Center Stage is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I have been waiting a long time for it to get a descent sequel. Tonight at 8p on Lifetime it gets just that with Center Stage: On Pointe.
Jonathan Reeves is still running the ABC, for the time being. Their biggest donor wants to see more modern ballet performances. If he doesn’t deliver, then she won’t deliver her money to him. Knowing he needs the money, he decides to hold auditions for classically trained and modern dancers. Bella (Nicole Muñoz), who is not a ballerina, never thought she would have a chance to be a member of ABT, but now she does.
She auditions and she gets into the summer camp that could lead to her getting in to the Academy. Along with several dancers, she will spend the next few weeks taking dance classes. At the end of it, they will audition again but this time they will officially become members of the American Ballet Academy.
It will be tough time for all. It’s old vs new and both sides won’t get along. Some will drop out, some will be injured and one person will be kicked out. Who will get it and who will go home will surprise you as much as by how enjoyable this telemovie is which also stars Sascha Radetsky and Ethan Stiefel from the original film.
I just have to add that Dance Moms’ Chloe Lukasiak was completely under utilized in this movie. I can’t count how many lines she had in the movie on one hand, yet she is in most of it. She was always the true star of the show, even though some people wanted us to believe otherwise.
Tonight at 8p on Lifetime, James Franco decided to resurrect the telemovie Mother May I Sleep with Danger with a twist. This time Tori Spelling is the mom and her daughter Leah (Leila George) is the one sleeping with danger. Leah is dating a woman from her school, who has a secret. Pearl is a Vampire (Emily Meade). The other Vamps want Pearl to turn Leah, but she refuses to do it.
Will Pearl tell Leah her secret? Will Leah let Pearl turn her? Will Spelling let her daughter sleep with danger?
I would tell you tune in to find out, but it really isn’t worth it. If you are going to take a premise and screw with it like they did. then you need to be in on the joke. They weren’t. They tried to make a serious movie, but it comes off as an unfunny joke that is torturous to watch. I like crap TV, but this isn’t even good crap TV. It is just crap.
Devious Maids is back on Lifetime tonight at 9p and it picks up a short time after the season finale.
Zoila (Judy Reyes) and Genevieve (Susan Lucci) are on the outs since Genevieve made the decision to save Zoila over her unborn child. Rosie (Dania Ramirez) is now her new maid because Mr Spence (Grant Show) still doesn’t remember their relationship. Something his ex-wife Peri (Mariana Klaveno) is totally taking advantage of while doing press for her movie based on the book that was written by Marisol (Ana Ortiz) about the maid who they thought Marisol’s son killed. Eva Longoria is playing Eva Longoria who is playing Marisol in the movie while Peri is playing Mrs Powell.
Talking about the Powells, Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) is stuck taking care of Adrian (Tom Irwin) who was left paralyzed from the explosion. Carmen (Roselyn Sánchez) is still their maid and she gets a visit from her cousin Daniela (Sol Rodriguez) who comes with a secret.
But the biggest secret is who killed the person who dies at the end of the tonight’s episode. All I will say is that is an original cast member.
You just have to tune in to find out who it is…
Then at 10p UnREAL is back and it is unreal. Rachel (Shiri Appleby) is running things and she is a B-I-T-C-H. Almost as bad as Quinn (Constance Zimmer), who is still the King of bitchiness. That is until her ex Chet (Craig Bierko) shows up and tries to everything. Just when they think they have a winner among three or them, the network has a surprise that throws a wrench into everything.
And then there is the Everlasting the show they are working on. This season they have chosen an African-American Bachelor and he is trying to find love with a special woman. Those special women he has to chose from are special in their own way. How far will they go to land their man? Seeing is believing, so you have to tune in to see it.
I know I am not saying a lot because I want you to experience the show like I did. Enjoy it as it is meant to be enjoyed.
UnREAL proves that scripted is better at doing unscripted than unscripted is at doing it.
I am sure you heard by now that James Franco is remaking Mother, May I Sleep with Danger for its 20th anniversary and today Lifetime released a description for the telemovie.
When theater major Leah (Leila George), brings home the special someone in her life to meet her mom, Julie (Tori Spelling), the family is met with a surprise when Pearl (Emily Meade) comes to the door. Julie tries to embrace the idea of Leah’s new love interest, but she can’t shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Julie’s suspicions lead to a startling discovery about Pearl that puts Leah in serious danger. Will Julie be able to save her daughter from an eternity of heartache before it’s too late?
OK, that isn’t that exciting, but this part is. Lifetime said, “With a story by James Franco, this updated classic features a vampire love story that brings a whole new meaning to ‘sleeping with danger.'”
Still not sold, the pictures will be the final nail in the coffin. So mark your calendars for June 18th because you know you don’t want to miss this future classic! I know I don’t want to miss a single second.
Even though season 6 of Dance Moms hasn’t premiered yet, one of the dancers is rumored not be returning for a 7th season…if there is one. According to US Weekly, several sources confirmed that this will be Maddie Ziegler’s last season with the show. Since she became a semi-star by doing Sia’s music videos, the teenager has decided that she wants to focus on acting instead.
