On this season of So You Think You Can Dance, a famous face has graced the judging panel for every live show. Overall, we were impressed by the quality of these mostly articulate celebs who seemed to be genuine fans of the franchise and who were able to actually spout opinions instead of just clap like seals. So we've ranked the special guests (though not the choreographers who were plucked to be on the panel, because we'd never be able to decide between Lil 'C and Travis Wall) to determine who was the best this summer.
It was a lackluster year for musicals and a great year for plays, but, alas, the gay prom must go on. Last night's televised Tonys event (yes, they still televise the Tonys) was star-studded, upset-filled and full of enormous and pretentious egos. Host Sean Hayes was funny for the most part, and overall it was a fabulous way to spend a Sunday evening. But there were lowlights, of course. Read on as I list the best and worst parts of the show.
Here we go again.
Stuntcasting: most of the time it's an evil force to be mocked and complained about, but on rare occasions, it can actually be brilliant, and breathe new life into shows. It doesn't happen very often, but this past fall was particularly good to us in that respect. Here are the top 10 instances in which some of our favorite shows actually chose their guest stars wisely -- and gave them something compelling to do -- this past fall.
I adored Pushing Daisies last season, it was just so cute and clever and charming, but I worried, because I also adored the first season of Ugly Betty and season two got a little dicey and season three's been hit or miss. I'm just delighted that Pushing Daisies (which no one is watching for whatever reason) is still as perfectly precious and adorable as it was and now even more so because the characters have just really come in to their own. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to burst with absolute love for it. I need a hug machine to give me a comforting squeeze after each episode! I was feeling inspired to write poetry about how I adore this show, but I'm really terrible at writing poetry. Instead, I'm just borrowing my title from the Elizabeth Barret Browning sonnet and counting the multiple ways that I am absolutely smitten with this show.
Today's TWoP news is brought to you by the letter S, for Showtime, which has decided to embrace the entertainment world's complete lack of creativity and originality and name shows exclusively using initials.
As a long time Kristin Chenoweth hater, it is with great anguish that I type this next sentence: Kristin Chenoweth's musical parody of A&E's Intervention over at Funny or Die is not only not annoying, it's also actually pretty funny, even though she's starring in it and singing a song with that elf soprano voice of hers. But then again, who isn't wildly entertaining while singing about gay prostitutes who find their johns through Craig's List to score meth? (Tip to all the hookers out there: Finding your john through Craig's List erases the need for an abusive, money-stealing pimp. Don't ask me how I know, I just know.) Delightful musical clip after the jump, Broadway and meth junkies!