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Real-Life “Footloose” Erupts At Vermont High School Over Twerking

Guys, serious crisis: Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vermont has canceled its homecoming dance due to a rampant fear of twerking. In a letter published in the local paper, The Bennington Banner, the school’s principal, Sue Maguire, explains:

Over the past couple of years, since Miley Cyrus took the stage ‘twerking’ at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students’ dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song. If you haven’t seen twerking, I would encourage you to research this online.

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Win This! “Footloose” Prize Package

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Are you one of those people who just can’t stay still when a good tune comes on? Well, here’s a chance for your dancing habit to pay off, as Celebuzz, Idolator, Buzznet, Socialite Life, and The Frisky  are teaming up to give away a major Footloose prize package.

One lucky dancing machine will get to cut loose with a trip to Los Angeles for two (2) that includes airfare, hotel, two tickets to see NBC’s The Voice and the opportunity to meet Voice judges Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green. Both are featured on the Footloose soundtrack, Blake with his rendition of “Footloose” and Cee Lo with a song featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd. We’ll also pick five (5) runners-up that will get Footloose Swag to dance the night away! Keep reading »

Does “Footloose” Without Kevin Bacon Smell As Sweet?

When I was a kid, the plot of a small town outlawing dancing didn’t seem at all ridiculous. Now, somehow it does. So I’m not sure what to think of the remake of “Footloose,” the tale of the new kid in town who swivels his hips into the life of the preacher’s daughter. I’m digging watching Julianne Hough try her hand at acting. But, Kenny Wormald? Well, he’s no Kevin Bacon. What do you think? [WSJ] Keep reading »

Kenny Wormald Is The New Kevin Bacon In “Footloose”

At first I thought this guy’s name was Kenny Wormland, but that was just my eyes being tricky. Actually, his name is Kenny Wormald and he was just cast as the Kevin Bacon character in the new, big screen remake of “Footloose.” Yeah, I’m still not sure why they’re remaking it either, but I guess we should be grateful they’re not doing a present day Latin-themed sequel, like the god awful “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.” Anyway, who the hell is Kenny Wormald, besides being easy on the eyes and Zac Efron and Chace Crawford‘s latest enemy? (Zac and Chace were up for the role of “Ren” too.) Our friends at Crushable found out five fun facts about the virtual unknown, including that he’s been in a million movie sequels, like “Center Stage II,” “Clerks II,” and “Jackass II.” Thankfully, as the role requires it, Kenny can dance, having appeared in music videos for Mariah Carey, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera. So, what do you think — is Kenny on par with Kevin’s ’80s-era hotness? I think I need to see him in a sleeveless shirt before I can decide. [Crushable] Keep reading »

Chace Crawford Set To Star In Footloose Remake

Chace Crawford is now, sort of, one degree from Kevin Bacon — he has officially signed on as Ren McCormack in the new “Footloose” remake. Not only will he actually have to sing, but he’ll also have to keep up with his leading lady, played by “Dancing With the Stars”‘ Julianne Hough. Kenny Ortega, also behind “High School Musical,” was one of the three main filmmakers involved in the decision to cast Zac Efron in the leading role. Efron later dropped out after being advised to stay away from musical roles so that he can build up versatility. While we hope Chace Crawford is as good a song-and-dance man as Zac Efron or Kevin Bacon, Crawford says, “I don’t know if the gymnastics [high bar] scene is going to make it, I’ve got some movement in me, but I’m not a dancer. I need to start stretching now.” In case you haven’t seen this cult classic, in a nutshell: mysterious new guy moves to ultra-religious Midwestern town, introduces teens to rock ‘n’ roll, and trouble ensues when hot girl’s preacher dad shuts down the fun. I don’t know about you, but I hope they do justice to this rebel with a cause. Keep reading »

Quickies!: The Men Of No Doubt Still Look Like Sidekicks

  • The guys of No Doubt looked like orderlies at a mental institution while performing on “Today” this morning. [Dlisted] — They couldn’t fit into the Harajuku Girls’ costumes, so they had to rob a cricket team.
  • Hayden Panettiere might join Chace Crawford in the “Footloose” remake. [Perez Hilton] — Good thing because the “Heroes” ship is sinking.
  • “9 to 5: The Musical” opened last night, and the stars of the movie, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda, attended. [Pop Bytes]
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