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"Twilight" Stars Make "Forbes" List of the Highest-Paid Celebs Under 30

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Twilight star Kristen Stewart is the only non-musician to rank in the top 10 of Forbes’ new list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30.

Stewart earned $34.5 million between May of 2011 and May of this year, placing her seventh, while her Twilight co-stars Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson earned $26.5 million each to land them outside the top 10.

The top 10 is littered with pop stars.  Taylor Swift took the top spot on the list with $57 million, which put her just a notch above Justin Bieber and his $55 million.

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Fake 'People' Cover Claims Taylor Lautner Is 'Out & Proud'

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Lautner is not "out and proud," as a mock People magazine cover would lead you to believe.

The alleged cover of the Jan. 7 issue of People, which has surfaced online, features a picture of Lautner with the headline "Out & Proud," along with the statement, “Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out.  'I’m more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been.'"

However, a rep for the magazine tells that the photo is "absolutely fake."

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Stars Shine at 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1' Premiere in L.A.

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner walked the black carpet at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Monday night for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Many fans had camped out in the rain and cold for five days in advance of Monday's event in the hopes of securing autographs and tickets to the premiere of the movie franchise’s fourth installment.

Lautner said even though he has attended numerous Twilight premieres, he continues to be blown away by the enthusiasm and strong fan support. Kristen Stewart said she found the event “amazing.”

Singer/songwriter Christina Perri has a song on the soundtrack and is a huge Twilight fan.  She attended the premiere and told ABC News Radio that being on the soundtrack has shot her to a whole other level of fame.

Perri says this latest installment of the Twilight saga is the best one yet.

Even “Weird” Al Yankovic was one of those in attendance.  He told ABC News Radio he has never done a Twilight parody song, but he might be inspired to do one, possibly calling it “Breaking Wind."

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens nationwide on Friday, Nov. 18.

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Taylor Lautner Avoids Internet Gossip

Andrew Cooper/Summit Entertainment/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Lautner doesn't seem like the type of person who Googles himself. The 19-year-old Twilight star says he makes an effort to stay away from Internet gossip about himself.

"It’s tough because sometimes you’ll just be on the Web and things pop up or you get emailed something from a friend,” Lautner told Parade. It is definitely impossible to avoid stuff about me sometimes, but it’s pretty important to try. It’s very rare that things are true about yourself that are on the Internet."

Also in the interview, Lautner recalls a time when he and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart were in a hotel in Brazil where fans of their movies were a little too eager to meet them.

He says they asked security, "‘What’s going on?’ And they said, ‘Remain calm, but about 2,000 girls just broke through the hotel lobby and they’re on their way up the stairs to get to this room.' Then they went, ‘But it’s okay because we have the National Guard on their way.’ And the National Guard actually did show up and everything was fine."

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‘Twilight’ Star in Gay Flap Gets Apology

Director Gus van Sant and script writer Dustin Lance Black. Anita Bugge/WireImage(ALEXANDRIA, Australia) -- The Australian edition of GQ magazine has issued an apology for an interview with Twilight actor Taylor Lautner that referenced the sexuality of two of his Hollywood colleagues.

The article mentions that Lautner recently had dinner with director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, both of whom worked on the Sean Penn film Milk and are gay. When the writer asked Lautner if Van Sant and Black hit on him during the meal, the actor responded, “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”

After learning about the article, Black took to his blog to call the story a “clear attack on my character.” Addressing the author of the article, Black wrote, “I’m curious, will you be asking all of the handsome actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well? I’d love to be there when you ask Sean Penn that same question. Or, Mr. GQ writer, were you projecting your own unprofessional desires onto me and Gus? Perhaps? Or worse still, are you a homophobe?”

GQ Australia has since posted an apology on its Facebook page. It wrote, “We’ve seen some of the comments floating around regarding our recent interview with Taylor Lautner and apologize if anyone was offended by anything in the article. It certainly wasn’t our intention to paint anyone in the story as a sexual predator. The point we were actually trying to push was that Taylor is irresistible to virtually everyone — regardless of sexuality or gender.”

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Day One of Comic-Con Features 'Twilight' Panel

Summit Entertainment(SAN DIEGO) -- The stars of Twilight helped kick off the first official day of Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner spoke at a panel at which never-before-seen clips of the Twilight sequel Breaking Dawn were screened.  

One topic of discussion was the Breaking Dawn wedding between Pattinson's Edward and Stewart's Bella.  Stewart reportedly said the crew wanted to keep details of the wedding as secret as possible, so it was filmed "Secret Service style."

Director Bill Condon left the door slightly open for more Twilight tales after the release of the two-part Breaking Dawn films, which conclude the literary and film series.  He reportedly said that while Breaking Dawn represents the "end of the Bella-Edward story," there are many new characters in the final film that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer "may want to revisit."

During the panel, fans had the opportunity to ask the cast questions.

When Lautner was asked if he enjoyed filming his character Jacob's fight scenes, he joked, "My fight scenes really, I'm usually a wolf.'s a bummer because I wish I could actually be doing that, and I'm super-jealous of my CGI wolf."

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 debuts on Nov. 18.  Part two opens Nov. 16, 2012.

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