On Friday we reported that America's Best Dance Crew judge and So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Shane Sparks had been arrested on eight charges of child molestation and was jailed pending payment of $590,000 bail. On Saturday night Sparks posted bail and was released. While Sparks has remained silent regarding the situation, his lawyer has come forward proclaiming his clients innocence and saying that Sparks is the victim of the situation. Sparks attorney, Steve Meister told E! News that "Shane Sparks is innocent, he knows it and soon the world will know it. We are going to fight this tooth and nail." The attorney claims the charges against Sparks have no merit and that they "reek of opportunism and exploitation." There is still no word on how these accusations will affect Sparks' status on America's Best Dance Crew or So You Think You Can Dance. Neither MTV or FOX have made a statement regarding Sparks' arrest. His lawyer says that Sparks' number one priority is clearing his name and proving his innocence, and that he is confident he will be able to do so. Source Here
Breaking news this morning regarding America's Best Dance Crew judge and So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Shane Sparks. According to TMZ Sparks was arrested this morning and charged with nine counts of child molestation. The alleged incidents began in 1994 and the criminal complaint states that the acts were committed upon an underage girl who was at least 10 years younger than Sparks. Sparks was 20 years old in 1994. Sparks was arrested at 8am this morning and is currently being held on $590,000 bail. Sparks is the second So You Think You Can Dance choreographer to be arrested this year. Choreographer Alex DaSilva was arrested in August. Neither MTV (ABDC) or FOX (SYTYCD) has released a statement on this matter. We will continue to follow the story as it develops. Source Here
MTV has announced that it will produce a fifth season of reality series Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew. The Hollywood Reporter also states that the Nick Lachey-produced Taking the Stage will return for a second season in January. Tony Disanto, president of programming for MTV, said: "While each series is a different format, both have music at their core. "It is the mode of expression for these kids who are trying to live their dream." Source Here
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* 30 Rock (9:31 pm/ET NBC) Tick tock. Tick tock. The sound you hear is Mizz Liz's biological clock. The TGS den mom wants to be a real mom, and her baby fever rises to new levels when she chums up to a pregnant teenage donut-shop staffer in a bid to adopt her baby. Meanwhile, at 30 Rock, Jenna pushes for more attention as her birthday approaches. Forget the birthday candles - there'll be enough flare-ups when her party is planned with one for Tracy. In Jack's world, the controlling bigwig participates in a guys' night out, only to connect with Frank over their "daddy issues." John Lithgow and Patti LuPone guest star. * American Idol (8 pm/ET Fox) The Top 12 contingent is shaping up - and will be in complete form after tonight's show. Our dirty dozen includes Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, plus last night's winners from the final pool of semifinalists. It's the wild, wild west tonight: A wild-card installment features the judges' favorite remaining contestants in competition for the last coveted positions. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9 pm/ET CBS) Dreams really do come true! Just ask Taylor Swift. The chart-busting country singer recently revealed in a TV interview that her "dream is to die on CSI." She gets her wish on tonight's emotion-packed episode in which she plays Haley Jones, a troubled teen with an identity crisis who is murdered in the parking lot of a seedy motel. While the story pivots on Swift's character, she's underused in the hour but still manages to make a strong impression. The real standout is George Eads as Nick, who battles conflicting emotions over whether he could have prevented Haley's death. * Burn Notice (10 pm/ET USA) Michael makes a play for his freedom in tonight's season finale as he tries to escape Carla's grasp. After weeks of pressure from her to catch his would-be killer, he's ready for a showdown. He also learns some surprising information from Victor after capturing him to get some answers. But will he like what he hears? * Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew (10 pm/ET MTV ) Despite having a stellar season, the Fly Khicks were eliminated last week, squashing any hopes for an all-female finale. The ladies of the Beat Freaks are still in the running to be the first female crew to take the top prize, but the heavily favored Quest Crew could stand in their way. The polls are closed, so now all everyone can do is keep their fingers crossed. By the end of the night, one crew will walk away with the coveted title of America's Best Dance Crew and a cool $100,000 cash prize, and the other crew will just walk away. Source here
Season 3 of ABDC is already nearing it's conclusion. In the latest episode the final 2 crews put their hearts on the dance floor to win America's vote. To vote online: Click Here Voting will be closed as of Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 a.m. ET. The finale will air on Thursday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Be sure to tune in to see if your favorite crew will be announced America's Best Dance Crew for season 3.
MTV promises the third season of its "America's Best Dance Crew" will be "the most physically demanding season yet." Read more.
Tonight is the championship showdown; where the final two crews will face the most intense battle of our season. Both crews will face three rounds of brutal challenges, they will give everything they've got for the final plea of your votes. For the "around the world challenge" both crews were given a video showcasing different dance styles from around the world, they will be judged on how well they master these worldly moves and how well they incorporate them in the own original routine. Visit for recap.
Man, I would be so much more excited about tonight's showdown on America's Best Dance Crew if Fanny Pak were still in the competition. I admit I was somewhat of an erratic viewer of ABDC this Summer, but week in and week out, the thing that kept me coming back (or at least watching the old episodes I'd TiVo'd) was the Pak. And yet somehow, my favorite crew headed home last week, a combination of viewer votes and tough judging. Sigh. Still, I'm trying to get myself pumped up for tonight's final battle between SoReal Cru and Super Cr3w (the winner will be revealed next week). On paper, this would seem like SoReal's competition to lose: They've never once appeared in the bottom two, even though the judges haven't always been on their side. For more from the source, click here .