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Abby Lee Miller Quits Dance Moms in Epic Rant Before Fraud Sentencing

Abby Lee Miller, the mercurial host of the Lifetime network show “Dance Moms,” is refusing to go on with the show. She announced her departure in a full-on social media meltdown over “creative control.” But Miller’s upcoming sentencing for tax fraud could have something to do with it. Miller, a childrens’ dance instructor with a someone checkered past, rose from the obscurity of her Pittsburgh dance studio to national prominence....

Maddie Ziegler Raises New Questions About Sexualizing Teens, Pre-Teens (video)

Maddie Ziegler, America’s first pre-teen sex symbol, performed last night on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” sharing the stage with other pre-teen and young-teen dancers as part of the show’s “Next Generation” finale. It raised new questions about under-age sexualization. Ziegler gained fame on the Lifetime network’s reality show “Dance Moms,” which has been criticized repeatedly for over-sexualizing under-age girls....

Dance Moms Abbey Lee Miller Faces 100 Years in Jail for Bankruptcy Fraud

Abby Lee Miller is facing up to 100 years in jail if convicted and hit with a maximum sentence, after she was indicted today (Oct. 14) for fraud stemming from a 2010 bankruptcy. The case could spell the end of her controversial show, “Dance Moms.” Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh announced the indictment, charging that Miller hid income and concealed assets during proceedings....

Maddie’s Back in Blonde Wig, Flesh-Colored Leotard in New Sia Video (see!)

Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old sex siren and dance phenom. is back in yet another music video for Aussie singer Sia. This time, she’s all face and hands and no body, will almost none, in a wild pantomime to Sia’s hit “Big Girls Cry.” Maddie wears the same blonde wig and nude-colored bodysuit that caused an uproar when she danced with 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video. Daniel Askill, who also co-directed the first two Maddie videos, lets Ziegler’s hands and face do all the work....

Maddie Ziegler, America’s Darling, a Painted Lady in UK’s Schön (Photos!)

Maddie Ziegler, the nation’s first pre-teen sex siren, is making waves overseas in a new photo spread in UK fashion magazine Schön!. The 12-year-old wears very adult fashions by Moschino,Jean Paul Gaultier and Dior. Ziegler caused an uproar on social media when she performed a highly sexualized dance with 28-year-old actor Shia LaBouf. In some photos, she’s looks like a 17th century harlequin; in others she looks like a courtesan....

Maddie Ziegler, Kristen Wiig Swing to Sia’s Chandelier at Grammys (watch!)

Maddie Ziegler, the Dance Moms pre-teen sensation, jumped back into her flesh-colored leotard to perform at the Grammys to Sia’s “Chandelier” in a controversial dance that mocked itself with a surprise appearance by Kristen Wiig. Ziegler danced wildly in videos for the Sia song and another of her hits, “Elastic Heart.” The 12-year-old dancer’s appearance in the “Chandelier” video raised eyebrows because of its sexual nature. But Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video caused an uproar on social media because Maddie danced with 28-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf....

Maddie Ziegler Dances Wildly in SNL Debut, But No Shia LaBeouf (watch!)

Maddie Ziegler debuted on “Saturday Night Live” last night and performed her controversial dance to Sia’s song “Elastic Heart,” wearing the same nude-colored leotard, but this time her dance partner was another girl, not actor Shia LaBeouf. Maddie who is 12 and best known for her role on Bravo’s “Dance Moms,” caused an uproar when she danced with LaBeouf in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video. She wore a nude-colored leotard, while LaBeouf wore the same color briefs. Their dance simulated a cage fight and included moments of passionate embracing as well as wild dancing....

Meet Maddie Ziegler: From Tiny Tot to Nation’s First Pre-Teen Sex Symbol

Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old star of the controversial show “Dance Moms,” has become the center of an intense debate over the sexualization of pre-teens. Say what you will, but she’s the nation’s first pre-teen sex symbol, and maybe the start of a dark new trend. Ziegler was thrust into national attention by her performance with 28-year-old Shia LeBeouf in a new music video by Sia, featuring her song “Elastic Heart.” Overseas, a number of pre-teen models have appeared in adult fashion magazines. At 11, Anais Gallegher, daughter of former Oasis singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher, was also modeling professionally. Supermodel Kate Moss’ half-sister Charlotte Moss, known as Lottie, also debuted as a professional model at 13....

Sia Responds to Debate Over ‘Elastic Heart’ Video: Art? Or, Kiddie Porn?

Sia, whose “Elastic Heart video featuring 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler in an erotic dance, has apologized to anyone who was offended by what clearly were overtones of pedophilia in the clip. But, hey, it’s not what she meant. The video sparked a heated social media debate over whether the interpretive dance routine simulating a cage fight was art, or merely kiddie porn. LaBeouf was clad in a flesh-colored briefs and Maddie wore a similar flesh-colored bodysuit and blonde wig. They acted out a fight that also included moments of passion, embracing and wild dance moves....

Abby Lee Miller Faces New Abuse Charges in Dance Moms Lawsuit

Abby Lee Miller, under fire earlier this year in a court over the way she treats children on her popular show “Dance Moms,” is facing new allegations of abuse and bullying from a former 13-year-old pupil. The child, identified in court papers as Paige Hyland, claims Miller terrorized her students to purposely create drama on the show. After the Hyland incident, other moms and professional dance instructors started online petitions demanding that Lifetime owner, Disney/ABC, cancel the show....

Disney Under Fire to Drop Dance Moms, Abby Lee Miller on Lifetime

“Dance Moms” host Abby Lee Miller and Disney/ABC Television Group, which airs the show on the Lifetime Network are under fire from parents and dance studio owners, who want the show canceled pronto. The ugly side of the show aired last week involving a fight between Miller and former dance mom cast member Kelly Hyland....

Dance Moms Scandal: Child Abuse, Bullying on Show, Mom Alleges

Kelly Hyland, a former dance mom on the Lifetime show “Dance Moms” charges that host Abby Lee Miller routinely abusees and bullies children on the show in newly filed court papers. The suit filed in Superior Court in California, names Miller and the show’s production company Collins Avenue Entertainment as defendants....