Another SYTYCD dancer eliminated due to injury

So You Think You Can Dance lost its second dancer to injury this week, having eliminated Alex Wong last week. Ashley Galvan was automatically placed in the bottom three because she couldn’t dance, and the judges sent her home. Nigel Lythgoe told her, “both of the doctors have said to me, you need between three and five weeks rest” so “I have to let you go this week.”

That meant Billy Bell was saved elimination yet again after ending up in the bottom three again (he was joined by Jose Ruiz, who ended up there after one amazing dance and one in which he was screwed by the choreography). Anyway, seems like the only people who are enamored with Billy are the judges.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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