ironically, the pair were nominated for 'Best Romance' for their steamy on screen relationship but as the franchise wound up with its final instalment, it looks like the real-life couple will never been seen again either.
The 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held last night (11th August) saw the likes of the Twilight cast; Pretty Little Liars; The Vampire Diaries and Glee taking home a full sized surf board as a trophy.
The 2013 Teen Choice was held last night, Sunday 11th August, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. The event was star studded with attendees photographed on the red carpet including Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Brittany Snow, Michelle Rodriguez, Chloe Grace Moretz, Cher Lloyd and Naya Rivera.
Selena Gomez on the red carpet.
The Teen Choice Awards are an annual event held to celebrate what teenagers think deserves recognition from the world of film, TV, fashion and music. It was first held in 1999 and has gradually grown increasing popular with the passing years. This year, according to the Teen Choice Award Website, over 150 million teenagers voted on the various categories.
Continue reading: 2013 Teen Choice Awards: On The Red Carpet And Highlights
Kristen Stewart has been caught on camera swearing at a paparazzo in L.A. The 23-year-old Twilight actress told the cameraman "you don't deserve to breathe the same air I do".
Kristen Stewart told a paparazzo he was "a piece of sh*t" who didn't "deserve to breathe the same air". The footage, which has since been leaked to TMZ, shows a different side to the Stewart. However, the video is clearly edited and only shows Stewart's reaction as opposed to the paparazzo's, probably inappropriate, questions.
Kristen Stewart at the 2013 Costume Institute Gala, New York.
The footage starts with, presumably, one of Stewart's minions waiting outside a L.A. building, where Stewart is hiding behind a gate and is obscured by its mesh. The paparazzo asks Stewart "why are you saying f**k off?" to which Stewart replies "because you're a piece of sh*t". She continues making friends by saying "you don't deserve to breathe the same air I do". She continued to insult the paparazzo before confirming her identity by leaving the safety of the gate to enter a car.
Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson are simply "friends" and that she has no wish to "disrespect" Kristen Stewart. Perry opened up in a magazine interview about her friendship with Pattinson and Stewart, relationships and John Mayer.
Katy Perry has set the record straight when it comes to her relationship with Robert Pattinson. It seems highly unlikely, judging from her recent interview with Elle magazine, that the 'Part of Me' singer is having a liaison with the Twilight star.
Katy Perry at the L.A. premiere of The Smurfs 2.
She felt it was particularly important to emphasis the amicability of her friendship with Kristen Stewart, Pattinson's former co-star and ex-girlfriend. After rumours circulated relating to Perry's alleged involvement with Pattinson, Perry text Stewart to clear up any misunderstanding. In the Elle interview, she said "I sent her a text message saying: 'I know you've seen all this stuff but you know I would never disrespect you. I'm not that person.'" She went on to verify that she was "just trying to be a friend to him" and commented on the unfair assumptions the media made simply because she happened to be female and comforting her friend.
Over it, that's what they both seem to be.
It’s been two months since the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson breakup, but apparently the split is still hanging heavy on Stewart’s mind. Or rather, there is always someone around to remind her by, say, vandalizing her car. The On The Road actress received a nasty little note, written on her car. But while most people would settle for the classic “Wash Me” missive, the anonymous writer chose to pen the words “I [heart] Rob” in the dust on the hood.
Following the breakup, Stewart has been living it up.
The truth of that statement is questionable though. While unnamed sources for Entertainmentwise claim that the actress still hasn’t quite gotten over her old flame, her exploits of late seem to suggest otherwise. The singer has just returned to California from her trip to Paris for Fashion Week. And while Paris might be the city of love, Stewart seemed to be coping fine on her own as she lit up the red carpet at the Zuhair Murad and Chanel shows. The past few days have also seen Stewart getting a spontaneous ink job at Nashville’s Pride & Glory tattoo parlor.
As rumours that Rob Pattinson is dating Elvis Presley's granddaughter grow wilder, Kristen has to contend with some rather crushing car vandalism.
It's safe to say that actress Kristen Stewart is going through a pretty emotionally troublesome time, having split with her long-term, on/off boyfriend and fellow Twilight co-star Rob Pattinson in May only to now hear reports that he's been publically moving on with Elvis Presley's granddaughter and Stewart-lookalike Riley Keough.
A Single Kristen Stewart Tries To Move On With Her Life Despite Reports Rob Is Dating Riley.
