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Live and Let Die Villain Dead at 84

Geoffrey Holder was an artist with a varied career

(Newser) - Geoffrey Holder, a multi-talented dancer, artist, director, actor, and composer best known for his role as a Bond villain, died in New York yesterday of complications from pneumonia, the New York Times reports. He was 84. An unmistakable presence, Holder stood 6'6" and possessed a booming voice with a... More »

Gaga Dumps Longtime Choreographer

And apparently it wasn't pretty

(Newser) - Lady Gaga has parted ways—apparently not-so-amicably—with her longtime creative director and choreographer, Laurieann Gibson. The split, which was confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter , was first reported by MediaTakeOut , which proves you needn’t take every wacky thing the hip-hop gossip site says with a grain of salt. MTO... More »

Trump Fixes Miss Universe, Picks 6 Finalists

Wants to make sure prettiest girls make cut

(Newser) - Donald Trump fixes part of the Miss Universe pageant to make sure the prettiest girls don't get cut too soon, the competition's choreographer tells Guanabee. "It’s just kind of common knowledge that he picks six of the top 15 single-handedly," says Michael Schwandt. Before the show, The... More »

Dance Legend Cunningham Dead at 90

(Newser) - Merce Cunningham, one of the most influential dancers and choreographers of the 20th century, died last night at age 90, the New York Times reports. Hailed as the creator of new classicism, he remained productive to the end; this year saw the premiere of his final work, “Nearly Ninety,... More »

Dance Legend Pina Bausch Dead at 68

(Newser) - Visionary choreographer Pina Bausch died today at age 68, five days after being diagnosed with cancer, Germany’s Wuppertal Dance Theater announced today. The theater didn’t reveal the cause of death, except to call it “unexpectedly fast.” Bausch’s strange modern style of dance couldn’t be... More »

Jackson's Legendary Lean: It's Patented

(Newser) - When Michael Jackson and his dancers leaned over at a gravity-defying angle for the “Smooth Criminal” music video, it was pretty cool. When he replicated the stunt for his live show, fans were flabbergasted. And MJ apparently thought the trick was worth protecting, ABC News reports: In 1992, he... More »

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