The mark. brand ambassador joins advocates against teen violence
mark. Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene joined advocates on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for a congressional briefing to announce data from the “NO MORE Study: Teens and Young Adults,” funded by m.powerment by mark., managed by the Avon Foundation for Women. The results of the study – which explored attitudes toward, and experience with dating abuse, partner violence, and sexual assault among teens and young adults – clearly underscore the need to educate young people so they recognize the signs of abuse and how to safely intervene to help end it.
The study showed that dating violence and sexual assault are a disturbing reality in the lives of young people. One in 6 young women self-reported having been a victim of sexual assault, more than a third reported knowing a victim of sexual assault and over half know a victim of dating abuse. In contrast, only 36% of young men reported knowing a victim of dating violence and 25% reported knowing a sexual assault victim, because they talk much less about the issue. However, the study found that both young women and men are willing to intervene to stop abuse, but they don’t feel confident to recognize abusive situations and are unsure how to intervene.
“As a young woman, I am proud to help launch the NO MORE campaign and announce the new m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program,” said Ashley Greene. “While the results of the NO MORE study are sobering, the silver lining is that the respondents reported they were willing to get involved to stop the abuse. We have the power to end the cycle and this is a monumental step towards that.”
Tonner's newest addition to their 'Twilight' line
- Dressed Tonner Character Figure™
- Face includes hand-painted details
- Fine quality vinyl and hard plastic
- Kristen Stewart head sculpt
- 16" Tyler bending wrist body
- Cameo skin tone
- Golden brown painted eyes
- Brown with chestnut highlighted rooted saran hair
- Black t-shirt
- Black faux leather jacket with antiqued gold and black buttons
- Stretch denim pants
- Black leg warmers
- Black faux leather boots
- Silver ring and gold painted ring
- Natural pantyhose
- Dressed Tonner Character Figure™
Franchise worldwide gross more than $3.3 billion
Lionsgate’s Ron Schwarts, exec VP and general manager of home entertainment, said in a statement: “Consumer demand for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ reflects strength in all segments of the home entertainment marketplace – packaged media, digital and on demand. This is further proof that author Stephenie Meyer has created a timeless classic that moviegoers want to enjoy over and over in a wide variety of formats.”
The launch included midnight retail events at more than 3,000 stores across the country. The fifth film has grossed $829 million at the worldwide box office, bringing the five films worldwide gross to more than $3.3 billion.
Wall Street has remained bullish on Lionsgate as shares set another all-time high Monday. The issue edged down 6 cents Tuesday to $22.06. The stock has reached more than a dozen record high closes this year.
The DVD release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” caps a franchise that’s generated sales of 50 million DVD and Blu-ray copies for the first four films. The stock is now trading at nearly triple the price of $8.60 a share in January, 2012 when Lionsgate bought Summit Entertainment — originator of the “Twilight” franchise — for $412.5 million.
Bonus clip from 'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' DVD
Arm wrestling scene, Lee Pace, the dance-off...good stuff!
Will they be in your city?
- Chicago: Chaske Spencer
- Minneapolis: Judith Shekoni
- Philadelphia: Booboo Stewart and Julia Jones
- Phoenix: Guri Weinberg, Toni Trucks and Erik Odom
- Seattle: Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan and Andrea Gabriel
- St. Louis: Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan and Marlane Barnes
With co-presenter Daniel Radcliffe
The dubious Razzie Awards loves to hate on 'Twilight'
This year saw yet another RAZZIE® sweep, but this one was incomplete: Although TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 went into the 33rd Annual RAZZIE Awards race with a near-record 11 nominations (more nods than there were categories) it only managed to "win" seven spray-painted statuettes, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart) Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Couple (Lautner and 12 year-old Mackenzie Foy) andWorst Screen Ensemble. Throw in Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Director for Bill Condon, and the fifth and final TWILIGHT film is 2012's most-RAZZed movie. But TWILIGHT S.B.D. #2 (as RAZZIE wags prefer to refer to it) still fell short of last year's unprecedented all-ten-category sweep by Adam Sandler's JACK & JILL. Sandler wasn't totally over-looked, though: The aging, schlubby comic took theWorst Actor RAZZIE for the second year in a row, and his film THAT'S MY BOY bested TWILIGHT for Worst Screenplay by a single vote.
about the blogger
Myriam Gabriel-Pollock has been writing for MSN since 2006 -- everything from quizzes to feature articles to the Twilight Superfan blog. Prior to that she was a hi-tech geek. She has happily transitioned into a film geek, especially if there are wizards, vampires, mythical places, and spaceships.