Robert Pattinson is BACK, y'all. He has a movie to promote, sexy hair to forget to wash, and a well-publicized vagina allergy to overcome. How's he doing all that?
I was minding my own beeswax reading a magazine on the subway recently when I noticed all these teenage girls staring at me. They whispered to each other, giggled and pointed. Finally, I caught my reflection in a window and figured out the cause of the hullabaloo. Robert Pattinson, the vampire dude from Twilight, was on the cover of my Vanity Fair. What’s the big whoop? Sure, Pattinson is lovely in a James Dean knockoff way. But because of him, legions of adult women and their daughters are fantasizing about waifish boys flying down from the skies to fang them in the craw. Boggles the mind. Maybe the vampire thing doesn’t do it for me because I have trouble getting turned on by scenarios that could never happen. Or maybe because I actually dated a vampire.
Like it or not, Edward Cullen is the fictional hottie du jour. Never before have women been so enamored by a sparkly, lovesick centenarian torn between protecting his girlfriend and eating her for dinner. Despite Edward's edgy persona and "angelic" good looks, we're not convinced that he's the literary dreamboat that thousands of Twilight and New Moon fans have made him out to be. Before Edward Cullen swooped into our libraries and bookstores, we had other male literary characters to dazzle us.
She thinks he's "an amazing guy." He calls her "hilarious," saying "it was definitely not hard to play her love interest" in the upcoming movie Valentine's Day. But are they together? The two Taylors aren't telling, at least definitively... Choosing instead to take a play right out of the R-Pattz/K-Stew handbook and play coy with the romance rumors.
They may not be standing together in the Twilight cast picture to the left, but everybody involved knows what's going on between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. And more and more seem to be speaking out (some on twitter) about the secret relationship that really does exist. This time, it's New Moon director Catherine Hardwicke, who pretty much confirms the obvious: K-Stew and R-Pattz are a couple.
These days, it seems, everyone wants to bed a vampire. Their combination of unearthly beauty, perfect chivalry and dangerous nature make them irresistible to women. True Blood's Bill Compton and Twilight's Edward Cullen are the stuff of fiction, however there is, in fact, a community of people who identify as vampires. So what's it like to date a real-life vampire? YourTango investigates.