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Vote Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Into The Men’s & Women’s Final on E!

Robert Pattinson needs your vote to become the Men’s Final winner in E! Celebrity of the Year poll. Kristen Stewart needs your vote to become the Women’s Final winner in E! Celebrity of the Year poll.If they make it, they go to the final where the ultimate winner gets to decide on a charity that will receive $25,000. Rob is currently squaring off against Ryan Reynolds. Vote here. Kristen is squaring off against Mila Kunis. Vote here. This all goes to charity, and the polls are open until December 26, so vote daily!

If they clear this round, they will be up against a wildcard pick (Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Drake or Lady Gaga)

Stephenie Meyer Makes the Million Seller List On Kindle

According to the press release from Amazon:, Inc., today announced that David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer are the latest authors to join the Kindle Million Club, selling over 1 million paid copies of their books in the Kindle Store ( ). They join 11 other authors in the Kindle Million Club: Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Kathryn Stockett, Janet Evanovich and George R.R. Martin.

As with John Locke before her, Amanda Hocking sold the majority of her 1 million Kindle books independently using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Since its launch in 2007, KDP has provided a fast, free and easy way for authors and publishers around the world to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition to the more than 2 million books sold by John Locke and Amanda Hocking, 12 KDP authors have sold more than 200,000 books and 30 KDP authors have sold more than 100,000 books.

“Our customers love reading all kinds of books on their Kindle, and it’s thanks to them that the Kindle Million Club keeps growing so quickly,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “It’s exciting to see both long-time Amazon best-selling authors from the traditional publishing world and independently published authors join the club.”

“I’m thrilled to be a member of the Kindle Million Club,” said David Baldacci. “EBooks are leading the way in more people reading and it’s great to be part of this revolution.” David Baldacci is the internationally best-selling author of more than 20 novels that have been translated into over 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries. His most recent books include the best seller “The Sixth Man” and the Kindle Single “No Time Left.” His newest novel, “Zero Day,” was published on October 31.

“I’m so grateful to everyone who has bought one of my books, and to Amazon, for giving me a place to share my books,” said Amanda Hocking. “None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you!” Amanda Hocking got her start independently publishing her books and is now the best-selling author of 10 books, including the My Blood Approves series and the Trylle Trilogy, which has been optioned for films. Hocking has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post and Forbes.

“I know for a fact that this is the most awesome club I’ve ever been allowed into,” said Stephenie Meyer. “Of course I owe it all to the readers — thanks for continually making me cooler than I actually am. And thanks Kindle, for making it so much easier to bring 25 books with me on vacation.” Stephenie Meyer is the author of six novels, including the best-selling Twilight Saga series. “Twilight” was named an Best Book of the Decade So Far, and the series has become a global phenomenon that has been published in 50 languages around the world with over 116 million copies sold worldwide. The movie version of the final book in the Twilight Saga, “Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” hits theaters November 18.

Kindle books are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” — on Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G, Kindle Fire, on the web with Kindle Cloud Reader, and free Kindle reading apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PCs, Mac, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry and Windows phones.

Carlisle Cullen Ranks Number 10 on Best Movie Dads List

PeterscarfNext movie has come up with a list of the top 13 movie dads.  Carlisle Cullen landed in the number 10 spot.

“We wouldn’t want Dracula as a dad, but Carlisle Cullen? Yes, please. His enhanced ability is compassion, for heaven’s sake, and he has a penchant for adopting lost and lonely souls. Anyone you love, he’ll love. (He may even offer to transform them.) His capacity for kindness means he won’t spend the centuries lecturing you, reminding you of that one time you scratched his car. He’ll probably just give you a big hug, and remind you that time washes everything away, and the material is immaterial. Oh, and he’s loaded (Forbes estimates his fortune to be $34.5 billion). If you have to pick a dad to spend centuries with, Carlisle is the one to choose.”

See the whole list on Next Movie.

Stephenie Meyer Number 76 on THR’s Women in Entertainment List

According to THR:

“Not since Judy Blume has an author so adeptly captured — and profited from — teen angst as Meyer. Her four-book Twilight series has sold more than 100 million copies and has been printed in 37 languages. In 2008, her net worth was $125 million, and Forbes estimates her annual income at $40 million. It’s hard to believe the Cave Creek, Ariz., housewife never had written so much as a short story before publishing her first book. According to Amazon, she ranks as the second-best-selling author of the decade, beaten only by Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. “Twihards” can enjoy Bella and Edward’s tormented love affair in a movie franchise that has grossed more than $1.7 billion worldwide, with two films yet to come.”

The list covers their top 100 names and is an annual item

Twilight Dollars Taking a Slight Dip

Starting summer 2008 largely fueled by the Breaking Dawn release and the Twilight filming, licensed merchandise drove in record sales even in this slumping economy for Hot Topic, Borders, and others. This week the Blu-ray went into wide release including the delux collectors edition.

Given that the Twilight movie came out in November, it had to happen sometime. Sales look like they are finally falling off on the Twilight merchandising craze that started just a little more than a year ago.

According to Forbes:

Hot Topic has escaped much of the sales turmoil other retailers have faced amid the consumer spending drop-off. But analysts have speculated that much of the retailer’s sales outperformance is temporary due to the apparel license for the “Twilight” movie.

In a recorded sales call, the company said “Twilight” merchandise had less prominence in Hot Topic stores and thus fell “considerably” as a percentage of the total business.”

Hot Topic isn’t alone.  Warner music, who put out the soundtrack,  is also feeling the pinch.

“The world’s third largest music company posted a net loss of $68 million, or 45 cents a share in its fiscal second quarter ended March 31 compared with a year-earlier loss of $37 million, or 25 cents a share.”

Could it be that the Twilight merchandising has finally met its saturation point, or are people just taking a breather until New Moon hits?

Anyway for a bit of shameless commercialism on our part, check out the Lexicon shop (a few featured designs in this post).  It’s a little too later for Mother’s Day merchandise on time arrival, but gift certificates are always an option. If you have a Twi-Guy start thinking ahead for Father’s Day.

Movie News

Reelz Channel asks for your opinion on who you would like to see direct New Moon.


Rueters talks about the Twilight movie opening doors for Rob as far as greater media exposure goes. It also certainly doesn’t hurt that he’s made Forbes list of breakout stars of 2008 in the number 5 position.

EURO TOUR  More from the Euro Twilight Tour. Kristen and Rob photo time, and Rob talking about an odd aspect of his life.

Kellan Lutz is looking forward to New Moon and those great one liners. What’s you favorite Emmettism?



In the News

Bob Thompson from the National Post has an awesome article with Catherine Hardwicke about the movie. She talked about the search for Bella and Edward and includes the Weather clip that debuted on the Greetings From Twilight site.

The Host takes the 4th place slot in this week’s Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s list. And in the Wall Street Journal’s Bestseller’s list Stephenie snags the 4th (Twilight), 5th (The Host), and 10th (Eclipse) place slots.

The has an article about Twilight being one of the summer’s hot reads along with a few other books that might be something to check out while we wait for Breaking Dawn to release.

The Kansas City Star has an article about a few of the YA novels that are about to meet the big screen. From Twilight to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, it has a fun peek of movies to look forward to in the upcoming months.