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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...

Former Stripper Channing Tatum To Strip On Screen

April 30th, 2011 5:30pm EDT
Channing Tatum
Hunky Channing Tatum is returning to his days as a stripper for a racy new film.

The star has teamed up with moviemaker Steven Soderbergh to develop a new project about the sleazy world of male strip clubs.

Channing was a stripper in Florida before his acting career took off.

He says, "This was a wild and pivotal time in my life and I couldn't be more thrilled to go down the rabbit hole with Steven."

Tatum will co-produce the project, which is tentatively titled "Magic Mike."

He'll play a mentor to a young dancer in the film, according to Variety.

Soderbergh adds, "When Channing talke...

The Best Moments From This Week's 'Saturday Night Live' With Zach Galifianakis

March 14th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis is quickly earning a spot on the list of best Saturday Night Live hosts. After an acclaimed appearance in March of 2010, Zach returned Saturday and reminded us why he is one of the funniest men in comedy. Here are the best moments from the episode.

March Madness: The cold open featured the other tournament everyone is talking about: the Crazy bracket. Who's the craziest person in the world? Greg Gumbel (Kenan Thompson) and Jim Nance (Jason Sudeikis) break it down - with an appearance from Bill Hader's brilliant take on Charlie Sheen.


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:


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...

'The Exorcist' To Join The Library Of Congress

December 28th, 2010 2:13pm EST
The Exorcist
Iconic films including The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist and Saturday Night Fever are to be preserved as American national treasures with an induction into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Twenty five films have been selected to be stored in the national archives as part of an annual drive to preserve movies with artistic, cultural or historical significance.

George Lucas' 1980 sci-fi sequel is among the 2010 inductees and will join the Star Wars film in the archive, while Saturday Night Fever, starring a disco-dancing John Travolta, horror classic The Exorcist, and ...

Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...

Slideshow: Stars Who've Added A Little Meat On Their Bones But We Love Anyway

July 22nd, 2009 10:15am EDT
Jessica Simpson skinny and curvy
Physical appearance is a key component of a celebrity's life. Living under a microscope, celebrities face enormous pressure to maintain Godlike levels of corporeal attractiveness, especially women.

Male celebrities are definitely expected to be in good shape too, but they have a lot more wiggle room. If a man's face isn't entirely Adonic or if he consumes one too many brewskies, it's ok - double chins and love handles are not career killers for men. In fact, they sometimes do the exact opposite.

Take Russell Crowe and Tom Hanks, for example. Crowe packed on the pounds to play Jeffre...

Simon Cowell Has 'Saturday Night Fever'

June 9th, 2009 8:55am EDT
Simon Cowell
Media tycoon Simon Cowell has a new project in the works - the American Idol boss reportedly plans to remake John Travolta's classic dance movie Saturday Night Fever.

Cowell is already said to have drawn up a list of actors to replace Travolta - with High School Musical star Zac Efron the frontrunner for the role of disco king Tony Manero. And the British mogul reportedly wants to draft super-producer Timbaland to rework the 1977 film's hit soundtrack, which was originally written and recorded by The Bee Gees.

Now Cowell is locked in talks with film producer Robert Stigwood, and...

Top 10 Artists Who An Aging Music Snob Can Start Admitting He/She Likes

January 27th, 2009 11:10am EST
Hall & Oates
When you're a music snob, you have a reputation to uphold. As such, you can't afford to be caught with God awful crappy discs in your collection, or can you? Suddenly, before you know it, you reach an age where you just don't care anymore - think one of your embarrassing aunts dancing to the YMCA at a wedding, looking like a fool, but having the time of her life. The following are some artists that even if you're an indie rocker with impeccable taste, there comes a time where you have to start admitting these guys are good.

Neil Diamond: The trick to this guy is hearing other people...

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...

Robin Gibb Hates 'Saturday Night Fever'; Says Bee Gees Reunion Close

October 26th, 2008 3:30pm EDT
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has never seen hit dance movie Saturday Night Fever - even though the band recorded its infamous soundtrack. Gibb admits he has never managed to watch the entire film because he gets "restless" - and even walked out of the premiere after just 30 minutes.

The Bee Gees provided several hit songs for the 1977 John Travolta classic, including the title track.

But Gibb tells BBC Radio 4, "It's not that I can't watch it. It's just that I'm restless. We didn't see the film until the premiere. (I) lasted half an hour... That actually is par for the course, becau...

