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Twilight Takes Big Bite out of Box Office, Sequel Already Planned


Teen vampire flick Twilight sucked the life out of its competitors this weekend, earning claiming the No. 1 spot with a $70.6 million opening, according to studio estimates.

Seventy-five percent of that cash flow came from women, Variety reports, and such a strong opening sets a new precedent. Openings of $70 million and up are generally expected from family films and fanboy franchises (see Iron Man and Dark Knight), but this fangirl (or fang-girl?) rush, while expected, exceeded the studio's expectations by more than $10 million.

Though sequels were almost a given considering the success of Stephenie Meyer's book series, Summit Entertainment announced ... read more

24 Movie and Season 7 Preview: "We Needed to Reset Jack Bauer"

24: Redemption

Speaking with at the NYC premiere of 24: Redemption, the TV movie airing this Sunday at 8 pm/ET, executive producer Howard Gordon explained how he had to sell Fox on the idea of this two-hour, real-time tale.

"I told the network, 'I have an idea, and it's going to take a little patience,'" he said of the plot in which Jack, while quietly helping out an orphanage in Africa, has to ward off a military coup (led by Candyman Tony Todd).

Allying with an old friend (Trainspotting's Robert Carlyle), Jack ultimately goes guns a-blazing, yes, but only after ... read more

Travis Barker Files Plane Crash Lawsuit

Travis Barker

Former Blink 182 drummer and plane crash survivor Travis Barker filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Bombardier Inc., Clay Lacy Aviation and Goodyear Tire and Rubber, alleging the Learjet was defective and pilots were negligent.

Barker filed the suit alongside Thelma Martin Still, the mother of Charles Still, Barker's bodyguard who died in the crash on Sept. 19... read more

Screen Actors Guild Takes Step Closer to Strike Vote

The Screen Actors Guild announced Saturday it plans to seek support from members to pursue a strike vote, after talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed again.

In a statement, the union said it "will now launch a full-scale education campaign in support of a strike authorization referendum." SAG aims to ... read more

Twilight 101: What You Need to Know Before You See the Movie

Kellan Lutz, Kristen Stewart and, Robert Pattinson, Twilight - Summit Entertainment

Twilight, a forbidden love story between a gorgeous vampire and a plain human girl, could rival the tickets sales and fan mania last seen during the Leo and Kate days of Titanic. With a fan base already built from the four adored novels, The Twilight Saga, (it has sold over 25 million copies worldwide) the nervous, hormonal teenage energy anticipating the film alone, if properly harnessed, could solve our energy crisis. read more

VIDEO: Team Edward or Team Jacob? Fans React to Twilight

For fans of the Twilight book series, anticipation of the big-screen version has been building for months. Minute details of the film's production have been subject to scrutiny, with devotees debating the merits of casting choices, costumes and more.

To see what moviegoers think of the new flick ,'s Erin Fox talked to fans at one of Twilight's midnight screenings. But after the hype, the excitement and the closing credits, there was really only one question: Should Bella (Kristen Stewart) be with the sexy, brooding vampire, Edward (Robert Pattinson)? Or with her best friend, the adorable, gentle Jacob (Taylor Lautner)? See how fans are reacting in the video below, and then tell us which guy's team you're on after the jump.

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What About Bob? Saget's Show May Survive Away from CW

Bob Saget

Bob Saget will still lord over another full house, sources tell, despite concerns that his new sitcom had been rendered homeless.

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Before the Spotlight, Twilight's Robert Pattinson Was Intimidated by "Perfect" Role

Robert Pattinson, Twilight

Robert Pattinson was intimidated to audition for the role of Twilight's leading man — and his confidence didn't get a boost when fans decried his casting.

The uneasiness started before he was even cast as Edward Cullen, when he read 50 pages of the original vampire book.

"Even in the synopsis," he told reporters, "it's like, 'Edward is the perfect being. He's so witty and beautiful, and so crazy, he's funny, he'll open doors for you and stuff," adding with a laugh, "'He'll drive you in his Volvo.'"

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VIDEO: Cat Deeley Is the Host and Heart Behind So You Think You Can Dance

Cat Deeley is not your typical reality show host. Throughout the four years that she's been hosting Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, her genuine kindness toward and camaraderie with the constants has made her a large part of the heart of the show. Have you seen her in her pretty clothes hugging and consoling all the sweaty dancers? Or how about when she stole Twitch's grill and put it in her mouth!

When we caught up with Cat at the first auditions of the upcoming season in Brooklyn, we had the chance to chat about... Read more and watch the video after the jump! read more

24 VIDEO: How Many Bad Days Does Kiefer Have Left in Him?

Though the start of Jack Bauer's next day-long odyssey is still a couple of months away, the clock will resume ticking this Sunday at 8 pm/ET, when Fox airs 24: Redemption, a TV-movie that bridges the gap between Seasons 6 and 7 (which was delayed a year by the WGA strike).

Filmed largely in South Africa, the flick finds Jack compelled to save a group of young orphans from being recruited as soldiers into a guerilla army, all the while dodging a subpoena to appear before the U.S. Senate. Yes, all events occur in real time.

But is it nearing time for Kiefer Sutherland to call it a day? Get his answer to that question, in the video appearing after the jump. read more

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