Robert Pattinson, Where the Streets Have No Name

Posted on August 16, 2012

Y’know, we were really disappointed with the way the whole Cruise/Holmes divorce drama resolved itself and fizzled out so quickly.

 

Robert Pattinson makes his way out of his New York hotel to meet Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg for lunch.

We thought we had a whole summer of Katie wearing dramatic outfits in public that we would then break down and attempt to divine some meaning or hidden message to the public. Oh, kittens. It would have been so much fun.

 

But then we wonder why this whole Twilight adultery scandal does absolutely nothing for us. Is it because we find the idea that these two kids ever had a serious romantic relationship (or any sort of relationship at all outside of a working one) to be utterly ludicrous on the face of it? From our seats, it’s always been another in a long and grand Hollywood tradition of co-stars publicly dating in order to promote their movies. But then, is there anyone who really thinks Tom and Katie’s relationship was based solely on twue wove or any less career-oriented? Hardly.

 

Robert Pattinson arrives to ‘Good Morning America’ for his first network interview since his girlfriend Kristen Stewart publicly admitted to cheating on him, to discuss his upcoming movie ‘Cosmopolis’ in New York City.

We guess it comes down to this: There was a sense of “You’re free, Katie! Go over the wall!” in the Cruise/Holmes coverage. Pretty much EVERYONE, including mainstream entertainment journalism, treated it like the inevitable dissolution of a contract that everyone could see wasn’t a good idea in the first place. But the R Patz/K Stew thing is all “HARLOT!” “HEARTBROKEN!” and broken down in simplistic and easily digested chunks of the Good One and the Bad One. The heartbreaker and the heartbroken. Please. We can’t spend longer than ten seconds trying to consider it without feeling silly. With Katie and Tom, there was such a sense of mystery hanging over their whole relationship and that vibe continued through their breakup. With Rob and Kristen, it’s been pushed into our faces so hard and so obviously that we find it all pretty boring.

 

But hey, good job playing the part, Rob. From “I’m disheveled and wandering the streets aimlessly because my heart is broken,” to “Check out my new shades! I’m ready to date again!” Well played, sir.

 

[Photo Credit: Hall/Pena/PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • schadenfreudelicious

     the removal of the neckbeard does make a world of difference….

    • abfidy

      He still looks like a Muppet though…

      • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

        That’s an insult to Muppets! Miss Piggy would not go near that with a 10 ft pole. Pretty much every Muppet is more attractive than this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

    He gives me the creeps

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

       Amen, Gurl.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      i’ve never understood his appeal…of course i am way past the Twilight demographic…

      • YourLibrarian

        Oh, don’t count on it. I have friends in their 50s who are into it. Or do you mean you’re not in the demographic in the sense that you aren’t into crap writing? ‘Cause I’m in that demographic, too.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          lol, i am definitely not in the crap writing demographic, but you’re right on the age thing, i know some gals in my age demo that were into the books too…they may have all moved on to Fifty Shades of Grey by now though for more crap writing…:)

        • RebeccaKW

           Girl.  Count me in here.  I’m also not in the demographic of wooden acting.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Oh this was so much lol.  Now let me explain the Twilight appeal to people who are not fans of bad writing but inexplicably devoured all four, horrible horrible but compelling books.

          [...]

          Ok, so I can’t explain but really, the story begs for self-reflection.  Lots and lots of self-reflection.  Unfortunately, they don’t sell the series with the necessary grain of salt that explains the joke.  But let’s face it.  Most love stories in literature are fucked up.  Only Jane Austen wrote sensible love stories.  What redeems Twilight is that it is sincere.

          Fifty Shades of Shit, on the other hand, is ten times worse than Twilight and without the sincerity.  What makes it sell is the S&M smut factor.  The writing in Twilight is bad.  The writing in Fifty Shades is offensive.  I’ll stick to vintage smut, thanks.

          • http://twitter.com/jelizap Jane Patterson

            There is much better s&m porn to be had on half the fanfiction tumblrs. At least I sort of got why tweens would think Twilight was amazing….

