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Sun reporterNascent star Zac Efron, 18, best known for his role in the mega-popular High School Musical, has signed on to play teen heartthrob Link Larkin in the movie version of the musical Hairspray. This has proven to be a big week for the coming musical...
Zap2It.comNicole Blonsky wasn't quite discovered at the counter at Schwabs, but as out-of-nowhere stories go, hers is pretty good. After a nationwide search, the makers of New Line's "Hairspray" have chosen the 17-year-old New York resident and Cold Stone Creamery...
Tribune staff reporterIt's been 19 years since adolescent girls around the world swooned at the sight of a musclebound Patrick Swayze lifting the lissome Jennifer Grey over his head before letting her plunge into a mosquito-infested pond in the Catskills. Happily for 13-year-...
Tags: Jenna Dewan, Dance, Movies, Patrick Swayze, Entertainment
Times Staff Writer"Cheaper by the Dozen 2" proves that less is more — in comparison to the dismal "Yours, Mine & Ours" remake — that the occasional comic calamity works better than nonstop chaos and allows for a family comedy that is actually involving, even...
Zap2It.comEmmy winner Allison Janney is making the move from White House drama to Baltimore song-and-dance, joining the ensemble of New Line's "Hairspray." According to Variety, Janney will play Prudy Pingleton, ultra-conservative mother of Amanda Bynes' Penny...
Zap2It.comNow that "High School Muscial" star Zac Efron just graduated from high school, he's got his head in the acting game again. The 18-year-old tween heartthrob has landed a plum role in New Line's latest movie adaptation of the Broadway musical "Hairspray,"...
Zap2It.comJim Broadbent's run in "Hairspray" appears to have been a short one, as fellow Oscar-winner Christopher Walken has replaced him in the New Line pic. According to Variety, Walken has now been signed on to play Wilbur Turnblad in the Adam Shankman-directed...
Zap2It.comMichelle Pfeiffer is in talks to join the bulging ensemble of "Hairspray," New Line's big screen adaptation of the musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 cult comedy. Adam Shankman is set to direct the film, which stars newcomer Nikki Blonsky as Tracy...
Tyler (Channing Tatum) is sentenced to community service in the Maryland School of the Arts after he and his partner-in-grand-theft-auto Mac (Damaine Radcliff) vandalize the school. Conveniently, Tyler's a terrific dancer and Nora (Jenna Dewan) needs a...
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of four) Hard to believe, but it's been 19 years since adolescent girls around the world swooned at the sight of a muscle-bound Patrick Swayze lifting the lissome Jennifer Grey over his head before letting her plunge into a mosquito-infested...
Tags: Dance, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jenna Dewan, Movies
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday January 26, 2001 Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey have great chemistry in "The Wedding Planner," but their megawatt star power is short-circuited by the movie's lack of energy and crackling dialogue. Their charisma will likely be enough...
Times Staff WriterIn the odd-couple comedy "Bringing Down the House," Queen Latifah plays a newly sprung convict who breaches the citadel of Steve Martin's power lawyer. The alliance of one of the funniest and most under-deployed comics in movies with the hip-hop diva, red...
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