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Vanessa Hudgens: Ischia Global Festival Closing Night!

Vanessa Hudgens: Ischia Global Festival Closing Night!

Vanessa Hudgens bares some skin in a crop top while attending the closing night gala of the 2013 Ischia Global Film and Music Festival on Sunday (July 21) at Villa Costa in Ischia, Italy.

The 24-year-old actress looked super chic in a Catherine Malandrino top and Temperley London skirt.

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Earlier in the weekend and at the festival, Vanessa attended the premiere of her new film The Frozen Ground alongside co-star Nicolas Cage. She also was the recipient of the Ischia Global Icon Award!

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  • Haters Suck!

    @yets
    Not that I’m aware. Vanessa mentioned Austin a couple of times as her boyfriend during interviews while on this tour so I assume they’re still together.

  • maria

    OmG. Please don’t dignify that idiot’s asinine comments by responding to them. He knows she has far more beauty, charm, and charisma than his sullen miserable girl, that Vanessa IS getting good reviews of her performance, and that she looks stunning. He just wants someone to talk to. So sad.

  • Chelles

    Pay the resident troll no mind. The best way to deal with him is to just ignore him like he doesn’t exist. Vanessa is getting really good reviews. Proud of her.

  • http://Website Emily J

    @yets: Yes pretty much broken up, but nothing publicly, they don’t want to ruin her promo tour

  • Nightwish

    Holy sh!t hatersuck, you somehow saw all the interviews of her there, which were very hard to come by im sure, which means you are either extremely obsessed over hudgens or are related to her or employed by her lol

  • Nightwish

    @Emily J: She was banging other guys behind his back, i wouldnt be surprised

  • Haters Suck!

    @nightwish
    Wrong post man. Now lets see who was banging and sucking off a married man while she had a boyfriend. Oh yeah that was your home wrecker kstew.

  • tina

    @Emily J: She is in NYC with him now.Tweets are coming out about them together ata cafe.

  • maria

    @Emily J: Please stop posting or believing stupid rumors. Vanessa is in a good relationship with a guy who loves and respects her. She is in NYC with Austin now, based on tweets from people who saw them all cozy in a cafe today.

  • maria

    @tina: LOL

  • tina

    @maria: I know, lol.

  • maria

    @tina: Guess that proves we are not the same person!

  • maria

    Hare ya go, “candy”…..

    “The real revelation is Vanessa Hudgens, making a stark departure from her usual appearances bleating Disney ballads at Zac Efron. Hudgens is Cindy, the Prostitute with a Heart of Gold and the only victim to escape Hansen alive. You tend to see this with child stars: a determined attempt to abandon their cutesy-pie franchise image by playing against type – coincidentally, Emma Watson‘s doing just that in The Bling Ring. Gone are the soppy melodies and cheesy smiles: Hudgens’ new role sees her gyrating round a pole in a squalid strip club and doing meth behind the beads in a backroom. Although these are the scenes the tabloids have pinned their focus on, it’s her exchanges with Cage that prove her potential. Whether the film will help her to be taken seriously as a Hollywood contender remains to be seen, but either way, it’s a welcome far cry from”Breaking Free”.

  • maria

    “There’s also a notable mention for co-star Vanessa Hudgens, a vital part to proceedings. Last seen in SPRING BREAKERS, she once again effortlessly proves that her talent is beyond the world of Disney. Her messed-up, on the run prostitute really delves into the sordid world of drug and sex addiction with no holds barred.”

  • maria

    “Cage is unusually subdued, almost sleepwalking through some scenes, but Hudgens continues to impress in her transition from wholesome Disney Channel princess to gritty actress and Cusack is suitably menacing.”

  • maria

    http://comicbuzz.com/2013/07/on-frozen-ground-review/
    However, if this movie belongs to anyone it is Vanessa Hudgens who has now firmly shredded off her High School Musical image and is playing a lost girl, who has turned to being a hooker to make a living. Hudgens’ character is one of the survivors of the killer and she does give the best performance by a mile in the movie.

  • maria

    “Competing against these two, it really seems like Vanessa Hudgens should have had trouble stealing the show but the young actress is all grown up now and proving that she can play in the big leagues. Here, she plays the role of a prostitute called Cindy Paulson, the only victim of Hansen who escaped. She plays Cindy with enough cynicism and disdain for authority (especially as her story isn’t taken seriously by the police because of her profession) to make you believe she is a young woman who has seen and suffered too much for someone so young. However, the few brief moments of vulnerability that she reveals as she slowly starts to trust Halcombe reveal a young girl who has accepted the harsh realities of life but sometimes wishes she had someone she can depend on and something to believe in. Cage and Hudgens share some great chemistry and their friendship/bonding happens very organically as family man, Halcombe sees a daughter who needs his help and Cindy finds someone who she can trust and who won’t let her down.”

