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19 items from 2015


Dirty Dancing Parody Leads To Huge Lawsuit

4 July 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The phrase "nobody puts Baby in a corner" has pretty much become common tongue. But the second you start using it in promotional/marketing material without the consent of Lionsgate, even if it alters a few lines, well, you.re in trouble. And the trouble just got huge for brokerage giant Td Ameritrade in response to their television campaign that features a few Dirty Dancing references, including an altered version of the famous line from the film.  Lionsgate is going after Td Ameritrade full force claiming the business "adulterated taglines" and used a cartoon "reenactment" of the famous dance lift performed by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze for their television ad that ran from October to April. The lawsuit follows Td Ameritrade.s attempt last Friday to get declaratory relief that its ad was safe from the infringement. But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is not backing down, asserting »

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Lionsgate Sues Over 'Dirty Dancing' Ad Spoof

2 July 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A second lawsuit over Td Ameritrade's Dirty Dancing ad spoof has been filed. This time, Lionsgate is attacking the brokerage giant for "adulterated taglines" and a cartoon "reenactment" of the famous "Dance Lift" performed by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a television ad campaign that ran from October through April. Lionsgate's lawsuit asserting false association, unfair competition, trademark infringement and dilution follows Td Ameritrade's own attempt last Friday to get declaratory relief that its advertisement was kosher. In the ad, a cartoon image of a man holds a piggy bank above his head with the tagline, "Nobody puts your

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5 Unforgettable ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Moments – 30 Years Later (Video)

5 June 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Matthew Broderick is now a responsible father of three, but 30 years ago he was skipping school, gatecrashing street parades and racing his best friend’s dad’s Ferrari through the streets of Chicago. Along with flinging the sports car off a hillside, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” catapulted Broderick to fame as the John Hughes comedy became a cult for disgruntled high schoolers who wished they had the guts to play hooky. The hit film also starred Alan Ruck (as best friend Cameron), Mia Sara (as girlfriend Sloane), Jeffrey Jones (as the school dean), Jennifer Grey (as sister Jeanie) and Charlie Sheen, »

- Debbie Emery

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80s Fashion On Film

13 May 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The bright, brilliant fashion of the 1980s has often been captured on film – the over-the-top nature of the clothes lends itself beautifully to cinema, with some of the most iconic outfits of all time captured in this era. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Most Violent Year, in which Jessica Chastain showcases an incredible array of 1980s-era Armani, we take a look at other films which demonstrate the fashion of the decade.

Submarine (2010)

Richard Ayoade’s comedy drama stars Craig Roberts as 15 year-old Oliver Tate, who has two major ambitions – to lose his virginity to the beautiful Jordana (Yamin Paige), and to save his parents’ rocky relationship (a task made all the more difficult when his mother’s ex-lover reappears in their lives). Costume designer Charlotte Walters does a brilliant job of capturing the wonderfully quirky take on the classic coming-of-age tale, dressing the young cast in a wonderful array of duffle coats, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Take Two: Do I Still Hate Ferris Bueller?

16 April 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our weekly series in which writers revisit for the first time in ages their youthful passions and reconsider how well they hold up with the passage of time. When “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: was released in 1986, I was 17 years old ( a surly, difficult 17 years old); which is to say,I was the exact same age as the character Ferris Bueller; which is to say, the worst possible age to enjoy a film about him. To this put in some context, growing up in the late 1970’s and early 80’s was a glorious time to be a very young movie-goer.  Comedies in particular – were at their most bawdy and anarchic, which is exactly what a 10 year old boy wants. We were allowed to see on the screen in those days all sorts things that it is now horrifying to imagine a 10 year old was allowed to see; but as a 10 year old, »

- Richard Rushfield

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Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies

21 February 2015 10:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ah, the sweet sound of success! Even more relevant in this movie article is the sweet movement of success. Thus, Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies will highlight some of the top-notch dance steps where moving your feet to the music is essential. Now this does not have to necessary be exclusive to musical-oriented films or dance-related flicks but hey…it could not hurt either, right?

Nevertheless folks, how about we take a free-wheeling look at some of the selections that were memorable (some more than others) spotlighted here in Shake A Tail Feather: Top Ten Dance Moments in the Movies were your finger-snapping, feet-stomping urges overcome you. Perhaps you have your brand of acceptable dance moments not included in this group? Well, let your thoughts be known if you feel compelled to do so. In the meantime, sit back and check out some of »

- Frank Ochieng

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Alexandra Socha Upped to Series Regular on Amazon Comedy ‘Red Oaks’

12 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress and singer Alexandra Socha has been upped to a series regular on Amazon’s ’80s-set comedy from Steven Soderbergh, “Red Oaks,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Socha, who’s had recurring arcs on “Royal Pains,” “The Big C” and “Damages” and replaced Lea Michele in “Spring Awakening’s” original Broadway production in 2008, was a guest star in the pilot for Amazon Studios, which premiered last year on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The full series is set to bow later this year.

The coming-of-age series, set in suburban New Jersey in the mid-’80s, follows college student David Myers (Craig Roberts), working the summer as an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club, during the last hurrah before his adult life begins. Paul Reiser (“Mad About You”) and Jennifer Grey (“Dirty Dancing”) also star.

Socha will continue her role as Skye in the series.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Will Ferrell Leaves Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon 'Frozen' in Lip Sync Battle

2 February 2015 6:32 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Katy Perry pulled out the fireworks and animatronic lions during her Super Bowl halftime show performance – but over at The Tonight Show, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon took a more minimalist approach in their "Super Bowl of lip sync battles." The three comedians went head-to-head during a special Sunday night taping. The winner, as always, was the audience.