Not only having to contend with her crushing heartache, Stewart has also recently been the victim of a cruel jibe after someone wrote "I [heart] Rob" in the grime on the front of her pickup truck whilst she was out running errands in Hollywood. She and Pattinson split in May after a four year relationship that echoed the onscreen romance of their Twilight characters, Bella and Edward.
Continue reading: Kristen Stewart Nurses Her Broken Heart & Suffers Prankster Taunts
Robert Pattinson, star of the 'Twilight' franchise is rumoured to be dating none other than Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter.
The actor who played Edward Cullen and the target of many a frenzied tweenage fan melt-down, Robert Pattinson, is set to be back in the game; only weeks after his split with Twilight co-star and long-term on/off girlfriend, Kristen Stewart. The Daily Mail reports that the pair were spotted speeding around L.A in Rob's pickup truck over the past weekend.
Robert Pattinson: Is He Playing The Field After Splitting From Kristen?
The relationship, described as "short-term lust right now rather than long-term love" by The Mail's source, is rather too out in the open for heart-broken Stewart, who is said to be "devastated" that her long-time lover has moved on from her since their May split. After the initial reports that Rob was dating 'I Kissed A Girl' singer Katy Perry, this last rumour is just a bit too painful for the 23- year-old. Keough and Stewart are said to be good friends after meeting on the set of 2010's The Runaways movie where they co-starred. Keough was certainly close enough the On The Road actress to be invited to her 23rd birthday celebrations - she was pictured attending Stewart's Mexican cantina birthday party.
Continue reading: What A Hound Dog! Is Robert Pattinson Dating Elvis' Granddaughter?
The actor is rumoured to be seeing Riley Keough, the King of Rock's granddaughter and Lisa Marie Presley's daughter
It wasn't long ago that everyone was talking about Robbert Pattinson and Katy Perry potentially being an item now that the who R-Patz-K-Stew love affair is over, but before those rumours even got the chance to turn into something more concrete, Pattinson has been spotted with another young lady on his arm and set the rumour mills in motion once more. The woman in question is actress/model Riley Keough, who is the granddaughter of the King of Rock Elvis Presley.
Rob has moved on fast, we think
The Twilight actor was seen driving back to his Los Angeles mansion last weekend with a mystery woman in the passenger seat, with the New York Daily News identifying the mystery woman as Keough - who is Lisa Marie Presley's daughter and the step-daughter of Michael Jackson. The two were seen in Rob's red pickup truck on Sunday (June 30) making their way back to his house after apparently spending the night together in town, although nothing else is known about their blossoming relationship.
The erotic novel has taken another step towards the silver screen and looks on course to actually see the light of day
50 Shades Of Grey just became the biggest movie event of summer 2014 that isn't about super heroes, with Universal announcing their plans to have the film out by August 1 2014. The film will be quite the change from Guardians of the Galaxy, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X Men: Days of Future Past, but with a director, script and now a release date all lined up, the much-discussed movie adaption looks like it might finally happen after all. Still no work on who will be in it though, but that's just details.
So we know when the movie should be out, and providing director Sam Taylor-Johnson can keep things on track as soon as we get our Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, then things are looking good. Taylor-Johnson was chosen to take on directing duties earlier this month and her announcement behind the camera has obviously given the producers confidence enough to push forward and commit to a date for when we'll see it on screen. Relatively inexperienced as a director, Taylor-Johnson could prove a competent pick nonetheless having achieved praise for her only work so far; the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
Talylor-Johnson was Taylor-Wood before she met her husband, Arron Johnson [R], on the set of 'Nowhere Boy'
Continue reading: 50 Shades Of Grey Movies Gets A Release Date: The Story So Far
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have apparently called time on their relationship.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have split up again, according to fresh reports over the weekend. Sources tell People magazine that the young couple called it quits after more than three years of dating, though representatives for both could not be reached.
The news follows online reports that Pattinson failed to show up to a celebration of his 27th birthday, arranged by Stewart. Prior to that, the pair had appeared to be going strong and were spotted together at the Met Gala in New York before they flew back to Los Angeles on May 8. They celebrated Stewart's 23th birthday together and held hands at the Coachella music festival - this after the infamous cheating scandal that rocked their relationship in 2012. Stewart had a brief fling with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders last July and made a very public apology to Pattinson. The duo reunited less than two months later and appeared to be back to normal, until now.
