Twilight distributor to raise funds

Entertainment One, the film company which brought the popular Twilight movies to the UK, has unveiled plans to raise around £11.6m by issuing up to eight million new shares at a price of at least 145p apiece.

Hollywood rich list announced

Taylor Lautner has beaten his 'Twilight' co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in 2010's Hollywood Top 40 Earners List.

'Twilight' and 'House' top People's Choice Awards

Dreamy vampires, a surly doctor and a rapper in Recovery were top winners at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

DVD: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (12)

"Stop, I'm tired of this," Bella, like, totally, emotes. Aren't we all Bella, aren't we all? Kristen Stewart, so good in Adventureland, is still the only thing worth watching in this dismal saga of pasty neck-biters in Fork, Washington.

DVD: How to Train Your Dragon, For retail & rental (Dreamworks)

Inspired by Cressida Cowell's children's novels, this Dreamworks cartoon is set in a Viking village which is regularly terrorised by dragons.

Leading article: Twilight-fingered

Nike may be the world's biggest manufacturer of sports shoes but the woman who designed its logo – the celebrated tick known as a Swoosh – was paid in the firm's infancy just $35 (£20) for designing it. Kimbra Hickey knows just how she feels. Ms Hickey is the owner of the pair of hands which were photographed, holding a red apple, on the cover of the cult teenage vampire novel Twilight which has sold 100 million copies worldwide.

DVD: Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang, For retail & rental (Universal)

Emma Thompson's magical, hairy-warted nursemaid is back, this time visiting a farm in the 1940s, where Maggie Gyllenhaal is struggling while her husband's at war.

Internet domain riches fail to arrive in Tuvalu

The Pacific island hoped the sale of its '.tv' suffix to websites would boost its troubled economy. Now it says it is being deprived of millions in royalties

Diary: Long dark M Night of the soul

M Night Shyamalan must have thought he'd endured the worst reviews of his career for his 2006 movie, Lady in the Water ("This cloying piece of claptrap sets a high-water mark for pomposity, condescension, false profundity and true turgidity" – Wall Street Journal). But it looks like his latest, the unfortunately-named fantasy The Last Airbender, may yet outdo its predecessor. Early reviews include those by the estimable Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times (" The Last Airbender is an agonising experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented") and AO Scott of The New York Times (" The Last Airbender? Let's hope so").

Diary: Twilight to the rescue

Twilight hype update: following news that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, are among the most powerful celebrities in the world (according to Forbes magazine, at least) and that Twilight: Eclipse is the biggest US cinema opening in history, screening yesterday on 4,416 screens across the States, we were also delighted to receive an email advertising some unofficial, Twilight-related merchandise to add to the keyring, the lipstick, the duvet cover, and the special edition DVD. Yes, it's a rape alarm. What else? "This revolutionary personal alarm," reads the release, "works by emitting an ear-piercing female shriek when activated that will shock and disorientate even the nastiest of vampires giving precious seconds to escape and alert the Cullens and werewolves." We're still trying to decide whether the company responsible should be mocked for its rank opportunism, or praised for smartly tapping into a teen phenomenon in order to ensure the safety of vulnerable young Twilight fans. Just as long as they don't really expect R-Patz to turn up when they use it; that could make for a seriously noisy summer.

'Twilight' group to transfer from AIM

The film company which brought the popular Twilight series of movies to Britain is preparing to sink its fangs into London's main stock market next month after the UK listing authority approved its prospectus.

A score with bite for bestial blockbuster Twilight

A horde of pop stars have been jostling for a lucrative berth on the soundtrack to the latest Twilight film. Gillian Orr takes a look at a particularly toothsome collection

'Twilight' star says sorry for claiming fame was 'like rape'

Kristen Stewart admits she made 'an enormous mistake' with choice of words about paparazzi

Keira Knightley 'stalker' trial halted

The trial of a man accused of harassing actress Keira Knightley was discontinued today.

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