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'Twilight' dominates Teen Choice Awards nominations

The sun has set (or risen?) on Summit Entertainment’s venerable vampire series — but even though it, like Robsten, is officially kaput, Twilight still holds a hypnotic power over people of a certain age. (That age is “young.”)

The last installment of the blood-sucking saga dominates the “first wave” of nominees at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, which single out the movies, TV series, music, fashion, comedians, athletes, and performers that resonate most with today’s 13- through 19-year-olds. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 snagged seven nods, nine if you include star Taylor Lautner’s individual nominations for Choice Male Hottie and Choice Smile.

But even if you’re over the Cullens, there must be something you like on this list — the nominees range from Argo to Zooey Deschanel, and they cover everything from mainstream action movies to “Choice Electronic Dance Music Artist.” A full list of first-wave nominees is below; starting now, fans of an appropriate age can vote once per category each day at the TCA’s website. Additional nominees, as well as performers, presenters, and a host will be announced soon. The two-hour awards ceremony will air live Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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'Breaking Dawn Part 2' snubbed by the MTV Movie Awards

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 only received one — I repeat one — nomination for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. (Taylor Lautner will carry the torch as a nominee for Best Shirtless Performance.)

The other four films in the saga had a total of 16 wins, and 23 nominations combined — including a win every year for Best Kiss and Best Movie. What gives? READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: The Oscars, 'House of Cards,' and '21 and Over'

So, there’s this little party in Hollywood tonight with your close pals Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, and company. People are getting really dressed up, and it’s on TV, and we hear Hugh Jackman is going to sing, so maybe you should tune in.  But other than the Oscars,  there’s tons to tune into this week — Twilight’s out on DVD, Top Chef crowns a new winner, and more! What should you be paying attention to this week? Let’s see, shall we? READ FULL STORY

On the scene at Razzies 2013: Kristen Stewart, final 'Twilight' movie earn worst honors

How can one actress be so popular yet so loathed at the same time? Kristen Stewart took home the Worst Actress prize at Saturday’s Razzies and her movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 took home a majority of the awards at the event, which honors the worst in film each year. Maybe starring in a Twilight movie is the trick, as we overheard one Razzies-goer suggest.

The fifth installment in the lucrative teen vampire series grossed over $800 million worldwide at the box office. But that didn’t stop the Razzies from awarding Twilight with seven wins for Worst Picture, Worst Sequel, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screen Couple, Worst Director, and Worst Screen Ensemble. That, plus KStew’s Worst Actress win makes a lot of worsts.

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The Razzies: Which bad movies will/should win at this weekend's most important awards show

All around Hollywood, the movie industry’s best and brightest are preparing for the year’s biggest awards bonanza — a starry, starry night of designer dresses, well-deserved wins, and touching acceptance speeches.

But as exciting as the Independent Spirit Awards may be, they can’t hold a candle to the Golden Raspberry Awards. Since 1980, this off-brand ceremony has rewarded the best in bad film, giving cinematic trainwrecks like Mommie Dearest, Howard the Duck, Showgirls, and Battlefield Earth the dishonor they deserve. The films in contention this year may not be quite as terrible as those that have won in years past — I Know Who Killed Me, anyone? — but most of them are certainly worthy of a $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy.

So, which less-than-Oscar-worthy flicks will walk away “winners” at this weekend’s most important awards show? Here are EW’s picks for those that should snag “gold” — and those that will most likely end up victorious.

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A newbie and a superfan discuss 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2.' Will the romance work on a Twi-virgin?

ADAM B. VARY: Last year, I guided my colleague Dan Snierson through his very first experience with a wizard named Harry Potter — Dan had neither read J.K. Rowling’s books nor seen any of the movies, and we both wanted to see what would happen when a Potter newbie watched the final Potter movie. He had fun, I had fun, and I daresay at least four or five readers of our subsequent conversation about the experience had fun too.

And now it would seem the wand is in the other hand, or the the promise ring is on the other finger, or something. Because as I write these words, the final feature film in The Twilight Saga is nigh upon us, but this time, I’m the one who has never read any of Stephenie Meyer’s books nor seen any of the feature films. As I gear up to become the pop-culture guinea pig and see Breaking Dawn — Part 2 with only the second-hand knowledge I’ve absorbed walking the halls of EW, you, Denise Warner, have bravely agreed to escort me through all the vampiric romance and Taylor Lautner shirtlessness. I mean, there will be shirtlessness, right?

DENISE WARNER: You know, I can’t promise shirtlessness. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2': Let's talk about that ending! [Obligatory spoiler alert]

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SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BREAKING DAWN — PART 2.

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'Twilight' is a marathon, not a sprint

When I volunteered to watch a five-movie Twilight Saga marathon, I’ll admit I didn’t fully anticipate the challenges and doubts I’d encounter along the way. As the weeks, then days, then hours ticked down, I realized I’d need to get my head in the game. I trained like any marathoner would, honing skills appropriate to the course — subsisting on a diet of carbohydrates, carbonated drinks, and stale air; sitting on my rear for long periods of time, and abandoning all thoughts of age-appropriate content or cinematic quality. Also like any marathoner, I blacked out for long periods of time between the start and finish lines. But! Here’s what I do remember… READ FULL STORY

'Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2': On-the-scene fan reactions

If you’re at the midnight premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (well, technically, a 10 p.m. Thursday night show) chances are you’re already more than familiar about what exactly goes down in the finale of the vampire saga. With my colleagues Lanford Beard (who was coming off an all-day Twilight marathon) and Denise Warner, we braved the first public showtime in Manhattan alongside a – no surprise – sold-out crowd. More surprising was how adult and costume-free our group seemed to be.

While our theater clearly was audibly buzzing with anticipation, the dirty little secret is that in the book, not a whole heck of a lot happens in the second half of Breaking Dawn. There’s a Volturi battle, and an arm-wrestling match (What big muscles you have, Emmett!), but there’s also a ton of contemplative stares and thoughts on Jacob’s relationship with Renesmee. So you can forgive fans for being a little skeptical, albeit excited, when I asked them for their thoughts prior to the final film release. READ FULL STORY

'Twilight' Memories: A total 'Eclipse' of the heart

With The Twilight Saga coming to an end, we’re reliving our favorite memories from the first four films. Eclipse is up!

How many times I saw it in theaters: 0

I couldn’t bring myself to watch Bella slobber all over Jacob on a big screen. I saw it for the first time when it came out on demand, and I fast-forwarded through all the Jacob parts.

How many times I’ve seen it since: 1

This time, I forced myself to watch the entire movie.

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