An insider privy to the latest split says it wouldn't be a surprise should the famous pair get back together in the near future. Stewart is about to begin work on comedy-drama The Big Shoe with Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess, while Pattinson will star alongside Carey Mulligan in James Marsh's thriller Hold On To Me.
Continue reading: Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Split Up Again, Say Fresh Reports
The couple seem to have had their latest breakup.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – after everyone thought they’d never hear the two names together in a sentence, the stars had a miracle reconciliation, only to break up again, it would seem. According to People Magazine, after a turbulent four-year-long relationship, which saw the actors’ rise to fame, survived the scandal of Stewart’s infidelity and seemed to have continued afresh this year, the pair have called it quits. The news hasn’t yet been confirmed, as reps for the actors haven’t been reached for comment.
The breakup seems to have been brewing for a while, with reports that, instead of celebrating with his girlfriend, the Water for Elephants actor bailed on the plans she had made for them. Beer and pool tables have been mentioned, so it does look like Kristen went all out – the snub probably wasn’t pleasant.
But before that it all looked like sunshine and happiness, as the duo attended the Met Costume Gala together earlier this month and they partied it up at Coachella. So there are two possible versions of this: either Rob and Kristen change their minds about each other with lightning speed, or we’re not getting the full picture of their relationship. The latter seems more likely though, since both of them try not to address their relationship too often and remain coy about their personal lives.
Continue reading: Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson - Off Again Or Off Forever?
Robert Pattinson really splashed out for Kristen Stewart's 23rd birthday.
Robert Pattinson went the whole hog for girlfriend Kristen Stewart's 23rd birthday this week. Forget Bentleys, Porsches, BMWs, mansions, boats and helicopters, because R-Patz bought the love of his life a pen. Yep, a pen.
However, it's not just ANY pen, it's a limited-edition fountain pen with a barrel identical to the dashboard in the earliest Bentley automobile - one of only 40 in the world, according to the UK's Daily Star. Furthermore, its estimated price was around £30,000, that's $46,000! "Rob decided to go big for her birthday this year," a source said. We think Kristen would have preferred a car. A real nice car.
Anyway, maybe Pattinson paid for the swanky party thrown for Stewart at Malo's Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles this week. According to X17, the pair dined with about 40 friends, including Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson. After dinner, the reunited couple stopped by No Vacancy at Hotel Jupiter where Hanson was having its album party release. REMEMBER HANSON? "They weren't overly affectionate or anything, but at points they were standing together as they talked to friends," a source told E! News. Perez Hilton said the couple are "100% back on".
Robert Pattinson is ready to put Kristen Stewart's infidelity behind him after realising the actress is the girl for him.
The couple briefly split up last year after Kristen cheated on him with married director Rupert Sanders but after spending time apart recently while he filmed a movie in Australia, Robert has realised Kristen is the one for him.
A source told America's OK! magazine: "If he fell for someone else, he knows he'd always be thinking about Kristen, what she was doing, who she was with. The truth is, he needs to be with her and she clearly feels the same about him.
Continue reading: Robert Pattinson Wants To Move On
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's final Twilight movie picked up seven awards at the Razzies, the cynical precursor to the Oscars
The night before Hollywood got glammed up in back-patting mode at the Oscars, the annual Razzies ceremony – an antidote to the self-congratulatory narcissism of the Oscars – took a more cynical look at the big movies of the last 12 months. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 2 was the big winner (well, loser) of the evening, landing seven of the awards.
Kristen Stewart ‘won’ Worst Actress though we’re unclear as to whether or not this had anything to do with her sporting a pair of crutches at the Oscars the next evening. She told Anne Hathaway that she’d trodden on glass, but the sight of her hobbling around in her Oscars gown will certainly bump up the sympathy levels. Stewart’s co-star Taylor Lautner also ‘won’ a Razzie for his performance in the final Twilight movie and although Robert Pattinson didn’t quite get his name engraved on one of the awards, as such, the movie still landed the ‘Worst Screen Ensemble’ award, Reuters reports.
Rihanna also got a pasting, for her role in the frankly terrible ‘Battleship’ and of course, the Razzis is simply no longer The Razzies if Adam Sandler doesn’t get a look-in. Last year, he famously took home all ten of the awards. Except no one actually takes the awards home, because naturally, they don’t actually attend the evening of humiliation. The Razzies weren’t done with trying to take down Sandler’s career just yet, though. This year, he landed two golden raspberry statuettes: Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay, for his comedy That’s My Boy.
