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18 July 2009 @ 02:58 pm
Our sources are better than yours

It’s been a long time, folks. I can honestly say that all of us here at forks_it have been slacking. Yep, that’s our excuse. We’re lazy and distracted and half the time, we feel that everything we could wank already wanked itself, so why bother. But donut fear, I have found something for you guys.

Just a few days ago, Steven Zeitchik from The Hollywood Reporter announced that Australian actor, Xavier Samuel was cast as Riley in the next Twilight flick, “Eclipse.” So naturally, the news is spread throughout the Twilight fandom, with various reactions of “ooooooooooh” to “NOT TOM FELTON??!! :(((((”

But those reactions aren’t really why I’m writing this. While most everyone accepted this news as truth, there are some in this fandom that felt otherwise. Apparently, The Hollywood Reporter is essentially a gossip site, according to the HisGoldenEyes.com twitter:

Don't trust casting news unless it comes directly from a reputable source, i.e. HGE, the Lexicon, NOT GOSSIP SITES that are mainly paparazzi

Yes, you read that correctly. HGE just labeled The Hollywood Reporter a gossip site, filled with no-good-celebrity-stalking paparazzi. Nevermind the fact that it’s actually an Entertainment NEWS source and is actually reputable in the media world, oh no; it looks like the only real Twilight news has to come directly out of fan websites.


HGE insisted that this was just a rumor until confirmed by Summit. Okay, maybe I can understand this. There have been rumors in the past that in the end, were just rumors. Like all those “Robert hooked up with Paris” or ‘Kristen is having Robert’s baby” stories. Life & Style is obviously trying to get into Summit’s good graces and be apart of their team….

Oh wait, what’s this? Looks like Summit has just confirmed that Xavier Samuels IS going to play Riley. And….helloooooo it looks like they decided to use Steven Zeitchik’s article from The Hollywood Reporter as its confirmation announcement. Life & Style is off crying somewhere. Looks like they’ll have to try again.

Ohhhhh, HisGoldenEyes.com. I applaud your efforts, I really do. It has to be hard only being a fansite and never have anything you update get posted onto Summit’s official news page. But keep trying. Your confidence in yourself will definitely help you become the new Twilight Lexicon.
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Crystal: twilight: ilupetitebelette on July 18th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)

A+ of course we're the most reputable god damn fan website ever
Steph: pic#91124763poetrytoprose on July 18th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
i feel sad to live in a world where i apparently can't trust people who write for the wall street journal or the new york times. :(
ktbassktbass on July 18th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
"We know this is going around the net in quite a few places but we were trying to avoid posting about it because we haven’t heard from Summit yet. We have to admit though, THR (The Hollywood Reporter) is usually a very reliable source but until we hear from the production company, it’s still a rumour:"

This is what they posted on the Riley Rumor post on the actual site. All the Twilight sites are ridiculous about "official" news being the only news, but in this case I think they were maybe talking about the Tom Felton rumors?
Kristen_transformed on July 18th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
The Tom rumors have/had been going on for weeks, but that tweet was posted shortly after THR made the announcement about Xavier. It makes no sense for it to be about Tom, especially since everyone KNEW that was still a rumor in every way.
isnoggedmalfoy: Dracoisnoggedmalfoy on July 19th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm actually sad that Tom wasn't cast for the part. Oh well. I think some online magazine started that rumor months ago.
Patty: kristen; option one: i was crazywoodycakes on July 23rd, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)