Dance Moms begins again at 3rd Street Dance Studio. Interestingly, this week’s Celebrity Wife Swap also feature 3rd Street Dance Company where Jill from the Love Boat changed lives with Charo and had to learn Flamenco dancing. Abby is there with an attitude and congratulations them on winning the group dance without Maddie as the lead. Then she insulted Nia’s lead in the dance saying that basically she was forgettable. There is no pleasing Abby. Nia says if she had more opportunities maybe she would have been better at it. Abby rips off the lowest picture cover to reveal….NIA! Because her ridiculous solo came in fifth. Jo Jo was next. She was later during the entire dance. Next is Maddie. She didn’t stand out in the group dance. Um, because she was not the lead. I have never seen this look on Maddie’s face. She is not happy. Next, Mackenzie, then Kendall who didn’t even dance. She just stood in front of giant TV while a crappy video played.
Maddie and Mackenzie are going head to head in solos. Maddie is going to do tap. Jo Jo is also getting a solo. I hope Jo Jo beats them both. Abbie is bringing in a guest choreographer. The choreographer is giving the girls a fresh fun routine. The girls are loving the fun vibe. Abby changes the line up to put Maddie in the center. Abby pulled her bumpit off her head, fluffed it up and put it back on. Continue reading
Dance Moms is finally moving to L.A. but they are still not in Abby’s Studio. The girls and moms go into the studio and find Abby muttering to herself about earrings. She is not wearing any and just can’t work without earrings. Why is Abby like legit crazy every time they are in L.A. Abby is disheveled and sits down with a giant handbag and begins pulling stuff out, bags full of snacks, papers, eventually she dumps the entire purse out onto the studio floor. Change rolls everywhere, it amazing all of the crap that is in that purse.
Pyramid was interesting only in that Nia was very close to the top and Abby complimented her on her performance.
Abby announces the she will probably not go to the competition because she is too busy. She gives solos to Kalani, Nia and Kendall. Still not willing to let Maddie go up against the L.A. girls, Abby? Kendall also has a video premier tomorrow. Continue reading
Abby Lee Miller was on Entertainment Tonight this week and had extensive segments where she gave us a lot of information the behind the scenes war on Dance Moms. She says that she lost her weight because her mother died of colon cancer and would not eat toward the end. So when she was with her mother she did not want to eat in front of her. Which is a great theory, but her mother died in 2014, and production has made a point of her binge eating throughout season four and five. She also blame new diabetes medication for making her violently ill. Yet clearly, production has been going after her during filming showing all of her breakdowns in the car with bags of fast food. So, I am not believing she just suddenly dropped four or more dress sizes without some surgery. Why do people lie about weight loss surgery? Abby says she no longer is limited to plus sized stores to do her shopping.
Abby says that production threw her out of a competition later this season when the mothers kept going after her about their kids getting back to their regular classes. She said she left and didn’t return for a week or so. She says if they think they can do the show without her, she will let them. I have a feeling that is what was going on in LA when she disappeared as well. Either she was fighting production, or she was getting her gastric by-pass. Maybe the stuff down in the car was her last meal before the surgery?
Abby says for the first three seasons she fought with production about keeping the girls in their regular dance classes. She says production was more focused on the moms but the girls and the dancing took over. Abby says she has no creative input on the show and wants it for season six. If there is a season six. She says that Lifetime is behind on her paychecks and all of that will need to be up to speed before she entertains a contract for season six. Continue reading
Abby is preparing a Mad Max themed group routine for all of the girls except Nia and JoJo. I know why Nia is being punished, but I can’t remember why Jo Jo is. I guess it was something Jess said. Even more ridiculous is the fact that Kalani and her mom are taking a mother daughter day in Australia. Which is fine. But can you imagine if Nia or JoJo or even Kendall tried to do that? The girls make up with Jo Jo over their mean girl comments.
