First, the network has ordered “Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight,” which will premiere on March 2. The series follows the acclaimed choreographer and her team at BoomKack Worldwide. Each episode offers a look into Gibson’s process as she shapes and steers the creative narrative of her clients that include Sean “Puffy” Combs, Fantasia Barrino, Tamar Braxton, French Montana and many more. The series is produced by Ish Entertaninment for Lifetime. Michael Hirschorn, Melissa Cooper, Jessica Antonini, James Sunderland, Brandon Panaligan serve as executive producers for Ish and Gibson is producer. Mioshi Hill serves as executive producer for Lifetime.
Lifetime has also ordered the series “Love at First Flight,” which launches March 20. The series matches new couples to embark on a journey across North America, with the chance to get married at the airport immediately after their final flight
The network, home to Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's Empire, has put 8 Count, inspired by Gibson's life, into development. The project, from The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Joe Earley, landed at Fox with a sizable penalty attached.
Described as a music-fueled drama, 8 Count follows a young choreographer who, in order to redeem her damaged reputation in the cutthroat music/dance world, must invest in an up-and-coming singer who also has one last shot at stardom.
The project brings Berman, former entertainment president,...
Things pick up right where they left off, with Christi and Jill at each other's throats and their girls in tears. Fill-in teacher and name-dropper Laurieann Gibson has worked with her fair share of divas, but I don't think she expected to see this kind of behavior from a bunch of moms at a dance competition. Laurieann urges the moms to rise above, but Jill wants to make it clear that Christi is in the wrong for accusing Kendall of never calling Chloe after she left the Aldc. Laurieann says Jill will get her chance to "clap back," but for now
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
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,
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
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."
Watch: Exclusive -- Cheryl Burke to Replace Abby Lee Miller on 'Dance Moms'
"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.
Watch: Dance Moms Star Abby Lee Miller Is 'Scared to Death' to Go to Prison -- 'I've Been Through Hell'
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!"
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"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
Among the spectacular presentation are a group of aerial performers soaring high and deep under the sea, wizards who take on a wicked sorcerer and a hip-hop team that resurrects the dead. (Yes, you heard right!)
However, there will only be one team left holding the Fake Off trophy and, oh, $100,000 grand prize. No pressure!
Hosted by High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu, the performance
Smart, 29, is serving as a judge for the second season of reality talent show Fake Off.
The dancer, who's worked with stars like Nicki Minaj and Lopez herself, shows off his impressive moves in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip for the truTV show.
Alongside his fellow judges, Glee's Harry Shum Jr. and Making the Band alum Laurieann Gibson, Smart does a pony-like move on set.
Shum, 33, starts out the clip with some robot-like moves before throwing it to Gibson,
The choreographer and actor has joined judges Harry Shum Jr. and Laurieann Gibson on season 2 of the performance art competition show Fake Off – think a super artsy America's Got Talent complete with dance, acrobatics, acting and breathtaking sets – and People has the exclusive first look at his critique of contestants Tribe of Fools' historical homage to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Smart, 29, gets emotional while giving his feedback in the clip above.
"They chemistry that you built for us – very impactful," he tells the group. "You got up there,
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