‘You’ve got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying – in sweat!’


It was Debbie Allen‘s tough dance teacher Lydia Grant who’d utter those fame-ous words every time the theme tune played at the start of an episode of the mega popular 80s TV series.

Get your legwarmers out and prepare to re-live it all as the original movie from 1980 gets a remake. And Debbie Allen will still be in it – this time as the principal of the school.

UK release date is set for 25 September. Plenty of time to practice your pas de bourrée then!

Reading the showbiz news lately, it is obvious that the film industry is being affected by the recession. Studios are playing it safe and, as I’ve mentioned before


…Columbia Pictures is in final negotiations to remake the 1990 actioner Total Recall which saw Arnold Schwarzenegger dress up as a fat lady – although less convincingly than John Travolta
Damn Yankees!

Talk about a trip down memory lane!

Speaking of, remember way back in August last year when News Muse reported that Morgan Freeman had gone and crashed his car?

I now hear that he’s being sued by the female passenger he was travelling with – Demaris Meyer – who by the way vehemently denies any romantic involvement with the star. She is however suing the pants off him: medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disability, property damage… ouch! Sounds expensive.

Also this week, one of my favourite actresses, Jodie Foster, ended up on US reality cop show Speeders when she got caught driving too fast in LA. Unfortunately we won’t be seeing the clip anytime soon as Jodie, who reportedly became very annoyed and agitated at the sight of the cameras, refused to sign a waiver. Strange. You’d think she’d be used to it by now. The cameras I mean.