Nia is allowing Jo Jo to dance in her event. Which is really sweet. Abby is pissed that Nia’s choreographer flew in from LA to coordinate her show. Jill has the nerve to be pissed that Nia didn’t include all the kid in her performance. Um, Nia’s whole reason behind doing a performance is because she was excluded from all the ones with the other kids. Abby seems legitimately furious that Nia has a better choreographer than she is working on her show.
Meanwhile, Kalani is not even at practice for the group dance. Abby says Kalani is the star of the dance so she has her own part to learn. Yet, when she shows up the next day, the majority of her moves appear to be just like everyone else’s. The other moms are pissed that Kira spent the day with her boyfriend and Kalani. Abby is pissed that Kalani doesn’t know the routine, even though Abby was fine with her missing the first day of practice.
Jill continues to point out to Abby that Nia’s performance is way better than their little dance recital event. It’s killing Abby. Continue reading
The girls and moms are all in Australia and Abby has lost her wallet with her passport, license, and credit cards in LA. Abby can’t get to Australia! That doesn’t stop her from fucking things up thought. She is dropping a bomb on the girls before they even get out of the airport that only Maddie is going to dance. Abby says that Nia and JoJo were never invited to Australia. Wow. This is bad, even for Abby.
Holly says she is trying to put a concert together for Nia. Jess has decided not to do anything with JoJo and just enjoy the trip. She looked at putting some things together for Jo Jo but due to the dance community in Australia banding together to try and have Abby’s visa denied, Jess wants to disassociate Jo Jo from the ALDC.
Abby is saying horrible things on the phone in front of the girls. She is being a bitch to the camera man in the car with her also. She is full blown bitch mode. Continue reading
The thing about Dance Moms is that even though it becomes more and more scripted every week, at least these people knew each other and were arguing before the cameras ever showed up. Tonight’s recap is the final half of the season finale. If you missed last week you can catch it here. The first part of the finale was all about the convention and Nia’s video premiere. Tonight, we have the competition between ALDC, Candy Apples and the Detroit Team. Nia, Holly, Jo Jo and Jess are the only ones who have arrived at the competition. Holly is convinced something is going on behind her back.
Apparently Abby got special permission for the other girls to arrive late due to their commitments at JUMP! the dance convention. I have no idea why Nia and Jo Jo have been excluded from that appearance.
The competition confronts Holly, Jess who are joined by Jill and Michelle about where the rest of the team is. Jess blabs the whole story to the ENEMY and Holly chimes in with her two cents. Abby walks up and Jess and Holly get in to a verbal sparring match with Abby right in front of the ENEMY making their whole lives complete. What a bunch of idiots. Handle the conflict in private. Abby basically says that Holly stabbed her in the back and that is why she was excluded. Jill tells Holly to shut her mouth in front of the ENEMY and Holly claps back with, ” Don’t tell me what to do!” Well, Holly, somebody needs to put you in check. You’re embarrassing yourself and ALDC. Holly and Jess stomp off like two little brats. Continue reading
The ladies return to Pittsburgh for what they think is going to be their last Pitssburgh pyramid. As one of them says, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Despite the weather they are glad to be back home on their normal routines with their families. Despite only being back for one week, we have a competition, a huge dance convention, and Nia’s video premiere party.
Kendall is on the bottom of the pyramid for crying. Nia is on the bottom row as well. Because, Nia. Blah, blah, blah, Maddie is on top. She danced at the Grammys.
WTF is going on with Melissa’s hair in her talking heads?
Kendall and Kalani get solos. Abby is going to do a really dark group number about plane crashes and dead people and such. Kalani’s solo is called “Bleeding Out” and she will have fake glass and blood all over her. Ugh. Kendall is basically doing her video choreography for he solo.
The Candy Apples are back this episode and so are the scenes with Cathy and Vivi, which I have so much to say about, but it would not be polite. There group dance this week is about Vivi getting her citizenship.
Jeanette and Ava are back with a dance group. Are they the ALDC B squad or the ALDC rejects? I forget. Ava is getting a lot of air time. Continue reading
This is the last west coast episode and the competition is judged by kids! Nia and Kendall shoot their videos. Abby and Holly are butting heads over the videos. Abby remains pissed and vindictive about Nia doing her video with Aubrey O’Day.
