Seems like forever ago. It has been so long since my last Twilight cast themed blog I actually had to look it up. June 26th, 2011. Seems longer than that. To be honest, when they were here last time there was such a lack of interest... I really was certain the fad was dead & buried. Seems however, the fad isnt completely buried yet. The 150 new twitter followers I gained in 24 hrs upon relaying the info that they were back here in Vancouver to do Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn II re-shoots can attest to that.
The cast of the most successful movie franchise in Vancouver's history returned for another short re-shoot this week.
It appears there are 4 main cast members rolling around the Lower Mainland for this re-shoot.
Robert Pattinson is back to be Edward Cullen for 4 more days. His arrival was marked by about 10 or so people waiting for him. He speedwalked thru the calm & casual crowd of professional paps, autograph hounds & a couple casual fans to his waiting SUV while his over enthusiastic bodyguard Dean cleared a path for him. The Rob that most of us came to know back during New Moon who was casual, laid back & generally willing to stop and interact if you were that close to him is long gone of course, and now a zipping jaunt past the crowd is all you can expect when he is on Summits watch. If you manage to find him out and about, results usually are better, but as long as Summit is pulling his chain, he puts on this miserable fan-unfriendly demeanour.
About an hour later, his girlfriend rolled thru with Michael Sheen. Kristen Stewart returns to be Bella, and nothing has changed with her. The generally miserable and anti-social anti-hero did her typical scurry thru the dozen or so people waiting. Like Rob, her attitude actually has become worse since the days of New Moon. Her demeanour went from "terrible" to "not bad" during New Moon, but then she left for a few months to do a Joan Jet movie, and returned as the most miserable person on the planet, and shes never goShe too got into an SUV and was soon off to her lovenest to meet up with the man who she hooked up with in the very hotel their romance seemingly started in.
Michael Sheen (who I did see breifly, but did not have a chance to get any pics) arrived with KStew to resurrect his role of Aro. He DID stop & signed for those who opted to go over & wait for him in the terminal while Kristen snuck out a side door.
Later in the night (actually early Monday) Ashley Greene would return to be Alice Cullen 1 last time. Ms. Greene was turning into a bit of a anti-social grump when she was here for the original Breaking Dawn shoot. Like Robert, she started off her time in Vancouver, pleasant and approachable, but soured during her long breaks in L.A. However, seems a few months away from the limelight has eased her ego some, as she was pleasant, willing to sign autographs again & all smiles on her return.
Obviously, not being a fan of the movies, I am eagerly anticipating the day this franchise is done here. We have NEVER had a movie (let alone a group of them) here that has been so miserable, anti-fan, anti-interactive and all around hostile.
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn II re-shoots are scheduled from pril 30th to May 3rd. So any sightings of the stars are likely to be few, if any. Below is a few pics from Rob, Kristen & Ashley on their return.
As with all my sets, if you re-post my photos, do so with proper credits & DO NOT remove the tags, or they will be removed from your site & the site may penalize you however their rules state for such infractions, which may include legal or civil penalties.
If you want photos untagged for your site, images are for sale untagged, just inquire... as are autographs of the stars at the link tagged "Twilight autographs" on the left.
In a little over 2 months, it will be the 2 yr anniversary since I started using Google Analytics to track my websites stats. Unfortunately, some pretty big traffic days were not recorded prior to the addition of that service from the Twilight days...but, that aside...heres a look at what has been popular in making my site semi-popular for some reason.Top 10 most viewed pages
1- Best Of TV Awards Polls
2- TV Character Current Games
(blog sidebar links)
4- Random Bloggings
(main link..and where you are reading this)
6- Team Switzerland - 2010 Olympic Mens Hockey Roster predictions
7- Supernatural filmed some S6 scenes in New Westminster
8- Hellcats stars Julian Parish & Marti Perkins get to know each other better
9- Supernatural star Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) leaves the WB Press Junket
10- Smallville Cast & crew say good bye FOR GOOD. Final Wrap Party for Season 10
(random bloggings)Honourable mentions
"Jensen Ackles & Lindsey McKeon filming a few scenes for Supernatural season 6
" (Random bloggings)
"Smallville stars Erica Durance & Cassidy Freeman head on out to Comic-Con, with some bunus Elise Gatien
" (random bloggings)
"Some Supernatural leftovers. Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles & Others
" (random bloggings)
" (main link)"Celebrity autographs" (main link)
"Supernatural tidbits - Misha Collins Jim Beaver and Jensen Ackles" (Random bloggings)
"Supernatural autographs" (main link)
"Fringe season 3 shooting has begun- Some Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson" (random bloggings)
"Candid photos" (main link)
"Robert Englund says a few words about working on Supernatural" (random bloggings)
Interesting stat - 158 pages have only 1 view on my site. They are all translated into other languages versions of pages
Top 10 keyword searches
2- Team Switzerland 2010 Olympic hockey roster (or variant combos/wordings like Swiss, Oly, suiss...etc)
3- Best of TV polls
4- hockey autographs
5- Cassidy Freeman
6- Anna Torv
8- Jensen Ackles
9- Twilight autographs
10- Rob Pattinson
honorable mentions - Erica Durance, Fringe, autographs, Smallville, Tanith Belbin, Fringe autographs, SGU, Stargate, Kristen Stewart, Josh Jackson
Interesting stat - Not sure which 1 is more random.
