July 2009 Archives
So So You Think You Can Dance is releasing two fitness DVDs (Tone and Groove and Cardio Funk), hitting stores Tuesday (7/21), which focus on dancing your ass off, literally. But here you get to learn some actual awesome dances from former contestants, like Katee Shean, Dmitry Chaplin and Travis Wall. Yes, I sound like an infomercial, but I'm always trying to mimic the routines on this show (mostly unsuccessfully), so it is nice to get that and get fit. I got a chance to chat with Season 4's Stephen "Twitch" Boss the other day, about his part in this (he teaches the hip hop segment) and about working on the upcoming Step Up 3D.
Now, we know she's a great TV host -- an Emmy-nominated one, in fact -- but is Padma Lakshmi funny or interesting enough to be a sitcom star? Apparently, somebody at NBC thinks she is, since they're developing a half-hour comedy with her. Myself, I didn't even believe her when she sat on a stoop and enjoyed Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger, but hey, kudos to Padma for succeeding in an industry so notoriously difficult for drop-dead gorgeous women to break into. Our only problem -- their concept, which seems to be about a single woman working in the culinary world, seems pretty formulaic, as does their proposed title, Single Serving. Don't they know that cooking comedies (Kitchen Confidential, Emeril) are doomed to fail? Taking for granted that she can act, which we're still not too sure about, we've got some other ideas for series starring Padma that may fare better.
The Emmy nominations are so 24 hours ago. Nobody's declined their nomination yet, so I'm officially declaring this TWoP News an Emmy-free zone. Unless somebody wants to nominate it for something.
Recently, MTV announced that it was producing a TV series called Hard Times about a well-endowed 15-year-old who uses his anatomical marvel to become more popular at high school. It sounds a lot like Hung, but without the whole selling-himself-for-sex aspect, and it's not really your conventional teen fare. There's a reason this isn't on the Disney Channel. However, it did get us thinking about some other shows that are geared towards grown-ups but that might be interesting/inappropriate if they were explored as teen dramas.
It's Emmy Award nomination day, which means that we all get insanely frustrated when quality programs get snubbed, while some old standbys get put on the list out of habit. While there were quite a few welcome surprises this year, and some truly deserving television spotlighted, it's pretty clear that the Emmy voters did not take heed and follow our wish list very closely. On the plus side, while watching the nomination announcements this morning, we got to see Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson and Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons read off the main categories, and we love both of them. So that was something. Let's break it down category by category, shall we?
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