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Peter Facinelli to sign autographs in SoCal as UNICEF, Haiti fundraiser

Facinelli Not all things "Twilight" happen in Forks, Wash., or even in Hollywood or London.

Peter Facinelli, a.k.a. Dr. Carlisle Cullen of "The Twilight Saga," is heading to Rancho Cucamonga on Feb. 21 to sign autographs and pose for pics to raise money for UNICEF's Haiti relief efforts. 

Facinelli also gave his stamp of approval recently to Twihards4Charity, which aims to harness the power of "Twilight" fans for a good cause. According to PopEater, Kristen Stewart, who's already helped on her own with Haiti fundraising, and Robert Pattinson, who took part in the Hope for Haiti telethon, are "set to help with the cause" in coming months.

Pics with Facinelli, who also stars in "Nurse Jackie" on Showtime, will be $40 a pop and autographs are $25; a portion of proceeds will go to UNICEF. Lifestream will conduct a blood drive, and there will be a live radio remote by KGGI-99.1/FM. (Psst: 20 winners of a KGGI contest will get a VIP meet-and-greet with Peter in advance of the noon-to-6 p.m. event, held at Victoria Gardens' AMC Courtyard.)

For those asking, "Where the heck is Rancho Cucamonga?" -- it's a little more than 60 miles, pretty much due east, from Westwood Village, the site of the "New Moon" premiere

(Is it me, or was there just a collective Facinelli-fan fist-bump out in the I.E.?)

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo credit: Handout

For more 'Twilight'-related dispatches, click here and scroll down. And if you're a KStew fan, check out the Ministry's five-part series on 'The Runaways' out of the Sundance Film Festival:

Five days of 'The Runaways'! Day 1: Kristen Stewart on Joan Jett -- and the whole blogger problem

Five days of 'The Runaways'! Day 2: How Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning learned to rock

Five days of 'The Runaways'! Day 3: A fake tattoo foreshadowed Dakota Fanning's role as Cherie Currie

Five days of 'The Runaways'! Day 4: Joan Jett on KStew; will Kristen and Dakota record albums?

Five days of 'The Runaways'! Day 5: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning -- anatomy of a kiss

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