We don’t think Stephenie Meyer has anything to worry about, but we’re pretty impressed to see Twilight star Peter Facinelli jumping into the world of YA books.
Facinelli has teamed up with Hollywood producer Rob DeFranco and New York Times best-selling YA writer Barry Lyga to release After the Red Rain, a novel set in a future world destroyed by environmental disasters and mass poverty.
And only E! Online has the first look at After the Rain’s cover. The white letters of the title are askew and laid over a looming red and black sky. Below, a person is seen standing on a pile of burning rubble while looking toward the city.
“I gained a real respect for the YA genre during my time with the Twilight series,” Facinelli exclusively tells me. “I’m excited to offer my own take, and a story I have had the opportunity to co-create.”
Jackson Rathbone, his wife and their 2-year-old son were on board a JetBlue flight that made an emergency landing in Long Beach, California on Thursday, and in a series of tweets the Twilight alum recalls praying with his family during the terrifying ordeal and grabbing his toddler during their escape to safety.
Flight 1416, an Airbus A320 aircraft, was carrying 142 passengers and five crew members passengers and was set to fly from the city, located south of Los Angeles, to Austin, Texas and was in the air when one of its two engines malfunctioned, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told NBC Los Angeles. The pilot reversed course and landed the plane back in Long Beach about half an hour after take-off, at around 9:30 a.m. The main runway at the airport was shut down for several hours due to the scare.
Passengers, including 29-year-old Rathbone, his wife Sheila Hafsadi and their son Monroe, evacuated the plane via an inflatable slide.
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A JetBlue flight safely made an emergency landing at Long Beach Airport Thursday morning after reporting an engine problem.
JetBlue Flight 1416, which was carrying 147 passengers and crew members, was heading to Austin, Texas, from Long Beach when the pilot had to turn back around shortly after departure due to an issue with the No. 2 engine. Airport officials said four people were injured; three were treated at the scene and one was transported to a local hospital.
Actor Jackson Rathbone, known for his role as “Jasper Hale” in the “Twilight” film franchise, said he was on the plane when the right engine exploded and smoke filled the cabin.
“The oxygen masks did not deploy, but the brave stewardesses came around and manually deployed them. It was rough, the plane was rocking,” Rathbone wrote on social media. “I recited the Lord’s Prayer as I held my son and my wife in my arms. The pilot came on the PA and let us know we lost the right engine. We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely.”
Rathbone said the inflatable slides were deployed and everyone evacuated the plane safely, leaving behind all their personal belongings.
“I grabbed my son and jumped down the inflated ramp, my wife following,” Rathbone said. “We’re safe. I’m grateful.”
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EXCLUSIVE: Adam Robitel has been tapped to script horror feature Cropsey for Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco’s A7SLE Films. The picture takes a fresh look at the mythology of The Cropsey Maniac, the boogeyman of campfire lore who’s terrorized the minds of youngsters for decades. The Cropsey urban legend also inspired a 2009 documentary of the same name. Further details of the A7SLE Films project are under wraps, but it joins true-tale horror project The Devil’s Rooming House on A7SLE’s slate and will also be produced by Old Lime’s Kevin Sisti and Ray Esposito. Robitel’s genre credits include spec script The Bloody Benders, which was optioned by Guillermo del Toro’s Necropia Entertainment and Don Murphy and Susan Montford’s Angry Films, and medical documentary/possession pic The Taking Of Deborah Logan, which Robitel wrote and directed. Robitel is repped by Zero Gravity Management.
Lauren Adkins, 25, married the life-size flat pack image of vampire Edward Cullen from the movies – after spotting it in a record shop
Sitting next to her husband in a bar, Lauren orders a gin and tonic.
She nods towards Edward and tells the barman: “He’ll have a beer.”
The barman looks at her as if she has gone completely mad because the “man” next to her is made of cardboard.
Lauren Adkins, 25, is married to a life-size cut-out of vampire Edward Cullen from the Twilight movies, played by Robert Pattinson.
She says: “We got hitched in Las Vegas last year and I’m sure we’re happier than most newlyweds.
“People might think I’m crazy but my flat-pack R-Patz is the closest I’ll get to the real thing and he’s the one for me.
“For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with romantic fairytale endings.
“When I was a child, I watched the Disney versions of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella until the tapes wore out.”
EXCLUSIVE: Joe Dante has jumped into the zombie world with Burying The Ex, the Voltage Pictures’ romantic comedy starring Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene and world premiering Thursday out of competition the Venice Film Festival. Greene plays an ex-girlfriend who dies in a freak accident but rises from the dead and expects her relationship with her boyfriend (Yelchin) to continue as normal — like if Dante’s Gremlins were clingy significant others. Problem is the boyfriend is ready to move on with True Detective‘s Alexandra Daddario. Check out the clip.
Remember how Kirsten Stewart doesn’t care about being loved or hated because “it doesn’t keep me from doing my s–t”? Well, that hasn’t changed.
During an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair France, the actress (who also snagged the September issue cover!) revealed that she does feel a certain way about how things are handled in the media, but the stories and constant craving to know what’s going on in her private life doesn’t affect the 24-year-old because—well, to put it in K.Stew’s words—no one knows “d–k s–t” about what’s happening.
C’mon, did you expect anything less from K.Stew? Exactly. Anyway, here’s what she had to say about the press:
The Twilight movie series has wrapped for good – but its spirit lives on in the friendships formed over several movies together.
Actresses Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed were reunited Thursday night at the Heineken U.S. Open Kickoff Party at the Dream Downtown hotel in N.Y.C., and they were excited to catch up with each other.
Both stars travel, move between coasts and take on varied projects, such as Reed’s current directorial project for ESPN, Nine for IX, so it’s a rare moment when they find time to reconnect, the pair told PEOPLE.
“We worked so closely for so long and it’s strange because you become this family unit, and the series ended and you’re pulled [apart],” Reed explained of the cast, which included Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. “You kind of hope that you cross paths, and we all keep in touch like via text or email or whatever, but it’s not often we all get to be together.”
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