In the Washington Post blog “PostPartisan,” Jonathan Capehart describes Donald Trump as “the Big Apple billionaire” who “gleefully dances through the nativist, racist, misogynistic slop as if he were Gene Kelly in ‘Singing [sic] in the Rain.” Donald Trump’s toxic comments about immigrants and women are completely counter to the spirit of my late husband Gene Kelly and his brilliantly-conceived and executed dance numbers. A true Renaissance man, Gene grasped the complexities of our cultural heritage. … read more
In 1963, I made my last stab at being a hit on Broadway. I bought the rights to Ken Kesey’s book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It was a first novel, not yet the bestseller it would eventually become. I was crazy about the book — maybe not the best phrase to use given the subject matter. I hired Dale Wasserman to write the play. Dale wrote the first draft of my film,The Vikings; but, like me, his first love was theatre. Later, he wrote Man of La Mancha. That was a huge hit, much more successful … read more
Another star was sent home on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, which also saw three dazzling performances earn perfect scores. Read on to find out who didn’t make it through the episode. Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday’s episode of DWTS. Paula Deen and pro Louis Van Amstel found themselves in the bottom two alongside Alexa PenaVegaMark Ballas. Ultimately, the celebrity chef was sent home, but with no hard feelings on her part. “I’m so excited. I get to go see my grandbabies,” Deen said on Monday’s … read more
Have you practiced the Dirty Dancing lift for your eventual wedding day? Oh, just us then?
The last scene of the cult classic 1987 flick is definitely the most memorable and has been replicated more times than we can count (seriously, our calculator is broken). But now we’re learning something brand new: Jennifer Grey told The Guardian that the dance, including the lift, wasn’t even rehearsed.
“God, no! I only did it on the day I shot it,” Grey said. “Never rehearsed it, never done it since. I … read more
Maddie Ziegler is giving us all a little something to relate to with her latest project.
The Dance Moms star-turned-Sia muse is about to turn 13-years-old—yeah, she’s currently only 12—on Sept. 30, and in order to ring in her teenage years, she’s starring in a short film for i-D magazine titled “Lucky Thirteen” that’s dedicated to the coming of age.
The video, which is directed by Bunny Kinney, is “an ode to being a 13-year-old girl, entering your teens and being yourself no matter what,” according … read more
Jake Gyllenhaal knows how to move!
The hunky actor shows off some fancy footwork—complete with gyrations, spins and slides—in Demolition, his upcoming dramedy in which he stars as a man who befriends a vending machine employee (Naomi Watts) and her son (newcomer Judah Lewis) after the tragic death of his wife (Heather Lind).
His big dance sequence takes place throughout the busy streets of New York City. Director Jean-Marc Vallée filled Gyllenhaal’s iTunes with a mystery playlist.
“He gave me … read more
Roller skating. Greek mythology. Hollywood. Olivia Newton-John. Gene Kelly. Electric Light Orchestra. By some measures, Xanadu should have been a hit. It wasn’t, however. Upon its release in theaters on Aug. 8, 1980 – 35 years ago this week – the disco musical Xanadu was met with negative reviews and middling box office returns. That didn’t stop it, however, and this hypercolor fantasy has persisted, becoming a cult favorite in spite of inauspicious beginnings. In honor of the fact that Xanadu … read more
Are you ready to dance the s–t out of it…again?!
Every ’90s kid who danced at some point in their lives was obsessed with Center Stage. It shaped our youth! We quoted it constantly, we memorized the dances, we wanted those bright red pointe shoes.
So when E! News caught up with Sascha Radetsky, aka “boyfriend material” Charlie, at the 2015 Summer TCA press tour while he was promoting his gritty new Starz series Flesh and Bone (in which he plays a ballet dancer so opposite from Charlie we could … read more
Ol’ Blue Eyes and the Hollywood Bowl, together again. In 1943, Frank Sinatra was just 27 when he made his debut on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl, amid some controversy over whether he was enough of a highbrow act to merit such a showcase. The adoring bobby soxers who filled the stands certainly knew he was a star, though they likely had no idea that both the singer and the venue would ultimately attain legendary status. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles musical landmark paid tribute to the late singer … read more
Zoe Saldana created a national conversation about surnames after revealing her husband took hers. “Fathers, sons, brothers, men everywhere: Your legacy will not perish if you take your partner’s surname, or she keeps hers,” Saldana wrote on her Facebook page Monday night following the backlash caused from her InStyle cover story where she revealed her husband Marco took her last name despite her reservations. Saldana told the mag for their July cover story, “I tried to talk him out of it, ‘If you … read more
https://youtube.com/watch?v=u9qBDFmbkZg Armando Iannucci, series creator of HBO’s “Veep,” writes deftly about a woman’s rise in American politics. Native to Scotland, he had a bit to learn in converting the brand of humor he’d established while working on “The Thick of It,” a look at the mechanics of modern British government. And yet, as we enter the fourth season of his show, starring masterfully comedic Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Iannucci delivers one of the most eerily accurate (and funny) versions of Washington to date. HuffPost Entertainment … read more