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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Whisper Price Game: False Teens Edition

This week's Whisper Price Game will feature young starlets who may play teens on screen, but are twentysomething in real life.

Alexis Bledel's "Traveling Pants" are a modest success-- and I hear the book it's based on has two sequels already published. Plus, Gilmore Girls seems to be getting stronger with age. So Bledel's stock is on the rise, well, her non-HSX stock anyway.

Mandy Moore was great in "Saved!" and didn't screw up her star vehicles "A Walk to Remember" and "Chasing Liberty" [not that I saw either of those...okay, I may have caught part of "A Walk to Remember", but I swear I didn't like it]. And her upcoming movie looks good--John Turturro's "Romance & Cigarettes" with James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Steve Buscemi, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Eddie Izzard, Mary-Louise Parker. . .wait, it's a musical? WTF?

Taryn Manning wavers between Tara Reid infamy and Angelina Jolie cool in my opinion [two extreme poles, to be sure]. But look at those credits. That's gotta count for some pocket change, right? I mean, she suffered through Britney's "Crossroads" and came back swingin'.

And finally, there's Elisha Cuthbert, who played the ever-annoying Kim Bauer on 24 and starred with Chad Mikey Murray and Paris Hilton in "House of Wax". She's also somewhat memorable in "Old School" for being in high school and sleeping with Luke Wilson. And Geeky Roommate swears that "The Girl Next Door" was surprisingly good.

So how much would you pay to get these ladies playing teens in your movie? Who would get the most, who would get the least from you? Comment away...


Anonymous jesus said...

i'd say they rank in worth, from highest to lowest:

1) mandy moore
2) elisha cuthbert
3) alexis bledel
4) taryn manning

i have no idea what the transalte into in real world money.

3:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say in talent they rank:
1) Taryn Manning
2) Alexis Bledel
3) Mandy Moore
4) Elisha Cuthbert

[hey, what do you know, it's the inverse of their probable money rank]

4:43 PM

Blogger Grace said...

More like

1. Alexis Bledel
2. Mandi Moore
3. Elisha Cuthbert
4. Skank

oops I mean

4. Taryn Manning

12:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Elisha Cuthbert is a sweet girl. And Kim Bauer was a character, Atlas. Plus, she's professional and courteous, which I know you're big on. Way more so than Taryn Manning, at least. So I think she deserves a whisper of at least two mil.

10:53 PM

Blogger cinekat said...

Look, Kim Bauer was an annoying brat who constantly got into trouble in the most implausible ways - but let's blame the screenwriters here.
I'd say:
1. Mandy
2. Elisha
3. Taryn (scandals raise value)
4. Alexis
BTW, can we do a whisper on the former cast of buffy & angel?

3:13 AM

Blogger Assistant Atlas said...

CineKat-- your wish is granted-- tune in on Wednesday for the Whisper Price Game: Buffyverse Edition. [it's funny you asked, I'd already planned it]

2:19 PM

Blogger kbluefeather said...

Taryn? I could set her up with a job as a barista in this really great starbucks location.

Actually, maybe i should bump Mandy up the list so i could keep her from singing. No that will never work, it'll just fuel that fire.


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