Inadvertently referencing her own scandal, Krsten Stewart told Twihards in Tokyo Thursday that she understands "the whole love triangle thing" that is central to the "Twilight" story.

Speaking at a fan event promoting "Breaking Dawn Part Two," Us Weekly reports that Stewart undoubtedly reminded people of her affair with Brit filmmaker Rupert Sanders, and her subsequent falling out with boyfriend Robert Pattinson when she discussed her movie character's complicated relationship with vampire Edward (Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

"As a woman, I think it's really important not to discredit feelings," she said of Bella being caught between two men. "There weren't too many difficulties with the whole love triangle thing. I mean, she needs Jacob in her life."

She continued: "If you can get past conventions and what everyone else is thinking, then you can have what you want. (Bella, Edward and Jacob) get to a point where they get to have everything and that's nice."

Easy for her to say, the trollop!

We wish we could say that people gasped and fainted and threatened to storm whatever it is in Japan that people threaten to storm when they are shocked and mortified, but it apparently all went down without a murmur.

Stewart and Pattison have since reconciled. They have been on separate press tours to publicize the film this week, with Stewart in Japan and Pattinson in Australia.


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TASTELESS VIDEO PROMPTS SCUZZWAD WHO MADE IT TO THREATEN WEBSITE THAT POSTED IT: A friend of Justin Timberlake's is threatening legal action against Gawker after the website posted a clip of a controversial and apparently tasteless video he made for the singer/actor's wedding to Jessica Biel.

An attorney for Justin Huchel, a longtime friend of Timberlake, says a lawsuit will be filed if Gawker doesn't take down and destroy the clip. According to reports, the clip -- screened during the wedding -- jokingly offers "Greetings from your Hollywood friends who just couldn't make it," then shows several homeless people sending the couple congratulatory messages. Reports say Huchel had people interview actual homeless people for the bit, some of whom were reportedly paid $40 a pop for the efforts. Says the Washington Post, "In short, it's pretty awful." Michael J. Saltz, an attorney for Huchel, said in a letter to Gawker the video was made without Timberlake's knowledge and stolen from Huchel.

"Specifically, Mr. Huchel made a video to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake's knowledge," Saltz writes, adding that if Gawker does not destroy all copies of the video, Huchel and his attorney will seek "all legal remedies at our disposal."

TAYLOR SWIFT, CONOR KENNEDY BREAK UP: That was quick.

Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy, whose fling has been breathlessly written about, photographed and analyzed for the past few months, have broken up, Us Weekly reported Thursday.

"They quietly parted ways a while ago," a close friend of Swift's told the magazine. "It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine."

"A while ago?" Swift, 22, and Kennedy, 18, barley dated three months. We're no experts in advanced calculus or anything, but we do know that there aren't a whole lot of "while agos" you can squeeze into three months.

Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, and Swift, whose latest album "Red" has already sold 4 million copies, were first spotted together in July. Their romance prompted it share of odd rumors, including that Swift was obsessed with the Kennedy family and freaking out various members of the clan, and that she had taken to "kidnapping" young Conor and flying him here and there when she wanted his company.

Swift reportedly is still keen on buying a house adjoining the Kennedys' Hyannis Port family compound. TMZ reported Thursday that Swift's deal to buy the $4.5 million house is still in the works and due to close in two or three weeks.

'CLOUD ATLAS' ANGERS ASIAN-AMERICAN GROUP: "Cloud Atlas," the ambitious new film directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer that spans several centuries and finds actors playing characters of more than one race, age and gender, has come under fire by the Media Action Network for Asian-Americans (MANAA).

"Cloud Atlas missed a great opportunity," said MANAA founding president Guy Aoki in a statement to Asian Week referring to a storyline in South Korea in the year 2144. "The Korea story's protagonist is an Asian man -- an action hero who defies the odds and holds off armies of attackers. ... It would have been a great, stereotype-busting role for an Asian American actor to play, as Asian-American men aren't allowed to be dynamic or heroic very often. But instead, they cast Jim Sturgess in yellowface."

