Missing, ABC's Ashley Judd vehicle, returned for its second week last night. The episode featured an especially demanding running-while-screaming scene for Judd, and the Overly-Aggressive Acting Coach was there to guide her.
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.
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.
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:
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.