Robert Pattinson manages to dodge questions about K-Stew on ‘Today’

Here are some additional photos from Robert Pattinson’s God-awful L’Uomo Vogue pictorial. Each photo gets worse and worse, right? It’s weird because Sparkles actually is a handsome/beautiful man, and it really shouldn’t be this hard to make him look interesting/sexy, right? Anyway… Rob was on the Today Show this morning. Kristen was on Today yesterday, and she was awful – just grumpy and condescending and not good. At all. But Rob does bring a different vibe with him. He does seem to have an inherent “sweetness” that comes out, which makes him good at interviews. I mean, he’s not “good” like Tom Hanks is “good at interviews” – Hanks is a total pro, he’s loose and funny and professional and he knows how to give a great soundbyte. Rob is weird and vulnerable and self-deprecating and fidgety, and I tend to come out of his interviews wanting to mother him a little bit.

As for what Rob said during his interview with Savannah Guthrie… he joked about being 26 years old and how the end of Twilight meant “the end of my youth… just a slow death from now.” He also talked about his “R-Pattz” nickname, saying, “I don’t understand what the nickname culture is. If I could figure out a way to get rid of that, it’d be amazing. It does sound like an antacid tablet.” When asked about his relationship with Kristen, he tried to deflect by saying, “I want to ask, because we get asked that all the time. It’s like, ‘Who is actually asking?’ Is it in your contract?” Savannah says that it IS in her contract, and Rob says, “It doesn’t have to be [personal]. It only becomes personal if you answer it.” He managed to deflect without coming across like a sullen bitch (coughKristencough) and he still maintained his “nice guy” vibe. You know what, though? I totally hate that they’re still playing these g—damn games. At this point, it’s just juvenile.

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  1. BreeinSEA says:

    If he can have the strength to “take her back” he should have the courage to say so. Then again its non of my business and I could care less but it is annoying that they toy their fans around like this.

    • CG says:

      Yeah, I don’t understand why the journalists don’t really press them on this: “It IS in my contract, and considering the studio has used your relationship to promote every movie in this franchise and Kristen made that ridiculously over-the-top public apology to you a few months back, you can hardly claim ‘it’s personal.’” Ugh.

      • Perplexed says:

        Because they’re only meeting the nicey-nicey journalists, and not the investigative ones. This is not a sit down with the New York Times, Guardian etc.
        I’m hoping someone like Maureen Orth at Vanity Fair will do an in-depth on this flying circus.
        One week left of this farce, and my blood pressure can return to its normal range.

      • Miss Bennett says:

        @CG
        Actually Mr. Pattinson can claim it’s personal. He never revealed anything about his relationship with Miss Stewart to the press. I suspect the reason she’s refusing to answer is because he has put his foot down and told her to keep her mouth closed. I think that the pit licking story deeply embarrassed him. Miss Stewart can not reveal anything about her relationship without revealing something about her boyfriend and the result is her silence.

    • Jade says:

      Which is exactly why I’m not his fan anymore. Never liked her to being with.

    • Bookworm mommy says:

      How much less could you care? Enough where you don’t comment about it?

    • Bookworm mommy says:

      How much less could you care…Enough where you don’t comment about it

  2. Jenn says:

    Thank god it’s the last part of this crappy saga. No more steward and patison and their f@cked up love story.

    • Me says:

      Totally agree. I’m tired about this two and their shit. PR stunt. Can’t be more obvious that everything is PR. And I wonder why doesn’t know that her faithfhul gf was asked yesterday. No communication between them once again. Every time they do their show, in “news”. Why? They’re clowns and this circus is embarrassing.

      • Ann says:

        He knows exactly what she said yesterday. He’s good not only at deflecting questions, but at avoiding “gotcha” questions and leaving soundbites behind.

        Regardless of their status, you don’t think his team would have prepped him that the Today people sprung that question on Kristen, so that he would be prepared? Please.

