The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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Twilight 'Bootlegger' Sues Theater After Jail Stint

Suit says she suffered emotional distress

(Newser) - An Illinois woman who spent 2 days in jail for taping part of Twilight: New Moon is suing the movie theater that ratted her out. Samantha Tumpach, 22, says she wasn’t trying to pirate the movie; she was out celebrating with friends, and the video she shot was primarily... More »

Twilight Snags Wed. Debut Record: $68.5M

But fails to topple New Moon's all-time best $72.7M

(Newser) - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has broken another box-office record. The latest chapter in the vampire adventure took in $68.5 million in its first day, the best ever for a movie opening on a Wednesday. Eclipse surpassed the previous Wednesday record of $62 million set last year by Transformers: Revenge ... More »

Tom Cruise Boogies as Les Grossman

Shocker: That 'Twilight' movie is night's big winner

(Newser) - Showing considerably better dance moves than he did during his last surprise performance , Tom Cruise stole the show at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. Channeling his popular Tropic Thunder character Les Grossman, Cruise got down and dirty with Jennifer Lopez—the attention-getting antics were second only to Sandra Bullock’... More »

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 »

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