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“Today I am tired of being silent because of a contract,” a season 8 mother wrote, while a Dance Moms producer posted that “Seeing a 7 year old little black girl be put in a box in a corner and treated so violently because of the color of her skin was heartbreaking.”

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Lifetime has released a promo for its next season of Dance Moms, which debuts early next year, that’s set to “Maniac” by Michael Sembello, notably featured in Flashdance, and borrows slightly from that sequence. It’s a well-produced music video featuring a made-up Abby Lee Miller forcing girls to dance as their moms are locked out …

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Lifetime has given Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller her own competition series, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Robin Antin, the Pussycat Dolls founder who previously judged Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, will also judge this show, which will give $100,000 and a scholarship to a ballet school. Abby Lee Miller is …

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Dance Moms, one of the cable reality shows that is basically a form of televised child abuse, aired an episode two weeks ago titled “Topless Showgirls” (later renamed “Costume Drama”) but only now has it occurred to Lifetime that it maybe shouldn’t have broadcast that. So, the network has pulled the show from repeats and …

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