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The '80s are back on TV and movies

Sept. 28, 2003 at 3:35 PM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Ronald Reagan will be portrayed in a miniseries on TV, there will be sequels to "Rocky" and "Die Hard" as the 1980s return in the United States.

A remake of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" starring Ashton Kutcher is also in the works. Jennifer Lopez redid the music and look -- down to the torn sweatshirt -- of the movie "Flashdance" for a 3-minute music video.

New television serials "The O.C." and "Skin" pick up where "Dallas" and "Dynasty" left off and "Scarface" will reappear in movie theaters with an alternate score by hip-hopper RZA.

VH-1 has two programs devoted to the decade: "I Love the '80s," and "I Love the '80s Strikes Back!"

Even Robin Leach is back with "Life of Luxury," on ABC that chronicles the life styles of people like Russell Simmons, Hugh Hefner and Donald Trump, The New York Post reports.

"We live in a desperate, scary time, politically and economically; no one wants to be seen struggling," syndicated "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Mary Alice Stephenson told the Post.

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