Celebrity Birthdays For December 24… Cha, Cha, Cha!

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Happy Birthday to Ricky Martin, Stephenie Meyer, Ryan Seacrest, and ‘One Direction’ singer Louis Tomlinson! Ricky is 42, Stephenie is 40, Ryan’s 39, and Louis is 22 today. Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday.

  • Singer-bassist Lemmy of Motorhead is 68.
  • Actor Clarence Gilyard is 58.
  • Actress Stephanie Hodge is 57.
  • Bassist-synthesizer player Ian Burden of Human League is 56.
  • Actor Anil Kapoor is 54.
  • Singer Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 50.
  • Actor Mark Valley is 49.
  • Actor Diedrich Bader is 47.
  • Singer Ricky Martin is 42.
  • Twilightseries author Stephenie Meyer is 40.
  • ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest is 39.
  • ActorMichael Raymond-James is 36.
  • Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is 22.


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Hot New Trailer: STEPHENIE MEYER’S ‘The Host’

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Here’s a NEW trailer for Stephenie Meyer’s new movie, ‘The Host.’ Stephenie and the rest of the cast attended a screening in NYC for the movie. The premiere was held earlier this week. ‘The Host’ opens this Friday.

Are you interested? Although the novel was a bestseller, just like the ‘Twilight’ novels, ‘The Host’ doesn’t seem to have gotten quite the same level of attention as the ‘Twilight Saga’ did. Perhaps because it’s geared towards adults? From what I’ve seen (I haven’t read the novel, so I don’t know all the details about what happens), this seems like it would be perfectly appropriate for teens and even preteens who can handle violence. Check out the new trailer below.

STEPHENIE MEYER ‘The Host’ NYC Screening With Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons & Jake Abel

'The Host' Screening

Stephenie Meyer was stylish in stripes for the NYC screening of her new movie, ‘The Host‘! Isn’t she looking great these days? Stephenie’s taken the lead in promoting ‘The Host,’ but it makes sense. This is one case where the author’s name is the most well-known on the project. Normally it’s the actors!

Yet the cast turned out for the screening. Diane Kruger was very chic. Check out those thigh high boots! Joshua Jackson was the supportive boyfriend. Saoirse Ronan shone in bright blue. If ‘The Host’ does well, then we’ll be seeing a lot more of her! And, of course, the two hot guys who make up the love triangle in the story- Jake Abel and Max Irons– were on hand. Are you planning on seeing ‘The Host’? It doesn’t seem to have the same momentum as ‘Twilight,’ but the story sounds interesting!


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STEPHENIE MEYER ‘The Host’ Premiere

The premiere of 'The Host'

Ready to see Stephenie Meyer’s new movie, ‘The Host‘? The LA premiere was held last night. Diane Kruger is probably the most recognizable name among the cast, but she’s actually a villain in the movie. The star of the movie is an up and coming actress named Saoirse Ronan. The two “hot guys” of the movie are played by Max Irons and Jake Abel.

If ‘The Host’ is anywhere near as big as ‘Twilight,’ then all three of them will be household names by April- LOL. You can see pictures of the three in the gallery. Below is the most recent trailer for ‘The Host.’


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STEPHENIE MEYER Speaks Out On Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

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Twilight‘ author Stephenie Meyer is busy promoting her new project, ‘The Host.’ But she still can’t fully escape ‘Twilight.’ Stephenie was asked about Kristen Stewart’s and Robert Pattinson’s cheating scandal, and she finally addressed it.

“Here’s the thing: there are some actors who are looking to be world famous, to be that household name, and although they might discover that there are a lot of negative things involved in that, it’s what they want. But that doesn’t apply to Kristen and Rob. That’s what makes it kind of ironic and tragic.  I just don’t think they enjoy the parts [of fame] that other people would. And I totally get that, because it would not be my thing either.”

Stephenie said being a married mother of three has protected her from these aspects of fame.

“At the same time – and this is where the guilt comes from – it’s created this nice, peaceful place for me. They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about. If they had the choice, I’ve no idea if they’d even do Twilight again. I just don’t know. I think this has all come at a heavy price.”

I’m kind of surprised Kristen and Rob didn’t realize how big the ‘Twilight’ movies were going to be, given how popular the books were. But I guess hindsight is always 20/20.




Writer Stephanie Meyer attends a photocall for new movie 'The Host'

‘Twilight’ author Stephenie Meyer attended a photocall for her new movie, ‘The Host.’ Check out what my cyber friends are writing about!

  • Charlie Sheen wants to be Lindsay Lohan’s mentor. Hmmm… (D Listed)
  • Charlize Theron hangs out with Jackson. (Moe Jackson)
  • Here are some of Victoria Secret’s new swimsuits for the season. (DS, Site NSFW)
  • Mariah Carey’s looking FIERCE in her red leopard-print jacket. (Lainey Gossip)
  • Justin Bieber denies claim he tried to bring an underage person to the club on his birthday. (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Mary-Kate Olsen ditches Fashion Week for courtside PDA. (PopSugar)
  • Kim Kardashian opens up about her struggle to find decent maternity clothes. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Lindsay Lohan wants Charlie Sheen to STOP talking about her! (TMZ)
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley plays with her dogs on the beach. (Hollywood Tuna)
  • Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized with a stomach ailment. (IDLYITW)
  • David Bowie’s new album is FREE on iTunes? (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • Are Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield about to split over another woman? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • More pictures from Kim Kardashian’s and Kanye West’s steamy photoshoot. (Amy Grindhouse.com)
  • What REALLY went wrong between Taylor Swift and Harry Styles? (PopCrush)


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STEPHENIE MEYER: ‘Twilight’ Author Holds Book Signing For ‘The Host’

'The Host' book launch at Books and Books in Coral Gables

Stephenie Meyer’s adult novel, ‘The Host,’ is about the debut on the big screen. ‘The Host’ was a bestseller when it was released, but Stephenie’s reintroducing the novel in advance of the movie’s release. The author who rose to superstardom with ‘The Twilight Saga‘ held a book signing. Stephenie brought along two of ‘The Host’ stars, Jake Abel (in the blue button-down shirt) and Max Irons (in the black pea coat). As you can imagine, the line was Out The Door (check out the gallery to see for yourself).

Looking at Jake and Max makes one thing clear: ‘The Host’ has no shortage of eye candy- LOL. More than that, however, it sounds like a genuinely interesting story. I might have to read ‘The Host.’ If you’ve read it, then would you recommend it?


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