While any true “Twilight” fan knows Taylor Lautner was a child martial arts superstar, it wasn’t until his recent gig hosting “SNL” that the rest of the nation got to see his physical capabilities. And, according to Hasbro CEO and “Stretch Armstrong” producer Brian Goldner, it was that exhibition of skill that earned him the role of title Stretch.
“He is a real actor,” Brian told MTV News of Taylor, who showed his allegiance to Hasbro yesterday at the Toy Fair. “And it was so clear to us as we saw him in ‘Twilight.’ And we look for insights from every audience about where we should go with our brands, so when I saw my daughter and all of her friends go crazy for him, and then I saw the background that he was also this mixed martial arts expert in that ‘Saturday Night Live’ piece… that was the real deal.”
The “Stretch Armstrong” deal came shortly after Taylor signed on to bring another toy superhero to the big screen, Mattel’s “Max Steel.” Taylor’s strong fan following and physical attributes were sure to help the decision-making process, but Brian said Taylor’s aerobic capabilities were just one of many parallels he saw between Taylor and Stretch Armstrong. Taylor
“He’s an accidental superhero. Really what he is, is he’s going to be a guy much like himself,” Brian explained. “A guy who knows mixed martial arts, a guy who is going off to college, a guy who’s trying to have a freshman year at college something along those lines and everything kind of ensues from there.”
We doubt with all his upcoming films the newly legal Taylor will have time to become a college undergrad, but still we think the parallels fit. And we’re glad that “SNL’s” cultural impact has extended to earning a deserving young actor one more role to add to his filmography.
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Now who wouldn’t want a pillow the size of Jacob or Edward?
Manllow: half man, half pillow.
For all the twilight crazed lonely women in the world, Edward Cullen is finally here to be with you and only you. Sleep with him, cuddle with him, use him as a neck rest, the Edward Manllow is there to be your man and pillow all in one.
Now I don`t know about you all, but I don`t think I`d buy this. LOL . I have my own boyfriend I can lay on. Sheesh, anywho let us know what you think of this new Twilight/New Moon merch in a comment. Maybe you feel differently than I do.
If you`re interested in purchasing one or both of these pillows place your order here .
Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin in Vogue
The feature article opens with a trip down memory lane to a time when filming was famously interrupted by the constant prevalence of nearby fans.
“It was the most ridiculous experience,” says Pattinson, flashing the sweet, shy smile those crowds hoped to see. “You’re trying to stay in character and you’re trying to walk down the street, but all those people keep reminding you that you’re not this character, you’re—”
“A show pony,” cracks de Ravin, and the two burst into laughter.
This isn’t the first time a Remember Me star has come out with words about the presence of fans and paparazzi in the set area. Chris Cooper, a few weeks ago, also spoke to the issue.
The Vogue article also brough forth an interesting observation by Pattinson about co-star Pierce Brosnan. While Pattinson admits that he himself “just crawl[s] under the table” when recognized in public, he says that Brosnan isn’t afraid of this sort of attention. “He’s totally recognizable, and he makes no effort to tone it down. Some people were glancing over at us in the restaurant, and he just went over and introduced himself. And it does work. It dissipates all the attention.”
You can read the full feature and see more photos from the article here.
No straight to DVD for Kristen Stewart.
All the pole dancing bruises and the promotion for her film Welcome to the Rileys has paid off as the film lands a distributor for the US. Director Jake Scott admits they were very lucky to have Stewart in the film.
“We shot this in 2008, so Twilight came out when we’d wrapped,” he told reporters in Berlin where the film is currently showing at the Berlin Film Festival. I would have to agree with that one, I imagine half the people going to see this flick are interested in what Bella looks like when she strips. Lucky for them they also happen to know Sean Penn who recommended Stewart based on her Into the Wild performance, a film he directed.
By Cara Alwill
Nickelodeon will be celebrating it’s 23rd annual Kids Choice Awards show on March 27 in Los Angeles, and the nominees are in — and boy, are they good!
Hottie Taylor Lautner is nominated for Favorite Movie Actor (both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were snubbed), while “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is up for Favorite Movie.Taylor will be competing with Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf and Tyler Perry for the award.
Our girl Miley Cyrus is up for a whopping four nominations: Favorite Female Singer, Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Song (for “Party in the U.S.A.”). In the movie actress category, Miley is up against Sandra Bullock, Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana . She will also go head to head with Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and her bestie Taylor Swift in the Favorite Female Singer category. Taylor is also up for Favorite Song for “You Belong With Me.”
And who could forget The Jonas Brothers? The boys are up for Favorite Music Group, and Joe and Nick are each up for Favorite TV Actor for their show “JONAS.” Poor Kevin did not receive a nomination, but we’re pretty sure he’s loved just as much.
Kevin James will host the show, which will air live on Nickelodeon at 8 PM ET on March 27, and he’s pretty pumped about it. “In short, I guess you could say hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards completes me,” Kevin told People.
We’re pretty excited about it as well. The magic happens in a little over a month, and you can count on Hollywood Crush to bring you all the latest news and action surrounding the big show!
Those who fantasized over getting some personal face time with Taylor Lautner’s chiseled bod can now take one step closer to realizing their dream: a new line of figures from “New Moon” promises to whet the appetite of millions of Twilighters across the globe.
Toymaker NECA has unveiled a new slate of characters from the “Twilight” sequel that finally brings home a shirtless Jacob Black, Jasper Cullen and even a specially-treated Edward figure that sparkles in the sunlight, in addition to their previous Bella release. The company gave MTV News a special preview of their new products and a taste of what (and who’s) in store, so be sure to watch the video below for the sneak peek of your next Christmas list.
After the jump, check out a few more images the new “New Moon” merchandise line!
Feast your eyes on some lovely never before seen pictures of our favorite kids, Edward & Bella. I was thoroughly excited to see these, I had to take time out from spending time with my mister to post these for you all to enjoy.
So . . . ENJOY my funny commentary below some of the pictures. 😉
Dear Summit, we appreciate these greatly if they came from you. If you didn`t intend for them to be leaked, oops we got them anyway- Sorry. We appreciate how wonderful they are though; truly we do.
Pardon my commentary, I`m a perv.
De & Di