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Robert Pattinson’s Two Week Abs

Robert Pattinson only had abs for “two weeks” during filming of The Twilight Saga. The British actor admits it was tough for him to be excessively working out while playing the role of vampire Edward Cullen in the movie, and while he tried very hard to buff up like his co-star Taylor Lautner, he lapsed back into old habits after a short space of time.

“Taylor just ruined the whole series for me. As soon as he buffed up, I went, 'Well I'm throwing in the towel on New Moon. I didn't eat candy and I didn't drink any beer for a while. I went kind of nuts. Me and Kristen went nuts working out, because we hadn't worked out for any of [the previous films] I had the abs for, like, two weeks. As soon as I didn't have to be shirtless anymore, [my good habits were] gone immediately.”

In the end, the hunky star admits he gave up entirely, and ate endlessly on the shoot for the last movie Breaking Dawn. “During filming in Brazil, the day before I had to do my shirtless scene, I realized my abs weren't as good as Taylor's, so I just ate every bit of chocolate in the mini-bar. I started eating cheeseburgers and stuff.”

 


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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 16, 2010

New Moon DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Armored: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Astro Boy: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Bandslam: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Broken Embraces: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dillinger is Dead: DVD
  • The Fourth Kind: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ninja Assassin: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Princess and the Frog: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Under Great White Northern Lights: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Wonderful World: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Avatar Stifled by Blizzard

Avatar

How big could ‘s debut really been? Thanks to a blizzard, we may never know. James Cameron’s first feature in 12 years pulled in approximately $77 million this weekend, enough to win first place but slightly lower than expectations. The movie, which was produced for around $310 million, never reached its full potential due to weather conditions on the East Coast.

As it was, the movie came in behind 2007’s I Am Legend for the best December opener ever. (The Will Smith film debuted to $77.2 million.) The 3D entry also ranked sixth - behind Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and New Moon - for domestic debuts this year.

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Box Office Breakdown: Princess and Frog Crowned Winner

The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s latest entry might not have produced Pixar-like numbers, but it was definitely not a frog.

, featuring the first black Disney princess, finally opened wide this weekend to the tune of $24.2 million. Despite having been available in limited release for two weeks, the 2D-film had the best premiere ever for an animated feature in the month of December.

Meawhile, - Clint Eastwood’s next possible Oscar contender - unfolded with a $8.6 million debut and a third place finish. Although the Nelson Mandela drama came in behind box office vet The Blind Side, the director’s films tend to generate more buzz (and money) as the awards seasons progress.

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Box Office Breakdown: Touchdown for Blind Side

The Blind Side

The third time was a charm for Sandra Bullock.

After two weeks of second place finishes, emerged from New Moon‘s shadow to take sole possession of first place. The movie, which added another $20 million to its $100+ million total, has now given Bullock her second chart topper of the year. (And, no—All About Steve is not the other film I was referring to.)

Despite several new wide release entries, the football players and the vampires strongly defended their hold on the top two spots. - starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman - came in third place with only a $9.5 million take. Meanwhile, Everybody’s Fine with Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore did a less than fine $3.8 million.

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Robert Pattinson Can Beat Jacob, Not Taylor

Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson

Despite my leaning towards anything in favor of vampires, I must admit that it’s obvious who won the abs contest between Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson. So who would win between Edward Cullen and Jacob Black? Pattinson seems to have it all figured out—based on the books, of course:

“Looking at Taylor’s martial-arts videos from when he was, like, 9, I wouldn’t really want to do anything [to make him angry]. Maybe if I had some kind of weapon. But if Edward and Jacob [fought], I think it’s actually a fact that Edward would win I think, if I read the books correctly. So I guess I could hold onto that for my ego.”

I don’t know what movie you were watching, Robert, but… (vague spoilers after the break!)

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Robert Pattinson Reveals Twilight Message

Bella and Edward constantly lust for each other in the seriesRobert Pattinson believes the Twilight movies are a metaphor for sexual abstinence.

The 23-year-old star’s character, vampire Edward Cullen, is unable to have a sexual relationship with a human because he fears that if he goes further than a kiss, his emotions and the power of his body may injure his beloved.

But the British actor thinks the abstinence makes the films even sexier, because the central characters are unable to do anything about their lust for one another.

“The success of the Twilight books comes from the fact that fans can lust after Edward and yet, certainly in the first book, there’s no actual sexual contact between him and the series heroine. Twilight is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence, and yet it’s erotic underneath. There are so many elements in the story which are sexy.”

The books which the films are based on were written by Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon who does not believe in sex before marriage. The latest film in the series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, has already taken over $230 million and has turned Robert, the leading man, into a global heartthrob.


Box Office Breakdown: New Moon Covers Its Blind Side

New Moon

What looked like a possible upset early in the game ended in another win for . Although the film pulled in another $42.9 million over the holiday weekend, the Twilight sequel dropped approximately 70% from its first frame and escaped second place by a mere $2.8 million.

The vampires were given a run for their box office dollars by The Blind Side, the sports drama starring Sandra Bullock. Unlike Moon, the heartwarming film actually saw improvement in its second week. The entry also managed to hold off the Chris Weitz-helmed project on Thanksgiving Day.

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Taylor Lautner Tormented at School

Taylor Lautner on the cover of Rolling StoneDespite his overwhelming good looks and charm, Taylor Lautner was bullied at school.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon actor says fellow pupils used to ridicule his acting ambitions, which affected his confidence but he refused to give up on his dream.

“I was never extremely confident. Because I was an actor, when I was in school there was a little bullying going on. Not physical bullying but people making fun of what I do… I just had to tell myself I can’t let this get to me. This is what love to do. And I’m going to continue to do it.”

The 17-year-old star also insisted the female attention he receives is for his character, werewolf Jacob Black, not himself.

He told America’s Rolling Stone magazine, “This could have happened to anybody who played Jacob. I was just lucky enough to be the one that has the opportunity. I’m so grateful. It’s Twilight. It’s not me personally.”


Ashley Greene Loves Blood-Sucker Sex

Ashley Greene as Alice CullenWhen she’s not beating up guys, Ashley Greene is thinking that vampire sex is 100 times better than normal sex.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon star - who is believed to be dating Kings Of Leon rocker Jared Followill - has revealed she believes her blood-sucking on-screen persona Alice Cullen would have a much more fulfilling sex life than she does.

“Take the best sex you’ve ever had in your life, multiply it by 100 and that’s vampire sex.”

The 22-year-old actress was desperate to star in the popular vampire franchise and wishes she was more like her character: “Oh, my God, I wanted this part so badly. So when they told me I got it, I tried to play it all cool, you know, for about a minute. I love absolutely love Alice, my character. She’s sweet, sexy and a killer. I feel if I was in a real fight, I’d get my a*s kicked.”

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty has revealed there is another film franchise she wants to appear in. She explained to Maxim magazine, “I want to hit up James Bond. That would be awesome.”

When you’re in a record-breaking film, I suppose that you can aim for such franchises.


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