The cast already includes Abigail Breslin and Debra Messing.
Nicole Scherzinger has been cast in ABC’s upcoming television remake of Dirty Dancing. Scherzinger will take the role of Penny, Johnny’s original dance partner, who was played by Cynthia Rhodes on the big screen nearly three decades ago.
Nicole Scherzinger has been cast in ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing.
News of her casting was confirmed by Scherzinger herself, who tweeted: ‘So excited to join the cast of @ABCNetwork #DirtyDancing remake! Can't wait for you all to see it! #dirtydancing !!! I'm so excited!!! Lol! I'm coming for ya! #imcomingforyou.’
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Gerard Butler has departed the 'Point Break' sequel.
Gerard Butler has quit the Point Break remake because of a confluence of factors, including creative differences and a scheduling conflict. Butler was set to play the Zen-infused thief originally played by Patrick Swayze, opposite Keanu Reeves' Johnny Utah in the 1990s classic action movie. Luke Bracey will take Keanu's role in the remake.
Gerard Butler, Chilling at the Beach
Point Break will start shooting in late June and will last several months, though Ericson Core and his team are on the hunt for a new star. Insiders say production company Alcon is intent on maintaining its start date and will recast the part in the coming weeks, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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The 1990 romance has been turned into a theatre show and now a television series.
A television series based upon the well-loved 1990 romantic movie Ghost is said to be underway. Paramount is reportedly working on a pilot with a view to resurrecting the movie, which has recently been reincarnated as a theatre show, to bring it to television screens.
The Late Patrick Swayze's Most Famous Movie, 'Ghost,' Is To Be Brought To TV.
In the original movie, Patrick Swayze played a murdered man who comes back in ghost form to team up with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to avenge his death and comfort his distraught girlfriend, Molly (Demi Moore).
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Randy Travis has been released from hospital and has been moved to a physical therapy facility.
Randy Travis has been released from hospital after spending over a month in Baylor Heart in Plano, Texas. He has been relocated to a physical therapy facility where he will receive treatment following his stroke.
Randy Travis outside the Ed Sullivan Theater appearing before The Late Show with David Letterman in 2008.
The country star was admitted to hospital on July 7th following a viral infection. He was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is an infected or inflamed heart which can lead to congestive heart failure, where the heart weakens and is not capable of pumping the necessary quantities of blood around the body. Following his diagnosis, Travis underwent a number of surgical procedures including one on 10th July to relieve pressure on his brain, after which he suffered a stroke.
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Kirstie Alley has revealed intimate details of her relationship with the late Patrick Swayze. The Dancing with the Stars favorite told Entertainment Tonight that she and her North and South co-star got close back in 1985, though refused to go as far as calling it an affair.
She told ET's Chris Jacobs that she tried to avoid "going down that road" but was ultimately unable to stop herself falling in love with the Dirty Dancing actor. "Both of us were married. We did not have an affair. But again, I think what I did was worse. Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you're married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It's doubly bad," said Alley. The actress is now friends with Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze's wife at the time, though says she is uncertain if Lisa is aware of their relationship. We're going to stick our necks out on this one and say yes, she's aware, she's definitely aware.
Despite falling for Swayze, Alley stayed with her husband at the time, Parker Stevenson, for 14 years. She and 'The Hardy Boys' heartthrob eventually divorced in 1997.
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Kirstie Alley has released her new book today 'The Art of Men', but seems that the book will be far less about the art of men, and far more about Alley's secret indiscretions with men. The biggest revelation which she has now also spoken to Entertainment Tonight about regards her brief romance with Patrick Swayze, that erupted while the worked together on the TV show, North and South.
"Both of us were married. We did not have an affair. But again, I think what I did was worse. Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you're married, you jeopardize your own marriage. It's doubly bad... After Patrick, I made a decision that I was not ever going to involve myself with anyone married." But speaking about the beginning of the non-an-affair affair, reported in the NY Daily News she said "I could feel someone sort of looking at me and at first I didn't look. But then I leaned forward and it was Patrick and he had this big smile on his face. And I thought 'Do NOT go down this road.'"
