The ‘Twilight’ Actor Who Won’t Attend Comic-Con, Robert McNamara And Harry Potter And In Today’s Twitter-Wood

It’s a chatty week in Hollywood with “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” premiering and Independence Day party-goers relating their experiences at P. Diddy’s White Party over the weekend. Still, with Michael Jackson’s funeral on Tuesday, the late King of Pop’s name is still fresh on the fingertips of many Tweeters, including Elizabeth Taylor and Tyrese Gibson. Yet another high-profile death sparked reactions in the Twitter-Wood feed as well today, however, with the passing of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Errol Morris, who directed the Oscar-winning 2003 film “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara” offered his thoughts.

Elsewhere, Tom Felton continued his own dedicated Twitter coverage leading up the “Half-Blood Prince” premiere tomorrow night, and actor Gil Birmingham tweeted a public RSVP saying that he won’t be able to make Comic-Con in San Diego this year. Check out all of this and much more below in the Twitter-Wood report for July 6, 2009.

@errolmorris ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF MCNAMARA: I am glad to have had the opportunity to spend time with a truly interesting and complex man.
-Errol Morris, Director (”The Fog of War,” “Standard Operating Procedure”)

@TomFelton – everyone excited for the premiere tomorrow night? i can’t wait! x
-Tom Felton, Actor (”Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Anna and the King”)

@azizansari Went to @iamdiddy’s July 4th “White Party,” but got there late when catering was closed and the food that was left was cold. #FatsoProblems
-Aziz Ansari, actor (”Human Giant,” “Parks & Recreation”)

@gilbirmingham No, I will not be at Comic Con…have another commitment that week.
-Gil Birmingham, Actor (“Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”)

@DameElizabeth I am a survivor not only for myself, but for my family and for Michael too.
-Elizabeth Taylor, Actress (“Cleopatra,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”)

@Tyrese4ReaL Why are people talking about MJ’s memorial service like it’s a concerts?? “Oh my God I got Ticket!!!.. it’s a funeral Ugh!.. Helllooooo????
-Tyrese Gibson, Actor (”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”)

@ThatKevinSmith 53 minutes of DICKS cut together so far. It’s way chunky – and way funny! But I know funny & chunky don’t get laid so the flick’s on a diet.
-Kevin Smith, Actor/Director/Writer (”Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” “Clerks”)

@davidwain – I never thought I’d have this in my hands…but the day has come!
-David Wain, Actor/Writer (”Role Models,” “Wet Hot American Summer”)

@jeremypiven Developing a windshield 4 your food at bbq’s for people who spit when they talk… And u know what I might be that guy.
-Jeremy Piven (”The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” “Entourage”)

@rustyrockets I have my sex organs all trussed up in flesh coloured”goolie-bag” as I am doing a love scene. It’s put me off monkey business for life.
-Russell Brand, Actor (”Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him to the Greek”)