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Is “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” causing seizures?

Is “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” causing seizures? (photo)

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Imagine what would have happened if “Breaking Dawn” had been rated R. One Utah couple is claiming that the notorious birthing scene at the end of the film is what prompted his seizure while watching it in theaters. So men, here’s another reason to tell your ladies you can’t go see a “Twilight” film: it’s hazardous to your health.

The couple — who refuse to reveal their names because the husband thought it could cost him his job (strike two against men watching “Twilight,” I guess) — told ABC 4 News that the bright flashing lights during that scene and its graphic nature were enough to trigger the man’s seizure. The manager at the District 20 Megaplex in South Jordan, Utah confirmed the couple’s story, though said he couldn’t say if the seizure was caused by the film or not.

“I didn’t really remember what happened after that I think I blacked out. According to her, I was shaking and mumbling different noises,” the man said. He added that he is in good health and has never had a seizure before now.

His wife confirmed the story. “He started mumbling and he was blinking on and off with his eyes at that point. I was kneeling in front of him slapping his face,” she said.

The man forgot his phone in the theater, and said when they went back to get it the next day he found out that it allegedly had happened to another girl in the theater as well. The cinema’s manager couldn’t confirm that story.

So life lesson, ladies and gents: “Twilight” is so female-friendly that it can actually cause potentially serious bodily harm to men who go to the theater. At least there’s only one movie left after this one.

Do you think the movie actually caused this man’s seizure? Do you think the birthing scene was too graphic? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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