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Watch: NBC Releases First Trailer for ‘Hairspray Live!’

19 August 2016 3:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Hairspray Live!” doesn’t debut until this December, but the first footage is already here.

“Hairspray Live!” features newcomer Maddie Baillio in the star-making role of Tracy Turnblad, plus a star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell. “Hairspray” vet Harvey Fierstein will star as Edna Turnblad, the role that won him a Tony in the stage production.

“Hairspray” follows NBC’s past live musicals “The Sounds of Music,” “Peter Pan” and most recently, “The Wiz.”

The live TV musical has become the hot trend of the moment with other broadcasts following suit. Fox jived into the genre with “Grease,” which was a critical and consumer hit. Fox is also prepping for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this fall, though it won’t be live. ABC is also gearing up for a non-live television music of “Dirty Dancing.”

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Criminal Relic-Heist Pilot From Blindspot Team Lands at ABC

9 August 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC has made a put pilot commitment to Criminal, a heist drama from Blindspot producers Martin Gero, Brendan Gall, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Per our sister site Deadline, the pilot follows a con man and his ragtag team of criminals who, after getting nabbed in a CIA sting, are tasked with stealing a number of “long-forgotten relics that could change the fate of the world.”

Gero and Gall will pen the pilot for Warner Bros. TV and serve as executive producers alongside Beranti Studios’ Berlanti and Schechter.

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Another Saturday Night Live Cast Member Is Leaving the Show Ahead of Season 42

9 August 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

And the Saturday Night Live exodus continues. Following the surprising news that Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah will not be returning for season 42, E! News has confirmed that Jon Rudnitsky will also be leaving the show.  Rudnitsky made his debut during the 2015-16 season and was the only newbie in season 41, but really didn't have a standout moment until he performed a Dirty Dancing parody during Weekend Update in a February episode, hosted by Larry David. He also did impressions of Tom Cruise, Vladimir Putin and Anderson Cooper during his time on the show.  While Rudnitsky has yet to sound off on his departure, Killam, who had been on the show for six seasons, admitted in an interview with »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Player Jon Rudnitsky to Exit Ahead of Season 42

9 August 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Saturday Night Live” featured player Jon Rudnitsky will depart the series before its 42nd season starts this fall, TheWrap has confirmed. Rudnitsky joined “SNL” during Season 41. He was known for his impressions of Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer and Vladimir Putin. He also did a parody of “Dirty Dancing” during “Weekend Update” that received widespread praise. Before he joined “SNL,” Rudnitsky was a stand up comedian and performed with the famous Groundlings troupe in Los Angeles. He has appeared in videos for Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, College Humor and Funny or Die. Also Read: Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah to Exit 'Saturday. »

- Joe Otterson

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SNL Exodus Update: Jon Rudnitsky Also Departing Ahead of Season 42

9 August 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Saturday Night Live bloodletting continues. In the wake of TVLine’s scoop that Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah would not be returning for Season 42, an NBC spokesperson also confirms that featured player Jon Rudnitsky has been let go.

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Rudnitsky — who joined the late-night institution last fall — lingered largely in the background of Season 41 until the Larry David-hosted Feb. 6 installment, in which he interrupted Weekend Update with a Dirty Dancing parody. Rudnitsky also served up an Anderson Cooper impression, during a debate sketch, that earned »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Featured Player Jon Rudnitsky To Depart

9 August 2016 7:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jon Rudnitsky joins Saturday Night Live veterans Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah on the list of cast members who won’t be returning next season, the venerable NBC late-night sketch comedy’s 42nd. Rudnitsky joined SNL as a featured player at the beginning of last season, the only new cast addition for Season 41 when there were no departures. Among Rudnitsky’s more memorable skits was a Dirty Dancing parody. His list of impersonations on the show included Anderson Cooper, Wolf… »

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Mistresses Recap: Dangerous Women

8 August 2016 7:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You know things are getting dire on Mistresses when I’m referencing an Ariana Grande song title in my headline.

I mean, give me Jody Watley or Haley Reinhart or Beyoncé all day, every day. But the High Priestess of the High Pony? Eh. You can leave her discs in the 99 cent bin next to the supermarket checkout aisle, for all I care.