        • librarygrrl64

          Seriously, WHAT is it with the adults who read (almost exclusively) juvenile and YA fiction??? Don’t get me wrong, I read a good bit of this stuff for work and there is some great juvenile and YA writing out there*, writing that transcends age and genre**…but I still don’t get it. Is it the angsty thing and some people still haven’t outgrown it by their 30s?

          *not Twilight
          **not Twilight

          • formerlyAnon

             I don’t read juvenile/YA fiction exclusively, but I read a lot of it. The more stressful real life is, the more I read genre & YA fiction.  Good YA fiction is more interesting and less formulaic than a lot of genre fiction, but it is similarly unlikely to demand anything of my emotions that I don’t have to give.  The week I buckled down and really turned my energies to my dissertation research as a full time job on top of my “income” producing job, I actually had the thought “it is going take a lot of trips to the library to get through this.”

            It’s better than buying and eating ice cream by the half gallon!

          • librarygrrl64

            Okay, so it’s kind of like comfort reading for you, then?

          • formerlyAnon

             Yes, it’s interesting (if decently written) yet undemanding.

            The “adult” literature that corresponds (& I don’t know if it could be called “genre” or not) is the Master & Commander series by Patrick O’Brien. Endlessly interesting but emotionally undemanding.

          • amf0001

            I like good procedurial mysteries for the same reason – not any  with torture porn, hate that,  but something like the Prey series or some of the better british ones – Kate Atkinson comes to mind – beautiful writing and mostly wrapped up with an elegant bow by the end. What’s not to like (Kate is the beautiful writing,  John Sandford has the great ear for dialogue)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/J5QKZG5NFXQE3MLXFN3MAQDUTA Mary Stone

         I’m in the “can’t do crap writing” demographic either.  I’ve given all of it (print, movies, etc.) a pass and will continue to do so. 

        The world needs to leave these 2 kids alone.  Seriously. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/katiewolf2002 Katie Wolf

      I could have a May-December crush on him if he didn’t dress like such a tool-bot away from the red carpet. Obv I’m not referring to the plain white tee & jeans combo (although I kind of hate black denim) but you know what I mean.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    And he still looks like a silly twit who needs a trim job and a sense of style.

    • Sobaika

      And shower. And proper grooming. The man looks perpetually dirty.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         I wonder if he’s like Nureyev, who rumor has it, doesn’t much like to shower?  (eyew)

        • Sobaika

          Ew, that’s extra gross, considering the amount of sweating Nureyev probably did.

        • GillianHolroyd

          and he *still* doesn’t much like to shower.  ;)

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Gagging somewhat,….

          • Rand Ortega

             Bitter Kittens are soooo funny…!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            A good part of why we are here is to keep each other laughing.

      • MilaXX

         always looks in need of s flea fip & de-lousing to me

        • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

          Good thing I’d already swallowed, MilaXX…

      • 3boysful

         I think he actually looks recently bathed in these photos . . . compared to his usual.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      And neither will happen, so he’s zero interesting. That anyone actually lusts after him astounds me still.

  • formerlyAnon

    Yawn.

  • Alyson Epstein

    The good lord invented the razor for a reason!

  • BazoDee

    I know he’s got millions of dollars and fame and a great job, but i still think it sucks to be him right now. Whether he is heartbroken or humiliated -we may never know -but he genuinely seems to not want to make this a public spectacle and bless his heart for not having a publicist. 
    From the neck down I like the white t-shirt and jeans look – he seems to be leaning up -I heard he was in a military movie -maybe that’s why. Not sure what is going on with the GMA outfit.

    • Sobaika

      He doesn’t have a publicist?? Given the juggernaut that is Twilight, I have a hard time accepting that.

      For what it’s worth, I think there relationship was real, or as real as it can be when you’re young, hot, famous, at the center of a ludicrous franchise, and it’s in your economic interest to stay in this relationship. They’ve probably have been cheating on each other for a long time now.

      • BazoDee

        On the Daily show he said he wished he wasn’t so cheap and had hired a publicist -then at least they would have scripted interview questions. He could have been lying I suppose but a lot of the English starts view these things differently. 

        He also was interviewed a few months ago when he said he just could not abide or understand cheating -if you want out just get out -but cheating was horribly offensive to him. Vogue or Marie Claire or some such. 

