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Why should Cat Deeley get an Emmy nomination? Just look at last night's 'SYTYCD'!

I’ve made the argument so many times, I’m almost bored with it. But, really, I still can’t help myself: I need to push for So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley to finally, finally score an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Show Host.

Three whole years the category has existed without her getting a nod. READ FULL STORY

'So You Think You Can Dance': And the eliminated dancers are...

Tonight’s episode featured the most boring, derivative GaGa video yet! Keri Hilson performed, and the highest bouncing Russian evah. Oh yeah, and there were eliminations on tap. In the wake of Clarence Clemons’ unexpected stroke and a clear underestimation of how long this particular show would take, the judges demanded an unprecedented nine dance-for-your-life performances. SPOILER: But in the end, one couple had to go… READ FULL STORY

'So You Think You Can Dance': Choreographer Melanie LaPatin picks her favorites


Okay, first of all, I know, I know, I know this is going to sound like a complete and total cliché, and I apologize in advance. But I actually DO think this looks like it could be the most exciting season of SYTYCD ever. And I’m not just saying that because I always get excited about exquisite dancing, either. The contestants this year are incredibly strong, and on top of that, they have so much personality, they could be doing sitcoms and movies! Am I right? I am, aren’t I? So on one hand, I really envy the judges — they’re going to get to see every number up close. But on the other hand, I pity them, too — because how on earth are they supposed to choose between “fantastic,” “amazing,” and “flat-out awesome” week after week? I have no idea. I tried to pick my favorites after last night’s episode, and I swear, it nearly killed me. But, at least for this once, I did manage to do it. So, that being said, my five “ones to watch” would be (in no particular order): READ FULL STORY

How to tell if you are watching a good 'So You Think You Can Dance' audition

So You Think You Can Dance‘s audition rounds can get confusing. And not just because of Lil’ C’s dictionary-bending vocabulary. No, sometimes it’s tough to decipher the judges decisions: Why does one dancer get turned away entirely while another seemingly similar dancer picks up a ticket? Why do the judges rave about one dancer while sending through another with cautionary advice? How can you tell apart the Melanie Moores (pictured) from the Danielle Ihles? For your reference, I’ve put together a guide to good dancing, courtesy my experience in both dance and the recapping of SYTYCD. (Note: Since I am a worse hip-hop dancer than cheese-denier, this list is skewed towards SYTYCD‘s contemporary dancers. Also: I know nothing about ballroom, other than it breeds good-looking Russian men. Come to mama, Pasha!) Without further ado, seven ways you know you’re watching a good dancer, after the jump! READ FULL STORY

'SYTYCD' season 8 kicks off tonight: Are you screaming for joy like Mary?

Over the past few seasons, we’ve had a strange relationship with So You Think You Can Dance. For five seasons, it was the perfect antidote to our American Idol withdrawal. It was a viable replacement for the Idol season — and even boasted better music. (Yeah, I said it!) But then, after season 5 concluded, its producers decided to switch things up, offering us a fall season. And after having just watched Jeanine Mason pick up the win, So You Think You Can Dance fans weren’t necessarily eager to watch the show stretch its legs into another season so soon.

Then, thanks to poor ratings, SYTYCD decided to revamp its premise for season 7, hiring all-stars to renew our interest in the show. The new premise worked for hardcore fans — but failed to pick up many more viewers. In fact, the season posted some of the least impressive ratings of the series’ entire run. Had the show lost its luster? Or, after two back-to-back seasons, did we simply experience SYTYCD exhaustion, making its summer premiere less anticipated?

We’ll see which is true tonight, with the return of the dance competition series. READ FULL STORY

Clip du jour: Harry Shum Jr., tWitch, and...lightsabers?

I knew Glee and So You Think You Can Dance would overlap in some capacity some day, but I didn’t think it would be with Mike Chang and tWitch having a lightsaber battle. But it is! Well, sort of. Harry Shum Jr. and Stephen “tWitch” Boss go en garde in this battle-to-the-death short film “3 Minutes.” Warning: contains some vivid violence. READ FULL STORY

Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year: Sweet Sixteen time: Can Karl Urban shock the world? Is Cat Deeley invincible?