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That said, when Little Miss Grande’s notorious crimes against donuts (click here if you have no idea what I’m rambling on about) pop up »

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Dirty Dancing Star Jennifer Grey Turned Down Role in ABC's Remake: 'It Didn't Feel Appropriate to Me'

8 August 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A Dirty Dancing remake is on the way - but Jennifer Grey won't be a part of it. The actress, who starred as Baby opposite Patrick Swayze in the 1987 classic film, recently revealed she turned down a role in the upcoming ABC television remake. "I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it's nice to want to be included," she told The Hollywood Reporter Sunday. "But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn't feel appropriate to me.""It feels like »

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Jennifer Grey reveals that she is not in the Dirty Dancing remake

8 August 2016 2:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dirty Dancing remake: Jennifer Grey has passed on appearing in the project.

The Dirty Dancing remake is set to be a three-hour-special on ABC in the near future.

So pretty hard-hitting news this Monday morning as the legendary Jennifer Grey has revealed that she will not be in the TV redo of her hit 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The actress, who was out and about promoting her new Amazon TV show Red Oaks, dropped the bombshell in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it’s nice to want to be included. But for me, would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn’t feel appropriate to me. It feels like if you’re going to do your own thing, do your own thing. I wouldn’t say [what role] but I will tell you, »

- Paul Heath

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Dirty Dancing: Jennifer Grey 'Excited' for ABC Remake, Yet Nixed Role in It

7 August 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jennifer Grey was offered — yet declined — a role in ABC’s Dirty Dancing TV-movie remake, deeming the notion “sacrosanct.”

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Following an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Sunday, where she was promoting Season 2 of Amazon’s 1980s-set Red Oaks (premiering Nov. 11), Grey told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was asked to do something on [ABC’s Dirty Dancing], and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it’s nice to want to be included. But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me »

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Jennifer Grey Reveals She Turned Down Role In ‘Dirty Dancing’ Reboot

7 August 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Don’t look for the original Baby to show up in the upcoming TV remake of “Dirty Dancing”, with Jennifer Grey revealing she was offered a role in the project — but turned it down. “I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because […] »

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Jennifer Grey Turned Down Role in ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake

7 August 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jennifer Grey wants ABC's Dirty Dancing remake to stand on its own. The actress was offered a role in the network's forthcoming TV movie but turned it down. "I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it's nice to want to be included. But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn't feel appropriate to me," she told The Hollywood Reporter following a panel for the second season of Amazon comedy Red Oaks on Sunday at the Television Critics Association's

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U.K.’s Secret Cinema Draws Audiences With Immersive Events for Classic Films

29 July 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Theater owners have bemoaned declining audience numbers for years. So it might be a surprise to learn of one exhibitor that packs them in despite showing old movies and charging upward of $85 a ticket.

Secret Cinema has been putting on films in London since 2007. The latest, 1987’s “Dirty Dancing,” wrapped July 24 after six days of sold-out screenings that raked in $2.5 million. The company offers an “immersive,” interactive experience, with sophisticated sets, actors, and staged events. Audience members are encouraged to wear costumes.

For “Dirty Dancing,” 30,000 attendees descended on an East London park that had been converted into a fictional Catskills resort. Decked out in ’60s attire, they indulged in outdoor games and laughed at cheesy stage acts for hours before the film finally lit up the huge outdoor screen.

Some of Secret Cinema’s previous productions have been even more ambitious. Its 2014 “Back to the Future” extravaganza re-created a ’50s-era American town. »

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Have Secret Cinema just revealed their next two big productions?

28 July 2016 12:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Next Secret Cinema production could be a musical spectacular (spectacular) and a Spielberg classic.

The next Secret Cinema gigs could have been revealed in a series of mysterious social media posts.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been covering the latest Secret Cinema event here on The Hollywood News. That project was the superb Dirty Dancing where the organisers turned an East London park into the Kellerman’s resort from the famous movie. It was nothing short of awesome to be honest, and the 30,000 attendees sent the film hurtling into the top ten for the first time in 29 years. You can check out some images from the event here, and our review of proceedings over here.