Robert Pattinson would probably be among the first to admit that his film reel isn't exactly littered with award-winning performances, however, the British star of the Twilight movies is setting about putting that right. He's made no secret of his desire to movie into 'serious' roles and made the right moves in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis - a psychological drama based on Don DeLillo's classic novel. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's cheating scandal in 2012 buried the praise he won for that role, though next up for the young star is David Michod's Australian western The Rover, which began its seven-week shoot in the south of the country on Tuesday January 29, 2013.
Produced by Porchlight Films and Lava Bear Films, The River is based on a story Michod developed with Joel Edgerton, of Zero Dark Thirty fame. Set in the Australian desert, a man named Eric (Guy Pearce) has his final possessions stolen by a gang of desperate criminals. Eric sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, enlisting the help of Pattinson's character Reynolds, the naïve and injured member of the gang who was left behind in the chaos of their most recent robbery. There's certainly plenty to get excited about here. Michod's debut feature, Animal Kingdom, was an incredible piece of work lauded by critics and audiences alike. An unnerving crime-drama set in the dusty backdrop of south-Australia, the film won various awards and landed Jacki Weaver an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. We pretty much know what we're going to get from the seasoned pro Guy Pearce, which leaves Pattinson - can the Twilight man turn in a good enough performance to pull this promising drama together?
Continue reading: Robert Pattinson Looks To Gain Respect With New Movie 'The Rover'
Ross filed for divorce from Sanders last month following his affair with his Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart, a film that he directed and Ross also starred in. What a way to really stick it to him then by going all the way in a breath-taking shoot for the magazine, something tells us that Sanders may very well be kicking himself right now.
Liberty also applied for joint custody of the couple’s two children, daughter Skyla, 8 and son Tennyson, 6, in the divorce settlement as well as asking for spousal support from her estranged husband, however Rupert has filed a counter suit denying her support and asking for primary custody of the children.
It's official; Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are Hollywood's richest film couple, well, in terms of the gross profit of the movies they've been in. The couple's involvement in The Twilight Saga saw them easy take the top spot in Forbes' top 10 list.
"There is something unique about these films in the way that people have attached themselves to them," said Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes.com. "The movies are unconventional, and you have the added element that the two people are a couple in real life," she added. The pair, of course, went through a difficult period when Stewart had an affair with Rupert Sanders - the director of the film she starred in, Snow White and the Huntsman - which only served to add intrigue to an already highly anticipated end to the vampire franchise. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams with their film, The Vow, earning $125 million domestically, as well as $71 million overseas. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler captured the No. 3 spot with Just Go With It, which earned $103 million at the U.S. box office and double that amount after international sales were included.
The $1.17 billion that Twilight gleaned far eclipses the $125 million The Vow gained, and with their stellar reputation, it looks like it'll take a lot for any Hollywood couple to overtake the famous pair.
It's that time of year again! The nominations for this year's Razzies have been announced, with Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - which made a ridiculous $814 million at the box office - leading the way with 11 nominations, including Worst Film and Worst Sequel. A spoof of the Academy Awards, this year's Razzies' picks arrived just one day before Thursday's Oscar nominations. So which directors, actors and actresses will have let out a giant, "NOOOOOOOOOOOO" when catching wind of the infamous nominations today? And perhaps more importantly, who should win (or lose). Which movies and performances really were the worst of the worst? Here goes.
Continue reading: Razzies Nominations: So, Who Made The Worst Movie Of The Year?
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, one of the most successfully grossing films of last year, heads up the Razzie Awards shortlist for the award no one wants to win – Worst Picture. Whilst the Twilight series has made big name stars out of the likes of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning, its run of films has consistently been panned by ever more desperate critics, eager to see it fail.
If reviewers haven’t had much luck derailing Twilight’s momentum, though, then they certainly did a good job of blunting the momentum of the others going up against it for this year’s Razzie. The BBC reports that high-profile failures Battleship - a film based on the board game (they probably could’ve predicted that before even going to pre-production) – and Eddie Murphy’s disastrous turn in A Thousand Words are among the contenders, with the Adam Sandler-starring That’s My Boy and sickly kids film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure making up the numbers. It’s fair to say that all these movies took quite the tongue-lashing. Here are some choice quotes from the critics:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Rotten Tomatoes Critics Rating: 48%)
We've all heard of girls wearing their boyfriends clothes, but the other way round? Robert Pattinson swapped roles when he arrived in New York wearing a jacket that may very well belong to his other half Kristen Stewart, but rather that "aww," all we're feeling is "eww."
