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14 April 2010 @ 06:45 pm
Kristen Stewart is just like Britney Spears.

OK, we kid.

But, like the pop princess did last weekend, Ms. Twilight is headed for the scorchin' California desert in a few days…

I hear Stewart and her New Moon/Runaways costar Dakota Fanning are planning a trip to the Coachella Music Festival. Their itinerary apparently includes a stop at the Lacoste pool party on Saturday at a private estate in Indio, Calif. DJs Chris Holmes and Ana Calderon will be spinning the tunes.

Other celebs expected include Stewart's Into the Wild costar Emile Hirsch, Rachel Bilson and Lake Bell.

We doubt this will happen, but we're hoping Stewart and Fanning plan to show off some of their vocal chops in a private on-site recording studio as part of The Voice Project, a group dedicated to promoting peace and empowering women in war-torn Uganda.

FYI to Kristen: Leave the black hoodie at home, but bring plenty of sunblock. It's expected to hit a high out there of 89 degrees Saturday.

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11 April 2010 @ 12:26 pm
Emile Hirsch has signed on to star in the supernatural film "The Darkest Hour" for New Regency and Summit Entertainment.
Described as thriller in the vein of "28 Days Later," the $40 million pic revolves around a group of kids struggling to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.

Chris Gorak ("Right at Your Door") will helm the pic, which begins lensing in Moscow in June.

Timur Bekmambetov is producing alongside Tom Jacobson.

Summit will distribute domestic and New Regency and Fox International has foreign. Les Bohem and Jon Spaihts penned the screenplay.

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TreeHugger: Did Emile Hirsch give you any good Into the Wild quotes at perfect moments as you're scaling this thing?

Kenna: You know, Emile was the last person to be able to come into the climb. He went in Justin's stead. But he was the most avid. He was the first person to go and get his own gear. He was at REI checking out the proper stuff to have on top of what we had from First Ascent. He really went above and beyond to figure it out.

He was reading Into the Air. He was "the guy" on the climb. He was like, "Into the Wild my ass." He was seriously going above and beyond to be prepared. And I think he really didn't have as much to say about it, he just seemed to be a little more focused than all of us. And he actually is one that had some significant issues on the mountain, which will be in the documentary on March 14th on MTV. (That was my plug, by the way).

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Their on-air interview covered World Water Day and mountain climbing, but during the Overtime segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, actor Emile Hirsch took the opportunity to make an impassioned pitch for conflict minerals advocacy. Hirsch, who traveled to eastern Congo in 2008 with Oxfam, has been closely involved in Enough’s RAISE Hope for Congo campaign.



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21 March 2010 @ 05:03 pm
Kilimanjaro, By a Hair
By Emile Hirsch
Posted: March 19, 2010 08:48 AM



It was a sleepless night, and I found myself rolling around in my sheets, as restless as I'd been in a long time, experiencing that uniquely displeasing kind of anxiety that you actually feel in your heart as the pressure builds. Could I really be considering this? Hell yeah, I could, and was--my turbulent bed thoughts were being disrupted by a 19,340 foot behemoth that was pulling me to it like an inescapable black hole. Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealander who first reached Mount Everest's peak with Tenzing Norgay in 1953, once responded tersely to a question posed to him by a reporter as to why he climbed mountains. "Because its there" Sir Edmund said.

Luckily I find myself having more of a reason to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania January 7th, 2010. My friend Kenna, a talented singer and musician, has spent the last year and a half organizing a benefit climb called Summit On The Summit, the ultimate goal of which is to bring awareness and relief to the world's clean water crisis. Kenna has assembled a group of musicians, actors, and even a couple of water experts, as well as a documentary crew from Radical Media, to all climb Kilimanjaro and shoot a documentary while doing so. The goal of which is to create a hybrid of an educational class on the clean water crisis, and an odyssey to the roof of Africa--Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing (not surrounded by other mountains) mountain in the world.

Upon agreeing to do the climb, and jumping through the necessary hoops of paperwork, immunizations, and assembling my gear, the sole focus of my universe and existence becomes training. Being the last one to join the team of 45 people to go for the summit (including our film crew) I have to do in three weeks what everyone has been (hopefully) hard at work at doing for the last eight months: getting buns you could crack a walnut on. My physician, Robert Huizenga, is the guy who quickly dashes any hopes I have of coasting on my natural physical abilities. Judging by the look in his eyes though, he's thinking 'what natural abilities?' So I'm going to have to go hard, with at least 90 minutes a day of hiking, treadmill, or stairs--and all with at least 15lbs of weight on my back. Driven partly by fear and madcap dreams of summit glory, I hit the Gold's Gym across the street from where I live like I haven't ever done. Through sore calves taffy pulled hamstrings, twitchy tendons, and steep waves of nausea, I slowly yet inexorably begin to feel my muscles gain in strength and size, and my favorite part--get to eat whatever I want three meals a day now, rapidly gaining eight pounds.

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Emile Hirsch and co-star Lupe Fiasco attend the premiere screening of their new documentary, Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro at NYC’s Tribeca Grand Hotel on Wednesday (March 10) in New York City.

At the event hosted by Kenna & Momentum Worldwide, Emile shared about the little snafu he had climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

“I had an ingrown hair in (whispers) my groin, so I couldn’t walk!” the 24-year-old actor exclusively told JustJared.com. “I don’t like to talk about it because it got infected, there was pus and it was nasty. There was a 90% chance they would have had to medevac me out of there but thankfully my condition improved and I finished the climb.”

Emile’s condition is briefly mentioned in Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro, which raises awareness about the clean-water crisis. It airs this Sunday (March 14) at 9PM ET on MTV. Tune in because Lupe is hilarious in it!!!

Source: Just Jared

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We must, however, give props to the gang who climbed an actual mountain in January to raise awareness for clean water in the developing world: actor Emile Hirsch, rapper Lupe Fiasco, singer Santigold, hip-hop artist Kenna. And not just any mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro.

"I had this vague idea it was just a hill," Hirsch said. "Then I learned it was 19,340 feet." The "Into the Wild" actor (pinstripe suit, no tie, about as tall as you expect) and fellow climbers met Tuesday with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a longtime champion of clean water for the poor. "Water isn't the sexiest issue," Hirsch told Blumenauer, reports our colleague Marissa Newhall. But star power always adds sizzle: The climb was filmed for an MTV documentary airing Sunday.



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Emile Hirsch is best known for playing the foolhardy, adventure-seeking Christopher McCandless in the Sean Penn-directed film Into the Wild. This fact was not lost on Hirsch as he ascended Mount Kilimanjaro in January, realizing his outdoorsy cred could take a serious beating if he failed to reach the mountain's summit. Especially if Jessica Biel, Isabel Lucas, and Lupe Fiasco, who joined him on the climb, beat him to the top.

Hirsch and company climbed the 19,341-foot Tanzanian peak as part of Summit on the Summit, an effort spearheaded by Grammy-nominated recording artist Kenna to raise awareness about the billion people who don't have access to clean drinking water. A documentary following the climb airs on MTV this Sunday.

In the course of our conversation, we also discussed why he's not exactly king of the mountain in Hollywood right now, and the specific ways in which Mount Kilimanjaro is like a freshly groomed pubic area.

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14 March 2010 @ 01:01 pm
Three pics of Emile at the premiere of "Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro" in New York City on March 10, 2010



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Summit On The Summit: Kilimanjaro documentary airs tonight on MTV 9 pm EST.