"Every major male character in the Korea story is played by non-Asian actors in really bad yellowface makeup," Aoki added. "When you first see Hugo Weaving as a Korean executioner, there's this big close-up of him in this totally unconvincing Asian makeup. The Asian-Americans at the pre-screening burst out laughing because he looked terrible -- like a Vulcan on Star Trek.

Aoki isn't alone in his criticism. In a post on the website Jezebel, Laura Beck called the decision "ugly, lazy, and inexcusable."

The Wachowksis say they understand the criticism, but hope people will see the film first to better understand the significance of the decision.

"That's good that people are casting a critical eye," Andy Wachowski told the Huffington Post. "But our intention is the antithesis of that idea. The intention is to talk about things that are beyond race. The character of this film is humanity, so if you look at our past work and consider what our intention might be, we ask that those people give us a chance and at least see the movie before they start casting judgment."

The film opens Oct. 26.

OCT. 26 IN HISTORY

Friday, Oct. 26, is the 300th day of 2012. There are 66 days left in the year.

1774: The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

1825: The Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1861: The legendary Pony Express officially ceased operations, giving way to the transcontinental telegraph. (The last run of the Pony Express was completed the following month.)

1881: The "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz.

1902: Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton died in New York at age 86.

1921: The Chicago Theatre, billed as "the Wonder Theatre of the World," first opened.

1942: Japanese planes badly damaged the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during World War II. (The Hornet sank early the next morning; the battle itself ended in a tactical victory for Japan, but ultimately a strategic win for the Allies.)

1949: President Harry S. Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.

1958: Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris in 8 hours and 41 minutes.

1962: The thriller "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?," starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, had its premiere in New York.

1972: Ntional Security Adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam. Aviation innovator Igor Sikorsky died in Easton, Conn., at age 83.

1979: South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death during a dinner party along with his chief bodyguard by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Jae-kyu, who was later executed.

1982: The medical drama "St. Elsewhere" premiered on NBC.

2002: The hostage siege by Chechen rebels at a Moscow theater ended with 129 of the 800-plus captives dead, most from a knockout gas used by Russian special forces who stormed the theater; 41 rebels also died. Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters circled the White House after Jesse Jackson and other speakers denounced the Bush administration's Iraq policies. The Anaheim Angels defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in Game 6 of the World Series, forcing a seventh and final showdown.

2007: A federal jury in Kansas City, Mo., decided that Lisa Montgomery, convicted of killing expectant mother Bobbie Jo Stinnett (STIHN'-net) and cutting the baby from her womb, should receive the death penalty. The Georgia Supreme Court freed Genarlow Wilson, saying his 10-year sentence for consensual oral sex with another teenager, a 15-year-old girl, was cruel and unusual punishment. Friedman Paul Erhardt, television's "Chef Tell," died in Upper Black Eddy, Pa., at age 63.

2011: President Barack Obama recalled his struggles with student loan debt as he unveiled a plan at the University of Colorado Denver that could give millions of young people some relief on their payments. In a verdict that disappointed pro-democracy activists, two Egyptian policemen who beat a man to death were convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and given a relatively light sentence in a case that helped spark Egypt's uprising.

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Actress Shelley Morrison (76), actor Bob Hoskins (70), author Pat Conroy (67), actress Jaclyn Smith (67), TV host Pat Sajak (66), U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (65), singer Maggie Roche of the Roches (61), musician Bootsy Collins (61), actor James Pickens Jr. (60), rock musician Keith Strickland of the B-52's (59), actor D.W. Moffett (58), actress Rita Wilson (56), the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales (53), actor Dylan McDermott (51), actor Cary Elwes (50), singer Natalie Merchant (49), country singer Keith Urban (45), actor Tom Cavanagh (44), actress Rosemarie DeWitt (41), actor Anthony Rapp (41), writer-producer Seth MacFarlane (39), actress Lennon Parham (37), actor Hal Ozsan (36), actor Jon Heder (35), singer Mark Barry of BBMak (34), Olympic silver medal figure skater Sasha Cohen (28).