Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, and Planet Hollywood International revealed details today for the Twilight Forever Fan Experience taking place in New York on November 3rd and 4th commemorating the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga’s original theatrical debut and the eagerly anticipated November 5th Blu-ray and DVD launch of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga. The two-day event features guest appearances by Cullen family vampires Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Nikki Reed (Rosalie) and Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), musical performances, fan contests and photo opportunities as well as exclusive prizes and memorabilia giveaways from the blockbuster franchise. After the official festivities end, The Twilight Forever Fan Experience lives on with the actual exhibit, a film props installation, remaining on display at Planet Hollywood Times Square through the end of the year.
“We are proud to present the Twilight Saga Fan Experience and the Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Blu-ray and DVD set, honoring the people who made this fifth anniversary possible – the fans,” said Nancy Kirkpatrick, Summit Entertainment President, Worldwide Marketing. “It is their enthusiasm for Bella and Edward’s love story which fueled the saga over the years, and we look forward to bringing the Twilight family together to celebrate once more.”
“We are thrilled to turn Planet Hollywood Times Square into Planet Twilight Forever and to work with our friends at Lionsgate and Summit on The Twilight Forever Fan Experience,” said Robert Earl, Planet Hollywood International, Inc. founder and Chairman. “We look forward to welcoming fans of the Twilight franchise from around the world to Planet Hollywood so they can have an up-close look at this fantastic collection of memorabilia from their most cherished movies.”
As previously announced The Twilight Forever Fan Experience begins Sunday, November 3rd with a marathon screening of all five films in Summit’s Twilight Saga franchise, along with fan contests and chances to win exclusive prizes and Twilight memorabilia throughout the day. Doors open to guests starting at 9:00 a.m. at New York’s Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex (247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036).
The Twilight Forever Fan Experience continues on Monday, November 4th when guests get a chance to rub elbows with actors Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone as they unveil the new Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit at Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036), which will remain on display through the end of the year. Starting at 6:00 p.m., fans will be treated to the first opportunity to see the Twilight props installation, a chance to interact with the Twilight cast and a musical performance by Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald, whose song, “All I Ever Needed,” is featured on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack.
This is also the evening where the fans become the stars of The Twilight Forever Fan Experience! For a chance to win exclusive prizes and memorabilia giveaways, guests are encouraged to dress up as characters from the Twilight Saga — perhaps as a vampire, a werewolf or as the heroine bride of everyone’s favorite immortal love story — for special fan events (subject to change), including crowning The Twilight Forever Fan Experience ULTIMATE TWILIGHT FAN, a TWILIGHT CHARACTER LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST and more!
Attendance for The Twilight Forever Fan Experience is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. More information and additional contest details are available at https://www.facebook.com/twilight and http://www.twitter.com/twilight. Below is the timeline of events (appearances and times subject to change):
Monday, November 4 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch
Location: Planet Hollywood Times Square, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM
Appearances: Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, a musical performance by Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald
Check out these photos from Jackson and Sheila’s wedding that People has released earlier today! Also, thanks to epnebelle, a scan from the latest issue of People (which features a group shot of the bridal party) has been added to the gallery as well.
It’s a safe bet Sheila Hafsadi turned many a head when she walked down the aisle all dressed in white to marry Twilight alum Jackson Rathbone.
But the groom, 28, stole at least some of the show in his own eye-catching tartan tux he rocked during the Sept. 29 nuptials.
In a series of Alison Dyer-snapped photos released exclusively to PEOPLE, the newlyweds blended tradition with their trailblazing ways for their carnival-themed big day, which had 150 guests (including former costar Nikki Reed, who was in the wedding party) flocking to the Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, Calif.
“It was a magical, emotional day filled with friends, family, balloons, popcorn, magic, and even a sword swallower! We are blessed in love and life and are so very thankful for our families coming together. It was our perfect day,” Rathbone tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Big congrats to Sheila and Jackson!
Jackson Rathbone is officially a married man. The 28-year-old Twilight actor wed girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday, Sept. 29, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.
“It was a small wedding,” an insider tells Us. “Just close friends and family only.”
Rathbone met Hafsadi, a burlesque dancer, during a tour stop with his band 100 Monkeys. They welcomed their first child together, son Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, in July 2012.
ETA: Jackson’s rep confirms the happy news to People.
Jackson Rathbone is a married man.
The former Twilight actor, 28, wed Sheila Hafsadi in Los Angeles on Sunday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“It was a small wedding,” a source says. “There were about 150 [guests].
“We are both spontaneous people. I wouldn’t say we are bohemian, but we are both artistic,” Rathbone told PEOPLE of meeting Hafsadi in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2011. He had been playing a show with his former band, 100 Monkeys, when he saw her working at the venue next door.
“It was one of those things. I always said I believed in love at first sight, but I never really had that feeling before.”
The couple have since become parents to a son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, now 15 months old. Soon after his birth, Rathbone told PEOPLE the pair planned to wed eventually – just not quite yet.
