PEOPLE: Cage to star in film about serial killer

Cage to star in film about serial killer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The story of the police investigation of infamous Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen is headed to the big screen.

Variety reports Nicolas Cage will star in ''Frozen Ground.'' Filming is scheduled to start Oct. 10 in Anchorage.

Cage will portray the Alaska State Trooper who investigated the murders that gripped Anchorage in the 1970s and 1980s.

Hansen was an Anchorage baker at a time when vice ruled the streets in the heady days during construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

In 1984, Hansen confessed to killing 17 women and raping another 30 over the previous 12 years. He received a 461-year sentence.

Alleged Berry stalker charged with burglary

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have charged a man accused of stalking Halle Berry with felony burglary for being in the actress' guest house earlier this month.

Richard A. Franco pleaded not guilty to the additional charge during a court appearance Wednesday in Los Angeles. He now faces two felonies stemming from three incidents in which he was spotted on the Oscar winner's property in mid-July.

Berry has written in court filings that she is ''extremely frightened'' of the 27-year-old. She says he nearly gained entry into her kitchen before she was able to lock the door.

Man credited with Charmin campaign dies

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- John Chervokas, an advertising man and wordsmith who was credited with introducing a toilet paper slogan into popular culture with his ''Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin'' campaign, has died at age 74.

Chervokas, who lived in Briarcliff Manor, died Saturday of a stroke at a Manhattan hospital, said his son, journalist Jason Chervokas. He had battled Parkinson's disease for five years.

Chervokas was a junior copywriter at Benton & Bowles in 1964 when, he said, the image of housewives squeezing fruit in a supermarket inspired the toilet tissue campaign.