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Attention: Michelle Obama can Dougie -- VIDEO

Eat your heart out, Eleanor Roosevelt. You might have been a powerful force behind the New Deal, but we’ve got a First Lady who can Dougie… and do the Running Man. After the jump, check out a video of First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging kids to dance to Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body” by showing them a few of her own moves. Now, this is how you combat childhood obesity. After all, the Obamas have got a lot to dance about. READ FULL STORY

Evian's babies dance again (sort of) in new hypnotic commercial

Baby baby, Evian’s hoping their revived babies campaign will put your heart in motion. Just two years after releasing its “Babies on Skates” commercial — which ranked above Gary Busey but slightly below Sixth Sense-era Haley Joel Osment on the creepy-adorable scale — Evian has launched a new ad channeling the spirit of the energetic infants. (Fun fact: The 2009 commercial holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the most viewed ad on the Web.) The spot is pretty awesome and mesmerizing, but the Ally McBeal fan in me wishes the company had opted to use “Hooked On a Feeling” as the background track instead of “Chicks on Speed.” Click the jump to see the commercial. Warning: The hypnotic ad might suddenly make you feel parched. READ FULL STORY

Joseph Gordon-Levitt tosses table on 'Conan' set in headbanging rage, Will Ferrell vows to shave Conan's beard: Watch!

Remember yesterday when we asked what the male equivalent was to Heather Morris’ sexy dance moves? I don’t think headbanging in a bad wig is it, but it is fun to watch if it’s Hesher star Joseph Gordon-Levitt destroying the Conan set. Gordon-Levitt, a longtime headbanger, showed Conan the art. “It’s a beautiful meditation of sorts, except it rocks,” he said. It also flips tables and breaks flower vases. (“Sorry I broke your show, Conan,” Gordon-Levitt said. Okay, maybe it’s sexy.)

Perhaps Gordon-Levitt really could stop Will Ferrell from shaving Conan’s beard off when he visits the show May 2. Watch Ferrell’s taped threat below as well. Will we miss the beard?  READ FULL STORY

Marines make dance video for Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me': Watch!

Somewhere deep in the heart of Afghanistan, there are U.S. Marines upholding our freedom to listen to Britney Spears whenever and wherever we want to. And considering this is the best thing we’ve seen all day, we thank them. Watch the video below. You won’t think it could get any better than the two guys at 1:15, pictured, but then you hit the dance break at 2:25, and the guy with handmade fringe T-shirt sleeves at 3:01, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger poster in the background at 3:32. There is a definite step up in production value from the previous morale booster, Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”  (Via BestWeekEver/ONTDREAD FULL STORY

'Glee' star Heather Morris's sexy dance moves: What's the male equivalent?

By now, you may have seen the video of Glee‘s Heather Morris (Brittany) showing whether one can dance to a handful of Esquire‘s picks for the 50 songs the magazine thinks every man should be listening to. (So the answer for The Kills’ “Blood Pressures” is no?) Watch it below. Clearly Morris, who’s been dancing for 23 of her 24 years, is talented (look at those stilettos!) and smokin’ (look again at those stilettos!). But watching it, I started thinking how it’s so much easier for women to know what moves men will find sexy on the dance floor than it is for men to know what women want to see. Let’s imagine Matthew Morrison did a similar video for Cosmo to promote his upcoming solo album: What should that look like? Let’s give men some tips they can really use! Morris tells Esquire she finds men pop-and-locking, ticking, and moonwalking hot. Go.  READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Chocolate vs. A Dance With Maks

I didn’t think it would ever come to this. The two loves of my life — now bonded by the same classical tune — must face off in a devastating Lunchtime Poll. On last night’s Dancing With the Stars, Kirstie Alley and my imaginary boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a (nearly shoeless) waltz to “The Flower Duet,” a.k.a. the glorious song from the Ghirardelli chocolate commercial, as if to remind us that Maks’ booty is the “most intense, slow-melting, premium chocolate” of all Pro booty. I suddenly wondered: If forced to choose between having a) one dance with my imaginary boyfriend Maks, or b) the reliable pleasure of my real boyfriend, a giant Ghirardelli chocolate bar, what would I do? What would you do? Help me decide, below. READ FULL STORY

Watch a pre-teen Natalie Portman dance at summer camp -- VIDEO

First, Natalie Portman’s Black Swan body double Sarah Lane told EW that she, and not the Oscar-winning Portman, had performed 95 percent of the full-body dance shots in the ballet thriller. Then, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and co-star Mila Kunis denied Lane’s claims. Finally, Portman danced around the controversy in her one and only comment on the topic to E!, saying “I’m really proud of everyone’s work on the movie and of my experience.” And now comes video that has no bearing on the controversy whatsoever (though many will likely try to spin it into an argument defending or criticizing Portman): Footage of the actress dancing at the Stage Door Manor Performing Arts Summer Camp in New York’s Catskill Mountains as a pre-teen. (You can see Portman starting at the 2:30 mark.) Though it certainly does not prove Portman’s dance skills during the filming of Black Swan — this was, after all, shot more than a decade earlier — the fun footage does at least show that Portman did had a passion for the art. Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'DWTS': Maks and Kirstie take a spill: Watch! (Because you are a bad person)

It’s not about how you fall, it’s about how you get up, as Tom Bergeron would say. On last night’s Dancing With the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy’ thigh gave out during an intimate hold, and he and Kirstie Alley hit the dance floor, literally. The judges awarded them straight 7s, though, because they continued on with their excellent rumba to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Plus, having to go on when life knocks you down is the story Kirstie was trying to tell: Their dance was inspired by the loss of her mother (and near loss of her father) right as she landed her big break in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

In my eyes, the spill on the dance floor was worth it — if Maks is fine — because it made him, shirt open as usual, extra touchy-feely in the kiss-and-cry area. And seeing a concerned Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani dart off after Maks left the backstage interview early to get ice was a reminder that these are professional dancers, and to them, an injury risks more than the loss of the mirrorball. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: What's your quintessential Broadway number?

Confession: I teared up during the Saturday matinee of Anything Goes, which is now in previews and opens April 7, because the massive Act 1 finale tap routine to the title song felt like quintessential Broadway to me. Watching Tony winner Sutton Foster (as Reno Sweeney) hoofing it with a sea of sailors and other passengers aboard the S.S. American was one of those experiences that made me stop, marvel, and appreciate the fact that at that moment, all over midtown Manhattan, musicals were happening. See a tease on the show’s site.

Have you had a similar experience? What’s quintessential Broadway to you?

Oak Ridge Boys celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Elvira': 'It was the kind of song that everybody was singing'

My earliest memory is when I was six-years-old, standing beside my nine-year-old sister in the kitchen of my grandparents’ farmhouse, both of us holding brooms and singing the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” into the handles. I know I’m not alone. Most of my friends now in their mid-to-late thirties have a similar memory of belting out Joe Bonsall’s boozy verses and imitating bass Richard Sterban’s infamous “Giddy up, oom papa oom papa mow mow” chorus. The song went viral — or “Elviral,” as one of Bonsall’s friends says — in 1981, at a time when there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no YouTube. There was just country radio, and then pop radio, which helped it sell well over 2 million 45s.

For nine straight months, “It was the kind of song that everybody was singing,” Bonsall says 30 years later. READ FULL STORY

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