There are new rumors on the Internet about the minis. Abby announced recently that production had decided not to bring them back for season seven, the last season before Abby may have to go into the big house for some fraudulent behavior related to her business asset reallocation bankruptcy. Now the rumor is that they may have changed their minds. I think they are filming now, so we should know more soon. In the meantime, I’m going to do a really quick catchup on the last two episodes.
In this episode the original moms and the mini moms’ rivalry comes to a head. All that really matters in this week’s pyramid is that three of the minis ranked higher than Jo Jo and Brynn. This is basically because Jo Jo’s mom took over for Abby running the backstage run throughs last week when Abby walked out. They are also pissed that there was only one pyramid. So Abby decides to go back to two.
The competition is in Pheonix. Since Brynn and Kalani are both from there, they have a duet called Prettier than Poison. Nia and Kendall are doing their dance from last week. The minis have a lyrical group dance. The juniors are doing a routine about their old mothers using walkers. Eventually the junior elite moms all pull their kids from the dance.
I just noticed this episode is an hour and a half? Why? This is why I have to tape it in the wee hours of the morning.
Brynn and Kalani’s snake dance was really good. I thought they showed off a lot of technique. It was an interestingly slow tempo. Their minimalistic costumes put the focus on their dance. To this untrained eye it appeared to be quite good.
Spoiler alert, Abby is filming season seven now and recently ranted against production about them not including Minis in Season 7. We are now in season six b and this is the last time we will be seeing them. What are your thoughts on that?
This week, the minis are back with a new mom and a new girl named Lily. Jill is at least being fake nice to the moms. Even though she lets us know she hates the minis and the moms. I used to like Jill. But she’s taken the bitch thing too far.
OMG. I don’t know why I am laughing but Abby comes in on a walker. What has she done to herself now? Abby got knee surgery the she has been putting off so she will be in fighting shape for prison. I really hope she doesn’t have to go to prison. Her fraud was pretty much just tax evasion. She didn’t steal money from banks under false pretenses or leave anyone high and dry that she owed money to. Apparently, she just hid some money in her mother’s account, or didn’t report her inheritance from her mother or something. The is a case currently being tried that is expected to set a precedent regarding prison time for “zero sum loss” cases where no one (expect the IRS) lost money. The penalty would be paying the money owed with hefty fines and perhaps some probation. I think if the IRS is repaid, and people suffer financially for their tax evasion in a serious way, we can all save ourselves from feeding and housing them. However, if they spent all their money on hookers and blow or benefited from their fraud in some way then give them some time in the pokey. What do you think?
Dance Moms has started without me, and I have two 70 minute episodes to get through. Note to Lifetime: I cannot recap a 70 minute show on time, because it eats up a two-hour DVR block and ain’t nobody got time for that. So get it together or I’ll be doing these on Sundays if there is nothing more important to do.
Apparently the Jill and Kira’s hatred of Ashlee is real because they trolled her on social media over the entire filming break. So nasty, so rude. Abby shows up and she has a very positive attitude and is nice. She doesn’t even yell at Jill and Kendall for being late. She’s definitely on some happy pills that I’d like to try. She also brings in two new dancers, Will and Yadiel. It’s about time there were some boys on the team. Even if it was for just one week.
At the competition, Kendall does a duet with Will that I hated. It was a Kardashian dance called Bag, Borrow, Steal. It was horrific and poorly choreographed. It’s a boring character number. Next, Brynn and Yaddy have a duet. Brynn had a meltdown all week because of all of the acting involved in the duet. She’s dating a stalker basically. It’s a bit mature for both dancers. At the competition, Yaddy bawks about going out on stage. It’s a big arena and it’s his first time. The mother goes out and tells Abby that Brynn didn’t want to do the dance. Thank god all the girls were there and know that is a lie. Abby has them get their butts out on stage and do their duet. It is so flawless (less one slip by Brynn) that I have a hard time believing there was even an issue. It was really good. It was actually a dance unlike the hot mess Kendall got stuck with.
The mothers are horribly mean to Brynn and her mother. They need to suck up their jealously because Brynn is their best hope for keeping themselves on top at competitions. Kendall sucked and Nia is aging out, there is really no one else to step it up. The crowd is full of teenaged girls clapping for ALDC. This competition is theirs to lose.
Abby Lee Miller joined the ranks of reality personalities who will have a felony record in federal court last Monday. The Dance Moms star pled guilty to one count of concealing bankruptcy assets and one count of structuring international monetary transactions. Once again the charges stem from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Last fall, Abby was charged with failing to disclose (and attempting to hide) $775,000 worth of income from Lifetime and her related appearances and master classes that resulted in 20 separate charges. Basically, what Abby is alleged to have done is having payments she was due paid to her mother instead of herself to avoid paying taxes. I am assuming based on the charges that she did that a total of 20 times in amounts that totaled $775,000.
Deadline, who has had the exclusives on most of this court battle, provided new information on Tuesday reporting, “Miller on June 20 was slammed with a whole new case that threatened her with up to another five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The dance coach allegedly brought more than $10,000 into the country from Australia on August 7, 2014, without the required reporting.”
This was supposed to be the finale episode of the season, and maybe ever, as it is the last episode with Maddie and Mack on the show. However, rating were really good so production has add a B season and more episodes will be airing soon. Perhaps they just want an idea of how ratings will be once they leave.
The veteran moms are still pissy with the mini moms. At pyramid, Abby points out that the minis were the only team to win last season. They are also the future of the ALDC. Despite coming in fourth last week, Maddie is on top of the pyramid.
The group dance is hip hop because that is what the girls wanted. She gives Maddie and Mack solos. Kendall will be working with the minis. One of the minis also has a solo that is a tribute to her brother who has a traumatic brain issue.
The pizza is here! I think I will eat it rather than recap the moms bitching about every little thing and Melissa crying.
I like the never before aired episodes. Jo Jo is a lot better than they edit her to be. I wonder why they never aired that competition?
I thought this was the season “finale” but it looks like that is next Tuesday. According to Abby that was supposed to end the season but ratings must have been really good because in February they ordered more episodes for a B season. Abby’s issue with production is apparently that the kids only get paid “a thousand dollars a week” to film and are treated badly. But when they go to do other projects they are pampered and asked what they would like to eat and treated like royalty. I have two problems with her story though. First of all California has very strict guidelines for child actors and how they are treated. There is often some issue with “documentaries” when kids are filmed doing their daily routines but the popularity of reality TV has cause some of those lines to be blurred and new laws to be created. Plus the royal treatment she mentions is of Maddie.
Abby also threatened that more kids than just Maddie and Mack might be missing in the B series of this season due to production’s treatment of the cast. Because Abby is all about treating the girls well, y’all. Actually, in a recent episode Abby said to Melissa, ” I better not see Maddie on So You Think You Can Dance Teen! ” When in reality, Abby has been fighting for her to be on the show as either the host or the head judge. There really is no reality left on reality TV. Continue reading