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Mia Michaels Replaces Mary Murphy as SYTYCD Judge

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UPDATE: Adam Shankman tweeted this message to fans last night: “SYTYCD tweet: mary’ll b around, and mia can do group #s! All well. Thx to everyone for caring. It’s best of all worlds. Xxox”

Attention passengers - your ride aboard the “hot tamale train” is about to come to an end.

It was announced today that even more changes will be coming for the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance. Nigel Lythgoe has already revealed the veterans that will be assisting the shortened list of competitors this summer. Now, he’s making a switch at the judges’ table.

Although we already knew that Mia Michaels would be returning to the program, we were only lead to believe that she would be contributing on an occasional basis like she has in the past. Well, it turns out Michaels will actually be replacing screamer Mary Murphy - permanently.

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Mia Michaels Returns to So You Think You Can Dance

Mia MichaelsWell, that didn’t take very long.

Mia Michaels, who announced her departure from So You Think You Can Dance just over three months ago, made a brief (?) return to the show on Tuesday.

The choreographer and occasional judge sat alongside Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman when the auditions hit New York City. It’s not known whether Michaels - who left the program to focus on other projects - will have other appearances during Season 7.

Did Shane Sparks’ legal troubles simply leave a void at the judges table?

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Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to Host Academy Awards


It was just announced that two vets of Saturday Night Live‘s stage will combine their live audience experience to front next year’s .

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin’s dual selection comes just one year after Hugh Jackman received praise for his Oscars gig. It also comes one week after Ricky Gervais was appointed to the 2010 Golden Globes post.

“Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event,” Adam Shankman, this year’s producer, said.

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Mia Michaels Explains Her SYTYCD Exit

Mia MichaelsPaula Abdul may have left her show on less than amicable terms, but that doesn’t mean all FOX judges are unhappy.

In a new interview, Mia Michaels claims her So You Think You Can Dance departure had nothing to do with a contract. It also didn’t have anything to do with Adam Shankman…or a supposed battle with cancer. She simply felt it was time.

“It’s been an amazing five-year journey and I am in a place where I have all these great opportunities that have been presented to me and I am ready to take on all these challenges,” MIchaels told People magazine. “So when I was working on the show, I wasn’t able to really focus on anything else. Now I’m really focusing on these other projects that I can’t pass up. I think that’s pretty much the main reason why I left the show.”

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So You Think You Can Dance Suffers Illness and Injury


We may still be hours away from the start of ‘s Top 20 competition, but there’s already been a change in the lineup.

Despite postponing Juilliard to appear on the show (and making during the audition phase), contemporary dancer Billy Bell will be off the program altogether. Although the 19-year-old was seen during last night’s pre-taped showcase, an illness has forced him to end his run. He will be replaced tonight by 21-year-old Brandon Dumlao, a hip-hop dancer from California.

According to statement from Bell’s family, continuing with the competition could have meant grave consequences. “We were all very disappointed when we heard the news and Billy was devastated when his doctors told the show that if he continued to dance on the show before he recovered, he could possibly die,” it read. While a specific diagnosis was not mentioned, Us Weekly reports Billy is being treated for mononucleosis.

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Mia Michaels Quits So You Think You Can Dance


Depending on how you feel about your reality shows, this news may be more upsetting than ‘s exit from American Idol.

What was hinted in a series of tweets last night has now been confirmed: Mia Michaels has left So You Think You Can Dance. The choreographer - who coincidentally used the same method as Abdul to announce her departure - posted the messages on Twitter shortly after appearing on last night’s episode.

“I AM OFFICIALLY AN ADORING FAN OF SYTYCD….THANK U FOR 5 WONDERFUL YRS…TO CREATE MOMENTS AND MOVEMENT FOR THE WORLD TO SHARE WITH ME WAS A GIFT…THANKS SYTYCD AND LOOK FORWARD TO WHATS AHEAD FOR ME…LOOKOUT WORLD!!!!!” Mia wrote.

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Jackson-Themed So You Think You Can Dance Planned

Michael Jackson in Thriller video

Next week, FOX will pay tribute to the King of Pop’s musical library. Now the network is planning to honor his contributions to dance.

Hours after Michael Jackson’s death, plans for a special So You Think You Can Dance were in the works. Based on a series of tweets started by Nigel Lythgoe, we may soon see an MJ-themed broadcast with numbers from Wade Robson (a former Jackson back-up dancer), Mia MIchaels…and former Janet Jackson-choreographer .

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