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'Dirty Dancing' remake frontrunners: Lea Michele, Chace Crawford



Lea Michele/AP photoDebate all you want on whether a Dirty Dancing remake is a good idea on its own merits. (Jennifer Grey says she's a believer.) But now fast-forward through that and try to tackle the most important question: Who will replace Grey and Patrick Swayze as Baby and Johnny in the new version? 

If you're to believe reports out of Hollywood, Glee's Lea Michele is top on the list for Frances "Baby" Houseman, and Chace Crawford is the frontrunner to play Johnny Castle. (Worst movie name ever?)

If you think Lea is a bad pick (and I don't), consider the alternatives: Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez are also being mentioned. Since when did Dirty Dancing become a movie for the Disney Channel set? (Bet that means they'll be cutting the whole abortion side-plot in that case.)

[Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:47am]


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