Peter Facinelli’s Winning Bet

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Peter Facinelli won his Twitter bet with Rob DeFranco. Today, DeFranco paid up:

Get background information on the bet here.

That takes … erm, guts … When you’re done laughing (or cringing) give us your thoughts in the comments!

“Eclipse” filming dates & more Tuesday Twi-News

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* MTV has news on potential filming dates for Eclipse:

The third movie entry in the “Twilight” series, “Eclipse,” will shoot at Vancouver Film Studios between August 17 and October 31 (Halloween wrap!), ComingSoon reports.

More here.

* OnTheFlix talks to Christian Serratos, Michael Welch and Ashley Greene about New Moon.

* Jamie Bower Campbell talks about working on New Moon, along with his upcoming role in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows.

* NNT is featured on geeksugar.com as part of their top 10 “Geeky Twilight & New Moon Mania” for our 2009 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar:

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See the rest of their list here.

* The Examiner is looking at the best and the worst of the Twilight movie.

* And if you live near Portland, Oregon (or can travel there last-minute this weekend), enter to win free tickets to Vampire Baseball!

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NNT Exclusive: Win Vampire Baseball tickets!!

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Novel Novice Twilight is giving away two sets of tickets to this weekend’s Vampire Baseball game!

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon has given us four tickets to give away to some lucky fans. We will be giving away two sets of two (2) tickets to Saturday’s game. Several stars from Twilight and New Moon will be appearing at or playing in the game: Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Peter Facinelli, Christian Serratos, Solomon Trimble, Michael Welch, Ayanna Berkshire, Catherine Grimme, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Sean McGrath, and Gavin Bristol.

Learn more about the Vampire Baseball game here.

To win the tickets — all you have to do is e-mail: vampirebaseball.nnt@gmail.com and you’ll be entered to win!

Entries are due by this Thursday, July 2nd at midnight (PST). On Friday morning, we’ll choose two winners at random.

Please remember, the baseball game is in Portland, Oregon — so you must be able to arrange your own travel to the game. (We can NOT provide travel for you. If you cannot make it to Portland for the game this Saturday, July 4th — please do not enter the contest.)

When entering, be sure to include a valid e-mail address where we can contact you. The winners will be announced on Novel Novice Twilight Friday morning, and will be notified by e-mail about picking up the tickets. The tickets are for general admission to the game. Gates open at 8am and the Fan vs. Crew game begins at 9am (with a podcast at 8:30am), followed by the Cast/Crew game at 10:45am.

UPDATE — Please note:

1. The winners will receive tickets ONLY for the baseball game. You must live near Portland, Oregon, or be able to travel here on your own.

2. Please submit only ONE e-mail. If you submit multiple e-mails, your entries will be discarded. Don’t flood our in-box!

Approximately $5-10 of every ticket sold benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon. Special thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon for sponsoring this contest!

Tickets can still be purchased for the Vampire Baseball game. Go here to find out how to buy tickets and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 174,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception.

Tuesday Twi-News

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* MTV’s Larry Carroll has posted his report about attending Summer School in Forks:

If you’re like many “Twilight” fans, you cherish every word of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, gush each time Robert Pattinson runs his fingers through his hair and celebrate the birthdays of the Cullens as if you’re part of the family. But if you haven’t been to Forks, you’re missing out on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Read more here.

* Some updates from StephenieMeyer.com — you can now pre-order the New Moon: Illustrated Movie Companion book. Also, Random House is hosting a new contest to win the Twilight Saga audio books.

* RadarOnline talks to some of the producers of New Moon.

* Peter Facinelli is getting ready to cash-in his win on the Twitter bet … the “Bikini dance” happens today. Meanwhile, check out the preparations over at the Lex.

* Today is your last day to enter the May-June Fan Fiction Challenge! Details here (and learn about our July-August Fan Fiction Challenge, with prizes from Defining Twilight here.)

More Monday Twi-News!

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Good golly there’s a lot of Twi-News today! Here’s the latest …

* ReelzChannel is hosting a Twilight Spotlight starting tonight at 10pm (EST).

* FearNet has chosen some of the best fan-made Twilight videos, with some input from fellow fansites.

* Deadbolt has more coverage with the Twilight stars at the Vision Awards.

* The Examiner looks at even more Twilight- and New Moon-inspired makeup.

* Little Brown is testing a new ebook application on the iPhone — so starting today, iPhone users can download all of The Twilight Saga and The Host, in addition to some other Little Brown titles.

Talk to us, NNTers! Will you be tuning into ReelzChannel tonight? Do you agree with FearNet’s best fan-made Twilight videos? And will you be adding some Twilight-y goodness to your iPhone anytime soon? Dish in the comments!

Win a Taylor Lautner autographed photo!

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Want to win a photo autographed by Taylor Lautner? Then check out the new scavenger hunt at Defining Twilight’s facebook:

Twilight Scavenger Hunt #2: This one is for a Taylor (Jacob) Lautner Autographed Photo! Here’s the question: According to the information at http://www.BrianLeaf.com, which 8 vocabulary words must be used in the Defining Twilight Essay Contest? One correct respondent will be chosen at random on Wednesday to win. For this contest, submit your answers by email to DefiningTwilightContest@gmail.com — Good luck!

It’s right here!

And don’t forget about the NNT July-August Fan Fiction Challenge, sponsored by Defining Twilight, where you can win more Twilight autographed cast photos and other really cool prizes!

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Will you enter the Defining Twilight scavenger hunt? What about our Fan Fiction challenge? Tell us in the comments

New Moon’s movie within a movie

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Michael Welch dishes to MTV about the three-way date in New Moon between Bella, Jacob and Mike Newton. He also talks about the fake movie that the trio will be viewing during the awwwkward scene:

“The film is called ‘Face Punch,’ ” revealed Welch, telling us about the tongue-in-cheek movie that Bella, Mike and Taylor will be seen watching on the big screen. “It’s an action film.”

When the cast of “New Moon” began planning out the pivotal date scene, they got a laugh out of some of the silly, fictional action-movie names that Weitz and his crew had assembled. But in the end, “Face Punch” was the winner.

“We started out with a few other comical names, but it turned out those were actual films so we couldn’t use those titles,” Welch laughed. “I forget the first few titles, but it was like ‘Crazy Explosion’ — and it turns out, there actually was a ‘Crazy Explosion.’ “

Read more here at MTV … and also at the MTV Movies Blog.

What do you think of the movie within a movie? Are you excited to see the three-way date scene? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!