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Stephenie Meyer on 'Oprah': Question about possible fifth 'Twilight' book cut for time, says Harpo rep

Earlier today, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show for her one and only interview before the highly anticipated release of the movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Before a commercial break, Winfrey teased the rest of the interview with this promise: “Coming up, will there be a fifth book in The Twilight Saga? Stephenie answers that later.” However, as a number of EW.com readers pointed out, Winfrey subsequently never asked Meyer that juicy question.

What happened? “It’s a live show, so sometimes they don’t get to every question,” a spokesman for Harpo Productions told EW. “Know that if (Oprah) didn’t get to the question within the show, it would have only been cut for time.” Luckily, someone at Oprah managed to ask Meyer the fifth-book question backstage, and the author’s answer can be viewed at the show’s website.

In a nutshell, Meyer said she’s not sure about a fifth Twilight book at the moment. “I am a little burned out on vampires right now,” she said. “I think I need a little break. I might go spend some time with my aliens. I might do something completely different. I’ve got to cleanse the palate. I may come back to it. I did envision it as a longer series. But I wrapped Breaking Dawn in a way that I felt satisfied with, so if that moment didn’t come, I’d be okay.”

'Twilight' leads People's Choice Awards nominations

Nominees for the People’s Choice Awards were announced today, and, from the looks of it, people are still craving vampires. More than 18 million votes placed Twilight and True Blood atop the this year’s crop. Twilight was nominated for favorite movie, franchise and on-screen team (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). Stewart and Pattinson were nominated in favorite actor and actress categories as well, while Lautner is in contention for breakout movie actor.

True Blood, on the other hand, has been nominated for favorite TV obsession and sci-fi/fantasy TV show. Anna Paquin also nabbed a nomination for TV drama actress.

The awards show will air Jan. 6, 2010, and will feature Queen Latifah as host. Vote for your favorites here. Look at the complete list of nominees after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Stephenie Meyer talks 'New Moon' with Oprah on Friday

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday for what she says will be her only interview tied to the film release of New Moon. Meyer wrote on her blog, “I am so pleased and amazed and thrilled with what Chris Weitz has done with New Moon that I want to talk about it, and to show my support for him. And since I’m only doing one interview, better make it big. Really big.” She also writes that the questions she’s planning of fielding on the show are “designed for a broader audience than just die-hard Twilight fans.”

'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' cast to make in-store appearances

Cast members from The Twilight Saga: New Moon will make appearances at select Hot Topic and Nordstrom stores next month to promote the sequel’s Nov. 20 release. Those stores will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, to begin the frenzy for passes. At Hot Topic, you purchase a commemorative The Twilight Saga: New Moon Tour T-shirt to receive one of the “limited number of wristbands” that will give you access to that store’s November event. At Nordstrom, the first 75 customers to “receive a shopping pass and spend $75 or more on BP. merchandise” (which includes the New Moon fashion line) will receive a VIP ticket to return to that particular store next month and have their photos taken with the participating cast members (which will vary by location, and have not yet been announced).

Hot Topic locations and dates:
11/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood & Highland Center
11/08 – Denver, CO – Park Meadows
11/09 – Washington, DC – Fair Oaks Mall
11/09 – San Francisco, CA – Stonestown Center (date change)
11/10 – Chicago, IL – TBD (date change)
11/10 – Philadelphia area – Cherry Hill Mall (date change)
11/10 – Houston, TX – Houston Galleria
11/11 – Miami, FL – Dadeland Mall (date change)
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Mall of America
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – Mall of Georgia
11/12 – Boston, MA – Natick Collection (date change)
11/12 – Seattle, WA – Westfield Southcenter
11/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Scottsdale Fashion Square
11/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Fashion Place
11/19 – New York City – Toys R Us (featuring a Hot Topic New Moon Boutique)

Nordstrom locations and dates:
11/5 – Topanga (Canoga Park, CA)*
11/8 – Park Meadows (Lone Tree, CO)**
11/9 – Natick Collection (Natick, MA) **
11/10 – The Galleria (Houston, TX)**
11/11 – Mall of America (Bloomington, MN)**
11/11 – Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA)**
11/11 – Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)**
11/12 – Perimeter Mall (Atlanta, GA)
11/12 – Southcenter (Tukwila, WA)**
11/13 – Aventura Mall (Aventura, FL)
11/13 – Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)*
11/14 – Fashion Place (Murray, UT)*

* 125 VIP passes available
** Q&A forums with select cast members

'New Moon' stars to hit NBC's 'Today Show' three days in a row

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are scheduled to appear on NBC’s The Today Show in three successive days to promote The Twilight Saga: New Moon. EW.com has confirmed with NBC that Stewart will appear on the morning program Nov. 18, Pattinson Nov. 19, and Lautner Nov. 20, the day the film opens. (GossipCop.com first reported the story.)

