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2012 | 2011

6 items from 2011


Bs Alert: Mickey Mouse And Adolf Hitler Have Not Joined Scott Walker Recall Effort

14 December 2011 9:27 AM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

There's an almost irresistible story circulating on the internet that seems to suggest that petitions for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have been signed by the likes of Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler, and that those signatures will be counted in that recall effort. It's the kind of story that makes for ideal two-minute filler on 24-hour news outlets, so before it gets a head of steam, let's look beyond the overreaching headline ("Mickey Mouse, Adolf Hitler Allowed On Wis. Recall Petitions") and vague copy, to what is actually a run-of-the-mill process story. »

- Tommy Christopher

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Best in Blogs: 50 Cent’s Protégé Faces Liquidation

11 October 2011 8:18 AM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Getty Rapper Young Buck poses for a photo backstage during a taping of MTV’s Sucker Free at the MTV studios in Times Square on February 27, 2007 in New York City.

Which once-hot rapper is now facing liquidation? Will Occupy Wall Street protesters stay through the winter? And are your in-laws helpful–or not? A look at the most interesting posts on the Wall Street Journal blogs.

Young Buck Faces Liquidation: What rhymes with liquidation? That’s something Young Buck, a former protégé of 50 Cent, »

- Christopher John Farley

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Casting Bits: 50 Cent in ‘Frozen Ground’, Betsy Brandt and Kevin Nash in ‘Magic Mike’, Ashley Bell in ‘Last Exorcism 2′ and ‘Chasing Shakespeare’

23 September 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson hasn't exactly blown anyone away with his acting chops, but the guy who once got shot 9 (or was it 3? [2] Either way) times and lived to tale the tale isn't about to get scared off by a couple of negative reviews. He's already got three films lined up for next year, and he's just landed one more: Frozen Ground. Written and directed by Scott Walker, the film is based on the true story of Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen, who murdered at least 17 victims over the course of twelve years. Jackson will be playing an '80s-era pimp, which producer Randall Emmett describes as a "substantial role." He joins a cast that already includes John Cusack as Hansen, Nicolas Cage as a state trooper, and Vanessa Hudgens as the escaped victim who helps catch Hansen. Frozen Ground will begin shooting in Anchorage next month. [The Playlist [3]] After the jump, a »

- Angie Han

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John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and 50 Cent Cast in Serial Killer Movie

21 September 2011 3:53 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

So you’re the casting director for a new serial killer flick written by Scott Walker who intends to use the movie to make his feature film directorial debut. The story is based on the real life killer/predator Robert Hansen, who over the course of twelve years kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed twenty four women. So who do you cast? Four actors have signed on and they are an eclectic bunch, to say the least. John Cusack will play the killer while Nicolas Cage will take on the role of a dedicated Alaska State Trooper, who comes across a teen who survived Hansen’s attack. She’ll be played by Vanessa Hudgens, who continues to break away from her High School Musical stigma.   Added to this mix is rapper Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, who will play a,...

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Hunted Vanessa Hudgens an Ice Cold Survivor

13 September 2011 5:29 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Hunted Vanessa Hudgens an Ice Cold Survivor

Vanessa Hudgens is moving further away from her High School Musical roots as she takes on a ripped-from-the-headlines story in Frozen Ground, which also stars Nicolas Cage and John Cusack.

Hudgens showed a little talent in the abysmal SuckerPunch, shined a little brighter in Beastly, and even cut her hair for the upcoming Gimme Shelter, but Deadline brings word that she’s putting her acting skills to the test in the new thriller directed by Scott Walker, who also wrote the script.

Frozen Ground is based on real-life serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted more than 24 women in 12 years. After kidnapping them, he’d fly them to Alaska, where he would then turn them loose, hunt them down, and kill them. In what has to be the greatest casting shock in history, Cusack has been tapped to play Hansen.

Hudgens’ character is based on Cindy Paulson, »

- Marty Shaw

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Hudgens Joins Cusack And Cage On Frozen Ground

13 September 2011 8:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vanessa Hudgens seems to be trying to distance herself from her High School Musical days after supporting turns in this years Sucker Punch and Beastly, it appears the 23 year-old maybe turning towards more serious projects lately. Along with her role in next years drama Gimme Shelter, as a teen thrown out on the streets by her father after becoming pregnant, deadline reports that the actress has been cast as the surviving victim to John Cusack’s (The Raven) serial-killer that aids Nicolas Cage’s (Face/Off) cop to his capture in Frozen Ground.

The film, based on true events, chronicles the 12 year search for serial-killer Robert Hansen, who kidnapped and murdered up to 24 women during the seventies and eighties after flying them out to the Alaskan wilderness to kill and bury their bodies in a twisted game of human-hunting.

Frozen Ground is written and directed by Scott Walker and is »

- Craig Hunter

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