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    Morning Bitch-Back! Dirty Dancing Casting Drama Continues!

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    Dear Ted:
    Please stop suggesting boring ladies for the role of Baby. She was all innocence, at the brink of womanhood, filled with curiosity and a wild temper. Yeah, yeah, I watched the movie more than once, or three times. Here are qualities the actress playing Baby should possess: a young body not yet fully developed, shy-innocent demeanor, yet one who would be able to show layers of acting abilities ranging between fierce loyalty and sexual awakening. I am, of course, talking about Hailee Steinfeld. What do you think oh o'Guru of all things stars? Kisses to your four-legged fam.
    —Rita

    Dear Casting Couch:
    Not too shabby an idea, R, she's certainly got the acting chops…The babe has a friggin' Oscar nom, after all, and she can't even drive yet! (Shades of Anna Paquin.)  Tho' I think she'll have her hands full playing another young broad on the brink: Juliet in the Shakespeare reboot. Thanks for the Baby lesson!

    Dear Ted:
    I liked your possible casting choices of Dianna Agron and Garrett Hedlund for the Dirty Dancing remake, but here is another thought or two: How about Lea Michele and Cory Monteith or how about the delightful Emma Stone with one of the Hemsworth brothers? Do you agree or am I way off here?
    —Sonja

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    Dear McKinley Goes to Hollywood:
    Lea maybe, but the idea of Lea and Cory teaming up for Dirty Dancing together is a little too much Glee for me. Can't you totally picture them doing the musical version of it in the auditorium à la The Rocky Horror Picture Show episode? That par-tick pairing seems better suited for the small screen. Dig the idea of Liam Hemsworth tho', he could pull off that whole bad-boy ‘tude.

    Dear Ted:
    OK...Marky Sweet-Puss and Cruella St. Shackles have to be Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, right? All the clues match up.
    —BabyBunny

    Dear Shackled Up:
    Great guess, doll, but nope! Demi isn't nearly the über-evil bey-otch from hell that Cruella is. And as for Ash? Well, he's not suffering like Marky is. Not even close. Just ask the crew members who hung out with the (mostly) happily married couple recently.

    Dear Ted:
    So Mark Paul Gosselaar is engaged 3 months after divorcing his wife of 14 years? That was awfully fast! Now tell me, is he a Blind Vicer, because he sure didn't coincidentally meet and fall in love with the new gal after his divorce.
    —Annie

    Dear Saved by the Vice:
    Mark hasn't earned himself a moniker yet, so chalk this one up to, uh, convenient timing?

    Dear Ted:
    I came from Hong Kong and I have read your column a year. And I always find lots of fun here. So let's talk about Ian Somerhalder. I am a big fan of him since he appeared in Lost but after that he seemed to disappear until he got a role in The Vampire Diaries. Do you think he'll disappear again when TVD is over? I hope he can jump out of small screen to do more movies if he got any chance, like his co-star Nina Dobrov. Or, if not, am I the only one to think that he can team up with Jensen Ackles to star in new series about cops? I mean, they would be a very hot partners on TV.
    —PC

    Dear Missing Ian Action:
    I don't think you have to worry about him completely going off the radar once the vamp CW show goes off the air, this role is far splashier than his stint on Lost. Plus even if he were to ditch the H'wood scene (which he won't, of course), you'd still see him pop up from time to time for some do-gooder deeds!  Dontcha just think that makes him even sexier? But, totally love the Jensen pairing, too perf!

    Dear Ted:
    Any Glee actors connected to the Hildago Van Buren story? There are quite a few out-of-the-closet stars on that show so I figure it's a good place to start!
    —Lisa

    Dear Hiding Hildago:
    Very clever, Lisa! There is a Glee connection with this Vice, but, probably not exactly the way you're thinking. I'd tell you more, but I think I've already said too much!

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