Ryan Seacrest is ready for Robert Pattinson at the 'Eclipse' premiere
An impulsive publicist caused a memorable moment at last year's premiere of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," when she yanked Robert Pattinson from an interview with Ryan Seacrest.
After the host inquired about Pattinson's relationship with costar Kristen Stewart, the rep put the kibosh on the interview (find a clip of their convo, as Ryan would say, after the break).
"I can't remember what happened in that moment. It was the first on-air hook that I've received," Seacrest said at Tuesday night's Bing Creative Minds Panel in Los Angeles, "but if anyone thinks that I'm intimidating, they're in the wrong business."
The "American Idol" host says he's excited for another chance to chat up Pattinson, as well as Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the whole "Twi" gang.
"Honestly, I love the pomp and circumstance, the fans. Having that access is what fuels the fire for the film," said Seacrest, who will again be doing his radio show live from the red carpet in the Bing booth.
On hand to moderate the Creative Minds Panel for the search engine, Seacrest joined Microsoft Senior VP Yusef Mehdi in probing creative types about the future of entertainment and technology -- including Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, T Bone Burnett, Twitter's Biz Stone and "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner.
Seacrest hit the panel's after party at steakhouse Boa for a performance by Drake before heading home to rest up for his early morning radio gig. Meanwhile, Nicole Richie...
... Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Phillippe and "True Blood" stars Rutina Wesley and Sam Trammell stayed to play.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Ryan Seacrest. Credit: Getty Images
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