Decision Made: There will be a Sequel to Twilight
Prior to the weekend release, the director of Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke, said she left an opening for a sequel but was non-committal. She wanted to see the numbers. Well, the eye-popping numbers are in, and Twilight, raked in the most at the box office this weekend at $70.6 million. According to Entertainment Weekly, Hardwicke has now confirmed. Like Twilight, the sequel will be named after the novel: New Moon.
Fan reviews following the movie premier were mixed. Some loved the movie, but it vampire fans couldn’t stand the presentation or the premise. Thanksgiving weekend Twilight will go up against several blockbuster movies, including the much anticipated Australia. I can’t help but wonder if Hardwicke didn’t get caught up in her own movie hype and make a sequel decision too soon.
Pre-movie hype may have filled the box office this weekend, but mixed reviews and new holiday movies may bury Twilight at the box office. I think it’s safe to say the vampires will do well in the dark, and there are probably enough fans of the novels and the movie to follow it through to a sequel. I wouldn’t expect it to have the overwhelming hype that Twilight had.
American Music Awards
I’m not going to go through the winners of the American Music Awards. I’m just going to give you my opinion of the entire show and presentation: Yawn!
What was Rihanna thinking? Let’s not blame it on her. Fire the hairdresser.
What were the AMAs thinking?
50 Cent’s Beef with Taco Bell
In one of the most ridiculous celebrity stories of the year 50 cents sued Taco Bell after an open letter requesting his assistance in a promotional campaign. In exchange Taco Bell was willing to offer $10,000 to his favorite charity.
50 Cent sued Taco bell for suggesting he change his name for one day to 79, 89, or 99 cents to promote their cheap menu. It wasn’t the most brilliant marketing strategy, but 50 cent has got gall to sue Taco Bell for making the request.
His suit is proving himself the jerk and gangsta rapper he projects himself to be. How dare our society uphold him as a star? He is a self-serving, twit. He has sued his ex and feuded with Alicia Keys for labeling him just what he is, a former drug dealer who glorifies a reprehensible lifestyle.
How much money does it take to make the rapper happy? I don’t think money can buy happiness. His heart seems so hard he can’t find happiness or peace.
50 Cent you may be a man, but he acts like a juvenile delinquent with a blank check.
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