I can't speak for anyone else (except for maybe Meg), but I'm still addicted to any and all things Twilight. Eventhough I have long moved on to reading other novels, there is a part of me that cannot wait to read the four series books again.
Since I am an admitted Twi-addict, I tend to catch up on any news surrounding it on a daily basis.Â This article consists of a collection of interesting news blurbs and news tidbits from the last month.
Retailers Bask in Twilight - Stephenie Meyer sold more books in 2008 than any other author (22 million, according to her publisher) and did what no else - not even J.K. Rowling - has done in the 15 years of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.Â She swept the four top slots in 2008's best sellers with her Twilight series about a romance between a girl (mortal) and boy (vampire).Â In a year when publishers and booksellers struggled with a dismal economy, Meyer carried the holidays, accounting for about one in every five books sold since Thanksgiving. Her dominance has continued this year. (News Link)
NECCO Sweet on Twilight Film - New England Confectionery Co.'s Sweethearts Conversation Hearts are going from "I Love You" and "Marry Me" to "Bite Me."Â The Revere candy company wants to make the 143-year-old line more relevant to teens and tweens with a tie-in to the popular Twilight film based on the best-selling vampire romance novels.Â NECCO will release softer, sparkling versions of the pastel sugar hearts in March, when the film is released on DVD. The printed messages will include "Bite Me," "Secret" and "Soul Mate," and flavors such as "orange obsession" and "tempting apple." More Sweethearts will hit stores for the November release of the New Moon sequel movie. (News Link)
New Moon Casting Rumor Laid to Rest - Rumors have been runningÂ rampedÂ around the web about Vanessa Hudgens auditioning for the role of Leah in New Moon. According to an article on Entertainment Weekly, the answer is NO, she didn't. (News Link)
In case you missed the announcement in my latest Random Crap post, the Twilight Special Edition DVD will be released on March 21st.Â It's currently available for preorder at amazon.com.Â
On January 7th the announcement was made that Taylor Lautner will indeed be returning in New Moon for his role as Jacob Black. I can still hear the squeals of delight from the Team Jacob camp, lol.
Summit Entertainment announced that the theaterÂ release date for New Moon, the second part in the Twilight saga, will be November 20, 2009.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the Twilight movie premier was one of the Top 10 biggest showbiz events of 2008. (News Link)
I recently read a really goodÂ interview with Summit Entertainment's top execs over at THR.com. If you're interested inÂ the effects ofÂ Twilight-mania on this production company, you can read the two page interview here.
If I find that Gather folks are interested in this kind of news roundup, I'll post another installment next month or as I discover anything really interesting regarding Twlight and New Moon.