4 views for "is Canadagraphs a celebrity" or 2 views for "nude female hockey players wrestling"
Top 10 referring sites
honorable mentions -
http://google.com (seriously..only 14th??)
Interesting stat - I had 158 views from http://patrickgilmore.wordpress.com after he referred to our site in 1 of his blogs encouraging people to vote for him in our TV character league games... it worked I suppose. He won the regular season in his division.
Top 10 visiting countries
Honorable mentions - Philippines, Japan, China (although I think they are mainly spambots), Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Argentina, South Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Hungary, Greece.Interesting stat
- I had 1 visit from Timor-Leste. Thats 1 more than the U.S. had from that country visiting their country in 2010 (US visitors stats dont include government personnel or students, since they are technically, not visiting)
A short little video I never posted before because there was so much controvery over "what happened" that night at the time. I have a couple others, but this was the only one where a plethora of expletives in the background isnt overheard...soooo... this is the one I picked to post.
Hardly epic stuff... just Rob & Kristenw aiting for an elevator... but, just thought I should post a little warm up stuff for the impending return of the tween/20s demographics super-couple.
With Breaking Dawn returning here imminently, the hype around these two in Vancouver will heat up again, but, of course, it will never be anywhere near the level that it was at during Eclipse.
Twilight Saga series has made a lot of stars out of no ones. Perhaps none more than Robert Pattinson.
I have had a few chances to shoot pics of him, along with get autographs.
Most often...its when hes at a bar. Almost always, its with multiple castmates at his side...as shown in this set with Kristen Stewart & a almost un-noticed Nikki Reed lurking around his every move.
if you are 1 of the 817 viewers of my candid photos section of this site...maybe these arent new to you...but they certainly are....bigger.
Like the lead slasher in all the successful horror movie empires, just when you thought they were gone for good....they come back unexpectedly.
The "big 3" of Twilight fame, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson have re-shoots to do in Vancouver this week for the June 30th release date movie, Twilight Saga Eclipse.
Tonight was the official return of the castmates who refuse to leave our city it seems. I thought I may never see them again as there were rumours the 4th film in this saga was rumoured to be heading to Portland, then I heard its coming here & thought "well, I guess the crazy picks up again later this fall"...but nooooo, they had to come back NOW.
So, today I went out to YVR to await the arrival of Taylor Lautner & Kristen Stewart who were scheduled to arrive from LAX in the alte afternoon/early evening.
As predicted a throng of fans, paps & other hounds were out there, Pretty much all the regulars were out in force.
With both cast members having pulled magic tricks getting in & out of the terminal in the past, the posse was actually actively keeping all potential spots they could vacate relatively covered. With no less than 3 possible escape routes on 3 different levels of an airport wing that is probably 2+ football fields long. The task of covering off all potential routes was actually a bit of a challenge.
The vehicles cleverly parked away from the arrivals area on an upper level and waited till they were needed. Eventually John, the "manager" (or as some angrily tweeted to me"assistant") of Kristen came out with a couple others & loaded up the SUVs. Then left....with out Taylor or Kristen. Everyone instantly went into WTF mode & scrambled to come up with ideas on where they are, where the vehicles might be going & again, the crowd had dispersed around the terminal.
About 20 minutes later, and after 2 or 3 moments of "where did they go", the 2 SUVS rolled back in, to the arrivals door. Within seconds Taylor & Kristen came out, with handlers holding umbrellas to try & cover them from photos. I was unfortunately covering off the furthest possible spot from where this happened. I got there JUST in time to see the group of fans & paps starting to disperse as the 2 stars were clearly inside their vehicles.
