3rd November: As the promotional tour for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II continues, one interviewer took the chance to quiz Robert Pattinson on the Dior fragrance rumours. 'I don't know yet,' was Rob's response. 'I guess an announcement will be made if it is or not.' That's not a no, people.
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UPDATE We've just heard from a reliable source that Robert is shooting the Dior campaign in London any day now (eyes peeled, ladies!). We also know it’s set to be a Moulin Rouge-style shoot in black and white. Appaz, Rob had no less than three offers on the table but chose Dior because it’s ‘classic and timeless’. Stay tuned as we bring you more details as they arrive...
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Be still our beating hearts. As if Brad Pitt striking a pose for Chanel No.5 wasn't enough to get us girls all giddy, today brings news that another hunky Hollywood star has bagged himself a beauty deal.
Step forward one Robert Pattinson. E! News is reporting that the Twilight star has signed a mega-deal with Christian Dior for their line of men's fragrances. The deal is estimated to be worth a whooping $12 million over a three year period - ooh la la - and R-Pattz will apparently star in not one but a SERIES of ad campaigns for the French fashion house.
Admittedly, Rob isn't renowned for his beauty prowess - he's more of a scruffy beard than man-tan kinda guy - but with that gloriously becoiffed mane and weak-at-the-knees pout, the images are bound to be sizzling. And, of course, there are a gazzilion women out there who'll be desperate to get their hands on his scent so they can transform their men into becoiffed dreamcakes too. The actor's camp hasn't confirmed the news, but E! News does have a source who says: 'Rob likes the brand'. What more do you need?
Also: Grazia Daily is slightly surprised considering Rob has a well-known relationship with Gucci. Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, dressed the actor for his recent film Cosmopolis, he's confessed to ringing her when he's in need of a dapper suit and just this weekend, he was spotted partying with the likes of Cameron Diaz and Salma Hayek at a swanky Gucci event so the Italian brand would've been our first bet.
But don't get us wrong, we wouldn't refuse Dior either, Gucci suit or no Gucci suit. And after we saw Mr Pattz schmoozing with Natalie Portman - the face of Miss Dior fragrance - in September, there's no doubt he'll make the perfect addition to the Dior family. What's more, Rob will follow seamlessly in the footsteps of fellow Brit hunk Jude Law - and with Brad Pitt joining the beauty bandwagon, he's certainly in good company.
No official word from Dior (yet), but it does tie in nicely with the release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and all eyes being on R-Pattz as he reunites with his on-off girlfriend Kristen Stewart. So with K-Stew fronting Balenciaga's scent, Florabotanica, their red carpet reunion is SURE to smell of success. Bring on the His & Her fragrances...
This happy news gives us the perfect excuse to collate our favourite R-Pattz pics into one gloriously hot gallery, which you can drool trawl through above. Yes, you're welcome.