More than 200 artists have performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve since it debuted 40 years ago, and in tonight’s countdown of the Top 40 performances, Jennifer Lopez (and her bedazzled bodysuit) took the crown. See the full list below. Things we learned watching Fergie and Jenny McCarthy host tonight’s live two-hour countdown special: The crowd dancing in the ’80s was so much better than today, Rick Springfield actually pulled off that pink suit (which is, we assume, why his name and “Jessie’s Girl” trended on Twitter), and meeting McCarthy was one loud man’s life dream. READ FULL STORY
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Six more hours until the beautiful beef jerky runway show begins! (10 p.m. ET on CBS.) Check back after the show airs on the west coast, when I’ll have updated this post with my Top 6 (or more) Reflections. They’re gonna be deep!
Why I’m excited for the VS Fashion Show
6. Glitter train wreck
5. Celebs in the audience wearing sunglasses — are you serious? READ FULL STORY
Male stripper movie Magic Mike has already proven itself a gift that keeps on giving. Two of the stars are making headlines today for talking about the movie that they’re not even promoting yet. Matt Bomer shared a great story with MTV News about his first run-in with a thong. “I had never worn a thong before, so the first time I tried it, I put it on wrong and my junk didn’t fit in it,” he said. “I had to call a wardrobe person in and go, ‘Something’s wrong with my thong, you guys. I think we’re gonna have to figure this out,’ and they’re like, ‘Uh, yeah your legs are in the wrong holes.’ So, that was step one.” He went on to explain that there’s a technique to tearaway clothes, and that director Steven Soderbergh made him feel like he was shooting a documentary. Combine those two thoughts, and you have the makings of the best DVD featurette ever.
Co-star Joe Manganiello, meanwhile, dished to the LA Times‘ Ministry of Gossip about the routines in the film, which is a comedy. (“It’s like Animal House and Hangover funny,” Manganiello said.) Each stripper has his own theme. READ FULL STORY
Footloose hits theaters Friday, and, if you’re like me, you’re coming to terms with the fact that you are going to see it (if only to have an informed opinion on EW‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum giving it an A-.) There will be those who go for nostalgia’s sake, but a lot of us, I suspect, have a history of not being to resist dance movies in theaters. So think back: What are the best and worst that you’ve paid to see? I’ll start by listing the ones I remember off the top of my head, favorite to least favorite. READ FULL STORY
I was just talking to a friend who has yet to hear about Magic Mike, and it occurred to me that there might actually be people who aren’t counting the days until it hits theaters. I do not understand these people. It’s a movie based on Channing Tatum’s early days as a stripper, in which he’ll star as the titular mentor to a younger dancer played by I Am Four‘s Alex Pettyfer. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey (who’ll play a former stripper who now owns the club, called Xquisite), White Collar‘s Matt Bomer (as another employee), and True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello (as a character named Big Dick Richie). How are you not excited about this? If it’s good, great. If it’s bad, it’s Showgirls, and I’m roadtesting a VIP DVD edition. What’s the male stripper equivalent of the ”Pin the Pasties on the Showgirl” game? I can’t wait to find out.
I love me some Rizzoli & Isles, and if you’re wondering whether the chemistry between stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander is as good offscreen as on, watch the video below of them dancing their way out of the makeup trailer and into Isles’ autopsy room in honor of Harmon’s birthday earlier this week. The three-minute video was shot by the show’s hair stylist Nanci Cascio, who also captured Harmon leading a dance party in the trailer at the end of July. (“How long is this f—in’ song,” her costar Bruce McGill asked waiting his turn in the chair. Hilarious.) Watch that below as well.
What I love most about these videos, besides the fact that in them both Harmon and Alexander are great dancers and don’t take themselves too seriously, is that they weren’t created for marketing purposes. The joy is too genuine for that. And to reward them, I’ll plug the show: Rizzoli & Isles airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on TNT. READ FULL STORY
Summer songs: Usually we talk about them in the happy sense. They’re catchy, they make us feel good, and they’re guilt free as long as the sun is shining. You’re allowed to have “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” on a playlist as long as it’s titled “Summer.” But today, as I was driving and singing along to Garth Brooks’ “Two Piña Coladas” on the radio, I found myself panicking that the station, obviously feeling the summer vibe on this holiday weekend, would play Smash Mouth’s “All Star.” Just thinking of the opening notes, after all these years, makes me wince. Now playing the radio in the car feels like Russian Roulette. Yes, I can just change the station if it comes on, but the song will have won.
What “summer song” do you live in fear of hearing? READ FULL STORY
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