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More details from Rob's speech and appearence
From The Hollywood Reporter
Twilight star Robertson Pattinson was dateless with no Kristen Stewart (as had been previously wildly rumored) at his side at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. He didn’t walk the carpet but did pose briefly for photos inside the event with Elle Fanning and Jaime King, both clad in major event sponsor Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa’s sleek and sophisticated designs.
Pattinson actually seemed pretty nervous about presenting an award to his Bel Ami costar Uma Thurman at the annual awards -- also sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, David Yurman and Lexus -- held at the Four Seasons on Monday. In fact, Pattinson was seen sucking away on his now ubiquitious electronic cigarette before and after he took the stage. Its hard to hide that bright blue light, even when you're holding it under the table. And while there is no smoke from the e-cigarette, there are unmistakeable white puffs coming out of the e-smoker's nose and mouth.
Pattinson has been previously spotted puffing on the smokeless stop-smoking gadget at the New York premiere of David Lynch's film, Cosmopolis, and at the Los Angeles premiere of Natalie Portman's choreographer husband Benjamin Millipied’s new ballet, Moving Parts, on Sept. 23.
According to branding matchmaker, Michael Heller, he’s the one who first gave the Twilight star -- and his girlfriend -- the faux ciggie hook-up. "I personally gave Robert Pattinson those electronic cigarettes at the wedding of my friend," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "It was before he and Kristen Stewart broke up. I gave it to both of them."
Pattinson finally took the stage to present his onscreen Bel Ami wife with her Elle award. But first he sang her praises for her choice of challenging and disparate roles in films such as Dangerous Liasons, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and for her Golden Globe-winning role in Hysterical Blindness.
Then he got personal.
“I first met Uma on a movie called Bel Ami and it ws a pretty crazy experience. She played my wife, a character meant to be more intelligent, talented, witty and better in bed than me, obviously a role very difficult to cast." Irony Alert.
“She has a presence that is almost overwhelming,” Pattinson continued. “People momentarily forget who they are when they are in her orbit. And crew members who haven’t smoked in years suddenly start chain smoking because she provides bowls of tens of thousands of cigarettes for no reason.”
But Pattinson has -- in a way -- returned the favor. Earlier in the evening, he offered Thurman, who sat next to him at the dinner table with their respective agents, a puff off his electronic cigarette. And the new mum happily took one puff, and one puff only.
R. Pattz was out tonight at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills to present an award to his Bel Ami costar Uma Thurman.
"I'm learning how to read tonight," an actually nervous-looking Pattinson said when he reached the stage. "I find this terrifying."
He laughed, saying that it was "so annoying" to follow other presenters and honorees "who were so funny...[and]so smart."
The Twilight star was dressed in a gray suit, white shirt and tie, his five-o'clock shadow creeping toward six and his hair messy but cool.
Pattinson said working with Thurman was a "pretty crazy experience," describing her Bel Ami role as his wife as "someone more intelligent, more charming, wittier and better in bed than me."
"Which," he added with a smile, "was obviously very difficult to cast."
The codirectors "s--t their pants" when Thurman first walked on set, "and I did a little bit, as well," he cracked.
"Rob, you're a real gentleman on and off the screen," Thurman gushed back.
Pattinson's appearance was not publicized beforehand. Instead, he skipped the red carpet and entered the event through a side entrance at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills.
@marcmalkin There's Rob Pattinson...sitting next to Uma Thurman and talking to Elle Fanning @elle
@ELLEmagazine "Why did everyone have to be so funny in their speeches?" --Robert Pattinson presenting to Uma Thurman #ellewih
@ELLEmagazine "Sorry, just keep applausing all the time." --Robert Pattinson #ellewih
@ELLEmagazine "Oh god never make me do a speech again, Jesus." --Robert
@hollywhidden "Robert you are a real gentleman on and off the screen" - Uma Thurman to Rob Pattinson #ElleWIH
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