Friday, February 27, 2009

Bronson Pelletier cast in 'New Moon' reports that Canadian actor Bronson Pelletier has been cast in a major role for the second installment of the vampire saga. Carrier Talent Management, which represents Pelletier, posted a message on its site earlier this week reading, "Congratulations to Bronson who scores a lead role in the highly anticipated Twilight feature film sequel New Moon. It's rumored he will be co-starring with Dakota Fanning."

Pellietier, 19, has been on television in roles on two TV series, Renegadepress and Dinosapien. What role he will play is uncertain, but his Native American background suggests that it's possible that he might be a Quileute character. Pelletier's heritage derives from the Askinootow First Nations, specifically the Plains Cree tribe.

What do we think, BBC friends? Who could he be possibly playing? The fact that it says he is co-starring with Dakota Fanning suggests that he could be Aro, Caius or Marcus. If he's going to play a werewolf, which one? Could he be our brave little Seth? Does he look ferocious enough to be Jared or Paul?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eclipse Release Date revealed to Rob Pattinson on the Red Carpet!

A surprised Rob Pattinson found out at the Academy Awards that the release date for Movie #3, Eclipse will be just a mere 7 months after the second movie, New Moon. MTV News reported that Rob is "He’s still a normal abnormally good-looking normal guy, but Robert is every bit as self-deprecating, easily embarrassed, and endearingly sincere as any of us would be during our first time at an Oscar ceremony..." Is it a compliment to be called "abnormally good-looking"? I'm gonna try that comment out on some people and find out.
Here's the video of the red carpet interview by MTV News:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Book Discussion: Morganville Vampires

The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine is our topic for the next Bella's Book Club meeting on Thursday, March 5th. We encourage all of you to read along, and comment on the blog in the comments section below (just click on "comment"). The series has five books so far in this order:
1. Glass House
2. Dead Girl's Dance
3. Midnight Alley
4. Feast of Fools
5. Lord of Misrule

So, if you've read one or more, what did you think? Many of the books we have read so far have been books where one of the main characters is a vampire, and takes a more friendly, forgiving stance on vampires. This series is sort of opposite, where the main characters are just trying to stay alive and deal with living in a community of vampires. Did you like it or hate it?
Comment below!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Twilight at 2009 Toy Fair

Here's a video featuring a bunch of Twilight-themed merchandise from MTV News. I personally have to have the ginormous Cullen Family Crest Cowboy Belt Buckle....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Who is watching the Oscar Awards?


Rumor has it Rob Pattinson will be presenting at the upcoming Oscars! SWEET! The scoop is according to HitFix, which claims they have confirmed the recent rumors that “Twilight” star Pattinson will indeed present an award at the Oscars. They don't confirm if co-star Kristen Stewart will appear.

The big question is this: What will his hair look like? Has it grown back? Will he be sporting a beard as he did on the recent Entertainment Weekly magazine? Find out this Sunday night, when the Oscars will be aired on NBC at 8:00 p.m ET, 5:00 p.m. PT.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

HON: 'Hunted' to be released in 4 weeks!

The highly-anticipated House of Night series will continue with it's fifth book, Hunted which will hit stores on March 10th. To celebrate the beginning of the 1-month countdown, St. Martin's Press has released a short video commercial for the book featuring a frightening Neferet.

Bella's Book Club will be reading and discussing this book series in April. For those of you who haven't yet read the books, here's a brief synopsis: 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been marked by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Zoey finds some true friends at HoN, a fierce enemy, and a budding romance with the dashing upperclassman, Erik. However, issues from Zoey's old school seem to follow her.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vampire Diaries becomes a TV show!

Well, this is truly amazing news! Apparently, the CW has signed on the Vampire Diaries pilot! YAY! This could be a really great series, if they do it well. I can't wait to see Stefan and Elena come to life. Even more exciting are the plum roles of Bon nie the sometimes-psychic, and Damon, the dark, mischievous brother.

In other news, the new book in the
Vampire Diaries Series comes out today! It's called Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall. Here's some of Michael Schneider's article from Variety:

The CW is looking to take a bite out of the vampire craze, picking up a pilot based on the "Vampire Diaries" series of books.

"Vampire Diaries" comes from Alloy Entertainment, the same shingle whose past book series led to the Dub's series "Gossip Girl" and "Privileged."

Originally published in 1993 -- which, as the CW took pains to note, was years before Stephanie Meyer launched her "Twilight" book franchise -- "Vampire Diaries" revolves around a young woman who's torn between two vampire brothers -- one good, one evil -- who are battling for her soul, and the souls of her pals, family and the small town where they live.

The CW has reunited with "Scream," "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Dawson's Creek" scribe Kevin Williamson, who last produced "Hidden Palms" for the net, to exec produce and write. Julie Plec ("Kyle XY") is also on board to write and exec produce.

Warner Bros. TV, where Alloy (which owns the rights to "Vampire Diaries") is set up, is the studio; Alloy's Les Morgenstein and Bob Levy are also exec producers.

A four-book novel series, "Vampire Diaries" was originally penned by L.J. Smith. After the success of the "Twilight" series, Morgenstein suggested to HarperCollins, the publisher of the "Diaries" books, that they should re-release the books with new covers.

Since then, "Diaries" has hit the New York Times Bestseller list, and HarperCollins has ordered three more books. The first new installment, "The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall," comes out Tuesday.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Blue Bloods Grudge Match

February's discussion on Melissa De La Cruz's Blue Bloods Series was fun, intrguing, and seemed to create even more questions about what will happen with Schuyler and her pals. It will be interesting to see if any of those questions get answered with the release of Book 4, The Van Alen Legacy, in September.

One thing we didn't agree on was Schuyler's love interests, Jack and Oliver. So, let's have a GRUDGE MATCH!

Who is the better mate for Schuyler? The ever-popular, debonair Jack Force, or Oliver Hazard-Perry, Schuyler's best friend and protector? Let's hear what you have to say, and don't forget to give us reasons why!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Introducing: Bella Recommends...

As you know, Bella's Book Club is a REAL book club, online and in person. We welcome anyone to read along with us, and to comment on the monthly book selections using the comments section of the blog.

As we are reading, we are finding some really great books out there about vampires and the supernatural! We want to share those selections with you. It is our hope that we can provide great book recommendations for people who like to read. So, we created a new web page that is a list of books that we've read and enjoyed.Each title contains a brief summary of the book, Bella's Book Club review, a list of titles in order for a series, and updated news about books to come that have been announced for each series.

So, without further ado, we introduce our new webpage, Bella Recommends...
We plan to expand the titles listed on the page, and welcome suggestions to add to our list!