The Spencer Bell Tribute Album Vol. II is now available for purchase! Jackson covered Spencer’s Nicotine Dreams.
Now in its ninth year, the Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii has announced its 48 official selections to be screened May 22 to 26. The “talk story” film festival is a celebration of narrative films and filmmaking, with free family films at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features for grown-ups with no-host bar and pupu, plus “meet-the-stars” celebrity social events and more at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
The grand opening at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at The Shops at Mauna Lani will include a free sampler of short films, and a chance to welcome filmmakers to the island. Celebrity guests Portia Doubleday, who appeared in “Her,” “Carrie” and “Youth in Revolt,” and Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper in the “Twilight” series, will appear in person, to give fans a chance to show their aloha.
More details via the Big Island Festival site.
Sunday, May 25th 5 to 7 p.m. at Lehua Theatre
Salute & Reception for Actor Jackson Rathbone
Best known for his role as “Jasper Hale” in the hugely successful TWILIGHT franchise, Jackson Rathbone has been an international presence in film since 2007. Originally hailing from Texas, Jackson quickly found roles in both movies and television, garnering critical recognition for his turn as a serial killer in CRIMINAL MINDS, as well as lead roles in major international box office hits such as TWILIGHT and THE LAST AIRBENDER. He can most recently be seen in the upcoming super-natural independent suspense thriller THE DEAD MEN.
Award presentation with honoree interview and audience
Q & A. then more incredible food & beverages.
Reservations by May 24 – $35 per person
Since it’s officially the 14th here on the west coast, I’d like to wish Jackson a happy 29th birthday! Have a good one today! And don’t forget to send your birthday messages to him on twitter/facebook!
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.