‘Twilight: New Moon’ rises in L.A.: red carpet in Westwood

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A little-known group of actors from a lesser-known sequel called ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ descended on Los Angeles on Monday evening.

With fandemonium totally out of hand, Stephenie Meyer‘s beloved vampire franchise adaptation has finally hit the U.S. with the premiere of the highly anticipated sequel starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

Click onward for arrival photos of more of your favorite ‘Twilight’ stars! Watch for Dr. Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli) and his real-life bride Jennie Garth, Kellan Lutz, Alex Meraz, Cameron Bright, Nikki Reed, Anna Kendrick and more!

-- Matt Donnelly and Christie D’Zurilla

Jamie Campbell Bower.

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli.

Anna Kendrick.

Stephenie Meyer.

Jackson Rathbone.

Nikki Reed.

Noot Seear, left, and Elizabeth Reaser. .

Dakota Fanning.

Ashley Greene.

Alex Meraz.

Michael Welch, left, and Justin Chon.

[Update: In an earlier version of this post, Stephenie Meyer’s first name was misspelled as Stephanie, and Alex Meraz’s last name was misspelled as Mraz.]