Rob was spotted arriving at JFK airport in New York City yesterday (Dec 22) after a week-long stint in the city, where he was filming for new men’s Dior fragrance advert. Although the two have been inseparable since getting back together, Stewart did not join Rob on the trip to the Big Apple, but it appears as though there weren't completely apart, as Rob was spotted wearing a jacket that may very well belong to his girlfriend.
The jacket looked a tad too small to be Rob's and with its floral lining and feminine cut, looked as though he pulled it from the wrong wardrobe when he was packing for NYC. Fans on Twitter are claiming that the jacket is a Japanese design only available in the Asian country and Rob has not been there lately, but Kristen has! Whilst some are suggesting it to be a gift others are saying it may just belong to Kristen. One Twitter user (@RobertsCaramel) said, “Apparently the Adidas jacket that Rob wore at JFK is only available in Japan and Rob hasn’t been there recently…but guess what? Kristen has."
Continue reading: Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Swapping Wardrobes Now?
The world turned on Kristen Stewart when it was revealed that she had cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson in an affair with her then director Rupert Sanders, a married man. The effect was so profound, in fact, that some die-hard fans and vloggers uploaded heartfelt and disturbing videos onto YouTube to exhibit their tears. She has since apologized for her actions and managed to win back her British beau, however in an interview with Newsweek she felt the need to apologize again.
"It's not a terrible thing if you're either loved or hated, but honestly," Kristen says, "I don't care 'cause it doesn't keep me from doing my sh*t. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention...There was a lot of skirting of little girls at rest stops. Like a volleyball team would pull up and I'd dive behind a bush." Having said this though, she added "as long as people's perspective of me doesn't keep me from doing what I want to do, it doesn't matter." It doesn't sound like she's all that sorry to us, but that's for Pattinson to decide.
She's currently promoting her latest film, an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road after finishing her final work as Bella in the four films of The Twilight Saga. On the Road will be released in the USA this Friday, 21st December.
The final instalment of the 'Twilight Saga', 'Breaking Dawn Part 2', starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson has topped the US box office for the second weekend in a row during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The teen vampire flick brought in a massive $64 million from November 21st to 25th adding to the $163 million already grossed by the popular movie in the States. It certainly helped the box office break their Thanksgiving takings record with an estimated $290 million beating their previous record from 2009 of $273 million over the course of the American holiday.
Coming in second place at the box office was the most successful James Bond movie so far, 'Skyfall', which brought in $51 million over the weekend totalling $221.7 million altogether for the US. The immense success of the film has made 007 star Daniel Craig the highest earning British actor after signing a £31 million contract to appear in two further Bond films.
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It's no surprise films keep breaking box office records; the tickets cost more. But they've still got to attract those fans into movie theatres, and that's what Twilight and Skyfall seem to be doing, as they're predicted to break Thanksgiving weekend box office records.
The tradition is to open films on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which gives the kids - who are off school on that day - the chance to go and see their favourite characters on the big screen. It seems to have worked well for Twilight and Skyfall, as the films combined to collect $44.3 million in total U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the day; an impressive feat for one day's work. The previous weekend, Twilight had already managed the huge sum of $141.3 million. The 2009 holiday weekend record of $273 million saw The Twilight Saga: New Moon and the football flick, The Blind Side, bring in the cash, but if current figures are anything to go by - and they're already 20% higher than 2009's effort - this weekend will herald a record breaking total.
It looks like financial posterity in the light of a global financial crisis doesn't deter film goers, in fact, a dose of romantic escapism is probably just what a struggling public need to distract them from their financial woes. The poor get poorer, the rich get richer, and the movie-stars get even richer.
The Twilight Saga is usually subject to box office analysis in the U.S and The U.K, but it's over in Spain that the final instalment of the franchise, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, has been breaking records, gleaning [euro]9.2 million (USD $11,784,400) in total box office gross, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Spain is arguably per capita the most successful territory for the Twilight saga, which is a tribute to the quality of the films, the faithfulness of the fans but also the work and expertise of our Spanish team," said Xavier Marchand, President of Worldwide Distribution, Alliance Films. "The movie-going market in Spain is hot right now thanks to a strong performance by [Spanish animated feature] Tad, The Lost Explorer followed by The Impossible," Rentrak's Spain General Manager David Rodriguez said. The Twilight franchise has grossed a total of [euro]71,794,410 (USD $91,896,554), in Spain, with New Moon slightly eclipsing the others with [euro]19,982,390. "This record shows the strength of the Twilight saga in Spain and the skills of our theatrical team, in a very difficult marketplace," Jorge Vazquez, Aurum's general manager said in a statement.