Our 10 Favorite New York City Films

September 25th, 2008 10:20am EDT
Spider-Man 3
New York City has been a focal point of art, music and movies for generations. And why not? It is a city full of life, culture and excitement. Trend setting and worldly, the city that never sleeps has been a big influence in Hollywood. Check out our 10 favorite New York City movies. This is not a list of the top 10 movies filmed in New York but a list films that make the city the leading lady!

10. Sex and The City

Like the HBO series before it, this new blockbuster gives a great deal of its success to the city that made it. This film not only shows all sides to the city but ev...

Battle of The Bulge: Celebrities With Beer Guts

July 15th, 2008 9:12am EDT
Burt Young
Some people may find it cute that their man has a tubby gut whereas some people find it nauseating. In Hollywood, the belly is a sure sign of a man letting himself go and not trying to stay young and pretend he's still a fresh Hollywood actor. Stars have to be perfect, attractive and fit all the time so there comes a time in their career where they get fed up with being so self image savvy. What's wrong with relaxing, packing on the pounds and letting your gut hang over those Diesel jeans? We're talking about the beer gut and these guys don't have a problem showing it off whether it's prett...

The Five Best & Worst Films Starring John Travolta

April 10th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
John Travolta has been acting for over 30 years since his burst onto the scene as hot disco stud Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. In the early 80s he went into an acting slump, starring in disappointing films left and right.

Then he made his comeback in 1994 as Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Since then, he has been in dozens of movies, been nominated for two Academy Awards and won a Golden Globe. Travolta is now a little older, a little chubbier and a little balder, but we still admire his work as he continues to dance his way onto the silver screen.


Fascinating Facts

October 26th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Actor Laurence Fishburne is returning to the Broadway stage for the first time since 1999 to play late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood.

John Travolta staged a mock wedding on the set of Saturday Night Fever in the late 1970s and dressed up as the bride. The ceremony' was set up to amuse tired cast and crew.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Britney Spears VMA Performance Voted Most Embarrassing; John Travolta Dance Voted 'Best'

September 27th, 2007 11:45am EDT
Britney Spears
Princess Diana's impromptu dance with John Travolta at a White House function in 1985 has been voted the "Most Memorable Screen Dance Of All Time."

The Late British royal's twirl with the actor beat off strong competition from the famous lake lift scene in 1987's Dirty Dancing to top the poll by UKTV Gold.

Travolta appeared again in the chart, with Saturday Night Fever taking third place, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in fourth - while Flashdance took fifth position. Travolta's "Greased Lightning" dance came tenth.

However, it wasn't great news for Britney Spears - she to...

Deluxe Reissue of the Bee Gees' Multiplatinum Collection Available September 18

September 11th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Bee Gees
LOS ANGELES -- The Bee Gees were already established hitmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. when the group became an unstoppable musical force in 1975. In four short years, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb rose to international superstardom as they recorded a string of worldwide hits, sold 180 million records worldwide and helped define an era with the Grammy-winning Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The Brothers Gibb capped their amazing run in 1979 with the multiplatinum Bee Gees Greatest, a double album spotlighting the group's meteoric run of R&B dance hits between 1975 and 1979.


Travolta Shocked When Connery Asked Him To Dance

July 20th, 2007 1:14pm EDT
John Travolta
A shocked John Travolta was once asked to dance at a party by Sean Connery - and accepted because he couldn't turn down the James Bond legend. Following his breakout role in 1977's Saturday Night Fever, Travolta admits he was regularly asked to dance, but even he was taken aback when Connery popped the question at a posh bash in the 1980s.

He says, "I was asked to dance by Sean Connery. We were at a party for Frank Sinatra and we were on our way out, my wife and I were leaving. And he (Connery) said, 'John, where you going?' And I said, 'I've got to go home, I'm filming tomorrow.' A...

John Travolta Is A Nikki Blonsky Fan

July 16th, 2007 12:27pm EDT
John Travolta
Hollywood legend John Travolta has heaped praise on his Hairspray co-star Nikki Blonksy, predicting she will have a hugely successful career. The Saturday Night Fever actor plays super-sized Edna Turnbald in the latest adaptation of the kitsch musical - but he insists rookie Blonsky is the real star.

He says, "A star has definitely been born. I don't think I will ever have to eat my words about that. Once you see Nikki perform it will be quite evident that she has a presence, talent and charisma not unlike a young Barbra Streisand or Bette Midler."

