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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart No Holiday Reunion in London

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart together in one of the last professional appearances for the premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 in Nov. 2012. (Photo: Getty)

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart together in one of the last professional appearances for the premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 in Nov. 2012. (Photo: Getty)

Robert Pattinson is in London to spend the holidays with his family, but there is no evidence that Kristen Stewart will be joining him, despite a slew of tabloid mis-reporting that began with one of the worst tabloid offenders HollywoodLife.

A reunion is the fondest hope of “Twilight” fans for the couple who came to epitomize eternal love and devotion on the big-screen.

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But there is no real evidence that it’s happening. Basically there have been a lot of speculative tabloid reports most of which begin with the less than reliable gossip site. Why? Because it stirs emotions and causes people to click on their stories. But it also leads to frustration and false hope.

The problem is other web sites rush to copy the story for much the same reason, creating a daisy chain of false reports that all serve the same purpose, link bait to draw in fans.

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Even publications like London’s Daily Mail, which should have known better, reported the story, citing a second-hand report base on the HollywoodLife story.

In the latest report, HollywoodLife ran a blurry photo of Kristen boarding a “private” plane and speculated that she was flying to see Rob in London. It wasn’t hard to figure out that the plane Kristen was boarding does not have the range to fly to London. But why ruin a good fake story.

Besides not even Kanye West or P. Diddy take long-haul trips by private plane anymore, unless some corporation is footing the bill. The reason is simple, the cost is enormous.

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A round-trip flight from Los Angeles to London on a leased Gulfstream G450, which has the range to go trans-continental, would cost around $180,000, according to PrivateFly, a web site that books private planes. Flight time: 11 hours.

The same roundtrip on a commerical airliner would cost between $876 and $3700 depending on lead time.

The fact that Rob called Kristen and invited her to London is another HollywoodLife myth based on no evidence, except anonymous “sources.” No one close to either star would divulge that information to a gossip site.

E!Online earlier debunked another HollywoodLife story line that Rob and Kristen spent Thanksgiving together. Nope, nada, never happened. Also no call from Rob congratulating her on her film getting into the Sundance Film Festival.

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Oh… wait. HollywoodLife shoots down its own story after running it for days. Just check out the very last paragraph in the story, although most people don’t typically read that far.

It turns out there really wasn’t an invitation. The web site tries to save face by saying the invitation was “delayed.” WTF?

Twilight fans were expecting a Christmas present, instead HollywoodLife delivered a stocking full of coal.


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