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'SYTYCD' Finale Recap: Season 11 Champion Crowned

September 4th, 2014 8:16am EDT
'SYTYCD' Finale Recap: Season 11 Champion Crowned
Last night's So You Think You Can Dance 2014 finale highlighted many of the standout routines of the season by reenacting them. This So You Think You Can Dance finale had tons of memorable hip hop, some fantastic contemporary, and hot ballroom and jazz performances.

The SYTYCD season 11 top ten dancers reunited to pull off a brilliant group number, which also included the season's all-stars. It was a sweet disposition. Finally, the episode ended with either Valerie Rockey, Ricky Ubeda, Zack Everhart Jr., or Jessica Richens winning the title of So You Think You Can Dance 2014 champion.

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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 14 Recap: The Finale Part 1

August 28th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
SYTYCD
Last night's So You Think You Can Dance 2014 performance finale proved why Valerie Rockey, Zack Everhart Jr., Jessica Richens, and Ricky Ubeda all deserve a shot at the title of America's favorite dancer. The night was full of jazz, a touch of hip hop, and an abundance of contemporary. Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and Guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson gave less criticims and more praises for each dancers' journey to the finals of So You Think You Can Dance season 11.

Valerie Rockey and Ricky Ubeda: African Jazz
Ricky and Valerie got animalistic in their embodiment of animals fighting to the ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 13: Final 4 Revealed

August 21st, 2014 10:06am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 13: Final 4 Revealed
Next week is the So You Think You Can Dance 2014 performance final. So the top 6 dancers only had two more shows to make viewers vote for them. They did not disappoint viewers in the semi-finals. At the end of this So You Think You Can Dance 2014 episode, the six became four. Guest judge Christina Applegate joined Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as the contestants continued to fight for the So You Think You Can Dance season 11 crown.

Jessica Richens and Casey Askew-Disco

Jessica and Casey made disco cool again with their mesmerizing performance. Some of the tricks, including a spectacu...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 11 Recap: Top 10 Perform

August 7th, 2014 8:40am EDT
SYTYC-Tanisha and Ryan
The top ten So You Think You Can Dance 2014 dancers finally reached the half-way mark. This means the introduction of all-stars. It also usually means that the audience can expect otherworldly performances. While the performers danced their hearts out for votes, Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and Tara Lipinski kept their criticisms generally positive on this week's So You Think You Can Dance season 11 episode.

Bridget Whitman and All-Star Brandon Bryant-Bollywood-Disco

Bridget and Brandon do a high-energy Bollywood-Disco dance. It excites the audience and judges. Nigel and Mary kept their ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Recap: Top 18 Perform

July 17th, 2014 8:42am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Recap: Top 18 Perform
Last night's So You Think You Can Dance 2014 episode showed the dancers start to get the jive of things. There were so many good performances that night that it was hard to watch anyone leave. However, a few missteps made it easy for Nigel Lythgoe to single people out on So You Think You Can Dance season 11.

Misty Copeland continued to be the star judge on the panel by giving specific and helpful advice that we rarely hear from Nigel and Mary Murphy. At the end of the night, two more So You Think You Can Dance 2014 contestants were eliminated.

Jacque LeWarne and Zack Everhart

The han...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Partner

July 10th, 2014 9:45am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Par
The top-20 dancers selected partners on last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11. Some dancers were fortunate enough to dance in the style they're trained in, but for most it was a new experience. Some dancers delivered mesmerizing performances, but others didn't live up to their hype. Read below to find out the first two dancers eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Tanisha Belnap and Rudy Abreu

Sonya Tayeh choreographs Tanisha and Rudy's contemporary dance. It a piece filled with aggression, but layered with intricate and structured movement. Guest judge ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: Who Made the Top 20 Dancers?

June 26th, 2014 9:18am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: Who Made the
This So You Think You Can Dance 2014 episode dwindled 157 dancers to a mere 20. We lost some of our favorite dancers along the way, but the talent for So You Think You Can Dance season 11 is so high that we're still very excited about the remaining dancers. Additionally, this season's elimination process seemed more intense than ever. Anyone who survived all those LA callback rounds deserved to make it to the top 20.

