Ashley Judd is Freaking the Fuck Out: ABC's Missing in 30 Seconds

Matt Toder · 03/16/12 02:31PM

Last night was the premiere of ABC's new drama Missing, in which Ashley Judd plays an ex-CIA agent searching for her son in Europe, which should sound familiar because it's also the plot of the Liam Neeson movie Taken. Either way, Judd got to do a lot crying and yelling and telling people that her son is in trouble. (Acting coach: "ASHLEY! ASHLEY! Your son is missing. Look concerned. Bite your lip...harder. HARDER. NOW FUCKING FREAKOUT.") Here's the pilot in 30 seconds.

A 'Modern Romeo and Juliet' Are Missing

Seth Abramovitch · 04/28/11 11:19PM

Two photogenic teens from Miami who wouldn't look entirely out of place starring in a cable movie about the royal wedding (omgomg, just a few more hours!) have gone missing. Police are calling it "a modern day Romeo and Juliet."

American Teen Sailor Loses Contact At Sea (Update)

Jeff Neumann · 06/10/10 11:28PM

Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old California sailor attempting to circumnavigate the globe alone, activated her distress beacon Thursday after hitting rough weather in the Indian Ocean. A search is now underway. Update: She has been found "alive and well."

Help Find This Missing Woman

ian spiegelman · 09/05/08 08:45PM

You might have seen this plea and this message on many, many webpages this weekend. 23-year-old school teacher Hannah E. Upp went missing from her Harlem apartment on Friday and police are looking for anything that might lead them to her. Click through for a larger photo. If you have seen her or heard anything about her, please call Det. Perez at the 30th Precinct, at 212-690-8842, or at 212-690-8843. Someone must have seen or heard something. You do not have to give your name to give your information. Please step up and tell what you know. This is actually important. And anyone using this thread to make a certain old complaint about the media and missing people, you'll get banned instantly.

Chinese Communists Detain New York Graffiti Artist! (?)

Moe · 08/19/08 02:14PM

A hipster artist has just become the first American detained by Chinese authorities for something he did at the Beijing Olympics. (Is this seriously the first? We would be very happy to be wrong about everything about this.) Tennessee native James Powderly (no relation to Dash Snow) ("heh") was last seen leaving New York-where his graffiti-influenced experimental art collective had a Moma show earlier this year-in this Flickr photo. (More recognizable photo of him after the jump.) Powderly, who is known for using lasers to project his graffiti tag onto buildings, was apparently detained early this morning Beijing time while attempting to debut a work of protest art, news that comes (really!) via a Twitter message somehow received by Students For a Free Tibet. It is not Powderly's first brush with Red Chinese authorities:

Veteran computer scientist James Gray missing in ocean

Nick Douglas · 02/01/07 12:35PM

NICK DOUGLAS — The Coast Guard searched yesterday for Turing Award winner James Gray, who was last heard from on Sunday when he piloted his yacht out of San Francisco (in good weather) to scatter his mother's ashes. At Microsoft, Gray (Berkeley's first computer science PhD recipient) developed technologies that led to ATMs and online shopping; his research also made mapping programs like Google Earth possible.