Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 went out with a bang: the last film in the vampiric series swept the Razzies last night, taking home seven "anti-Academy Awards."
Kristen Stewart picked up the Razzie for Worst Actress, Taylor Lautner for Best Supporting Actor, and Bill Condon got a Razzie for Worst Director. Launter and MacKenzie Fox, who plays Bella and Edward’s daughter Renesmee, won Worst Onscreen Couple. And the whole cast can share the glory of winning Worst Film and Worst Ensemble Cast.
Twilight didn’t hog the entire awards show, however: Adam Sandler won Worst Actor for That’s My Boy and Rihanna won Worst Supporting Actress for Battleship.
Alas, none of the winners made it to the Razzies to pick up their awards — unlike Sandra Bullock, who famously accepted her Worst Actress award for All About Steve in 2010 and Halle Berry for Catwoman in 2004. Perhaps the cast of Twilight was too busy rolling on their piles of money.
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart gave their first interview together since the cheating scandal — or "cheating scandal" — broke this July. If you guessed anything had changed since then, you guessed wrong. The two are still both unenthusiastic and sardonic and predictably awkward.
MTV asked the pair about the sex scene in Breaking Dawn: Part 2 and how it compared to the honeymoon sex scene in Breaking Dawn: Part 1. Not that I’ve seen the Twilight movies or anything, but … in Part 1, Bella is still a human, so sex with Edward is so rough it breaks the headboard and covers her arms with bruises. (And then Bella spends the rest of the honeymoon moping about how Edward won’t have sex with her, which frankly, is grounds for divorce right there.)
I think we can assume from the chummy demeanor that MTV agreed not to ask the two about the cheating and the split. Yay for journalism. Here they are below:
You guyyyyys! It’s almost time for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part Two: How Many Colons Can We Fit Into One Title! Are you super duper excited? I mean, at least for the fact that this international crisis is ALMOST OVER? I’m not going to lie: I have seen the last three Twilight films in the theater (usually drunk). I will see this one! It will be great / a nightmare, per usual! And thank God there’s now a teaser featuring a brief glimpse of that vampire baby!
I was not joking about it being brief. And I guess she’s not really a baby, as she grows at rapid speed, or something. It’s been years since I’ve read the Wikipedia synopsis for the last book (because I did not read the actual book, duh), so I don’t really remember what’s going to happen in this one except that I think Taylor Lautner has a crush on that vampire kid, which is gross at first because she’s a baby but then it gets totally less weird when she’s an adult (even though it’s still kind of weird because he had a big werewolf boner for her mother).
Also, Kristen Stewart is now a full-blown vampire with red eyes in this one. And, uh oh, The Volturi are coming, the Volturi are coming! (Keep it in your pants, kids, at least until this November when the film finally hits the big screen.
● Just 18 days in, Sinead O’Connor has called off her marriage. The whole thing was "kyboshed" by her husband’s concerned family, she explains on her blog. Admitting also that "a bit of a wild ride i took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me wedding night as I don’t drink" couldn’t have helped the matter. [People]
● Justin Bieber got his childhood friend, Ryan Butler, a Mustang convertible for Christmas, which, well, as Butler tweeted, "#swag." [Huff Post]
● Martin, the Osbourne family’s 14-year-old chihuahua, passed away on Christmas day. "Devastated does not quite sum it up," Kelly tweeted. Ozzy, we imagine, might have been a little less sad to see one of the "terrorists" go. [TMZ]
● Word has it that Jennifer Hudson was offered the lead in Precious, but turned it down because she didn’t want to put back on all the weight she had worked so hard to lose. "As much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight," she says. [THR]
● Be warned that the People magazine cover declaring Taylor Lautner is "Out & Proud," that’s currently making the internet rounds is fake, "absolutely fake," according to a People representative. [Gossip Cop]
● Hard-rocking Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Sickles gave Lana Del Rey’s "Video Games" a "very tonally pleasing, and not at all ironic or funny" spin and it’s, well, maybe you should decide for yourself. [P4K]
● Incredibly level-headed young exes Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner shared a nice evening together at the Teen Choice Awards. Reportedly, the two “were laughing and having nonstop fun.” Swallowed pride works every time. [NYDN] ● Arnold Schwarzenegger went out for a bike ride in an unfortunate t-shirt that read “I SURVIVED MARIA” on the front, and had the dates “1977-2010” — the years they dated — on the back. Oops! [TMZ] ● Eldest Palin child Track and his wife Britta welcomed their first child, Kayla Grace, in Wasilla, AK over the weekend. [People]
