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OMG — Robert Pattinson Drops Out of New Moon!

Mar 31 2009 - 9:00pm

We were disappointed when Robert Pattinson [1] was a no-show at the Kids' Choice Awards [2] last weekend, and it turns out that we've lost our Edward Cullen permanently. Robert has suddenly dropped out of filming New Moon [3], saying that all the fan attention was too much for him. He went on to say that he's very grateful for the opportunity and success of the first Twilight [4] movie, but has decided to shift his focus to smaller indie movies like Little Ashes [5].

His costar Taylor Lautner [6] has already volunteered to take on the role of Edward, but there's no word yet on what will happen. Enraged fans have already started sending costume vampire teeth to Robert as a plea to get him back, but it looks like he's sticking to his decision. To see what Kristen Stewart [7] and director Chris Weitz had to say about Robert's departure, just .

APRIL FOOLS!!!! Rest assured, Twilight [8] fans — Robert Pattinson isn't going anywhere, so take a big sigh of relief and enjoy the first day of April.

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