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Kevin Bacon Recreates Epic 'Footloose' Dance On 'The Tonight Show'

March 22nd, 2014 11:30am EDT
Kevin Bacon
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Footloose,” Kevin Bacon brought his dance moves to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

On Friday’s episode, Fallon declared dancing illegal, telling audience members, "Rules are rules, guys. No dancing!"

Watching backstage from his dressing room, Bacon said: "Dancing is illegal? Jump back. This is 'The Tonight Show' there has to be dancing."

The actor, 55, popped in a cassette tape of the film's soundtrack song, "Never," and completely reenacted his dance from the iconic movie. He even smoked a cigarette and drank from a bottle before chuc...
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Kevin Bacon Rejected 'Lousy' Role In 'Footloose' Remake

June 8th, 2013 5:30pm EDT
Kevin Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon, who appeared in the 1984 classic movie “Footloose,” rejected an opportunity to make a cameo in the 2011 remake because the role he was offered was "lousy."

Bacon shot to fame as lead character Ren McCormack in the original, so he was excited when he was asked if he wanted to return to the franchise for director Craig Brewer's modern update.

However, Bacon was not impressed with the scene he had been cast in and decided to turn down the part - for the good of the whole movie.

Speaking at the Follow This event at New York's Paley Center for Media on Tuesday (04Jun13), he...
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Check Out 'Footloose' On DVD & Blu-ray March 6

March 2nd, 2012 6:57am EST
Footloose
This remake of the popular 1984 musical romance centers on a big-city teen who moves to a town that has outlawed dancing.

Uprooted from Boston and reluctantly transplanted to the small Bible Belt town of Bomont, Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) finds himself in a repressed community still reeling from a devastating loss. Shortly before he arrived in Bomont, five local teens perished in a tragic car accident following a local dance. As a result, the upstanding Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) and the local councilmen passed a strict ordinance outlawing both dancing and excessively loud mus...
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Kevin Bacon Launches Animal Protection Crusade

November 17th, 2011 2:21pm EST
Kevin Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon has launched a new campaign against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bid to protect the rare spirit bear.

Environmental activists have been campaigning to prevent the building of the pipeline, which will transport oil reserves from Canada through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico, and last week, President Barack Obama shelved the controversial plan until after the 2012 election - to allow for a review of the proposal.

However, the delay has conservationists worried the added time will give oil giants a chance to gain more support.

And the Footloose...
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'Real Steel' Edges Out 'Footloose' At Weekend Box Office

October 17th, 2011 8:21am EDT
Real Steel
Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie "Real Steel" has narrowly fought off competition from new dance remake "Footloose" to make it a second week atop the box office chart.

"Real Steel" locked down an extra $16.3 million in ticket sales this week to remain at number one, edging out "Footloose," starring Kenny Wormald in the part made famous by Kevin Bacon in 1984. It debuted in second place with opening weekend takings of $16.1 million.

Horror reboot "The Thing" entered the countdown at three, while Steve Martin's comedy "The Big Year" failed to tickle audiences and opened in ninth place.
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'Dirty Dancing' Performance Voted Greatest Movie Dance Ever

October 14th, 2011 6:30pm EDT
Dirty Dancing
The infamous routine Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey performed in "Dirty Dancing" has been voted the greatest ever movie dance.

The stars' steps came out on top in the poll, carried out by LoveFilm in celebration of the release of dance movie remake "Footloose" later this month.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman's moves in 1994's "Pulp Fiction" wiggled their way into second place, while Gene Kelly's iconic dance scene in "Singin' in the Rain" made a splash at number three.

Other dances to make the top five in the poll include Jon Heder's comedy routine in "Napolean Dynamite," and Travo...
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Kenny Loggins Won't Receive A Penny From 'Footloose' Remake

October 12th, 2011 8:01pm EDT
Kenny Loggins
Rocker Kenny Loggins has lost out on a windfall from the new Footloose movie - because he receives no royalties from the use of his hit theme.

Loggins recorded Footloose for the hit 1984 Kevin Bacon film and his 32-year-old song features at the beginning of the new remake. It's also covered by country star Blake Shelton in the film - but the hitmaker won't be receiving any cash thanks to a clause in the original contract.

