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On Sunday during Bet Awards Weekend, One Church La and Bet join forces to launch Celebration of Gospel Live on the main stage of Betx in and near the Los Angeles Convention Center. A city-wide gospel experience, the four-hour event brings praise and worship to the Bet Experience. Doors open at 10:45am, and the event begins at 11:15am.
Hosted by One Church La husband-and-wife pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes Roberts, the four-hour-long event features performances from Major, Tasha Cobbs, Jonathan McReynolds, Mali Music, and Israel Houghton. In addition, One Church La dance ministry “One Movement” will present a special presentation choreographed by A-list choreographer, TV personality, director, singer, actress, dancer, and congregation member Laurieann Gibson, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and others.
About Celebration of Gospel Live, Touré comments, “We’re very thankful to Bet for granting One Church La an unbelievable platform to share our message during Bet »
- Variety Staff
It’s the end of an era for Abby Lee Miller.
The controversial realty TV star will be making her last and final appearance on the return of Lifetime’s Dance Moms this summer and People has the first look.
In the explosive supertease, Miller, 51, emotionally says her final goodbye to the dancers (and the moms) who have stood by her all these years, through the drama and the tears.
“I created livelihoods for so many children,” she says. “It was all going to end someday.”
As mixed emotions begin to rise and questions begin to circulate on who will take Millers’ place, »
- Christina Dugan
Among the many skills that Sean “Puff Daddy/P. Diddy” Combs has (or has not) displayed over the years, the greatest might be a preternatural ability at self-promotion that borders on self-mythologizing. And with the aid of first-time director Daniel Kaufman, and the extended family and friends around Bad Boy Records, the wildly successful record company Combs founded in 1993, the documentary “Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story” — which premiered on Thursday at New York’s Beacon Theatre as part of the Tribeca Film Festival — goes a long way toward sealing that myth.
While the story of Combs and the label is compelling — fatherless kid rises up from the streets and founds company that leads him to become one of the greatest black entrepreneurs in history, overcoming adversity and tragedy along the way — the fact that the filmmakers didn’t really have much to work with beyond »
- Jem Aswad
Miller quit the show with an angry Instagram post on Monday, and in an exclusive sit-down with Et on Wednesday, she talked about her reasons for leaving the popular reality series, as well as the show's new choreographer -- Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke.
"I think that's great," Miller tells Et's Nischelle Turner about Burke joining the show. "I only met her once at a housewarming party a couple weeks ago. I'm glad that someone who has worked on a network show for as long as she has on Dancing With the Stars is going to see what I've been working with for seven years."
"I don't think she's replacing me, I think it's going to be a different vibe," she adds.
Et has exclusively learned that Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke will be joining the Lifetime show for the remainder of the season after Miller -- who has been the no-nonsense dance instructor on the series for six years -- announced on Monday that she was quitting. As for Burke, 32, she has served as a professional dancer on 19 seasons of DWTS, but is not currently competing on the ABC show.
According to a source, Dance Moms will resume filming on Wednesday, and has been picked up for four more episodes this season. "It's a go with or without Abby," the source told Et on Monday. "It's been up in the air because the network »
The 50-year-old reality TV dance instructor took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that she is leaving the Lifetime show after six years.
"The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I Will No Longer Take Part In Dance Moms," Miller announced in a lengthy Instagram post. "For The Past Six Years/ Seven Seasons I Have Asked, Begged, And Even Demanded Creative Credit For All The Ideas, Award Winning Routines, Themes, And Costuming - To No Avail!"
"I don't have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people's children successful!" she continued. "I Just Have A Problem With Being Manipulated, Disrespected, And Used »
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