        I know I sound like a huge fangirl but I just know a few. 

        • Sobaika

          Hah, I know a few fangirls too. Supposedly when they began Twilight she was dating some other actor, (Michael Ungaro..? Something.) and cheated on him with Pattinson.

          • SassieCassy

            Yeah I heard that too. Once a cheater always a cheater as they say

          • BazoDee

            IME that’s how it works. 

          • formerlyAnon

             For really grown people, I’d agree. Supposedly she & Pattinson got together when she was 18 & he 22? Which IME means they were still in the growing up thrashing around stage of relationship management. In which most people do stupid stuff, and some of us actually learn from it.

          • BazoDee

            Good point – you can’t assume what someone did at 18 is a reflection of them later on. I guess if I had to pick -I also think it was real -but I wouldn’t be shocked if it wasn’t KWIM? 
            Although to be honest I thought he was her beard.

          • bluefish

            So agree — These two are babes in the woods.  The idea that at their age no experimentation or making of mistakes is allowed is just ridiculous.

            And I really really dislike the American fixation with “cheating.”  People are people and people do such things and have done since time immemorial.

            The French have it exactly right.

          • SassieCassy

            i don’t mean to come off as a hater, i think this whole ‘scandal’ actually makes her kind of interesting.

          • BazoDee

            Well the baseline bar was set pretty low there. :/

          • BazoDee

            I did not know that -my fangirls been holding out on me! ha ha! 

    • janetjb

      I’m sure someone’s publicist is giddy over Rob’s heartbreak.  Look how much attention he and his movie are receiving.

      eta: He looks like his usual self to me – varying degrees of unkept.

      • BazoDee

        He has the ability to make me run hot and cold at the same time. Fascinating really. 

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    Why does he always look like he just got out of rehab?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

       Got out, or escaped from?

  • anotherkate

    He looks cute when he smiles. And has shaved. What can I say, sometimes he does it for me…

    • Spicytomato1

      Me, too. I’m not a Twihard but from what I’ve read and seen of him in interviews he seems funny and humble and about as normal as one can be under the probably surreal-seeming circumstances of his life.

  • Judy_J

    I couldn’t care less about any of these people.  I didn’t even know there was a cheating scandal going on until I read it here.

    • MilaXX

       wow! How’d you miss this one? Okay reader digest version. He & Kristen apparently lived together, a few weeks ago pics surface of her and the married director/father of 2. Apparently they had an affair while she was shooting The Huntsman. When the pics surfaced she issues a rather public apology. She’s been getting hit with loads of hate & will not be in the Huntsman sequel. He has been getting the sympathy.

      • Judy_J

        I’m not a Twilight fan, so there’s that.  And I don’t find either of these people interesting or attractive.  The only time they appear on my radar is when they pop up here. But I appreciate the update!

        • julnyes

          I have zero interest in these people and celebrity gossip in general and I still heard all about this! I admire your ability to avoid this kind of news.

    • PinkLemon

       I commend you.

  • l_c_ann

    How about judging him on a cell-phone index?
    0-10
    O no one in the one the street photo is taking is picture
    10 every woman in the photo is taking his picture just to remember the moment.
    Dude scores a 10 in photo 3 and an 8 in photo 4.

    A lot of men of the street can barely manage to score a 1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    He actually looks relatively attractive in that first shot. Maybe its because I can’t see his face. I do think this was an obvious and intentional spectacle since the photos of her with the director ‘in secret’ has her looking straight into the paparazzi cameras.  Rob’s reluctance to talk about it only makes it appear that he doesn’t want to invest anymore into the story.  Can’t blame him there. 

    The clothing is typical Rob. None of it is surprising.

    • MilaXX

       but in terms of publicity it’s a fail, since everyone now seems to hate her and she just lost a job as a result. I honestly just think she was being young and dumb.