Hip Hop Choreography

Christopher Scott developed the choreography for this round. The hip hop round proved more difficult than many contestants expected, including those th...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 4 Recap: Hotlanta

June 19th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 4 Recap: Hotlanta
The So You Think You Can Dance 2014 secret phrase had to be Dragon House dance group. We met the founding member of it, and a few others in the crew. Additionally, the show mentioned formers members who competed on previous seasons of So You Think You Can Dance. It even seemed like So You Think You Can Dance season 11 kept one performers outrageous tantrum just to continue to promote Dragon House dance group. Through it, Cranking, the dance battles’ crews of the week, and the auditions, the episode highlighted some of the cultural magic of Atlanta, especially with the art of dancing.

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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: The Funky Ballerina

June 12th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: The Funky Bal
This episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11, unlike last week, contained more filler scenes than actual contestants’ showcasing ones. There was a fun, but completely unnecessary, performance by a 9 year old, sob stories, and montages galore. Through all the filler, a few dancers got to shine. Some of whom could win So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Day 6: Los Angeles

The LA auditions continues with Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and Christina Applegate on the judging panel.

Alla Kocherga & Serge Onik

Serge and Alla start the night with a ballroom piece. Serge reminisces on gett...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet and Fik-Shun

June 5th, 2014 8:47am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 2 Recap: The Puppet an
So You Think You Can Dance season 11 started night two of auditions with less gimmicks and backstory, and more raw talent. During the performances, you were either overwhelmed by the beautiful technique of the performers, or you were clapping and dancing along. This episode of So You Think You Can Dance 2014 really ramped up anticipation for the live shows.

Day 4: Chicago

Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels joins judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe for this round of Chicago auditions.

Paul “the Puppet” Brushaber

The episode starts by introducing fans to a different style of danci...
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Mary Murphy Previews 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 11

June 4th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Mary Murphy Previews 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 11
FOX's So You Think You Can Dance is back for Season 11, and we recently checked in with the show's most entertaining judge to see what's going on. Here's what Mary Murphy had to tell BFTV about what we can expect from the show, the evolution of dance on television, and how she's able to always be so high-energy!

"It's another great group of kids. I think it'll be a totally different season than last year, which is kind of refreshing," she said, teasing the new season, which is still in its auditions phase. "I think we're going to have a new influx of ballroom [dancing]. I will say that we'...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Premiere Recap: Honoring Dad

May 29th, 2014 8:49am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Premiere Recap: Honoring Dad
The So You Think You Can Dance 2014 premiere perfectly blended heartwarming, silly, and inspirational moments. We witnessed everything from a “dad dance-off” to dancers who refused to give up on their dreams. So You Think You Can Dance started off season 11 with enough excitement to hook us.

Day 1: New Orleans

Wayne Brady joins Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe as a judge in New Orleans.

Shelby Rase

Shelby’s dad and his "bottle dance" overshadows her excellently executed contemporary solo. Later, daddy (Mike) Rase even makes another appearance to duel another father during a "dad dance-off...
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Stars Of The Dance World Come Together To Support collidEdance's Latest Production

May 28th, 2014 12:57pm EDT
Stars Of The Dance World Come Together To Support collidEdance's
For dance fans, this time of year brings a transition from the end of the spring season of Dancing With the Stars to the start of the summer series, So You Think You Can Dance. In Los Angeles last week, several SYTYCD familiar faces were on the red carpet to support collidEdance's new production, runaway!

The show was an all-male dance theatre production created by 2013 Capezio A.C.E winner, Erica Sobol. Starring in the production was Season 6 and 7 SYTYCD fan favorite, Teddy Tedholm. He talked to Starpulse about working with Sobol and how unique it was to have a all-male cast.

"She took...
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Justin Bieber To Appear On 'So You Think You Can Dance'

May 24th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Pop star Justin Bieber will appear in several episodes of the talent competition "So You Think You Can Dance."

The singer and his longtime choreographer Nick DeMoura will be part of a new twist in the competition that will allows dance crews to compete for a spot in the season finale.

Bieber will appear in the two-hour season premiere, which will air on the Fox network on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne, who managed her husband Ozzy's music career for decades, recently said of the pop star: "He needs a good slap. He is surrounded by the wrong people, by kiss-asses. I would say, '...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Alum Lauren Gottlieb Heads to Bollywood

January 24th, 2013 9:00am EST
Lauren Gottlieb
"It's the craziest thing," said So You Think You Can Dance alum Lauren Gottlieb of landing the lead role in the Bollywood dance film ABCD. Rather than go through a lengthy audition process, she was surprised to find an email via her website from the movie's director, who was a fan of her work and wanted her for his project. "He had watched me when I was on So You Think You Can Dance, back when I was competing on it, and he was telling people, 'One day I'm going to bring her to India,'" she explained. "I just couldn't believe it."

