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Kellan & PEter were at an event recently and many people started commenting on Kellan Lutz' hair. [in this photo] It is very Justin Timberlake, circa 1999, and I do prefer his straight, shorter hair or gentle curls, but sorry to say it, i think this is his natural hair.... I think he's a sexy beast and though I prefer the shorter 'do - I still find him hot with the curls.
A lot of people getting their hate-on for Kellan's hair here.... what do you think?
All I can say is W-T-F !?!?!
The issue, written by Kim Sherman and drawn by Nathaniel Ooten, with the cover created by Juan Mar Studios, delves into the star's music, modeling and, of course, those dreamy roles he played in the Harry Potter and Twilight movies.
"I chose to conceptualize A-lister Robert Pattinson from a unique perspective, immersing the reader into the life of the talented actor beyond his most famous role," Sherman says.
"It's our hope that even the most devoted fans will discover a fact or two that takes them completely by surprise," Bluewater president Darren G. Davis says.
The host asked questions that had been submitted by fans via chat, with a lot of comparison to Harry Potter.
The cast, wisely, responded that they can only hope it will be as loved and successful as Harry Potter, however, it was different completely in the way of plot. Percy Jackson deals with Greek Mythology, while Harry Potter, of course, wizardry.
The director, as you may know, is Chris Columbus, who also directed and produced Harry Potter (the first two) while also producing Prisoner of Azkaban. Columbus also wrote Gremlins, and the screenplay for Goonies (sorry I'm a sucker for classic 80s films).
The cast said the director was amazing and worked "around the clock" to make this movie fantastic. Jackson also complimented him on his ability to create a PG movie that will appeal to all ages.
Jackson talked about some challenges playing his character, Grover. He said he had to wear tights with markers on them for the CGI and he'd always have to beon tip-toe to make his "animal legs" seem realistic.
He remembered wearing ballet slippers and socks and tip-toeing through muddy forests all day.
I know the forests they used and it was Spring here in Vancouver, a rainy, muddy season ideed.
When the cast was asked how their movie abilities may help them in real life if they had them, Abel provided the best answer saying Herme's winged shoes would allow him to save money on airfare.
Fans asked Lerman if he would get a twitter and he said only if he had something worth saying, to which Jackson plugged his own twitter account.
There were no pranks on set but lot's of "jam sessions" as there was always a guitar around though they had very little spare time it was mostly spent with training.
The group talked about their bonding experience through pre-production and fight training and how that bond created trust for actual filming of the fight scenes. Daddario said she was cast quite late and less time to prepare for fighting but felt comfortable with the group.
The host asked about both the amazing Stunts and the fantastic SFX. Most of the cast chose the "hydra scene" as their favourite SFX moment and that tied in nicely with the "exclusive new clip" they showed after the chat which was the Hydra Scene.
For me, the scene was interesting because it opened with a shot of our own Vancouver Art Gallery, [but let's face it, what movie or tv show shot here hasn't used that landmark ha ha] but the transformation of the Hydra was, as the cast describes, detailed and amazing.
Though it was only the main "young" actors in the chat, I want those of you unfamiliar with this series to note that this is the first movie in the series and features top actors such as Uma Thurman, [also in upcoming Bel Ami] Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd, Rosario Dawson, and more.
Be sure to check out Percy Jackson February 12 in Theatres.
Details features the hottie Channing Tatum on the cover in the February 2010 edition available now.
The story that goes with it is - well - interesting... it talks about a penis injury, his past as a male-stripper and even links to this video of Chan stripping.
"I've been wanting to talk about this forever!" swears Tatum. "You have publicists and managers saying no, and I'm like, Mmm-mmm, it's gonna come out. I never wanted to hide it." Last September, Usmagazine.com, under the banner CHANNING TATUM'S SECRET STRIPPER PAST, posted a 1999 video of Tatum—billed as "Chan Crawford"—front and center on a Tampa stage, hoofing like a Backstreet Boy in heat, snogging some bachelorette in the front row, then peeling off his shirt, and finally, like an NBA sixth man yanking off his warm-ups, discarding his pants. "Thaaaat's right, ladies," barked the club's announcer. "Chan Crawford is here to pleeeease you!" Only a bulging jockstrap and a thin wall of dead presidents stood between the Sun Coast's horniest housewives and Chan's fantastic penis.
I think it's hil-larious," Tatum says convincingly. "I met some of the most insane characters." He hopes to do for male stripping what Boogie Nights did for the golden age of Valley porn. "I'm gonna make a movie about it. I've talked to a couple of directors." I ask Tatum if his handlers are happy about the prospect of his strapping on the ol' banana hammock again. "I don't care what they think," he answers quickly. "I'm happy I did it. I'm not proud, because it's not something to be proud of, but I had an experience that only one out of a thousand—a million—people can say they've ever had. I've been through this crazy sort of life, and I came out the other side fairly unscathed."
