TWATCH 2008: The "Anti-Twilight Moms" Song, Stephenie Meyer's PDX book signing sold out, Big TM B-Day.

Welcome back to" TWATCH 2008," where we try to keep you updated on the doings revolving the upcoming release of the Twilight movie. On April 16th (before this "controversial" article appeared in print on April 30th) a very "interesting" song called "The Anti-Twilight Mom Song" was posted to Youtube. The song penned by two intrepid Youtubers—"photosinger637" and "leprosy_tickles"—takes ...   More
Friday, May 9, 2008 Byron Beck

Will The "Girls" Stay Out Past Their Bedtimes? Twilight Moms Eagerly Await Arrival of (Breaking) Dawn

It's been awhile since we've reported on the comings and goings of these ladies. But I'm happy to report TWATCH 2008 is back on track with breaking news. Powell's Books will host "Bella's Ball" Friday, August 1 in anticipation of the midnight release of Breaking Dawn, Mormon-author Stephenie Meyer's much-anticipated conclusion in the wildly popular series. It's just one of several such parties ...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: Twilight'ers Take On Comic-Con

Twilight is unstoppable. Witness this report about Twilight's crazed fans at San Diego's Comic-Con. Back when they were filming this freaky flick in Portland, I help connect the film crew up with high-powered local politico Mark Wiener (he's the guy who helped get Sam elected) in an effort to give one of the newbie stars some media training. I can't imagine they ever went over the "boxer ...   More
Monday, July 28, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: Breaking Dawn Author Thinks Outside the Box

The world of Twilight—and the TwilightMoms—is a strange, sad little world. With the release of the fourth and final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, Mormon mom/author Stephenie Meyers has basically taken her franchise into uncharted territory. Hell, she went batshit crazy. I won't spoil things but what she did her did to dear, lil' Bella is the equivalent of J.K. Rowlings ...   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH '08: National Review Writer Sinks Her Teeth into Twilight

I suppose I have to hate the rightwads at the National Review, because, as I'm told around the office, "they hate my kind." I guess besides gays, they must hate Mormon moms who write about vampires, too. That said, the National Review's Gina R. Dalfonzo "In Love With Death, The Twilight of American fiction," is worth a read, especially for parents of tweeners who are obsessed with the Twilight ...   More
Friday, August 22, 2008 Byron Beck

Nobody Works Anymore: Twatch, Watch and Whistle

(Above: Oregonian columnist Chelsea Cain and Oregon icon Pennie Lane at Nordy's fashion show for PICA) TWATCH WATCH 2008 : The Twilight Kids (and Moms) weigh in on WW"s fashionable take on the most anticipated movie EVER ! At least they thought this: was better than this: DECEMBER MORN : The Decemberists pen a little ditty about Valerie Plame [mp3]? Who knew? [New York ] GOSSIP ...   More
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: Twilight Final Trailer is Here (and so are my pics of the set where it was shot)

TWILLLLLLLIGGGGGGHHT!!! You can almost hear the deafening sound of one billion virgins screaming that across the globe. That's because the "final" trailer for that film , which is going to be unleashed on audiences Nov. 21, is upon us. And, guess what, a big chunk of that trailer, comes from the spot where we recently shot our Fall Fashion cover for Willamette Week and I spent ...   More
Friday, October 10, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008! Willamette Week to Give Away Tix to Exclusive Portland Screening of Twilight!

OME. That stands for "Oh My Edward." And if you know who he is (he's played by Rob Pattinson, pictured above) you'll definitely be screaming it at the top of your lungs now that Willamette Week is spilling the beans that we'll be the only newspaper giving away tickets to the ONLY SCREENING OF TWILIGHT IN PORTLAND. The screening will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18. We're still not sure ...   More
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: OMT—Time to get your 'stories' in to win autographed Twilight prize!

I'm waiting. Here it is already 2 pm on Wed. and NO ONE has submitted their best fan fiction based on Twilight to win an excellent array of Twilight-esque prizes and tix to the only local screening of the teen vamp flick (it's on Tuesday, Nov. 18). What do you think? I'm just going to give away AUTOGRAPHED items from Twilight to the first person who drops by the office? I don't think so. So ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Byron Beck


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