09 Aug 2011

Dirty Dancing to be remade

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Dirty Dancing is to get a 21st century remake, it has been revealed.

The hit 1980s film will be brought to life for a new generation by Lionsgate, with High School Musical choreographer Kenny Ortega to organise all the dance moves.

It is not yet known who will play lead characters Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman, who were portrayed so memorably by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the 1987 original.

"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing

08 Aug 2011

Sushi chef creates Star Wars sculptures out of food

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One of Japan's top sushi chefs has been delighting his customers with Star Wars sculptures made out of food.

Okitsugu Kado, who works at Minayoshi, originally trained as an ice sculptor and is also a member of the Japanese fan group Jedi Order.

So, he decided to combine his two passions and create likenesses of Star Wars characters including Yoda and Han Solo out of everything from sweet potato to pumpkin.

The finished creations often take more than ten hours and

08 Aug 2011

Producers of Downton Abbey make sure new series is realistic

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The people behind hit period drama Downton Abbey have been working hard to ensure the new series is as realistic as possible.

Autumn's eight episodes are set during the First World War and the Daily Mail reports that injured soldiers from modern conflicts have been used as extras to show the "harsh reality" of the devastating conflict.

Simon Weston, the serviceman who was badly burnt during the Falklands conflict in 1982, was recruited as an advisor to ensure

05 Aug 2011

Henry Cavill enjoys wearing Superman fancy dress

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Henry Cavill has revealed he is really enjoying wearing Superman fancy dress to shoot the new movie.

The Brit told Total Film magazine the famous suit – which is more toned-down than the classic one we remember thanks to more modern-looking material – is "extremely cool".

"They just put it on, I turned around and looked in the mirror and you can't play it cool – you sort of laugh," he commented.

However, Cavill has had to really bulk up to play

04 Aug 2011

Football mascot gives bride away at wedding

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A woman who was marrying a big Port Vale Football Club fan decided to give him a wedding day to remember by inviting the team's mascot to give her away.

Nicola Williamson decided to do something really special for Dave Walker, so she organised for Boomer the dog to come to the ceremony and walk her down the aisle.

The guests were stunned when the massive fluffy canine appeared alongside the blushing bride, but Mr Walker told the Stoke Sentinel he was very pleased with the

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