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Where Are They Now: Jennifer Beals, AKA Alex From 'Flashdance'

October 13th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Jennifer Beals in Flashdance
Jennifer Beals became a household named when she starred in the surprising hit Flashdance in 1983. But did you know she has starred in over 50 films since? Let's find out a bit more about Beals and her career after Flashdance...

Beals was born in 1963 - that's right, the beautiful former model turned 50 in 2013! She was actually attending Yale when she was cast in the lead for Flashdance and she deferred a term to film the movie.

Jennifer placed her education before her movie career for several years after Flashdance. The actress appeared in The Bride with Sting during her summer ...
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Joe Eszterhas Takes Mel Gibson Feud To The 'Today' Show

April 13th, 2012 2:27pm EDT
Joe Eszterhas
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas cut all personal ties with "violent" actor Mel Gibson after his fearful son began sleeping with a knife under his pillow during a joint family trip.

Eszterhas sparked a war of words with the actor/director earlier this week over claims Gibson made a series of anti-Semitic and unsavory remarks during a vacation in Costa Rica - allegations the movie star was quick to deny - and, on Friday, the Flashdance and Basic Instinct screenwriter broke his silence with an appearance on breakfast show Today - and confessed his bitter fight with the Braveheart star began after...
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The Top 20 Dance Songs Of All Time Will Help Get You Ready For 'The Big Dance' & 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 17th, 2011 7:09pm EDT
Lady Gaga
One thing that basketball courts and ballrooms have in common are the hardwood floors, and with March Madness in full swing, it's time to dance!

Whether you're excited for the NCAA Tournament (aka The Big Dance) or if you're sitting back anticipating the next season of Dancing With The Stars, one thing's for sure - there's gonna be a whole lot of dancin' going on in the next few weeks! (And months if you're waiting for some ballroom action!)

With the two competitions getting underway - the NCAA Basketball tourney today and Monday night's premiere of Dancing With The Stars's 12th season, w...
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The 5 Hottest Female Dancers On Film

February 25th, 2011 8:30am EST
Flashdance
Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman made dance films hot again. "Black Swan" has earned five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Portman. We'll see who takes home the Oscar on Sunday.

Meanwhile, check out our list of The 5 Hottest Female Dancers On Film, and tell us if you agree.

JENNIFER BEALS IN "FLASHDANCE"

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. The film's signature scene is, of course, Alex's water-drenched dance audition, largely performed in long shot by her dance double Marine Jahan.

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Jennifer Beals Wouldn't Do 'Dancing With The Stars' For All The Money In The World

February 18th, 2011 8:53am EST
Jennifer Beals
"Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals was put off making an appearance as a contestant on TV show "Dancing with the Stars" after visiting the studio to cheer on pal Marlee Matlin.

The actress had been considering signing up for the program, but now insists no amount of money would persuade her to put on her dancing shoes.

She tells People.com, "I am not a dancer. They asked me and I said no. You could back up a truck to my door filled with cash and I wouldn't do it."

And it was a fateful visit to the studio to support deaf actress Matlin that made her realize once and for all the show wasn't ...
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Demi Lovato's Baggy Gray Top & Striped Mini Skirt - Hot Or Not?

August 23rd, 2010 4:53pm EDT
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato, star of the upcoming film "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam," donned a baggy gray top and striped mini skirt while exiting The London Hotel in New York City on Sunday.

She's not the only star who has gotten all "Flashdancy" lately. Leighton Meester arrived on the set of "Gossip Girl" in New York City earlier this month channeling Jennifer Beals with an oversized gray scoop neck blouse.

Jenna Dewan also embraced the trend with a loose black blouse at the Teen Choice Awards.

Demi celebrated her 18th birthday on Friday buy buying her family a house!

More: Ce...
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Hot Legs: Jenna Dewan At The Teen Choice Awards

August 14th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan embraced one of L.A's latest fashion trends with a "Flashdance"-inspired scoop neck blouse at the Teen Choice Awards. Jenna attended the award ceremony with husband Channing Tatum. She also showed off her long, lean legs in a black mini skirt.

The "Step Up" star recently starred in a sexy new PETA campaign, which exposes the cruelty of the exotic-skins industry. With her naked body painted to resemble snakeskin, the sultry star slithers on a tree branch in a jungle setting alongside the words "Wearing Exotic Skins Kills. Leave Wildlife Out of Your Wardrobe."

Unfortunately, Jen...
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Hot Legs: Leighton Meester Gets All 'Flashdancy' On The Set Of 'Gossip Girl'

August 6th, 2010 10:22am EDT
Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester arrived on the set of "Gossip Girl" in New York City earlier this week channeling Jennifer Beals from "Flashdance" with her oversized gray scoopneck blouse.

Meester showed off her long legs in purple silk shorts and purple high-heeled mocassin boots. She carried a large Prada purse.

In addition to her CW series, the actress stars in the upcoming films "Country Strong" about a rising country-music songwriter who sparks with a fallen star; "The Oranges," in which a guy falls for the daughter of a family friend, making life just a bit awkward for himself and the family; an...
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Miley Cyrus Isn't The Only Celeb Who Works The Pole

August 12th, 2009 5:43pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus' latest risqué Teen Choice Awards dance number has inspired and motivated Starpulse to look into some other stars who aren't afraid to work the pole.

There are plenty of celebrities who have admitted to trying a little pole dancing and enjoying it! Whether it's for a film or exercise, these stars aren't embarrassed about their exercise of choice.

