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New England Revolution's forward Taylor Twellman. New England Revolution's forward Taylor Twellman. (Courtesy of Cosmopolitan)
By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / October 7, 2009

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The New England Revolution’s sweet-faced forward Taylor Twellman has been named Massachusetts’ hottest bachelor by Cosmopolitan. He’ll be featured in the November issue of the magazine and will attend a party in New York to celebrate when it comes out on Oct. 13. Twellman (above), who split last year from wife, Lindsay, reveals in his Cosmo Q&A that he hates talking to women about his job (“I’m looking for a girl who’s about being with me, not about being with a soccer player,’’ he says), and that he’s into ladies who wear white tops with jeans and high heels. Good to know. Cosmo’s November issue also features love advice from NFL personalities - including the Patriots’ Wes Welker and former Pats QB Matt Cassel. Welker says in the mag that he doesn’t like e-mail snoops. “Call me so you know where I am, follow me to see if I’m doing what I say I’m doing, hire a private investigator . . . but whatever you do, do not snoop through my e-mail or cellphone.’’ Cassel reveals what a woman could say to turn him off: “I had garlic for lunch.’’

The Lampooning of ‘Twilight’
Oh Harvard Lampoon, must you ruin everything that’s sacred? The cheeky Lampoon staff announced yesterday that on Nov. 3, it will release “Nightlight,’’ its first parody novel in 40 years. “Nightlight’’ takes on the “Twilight’’ series with the story of Belle Goose, a young girl who travels to Switchblade, Ore., only to meet Edwart Mullen, a vampire computer nerd who isn’t into girls. We’re pretty sure that if “Nightlight’’ is adapted for film, it will not star Robert Pattinson (although, we never say never). For the record, the last parody published by the Lampoon was “Bored of the Rings’’ in 1969. That means the Harvard gang is putting “Twilight’’ writer Stephenie Meyer in the company of J.R.R. Tolkien. That’s quite a compliment.

Tufts group has devil of a time getting on TV
The all-male a cappella group at Tufts University hopes to be able to share its glee with the world on NBC this winter. Problem is, it needs permission. The Beelzebubs - known for their instrument-free renditions of songs such as Eddie Murphy’s “Party All the Time’’ and Beck’s “Debra’’ - were chosen to appear on the upcoming NBC reality competition “The Sing-Off,’’ which is being produced by local moviemaker Sam Weisman.

But when the group asked Tufts academic dean James Glaser for permission to miss class to fly to LA for the show next month, he wasn’t as supportive as they had expected. According to 20-year-old ’Bubs leader Eli Seidman, Glaser didn’t technically forbid the group from participating in the reality show, but he declined to give permission for members to miss class. “Maybe I’m a little naive when it comes to this, but I figured it would be an easy sell,’’ Seidman said, adding that colleges often let athletes out of class for games. “This is prime-time television. I figured it would be good for Tufts pride.’’

Seidman, who says the ’Bubs were the only college ensemble chosen for the show, told us that NBC gave the group a deadline of today to get permission to participate. Glaser was not available for comment yesterday, but Tufts spokeswoman Kim Thurler said the ’Bubs have been encouraged to talk to their many professors to get permission to miss class during production. That’s how it works, even for athletes, she said: Students have to check with each professor before missing class.

Of course, how much class they miss will depend on how well the ’Bubs do. If they stay in the competition, they could miss the end of the semester and part of finals. Seidman said that so far, profs have been supportive and are giving time off, but the group is under the gun to get endorsements from all instructors for all members. It’s been a lot of running around and last-minute negotiation. “It would just be a bummer if it didn’t work out,’’ Seidman said. “The guys have been working so hard.’’ “Sing-Off’’ will air as four two-hour episodes starting Dec. 14.

Lachey pitches in
As promised, Nick Lachey sorted cans yesterday afternoon at the Greater Boston Food Bank. The pop star is on tour with Winnit.com, his “reverse auction’’ website (that means the lowest bidder gets the prize). Lachey is visiting food banks across the country for what is being called the “Everybody Wins’’ tour.

Cool local action
Variety reports that local guy Mark Wahlberg will star in an American remake of “Reykjavik-Rotterdam,’’ a critically acclaimed Icelandic thriller released last year. We assume the movie will be renamed for US audiences, but you never know. . . . In other local screen news, yes, that was a Boston Globe box and a Legal Sea Foods truck featured in a Boston scene on “Gossip Girl’’ the other night. Thank goodness for the DVR pause button.

They love the nightlife
“Dirty Water TV,’’ the Boston nightlife show on NESN, had an awards party Monday night to honor local hot spots. Scenesters at the Paradise Rock Club event included Miss Massachusetts Alison Cronin (right) and former Patriot Troy Brown. “Dirty Water’’ reporters Julie Wetherbee and Christian Fauria were also on hand.

Sports stars take to links
Speaking of Troy Brown, he was one of the Pats personalities at the Boston Stars for One Family Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee yesterday. Joining Brown on the green were aforementioned hot guy Taylor Twellman and Rev’s coach Steve Nicol, Bruins guys Reggie Lemelin and Ray Bourque, former Pat Steve Grogan, event hosts Paul and Phyllis Fireman, and Matt Light.

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