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Take your time staring at each other longingly, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart). You've got a whole movie to miss each other.
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Emmett (Kellan Lutz), Rosalie (Nikki Reed), Jasper (Jackson Rathbone), Esme (Elizabeth Reaser), and Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) assemble to wish Bella happy birthday, openly flouting the rule about vampires and parties never ending well.
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PAPER CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT! SLO-MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Edward (Robert Pattison) surveys the aftermath of Bella's birthday, perhaps finally recognizing the wisdom of the vampire/party rule.
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Now we understand why doctors wear scrubs: We worry about Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) getting Bella's blood on his party wear, too.
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Emmett (Kellan Lutz) and reluctant Rosalie (Nikki Reed) are ready for Bella's birthday party. For the record, we prefer his gift, a sound system for Bella's truck, to hers, a necklace.
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Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) talk hard about motorcycles, cliff-jumping, and the great new guys he's started hanging out with.
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In an EW.com PopWatch poll, 74 percent of readers said they might see a Taylor Lautner movie even if they knew his shirt would stay on.
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The Wolf Pack, minus Jacob, stands united with honor and without shirts. Actors Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Chaske Spencer, and Bronson Pelletier would have just lost them anyway when they changed into their CGI counterparts.
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Add ''forest'' to great breakup locations. And hear tweens in theaters scream for Edward not to go.
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Chief Swan (Billy Burke) tends to Bella (Kristen Stewart) after Edward leaves. I guess this answers the question posed by the old song, ''What becomes of the brokenhearted?'' They get carried home by dad.
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Taylor Lautner returns to play an older, wiser — and much bigger — Jacob Black
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The unsuspecting humans at Forks High: Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Anna Kendrick and Christian Serratos.
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The actors in Jacob's pack (including Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, and Chaske Spencer here) reportedly worked out everyday for 90 minutes during filming. A wolf's got to keep his figure, after all.
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Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is there to pick up the pieces, offer a shoulder and a serious look, and remind us how happy we are that he's not wearing that long wig for the entire film.
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It's hard to sympathize with Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her broken heart when studly werewolf-boy (Taylor Lautner) is standing by ready to love you. But we'll try.
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Oh my, Robert Pattinson is walking right at us! How's my hair? Anything stuck in my teeth? Deep breaths, be cool...
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We all know how Bella's birthday party ends (it wouldn't be a stretch to say ''badly''), but that's later! For now, let's just swoon at this tender moment.
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Bella is saved from drowning by caring, shirtless Jacob. While the shape-shifter's only real danger was wet fur, the act remains a chivalrous one.
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The Twilight series' famous love triangle, perfectly staged and captured by New Moon cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe. Anyone else get the feeling this won't end well?
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Four years ago, Taylor Lautner starred in the 3-D kids' movie Shark Boy and Lava Girl. Today, he spends time at the beach in tight-fitting tees, remembering days gone by.
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Alice (Ashley Greene) and Bella (Stewart) get in a little girl talk.
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Mike Newton (Michael Welch) and Jacob (Lautner) seem to be enjoying themselves, but it looks like Bella (Stewart) would have preferred to wait for the DVD.
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Bella flies to Italy to stop Edward from revealing himself as a vampire. No one said to wear red...
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Their alone time interrupted, Twilight's ''It'' couple looks to solve the mystery of the disembodied hand.
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The moment fans have been waiting for (or the beginning of it, anyway): Jacob (Lautner) springs into action as he begins his transformation into wolf. Vampires, you're on notice!
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Alice (Ashley Green) needs all of her future-predicting skills as she and Bella race to Italy to save Edward.
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No wonder he looks so serious! Jacob (Taylor Lautner) must deal with both his feelings for Bella and his newly found role as Quileute tribe protector in New Moon.
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Last month, USA Today had the first look at New Moon's Wolf Pack — Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), and Kiowa Gordon (Embry) — in costume. And by in costume, we really mean shirtless. ''It's not pleasant for the actors,'' director Chris Weitz acknowledged to the newspaper from the Vancouver, B.C. set. ''But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.'''
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''I'm telling Bella not to be fearful of death. It's inevitable and painless,'' says Edi Gathegi, who returns in New Moon as the somewhat mysterious vampire Laurent, in this EW exclusive photo. ''He was bad in Twilight, but still had some compassion. Let's just say he's not conflicted anymore.''
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One of director Weitz's creative challenges is Edward's long absence in the novel: ''Rob was the first guy to say to me, 'You know, you don't really need to have too much of me in this film.' I don't want him too present, so his apparition will be a subtle, flitting effect — clearly a reflection of Bella's will and desire to see him.''
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Happy birthday, Bella! In this EW exclusive photo, the movie's newly 18-year-old heroine has been thrown against a rose-covered table by her beloved, Edward. Readers will know his intentions were honorable: He was trying to protect Bella (and her paper cut!) from the vampire Jasper. ''The whole cast is reading the book and wanting to get it right,'' says Weitz (center, with Stewart, assistant director Mike Topoozian, and makeup artist Robin Mathews). ''They want to deliver on the promise these books make to the readers.''