• Tue, Aug 14 2012

Despite The Fact Kristen Stewart Destroyed His Heart For A PR Stunt, Robert Pattinson Looked Great On The Daily Show

Well never did I ever think I’d find myself attracted to part-time-human, part-time-vampire Robert Pattinson. But his interview last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart made me understand why people around the world are sending death threats to Kristen Stewart.

Despite breaking 9 of my facial hair rules, Robert Pattinson still came off as charming. Upbeat. Jovial. Happy. And basically every other adjective you use to describe someone who’s just delighted by life. He looked phenomenal.

I’ll even go as far as to say that Jon Stewart felt the same way. The chemistry between the two of them felt electric. You want supernatural magic?! Watch the interview again and again.

The two spoke vaguely about the fallout from Kristen Stewart’s scandalous affair with Rupert Sanders without using any names or specifics — and Jon Stewart even alluded to the fact that Rob Pattinson broke up with Kristen Stewart.

And by alluding, I mean by saying things like, “kick her to the curb,” over pints of melted Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Although Rob did not confirm or deny the break-up (or even use her name),  everyone’s assuming that his lack of, “but no Jon seriously, we’re still trying to make it work as a couple!” means that the trouble really has come to paradise. Or in this case Reese Witherspoon’s house. A place Kristen Stewart’s tears are threatening to drown any day now.

Or the Super Great Scandalous Affair Show’s not quite over yet.

After all Rob, did finish his interview, his FIRST interview post-crisis, by asking Twilight fans to go see his movie Cosmopolis. Seriously, when asked if he’d like to give a message to all his loyal Twilight fans who stayed up past their bedtime to watch a political show, he said ‘If any Twilight fans are tuning in, I genuinely want to make Cosmopolis have a higher opening weekend than The Dark Knight.”

While that quote may come across as tacky to the average viewer, or even funny to a hardcore R.Patz fan, I just thought it screamed PUBLICITY STUNT. Especially since I’ve hypothesized before (on this very site) that this whole scandal went down as a way to get people to go see Cosmopolis, On the Road and obviously Breaking Dawn: Part 2.

And now the loyal fans, or I should say the duped fans, will march out in the millions to support their beloved and heartbroken Robert Pattinson.

What’s that sound? Oh it’s the sound of money going into the pockets of everyone involved with coming up with this stunt. Oh, that other noise?

Just the sound of my beating heart after watching Rob seduce it last night.

(Photo: Crazy 4 The Lion, GIFS: K.Stewart/Vh1)

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  • lizzy

    “…breaking 9 of my facial hair rules…” I don’t see a unibrow, what could the 9 be?!
    I agree, he looks quite happy and healthy, kind of like a man that’s been on a nice long vacation…not like a guy that has been “drunk dialing” for weeks (who dials anymore?)

  • Miranda

    Robert Pattinson is looking pretty cute despite everything. Though I’m going to be pissed off if you’re right about this being a PR stunt. Don’t play with my heart R-Patz

  • S

    He looks super happy. I’m not a big RP fan, but he is insanely handsome and charming etc. I mean, I know I’m going to sound like like all these men and women all over the world, but why would ANYONE cheat on him??? I don’t understand KS?lol And what PR stunt? What’s going on?

  • Irish Girl

    I’ve said it before, Jenni — I don’t think the relationship itself was necessarily a publicity stunt — In fact, I highly doubt it. But you may have something with the “affair” fallout stuff. ;)

    • Jenni

      I still need someone to explain how she was stupid enough to get caught having an affair in front of a tourist destination. How can that not be set up???

    • Irish Girl

      That part I have always been suspicious about. It doesn’t wash at all that she would be caught unawares that way. I mean, this is a girl who kept her relationship with Pattinson well under wraps — keeping everyone guessing — for the better part of four years. She knows how the media works; she knows how to work them, and she knows how to avoid them; her complete and total disappearance after this story broke is proof of that.

      So yeah…the idea that she was caught by surprise by the pappos? Uh-uh. I think she knew they were there – whether subconsiciously or not. But she knew. The question then becomes: what were her motivations for going ahead with the flagrante delicto? I don’t condemn her for her actions, but I do find them perplexing.

