Kenny Ortega

Celebrity

News

Disney Channel Turns to Villains for Its Next Original Movie Descendants

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.

read more

Dirty Dancing Remake Gets Release Date

Patrick Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes in Dirty Dancing

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

read more

So You Think You Can Dance Crowns a Frontrunner For Once

So You Think You Can Dance

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?

read more

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

Jennifer Grey

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."

read more

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

Marko Germar, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore and Tadd Gadduang

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
Choreographer:
Doriana Sanchez
Song:
"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?

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey - Dirty Dancing

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 ...
read more

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:
Song:
"Ra" by Nathan Lanier

read more

So You Think You Can Dance Episode Recap: "The Top 6 Perform"

Three times a charm for injured dancers! Can you guess who is sitting out this week? The Scooby kids are on the case. Meanwhile, in the B plot, Adechike wows with an emotional hip hop number, Kenny Ortega guest judges, and Dance celebrates its 150th episode.

Aaaaaand now Billy's been injured. No, I'm not kidding. He's missing from the opening introductions and you know what that means. This season is so cursed.

After a little mugging from the judges — and the introduction of Kenny Ortega as a guest judge — Cat confirms my suspicions. At least Billy has been told by his doctors that he could dance still.

read more

Chace Crawford Steps Out of Footloose Remake

Chace Crawford

Kevin Bacon's dancing shoes are proving to be hard to fill.

After replacing Zac Efron in the Footloose remake, Chace Crawford has now backed out of the project due to scheduling conflicts, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Chace Crawford joins Footloose

The flick is set to start filming this summer, which would overlap with Crawford's Gossip Girl schedule as the CW drama resumes ...
read more

Report: Paula Abdul in Talks with NBC to Join Kenny Ortega Dance Series

Paula Abdul

TV's most wanted woman, Paula Abdul, may be heading to NBC for a new dance show, The Wrap reports.

Less than a week after negotiations for a Star Search reboot fell apart between the former American Idol judge and ABC, Abdul is in talks with... read more

1 | 2 | Older »

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular