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    Shocker! Dakota Fanning Hasn't Read New Moon!

    Dakota Fanning, Rob Pattinson, Twilight Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Peter Sorel / Summit Entertainment

    This just in: Dakota Fanning thinks it would be, like, "really cool" to be in the sequel to Twilight—even though she hasn't read the book. She's still in negotiations for the role of nasty bloodsucker Jane in Stephenie Meyers' New Moon, and admits she still has a lot of homework to do.

    "I haven't read all four yet," Fanning told E! News while promoting Coraline over the weekend. "I'm working on it. Getting there. I'm just about to finish the first one."

    Not even on New Moon yet? Does she know how bad this Jane can be? Well...

    "The character is what I would be excited about. It's kind of evil, something I've never done before, and it's a vampire," she said. "You know, it's really cool, so I really hope it works out."

    Let's hope the Twilight fans can forgive Fanning for slacking on her summer reading. They were so hard on poor Vanessa Hudgens, just at the mention of her name.

    "I know that Twilight is so sacred to some people, and I know that when people cast certain people, people have their opinions and that's their right," she said oh-so-carefully. "That's very flattering that they think I'd be right for the part."

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