Your Summer Forecast: HAWT!



I think it was about two years ago, maybe more, that I declared Pittsburgh the new Hollywood. I was psychic, it would seem, as last year alone a dozen major movies were filmed in Pittsburgh, bringing A-list actors and actresses to our fine city – people like Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nick Nolte, Russell Crowe, and on and on.

Now, if you read my blog over at That’s Church, you know that I am not a fan of the Twilight books or movies. It’s not so much that vampire Edward is a depressing old man in a young body who stalks a teenager and watches her while she sleeps … well, maybe it is that.

However, having said that, I am completely and keenly aware that there are legions of women in Pittsburgh who worship the words of Stephanie Meyer. I realize that there are women and girls who dream of sparkly vampires and teenage angst and a werewolf that somehow manages to make girls forget that they are basically in love with, well, a glorified dog. Hawt.

Don’t write me hate mail. I can’t help it.

And besides, females of Pittsburgh, I’m here to give you some pretty awesome news, if you consider yourself a member of I guess Team Jacob it’s called, as opposed to Team Edward:

Taylor Lautner"Lionsgate has firmed John Singleton to direct Taylor Lautner in Abduction, the Shawn Christensen-scripted thriller that was bought at auction in January. Production will begin July in Pittsburgh. This firms Lautner's next film, which he'll shoot before returning for the final two Twilight installments. He plays a youth who discovers the parents who raised him aren't his real folks, a revelation that triggers events and leaves him running for his life."

Jacob the werewolf is coming to town, girls. In July. I just checked my crystal ball and the summer forecast calls for mostly sunny with a chance of scattered six-pack sightings and impending storm systems of screaming tweens and isolated shrieking moms.

But more importantly than that is this: Go Pittsburgh!

And just for fun, GO TEAM EDWARD!

Oh, who am I kidding? How can one choose between a creepy obsessive sparkly oldster who drinks blood, and a howling dog?

I choose David Conrad.

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from PittGirl:

Why Pittsburgh's Sister Bridges 'Should Stay Yellow'

Why Pittsburgh's Sister Bridges 'Should Stay Yellow'

PittGirl's says, quite simply, no other color will do.
Wooden, Wearable & Whiskey: 10 Gifts Your Dad Will Love

Wooden, Wearable & Whiskey: 10 Gifts Your Dad Will Love

PittGirl proudly presents her 2015 'Burghy Father's Day Gift Guide.
Why You Need to Know These 4 Bold Pittsburgh Women

Why You Need to Know These 4 Bold Pittsburgh Women

PittGirl says these women "had Girl Power before the world knew what Girl Power meant."
The 'Burghy Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015

The 'Burghy Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015

Plan ahead with this list of 10 locally made must-haves for Mom.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

Pittsburgh-Area Fireworks: When & Where to Watch Them

Pittsburgh-Area Fireworks: When & Where to Watch Them

You can get your fill of fireworks all weekend long, if you know where and when to look.
Historic Opportunity: Pittsburgh's Oldest House for Sale

Historic Opportunity: Pittsburgh's Oldest House for Sale

The home was built the same year George Washington won his second term in office.
Report: Penguins Try But Fail to Acquire Blackhawk's Brandon Saad

Report: Penguins Try But Fail to Acquire Blackhawk's Brandon Saad

Instead, the Pittsburgh-area hockey phenom is headed to Columbus.
Tamari to Disappear from Pittsburgh Restaurant Scene

Tamari to Disappear from Pittsburgh Restaurant Scene

Tamari's owners have decided to close their Warrendale location.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


Everything That's Awesome About Pittsburgh Today
Pittsburgh-Area Fireworks: When & Where to Watch Them

Pittsburgh-Area Fireworks: When & Where to Watch Them

You can get your fill of fireworks all weekend long, if you know where and when to look.

Comments


Pittsburgh, only cooler
Why Pittsburgh's Sister Bridges 'Should Stay Yellow'

Why Pittsburgh's Sister Bridges 'Should Stay Yellow'

PittGirl's says, quite simply, no other color will do.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
What I Learned on the Road about Pittsburgh's Restaurants

What I Learned on the Road about Pittsburgh's Restaurants

Thanks to chefs willing to travel and taste out-of-town dishes, our food culture continues to flourish.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
7 Adorable Pittsburgh Boutiques for Baby

7 Adorable Pittsburgh Boutiques for Baby

If you have a little one on the way, or you’re shopping for one, check out these locally owned boutiques that simply ooze cuteness.

Comments


The Regatta by Land, Sea or Air

The Regatta by Land, Sea or Air

Don't let the tumultuous rivers keep you away — there are plenty of reasons to take a trip to the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta this weekend.

Comments


How to Make the Ultimate July Fourth Dessert

How to Make the Ultimate July Fourth Dessert

Be the hit at your party with these reinvented ice-cream floats.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Raising the Bar: The Fierce “Pyramid” Necklace

Raising the Bar: The Fierce “Pyramid” Necklace

Part of the Mod Evil’s Simple Geometry line, the Pyramid Bar necklace adds edge to your wardrobe.

Comments


This week's buzz from the PM editors
WYEP Music Fest: A Solid Excuse to Visit Schenley Plaza

WYEP Music Fest: A Solid Excuse to Visit Schenley Plaza

Songwriter Martin Sexton will headline the 18th edition of the free outdoor concert.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Planning the Perfect Wedding, No Matter the Weather

Planning the Perfect Wedding, No Matter the Weather

With a little creativity, you can have a beautiful celebration in any season.

Comments


The latest tips and trends to refresh your home.
Update Your Bedroom with the Help of an Expert

Update Your Bedroom with the Help of an Expert

Get inspired by this room designed by Joann Fullen.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Pitt Turns to Washington to Fill Key Role

Pitt Turns to Washington to Fill Key Role

The school's new senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer will start in the near future.

Comments


Thinking outside the box (score)
Surprise! Pittsburgh's Soccer Team is Worthy of Your Attention

Surprise! Pittsburgh's Soccer Team is Worthy of Your Attention

So what if the Riverhounds aren't a major-league team. If you're not going to their games, you are missing out.

Comments


Award-winning sports commentary by Sean Conboy
R.I.P. Corporate Penguins, 2009-2014

R.I.P. Corporate Penguins, 2009-2014

Fire Bylsma? Fire Shero? The Penguins' problems run deeper.

Comments

Edit Module