      • formerlyAnon

        Yup. While I’ve never gone in for married guys (not because it’s *my* job to police *their* commitments, but because I have a very low tolerance for drama and for liars), I am DEVOUTLY, DEVOUTLY grateful that no one thought my life ever warranted stalking me with cameras.  Done plenty of stupid shit and it sure didn’t stop, just slowed down, as I “grew up.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        Well time will only tell how this stunt will play out.  American love a good come back story. Even though she can’t act, if she plays her cards right I’m sure she’ll be in the Oscar running in a few years. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

    What is with these people cheating in public anyway? What happened to sneaking in the back doors of hotels? This one’s GF and Anderson Cooper’s BF both go to public parks to make out with the other guy? I don’t get it.

    • SassieCassy

      at least in this case, she was living with rpatz and he was married with kids so there homes were off limits and i think she would have a hard time checking into any hotel in the la area. the pictures of them in the car were gross though

      OR

      it was all choreographed and orchestrated to publicly end their faux relationship now that the movies are FINALLY at a close

    • MilaXX

       I saw AC’s boyfriend. Do these people forget the paps follow their every move?

      • YoungSally

        They can’t ’cause I saw the two of them (in happier times, perhaps) just meandering down seventh ave at 14th a few months back….unless the paps are following me too….which I highly doubt.

    • julnyes

       AC’s boyfriend cheated on him? That’s too bad.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    Well, at least he finally found the perfect outfit for neckbeard?

  • jw_ny

    I think the “heartbreak” and hype over the Rob & Kristen breakup is more of a younger generation thing…they haven’t been exposed to and aren’t jaded by the endless sea of temporary Hollywood marriages and relationships that many of us in the over 21 sect have been exposed to.  I could care less about them or any celeb relationships tbqh, aside from the snark that I may throw their way at times. 

    As for Rob, h looks like he’s bathed recently…

  • http://twitter.com/Alyssa_T_Robot Alyssa T. Robot

    i’d like to thank tlo for addressing how ridiculous this ‘scandal’ is… none of it makes any sense.the way i see it, they were never really together but were/are good friends trying to sell a movie. she had an affair with her director (which at first i didn’t buy at all) and her fake boyfriend had to follow through and fan the flames of publicity.

  • Kimmu

    I can’t get past all of the blatant sexism in the KStew scandal. Yeesh, like barely attached 20 year olds have never cheated on their boyfriends before, so clearly this means she is a whore who deserves to have her entire career ruined while the equally guilty, much older married director has received no condemnation that I’ve seen over it. It’s pretty gross.

    • karinlee

       +1 to this. Plus you know if he’d stepped out on her, he’d be forgiven.

      Also I reckon that KS was acceptable as long as she could be the fangirls’ surrogate, you know? But as soon as she went off-script, BOOM.

      ObFashion: I wish I could tell what shades he’s wearing in the latter photos. They look kind of like Mykitas, but it’s hard to tell and anyway that rounded, retro shape is everydamnplace right now.

      • Kimmu

        Of course he would have been forgiven. He’s a man, thus it’s perfectly alright. *rolls eyes* And for the insane fans, I assume the justification would be it would be fine for him to cheat because it meant he might be willing to cheat with them.

        Apparently she’s been dropped from the Snow White sequel and the director may still be attached. I will watch literally anything with Chris Hemsworth in it, including terrible Australian soaps, and actually enjoyed the first movie, but if that is the case, I refuse to go see it. 

        The only good thing to come of it was Clark Gregg’s twitter response.

        • Billie_Dawn

          I know that Hollywood is not exactly known for its promotion of gender equality and fairness, but seriously? She’s getting dropped and he’s still going to direct? SERIOUSLY? That’s low, even for them.

        • karinlee

           Clark Gregg weighed in? I must have missed that.

          • Kimmu

            I think he said something along the line of how it was a double ass standard and sexist, and then someone told him he needed to come clean about his affair with Joss Whedon as being the reason why Coulson was spoilered in the Avengers, and he admitted he could no lie no more and we got a cute snapshot of them smooching.

          • karinlee

            Oh, is THAT where that picture came from? I glimpsed it on Tumblr in passing yesterday, but didn’t take the time to track it down to the source. Well played, Gregg and Whedon, well played.

          • Kimmu

            They’re almost criminally charming, aren’t they? 