He says, "It says that any sequels are covered in the original deal, so they consider this a sequel."

But Loggins is thrilled his song is back - and Shelton's cover sou...
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Review: 'Footloose' More Of A Jitterbug Than A Waltz

October 8th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Here's a poster
Grief is confounding in that, over time, it can hypnotize and make us do some rash and terrible things. We can lash out at the ones we love most, drown ourselves in vices like food and alcohol, or even choose to watch that terrible, terrible, Oliver Stone 9/11 movie. In the case of “Footloose”, a movie more about mourning and grief than it probably intended to be, the drunk-driving death of several teenagers has caused a small town to outlaw unsupervised “Lewd” dancing.

Things kick off some time after this, when Bahstonian Ren MahCormahhhck, moves to the biahble-belt south to live with his...
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Check Out 'Footloose' On Blu-ray & Delux Edition DVD Sept. 27

September 25th, 2011 6:30am EDT
Footloose
In the lively adolescent-oriented musical "Footloose," a city kid named Ren (Kevin Backon) attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town.

Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing.

The Blu-ray and DVD delux edition include brand new bonus material such as interviews with Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, a tribute to Chris Penn, a costume montage, and a first-ever look at Bacon's screen test.

Check out the trailer for the NEW "Footloose" here:
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Blake Shelton Reworks 'Footloose' Theme For Movie Remake

August 9th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
Blake Shelton
Country star Blake Shelton has signed on to revamp Kenny Loggins' Footloose anthem for the movie remake of the cult film.

The soundtrack will also feature new renditions of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For a Hero," Ann Wilson and Mike Reno's "Almost Paradise" and Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear it For The Boy" by acts like Victoria Justice, Hunter Hayes, Ella Mae Brown and Jana Kramer.

The film's soundtrack also features new tunes by Big & Rich, Cee Lo Green, David Banner and Zac Brown Band.

The remake of the 1984 film features newcomer Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid.
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'Footloose' Dances Into Stores On DVD And Blu-Ray September 27

July 12th, 2011 10:57am EDT
Footloose
Perennial Favorite Cuts Loose September 27 with New Cast Interviews, Kevin Bacon’s Original Screen Test, Commentary and More!

Filled with electrifying dancing, memorable music and timeless spirit, the contagious celebration of youth FOOTLOOSE arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever and in a new Deluxe Edition DVD, both featuring more than 30 minutes of all-new special features, on September 27, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

In this beloved fable about teen exuberance overcoming rigid, misplaced morality, Kevin Bacon lights up the screen as city-boy Ren, an outsider who finds ...
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Matthew Morrison Perplexed By Alumnus Award

April 7th, 2011 4:19pm EDT
Matthew Morrison
Glee star Matthew Morrison was left baffled after receiving a distinguished alumnus award from his alma mater because he never actually graduated.

The actor, who studied at the prestigious New York University Tisch School of the Arts in the late 1990s, dropped out before receiving his degree to star in the Broadway play Footloose, but that decision doesn't seem to matter to administrators.

Morrison says, "It's funny to me... I just got this award, I went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts and I got this award for alumnus of the decade or alumnus of the year. It was the inaugural time, the ...
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The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film

February 23rd, 2011 12:00pm EST
Step Up
Ever since John Travolta made his signature moves in 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," moviegoers can't get enough of male flesh dancing on the big screen. The following decade, Kevin Bacon rebelled in "Footloose" and Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov stole the show in "White Nights." Dancing men are surprisingly hot.

Check out our list of The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film and tell us if you agree:

CHANNING TATUM IN "STEP UP"

Tyler Gage (Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service. He ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School...
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Chace Crawford Pulls Out Of 'Footloose'

April 13th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Chace Crawford
The remake of 1984 dance classic Footloose has been thrown into jeopardy after lead actor Chace Crawford quit the project.

The Gossip Girl star signed up to play the part made famous by Kevin Bacon in the film after Zac Efron pulled out last year. The 24 year old underwent months of rigorous dance rehearsals to master the complicated routines, revealing, "I'm going to need the whole nine months to really get to where I need to be. I have some movement and I'm really happy to learn a lot of new stuff."

