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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Japan's earthquake and tsunami impacts 'Twilight' set and Jimmy Kimmel

By Jen Chaney

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, obviously our primary prayers and concern go out to the hundreds of average citizens whose lives were lost or impacted by this disaster.

But this being Celebritology, we are also keeping tabs on the impact that the tragic event is having on figures from the entertainment realm.

People reports that everyone on the set of "Twilight: Eclipse" -- including stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner -- has been evacuated from the Vancouver Island beach area of British Columbia, where the film is currently being shot. No significant impact appears to have been felt there, but the move was made as a precautionary measure.

Jimmy Kimmel
also was evacuated from a French polynesian island earlier today, and tweeted it about it as it was happening. His most recent Twitter message simply says: "we are evacuating the island. dogspeed."

Tsunami warnings and advisories have been issued for the California coast.

By Jen Chaney  | March 11, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities  
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Nitpick: Isn't it Twilight: Breaking Dawn that is currently filming in Vancouver? Eclipse came out last year.

Posted by: tomtildrum | March 11, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

See this is proof that life just stinks sometimes. The set of Twilight is fine but folks have lost their homes, businesses and lives. Hey, whoever or whatever is in charge upstairs, could you switch that up a bit, please? Ktnx.

Posted by: epjd | March 11, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

This is proof of our times. We will start caring more about the lives of others when the lives of celebrities and famous persons are worth less than those who died in these tragic events. What is more news worthy and worth following? Then again, what are our magazines more full of? That's right... celebrity gossip, advertising, and enticing products to get us to buy-buy-buy more-more-more stuff-stuff-stuff.

Posted by: sgitana | March 11, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

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