Jeanine Mason

Mason jars us with her dancing/acting/knitting life

So far, "Roswell, New Mexico" has been a fairly good series, somehow juggling soap, sci-fi and serious drama. For one next episode (Feb. 5), it has an added advanage, in some time zones, as an alternative to the State of the Union address. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

PASADENA, Cal. -- Nine years ago, a
Miami teenager had a burst of fame.

"Dance": Yes, reality TV changes lives

To some viewers, reality shows seem
bright and brash and maybe silly. To others, they're life-changing.

Caitlynn Lawson and Ricky Jaime can
attest to the latter. Both were ousted Thursday from “So You Think
You Can Dance,” just missing next week's four-dancer finale.

“We don't even have to go home,”
said Lawson, who will rehearse for the finale and then the tour. “If
you're going to be cut, this is the best time.”

I think he can choreograph

Three summers ago, Travis Wall just missed winning "So You Think You Can Dance." Benji Schwimmer -- a Western swing dancer -- won; Wall, a gifted little contemporary dancer, was one of three people listed as runners-up.

Not to worry; after tonight, he moves to the top of any list. The piece he choreographed -- his first for the show -- was sensational. As danced by Jason Glover and Jeanine Mason, it was stunning; it may have been better than the Mia Michaels addiction piece last week ... which would make it the best moment in a good season.