Turns out the pale star, who has a habit of making girls swoon as vampire Edward Cullen, may have a genealogical leg up. Ancestry.com reports the Twilight star is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, a three-time ruler of Wallachia (now a region of Romania), who is thought to be the inspiration for Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel.
‘Tis the season for graduations and weddings — and gardens. Botanical Paperworks has created a line of greeting cards containing seeds, so now you can spread the love, congrats, and wildflowers like Snap Dragons and Bird’s Eyes. www.botanicalpaperworks.com
Stones in Exile
Taxed out and drugged out, the Rolling Stones escaped to France in 1971 and recorded what many consider to be their best album ever. Following closely on the heels of the Exile On Main Street reissue, this documentary gets the juice behind the songs — and the lifestyle — of the world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll band at their peak.
HMV is hopping to get customers into their stores with its new Pure customer rewards program. Members can collect and redeem points for exclusive rewards: Like authographed merchandise, backstage passes and tickets to sold-out concerts. www.Purehmv.ca
Hot Tub Time Machine
Take a dip into the past with this film about a group of friends who travel back to the ‘80s. The movie is being released this Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray.
Jersey Shore’s Mike (The Situation) Sorrentino will soon be showing off more than just his abs: his new clothing line, according to The Associated Press. Sorrentino has teamed up with Miami-based Dilligaf by Bohica Bill to launch a couture line. Dilligaf Couture by the Sitch will debut in July.
Are you a fan of the show Wipeout? Or maybe just like running through crazy obstacle courses? Canadian daredevils have until Canada Day to apply for a chance to appear on the Canuck version of the hit TV phenom. www.wipeoutcanada.com
Metro’s 7th Heaven: June 25 - 27