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John Travolta Loved All The Groping On 'Hairspray'

July 2nd, 2007 2:24pm EDT
John Travolta
Actor John Travolta relished playing a woman in upcoming movie Hairspray - because he was groped by his cast mates. The Saturday Night Fever star plays super-sized woman Edna Turnblad in the latest adaptation of the infamous musical - and Travolta admits it was one of his favorite roles because he could behave like "a slut".

He says, "You should have seen everyone on the set of (Hairspray). Every woman and every man was feeling my breasts and squeezing my ass. And I was 'C'mon, feel me, touch me!' I didn't care. I was just a slut to be frank."

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John Travolta Squeezes Into 'Saturday Night Fever' Outfit For Party

May 15th, 2007 11:41am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta hasn't left his disco days behind him - the Hollywood legend turned up at a fancy dress party sporting a familiar screen costume. The 53-year-old squeezed into his classic Saturday Night Fever suit for a 1970s-themed bash in the Bahamas at the weekend.

While other stars including Usher and Stevie Wonder donned Afro wigs, kaftans and tie dyed fabrics for the Silly 70s party, Travolta kept it cool in his iconic white outfit.

It's been exactly 30 years since he played troubled teen Tony Manero in the dance classic.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment...

Ricky Gervais Convinces John Travolta To Be An Extra

April 1st, 2007 11:30am EDT
TV funnyman Ricky Gervais has won over John Travolta and convinced him to appear in the Christmas special edition of his show Extras.

The Hollywood star had dismissed the idea of appearing as himself in the final episode of the show, due to hit screens at the end of the year, claiming his busy schedule - preparing for new movie Dallas - meant he wouldn't have time.

But Gervais succeeded in charming him when they both appeared on British talk show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - which aired last night. Travolta conceded, "I'll probably do anything Ricky says."

The pair s...

John Travolta Says Justin Timberlake Copied His Dance Moves

March 5th, 2007 1:22pm EST
John Travolta
John Travolta claims Justin Timberlake copied his dance moves from 1970s movie hits Grease and Saturday Night Fever. The actor is adamant he was the inspiration for Timberlake's choreography - but plans to raise the bar in new movie musical Hairspray.

The 53-year-old tells MTV, "Justin Timberlake does have my moves, for sure. I have to give him the kudos for that. There's nothing holding that boy back."

He adds of "Hairspray," in which he cross-dresses to play Edna Turnblad, "Oh yeah, it's a full-throttle musical. It's my first musical since 'Grease' and interestingly enough, it...

John Travolta Disco Film Inspired Brad Pitt

January 5th, 2007 9:37am EST
Brad Pitt
John Travolta has been hailed the inspiration behind Brad Pitt's acting career after his super-cool role in Saturday Night Fever bowled Pitt over. The 1977 disco classic saw Travolta play Brooklyn bad boy Tony Manero, and Pitt confesses the charismatic performance changed his life forever.

He says, "I loved it. It wasn't the bad suits and dancing. It was the idea that I didn't know people could live like that. I guess I'd only seen my corner of the world - Oklahoma and Missouri - so I was intrigued by the idea that there's completely other ways to attack life out there."

(This ne...

First-Ever Upgrade Of The Bee Gees' Catalog Begins With "The Studio Albums 1967-1968," Nov. 7

November 1st, 2006 3:07pm EST
The Bee Gees
The Bee Gees' phenomenal success in the 1970s often obscures the fact that by the time the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack redefined R&B dance music, the trio already had more than ten albums and a string of worldwide hits under their belts. The November 7 release of The Studio Albums 1967-1968 - the initial installment of the first-ever catalog upgrade for the group - shows that The Brothers Gibb possessed the musical Midas touch from the very beginning.

The Studio Albums 1967-1968 is the definitive collection of the five-piece Bee Gees lineup that rocketed to fame in the late 1960s: ...

No Dieting for John Travolta

August 1st, 2006 9:17am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta is proud of his portly figure and has no plans to lose weight. The legendary star of Grease and Saturday Night Fever once wowed moviegoers with his svelte figure and smooth dancing.

He tells, "I often look back at those days with fondness. But I don't think I'd dare even try to wear those outfits now. I love my food."

The actor, who is married to fellow Scientologist Kelly Preston, adds, "I know I have a love handle or two, but I'm lucky that at this stage in my career, it's not hurting the work I do. And my wife loves the extra meat on me."

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