Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have been used as grist for the planet’s countless rumor mills since Catharine Hardwicke’s Twilight became the worldwide sleeper hit of 2008. Following the Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders "scandal" in late summer 2012, "news" reports about Stewart and Pattinson breaking up, getting back together again, dating others, etc., have become not just daily, but, in the age of instant online "reports," second-ly occurrences.
Now, who has the most to gain from the barrage of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson gossip articles? The above drawing ... makes it clear. Besides the tabloid publications themselves, Summit Entertainment and... its sibling/parent company Lionsgate Pictures, have had the most to gain.
Would the Twilight movies have been so tremendously successful without the possibility (or reality) of a Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson romance, it is a BIG question!
The appeal Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have for the tabloids is obvious. When they create rumors about Stewart, Pattinson must be involved, and vice-versa. Two huge fandoms are thus joined to provide visits, sales, and revenues. And the tabloids will keep on cranking out tales for as long as fans and other interested parties continue visiting their sites and buying their magazine issues.
eTalk just aired the first part their sit down interview with Rob, Kristen, and Taylor. Rob and Kristen talk about when they first knew they had chemistry as Edward and Bella, Rob jokes that he knew as he watched Kristen frozen in Zathura, and there is a more candid clip of Rob and Kristen joking with eachother as the crew dealt with a microphone malfunction. Very cute!