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Posts Tagged ‘Rupert Sanders’

Marc Malkin Disputes THR’s Kristen Stewart-Snow White Item*

Just a few hours tonight after Kim Masters and Borys Kit filed a story for The Hollywood Reporter indicating that Kristen Stewart has been dropped from Universal’s Snow White and the Hunstman sequel plans, Marc Malkin over at E! News begs to differ.

Tying to an earlier item he wrote about Stewart in late May, Malkin insists the actress was never contractually committed to a SWATH sequel. Therefore, he argues, she cannot be “dropped” from the nascent follow-up:

Contrary to a report, Stewart has not been dropped from Universal’s planned Snow White and the Huntsman sequel because the concept is being retooled to focus on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman.

Rather, she was never officially attached to one to begin with. (And, for that matter, neither is Hemsworth, as yet.) What’s true is that a new writer is being brought in to replace the first film’s scribe, David Koepp, sources confirmed to E! News Tuesday.

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Stewart, Sanders and the Double-Edged Acronym SWATH

The expression “to cut a swath” means to make a pretentious display, to attract attention. It’s a perfect description of some recently photographed behavior on an LA hiking trail involving director Rupert Sanders and actress Kristen Stewart.

SWATH also happens to be the handy abbreviation being used by the celeb media to refer to the movie that brought these two scandalous lovebirds together. That’s right. Sanders and Stewart cut a swath in and around him yelling “cut!” on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Everywhere we look this morning, there are article mentions of SWATH director this and SWATH set that. It all adds up to some rather bittersweet etymological echoing.

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Fans Debate Scandalous Us Weekly Kristen Stewart Cover Shot*

Across the Internet, commenters have descended tonight on the websites of Us Weekly, People magazine and gossipcop.com to furiously debate the poor-quality inset shot featured on the cover of this week’s edition of Us. The ear-less bottom-right snap allegedly depicts actress Kristen Stewart in the arms of her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, part of a July 17 “marathon makeout session” the mag is promising to blow the lid off in its Friday print edition.

Many fans of the Twilight saga are convinced the inset photo is heavily Photoshopped. At one point, a rumor raced across Twitter that the director’s wife, Liberty Ross, had confirmed via Australian radio that the image was a modified version of her.

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