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Advance ticket sales for new “Twilight” movie

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is set to hit theaters on June 30, but two online ticket outlets will begin selling advance tickets for the vampire romantic-fantasy at midnight, on Thursday, May 13, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Those ticket sellers are Fandango and MovieTickets.

“Eclipse” is the third film in the hot “Twilight” series. The first two movies, “Twilight” (2008) and “New Moon” (2009) together have made more than $1 Billion worldwide. The films are based on the bestselling book series by Stephenie Meyer. The author’s website says in “Eclipse” the young female protagonist, Bella Swan, is surrounded by danger and must decide between her vampire boyfriend, Edward Cullen, and her friendship with the werewolf, Jacob Black. Apparently movie fans are eager to see who wins Bella’s heart. Fandango did a survey of 14,000 people on the summer movie they wanted to see most — the winner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

Super Model/Talk Show Host Tyra Banks gets a book deal

More and more celebrities are scoring book deals. The latest to do so is Tyra Banks, who was a super model before becoming the successful host of the TV reality show, “America’s Top Model.” Banks’ three-book-series is a YA (Young Adult) fantasy called, “Modelland.” The concept blends “Top Model” with “Harry Potter.” The first book is due out next summer. More on Banks’ deal on the publishing site Galleycat.  

Legendary Entertainer Lena Horne remembered  

A true super star, Lena Horne, died Sunday night, May 9, in a New York hospital at the age of 92. Horne reportedly had been in poor health recently. The feisty entertainer is being remembered for her extraordinary talent and as a ground breaker, who paved the way for today’s Black performers. Here are two web posts about the appreciation of Lena Horne: one from The Wrap and the other, Los Angeles Times. Some great photos of Horne on both sites, too.

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