Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who are in British Columbia filming scenes for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, were evacuated from the set on a Vancouver Island beach as a precaution. The location is in an area that features a long stretch of open coast. Although the threat is believed to be minimal, communities on the coasts of California, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia are on alert after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan created a risk of tsunami. "Due to the tsunami advisory, filming of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn has been delayed," Summit said in a statement. "All cast and crew were evacuated to the movie production's base camp. Everyone is safe and sound." Meanwhile, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel who was on holiday in French Polynesia has also been evacuated. He wrote on Twitter: "Suddenly, relaxing on an island in the South Pacific isn't so relaxing anymore. Good thing I brought my aqua stilts." He added: "I am on an island in French Polynesia, glued to CNN. Thanks to those who sent good wishes - this is crazy." When someone else tweeted, asking him how scared he is, he replied, "A good solid 7. On a small island, with no high ground." Shortly after that, he tweeted, "We are evacuating the island. Dogspeed."

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  1. Jessica on March 11, 2011 5:15 PM

    Wow.

    I live on Vancouver Island and they have been having the same warning for -- what is it now? -- eleven years?

    But oh no, don't let the twilight stars anywhere near the coast -.- Honestly ...

  2. beast on March 11, 2011 9:35 PM

    they might get wet

  3. C-Dub on March 12, 2011 12:44 PM

    I live in Victoria and I had calls and FB msgs and BBM's like crazy to wake up at 4am (local) and watch news. I was worried a good solid 7 too. Kimmel is a funny guy....Aqua stilts lol.
    Werewolves don't like water so they should stay away from the waves.

  4. mandee on March 14, 2011 11:45 PM

    jessica, good for you, you live there so you have no reason to be afraid of dying, these YOUNG stars have every right to take precautions and its stupid to imply that they should have stayed and continued filming just because YOU didnt take the threat of death seriously.

    im glad they are ok.

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