    • Dillinger910

      At this point, I’m not even sure the paps took the photos anymore. There would be video and better pics to back up their claim of ‘they were all over each other.’ I believe Jenni had it right when she mentioned it being planned with U.S. Weekly. After the Teen Choice Awards, Rob and Kris dropped out of the public eye on the 22nd, rumors circulated on the 23rd and the scandal broke on the 24th. Letting U.S Weekly break the news might’ve been smart, seeing as how they’re unreliable and offering contradicting stories. It’s like they have 5 different journalists writing on the same story but never spoke to each other.

    • Nena

      Yeah, Robert probably took the pics himself. I dont understand why they gave away the surfboards, maybe it was just to be nice, I mean they are so big. I think every news media, magazine, tv show has a few journalists that sit around and make up different stories, cant you see them sitting in a room laughing saying “lets start this rumor”. I want to get a shirt that says “unknown source” ! What is the end game, and what do each of the 4 “stars” get out of it. Its funny listening to the media try to analize what RP says or doesnt say in his interviews. Its one thing to have the media make things up and speculate, but its something else when they are actually giving interviews, they cant SAY anything especially about the fake cheating, cuz that is actually lying. If the crap comes from the media, RP and the rest can say “I never said that” but not in an interview. So I would think this will have to come to an end soon.

    • Dillinger910

      I’m waiting to see what Rob does after his Jimmy Kimbel interview on the 22nd. Will he remain in the public eye or will he disappear for a short time again? Also trying to figure out how Kristen will return to the public eye. For her sake, I hope it’s resolved by then.
      On another topic; from what I’ve seen, saw or observed their relationship is real. People though the relationship was fake cuase they couldn’t see it, yet when something fake is placed before their eyes they still don’t see it. Any comments on that?

    • nena

      I agree it was real, at least I think it is, I know they are actors but just the way they related to each other and looked at each other, and It better be resolved soon because I could see some of the crazy fans throwing eggs at her on the red carpet or getting booed or yelled at. It will be interesting to see things in a week or so.

    • Nena

      Yeah, Robert probably took the pics himself. I dont understand why they gave away the surfboards, maybe it was just to be nice, I mean they are so big. I think every news media, magazine, tv show has a few journalists that sit around and make up different stories, cant you see them sitting in a room laughing saying “lets start this rumor”. I want to get a shirt that says “unknown source” ! What is the end game, and what do each of the 4 “stars” get out of it. Its funny listening to the media try to analize what RP says or doesnt say in his interviews. Its one thing to have the media make things up and speculate, but its something else when they are actually giving interviews, they cant SAY anything especially about the fake cheating, cuz that is actually lying. If the crap comes from the media, RP and the rest can say “I never said that” but not in an interview. So I would think this will have to come to an end soon.

    • Irish Girl

      The whole thing is just very weird and strange. I vacillate back and forth between what I think, what I’m thinking of thinking, discarding it as totally ludicrous, and then going back to it again. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life.

      What I do know is that Kristen Stewart is getting (in my opinion) an unfair amount of backlash and vitriol, that Sanders is (again, my opinion) an utter pig, and (once more,my opinion) an uncommonly-by-necessity media-savvy girl does not get caught unawares in broad daylight on a public trail, or mack on a guy –any guy– in a car in broad daylight, and then affect stunned disbelief (Stewart is WAY smarter than that).

      Other than that, I know nothing. It’s a perfect psycho-sociological puzzle in media and celebrity culture.

    • Dillinger910

      Exactly. What I’m trying to envision is the endgame. How was this brought to them and what was the appeal? What is the outcome they desired. Maybe it’s because I’m human and nosey by nature, but it feels like I’m watching Reality TV through magazines. I’ve seen all the drama, now I’m stuck in suspense. Do you think it might be a possibility this was done to break the mold of Rob and Kris as Edward and Bella? Having a successful series can be a blessing and a curse. For example; Dan, Emma and Rupert from Harry Potter fame. I haven’t heard of them since.

    • Irish Girl

      We-ell, the Potter franchise is different culturally, because it wasn’t based on a romance and, quite frankly, it wasn’t based on sex. That makes the aftermath for Radlciffe, Grint, and Watson wildly and vastly different.

