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Taylor Lautner talks Team Taylor panties with Jay Leno

Taylor Lautner stopped by The Jay Leno Show Monday night and brought with him the best Twilight mom story you’ll ever hear and an exclusive (shirtless) clip from The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Leno asked the 17-year-old actor for his most bizarre fan encounter, and though Lautner admitted it was hard to just choose one, he picked a winner: He recalled a fortysomething mother and her teenage daughter in line at a US autograph signing. The mother skipped up to him, grabbed his wrist and said, “‘Excuse me Taylor…. I’m wearing the Team Taylor panties right now. Is there any way I can take them off for you and just have you sign ‘em quick?’…. And the daughter goes, ‘Mom, come on!'” What happened next? The mother told her daughter, “‘Honey, don’t worry. This is what we do at these things,'” Lautner said. “And security stepped in and said, ‘No ma’am, this is not what we’ll be doing.'” READ FULL STORY

'New Moon': Which late night studio audience will behave the most inappropriately?

The audience of Jimmy Kimmel Live is off to a strong lead in the competition for Most Inappropriate Response to a Double Entendre Uttered by a New Moon Lead. Kimmel’s interview with Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson won’t air until Friday, the night the film opens, but Hulu has posted an excerpt. In it, Kimmel asks Lautner about his physical transformation. Did you hear he gained 30 lbs. for the film?! I’m tired of typing that, can’t imagine how Lautner feels having to repeat it. Perhaps that’s why he’s trying to vary his answers and producing quotes like this one…The hardest thing about bulking up wasn’t the workouts, but the eating, Lautner says. “Eating a lot, but also putting something in my mouth every two hours.” Cue squeals!

Reminder: Jay Leno’s crowd gets its chance to behave badly tonight when Lautner stops by, as does Conan O’Brien’s, who’ll be treated to Kristen Stewart. We’ll be blogging both appearances.

More Twilight:
This week’s cover: New Moon Exclusive: Which of Robert Pattinson’s costars does he find the most difficult? His hair.
Gallery: New exclusive portraits of Rob, Kristen, and Taylor
Taylor Lautner is a doll, literally
Robert Pattinson loves Reality Bites: Is he the new Ethan Hawke?
Stephenie Meyer on Oprah: About that original New Moon ending…

'Twilight': Taylor Lautner is a doll, literally

Twilight-Jacob-Taylor-doll_lIt has arrived — the item that will singlehandedly revitalize the American economy. Behold the Barbie doll of Twilight‘s other teenage heartthrob, Jacob Black. Although my knowledge of dolls may be even less than my understanding of Twilight, I shall proceed to make a few observations. First, this doll actually resembles 17-year-old actor Taylor Lautner, whereas the previously released Bella and Edward dolls hardly approximated their thespian counterparts. That was especially the case with Bella, whose “innocent face,” as Mattel described it, was really just a generic Barbie head plopped on top of the character’s signature blue jacket. Second, while the Jacob doll looks like Lautner, its face is a bit on the younger side. I’m getting a disturbing “13-year-old on steroids” vibe here. Most of the kids I knew in high school didn’t strut around with eight-pack abs; then again, none of my friends were werewolves, or kick-ass martial arts champions for that matter. And third, I want a pair of Jacob’s black shoes, even though I will never be cool enough to wear them sans socks.

Mattel will release the Jacob doll in February for $24.95 (the Edward and Bella versions are available now for the same price). Twilighters, do you plan to grab one and make your Twilight Barbie collection complete? Non-Twilighters…snark away!

Taylor Lautner: Adorable asskicker in 2005

taylor-lautner-2005_lChances are, I will never watch Robert Rodriguez’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D. However, I have now watched the video of Taylor Lautner promoting the 2005 film on Access Hollywood by showcasing his extreme martial arts skills three times. Seriously impressive and screaming GYMKATA REMAKE! (No, I’m not ready to let that dream go.)

Watch that video after the jump, then check out two more clips in which young Lautner discusses his first-degree black belt (“I like this belt,” he giggles, “It’s like silk”) and how difficult it is when your focus is constantly shifting between school and filming (“So you’re just getting into it, Okay, that’s what those Indians did when they came to the States, ‘Oh, Taylor Lautner to set!'”).


Spike TV's 2009 Scream Awards: star-studded and surreal

I don’t know if you caught last night’s 2009 Scream Awards on Spike TV last night. But if you didn’t, then you missed out on one of the strangest parades of Hollywood back-patting ever staged. For those unfamiliar with this new heir to the Oscars and the Golden Globes, the Scream Awards are ostensibly all about celebrating the best in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror on both the big and the small screen. And just to show that the event is even cooler than the MTV Movie Awards, the categories honor such superlatives as Best Horror Movie, Best Villain, and my personal favorite, Most Memorable Mutilation Scene.

