Butterfinger, Rob Lowe, Comic Con, and Twilight…Yep There’s a Connection!

According to a press release Twilight fans at Comic Con and can be part of a spoof under the direction of Rob Lowe. For those of you under 40, Rob Lowe the the Robert Pattinson of the 1980’s…not that I ever have a poster of him on my wall, or saw St. Elmo’s Fire 10 times or anything.

“Actor, producer and New York Times best-selling author Rob Lowe will bring the production of comedy-horror flick BUTTERFINGER® the 13th straight to fans, filming a live crowd-sourced scene in San Diego during the evening twilight hours on Friday, July 22. Butterfinger announced today that convention attendees will have a rare opportunity to see their favorite Rob, dubbed the modern master of psychological terror, behind the camera and participate in movie-making magic.

There’s so much excitement around Rob appearing at the world’s largest comic book convention of its kind this year that we couldn’t resist having him film a scene of ‘Butterfinger the 13th’ with the fans at twilight,” said Butterfinger spokesperson Tricia Bowles, Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks. “This is the perfect place for Rob to present his comedy-horror directorial debut with Butterfinger.”

“Butterfinger the 13th’ is an exploration of paranoia and fear well beyond werewolves and vampires,” added Lowe. “Don’t look here for Team Rob or Team Taylor – this movie will leave Team Butterfinger screaming for more.”

On Friday, July 22, prior to filming during twilight, Lowe will appear at the convention’s Sony booth #4229, hosted by the film’s digital media partners FEARnet and Crackle of Sony Pictures Television. There, for a limited time, Lowe will sign autographs and distribute special-dition movie posters of “Butterfinger the 13th.”

Inspired by Butterfinger’s “Nobody’s Gonna Lay A Finger” tagline, Lowe is directing the first-ever film by one of America’s iconic candy brands. “Butterfinger the 13th” aims to take its audience on a perilous journey with the film’s hero, whose paranoia leads to the belief that someone wants to lay a finger… in more ways than one.

The film’s teaser trailer warns fans that “You Can’t Scream With Your Mouth Full.” For more on “Butterfinger the 13th,” the director’s online video blog dubbed “The Lowe Down” may be viewed at Facebook.com/Butterfinger. Each week, Butterfinger’s Facebook page will feature new information about the comedy-horror currently in production, with exclusive online content and behind-the-scenes video episodes and images featuring Rob Lowe released on the 13th of each month.”

Rob Lowe Remembers Being in Taylor Lautner’s Shoes

Taylor-and-Rob-LoweBack in the 1980’s ago if you wanted heartthrob it was all about what Hollywood writers dubbed “The Brat Pack”. They were the sexy, too cool bad boys we all wanted to save. Right at the head of that pack was Rob Lowe who was everyone’s favorite bad boy on and off screen. Not that I personally remember any of this, or used to be wrapped up in his relationship with Melissa Gilbert the way folks are with Robsten today, or even had Oxford Blues and St. Elmo’s Fire posters on my wall or anything…but I digress. Anyway, Rob Lowe just published his autobiography on how he survived this rapid rise to fame, how he crashed and burned, and then how he can back. While talking to the UK Telegraph, Rob relates how a chance encounter with Taylor Lautner brought some uncomfortable memories from his teens and 20’s back:

“Rob Lowe recently found himself at an American football game with Taylor Lautner, the 19-year-old star of the Twilight films.

Both actors are fans of the Indianapolis Colts and were invited by the Colts’ owner, Jim Irsay, to attend one of the play-offs.

Sitting together in an open box, with a group of people, they soon found themselves surrounded by a mob of teenage girls. ‘They were coming up to the box and literally staring at him,’ Lowe recalls. ‘Some were screaming. Others took his picture. Others were like this…’

Lowe gets up, walks over and plants his face a few inches from mine, his fists clenched, his eyes boring into me, like a Maori doing the Haka.

‘It was all I could bear to watch,’ he says, retaking his seat. ‘It actually made me really emotional, seeing him struggle with it. He’s such a lovely kid, he’s even younger than I was. It has nothing to do with you. Every generation there’s That Guy. And sometimes there’s three in a generation, or four, but somebody’s got to be That Guy. I was That Guy.’ “

See more on the UK Telegraph

Via Team Twilight

Taylor Lautner’s Superbowl Weekend

Taylor-and-Rob-LoweTaylor Lautner is having one action packed weekend. First he was in Direct TV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl with Twilight co-star Kellan Lutz and countless other celebrities. Then he’s hanging around to see the Superbowl because the Colts are in the game. Being a Michigan native, Taylor is rooting for the Colts, and of all people he seems to have bonded with Rob Lowe over the Colts love!

According to E! Rob Lowe stated:

“Taylor’s another Colts fan and he’s such a great guy,” Rob said when I caught up with him at the Audi penthouse party at the W. “He and I are here for the Super Bowl as well, and I brought my boys with me, so we just have a boys club, who’s been traveling around on this amazing Colts run.”

But Rob says he left his wife home, who’s a huge Twi-hard…

“My wife is the Twilight freak in the house and she loves it,” he said. “She’s really funny. I keep giving her reports on where we’re going, what we’re doing.”

See the full story on E! where Rob Lowe is the latest celebrity to state what a down-to-earth guy Taylor is.