In the above clip, Ferrell kicks off the battle with "Drunk in Love," a seductive jam from "the Queen B: the one, the only Beyoncé." His chest-rubbing and sassy hand gestures earn huge laughs, »

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Jennifer Grey on Her Dad Joel Grey's Coming Out: 'I Feel Very Happy' for Him

30 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Now that her father Joel Grey has publicly revealed in this week's People that he's a gay man, his daughter, Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off actress Jennifer Grey, gives him her full support and love. "I feel very happy for my dad that he has come to a point in his life where he feels safe and/or comfortable enough to declare himself in a public way as a gay man," says Jennifer, 54. "Mostly because the more people are free to own there true nature, and can hopefully come closer to love and accept themselves as they really are, »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Jennifer Grey on Her Dad Joel Grey's Coming Out: 'I Feel Very Happy' for Him

30 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Now that her father Joel Grey has publicly revealed in this week's People that he's a gay man, his daughter, Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off actress Jennifer Grey, gives him her full support and love. "I feel very happy for my dad that he has come to a point in his life where he feels safe and/or comfortable enough to declare himself in a public way as a gay man," says Jennifer, 54. "Mostly because the more people are free to own there true nature, and can hopefully come closer to love and accept themselves as they really are, »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Joel Grey on Revealing Sexuality: Neil Patrick Harris Is 'One of My Heroes'

29 January 2015 1:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In this week's People, Broadway legend Joel Grey, 82, publicly reveals for the first time that he's a gay man. So, why now? "[Sexuality] doesn't matter any more," Grey, who's had a career spanning over seven decades, tells People. As proof, he points to another gay Broadway and Hollywood star who's been an inspiration to him. "Neil Patrick Harris is a star in every way," Grey says. "And he's a dad. He's the most gifted, charming, talented actor who is himself, and that's it. There are no limits." Harris is "one of my heroes," he adds. "He is just excellent at everything, »

- Liz McNeil, @liz mcneil

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Joel Grey on Revealing Sexuality: Neil Patrick Harris Is 'One of My Heroes'

29 January 2015 1:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In this week's People, Broadway legend Joel Grey, 82, publicly reveals for the first time that he's a gay man. So, why now? "[Sexuality] doesn't matter any more," Grey, who's had a career spanning over seven decades, tells People. As proof, he points to another gay Broadway and Hollywood star who's been an inspiration to him. "Neil Patrick Harris is a star in every way," Grey says. "And he's a dad. He's the most gifted, charming, talented actor who is himself, and that's it. There are no limits." Harris is "one of my heroes," he adds. "He is just excellent at everything, »

- Liz McNeil, @liz mcneil

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Oscar-winning actor Joel Grey comes out as gay

28 January 2015 10:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Joel Grey has revealed that he is gay.

The veteran performer, who is the father of actress Jennifer Grey, spoke about his sexuality in an interview with People magazine.

The 82-year-old said that while it was not a secret to his family, the announcement is the first time he has spoken publicly about his sexuality.

"All the people close to me have known for years who I am [but] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was," he said.

Grey added: "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man."

Speaking about the struggles of growing up as homosexual, he said he used to hear "the grown-ups talk in the next room, my mother included, talking derisively about 'fairies' and men being dragged off to jail and even worse for being who they were.

"I came to realise, »

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Broadway Star Joel Grey Comes Out: "If You Have to Put a Label on It, I'm a Gay Man"

28 January 2015 9:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Broadway star Joel Grey is finally opening up about his sexuality. "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man," the actor, 82, tells People magazine. See more Stars' Best Speeches When Coming Out He says his friends and family know, but the Cabaret star, who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and raised two children, including actress Jennifer Grey, hasn't spoken publicly about his sexuality. "All the people close to me have known for years who I am," Grey adds. "[Yet] it took time to

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Hollywood and Broadway Legend Joel Grey Comes Out as Gay Man

28 January 2015 9:17 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood and Broadway star Joel Grey, best known for “Cabaret,” has come out as a gay man.

“I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man,” Grey told People. “All the people close to me have known for years who I am, [yet] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.”

See photos: 13 Hollywood Lgbt Stars Who Play Superheroes or Villains

Grey, who won an Oscar for his performance as the Master of Ceremonies alongside Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret,” was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, »

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Broadway Legend Joel Grey Opens Up About His Sexuality

28 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and proudly raised two children. But for decades, Joel Grey kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight. Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks for the first time in People's new issue about his sexuality. "I don't like labels," says Grey, "but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man." While it's not a secret to his friends and family, the entertainer's never spoken about it publicly before. "All the people close to me have known for years who I am, »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Broadway Legend Joel Grey Opens Up About His Sexuality

28 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and proudly raised two children. But for decades, Joel Grey kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight. Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks for the first time in People's new issue about his sexuality. "I don't like labels," says Grey, "but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man." While it's not a secret to his friends and family, the entertainer's never spoken about it publicly before. "All the people close to me have known for years who I am, »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Class Disparities and Prostitution Tackled in Early Female Director's Drama

23 January 2015 5:01 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »

- Andre Soares

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Derek Hough Sitting Out Upcoming Season of Dancing With the Stars

13 January 2015 9:22 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Good and bad news for Derek Hough fans: The ballroom wonder will be dancing with stars this spring — just not on Dancing With the Stars.

Hough has been cast in a starring role opposite Laura Benanti (Nashville) in New York Spring Spectacular, a limited-run event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, starting March 7.

The timing of the Harvey Weinstein-produced show means Hough won’t compete in Season 20 of DWTS.

According to People.com, Hough’s new role is Jack, “a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he’s able to »

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