‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Sued For Assault & Defamation By Fellow Cast Member: Video

By | Friday February 14, 2014 @ 7:16pm PST

Dance MomsKelly Hyland is suing the matriarch and producers of the Lifetime docusoap over a brawl that aired as part of this week’s episode. Her suit (read it here) claims that Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller assaulted and later defamed her. The suit says “the producers of the show [Collins Avenue Entertainment], in an effort to attract ratings and viewership, encourage and facilitate conflicts between Miller on the one hand and the young girl dancers and their mothers on the other.” It goes on to cite Miller’s “bullying and insulting leadership style” as the girls’ principal dance coach. The incident that fueled the assault claim happened November 22 before a dance competition in the Bronx. The suit claims Miller “repeatedly lunged toward Kelly gnashing her teeth and loudly attempting to bite Kelly.” Then, according to the filing, Hyland “in self-defense, slapped Miller and pulled Miller’s head away from her to avoid being bitten.” Hyland also claims that “the producers of the show desired for her to have a warrant issued for her arrest as that would make for intensely dramatic television.” Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Dance Moms’ Season Debut Hits Series High, ‘Double Divas’ Previewed

By | Wednesday January 2, 2013 @ 12:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

2013 got off to a solid start for Lifetime. The network’s docusoap Dance Moms opened its third season last night with a series-best 2.8 million total viewers tuning in for the 90-minute season premiere. That … Read More »

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‘Dance Moms’ Renewed For Season 3

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 10:39am PDT

Dance Moms RenewedLifetime has ordered 26 episodes of Dance Moms, the docu-series that has become a breakout hit for the network. Season 2 wrapped last month and finished as the top unscripted series on cable in its Tuesday … Read More »

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Lifetime Expands ‘Dance Moms’ Franchise To Figure Skating

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 10:27am PST
Nellie Andreeva

On the heels of ordering a spinoff of reality hit Dance Moms set in Miami, Lifetime is looking to cross over the franchise to ice skating. The network and Dance Moms producer Collins Avenue are developing Ice Moms, a … Read More »

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‘The Game’ Opens Season 2 With 5.3 Million Viewers, ‘Dance Moms’ Hits Series High

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 2:13pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Game solidified its status as a smash hit by drawing 5.3 million viewers for its Season 5 premiere. It was down 31% from its record-setting BET premiere last year (7.7 million) but higher than most scripted series on cable. Season 2 of The Game‘s companion sitcom, Let’s Stay Together,Read More »

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