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Thursday
Nov082012

More Than 2,000 Fans Camp Out for New "Twilight" Movie

Summit Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- As of Thursday afternoon, more than 2,000 people were lined up in Los Angeles for Breaking Dawn Part 2, eager to camp out for the Monday premiere of the final installment of the Twilight franchise.

Twilight studio Summit Entertainment organized a “camp” for die-hard  fans, sometimes known as Twi-hards. Step one: line up in front of L.A.’s Nokia Theater to get your “camping spot” on a concrete plaza outside the theater. Step two: take part in any or all of the activities designed to placate boredom during your five day wait, including Twilight movie screenings and Jamba Juice-sponsored workouts.

Step three: scream your lungs out when Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the gang grace the red carpet Monday. Finally, race back to your local movie theater so you can actually see the film when it comes out Nov. 16. Look out for lines there too -- advance ticket sales for the movie accounted for nearly 30-percent of MovieTickets and Fandango’s Wednesday sales, according to Deadline.com.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov062012

Mariah, Beyonce and More Stars Urged Fans to Vote on Election Day

@foofighters(NEW YORK) -- With Election Day upon us, celebrities have pushed their fans to the polls.

As if her earrings hadn’t made it clear enough, Beyonce posted a letter endorsing President Obama on her website. “Every day we see your heart and character, inspiring all of us to give more of ourselves,” she wrote. “You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be.”

Melissa Joan Hart tweeted her support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, writing, “Can’t get too political in only 140 chac but for those asking, I’m voting #RomneyRyan.” (She defended her stance in subsequent tweets, writing “Probably lost a few jobs in Hollywood with my political views. So sad the ‘tolerant left’ is anything but!”)

Sarah Jessica Parker made her choice clear with the Viva Obama shirt she wore to the polls. After posing for NYC paparazzi, she yelled at them to go vote.

Mariah Carey turned voting into a photo session, documenting her time at the polls on Instagram and Twitter. "Let your vote be heard!!! Four more years!” she tweeted.

Joan Rivers had a friend hold her spot in one of New York’s many long polling lines while she went to the doctor. She tweeted this from the exam room with the message: “Why oh why is this patriotic American citizen still single?” She later returned to her polling spot to vote and tweeted, “Left Dr Nicholas and my gorgeous shorts behind and now back to find my darling Eric on line and vote. Perfect timing!”

The Kardashian sisters also skipped the lines at polling sites and voted early with absentee ballots. Kim Kardashian posted a photo of her yet-to-be-filled-out ballot on Instagram and wrote, “Sending in my absentee ballot now!!! Make sure you vote!!!!”

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl tweeted a photo of himself wearing an “I Voted” sticker and a big grin. Though he didn’t say who he voted for, since he performed at the DNC, Obama would be the logical guess.

Lenny Kravitz also let a sticker do most of the talking. He posted this photo with the tweet, “I voted. Go #vote”

Many other stars urged their Twitter followers to vote no matter their political affiliation:


Kate Walsh: “Epic lines at polls…America is VOTING, yo!”

Zoe Saldana: “Don’t forget to vote today…every vote counts. -ZS”

Jennifer Hudson: “We vote, we win.”

Nicki Minaj: “Beyond proud of your passion to let your voice be heard. Happy Election Day”

Jennifer Lopez: “If you are old enough to vote for the first time, exercise your right today. It matters-and can change the world.Go vote”

Lady Gaga: “So great to see everyone so involved today, going to say some political prayers and take a nap. #GodBlessAmerica”

Some made their leanings clear:


Ellen DeGeneres: “If you want to see change… vote. If you want equal rights… vote. If you want good deals on holiday sweaters, go to jcp. Then vote.”

Gabrielle Union: "I have republican friends. We don’t insult each other, we respectfully disagree & … WE VOTE! I vote #Obama2012!#NoNegativityZone”

A few were more blunt about their choice:


Stacey Dash: “Vote Vote Vote @MittRomney @RepPaulRyan #blacks4Romney#RomneyRyan2012#Vote2012#VOTE”

Spike Lee: “Today We Got 99 Problems But A MITT Ain’t One.(With Love To My Brother Jay-Z).BROOKLYN STAND UP.We’re Ridin’ With Our President Obama.VOTE”

And some got kind of silly:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
: "Before I vote – final question.. who wakes up first and starts kickin’ a** before sunrise? @MittRomney or @BarackObama #CINC

Jennifer Love Hewitt: “I find voting super sexy! Go vote!”

Donald Trump (on Facebook): “Me voting -- it really is my hair!”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Feb242012

Taylor Swift Can't Make Teen's Prom, Asks Him to the ACM Awards 

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- What's better than taking Taylor Swift to your prom?  Having her take you to the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Taylor has finally responded to Kevin McGuire, the 18-year-old New Jersey guy who's battling leukemia, and whose big sister launched a Facebook page urging the singer to go to prom with her brother.  More than 23,000 people have "liked" the Facebook page so far.   Now, in a posting on her own Facebook page, Taylor writes, "Kevin, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom.  But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up ... would you be my date?  Love Taylor."  The ACM Awards are April 1 in Las Vegas.

McGuire's prom at Sterling High School in Somerdale, N.J. is June 1, which is also his birthday.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Aug092011

News of 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Draws Outrage

Ron Wolfson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Fans of the 1987 cult classic Dirty Dancing are seeing red following Monday's announcement by Lionsgate Studios that they have greenlighted a remake.

The Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey romance was hugely popular when it was released and became one of the most profitable films of all time, grossing $214 million worldwide. (It cost only $6 million to make.) It also left its mark on popular culture. How often have you heard the phrase "Nobody puts baby in a corner" or the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"?

That may explain the vitriolic comments on Twitter Tuesday.

"Lionsgate has announced a 'Dirty Dancing' remake. OF COURSE THEY HAVE. DIE IN A FIRE, MOVIE INDUSTRY," Linda from Seattle tweeted.

"Nothing will EVER compare to Dirty Dancing. I don't even know why they're gonna try to remake it. #PatrickSwayze will always be a legend," Alyssa Reale from Ohio wrote on her Twitter feed.

Many fans echoed Reale's comments, that no one could possibly fill the dancing shoes of Swayze, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2009, or recreate the chemistry between him and Grey.

That doesn't mean Hollywood won't try or that the betting for the lead actors hasn't already begun.

According to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, Justin Timberlake is the frontrunner to fill Swayze's iconic role, followed closely by Thor star Chris Hemsworth and Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars.

Hough's close pal from the show, Carrie Ann Inaba, is already leading the campaign for him to win the role.

"If they do a dirty dancing remake - THEY BETTER USE DEREK HOUGH," she tweeted Tuesday.

Inaba is also rooting for Glee star Lea Michele to play love interest Baby, the role that made Grey famous.

But Paddy Power has Michele at number two after rising star Emma Stone. Julia Roberts' niece Emma Roberts is in third place.

With Footloose, another '80s musical remake set to roll after the Fame redux flopped at the box office, it's understandable that there's not a whole lot of excitement in the Twittersphere about a Dirty Dancing remake.

But if there's a ray of hope, it's Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original and went on to helm the High School Musical movies and Michael Jackson's final screen bow, This Is It.

Ortega is set to direct the new Dirty Dancing, which Lionsgate announced will also be set in the '60s and includes some of the same music from the original.

For Ortega, it's about discovering the next Swayze.

"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me," he said in a Lionsgate press release. "Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can't wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats."

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