5 items from 2015
The "mean girls" hackers who just hit the "Dance Moms" stars again have something new to fear ... the FBI. Our "Dance Moms" sources tell us, Monday's hack was the final straw and now some cast members -- including Kelly Hyland, whose two daughters were hacked, contacted the feds. We're told the FBI has actually been on the case since last month, but Monday's hack pushed it to the front burner. We're told the FBI is »
- TMZ Staff
Abby Lee Miller and Kelly Hyland have finally buried the hatchet in their "Dance Moms" lawsuits ... and all it cost the show's production company was some floor repairs. The case was settled last week in L.A. and according to court docs, Kelly agreed to drop her lawsuits against Abby and Collins Ave Entertainment. "Dance Moms" can still use Kelly and her daughter's image in show reruns ... for a price. As part of the deal, »
- TMZ Staff
That's another legal trophy for Abby Lee Miller. In November, a California judge threw out the defamation and emotional distress allegations from ex-cast member Kelly Hyland and her daughters against the Dance Moms instructor. On Thursday, the same Judge Ruth Kwan dismissed the assault claims from former dancer Paige Hyland in a separate complaint. The judge said today that she'd watched relevant footage from the Lifetime show and saw no evidence that Miller was the… »
It's been a tough year for some kids on reality shows.
From Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to Friday Night Tykes to the kids of Real Housewives with parents getting divorced or going to jail, it could be hard to understand why a parent would want to broadcast their child’s development for all the world to see -- even if they’re able to pay for college down the road with talent fees.
Child advocates who we spoke to said that there aren't enough regulations, especially for shows shot outside California, to protect kids from being overworked and exploited. Unlike the push for a "no kids" policy in paparazzi photos -- which was supported by Kristen Bell and other celebrity parents -- there’s been no coordinated campaign focused on kids on reality shows.
Watch: Is Fame Responsible for Honey Boo Boo's Weight Issues?
None of the producers, child advocates or former reality show stars ETonline »
Et was the only outlet to capture Miller on camera before her court appearance in New York City on Tuesday, Jan. 13, where she faced Hyland regarding the ugly Nov. 2013 incident that was actually captured by Dance Mom cameras. Miller and Hyland -- the mother of Brooke, 16, and Paige, 13, both students of Miller's -- were involved in a physical scuffle at a dance event in New York, which escalated into Hyland slapping and pulling Miller's hair.
Hyland is now on trial for attempted assault.
"I think the judge will handle it, let's hope," Miller told our cameras outside the courthouse. "And I think that the video tape speaks for itself."
But Hyland's »
5 items from 2015
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