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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

'DWTS': Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley are the show at its best -- WATCH!

There were two standouts on last night’s season 12 premiere of Dancing With the Stars: Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley. As EW’s own Fringe Fairy Annie Barrett said in her recap, both were a surprise. In their rehearsal clip reels, Macchio, 49, was shocked partner Karina Smirnoff hadn’t put him in a stretcher yet, and Alley, 60, said her goal was simply to “stay upright” with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Then, their music started, and they were both so delightful, for a few moments, you didn’t have to feel guilty DVRing this show. (Watch their routines below.) He’s more of a showman than you’d expect, and she didn’t just rely on her personality. My biggest pet peeve on DWTS is if the pro partner does all the work and the celebrity just stands there switching holds. Not a problem with these two. At all. Maybe their success shouldn’t be a surprise: Remember this from Look Who’s Talking? And he was coordinated enough to do three Karate Kid films. But what I love most about these two is that they’re not singers who’ve been doing some form of choreography for years. You see them, and you find yourself thinking, I wonder if I’m secretly good at this? Of course, we’ve yet to see if Macchio can shake his hips in a Latin number or if Alley is graceful enough to pull off a waltz, but you have to be rooting for them. Another reason why: They take the competition seriously, but not too seriously. Perhaps they’ll be the first two contestants in recent memory to go the distance and not be reduced to tears by the stress. Let’s hope…

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Charlie Sheen gets 'Winning' autotune treatment

In entirely expected news, Charlie Sheen now boasts his own autotuned YouTube hit, “Winning — a Song by Charlie Sheen.” The song, which has attracted over one million poor eyes and ears, combines some of the former Two and a Half Men actor’s best lines with a good beat — which made me realize something: With all his talk of Vatican assassins, warlocks, rock stars from mars, and seven-gram rocks, Charlie Sheen’s mind is officially Saturday Night Live‘s Stefon’s next hottest club. It. Has. Everything. Listen to “Winning — a Song by Charlie Sheen,” brought to you by the same folks who made the “Bed Intruder” and “Double Rainbow” autotuned songs, below:  READ FULL STORY

James Franco and Anne Hathaway reenact the carnival scene from 'Grease'

This really is a new way to do the Oscars. James Franco continues his Twitter teases as Sunday’s ceremony approaches, most recently with a 19-second clip of he, co-host Anne Hathaway, and some dancing extras reenacting the carnival scene from Grease. This could be something from their opening, which producer Bruce Cohen has told EW will involve a combination of filmed and live elements, some singing, and “a very exciting and special guest star or two.” Or perhaps it’s a part of some kind of tribute to the movie musical. (Rumors had been circulating that the duo would be performing “Suddenly, Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors, which Cohen told us sadly didn’t make the cut.) Watch the clip below, as well as some bonus promo outtakes. So far, I’m loving everything about the build-up to this year’s Oscars except ABC’s insistence that Franco and Hathaway are hosting “Oscar.” That annoy anyone else?  READ FULL STORY

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