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Adam Shankman Makes a Gay Marriage Proposal to Nigel Lythgoe (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 4th 2010 11:35PM
Adam Shankman Makes a Gay Marriage Proposal to Nigel LythgoeWell, today is the day. Today is the day that Proposition 8 was legally overturned. In case you haven't been paying attention, Proposition 8 was an amendment that forbade gay couples from getting married in the state of California. And now, it's gone.

In order to celebrate this event, 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge Adam Shankman decided to propose to his fellow judge Nigel Lythgoe. Oh, nice! Gutsy! But will Adam's wedding pitch actually work out?

We wouldn't call 'So You Think You Can Dance' a "gay" show (not that it would matter if it was). ... But it is, at least, fairly flamboyant. On the current episode (Wed., 8PM ET on Fox), the judges got pretty hot and bothered following Lauren's sexy performance with fellow dancer Pasha. "My eyes steamed up," Nigel said, after witnessing their routine. He seemed so aroused that he confessed to wanting to tango with male partner Pasha: "My god! I wanted to dance with you!"

Then, Adam decided to jokingly segue from that remark, by asking Nigel to join him in a gay wedding. "I would like to ... ask my colleague and friend Nigel Lythgoe to marry me."

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All-Stars Announced for 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 7

by Sharon Knolle, posted Apr 23rd 2010 12:11PM
This morning, Fox announced 12 "All-Star" dancers from past seasons of 'So You Think You Can Dance' who will return for Season 7.

The lineup includes one of the best-known, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the season 4 runner-up who landed a role in 'Step Up 3D.'

The other returning all-stars are:

Season 2:
Allison Holker

Season 3:
Neil Haskell
Anya Garnis and her partner, Pasha Kovalev
Lauren Gottlieb
Dominic "D-trix" Sandoval

(Continue reading for the entire list of All-Stars)

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 2 Results

by Brett Love, posted Oct 1st 2008 12:05AM
Kym Johnson and Warren Sapp - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E05) It's time for the second week eliminations. The early week eliminations are always interesting times because, more often than not, the results are a little screwy. I'm reminded of past seasons that saw Jerry Springer, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Master P, to name a few, all hanging on far longer than their dancing abilities warranted. Would we see something similar tonight? The results, and a quick rundown of the results show performances, are after the jump.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 8

by Brett Love, posted Aug 9th 2007 4:40AM
Lacey and Pasha - So You Think You Can Dance(S03E20) Holy smokes. Call me crazy if you don't agree, but I'm calling this the best episode of the season. There hasn't been a standout number one performance every week, but there has always been something that didn't quite work, or didn't quite measure up to the rest. I didn't find that here.

It would seem that the talk about the choreographers stepping things up wasn't just talk as all of them delivered great routines for the dancers to perform. The criticisms were few and far between this week, from me, and from the judges. That would be Nigel and Mary as usual, joined this week by Debbie Allen. After the jump, we'll get to all of the performances, and a rant about Fox scheduling.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 7 Results

by Brett Love, posted Aug 3rd 2007 4:00AM
Dominic Sandoval - So You Think You Can Dance(S03E19) The show kicked off with what I am calling the Broadway Matrix, starring Lauren as Trinity. It was a fun number, set to "Get Up" by Ciarra. I thought that giving Lauren the lead role might have been a bad omen for what was to come for her when we got to the results. There was plenty of other filler stuff to get to before we would find that out though.

First, Cat had a little chat with the judges about dance as a career. Nigel expounded on why it is so difficult, comparing it to being a professional athlete because the career is so short. He noted that the whole time someone is trying to get work as a professional dancer they have to be mindful of what they will be doing in the future. Adam added that the reason that people go through all of the struggles is because it is so full of joy. Mary was asked whether or not a girl can win the competition this year and she responded, "Absolutely a girl could win." I agree with that.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 7

by Brett Love, posted Aug 2nd 2007 4:15AM
Sabra Johnson and Pasha Kovalev - So You Think You Can Dance
(S03E18) Holy smokes. Episode 18 already? Our summer, and the SYTYCD competition, is flying by. As Cat pointed out in the intro, we're only two weeks away from crowning the season three champ. The everybody dances the same solo format from last week was out the window, which I think was for the best. You can have too much of a good thing. There was also a welcome absence of political commentary, as I think that really took away from what the show is about last week. That doesn't mean that there wasn't controversy though, but we'll get to that later. More about all of the performances, after the jump.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 3 Results

by Brett Love, posted Jun 29th 2007 5:00AM
neil haskell - so you think you can dance(S03E11) After a crazy performance show it was only natural to expect that anything could happen on elimination night. Things started out normally enough with a group performance to "The Lion's Hunt" from the Lion King soundtrack, choreographed by Tyce Diorio.

