Robert Pattinson-Simon Cowell Record Deal Rumors Untrue

Who would ever have the gall to turn down a record deal proffered by star-maker Simon Cowell? Well, according to internet rumors, “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, that’s who. A story today in the British newspaper The Sun claims Rob turned down an offer from the former “American Idol” judge saying, “I play according to my mood, and sometimes that can come across as very depressing in music. He is a clever guy and he created artists that he knows the public will like, that’s why I don’t think he could ever launch my music career.” However, when MTV News reached out to Robert’s management for comment, we were told there was no truth to this story. It’s just “another headline generated by the internet,” his manager wrote in an email.

It’s not surprising rumors of a record deal would follow Robert. After all, he did score two songs in the first “Twilight” movie, “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign,” and played a fledgling band boy in “How to Be.” However, the actor has always been a bit evasive about a potential music career, telling the L.A. Times in 2008, “Music is my backup plan if acting fails. I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.” With the success of “The Twilight Saga” and upcoming turns in “Water for Elephants” and “Bel Ami,” it doesn’t look like Rob will have to sing for alms any time soon.

Do you hope Robert will one day pursue a music career?