  3. Apples says:

    Well, people don’t like to be lied to- so, they are trying not to directly lie to people.

    They’re not together.
    (They’re just trying to sell their movie).

  4. Annie says:

    It IS a game to them. This whole situation was a game. FFS! You beg and grovel on People magazine and suddenly it’s all “Stop asking about my personal life! I’m a private person!”. She invited these questions when she opened her life like this and she dragged Rob with her.

    They’re just messing around with people. Irrelevance is scary and many actors completely disappear even after being part of a huge franchise. Like, where’s Rupert Grint?

    Gotta keep it interesting somehow.

    • Tapioca says:

      Rupert Grint has $25 million and his own personal ice cream truck. As far as I can tell he’s got a few movies in production, including a biopic of the UK’s first (and most hopeless) ski-jumper, Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards. It could be the new Cool Runnings!

      Oh, rhetorical question, right…

      • Annie says:

        WOW AN ICECREAM TRUCK NO WAY.

        You say that like it’s a good thing.
        He’s a 24 year old that burned out too fast and peaked too young. Yes, he has money, but he has completely disappeared from everybody’s radar after being part of a huge pop culture machine. Nobody cares about him. He might be ok with it tbh, but Rob and Kristen want an actual A-lister career. They don’t want to go away. Look how no one cares about Taylor lautner anymore and this was before the movies were even over.

        Hollywood and audiences are fickle. I’d be worried too if I wanted a long term career.

      • marie says:

        HEY, don’t knock the push-up pop!

      • Liv says:

        Oh my god, I love Ron!! :-)

  5. Ms Kay says:

    How about the media dodge their existence plain and simple?

    On the last picture that Darth Vader cape looks plain funny on him!

  6. TrustMeOnThis says:

    This is a perfect example of why actors shouldn’t model.
    Not that the rest of it has any value, but, JEEZ.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      I’m not disagreing that these pictures are bad, but I’m pretty sure that modeling is how he got his start……

  7. T.C. says:

    That photoshoot is hilariously bad. LMAO. Guess Sparkles is back to playing the “are they or aren’t they” silly games with Kstew. Of course a journalist is going to ask you a question about the most discussed aspect of your life. Unlike Popsugar, Summit/Lionsgate can’t blackmail or control the Today Show.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes, the pictures are bad although he is a good looking guy. The 2nd picture looks like Mad Max day at the salon. Mel Gibson would be proud.

  8. Elceibeno08 says:

    Yes, Rob is a goodlooking boy who doesn’t need to be styled like he is a crazy, homeless douche.
    He is indeed sweet and Kristen got bored with that. She wanted a red-blooded, older married man to spice up her biscuit.

    • megsie says:

      “He is indeed sweet and Kristen got bored with that. She wanted a red-blooded, older married man to spice up her biscuit.”

      Quite a bit of truth there, I’d say. Shame.

  9. Megan says:

    I”m total Rob fan. He’s funny and he deflected. Why can’t Kristen learn to do the same thing but the game is done. Either say your a couple or not. I don’t see them staying together. One of them is going to out grow the other in the next few years.

  10. folly says:

    I dont give a damn about this two but seriously what is wrong with them,she made a public apology so why are they behaving like they are above this question now and for the love of God who are the fans of these ungrateful people,brad and angie get to answer about there personal life as many other actors and you dont see them being rude about it,say what you want about kristen but this guy is not better than her,they are both famewhores,i feel sorry for there fans

  11. Tig says:

    Some of the photos are better than others- but the bad ones- the David Lynch hair one -are scary bad.

    Re Today- why didn’t she ask him- ” what’s in YOUR contract?”! That would have been priceless. Can’t help it- still pulling for Rob!

    • Apples says:

      OMG that would have been EPIC- it would have been all in the tone/delivery of the question. She would have been a legend without doing anything too rude.

    • T.C. says:

      Lol that would have been an instant classic TV moment.

