Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Twitastic Eclipse 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpapyers

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Novel Novice always do such an amazing job with these desktop calendar wallpapers each year - I can't wait to see 2012's for Breaking Dawn already!

I think August's my fave :)

- Lorabell

More New Rob TV Week Outtakes!

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Oh yes, there is always time for more Rob with the fingers and the jaw and the stubble and the... gah!

Just - yes!

Via source

- Lorabell

New Water For Elephants Trailer - With More Scenes!

Via source

- Lorabell

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finally, A "Dress Up KStew" That Works :)

Always loved this outfit... prefer these shoes though ;)

I really shouldn't be as amused by this as I am but these "dress up Kristen" things have been cropping up for ages and I can never get one to work!

However, over at SweetyGame I've been letting my inner KStew style run wild - there goes my night!

- Lorabell

P.s. Anyone remember where the dark red dress was from?

Aw, Rob & Kristen Take Mackenzie Bowling - Cuuute!

It was family fun night at casa del Cullen last weekend...

According to @NessieMackenzie, Rob and Kristen took time from filming Breaking Dawn down in Baton Rouge to play happy families with Mackenzie and bond over bowling - cute :)

I hope they put those blue sausage things in the gutters - no way any 10 year old is knocking down pins without having mad vampire skillz!

- Lorabell

Kristen & Taylor At People's Choice Awards 2011!

According to GossipCop both Kristen and Taylor are confirmed to attend the People's Choice Awards 2011!

The event will be broadcast LIVE at 9pm PST (12am EST, 5am GMT) from LA's Nokia Theater next Wednesday, January 5th so get your DVRs ready :)

To refresh your memory on the Twi-nominations go ---> here

- Lorabell

Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Pic - Rob Spotted in London Pub on Christmas Eve!

Yaaay, beanie Rob!

Aw, welcome back to London, Rob! You did well to get here considering all the delays at Heathrow - I only just made it but, then again, I'm no multi-millionaire Hollywood star... or am I?!

Anyhoo, FlippyStew posted this pic of Rob in a London pub last night, commenting:
It’s from tonight, it’s London, about an hour ago (thats about 00.30 in London) N (the one on the right) spoke to him for about 40 mins, shook his hand, got a ciggie from him (she doesn’t smoke) and he KISSED her cheek! - Carol Saxon
No reports (yet) on where Kristen's enjoying a few days off from Breaking Dawn filming - I'm sure if she'd been seen in London, we would've heard about it ;)

- Lorabell

New/Old Story From Stephenie Meyer - Merry Christmas!

Thanks to @KimC333 who linked this Christmas story "Hero At The Grocery Store" that Stephenie published in the Ensign (an LDS Church Magazine) before Twilight was "Twilight" back in 2006!

I've certainly not seen it before - enjoy:

Suddenly everyone was quiet. Even my rowdy children paused, feeling the change in the atmosphere.

Christmas stories happen in the most everyday places. I was part of one not long ago at the grocery store. I hope I never forget it, though the memory is bittersweet.

I had been shopping for almost an hour by the time I got to the checkout lines. My two youngest sons were with me, the four-year-old refusing to hold onto the cart, the two-year-old trying to climb out of the basket and jump down to play with his brother. Both got progressively whinier and louder as I tried to keep them under control, so I was looking for the fastest lane possible. I had two choices. In the first line were three customers, and they all had just a few purchases. In the second line was only one man, a harried young father with his own crying baby, but his cart was overflowing with groceries.

I quickly looked over the three-person line again. The woman in the front was very elderly, white haired and rail thin, and her hands were shaking as she tried unsuccessfully to unlatch her big purse. In the other line, the young father was throwing his food onto the conveyor belt with superhuman speed. I got in line behind him.

It was the right choice. I was able to start unloading my groceries before the elderly woman was even finished paying. My four-year-old was pulling candy from the shelf, and my little one was trying to help by lobbing cans of soup at me. I felt I couldn’t get out of the store fast enough.

And then, over the sound of the store’s cheery holiday music, I heard the checker in the other line talking loudly, too loudly. I glanced over as my hands kept working.

