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2008-09-08 06:00:22

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today they will partner with the American Red Cross to hold a "Dracula" Blood Drive to celebrate the release of the first computer game in their Mystery Adventure Game line, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon. The Dracula Blood Drive will take place October 3-4 at eight locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Each blood donor will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Let's get this out of the way immediately. HBO's new vampire series "True Blood" is not a show for the entire family. If it were a movie, it would be R-rated. It's loaded with violence, buckets of blood, strong language, nudity and sex. The kind of sex you might see late at night on a pay-cable channel that's airing edited porn films. That's not just my opinion. As executive producer Alan Ball noted, "One of my main characters is...

2008-08-30 15:00:24

Hollywood director Catherine Hardwicke says filming the big screen adaptation of the vampire novel "Twilight" has been "pretty cool" to date. EntertainmentWeekly.com said while Hardwicke is currently mired in reshoots of the popular vampire book, she is pleased with the project so far. "It's pretty cool," Hardwicke told the Web site. "We got to shoot some things I really wanted." The reshoots in Pasadena, Calif., followed multiple delays during initials shoots in Oregon due to poor...

2008-08-29 21:00:19

Little princesses, ages 3-6, enjoyed fairy-tale magic during House of Talent's Princess Camp, July 28-Aug. 1, as they danced to their favorite princess music, including "The Little Mermaid,""Cinderella" and other fairytale songs. The five-day camp included dancing, singing, snacks, story time, and princess crafts and a Princess Tea Party. In addition, princesses performed a magic routine for parents on the final day of camp. House of Talent is a complete performing arts studio dedicated...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

Toronto Globe And Mail Even though he is only 19, Kaleb Nation says his mother raised him to treat the ladies right. But if he needs another model for a healthy approach to romance, he has one: Edward Cullen, a dreamy 17-year-old vampire from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series of young-adult novels. "I think more guys should read the books," Nation said. "They might not enjoy the romance parts very much, but there's a lot to learn." The Texas resident, who maintains a blog about the...

2008-08-17 18:00:51

By RYAN N. JONES ryan.jones@roanoke.com Nearly 30 young adults arrived at the Roanoke County Public Library on Electric Road Tuesday dressed in their formal best for the library's Twilight Prom -- an event inspired by a popular science-fiction book series. Published in 2005, Stephenie Meyer's first novel, "Twilight," instantly captivated the hearts and minds of young readers across the county. Now, with the August 2 release of the fourth and final novel in The Twilight Saga, "Breaking...

2008-08-11 15:00:53

JOINING an almost capacity audience for Friday's Hansel and Gretel opera in the TSB Showplace, one could see why it has found its way into hearts since penned by Englebert Humperdinck in 1893. No, not the pop-singer, but a Wagner contemporary. First, it's an easy-on-the-ear goodtriumphs- over-evil story. Several songs have become operatic pops, there's scope for humour, and opportunity for many a spectacular lighting and visual effect, none overlooked by director Michael Hurst....

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By Cassandra Delgado, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Aug. 3--Obsessed "Twilight" readers can rest easy: The wait for the series' much anticipated final novel ended Saturday. Vampire and werewolf-loving teenagers and women attended Waldenbooks' midnight book release party, "A Night with a Bite," to celebrate the release of "Breaking Dawn," by Stephenie Meyer. The book marks the last installment in the popular "Twilight" series, bringing some closure for fans of the characters Edward and...

2008-08-01 21:00:25

READ: `THE HOST,' BY STEPHENIE MEYER: Stephenie Meyer fans shouldn't stop with "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final book in her hugely popular "Twilight" teen vampire series due out tomorrow. "The Host," her new debut novel for adults, is just as worthy of acclaim. It's a sci-fi thriller about a plucky parasitic alien, who - when implanted into the body of a young woman on Earth - discovers the power of the heart and soul. It's a quietly compelling read with a unique alien heroine, who...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

By Karen Cotton When: Tonight, the eve of the new moon, from 8 p.m. to MidnightWhere: Barnes & Noble of Cheyenne, 1851 Dell Range Blvd. More info: A celebration for the release of "Breaking Dawn," the last book in the celebrated bestselling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.There will be a costume contest, refreshments, trivia games and more. At the stroke of midnight, revelers can be among the first to purchase their copy of "Breaking Dawn." "twilight" Fans can attend a special prom...