Taylor Lautner has smoothly avoided a sticky "Snow White" situation by straddling the fence between two upcoming remakes: one starring his girlfriend, Lily Collins, and a darker adaptation with his "Twilight Saga" costar Kristen Stewart.
Lautner was asked on the red carpet at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards which version he'd be rooting for when the films hit theaters in 2012.
"It's tough,” he told E! Online's Marc Malkin. "I mean, my excuse is they're so different. I can root for them both."
Stewart will be a harder fairy-tale gal, with a supporting cast including Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and Chris Hemsworth as the rugged Huntsman. Collins, who also stars with Lautner in "Abduction," will follow a more traditional path with Julia Roberts as her royal nemesis.
"Kristen's going to be cool and edgy and dark ... Lily's gonna be great too," Lautner said. "And a completely different feel."
Well played, Tay-Tay. Catch Lautner and Collins in a steamy "Abduction" scene, and more, below.
"Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's Edward and Bella are steaming things up in the newest batch of set photos from "The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1."
Beware: Spoilers ahead.
Edward and Bella can be seen once again at their highly anticipated wedding, with the Cullen clan and between the sheets of their marriage bed. Their postmarital tryst brings on deadly consequences for the vampire-human couple and the ones they love in the final films, including Taylor Lautner's spurned Jacob Black.
"It's a trip to watch the wedding scenes, especially," Stewart has said. "It was so volatile and emotional -- I was being such a crazy person."
But the pivotal scene that surely drove Twi-hards raging through the pages of Stephenie Meyer's final book was Renesmee's controversial conception, which pushes the newlyweds into parenting a supernatural hybrid. Surely the penultimate installment of the series is laden with emotions, which we're sure fans everywhere will share.
Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon directs the first of a two-part adaptation of Meyer's final book. It hits theaters Nov. 18.
Until then, click the pics for a peek at the newest stills from the "Breaking Dawn" set including some of the, ahem, other things Edward and Bella do on their honeymoon.
Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen has had a lot he could feel guilty about in the course of "The Twilight Saga" -- hassling werewolves, luring his girlfriend into the life of the undead -- but it's what happened to the pillows that really upsets him.
Pattinson was dishing to EW about Edward's sex scene with Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1," which opens in November.
Making love to Bella while she's still human, he said, Edward resorts to some interesting tactics to avoid killing her. Like destroying their honeymoon bed.
"I wanted to have it as a line so much: 'I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One.' And then he'd start crying," Pattinson told EW. "By the way, that's what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! I ruined this bed!"
It's cool, Rob. Perhaps you can find other luxury gifts to compensate. Stewart was hardly concerned, as she was more jazzed about filming the wedding ceremony than capturing the boom-boom that followed.
"It's a trip to watch the wedding scenes, especially," she said. "It was so volatile and emotional -- I was being such a crazy person."
With Kristen Stewart in the driver's seat, one forthcoming depiction of Snow White has nary a singing bird or yellow skirt in sight.
For the dark, fantasy-style retelling of the fable, Stewart and her filmmakers are setting us up for an all-out war -- as evidenced by the major armor she is rocking in a first look (above) from "Snow White and the Huntsman," released at Comic-Con this weekend.
"I’m very well-behaved, I take myself very seriously,” Stewart said of her character at a panel for the film, "...and she really likes apples."
Stewart has Charlize Theron as her nemesis and evil queen. At the fan-heavy convention, Theron described the mean monarch as a "serial killer." Stewart also has the able-bodied Chris Hemsworth in the role of Huntsman, the burly deep woods assassin tapped by Theron to cut out Stewart's heart.
The Huntsman defies his queen, and Stewart finds some time to nab eight dwarfs (Eddie Izzard and Ian McShane counted among them) and a prince in Sam Claflin.
After spending the first three "Twilight Saga" films fighting to be with her vampire beloved, Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan character confronts a new challenge in the two-part "Breaking Dawn" series conclusion: motherhood.
Plenty of ink has already been shed — and please stop reading now if you haven't read any of that ink and want to be surprised — on Swan's controversial conception, pregnancy and delivery of Renesmee with Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen character, but Thursday at Comic-Con 2011, Stewart got specific about bringing it all to the big screen.
"We had Mackenzie Foy, who's an amazing little kid, an incredible kid, smarter than me," Stewart said of the actress playing her on-screen daughter.
Since the little darling is half-human, half-vampire, she ages rather quickly in the film, requiring several actors (and even a robot) to step in along the way.
"To see little Chucky from 'Child's Play' ... " Pattinson joked of an animatronic baby used for a scene in which Bella holds her offspring for the first time.
"It had hair, and it's a newborn baby," Stewart said. "I know that's in the book, and you can imagine how cool that would be."
For the ages between the Chucky stage and a fully realized Foy, some of the wee actors couldn't seem to get it right.
"There was one kid who was supposed to run to Billy Burke [who plays Bella's father, Charlie], but she kept running into a wall," director Bill Condon said. "She was so nervous."
We can see Twi-fever on the horizon: "Breaking Dawn" has landed at Comic-Con.
The vampire franchise and its stars, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, descended on San Diego's annual comic convention Thursday for a panel discussion about the first part of the series' epic conclusion.
In a loose-fitting white shirt and black bra, Stewart was flanked by her male costars answering burning questions about fan-favorite plot points — like a gory birth scene featuring her and Pattinson.