However, Crawford's rep has now told EW.com that the heart-throb is quitting the film ...
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'King Kong', 'Creature' To Join Universal Studios Hollywood In 2010

May 24th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
King Kong
King Kong, among the screen’s most powerful and enduring icons, will re-emerge on the famed and newly upgraded Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour in summer, 2010 as a thrilling and ground-breaking 4-D multi-sensory marvel, a new signature attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood.

The new King Kong attraction, based on the Oscar®-winning 2005 Universal Pictures film, will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.

Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Unive...
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Open Letter: Career Advice For Zac Efron

April 15th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Zac Efron
Dear Zac Efron,

Rather than Twittering, updating our blogs with lots of OMGs, XOXOXOs, and exclamation points (!!!!!), or do whatever else it is your tween fans do these days, we thought we'd take the time and break out the vintage letter format.

All eyes are on you as '17 Again' hits theaters this weekend. This is your chance to solidify your status as leading man…or go the way of so many other fallen teen idols only to end up on some crappy VH1 show where you battle your alcoholism and inner demons at age 41.

Honestly we're not that psyched about the movie itself ('Peggy...
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Is Zac Efron Done With Musicals?

April 14th, 2009 9:55am EDT
Zac Efron
Say it ain't so, Troy Bolton. After the High School Musical series launched Zac Efron's career and Hairspray solidified it for grown-ups, Efron is taking a step back from singing and dancing. Although he did a "High School Musical" spoof on Saturday Night Live, he dropped out of the serious musical production of a Footloose remake.

"I was just looking for a change," Efron said.

It's not like he's giving up a lifelong passion. Dancing was just something he did for work. "I did not dance at all before 'High School Musical.' That was a skill set that I acquired for those movies and ...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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The Best and Worst of John Travolta

December 4th, 2008 11:43am EST
John Travolta
In recent years, it's become hip to pick on John Travolta for his movie choices. It's strange, considering not many actors can say that they've starred in three truly iconic films (see numbers 1, 3, and 6 on the "best" list). He's also achieved longevity that many actors can only dream of, due in large part to his genuine, "good guy" persona. So, sure, he's made some bad films. Who hasn't? His good movies still outnumber the bad ones.

Since John is putting on the dog in the new animated hit, "Bolt," we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some notable films from Travolta's...
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Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

October 27th, 2008 2:02pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
1.) Starpulse user tera asks, "Is Arnold Schwarzenegger still in the movies?"

Schwarzenegger's last film role was a cameo in Around The World In 80 Days (2004). There have been rumors that he will make a cameo in the upcoming film "Terminator: Salvation."

2.) mzprice asks, "Are the stories blasted all over the internet and radio true about Will Smith being GAY???"

Certain stars are plagued by gay rumors, including Will Smith. None of the rumors have been substantiated, although a Hollywood madame recently claimed he ordered male escorts through her service. Smith has three child...
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5 Favorite Guest Stars In 'Friday The 13th' Films

October 10th, 2008 10:16am EDT
Friday the 13th
There have been 11 installments in the Friday the 13th saga (parts one through eight, Jason X, Jason VS Freddy, and Jason Goes to Hell), and all that we really have learned is that Jason Vorhees is an indestructible, undead mute who likes to wear sporting equipment over his face and kill people, mostly teenagers, in new and exciting ways.

This has been his pastime since 1980, and along the way he’s met all kinds of interesting characters, and usually he proceeds to kill them. Some of these folks have gone onto projects with a little more substance, and some have increased notoriety ...
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The Cineplexes Are Alive With The Sound Of Music: The Return Of The Movie Musical

May 6th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Hairspray
On April 22's episode of American Idol, renowned composer and lyricist Andrew Lloyd Weber stood patiently trying to teach a blank-eyed Jason Castro the song, "Memory" from one of history's most popular musicals, "Cats." Smiled the clueless Castro, "I didn't even know a cat was singing it."

Quell'horror! Is this the extent of musical theater knowledge possessed by today's generation? In fairness, Castro is from Texas, not exactly around the corner from Broadway. Perhaps had there been a big-screen version of "Cats," more people under the age of 30 would be hip to the magic and majesty...
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