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    'HSM's Tisdale hooks up with 'American Idol' producers

    Ashley Tisdale flirts with projects

    UA, FremantleMedia have eye on 'School' star

    By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER
    Variety
    April 17, 2008

    "High School Muscal" star Ashley Tisdale is starting something new, setting up a first-look deal with "American Idol" producers FremantleMedia North America.

    Tisdale is also in talks with United Artists to star in a remake of the 1989 movie "Teen Witch."

    Under the one-year pact with FremantleMedia, which is close to being signed, the production company will look to develop projects revolving around the thesp.

    It's unclear what kind of TV project may be in the works for Tisdale, but the young thesp already has a wide variety of credits to her name.

    Tisdale is best known for her role as Sharpay Evans in "High School Musical" and its sequel, and she's set to reprise the role in the theatrical "High School Musical 3." To tween auds, she's also familiar as Maddie in Disney Channel's half-hour sitcom "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody."
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: 'HSM's Tisdale hooks up with 'American Idol' producers

    The Fremantle deal is seen as capitalizing on Tisdale -- who has numerous endorsement deals -- as a global brand and will see her help to develop nonscripted shows for the reality juggernaut. The shows would be aimed toward the younger demographic and Tisdale would stay behind the cameras.

    The Disney Channel show, known as the untitled mall project, is based on the 23-year-old Tisdale's earlier life working in a mall. Disney declined comment on the project, but it is understood that the channel approached Tisdale after executives read a newspaper article in which the actress talked of her misadventures before finding a career with "HSM." As with the Fremantle projects, she has no plans to star.

    Tisdale seems to be taking a multipronged approach to her career while many of her "HSM" co-stars concentrate on acting in their efforts to break out of the Disney confines. Zac Efron, for example, is starring in the New Line comedy "17" and working with Richard Linklater on the book adaptation "Me and Orson Welles," and Vanessa Anne Hudgens is starring in Summit's musical teen drama "Will."

    Tisdale recently wrapped production on her theatrical film debut, Fox's adventure comedy "They Came From Upstairs." She is in preproduction on the third installment of Disney's moneymaking "HSM" phenomenon, which is being prepped for the first time as a theatrical feature, and is working on her second album.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...b2ab5d08cb4eac

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    Re: 'HSM's Tisdale hooks up with 'American Idol' producers

    It's unclear what kind of TV project may be in the works for Tisdale, but the young thesp already has a wide variety of credits to her name.
    Really?!?!? Ashley Tisdale - Thespian????


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    Re: 'HSM's Tisdale hooks up with 'American Idol' producers

    It's a wide sweeping term that also applies to O.J. Simpson, co-star of 'The Towering Inferno'.

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    Re: 'HSM's Tisdale hooks up with 'American Idol' producers

    "It's a wide sweeping term that also applies to O.J. Simpson, co-star of 'The Towering Inferno'."

    Ha!

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    Re: 'HSM's Tisdale hooks up with 'American Idol' producers

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    It's a wide sweeping term that also applies to O.J. Simpson, co-star of 'The Towering Inferno'.
    Don't forget the Naked Gun series and of course, his trial which should have at least got him a nomination.


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