    • Anname says:

      Personally, I think Rob was mocking those out there who think his relationship is studio-contracted. A little shout-out about how ridiculous it is.
      And before anyone tells me how naive I am…. the only way we will know the truth is seeing where they are next year. If they are still together months down the road, will you all still scream PR?

    • Janice says:

      I can see Barbara Walters firing the same question back to him. In fact I would love her to conduct an interview with both of them. She has loads of in-depth interview experience. Can you envision her asking RP, in front of KS, how is feelings for KS remained positive when she called him her f…ing boyfriend in a magazine interview and when she told him in front of a roomful of strangers and a little girl, to
      shut the f..k up? I’d love to see the look on KS’s face!!

  12. Harpreet says:

    His interview with Kelly and Michael was worse, he was awful at the rapid fire round, and answered that he wanted to be a child when he grew up. He is handsome, but if only he had some personality or charisma too.

  13. ladybert62 says:

    What is he suppose to be in those pictures – he looks dirty and creepy – was that the intended goal?

  14. Dani says:

    Rob says, “It doesn’t have to be [personal]. It only becomes personal if you answer it.” Not sure if he realized they made it personal when she made a public apology to him, and then they were suddenly seen everywhere together. It’s a simple yes or no answer. Unless of course, he’s ashamed of himself.

    • megsie says:

      In fairness, Kristen made the public apology, not Rob. And I strongly suspect her apology didn’t sit well with him.

    • Ann says:

      I kinda get why he doesn’t talk about it. People keep bringing up quotes he said years ago and working them into new interviews, making it appear like he’s answering a current question (even if the original question was about a totally different topic). I think he tries to avoid giving them any answer that they can work with for years to come.

    • Dani says:

      Megsie – I get the apology part, fine, but he agreed to go public again, and after she admitted she cheated on the love of her life, shouldn’t it just be an easy yes or no? Like, what benefit do you get from not answering a question?

      • Freya Magritt says:

        He’s not answering just yes or no, because he keeps the right to say “We have been just friends for years, it’s you who made up the epic romance” after the pr games are gone.

      • megsie says:

        @Dani I agree that at this point a simple yes or no would be best (see my post below) as anything else smacks of pr. I’m just saying that the “You released a public statement to People now you can’t talk??” argument is fair game for Kristen but not so much for Rob.

        How Kristen’s fans especially, but Rob’s also to a lesser degree, don’t feel manipulated is beyond me. Their private lives are their own, of course, but they have played out this relationship in the public domain when it suited them. “My boyfriend licks my underarms” followed by “How dare you ask about my private life, you intrusive creeps!” just doesn’t wash.

      • Dani says:

        Very true, but you can’t expect much from her really.

      • megsie says:

        I don’t :)

  15. Melymori says:

    I’m getting tired of these two…seriously, they are just at the same level of annoyance than Lohan. This new movie needs to be over soon but then again I don’t think the buzz over their relationship would be over anytime soon….

  16. Chickie Baby says:

    I’d like to see exactly where, in Savannah Guthrie’s contract, it states that she “must ask annoying questions about celebrities’ personal relationships while celebrity is on a press junket for a movie.” Sure is interesting how nobody ever asks Meryl or Denzel about their private lives. Married or single…doesn’t matter. Stay away from it.

    I like Rob in an interview. He deals with the stupid stuff far better than Kristen, but I would rather hear about his work and not his relationship status. There’s enough of that in the tabloids. But he comes armed with deft answers to whatever gets thrown at him.

    • Scarlett says:

      It IS in her contract to ask her interview subjects questions that the audience cares about. Pattinson’s career is almost as ridiculous as Kim Kardashian’s. It would be like having Lindsay Lohan on and not asking her about being a drug addicted fuck up.

    • Source says:

      That’s because Denzel and Meryl actually do keep their private stuff private.

      But you can’t ignore the elephant in the room. As a journalist, you wouldn’t be doing your job if there’s been a whole circus surrounding something involving the actor/actress and you don’t ask.

