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Tbt Podcast: Fiddler's Melanie Moore Visits 'Half Hour Call with Chris King'

For this Tbt episode, we look back at one of 'Half Hour Call's' first episodes with the talented Melanie Moore. She is currently one of the sisters in Fiddler On The Roof, which runs through December 31st on Broadway. This episode was a blast We talk about her time in the show Finding Neverland, and her experience on So You Think You Can Dance. We also dive into her role as Chava in Fiddler On The ROOFand much, much more
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Sytycd: The Next Generation Premiere Recap: Were These Kids All Right?

Sytycd: The Next Generation Premiere Recap: Were These Kids All Right?
Fire up your Snapchat. Upload something cool on fleek to Instagram. And, Oh Em Gee, limit your opinions to a Twitter-friendly 140 characters. So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation is upon us, and it’s going to improve its ratings in the advertiser-craved 18-34 demographic even if it kills those of us who’ve faithfully watched Fox’s summer staple for the past 12 seasons.

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Ah well, for all the social-media ridiculousness that pervaded the hour, at least they didn’t replace Cat Deeley with a series of emojis.
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So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...

So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is...
I don’t think anyone would mistake So You Think You Can Dance‘s 12th season as its strongest — aside from viewers who were trapped in some sort of Footloose-esque, no-grooving-allowed nightmare for its first 11.

But while the Great Stage-Vs.-Street/Jason Derulo-Vs.-Descriptive-Adjectives Experiment of 2015 lacked something in diversity (whatever happened to ballroom and disco?), gut-busting emotional concepts (what I wouldn’t have given for one routine on par with “Addiction Dance“) and insightful critique (Mary Murphy and Misty Copeland, I missed you!), I’d be lying if I said summer TV still wasn’t the better for it.
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Top Six Finalists Announced on So You Think You Can Dance

Last night, it was announced that Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski and Hailee Payne are the Top Three Stage finalists and Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Virgil Gadson and Jana “Jaja” Vankova are the Top Three Street finalists to move one step closer to the final round. Team Stage finalist Derek Piquette and Team Street finalist Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge were sent home on So You Think You Can Dance. Next week, on Monday, Aug. 31 (8:00-10:00 Pm Et live/Pt tape-delayed), the Top Six finalists – (Stage): Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski and Hailee Payne (Street): Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Virgil Gadson and Jana “Jaja” Vankova – will be paired with All-Star partners. Next week’s All-Stars include: Anya Garnis (Season Three), Robert Roldan (Season Seven), Melanie Moore (Season Eight), Joshua Allen (Season Four), Marko Germar (Season Eight) and Alex Wong (Season Seven). The Top Six finalists had this to say about making it this far in…
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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: California Dreamy

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: California Dreamy
You can accuse So You Think You Can Dance‘s Nigel Lythgoe of a lot of crimes — aggressively leering at pretty young things; overtly or inadvertently ensuring that gay contestants never mention their sexual orientation on air* — but love him or hate him, the man is responsible for a pretty righteous Twitter feed. (*Correct me if I’m wrong on that, but I don’t recall one out-and-proud moment over 12 seasons… insert side-eye emoji here.)

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Needless to say, then, I perked up over the weekend when the judge/exec producer dropped this
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Sytycd Season 12 Premiere Recap: Wooo-Hooo's That Girl?

Sytycd Season 12 Premiere Recap: Wooo-Hooo's That Girl?
In a lot of ways, Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance won’t be much different than the installments that came before it.

Head judge Nigel Lythgoe has already identified a coy, blonde thing whose innocent-but-sexy demeanor (complete with end-of-audition wink) has catapulted her to the head of the class. Cat Deeley remains as charming (if not even more charming) a host as ever. And (praise be America’s dance-studio industry!), it looks like there’s no shortage of crazy-talented kids to give this year’s “Stage Vs. Street” twist a far better chance of garnering water-cooler buzz
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Sytycd Top 6 Recap: It's Gonna Be a Bride, Sunshiney Day [Updated]

Sytycd Top 6 Recap: It's Gonna Be a Bride, Sunshiney Day [Updated]
I’m not gonna lie to you: I went into tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 performance episode with my mind made up.

Rudy and Tanisha got robbed last week. Valerie had no business being in the Top 6. For justice to prevail, the Season 11 crown could only end up in one spot: Atop Ricky’s artistically dazzling head.

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And then, just like that, a rowdy, randy wedding dance, a mind-bending Rorschach test and a brief blast of a favorite 1980 hit made me rethink everything — and I
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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Five Best Atlanta Auditions

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Five Best Atlanta Auditions
So You Think You Can Dance‘s auditions are as finished as Kim Kardashian‘s singing career — ugh, remember that mess? — which means we’ve probably already met our Season 11 champ.

