Has Twilight mastermind Catherine Hardwicke been fired from the sequel? Deadine Hollywood seems to think so. According to Nikki Finke's sources, the "difficult and irrational" Hardwicke has been let go after making Summit Pictures a whopping $160 million.

Granted, Hardwicke's work wasn't praised as anything revolutionary. But the low budget picture made Summit a massive sum of money and opened the doors for more. It should be interesting to see how this all plays out in the media, as Finke suggested it could lead to a bit of a scandal if they hired a man to replace one of Hollywood's few up-and-coming female directors.

And as for the "irrational" comments, I think that's a little misleading. Clearly this person has not worked with most of big time directors out there.

In other Twilight news, hooray for puppets! SpookyDan from Bloody Disgusting created a Twilight puppet saga, a pretty cute remix of the movie complete with a Rudolph the red nosed reindeer massacre. Check it out but be warned: it has a few movie spoilers.

Sorry Twilight fans, but the puppets are infinitely cooler than actual Robert-vampire-ate-my-hair. SpookyDan, this was loads of fun — please spill some more puppet blood soon.

[Deadline Hollywood]