Taking on a starring role in a foreign film was a totally ne...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Crowns Season 9 Champs

September 19th, 2012 9:44am EDT
SYTYCD Season 9 Winners
It’s the grand finale on “So You Think You Can Dance” and after nearly two hours of favorite and memorable performances SYTYCD would crown two winners – one girl and one guy. It would mark the first time the show would award the $100,000 prize to two dancers.

The top 20 dancers returned and opened the show with a routine choreographed by Christopher Scott and Sonya Tayeh in what Nigel Lythgoe called, “the best routine ever to open the show.”

Joining Nigel and Mary Murphy at the judging table this week were Lil C, Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, and Tyce Diorio. During the show each judge i...
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'So You Think You Can Dance': The Final Four Dance Recap

September 12th, 2012 9:35am EDT
SYTYCD Final Four
It’s the performance finale on “So You Think You Can Dance” and the remaining four dancers must perform six dances – a solo, a group dance, a dance with an All Star, and three dances with their fellow competitors – and all in two hours.

Joining judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as guest judge this week was choreographer, director, and producer Rob Marshall.

Eliana and Cyrus paired up again for a role reversing Paso Doble that the judges called magical, fabulous, and amzing.

Tiffany and All Star Will performed a Sonya Tayeh routine that the judges loved; saying Tiffany had such expres...
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Final Four Named In 'So You Think You Can Dance' Semi Finals

September 6th, 2012 9:24am EDT
SYTYCD Final Four
“So You Think You Can Dance” has reached the semi finals. Only six dancers remain – three girls and three guys. By the end of the night there would be four moving on to the finale.

This week the dancers would perform four dances including the opening group number choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.

Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy at the judging table this week was Christina Applegate. This week the judges will only offer their comments but had no say in which dancers would be saved and who would be eliminated; that is up totally to the fans for the last two weeks. Nigel noted that fo...
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'So You Think You Can Dance': Season 9 Tour Dates

September 4th, 2012 9:21am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
The hit reality competition show “So You Think You Can Dance” is nearing the end of its ninth season. Once the winner is crowned, the top 10 dancers will be working hard to prepare for their 30 city tour during the fall. The tour will not only feature some fan favourite dances from the season; but will also include some new dances that have been created especially for the tour and have never been seen on the show.

Season nine “So You Think You Can Dance” tour dates:
Oct. 23 at the San Diego Civic Theatre in San Diego
Oct. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles
Oct. 26 at the Paramount Th...
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'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 8 Perform

August 30th, 2012 9:25am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
This week on “So You Think You Can Dance” the remaining eight dancers performed a solo in their own style and a dance with an All Star partner.

Joining head judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and judge Mary Murphy at the judging table this week was actor Jess Tyler Ferguson.

Whitney and Twitch performed a Luther Brown Hip-Hop routine that judges called spectacular, brilliant, and fantastic.

Cole and Alison took on a Sonya Teyeh Contemporary routine that was deemed demonic, intense and creepy but powerful, gorgeous, and memorable.

Eliana and Ryan performed a Quickstep choreograph...
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A Few Minutes With... 'So You Think You Can Dance' Choreographer Spencer Liff

August 29th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Spencer Liff
"My father took me to New York City when I was four. We saw Broadway shows and one of them was Cats, and that was it," said Spencer Liff of his introduction to the performing arts. From that moment on, he explained, his career choice "was never a question. Nothing else interested me. I knew that I was really great at what I did and I was really lucky to be hit over the head with it at a young age."

He was in his first Broadway show at the age of nine, and "never, ever stopped. I knew I really wanted to choreograph when I got older, and then opportunities started to present themselves in ...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Recap: The Top 10

August 23rd, 2012 8:19am EDT
Nigel Lythgoe -
“So You Think You Can Dance” is a reality competition show for amateur dancers. Past contestants have gone on to choreograph dance routines for the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Rihanna; while others have returned to the show and choreographed Emmy Award winning performances.

SYTYCD has reached its ninth season and this time around, there will be two winners – one girl and one guy – instead of just one as in season’s past.

The first few weeks of the season the top 20 dancers were paired with each other; this week there are only 10 dancers left on “So You Think You Can Danc...
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'Game Of Thrones' Wins Big At TCA Awards

July 30th, 2012 8:53am EDT
Game of Thrones
While many people were watching Olympics coverage, there was another notable happening in the television industry over the weekend.