    • siriuslover

      What bugs me about the whole thing is that she’s getting full blame but that married 40-something director? Aside from some snarky tweets from his wife, I don’t see the media bugging him. I agree completely with you.

    • Lilithcat

      Check out Jodie Foster’s take.  Very good article.

  • MilaXX

    George Stepa-can’tspellhisname is an awful interviewer any time the topic is something other than politics. He was awkward interviewing Rob and trying to imitate Jon Stewart  by giving him a box of cereal and trying to ask about the break up when Rob was clearly just wanting to pimp his new film.

    I could care less about whether RPaz and KStew were in love, but the backlash on KStew is so over the top it’s ridiculous, and I’m not even a fan of hers.

    • Sobaika

      Does it make me a hateful person to be kind of okay with backlash (unsettling though it may be) because I don’t think she can act her way out of a paper bag and her being the highest paid actress in the world boggles my mind.

      I have a serious case of schadenfreude.

      • MilaXX

        It’s not that I like KStew, it’s just that the director doesn’t seem to be catching half the flack she is, and that just bugs.

      • Alisa Rivera

        I hate her as an actress too, but consider that the misogyny that’s being aimed at her could be aimed at any woman if she doesn’t toe the line. I can’t get behind that no matter how bad her acting.

  • mjude

    i dont care i think he is cute.  people need to let it go on the cheating drama.

  • imspinningaround

    You need to be a very specific kind of person with a specific kind of style and a specific kind of personal style to make Clubmasters work.  Robert Pattinson is not that person.

  • siriuslover

    Poor Robert Pattinson (snark). Anyway, I thought his Jon Stewart appearance was brilliance (on Jon Stewart’s part). All I could see in that first set of pics were all the touristy camera phones out to shoot his ass. How can anyone tell it’s RPat from his ass?

  • Prudentia

    RPatz was cuter as Cedric Diggory, but the dude who played Viktor Krum had him beat there, too.

  • nannypoo

    Grubby and dejected or kitted out like a hipster, he’s still gross. 

  • Susan Crawford

    Well, they just don’t do breakup scandal like they used to, dear Kittens. Need proof? May I remind you of a few little episodes in the storied life of Empress Elizabeth Taylor? Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio? When love went wrong in those days, darlings, it went WRONG in epic proportions.

    But I’m just being a bitter old Kitty – because these days everything DOES seem to be scripted by PR flaks, handlers, show runners, gossip sites and delusional fans with a whole lot of free time on their hands. 

    OK. Enough with the carping and on to R. Pattinson Neckbeard, Esq. Still working a bit of the betrayed-yet-brave-sad-face, but managing a smile and rocking some hipster sunnies. Right on schedule. At least we know he can take direction.

  • kimmeister

    “twue wove” !! <3

  • SignLadyB

    Ho hum. Still I once again have a much more important question–what is the point of taking pictures of a celeb’s back? How does this prove you are really in the ‘presence of greatness’? Do you show your little i-phone to all your friends and say ‘and THAT’S Rob Pattinson’s ass? Really folks it just doesn’t compute.
    As for the subject of the story–yeah, the clean shaven look is better (not great, mind you) but yeah, he still generally looks like he belongs on skid row.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    B&B…bland and boring. The both of ‘em.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHLSUVX3NCPB4OSS5BM7GZIXUE P. Capet

    re: clothes, this is how he always looks.  re: is he hot? debate, his body is kind of spindly, awkward, gumbylike or something, but i think his face is really lovely in a chiseled yet fey kind of way. 

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    Good lord, finally.  He shaved.  

    What I find amazing in this whole thing is yes, how callous people are towards pretty much everyone involved.  I mean, the fact that people care soooo much blows my mind, but that people are getting all “it’s a publicity conspiracy!” or “they didn’t have a real relationship anyway!” really really boggles me.  The mentality drives me to a rant, really, so here it comes.