      It’s exactly like if they had Lohan in the interview chair, and they just ignored everything that’s been going on with her, and said, “So, what was it like playing an icon?” The other stuff is what people want to know. Their relationship wouldn’t be in the rags every single day if people weren’t interested.

      And I’m sure if Denzel or Meryl were involved in a cheating scandal, they’d be asked about it. And if they were asked about it, they’d handle it with class and style, because they’re total professionals.

      When you’ve been “in the business” since you were a kid, you learn how to answer this stuff, plain and simple. And this isn’t their first time at the rodeo. It’s not like these questions are new to them. Yet K keeps up with the “it’s none of your effing business” (just said in nicer words now).

      That people here have come up with acceptable, shut-down answers, means they should have by now, too.

      • geekychick says:

        I don’t think it’s fair to put Streep in the same sentence as all of these young actors:Efron, Sparkles,Stewart, Hudgens, Stone, Garfield…etc etc. They have miles to go before they can be even mentioned together.
        But I had to jump in: Denzel is a womanizer through and through and has been cheating on his wife for years, rumors say.

    • Kim says:

      Denzel was asked about his marriage and kids in every interview. I’ve seen for Flight

      • ernie says:

        Exactly. All of them get asked about their kids, spouses, pregnancies, you name it. And they all answer. You can tell when some are not into giving too many details, but it’s always handled classy without trying to shame the host and the audience accepts it. But these two think they are smarter than everybody else.

  17. jess says:

    I think they are screwed either way. They say they are together and then people are going to want more details. If they keep doing what they are doing now, then people are going to keep asking them if they are together. Im my opinion, I think they are doing the “are they arent they” game so maybe people will eventually get bored and stop asking. Anyway, I think its pretty obvious they are back together.

    • megsie says:

      The “are they aren’t they” game didn’t succesfully deflect public curiosity the last time Rob and Kristen played it.

      Awkward or sweet, they’re both tapdancing unnecessarily when a simple smile and “we’re fine, thank you” would do the trick.

    • Ann says:

      They are screwed either way. If they say they are together, people will say its for PR. If they don’t say, people say they are playing a game.

      They haven’t mangaged this reunion well either way. If they are really together, they’d have been much smarter keeping it on the DL until promo was over. Spread the word that they are talking things through, on friendly terms and able to do promo together, but mum on relationship status.

      And if it is just PR, it really hasn’t been positive for them. Outside of fans (who would have seen the movie anyway), it gains them nothing. Just the ridicule they have been getting in most corners for being a PR relationship. I think they’d have had more attention on the franchise by keeping the status quiet, and having everyone watch the promo period to try to figure out what was up with them .

      • Scarlett says:

        Because they’re famewhores. If they hadn’t staged some phoney, highly publicized reunion RIGHT before the movie they wouldn’t get half as much attention as they are now. The game of “don’t look at me, please look at me” is so tired.

        What would be the point of reuniting quietly 5 months down the line? That doesn’t get you magazine covers.

    • T.C. says:

      @Jess: no. You play the “are they or aren’t they” game to keep people interested. People get bored when there is no mystery. They are going out of their way to create mystery and to continue making headlines. They know this game by now, have been playing it for years.

  18. Amory says:

    I want to like this guy, but the more I hear his interviews, the more that I think he’s just not that bright, and there is nothing attractive about stupid.

    • Diana says:

      If you want to hear/ watch/ read smart interviews do so within contexts that are smart. He actualy is very interesting, smart and quick-witted when the interviewer works good questions. Not this crap like the Today Show or Live With Kelly or whatever the hell is called.

  19. Julia says:

    I just don’t understand why is it ok for them to praise each other on magazine interviews but can’t do this otherwise.
    The girl said that her boyfriend is english, likes to lick her armpit but can’t answer if they’re dating or not?

  20. Fyofeelings says:

    They damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Lose lose situation.

