A reinvention of the original Oscarr-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.
In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student's passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery.
As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they'll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame.
Eric and Bill have doubts they will survive the search for Russell. Sookie opens up to Alcide about Debbie Pelt. An irate Lafayette unwittingly puts Sookie's life in danger. At the Authority headquarters, Roman and Salome continue their interrogation of Nora for information on the Sanguinistas--and a possible traitor within the Council.
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When Laurieann is asked to choreograph a powerful dance for The Trevor Project, it becomes a personal project for Kherington whose cousin committed suicide. Laurieann offers to dedicate the performance to her cousin's memory and hopes it will push Kherington to finally bare her soul on the dance floor. But when Kherington is forced to relive painful memories, will it be too much for her to handle? Also, Sarah and Paul come to a decision about their relationship, and Laurieann and her business partner Joe go public with their romance.
Laurieann and Team Boom Kack head to London to prepare Six D for their first live show. But when Laurieann sees that the group isn't up to par with their performance, she fears they won't be ready to take the stage. On the night of the show, Laurieann gets into a screaming match with the stage manager and gets thrown out of the building. Will the show go on without her? Plus, Paul wants to rekindle his relationship with Sarah, sparks fly between Kherington and Kieran, and Kherington and Laurieann finally have a breakthrough.
Laurieann works on a new artist showcase for a talented-yet-unsigned singer, Missy Modell. Determined to help her land a record deal, Laurieann is relying on her team of dancers to put on the perfect show--but when Sarah gets partnered with her ex Paul for the performance, emotions fly high and she quickly loses focus. Can Sarah pull herself together before she gets pulled from the number? Meanwhile, Kherington dances in a show for the first time since becoming Laurieann's assistant choreographer, and Paula goes on her first blind date.
Laurieann transforms a British street performing crew into a pop music group and preps them for their very first music video, but she gets upset when she realizes she's dealing with an inexperienced director on the video shoot. She also notices that one of the band mates is single and would make a good match for Kherington. Although he's a bit younger, Kherington finds herself intrigued by this British dancer. Will sparks fly between them? Plus, Sarah plans to attend the "Burlesque" movie premiere but is worried about bumping into her ex Paul.
For the past year, Laurieann has been working to launch her youngest new artists Destinee and Paris, but she hits major road bumps when their overbearing mom-turned-manager keeps intervening. With the girls' showcase only days away, Laurieann believes the girls are ready to go public--but their perfection-driven "momager" threatens to pull the plug minutes before their debut performance. Meanwhile, Kherington wants to audition for Kesha's new music video but questions herself after Laurieann doesn't agree with her decision.
Laurieann must defend her directorial debut of Keri Hilson's music video for "The Way You Love Me" when it gets slammed by critics for being too provocative. She takes to the media to set the record straight--but has the damage already been done to her and Keri's careers? Also, Kherington struggles to rekindle her passion to dance, and Sarah heads back to New York to choreograph for the Knicks City Dancers and reconnects with an old flame.
After paying her dues for the past two years, Laurieann gives her assistant Lacee a chance to finally dance as part of the BoomKack team at the Beverly Hills Fashion Festival. But Lacee's big break may not happen when Laurieann threatens to pull the plug on their routine after she clashes with the show's director. Meanwhile, after her breakup with Paul, Sarah moves in with Paula and Kherington.
Celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson holds auditions to find dancers for her upcoming gig for "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops," which includes choreographing numbers for Katy Perry, Keri Hilson and a number of other hot music stars. The competition is fierce and only the most dedicated dancers will be able to survive Laurieann's strict teaching style--but when one girl doesn't make the cut, Laurieann instead offers her a shot at joining her esteemed team. Plus, Laurieann reveals a secret that involves the managing partner of her dance troupe at Boom Kack Studio.
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