We’re bumping this back up to the top. Don’t forget Little Ashes is coming out in DVD soon if you haven’t purchased your copy yet you can buy it here.
Finally! Little Ashes will be released on DVD in the US January 26th, and is now available for pre-order here at Amazon.
Sir Ian McKellan recently spoke with the Yorkshire Post:
‘For him, retirement holds no appeal.
He says: “I think I’ve never got over the fact that I’m allowed to act at all.
“If the phone rings and there’s a job offer, it’s a wonderful act of faith that someone’s had in you. People only retire because they’re bored with their job and can’t wait to give it up. The only thing I dread about the job and the future is not having the energy to do it.”
In an age where people with little or no training can climb on a stage with the goal of “becoming famous” courtesy of shows like The X-Factor, Sir Ian remains a vocal advocate of stage craft.
“If I’d made the equivalent of Lord of the Rings when I was 24 then I don’t know what I would have done. Robert Pattinson, the young man who’s in Twilight, he’s a huge star, but now it must be a worry for him about what he’s going to do next,” says Sir Ian.
“You can’t keep at that level. For me, at 24, the question of what was next was very easy – I was going to do my next theatre role and I was going to get better.
“I didn’t have to look for the next big success and nor do I still, because I have still got the theatre. It puzzles people in the film industry, they say, ‘What’s he doing Coronation Street for?’ It’s obvious isn’t it?
“I would go and work in the regions when other people were hanging around waiting for a film part. I went off and played parts probably for less money than I should have had, but I suppose it’s paid off.”‘
Twilight stud muffin Kellan Lutz is Calvin Klein’s “new Mark Wahlberg,” according to Fox News. “Kellan has been signed to Calvin Klein for a huge campaign that will feature him in his skivvies all over billboards and in magazines,” a source tells them. The label reportedly wants to re-create Wahlberg’s ads, and thinks Lutz is the best person to fill out the manties. Calvin Klein underwear is a mighty campaign to land, a coup for Lutz, his personal trainer, and the Twilight empire. And so as 2009 draws to a close, there could be no better time to reflect on Twilight’s fashion journey, from its humble beginnings to ridiculously glamorous future.
The saga has had quite a mystic fashion adventure over the past year. Landing most noticeably first in Hot Topic stores, Twi merch bolstered the retailer’s sales in the third quarter of ’08, one of the worst economic periods in decades, keeping the chain not only from going under but also astoundingly profitable. The rest of the industry drooled over those financial returns, and companies quickly began scheming for their own fashion-derived pot of Twilight gold. Nordstrom was quick to launch its own Twilight line of Team Edward T-shirts, jewelry, and other nonsense. Increasingly ridiculous Twilight product launches followed, including makeup (more than one line), “Edward’s smile” necklaces, and vampire-fang veneers, which cost from $250 for a dentist to apply.
The power of Twilight did not escape the notice of the fashion media, which also fell on incredibly hard times in 2009. Desperate to recover and, like too many of us, unable to ignore the psychodom of the Twilight empire
any longer, fashion editors let loose their fangs and sank them into the vulnerable horde of teens and their parents, now hungry to know themselves what all this fuss was about. Hedi Slimane shot Robert Pattinson — an ex-model, in fact — for the September issue of AnOther Man. Next came Harper’s Bazaar, the December cover of which starred Kristen Stewart and R-Pattz, further fueling relationship rumors with a dark, romantic spread inside the issue. Before the Lutz news broke, rumors surfaced about shirtless star Taylor Lautner signing on as the new face of Armani.
After all that, where are these stars to go? They’ve sparkled, vamped, and muscled their way from the dredges of Hot Topic to high fashion. They can have only one final destination: Vogue. E! Online reports that Robert Pattinson was shot for the magazine at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art along with his Remember Me co-star Emilie de Ravin.
Photographer Norman Jean Roy is said to have shot them in several spots throughout the museum, including interior and exterior setups. “It’s kind of edgy in a Vogue way,” the source says. “Emilie is wearing high fashion but it’s like sort of tattered-looking. Rob is mainly in suits.”
Sure, Vogue will publish the photos under the pretense of Remember Me coming out. But that’s only because they missed the Twilight train in the heat of New Moon. They may have been wishing it to disappear like the rest of us, but with the rest of the industry hooked and profiting, the mighty beast can go ignored no longer. And if that magazine came around to Lady Gaga, they can come around to anything.
It’s been at least a decade since we had a pair of authentic, shriek-inducing, catch-me-when-I-faint teen idols on our hands. But suddenly, OMG, they’re back. What makes the stars of the Twilight series so idolizable? It’s partly that ineffable combination of dirtiness and innocence: they’re sexy, but they’re not sexual. They’re also not generically beautiful. God knows they’re hot enough, but they look interesting too. Intelligent. Slightly askew. You don’t just want to look at them or sleep with them; you want to talk to them. Like the vampire Pattinson plays onscreen, you can see that once upon a time they were merely human, just like us.
Source via Robert Pattinson Life
Emo-goth pin-up and va-va-vamp with a heart-spearing quiff.
Source with thanks to Robert Pattinson Life and Gossip Dance
Southern California’s 99.5 KLOS Mark & Brian Christmas Show is auctioning off a Fender Telecaster signed by Rob to benefit The Midnight Mission, which provides basic necessities plus counseling, education, training and job placement for the homeless.
Brand new Fender Telecaster signed by ultra hot Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) from the Twilight movie series. Rob happened to be shopping for instruments at Norm’s Rare Guitars and Norm (a great friend of The Midnight Mission), asked him if he’d sign a guitar that could be auctioned off to support the services of the charity. Rob was gracious enough to say yes and do it. This terrifically talented actor and singer/musician even consented to have his picture taken with the signed instrument. I didn’t post it here, but have it available for authentication (believe it or not this humble actor is a bit camera shy when not at work). Get this now!! I have seen tons of signed pictures and posters, but not a Fender guitar. And as you real fans know, Robert is an excellent musician – he plays piano, guitar and sings! So it’s a winner - a great and unique gift for you or someone you love and you help people who don’t always feel loved.
See TwilightMOMS for more details and bidding information.
Thanks to The Pattinson Code for the tip!