'Mean Girls' Star Danny Franzese Serves Up Deliciously Funny "Shake It Off" Parody
By Stacy Lambe
Ten years after Mean Girls first debuted in theaters, Danny Franzese is stealing the spotlight from his former co-stars. The 36-year-old actor -- next seen on season two of HBO’s Looking -- is winning the internet over with his hilarious parodies of pop music’s biggest hits.
His latest offering is the deliciously funny version of the Taylor Swift chart-topper, “Shake It Off.” Dubbed “Shake and Bake,” Franzese and YouTube star Adrian Anchondo serve up a timely, Thanksgiving Day-themed video about cooking, feasting, and Kim Kardashian’s full frontal pics (probably something every family is sure to discuss this year).
For those paying close attention may notice a cameo appearance by British actor Russell Tovey, who also stars on the HBO series about three gay men navigating love and lust in San Francisco. (Looking returns on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10pm.)
In addition to “Shake It Off,” Franceze also took on Sam Smith’s pining ballad “Stay With Me.”
It’s safe to say Franzese is enjoying a bit of a (much-welcomed) comeback. Take note Lindsay Lohan!