Sept. 05, 2008 | 6:39 p.m.
Susan Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times caught up with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer on the set of a music video for Jack’s Mannequin, the Orange County band. Stephenie has had a rough few weeks as her fans know, but she was all smiles by the sea. Here’s what Carpenter found out: It was 1:30 in the afternoon Thursday, and a mermaid’s tail was bobbing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast at Pt. Mugu. The shimmery, blue sea creature was playing siren to Jack’s Mannequin singer-keyboardist, Andrew McMahon, in an upcoming video conceptualized by bestselling “Twilight” saga author Stephenie Meyer. Meyer is being billed as the co-director of “The Resolution” video, even though “I’ve never directed anything,” the 34-year-old author said on set, where dozens of fully clothed music and movie folk were milling around the Ventura County beach. […]
Aug. 29, 2008 | 4:55 p.m.
What a way to kick off the Labor Day weekend for “Twilight” fans. In a note posted to her official website Thursday, author Stephenie Meyer tells her readers she has decided to discontinue “Midnight Sun,” her planned retelling of “Twilight” from the teenage vampire Edward’s perspective, after an unfinished draft was illegally posted and distributed on the Internet without her knowledge or permission. If I tried to write “Midnight Sun” now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on “Midnight Sun,” and so it is on hold indefinitely. Meyer had originally made the only first chapter available on her site. Because the project is now virtually killed, she’s […]
Aug. 08, 2008 | 4:06 p.m.
Well, it’s no wonder that Edward and Bella got their happily ever after. Turns out Stephenie Meyer is the biggest of the “Twilight” fangirls. And with ear-piercing screams from the crowd punctuating the night — seriously, after every sentence, throughout the whole show, as if Meyer was a Jonas Brother — that’s saying something. The 34-year-old author was giddier than most of the “Twilight” tweens that packed UCLA’s Royce Hall Thursday night for the ‘Breaking Dawn’ concert, a sort-of mini book tour set to the acoustic sounds of alt rock band Blue October, one of the author’s favorite bands. The Los Angeles appearance was the third in a four-stop journey for Meyer and Blue October front man Justin Furstenfeld. “The music is a part of (my writing process),” Meyer said later in the evening. “I could not do without it.” […]
Aug. 02, 2008 | 3:41 p.m.
Can’t get enough “Twilight”? Well, get in line. “Breaking Dawn,” the fourth novel in the Stephenie Meyer series, is the hottest property at bookstores this weekend, and the anticipation for the December film adaptation of the first book is intense. America, clearly, is bloodthirsty when it comes to romance. If you’re a major fan, you’ll want to check out David Strick’s exclusive photos from the set. They’re part of David’s Hollywood Backlot, the amazing (and hugely popular) behind-the-scenes photo collection of Hollywood on the job. If you’re not a major fan but want to get a bead on all of the hoopla, check out Denise Martin’s primer on all things “Twilight,” which you can find here. If you are newblood, though, beware, there are spoilers a-plenty. Most of all, bookmark Hero Complex and keep checking back in. Denise will be […]