I remembered that this blog came about originally because I used to email a friend with all the latest and greatest Twilight news. She was a busy lady, who still is, so I feel the need today to make sure everyone is well-informed on the events of this weekend. Big time stuff coming up.
First, the Video Music Awards is airing on Sunday night on MTV. This. is. big. BIG! TIME! STUFF! Ashley Greene will be fashion correspondent on the red carpet. Muse will be performing a song from their new album. (As we all know, Muse is one of Stephenie Meyer’s favorite bands who inspired her while she was writing the Twilight series. Plus, they kick ass.) Death Cab for Cutie will be premiering their song, “Meet Me On The Equinox” on MTV.com. Why does this matter to me, you ask? Because this song was written exclusively for the New Moon soundtrack! These Northwest boys apparently LOVE Twilight…well, not really I don’t think. But they were kind enough to help Chris Weitz out and make a song. Looks like the entire soundtrack is going to be pretty awesome, I heard Bon Iver is contributing as well. I can’t wait. BTW, you can already pre-order the soundtrack. Done and done.
Furthermore, on this same awards show, Rob, Kristen, and Taylor will be presenting a third New Moon trailer. A trailer that leaked onto the internet today but was snatched up by Summit before I had a chance to watch it. Now I want to take this time to talk to everyone about a situation that could possibly arise on Sunday night. Last year, the VMA’s were hosted by a Mr. Russell Brand. His hosting did not go over very well, both in the Twilight world and in the regular, non-Twilight one (does such a world exist?) as well. This is because he made some not-so-nice jokes about the Jonas brothers and their purity rings, called George Bush a retarded cowboy, and much more devastating, interrupted the cast of Twilight while they were trying to introduce a performance by Paramore. He jumped in with his crazy antics, completely cutting off Rob’s lines, not allowing him to speak at all. Thus causing chaos in the Twilight world. War was declared on poor Russell and I’m actually pretty surprised that they asked him to come back this year. Pleasantly surprised, that is. I love Russell Brand. I think he is hilarious. I read his book, it was really interesting. I watched his comedy special, and I laughed HARD. He has a great website with lots of funny videos and posts. (JUST ADDED! Go check out his website! Today he posted a video today where he sings a little song to a picture of Rob!) Now, there is a possibility that Russell could F things up again, and I hope that if that happens you all can forgive him. He really means well, he just has a problem controlling himself sometimes. So give him a break, okay? The best we can hope for is that they chain him up backstage when it’s time for the Twilight kids to do their thing. At the very least, turn off his mic when the trailer starts.
Another important event this weekend is Bella’s birthday, (Sunday, September 13th) which means Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks! The real town of Forks has chosen this day each year to honor Stephenie and all the attention that her books have brought to their little town. Exciting activities include: a tour of Forks High School, a character look-alike contest, a car-decorating contest, a bonfire at First Beach, and cake!! WOOT! WOOT! Try not to go too crazy, kids.
Even if you can’t make it to Forks, at least do a little something for Bella on her birthday. Sing a birthday song, eat a cupcake, whatever you gotta do. The first time I ever went to Forks and La Push was a year ago, on the day after Stephenie Meyer Day. The entire town was still decorated for Bella’s birthday. Banners and balloons in every store window. I was so embarrassed to be there and declared it the nerdiest thing I had ever done. Little did I know that a year later I’d be doing this…
Anyways, I hope you all enjoy the events of this weekend, I know for sure I will!