Katie Holmes

Nigel Lythgoe is defending star Katie Holmes dancing, after her performance on "So You Think You Can Dance" was called "amateurish." Katie appeared on the show's season finale and performed a singing-and- dancing tribute to Wizard Of Oz icon Judy Garland. Dance experts praised her rendition, but others were more critical and members of the public, critics and fellow dancers posted horrible reviews online on her dance. One wrote, "She tried to mimic Judy Garland but didn't come close." The bad comments prompted show judge Nigel Lythgoe to take to the Internet himself, in Katie's defense. He wrote on his page, "I'm trying to figure out why Katie is being judged as a dancer. When a (baseball) star throws out the opening pitch no one says, 'Ooh, crap pitcher.'"
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