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So You Think You Can Dance: Week in Review

ZOË RICE: Forgive me, but SYTYCD and Lady Gaga do not make for a bad romance! Gaga sat her ornately costumed ass down in Nigel’s usual spot, kicked up her giant platform heels, and had herself a quippy, teary, dramatic episode. Unafraid to slam the choreographers (rather brutal to Nappy Tabs!), eager to praise every dancer, and ready to spar with Nigel, Gaga infused the show with fun and delight. Continue reading

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SYTYCD: A Love Letter

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’m not a big fan of reality television, because I don’t generally like social drama, and I’m not fond of competitions. But I will argue passionately to anyone who listens that So You Think You Can Dance is a different kind of show altogether. Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week in Review

ZOË RICE: Carmen Electra? Really? Because she makes Robin Antin look like an ABT principal ballerina. Just sayin’. But other than the celebrity guest judge whose deepest insight was “I know what I feel,” overall another strong week for our SYTYCD-ers, with the right couple going home after all was danced and done. Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 5 in Review

ZOË RICE: I miss Adam Shankman. It’s not that guest judges aren’t fun – they are, including adorable Kristin Chenoweth – but they don’t have the same depth of commentary or willingness to criticize, and really isn’t that what promotes the dancers’ growth? For the lay person watching (me), I rely on the judges to let me know what’s lacking technique-wise, and so far they haven’t been doing much of that this season. Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Dance: Week 4

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: Week Four of So You Think You Can Dance revealed the season’s most pressing questions:

What on Earth was Cat wearing?
Does Debbie Reynolds’ entire wardrobe consist of sequined blazers?

And, of course, the question de…

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So You Think You Can Dance Week in Review

ZOË RICE: Part of the fun of watching So You Think You Can Dance is the constant wondering, “How do they do that!” How do B-boys learn to flawlessly waltz in just days, how do new partners seem like they’ve…

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Oscars in Review

ZOË RICE: Oscar night! I confess, I love it. The spectacle, the surprises, the speeches–I even love judging what I don’t love about the night. And of course, though it’s become cliche, I love talking about the fashion. I look forward to being wowed; I want to see a dress and think “Oh, it’s just gorgeous.” Unfortunately, I can’t say that happened much this time around. This year’s the red carpet was muted by peaches, pale pinks, dusky grays, and washed out metallics.
JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: I love awards shows. Usually. Just not this year’s Academy Awards.

AKIE BERMISS: Well the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were last night, for those of you who didn’t know, and they were quite the scene, as usual. If I felt a little let down by the whole affair, it might be some sort of quaint nostalgia for the days when I think the Oscars were actually really, really important. Could be that I was just young and impressionable. And I wanted to be in movies back then. But all the stars came out last night and it WAS the Oscars, no doubt about that. The jokes were chuckle-worthy, but the biting humor and self-deprecation of the days when the hosts used to sing and dance and do some stand-up and really MC the evening was missing. It was surprising to see Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin so harnessed and restrained all evening. When being host isn’t what it used to be, the rest of the show really suffers. Continue reading

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