I went & grabbed a ride with 1 of the photogs & we made the trip into the downtown core. Unsure if the cast wound change hotels or not, we did a well played follow that eventually lead us to their current hideaway.
As we watched Kristens vehicle go into the secured parking area, the group of 6 or 8 hounds & paps & 2 fans that kept up, saw Taylor roll by moments later.
It was then a waiting game for Rob. Within an hour we saw John & another security type guy go for a walk. It was probably 2 more hours of nothingness, when we saw a bodyguard that we remembered from the last Eclipse shoot who followed Rob around like he thought he was supposed to be part of him. That was all we needed to see to know they had managed to get RPatts by us somehow, or before we got there.
We fruitlessly waited it out for about another hour or so before we gave in & decided this evening was not going to produce much more results & packed it in.
So, not much to report from the 1st day of Eclipse re-shoots.
Afew final pics I had lingering around that never got posted back when they were taken.
Kellan Lutz was caught at a different hotel one day. His excuse "I'm doing laundry" which we thought was BS at the time, till he left with 2 bags full of stuff. Apparently the Wall Centre doesnt have a laundry service, but the Sutton does, because thats where he went to do his laundry. This was cemented more later on when we saw the security guard Robert had for a bit walk out 1 day with laundry & came back without it at one point. Two of the hounds wondered if it was Robs laundry, or his own personal laundry. Guess we'll never know lol.
Bronson Pelletier came out of the residence (which I guess I can now tell you was at the corner of Seymour & Nelson, called "Level") one day & didnt go anywhere. he literally came out, signed a couple autographs, chatted for a few seconds, then went back inside. Random, but it gave us a chance to get a few pics of him.
I know this photo got published a few places already, but it was 1 of the few pics I had run from this shoot. It was Rob, Kristen (can only see her shoes) & Taylor at the Water Street Cafe before the Kings Of Leon show. Just thought I would throw it in there since a few of you wanted some Rob coverage & I had nothing really new to add.
I have a pile of Jackson Rathbone pics I need to still sort thru to see what I might post. But essentially, this is the last of the Twilight Sage Eclipse pics.
I will do a wrap up blog on this whole phenomenon & my partaking in it, both good & bad later this week or maybe early next week when I have some time. Probably start writing it soon, but it will take a few days to polish up.
*SHAMELESS PLUG*- I will probably be posting some Twilight autographs this weekend on ebay, and with any luck, some new stuff not currently in my gallery may make it in there too.
So the Twilight Saga Eclipse wrap party was Saturday night at the Vancouver Aquarium.
If it werent for the multiple sources & leaks stating that was the case, and seeing 1 of the 100 Monkeys outside later in the evening, you would never have known. No sign of high name celebs strolling inside thru the front & only minimal amount of fans waiting around the large city block sized building & grounds they had the event at.
Security was tight. They escorted any cast that did show up, thru the back, along a massive long driveway that had a nice little tuck away spot at the end to prevent anyone from even seeing who got out of the 3 SUV style trucks that escorted them there.
The details on who was in the specific SUVs is unknown by anyone but those in them & any security working right at the doors. Party goers likely didnt even know, till they saw the cast in there who was showing up.
I originally stated KStew was there. Conflicting reports have said she was not. I will concede that its POSSIBLE I was wrong, but without verification from someone actually in there who saw everyone, I still stand behind my statement based on what we know from afterwards.
I wont get into detailed specifics, because a couple things we learned thru the night might be useful somewhere down the road. But what we can state is, an SUV left the party & returned to the Sheraton, where it unloaded the people that were in it (believed to be 2, possbly 3). My driver, who has eagle eye vision, was certain he saw a w0man with short dark black hair in the side closest to us as it pulled out. I trust his instincts on this, which is why we were certain it was KS, especially considering later events.
Later at the hotel, not long after the SUV left with no one in it, a cab left with again, someone fitting KS decription. The cabbie was clearly being instructed to lose us, as he made unneccesary & probably illegal moves in the crowded downtown streets, then did excessively over the speed limit across a bridge. We eventually caught up, only to have the cab stop in the middle of the road & pull a sharp u-turn. We were now convinced the woman we saw in there had to be KS & because of the timing after the drop off from the party, that it had to be the girl my friend saw upon the departure from the party. Is it possible it was 2 different people? A random girl leaving the party with others and going to the Sheraton, then KS coincidentally leaving the Wall shortly after that in a cab? Yes. Logic would dictate they are related events though. Of course, logic isnt always right.
