Ignore the overwrought soundtrack to this little mini-movie, and instead focus on the amazing moves of 12-year-old Justin Beer, the pint-sized breakdancing master featured here. Beer’s got the chops to be a major breakdancing sensation — before he’s even out of middle school. [YouTube]
I am easily susceptible to secondhand embarrassment. I watch many reality TV shows from behind my hands or a pillow and visibly cringe when someone who is old enough to be my parent uses current slang. So maybe it’s just me being sensitive, but this video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting freaked by a singer/dancer at a dinner party in South Africa was embarrassing in a way I haven’t felt since walking in on my parents having sex in 1992. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But still, when the dancer drops her butt low and backs it up into Hillary? Cannot be unseen. (Plus, now in GIF form after the jump!) Keep reading »
Men with hot bodies? Check. Incredible dance moves? Check. Reality TV drama? Check. Oh, hello, I have a new favorite TV show, and it’s called “All The Right Moves.” The new reality show on Oxygen follows four male dancers/choreographers as they embark upon launching their own dance company. Some of the faces are familiar: Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini were both competitors (and beloved by viewers) on “So You Think You Can Dance.” They’re joined by the equally as dreamy and talented Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson – seriously, you’ll probably have a hard time picking a favorite. (Personally, I’ll always be a Travis girl.) Check out the preview for “All The Right Moves” above, and meet all four of the guys, plus a bunch of other smokin’ hot professional dancers, in the gallery below. And catch “All The Right Moves” when it airs on Oxygen tonight, July 31, at 9/8C. [All The Right Moves; Facebook Fan Page]
This week’s episode of “Small Town Security” takes a break from chronicling Lieutenant Denis Croft’s time traveling love affair with his boss Chief Joan Koplan, and instead focuses on Joan’s husband Irwin. Irwin has a problem — and no, I’m not referring to his desire to dye his graying hair cherry red (which yes, is a problem). I’m talking about his hoarding issues. Irwin, Joan and everybody that comes within throwing distance of the JKK offices knows that Irwin is a hoarder. He’s so bad that he’s not only hoarded up his office and home basement, but he also has a secret hoarding storage unit, filled to the gills with newspapers, garbage bags and random Irwin ephemera.
To address his hoarding crisis majeur, Irwin brings in Dr. Sandy McKinsey, a blond management consultant, whose skin is not unlike that of Katherine Helmond’s in “Brazil,” stretched way too taut over her struggling facial features. Keep reading »
Did you catch “So You Think You Can Dance” last night? Another guy and girl dancer were eliminated (don’t worry, I won’t spoil the episode by telling you who, but SAD FACE), but not before the Top 16 performed. The talent this year is just so beyond, I don’t feel like any of them ever belong in the bottom three. I do, however, know what my favorite two numbers were — above, watch Amelia and Will do a fantastic jazz routine from choreographer Mandy Moore, Tiffany and George nail a fun hip-hop routine from Tabitha and Napoleon (who apparently call themselves “Nappy Tabs” now?), and Witney and Chehon score a standing ovation for their amazing contemporary dance.
I’m going to a wedding in a few weeks and am recycling a dress I love that I’ve worn before (see photo). I want to buy a new pair of nude-colored shoes to wear with it, but would ideally like to find something that I could wear with other, more casual outfits throughout the summer. I want to be able to dance in without killing my feet, so a wedge would be best I think. I’m having a difficult time finding something that isn’t either too formal or too casual, that is streamlined enough for this dress. Help! — Shoeless In NYC
Wedding season is the worst, isn’t it? You buy so many items you can never wear again. But we’re going to stop that right now. Yes we are. Instead, we’re going to make sure you get a few new pieces in your repertoire you can wear all summer long. After the jump, we’ve found some wedges that are wedding-appropriate, but that can also be worn to the office, or up in da clurb, if you’re into that kind of thing (which you totally are).
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What happens when a girl, armed with only her iPod, decides to take her dancing out of her bedroom and into the streets, er, well, the mall? Hello Giggles sent correspondent Angela to the Galleria Mall in Sherman Oaks, California, to find out. [YouTube]
Here’s a thing I can promise: If you invite me to your wedding, your other guests will comment on the quality of my dancing. It’s inevitable. I’ve never been to a wedding where the thank you note for whatever I picked off the registry didn’t do exactly that. Anything from, “My Uncle Morty loved your dancing!” to “You really got the party started!” My dancing skillz come down to one word: Commitment. I hear a song that moves me, and I commit. I give 100 percent. The way my best friend once described it: “It’s like, one second you’re in your chair eating a slice of cake or whatever, then the next second you’re shimmying so hard I’m, like, ‘OMG: I’m worried her head’s gonna fall off.’ You go from zero to 60 like that.” Keep reading »
The documentary about New York’s drag scene, “Paris is Burning,” is one of my favorite movies of all time, so it figures that I’m really excited to check out the new book, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York. The book chronicles all the families, houses and performers of New York’s vibrant drag scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s with striking photos and interviews with the remaining members of the community. Given that many of the original drag crews have fallen victim to AIDS, it’s lucky that we’re able to see these beautiful reminders of their past glory. [$26.39, Amazon]