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Robert Pattinson gives revealing interview to 'Details'

Twilight star Robert Pattinson talks ’80s porn, his love for his dog, and his run-in with an elephant in the March issue of Details. He mulls the racy photo shoot that accompanies the story: “I can’t say I had no idea, because it was a 12-hour shoot, so you kind of get the picture that these women are going to stay naked after, like, five or six hours. But I wasn’t exactly prepared. I had no idea what to say to these girls,” says Pattinson. The actor also talks about being inspired by, yet conflicted about his role as an artist. “If it exists out there—this invisible-creative-spirit-idea thing—then you’re the medium through which it travels so everybody can touch it. But…what gives you the right to be the medium? What gives you the right to claim it? And then get an agent and say I want $20 million and a fruit basket to be the medium, thank you very much,” he says.

Kristen Stewart jury duty causes courtroom drama

Nineteen-year-old Twilight star Kristen Stewart was recently called to jury duty in L.A., where she helped decide a case involving prostitution and an undercover cop.

At the end of the three-day trial, the man accused of paying the undercover officer for sex was found not guilty, but another drama accidentally arose from Stewart’s presence, according to E!Online (via People): After a security guard supposedly requested and received a photo with the actress, the guard’s wife posted the picture online, endangering his job.

“Right now my husband and the security guard are in trouble,” a person claiming to be the man’s wife posted online, after yanking down the photo, “for [the picture] having gone up … because it is confidential when celebrities are in court.”

The actress’s rep had no comment.

Kate Gosselin, Victoria Beckham to guest-host on 'The View'; Robert Pattinson also scheduled to appear

Reality mom Kate Gosselin, actress Valerie Bertinelli, and Victoria “Posh” Beckham are all scheduled to appear as guest co-hosts in the near future on The View, according to ETonline; political daughter Meghan McCain sat in with Barbara Walters and co. earlier today.

Gosselin will appear March 11, ABC confirms to EW, and Robert Pattinson will mark his first time on the show March 2.

'New Moon' DVD due out March 20

Summit Entertainment has announced that the DVD launch of New Moon will be Saturday, March 20. The two-disc special edition set will be available in DVD and Blu-ray.

'Eclipse': Purported script hits Internet

A purported script for Eclipse, Summit Entertainment’s third Twilight film, has landed on the Internet. The studio would not confirm whether the 112-page draft is authentic, but a source close to Summit tells EW that the document being circulated is not a final shooting script. The name of actor Jackson Rathbone (pictured) is watermarked onto the pages of the script. Rathbone’s manager did not respond to a phone call seeking comment. Last May, a draft for New Moon popped up online, and that sequel went on to earn $683 million worldwide (and counting).

The leak follows reports, denied by Summit, that the much-anticipated film screened for test audiences last weekend. Eclipse is set to release this June.

More ‘Twilight':
EW’s ‘Twilight’ Central
‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ script found in trash…and returned
‘New Moon': 32 Pics from the Film
‘New Moon': New Portraits of Rob, Taylor, and Kristen
‘New Moon': 36 On-the-Set Pics
Shelf Life: Bella-Edward: Abusive behavior?
‘New Moon’ crosses $200 mil mark
‘New Moon’ cast: the EW Q&As

Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

IMAX and Summit team up for 'Eclipse'

The third film in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire series, Eclipse, will also be released in IMAX theaters when it premieres June 30, 2010. It marks a first for the franchise.

'Twilight' hunk Taylor Lautner to star in 'Max Steel'?

The L.A. Times is reporting that reps for Taylor Lautner are looking at Paramount’s Max Steel as a possible project for the Twilight heartthrob. Based on the Mattel toys that came out in 2001, the movie tells the story of a teenage superhero. Lautner would star as Josh McGrath, an athlete who is exposed to nanotechological machines and gets super-human powers from them. The script from J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani is still being written.

Lautner’s publicist did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

Kristen Stewart's Joan Jett movie among Sundance Premieres

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the film line-up for the movies screening ‘out of competition’ at the festival in the Premieres, Spotlight, New Frontiers and Park City at Midnight sections. Highlights include John Wells’ film debut The Company Men, starring Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner; Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly in The Extra Man and Tom McCarthy’s (The Visitor) upcoming film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in Jack Goes Boating. The Affleck brothers will be given a chance to reunite at the festival since The Killer Insider Me starring Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba will also debut. Sundance staples Catherine Keener and Kristen Stewart will both be returning to the festival with two films. Stewart will debut her Joan Jett portrayal in The Runaways and the competition film Welcome to the Rileys. Keener is featured in Nicole Holofcener’s latest film Please Give with Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall and can also be seen in The Duplass Brothers (Puffy Chair) latest untitled movie opposite John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Jonah Hill. You can find the complete Sundance line-up here.

'Breaking Dawn' plagiarism suit against Stephenie Meyer dismissed

A judge of the United States District Court has dismissed author Jordan Scott’s claim that Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer plagiarized small portions of her fourth book, Breaking Dawn, from Scott’s vampire novel The Nocturne. In a statement, Meyer’s publisher, Hachette Book Group, says, “In his ruling, [Judge Otis D. Wright II] stated that the two works have little in common and that the ‘characters in the two works are vastly different.’ The decision admonishes Scott for ‘the deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities’ and notes that she ‘has twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.’ While an attempt to ride on someone else’s success may not be surprising, it is encouraging that the courts and the public are not so easily misled. This judgment confirms what we have known all along — Breaking Dawn is a wholly original work by Stephenie Meyer and this was a frivolous lawsuit brought for the purposes of publicizing the plaintiff’s personal publishing aspirations. Hachette Book Group and Stephenie Meyer are pleased to be able to put this case behind us.”

J. Craig Williams, a lawyer for Scott, says his client isn’t prepared to close the book on her claim: “Courts serve the function of resolving disputes between people who disagree over issues such as copyright infringement. We are pleased that the judge very carefully made a side-by-side comparison of The Nocturne and Breaking Dawn and issued a considered opinion regarding his decision. At this point, Jordan Scott is studying her options regarding continued prosecution of her case against Stephanie Meyer.”

FX acquires TV rights to 'Twilight' saga

FX has acquired the TV rights to the four Twilight movies in a deal with Summit Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Under the deal, FX will start running the first Twilight installment in late 2011 and then follow with New Moon in late 2012 and Eclipse in early 2013. Showtime made a pact with Summit last year for the rights to first air the Twilight films on pay cable.

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