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The April 13, 2010, Macy’s Stars of Dance Performance featured the musical stylings of ‘Nuttin but Stringz and choreography by So You Think You Can Dance alum Travis Wall. Among the featured dancers included fellow So You Think You Can Dance alum Danny Tidwell.
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President Obama will be delivering a prime-time address this Wednesday, September 9, 2009, however the Fox network has opted not to air the President’s address and they will air the Fall premieres of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Glee” as planned.
According to TV Guide, this will be Obama’s fifth prime-time speech since he was sworn in. CBS, ABC and NBC will be airing live coverage of the President’s address this Wednesday.
The summer is almost over and with that comes the Fall. Leaves changing and cool breezes, but hopefully the Fall will bring on the heat in the box office. The month of September is a mix of genres. Early in the month we have Sandra Bullock’s latest rom-com “All about Steve” with “Hangover” star Bradley Cooper. Bullock is a stalker who is obsessed with Steve played by Cooper. Just based on the trailer, I have a feeling it is either going to be a hit or a miss. Gerard Butler switches back to the action genre and stars in the “Gamer” where it isn’t just a game, but the players fight to survive. The animated Sci-Fi thriller “9” comes out this month as well. The film was produced by Tim Burton (“Sweeny Todd”) and “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov. Toward the middle of the month we have a few horror films with “Jennifer’s Body” written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (“Juno”) starring “Transformers” star Megan Fox and Amanda Segfried (“Mamma Mia”). Also “Sorority Row” promises to scare audiences but it kind of looks like “I Know What You Did Last Summer” but with sorority girls. The family pick of the month would be “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” which is going to be in 3D. Hmm…3D meatballs falling from the sky, I don’t know if that it is scary or just plain funny. At the end of the month the remake of “Fame” hits theaters which could be a hit with the growing popularity of dance shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars”. Then there’s Bruce Willis’ latest film “Surrogates”, which is a Sci-Fi film where people don’t live their lives, machines surrogates live life for them.
My spotlight picks of the month go to “The Informant!” starring a big-boned Matt Damon and “Extract”. Damon gained thirty pounds for the role and it looks like it is going to be funny. The film is directed by Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) who also directed “Ocean’s Trilogy”. “Extract” was written and directed by”Office Space” creator Mike Judge. Could “Extract” be the Fall’s “Hangover”?
So that’s my recap of the September movie releases. Keep reading in order to see the complete list of movies coming out this month.
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Now that the cast of Season 9 and their partners have been revealed, who will you be cheering for? Upon first glance, I would say that Mya and Dmitry will be the pair to watch. Mya’s dance background combined with Dmitry’s choreography will certainly be something to watch. In fact, Dmitry is nominated for an Emmy award this year for “Outstanding Choreography” for an Argentine Tango he choreographed on Season 4 of “So You Think You Can Dance”. Click here to watch Dmitry’s Emmy nominated piece which was performed by SYTYCD Season 4 winner Joshua Allen and DWTS own Chelsie Hightower.
As for the other contestants, I wouldn’t misjudge the power of the mirrorball trophy. Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas have both earned 2 mirrorball trophies, can one of them add a third? Derek Hough has one mirrorball trophy under his belt, can he get a 2nd win this season? Don’t forget that Alec Mazo was the first DWTS champ, so maybe with an Olympian on his side he can achieve another win. I also wouldn’t rule out the power of a fan base. In the last few seasons Derek, Julianne, Mark, and Lacey have emerged to be the audience favorites on more than one occasion, so I wouldn’t expect any of them (minus Julianne since she is taking a break this season) to leave the competition too early.
Entertainment Weekly ranked the Season 9 pairs and they chose Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson for the win. I think it is too early to tell seeing as we haven’t seen any of the pairs dance yet, although I’m not sure if I agree with Donny Osmond as being the Season 9 winner. Check out EW’s DWTS rankings here. Tune in on September 21, 2009 for night one for the 3-night “Dancing with the Stars” premiere.
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Cast of "Glee" - Image courtesy of Fox.com
According to Variety, Fox has pushed up the premieres for both “Glee” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to September 9, 2009. I think this is a smart move. This way “Glee” has a chance to establish itself on the prime time schedule (before the slew of season and series premieres start) and gain an audience. I know I am looking forward to “Glee” so I hope the show is as good as the preview episode that aired in May. 🙂
During yesterday’s broadcast (June 25, 2009) of Fox’s reality show “So You Think You Can Dance”, host Cat Deeley announced that Fox will re-air the performance show of the Top 13 American Idol Season 8 contestants performing Michael Jackson songs as a tribute to the “King of Pop”. The American Idol: Michael Jackson special will air on Monday, June 29, 2009.
Fame Poster - Image via AOL.com
I never saw the original, but the remake looks promising…
The Fame kids are relatively unknown, but you may recognize Naturi Naughton from the music group 3LW and Kherington Payne from the Fox Reality Show So You Think You Can Dance.
As for the teachers…they certainly are not strangers to “Fame” and the stage. Those include Debbie Allen (Fame), Megan Mullally (In the Motherhood, Will & Grace), and Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) and Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth.
See the trailer here.