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Hollywood Boulevard closed for 'Twilight' stars

November 3, 2011 | 12:41 pm

Part of Hollywood Boulevard was closed Thursday morning to accommodate the hordes of "Twilight" fans expected to show up to watch their favorite stars leave their mark at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

"Twilight Saga" stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were scheduled to leave their hand and foot prints in the cement at 10:30 a.m. 

Fans began crowding around the theater hours early. Brittany Williams, 20, drove from Rancho Cucamonga to arrive at the theater by 5 a.m.

When she arrived, Williams said, there were already about 150 people waiting. By the time the ceremony started, the crowd had swelled to 700 to 800.

Williams said she has been a fan since the first movie came out in 2008 and can relate to the heroine, Bella.

"I really like the stars, and I think it gets better and better with each movie they do," she said.

Officials at the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood station said Hollywood Boulevard was closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue beginning around 8 a.m., because of the anticipated size of the crowd.

They expected the road to be reopened by 1 p.m.


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Photo: "Twilight Saga" stars Robert Pattinson, left, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner pose for the media after placing their hands in wet cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times