While we went on this adventure, our back up team followed the 2nd & 3rd SUVs to leave. He followed them into downtown core where they split up. The one he evetually stuck with, went back to the apartments where Bryce Dallas Howard emerged from it.
Who was in the 3rd one?? No one knows. Where did it go?? No one knows.
So this was why, I stated KS, BDH & Jackson were the only cast we could confirm. BDH clearly was there. Undeniable, unless she has learned how to teleport. Jackson played with his band there, so that too is undeniable. Was Kristen there? We believe so, but reports claim she wasnt, while others say she was. Was Rob there? Again, conflicting reports.
I suspect they were both there, and people only saw 1 or the other at any time, and maybe a couple people saw both & thus why all the confusion with the various claims from the event.
Anyways, it was an entertaining evening as I got to speak with a few of the fans & had a few laughs. But productivity wise, yeah, it was bad.
Barring any miracles, especialyl since I am fighting off a shoulder problem right now that has me resting as much as I can, that is probably my last hurrah at Eclipse.
When I am feeling more up to it- I might put together a quick blog giving my opinions & input on various things about this adventure.
Obviously by now, you have all seen the Rob & Kristen argument vid. If you have not, then I dont know how or why you came to find my blog.
The night starts further back. It starts back at like 7 PM when 3 or 4 hounds & paps were waiting at the residence with myself. At that time we were considering going to check out a red carpet event for the VIFF that apparently Jodelle Ferland & Daniel Curmore were scheduled to attend. This was the plan for a couple hours, infact it was the plan right up until I was ready to leave when things changed.
Before we were about to leave I went for a short bathroom break. While doing so I got a call telling me Sam Bradley, Robs good friend was playing a short set at a fashion show, and that this was going to happen in less than 20 mins. I got back to where I was & was simply going to tell my friends "I gotta go" since theres an understanding that sometimes, no matter how good of friends you are, you cant share certain info if its someone elses. Ironically this would bite me in the butt again a bit later. So guess turnabout is fair play.
Before I had a chance to leave I found out they too had the info. So with the cat out of the bag, we all left for this event. When we got there we found out the event was small & frankly, not a Rob type of environment. But, we sat on it incase. Afterall, this was Sams last night in town before he started a large 2 month tour. & we suspected Rob was going to see him at some point.
The show ended & Sam left with his gf. No Rob. We then decided at that time to see if we could generate any leads & left the scene. Shortly after, I got a text from one of the various fans that ask ME for info usually. In it she asked if I had heard anything of the cast being in Kits. I had not & phoned her back to hear if she had more info on it. But got no reply. So I decided it wasnt overly worth pursing yet since thats a large area to cover & with no exact lead, not enough to go on.
We decided to break into 2 units out of the group I was with at the time. We scoured the Gastown & Yaletown areas & some of the other notable hotspots. We were still empty & my friend decided to take a chance & check out the Kits lead. We scoured the area. Ironically, we didnt plass the 2-4 block stretch where they would be.
After deciding there was nothing to go on immediately, we sat down & grabbed a bite to eat when we got a call from the other car "hey, have you heard of a place called Pinkys" he asked. The guy I was with, living near there had & we headed out for it immediately.
Upon arriving I saw all the familiar faces there. Including someone who I had tried calling a couple times to see if he knew something, only to get his answering machine (remember the whole turnabout fair play thing.?). It was definitely the place. The place, Pinkys Steakhouse.
We didnt have long to wait as we were some of the last people to show up for the event. Shortly afterwards Sam & a female were leaving. Got to admire Sam. Super class act. Even though he KNOWS why everyone is there, he still treats everyone with respect. Lots of friends of major celebs would scowl & look down at you. He truly is a great guy & its for this reasoN I actually hope he succeeds. Because he deserves it. We had a short chat about his tour & going overseas & he was excited to be going. Then he gave one final nod & left in a cab.
Not too much longer after, John came out. Again, breif chat. He said their night was going well, chit chatted about the weather breifly, then it was time. The cab arrived & Rob would lead the charge.
I had a great position & if I would just get it thru my head that situations like this are likely to generate little ot no autograph possibilities, maybe I would eventually clue in & just photograph or videotape. But I went for an autograph again. It wasnt going to happen. They beelined for the cab. Rob, Kristen & random woman who I have seen various people ID as Stephanie Ritz, but I myself cant confirm this, since I dont know what she looks like.
