Twilight star Robert Pattinson was forced to cancel a signing at a store in California - when the crowds outside surged out of control.I hope Hot Topic and the studio have a clue now, and plan accordingly. Twilight is big, people!
Security staff at the Hot Topic store in San Francisco only expected around 500 people to attend Monday's event and were overwhelmed when thousands of fans turned up to get a glimpse of the actor.
And the scene on the street outside the shop soon turned ugly as the desperate movie fans surged forward, with many people getting caught in the crush - forcing organisers to scrap the signing and call police.
One girl is said to have suffered a broken nose, while another fainted.
In happy news, my friend Darling Diva managed to meet Robert last night after the earlier event was canceled. She got him to sign a poster after she waited in the cold, got stepped on, pushed, and shoved. Hope you got pictures!
Entertainment Weekly has three collector covers and features Twilight this week. Yummy cover pic! I really don't think anyone adequately prepared Robert Pattinson for what he'll be facing after this movie comes out. The interview in the magazine says that author Stephenie Meyer worried about the same thing:
''There is going to be a group of girls who will follow his actions from now on,'' says Meyer. ''I asked the producer, 'Is Rob ready for this? Have you guys prepped him? Is he ready to be the It Guy?' I don't think he really is. I don't think he sees himself that way. And I think the transition is going to be a little rocky.''