    • nena

      maybe because they wernt shot in the states. I think this might be to drasic a thing if it was just to break the Bella/ Edward mold, i mean just do movies like OTR and Cosmopolis. I didnt think it cold get more out of hand but it has, now Jen Lawerence, Lucy Ling and others are getting involved. (sounds like JL may be jealous cuz of Lie down in darkness) but come on.

    • Jenni

      Maybe it’s because it’s my job, but Emma and Dan are in the news a lot because they both have a lot of upcoming projects. However, they do remain scandal-free.

    • Irish Girl

      The whole thing is just very weird and strange. I vacillate back and forth between what I think, what I’m thinking of thinking, discarding it as totally ludicrous, and then going back to it again. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life.

      What I do know is that Kristen Stewart is getting (in my opinion) an unfair amount of backlash and vitriol, that Sanders is (again, my opinion) an utter pig, and (once more,my opinion) an uncommonly-by-necessity media-savvy girl does not get caught unawares in broad daylight on a public trail, or mack on a guy –any guy– in a car in broad daylight, and then affect stunned disbelief (Stewart is WAY smarter than that).

      Other than that, I know nothing. It’s a perfect psycho-sociological puzzle in media and celebrity culture.

  • Irish Girl

    What do you think the odds are that she’s shacked up, hidden away in his hotel room? I mean, no one’s actually SEEN her since this story broke, so…

    I’m being facetious, really. Kinda sorta. Oh, don’t mind me; I don’t know what’s going on. This whole thing is just dodgy and confusing. IT HAS CONFUSED A FORMER PUBLICIST. My brain hurts.

  • Peony

    do you think kristens career is wrecked now?i have heard that shes been dropped from snow white sequel,from Cali and als from her perfume ad?how come shes the only one suffering in this fiasco?

    • Steph

      I know for certain she was not dropped from her perfume add, they released a statement saying that was false…However, who knows what is up with the sequel to SWATH…I have heard she is still in and I heard she is out!

    • Irish Girl

      No, I think she’ll be all right eventually. She’s too driven and talented, I think, to simply drop out of sight. I can’t agree with the comparison to Meg Ryan, because that was a whole different ball game, with completely different personalities involved.

    • Irish Girl

      No, I think she’ll be all right eventually. She’s too driven and talented, I think, to simply drop out of sight. I can’t agree with the comparison to Meg Ryan, because that was a whole different ball game, with completely different personalities involved.

  • S

    I jusr read RP got another movie role. It’s an indie movie, called ( I believe) Queen of the night and Naomi Watts is in too. His career looking pretty damn good as we speak. IMHO, I think Kristen just did something stupid, by going to a Hollywood tourist spot to cheat. I think (well obviously) she wasn’t being careful or smart by going to place like that to cheat.And for KS career, I’m not going to touch that. I really feel bad for that girl. I know people hate this girl, but she has to keep working. She should not let people stop her. Robs moving on with his career, she needs to do so, ESPECIALLY her.She has always and especially more than now ever, to prove herself. I hope, she isnt going to end up the “britney” totally, in this mess (remember britney cheating on justin).Look how that turned out.

  • Cat

    OK Jenni, I have finally come to an obvious reason for the affair publicityy stunt, as well as the PR benefits for Cosmopolis (as is obvious as the above article clearly shows) and OTR. The story of Kristen being dropped and him signing onto more big movies with Universal makes perfect sense. Kristen was not going to be in the sequel and they needed to cut her loose from it but give a good reason and not just that she was too expensive, seeing as they seem to have hired sanders in big movie deals they wanted to create hype for him and give a reason why Kristen couldn’t work in the sequel, all the while making him a big directing name, Kristen seemingly had nothing to lose since she wasn’t in it anyway (until this huge backlash) and now by releasing a statement saying ‘she’s dropped’ while keeping him on the public sympathy is turning towards her again and her much needed hiatus for however long and her own personal reasons. Seems perfectly logical PR now and explains why they had involved Rupert in the stunt. There was an article saying that he is reteaming with Universal to direct another big movie for them so I’d say it’s Universal’s doing and not Summit’s. There is no way in hell that that Rupert relationship is real. Please, one ‘planned’ outing without a rumour beforehand and pawing at a girl like a schoolboy is not even an indiscretion, it’s an embarrassment. It all makes much more sense now! Good work universal, i hope he’s worth it