It was not my favorite of the group performances, but it was fun. The thing I found interesting was that, like last week, this one also ended with the focus on Sabra. I'm taking that as a subliminal message for people to vote for her. She's quickly becoming my favorite in the competition.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 3

by Brett Love, posted Jun 28th 2007 4:16AM
Jessi Peralta(S03E10) So You Think You Can Dance, come for the dancing, stay for the drama... One of the things I really like about the show is that they stay pretty heavily focused on the competition. Sure, we get the sometimes useless backstage bits, but they have to fill out the two hours of their summer hit somehow. For the most part though, they do steer clear of the theatrics and keep the actual dancing in the spotlight. That broke down a little tonight, though maybe not as much as it could have. More on that later.

First, look over there, it's dance legend (we can call her a legend, right?) Debbie Allen sitting in as guest judge. I had heard that she was going to be making an appearance and have been looking forward to it. She didn't disappoint either. Throughout the show she was a lot of fun. Nigel and Mary were, of course, along for the ride. So, with the introduction out of the way, on to the performances... and the drama.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 1 Results

by Brett Love, posted Jun 15th 2007 7:00AM
Jessi & Pasha - So You Think You Can Dance

(S03E07) With their results show, I think So You Think You Can Dance has more in common with Dancing With The Stars than American Idol. I've always found the Idol results show to be a little tedious. Both of the dancing shows add a lot of value to the shows with the amount of performance that they put into them. The group dance put together by Wade Robson that kicked off the show was another great example of that. It was a very fun performance to a great song, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" by Busta Rhymes.

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So You Think You Can Dance: The Top 20 - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Jun 8th 2007 8:00AM
neil haskell(S01E05) I have to say, I'm glad to be done with the qualification episodes. The show is always best when it gets into the competition round anyway, but these last couple episodes have just been very poorly produced. It's hard to argue for or against any of the judges decisions about who is in, and who is out, because we have seen so little of the actual performances.

Getting the final fifty contestants down to the top twenty followed along those same lines. It was an hour spent trying to create suspense that mostly fell flat. It's a little difficult being concerned whether or not someone is moving on when we haven't even been introduced to them. And since they refuse to put names on the screen, we aren't even sure who some of them are anyway.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Vegas

by Brett Love, posted Jun 7th 2007 7:00AM
so you think you can dance(S01E04) After the three audition episodes that seemed to plod along, spending so much time on interviews and back stories, this episode just felt odd. It was as if they stuffed two hours of show in a one hour bag. Dancers just appeared on screen with no names or introduction, whether we had seen them before or not.

It was also hard to get any idea about the judges decisions. For so many of the contestants we were only shown small fractions of their performance. Between this and the 'new format every week!' On The Lot debacle, I'm left wondering if everyone in the Fox reality department has just closed up shop for the summer. It's all very strange. But there were auditions, so after the jump a look at a few of the stories that stood out in Vegas.

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So You Think You Can Dance: New York Auditions (season premiere)

by Brett Love, posted May 25th 2007 4:00AM
so you think you can dance(S03E01) If the May sweeps are over and a new American Idol has been crowned, it must mean it's time for another season of So You Think You Can Dance. Given its heritage, I usually think of the show as American Idol's younger sibling. It is never going to get Idol numbers, but it works hard to try and live up to the example that its big brother has set. The show also gains a lot in being able to build on what is already a successful format.

Unfortunately, the show also suffers from some of the problems that Idol has, as was evidenced in this first episode of season three. The Idol audition episodes always make me wonder if people really do tune in to see the horrible performers. Would the ratings be any less if the focus was switched more to the people with an actual shot in the competition? Or perhaps, would they possibly be even better? After the New York auditions, I'm left wondering that same things about SYTYCD.

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