To help promote their made-for-TV Zombie flick, the former teen heartthrobs recorded “In the End” — a pop power ballad that features the killer talents of ‘NSync’s Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick; the Backstreet Boys’ A. Mc Lean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough; 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons and O-Town’s Erik-Michael Estrada.“Think about it," Carter — who not only stars in, but cowrote the script for the project — told Buzz Feed in July 2015.Call it a fad, or a shared madness, or the oddly appropriate transport of a gasless summer, but roller fever is climbing—and nowhere higher than among the stars.Shaking off its Wurlitzer-and-dinky-rink image of the ’50s, skating has reemerged in a flash of disco lights and glitter tights, thanks largely to the polyurethane wheel, which makes for a smoother, more enjoyable ride.Still, she tries—on antique skates bought at a rink.
Jack Nicholson’s black-boot skates feature green neon tubing.
After locking up her 11 dogs (“They trip me up”), novice Olivia Newton-John practices circling her tennis court—not always successfully (below). It takes all kinds to make a trend, and the best-selling Village People pack a trunkful of skates wherever they tour.
From left are Glenn Hughes, Randy Jones, Victor Willis, Alex Briley, David Hodo and, horizontal, Felipe Rose.
“It’s a very physical show,” says Cindy, “and you have to stay in shape.” “I go slow, no fancy stuff,” says Andy Warhol, showing why at Manhattan’s Metropolis.
But he’s turned his suffering into art: “You put paint on your skates and roll around on a canvas.” Supermarket shopper Marilu (Taxi) Henner, who started skating just six months ago, now zooms around the set between takes—and has the rest of the cast trying it too. Pat Schroeder, 38, uses a skateboard to tackle the Capitol’s subterranean maze, but when it comes to eight wheels, “I’m the family klutz,” she says.
"Boy-banders, people from the late '90s, people who you love, fighting zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. " Dead 7 premieres on Sy Fy on Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m.