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Robert Pattinson Is Related to Dracula

In a discovery that just happens to have been made about a week before the release of Twilight: Eclipse, researchers at Ancestry.com have revealed that Robert Pattinson is related to Vlad the Impaler, the Transylvanian leader who served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And — whaddya know? — Twilight author Stephanie Meyer is distantly related to both Dracula and RPatz, as well. We wonder what Pattinson — who recently told Entertainment Weekly, “All [Internet journalists] need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy” — would have to say about this. [AP]

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