Summer is over, the girls and their mothers are back in Los Angeles, and JoJo is on a hoverboard. It’s got all the makings for a dramatic (and extra-long, I’m sure!) season. That’s right, dear readers! Dance Moms returned last night, and Abby Lee Miller brought the crazy…which she promises has nothing to do with her upcoming absences. Please. Kendall hopes that the finished studio will be good for Abby’s soul…she can’t be hateful in this beautiful space, right? Melissa brags that Maddie isn’t in attendance because she’s filming a movie, oh, and she’s now Kalani’s legal guardian so the teen can dance with the group while her mother Kira gets married and gives birth. Timing, you know. Abby interrupts the clucking hens, and she is beyond peeved at their Nationals loss. She lectures her clearly defeated group of dancers about their recent humiliation as the mothers purse their lips and the girls fight back tears.
Abby declares a ban on any extra work. No music videos, no appearances, no auditions, just dance. JoJo’s mother points out the hypocrisy that Maddie is filming a movie. Jill screams about her loyalty and how Kendall was turning down jobs left and right, as Kendall bawls, pleading for her mother not to make things worse with Abby. Abby then declares all of her dancers on the bottom of the pyramid before introducing Brynn to fill the incredible void left by Maddie. Brynn’s mother Ashlee does the requisite amount of sucking up as the other moms sulk.
After a season of Dance Moms that seemed to last a Lifetime (har har!), I’d all but forgotten Abby Lee Miller and her antics. Until now, that is. Welcome, weekend! Just like that, I was reminded that the dance teacher from hell would be returning for another, likely longer than eternity, sixth run. Don’t get me wrong, the fact these mothers keep their daughters in that situation boggles my mind as well (I know, I know…the contracts, the contacts, and the reality fame).
Apparently this go-round, Abby isn’t kowtowing to the show’s creator, Collins Avenue Productions. Abby, it seems, doesn’t like being forced into looking like a horrible role model (it’s worked so far, right?), and she’s reminding her fans not to pay attention to any negative gossip about her surrounding the upcoming season. Doesn’t she have anything better to complain about, like being indicted on numerous counts of bankruptcy fraud? JK, she’s totes not guilty, according to Abby herself.
There’s been whispers that Maddie’s star is so on the rise that she no longer has the time to travel back and forth between LA and Pittsburgh to film the show, or attend the constant cycle of dance competitions. Instead it’s believed Maddie will be making occasional appearances.
Last month, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller was indicted on 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud, after alleging that Miller had hidden over $700K in income from her shows, all while she was claiming chapter 11. But if you know anything about Abby Lee Miller, then you already know the outspoken star was not about to sit back and take that one quietly. And she didn’t. Instead, Miller had her day in court yesterday, where she pled not guilty. Now there’s a shocker.
Miller appeared in court yesterday, where she pled not guilty to the charges, and she was let go on $10K bond, but it’s far from over for the reality star. In fact, if she is eventually found guilty, Miller faces up to 5 years in the slammer, and a fine o $250K per count. Ouch, let’s see how she will weasel her way out of this one!
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Kelly alleged that producers provoked the backstage hair pulling argument with Abby to force Kelly off the show, then detained her from fleeing in order to press charges. Abby did press charges of misdemeanor assault, which were dropped.
Wait, what? Didn’t we just see Maksim Chmerkovskiy guest judging on Dancing With The Stars? Why, yes we did. But that certainly doesn’t mean that he’ll be returning to the show anytime soon. In fact, according to Chmerkovskiy himself, he was so censored during his recent gig there, that he has no plans to return…ever.
While that may not be surprising since Maks has made it clear in the past that there is no love lost between Dancing With The Stars and himself, what was surprising was what he had to say about some of his former partners, particularly Hope Solo. But Solo wasn’t the only one that Chmerkovskiy bashed, as he also went on to slam Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller. Trust us, folks – you don’t want to miss this!
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Whoa! Breaking news out of Pittsburgh this morning! Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller was just indicted by a federal grand jury on 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and making false bankruptcy declarations!
The charges stem from a petition Abby filed back in 2010, hoping to reorganize her ALDC dance studio finances. According to WPXI.com, she is accused of “concealing income she earned between 2012 and 2013 from her performances on the show and related spinoff TV shows, as well as from dance sessions and merchandise sales.”
There is nothing quite like watching Abby Lee Miller get into with the moms of Dance Moms, well except maybe for watching her get into with rival dance coach Cathy Nesbitt-Stein. However, this past season we watched as Stein let Jeanette Cota take over her competition team, which was not as much fun to watch. And for fans, we want to know whether or not Cathy has plans on returning to the show or if she is gone for good.
Luckily, Cathy Nesbitt-Stein recently opened up about her future on the show, whether or not she’d replace Abby Lee Miller (should she choose not to return), and what her daughter Vivi-Anne has been up to these days. If you’re a Dance Moms fan, you don’t want to miss this!
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