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What’s happening in the world of Hollywood? Oh, a bit of this and a bit of the below!

Robert Pattinson believes the “Twilight” movies are a metaphor for sexual abstinence.

The 23-year-old British star who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” saga said: “The success of the ‘Twilight’ books comes from the fact that fans can lust after Edward and yet, certainly in the first book, there’s no actual sexual contact between him and the series heroine.

“‘Twilight’ is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence, and yet it’s erotic underneath. There are so many elements in the story which are sexy.”
Well duh! The books which the films are based on were written by Stephanie Meyer, a Mormon who does not believe in sex before marriage.

Nicole Richie is to become a comedy star.

The mother-of-two said on her website: “I am so excited to announce that I am officially working on a television project. I am creating a half hour scripted comedy for ABC in which I will be starring in, as well as producing.”

“The comedy revolves around a young, modern and professional woman who must balance her business and family relationships. She must deal with, and navigate, the many ideas of what a woman’s role is: modern vs. traditional.”

“Lately, I have been surrounded by many different women of all ages and walks of life. It amazes me to watch and observe how many different ideas there are about what a woman’s role should be in this era. I’ve taken these fascinating ideas, and compiled them into something that I think will be very special and funny! We’re still in the very early stages and I can’t wait to share more with you soon!” We can’t wait!

Lady Gaga suffers from “chronic sadness”.

The ‘Poker Face’ singer struggles to cope with homesickness while out on the road but has now learned to accept her “darkness”.

She said: “The lowest point is loneliness, being on the road. I have a chronic sadness that recurs. The lowest point was in Australia in May. I was overwhelmingly sad, and I didn’t know why because I had all these things to be happy about.”

Despite her black moods, the singer says her emotional state inspired her to write her best ever material. She added: “I went to the studio and played for hours and I wrote what is going to be the greatest record of my career, a beautiful song about my father. “I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, ‘It’s OK to be said.’ I’ve learned to love my darkness.”

Keira Knightley has hinted her relationship with Rupert Friend is on the rocks.

The British actress who has been dating Rupert, 28, since 2005 when they met on the set of “Pride and Prejudice” said this recently about the similarities between her and her character in the West End show “The Misanthrope” where she portrays 22-year-old movie star Jennifer – “Do I recognise being an extremely well-known young actress? Yes. And she’s in the middle of a world full of people who are quite a bit older than her. She’s having a problem with her boyfriend. No comment.” Watch this space!

Matthew McConaughey is making a cartoon series about his brother.

The charismatic actor is developing “Rooster Tales” for 20th Century Fox – an animated comedy about a beer-drinking sheriff who marries a much younger woman from Mexico, only to realise the relationship also involves taking on her 114-strong family. Matt said: “My brother’s life is so unbelievable, we had to animate it.”

David Hasselhoff has been released from hospital.

The former ‘Baywatch’ star – who has a history of alcoholism – was admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday (27.11.09) after allegedly suffering a seizure at his California home. He was then treated for two days, before being released. Get better soon Dave!

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Image from “New Moon”.