May 2011

5 p.m. Sunday, May 29 on E!

He grew up with dirt floors and no running water but now he’s worth $200 million and has his own ballroom to dance in. Joan gets the scoop on how this millionaire got so rich. Then, Joan investigates a former ad executive who became a decorator — and is now decorating his own castle!

Monday, May 30:

Guest: Governor General David Johnston    

 

Tuesday, May 31:

Guest: Singer-songwriter Alice Cooper

 

Wednesday, June 1:

Guest: Publisher Larry Flynt    

 

Thursday, June 2:

Guest: Former Prime Minister Paul Martin  

 

Friday, June 3:

Guests: Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson and musical guest Sloan

 

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight airs Monday through Friday at 11:05pm (11:35pm NT) on CBC Television.

Saturday, May 28 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

A popular Brooklyn college student disappears after a late night out, and two days later, her charred remains are discovered in the basement of an abandoned home. With little forensic evidence, investigators begin piecing together a case. And when they learn the victim liked to hang out with gangster-types, they assemble a list of possible culprits, including an ex-boyfriend nicknamed Psycho.

8:00pm – Saturday, May 28 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

A film that takes a look at the tragic death of Nancy Eaton, department store heiress, brutally murdered in 1985 by her childhood family friend. The film stars Jessica Par�, as Nancy Eaton and is based on the book, “A Question of Guilt,” by William Scoular and Vivien Green.

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, May 28 on Space

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10 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, May 27 on Space

In a look back to World War II, this episode finds Magnus (Amanda Tapping), Watson (Peter Wingfield) and Griffin (Christine Chatelain) on the eve of D-Day…and discover Magnus’s role in one of the most important events that shaped the world.

Jon Hamm has confirmed that he will be directing the upcoming season premiere of Mad Men.

The actor, who plays ad exec Don Draper on the show, is excited to step behind the camera.

“The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” Hamm said. “It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement.

“It helps to have people you know and trust surrounding you. We’ve been fortunate enough to have very little turnover not only in our cast but in our crew.

“I watched [co-star] John Slattery [who plays Roger Sterling] do it, and he handled it with such grace and ability and ease,” before adding: “I figured if he can do it, s**t, I can do it too.”

Source: Digital Spy

Ballroom dancer Denys Drozdyuk hasn’t stopped moving since he was crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s third season. From New York City to the Ukraine, he’s been training, competing and performing up a storm, continuing to prove his strong work ethic and drive.

CTV.ca’s Lindsay Zier-Vogel chatted with Denys about what he’s been up to since his win.

 

CTV.ca: What have you been up to since you were crowned Canada’s Favourite Dancer?

Right after the show, I travelled right back to New York City and picked up ballroom where I left it off. Since then, I’ve had a lot of ballroom competitions, predominantly in U.S. and United Kingdom. I’ve also had a lot of performance invitations to different venues in Canada.

When I wasn’t performing, I was exploring different dance classes in different disciplines in New York City for about two months. It was really nice. I really enjoyed taking different classes in the genres previously unfamiliar to me. I also was invited to teach a few contemporary workshops in Canada.

Apart from that, I’ve been enjoying my time off from university, and solely concentrating on my dancing.

 

CTV.ca: How has your dancing changed in the last few months?

The quality of my performances has improved a lot since the show and I started to communicate much more with the audience through my movement.

My ballroom has also changed a lot because I became more open and more communicative in my dancing. The show taught me to go full out with my emotions right from the beginning and this skill has become really useful for all performances and especially in ballroom competitions.

I also became more confident in myself and my dancing, which gave me more freedom and calm in my performances.

 

CTV.ca: What does a typical training day look like for you these days?

A typical training day usually starts with a good healthy breakfast, then I usually take a non-ballroom class, such as ballet or contemporary. I limit myself to a maximum of three ballet classes a week.

After the morning class, I have some lunch and go to the ballroom studio where my partner, Antonina (Skobina) and I go through our ballroom technique training and then go through our choreography. Sometimes we have private lessons with our coach.

Once a week I also take an evening class. Usually I try to pick it from the urban genre.

Before shows or performances, my typical day changes a little bit with the addition of the performance program and of course run-throughs of performance numbers.

I always try to juggle staying in shape, improving, and learning totally new things.

 

CTV.ca: What have you been up to in Europe?

One of the biggest highlights was performing on SYTYCD Ukraine, which was really cool. I also had a few ballroom competitions in England, which were really successful, motivating, and personally fulfilling.

I also had dance lessons with my teacher in Germany, which is always very inspiring.

 

CTV.ca: What was it like dancing on SYTYCD Ukraine?

It was very nice dancing on SYTYCD Ukraine. The structure of the show itself is very similar to the Canadian show, except that the conditions for dancers were not as luxurious as they were for Canadian dancers.

The duration of the show is also much longer. The Ukrainian show goes on for about four hours! After the dancing part of the show, they have an “after show,” where they just talk with the dancers and discuss things.

The Ukrainian dancers were very nice and I was surprised to see such a high hip-hop level. The winner of the show was a Ukrainian folk-trained dancer that constantly reminded me of Jeff (Mortensen).

The numbers that were on the show were about 40 seconds longer then on the Canadian show, but they also had longer introductions, more props, and more stories. Quality wise, I think that the Canadian dancers had more refinement, technique, and professional training, while Ukrainian dancers had more sincerity in their dancing.

I was very happy to be able to perform for Ukrainian viewers on Ukrainian television.

 

CTV.ca: What’s inspiring you lately?

Lately I have been thinking about performance a lot and have started rethinking the idea of performance. Instead of regarding performance as something personal to me, I’ve started looking at it simply as exchange of information between me and the viewers.

I also understood that my mind is as important during dance as my body. The Western dance tradition unfortunately does not emphasize the importance of our mind, thought, and inner state during dance performance, but predominantly concentrates on movement and visual effects. The thoughts that I have before and during performance are really pivotal as to what messages I send to the audience and this is why I started to include more of my mind in my dancing.

These thoughts have been really motivating me lately to improve my performance and try out different things during my dancing. The wish for stronger and cleaner communication is what motivates me lately.

 

Season 4 kicks off Monday, June 20th at 8pm ET. 

Thursday, May 26 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

In the final episode of the first season, Andy and Chris accidentally screw up one of the biggest drug busts of the decade when they arrest one of the players. In an effort to save the operation, Swarek and Andy go undercover to make the drug buy. When Andy realizes that their bait and switch has created an ambush that will endanger Swarek’s life, it’s all hands on deck as the coppers of 15 Division rush to save the life of one of their own.

Thursday, May 26 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

In the series premiere, rookie cop Andy McNally’s makes her first big arrest – a suspected drug dealer – who turns out to be Sam Swarek, an undercover officer from her own division. She makes up for her grave mistake by going face-to-face with a dangerous gunman who already has one man’s blood on his hands.