Twilight Mentioned On American Idol

Watch the video below: Twilight is mentioned at about the 4:30 mark.

MTV Movies Blog: Madonna Is Going To Be In ‘New Moon’ And I’ve Got Ocean-Front Property In Arizona For Sale

There are three very important questions that have been plaguing my mind for the past few months: Will our economy get better by the time I’m 30? Should I rent an apartment in New York City? Which actors are going to play my favorite characters in “New Moon”?!

OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit with that last one, but from the looks of it, I’m not the only one itching to find out who’ll get the chance to play a werewolf or a vampire in the eagerly anticipated flick. I mean, we’ve heard all of those rumors, and some actually ended up being true — but after reading one after another, it just seems like everybody in world of pop culture (and their mother) wants to sink their white, un-fanged teeth into the “Twilight” franchise.

Twilighters were up in arms when they heard the rumor that Vanessa Hudgens and Brenda Song were in contention for the role of Leah Clearwater. They all cried, “No Disney stars … EVER!” Vanessa is still hoping to nab the coveted role as Jacob’s fiesty frenemy, but as of now, it looks like neither will be playing the part (hooray!). Twilighters got to breathe easy for about 2.5 seconds until another actor or actress was rumored to be the next Leah, Jane or Aro.

There were some reports that seemed too nutty to be true. If you thought the whole Hudgens/Song rumor was crazy, just brace yourself. Have you heard any of these?

Lindsay Lohan wants to be in “New Moon”! Hilary Duff is clamoring to be a part of the second installment of the “Twilight” saga! “Lord of the Rings” star Sir Ian McKellan as Aro! “Harry Potter” wizard Alan Rickman as a member of the Volturi!

None of the rumors above can beat the mother of all rumors: Madonna is going to be in “New Moon”!

Don’t get me wrong; I love all this casting drama. As a fan of the book series and an overall impatient person, I’m dying to know who’s going to be in film and I want to know now! When you’re so invested in these characters, you want all the facts, but it’s also fun to sit around and chat about the latest “New Moon” gossip. However, it’s only fun if the rumor is in the realm of possibility! No offense to Brenda Song, but she’s no Angelina Jolie — at least not yet. Once you start talking about heavy-hitters making cameos, it starts to sound like crazy talk. I mean Madonna … really?

In lieu of all the “New Moon” casting chatter, the wonderful “Twilight” team at MTV News put on their thinking caps and came up with a list of insane and completely unfounded rumors to rival some of the ones percolating on the Internet.

» Mickey Rourke is replacing Billie Burke as Charlie. Why? Because Mickey Rourke is awesome.

» Earlier this week the news broke that Governor Schwarzenegger was taking time off to do a film. Could this be a cover for a “New Moon” role? TOTALLY.

» There will be a new character named Stewart, Edward’s long-lost brother. Stewart will have equally awesome hair and will be played by Zac Efron.

» Brad Pitt’s old man version of Benjamin Button is going to play Aro.

» Daniel Radcliffe is going to replace Jackson Rathbone as Jasper. He’ll have his wizard stick handy in case Voldemort pops up to kill Edward.

Borders Twilight Movie Awards

Borders is having a midnight DVD release party, complete with fan-chosen Twilight Movie Awards. Even if you’re not interested, I encourage you to check out the ballot–What do you think of the choices? Who/what would you add to some of the categories?

Check out the site here.

Getting in the Act: 11 Novelists Who Found Their Way Into the Script

Here is the part about Stephenie:

“Twilight” (2008)
Author Appearance: Stephenie Meyer

In this information-obsessed era, much of the appeal of a cameo — its element of surprise — has been lost to the need to know now, before, first. And so well before the film came out — days after the scene was shot, in fact — news of crazy-selling author Stephenie Meyer’s cameo in the adaptation of the first installment in her vampire chronicles was all over the internet. Early reports suggested that Meyer’s cameo would consist of the author ordering a vegetarian plate in a coffee shop scene (in her books, there are also vegetarian vampires) and that set off a “controversy” that no doubt lit up a thousand Tumblrs, but by the time it hit theaters, her screen time was reduced to a silent sit at a lunch counter. Too shy to go along with director Catherine Hardwicke’s wish that she have a line, Meyer regrets doing it at all: “It was not my idea to do the cameo,” she said in retrospect. “They talked me into it. They thought it would be, you know, cute for the fans because most of them would recognize me. I was thinking it was going to be more like a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ thing. Like I walk by for one second in a crowd and if they can find me, cool. That’s the one scene in the movie I would happily cut — the first five seconds, and the one that I had to watch like, I mean like this [covering her eyes], ‘Ah, is it over yet?’ It was really hard for me.”

Read the full article here.

Summit Contest Announced: Be In New Moon!

See the announcement here.

Greetings Twilight Fans!

We have an exciting announcement to share with you. We will be launching a contest on our official film website, giving one lucky fan the opportunity to visit the set and a chance to appear in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.

The “Be a Part of NEW MOON” contest will go live very soon, but we wanted to share this exclusive news with you — our fan site partners — first. Please feel free to alert your readers that the contest is coming.

Entry details are forthcoming. The contest will be for US/Canada residents. I will follow up with those once the contest is live.

More to come very soon, thanks!

Twilight Nominated For Kid’s Choice Awards

Twilight has been nominated under favorite book for the Nickelodon Kids Choice Awards. See the list of nominees here.

New Twilight Guy Posts

Chapter 24: A Snap Decision
What Is In The Box?
Pick The Song For Eclipse (Round 1)