“No, I’m sorry,” the checker was almost shouting at the old woman, who didn’t seem to understand. “That card won’t work. You are past your limit. Do you have another way to pay?” The tiny old woman blinked at the checker with a confused expression. Not only were her hands shaking now, but her shoulders too. The teenage bagger rolled her eyes and sighed.

As I caught a soup can just before it hit my face, I thought to myself: “Boy, did I choose the right line! Those three are going to be there forever.” My mood was positively smug as my checker began scanning my food.

But the smiling woman directly in line behind the elderly lady had a different reaction. Quietly, with no fanfare, she moved to the older woman’s side and ran her own credit card through the reader.

“Merry Christmas,” she said softly, still smiling.

And then everyone was quiet. Even my rowdy children paused, feeling the change in the atmosphere.

It took a minute for the older woman to understand what had happened. The checker, her face thoughtful, hesitated with the receipt in her hand, not sure whom to give it to. The smiling woman took it and tucked it into the elderly woman’s bag.

“I can’t accept …” the older woman began to protest, with tears forming in her eyes.

The smiling woman interrupted her. “I can afford to do it. What I can’t afford is not to do it.”

“Let me help you out,” the suddenly respectful bagger insisted, taking the basket and also taking the old woman’s arm, the way she might have helped her own grandmother.

I watched the checker in my line pause before she pressed the total key to dab at the corner of her eyes with a tissue.

Paying for my groceries and gathering my children, I made it out of the store before the smiling woman. I had made the right choice of lanes, it seemed.

But as I walked out into the bright December sunshine, I was not thinking about my luck but about what I could not afford.

I could not afford my current, self-absorbed frame of mind.

I could not afford to have my children learn lessons of compassion only from strangers.

I could not afford to be so distant from the spirit of Christ at any time of the year—especially during this great season of giving.

I could not afford to let another stranger, another brother or sister, cross my path in need of help without doing something about it.

And that is why I hope never to forget the Christmas hero in the grocery store. The next time I have a chance to be that kind of a hero, I can’t afford to miss it.

Merry Christmas to all...

- Lorabell

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Robidays, TwiCrackers :)

Now this is the kind of tree, I'd like to undress - er, I mean dress ;)

Thanks to Bleriana for sending us a nice little Christmas package - needless to say, this is the only one I can post without raising some eye-brows *cough*andotherthings*cough*

Someone please tell me you put a sparkly Edward on top of your Christmas tree!

Wishing all you TwiCrackers the happiest of Robidays!!!

Lots of love,

- Lorabell xxx

P.s. Just saw this one from Danielle - loving your photoshop work ;)

New Rob Outtakes - TV Week Shoot Pics (?)

Hummana Happy Holidays!

Just a little something to dream of in the rather yummy form of Rob (TV Week?) outtakes - sugar plums are over-rated ;)

Via source

- Lorabell

New Breaking Dawn Pic - Happy Holidays from Bill Condon :)

LOVING the baby stocking
Breaking Dawn director, Bill Condon Twitpic this shot from the film set, wishing a:
"Happy holidays from the Swan home to yours" - Bill
Thanks Ashes :)

- Lorabell

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Jackson Zooey Magazine Outtakes

More pics from Jackson's cover, spread and interview with Zooey magazine last month and I always have time for Jackson!

Via source

- Lorabell

Water For Elephants Release Pushed Back A Week, Rosie Gets Thirsty

Drama alert! According to source Rob's new movie, Water For Elephants, which was previously scheduled for US release on April 15th is now delayed until the 22nd.

Now, although things like this aren't uncommon in the world of Hollywood, it could mean a few things...

1) They simply need more time to edit

2) Another release around the same time could be considered competition *pfft*

3) Breaking Dawn shooting may extend past March and Rob wouldn't have time for a WFE promo tour...


- Lorabell

Delayed Due To Snow... TwiCast Eclipe DVD Signing Pics

Slightly later than intended, pics from last weekend's Eclipse DVD signing with Jackson *nom*, Jamie (was he in Eclipse?), Charlie, Cameron, Christopher and Daniel :)

Other signings took place around the country but for more pics from Baton Rouge go here!

