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Your favorite actress, Melissa McCarthy, loves to dance. She also loves Elmo, so much so, in fact, that she made a recent trip to Sesame Street, where the two explained to the viewing public the meaning of the word "choreographer." The "Bridesmaids" and "Identity Thief" starlet showed off her fancy footwork with the help of a penguin in a beret because sometimes, life is just that beautiful. Get More »
Everyone loves a good wedding: free booze, awkward speeches and creepy DJs — what more could you want? All too often, however, the invites don't live up to the day. (Seriously, if I open one more shimmering envelope and a sliver of cream-colored tissue paper falls out I'm gonna scream.) So when film buffs throw calligraphy and caution to the wind and opt instead for movie-themed wedding invitations, it's time to celebrate. Get More »
Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »
UPDATE: The time of your life will have to wait a little longer, as Lionsgate has postponed the "Dirty Dancing" reboot.
The new take on the 1987 classic starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey has been temporarily removed from the Hollywood dance card due to casting issues, according to Deadline. Kenny Wormald ("Footloose") had been mentioned last summer as a possible headliner for the new "Dirty Dancing," but apparently one remake of a dance-heavy '80s flick is enough for one resume. Get More »
A bunch of brave firemen had the time of their life putting out a massive blaze that took down a piece of very cherished movie history.
MSNBC reports that over 43 fire companies and 300 firefighters had to rally together to douse the flames that devoured the Catskills condominium complex formerly known as Brown's Hotel, which inspired the affluent resort Kellerman's in "Dirty Dancing," the favorite movie of nearly every member of the female gender. Get More »
Happy Valentine's Day, lovahs.
This holiday can be tough. Maybe you're surrounded by Hallmark-sponsored, public foreplay that serves as a constant reminder of your sorry sex life. Or maybe you're just destined to fail someone's unreasonable expectations.
If you're one of the lucky ones with a flesh-and-blood Valentine (and you're looking to keep it that way), you can't just throw down a couple bucks for a mass-produced card and call it a day.
Look to the experts for help; Movie writers have been making us swoon since the first days of the talkies. We've assembled some of their finer moments in these handy clip-n-send cards. Get More »
Kenny Wormald may not be a household name… yet. His biggest films to date include "Clerks II" (in which he simply plays a character called "Dancer") and "Center Stage: Turn It Up" (yeah, we never heard of that one either).
But that's all about to change when "Footloose" sashays onto screens on October 14—and Wormald, who plays leading man Ren MacCormick, is already being coined as "star material" by the powers that be.
Which is why this 27-year-old triple threat has reportedly been tapped to play Johnny Castle in the upcoming "Dirty Dancing" reboot. Get More »
Tom Green can claim all he wants that he invented planking back in 1994. We all know the truth.
Obviously, it was Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze who kicked off the trend back in 1987 in "Dirty Dancing." And they weren't the only ones.
We've spotted planking in a number of recent movies from "The Smurfs" to "Green Lantern." Oh, and Edward Cullen? Yeah, he's been known to plank in a certain meadow here and there.
Look, we get that some of these characters may not have known what they were doing, but an accidental plank is still a plank, right?
There may not be a script. There may not be a cast. But there is a director, and he has a lot to say about his upcoming reboot of the '80s blockbuster "Dirty Dancing."
Kenny Ortega (the man behind the "High School Musical" franchise) knows the risk in remaking a classic.
Once you've come to terms with the idea that the "Dirty Dancing" remake is actually happening, the only logical step is to take a crack at casting the actors who will replace Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze and the rest of the original ensemble.
First consider a few facts: Swayze and Grey were playing 25-year-old Johnny and 18-year-old Baby, but they were actually 35 and 27, so we're not hung up on age here. Baby doesn't need to be a fabulous dancer, but Johnny and Penny do. Lastly, when it comes to the new cast, one thing's clear: they have epic shoes to fill, and we hope whomever lands the parts will do the original stars justice.