After appearing as a guest judge on auditions, Misty Copeland will now be a guest judge for live shows of "So You Think You Can Dance".
Misty Copeland overcame obstacles to rise to the top echelons of classical ballet and break barriers by becoming the first African-American soloist at the acclaimed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in over 20 years. Today an inspiration to millions, Copeland will bring her 18 years of dance experience and her hard-won life lessons to the EMMY winning FOX show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE as a Guest Judge on multiple episodes.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airs Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Copeland will join co-creator, executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe and Judge Mary Murphy to offer her personal guidance and feedback to the contestants as they compete for the biggest break of their lives. Copeland will join an array of celebrities with a diversified dance experience who will be featured as Guest Judges this season in various audition cities, including Christina Applegate, Billy Porter, Lil Buck, Adam Shankman, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Tara Lipinski, Jenna Elfman (Love her!), Fabrice Calmels, Wayne Brady, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Irina Dvorovenko.
Copeland’s against-all-odds success story and her message of inclusion have received widespread acclaim. She recently published her memoir at just 31 years old detailing her dramatic life story and sparking dialogue about the future of ballet. Copeland was hand selected by Prince to star in his “Crimson & Clover” video. She introduced mainstream audiences to the world of classical ballet by performing on-stage with Prince at his concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Forum in Los Angeles and in France.
"I'm honored to join Nigel and Mary as a guest judge this season,” said Copeland. “I've been a fan of the show and am excited to be a part of something that inspires and encourages dancers to go after their dreams. For me to be a part of this show is a major breakthrough for classical ballet, and I'm grateful to Nigel, Mary, and the entire team for giving me the opportunity to represent the art form in this way."
The "Edge Of Glory" by Lady Gaga World Premiered tonight on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and can now we can premiere the video on here.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Edgy? Has glory? Did Lady Extravaganza do it again? Let us know.-Dr.FB
P.S. COOL to see Clarence Clemons in the video!
Diagnosis: Oh My Stars & Garters!
Jennifer Lopez performed on "So You Think You Can Dance" UK last night doing "Dance On The Floor" but what is making more moves than she did on that show is her hinting that she may not be returning to "American Idol" next season.
During an interview with BBC Radio she said she loved doing the show but not sure she would be able to do it next season as she is so busy.
Just to let you know, she was paid $12 million dollars last season.
Let us know what you think of J.Lo's performance and her decision.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: $12 Million Reasons Why She Stays
As some of you may know, Lady Gaga worked with Clarence Clemons on her latest CD "Born This Way" and his sax playing is highlighted on Gaga's "Edge Of Glory" which is her latest single.
The E Street Band member suffered a stroke over the weekend. Gaga made a get well video and incorporated her fans wishing a recovery for Clarence as well. Kind of cool.
Clarence is rumored to be in the video for "Edge Of Glory" which will world premiere on "So You Think You Can Dance" this Thursday night on Fox.
For now, check out Gaga's get well wishes to Clarence.-Dr.FB
ABC is going after Paula Abdul's services in a big way. ABC is saying they would love to have Paula Abdul as a judge and have already called her.
ABC president Steve McPherson says he was surprised at American Idol's decision to let her go. "So You Think You Can Dance" producer Nigel Lythgoe has also stated he wanted Paula on his show. Nigel will be meeting with Paula this weekend to discuss being a judge on the show. Lythgoe says he has been tryign to get her on his show since season 1.
Nigel may have the upper hand as he used to be a producer on American Idol til last year. Regardless, it is safe to say Paula will not be unemployed long.
Which show do you think she should be on?-Dr.FB
Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" found out that a tribute show they had planned for Michael Jackson will all Michael Jackson numbers has been turned down by Michael's record label Sony.
Nigel Lythgoe, the shows producer, is more than a little peeved.
"Sony said they would look at it, tell us what tracks you want cleared. Paula Abdul said she wanted to choreograph a few numbers, Wade Robeson (who Michael discovered) and they came back yesterday and said sorry we are not going to clear anything for these types of shows. I don't really know what they meant by these types of shows are but as far as I am concerned Michael puts his music out in a public forum gives his music to the people and for the fans and now they are saying no, you can't use it for a dance show. It's very upsetting"
Now, was Sony being controlling or did they think that the show was trying to capitilize on his death? Knowing Nigel, I think he was trying to do a serious dance tribute to Michael Jackson. They already have Katie Holmes booked in a few weeks for ratings anyway and "So You Think You Can Dance" has been a summer hit again for Fox.
American Idol got approval this year to do a MJ themed show when he was alive. One has to wonder what is going on with the control of his music now that he has passed.-Dr.FB