Archive for May 5, 2010
Mark your calendars! Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be available starting May 14, 2010 on MovieTickets.com. Eclipse, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, opens nationwide June 30, 2010.
Maria(the lucky fan) says: Well….it all started with an email to the Oprah show. I just told her that the entire family were huge fans and if you came over and you were NOT a twilight fan then “YOUR NOT COMING”. Where? We didn’t know. We just said your not coming to anything with us unless you were a fan. They apparently loved that line. So Sunday night they called and said that the show was totally booked but there might be a slight chance that we can pre tape something with skype. Now…she said a very slim chance. They were calling thousands of people. She asked me to send pics of my family. So in order to get their attention I thought I would be a great idea to take pictures as the “Cullen Family”.
I waited all day on Monday to hear from them to see if we would be doing the skype thingy. Just when I started to give up it was around 10:30pm and they called. THE TWILIGHT PICTURES DID THE TRICK. They were so amazed on how my son Giuseppe looked so much like Edward. They told me to expect a skype kit to pre-tape a very short segment around 8pm on Tuesday night. They told me a hundred times “Sorry the show is full & we couldn’t give you tickets.
So on Tuesday the skype kit came and I waited all day again for directions on how it was going to work. They called at 5pm and said we were going to do a practice run with skype and we would be live with oprah on the show in the morning. They told us do not dress up wear comfortable cloth because you will be moving furniture and it was just a test run. She actually told us to wear our pjs.
At 8pm they called us on the skype cam to set everything up. We wasted about on hour just setting up the room. They kept telling me make sure all the blinds are close the camera is sensitive to light. (which now I know it’s because they didn’t want us to see him pull up.)
They were asking random questions really just filling in time until I saw a camera crew through the small window on my front door and the people on skype heard me and said “go open the door” Well….that was it we all lost it. Screaming like a bunch of maniacs. Rosanna was crying, Giuseppe was frozen and everyone else was jumping a screaming.
He stayed for about 10 minutes. Even though it felt like a week. And we just were all amazed that he was in our house. I told him me and Rosanna stalked him in NYC for the Remember Me premiere and he said “yeah I think I remember you” which was an obvious joke. I asked him is Kristen was here too and he said “well fine…I’ll just leave then”. Other things were said but I was in so much shock I cant remember. It is so weired. His lips were moving and I know he was talking but all I heard was wah wah wah. (kind of like snoopy and Charlie Brown). Then he told us we had tickets to the show. Again lots of screaming.
He was great. So nice. Funny. And sooo tall. You was beautiful. I still cant believe it. So we went to the show and they had our names on our seats so we felt to privileged. Robert, Taylor, Kristen, & Dakota all sat and talked to oprah and then they showed the footage of him knocking on doors. He went to 3 homes in Naperville. We were the last ones. When he was leaving my house he said to the camera “I really want to stay and hang out at this house.”
It was amazing. We all got a certificate to order Bella’s engagement ring from eclispe. The audience got to see the movie while he made his visit to our house. It is something we will never forget. Oprah & Robert was great but hearing my kids say “thanks for making this happen”……absolutely priceless!!!
A couple weeks back, Oprah announced on her website that she was looking for the “ultimate ‘Twilight’ fans” to be a part of her top-secret May 13 show (airing on that day specifically because it’s RPattz’s birthday!), which would cover the release of the newest film, “Eclipse.” We already found out that the lucky few who were selected got a chance to be a very early look at the entire film, and today got the attend the show’s taping with special guests Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning.
Now, since we’re Hollywood Crush and obviously didn’t want to miss a beat, we knew we would be remiss if we didn’t do our best to track down some of the lucky attendees and get some inside info on the show a week before it airs.
It’s already been announced all over Twitter that Oprah asked Rob and Kristen the Big Question: whether or not they are an item. Niekema Hudson, who Tweeted the majority of the events last night and today, told us in a phone interview that despite Oprah’s yes-or-no question, Rob and Kristen still managed to avoid answering it.
“[Oprah] asked the question directly, like, ‘So, everybody wants to know!’ but they really did avoid the question,” 31-year-old Niekema said. “They both kind of looked like, ‘Uhh, are we supposed to answer this?’ and then Rob joked that Kristen was pregnant, and she joked that, ‘If I’m pregnant, then Rob’s going to have the baby.’”
Niekema had seen that Oprah had been looking for hard core “Twilight” fans on the “Twilight” Facebook page, and sent in an essay detailing the extent of her love of the series. She found out last Monday that she had been selected as an audience member, and brought her cousin, who originally got her into the series, as her plus one.
