Tuesday, April 8, 2008

News Roundup UPDATED

One of our favorite SYTYCD recappers, Adam B. Vary at EW, reports from the Idol Gives Back taping. He spotted:

"Benji, Danny, Travis, Nick, Donyelle, Heidi, Hok, Lacey, Pasha, Dmitry, Lauren — and that's all I could make out; there was at least a dozen more."

If you don't mind some spoilage, read his full report here. I actually have some concerns about the way the SYTYCDers were presented, but I'll wait and talk about that after the show.

CORRECTION: The CBS show Secret Talent of the Stars premieres tonight, not Thursday, as we previously told you. Jason Samuels Smith is featured teaching a tap routine to singer Mya. Thanks to Divine Rhythm Productions for the correction.
UPDATE: Here's a preview video.

Very surprising news here. The producers of Step It Up & Dance have moved their flagship show, Project Runway, from Bravo to Lifetime. Bravo parent company NBC is suing. It's too soon to tell if this will have any effect on Step It Up. Another surprise in the article is that we will get 2 more seasons of PR before the end of the year, one on Bravo and one on Lifetime.

Watch for Step It Up & Dance classes at your local Crunch Fitness Center. Bravo and Crunch have partnered to launch a customized fitness program that "will follow the dance styles featured in each week's episode."

Here are a couple more recaps of Step It Up. Beckylooo thinks it sucks the chrome off a tailpipe, Dancer in DC can take it or leave it, and it wouldn't be a Bravo reality show without a couple of gay guys dishing, would it? I say give it a chance, people.

Sabra Johnson and Kameron Bink are currently in Australia teaching workshops. I fully expected that we would see them on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Think again, says the Courier Mail.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada has begun auditions in Vancouver.