  • nena

    Jenni,do you think the stupid studios didnt realize all the backlash/horrible press towards KS that would result because of this? Were they taken by surprise? And now its just snowballing? The longer this goes on it does seen that people are finally realizing that RS is not getting any fallout from this and only KS is getting blamed. RP did look a little to happy on the Dailey show, he avoided coments like he usually did, but sort of look embarrassed. Which they all should be, when this cheating thing comes out they will have duped everyone, unless some people like Jon Stewart are told before hand so they dont look stupid but then why even being it up? Too bad there isnt a way to force their hand and make the studios, PR people tell the truth and be honest and appoligize to the fans. If this isnt a PR thing then I feel real sorry for KS, and her state of mind.Especially if RS keeps getting directing jobs and she gets nothing but blame. But really I guess some fans are still mad but maybe its just the media who keep fueling the fire for her homewrecker status. I wonder really who is the mastermind here, RS people or KS people.

  • nena

    I found it very interesting watching RP on GMA, he says he doesnt talk about his personal life, which he didnt, and says he never wants to sell himself which is always what KS says, but when pressed he just changes the subject. He looks embarrassed like “I dont know what to say since the cheating is fake so I dont want to say anything about it pro or con” And then George asks him about all the chaos around him and he says something about everyone needing a break!!! They had a 2 week break where no one knew where they were.

    • Dillinger910

      I can see them needing a break. Ever since the success of Twilight they’ve been working almost nonstop. I mean the Twilight saga, the movies done in between, press junkets; personal,radio and magazines plus promotional tours. From what I can tell, this is Rob’s only interview concerning his movie.

  • judith

    After some thought, here’s what I think. Rob dropped some hints in NY.. re. things ‘not being as
    people think ’. I think they are fed up with media hounding wherever they go
    and may have decided for Kristin to give her time out, and in manner suggested
    by foster in her article Rob may be the one to have rescued her.

    I think rob and kris staged this to get
    time away to get out of spotlight, have time together, maybe to get married.. She
    may also be pregnant also, hence canceling
    next film.

    • Nena

      I agree how many comments did he make about the media and how horrible it is since twilight. He didn’t hold back from his disgust with them and he didn’t like the interviewers asking him personal questions, it’s insulting to ask him ? about him when he was there to talk about the movie. Even Cronanberg was not happy about it. KS and RP wanted some privacy and RS and LS wanted their names out there but it better end soon cuz now they have t shirts that say “Kristen Stewart is a transpire”. How sick is that!!

  • Peony

    I think it is very clear that they have split .Rob has made it very clear without saying too much.He giggles when told to kick kristen to the curb,Calls Kitten lovers Socipaths(we all know Kristen loves her cat),says he cant make out when he is being lied to.In short he believes Kristen cheated.So where does that leave our PR stunt fiasco?If it is a PR stunt it was staged to let them break up?Kristen girl,just concentrate on your career,you rock girl and you will continue to do so(in fact i think you’ll do better without people who take flight at the first sign of trouble.)

  • S

    I just don’t get how this scandal is a PR stunt?? Wouldn’t a PR stunt benefit everyone involved? Because this suppposedly PR stunt, KS doesn’t benefit her at all. I don’t see RP taking back KS back at all. Is it just me, but doesn’t RP look and seem happier and having more fun, in all his interviews now comparing to the ones before this scandal? It just seems he is much more happier (IMO) now. I hope KS shows everyone and comes back full force and proves she can come back from this. As well as gets some movie roles that give her some critical praise.That she won’t go down without a fight. Even though she did something stupid or bad doesn’t you a bad person, as long as you have learned from your lessons.Yes she feels guilty for what she did, but that doesn’t mean you stop living your life and stop from moving on. you live and you learn.unless you commit a actual crime, you should not let anyone back you in a corner and t ake whatever because you did something wrong. Nobody should have that much power.on anyone. Rp is moving on and so should she. She doesn’t need to apologize amymore.

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