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The “New Girl” is In!

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Paired with Golden Globe Award winning show Glee as the lead-in on Tuesdays, I believe “New Girl” will have the potential to be a real hit!  Currently the pilot/preview episode is available on iTunes for free (download it while you can) as well as streaming on Fox.com.

Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) couldn’t be a better casting choice for the title character Jess. She really brings the character of Jess to life and what we get is quirky, a bit awkward, and pretty much the “girl next door” type making “geek” into something cool and even chic.

What’s the premise?
Jess (Zooey Deschanel), a teacher who recently has broken up with her boyfriend moves in with three guys that she met on the Internet each with their own idiosyncrasies. They are Nick (Jake M. Johnson, “No Strings Attached”), Schmidt (Max Greenfield, “Veronica Mars“), and Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr., “Happy Endings”) .

The role of Coach will be replaced by a character named Winston (Lamorne Morris), a basketball player that was subletting his room to Coach while he played basketball overseas. Wayans, Jr. had to leave the show due to the unexpected pick-up of ABC’s Happy Endings, which he currently is a regular cast member of. I’m curious how the dynamic of the roommates will be once Winston is introduced as I thought the character of Coach was quite funny.

I’m not sure what kind of audience this show will have, I imagine those who tune into Glee will continue to watch New Girl. The humor is a bit silly but yet it works. With all of promos and clips out there, Jess’s biggest quirk is that she sings to herself a lot. Some may think it is corny, but I think it is weaved into the show well that it doesn’t seem so odd (at least in TV land). Then again, who doesn’t hum or sing to themselves once in a while?

The New Girl premieres tonight, September 20, 2011, click on the link below to find out the rundown of the pilot episode.

Click to Continue Reading: The “New Girl” Rundown

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DWTS Patrick Swayze Tribute Video

Source: Huffington Post
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Here is the Patrick Swayze Tribute from the September 23, 2009, “Dancing with the Stars” results show. The professional dancers danced to three songs from Swayze’s films. Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower danced to “She’s Like the Wind” from “Dirty Dancing”, Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya danced to “Unchained Melody” from “Ghost”, and Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani reprised their Season 2 performance to “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” (from “Dirty Dancing”).

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“DWTS” will pay tribute to Patrick Swayze

Source: People

**UPDATE: Watch the Patrick Swayze tribute from “Dancing with the Stars” here.**

“Dancing with the Stars” Season 9 will begin on September 21, 2009. According to People, as part of the 3-Night Premiere, the show will honor Patrick Swayze on its live results show which will be held on Sept. 23rd. Read the full article on People.

In the second season of “Dancing with the Stars”, Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani danced their rendition of the “last dance” from the movie “Dirty Dancing”. “Dirty Dancing” is one of my all-time favorite movies and the “last dance” performed by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey will always be such an iconic and memorable scene in my mind.

RIP Patrick Swayze.

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More “Dirty Dancing”?

Source: Comingsoon.net

According to Comingsoon.net, Lionsgate plans to develop a remake of “Dirty Dancing” (1987). The script will be written by Julia Dahl (“Uptown Girls”).

“Dirty Dancing” is one of my favorite movies so naturally I was interested when they decided to make a second “Dirty Dancing” film back in 2004. Thus “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” was made starring Diego Luna (“The Terminal”) and Romola Garai (“Atonement”). “Havana Nights” was not a bad movie but in my opinion, it didn’t have the same spirit that made the first movie so memorable. Frankly I kind of feel like there are too many remakes and dance remakes in the works so the real question is: how are they going to make this new “Dirty Dancing” film stand out and have it be both fresh and current?

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