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Shakira Was Right: When Dancing, Hips Don't Lie

Science finds that women's hottest dance moves are in the hips

(Newser) - Science is confirming what many women on the dance floor already seem to know: that shaking their hips is, well, hot. Researchers are following up on a 2011 study that asked women to rate top dance moves among men (it's all about neck and torso fluidity). Reporting in the... More »

Beyonce's Dancer Leaves Odd Message, Disappears

Shirlene Quigley told friend to 'sub for me'

(Newser) - A professional dancer who's busted moves with Beyonce and Rihanna is missing after making an odd comment to a friend. According to her landlord, Shirlene Quigley, 32, seemed unwell while leaving her New Jersey home around 3pm Saturday, reports NBC New York . She was last seen boarding a bus... More »

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 »

In 'Anaconda' Rehearsal, Minaj Dancer Bitten by ... Snake

It has been an eventful run-up to the VMAs

(Newser) - By the time the MTV Video Music Awards roll around tonight, there may not be many people left willing to attend: In the wake of Suge Knight's shooting overnight at a pre-VMAs party comes the news that during a rehearsal Friday for Nicki Minaj hit "Anaconda," a... More »

Black Eyed Peas Dancer Tied to Student Death in Tokyo

James Jamari Blackston is being held for sex assault as probe continues

(Newser) - One of two American men being held after the suspected homicide of an Irish exchange student in Tokyo has reportedly worked as a dancer for the Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, and Jennifer Lopez. James Jamari Blackston, 23, and a 19-year-old musician pal were busted after Nicola Furlong, 21, was... More »

Cops Pepper-Spray Dancers at Ballgame

Polynesians had traveled 200 miles to honor player

(Newser) - Want to host a Maori tribe dance anytime soon? Well, don't try it at a high school in Utah. A group of Polynesian men and boys spontaneously started a Haka dance at Union High school in Roosevelt, Utah, last week and met with an unpleasant surprise: police pepper spray... More »

Cops Slam, Choke Dancers at Jefferson Memorial

Park police do a number on demonstrating dancers

(Newser) - An investigation has been launched after DC park cops were filmed roughing up Jefferson Memorial ... dancers. Some 5 people slowly danced among amused spectators over the weekend to protest a court decision banning dancing at the memorial. When police asked dancers to identify their leader, one pointed to the statue... More »

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