Our Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year game has now entered the third round, the so-called Sweet Sixteen in bracket parlance, and in college basketball, it’s often where Cinderallas finally turn into pumpkins. Gone are the merely mildly Under-appreciated, like the Dancing With the Stars Band and movie villain du jour Mark Strong. The competition from here on in will be fierce. For the most part, our seeding committee did an excellent job, but all eyes — okay, some eyes — are on No. 16-seed Karl Urban (Red), who has already upset No.1 Pete Postlethwaite and No. 9 Rebecca Hall. Does he have the juice to keep it going against fellow underdog Stanley Tucci, a 13-seed? Or will Tucci benefit from the imminent wave of Burlesque buzz and send Urban packing? Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) edged John Noble (Fringe) in the second round by only 1.2 points, so he has his work cut out for him this time, facing Paul Wesley. The Vampire Diaries star has benefited from a cadre of rabid online support, and Gibson will need every last Chicago Hope and Dharma & Greg fan to log-in to keep his momentum going.

Frank Masi; Adam Taylor; Michael Yarish/CBS; Bob Mahoney/The CW



Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year: John Noble? Cat Deeley? Robyn? Round 2 is underway!

Let’s face it: Maybe 50 percent of those who vote in this latest round of EW’s Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year will actually read this paragraph. And why would you? Looking at the photos of today’s intense matchups is quite enough to make your blood boil without me egging you on — but I’m going to do it anyway.

underappreciated-performers-10AImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox; Michael Yarish/CBS; Frank Micelotta/Fox; ABC

First up, in our TV race, we have John Noble facing off in this world and on The Other Side against Thomas Gibson, following the Criminal Minds actor’s narrow win over House‘s Robert Sean Leonard (54.5 percent against 45.5 percent). And in reality TV, Cat Deeley stands very likely to wipe the dance floor with broken-hearted Bachelorette castoff Chris Lambton after she won her tough round 1 match-up against The Harold Wheeler Ensemble of Dancing With the Stars by more than 50 percent. (Chris won his by a little more than 49 percent, but it was an easy win. He was up against Jersey Shore‘s Angelina — no one likes her.)

In the movies category, Red‘s Karl Urban will face off against The Town’s Rebecca Hall. And over in music, it’s a battle of the single-named females as Sia attempts to show Robyn not love, but defeat. Submit your votes after the jump.

underappreciated-performers-10BImage Credit: Frank Masi;Claire Folger; Rankin; RJ Shaughnessy READ FULL STORY

Vote in our Under-appreciated Entertainers of the Year Bracket Game: Round 1, Day 1!

Underappreciated-Entertainers-AImage Credit: Claire Folger; Frank Masi; Rankin; Valerie PhillipsYou love our EW.com Bracket Games! You want to have, like, 10,000 of their babies, all of whom may turn out to be Psycho Killers or Sexy Beasts. Or both! This month, in anticipation for our annual Entertainers of the Year print issue, we’ll be looking at some of the more under-appreciated all-star entertainers. Not unappreciated by YOU — you nominated ‘em! (Movies, Music, TV, and Reality TV.) Just under-appreciated by the box office, TV ratings, Emmy voters, album sales charts, etc. Basically: people who need more money. Ugh, as if.

Underappreciated-Entertainers-BImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox; Mike Yarish/AMC; Frank Micelotta/Fox; Carol Kaelson/ABC via Getty ImagesUp first, we have actors Pete Postlethwaite (The Town) vs. Karl Urban (Red) in the Movies category; Swedish pop fairy Robyn vs. American folk-rock singer Lissie in Music; Fringe‘s John Noble vs. Mad Men‘s Vincent Kartheiser in TV, and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley vs. the Dancing With the Stars band in Reality TV. Check out the entire bracket of 64 competitors here (click the image to zoom in), then vote in round 1 of our polls!


'SYTYCD' winner: 'I really didn't think it was going to happen for me'

It’s official. America has crowned a winner for season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance. [SPOILERS AHEAD, so stop reading now if you’ve got last night’s episode stored on your DVR.] READ FULL STORY

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