Dirty Dancer Slims Down

“Actually I had to lose 20-30 pounds for the movie because nobody was that big in the ’60s.”
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Colt Prattes talks about preparing for ABC‘s version of Dirty Dancing
Three guesses where those 20-30 pounds ended up.

And now, I’m going to do something unexpected.  I am not going to bash ABC‘s Dirty Dancing.  But, just to be clear, I’m not going to praise it either.  I’m going to say, “Eh”.  It wasn’t great, but I didn’t feel personally assaulted.  I thought Scherzinger was great.  I thought Sagal was divine.  And it looked like a real movie.  But, I have my usual Billy issues – like when a string section comes in and there are no strings on the set, or when people sometimes sing into a mike and other times toss it aside and the sound doesn’t change.  I’ve gotten used to the fact that nobody cares about those things except for me.  I find it interesting that a show called Dirty Dancing had very little I’d call “dirty” or “dancing”.  My former editor at the now-defunct Frontiers magazine reminded me that way back in 2008, he put Colt Prattes on the cover in some skimpy swimwear.  Colt was in town with the touring company of A Chorus Line, so he was joined by fellow castmates John Carroll and Anthony Wayne.  You can see that photo – and several other dirty snaps of Colt’s assets – on BillyMasters.com.

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