    Look, I have no idea how KStew actually wound up with RPats but she was a Twilight fan before being cast as Bella.  And not in the ironic way some of us are because she was too young and stupid to see why the content of those books leave adults speechless with horror/indignance/confusion.  And then she was cast as Bella and met “Edward” and probably lost her marbles over him.  Not exactly hard to imagine, unless you’ve never been 18 and bonkers over someone before.  So that right there, which to me is as obvious as the weather, does not make me contemplate the insincerity of their relationship.  Also, they were never publicly “out” as a couple so another reason I wouldn’t consider it a fake relationship.  Plus the idea of young people in a fake 3-yr relationship for the sake of movie ratings is insane.  It’s freaking Twilight.  People were gonna see the movies anyway.  

    Second, who the fuck in their right mind consents to pictures of their husband cavorting with a girl young enough to be his daughter for the sake of movie ratings?  Who does that shit???  No one, that’s who.  Hot, English model with young children did not tell her husband to publicly dry-hump KStew.  Again.  That is obviously insane.

    Ok.  Now that that’s out there, I’m going to (needlessly) explain some of the other points people have brought up about this thing.  People are pissing on KStew not just because of society’s need to eviscerate all of womankind for every misstep (but that is a factor), people are raining on her because nobody gives a shit about Rupert Sanders.  The most interesting thing about him is his wife and the fact that he noodled Bella Swan.

    And this one should be really obvious for all the bitter kittens.  I bring this up not because anyone cares, but for the sake of posterity and because if anyone else sees how self-evident this is, it is my fellow minions.  Why did KStew cheat on RPatz?  Because her life is easy, relatively meaningless, and she hates herself.  The halls of TLo are filled with dozens of pictures of this unsmiling, morose celebutant.  You can’t be as shitty an actress as KStew and play a perfect Bella Swan unless you actually are exactly like Bella Swan.  And Bella’s primary characteristics are selfishness, petulance, entitlement, and self-loathing.  Hence, the cheating.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

       ”Second, who the fuck in their right mind consents to pictures of their
      husband cavorting with a girl young enough to be his daughter for the
      sake of movie ratings?  Who does that shit???  No one, that’s
      who.  Hot, English model with young children did not tell her husband to
      publicly dry-hump KStew.  Again.  That is obviously insane.”

      Did anyone here say such a thing?

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        Someone here mentioned initially not buying the affair, which was all the invitation I needed to make that particular point, hahah.  It was just bubbling inside me from having read so many comments and tweets in general that the pictures were staged.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          Trying to understand here. You made a point based not on something anyone said here but on things you read elsewhere?

  • afabulous50

    Maybe K-Stew wanted a man instead of a boy!  A dirty boy (and not in a good way) at that !!

  • Allyson Wells

    You may be right about their entire romance being staged, and I guess we’ll never know for sure. However, they have actually been very private about their relationship, relatively speaking. They never even came out and said they were dating and weren’t out walking the streets hand and hand, a la Andrew & Emma. I think that’s why Kristen’s public “i’m sorry” came as such a huge shock; it was very unusual for them. Anyway, It seems unlikely to me that they’ve been having a fake relationship for the past five years. But I don’t know more than anyone else… just my thoughts :) 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7CV4UESSOMKN6EWENKFA5KMMFA Nicole

    Speaking of Beards… Rpatz and Kstew’s relationship always seemed like a charade to me!

  • bluefish

    I can only imagine how horrid it must be to walk the streets of any city and have dozens upon dozens of folks snapping photos.  Are they better of without each other?  It sure does look that way.  He’s a good-looking young man and we can wait and see if there is any real talent there.  This latest installment of the Twilight franchise featured their hilarious honeymoon night that seemed to involve sex so epic and destructive that the bed was demolished.  I remember feeling intensely sorry for both actors.  Sure, tons of money involved, and who wouldn’t want that, but, wow, talk about selling one’s soul to the devil.  

    He looks good in these.  Still not crazy about the Eddie Munster hair he sports and glad to see him clean shaven.  The guys need to pick a lane.  I like a nice beard — but do make a decision.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    It could also be because Katie Holmes did a complete 180 in terms of public persona in less than 24 hours. It was a PR feat to marvel at. The RPattz/KStew thing, for me, was crowning the king and queen of hobo chic, and they were about as interesting. 