This news comes out three years after the Dirty Dancing actor's death. His life-long wife, Lisa Niemi was apparently unaware of the relationship between Alley and Swayze- Alley was even asked by Niemi to speak at Swayze's funeral. However, if the news was ever going to arrive publicly, the year that Niemi finally begins to date someone new, is probably the best time for everyone.
What EXACTLY happened between Kirstie Alley and Patrick Swayze in 1985 then? Little did we know that the North & South co-stars had a secret affair all those years ago but Kirstie made the shocking revelation to Entertainment Tonight, in an interview that will air this evening (November 6, 2012). Both Kirstie and Patrick were married at the time that she claims they fell in love but she stops short of labelling their dalliance as an ‘affair.’
Alley claims that as they were both married, they tried to stop things from “going down that road” but she admits that they couldn’t help it, in the end. “Both of us were married,” she told Entertainment Tonight and added “but again, I think what I did was worse… Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you're married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It's doubly bad.”
At the time of their attraction, Kirstie was married to her second husband, Parker Stevenson and Patrick was married to Lisa Niemi – with whom Alley is still good friends… for now, at least. The actress insists that she and Lisa are good pals but sys that she’s unsure if Lisa was already aware that she and Patrick had such strong feelings for each other, when she asked Alley to speak at Patrick’s funeral.
The film is a sloppy pastiche of four portraits of depressed souls in dire circumstances. Jessica Biel plays a stripper who leaves sweet phone messages on her comatose young son's hospital room phone. Ick. She is essentially one of those indie-chic characters who talks fast, snorts coke, and talks nonsensical platitudes to herself in a mirror. Ray Liotta is a guy who walks around town in a dirty suit and rides the bus a lot. From what must be intended as a clumsy flashback (hard to tell, since the movie is so stylistically bankrupt), we know that he is dying, so that gives him license to be as morose as possible for the entire movie. Eddie Redmayne is a mortician who can't get a girlfriend so he bonds with dead people. He looks like he's 12 but is intended to be about 30 from the way the film has him act. Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker fills in the final quadrant, playing a character with absolutely no relation to the others, except for that he is depressed and wants to kill himself. Rather, he wants to give someone else $50,000 to shoot him in the heart. Why? Because it's quirky.
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The original film takes Hinton's spare 1967 novel of young gangs in Tulsa and turns it into grand melodrama, with gorgeous CinemaScope sunsets, sweeping orchestral score, and teen scuffles that take on all the clashing importance of medieval battles. On the crap side of town live the working-class greasers, with their black t-shirts and slicked-back hair, always getting hassled by the socs, preppie bastards with family money and nicer cars. The film centers on the greasers, particularly the sensitive 13-year-old orphan Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) who lives with his older brothers Sodapop (Rob Lowe) and Darrell (Patrick Swayze). The surrogate family hanging around the Curtis' ramshackle house also includes Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise, while their friend, born-to-lose Dally Winston (Matt Dillon) has just been released from jail. Almost as childlike as Ponyboy is his best friend, Johnny (Ralph Macchio), an angelically bruised kid from a troubled home who provides the film's most emotional moments.
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Helming the project are brothers Timothy Lihn Bui (director/screenwriter) and Tony Bui (story/producer), previously responsible for the Harvey Keitel film Three Seasons. For Green Dragon, the film uses a refugee camp as purgatory for the Vietnamese people and constructs a vivid backdrop for examining the attitudes and actions of a displaced people forging new lives.
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However, as a still agile Swayze danced with the new movie's star, Romola Garai, it dawned on me: The new movie needed Swayze, or rather his hunky heir. Part of what made the original Dirty Dancing so appealing was Swayze's presence. Physically, you couldn't take your eyes off him, and he had a cool, aloof sex appeal that set up good girl Grey to fall madly in love with him. And Grey did a masterful job falling for his charms, slowly and assuredly.
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Set in 1988, Donnie Darko is a John Hughes teen movie tinged with David Lynch-ian gloom and perversity. It begins innocently enough around the Darko's dining room table, where we find out the older sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is rebelliously voting for Dukakis and Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal, Bubble Boy) is off his meds. From here, the film churns forward at a hypnotic pace, revealing facts about its disturbed but endearing title character.
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Date of birth
18th August, 1952
Date of death
14th September, 2009
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