“Honestly, at the end of the day, you don’t need a piece of paper to say you are in love,” he said at the time. “We are dedicated completely to one another.”
Looks like Jackson has joined another social media network site! Check out his first Vine video below.
Since it’s been pretty quiet on the Jackson front lately, here’s Devon Bostick’s Vine Video of himself and Jackson at the Los Angeles Kings playoff game from a few days ago.
Volume I of the Spencer Bell Tribute album is officially out now! To order your copy, head on over to the Spencer Bell Legacy Project website. The album features a few familiar faces covering Spencer tracks including Ben Johnson, Ben Graupner and The Kissing Club. Jackson covers Spencer’s Acapella Gumdrop.
In the movies and on TV, it seems actors always perform stunts and impossible feats with expertise and ease. But at the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond this weekend, the actors were mere mortals.
The 12 celebrities slated to participate in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on April 20, part of the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, took to the track for four days of race training.
Comedian Wanda Sykes admitted she is “just trying to stay alive.” Others who have participated in the charity competition took the intense training in stride, such as Jesse Metcalfe, star of the television show Dallas, who said he felt “a need for speed.”
Stars including Sykes and Metcalfe, and Olympic Gold Medalist and Long Beach native Jessica Hardy, made the early-morning trek out to the western-most valley of the Mojave Desert to get a crash course in basic racing from Fast Lane Racing School pro instructor Danny McKeever.
Other celebrities participating include Mexico’s most acclaimed actress Kate del Castillo (“La Reina del Sur,” “Under the Same Moon,” “Trade” and “Weeds”); Brett Davern (“Awkward”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg” and “1600 Penn”); Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight”); Michelle Rodriguez (“Avatar”); Jeremy Sisto (“Six Feet Under”); Michael Trucco (“Castle” and “How I Met Your Mother”); Dakota Meyer, a former U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor recipient for his 2009 actions in Afghanistan; Grammy award-nominated and best-selling Mexican pop singer Cristian Castro; Mark Steins, Emmy award-winning journalist and host of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family;” and Rutledge Wood, auto racing analyst on Fox Sports/SPEED.
Jackson will be participating in this year’s Toyota Grand Pix charity race. The race will take place on April 20. Details below!
The 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach may be more than a month away, but some famous folks got the green flag Thursday when they were announced as drivers for “Revved Up to Race,” the 37th annual pro/celebrity race that serves as a warm-up for the main event.
Jackson Rathbone of “Twilight,” Jesse Metcalfe of “Dallas” and “Desperate Housewives,” and funny lady Wanda Sykes are only a few of the those who’ll be getting behind the wheel of identical new 210-horsepower Scion FR-S race vehicles and burning through 10 laps in downtown Long Beach on April 20.
The event not only benefits Racing for Kids, a national fundraising program supporting U.S. children’s hospitals, but, according to Toyota national motorsports manager Les Unger, allows the celebs to “feel the rush behind the wheel on the famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach track.”
“Laughter is the best medicine!” Hope you’ll join us for an evening of Laugh-Out-Loud comedy on Thursday, March 7, 2013 to benefit Make A Film Foundation (MAFF). Hosted by Quddus and starring late-night regular, the hilarious and adorable Wendy Liebman, Chad Coleman from “The Walking Dead”, “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” and HBO’s “The Wire”, known stand-up comic Kerri Pomarolli, along with Zach Cumer (iCarly), Miranda May (“The Heartbreak Kid”); musical performances by Greg Scott & Olivia Faye and Special Appearance by Jackson Rathbone (“The Twilight Sagas”), Kaitlin Doubleday (“Catch Me If You Can”) and recording artist, Abraham McDonald and many other celebrities and great performances.
Make A Film Foundation grants film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions and helps them create short film legacies by teaming them with noted actors, writers and directors. They believe the art of film making is therapeutic, offers hope and builds self-esteem. With their ‘VIDZ 4 KIDZ’ program, Make A Film Foundation teams children who have various medical challenges with hand-held video cameras and film mentors to help them create mini-movies about their lives and challenges. Their motto is “LIFE… Camera… Action!”
It’s always nice to see stars give back. And before “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” is released on DVD at midnight on March 2, stars from the film surprised kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Friday.
Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, and Jackson Rathbone all popped in to surprise kids who just thought they were getting a special screening of the film. The “Twilight” stars passed out signed DVDs, posed for pictures, and spent time talking with many families inside the hospital.
“When we were filming [Breaking Dawn] we went and gave our time at the Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and it feels good to be able to give back,” Facinelli told omg! during his visit. “I know a lot of these kids are going through a hard time and anything you can do to put a smile on their face or make their day better, gives them positive energy and keep fighting the good fight to get better.”
Facinelli lit up the room by telling a few jokes to the patients and explained what went into filming some of the difficult scenes like the big showdown at the end. (Did you know they had to film with cardboard werewolfs?)