Everyone who watches Dance Moms knows that it is not very easy for Abby Lee Miller to apologize or own up to responsibility. That’s why I am so interested to see how she handles all of her legal drama when she reports to sentencing on October 11. Abby is being charged with bankruptcy fraud and failure to report income.
Luckily for Abby, she has had cash cow star dancer Maddie Ziegler to detract from the negative press and make some money. “Discovering” Maddie and putting her in the spotlight was the best thing Abby did for her career. Now it seems like Abby’s livelihood is going down with this legal scandal and Maddie’s success just keeps on soaring.
As sad as I was to see Maddie Ziegler leave Dance Moms, I totally understood why she had to do it. She can’t be on reality TV forever and she is in high demand for her dancing talents. The show has done all it could for her and vice versa. I just didn’t get why her sister Mackenzie Ziegler had to leave with her.
Mackenzie is such a talented dancer and she has a fun personality that the fans love seeing on the show so I’m sure that a lot of viewers (and probably Mackenzie herself) were upset when their mother chose to pull them away from Abby Lee Miller’s show. I understand that Mackenzie and Maddie are both children and that their mom Melissa Gisonican’t easily parent them both if they live their lives in different locations, but as a fan I was so sad to see her leave Dance Moms. Now after some social media stalking, I can’t help wondering if Mack is back.
While filming the never-ending season 6, Maddie made the decision to quit Dance Moms and finally be independent from the clutches of Abby Lee Miller. The breakout star of the show, with Hollywood and Sia calling, the show became more pain than pleasure. It was a “hard decision,” to make but now Maddie is relieved to have more control over her career and her life. “It was getting too stressful,” she explains. “I feel like I had so much more pressure on me to be the best in the room.”
It seems like there is always some drama when Abby Lee Miller is involved. And no, I’m not referring to her feuding with the mothers on her show Dance Moms. Abby is in some serious trouble these days.
The fans saw Abby breaking down and getting all kinds of erratic during the latest season of Dance Moms and it really seemed like a lot of her antics stemmed from stressing out over her legal drama. Now shit is getting really since Abby pleaded guilty to twenty different fraud charges and for violating currency reporting laws.
So, could someone finally be taking responsibility for her actions? And, if so, does this mean we’re saved from another season of Dance Moms? Would anyone really watch without the Ziegler girls anyway? So many questions, and unfortunately, we won’t be getting the answers to the latter two any time soon. However, it seems that Abby Lee Miller is finally coming clean about her little misunderstanding with the IRS.
The sharp-tongued dance instructor and reality star is no stranger to controversy, from her tyrannical teaching methods to her childish feuds with her students’ mothers. Add in her often flighty, mid-2000s Britney Spears behavior complete with fast food binges, glassy eyes, and hot rollers, and some wondered if Abby wasn’t the perfect candidate for 5150 hold. Obviously by “some” I mean me.
When she wasn’t berating children on the dance floor, Abby Lee Miller was allegedly committing bankruptcy fraud! Last year Abby was indicted, and if convicted is subject to a $5 million dollar fine plus up to five years in prison.
The Dance Moms star has asked for repeated delays in the case as she travels back and forth between Pittsburgh and L.A. to manage her dance studios and reality shows. Last week Abby requested another extension – her sixth! – for pretrial motions. However, sources report that this latest extension may be the result of Abby negotiating a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s office!
Well played, Lifetime, well played. I’ll give the network a slow clap for sure after last night’s wrap up to the Dance Momsreunion. It had me bawling like a baby, but I appreciated that it focused on the only two redeeming qualities of the show: the girls’ genuine friendships and the amazing dancing. Plus, kudos for plugging the girls’ music videos and YouTube channels! Each of these young ladies has a bright future ahead of her, and Jai Rodriquez is yet again a breath of fresh air compared to ol’ Phil Collins.
The reunion begins with the girls joining The Boys of Temecula in a fabulous hip-hop number. After the dance, Maddie, MacKenzie, Nia, JoJo, Kalani, Kendall, and Brynn join to Jai to dish about the drama and the fun we’ve seen this season. Maddie recalls that she, her sister, and Nia were the only original ALDC team members remaining, and they have all grown up together. Jai shows a clip of the girls learning of Maddie and MacKenzie’s departure which starts the waterworks. You can tell how much these girls love each other. Don’t you remember being that age when when those kind of friendships were the only care in the world?
If you think that Maddie Ziegler is the only successful Dance Momsstar, you would be wrong. It turns out that former cast member Chloe Lukasiak is really killing it out there as both a dancer and an actress. If you watched Dance Moms from the beginning this is not really a shock though. Chloe was the only dancer who could hold her own with Maddie – just don’t say that to her former coach and critic Abby Lee Miller.
Not only did Chloe land a role as a “dance prodigy” (shocking, I know) in the Lifetime remake of Center Stage, but she also has another big project in the works that will focus on her acting abilities. At only fourteen years old, this girl already has an impressive resumé and it looks like she has a great opportunity on the horizon.