Teens Go Geek at 2011 Choice Awards; Let’s Talk About the Future

Posted by Gia Manry on Aug 8, 2011 in Cinema, Fandom, Television

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The results for tonight’s Teen Choice Awards— established by Fox in ’99 —will make most full-grown geeks eyes’ roll: the befanged stars of The Vampire Diaries and Twilight took home awards, as did the wizards of Harry Potter and the awfully attractive and talented “outcasts” of Glee.

But maybe instead of rolling our eyes, we should consider opening them. Read more…

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Twilight Star Related to Original Dracula, And So Can You!

Posted by Gia Manry on Jun 25, 2010 in Cinema

Robert Pattinson Genetically a Vampire?

Apparently tired of their own boring and ubiquitous banner ads, Ancestry.com decided to try a more novel approach to publicity, more in the time-honored tradition of tabloids and Perez Hilton: release interesting information about celebrities. Rather than go about peeping in windows, however, Ancestry.com used its own database to discover that Robert Pattinson, aka “that guy who plays the vampire in Twilight, the book/movie franchise designed to sexually arouse 13-year-old girls,” is in fact related to Vlad Tepes, aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Bram Stoker’s inspiration for Dracula.

The funny part, of course, being that anyone who has the slightest understanding of genealogy or of how long ago ol’ Vladdie lived knows that you might be too! Read more…

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