London: `Twilight` actress Dakota Fanning has defended her controversial Marc Jacobs fragrance ad.

She 19-year-old actress said that those who complained about the photo used for the campaign – in which she posed with a bottle of Jacob`s Oh, Lola! perfume between her legs – were reading too much into the image, reported Digital Spy online.

“If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it`s also like, `Why are you making it about that, you creep?`” she said.

The advertisement was banned in the UK by the Advertising Standards Authority over two years ago, after it was deemed “sexually provocative” and “irresponsible”.

Four complainants added that the image of Fanning – then aged 17 – “could be seen to sexualize a child” as she “looked under the age of 16”.

“I love Marc and trust him. We just laughed about it,” Fanning added.

Source: Zee News.

Dakota Fanning, who portrayed Jane of the Volturi in the Twilight Saga, and her sister Elle Fanning have now joined Twitter to raise awareness for the Dec. 15 Day of Giving.

The two have begun to develop a web campaign called which asks followers to submit photographs of themselves giving back to their local communities along with the hashtag #BGiv.

According to Dakota, she and Elle are planning to pitch in with “a day out somewhere in US, helping the homeless, give them food and clothes etc.”

You can follow them now at @DakotaFanning and @ElleFanning to participate!

The Fanning sisters received a warm welcome from at least one member of their Volturi family yesterday, Cameron Bright, who tweeted, “Hey friends – my “sis” @DakotaFanning joined Twitter. Support#TeamVolturi” and “You should go follow @ElleFanning – cause we’re practically family.”

Elle Fanning, who’s hit most of the Twilight premieres, had a little Twilight-related fun with her first day on Twitter, too, writing “I’m still #TeamEdward though………….. @dakotafanning @cameronbright #ShouldITellThisToTheVolturiSiblings????”

UPDATE: While Twitter has “verified” both accounts, according to several sources, the two accounts have now been said to be illegitimate.

Source: Examiner.

Dakota Film To Sundance
Nov, 29 Posted by Vicki

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is lining up its big announcements for tomorrow at 4pm Eastern. So far I did hear that Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls” with Dakota Fanning and Lizzie Olsen, is in. Some other titles we’re thinking may have made it, who knows–include “The East,” written by Britt Marling and peppered with an all star cast including Alexander Skarsgard and Patricia Clarkson; also maybe “Kill Your Darlings,” which tells the story of the murder of Beat figure Lucien Carr, featuring Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg (played by Daniel Radcliffe); and “At Any Price” with Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid, and also Kim Dickens, which was shown in Toronto is set to be released next year by Sony Pictures Classics.

Meantime, I’ve learned that “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” directed by Dan Algrant, has gone to Focus Films for distribution. The movie will come out next spring, maybe with a premiere tied to the Tribeca Film Festival. (That would make sense.) Penn Badgley stars as Jeff Buckley, and Ben Rosenfield makes a disarming debut as Tim Buckley in flashbacks to when the singer-songwriter was young and just starting out. “Greetings” played in Toronto to much success. It’s an offbeat success of a film, hard to pull of since both father and son are now long dead.

Source: Showbiz 411.

Dakota Fanning is the very embodiment of evil as Jane, a Volturi vamp who kills and tortures for sport, in the Twilight saga.

But the doe-eyed, 18-year-old actress, newly brunette for her role in the upcoming drama Night Moves, said she relished the chance to play against type.

“It’s fun to play a bad girl, in this case,” Fanning said Thursday at a special New York City screening of Breaking Dawn — Part 2 co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, The Cinema Society and Samsung Galaxy.

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“I think a lot of people who play characters say, ‘Oh, I tried to find the good in the character’ – like where the badness comes from and all that – and I was like, ‘You know what, I just think she’s just bad. She just, like, enjoys being mean.’ And that was fun.”

Fanning, who recently enrolled at New York University, said she’ll miss the exciting energy and fan frenzy surrounding the premieres of the Twilight movies.

When asked if there’s anything she likes about being famous (since the entire cast is constantly under the microscope, especially Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart), the former child star said: “I stil don’t call myself famous! I find that really weird. … I’ve been an actor for most of my life. That’s just a part of my life. I have so many other things!”

Source: Hollywood Reporter.

Dakota Fanning has defended her Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart over her fling with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in an interivew with InStyle magazine.

The 18-year-old actress blasted the media coverage of the scandal which documented the break-up of Kristen and fellow co-star Robert Pattinson this summer.

Speaking in defence of Kristen, who she also worked with on the Joan Jett coming-of-age biopic The Runaways, she said: “Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicise the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all of that.

“It’s like, ‘Why do you think you are the authority to judge people’s experiences?”

Dakota is no stranger to scandal, having been embroiled in a number of controversies herself despite her tender age.

In 2006, the teen actress’ parents faced extensive criticism for allowing a 14-year-old Dakota to film a rape scene in Deborah Kampmeier’s Hounddog.

A Marc Jacobs perfume campaign advert featuring the young star was also pulled in the UK last year after the Advertising Standards Authority argued that ‘the ad could be seen to sexualise a child’.

Dakota defended her career choices, claiming: “I’ve always been drawn to material that’s more kind of heavy, you know?

“Whether it be dark or dramatic or sometimes disturbing. And that can be hard to do when people think you’re still a kid.”

Source: STV.