Thursday, November 19, 2009

a new day, a new moon

For all you Twi-hards out there, tonight at midnight marks the first public showing of the highly anticipated second film in the Twilight Saga, and the sequel to Twilight, New Moon. This film will probably be the highest grossing film of the year, thanks to Stephanie Meyer's top selling series and the gorgeous cast that the public has come to know and love.

The cast has been on a whirlwind press tour for the last week, jet setting from Germany, to LA for the film premiere, and around the country for a slew of morning and late night talk shows to discuss love lives, fan mania around the world, and other personal details to make the kids squirm in their seats. This week, Kristen Stewart was on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien where she discussed her family, dealing with fame, and her adoration for Conan's hair. Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner was on The Jay Leno Show, where he threw the pigskin around with Jerry Rice and spoke of hot mom's sporting his Jacob panties to signings. For a laugh, tune into Ellen Degeneres tomorrow to watch her grill America's hottest vampire, Robert Pattinson. Additionally, The Today Show and Live with Regis&Kelly will host Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner one day each this week.

For those of you who have not read the series, New Moon is the book in which Edward leaves Bella in an attempt to protect her from the wrath of the conservative and cruel Volturi clan. When Bella enters a deep depression after being heartbroken by her one true love, Jacob steps in as a companion, confidant, and crush to sweep her off her feet and enter her into a world she thought couldn't get any more complicated. When Jacob's secret identity, a newly turned werewolf, is revealed, Bella experiences a mental love triangle, trying to fight her urge to fall for Jacob while she still dreams of and sees images of Edward. Particularly hot in this film, beyond the handsome brooding vampires we have all come to obsess over, are the Quiluete werewolves (especially the newly bulked up Jacob who is so boyishly good looking it's no wonder mom's are pawing over him in front of their cubs!) who rarely wear shirts and express an alpha quality that reigns supreme over the passive, mysterious vampires Twilight fans experienced in the first flick.

Not to get ahead of myself, but I am most excited for the third installation of the Twilight series, Eclipse, when confrontations come to a head and the battle over Bella truly begins.

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