Twilight isn't the only movie making waves in continental Europe; this announcement comes on the heels of a previous record-breaking weekend by Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible, which earned 8.97 million euros ($11.5 million) in mid-October.
Luck doesn't quite cover the immense bouts of very good things that happen to Kristen Stewart, nor does Karma, but something is really working on K-Stew's side.
Last summer photos of Stewart and the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman kissing emerged, which lead to the break up of Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Since then, Pattinson has forgiven her, she's strutted the red carpet for the release of the final instalment of the incredibly successful Twilight Saga series, and now it has been confirmed that she'll be returning as the eponymous heroine in the sequel to the Snow White and the Huntsman, but that Rupert Sanders would not be returning.
"The script has already been written and production will begin late next year," a source told Radar. "However, Rupert Sanders definitely won't be a part of the project. Rupert didn't want to be a part of it to begin with because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage. The search is still on for a new director." According to the source, Kristen is very worried about her career after the end of Twilight, apparently "There are scripts coming in, but not as many good ones as she would like." Plus, "It's distressing to Kristen that Rob is attached to four separate movies over the next year-and-a-half." She fears that her summertime indiscretion has hurt her career. Of course, it could be that she's a terrible actress and anyone writing a decent script knows it, but who's to say?
A big weekend for the U.S Box Office saw the much anticipated premiere of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 - the final instalment of the franchise - win the weekend at a canter.
Coming at over three times its nearest rival, Skyfall, which managed $41,500,000 in its second week, Twilight amassed a staggering $141,300,000 on its opening weekend. Having already enjoyed a limited release previously, Steven Spielberg's political epic Lincoln managed $21,000,000 in first full weekend, while Disney's Wreck it Ralph claimed the #4 spot with $18,312,000 - an impressive feat for its third week. Flight, starring Denzel Washington as a pilot with alcohol problems and also in its third week rounds off the top 5 $8,615,000. Fighting for Oscars honours with both Lincoln and possibly Flight will be Ben Affleck's Argo, which can't muster the same kind of commercial clout as it's biggest rivals. In on its 6th week, Argo holds 6th place. Astonishingly maintaining a presence in the top 10 is Taken 2. The Liam Neeson thriller, despite being critically panned has been a fair success, with $2,100,000 this weekend, and a cumulative net of $134.6M.
The rest of the top 10 looks like this: Pitch Perfect takes 8th in its 8th week, the disappointing Here Comes The Boom takes 9th spot with $1,200,000, and finally, Cloud Atlas clings on at #10 with a puny $900,000 in its 4th week.
It's not something often considered by fans, but a film's rating can exclude millions of fans should it step over the lines of the classifications they are subject to. Director Bill Condon can told MTV that the final instalment of the Twilight saga nearly earned itself an R.
"It was a close call, because they did say it was very, very intense," Condon said. "I wrote a letter [to the MPAA ratings board] and said that this is the only way we could do it, and they were cool [with it]," he added. "They said to pull back a little on the sound, the crunchy [head-smashing/decapitating] sound, and we did, and that got us our [PG-13] rating. There was one [effect] where we rip a head and you kind of see it come apart [that] I was sure we would have more trouble with, but we didn't." Hardcore vampire fans had been a little miffed at the lack of bloodsucking in previous films, but this one certainly delivers.
Saga is perhaps the most appropriate word for the Twilight franchise. A lot of focus was drawn to the infedility of Kristen Stewart, as she cheated on boyfriend and colleague Robert Pattinson. The vampire icons were amidst a cloud of strife surrounding their very public breakup, but all seems to have settled down as Breaking Dawn Part 2 enjoyed its much anticipated premier this weekend.
With a flurry of bonkers action and cross-species bonding, The Twilight Saga surges to a howling conclusion that has more attitude in it than all four previous films put together. There's no time for moping now, as things build to a crescendo of girly emotion, portentous pronouncements and more decapitations than you can count. Even the plot itself gets rather playful.
