The historic View Point Inn near Portland, Oregon, went up in flames on Sunday, causing extensive damage to the site of the prom scene from “Twilight”.   Famous even before it made an appearance in the Twilight Saga as the site of the Forks High School prom, the hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was built in 1924 and was visited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

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I hated to see this story because it’s always sad to see historic buildings destroyed.  I hope that they have good insurance and can restore the property to it’s former glory.


According to Variety, Billy Burke is slated to take on the role of an LAPD Bomb Squad officer in a new film titled “Freaky Deaky”.  Burke will join Christian Slater and Michael Jai White in the film after a big casting shakeup replacing Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson, and Katie Cassidy.   Variety reports a summary of the plot:

Burke is now set to play an LAPD bomb squad officer who stumbles upon two former hippie activists plotting to use their bomb-making skills to bilk a movie mogul out of millions.

Slater and Racano will play the ex-hippes, while White will play a former Black Panther turned capitalist who serves as an assistant to the Hollywood honcho. As for Bart, he’ll play a cop partnered with Burke.

 Hmmm…Billy Burke as a cop, huh?  I have to admit that he has a knack for pulling it off well.   If you haven’t seen him in “Untraceable”, check him out.   He also made a great FBI agent in his appearance on TNT’s “Rizzoli and Isles”.  He made one heck of a creepy, slimy lawyer on “The Closer” and I hope that they bring him back in that role!


Via PRNewswire:

Twilight star Jackson Rathbone and his band, 100 Monkeys,have hit the road this summer on a headlining tour throughout the U.S. and Canada.  On July 12th, the funk-rock band plays Boston, MA and will continue through August 28th, concluding in San Diego, CA.  Tickets are on sale now at and information can be found at  

“We are excited to get back out on the road this summer,” says Rathbone.  “We can’t wait to rock out with our fans, and we look forward to some great shows.”

100 Monkeys, comprised of Jackson Rathbone, Ben Graupner, Jerad Anderson, Lawrence “Uncle Larry” AbramsandBen Johnson, are multi-instrumentalists known for their raucous, theatrical live-sets, where they switch instruments and lead vocals on almost every song. “Liquid Zoo” (Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution), the band’s second studio, full-length recording album, is on sale now at  

In honor of band member Lawrence “Uncle Larry” Abrams, 100 Monkeys is offering free admission at every concert to any US military veteran, upon arrival at the venue.  

Tour dates are as follows:  
7/12 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall  
7/14   Philadelphia, PA – TLA  
7/16 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater  
7/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony  
7/19 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock  
7/20 Baltimore, MD – Bourbon Street  
7/21 Norfolk, VA – Norva  
7/22 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore  
7/23 N. Myrtle Beach, NC – House of Blues  
7/25 Nashville, TN – Exit In  
7/26 Atlanta, GA – The Loft  
7/28 Tampa, FL – Orpheum  
7/29 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues  
7/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution  
7/31 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits  
8/2 Birmingham, AL – Work Play  
8/4 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues  
8/5 Houston, TX – House of Blues  
8/6 Dallas, TX – House of Blues  
8/7 Austin, TX – Emo’s  
8/9 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom  
8/10 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant  
8/11 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club  
8/13 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre  
8/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep  
8/16 Salt Lake City, UT  – The Grand Room  
8/19 Vancouver, BC – Venue  
8/20 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory  
8/21 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom  
8/23 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore  
8/25 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre  
8/27 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues  
8/28 San Diego, CA – House of Blues  

Fun!  Will any of you be catching a 100 Monkeys show?  


Wolf pack member BooBoo Stewart will be performing free concerts along with his sister, Fivel, on August 12 and 13 as a fundraiser for child abuse awareness and prevention.  The concerts will benefit Childhelp.  The August 12 show will be held in Tustin, California, and the August 13 show will be in Tempe, Arizona.   For additional details and ticketing information, including meet and greet VIP packages, visit Childhelp’s website.


Comic Con 2011 opens on July 21 in San Diego, California, and Twilight fans from around the world will be there for a chance to be among the first to see a glimpse beyond the trailer that debuted at the MTV Movie Awards.  The list of cast members in attendance has yet to be released, but if they pattern from previous years holds, then fans can expect to see Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner in attendance.  Rob finished shooting on his latest film, “Cosmopolis”, in Canada last week.

Will any of you be attending Comic Con?  If so, we would love for you to write about your experience for us.  Just contact a member of the OBS staff and we’ll send you details on how to do it. 

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