  21. Fyofeelings says:

    They damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

  22. Fyofeelings says:

    They can’t win either way!

  23. thepastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Photoshoot is his worst ever, hands down. not attractive, not cute, not even interesting, just cringe-worthy.

    His relationship with Kristen is the most eye-roll-worthy thing in the world right now, I honestly believe that even if it was a genuine relationship in the beginning, it’s not any more, it’s purely for publicity and to keep them relevant in Hollywood. Really disappointed that he took her back this quickly, if it IS a real relationship and they did have this epic love (whatever), then her betrayal should have really hurt, and he should have taken longer to take her back. I don’t like him as much as I used to. Kinda liked Kristen before the whole cheating thing, can’t stand her now. They’re just disappointing.

  24. Freya Magritt says:

    I believe, the’ll somehow survive this ugly promo, and then they’ll try to distance themselves from each other as much as possible. As soon as Twilight is over they will be persistent not to be associated with anything Twilight-ish.

  25. Reece says:

    This is the photo shoot of never-ending awesomeness!

  26. Atticus says:

    Okay, let me get this straight. He’s a famewhore because he does not want to answer questions about his personal life? And she’s the one who made the public apology but he’s the a-hole for not answering for it now?

    Got it.

    I don’t get the criticism levied at him at all. He seems to have conducted himself very maturely, graciously and consistently throughout this whole thing.

    • Amory says:

      I think the idea is that he is a famewhore because he participates in the game of playing coy about the relationship, and because very few folks think that there is anything genuine about his “relationship” with K.

      I just think he’s none too smart.

      • hmmm says:

        In addition, his response seemed passive-aggressive. I’m betting that’s his MO, wrapped up in pretty charm.

      • Atticus says:

        Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t though. He doesn’t bare his soul, he’s a famewhore because he’s baiting people by playing coy. He spills his guts, he’s a famewhore for sharing too much information and is courting the public.

        He’s never spoken openly of his personal life, why would he or why should be expected to now? Because his girlfriend cheated on him in a most humiliating way, he now owes the public answers on why it all happened and what their future is?

    • Diana says:

      I’m right there with ya Atticus.

  27. Barrett says:

    I watched his interview on the Today show. It was really painful to watch. He comes across nice, odd, and the whole thing was awkward for Savanah & him. They should just stop doing press.

  28. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I can’t … omg … I can’t even focus on his interview. I am dying of laughter at these images. I can’t believe someone wasn’t trying to make Pattinson look like a tool … I mean … how does one even shoot these pictures without that being the exact purpose?

    • Bear says:

      RPutz: “I don’t understand how people could think I might be gay.”

      • A says:

        Is that a joke about the mad max zoolander photos (as Lainey calls them) or did he really say that? Because if he said that, that’s kind of telling in my opinion.

    • Short Hair Queen says:

      It was rumored that he hooked up with Caitlin Cronenberg (the directors daughter, who also was the photographer if THIS photoshoot) when he was shooting Cosmopolis. Apparently, he had an affair with her and made a lot of promises to her he didn’t keep according to hearsay. I wouldn’t be surprised if this atrocious photoshoot was her way of getting back at him. He looks downright miserable in some of the photos.

  29. Mel says:

    Done with both of them. God it’s so old.

  30. Jan says:

    You are saying it is juvinile because Rob wont talk about his personal life? The word personal…meaning private. Why is it so important that people have to know?

  31. ernie says:

    God, this infantile interview act of his. I can’t believe people are still buying this clueless I-have-no-idea-what’s-going-on routine he’s been playing forever. So juvenile and annoying.

    These two, they are the same. He gets away with lots more than her because of this clueless act, but he’s more cunning than this. He figured this seems to be working and is walking around discussing the most ridiculous shit knowing most of his female fans are buying it.

    Their relationship IS the movie promo. So give me a break, you two delicate thespians.

