[Update: The purported Pattinson pen-pal, Ben Coles, called us to deny that he was speaking with the Twilight star. Read more from Coles here.] Swirling around the release of Twilight, the terrible but terribly successful vampire romance movie, were rumors of a hookup between stars Kristen Stewart and heartthrob Robert Pattinson. This sounded like so much publicity fodder for the film's teenage target demos. This might be more of the same: A tipster forwarded the following screenshots, purportedly of a Pattinson Facebook account under the alias of Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson's character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest).
We are told the account was hacked, and images spread to various Web forums. (We were able to dig up a since-yanked reference to the account on a Pattinson fan site, but nothing more.) One image does indeed show McMurphy, purportedly aka Pattinson, alluding to hooking up with Stewart, while another shows chats with another girl. All in all, it's pretty tame stuff, making for a perfect publicity stunt for the still-in-theaters film. Although it's also plausible the account was genuine; Pattinson would follow everyone from Kristian Laliberte to Prince William's friends in being taken in by Facebook mischief makers — not to mention poor Paris Hilton and her sidekick phone. Screenshots are after the jump.