The Social Climber: Trailer For James Franco's Sal Mineo Biopic Drops, Jessica Ridgeway Killer Pleads Guilty
Oct. 2, 2013
By ABC NEWS
It's not always enough to know what's "trending." It kind of helps to know why. Welcome to The Social Climber, where we provide a quick primer on the people, places and things that are being feverishly searched and shared online -- and try to make sense of it all.
Trailer For James Franco's Sal Mineo Biopic Drops
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Unstoppable movie-making machine James Franco is back again in a big way with a third, that's right, a third, directorial effort.
You may or may not recall that Hollywood's Renaissance man debuted his actor-writer-director's adaptation of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" in Cannes in May, and his movie based on Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God" had its first showing in Toronto last month. And now you, yes you, can actually see one of his movies, as his biopic of "Rebel Without a Cause" supporting actor Sal Mineo comes out next month, and the trailer has at long last been released. Enjoy!
James Franco, what can't he do?
Elizabeth Smart: "I Didn't Feel Human"
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During an exclusive interview with NBC News' Meredith Vieira, kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart opened up about her nine months in captivity after she was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002. The 25-year-old told Vieira "I didn't feel human" during the horrific ordeal.
"I mean, here I was, a 14-year-old girl, ripped from my family, from my friends, from the people I loved.," she said. "Being raped every day, not knowing when I'd be able to eat next, not knowing when I'd be able to drink next. And being chained to a tree."
Teenager Pleads Guilty to Jessica Ridgeway Killing
Westminster Police Department
A Colorado teenager has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. Austin Sigg, 18, entered the plea Tuesday, two days before the start of his trial, and almost a year to the day since Ridgeway was pulled into a car while on her way to school.
Angelina Jolie Starts Marriage Rumors
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Will they or won't they? Or rather, when will they? The whole world is asking when, when will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie make it official and tie the knot. The rumor mill is in full swing now that Jolie has been spotted with double rings on her left hand at Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia. What does it mean??
Web Wants Wonder Woman
Courtesy Rainfall Films
With superheroes more popular than ever, where's Wonder Woman? The response came from a short from Rainfall Films that feels like a trailer for a Wonder Woman movie that doesn't actually exist. The clip, which is quickly going viral, shows the butt-kicking action star working her magic against city-dwelling criminals and in her homeland, Themyscira. More, please!
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