CELEB: Look What Happened To Dakota Fanning


RIGHT TV: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning make-out in ‘The Runaways’ and is it ever sexy! Kristen and Dakota got hot and heavy while filming a scene for the much anticipated new movie. The two girls became pretty close friends on set and really close during a scene that the director is saying will be “explosive.” While the movie is not exactly a biopic, it is more a rendering of Joan Jett and Cherie Curry’s characters. “It’s about 15-year-old rock stars, the rise and fall of kids,” producer John Linson said. “We’re trying hard not to let that get taken away.” While Dakota is usually known for taking on lighter roles she has been asked if this is her break out role from child actress to a more adult role with a more seious topic. Dakota has answered, “I want to continue to act for my whole life,” she said. “Eventually, everyone will have to let me grow up, somehow, some way. I’m just trying to let that happen as naturally as I can.” And by natural she must mean a really steamy make out session with co-star Kristen Stewart. That’s one way to break the child actress mold. As for the kiss with costar Kristen Stewart, who plays rocker Joan Jett, Dakota reveals: “It’s passionate — they were just as close as two could get.” MORE

WIKIPEDIA:  The Runaways were signed to Mercury Records in 1976 and their debut album, The Runaways, was released shortly after. The band toured the U.S. and played numerous sold out shows. They headlined shows with opening acts such as Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Ramones, and Van Halen. The documentary Edgeplay revealed that each girl patterned herself after her idols: Currie patterned her look after David Bowie, Jett after Suzi Quatro and Keith Richards, Ford as a cross between Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and Jeff Beck, West after Queen cream-therunaways.jpgdrummer Roger Taylor, and Fox after Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons [2].

Their second album, Queens of Noise was released in 1977 and the band began a world tour. The Runaways quickly became lumped in with the growing punk rock movement. The band (already fixtures on the West Coast punk scene) formed alliances with East Coast punk bands such as Blondie, The Ramones and The Dead Boys (via New York City’s CBGB‘s) as well as the British punk scene by hanging out with the likes of The Damned, Generation X and The Sex Pistols.

In the summer of 1977 the group arrived in Japan for a string of sold out shows. The Runaways were the number 4 imported music act in Japan at the time, behind only Led Zeppelin, ABBA, and Kiss in terms of album sales and popularity. The girls were unprepared for the onslaught of fans that greeted them at the airport. The mass hysteria was later described by guitarist Jett as being “like Beatlemania[3]. While in Japan, The Runaways had their own TV special, did numerous television appearances and released a live album that went gold. MORE

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