We have the word from So You Think You Can Dance Canada judge Tre Armstrong, who Tweeted this morning, "just got back fr Montreal auditions for SYTYCDC & DAMN! the talent is hype."
So it bodes well for the season, I think, and you can now add "hype" to your lexicon of SYTYCD terms for good dancing, along with buc.
And speaking of Montreal, sounds like Mia Michaels was still there Monday evening. She Tweeted about a "cozy snowy eve in Montreal ... loving my life."
I'm going to take that as a sign that she liked the dancing, too.
Give it up for the choregrapher
Writing for a daily newspaper, especially these days, is always about being succinct.
But I unintentionally left something out of my Sunday story about the dance drama Nureyev, which stars Nico Archambault and airs Tuesday night on Bravo! at 9 p.m.: the name of the choreographer.
He is Matjash Mrozewski, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer who has choreographed for ballet companies all over the world, including Stuttgart Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the U.K.'s Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet Theatre and plenty of others, as well as for film. In other words, he's no slouch and he certainly deserved to be mentioned in my article.
If you missed the Nureyev story, you can catch up here.
in a photo by Star photographer Vince Talotta.
Other stuff I learned from Twitter today
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is apparently rethinking how he presents himself onstage after the kerfuffle over his American Music Awards performance a week ago Sunday.
(I was going to post a video, but I can't find a good version on YouTube right now. If you took a holiday from all media last week and missed it, Adam kissed a guy and simulated oral sex onstage and ABC got their knickers in a twist.)
Posting on Twitter Monday, Adam said his "AMA performance was a one time event. Goin in a new direction now. Focus back on the music. Don't worry friends: I'm still gonna be me. Always. W/o apologies. Just gonna experiment differently w how I present myself."
I can see how that would have its benefits in a sometimes homophobic world, but I hope he doesn't lose the nail polish and the guyliner and the swagger that made him so entertaining to watch on American Idol last season. Kris Allen who?
Keep those comments coming
For Digby, who wondered what happened to the suggestion that Paula Abdul would soon fill a judge's chair on So You Think You Can Dance: I don't know. But I am scheduled to be part of a conference call on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Nigel Lythgoe and Carrie Underwood, and I will endeavour to ask him that very question. I'll report whatever answer I get here.