The question is… did we meet him or her during tonight’s Atlanta tryouts? I wouldn’t be shocked if the answer is “WooHoo!” (aka Mary Murphanese for “Yes!”).

After all, we met a very handsome, very polite young fella with the effortless, swooping grace of a barn swallow, a pretty powerful (and powerfully pretty) gal who scored with the coveted “beast” label from Uncle Nigel, and a returning
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'Sytycd': Final four revealed! Plus: Jesse Tyler Ferguson inspired to wear leather pants

'Sytycd': Final four revealed! Plus: Jesse Tyler Ferguson inspired to wear leather pants
It’s important to get all the front-page news in the headline! Spoiler ahead. Two more dancers have left the competition after the Tuesday, Aug. 27 performance show, which featured Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson (living proof that there should be an Emmy for Outstanding Reality TV Guest Judge) and the Top 6 dahn-sahs paired up with So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars and then each other.

I’ll post my full recap of tonight’s performances later on; in the meantime, discuss! The two going home are….

Hayley Erbert and Paul Karmiryan have been eliminated.

Your season 10 final four: Aaron Turner,
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We Talk to “Sytycd” All-Stars & Top 10 Dancers

It was a string of standing ovations by judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge (and speaker of Truth) Debbie Allen on last night’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Despite the awesomeness of the first All-Star show with the Top 10 dance contestants, there’e always that dark cloud knowing two of our favorite dancers would be going home.

After the show, we grabbed some time with a few of the All-Stars (Melanie Moore, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Neil Haskell) as well as the Top 10 (including the 2 eliminated contestants) to chat up the challenges of their dances, how tough it is to say goodbye to their fellow dancers and what dance style they still want to take on.

Fik-shun and Melanie

Aaron and Amy

Makenzie and Nico

Neil and Jenna

Jasmine and Paul

Tucker

tWitch and Haley

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'Sytycd' results: Two eliminated from Top 10 are...

'Sytycd' results: Two eliminated from Top 10 are...
Spoiler ahead. Two more dancers have left the competition after the Tuesday, Aug. 13, performance show, which featured the season 10 finalists paired up with 10 of the most beloved So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars (like sparklin’ Brandon Bryant, pictured). I’ll post my full recap of tonight’s performances later on; in the meantime, discuss!

Nico Greetham and Makenzie Dustman have been eliminated.

Tucker Knox and Jenna Johnson also landed in the bottom four but were saved by the votes of a group of 15 judges/choreographers (I believe this is the first time we’ve heard this number acknowledged,
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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Tides Are Turning, Bringing Winds of Change [Updated]

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Tides Are Turning, Bringing Winds of Change [Updated]
As a reality TV recapper, it’s always easier to rage against the machine — They cut the wrong girl! We didn’t need a fourth judge! A pixie haircut does not equal the second coming of Melanie Moore! — than it is to tip your hat or raise your glass when positive changes take effect.

But for tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance recap, I’m going to take the road less traveled and celebrate a trio of fantastic developments:

* The introduction of new blood to the pool of choreographers. (They may not have cooked up my very favorite routines,
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“So You Think You Can Dance” Premiere: 5 Essential Auditions

So You Think You Can Dance is back, and I’m telling you it’s an emotional time of year for me. I’m just getting over the glittery abandoned prom that is American Idol, coping with its (always) shockingly great finale, and now I’m bracing myself as another exhibition of talent and ridiculous camera-hogging begins. Sytycd is also a sign that summer’s here, and the shift from Idol‘s grueling crooner pageant to Sytycd‘s sweaty, sensual stylings feels like a seasonal touchstone. Dancewear is the international symbol for the delicious languor of summer. Sorry to go Vivaldi on everyone, but I’m just taking it all in.

Last night’s tenth season premiere treated us to a zany variety of performers, but only five auditioners (so far) are worth the valuable currency of my poetic description. Here are my five faves.

5) Taylor Ward: Kneed You Now
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Was Nashville's Gay Kiss a Shock? Will Arizona Get 'Googled'? Arrow Gal Super? And More Qs!

Was Nashville's Gay Kiss a Shock? Will Arizona Get 'Googled'? Arrow Gal Super? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Bones, New Girl, Nashville, Arrow and Grey’s Anatomy!

1 | Smash is obviously on the path toward “redeeming” self-absorbed, drug-addicted, obnoxious Jimmy, but after he took the stage high as a kite (leading to a mid-performance injury to Karen) and later chewed out the entire cast and crew (screaming “I’m the only one that did anything anyway!”), won’t the writers’ efforts inevitably be a case of too little too late?

2 | Do Once
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On The Red Carpet At Last Night's "Sytycd" Finale

Once last night's 2-hour finale of season nine of So You Think You Can Dance wrapped up, there was much buzz going on over on the press line with the finalists, winners, All-Star dancers and the judges. Did you agree with last night's results? (Check out Louis Virtel's Sytycd finale recap here.)