'Dear John' promotion, which includes, but is not limited to, the following...
•Monday (February 1st): Los Angeles 'Dear John' Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater at 6pm
•Tuesday & Wednesday (February 2nd and 3rd): Hosting Two Nights of MTV from 7pm - 10pm Central
•Wednesday (February 3rd): Live With Regis and Kelly
•Thursday (February 4th): Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
•Wednesday (February 10th): Ellen Degeneres
Stay tuned to CTU to learn about any other appearances for the tour!
If you haven't read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Theif, you should. I think it's the next "Harry Potter" and was thrilled that they filmed the movie here in Vancouver [at the same time as Twilight Saga New Moon" infact. I saw Logan Lerman in the movie "Hoot" (Another great young adult novel) and am trying to read the whole series of Percy Jackson.
It is about a boy who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, the god of water. He enters a world of demigods (Half human, half god) and ancient Greek myths beome realities. After being accused of stealing Zeus' thunderbolt he sets of on a journey to prove his innocence. The movie is based on this sotry from teh first novel in teh series and looks to be absolutely amazing. I am so excited and have been telling people to read the book for months now... I hope you will... Here's some awesome info about an upcoming event youwon't want to miss:
Chat with the cast and be the first to see a clip from the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox International upcoming action fantasy;
Twentieth Century Fox International is inviting one and all to log in and meet the four hot young stars of PERCY JACKSON, Logan Lerman (“3:10 to Yuma”), Brandon T. Jackson (“Tropic Thunder”), Alexandra Daddario (“Bereavement”), and Jake Abel (“The Lovely Bones”). The three will be answering questions online, live from the international press junket in Athens, Greece. After the chat, participants will have the exclusive opportunity to view a never-before-seen clip from the film.
All are invited to visit http://www.ustream.tv/percyjackson to participate.
Finally, a movie recommendation: Dear John comes out Friday the fifth of February. Thanks to my cool friend Wyck (who many of you have seen in various Twilight Saga interviews, as he is one of the producers on our movies, and who is a producer on Dear John) I got to see this one early. I will confess, I cried. Also, I discovered Channing Tatum, who I've somehow missed until now. Likey. Lots. Amanda Seyfried is entrancing as always, and the chemistry (chemistry is always the crux of a movie for me) between them is lovely. Though the chemistry between Channing Tatum and Richard Jenkins (who plays his father) was my favorite part.
Oh Stephenie, how could you have missed Channing til now - - - it's a shame... I too likey. LOTS!
I am thrilled to be going to see the screenin gon Wednesday February 3 with my hubby, who actually agreed to go see the movie, knowing very-well that I will drool, and sob, and bawl.... should he change his mind one of my bff's will come and I know for a fact he will appreciate Channing Tatum as much as I do ;) [We both adore him]
I am really glad to hear Ms. Meyer enjoyed the movie, oh to be friends with Wyck Godfrey heh heh ;)
More amazing EW Outtakes posted this morning.
Vanity Fair Rob Outtakes galore and also Here
And also the Rob/Kristen Twilight Outtakes Here
EW is catchin gup but I think Vanity Fair still wins... what do you think? Who has the best out takes?
Q. What urge you to want to be part of the Twilight Family?
A. I was brought to the Twilight Family as soon as I gave in and finally read the books. My sister in law tried to get me to read the books for 6 months! I however wasn't interesting in reading about vampires! I saw the trailer for Twilight one day and then I decided I would read the books after seeing Robert Pattinson (lol)
Q. Through lyrics you can pass a whole lot of messages and ideas. Some of the most rebelious stages started through music. To what extend do you agree and why?
A. I think if a people is feeling repressed, music is a great way to get your point across using a perfect platform. Many Artists such as Greenday have done just that.
Q. As a musician you probably like a lot of music. Can you tell us at least one of your favourite artists? And have they influenced you in any way?
A. If I were to say a female artist it woulg probably be Pink and Carrie Underwood. Pink has a way of writing that brings you into her world in a raw emotional way. Carrie has an amazing voice and writes incredible music. I have so many others but those 2 females have really influenced me.
Q. If you are given a chance to write a song to or collaborate with, which musician would it be and why?
A. Great question!I would collaborate with Justin Timberlake! He is probably my all time fav male artist! His music and voice is amazing! I hope to make that dream a reality soon.
Q. As an artist you must have some kind of anecdote that is worth telling, would you mind sharing one with us?
A. In high school I was in a badn and we had a performace and while on stage I forgot the song lyrics (we sang covers) so I sang the same line 4 times!!! I was so embarrassed! I think to this day forgetting lyrics is my biggest musical fear!
Q. If anyone from the Twilight Cast would like to pursue a music career, what kind of advice will you tell him/her? Would you be his/her advisor to guide them through?
A. I would tell them to write music that is real and vulnerable. Music that the fans can relate to and fall in love with. Yes, I would be their advisor if they asked!
