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Disney Channel Turns to Villains for Its Next Original Movie Descendants

Disney Channel is turning to some of the darkest characters on the Disney shelf for its next live-action movie. Descendants will focus on the progeny of Disney baddies like Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar.

But the movie, directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), will follow these modern-day teens as they begin to question the evil in their hearts. Casting is currently under way for Descendants, which is set to begin production next spring and premiere in 2015.

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Dirty Dancing Remake Gets Release Date

Dirty Dancing fans will have to wait nearly two years for the remake to hit theatres.

The updated version of the 1987 cult classic, being produced by Lionsgate, is scheduled for release on July 26, 2013, Deadline reports.

Jennifer Grey says she's "excited" about Dirty Dancing remake

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VIDEO: Knit, People, Knit

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Knit, People, Knit
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Length: 42:49
Aired: 11/28/2006

When Christopher (recurring guest star DAVID SUTCLIFFE) asks Lorelai why she has avoided involving him in the daily life of Stars Hollow, she admits that she is concerned her old friends will not accept him. In an effort to help him bond with the townspeople, Lorelai brings Christopher to the town knit-a-thon, where his well-intentioned gesture brings the event to an early end. Meanwhile, when Olivia (recurring guest star MICHELLE ONGKINGCO) hosts a 2002-themed birthday party for Lucy (recurring guest star KRYSTEN RITTER), Rory gets a chance to confront Marty (recurring guest star WAYNE WILCOX) about his coldness toward her. Also, Luke is touched by the birth of Liz (recurring guest star KATHLEEN WILHOITE) and T.J.'s (recurring guest star MICHAEL DeLUISE) baby, and when he learns that Anna (recurring guest star SHERILYN FENN) is planning to move to New Mexico with April (recurring guest star VANESSA MARANO), he demands equal rights as a parent of April. watch


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High School Musical 3: Senior Year
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year

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Knit, People, Knit
Friday Night's Alright for Fighting
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Year Title Description
2011 26th Imagen Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 This Is It Movie, Producer
2009 This Is It Movie, Director
2009 This Is It Movie, Cinematographer
2009 This Is It Movie, Choreography

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So You Think You Can Dance Crowns a Frontrunner For Once

After a grueling So You Think You Can Dance season, which included both a Top 20 and the All-Stars, the four finalists -- Marko, Melanie, Sasha and Tadd -- faced off for the last time. So who came out the winner of Season 8?

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Jennifer Grey Says She's "Excited" About Dirty Dancing Remake

Jennifer Grey says she's excited that Dirty Dancing is being remade. 

"I'm so excited about this news and I think there's nobody better to do this than my beloved Kenny Ortega who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one," she said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. I can't wait to see what he's going to do with it."

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So You Think You Can Dance Episode Recap: The Top 4 Perform

This is the final test: Marko, Melanie, Sasha and Tadd performed their last dances Wednesday night to prove that they should be America's Favorite Dancer. So You Think You Can Dance also welcomed Katie Holmes and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical trilogy, Dirty Dancing) to the judges table. Let's get to it:

Melanie and Marko, disco
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"I Feel Love," Donna Summer
It's a sparkle fest as Marko channels his inner John Travolta while wearing white. The lifts are impressive, but the energy is subdued and strange. Melanie has the right attitude, but... read more

Dirty Dancing Remake in the Works: Good Idea or Does It Deserve to Be Put in a Corner?

Ready to have the time of your life again?

Kenny Ortega, who choreographed Dirty Dancing, has signed on to direct a remake of the 1987 classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me," Ortega said. "Growing up in the '60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist. I am looking forward ...
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So You Think You Can Dance Episode Recap: Season Finale Part Two

A seven-year-old tap dancer shows up Nigel Lythgoe, a special guest dancer steps in for Alex Wong, and America's favorite dancer is crowned on Thursday's season finale. It's two hours of phenomenal routines and talented guest performers, so let's jump right in!

Well, tonight's the night. It's the final part of the finale — say that three times fast. Tonight we crown the winner of Season 7.

Group Performance:
"Ra" by Nathan Lanier

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