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**UPDATE 3/5/11: Alec Baldwin will be joining the cast of “Rock of Ages”. He will be playing Dennis, who is the narrator in the stage musical. Adam Shankman posted a tweet on Twitter confirming Baldwin’s role in the film.**
Julianne Hough from “Dancing with the Stars” will be playing Sherrie Christian in the film adaptation of the stage musical “Rock of Ages”. Adam Shankman, who will be directing and choreographing the upcoming film, posted a tweet on Twitter confirming Hough as snagging the female lead. Hough can next be seen in the remake of “Footloose” which is due out in theaters in October (2011).
Other Rock of Ages’ cast members include Tom Cruise, who will be playing Stacee Jaxx (a self absorbed rocker), and Mary J. Blige who will play Justice (a gentleman’s club owner).
I must admit, I do have high hopes for this film. I really enjoyed the musical and with Adam Shankman assuming double duty (director and choreographer) as he did for the film adaptation of the stage musical “Hairspray”, it looks to be a great time at the movies.
Read more on Variety.com. For more information on the musical visit the Rock of Ages website.
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“Legend of the Seeker” wins its 1st Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for it’s Pilot episode: “Prophecy”. The other nominees in this category included: “The Simpsons”, “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, “Castle”, “Ghost Whisperer”, and “24”.
“Legend of the Seeker” returns the weekend of November 7th, for more information on the show visit the show’s official website. You can also view the Legend of the Seeker Category on this blog for all related posts I’ve made about the show including a sneak peek at Season 2!
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Now that the cast of Season 9 and their partners have been revealed, who will you be cheering for? Upon first glance, I would say that Mya and Dmitry will be the pair to watch. Mya’s dance background combined with Dmitry’s choreography will certainly be something to watch. In fact, Dmitry is nominated for an Emmy award this year for “Outstanding Choreography” for an Argentine Tango he choreographed on Season 4 of “So You Think You Can Dance”. Click here to watch Dmitry’s Emmy nominated piece which was performed by SYTYCD Season 4 winner Joshua Allen and DWTS own Chelsie Hightower.
As for the other contestants, I wouldn’t misjudge the power of the mirrorball trophy. Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas have both earned 2 mirrorball trophies, can one of them add a third? Derek Hough has one mirrorball trophy under his belt, can he get a 2nd win this season? Don’t forget that Alec Mazo was the first DWTS champ, so maybe with an Olympian on his side he can achieve another win. I also wouldn’t rule out the power of a fan base. In the last few seasons Derek, Julianne, Mark, and Lacey have emerged to be the audience favorites on more than one occasion, so I wouldn’t expect any of them (minus Julianne since she is taking a break this season) to leave the competition too early.
Entertainment Weekly ranked the Season 9 pairs and they chose Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson for the win. I think it is too early to tell seeing as we haven’t seen any of the pairs dance yet, although I’m not sure if I agree with Donny Osmond as being the Season 9 winner. Check out EW’s DWTS rankings here. Tune in on September 21, 2009 for night one for the 3-night “Dancing with the Stars” premiere.
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