11:26 PM EDT 12/21/2014
Originally posted 03/23/2014 08:00PM
Ah, the first weekend of spring.
If you were too busy saying buh-bye to winter to keep up with the Kardashians, here's what you missed (yes, including Kim's whereabouts):
5. Happy Birthday, Reese Witherspoon!Witherspoon's 38th birthday was a ball – no, really. The actress marked the milestone with a night of bowling in Nashville on Saturday.
See her birthday selfie.
Originally posted 02/17/2014 10:00AM
A young rebel rides into town alone and starts a dancing revolution against the wishes of the local elites, who think this youthful hedonism is all too much – the plot of the Kevin Bacon classic Footloose clearly bears no similarities to the world of today.
As the film that encouraged us all to cut our feet loose celebrates its 30th anniversary on Feb. 17, it's time to imagine a modern update. No, not the 2011 remake that is – unconscionably – the No. 1 Google result for "Footloose."
Instead, let's envision a different new Footloose, one that stars the one woman in America whose dance moves (solo or otherwise) can still cause a stir.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 01:15PM
How can something so pointless be so much fun?
This update of the '84 teen classic that gifted us with Kevin Bacon and a killer soundtrack has slicker dance moves but keeps the original's infectious spirit.
Big-screen newcomers Keny Wormald and Julianne Hough are compelling as Ren and Ariel, the rebel outsider and the minister's kid in a small town that outlaws rock music and dancing. She's the better actor, delivering in Ariel's tense standoffs with her dad, Rev. Moore (Dennis Quaid).
But they're both pro hoofers, so the dance scenes are fantastic, with everything from country line-dancing to krumping.
Originally posted 04/13/2010 07:35AM
It's proving to be difficult to fill Kevin Bacon's famous dancing shoes.
After initially taking the signature role of Ren McCormack in the remake of Footloose, Chace Crawford has backed out, Entertainment Weekly reports. Zac Efron previously declined to take the role for fear of being typecast.
Crawford, 24, will apparently be too busy shooting Gossip Girl this summer to find time for the film shoot.
Originally posted 06/03/2009 06:30AM
Although Kyra Sedgwick puts in many hours on the set of The Closer, she, husband Kevin Bacon and daughter Sosie Bacon, 17, enjoy quality time together as often as possible. "I get to be home and spend the weekend with my daughter and husband – I need them!" Sedgwick told PEOPLE at a New York City event announcing Tropicana's Trop50 partnership with BlogHer, an online community for women.
But unlike most families, chatting about the movies can get very personal among the three. One recent topic of discussion? The casting of Kevin's signature role of Ren McCormack in the remake of 1984's Footloose. "It's that Chace Crawford guy, right?" says Sedgwick. "We're thrilled! Sosie is a big fan. We met him at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. Kevin and he had a chat. He's very sweet."
Ever loyal to her husband, Sedgwick adds, "He has big shoes to fill!"
Originally posted 05/19/2009 07:10PM
Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford will be kicking off his Sunday shoes in the remake of Footloose, stepping into the void left behind when Zac Efron dropped out.
Crawford, 23, will play Ren McCormack, the rebellious dancing high schooler who launched the career of a then 25-year-old Kevin Bacon, Paramount Pictures has announced.
In a recent PEOPLE poll, readers were into the idea, but Crawford still trailed front-runner Derek Hough as a replacement for Efron (followed by David Cook and Bow Wow).
Originally posted 04/02/2009 05:45PM
So Zac Efron won't be singing and dancing in the halls of Beaumont High anytime soon – the former High School Musical star dropped out of the upcoming remake of 1984's Footloose. Gossip Girl heartthrob Chace Crawford reportedly auditioned for the role of Ren McCormack, which launched the career of a then 25-year-old Kevin Bacon. Who do you think has the chops to bring dancing back to Beaumont?
Chace Crawford, 23: His singing and dancing skills are as yet untested onscreen – but it's time for the Gossip Guy to rock out in a leading role.
Derek Hough, 23: The Dancing with the Stars pro has the fancy footwork and the pipes, too – he sings with fellow dancer Mark Ballas in the Ballas Hough Band.
Bow Wow, 22: He sings, dances, and has big-screen experience (check him out dancing on roller skates in 2005's Roll Bounce).
David Cook, 26: The American Idol winner has a winning way with a rock song. Maybe he picked up some dance tips from his onetime girlfriend, DWTS's Lacey Schwimmer?
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