I don’t think I’ve seen “Ghost” for about 20 years, back when A) my mother had a crush on Patrick Swayze and B) everything in this movie went over my kindergarten-aged head. It’s probably just as well, because as this new video by CinemaSins so helpfully points out, “Ghost” has more than a few bloopers and inconsistencies. And terrible early-’90s special effects. Enjoy! [YouTube]
I am normally not much of a shmoopy wedding video type, but this couple’s reenactment of a famous scene from “Dirty Dancing” at their wedding has me freaking out. Slayed, I tell you. Near tears! This couple is impressive. Somewhere out there, our dear departed Patrick Swayze is shedding a happy tear for Terra and Drake. Enjoy! [People]
Exactly 26 years ago today— August 21, 1987— greatness was bestowed upon us in the form of the classic love story, “Dirty Dancing.”
To celebrate the anniversary of my all-time favorite flick and one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all-time, The Frisky is teaming up with Idolator.com to re-listen to the entire original soundtrack starting at 4 p.m. EST.
Make sure you’re following both @TheFrisky AND @Idolator on Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #DDSoundtrack to chime in on your favorite “Dirty Dancing” moments as we guide you through the musical perfection song-by-song.
We’ll see you at exactly 4 p.m. ET today (Wednesday, August 21), as we press “play” together. To join in on the party, click here (and scroll down for the playlist).
Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
- Jermaine Jackson (we’re sorry, Jacksun) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s. He was married at the time, but had feelings for her until her death. Read more…
I was 10 years old when my mother took me to the movies to see “Dirty Dancing.” I, like so many women, fell head over heels in love—with the movie, with the soundtrack, and most definitely with Patrick Swayze. I loved that movie so much that when I couldn’t sleep at night I used to recite the movie in my head line by line.
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Very sad news. Patrick Swayze, best known for his performances in “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost,” has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, his publicist confirms. He was 57. [ABC News] Keep reading »
It’s not even technically hump day since it’s a four-day week, so why are you even pretending you’re tired? To be fair, you blew too many brain cells on Labor Day weekend, and heaven knows you blew too many dollars. So save yourself from losing more of either by getting all your tabloid goo in one go, cause we’ve picked the most important cover stories from all the grainiest of tabloids. Enjoy! Keep reading »
It’s the year of the dance movie remakes. First, “Footloose,” and now Lionsgate has announced the epic comeback of “Dirty Dancing.” The original not only turned Patrick Swayze into a star, but pulled in more than $200 million back in 1987 and was the first movie ever to sell a million video copies. Julia Dahl (“Uptown Girls”) will be writing the remake script, but there’s no news on who’ll be cast as Johnny or Baby, or whether they’ll bring back original choreographer Kenny Ortega (who directed the “High School Musical” series). [The Guardian]
“Dirty Dancing” was my fave when I was a tween, but after the disaster that was “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” I hope they don’t screw this up! I’ve got some suggestions on how to not murder the classic movie memories. Keep reading »