  • maria

    “Hudgens, for her part, plays the role really well, displaying grit and vulnerability and moving still further away from her former Disney past. It’s an adult role that successfully taps into the downward spiral of an abused girl who turns to a life on the street as a means of escape.”
    http://www.indielondon.co.uk/Film-Review/the-frozen-ground-review

  • maria

    http://journalistmark.tumblr.com/post/55679241302/the-frozen-ground-review
    “The post-Disney Hudgens is impressive too, and as an audience, we are always fearful for the vulnerable Paulson. With Spring Breakers and now The Frozen Ground, she has demonstrated a proficiency for darker roles that will earn her a lot of respect in Hollywood and beyond.”

  • maria

    Another!
    http://www.soundbiteculture.com/2013/07/16/the-frozen-ground-film-review/
    Hudgens is the real star here though, shining in her heart-of-gold hooker role. She not so much buries her former High Street Musical persona as pole dances all over its grave.
    She is vulnerable but feisty as Cindy Paulson, and with the plot zipping by at a mile a minute during the first half hour, gives the audience an anchor character to root for.

  • maria

    Let me know if you need more……

  • http://Justjared.buzznet.comb BOHJI

    @maria: You go Girl! That’s telling em’.
    You know, I what I admire Most about Austin, for all his pretty boy looks, he has depth to his character. He doesn’t talk much about his relationship, does not gush about his co stars or court or spend time pleasing his fans the way her ex did. I’m glad that they’re still together. It just goes to show Vanessa’s a keeper.

  • yets

    because of so many good reviews for Vanessa really can’t wait to see the movie.

  • http://sassypants1990@twitter.com Aryanna

    @maria: she is not in NYC she is in LA and then going back on her promo tour to Russia

  • truth

    @maria: you didnt need to prove anything to them because they probably know about the reviews and were just winding you up the wall. candy could just be one of their other names.

    @Aryanna this is the first time you are right lol she actually is in LA with her sister and then going back to Russia .

  • http://sassypants1990@twitter.com Aryanna

    @BOHJI: Vanessa and Austin are not together anymore

  • Nightwish

    @maria: Oh, yeah. First she plays a college sIut in spring breakers, and then now a cheap whore who has to strip a little and then act scared through the rest of her part, that really requires major talent, maria! LMAO, nobody really wanted those roles. Hudgens will take anything she can and do it for free! Whats up next, her tiny role in machete as a cheap spic prostitute, right? Great roles, great acting hudgens roflmao

  • Nightwish

    @Aryanna: ..and good for austin. Hudgens is a social climber and major attention seeker who will do anything – flirt, kissass, bang.. whatever to become more popular. What took him so long? Why did he hang out with that loser all this time?

  • http://Justjared.buzznet.comb BOHJI

    Ignore the resident hater, bigotism at its worst.

  • http://Justjared.buzznet.comb BOHJI

    @Aryanna: Even if they are not together anymore, unlike you I can accept it. Vanessa is easy on the eye and a guy’s gal so I doubt she’ll be single for long unless she chooses to.

  • maria

    @BOHJI: It amazes me how people can’t face reality. Whether they are physically together right now, or in their 2 yr relationship, that poster has been saying they aren’t together for the entire 2 years!! And the last guy I would want her to be with is the ex, unless he’s had an epiphany on how to be a respectful BF. He had a lot to learn about women.

  • maria

    @truth: Of course that poster is not “candy”. I know exactly who it is. And as far as the reviews, well, I am just enjoying reading them. So many of them note her ability to be vulnerable yet tough, and I have always thought that was her strength. Her facial expressions speak a thousand words. That’s a gift.

  • Eduardo

    You can’t answer my question can you Nightwish? Of course you can’t top all those reviews. The more you hate her the more successful she will be. I bet you don’t want that right. Just wait until Gimme Shelter comes out. That will shut your mouth :p

  • kasia

    @Nightwish: You’re free to state your opinion on disliking someone, but using racial slurs is vile and disgusting. There’s no excuse for that.

