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2009's Most Viral Videos

Music videos rule the charts, user-generated stuff absent

(Newser) - Viral videos went corporate in 2009, with nary a user-generated video cracking the top 10 in Visible Measures’ ranking, based on views on 150 different platforms. The list is almost entirely music videos, which are essentially ads for albums, TechCrunch points out. The only exception is the top video, the... More »

Blind Side Overshadows New Moon

Football flick capitalizes on strong Thanksgiving weekend

(Newser) - Building on strong word-of-mouth and an unexpectedly lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, The Blind Side caught and passed New Moon at the weekend box office. The Sandra Bullock vehicle pulled in $20.4 million to $15.7 million for the teen vampire sequel. Both dwarfed Brothers, which underperformed despite stars Natalie Portman,... More »

Last Twilight Film Will Likely Split in 2

Summit considers splitting Breaking Dawn into two films, a la Harry

(Newser) - The Twilight vampires have followed Harry Potter and company into the world of hugely successful films—and the last installment could take a cue from the boy wizard. Summit wants to split the final novel, Breaking Dawn, into two pictures just like Warner Brothers did with Harry. There are a... More »

New Moon Eclipses Blind Side

Football flick tops vampire saga in Thanksgiving receipts

(Newser) - New Moon extended its domination of the the box office over the Thanksgiving weekend, but The Blind Side showed surprising resilience and even outdrew the vampire picture on the holiday. New Moon raked in $42.5 million in 3 days, bringing its 10-day total to $230.7 million. The Blind ... More »

Gabby Katie Ruins New Moon for Fans

She and two friends talked all through the movie

(Newser) - Katie Holmes is apparently chatty. A little too chatty for New Moon fans. Mrs. Tom Cruise and two friends went to check out the flick in a NYC theater, reportedly gabbing all through the ticket-buying process and, alas, the entire movie. Fans were miffed, but fearing retribution, kept it zipped,... More »

A Teen Boy's Guide to Love, Via New Moon

Say weird stuff, have seizures when you kiss, appear dead, etc.

(Newser) - When it came to being cool and hitting it off with girls, Mick LaSalle had it hard as a teen—he had to figure out what width belt to wear and such without the benefit of Twilight as a primer. Herewith, some "empirical data" helpful to 15-year-old boys he... More »

Man Bites Teen Girl After New Moon Screening

She said he was acting creepy from the get-go, bit her on way out

(Newser) - A Michigan teen came away from a showing of New Moon with a bite on her neck, courtesy of the 40-something man sitting in front of her. “Every so often he would lean back and make a sexual comment that was very unnecessary,” Erin Westrate tells WZZM13 . Afterwards,... More »

New Moon Sexist, Say Critics

Do needy Bella and the big, strong men in her life reinforce stereotypes?

(Newser) - New Moon is basking in the glow of its success, but the second Twilight film, and even the headlines about its box office records, are sexist, some say. Vampire love interest Edward is “overbearing,” and heroine Bella “quite literally lies down and takes it,” write Carmen... More »

Why Robert Pattinson Smells Awful

Twilight, New Moon star is really just fending off the paps

(Newser) - Robert Pattinson has a reputation as more than just every tween’s heartthrob: He apparently stinks, and New York finally found out why. “If he doesn’t change his clothes and the paparazzi get pictures of him in the same outfit all the time, then they can’t sell... More »

New Moon Vamps to $141M Haul

Latest 'Twilight' entry enjoys 3rd-biggest weekend ever

(Newser) - In the third-largest weekend debut ever, The Twilight Saga: New Moon rang up $140.7 million, riding records for a midnight opening and a single day to totals trailing only The Dark Knight and Spider-Man. Audiences were four-fifths female, with the remaining 20% mostly teen boys, USA Today reports. The ... More »

New Moon Breaks Opening Day Record

'Twilight' sequel earns $72.7 million, beating 'Dark Knight'

(Newser) - The Twilight sequel raked in $72.7 million yesterday, making it biggest opening day ever. New Moon earned $26 million in midnight showings alone, helping it trump the previous record of $67.2 million earned by Dark Knight. The feat is all the more remarkable because it's outside the usual... More »

How Twilight Rescued Hot Topic

Goth retail mainstay is relevant again thanks to books, films

(Newser) - Like much of America, Ylan Q. Mui had forgotten all about Hot Topic, the mall mainstay for baby Goth merchandise—and then Twilight came along and made the store relevant again. The uber-popular vampire franchise “accomplished what the store had tried but failed to do: It made goth mainstream,... More »

New Moon So Bad It's Funny

Sequel lacks thrills, sense of humor of first 'Twilight '

(Newser) - The Twilight Saga: New Moon is guaranteed to be a hit, but no one but its die-hard teen devotees should sit through it, critics say. Some reviews:
  • It’s “an anemic comedown after the full-blooded swoon of Twilight,” writes Ty Burr of the Boston Globe . Kristen Stewart is
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New Moon Eclipses Ticket Records

Twilight sequel leaves Potter pre-sale mark in dust

(Newser) - It doesn't open until tomorrow, but the latest Twilight movie already is breaking records. Fandango, AMC, and MovieTickets.com all say that fans are scooping up advance tickets to The Twilight Saga: New Moon in unprecedented numbers. Thousands of shows are sold out around the country, leaving pre-sale records held... More »

Twilight Star: I Got a Fan to Strip for Me

Pattinson talks to DeGeneres, Letterman about over-zealous fans

(Newser) - Teens and tweens the world over are swooning for Robert Pattinson—and the Twilight star convinced one overzealous fan to get naked for him. When she asked, at an autograph signing, “What can I do to get your attention,” he jokingly replied, “Um, just take your clothes... More »

Dakota Fanning Dishes on Kissing Kristen Stewart

Twilight co-stars get hot and heavy for Runaways

(Newser) - “Really close” Twilight co-stars Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart lock lips in next year’s The Runaways, and it is indeed a passionate kiss, says Fanning. “We were so into the scene and into the script and the characters,” the 15-year-old tells Access Hollywood . “We’re... More »

Miley Cyrus Is Anti-Twilight

She's OK with fairies, though

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus made headlines when, during a recent radio interview, the tween idol slammed another tween phenomenon—Twilight. “I've never seen it and nor will I ever. I don't believe in it. I don’t like vampires,” Miley—who, by the way, will soon be working with Twilight... More »

14 Scariest Twilight Souvenirs

It gets worse: There's a dildo on the list

(Newser) - As thousands of fans mobbed last night’s New Moon premiere (some had been waiting since Thursday afternoon, the AP reports), Gawker runs down the 14 craziest pieces of Twilight merchandise:
  • Edward Cullen panties
  • Edward Cullen sock puppet
  • Jacob Black light switch cover
  • Vampire sparkle dildo
  • Edward Cullen sweatshirt that
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Ex-Child Star Fanning Weighs Villainous Twilight Role

Actress, 15 next month, in talks to play bad vampire in sequel

(Newser) - Dakota Fanning: adorable child star or sadistic teen vampire? The actress, 15 next month, is in talks to star as vamp villain Jane in Twilight sequel New Moon, scheduled for a Nov. 20 release, E! reports. “There were no auditions. They just offered it to her outright, and now... More »

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