The cab was leaving & the parade of vehicles were in pursuit. My driver was the lead car & had them from the word go till the final destination. On the drive there Kristen was repeatedly checking to see who was following. I've never seen her act so off about this. My friend even said during the drive "shes never like this". It was odd. Eventually we arrived at the hotel.
We pulled over hastily & got out. No less than 4 people follwed up onto the property. Myself & my driver were a bit back & breifly caught them going in, while the other driver followed them right in. I'm not going to get into a 10 paragraph debate on right vs wrong of the situation. He even admits he hated doing it, so the level of unacceptable has certainly been set. My driver & myself went no closer than the doors, while he went right in & videotaped them waiting to get ont he elevator & of course, having the breif argument.
The argument. Its why some of you are reading this. So here it is.
It had nothing to do with the two random people that were there around the same time. Frankly, no idea what they were doing there. 1 of them gets in with R&K, so I dont even know if they were together, since the other one appears to leave. Quite weird & random & more importantly, irrelevant to the discussion.
What you hear Rob say is "I'm sorry I paused.." This was undeniable. Oddly, I dont think I saw a single person say that in all the replies I saw places about the vid. Probably because people wanted it to mean more, or because arguing about pausing seems odd.
Kristen replies "Can we just wait..". the second part there was disagreemnt over.
" & do this in the elevator please?" or "till these people are on the elevator please?"
I'm convinced it was the first, one of my friends thought it was the latter. In either case, kristen is basically saying in her own way "not right now Rob, people are here".
It took awhile to figure it out, because we didnt get what they were talking about. What was he apologizing for?
Perhaps we are wrong is our assumptions about the arguing point, but the dialogue was clear. Our assumption (all assumption at this point) is Kristen was annoyed at missing an elevator because she did her best Usain Bolt impersonation, while Rob casually looked to saunter at first, then realized he was supposed to be running. Seems silly by itself, but you can see Kristen was apparently in a bad mood & this annoyed her. When I posted that I called it "interesting material" people jumped to all sorts of conclusions. It is interesting, because you never see them publicly aruging like this.
Personally, I was uncomfortable with seeing it because it was too personal of a moment. The videographer as well was unsure what to do. But he opted to sell it, as reality is, money is money. I can tell you he certainly does feel bad about it & I know many of you will debate how he can feel bad if it he did it blah blah blah etc. But people do things everyday they might not be happy about, have a choice NOT to do it, but still do....including most of you.
The video will likely be spun by everyone to fit their needs.
People who are pro-Robsten will say how its proof they are together because only people dating would argue over such a small thing.
People anti-Robsten will say its just two friends having an argument.
People against paps will point how this is an invasion of privacy.
People who hate Kristen will say its proof shes a bitch.
People who hate Rob will say how hes a pussy for letting Kristen walk all over him, blah blah blah.
Stark reality is, NO ONE but Rob and Kristen...and maybe the other person that was with them in the cab, knows what the entire dispute was. Did we literally just hear 2 lines of a 10 min argument? Or was it literally a 5 second letting off of steam & forgotten by them?
More importantly, who cares?
I'm only discussing it because I was there & saw the vid before it was released & we debated over whether it should be put out or not. Otherwise my blog would have ended 4 or 5 paragraphs ago.
Its not like they were arguing about a drug deal or where they hid a body. It was about "pausing". Seems really pointless, and if it were not for the over-analytical fanbase of this couple, it would be NOTHING. But because so many fans live vicariously thru "Edward & Bella" this matters to them...and because of that, this video is out there. Gossip cop & whoever else runs it are even MORE to blame. They bought it. They paid money for the material.
Sorry this wasnt posted sooner, but I really didnt think there was anything profound in it worth rushing to get it up.
Its a few seconds ro Rob leaving in the cab at the Backstage Lounge show where Bobby Long was performing last week.
Early on you hear the now infamous "Kristen you're a bitch" comment.
Hearing it from where I was standing NOW, I have no doubt Kristen might have heard it as well. I was on the opposite side right near the drivers window & you can hear it quite clearly on my audio.
Anyways, nothing overly amazing about the vid outside of that & the breif blips of Rob you see when he was lit up. But I know you all wanted to see some Rob...so here it is.
So heres a handful of the pics from the Boneta restaurant.
In the bunch is one of a girl wearing a hoodie....now call me crazy, but unless Kristen has a Nikki Reed mask, I am going to just assume its Nikki Reed. Call me crazy.
Anyways. Except for a couple of the wayyy too close up shots, they are a bit grainy. I was trying to shoot without a flash, so I had limited light to work with.