Finally! After building up steam for months, the supernatural circus train that is "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" pulled into the station with the movie's premiere Thursday night at L.A. Live, reuniting Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast amid throngs of screaming fans.
Twi-hards who'd been camping out for days lined the red carpet -- OK, it was a black carpet, matching the campers' wristbands -- along with media types from all over the world.
Hot topics on the carpet: Love and mad appreciation for the fans, and lots of war stories from the six weeks of fight training and physical conditioning the actors had to go through as part of the production.
Celebs on the carpet but not in the film included Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alex Rodriguez, Kristi Yamaguchi, Ron Artest, Quinton Aaron, Amber Rose, Jaden Smith and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian.
Also on the scene: "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, representing the more literary aspects of the franchise, and actresses Annalynne McCord and Jennie Garth, accompanying Cullen family members Kellen Lutz and Peter Facinelli, respectively.
Click on the picture to the right, above, to launch a photo gallery of pictures from the carpet, and check back with the Ministry for video interviews from the "Eclipse" premiere and coverage of what might be the toughest ticket in town: the after-party.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Top photo: Kristen Stewart poses with fans as she arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre on June 24, 2010. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Second photo: Stephenie Meyer and Peter Facinelli arrive at the premiere. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
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