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'Breaking Dawn' may not film in Rio, following violent shoot-out

Plans to shoot The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in Rio De Janeiro may be scrapped following a gang hostage situation that turned bloody at Rio’s Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday. (Drug gang members took 35 people hostage before participating in a gun battle with police that left one dead and six injured.) AFP reports that while cast and crew are fearful about filming in the area, officials in Rio are attempting to convince them to continue production. Rio is expected to profit up to $1 million if Breaking Dawn shoots in the Brazilian city.

2010 Teen Choice Awards winners announced

The winners for the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, which air tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox with hosts Katy Perry and the male stars of Glee, were announced yesterday by the network, after the ceremony was taped at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles. In total, 105 award winners were announced, spanning five major categories from movies and television to music and fashion. Vampires dominated the awards, as the Twilight movies (both New Moon and Eclipse) racked up 12 surf-board shaped trophies, while TV drama The Vampire Dairies took home seven. Twilight‘s Robert Pattison, country music sensation Taylor Swift, and pint-sized pop star Justin Bieber each took home four awards. The winners were chosen through more than 85 million votes cast online. [Related: Teen Choice Awards: We Rate the Best and Worst Looks]

Here is the full list of winners:

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'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' will release in two parts

As expected, Summit Entertainment confirmed last night that it will release Breaking Dawn, the final installment of The Twilight Saga, in two parts. Production will start this fall with the first movie set to release Nov. 18, 2011; no date was announced for the second film. Bill Condon will direct both movies, and Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, and Kellan Lutz will all reprise their roles. Breaking Dawn is a movie adaptation of the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. The third movie, Eclipse, releases June 30.

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Bill Condon will direct Twilight’s final chapter ‘Breaking Dawn’ 
Twilight’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ to be split into two movies?
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'Breaking Dawn' release date: 11/18/11

Breaking Dawn has a release date, but it’s still unclear whether the final Twilight volume will be one epic film or two separate sequels. According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog, the big day — for all or the first half of Breaking Dawn — is Nov. 18, 2011.

Stephenie Meyer pens 'Eclipse' novella on newborn vampire Bree

Stephenie-Meyer-novellaImage Credit: David Gabber/PR PhotosStephenie Meyer will publish The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, a 192-page novella centered on a newborn vampire introduced in the third Twilight novel, Eclipse, in June. The story chronicles the journey of villain Victoria’s newborn vampire army as they prepare to close in on Bella and the Cullens. It will be released at 12:01 a.m. on June 5 in hardcover ($13.99, with $1 from each sale going to the American Red Cross International Response Fund). From June 7 to July 5, fans will be able to read the book for free online at http://www.breetanner.com, which will also provide a link to the American Red Cross website where they can donate to support relief efforts in Haiti, Chile, and around the globe.

On her official site, Meyer says she never intended to publish Bree Tanner as a stand-alone book. It was just something she’d started working on while she was still editing Eclipse. “I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another.” The novella came in handy during the filming of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (in theaters June 30). Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, director David Slade, and actors Xavier Samuel (Riley), Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria), and Jodelle Ferland (Bree) all read it before cameras rolled to better understand the characters.

Meyer thought the manuscript might work well as part of The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, a tome still awaiting a pub date, but at nearly 200 pages, it was something her publisher thought worked better on its own. Meyer liked the idea of publishing it before Eclipse hits theaters, to give fans an introduction to Bree. She also considered the novella a gift to devoted Twilight readers, which is why she asked her publisher to make it available for free online.

Director Stephen Daldry considered for 'Breaking Dawn'

Summit Entertainment has reached out to Stephen Daldry, who directed Oscar fare like Billy Elliot, The Reader, and The Hours, to possibly direct the fourth film in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn, the L.A. Times’ 24 Frames reports. Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon and Gus Van Sant have all been approached as well.

Taylor Lautner to be directed by John Singleton in 'Abduction'

Twilight star Taylor Lautner’s upcoming star turn in Abduction will be directed by John Singleton, according to Deadline.com. The thriller, about a man who finds his own baby picture on a missing persons website, is Lautner’s first real headlining role. Singleton’s last big screen feature was 2005’s Four Brothers. The film is slated to begin shooting in July.

'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz to star in 'War of the Gods'

Kellan Lutz — best known as the vampire Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films — has signed on to play the sea god Poseidon in Universal’s upcoming action epic ‘War of the Gods,’ reports Variety. The film’s plot centers on a clash between men, gods, and Titans in ancient Greece. Tarsem Singh (The Fall) will direct, while Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, and Freida Pinto round out the cast.

Summit to produce teen thriller 'Puzzle Palace'

Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight film series, is set to produce the teen thriller Puzzle Palace, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Palace, which is written by US Weekly editor David Guggenheim, follows a kid who gets locked inside a police station while attempting to steal evidence. The news comes two days after Summit announced the pick-up of another film, The Last Witch Hunter.

Oscars: Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart to present

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are getting an infusion of youthful energy with the additions of Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart to the list of presenters. The March 7 ceremony will mark Disney darlings Cyrus and Efron’s second appearance at the Oscars and Twilighters Lautner and Stewart’s first.

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