Abby Lee Miller
So you think your kid can dance? Lifetime has picked up the new reality series Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, starring Dance Moms instructor Abby Lee Miller, TV Guide Magazine has learned. Miller will serve as lead judge, with Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and celebrity choreographer Richard Jackson (Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night") joining her at the judges' table.
Less than two weeks after losing her gig at the U.S. X Factor judges table, Cheryl Cole has received an offer to return, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It is unclear whether Cole, 27, has accepted the offer; if she does, she will likely return to the United States when auditions for the Fox singing competition resume...
Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger will replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on The X Factor, TMZ.com reports.
Less than three weeks after going into production on Simon Cowell's reality singing competition, Scherzinger is set to relocate to the judges' table alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid. The Pussycat Dolls star was originally tapped to co-host with British TV personality Steve Jones. There's no indication whether...
Paula Abdul has signed on to join The X Factor judges table, Fox announced Sunday.
The deal reunites the former American Idol judge with Simon Cowell, who will judge and executive-produce X Factor. Abdul, 48, and Cowell, 51, worked together on Idol for eight seasons before Abdul left in 2009. Cowell departed the next year to launch The X Factor in the U.S. after working on the original U.K. version for seven seasons.
Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones named X Factor co-hosts
"This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can't believe I am...
Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones
Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger have reportedly signed on to host Simon Cowell's The X-Factor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cheryl Cole named a judge on X Factor
The official announcement for Scherzinger, the former Pussycat Dolls lead singer who also appeared on...
Paula Abdul will be joined by choreographer Travis Payne and singer Kimberly Wyatt at the Live to Dance judges table, while Andrew Günsberg is set to host, CBS announced Wednesday.
Günsberg previously hosted Australian Idol. Payne was an associate director and choreographer on This is It. And Wyatt — from the Pussycat Dolls — served as a judge on the U.K. series...
Audrina Patridge by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com
Audrina Patridge is known as Lauren Conrad's cute BFF, but for one night in Vegas, she'll be donning lingerie and taking the stage with the Pussycat Dolls. Patridge is joining the other writhers March 28 to celebrate The Hills' new season. The specifics of her act have not been disclosed, but People says that past guest gyraters including Paris Hilton, Denise Richards and Eva Longoria have done everything from shimmy in a champagne glass to croon alongside the Dolls. What type of act can we expect from Patridge? Some ideas (if you're reading, Robin Antin): Bring on Lil' Mama for some badass popping and locking. I know, it's not traditional for burlesque shows, but the Dolls should be "breaking" new ground. Instead of just one Hills hottie to celebrate the new season, bring them all out. What's a "Pussycat" show without real cattiness? How about a fully clothed "PCD Does The Nutcracker"? Imagine the educational possibilities for The Hills' audience.Go...
On Monday, Feb. 18, a fresh crop of Pussycat Doll wannabes will compete in the season premiere of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (9 pm/ET, CW). And at the start of its second season, this year's roster of 15 hopefuls looks hotter and younger than ever. Among the first 15 to sing, dance and sass it up are four 18-year-olds, three 19-year-olds and a few more ladies who are over the hill, at ages ranging from 20 to 25. From the 18-year-old set is Megan, hailing from Sunset, Louisiana,who has musical tastes varying from soulful soft rocker Jack Johnson to Britney Spears (but only her "early days," Megan is careful to note). From Washington D.C. is 20-year-old Charlotte, who also has eclectic tastes, with faves including Billie Holiday and Bjork.And of course, PCD creator Robin Antin will be there to hand-pick the next ensemble member, along with Geffen records chairman Ron Fair and Lil' Kim — who may have the most sass of them all. Anna Dimond
Ray Wise and Bret Harrison in Reaper by Michael Courtney/The CW
It took a year, but the CW (the network cobbled together from the ashes of the WB and UPN) is finally starting to look like a real network, albeit one aggressively and obsessively focused on the 18-34 youth market. Which no doubt is causing more than a few existential crises among those longtime vets of the TCA press tour who said goodbye to that demo a while ago.Dawn Ostroff, the networks relentlessly perky entertainment president, took a no regrets approach to her upbeat presentation Friday morning. Shes serious about tapping into trends with her programming and with various online/digital offshoots (especially where the new teen soap Gossip Girl is concerned), but otherwise, theres something kind of refreshing about a network that doesnt take itself too seriously.There was loud laughter in the room during clips of the CWs various lightweight reality shows, including a first look at the new twist on guilty-pleasure fave Beauty and the Geek...
Ray Wise and Bret Harrison in Reaper by Michael Courtney/The CW
A few thoughts after sitting through an L.A. satellite feed of CWs Upfront presentation on Thursday, which was more impressive (the Pussycat Dolls performance aside) than I expected.The Reaper looks much funnier than I expected. Should have guessed given that the appealing lead, Bret Harrison as a schmo who learns his parents sold his soul to the devil, is best known for sitcom work (Grounded for Life, That 70s Show, The Loop). Ray Wise is a scream as his demanding new boss, aka Lucifer. Only drawback: Reapers time-slot competition includes another largely comedic series about a reluctant nerdish hero, NBCs Chuck. Is there room for two?Also getting a good response: Aliens in America, with its Muslim exchange student fish-out-of-water befriending his classmate/host, a nerdy social pariah. This looks perfectly suited as a companion piece to the similarly sardonic Everybody Hates Chris.Gossip Girl may well become a brand-appropriate hit, but Im personally ...