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Mom confirms Kristen Stewart in same-sex relationship

“Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart is in a relationship with personal assistant Alicia Cargile, according to the actress’s mom and a report in the Sunday Mirror.

Jules Stewart told the Mirror she’s given her blessing to the relationship. Two years ago, Kristin Stewart broke up with actor Robert Pattinson.

The newspaper quoted mom as saying, “What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy. She’s my daughter. I’m just her mom so she knows I would accept her choices.”

Mom called Cargile “a lovely girl.”

The most buzzed-about performances at Cannes

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival featured a number of remarkable performances, many of them from big-name stars. These were among the actors that had Cannes buzzing:

• Steve Carell: It was an open question which star of Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” turned in the most impressive performance. There’s Channing Tatum as Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, a physically potent but emotionally stunted man. And as his older sibling and mentor, Mark Ruffalo’s brotherly physicality is also essential. But Carell, with a prosthetic nose and grayed hair, was the one to cause the biggest stir at Cannes for his dramatic turn as the creepy multi-millionaire John du Pont who’s obsessed with the other two.

• Kristen Stewart: There’s a clever irony to casting one of the most famous American actresses as the assistant to a European star, played by Juliette Binoche. But in Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Stewart does more than wink at her fame. She’s natural and intelligent in a way she hasn’t been perhaps since the 2009 “Adventureland.”

• Timothy Spall: Great artists have often been given majestic big-screen incarnations. In Mike Leigh’s biopic of British master J.M.W. Turner, Spall takes another route. His Turner is a humble, grunting worker whose grand artistry is hidden beneath his gruff manner.

• Marion Cotillard: The Dardenne brothers have never before cast a major star as a protagonist, but they said they were smitten by Cotillard after a brief encounter. In their “Two Days, One Night,” Cotillard proved (to most, although not all) that her stardom didn’t interfere in telling a story about a working class woman trying to convince her co-workers to vote against a raise that will eliminate her job.

• Robert Pattinson: The former “Twilight” star is beginning to put his teen heartthrob past behind him, and the early returns are encouraging. Along with a supporting role in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars,” Pattinson impressed as Guy Pearce’s bloodied, not-all-there companion in David Michod’s Australian thriller “The Rover.”

• Evan Bird: “Maps to the Stars,” a midnight dark satire of Hollywood, offers up a lot of choice parts. Most notable is Julianne Moore as a star actress terrified that her status is slipping. But the 14-year-old Evan Bird breaks out playing a Justin Bieber-like child star with an ego far greater than his years.

• There were others, too. The Italian family drama “The Wonders” was impossible to imagine without the gentle presence of the young Maria Alexandra Lungu. Alexey Serebryakov enlivened the Russian tragedy “Leviathan” with vodka-swilling fury. Ibrahim Ahmed rooted the Turkish “Winter Tale” with uncommon gravity. Jean-Luc Godard’s dog also took a bite out of Cannes — stealing the show in the French master’s 3-D “Goodbye to Language.” 

Nominations for worst films of 2012 out

The list of Academy Award nominees came out early Jan. 10. This is not that list. This is the list of the nominees for the worst Hollywood has to offer – the nominees for the Razzies.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” led the Razzies lineup with 11 nominations, including worst picture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and supporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene.

Other worst-picture nominees are the naval action tale “Battleship,” the family flick “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure,” Adam Sandler’s raunchy dud “That’s My Boy” and Eddie Murphy’s comedy flop “A Thousand Words.”

A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies announcement came a little more than a day before Oscar nominations. Winners for the 33rd annual Razzies will be announced Feb. 23, the night before the Oscar show.

The final installment in the supernatural romance involving vampires, werewolves and a moody schoolgirl, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” also had nominations for worst director for Bill Condon, plus worst sequel, screenplay and screen ensemble. It picked up two nominations for worst screen couple – for Stewart and Pattinson and for Lautner and child co-star Mackenzie Foy.

Stewart’s worst-actress nomination came for two performances in 2012, her Bella Swan of “Twilight” and the title role in “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Earlier “Twilight” movies have been regular nominees for the Razzies but have not come away with any key worst-of awards. But the finale seems to be the one Razzies voters have been waiting for, the way Oscar voters were waiting for the last “Lord of the Rings” film, the one that finally won the big prize.

“That’s the analogy we’re making, that this is the Razzies’ flipside,” said Razzies founder John Wilson. “This is our equivalent to ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ It’s our members’ last chance to razz ‘Twilight.’”

Here’s how Razzies organizers described the “Twilight” finale in the nominations announcement: “The ultimate installment of the inexplicably successful series focuses on Shirtless Werewolf Jacob and his creepy relationship with the daughter of Sparkly Vampire Edward and Gloomy Goth Gal Bella. Together, the four face a final showdown that will determine the fate of Romantic-But-Boring Monsters everywhere.”

Sandler – whose “Jack and Jill” made Razzies history last season by winning a record 10 awards, sweeping every category – remains a Razzies favorite this time. “That’s My Boy” ran second with eight Razzie nominations, among them worst actor for Sandler and supporting actor for both Nick Swardson and Vanilla Ice.

Tyler Perry was nominated for both worst actor (“Alex Cross” and “Good Deeds”) and actress (“Madea’s Witness Protection,” in which he reprised his cross-dressing title character).

Along with Sandler, Pattinson and Perry, worst-actor contenders are Nicolas Cage for “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” and “Seeking Justice”; and Murphy for “A Thousand Words.”

Joining Stewart and Perry in the worst-actress lineup are Katherine Heigl for “One for the Money”; Milla Jovovich for “Resident Evil: Retribution”; and Barbra Streisand for “The Guilt Trip.”