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JC Chasez Seeks Members For New Girl Band

February 18th, 2012 6:30pm EST
JC Chasez
Former 'N Sync star JC Chasez is searching for new talent to form an all-singing, all-dancing girl band.

The singer, who serves as a judge on reality TV show America's Best Dance Crew, is calling on aspiring female musicians to be a part of a new project he's launching with Golden Globe-winning songwriter/producer Jimmy Harry.

A post on Chasez's website reads: "Multi-award winning producers and artists Jimmy Harry and JC Chasez, who have worked with Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Madonna, etc... are conducting a Southern California talent search for female singers ...
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10 Presents To Give To Naughty And Nice Celebs

December 14th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Lohan
I must confess that I’m known for giving the best Christmas presents. With the big day less than two weeks away, I’m putting on my bedazzled Santa hat and taking over gift-giving duties for 10 celebs who have been naughty and nice this year.

Lindsay Lohan

It’s hard being a fan of an actor as troubled as Lindsay Lohan, who seems to be a magnet for mugshots, poor decisions and merry-go-round trips to the L.A. County Jail. My present to the star currently gracing the cover of Playboy in an awkward, overly airbrushed spread, would be the advice and guidance of a celebrity who have rebounde...
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'America's Best Dance Crew' Star Shane Sparks Gets Jail Time Over Sex Charge

August 17th, 2011 10:28am EDT
Shane Sparks
Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks has been sentenced to 270 days in jail after pleading no contest to one felony count of unlawful intercourse with a minor.

The TV personality, best known as a choreographer and judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, was taken into police custody on a felony warrant in 2009 following a criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

Sparks was accused of committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 16 in multiple incidents between 1994 and 1997. Last year, he pleaded not guilty to s...
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Lil Mama Dishes 'Dance Crew' And Her Plans To 'Enjoy Life And Create An Experience'

June 16th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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Lil Mama is resident judge on MTV's hit show, Americas Best Dance Crew, working on a single with Snoop Dogg and just finished up her music video for "Doughboy." Starpulse got an exclusive chance to talk to Lil Mama about all the exciting projects she is working on and how she keeps her Lip Gloss a-poppin.

Starpulse: Tell me about your judging gig on America’s Best Dance Crew this is Season 6, right?

Lil Mama: I am one of the pioneers of America’s Best Dance Crew. I have been with the show since season one and was invited to be a part of that project by Randy Jackson himself and ­­one...
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Who Will Win 'America's Best Dance Crew' Season 6? (Video)

June 2nd, 2011 1:20pm EDT
ICONic Boyz
I knew the first time I interviewed the Iconic Boyz aka the "Dancing Justin Biebers" backstage at ABDC they would go to the final two. Their contagious cuteness and energy pierced arrows through every young girl's heart in America and let's face it ...... these are the fans that vote over and over and over!

And I'm proud to say I also called the other crew who will be in the finals, IaMMe. They are hands down the most talented and creative. So really it comes down to cuteness and marketability vs. real talent and dance ability. At the end of the day, I will be thrilled no matter who wi...
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Did Fight With Dancer Force Demi Lovato Into Rehab?

November 5th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Demi Lovato
Reports are now surfacing that a fight between Demi Lovato and a back-up dancer on her tour with the Jonas Brothers was the reason Demi ultimately had to check into rehab.

According to People.com, Demi and back-up dancer Alex Welch got into a quick brawl that resulting in Welch sporting a bruise near her eye. Welch was on America's Best Dance Crew, and her group "Beat Freaks" placed second in season 3.

Previous reports speculated that Lovato got into a fight with ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas' new girl, Ashley Greene. Greene's representatives have since denied this.

Demi Lovato checked into r...
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Shane Sparks Ordered To Stand Trial On Child Molestation Charges

November 2nd, 2010 3:24pm EDT
Shane Sparks
Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks is to stand trial later this month on eight counts of child molestation.

