Wikinews Shorts: December 7, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Friday, December 7, 2007.
Paris Hilton film announces soundtrack
Lionsgate Films and Twisted Pictures announced the artists on the soundtrack of Repo! The Genetic Opera, yesterday.
Among those contributing the soundtrack are Richard Patrick (Filter), Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Clown (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Army of Anyone), Brian Young (David Lee Roth's band), Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses), Sonny Moore (First to Last), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets), Blasko (Ozzy Osborne), Tommy Clefetus (Rob Zombie's band), Melora Creager (Rasputina). Pop singer Poe is the only solo artist on the album.
The cast, all of whom sing their own songs, includes Anthony Head, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman, Bill Moseley and Kevin Ogilvie. Gathering the most headlines for the movie, though, is hotel heiress Paris Hilton. Hilton's 2006 debut album Paris reached #6 on the Billboard album chart.
The movie is set in 2056, where organ failures are common. Fictional biotech firm GeneCo offers organ transplants, but those who can't pay up get their parts repossessed.
- Press Release: Lionsgate. "Principal Production Completed On Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures Musical Thriller REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA" — Canada NewsWire, December 6, 2007
- Alex Billington. "What Exactly IS Repo! The Genetic Opera!?" — , December 6, 2007
Conrad Black named Maclean's Newsmaker of the Year
The issue looks at the top new faces of the year, the "exits" of people and things, a Political Yearbook, and more. The issue hit newsstands yesterday.
- Maclean's Magazine. "Conrad Black Maclean's Newsmaker of the Year" — , December 6, 2007
- CanWest News Service. "Who's In The News" — , December 6, 2007