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Nick Carter celebrates as film breaks fundraising target

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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is celebrating after he raised enough money to fund his horror movie project.

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The singer turned to crowdsourcing website Kickstarter to garner public donations for a film called "Evil Blessings," which he has co-written, and set a target of $85,000 to cover filming costs.

He has now smashed the target as the total reached more than $88,888 and Carter thanked fans for all their help, writing in a series of posts on Twitter, "Holy c**p. You guys are kicking a** on this campaign. I really can't believe it. I go to sleep, wake up and wow! We are really making a movie!... You proved the haters wrong for sure... I'm astonished... So proud of you guys."

The film was recently dealt a setback following the death of the director who was slated to take charge of filming, but Carter vowed to press on with the project.

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Aug 10, 2013 8:51PM
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You're going to tell me he is so broke from his BSB days he can't even front 85 grand of his own cash? These celebs make me so angry. Meanwhile I know a lot of people, real struggling artists trying to raise money through kickstarter and get nothing because the site is now overrun by celebs and it's all a big popularity contest.
Aug 11, 2013 5:46AM
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This guy doesn't have $85K in his pocket?

He doesn't have connections in the entertainment industry to get an $85K movie made?

Then what hope do the REAL Independant Artists that crowd-sourcing was invented for have?

 

Aug 11, 2013 12:26AM
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If you people don't know, BSB is back and currently at the #5 spot on the Billboard album chart. Go out and get a copy of 'In A World Like This.' It's a great album! I've been a fan since 1996 and never stopped. 
Aug 10, 2013 11:30PM
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Too bad it wasn't on Kickstarter. It was on IndieGogo; which is similar to Kickstarter.
Aug 11, 2013 5:45AM
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" ... You proved the haters wrong for sure ... "

So when will this nation get over the patently stupid notion that anyone that ever utters any sort of disagreement or caution or anything other than full-throated endorsement of whatever someone else says or does is a "hater"?  Is it any wonder that we as a nation remain unable to resolve the big issues of our day?
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