No, seriously, nothing like Sucker Punch or High School Musical - this movie has real actors in it like John Cusack (love love love) and Nicolas Cage (how this man is even allowed to act anymore, what with all of his weird drama is beyond me). The movie’s called The Frozen Ground, and it’s based on the true story of Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen, who will be played by Cusack.
Pic is based on true events surrounding Alaska’s most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen. Cusack is playing Hansen, regarded in the community as a respected family man. In the span of 12 years, he abducted more than 24 women, flew them into the Alaskan wilderness, and hunted and murdered them. Hudgens will play the one teenage victim who escaped. When she returned to tell her story, nobody believed her. Cage will play the Alaskan State Trooper who finds her on the street. Together they work to bring Hansen to justice.
September 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
First of all, this dress. It’s totally channeling Express in 1996, which is to say, I love it. Is crushed velvet really making a comeback? I love it all, from the asymmetric neckline to the ruching on the side. (Ordinarily, I would not love this dress because there’s no waist on it, which threatens to make any short girl look stumpy.) But the dress really works here! The velvet is almost too fancy-pants, but those satin straps take it down a notch. Also, the cocktail length somehow makes the dress OK for daytime.
Other observations: Hudgens didn’t overaccessorize! Good. She always wears a lot of rings, though. I wore a lot of rings in high school (and some finger armor), and I thought it looked cool, too. Now I think it looks awful, but who cares. I’m not too sure about her weird neck bracelet, either, which is straight out of the Matrix, but whatever.
Also, her short hair hasn’t grown out yet, I don’t think, which maybe means that coif is a wig. An awesome wig. Perfect length, perfect shape, perfect everything.
The shoes are great; they match the vibe of the dress. Strappy, classy, kind of asymmetrical. Probably easy enough to walk in, too, which is important at an event like this. They look a lot like shoes by Chinese Laundry (still around! Making a comeback! Totally 90s!).
My one real complaint is the bronzer on Hudgens’ arms. I think she tried to slim her arms with illusive powder, but up close it just looks like she’s wearing body glitter. Body glitter, ugh. There are some mid-90s trends that don’t need to be revisited.
What do you think? How’d Vanessa do?
Image gallery via Gossip Center
September 10, 2011 at 10:30 am by Jenn
I mean, I guess that’s boho, right? She sort of looks like a gypsy-type, what with the long skirt and fringed top, you know? Either way, what I really want to talk about is girlfriend’s hair. I was kind of stricken when she decided to cut it all off for some obscure movie role, and I honestly thought it made her look like a nine-year-old, but now that it’s grown out a bit, I think it looks pretty awesome.
September 1, 2011 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Image via Splash News
If you are a pretty young starlet, how should you go about your reinvention as a Dramatic Actor?
Well, you could always try going the Hatha Way, absolving yourself of your Disneyness by turning up topless/naked in a “serious” drama (like Havoc, say). Choosing this tack, however, can backfire. It might make you seem easy.
You could establish your rep with a bio-pic—and I mean a serious one, not an Amy Fisher one. If you play your cards right, you might even earn an Oscar! Just like Reese Witherspoon did, for her role as June Carter Cash, or Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy, or Marion Cotillard as Édith Piaf.
(Please note that this tactic is a career risk that seldom works, least of all for historical characters in period pieces. Nobody watched The Other Boleyn Girl or Marie Antoinette, people.)
July 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
What? She’s wicked boring and I’m tired. Did you expect something entirely different? Or did you not watch the video? If you didn’t, I don’t blame you. The only thing that’s interesting about Vanessa Hudgens is her bushy vagina. And even we’ve seen that far too many times to count as it is.
May 18, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
“I know what the worst invention ever is. The Internet. I think it’s ruining everyone, and it just makes everybody way too accessible – it just takes away the glamor and mystery from our business.”
As someone who’s had two leaked photos scandals and is constantly dogged on by the press for her current Z-list status, I can totally understand why Vanessa hates the Internet, but “the worst invention of all time,” is one hell of a stretch. I can’t understand why something that provides employment opportunities, connects people all over the world and is an endless source of entertainment and information is the worst invention of all time. I would go with, I dunno, guns? Heroin? Something that like, affects all of society, not just the .001% of the population that’s considered to be famous.
But I do agree that celebrities using Twitter has removed an element of mystery.
What do you think is the worst invention of all time and do you agree that celebrities using Facebook, Twitter, Tumbr, et c. has made them seem less special to us common folk?