Behind the Scenes
Julianne Hough is not Footloose, YET!
The Dancing with the Stars knockout needs to work on her acting first
Julianne Hough is not quite destined for Footloose and fancy free dancing with Chace Crawford in the new remake of the ’84 Kevin Bacon classic. While it was widely reported last week that the Dancing with the Stars standout was the winner of the role opposite the gossip boy, my insiders promise me that Julianne has “much work to do” if she really wants to land the lead opposite Chace.
The role of Ariel is in fact, not in Julianne’s hands, though Chace Crawford has signed all of his contracts for Ren. My production sources say, “Julianne did NOT get cast in Footloose. All the reports are 100% false. Her acting was not good. The producers insist that she take acting classes.”
Since the film is not slated for production until early next year, Julianne does have time to get her lines locked down. “Julianne is scheduled for her next screen test in early August. She was very amateur in the original auditions. She doesn’t have the part – not by a long shot!”
As anyone who watches Dancing with the Stars knows, the blonde’s dance moves are impeccable and will surely outshine Chace Crawford. While her acting skills may be termed “green” now, it shouldn’t take too much work for her to outshine him in the acting department as well. Hit those books and practice, Julianne!
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Oscar winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody, donned a birthday hat for her 31st at Lavo nightclub in Las Vegas. She and friends danced to music by DJ Reach, swirled sparklers and ate cupcakes into the early morning.
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Hayden Panettiere was drinking water and chilling on the patio of LA hotspot, Madame Royale. She arrived alone and snuck out the back door solo, to avoid the paparazzi.
Gossip Betty is penned by New York City celebrity columnist Kelly Will. This 29-year-old magazine and newspaper reporter has written columns for the New York Times, the New York Daily News and the New York Post. Kelly’s weekly column appears every Tuesday. For more celebrity news and to chat with Kelly, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/misswill.