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.”
Such cozy costars! Kristen Stewart, who stars alongside Juliette Binoche in the upcoming Clouds of Sils Maria, cuddled up to the French actress for the new issue of Germany’s Interview magazine.
Stewart, 24, is featured with Oscar winner Binoche, 50, on the cover of the German imprint of the title, posing for a sexy photo shot by Driu Crilly and Tiago Martel.
The Twilight alum is embraced by Brioche in the image, with her bare, freckled shoulder on full display. Stewart’s eyes are half-closed, showing off a shimmering smoky eye. Her shaggy highlighted hair is worn flipped to the side and in messy waves.
Binoche, who took home the Academy Award for her role in 1997′s The English Patient, looks gorgeous in an asymmetrical one-shoulder top while she stares straight into the camera. The focus is on her eyes, which are accentuated with metallic smoky makeup. She wears her cropped hair messy and slicked back for a wet look.
The stunning stars are accompanied by cover lines reading, “Exclusive. Wild. Glamourous.”
Stewart appears in Clouds of Sils Maria as Valentine, the assistant to an actress named Maria Enders (Binoche). The two become close as Maria evaluates the next step of her career. Directed by Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours), Clouds of Sils Maria made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival and also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn, and Brady Corbet, among others.
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In the first season of BBC Three’s Cuckoo, a normal family was turned upside down when their daughter came home from a summer abroad having married an unusual man named Cuckoo (played by Andy Samberg). But with season two of the series kicking off with Cuckoo’s death, there was a hippie-sized hole left in the show’s lineup. Luckily, Taylor Lautner was there to fill it.
In the first episode of the second season, which premiered last Thursday, Lautner came on board as Dale Jr., a very hairy young man who left behind his ashram in India to look for his biological father. Twist: His father was Cuckoo, which meant Dale Jr. now found himself among his father’s widow and her family.
But that isn’t the only twist in the episode. Rather, Lautner’s comedic debut quickly became the most talked-about element of the show, both shocking and impressing viewers who perhaps only knew him from his work on the Twilight films. And let’s just say that Dale is a far cry from Jacob Black. Below, watch a clip from Lautner’s debut.
Cuckoo‘s second episode airs on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m. (U.K. time) on BBC Three.
IFC Films has released the first Camp X-Ray trailer for writer/director Peter Sattler’s Guantanamo Bay drama. The film stars Kristen Stewart as a young private stationed at the aforementioned prison and revolves around the complex relationship that develops between her and a foreign detainee, played by A Separation star Peyman Maadi. I caught the film at Sundance at found it to be a bit of a mixed bag. It touches on the controversial issues surrounding the treatment of Guantanamo detainees and does a nice job of portraying them as human beings rather than faceless villains, and in particular the scenes between Stewart and Maadi are quite strong and compelling. However, other aspects of the film tend to delve into melodrama territory and certain subplots coming off as superfluous and unfocused. This is Sattler’s first feature and he certainly shows some promise, especially when it comes to intimate character-driven scenes, so I’m definitely eager to see how his career progresses going forward.
Hit the jump to watch the Camp X-Ray trailer and click here to read my full review. The film also stars Lane Garrison, John Carrol Lynch, and Cory Michael Smith. Camp X-Ray opens in theaters and VOD on October 28th.
Ever wondered what Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway would look like in drag? Us either.
Regardless, the two actresses (plus peer Brie Larson) dressed up like dudes for pal Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys” music video. The song serves as the first track from The Voyager, the indie singer-songwriter’s first solo album in six years. Lewis calls the compilation “the hardest one” she’s ever made.
What was it like shooting the music video? “We screamed with laughter all day, huddled behind the monitor,” Lewis tells GQ. “I haven’t laughed that hard since What About Bob? came out on laser disk.”
Legend of Hercules star Kellan Lutz, Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin and Orange Is the New Black actress Taryn Manning have joined the cast of Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter.
Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder are starring in in the indie drama, which tells of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram.
Milgram was the man who, in 1961, designed the controversial Obedience Experiments at Yale University, which observed the responses of ordinary people who believed they were sending harmful electrical shocks to an affable stranger.
Lutz will play actor William Shatner, who played Milgram in a ’70s TV movie. Yelchin plays Rensaleer, a man who resists the authority. Manning plays Mrs. Lowe, a test subject who is distressed by the process and pushes back.
Trophy Wife‘s Malin Akerman and Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz are officially ready to make a Comeback.
Both actors will reprise their roles in HBO’s cult comedy series when it returns for a limited run this fall, our sister site Deadline reports.
Akerman will once again play actress Juna Millken, who starred opposite Lisa Kudrow‘s Valerie Cherish in the sitcom Room and Bored, while Lutz will play Chris MacNess, also an actor on Room and Bored.
The Comeback originally ran on HBO for 13 episodes in 2005.
Neither Akerman nor Lutz are expected to appear in all six new episodes.