Fans of So You Think You Can Dance know that exec producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe likes to talk, and his exclusive conversation with EW in his trailer before last night’s Top 6 performance show was no exception. The voluble Brit held forth on the controversial decision not to send anyone in the Top 20 home; how the guys continue to fall short of their female competition; why Lady Gaga is at least partially responsible for all the celeb guest judges this season; and why he favors American Idol and Ryan Seacrest over SYTYCD and Cat Deeley at this year’s Emmy Awards. “Having sat there for so many years,” he explains, “just flexing my muscles to get up every time I hear, ‘And the winner is Am…‘ but it’s always ‘Am…azing Race‘ — that is frustrating.” Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY »
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Last year, when So You Think You Can Dance season 7 contestant Alex Wong had to drop out of the competition due to a ruptured Achilles tendon on his right leg, that long wail you may have heard was SYTYCD fans everywhere expressing their grief over the loss of one of the show’s very best dancers ever. (There’s a reason he was known as “Alex Freaking Wong.”) Dance fiends at least took comfort in knowing that Alex would likely return this season to perform as an All Star. But then exec producer Nigel Lythgoe announced two weeks ago that Alex had ruptured his Achilles tendon on his left leg and would not be able to return, and all hope drained away from the world. Okay, not really, but it was such a shocking, unfortunate development, we phoned up Alex to see how he’s handling the injury, what the future holds for him, and why he kept on dancing after his Achilles had blown.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So how are you doing?
ALEX WONG: [Chuckles] I’m good, as good as I could be with a ruptured Achilles, a second time in a row. [Laughs] READ FULL STORY »
'SYTYCD' host Cat Deeley on Mary Murphy's return: 'I'm just delighted the Hot Tamale Train is rolling back!'
Fox’s summer dance competition hit So You Think You Can Dance blessedly returned to the airwaves with a two-hour audition premiere last night, and EW recently caught up with Cat Deeley, the ever-excitable host of the show who was more than pumped to talk about the new season. Of course, one of the big topics in any discussion about season 8 naturally transforms into a lively discussion about the return of beloved judge Mary Murphy, who was absent last year. Deeley had much to say about the notoriously loud and boisterous judge.
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