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Katie Holmes: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Guest Judge!

Katie Holmes and director Kenny Ortega give a standing ovation during the live taping of So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday (August 10) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old actress, wearing a Lacoste + Malandrino Pointelle Polo dress, served as a guest judge for the top 4 performances along with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy.

Before the show went on the air, Katie ran into the audience to give her 5-year-old daughter Suri, who held a sign that read, “We Love You Katie, a hug!

People also reports Suri munched on a gigantic cookie and danced in her seat to the music, while older brother Connor Cruise sat with friends in a nearby row.

The winner of this season’s SYTYCD will be announced TONIGHT at 8 p.m. on Fox!

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Zac Efron & Justin Chambers: The Happiest Men Alive

Zac Efron comes out to support actor Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) and director Andrew Goodman at the premiere of their new movie, The Happiest Man Alive, during the 2010 Maui Film Festival held at the Celestial Cinema on Friday (June 18) in Wailea, Hawaii.

The Happiest Man Alive is a comedy short, an allegorical story about a day in the life of a man who wakes up, stabs himself in the chest and goes to the office like nothing happened.

The day before, Zac reunited with High School Musical director Kenny Ortega during one of the VIP parties. And on Wednesday, Zac received the Shining Star award.

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Paula Abdul & Kenny Ortega Bringing Flash Dance Mobs to NBC?

After turning down Star Search with ABC last week, Paula Abdul is considering offers from other networks – and NBC is the next to offer a project!

Paula and Kenny Ortega (High School Musical and This Is It) would team up to choreograph mass dances in public locations, according to EW.

A source tells EW‘s Michael Ausiello that it’s still far from a done deal and there’s a possibility Paula might turn down this project, too.

Kenny Ortega Will Bring 'In The Heights' To The Big Screen

Kenny Ortega, director of the High School Musical series of films and This Is It, is attached to direct a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical In The Heights, THR reports.

Joining Kenny is Lin-Manuel Miranda, who composed, starred in and wrote the musical. Lin rapped his acceptance speech for Best Original Score when he won a Tony award in 2008!

In The Heights has been nominated for 13 Tonys total, taking home the coveted award for Best Musical. The story spans over three days in New York City’s Washington Heights and features hip-hop, salsa and soul music.

FYI: HSM alum Corbin Bleu will make his Broadway debut on January 25, 2010 as he takes over the lead role as Usnavi in In The Heights!

In other words, In The Heights is going to be EPIC!!!!

'Footloose' Loses Director Kenny Ortega

Director Kenny Ortega has pulled out of the Paramount Pictures flick Footloose due to tone and budget.

Variety reports Ortega wanted to make a $30 million picture with elaborately-staged musical numbers while the studio wanted an edgier $25 million drama with less emphasis on the musical numbers.

Production is still expected to start in March with Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford and Dancing with the Stars alum Julianne Hough.

Ortega, who choreographed Dirty Dancing and directed the High School Musical franchise, also directed the new Michael Jackson movie This is It, out this Friday (October 28).

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