In early October, paparazzi photos popped up on the Web of [movie id="414921"]"New Moon"[/movie] star [article id="1623515"]Taylor Lautner running in the ocean[/article] in a soaking wet T-shirt while cradling a football. We knew the setup was for a Rolling Stone shoot by renowned photographer Mark Seliger (who shot [article id="1621724"]Megan Fox's October RS cover[/article]). What we didn't know was if Lautner's shoot was for the cover and when the photos would be published.
Now we have answers. [movieperson id="373803"]Lautner[/movieperson] appears on the cover of the December 10 issue in that same white T-shirt, frothy waves behind him and the football clutched behind his head. In the accompanying article, the [movie id="369195"]"Twilight"[/movie] werewolf opens up about what he called the crazy luck that made him one of 2009's breakout stars and his rumored relationship with [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist].
"We got along great," he said of working with Swift on the upcoming [article id="1617348"]romantic comedy "Valentine's Day."[/article] "We instantly clicked. And she's — she's an amazing girl. Aside from being beautiful, she's extremely funny, charismatic and fun to be around, so we definitely get along. We're close."
Lautner strategically stopped short of confirming or denying whether the duo are dating. But the actor was more forthcoming when it came to discussing his growing stardom. "This could have happened to anybody who played Jacob," Lautner said of his character. "I was just lucky enough to be the one that has that opportunity. I'm so grateful. It's 'Twilight.' It's not me personally."
Rolling Stone also spoke with "New Moon" star Kristen Stewart, who kidded Lautner about his eating habits but suggested they offer a window into who the 17-year-old really is. "He's so picky," she said. "I was the first person who got him to eat sushi. He's very set in his ways. But that is very informative of his personality. He's very steady. He has a really solid sense of himself."
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