Real Steel.  Why such an accomplished song and dance man would want to take preparation for a robot boxing movie (think Rocky meets Transformers) so seriously is beyond me. But, there you go. Question is of course, who will host the Oscars now?

Apart from this shattering news, I’ve been feeling pretty fangtastic (that’s us Transylvanians saying we feel good). Why? Because there’s only 20 days 7 hours 23 minutes and 43 seconds left til New Moon comes out. Until then, I am feedin’ off Bill in True Blood and workin’ on mae suthern accent by trying to weave expressions like ‘ya all’ and ‘oh, mae stars’ into everyday conversation.

Sookie and Bill in True Blood

Let’s face it, vamps are so in.

A little bat whispered in my ear that husband and wife producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen of Number 9 Films (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Breakfast on Pluto, Stoned) are making a screen adaptation of Moira Buffini‘s play A Vampire Story. 9 Films has ditched the generic title and are calling it Byzantium instead, but we still don’t know if they are going to make radical changes to the plot or leave it as is. The play is intriguing enough as it tells the story of two mysterious women who move to a small British town. Claire takes a job in a pub while Eleanor goes to school. But is that really their real names? Are they sisters or are they mother and daughter? Are they suffering from some deep psychosis or are they 200-year-old vampires, like they say they are? And why doesn’t Eleanor ever eat?

It’s probably a lot more Let the Right One In than Twilight, but that’s still a very good thing.

Gotta go, I’m meetin’ Bill down the pub for a bottle of 0 Neg – it’s his favourite.

V Juice