As ever when one production closes, thoughts immediately turn to which movie they will concentrate their efforts on next, and we may just have figured out what they may be plotting. Over »

- Paul Heath

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Check out some images & video from Secret Cinema’s Dirty Dancing spectacular

26 July 2016 5:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A week ago we were lucky enough to visit Secret Cinema’s fantastic Dirty Dancing event in East London – quite simply one of the best nights of our lives. We were a little limited in what we could tell you about the event as we didn’t want to spoil it for others. Well, not that the event has ended we can reveal some images and an awesome drone video from the event to give you an idea of its scale. It was, quite simply… amazing.

An event that had us dancing from the moment that we entered the Leyton Jubilee Park which was dressed up as Kellerman’s, the fictional holiday camp from the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing. We danced, we took part in art classes, carried watermelons naughtily into the staff quarters when we weren’t meant to, drank summer cocktails and eventually watched a movie.

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- Paul Heath

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Secret Cinema: Dirty Dancing review – the UK's biggest hen party

25 July 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Re-enactments of the film’s big scenes enable a hyped-up, hula-hooping crowd in a sing-along with the atmosphere of a drunken sleepover

“When I say Dance, you say Ing, dancING, dancING!” honks a pigtailed rep through a megaphone, wearing boxfresh Keds, a burgundy Kellerman’s T-shirt and apostrophes for eyes, at the entrance to a familiar looking time warp. “The talent contest will be at 6.45pm!” The crowd, dressed head to toe in 1963, cheerfully whoop and expectantly scan the commotion of fancy dress and forced fun. This is Secret Cinema, after all, where the first rule isn’t don’t talk about Secret Cinema; it’s get involved or go home.

For summer, the blockbustering site-specific behemoth has recreated randy coming-of-age classic Dirty Dancing. As usual, at a secret London location, there are interactive re-enactments and festivalesque frippery foreshadowing the film itself, elevating it from “outdoor screening in a field »

- Kate Hutchinson

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Watch the trailer for the new version of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

21 July 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show is getting the remake treatment over at Fox at the moment, and to co-incide quite nicely with this week’s San Diego Comic Con, the network have released a brand new trailer for the TV event.

The new version stars, amongst others, Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, and Ryan McCartan and is directed by Kenny Ortega, the man responsible for directing Hocus Pocus, the High School Musical trilogy, Descendants and Michael Jackson’s This Is It. He also did the choreography on Dirty Dancing, so is a bit of a living legend.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is set to air October 2016. Sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan) stumble upon flirtatious mad scientist Dr. Frank-n-furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. The two-hour event also features Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-n-Furter.

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- Paul Heath

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Dirty Dancing is coming back to the stage! Rehearsal images released

20 July 2016 3:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’re having the time of our lives at the moment. Following a great weekend at Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing, we can not bring you some new rehearsal images from the new stage version of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, which returns to the stage in a nationwide tour later this year.

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5million taken.

The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the UK this summer, »

- Paul Heath

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Secret Cinema: Dirty Dancing review: “The Time Of Your Lives…”

18 July 2016 2:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review: Possibly one of the best movie experiences we’ve ever sampled. So much fun that you really will have the ‘Time Of Your Life’.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review by Paul Heath, July 2016.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review

Secret Cinema returns for their latest production, their third of the years so far, an ambitious recreation of the famous Kellerman’s holiday camp from the film Dirty Dancing.

Secret Cinema’s 2016 events all kicked off back in March when the organisers asked us to Tell No One for their cold war event which turned out to be a production based around Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a title which wasn’t revealed to attendees prior to the event. That wasn’t the case for their lavish follow-up, Secret Cinema presents 28 Days Later, which arrived in »

- Paul Heath

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Amy Schumer Shares Adorable Flashback Photo With Younger Sister

8 July 2016 9:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Friday calls for flashback photos, and Amy Schumer is happy to oblige. The comedienne took to Instagram, posting an adorable old photo of herself and her sister Kim Caremele during their childhood. "We had the time of our life #swayzemanager #fievel #fbf," Schumer, 35, captioned the snap. In the snap Schumer and her younger sister pose side by side in matching pajamas as they stand in a room filled with eighties memorabilia - including a Dirty Dancing poster. We had the time of our life #swayzemanager #fievel #fbf A photo posted by @amyschumer on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:25pm Pdt Schumer has »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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