"Game Of Thrones" won the coveted Program of the Year prize at the 2012 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Other big show winners included "Breaking Bad" and "Downton Abbey." "Homeland" actress Claire Danes and comedian Louis C.K. won the top acting awards.

David Letterman was honored with the Career Achievement Award, and the TCA paid homage to "Cheers" by presenting the beloved series with the Heritage Award.

The winne...
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Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel & More Hot Stars Attend Fox's Summer All Star Party

July 24th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Lea Michele
The stars from "Glee," Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and more hot FOX celebrities attended the network's summer all star party in West Hollywood on Monday.

Lea Michele looked elegant in a pale pink dress with a low-cut neckline, while Deschanel wore a bronze sleeveless dress with a big bow on the bodice.

"Anger Management" star Noureen DeWulf showed off her curves in tight green gown, and "So You Think You Can Dance" star Cat Deeley was vibrant in a colorful one-sleeved dress.

Check out more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party...

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley

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'American Idol' Goes Out On Top, 'SYCTYD' Barely Registers

May 31st, 2012 9:33am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance'
‘American Idol’ went out on top in the ratings in its final week, but final numbers were well below last year. The results show drew 21.5 million viewers – well above Tuesday’s performance show (not quite 15 million) but more than 20 percent below last year.

Comparatively, FOX’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ may have reason to be worried. Already cut to one night a week, Thursday’s edition didn’t even place in the Top 20. With less competition this week and ‘American Idol’’s old time slot, we’ll see if the numbers inch upward this week.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ ended well too – the week’s ...
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Fox Adds Three New Comedies & Drama Starring Kevin Bacon To 2012-13 Lineup

May 14th, 2012 10:25am EDT
Kevin Bacon
FOX has released its primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season, adding three new comedies and two dramas to its slate. "Glee" will move this fall to Thursdays, following all-new installments of "The X Factor," which will feature two new judges (Britney Spears and Demi Lovato).

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – "The Mindy Project" and "Ben And Kate" – will join "Raising Hope" and "New Girl" on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block.

"The Mindy Project" features Mindy Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as sh...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Choreographer Sentenced To 10 Years For Rape

January 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
So You Think You Can Dance
A choreographer on hit talent show So You Think You Can Dance has been sentenced to serve 10 years behind bars for raping a former student and assaulting another.

Alex Da Silva was charged with multiple felonies relating to allegations he raped and sexually assaulted four women when he was arrested in 2009, but he was only convicted of one count of rape and one count of assault with intent to commit rape in court on Friday.

The jury was deadlocked on the remaining charges, which were subsequently dismissed, according to TMZ.com.

Da Silva was also ordered to register as a sex offender for...
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'America's Best Dance Crew' Star Shane Sparks Gets Jail Time Over Sex Charge

August 17th, 2011 10:28am EDT
Shane Sparks
Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks has been sentenced to 270 days in jail after pleading no contest to one felony count of unlawful intercourse with a minor.

The TV personality, best known as a choreographer and judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, was taken into police custody on a felony warrant in 2009 following a criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

Sparks was accused of committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 16 in multiple incidents between 1994 and 1997. Last year, he pleaded not guilty to s...
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Who Should Win 'So You Think You Can Dance'? (According To Robert, Kent, Martha & Ade)

August 10th, 2011 2:25pm EDT
Who Should Win 'So You Think You Can Dance'
I hit the red carpet at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles for featuring the So You Think You Can Dance dancers, Fred Willard, Ioan Gruffudd and more! This star-studded event raised funds for a permanent home for Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats.

This was such a fun night and I had a blast one the red carpet with everyone, but I was the most excited to get the dirt on the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance! Watch here:

Who is your favorite? In case you couldn't tell from the video - I'm Melanie all the way!
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'SYTYCD' Recap: Lady Gaga Adds To A Great Night Of 'Dance'

July 28th, 2011 4:34pm EDT
Lady Gaga Adds To  A Great Night ON 'So You Think You Can Dance'
There were so many great things to say about the Lady Gaga guest hosted episode of “So You Think You Can Dance,” that the megastar’s warm presence was simply the icing on an already delicious cake. Nonetheless, major props to the pop icon for actually recognizing that and being comfortable enough in her two foot-plus high heels to (for the most part) cede the spotlight and celebrate the show’s contestants as the stars of the night.

A truly classy Lady, that Gaga… and a damn fine guest judge who critiqued each performance with a balanced mix of encouragement and constructive advice. Sure, ...
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