  • http://Justjared.buzznet.comb BOHJI

    @maria: Precisely.

    @kasia: Nightwish is a Racist Bigot.

  • maria

    @kasia: Thank you for that. It’s one thing to express a negative opinion, but he continuallly crosses the line, with racial insults and vulgar comments. He just wants to get people going. We certainly don’t expect everyone to love Vanessa, but give her credit when it’s due. She IS getting good reviews, she DID lose all the GS weight, and she DID look gorgeous in Europe on promo. There is no debating those points.

  • Nightwish

    @Eduardo: You asked me a question? Missed that. Tell you what ed, lets wait for the audience reviews to come in and not pay attention to the paid reviewers pulling favors for hudgens. Acting like a prostitute and acting scared are some of the easiest performances to pull of theatrically. Lets see how much money cage and cusack bring in. They are the draw, not hudgens lol

  • cosmos

    What I love is that Austin is working, Vanessa has just returned from working and even though they were in Bali last month, together before she left for Promo, they are done. And we get this because they have been working, though when they are working people bitch about them getting a job. RUMORS!

    @Nightwish – I think what makes your last couple comments stand out and be close to the WORST thing you’ve ever said is that her character in Frozen Ground is a real woman who went through hell on earth and some how not only survived but found the strength to get justice not only for herself but for the victims and their families. Not to mention your completely judgmental views on women’s jobs which I find offensive as a woman. Do not judge anothers life as you do not know the history or why.

  • kasia

    @maria: Right. I also don’t understand anyone calling her pudgy, she is SO tiny! She actually has lost a little bit too much weight recently imo, although she’s still beautiful. If her teeny tiny body is considered chunky, I would really hate to see what’s considered skinny :-x

  • tina

    @Nightwish: Must suck to be you. Vanessa is actually having a life. Sorry for you but tthe critics love her in this. You know you’re scrapping the bottom of the barrell when to latch on to Aryanna, who believes in her heart that Vanessa is living a secert life with the ex, smh. Are you really that desperate for her to fail that any one saying anything negative is your new best friend? Now she is paying critics, lmao. Seeing you dig yourself deeper and deeper into a hole makes this so much more enjoyable. Enjoy your cave while she lives in the sunshine.

  • tina

    @cosmos: Thank you,. When they spend time together the same people are crying for them to”get a job” Now that they are working they have to have broken up. Can’t win with some.

  • Haters Suck!

    Nightwish is seriously starting to lose it. He can’t stand the fact that his own idol is a two timing home wrecking s!ut so now he’s accusing vanessa of doing it. Julia Roberts, Natalie portman, halie berry just a few actresses who’ve played prostitutes in their careers not to mention that this is a true story and vanessa is playing a real person. Now anyone who says the slightest nice thing about vanessa is paid by her? It’s just getting sad.

  • Nightwish

    @kasia: Hey kasia. I am assuming you are new here, or else you would know maria has way more experience of being a raciest than I do. She favors asians over all the other races only because Hudgens is asian. Maria openly admited many times that she hates Caucasians because they don’t have dark skin. She hates blondes with skinny legs and she only like women with curves and also, these loosers were calling tisdale unatractive only because her ribs shows up when she breaths in. What a bunch of raciest bigots right!?! LMAO .

  • kasia

    @Nightwish: Yes, I am pretty new here. If I saw any posts of someone saying they hate all Caucasians I would criticize that too. I think any racial slurs are disgusting and wrong.

  • http://sassypants1990@twitter.com Aryanna

    @tina: tina Vanessa and Austin are not together they have not been seen together in months and she is not in NYC she is in LA now and then going to Russia for another promoting for her new movie Frozen ground so take that

  • http://sassypants1990@twitter.com Aryanna

    @truth: see I told you

  • tina

    @Aryanna: You need the type of help that you can’t get on an online post. Unless one or the other or both say they are not together, they are still together. Did you notice how quickly she came out and announced her split with the ex? I’m sure she will do the same if and when the time comes with Austin. She referred to her bf several times on this trip. No matter how much you wish it so, it doesn’t mean the ex.

  • tina

    @kasia: He is just hilarious. Of course, no said those things. Even if they did how is any of it racist? The “skinny leg” race or “showing your ribs” race.lmao

  • truth

    @Aryanna: i was referring to her being in la and not ny since she was with stella. everything else you say in regards to vanessa relationship is crazy bull.

  • tina

    Sorry that sb, no one said those things.