Yes! The moment we've all been waiting for - the return of Jennifer Grey! Many of us remember Grey of course for her star-making role in Dirty Dancing as Baby, opposite sadly-missed Patrick Swayze.
If we look back at Grey's career, things were going really well for her. And I mean extremely well for a young actress. She scored roles in great films like Red Dawn, The Cotton Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off before Dirty Dancing, which has grossed $214 million worldwide. Shortly after her star had risen, she landed a role opposite Madonna and Matt Dillon in 1989's forgettable Bloodhounds of Broadway.
Regrettably, Grey opted for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) and all the negative publicity surrounding this is rumoured to haveing ontributed to her no longer being cast in marquee roles. Since then, her Resume has been filled with Television Movie after Television Movie, with the occasional cameo on a Sitcom. Shameful. I mean, Grey had the same girl-next-door likability of Sarah Jessica Parker, who eventually married her Ferris Bueller co-star Matthew Broderick, but things just never came to fruition for her.
Her second chance has come as the new cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 11 was announced last night. And isn't it ironic that the star of Dirty Dancing herself is now getting ready to dust off her Dancing Shoes again? Joining her are the likes of The Hills' Audrina Partridge, comedienne Margaret Cho, singer Michael Bolton, actor/singer David Hasselhoff, Jersey Shore's The Situation, actress Florence Henderson and many more.
Although I find the show incredibly tacky, I too am guilty of having tuned-in on occasion. This forthcoming season actually looks really entertaining. The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres September 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM on ABC. Go Grey! Well, not literally of course...