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Watch: Kevin Bacon Schools Today's Teens on the '80s

Originally posted 03/11/2014 12:30PM



It's been more than a decade since VH1's I Love the '80s went off the air, and in its absence, American teens have fallen behind in the crucial area of '80s awareness.

Fortunately the fight to remember the '80s has found its first celebrity spokesperson: Footloose star Kevin Bacon, who recorded a public service announcement for Mashable addressing the '80s remembrance gap.

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Happy 30th Birthday Footloose: It's Time to Cut ... Twerkloose!

Happy 30th Birthday Footloose: It's Time to Cut ... Twerkloose!

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.

But wait.

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.

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The Following's Valerie Cruz Is Single Again

The Following's Hot New FBI Agent Valerie Cruz: 5 Things to Know

Originally posted 01/20/2014 04:30PM

You might recognize actress Valerie Cruz from her recurring roles on True Blood, Dexter, Homeland and Nip/Tuck, on which she starred opposite TV hunks Julian McMahon, Michael C. Hall, Jimmy Smits and Alexander Skarsgard.

Her latest role, as FBI Agent Gina Mendez on FOX's hit series The Following – it returned for its second season Sunday night – adds to her impressive resumé. It also officially places the 37-year-old stunner one degree closer to Kevin Bacon. She's also working on a new Amazon series called Bosch based on the Michael Connelly books.

Here are five "degrees" to get you closer to knowing all about Cruz: 

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Proud Papa Kevin Bacon: Sosie 'Blew Our Minds' at Golden Globes

Kevin Bacon: Sosie 'Blew Our Minds' at Golden Globes

Originally posted 01/13/2014 03:45PM

Apparently star power runs in the Bacon blood.

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Kyra Sedgwick Waiting for Miss Golden Globe Daughter Sosie 'To Freak Out' | Golden Globes, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick Waiting for Miss Golden Globe Daughter Sosie 'To Freak Out'

Originally posted 01/12/2014 07:45AM

Proud parents of 2014 Miss Golden Globe, Sosie Bacon, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, did double duty Saturday night: seeing to a good cause, the Third Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home (A Gala for Haitian Relief), and seeing that their 21-year-old daughter was ready for Globes duty on Sunday night.

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Kevin Bacon Enlists Celeb Pals for 12 Days of Christmas Serenade | Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon Enlists Celeb Pals for 12 Days of Christmas Serenade

Originally posted 12/23/2013 03:30PM

Happy holidays from the stars to you.

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Kevin Bacon Has Some Fun, Fatherly Advice for Daughter Sosie

Kevin Bacon's Advice for His Daughter, Miss Golden Globe: 'Don't Trip!'

Originally posted 12/08/2013 02:45PM

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's daughter Sosie Bacon has been named Miss Golden Globe 2014 and her parents are beyond thrilled.

"I'm very, very proud of my little girl," Bacon, 55, told PEOPLE at Friday's American Hustle after party presented by Peggy Siegal and OPI in New York. "I'm proud of her 365 days a year, and Kyra and I will be even more proud of her on that night."

Sosie, a 21-year-old actress, will assist hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey on stage during the Golden Globe ceremony, which will be presented live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 12. 

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Meet Kevin Bacon's New (Extended) Family Band

Meet Kevin Bacon's New (Extended) Family Band

Originally posted 12/03/2013 05:00AM

Find out how A Band Called Holmes got its start and where to catch them live!

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