Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

Rarely has such an extreme case of schadenfreude been enjoyed by fans as when Kristen Stewart got caught in a – ahem – compromising situation with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Her studio mandated or genuine (depending on your point of view) boyfriend Robert Pattinson broke up with her afterward, and now the notoriously awkward and shy Stewart has to deal with a level of media scrutiny that is easily double the intensity of the level she hated before her – ahem – indiscretion.

Well, Stewart still has a friend in Twilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon. Condon says that despite what’s happened, his Twilight actors are all good people, and he doesn’t want all the tabloid drama to detract from the future awesomeness of Breaking Dawn Part 2. In an interview, Condon, said:

“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”

Naturally, as a nerd site, we can make no such promise. Although we do pledge to remand our disrespect of Stewart, Pattinson and the rest strictly to their acting in the Twilight movies. Whose pants they get into in their off hours is strictly their business.

Source: Blastr

Sad Fatality at Comic Con

We’ve got less than twenty-four hours till the start of the year’s biggest comic convention and we already have some tragic news.With 150,000 or more people expected to be attending the San Diego Comic-Con (ourselves included), the Comic-Con Twitter page issued a small warning for individuals:

Please do not line up for Hall H, set-up is not complete. Read the complete line-up guidelines: http://bit.ly/Na5LFZ #SDCC #twilight

This was back on Monday, when fans of the Twilight franchise began lining up early to partake in the panel for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2. It’s going to be a hard panel to get in to and normally we’d be joking about this, but now is nowhere near the time.

It has been brought to our attention that a 53-year-old Twilight attendee has died prior to the opening of SDCC.

Gisella, like many others, was heading for Twilight panel line up when, according to reports, she was struck by an oncoming vehicle while trying to cross at Fifth and Harbor in San Diego. Police were contacted at 9:20 a.m but when the ambulance arrived, the victim had suffered severe head trauma and was bleeding profusely. The driver that struck Gisella stayed on the scene the whole time and Gisella was taken to the hospital, but sadly succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

This poor soul died on her way to seeing people she idolized at a time that should have been the happiest she’d ever been. This is no way anyone should enter the next life and we here at Nerd Bastards offer our condolences to Gisella’s family and friends, as well as everyone who was witness to the unfortunate scene. An online Twitter petition is being passed around asking for a moment of silence at the panel to honor Gisella.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings and please safe out there this week, everyone!

*EDITORS NOTE: Earlier this article ran under a different, regrettable title. It was not our intent to upset people or make light of the situation but we did and we apologize for offending our readers and vow to be more sensitive in the future regarding these matters.

Source: Blastr