Eclipse: Report From the Premiere

rptz screen.jpgMy friend Charles is a producer in LA and he got to attend the Eclipse premiere last Thursday (his birthday). I was way jealous, but he promised to guest blog, so that won him some points. Here he is: "Last week, I got the chance to attend Summit Entertainment's MASSIVE Twilight: Eclipse premiere and party. The event took over all of LA's downtown NOKIA Theater LA Live and its large courtyard. The red carpet seemed a million miles long and hundreds of screaming fans were barely held behind metal barricades. It was mayhem and craziness. dakota signs.jpg kellan in line.jpg "So many celebs showed up the action on the red carpet lasted for more than two hours. The carpet was star studded - with pro-skater Evan Lysacek, Big Mike from The Blind Side (I know Melissa Loves him), Jennifer Love Hewitt and more. Then the movie's stars came out in full force, Dakota Fanning in a beautiful pale dress (above, right), Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, Kellan Lutz (who gave the camera his trademark smirk, above right), Peter Facinelli (and wife Jenni Garth). When Rob, Kristen and Taylor walked down the carpet the fans got so intense I was only able to get a pic of Rob, below - he looked great in his red jacket. rpatz in line.jpg "Afterwards, everyone shuttled into the huge 6,000 seat Nokia Theater (with our complimentary popcorn in a collectible Eclipse cup!) for the film. The movie looked beautiful, was achingly romantic and featured some really funny Jacob-Edward banter. eclipse image.jpg "Then it was off to the most insane, excessive (in a good way!) party ever which took over the whole roof of an adjacent parking garage. There were bars made completely out of ice, a huge globe that glowed like the moon, VIP areas which looked like snow capped mountains (referencing a v. important scene in the movie), snow cone carts and mountains of food and drink. All the celebs and movie-goers partied into the wee hours of the morning. I had a wonderful time and capped the evening off by posing for a picture with super cute Kevin Alejandro from Southland and True Blood." charles.jpg Thanks, Charles! I'm a little miffed that you didn't get a Taylor Lautner pic (don't you know I'm Team Jacob?) but you can give me the Eclipse cup to make up for it! No, seriously, this was an excellent and fun report--thank you! I love that Charles is all big-time but still not ashamed to take photos with celebrities like the fanboy he is. So that's the story. Are you guys seeing Eclipse this week? I may wait until next week, but I am excited. I hear this one has the blockbuster thrills the other two lacked (though I did enjoy those too. I can't help it.) Happy Tuesday!