We pick things up immediately after Part 1 ended: Bella (Kristen) is getting used to her heightened vampire senses and intense lovemaking prowess with her new husband Edward (Pattinson), while their daughter Renesmee (Foy) ages alarmingly from infancy to about 10 in just a few weeks, overseen by soulmate-protector wolf-boy Jacob (Lautner). But the ruling Volturi boss (Sheen) has been misinformed that Renesmee is a feared immortal child, rather than a rare but apparently harmless human-vampire hybrid. As the Volturi army heads to Seattle to obliterate Edward and the Cullen clan (including Facinelli, Reaser, Greene and Lutz), the Cullens draft in an army of their own from around the world.
Essentially the film is a long build-up to a big showdown, as everyone jostles for position. This makes the film feel much pacier than the earlier chapters, as we jump from scene to scene while the Cullens prepare for the onslaught. Many scenes involve the introduction of the vampires who support their effort, and like X-men many have some sort of supernatural ability that can aid the fight. Thankfully, director Condon refuses to take this nonsense seriously, and has quite a lot of fun with the various story elements. He also gleefully ramps up the tetchy interaction between Jacob and Edward, and even makes a joke about the fact that actors playing vampires must wear red contact lenses.
Continue reading: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Review
Some crazy Twilight fans had camped in London's Leicester Square for days before last night's UK premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, attended by the likes of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Spending most of their time in Los Angeles these days, the A-list pair must have thought "Who the hell's that guy?" as they spotted X-Factor's Christopher Maloney strutting his stuff down the red-carpet. Indeed, whilst their premiere earlier in the week across in Los Angeles saw the great and the good of Hollywood come out, the stars of the sci-fi film series would've been surprised to find themselves brushing shoulders with such British, um, luminaries as Jermaine Defoe, Joey Essex, Tinchy Stryder and numerous gold medallists from the Great Britain summer Olympics squad still trying to catch those last rays of their moment in the sun.
I'm sure we're all in agreement that Conor Maynard is entitled to attend a couple of showbiz parties or glitzy premieres to wind down what has been a pretty sensational 2012 for the young chart-topper from Brighton. Maynard did just that on Wednesday evening (14 November), heading down to London's Leicester Square for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. He's got the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena to come and has a chance at a 4Music Video Honour at the results show on 24 November.
Continue reading: Conor Maynard Attends Twilight Premiere To Top Sensational Year
The phrase "The Twilight Saga" has taken on new meaning over months gone by. What once simply referred to one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, has now become a phrase that cannot be uttered without the off-screen drama of its two biggest stars, springing straight to the forefront of your mind. The final episode in the Twilight movie schedule is almost upon us but how much do we even care about the movie anymore? Does the general public's interest in Breaking Dawn - Part 2 start and end with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's eventful real-life emotional dramas? Or is there still a place in our hearts for the vampire movies that have consumed us (and our money) since 2008?
To recap, in case you are - somehow (though we don't know how this could possibly happen, especially not if you follow the news here at Contact) - unaware of the drama that has occurred between everybody's favourite on-screen / off-screen couple, R-Patz and KStew, Kristen Stewart was ousted as a love cheat earlier this year, when photos of her emerged, revealing that she had had an affair with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders. To make matters even more uncomfortable, Kristen had starred alongside Sanders' wife, Liberty Ross, in Snow White and the Huntsman. Liberty played Queen Eleanor. Kristen's mother. Embarrassing stuff for all involved.
After a very public, emotional apology to her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, Kristen found that her relationship was, by all accounts, over. The tabloid-reading world collectively stepped over the divide and showed its support for Rob, as he reportedly went to ground and hid away in the covert holiday home that belonged to his celebrity pal Reese Witherspoon. Whilst we mourned the end of one of Hollywood's cutest young romances, though, attention slowly started to turn towards the forthcoming Twilight movie. How the hell were the movie's producers going to handle the press junkets if the two lead actors couldn't bear to be in the same room together?
To the grave disappointment of everyone who was secretly (or not so secretly) longing for the exchange of frosty looks on the red carpet, the couple somehow managed to overcome their problems. The fact that Kristen Stewart had utterly, utterly humiliated Rob, very very publicly, in the kind of breakup that not only (presumably) broke Pattinson's heart but probably broke the sales records of a few weekly gossip mags, somehow got swept to one side. It started with Rob saying that he'd still walk the red carpet with Kristen, to protect her from all the nasty booing she was inevitably going to encounter from disgruntled fans and then began to evolve into stories about them overcoming their differences and - goddamnit - getting back together.
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