‘Footloose’ Star Kenny Wormald Looks To The Classics For Inspiration

footloose_ver3When back-up dancer KENNY WORMALD got the call to audition for the big-screen remake of FOOTLOOSE it was like a dream come true. He’d seen the film as a kid and knew then he wanted to one day do what he was seeing on film. Originally directed by HERBERT ROSS and starring KEVIN BACON, LORI SINGER, JOHN LITHGOW, CHRIS PENN, DIANNE WIEST and SARAH JESSICA PARKER, the film went on to success as a stage show. This time around, CRAIG BREWER (BLACK SNAKE MOAN) handles the directing chores, and the cast features KENNY WORMALD, JULIANNE HOUGH, DENNIS QUAID, ANDIE MacDOWELL, ZIAH COLON and RAY McKINNON.
We recently interviewed WORMALD, who talked about growing up with dance and the classic performers he looked to for inspiration. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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FOOTLOOSE opens in theaters Friday

Kenny Wormald Realizes Childhood Dream With ‘Footloose’ Remake

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Arriving in theaters this week, FOOTLOOSE is a remake of the iconic 1980s dance fest directed by HERBERT ROSS and starring KEVIN BACON, LORI SINGER, JOHN LITHGOW, CHRIS PENN, DIANE WEIST and SARAH JESSICA PARKER. This time around, CRAIG BREWER (BLACK SNAKE MOAN) handles the directing chores, and the cast features KENNY WORMALD, JULIANNE HOUGH, DENNIS QUAID, ANDIE MacDOWELL, ZIAH COLON and RAY McKINNON.  Sitting down with entertainment press recently,the 27-year-old WORMALD admitted he was too young to see FOOTLOOSE in its original release but when he finally caught up with it, was pretty impressed. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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Julianne Hough Hopes To Be Considered ‘The Country Version Of J-Lo’

hough-singingOpening in theaters soon, FOOTLOOSE is a remake of the iconic 1980s teen dance fest directed by HERBERT ROSS and starring KEVIN BACON, LORI SINGER, JOHN LITHGOW, CHRIS PENN, DIANNE WIEST and SARAH JESSICA PARKER. This time around, CRAIG BREWER (HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN) handles the directing chores, and the cast features KENNY WORMALD, JULIANNE HOUGH, DENNIS QUAID, ANDIE MacDOWELL, ZIAH COLON and RAY McKINNON. Already known to millions of viewers of the popular television series DANCING WITH THE STARS and country music fans familiar with her music, HOUGH first hit the big screen in last year’s musical drama BURLESQUE and is currently shooting ROCK OF AGES with TOM CRUISE. She sat down with us a few days ago to talk about where she’d like to see her career go.(CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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FOOTLOOSE opens in theaters 10/14

‘Footloose’ Star Julianne Hough Promises A Real Crowd Pleaser

tumblr_ln5fpa2xxw1qz8vumo1_400In theaters soon, FOOTLOOSE is a remake of the iconic 1980s dance fest directed by HERBERT ROSS and starring KEVIN BACON, LORI SINGER, JOHN LITHGOW, CHRIS PENN, DIANE WEIST and SARAH JESSICA PARKER. Telling the story of a disenfranchised big city youth who finds himself transplanted to an oppressive middle-American farming community, the film went on to become a successful Broadway musical. This time around, CRAIG BREWER (BLACK SNAKE MOAN) handles the directing chores, and the cast features KENNY WORMALD, JULIANNE HOUGH, DENNIS QUAID, ANDIE MacDOWELL, ZIAH COLON and RAY McKINNON.
Already known to millions of viewers of the popular television series DANCING WITH THE STARS and country music fans familiar with her music, HOUGH sat down yesterday with entertainment press to talk about the film and assure fans of the original they’ve nothing to worry about. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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FOOTLOOSE opens in theaters 10/14

JOHN STAMOS IS A BABY MAKER ON TONIGHT’S ‘LAW & ORDER: SVU’

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John Stamos, seen this season on Glee as dentist Carl Howell, plays Ken Turner, a venture capitalist and ladies man on tonight’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 10 pm et/pt).  Ken, however, wants much more than sex from his various mates.

“He’s a reproductive abuser,” said Stamos about his character in the episode, which also features Lori Singer as a guest star.  “He loves babies, and he loves to have babies and procreate.  He pokes holes into condoms and gets these women pregnant, which is clearly abusive.  It’s a very interesting, layered guy for me to play.”

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  Stamos is a national spokesperson for Project Cuddle, a non-profit organization which offers legal alternatives to child abandonment.

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