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Leah Remini explains why she is a judge on a dancing competition
July 13th, 2022 under Leah Remini, SYTYCD. [ Comments: none ]

When Fox announced that they hired Leah Remini to replace Matthew Morrison on So You Think You Can Dance, I was a little perplexed. Yes, she competed on Dancing with the Stars, but how much does she know about technique and dance styles.

Today, the actress took to social media to explain why we shouldn’t doubt her judging capability. She says she loves dancing, has been taking ballroom dancing classes and has a dance studio in her house.

Then Remini asked who should do it. And her reply to that question is, “I’m having a great time. I’m not even there as a dancer. I’m there as someone who just enjoys dancing. I’m an actress. I am a performer. So, it is about performing. That is what I am judging.”

When she puts it like that, then it makes sense. You can’t be a great dancer without the ability to perform.

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So you think you can host So You Think You Can Dance Leah Remini?
June 10th, 2022 under Leah Remini, SYTYCD. [ Comments: none ]

Adam Rose/FOX

Two weeks ago, Matthew Morrison and So You Think You Can Dance parted ways because the dancing competition judge sent a DM to one of the contestants. As everyone but him knows, you don’t do that, so Fox had no choice in the matter.

They also had no choices when it came to his replacement because today, they announced that Leah Remini is joining Twitch and JoJo Siwa as a judge on SYTYCD starting on Wednesday.

“I am thrilled to join SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on its milestone 300th episode,” said Remini. “I look forward to guiding these incredibly talented artists through this competition as a fan of the show and a great admirer of dancers. I can’t wait to see the artistry that the contestants bring to the stage!”

Now back to why I think they had no choices? Because being on Dancing with the Stars for a season doesn’t make you an expert on dance. Don’t get me wrong, I love her, and I think she is a hoot, but I just don’t think she is a fit for the show. So, I have to wonder how many people turned them down before they to R’s in the Rolodex. Good thing she said yes because the following letter in the alphabet is S, and I bet Tori Spelling would’ve said yes.

One last note, I don’t get why they didn’t ask Nigel Lythgoe back. But that is me.

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Matthew Morrison reads his ‘flirtatious’ DM to a SYTYCD contestant 
June 2nd, 2022 under Glee, SYTYCD. [ Comments: none ]

On Friday, it was announced that Matthew Morrison was fired from So You Think You Can Dance because he did not follow “production protocols.” So, that caused people to wonder what protocol did he break.

Then on Tuesday, People reported from sources that the actor was let go due to flirtatious DMs to a female contestant.

Today, the Glee star took to Instagram to defend himself by reading the DM he sent to the contestant. He explained that he and the dancer know the same choreographer, and he reached out to the contestant to get that choreographer’s number so that she could be a choreographer on the show.

But that is not what the DM said. Morrison read the DM, and he says it says, “Hey, it’s Matthew. If you don’t mind, would love to get your number and talk you through some things.”

You don’t have to work on a competition show to know that judges are not supposed to reach out to any contestant for any reason. We learned that from sitcoms like Night Court and Designing Women. Actually, didn’t Glee do that storyline?

Anyways, if that is the DM Morrison sent, I can kind of see where the dancer might have assumed he was coming on to her by saying, can I have your number so we can talk about how I can help you win the show.

That is why you have to be so careful when you send DMs to someone you don’t know because they can’t read the tone. He should’ve said, “Hi, it’s Mattew. Is there any way you have our choreographer friend’s number? I would like to call her and see if she is interested in being a choreographer on the show.”

Then she would’ve known what he meant. Either way, he should not have contacted her because that is playing favorites. And if the scandal was exposed, then it could be really bad for the show.

So the moral of the story is judges on competition shows don’t ever reach out to any contestants when the show is in production. However, after the contestant is eliminated or if they win the show, then you can reach out to them.

Morrison will be seen on next week’s pre-taped episode, and then for the live shows starting on June 15th, we will see a new judge in his place.

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Is this why Matthew Morrison was fired from So You Think You Can Dance?
May 31st, 2022 under Glee, SYTYCD. [ Comments: none ]

Adam Rose/FOX

Over the weekend, Mattew Morrison announced that he was no longer part of So You Think You Can Dance because he did not follow “competition production protocols.”

Well, we were left to wonder what that meant. People suspected that it might be COVID related, and others thought that maybe the married actor was having an affair with one of the dancers.

Today, People is reporting that a source told them he “had an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant.”

But it sounds like it was one-sided. “They didn’t have sex, but he reached out to her through flirty direct messages on social media,” the source says. “She felt uncomfortable with his line of comments and went to producers, who then got Fox involved. He was fired after they did their own investigation.”

The two never met up, and their “relationship” was just over social media.

The magazine says neither Fox nor Morrison’s people would confirm or deny the story.

Morrison will be seen throughout the audition episodes, but he will be replaced by a new judge in time for the live episodes on June 15th.

I bet Fox wishes they kept Nigel Lythgoe. Maybe they will bring him back?

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Matthew Morrison is no longer dancing with So You Think You Can Dance
May 29th, 2022 under Glee, SYTYCD. [ Comments: 10 ]

Adam Rose/FOX

So You Think You Can Dance changed up the judges this season, and they brought on Twitch, JoJo Siwa, and Matthew Morrison. We haven’t even gotten to live shows, and one of those three is already out of the dancing competition.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me,” Morrison said in a statement. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show. After filming the audition rounds for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow competition production protocols, preventing me from being able to judge the competition fairly. I cannot apologize enough to all involved and I will be watching alongside you all on what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.”

The Glee star did not say what “production protocol” he broke. So we are left to wonder what he did.

Fox says they will replace him, but they did not say with who. Who else is hoping they bring Nigel Lythgoe?

The live shows begin on June 15th.

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