There are multiple reports surfacing online that Katie Holmes will perform on So You Think You Can Dance in what’s rumored to be a massive movie musical number by regular SYTYCD choreographer Tyce Diorio and featuring several SYTYCD alums. Although no one connected with the Fox series will comment to EW.com about it, judge and exec producer Nigel Lythgoe let slip to some paparazzi that he’s met with Mrs. Tom Cruise, and that the show has something “very, very, very special” in the works. Some are speculating that the plan is for the number to air on the show’s 100th episode in July, while others are wondering why the program would celebrate that milestone with, of all people, Katie Holmes. Can we say random?
Well, can we also say why the heck not? The show is supposed to be about discovering new dancers, and if the one-time Dawson’s Creek star is a closet hoofer, SYTYCD would certainly be the least risky way of showcasing that hidden talent — Broadway could be too nerve-wracking, and Dancing With the Stars too C-list-y. And, besides, Holmes already showed off some nascent dancing skills last year on ABC’s nearly-departed Eli Stone, so it’s not like this is entirely out of the blue. Check out her moves from that show in the clip below, and then tell me, PopWatchers, are you looking forward to Katie Holmes shaking what her mamma gave her for Nigel, Mary Murphy, Cat Deeley & Co.? Or is this all just one more wobbly step in Holmes’ peripatetic post-Tom Cruise career?
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