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Mitzi Gaynor Sticks Up for Boys Who Dance

Good Morning America host Lara Spencer, 50, put her left foot in her mouth this week by mispronouncing "ballet" while offhanded mocking Prince George, 6, for reportedly loving his studies in the field. Mitzi with some of her boys (Image via Mark Alan Knowles) The implication was that he would come to hate ballet once…
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Stanley Donen, Last of the Golden Age Directors, Dies @ 94

Stanley Donen, the final surviving director from the Golden Age of Hollywood — and one of its most acclaimed — died of heart failure February 21 at home in Manhattan, his sons confirmed. (See ExtraTV.com for a version of his obit.) He was 94. Donen was born April 13, 1924, in South Carolina. To deal…
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Choreographer Patricia Birch Remembers the Creation of ‘Grease’

I'm a fan of Grease (1978), of course, but hadn't sat down and watched it all the way through in forever. That was one reason I high-tailed it over to Metrograph here in NYC. The other? Its legendary choreographer (and the director of its much-maligned sequel) Patricia Birch was appearing for a Q&A. (more…)
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