Adam Lambert will NOT be leading leather-clad men around on a leash for the So You Think You Can Dance finale.
It was just last month that the American Idol runner up did a number at the American Music Awards that shocked viewers.Lambert sang while dragging men wearing collars across the stage using dog leads.
No way, Executive ProducerNigel Lythgoe tells us. Lythgoe made Lambert fully aware that SYTYCD is a family show and promises his performance will be appropriate to that audience.Besides – the EP says – Lambert now regrets the AMA performance that raised those eyebrows.
Click onto video for Nigel Lythgoe’s assurances that Adam Lambert will keep his So You Think You Can Dance numbers G-rated.
SYTYCD heads into the finale Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.ET/PT on Fox.
Invictus follows the true story of how South African President, Nelson Mandela helped unite his country by way of the rugby team.Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, Invictus is an inspirational movie made all the more interesting because it’s based in fact.
Eastwood, whose acting career serves him well as a director, understands the importance of character and takes time to nurture strong yet subtle nuances out of his stars.It also doesn’t hurt that Morgan Freeman is a master of understatement to begin with, who delivers a powerful punch on screen.
Eastwood and his movies seem to be an award season staple and Invictus will no doubt join the ranks of his other worthy films.
The Lovely Bones is a both beautiful and disturbing story that follows the murder 14-year-old Susie Salmon (Saorise Ronan), and the aftereffects on her family, friends and community.Susie continues to watch over her family – and her killer from heaven, but her thoughts are hardly angelic.Susie is torn between vengeance and healing her family.
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) creates a visually stunning film in the most horrifying of circumstances.And oddly, the dreamy qualities enhance rather than interfering with the storytelling.
Ronan, who blew audience away with her Oscar-nominated role in Atonement, delivers another powerful turn in The Lovely Bones.
Stanley Tucci should probably set aside plenty of time for award season.As the neighbor who actually commits the murders, Tucci gives a frighteningly good performance that is the essence of creepy and sinister.
The Lovely Bones, based on the bestselling book by Alice Sebold, probably won’t disappoint fans of that novel.However, the movie is a tough journey on an emotional level – and one that should be taken with that information in mind before going in to see it.
On this day in 1952, 20th CENTURY FOX released THE STAR. Directed by STUART HEISLER, this behind-the-scenes Hollywood story is a permanent resident on our ‘bad movies we love’ shelf. BETTE DAVIS stars as an Oscar-winning down-and-out former movie star trying to find work in a business that has kicked her to the curb. Through her quest for a comeback, she learns what is and isn’t important in life. Also in the cast are STERLING HAYDEN, NATALIE WOOD and FAY BAKER. One of our personal favorites!
On this day in 1939, actress Marlene Dietrich records her hit song “Falling in Love Again.” Dietrich also became a U.S. citizen in 1939.
Born in Berlin, Dietrich came to the United States in 1930 to make movies after considerable success on the German screen. She allegedly refused several offers to return to Germany to star in Nazi films. She became a U.S. citizen in 1939 and worked tirelessly during and after World War II to sell war bonds and entertain troops. She was awarded the Medal of Freedom and named Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.
On this day in 1959, PARAMOUNT PICTURES released LI’L ABNER. Directed by MELVIN FRANK and based on the comic strip by AL CAPP, the big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical was an audience pleaser. Shot in Technicolor and featuring songs by JOHNNY MERCER with choreography by MICHAEL KIDD, LI’L ABNER is thoroughly “Broadway.” The cast includes PETER PALMER, LESLIE PARRISH, STUBBY KAYE, JULIE NEWMAR, STELLA STEVENS, BILLIE HAYES and ROBERT STRAUSS. First rate fun.
THE WASHINGTON POST is reporting that actor GENE BARRY has died at the age of 90. From the original film version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS to TV’s BAT MASTERSON & BURKE’S LAW, BARRY could always be counted on for a solid performance. Hit the link for the full story.