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'Twilight' Director Calls On Fans To Respect Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart's Split

August 8th, 2012 11:18pm EDT
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 director Bill Condon has urged fans of the film series to respect Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as they work past the heartache of their recent real-life split.

Fans have turned on the actress after she confessed to a fling with her married Snow White & the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The big reveal appears to have ended her romance with Twilight co-star Pattinson.

And as the couple's legion of followers attempt to deal with their own heartbreak about the break-up, filmmaker Condon is asking them to be as respectful to the former coup...
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Exclusive: 'Roadracers' William Sadler Goes Career Interview For Starpulse!

April 23rd, 2012 11:47am EDT
William Sadler
If performance prowess is measured in amount of diverse work created, then actor William Sadler is without question one of the greats. His amazing characters (Bill & Ted’s Grim Reaper anyone?!), memorable movie moments (a little naked martial arts via the opening of "Die Hard 2!") and sheer quantity of notable credits ("The Shawshank Redemption" – need I say more?) has made him one of the most recognizable faces in film and TV for over two decades. Plus having worked with the likes of Renny Harlin, Walter Hill, David Nutter, Bill Condon and even Frank Darabont (three times no less!) has s...
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Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Return To Canada For 'Twilight' Reshoots

April 16th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn
"Twilight" co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are heading back to Vancouver, Canada, for some last-minute reshoots for the franchise's final installment.

Stewart admitted to growing teary-eyed after the tight-knit cast of the vampire films wrapped "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" last spring.

But now director Bill Condon reveals the 22-year-old actress and her boyfriend Pattinson will have to return to the set to reprise their characters one last time before the movie's upcoming release in November.

In a letter given to Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker writes, "O...
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Director Refused James Franco A Role In 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn'

December 6th, 2010 8:16am EST
James Franco
James Franco was so desperate to be a part of the hit "Twilight" franchise, he reached out to director pal Bill Condon to cast him in a role - only to have his pleas snubbed.

The star has made no secret of his love for the vampire phenomenon, and has even admitted to studying the novels to gain inspiration for his own planned children's book.

But his attempts to land a part in the "Twilight" sequels were unsuccessful, despite being good friends with the director of the third movie, "Breaking Dawn," who he worked with on biopic Milk.

He says, "I wanted to be a part of that movie by the wa...
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'Twilight' Birthing Scene Will Be Graphic

July 14th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Twilight
"Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg hopes the birth of Bella and Edward's baby in sequel "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will be graphic.

She explained, "The childbirth...,I feel, should be on screen."

"Breaking Dawn" will be released as two separate films with the first of the two slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011.

Bill Condon will direct both films. The project is based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" series. "Breaking Dawn" will start production in the Fall.

The third film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" open...
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Bill Condon To Direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'

April 28th, 2010 1:48pm EDT
Bill Condon
Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" series.

Meyer said, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

"The Twil...
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'Dreamgirls' Director Frontrunner To Direct Final 'Twilight' Films

April 7th, 2010 11:17pm EDT
Twilight
The remaining two "Twilight" films are set to get a 'musical' twist - former Oscars boss and "Dreamgirls" director Bill Condon is in talks to take charge of the split "Breaking Dawn" movies.

Sources at film company Summit Entertainment have confirmed that Condon has emerged as a favorite to land the coveted director role.

EW.com reports Gus Van Sant, Mark Waters and Sofia Coppola were each considered - but Condon is now leading the pack.

If reports are true, Condon will spend the next year in Vancouver, Canada shooting the "Breaking Dawn" film.

As a result, the moviemaker's "Salmon Fish...
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Kristen Stewart Confirms Top Directors Contending For 'Breaking Dawn'

March 17th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has confirmed top moviemakers Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Bill Condon have all been approached to direct the fourth "Twilight" installment.

Speculation over who would helm the final movie in the hit franchise reached fever pitch after "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" director Chris Weitz revealed he would not return. Actor Robert Pattinson hinted he would love "Milk" filmmaker Van Sant to shoot the movie, as filming would take place in Portland, Oregon - where the director has lived and worked for several years.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly claimed "Lost in Translati...
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'Dreamgirls' Coming To DVD May 1; 'Live The Dream' And Win Big!

April 17th, 2007 12:00pm EDT
Dreamgirls
Giving consumers the opportunity to make their dreams come true, AOL Uncut Video is hosting a Dreamgirls "Live The Dream" Contest from April 5 through May 4 in which aspiring singers are invited to upload their best performance video of a song from the Dreamgirls soundtrack. Site visitors will be able to rate their favorites, add text and video comments and share the videos with friends via email or IM. A team of judges will narrow down the entries to the top five finalists and the grand prize winner will then be viewed by the film's Oscar®-winning director, Bill Condon, and producer Laur...
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