I heard this on the radio this morning and then got on the computer and saw that Entertaiment Tonight
was reporting this, too! Apparently, Robert Pattinson is a distant relative of Dracula:
"Robert Pattinson shot to fame playing vampire Edward Cullen in 'Twilight,' and now genealogists are claiming the star is a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler, widely believed to have inspired the fanged title character in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
The Associated Press says researchers at Ancestry.com have connected Pattinson and the Transylvanian ruler