Runners up Cyrus Spencer and Tiffany Maher and male/female winners Chehon Wespi-Tschopp and Eliana Girard talked what's next.

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All-Star Dancers Melanie Moore, Kathryn McCormick, Marko Germar, Allison Holker and Stephen "tWitch' Boss reacted to the results.

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Comments from Mary Murphy and Lil C to come...

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'So You Think You Can Dance' down to final 4: Witney and Cole eliminated

First the good news: "So You Think You Can Dance" has its final four dancers. Tiffany Maher, Eliana Girard, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp and Cyrus Spencer will all vie for America's votes in next Tuesday's (Sept. 11) performance finale.

The bad news: Witney Carson and Cole Horibe were automatically eliminated after receiving the fewest votes.

Even though America decided their fate after last week's performance show, each contestant had to perform three dances tonight: solo, paired with an All-Star and paired with a fellow finalist.

"Up All Night" star Christina Applegate returned as a guest judge -- and poor predictor. "Your foot was terrible in your pirouette," she said about his jazz routine with reigning champ Melanie Moore, "but I don't give a s***, because you're so good. And we'll see you next week."

Well, at least he'll be in the audience? As usual, Eliana received mostly unanimous raves from the judges, who
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'So You Think You Can Dance': Jesse Tyler Ferguson is shaking and needs a cocktail

'So You Think You Can Dance': Jesse Tyler Ferguson is shaking and needs a cocktail
Jesse Tyler Ferguson — “weird and creepy and not a stalker,” he swears — just loves to come back and be a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. The Modern Family star invented the Hot Jalapeno Bus (a new friend for Mary Murphy’s Hot Tamale Train), and poignantly called out Will’s personal-story junket (“Dance saved my life…”) as a reason why arts programs are so important to schools. He is, quite simply, the best.

Meanwhile, the Top 8′s parents made everyone cry by talking about how proud they were (Chehon’s mom and Tiffany’s dad especially
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Travis Wall Talks New Show, 'Sytycd,' Emmys & More!

Travis Wall Talks New Show, 'Sytycd,' Emmys & More!
"So You Think You Can Dance" Season 2 runner-up Travis Wall has choreographed for the Oscars, is a two-time Emmy nominee and now he's the star of his own reality show on Oxygen, "All the Right Moves." Oh, and he's only 24.

Travis went from being a contestant to a choreographer on "Sytycd" before starting his own dance company, Shaping Sound -- which is the subject of "All the Right Moves" -- with fellow "Sytycd" alum (and Season 1 winner) Nick Lazzarini, as well as Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson. The four friends and roommates "work together, have their lives taped ... and start getting real" on the new series, which premiered on July 31.

"All the Right Moves" returns this week (Tues., Aug. 21, 10 p.m. Et on Oxygen) with its second episode, which will continue to follow Travis, Nick, Teddy, Kyle and the rest of the dancers in the fledgling Shaping Sound company (including
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Nick Lazzarini: Making Big 'Moves'

Nick Lazzarini: Making Big 'Moves'
All The Right Moves is basically like So You Think You Can Dance: The College Years. Except, unlike the defunct Saved By The Bell spin-off, Oxygen's new reality show is really good. And for more reasons than simply seeing many of your favorite Sytycd alums (Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Allison Holker, Robert Roldan, Melanie Moore, Jaimie Goodwin and Channing Cooke for starters) dancing in the newly formed Shaping Sounds company.

At its core, Atrm is a story of friendship and watching those bonds strengthen through adversity. A tribulation which plays heavily into tonight's episode as the fallout from last week's Travis-gate (let's call it) is a major centerpiece. I caught up with Nick Lazzarini to talk about that bombshell, what it means for the boys moving forward and what it's been like to live his life in front of the cameras once again!

TheInsider.com: Travis told me that none of you planned on doing
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Harry Shum Jr. Invites Olympians to 'Glee'

Harry Shum Jr. Invites Olympians to 'Glee'
The New Directions won the coveted national championship title last season, but Harry Shum Jr. has set his sights on even higher horizons—Olympic glory. The Glee star and other recognizable faces in the dance community got in the Team USA spirit on Saturday at 2012 Dizzy Feet Foundation Celebration of Dance Gala.

Known for its A-list roster of guest stars, Harry told ETonline, "It would be fun to do a musical number with a whole bunch of gymnasts and swimmers… I'm sure the girls wouldn’t mind Michael Phelps coming in as a guest star." Something that might make a splash on the hit show is a viral rendition of Call Me Maybe.

Video: Pro Swimmers Get into Olympic Spirit with 'Nemo'

Torn between Team USA's top two in the pool, Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Harry is rooting for old favorite Phelps, but "I love a good underdog story" when it comes to Lochte's chances at topping
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