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"You Can't Stop the Beat." That's the title of the song that brings down the curtain on the musical "Hairspray." Five years into its Broadway run, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman's lyrics have taken on a greater meaning. This summer, New Line Cinema's...
Yahoo! has just released a list of celebs that have actually admitted to have some cosmetic work done. See if anyone you thought made the list. Jennifer Aniston: Jen admitted to having nose surgery (rhinoplasty). She says it was to correct a...
Though the previous two installments were made specifically for television, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" finds the mega-hit franchise moving to movie theaters. The director and co-choreographer of all three pictures, Kenny Ortega, does have a...
As far as the demise of culture goes, "Dirty Dancing" represents the perfect storm. It's not just that the WE: Women's Entertainment reality dance contest airing Wednesdays is so much worse than other dance shows featuring people who can't dance, but...
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Zap2It.comSure, Disney Channel's original movie "High School Musical" was an unprecedented ratings phenomenon for the network and also spawned a certified double platinum soundtrack, but a more compelling sign of its success is that one fan had to give it up for...
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Zap2It.comMovies featuring ballroom dancing have enjoyed moderate success at the box office, but can't touch the overwhelming popularity of their sexier, hipper cousins like "Dirty Dancing," "Save the Last Dance" and "You Got Served." That was before "Dancing...
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Zap2It.comEver the magazine for sensitive men with refined cinematic tastes, Playboy has put together a list of the 10 Worst Chick Flicks of All Time, a slate topped, quite naturally, by the Garry Marshall schmaltz-fest "Beaches." In introing the list, the good...
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Tribune arts criticTo fully appreciate director David H. Bell's remarkable resuscitative achievement at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, you really had to see the original stage version of "Footloose." In its original Broadway incarnation, this show was a wretched...
As an original cast member of " Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story on Stage," Josef Brown is no stranger to receiving what he calls an "ecstatic reaction" from theatergoers. Even if that reaction is, in effect, a borderline hysterical outpouring of...
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Tribune staff reporterSometimes it's possible to pinpoint the exact moment when a movie starts circling the drain — the precise scene in which a film abandons all hope of being good. For hip-hop dance melodrama "You Got Served," this moment takes place five minutes into the...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday January 12, 2001 When we meet Julia Stiles' Sara in the skillfully made heart-tugger "Save the Last Dance," she's a small-town, 17-year-old ballet student anxiously awaiting her Juilliard audition. Her mother, a busy florist, in rushing to be...
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Times Staff Writer"Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" is sufficiently original and engaging to be called merely "Havana Nights" but will no doubt get a boost by the reference to the popular 1987 "Dirty Dancing" even though it is actually drawn from the personal experiences of...
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