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    At least he shaved eventually, but even then, it still looks like he did a really crappy job.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      so he DID get the TLo memo on neck hair.  good boy.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    i’m so with you on the holmes-cruise thing.  i was totally looking forward to a long drawn out fight that would reveal every secret kinky thing about him and scientology.  cult-like groups have always fascinated me, from mormon polygamists to the SLA.  and cruise is just such a wierdo.  the k-stew/r-pat thing just blew right by me.  ho-hum…

  • BobStPaul

    Thank you!  I just never bought into their relationship and thus have a hard time giving even the faintest damn about their “breakup.”

  • gabbilevy

    His appearance on the Daily Show made me feel for him, but I can’t stand the whole Twilight thing and I don’t find him attractive. That said, he’s playing his part well in this whole breakup mess.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I just wonder why either one of them would agree to a multi-year ruse of their “wuv, twue wuv”.  Yuck.  I just cannot stand either one of them, and I have no real idea why.  Phonies, perhaps? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    The Holmes/Cruise deal was short & sweet b/c Katie engineered it to be that way.  It’s bad enough to have cameras shoved in your kid’s face whenever you venture outside so I don’t blame her for her preemptive strike.  I do believe these kids were a couple; I mean, how many romances start on-set in the land of movies?  And, yes, it didn’t hurt the promotion of the Twilight movies but I don’t think that was what drove it.  They both are a little off-beat and private people so I can see it happening.  And who doesn’t make

    mistakes when you’re 22?  The skeevy, married director is just as responsible for his part in the whole “cheating” scandal.  I say cut ‘em both a break, ferchrissakes.

  • oohsparkley!

    I was debating myself about confessing that I read and enjoyed the Twilight series and movies, the Hunger Games series and movie, and the Fifty Shades (looking forward to the movie – no gay actor please, that’d be a cruel bait and switch). I also thought Kstew and Rpatz were a cute young couple and I do feel sorry for their heartaches.  I would counsel them that it gets better, more fish in the sea, everyone goes through it, blah, blah.  I also think Kstew is beautiful and funny and Rpatz is good looking (if a touch thin). Look at me swimming against the current!

    • kentiesgirl

      But that is why it’s called acting, ya know. Just saying…wouldn’t you rather watch someone sexy as all heck than a bad performer just because they say they are straight? Disclaimer-I have not and have no intentions of reading 50 shades of poor writing (seriously ppl, you know there is way better erotic literature out there, right? Try Anne Rice).
      As for the clothes..I guess we went from Neckbeard to disheveled with a bit of color. Whatever.

  • ccm800

    this kid can look so rakishly handsome in one pic and downright homely in the next. 

  • Corazon Nunez

    Yay! The neckbeard of evil is GONE! I hated that thing. And yes, he does look like a muppet. A cute muppet, though! Although he looks ridiculously mopey in those first pictures. I can’t help but burst out laughing when I see that, especially with those girls behind him.

  • glennethph

    I’ve always felt I was looking at a funhouse mirror when I look at him.  There’s something a little askew about his features.

  • donkeygospel6

    Katie vs. Scientology is inherently more interesting than The Trampire Diaries. It’s as simple as that. 

  • Sobaika

    HOLY SHIT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Scott/569555595 Trevor Scott

    Am I an awful person because the first thing I did when I scrolled to the bottom of the first pic and saw the sticker of the crying girl in the fetal position was laugh my ass off? Maybe so, but really, hit it square on the nose with that one. 

  • pugluv

    He is my guilty pleasure!  Good looks combined with his quirky charm just slays me….I think he is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see Cosmopolis as I love Don Dilillo and David Cronenberg!

  • Aurumgirl

    The commentary was great, but I’d have loved to see what David Cronenberg was wearing.  Or just seen him in a photo.  This young man doesn’t interest me quite as much. 

  • librarygrrl64

    He does zero for me, yet I can’t help but notice that he has looked more well-groomed (and therefore more attractive) since they “broke up.” 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

    So much better looking clean shaven!

  • fursa_saida

    I hate to admit it, but the amount of time he has spent publicly trashing the Twilight movies and praising Cinnamon Toast Crunch has kind of won me over to him. Not that I find him particularly attractive; I just am starting to enjoy his personality against my will.