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New Eclipse Photo

We have a new Twilight Saga: Eclipse image! Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight Saga is due for release June 30th. Some of the characters, such as Ashley Green’s pixie with super powers, Alice, and the villainess Victoria are also now collectible Barbies.

Bryce Howard Joins ‘The Help’

From bloodsucking evil vampiress to hateful bigot in 1960s Mississippi. Bryce Dallas Howard, who replaces Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in the June 30 release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” has been cast as an antagonist in the Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling 2009 novel, “The Help.”

Deadline New York reports that Howard will take the role of Hilly Holbrook, a “beehive hairdo-wearing busybody” liked by few who channels that frustration into her own racist treatment of her African-American maids. Howard joins a cast that already features Viola Davis in the role of Aibileen and “Zombieland” star Emma Stone in the role of Skeeter.

The book on which the movie will be based unfolds from the perspectives of three different characters: Skeeter, a white woman who comes home after college to discover that the maid who helped raise her is gone; Aibileen, a middle-aged black maid mourning the recent loss of her only child; and Minny, a black maid whose attitude has not exactly earned her much support from past employers. Each of the three stories cross over with one another, painting a picture of family life and segregation in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi.

“The Help” is Stockett’s debut novel. A well-reviewed summer 2009 release, the author spent five years working on the book and was rejected by around 50 agents before it was picked up for release.

Howard had a strong 2009, with “Terminator Salvation” and the theatrical release of the Tennessee Williams-scripted “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.” Her 2010 will be even stronger, with the next “Twilight” movie out in June and planned releases for Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter” and the Jonathan Levine-directed, Seth Rogen-starring project that was formerly titled “I’m With Cancer.”

Bryce in Beverly Hills

‘Bronte’ books its sisters

After Renee Zellweger as Beatrix Potter and Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen, three more American actresses are set to give purists the vapors by taking on the roles of the most famous sisters in English literature: Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte.

Michelle Williams, Bryce Dallas Howard and Evan Rachel Wood are lining up to star in “Bronte,” a biopic written and to be directed by Charles Sturridge, which is set to shoot in September.

Icon Entertainment Intl. has picked up foreign sales for “Bronte,” with ICM representing the project in North America. Alastair Maclean-Clark and Basil Stephens of AMC Pictures are producing. Sturridge’s screenplay is based on an original script by Angela Workman.

The Bronte sisters and their brother, Branwell, grew up in isolation on the Yorkshire moors, and went on to write some of the most enduring novels in the canon of English literature — Charlotte’s “Jane Eyre,” Emily’s “Wuthering Heights” and Anne’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.”

As children, they created epic fantasy worlds to entertain themselves, led by the charismatic Branwell, but when he descended into alcohol and opium abuse, the sisters had to find their own way in a world dominated by strict patriarchal conventions. This initially forced them to disguise their identities by publishing under male pseudonyms.

Sturridge said, “My family come from Yorkshire and I grew up with five sisters, so this is a story I have always wanted to tell. We all remember the lost worlds of our childhoods, but these amazing girls never abandoned them and applied the same unique and uncompromising daring to their work as adults.”

Bryce on Ellen!

Another HUGE Thank you to David who kindly sent us the recording from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Great Interview… you can also see a few small clips on this site of Bryce talking about Spiderman 3.