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Monday
Jan212013

Kevin Bacon's New TV Drama "The Following" Premieres Monday Night

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Bacon's first-ever primetime TV series debuts Monday night on Fox.

In The Following, Bacon plays a former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy, who acts as a consultant on a case involving a serial killer whom he captured a decade ago and has escaped from death row.

The killer, played by James Purefoy, is now on the loose and plans to kill a woman whom he'd targeted before he was put behind bars.  He develops a cult, or a following, in order to carry out those plans.

The Following airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Fox.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Married Couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Distant Cousins?

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The husband-and-wife duo of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are closer to one another than you think.

Bacon and his wife, who stars on the TNT drama The Closer, are also distant cousins, the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has discovered, according to Zap2it.com. Host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is quoted as saying, "[T]alk about six degrees of separation, right?"

Bacon and Sedgwick have been married for 23 years. They have two adult children together.

Finding Your Roots airs Sunday nights on PBS.

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Saturday
Oct152011

Kevin Bacon Reflects on ‘Footloose’ Role and Body Double

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- With the new remake of 1984’s Footloose currently out in theaters, Kevin Bacon  recently dished about his  experiences starring in the original version, which went on to earn more than 10 times its reported $8 million budget.

People reports that while Bacon was proud of his role and of the film, he did admit that he regretted not performing some of the more complicated dance moves on set.

On the day of the movie's famous warehouse shoot, where some of the more complicated dance scenes were performed, Bacon admits, "I had a stunt double, a dance double and two gymnastics doubles."

When reflecting on his body double being used in place of him, he expressed his regret.

"Are you kidding? I was furious," Bacon said with a smile."It's like a starting pitcher getting taken out of a game.”

Upon the movie’s original release, the studio told Bacon to never mention that they used a double. "While I was in no position to do this, I told them, ‘You are out 
of your f---ing mind!'” Bacon said.


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