June 25th, 2010
10:13 AM ET

Cynthia Nixon joins 'The Big C'

By and large, cancer isn’t a popular theme in the comedy world, but Showtime's darkly funny “The Big C” may change that.

Laura Linney stars in the forthcoming series as the repressed Cathy, a teacher, wife and mother from the suburbs who gets bolder and braver after she’s diagnosed with cancer, and "Sex and the City's" Cynthia Nixon will be along for the ride in a four-episode arc.

Nixon will play the flaky Rebecca, the “long-lost college roommate" of Linney's character "who re-enters her life and shakes things up in a wild way,” according to a statement.

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June 25th, 2010
10:11 AM ET

The ballroom shuts down on 'SYTYCD'

Despite the judges' shock over such an outcome, I - and probably many other viewers - saw Cristina's position in the bottom three coming a mile away on Thursday night's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance."

Despite their praise for her performance, there just wasn't the fire or chemistry one might expect from her paso doble with Pasha. And if you can't wow people in your own style, you're not going to get votes.

Most predictable of all was hoofer Melinda joining her there; the bottom three might as well be known as "the bottom two plus Melinda" from now on. If she's not out soon, it will be a big shock. As much as I like her, there are more than enough viewers who really don't.

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