JoJo and Kendall are doing solos. Mackenzie is “sick” and I think Maddie is going to the Grammys. So my guess is Mackenzie is going to the Grammys.
Abby is in love with Kendall. She is planning to have her replace Maddie when Maddie flies the coop. Nia on the other hand asks Abby to come to her video shoot. I don’t think she should have asked her. Abby just only wants to sabotage. But Aubrey O’Day is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. I cannot stand her. I even mean blogged about her when she was on Celebrity Apprentice. I would much rather work with Abby than Aubrey.
Between the two videos, Nia has a big name hair stylist and another big named makeup artist. Nia is loving all the attention and looks in credible. Aubrey points out that she can’t stand Abby. No surprise. Aubrey hates everyone. Abby says that Nia’s image has been changed so much. She is furious. Mostly because Nia looks great and Holly put them on social media. Everyone in Nia’s camp is super supportive. Nia has a million costume changes and they are all fantastic. Nia’s actual video is not easily found on YouTube if it is there. But there is video of her performing the song in Australia last month. Kendall’s video is on YouTube.
Kendall is struggling in her solo rehearsal and Abby is riding her hard. Jo Jo’s dance is in a straight jacket. I am not kidding. Continue reading
I don’t have time to do an in-depth recap of this show but it’s almost time for RHOA and I still haven’t gotten a chance to do it so here is a slap dash one. The title says it all. Kalani finally gets a chance to take a whack at Maddie. I can’t believe Abby is allowing this.
At pyramid, Abby is thrilled they won with their group dance but she puts Nia on the bottom for daring to come in a meager third with her solo. Shockingly, Mackenzie and Maddie join her at the bottom. Melissa must have pissed Abby off. And she is mad about her technical ability being called out last week. Abby seems pleased with Kalani and Kendall is at the top for winning the overall high score. Kendall is also working her video this week.
Maddie’s solo is lyrical. Kalani’s is contemporary. The group dance is also contemporary. Maddie will be out one day of rehearsal to perform on Ellen. Continue reading
I did not like these outfits.
We are back in L.A. and Abby still does not have a studio. I guess that was all a storyline. Melissa is explaining to the ladies that Mackenzie went with Abby to look at studios the day before but it is just going to take time. Wait, is she looking at studios? Is she waiting for “her studio” to be finished? Clearly this is a such a bullshit storyline no one can keep it straight. Mackenzie says that going to look for studios with Abby was “horrible.” It seems both of Abby’s golden girls are beginning to turn on her.
Nia plans to work on her music with that other horrid woman and Jill seems to think that Abby is going to focus on Kendall and making a music video with her. Nia is also making a video without Abby’s help. Abby is pissy with Holly about that.
Abby’s pyramids are so ridiculous that they are not pyramids anymore.
Nia and Kendall both get competing solos. And yes, yes, Maddie is there but without a solo. They are only in LA for three weeks, why not put Maddie up every time like they always do? They go with what they know and do a lyrical for the group dance. Continue reading
Oh joy. It’s a double whammy. Maddie is on off doing Saturday Night Live with Sia. Oddly, Melissa nor Abby went with Maddie! Also they are going to Ohio for one final fight with Cathy before they go to LA again.
Kalani gets to be on top of the pyramid with Maddie in absentia.
JoJo and Mackenzie get solos. The group is a jazz/funk group inspired by The Spice Girls.
Mackenzie struggles A LOT in rehearsal. Abby rides her hard. Melissa basically tells Abby that Mackenzie is not dumb. Abby strongly implied she is.
Cathy and her sister-in-law are doing the choreography this week. Her girls look good in rehearsal. Cathy is trying to do a lyrical in Abby’s style. It could beat the Spice Girls crap… OMG! Cathy just trashed talked Nia as the weakest link in ALDC. She says she doesn’t have any Nias, she had all Kalanis. Continue reading
And it’s creepy. I know some of y’all have been creeped out by the other two, but this is the first one that creeps me out. It’s very unsettling to me. Continue reading