'Twilight' cast to tour Nordstrom stores

The Twilight saga is set to take a bite out of Nordstrom stores, as the department store chain hosts a tour featuring New Moon actors in the weeks leading up to the film’s November 20th release. (Nordstrom recently launched a clothing/jewelry line inspired by the franchise.)

Although the press release does not indicate which cast members will be available at the store events, fans can log on to nordstrom.com/newmoon for more details and to register to become one of the 75 fans selected as “VIPs” at each store, and given the chance to meet the cast. (VIP selection will take place on Halloween.)

The tour dates are as follows:

November 5- Topanga (Canoga Park, CA)**
November 8- Park Meadows (Lone Tree, CO)*
November 9- Natick Collection (Natick, MA)*
November 10- The Galleria (Houston, TX)*
November 11- Mall of America (Bloomington, MN)*
November 11- Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA)*
November 11- Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)*
November 12- Perimeter Mall (Atlanta, GA)
November 12- Southcenter (Tukwila, WA)*
November 13- Aventura Mall (Aventura, FL)
November 13- Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)*
November 14- Fashion Place (Murray, UT)*

* These malls will also host a talent question-and-answer forum in the mall which will be open to the public.

** 125 customer VIP packets will be available for the Topanga event only. The mall will not host a talent question-and-answer forum.

Chris Weitz says no director is confirmed for fourth 'Twilight' film

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, New Moon director Chris Weitz says there has been “no official offer” for him to direct the Twilight series’ fourth film. “We’ll have to see how people feel about the entire movie, not only the studio but the fans, before the verdict is out whether I direct Number 4,” Weitz tells THR. “David Slade is doing a great job on the third film, and by the time that comes out, he’ll be the flavor of the moment.”

Weitz says he didn’t shoehorn more Robert Pattinson into the New Moon story just to please rabid fans. “Part of the point was that Edward was away,” Weitz says. “Readers of the book know this and appreciate it. The story is about loss and heartache; he is present as an absence. Bella is always thinking of him and affected by him. His return to the film is really powerful and made more so by not having millions of ‘back at the ranch’ scenes…There are people who would like nothing more that two hours of Rob Pattinson standing there, and I sympathize with them. But I think they’ll appreciate getting him back after the second act. We didn’t want to shoehorn him into the story.”

Continuing, Weitz told THR that he had a “really good collaboration” with author Stephenie Meyer and consulted her throughout making the film, on crucial elements such as the depiction of the Volturi headquarters in Italy.

'Twilight,' 'True Blood,' 'Transformers' win Spike TV's Scream awards

Twilight, True Blood, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Star Trek all won big at this year’s Spike TV Scream awards ceremony, held Oct. 17 in L.A., according to the Associated Press. In a surprise, William Shatner was on hand to accept the “Ultimate Scream” award for Star Trek, the 2009 film in which he did not appear. “This movie was big,” joked the star. “Imagine how big it could have been with me in it?”

Other notable awards went to the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards (“Rock Immortal,” presented by Johnny Depp), Night of the Living Dead auteur George A. Romero (“Scream Mastermind,” presented by Quentin Tarantino), and Marvel mastermind Stan Lee (“Comic-Con Icon,” presented by Tobey Maguire).

Robert Pattinson phenomenon explored in new documentary 'Robsessed'

robsessed_lA new documentary, Robsessed, will explore the frenzy surrounding Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Revolver Entertainment will release the documentary on DVD in November, timed to the theatrical launch of the second Twilight film, New Moon. A TV airing for the feature-length documentary is also possible. In addition, Revolver will offer the documentary in a DVD box-set with The Haunted Airman, a 2006 drama also starring Pattinson.

'Twilight' actor Jackson Rathbone fine after injury on set of 'Eclipse'

Actor Jackson Rathbone, who plays vampire Jasper Hale in the Twilight film series, was injured Sept. 22 and taken to a hospital, according to a statement from film producers Summit Entertainment. Rathbone was slightly hurt during a fight-scene rehearsal for the third movie in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. “He’s fine and is back at work,” a spokesperson for Summit said.

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