Big Brother 11 premieres on CBS this Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 8 pm/ET. This season is being advertised as "bigger secrets", "better than ever", "crazy new challenges", and "outrageous summer fun" according to the new promotions. This season of Big Brother will pit 12 houseguests against one another, in another seasonal battle to decide who is going to go home with the cash prize. Julie Chen will host the show again and one of the first surprises will be who is the mystery 13th house guest.
The show has also announced this season's new "green" house.
Nigel Lythgoe has announced the formation of a new foundation focusing on scholarships in dance: The Dizzy Feet Foundation. The Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by Nigel Lythgoe, director Adam Shankman, "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba and actress Katie Holmes to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.
Guided by a board consisting of some of the most illustrious names in the American dance community, the foundation's mission is threefold: (1) to provide scholarships and grants to talented dancers, choreographers and teachers working at or through accredited dance studios; (2) to establish national standards for dance education and an accreditation program for dance; and (3) to develop, provide and support dance education programs for disadvantaged children by working through and with community organizations.
Tune in on July 23rd to the 100th episode of So You Think You Can Dance on Fox for a special appearance by Katie Holmes who will be dancing a Broadway routine by Tyce Diorio.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Scrat is still trying to nab the ever elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Mannie and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he's grown too "soft" hanging with his pals and Sid the Sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang enters into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna, run amuck, and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is now playing in a theater near you. Check local listings for movie theaters and times.
MPAA: Rated PG for some mild rude humor and peril.
Run time: 94 minutes
Entertainment Weekly said "the whole trippy-fauna look of the movie is lost-world magical, but Dawn of the Dinosaurs just isn't very funny. It lopes and slogs where the first two Ice Age movies popped."
"With appreciably greater emphasis on action than its predecessors, and clever use of 3-D trickery to enhance storytelling as well as offer spectacle, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs could prove the third time really is the charm." Variety
"All in all, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is an improvement over its massively forgettable predecessor: generally inoffensive (save perhaps for history buffs), a bit more charming than most of the non-Pixar competition, and frivolous in the best possible sense." Cinematical
"Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a sometimes lively, sometimes listless wilderness adventure that will keep the kids entertained for a little while. You'll have to decide if that's worth the pumped up price it cost to experience the mood swings in 3-D." Los Angeles Times