Secrets Of 'Breaking Dawn' In Hollywoodland

This week in Hollywoodland “Breaking Dawn Part I” will be making its debut on Thursday at midnight, to an adoring teenage public that wants to see what the next sequel to the “Twilight” franchise brings. No need to head to the theater at midnight Thursday night, and I’ll tell you why. “B&B” stars John McCook, Heather Tom, Jacob Young and Jack Wagner will be busy parading around this month, and don’t miss tonight’s episode of “Boardwalk Empire.” Read the exclusive synopsis right here, and every week at Highlight Hollywood.

Firstly, happy birthday to Winsor Harmon, who portrays Thorne Forrester on CBS’s super soap “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Also in “B&B” star news. Jack Wagner will be performing live on Universal City Walk on Tuesday, November 22 in the 2011 Holiday Concert which will air, in part, during the Hollywood Christmas Parade in December. Hosted by Dean Cain, the Christmas Concert is free to the public and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet or see my pal Jack Wagner.

Heather Tom and Jacob Young will be representing “The Bold and the Beautiful” in the Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade that will take place in Hollywood on Sunday, November 27 and will air on a date (to be decided) in December.

John McCook will be narrating “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with the Orange County’s Pacific Symphony on December 15, 16 and 17, 2011. The performances will be held at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:,5,6,6&productionID=7997&PerfID=8006

On tonight’s exciting episode of “Boardwalk Empire,” titled “Two Boats and a Lifeguard,” in the wake of a personal loss, Nucky solicits advice on his political situation from Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), while Eli (Shea Whigham) remains suspicious of his brother’s actions. How long will Margaret’s adulterous secret stay hidden from Nucky? Time will tell, but look for an explosive confrontation by the season finale.

Also tonight, Nucky finds himself in the unfamiliar position of showing gratitude toward a federal agent; Angela (Aleksa Palladino) meets a new friend at the beach, and eavesdrops on her husband’s treachery; Nelson gets a nanny; Nucky approaches Owen with an overseas proposition; Jimmy flexes his muscles, at Mickey Doyle’s (Paul Sparks) expense. “Two Boats and a Lifeguard” was written by Terence Winter and directed by Tim Van Patten. You know it’s going to be great!

“Boardwalk Empires” airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. exclusively on HBO.

Now for a spoiler alert for all the fans of “Twilight.” In “Breaking Dawn Part I,” Bella gives birth to a vampire-human hybrid, Renesmee. Well, she doesn’t exactly have time to give birth. The little infant, who nearly kills her mother from inside, is ripped from Bella’s abdomen with toothy tears by her loving husband, Edward, while (sometimes friend-enemy-protector-tormentor) Jacob administers CPR. The event is bloody, poignant and the beginning of a serious showdown between the vampires and the werewolves.

Up until now, the previous three “Twilight” films were rated PG-13, and the franchise was not going to veer into R-rated territory and risk alienating its tween and teen fans, not to mention their parents, who have embraced the series in part for its chaste, good-girl messages. Well, they pull it off, but it’s going to be a tearjerker, that’s for sure.

As if things weren’t complicated enough or the three major character, (Jacob), (Edward) and (Bella), Bella and Edward get married, go on a honeymoon and soon discover that Bella is pregnant. Edward is immediately concerned for her health, while Jacob’s worried about her life.” The beautiful wedding scenes are incredible, and will have all the teen girls in America wanting to copy Bella’s gown. Heck, a few may even want Bella’s husband Edward after they see the spectacle Edward’s sister Alice plans.

Don’t head out to the theater  on Thursday night, because almost 2,400 theaters have already sold out pre-sale tickets to the film.

And last but certainly not least. Thank goodness “Two And a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher has handed his Twitter account over to his manager, since he made an absurd tweet last week defending disgraced football coach Joe Paterno, who was fired after it was revealed that he was part of the cover up of pedophilia at the University of Pennsylvania. Maybe more stars will put down the gadgets and cell phones and just do what they do best; act, sing and dance!

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See you next week!

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photograph Edward and Bella marrying in “Breaking Dawn” by Summit Entertainment