Pattinson, Stewart Ditch Twilight Events

No more conventions for star-crossed lovers

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 20, 2012 12:42 AM CDT | Updated Aug 20, 2012 1:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's too painful for them to be together, so Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have bailed on four remaining official Twilight conventions. The massive fan confabs are a major way for the stars to promote their Twilight films. Fans were hoping at least one of the two would turn up at the conventions, to be held in the next couple of months in San Antonio, Detroit, Parsippany, NJ, and Los Angeles, but they've both ditched, along with co-star Taylor Lautner, reports Zap2it. It's likely the stars will dodge other promotional events plugging Breaking Dawn Part II, the last film in the popular series.

Gallant Rob has kept mum about his heartbreaking ex, but he did have a few pointed words about the media's refusal to leave him alone to suffer in silence. "Media culture is a monstrous thing," Pattinson told the Los Angeles Times. "You can't win. The annoying thing is that you can't attack them, but you can't defend yourself. The best thing you could possibly do is punch a paparazzi and give them their big payday."

A subdued Robert Pattinson turns up in Manhattan to plug his new film 'Cosmopolis.'
A subdued Robert Pattinson turns up in Manhattan to plug his new film 'Cosmopolis.'   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson attend The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Panel at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in San Diego, Calif.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson attend "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" Panel at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in San Diego, Calif.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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