Only thing is, she doesn’t realize that without the show, people probably won’t care about her as much. Maybe she can do one of those song and dance movies on the Disney Channel like High School Musical and Teen Beach Movie. Other than that, I think her star will flame out fast without Dance Moms and Sia.
When it comes to the future of the show? It will be interesting to see if this season will be the last one for the Lifetime show. Not only is Maddie reportedly leaving, we don’t know yet if Abby Lee Miller will be spending time in her dance schools or federal prison. If the government gets their way, she will be dancing her way into the latter. We shall see.
Just days after Dance Moms started filming season 6, news broke that Abby Lee Miller was indicted on alleged fraud charges. Some of us wondered if they would include her legal woes in the show. Today, Lifetime released the first look at he upcoming season and the answer is yes. How much and how far, we don’t know. We will just have to tune in starting January 5th.
Looks like legal problem isn’t her only problem. It seems like all of the moms, yes all of them, are getting sick and tired of her antics.
To make matters even worse, according to Deadline, Miller sent out a newsletter saying that she might be missing from a few episode. She claims that she got in a fight with a producer who wanted her to a teen pregnancy dance routine with a fake baby bump. She said, “When a grown man tells me he wants one of my kids to portray a pregnant teen and wear a baby bump — I have to put my foot down…If that means not moving my foot and not working and getting fined in the process, well that’s a risk I am willing to take to protect my girls.” Then she added, “I am always teaching principles, integrity, and values in addition to dance technique. It is important for me that the girls learn to stand up and fight for what they believe in!”
I guess I am watching a different show than the one than the one she is watching.
I wonder how much longer Lifetime is going to put up with her. If I were them, I would pull the plug. Although, if the feds get their way, the network might not have a choice.
United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today that Abby Lee Miller was indicted on 20 counts of allegedly “Defrauding Bankruptcy Court by Hiding Assets and Lying about Income.”
In December 2010, she filed a Petition to Reorganize her dance studio. Around that time, is when she began working on Dance Moms. The statement then claims that she created bank accounts and hid some of the money she made from the Lifetime shows and classes from the courts.
The statement went on to say, “Miller concealed income totaling approximately $755,492.85 from the Trustee and creditors, and gained favorable terms to restructure debt from her fraudulent acts.”
If convicted, she could face up to 5 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.
No word when she will face the judge in court or what Lifetime will do with Dance Moms. The show began taping its 6th season last week.
During the Dance Moms’ season finale, Abby Lee Miller hinted that she was going to disband the Junior Elite Team aka the dancers we know and love; and now it looks like she was serious about that. Today, she posted a message on Instagram declaring, “They are casting dancers I didn’t select or deem appropriate for the new team.” So now she is looking for the best 7 and 8 year old dancers in the country.
If you want your child to be yelled at on national television doing something they once loved, then send Miller an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures and video. Good luck.
When it comes to the show, if the girls and their moms aren’t back, then neither am I. I am not tuning in for Miller, I am tuning for them. Are you done with the show too if the girls and their moms are not the focus of the show?
Remember when Abby Lee Miller announced that she was leaving Dance Moms to do something bigger and better during the 5th season’s final episode? Well here’s a shocker, she lied. OK, it isn’t a shocker but she did lie. That’s because tonight she Tweeted, “Started filming season 6 today of #DanceMoms! Get excited!!!”
I was kind of looking forward to Dance Moms without her. Between the show getting more scripted and her overacting, I was ready for something smaller and better. Oh well, as much as I say I won’t watch, I will.
Now, when it comes to which moms will be returning, that she didn’t say. But I think we can all agree, to her the show is only about Maddie and her and the rest of them are just background noise who don’t need to be there and are replaceable.
Let’s be real, Lifetime’s Unauthorized Stories for the most part are really bad. Strangely enough, they finally got one right. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story is pretty entertaining, so you should check it out at 8p tonight.
The telemovie starts out with the network pitching the show to Aaron Spelling (Dan Castellaneta) and him saying no. That is until his daughter Tori (Abby Ross) convinces him to do it. Now it is time to cast to lead roles, and Tori again helps him with that when she suggests he hires Shannen Doherty (Samantha Munro) and Jason Priestley (Max Lloyd-Jones ). Tori auditions for Kelly, but the network wants Jennie Garth (Abbie Cobb), so she gets Donna. Somehow Ian Ziering (David Lennon), Gabrielle Carteris (Michele Goyns) and Brian Austin Green (Ross Linton) are also cast on the show.
Now it is time to the shoot the pilot and they share the studio with porn stars. Did you know that? After the pilot is shot and they watch it, they think the show will never get picked up. As we know it did, but initially it bombed.
Darren Star (Adam Korson) and Aaron think the show is missing something and that something is Luke Perry (Jesy McKinney). But even he couldn’t save the show from poor ratings. That is until something happens that helps it become the hit that became. What, you will have to tune in to find out.
After the show is a hit, it is the I hate Shannen show. The movie ends with her firing and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen’s (Alyssa Lynch) hiring. Lynch also played her in Lifetime’s Saved By the Bell movie.
Even though the telemovie only covers the first four seasons, it is just enough. I don’t know how to explain how they got it right, but when you see it, you will see how they did.
I mean, the only actors who look like the people they are playing are Munro and Cobb, but you quickly forget that because the story is interesting enough to keep you entertained.