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Taylor Lautner on how to freak out an insurance company [Video]

Taylor Lautner at the Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Lautner's most recent film may have swept the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, but he had something decidedly non-"Twilight" on his mind on the red carpet.

That would be "Abduction," the young star's first major movie in which he doesn't play a werewolf, out next month. In the action film, the 19-year-old plays a man attempting to find out his true identity after seeing his image on a missing-persons website -- an adventure that lends itself to some pretty intense stunts, the actor said.

Photos: Teen Choice Awards arrivals 2011

"I slide down this huge glass awning to an escalator, and I actually did that all myself," Lautner told E! News' Marc Malkin outside the Gibson Amphitheater before heading inside, where he'd named choice male actor for his role in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

"The insurance company was freaking out the whole movie because every single day I'd show up and the question would be, 'I'm doing all my stunts, right?' And 99% of the time, the answer was 'yes,' which was great. But, yeah, I got a few bruises. But nothing too bad."

As for the fans lining the carpet trying to catch a glimpse of him Sunday night, Lautner insisted he was still not accustomed to the fanfare.

"I don't think I ever get used to it," he said, smiling. "It's always different in a way and so surreal."

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'Breaking Dawn' invades Comic-Con: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

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Photo: Taylor Lautner arrives at the Teen Choice Awards. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press


Comic-Con: Kristen Stewart on mothering Renesmee in 'Breaking Dawn'

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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."

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Photo: A closer look at Kristen Stewart at the "Breaking Dawn" panel at Comic-Con 2011. Credit: Mike Blake / Reuters.



'Breaking Dawn' invades Comic-Con: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at Comic-Con 2011

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.

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Photo: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, center, and Taylor Lautner at Comic-Con 2011 on July 21. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.


Taylor Lautner builds it — and locked-out NFL players come to play [Video]

 

Taylor Lautner, superhero? Hey, anyone who delivers football in the middle of summer — not to mention in the middle of the NFL lockout — is a superhero as far as the Ministry is concerned.

Joined by NFL players including Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Steve Smith, Dwight Freeney and DeSean Jackson, Lautner has taken on the Kevin Costner role in a "Funny or Die" remake of 1989's baseball-themed "Field of Dreams," inviting "ghost" players into his Iowa cornfield out of a love of the game. Inviting them into his Iowa cornfield, his Iowa TV room and his Iowa marriage, actually.

Make sure to watch through to the end. If you've watched "Field of Dreams" a time or two, the cameos just might knock you out.

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Emma Watson, who saw best-kiss snub coming, debuts 'Deathly Hallows' clip [Video]

Emma Watson gets snubbed, misses Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner's kiss and debuts exclusive 'Harry Potter' clip at MTV Movie Awards

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?

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Photo: Emma Watson at the MTV Movie Awards. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.


 


'Breaking Dawn' trailer: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and a wedding invitation

 

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.

Breaking Dawn trailer features an invitation to Edward and Bella's weddingThe 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. 

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Photo: The official invitation to the wedding of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Credit: Summit Entertainment



'Breaking Dawn' stars headed to MTV Movie Awards with teaser trailer [Video]

 

Edward and Bella on their 'Breaking Dawn' honeymoon "Breaking Dawn" is on the horizon -- the first bits of official footage are available in a new online promotional spot.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will attend the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday to introduce a teaser trailer for their legion of "Twilight Saga" fans.

In a commercial hyping the awards telecast, we get some snippets of what the teaser has in store -- nothing major, just an epic vampire wedding.

We get a taste of director Bill Condon's vision for the union of Pattinson's Edward Cullen and Stewart's Bella Swan, complete with Washington forest motif, antique bridal headpieces and a flash of that major diamond ring.

Look out for cameos from Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser, as well, and stay tuned to the Ministry for the latest "Breaking Dawn" news. 

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Photo: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1." Credit: Summit Entertainment 


Taylor Swift debuts ‘Story of Us’ video [Poll]

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Taylor Swift launched her new "Story of Us" video on MTV on Tuesday night, sparking fresh gossip over who inspired the love song. Swift, who famously wrote "Forever & Always" about ex Joe Jonas, confessed the song is definitely about a former flame.

"Any time I'm onstage or watching the music video, the first thing that comes into my mind is the person I wrote the song about," she told MTV. "It's like the first thing that you think of is the moment that inspired the song, which is that excruciating, awful moment when you run into an ex for the first time."

Could it be John Mayer, Taylor Lautner or even Lucas Till? So far the country star is mum about whom the "Story" is based on, but will offer a few details. "Afterward, I just felt so empty, like we were both fighting this silent war of pretending we didn't care that the other was there," she said. "And I went home, and I wrote this song about it."

The "Story of Us," off her "Speak Now" album, captures the spirit of her awards show encounter, but in a different setting. In the video the couple falls in and out of love in the Vanderbilt University library. Looking especially preppy in her Ivy League get-up, Swift turns up the on-screen angst -- big time.

Whom do you think the video is about?

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'Breaking Dawn' pictures: Edward, Bella have a royal honeymoon of their own

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on their "Breaking Dawn" honeymoon

Fine, Kate Middleton and Prince William will delay their royal honeymoon in favor of public service, but Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's fictional honeymoon for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" is ours to feast on.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn pictures (Warning, possible spoilers ahead for those who haven't read the book.)

The new "Breaking Dawn" pictures released by Summit Entertainment have plenty of fantastic looks at the romantic spot where characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan celebrate their wedding, make sexy time with lots of floating feathers and unwittingly conceive a half-human/half-vampire baby.

Perhaps Kate and William should consider Fiji? Dive into our full gallery of stills, which also includes bad guys Michael Sheen and Jamie Campbell Bower, a lupine Taylor Lautner and -- big deal KStew fans! -- Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen, prepping Bella for her big wedding day.

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Photos: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Bill Condon's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn." Credit: Summit Entertainment 


Taylor Lautner in 'Abduction': Lily Collins and Lautner's abs star in the trailer [Video]

Taylor Lautner wants you to have a happy Friday, or at least that's what the Ministry has decided — why else would he deliver his ab-tastic trailer for "Abduction" so close to the weekend?

The clip hit the Internet on Thursday, offering a first look at Lautner's post-"Twilight" chances for an action-hero career.

And they're none too shabby. Director John Singleton is clearly smitten with Lautner, sending him crashing through glass, weaving through steel beams and flying in car chases with the greatest of ease. 

His supporting cast is substantial as well, including the likes of rumored love Lily Collins (is anyone else obsessed with her eyebrows?), Maria Bello, Alfred Molina and a no-nonsense Sigourney Weaver

Check out Tay-Tay striking out on his own in the clip above.

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