Robert Pattinson Continues His Sad Food Tour on Good Morning America

Since the Ben & Jerry’s went over so well on The Daily Show, you can hardly fault George Stephanopolous for trying the heartbreak-food trick during this morning’s Good Morning America interview with Robert Pattinson. Unfortunately, Stephanopoulos used his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a distraction, not a bonding tool, and the caloric content on the box was not enough to make RPatz forget that he was being asked uncomfortable questions at 8:15 a.m. on national television. He froze up, as he is wont to do — and as he did on The Daily Show, truthfully — but without Jon Stewart’s good-natured ad-libbing, the segment fell painfully flat. Stephanopoulos is only partly to blame; those are the kinds of gently prying questions that get asked on morning shows, and Pattinson has never been a great talker, even in the happy times. But surely there are a number of Breaking Dawn publicists staging small-scale panic attacks across Los Angeles right now, because unless they can get Jon Stewart re-cast as Dr. Cullen last minute, that tour is going to be excruciating. One final question: Why is Robert Pattinson so concerned about his weight? The Spanx jokes, the nutritional facts … didn’t someone tell him that breakup weight is totally normal, and it comes off as soon as you find the next person? It’s okay, Rob! Just dig in.

Pattinson Continues His Sad Food Tour on GMA