"I think the birth scene...for a fantasy scene that has kind of a youngish audience, it goes very far," Pattinson said according to HitFix. The actor labels the scene "hardcore" but insists "there was no other way to do it."
Stewart seems in a reflective place about the films, ones that have catapulted the 21-year-old to stardom.
"I've been building up to these moments for four years. I was 17 when I started doing this movie," she said.
As for the standard behind-the-scenes fun facts, Pattinson dropped this gem about Stewart's downtime obsession: cooking shows.
"Kristen literally only watches the Cooking Channel. And especially on set, it's bizarre. She has a TV in her trailer, and it's always on. It's her only diva-ish behavior," said Pattinson.
"And you all reap the benefits," Stewart shot back.
The annual list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood has hit -- and it looks like lunch this year is on Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The big-screen women tied for top-earning actress, clocking in with $30 million each earned from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the annual ranking compiled by Forbes magazine.
The list relies purely on income to rank the luminaries, among them Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz.
What's notable about Jolie's take is that her dough comes solely from film-related income (read: the only surefire movie star) earned on star turns in "Salt" and "The Tourist" as well as her directorial debut, a yet-to-be-released Bosnian love story called "In the Land of Blood and Honey."
Parker, while just as successful, counted cash from perfume lines and a design collaboration with Halston Heritage.
Like the next actress, Aniston has had her share of non-blockbusters, but "Just Go With It," costarring Adam Sandler, marked her fourth-highest domestic opening, Forbes noted. Witherspoon didn't hit big with the romcom "How Do You Know?" but still cashed the same size check as Jen: $28 million.
Julia Roberts came in on their heels at $20 million, followed by Kristen Stewart of "The Twilight Saga" at the same rate. Producer-actress Katherine Heigl earned $19 million for toys for daughter Naleigh, and Diaz took in $18 million as a cushy "Bad Teacher" bonus.
Sandra Bullock folded about $15 million, while her kissing partner Meryl Streep clocked in at $10 million.
After Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's much-hyped MTV Movie Awards appearance Sunday, the couple enjoyed some quality time at a star-studded after-party on the roof of West Hollywood's Soho House.
Stewart surfaced in black Levi's and a loose-fitting white T-shirt — a casual contrast from her red, safety-pinned Balmain number from the awards. Pattinson kept his flannel shirt and donned a baseball cap and dark denim jacket.
The pair roamed the rooftop garden during the private CAA celebration thrown for MTV Movie Awards host Jason Sudeikis, chatting with "Twilight" costar Taylor Lautner and his lady friend Lily Collins.
At one point, Stewart pulled a beer-sipping Pattinson to a vacant table and shared close conversation, showing him pictures on her phone.
Another couple made a big showing at the Grey Goose- and YooStar-sponsored bash: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, who had their public debut as a couple Sunday night in the company of friends, including Chelsea Handler, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon.
Emma Watson may have been bested by Kristen Stewart and fellow Brits Robert Pattinson and Tom Felton at the MTV Movie Awards, but "The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2" star said she saw the best-kiss snub coming — and revealed that she can be insecure when it comes to dating because of her fame.
"I mean, I was really up against it. Kristen had two kisses, and Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman making out," Watson told MTV News. "I mean, I couldn't really compete!"
Though "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1" was the third most-nominated film after "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "Inception," chances that the wizarding franchise would beat the vampire juggernaut were slim. Maybe that's why the 21-year-old face of Lancome hit the award show sans costars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint?
However, she brought a sneak peak of the film instead, and Potter fans have already vowed to beat the Twi-hards next year. Watch the trailer below.
After presenting the clip, wearing a curve-hugging little white dress by Marchesa and revealing that Hermione Granger does in fact have a booty, the actress slipped backstage and missed one of the most talked-about moments of the night: Pattinson and Taylor Lautner's lip-lock following the announcement of best kiss.
"I was like, 'Damn!' " Watson said. "I was still backstage, so I missed it. But, I mean, yeah, good on them!"
But the actress, nominated for her own lip-lock with Radcliffe, has admitted that she worries when she doesn't get action off-screen.
"I ask my friends, ''Why hasn't X called me? Why doesn't anyone ever pursue me?'" she told the Sunday Times' Style Magazine. "My friends tell me, 'Probably because they're intimidated.' It must be the fame wall. It must be the circus that goes around me."
The currently single star, who has previously dated financier Jay Barrymore and male model George Craig, chalks up her unlucky-in-love track record to her personality.
"I'm this very weird mix. In some senses, I feel as if I'm 100 years old. In others, I still feel incredibly young, very naive and as if I haven't seen much of the world at all."
Poor, sweet Emma. Maybe she should consider taking that mini-dress for another spin?
Edward and Bella are getting married and everyone is invited -- at least invited to watch "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" trailer, in which usual suspects Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner return for high drama, death matches and a Brazilian honeymoon.
The trailer for the first part of "Breaking Dawn" teases with the ominous arrival of a wedding invitation trumpeting the union of Pattinson's Edward and Stewart's Bella, which no one seems that happy about.
Lautner's Jacob immediately goes shirtless and morphs to werewolf form while Michael Sheen's Aro looks pretty devious and Billy Burke, who plays Bella's father, can only ponder the correspondence over a can of beer.
Check out the full trailer above for a first look at Stewart decked out as a bride, some onscreen affection from KStew and RPattz, and the first rumblings of a very unexpected (and life-changing) bun in the oven.