LAUTNER CHALLENGED TO PUSH-UP CONTEST (Taylor Lautner)

Taylor Lautner has been challenged to a push-up contest to resolve to a lawsuit he has filed.

The 18-year-old actor - who is suing McMahon's RV, claiming "emotional distress," breach of contract and fraud after his $300,000 Recreational Vehicle (RV) was not delivered on time - has been urged to show off his physical prowess by the company's owner Brent McMahon, who denies any wrongdoing.

Brent says that he will pay the actor the $40,000 he is seeking in damages if he can beat him at push ups, and further said he will donate the money to the Children's Hospital of Orange County, California if he triumphs in the test of strength.

The owner also said he will strongly defend his case in court if the actor doesn't accept the challenge. Lawyers for Taylor declined to comment on the legal action, in which the "Twilight Saga" star has claimed his customized vehicle did not arrive on the set of his new movie "Abduction" by the specified date of June 21, and required further work after it was finally delivered..

Taylor, who plays werewolf Jacob Black in the "Twilight" franchise, has previously told how he is happy living at home with his parents, and wants to retain a normal lifestyle for "as long as possible."

He said: "I help out with the lawn, garbage, dishes. When I come back, I have extra mowing to do. It's very important to me. I describe it as I live two different lives. I have this life and do what I love to do, but I also have the same exact life as before and nothing has changed."
(Taylor Lautner [08/31/2010])