- Lorabell

P.s. Sorry for the unexpected hiatus there, TwiCrackers - I set off from Vancouver early last Saturday and didn't make it to London until Wednesday afternoon! There's seriously only maybe 3 inches of snow *KStew eye roll* really people?!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Twi-iversary, TwiCrackers!

I really mean it :)

Remember two years ago when the Twilight movie had only just come out, that Ron Pattison guy wasn't really that hot and you'd never heard of whoever-the-Hale that gal is who (doesn't have brown eyes) plays Bella?

You rushed home from the movie and Googled (just like Edward) your new personal brand of heroine and found... us :) You could say... we found each other *tear*

Oh, fellow TwiCrackers - today marks the day when Mrs TCA created the little blog we've all come to know and love - 730 days, 12257411 visits and countless friends and fun times later, here we are - on the (really prolonged) brink of Breaking Dawn :)

We've obsessively compared the Twilight book to the film, squeed when New Moon got the green light, freaked when they almost replaced Taylor, judged new casting decisions, tried (and failed) not to click on spoilers, waited at midnight releases, bought too much merch we won't admit to, met up at Brit-pack gigs and set locations, traveled to Forks!

Summer 2009, I joined Mrs TCA to help bring the growing mass of Twi-news to our bloggy family - we've posted HQ Rob jawesomeness, gif hilarity, premiere live-streams, photoshoot heaven, really bad Twi-tatts and spoilers galooore!

We've made bloggy and RL buds with too many sites to mention (seriously - I just tried to type out a list, concluded it was impossible and deleted) and love reading each and every single one of your comments :)

It's been an amazing couple of years and we're thrilled you still get your fix of TwiCrack with us...


- Lorabell

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Awww, Breaking Dawn Cast Visit Baton Rouge Childrens Hospital!

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I looove when Twilighters take time to give back :) especially at Christmas!

Nikki, Kellan, Elizabeth and PFach (natch) took time out of their busy Breaking Dawn filming schedule to visit the children's hospital in Baton Rouge :)

- Lorabell

Eclipse DVD Cast Signings This Weekend!


Cast members from one of the most-talked-about-films of 2010, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, will be celebrating the holiday season with their fans at several Best Buy locations across the country. Summit Entertainment and Best Buy are partnering to host in-store autograph signings, giving the perfect holiday gift a special touch for its recipient. The first 200 customers to line up at each event location can receive an autograph from the cast member in attendance, with the purchase of any The Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD, Blu-ray or Combo Pack. Lines will open two hours prior to each event start time.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse autograph signings will take place at the following locations:

December 17 – Dallas, TX
Location: Best Buy
9378 N. Central Expy, Dallas 75231
Event Start: 6:00pm (Line opens at 4:00pm)
Special Guest: Kiowa Gordon

December 17 – New York, NY
Location: Best Buy – Columbus Circle
1880 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Event Start: 7:00pm (Wristband distribution at 8:00am)
Special Guest: Ashley Greene

December 18 – Baton Rouge, LA
Location: Best Buy
5913 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA
Event Start: 4:00pm (Line opens at 2:00pm)
Special Guests: Charlie Bewley, Cameron Bright,
Daniel Cudmore, Jamie Campbell Bower

December 18 – Denver, CO
Location: Best Buy
1400 Denver West Blvd Lakewood, CO 80401
Event Start: 3:00pm (Line opens at 1:00pm)
Special Guest: Booboo Stewart

December 18 – Salt Lake City, UT
Location: Best Buy
261 W 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Event Start: 3:00pm (Line opens at 1:00pm)
Special Guest: Jodelle Ferland

December 18 – Phoenix, AZ
Location: Best Buy
1949 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
Event Start: 2:00pm (Line opens at 12:00pm)
Special Guest: Tinsel Korey

- Lorabell

New Breaking Dawn Set Pics - Dakota, Jamie, Cameron & Christopher Filming Volturi Scenes!

Speed post:

Stand ins - not Dakota smoking! *phew*

LOVING Jane's new costume!

Hoping Caius doesn't really wear that hat ;)

Via TwiFans

- Lorabell