Check out a few stories about celebrities who live out their stripper fantasies at home or in the movies:

Kid Rock's Portable Stripper Pole

Heather Graham Finds Pole Dancing Inspiring & Empowering

Lindsay Lohan To Conti...
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'Dance Flick' Spoofs Old School Classics And New Hits

May 21st, 2009 11:46am EDT
Dance Flick
The Wayans Brothers have spoofed genre movies from blaxploitation to hood dramas to horror films. Now they're attacking the recent spate of dance movies. Dance Flick pokes fun at the Step Up movies, You Got Served, Save the Last Dance and more.

"Whenever you start seeing repetition in the same type of movie over and over again, it's time to get Wayansed," said director Damien Wayans.

Co-writer Marlon Wayans said that one film was the template for the spoof. "I think Save the Last Dance lent itself," Marlon said. "It was actually a good movie for the time. I'm not just saying this...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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And The Sexiest Music Videos Are...

March 4th, 2008 2:45pm EST
Shakira
What's hotter than your favorite music artist, model or actress shaking her booty, or pelvis for that matter, in a music video? We compiled a list of some of the sexiest music videos that get our pulses pumping and thumping:

5. Jennifer Lopez, "I'm Glad" (2003)

Video Concept: An homage to the 1983 film Flashdance, only with lots more junk in the trunk.

Okay, I admit it. I'm a huge fan of "Flashdance," and I watch it each and every time I come across it. She's "just a steel town girl on a Saturday night," welding by day and moonlighting as an artistic stripper, and I'm sucke...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 19

December 19th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Happy Birthday to actress Marla Sololoff (1980), Jarhead star Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer (1974), Oakland Raiders defenseman Warren Sapp (1972), Charmed star Alyssa Milano (1972), original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Kristy Swanson (1969), Flashdance star Jennifer Beals (1963), legendary football defenseman Reggie White (1961; d. 2004), Brady boy Mike Lookinland (1960), "Spenser: For Hire" actor Robert Urich (1946; d. 2002), baseball hall-of-famer Al Kaline (1934), actress Cicely Tyson (1933), and French singer/actress Edith Piaf (1915; d. 1963).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 18

March 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Queen Latifah
Happy Birthday to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine (1979), comedian Dane Cook (1972), singer/actress Queen Latifah (1970), Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell (1966), singer/actress/infomercial host Vanessa Williams (1963), "Flashdance" singer Irene Cara (1959), "The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson (1959), jazz musician Bill Frisell (1951), "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" actor Brad Dourif (1950), soul singer Wilson Pickett (1941), country singer Charley Pride (1938), novelist John Updike (1932), author/actor George Plimpton (1927; d. 2003), "Mission: Impossible" star Peter Grave...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 19

December 19th, 2006 3:00am EST
Alyssa Milano
Happy Birthday to actress Marla Sololoff (1980), Jarhead star Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer (1974), Oakland Raiders defenseman Warren Sapp (1972), Charmed star Alyssa Milano (1972), original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Kristy Swanson (1969), Flashdance star Jennifer Beals (1963), legendary football defenseman Reggie White (1961; d. 2004), Brady boy Mike Lookinland (1960), "Spenser: For Hire" actor Robert Urich (1946; d. 2002), baseball hall-of-famer Al Kaline (1934), actress Cicely Tyson (1933), and French singer/actress Edith Piaf (1915; d. 1963).
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The Top 10 Sweatshirt Movies Of All Time Are ...

August 15th, 2006 2:57pm EDT
Animal House
Standing triumphantly at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a sweatshirt, Rocky Balboa makes Rocky the number-one “sweatshirt movie of all-time.” The top 10 list was announced as part of the 80th birthday celebration of the invention of the sweatshirt.

The selection was made by Russell Athletic, the company that produced the first sweatshirt and has been the market leader for more than 80 years. The Top Ten Sweatshirt Movies (with

comments from Alex Hodges, vice president of marketing of Russell Athletic) are:

1. Rocky. "There was really no debate. Roc...
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"Pure 80s" Compilation Features 18 No. 1 Hits; Comes Out May 9

April 30th, 2006 9:00pm EDT
Pac-Man
Got enough 80s? Pure 80s: #1s features 18 chart-topping smash hits, from "Eye Of The Tiger," "Addicted To Love," "Every Breath You Take" And "Maniac" To "Karma Chameleon," "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "What's Love Got To Do With It."

The '80s were a hit-and-miss decade. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pac-Man, MTV, "Miami Vice," "Cheers," "The Cosby Show," the CD, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were hits. The New Coke, the return of Halley's Comet, and the DeLorean were misses. On the music charts, the hits and misses were just as obvious. Eighteen of the hits--all so...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 18

March 18th, 2006 3:01am EST
Queen Latifah
Happy Birthday to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine (1979), comedian Dane Cook (1972), singer/actress Queen Latifah (1970), Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell (1966), singer/actress/infomercial host Vanessa Williams (1963), "Flashdance" singer Irene Cara (1959), "The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson (1959), jazz musician Bill Frisell (1951), "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" actor Brad Dourif (1950), soul singer Wilson Pickett (1941), country singer Charley Pride (1938), novelist John Updike (1932), author/actor George Plimpton (1927; d. 2003), "Mission: Impossible" star Peter Grave...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 19

December 19th, 2005 3:00am EST
Alyssa Milano
Happy Birthday to actress Marla Sololoff (1980), Jarhead star Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer (1974), Oakland Raiders defenseman Warren Sapp (1972), Charmed star Alyssa Milano (1972), original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Kristy Swanson (1969), Flashdance star Jennifer Beals (1963), legendary football defenseman Reggie White (1961; d. 2004), Brady boy Mike Lookinland (1960), "Spenser: For Hire" actor Robert Urich (1946; d. 2002), baseball hall-of-famer Al Kaline (1934), actress Cicely Tyson (1933), and French singer/actress Edith Piaf (1915; d. 1963).
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