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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Jenna Dewan is new star in "Step Up"

Jenna Dewan

Step Up is not the best dance movie ever made. Step Up is not the best hip-hop based movie ever made. But Step Up is the clearest indication that hip hop has crossed over, all the way over to the lighter side of cool.

Step Up is essentially a hip hop fairy tale where both main characters are white.

Of course, the greatest sign that black culture has gone mainstream is when the black characters are reduced to the supporting role and that is exactly what takes place in Step Up. It is probably also the most significant thing in a flick that is alright enough, but never steps up to being astounding.

Directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Duane Addler and Melissa Rosenberg, Step Up stars Channing Tatum (Coach Carter and She's The Man) and Jenna Dewan. When done right, dance movies have a magic that is not easily approximated by other films. Whether it is the breakneck energetic moves of Beat Street, the joy of watching Fred Astaire groove, or the ecstasy of Dirty Dancing, when a movie about dancing gets it right, it struts in a whole new light.


The Rachael Ray Show

Rachael Ray
Carefully tailored to service the soccer mom crowd racing between work and kids and shopping, "The Rachael Ray Show" is a syndicated daytime talk show-cum-pep rally targeting viewers who are double-parked.

It moves along in energetic rat-a-tat-tat style via a series of manic Rachael McNuggets that casts Oprah's very own handpicked youngster as a whirlwind of hyperkinetic charisma. Indeed, the opening hour depicts the former host of Food Network's wildly popular "30-Minute Meals" as a woman in need of Ritalin to slow it down, modulate her pitch and try a little less hard. Ray has an inherent likability and is certainly easy on the eyes, but she doesn't talk to us so much as screams and she might want to consider taking a more leisurely approach. As it is, it's all she can do to keep from using the adoring audience as her mosh pit.


Christian vocal prodigy Rachael Lampa

Rachael Lampa

Christian vocal prodigy Rachael Lampa 's sweet singing was first featured on the Word Records release Live for You, which was issued on August 1, 2000. Featuring a duet with Aaron Neville, "There Is Still a Dream," the album was co-produced by Brent Bourgeois and Brown Bannister, who had discovered Lampa at a music conference in Colorado when she was 14


Dashette Vida Guerra

This was a surprisingly unsurprising September. As Dashette Vida Guerra (2) was asking over tailgate ribs, "What happened to all that unpredictability you were talking about before the season, Dashman? You said every top team had a weakness, and there would be a lot of upsets, and a lot of upheaval in the polls. Looks like you were wrong." The Dash's response: There is a first time for everything, Vida. Now pipe down or Adriana Lima (3) makes a comeback.


Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David Sutcliffe

Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David Sutcliffe
Gilmore Girls: Season Seven PremiereRegular airtime: Tuesdays, 8pm ET (The CW)Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David SutcliffeTV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello got that ball rolling early this month. Though he’s typically her number one fan, he expressed disappointment over Graham’s “emotionally guarded” performance while previewing tonight’s premiere at his blog. “Much of the episode called for Lorelai to be distraught over what she had done to Luke (i.e. bedding Christopher), and, unfortunately, LG rarely gives you a sense of that anguish,” he wrote. He also detailed a deviation from the script that seemed to favor Lorelai pursuing a romance with Christopher (David Sutcliffe), Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) father, beyond the one-night stand at the conclusion of last season. As Graham has defended the appeal of that relationship multiple times, Ausiello speculated that the change might be an indication of Graham’s increased creative input now that Rosenthal’s in charge.
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Jennifer Wilbanks

Jennifer Wilbanks
, who became known as the "runaway bride" after taking off just days before her lavish wedding in 2005, is suing her former fiance for $500,000. Wilbanks and John Mason broke up for good in May, about a year after her excursion to Las Vegas and New Mexico made international headlines while hundreds of friends and family members searched for her back home in suburban Atlanta." CBS

Public enemies Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

"Have public enemies Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie buried the hatchet? Maybe, maybe not. But the "Simple Life" stars, who have been feuding since last year, appeared together in a video posted on the entertainment Web site In the video, taped Sunday night, the two arrived together at Dan Tana's Steakhouse in Los Angeles. After dinner, they text-messaged while waiting for their car on a bench in front of the restaurant. At one point, they looked at each other and smiled when an unseen observer said, "I always knew you'd be friends again, Paris."" AP
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Jeri Ryan says her co-stars...

"JERI Ryan says her co-stars can't keep their eyes off her ample chest. "It's a good thing that I'm not one of those prissy girls," the buxom blonde, who stars in "Shark" with James Woods, tells the December FHM. "Within 30 seconds of meeting Jimmy, he began commenting on the 'The Girls,' as I refer to my boobs."
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Janet Jackson crawls on all fours in yet another sexy photo shoot promoting her new album, which has been something of a dud on the music charts.
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Caribbean singer Rihanna gets lewd in her stage show, simulating numerous positions while hammering out the tunes for her hit record...
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