Robert Pattinson is done crying on Reese Witherspoon’s shoulder. In his first public appearance since the cheating scandal with his Twilight co-star and longtime girlfriend Kristen Stewart, Pattinson was more charming and witty than ever onThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday night. He skillfully avoided talking too much about the breakup, thanks in part to his host, who pulled out two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at the start of the show and joked, “Now, we’re just a couple of gals talking. Tell me everything.” Pattinson kept the mood light, telling Stewart he might “split my Spanx” if he ate too much before his red carpet appearance later that night at the New York premiere of his latest film, Cosmopolis. (He said he was “double spanked.”)
Then, in a direct reference to the scandal and awkward post-breakup interviews, Pattinson said the most genuinely funny thing we’ve ever heard from him: “My biggest problem in my life is I’m cheap, and I didn’t hire a publicist. I’m going to hire a publicist.” But judging from the flawless "azul silk cotton notch lapel" Gucci suit Pattinson wore for the taping and, later, on the red carpet for the premiere of his film, Cosmopolis, we'd say he already has a well-oiled PR machine.