● Twilight actor Booboo Stewart says that the Kristen Stewart/Rob Pattinson wedding scene is actually and truly beautiful. “It was weird. I was sitting there and I was like, ‘This is actually really touching,” said the young werewolf. [Us] ● Singer-songwriter Gavin Degraw was attacked by a group of “marauding goons” outside a Lower East Side bar early yesterday. Beaten, battered, and with a broken nose, he stumbled about fifteen blocks before getting hit by a cab, at which point he was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he spent the night under observation. [NYP] ● Prince of Bravo Andy Cohen has pulled a seven-figure advance for his untitled memoir about growing up gay. “Housewives who think Andy is their gay best friend,” said someone familiar with the deal. [THR]
● Robert Pattinson ditched Kristen Stewart at the MTV Movie Awards’ podium to land a big kiss on Taylor Lautner. Eclipse took home nearly half the night’s awards. [Gakwer] ● Speaking of which: a trailer for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 — the one where Bella and Edward, after several movies of stilted, emotional foreplay, uh, well, you know… It was a good night for all the Twi-hards out there. [HuffPost] ● Don’t be mad about the half-dead models in Kanye’s “Monster” video. “It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such,” quoth West. [KanyeWest]
● Lindsay Lohan has developed a new addiction while under house arrest: ice pops. [TMZ] ● Donald Trump has bought himself a new airplane, complete with suede ceilings and wood paneling, a bedroom with closet space, and gold-leaf detailing “that makes the seat-belt buckles gleam.” All for a reasonable $100 million. [NYP] ● Lauryn Hill is pregnant again. This one will expand her brood to six. [Smoking Section]
Do I have a treat for you! The trailer for Taylor Lautner’s first-ever star vehicle is here, and if you’re anything like me, you have crippling insecurities. But also, you’re really amped to watch this clip. The movie is called Abduction, and it exists entirely to introduce the world to a post-Twilight Lautner. In that sense, it succeeds mightily. Here’s an actor who will look awkward and forced when attempting to display genuine emotion (note the scene in the car opposite Sigourney Weaver), but will look totally badass when kicking out a window on a speeding train (note the scene where he kicks out a window on a speeding train).
Abduction is directed by John Singleton, and when I first heard about its basic plot, I was intrigued by its creepiness: high school kid sees his face on a missing persons site, realizes his parents aren’t actually his parents. Freaky, right? That’s how this trailer starts off, but it quickly descends into Bourne-lite territory, with shady government types, sniper rifles, and lots of broken glass. It also gives you a good look at future Snow White Lily Collins, who gets to play tag-along here, waiting for her chance to make out with the hero. Again, Abduction exists for two reasons: Taylor and Lautner. And that’s alright with me.
● The Los Angeles Swan Lakers: In a pep talk to teammate Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant told the forward that he needs to be the Black Swan to Kobe’s White Swan. [ESPN] ● Watch a very loving encounter between ABC reporter Christiane Amanpour and some angry Egyptians. They “hat” her? Awww. [Gawker] ● Scarlett Johansson reportedly got teary-eyed during a recent reunion with her ex Ryan Reynolds, and we reportedly don’t care (a report that later proved to be false). [Us Weekly]
● The Mel Gibson saga takes a dark turn: His 2006 anti-semitic rant against Malibu police offers might have been a death wish, or “death by cop,” according to Peter Biskind. Fortunately, he only managed to kill his career. [VF via PageSix] ● Dana Carvey is back on SNL this week, and they’ve got the promos to prove it. Schwing, indeed. [NBC] ● News flash! Taylor Lautner makes more money than you! And Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Jerry Bruckheimer, Robert Pattison etc. [VF]
● Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher’s lame romantic comedy just got a lot less lame with this brand new red-band trailer. Somehow, swearing still makes everything funnier. [Youtube] ● Francis Ford Coppola has a new great-niece, the awesomely named Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman. Oh yeah, her dad is Jason Schwartzman. [People] ● New copies of the Mark Twain classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will be published without the racial slurs that made it such a masterpiece in the first place. [EW]
● Gwyneth Paltrow will host SNL on January 15th, and you can bet she’ll join musical guest Cee Lo Green on stage in a reprisal of her viral Glee appearance. A preemptive fuck you too, Gwyneth. [ABC News] ● Roger Ebert has announced the co-host who will join Christy Lemire for his At the Movies reboot, and his name is Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, a 24-year-old budding film critic. Two hard-to-pronounce thumbs up. [AP] ● Taylor Lautner is angling to be the next Tom Cruise, according to his Abduction director John Singleton. They do have similar ear lobes, now that we think about it. [LAT]