Can’t get to TV to watch the cast of the latest Twilight movie, Eclipse — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning — on Oprah today? Don’t worry, Crushable’s deputy editor Amanda Ernst is parked in front of her TV and is going to be live blogging the show. Refresh often for up-to-the-minute updates as they happen.
To get you in the mood, here is a clip from last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in the latest installment of Jimmy’s hilarious Robert Pattinson spoof “Robert Is Bothered”:
4 p.m.: A big hype intro: For the first time, the worldwide phenomenon Twilight comes to Oprah! “They are the hottest things on planet,” Oprah says.
4:01 p.m.: Oprah recaps the Twilight phenomenon: “85 million books sold. Can you believe that? 85 meeeeeeeellion books! Which so excites me that people are reading.”
4:02 p.m.: Oprah gets it right: “Grown women are swooning like schoolgirls,” over Twilight. What is it about this story that drives everyone nuts?
4:04 p.m.: A full 30 seconds of audience scream. “Okay, do you just want to do that for an hour?” Oprah asks. “Or can I talk?”
4:05 p.m.: Everyone in the audience saw EEEEclipse last night! (Ed. note: this show was filmed last week.)
4:06 p.m.: How may times will Oprah compare the Twilight phenomenon to Beatlemania? That’s two.
4:07 p.m.: Kristen talks about being nervous. Robert looks at her lovingly. Awww. “We’re just waiting for your truth,” Oprah says. “I don’t think anyone is waiting for anything other than for you to be yourself…But we can tell that you really care so much for the character.”
“I think I bring more of myself to Bella than any other character,” Kristen agrees, adding that she can relate to the fact that Bella is “totally awkward.”
4:09 p.m.: Oprah askes Robert how he drops his British accent to “speak American.” He reveals that Kristen thinks he has “the worst American accent.” “Occasionally, some word will come out and I’ll be like, we don’t say that,” Kristen says. They have a nice banter, and seem very relaxed. Also, Robert used to want to be a rapper.
4:10 p.m.: Let’s make Robert say funny sounding American words! Waater. Nah-chos.
4:11 p.m.: Robert was listed on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and People‘s Most Beautiful People list. He likes that he made the beautiful list more than the influential list, but gets a kick over the fact that Time ranked him as more influential than Obama. “I agree with that!” he said.
4:16 p.m.: Oprah’s into Taylor Lautner’s abs. Yum.
4:18 p.m.: To get his body to peek form, Taylor carried around a cooler full of beef patties, and worked out for an hour and a half five days a week. At one point he was working out for three hours a day, but that was too much and he had to cut back.
4:20 p.m.: Robert tells the story of how he was about to leave Hollywood and then went on the Twilight audition, and won the part over hundreds of other actors. Kristen said she knew immediately that Robert was the right one for the part during auditions. And, they had to kiss in auditions. Now they’re all giggling
4:21 p.m.: The big moment! Oprah asks Robert if it’s true they’re dating. “Kristen’s pregnant,” he replied. She shakes her head, embarrassed. “He really loves to shock people because he thinks it’s funny,” she says. “No, no, no. We’ve actually had this conversation. He’s having the baby because I can’t — I’m too — imagine a baby coming out of this thing. It’s just not going to happen.” Way to not answer that very direct question in any way, shape or form.
4:22 p.m.: Robert goes to ring doorbells of strangers. He looks pretty relaxed and not afraid at all that these young girls might rip him limb from limb. “I was ringing your doorbell for 10 minutes,” he says. Their excuse for keeping the sexy vampire waiting? “We were in the basement.” Really?
Rob gives out tickets to everyone for the Oprah the next day, then seems happy. “That was nice,” he says. “I kind of want to stay there for dinner.” Then he admits he only did it because he was crazy jetlagged. Smart move, Oprah!
4:29 p.m.: An examination of that elusive group: Twi-moms. They’re just like the teen Twilight fans but with alcohol and chocolate-covered strawberries! They pose on the “red carpet” with a cardboard cut-out Edward in a basement. Then their kids accuse their moms of loving Edward more than them. Because that’s not weird.
4:33 p.m.: Oprah’s wants to be a peeping tom: “If I was to look through the window of your house on a Saturday night, what would I see?” she asks. “Probably desperately calling everyone in my phonebook, seeing if anyone was doing anything,” Rob says. “Anyone I’ve ever met to see if they’re doing something because no one would have called me.” Why? “I ask myself that every time it happens!” Aww. Don’t believe it.
Kristen: Home with her cat, who she says she has a co-dependent relationship with. Hm.
Taylor: Probably at home, seeing if anyone wants to hang out. Really? How do these people have no friends?
4:36 p.m: Taylor Lautner is about to surprise a sorority house full of superfans. I’m afraid he’s going to be smothered to death. These girls are definitely all older than the 18-year-old star! Oprah says she was scared for Taylor, too. Thankfully, he survived — with his shirt in tact, too.
4:42 p.m.: Dakota Fanning joins the group. “Little Dakota all grown up,” Oprah says. Guess she didn’t see The Runaways. Dakota reveals her cousins are making a robot in school that they named “Rob-ot Pattinson.” Cutest thing ever?
4:43 p.m.: Dakota and Kristen talk about their friendship. 20-year-old Kristen says she calls her 16-year-old friend for advice. Oprah tells Dakota that Tom Cruise once said she was “12 going on 35.” Dakota takes that as a compliment, but says she doesn’t feel like she grew up too fast.
4:48 p.m: Oprah asks Taylor about his squeaky clean image. Is it true he’s never smoked a cigarette and never had a drink? “No,” jokes Rob. “Yeah, I guess so,” Taylor says. Not even behind the barn? “Honestly, no. I guess it’s just the way I’ve been raised by my parents and my family.”
4:49 p.m.: Oprah asks Taylor what qualities he wants in a woman. Way to put him on the spot. “Loyalty, honesty, somebody who can totally let loose and be themselves and have fun,” Taylor says, before admitting he’s not funny. Yeah, I haven’t laughed too much during this show.
4:53 p.m.: Bella’s biggest fan in the house! Tia Nelson admits Twilight has helped her come out of her shell. She gets to meet Kristen, who gives her the original ring Bella wore in the movies, and she sweetly asks Kristen if she can hug her. Of course!
4:57 p.m.: One last clip from the movie. Jacob: “I kissed Bella.” How excited are you to see it now?
(Photo via Oprah.com)