“I was so excited about being able to go to the show, I completely read over the fact that we would be seeing the movie the night before,” she said with a laugh.
Attendees were encouraged to wear “Twilight” shirts and dark clothes, and bring along Team Edward and Team Jacob signs. Niekema estimated that about 150 fans attended the screening and taping. She said they ranged in age from 14 to 40, and were mostly all women with the exception of one unhappy husband.
Nicole Salera, 19, sent in an essay that included photos showing how “Twilight” is in her life, and brought her friend along once she found out she had been accepted as an audience member. Seeing all the “Twilight” stars — and the movie — brought her to tears, she said.
“I felt Kristen’s personality shine throughout the interview. She explained how she is shy and just as nervous as we are, which is cool of her to say,” Nicole said in an e-mail interview. “Taylor Lautner, my husband who doesn’t know it yet, looked hotter than ever and I couldn’t stop staring at him. He explained how he likes dorky girls, yes! We will be perfect together. He also loves beef patties.”
Conversation ranged from upcoming projects to the stars not having any friends to hang out with on Saturday nights to Kristen’s cat — though, surprisingly given today’s news, “Breaking Dawn” wasn’t brought up even once — but the crème de la crème for both Nicole and Niekema was the chance to see RPattz in person.
“Robert, oh Robert. His accent is to die for, listen to him say ‘nachos.’ It’s the greatest,” Nicole said.
Niekema was lucky enough to be standing near the aisle where the stars walked out, and said, “That gave us the opportunity to basically reach out and see if they would shake our hands and Rob and Taylor did, so that made the experience even that much more amazing because I am such an Edward Cullen fan.” Does it matter that Rob isn’t actually Edward Cullen, but only the guy who plays him? Absolutely not, she said.
That was as close as any of the fans got to the stars. No autographs were signed — with the exception of one special young girl who came from the Caribbean and wrote about how Kristen Stewart and Bella are her role models (during a break, KStew gave her the ring she always wears, which we think is adorable) — and though fans were supposed to get a chance to ask questions to the stars, but that didn’t end up happening. So Nicole resorted to the only option she had left.
“We waited for the cars to leave [after the show] and my face was basically smacked against Rob Pattinson’s car and it was perfect,” she wrote. “Best day of my life!”
Oprah always gives her guests a special gift at the end of each taping, and today’s was especially topical: everyone in the audience got a voucher for the official Bella’s Engagement Ring from Infinite Jewelry Co. Neither Nicole nor Niekema knew which of the three versions they got, but Nicole did say one lucky lady got the $1999 Genuine Engagement Ring, made with 13 diamonds that add up to 1.06 carats.
The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival takes place from June 17-27. One of the things which makes this festival unique is that it’s sponsored by Film Independent, the same organization responsible for the “Oscars” for indies — the Spirit Awards.
As someone whose life revolves around independent films, it’s been truly exciting to attend a festival every year which is run by the same folks who put on the Spirit Awards, as it always has a schedule second-to-none for fans of indies — or simply great cinema. Plus there are always celebrity guests galore as the event is within a stone’s throw of Hollywood.
As I first reported on this blog a month ago, the LAFF has moved from Westwood to downtown Los Angeles. I’ll be reporting live, as always, and have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of this year’s lineup.
Q: How do I get tickets?
A: Passes to attend the Festival are available immediately for Film Independent members, and beginning May 10 for the general public. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the ZonePerfect live.create. lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning June 1. Contact the Festival Ticketing Center for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345-6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com. Festival Passes and tickets can also be purchased in person beginning on Monday, June 14 at the Festival Ticketing Center located at L.A. LIVE (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015).
Q: What about The Twilight Saga: Eclipse?
A: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere IS the official World Premiere. EXCLUSIVE: Festival passes are going on sale on May 10th, and the Industry and Fast Pass levels will include tickets to Eclipse in those packages, while supplies last. There were red carpets with similar premieres in 2008 (Journey to the Center of the Earth) and 2009 (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). In fact, those screenings were held at the same locations as the Twilight and New Moon premieres and the same blocks were roped off. But that’s because LAFF was in Westwood before. Now it’s centered downtown. But I think it’s safe to assume there WILL be a red carpet. I WILL be posting more details as I get them.
Read the rest here…
Tweets from the Oprah taping this morning in Chicago with Rob, Kristen, Dakota and Taylor. The show will air on May 13th
Here’s the Eclipse Poster that was handed out at The Oprah Show. Read what it says at the bottom..