Sparks, best known as a choreographer and judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show America's Best Dance Crew, was taken into police custody in Los Angeles on a felony warrant in December and later released on $590,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Sparks allegedly committed lewd acts upon a child in multiple incidents between 1994 and 1997.

Sparks has pleaded not guilty to six counts of lewd acts on a m...
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'Dance Crew' Star Shane Sparks Pleads Not Guilty To Child Molestation

March 12th, 2010 9:50am EST
Shane Sparks
Emmy-nominated reality TV star Shane Sparks has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges.

Sparks, best known as a judge on Randy Jackson's hit MTV show "America's Best Dance Crew," was taken into Los Angeles police custody on a felony warrant in December and charged with eight counts of child molestation, reports TMZ.com.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Sparks allegedly committed lewd acts upon a child in multiple incidents starting back in 1994.

The acts include oral copulation and other acts "with the intent of arou...
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Omarion To Replace Accused Child Molester On 'America's Best Dance Crew'

January 21st, 2010 8:46am EST
Omarion
R&B star Omarion is set to replace Shane Sparks in a reality TV show after the choreographer was arrested on suspicion of child molestation last month.

The "Ice Box" singer will take a spot on the judging panel of Randy Jackson's hit MTV series America's Best Dance Crew when the fifth season begins later this month.

Omarion will rate aspiring dance crews on the popular competition alongside current judges JC Chasez and Lil Mama.

He says, "I'm so excited to be a judge on MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew.' Dancing and performing is what I do and being a judge on this show will allow ...
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Hanging With Mario Lopez Of 'Extra'

April 22nd, 2009 11:56am EDT
MARIO LOPEZ
Mario Lopez, most commonly known as A.C. Slater from "Saved by the Bell," is anything but a one-trick pony. In fact, Lopez barely has time for himself these days now that he's the solo host of "Extra," the popular television entertainment news show.

But that's not all. Lopez was a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars" (where he was the runner-up), he has hosted MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" for three seasons, and he appears on the F/X drama "Nip/Tuck." If that wasn't enough, Lopez has written a bestselling fitness book, "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness," and is working on a childre...
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Miss America Pageant Airs Live Tonight

January 24th, 2009 8:22am EST
Miss America
The 2009 Miss America Pageant airs live from Las Vegas tonight at 8 PM on TLC. "I'm thrilled to return as host of Miss America Pageant on TLC," said Mario Lopez.

"We're pleased to have Mario as this year's host; he has shown that he's a fantastic choice to emcee the show," said Art McMaster, President/CEO of the Miss America Organization. "As a star in all trades, Mario brings excitement and class to the pageant, not to mention the added thrill our contestants will have sharing the stage with him."

From actor to host, producer to writer; Lopez has already made his mark on Hollyw...
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Hottest Reality TV Show Hosts

July 7th, 2008 8:50am EDT
Mario Lopez
Gone are the days of the classic game show. It's not that these types of shows are completely extinct; however, we live in the un-ending world of reality television. That being said, a new breed of reality TV hosts who tend to be hotter than ever have cropped up. This is the eye candy era. Goodbye Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), Bob Barker (The Price is Right), and Alex Trebek (Jeopardy). The sexy hosts are here! A few ladies and gentlemen in particular who stand out the most include:

The Ladies

Heidi Klum

This Victoria's Secret model and Sports Illustrated darling can do it...
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'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew' Feb. 7 On MTV

January 26th, 2008 8:00am EST
Randy Jackson
MTV rocks the floor with the new competitive group dance series "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" beginning Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Mario Lopez will host the exhilarating weekly series, and giving their feedback each week to the dance crews will be judges Lil' Mama, JC Chasez (N*Sync) and choreographer Shane Sparks (“You Got Served”). With exclusive content on-air, online, on demand and on mobile, viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about the individual dancers in each crew and how to copy some of their intricate moves.

Following...
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