Perhaps fittingly, the show kicked off with two little blonde, pigtailed girls standing onstage in little sundresses. A little cute, a little eerie. But eerie won out when one of them pulled out a shiny steel knife and slashed her own throat and arterial spray jetted out of the other one’s neck. Yes, it was going to be that kind of show. The camera cut away to the audience who were all in their teens and twenties dressed in zombie make-up and Pinhead costumes and general goth fetish attire. No seat-fillers or gifting suites needed for this crowd. READ FULL STORY

Taylor Lautner makes us ponder a world without the Taylor Lautner Bicep Watch

taylor-lautner_lThe Internet is abuzz with reports that Taylor Lautner will be choosing films in the future that showcase his acting over his abs. “I worked hard to get in shape for this role,” the Twilight Saga: New Moon star is quoted as saying to Showbiz Spy. “My motivation was the movie and the fans, but I don’t want to become known as just a body. If I had to choose, I would never take my shirt off again in a movie, but I guess that’s not very realistic. I certainly won’t be asking to do it, though.”

I think that’s a solid plan: Don’t go begging to bare all, but be flexible if a good role — like that Gymkata remake I keep pitching him publicly — requires some skin. To prove that we’re not all about his body,* we offer the following poll that, fingers crossed!, Lautner’s agents can forward to directors to demonstrate that their client will have an audience even when clothed.

Photo credit: Kimberley French

* Just because his PopWatch category name focuses on it, doesn’t mean that we can’t see past it. (See also: Skarsgard Your Loins.)

'New Moon': More new footage! Well, kinda new! New for TV, anyway!

Another day, another new clip from The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Except this new TV spot, forebodingly entitled “Save Her,” is made up almost entirely of footage we’ve already seen, save a few fleeting shots of tree leaping and slow-motion walking. Still, even brief new New Moon footage is better than no new New Moon footage, right? No, really, I’m asking: Do you wish Summit would stop putting out so much of the movie in advance, or are you happy to get your Twilight fix even if it comes to you in tiny, tantalizing drips?

Anyhoo, here’s the clip:

'New Moon' clip: Werewolf slap mitzvah, spooky scary

New Moon lights up the big screen exactly a month from today, and now there’s even more teaser material: This latest clip has Bella getting angry and Jacob getting, er, wolfy. Rawr! I mean literally:

The clip is available as a free download on iTunes, too, so you can gaze upon the wolf pack to your heart’s content.

Okay, Twihards, you know the drill: What do you think of this new clip?

'Twilight'-inspired fashion hits Nordstrom

New-Moon-fashion-twilight_lJust when you thought you couldn’t get any more deeply immersed in the Twilight saga, now you can proudly show off your love for Edward, Bella, Jacob and the rest of the crew with Nordstrom’s New Moon-inspired line, now available for pre-order.

The line, which features mostly tees, jewelry and makeup, has something for every fan — from the Twi-hards to the Twi-not-so-hards.

If you’re down for mushroom ravioli prom parties, you might like the “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” tees cut in a style similar to what Bella might wear. Belong to a Twilight-related Facebook group? You can subtly sport your love in a plaid tunic inspired by Alice Cullen or a motorcycle pendant necklace, a nod to Jacob’s motorcycle and the one he fixes up for Bella.

And for the shyest of the bunch, there’s vampire-tinged makeup, like a “Just Bitten” lip staining balm and a “Mortal Glow” blush crème.

The lines skews (obviously) young, but, overall, the cheese factor is much lower than I expected. That is, until I saw the oddest items in the mix: the life-size cardboard cut-outs of Edward and Jacob. Maybe some girls would love coming home to a flattened Robert Pattison or Taylor Lautner. But I think that’s just plain creepy!

Apart from fashion, the site includes extras like videos, quizzes, downloads and a chance to win tickets to the New Moon premiere.

And if you’re itching for more fang-tastic fashion (sorry, I had to), you can also now pre-order Bella’s BB Dakota jacket at Fred Flare. Some of you probably remember when the jacket sold out in a flash only to be hawked on eBay at sky-high prices. Now’s your chance!

What do you guys think of the Nordstrom collection? What do you think of a line inspired by, not actually from, the movie?

Taylor Lautner Bicep Watch: Beach photo shoot

taylor-lautner_lI interrupt your Friday to let Hollywood know that I was serious about Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner needing to star in a remake of Gymkata. This paparazzi shot from a Rolling Stone photo shoot the actor did yesterday in Malibu says, to me, that he’s open to it. (It’s trying to say more, but I’m not listening because he’s 17, and I am… not.)

That is all.

More Taylor Lautner:
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