Q. You write so many beautiful songs, where do you get your inspiration from?
A. My inspiration always starts with real life experience and then turns into a song that works with the Twilight Saga. I cannot write music related to Twilight unless I can personally relate to it.
Q. Would you want to write a song for Breaking Dawn?
A. Yes If Summit asked me too. However, many people think that " The Smell of Your Skin" is perfect for the Isle Esme scene.
Q. If you were given the opportunity to have dinner with one of the Twilight Saga Cast, who would it be?
A. Well I had the opportunity to have drinks (water for me) with Mike Welch and Justin Chon and that was amazing! They are both wonderful genuine people! So, other than that I would say Kristen. I think she is fascinating! I would love to sing with her. She has a fabulous voice.
Q. You have always love singing but since when you know that it's going to be a career more than just a passion?
A. I started to pursue a music career for the first time when I was 18 in Nashville. I was there for 10 months and had to move home for family reasons. I gave up on my dreams, got married and had a baby. It wasn't until I read Twilight that I felt compelled to write again. I wrote my first song released it and the fans loved it! I then knew I could possibly make a career living in Arizona. Since then things have just taken off.
Q. If music hadn't been your passion and you had decided not to pursue a music career, what would you have done instead?
A. I can't imagine a life without music. That has been my passion since I was 12 months old. So that is hard question for me to answer.
Q. Lately in the Music Business we see more focus on the physical appearance of the performer rather than on the actual talent. How do you feel about that tendency? Do you think it affects performers with actual talent?
A. That aspect of the Industry bothers me so much! I hate that our world is so superficial and some people would rather see a beautiful person on stage with no talent than a person who can sing their butt off but might not be as "perfect"
Q. If you could collaborate with Stephenie Meyer would you take her opinion / suggestion in a song you would write?
A. Yes for sure, I would listen to everything she had to say! I thnk she would have great ideas!
Q. We know your cause (and support it) to enter Twilight Saga's Soundtrack. Next movie is Eclipse. What would be your reaction if you were part of it?
A. I think the first thing I would do is cry and jump up and down! Then, I would call all my friends and family, then If I was allowed to tell my fans I would
Q. What part of the Twilight Saga Inspired you the most for your songs (apart from Edward's abs)?
A. LOL! I would say it was the Love Story. The pain and sorrow from being in love and confused. That has helped me write songs that I feel everyone can relate too!
Q. These days you have a full schedule. You have been in several Twilight Conventions and met some of the cast but also Chris Weitz. What do you want to share with us about them?
A. The people I met from the cast are so amazing, nice and wonderful! They are very down to earth and humble. Michael Welch in person is much better looking (!) and he is actually pretty shy. You wouldn't guess that if you have seen him dancing on stage with me, but he is pretty timid. At least that is how he was with me.
Justin Chon is energetic and super funny in person! Very much like his charatcter. Chaske Spenser is very warm and chill. He is super nice and down to earth. Edi Gathegi is funny and knows he is a hottie !!!
Gil Birmingham is super genuine, warm, kind hearted and humble! I love Gil!
Some of the other cast I didn't actually get to speak with but I will tell you Peter (Facinelli) is super, giving of his time and so sweet and genuine! He introduced me in Seattle for my concert and it was like 11:30 at night. He was very tired but stayed up to do that! What a nice guy! Chaske was also with him introducing me!
Chris Weitz is amazing! He is so humble, sweet and genuine too! When I told him we wanted him for Breaking Dawn, he told me "Well you have to see New Moon first to make sure you like it." I told him "We have seen enough to know we will love it (from trailers)". He laughed and said "Thank you and that he appreciates the support".
Q. Looking back in your life, do you believe that now you are stronger to succeed your dream?
A. Yes!! When an young artist starts out they think I am going to be famous over night! One person will hear my music and will sign to me! I have learned not to be so naive and realized that you cannot trust everyone in the Entertainment Industry. Also you have to be strong and keep those you trust very close to you.
CHECK OUT CANDACE CHAREE'S MUSIC HERE
With the candid pictures of Kristen landing in LA hugging a man everyone started to ask who the guy was. A lot of people said he wasn't her brother and that he was a friend. Other said that the man couldn't be Dana, her adopted older brother, because Dana was still in highschool.
More pics of Kristen hugging mystery man here
For the record, I don't care that she hugged a guy, I'm not tryin to "disprove" Robsten... I am simply curious....
My comment on TwiFans
I don't think people (well I know I wasn't) were assuming because she hugged this guy it meant she didn't love Rob or was banging with dude.... I think (if there are others like me, if not then this is just my opinion for myself) people wondered who he was because he was someone she is close to that no one has seen.... I thought a cousin or brother... maybe a good friend or one of the girls boyfriends - who knows.... yes airport hugging is common... no it doesn't mean they're banging, though when Rob and Kristen hugged, held hands, etc the world assumed they were banging... ha ha...