  32. Janet says:

    Even though I lost all respect for him, I can’t help liking him. He seems like a genuinely nice guy. If he’d only grow a pair.

  33. geekychick says:

    Oh my God!!! The photos!!!!It’s hilarious! I think I’m gona call him Mad Max Zoolander (courtesy of Lainey) from now on! Buahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    (I’m sorry, but that’s just too funny. As of his interview, this time I found Stewart was better, she at least said something.)

  34. My Darling Pinkett says:

    Those photos, LOL.

  35. Jocelyn says:

    That is one of the worst photoshoots I have ever seen. He looks ridiculous.

    Why are they still hiding it. What is the point. I can’t wait until the Twilight crap is over with. Maybe both of them will finally grow up. Rob isn’t that young. Time to grow a pair and act more like a man. I have no hope for Kristen. I hope she gets what she wants the most, no one ever paying attention to her again.

  36. Emma says:

    He doesn’t want to talk about it because he doesn’t want to lie. This relationship is fake as hell now.

  37. lena80 says:

    This is one of the weirdest photo shoots ever..it’s like some low budget Zorro crap.

  38. Biffco says:

    Dear anonymous site owner,

    I find it odd and just a little laughable that you’re calling Rob’s decision not to affirm his relationship with Kristen on live TV – “juvenile.”

    He and Kristen are obviously caught between a rock and a hard place. Once they declare anything the floodgates will open, even more than they have already.

    Who the hell would willingly invite that in?

    Let them be.

    • Amory says:

      I disagree. If they confirmed it, I think folks would lose interest.

    • Source says:

      To be fair, she didn’t call his decision not to affirm their relationship “juvenile.” She said the game-playing is juvenile.

      A bunch of people have come up with answers that are only a few words but don’t involve being coy or flippant.

      As megsie said,

      “Awkward or sweet, they’re both tapdancing unnecessarily when a simple smile and “we’re fine, thank you” would do the trick.”

      By answering like this, and being flippant, they invite more controversy.

      If they confirmed it, at first there would be the whole “THEY CONFIRMED IT” headlines, but then what? What more floodgates would be opened? They’re already being followed 24/7.

      If they confirm it, the coverage won’t be worse. So, now they’ll get the “How are you guys doing?” question, to which they’ll reply…”We’re fine, thank you.”

      I mean, they never confirmed it before, yet when she “cheated” on him, every news outlet covered it and said she cheated on him…BEFORE her statement. They covered the “breakup” as if they confirmed they were a couple. I don’t see much changing.

      • Biffco says:

        @Source.

        With respect, this is semantics. The writer was clearly saying that by not confirming their status Rob and Kristen are game-playing – ergo not game-playing would mean giving Guthrie an answer.

        My point is this: It wouldn’t stop the questions, the chipping. And I should imagine both Rob and Kristen have just had enough.

        If this pair are attempting to try again and want/need to hold on to a little bit of privacy by not making a declaration — then my God – can’t people let them?

        I know this is a gossip site and it doesn’t matter etc etc, but this constant barrage of mealy mouthed writing about two human beings is awful.

      • kay says:

        Didn’t Kristen say that they were going to be fine at the Toronto Film Festival (when she was asked how they were going to do promo). Why should she continue to answer these questions? They want people to focus on their movie not on their personal lives. Once you answer these questions about your personal life that all the media will focus on, not the movie.

  39. ealter says:

    At least he won’t outright lie about his “relationship”, but he can’t buck the studio either. They’ll come clean after the PR for the new movie is done. Who cares anyway, as long as the movie is good.

  40. Gabby says:

    I’ve really started to notice his knack for self- deprecating humor. It’s becoming kind of annoying and making him seem like he has no self esteem or sees himself as a joke.

  41. MrsBPitt says:

    This guy is NOT GOOD LOOKING!!! He looks like someone smashed his face in with a frying pan!!!

  42. ramona says:

    These photos are absolutely priceless.