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Lifetime Extends 'Dance Moms' Season 6 Despite Cast Shakeup >>

Despite the fact the its breakout star, Maddie Ziegler, has just announced her intention to quit the show and Abby Lee Miller could possibly be looking at federal prison time, Lifetime wants more episodes of Dance Moms. According to the latest gossip news updates, the network has just ordered an undisclosed amount of additional episodes for Season 6. In more Dance Moms news, Maddie Ziegler isn't the only one moving on to bigger and better things, Asia Monet Ray recently opened up about how great it was to be working alongside Hollywood legends like John Travolta and Cuba Gooding Jr. on FX' The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler

Abby Lee Miller Slams 'Dance Moms' Parents & Producers >>

It seems that Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller is having problem with more than just the IRS. According to the latest gossip news updates, the reality TV star very much dislikes the show's producers, who she feels stifle her creativity by imposing inappropriate themes. Miller apparently doesn't think very much of her student's mothers either -- recently explaining that if not for her guidance there is no telling how the kids would have turned out.

Fuller House Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin Gets 'DWTS' Advice From 'Full House' CoStar >>

She may not have exactly finished at the top of her class, but Candace Cameron Bure still has a bit of advice for her 'Fuller House' costar, Jodie Sweetin going into her season on 'Dancing with the Stars.' While the rest of the Season 22 cast has been kept hush-hush, Cameron has had no problem publicly discussing the pointers she's given her sitcom sister, presumably confirming that Sweetin is defiantly going to be a part of the show. According to the latest gossip news updates, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey's' Teresa Giudice turned down a chance to be a part of the 2016 season, despite the pile of cast the ABC has reportedly offered her to take the gig.

Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler

Abby Lee Miller Claims to Have Quit ''Dance Moms' Proven False >>

While it's true that Sia muse, Maddie Ziegler, is finally ready to walk away from Lifetime's 'Dance Moms' for bigger and better opportunities, Abby Lee Miller claims that she is leaving don't ring quite so true. According to the latest gossip news updates, the reports that Miller is quitting the successful realty TV show to focus on the FBI's fraud case against her are utterly false, as she has actually asked the California courts permission to travel with the show to Las Vegas since making her announcement.

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio

'SYTYCD: Junior' to Premieres 2016 as 'The Next Generation' >>

It looks like Cat Deeley is going to be able to feed that new baby after all. According to the latest gossip news updates, 'So You Think You Can Dance' has been renewed for a 2016 season with a premiere date set for early May. While it has been rumored for quite some time that the show was due for a change in format, 'SYTYCD: The Next Generation' is going to feature an All-Star element on top of the contestants all being children, ages 8-13.

ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' Live Finale

Rashad Jennings & Taryn Manning Join 'DWTS' Season 22? >>

With Season 22 of 'Dancing with the Stars' not scheduled to premiere for a couple of months yet, the powers that be at ABC are still keeping the 2016 cast lineup under lock and key, but that hasn't stopped people from constantly speculating. According to the latest gossip news updates, both New York Giants' running back Rashad Jennings and 'Orange Is the New Black's' Taryn Manning are likely to be joining the pros in March. For her part, Kirstie Alley suggested that Rhea Perlman would be perfect for the show, only to opine that the 'Cheers' alum probably wouldn't be up for it.

Mariss Jansons

Concertgebouw Orchestra to Tour All 28 EU Countries >>

Amsterdam's world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) is clearly dedicated to putting its money where its mouth is, so to speak, when it comes to European unity. The RCO has just announced that over the next two-and-half seasons it will be touring to each and every one of the European Union's 28 member states. General manager Jan Raes explained of the tour that it is important to show dedication to a united continent at such a volatile time in our history. The orchestra also broke the news this month that Huang Ruo has just been hired as the RCO's first ever composer-in-residence.

Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

'DWTS' Maksin Chmerkovskiy & Girlfriend Peta Talk 2016 Wedding Plans? >>

They may not have a clear idea exactly when or where they will be having their future wedding, but Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are certain they will be inviting plenty of their friends from 'Dancing with the Stars.' According to the latest gossip news updates, the reality TV stars plan to even invite some of their former celebrity partners as well as cast member to their bid day. That being said, the New Zealand beauty insists that she has no intention to get busy planning things for quite some time come -- opting instead to just bask in the glory of the engagement for the time being.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Gennady Rozhdestvensky Headed to Chicago after Dresden Cancellation? >>

It was only days ago that legendary Russian Gennady Rozhdestvensky had to cancel a concert with the Dresden Philharmonic, after slipping and falling on the icy concrete outside the hall, but the 84-year-old is already said to back on his feet. According to the latest updates, maestro Rozhdestvensky has already recovered enough to fly to Stockholm, with plans to head on Chicago a few days later. So, it seems that his fans in the Windy City need not worry about the famed conductor missing his upcoming dates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Labor Disputes Yields Vote on 'Concessionary Contract'

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Refuses 2016 Pay Cut >>

It looks like the negotiations have all but come to a standstill between the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and their musicians' union. According to the latest gossip news updates, the 65 fulltime symphony members balked at signing a contract that would see an 8.4 percent reduction in the wages. Word has it that after a 13.5 percent pay cut 5-years ago, the Symphony members not only demand their pay remain the same in 2016 -- they want to be guaranteed a raise over the next 3 seasons as well.

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim Replaces Hoon Lee in 'The King and I'? >>

While Hoon Lee has been praised for his portrayal of King Mongkut in the Lincoln Center revival of 'The King and I,' the production will hardly be left in a lurch when he leaves the production later this year. According to the latest gossip news updates, 'Lost's' Daniel Dae Kim will be taking over the titular role May 3, with 'Inception's' Ken Watanabe filling-in in the interim. Although this will be Kim's Broadway debut, the 'Hawaii Five-O' actor has played Mongkut once before in an arena-style production at London's Royal Albert Hall back in 2008.

Witney Carson and Carson McAlister

'DWTS' Mark Ballas Comes Clean about BC Jean Engagement? >>

It seems like something must be in the air over there at ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' Word has it that hot on the tail of Witney Carson's getting married at New Year's, cast favorite Mark Ballas has announced that he and his longtime girlfriend, BC Jean, have also gotten engaged. Although, Kym Johnson and 'Shark Tank' star, Robert Herjavec, haven't mentioned anything about getting married in 2016, the reality TV star insists she and her billionaire boyfriend are still going strong.

Tim Curry

Fox Hires Tim Curry for 'Rocky Horror' TV Remake? >>

Forget about Susan Sarandon and Meat Loaf; it's just been announced that Fox has successfully talked Hollywood legend Tim Curry into joining their TV remake of 70s cult classic, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show.' According to the latest gossip news updates, the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter will be trading in the thigh-stockings and stiletto heels for an unseen role as the Criminologist Narrator. Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, who is set to play the sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania, revealed that she cried tears of joy upon learning that the network has signed Curry up for the remake.

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio

Cat Deeley 'SYTYCD' Gets New Junior Reboot? >>

It would seem that 'So You Think You Can Dance' host, Cat Deeley, got a double dose of good news in the New Year. According to the latest gossip news updates, Fox has announced their plans to bring back the dance show the very same day this week that the English TV host revealed via Twitter that she had just given birth to a brand new baby boy. Interestingly, the birth of Deeley's third child coincides with a change in 'So You Think You Can Dance's' format. When the reality series returns later this year, it's contestants will all be kids à la 'Project Runway: Junior' and 'MasterChef Junior.'

Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Choreographs Zendaya 'Finding Neverland' Music Video? >>

It appears that Dancing with the Star champion and former cast favorite, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, can add yet another impressive accomplishment to his already lengthy resume. According to the latest gossip news updates, Peta Murgatroyd's fiancé co-choreographed Zendaya's new music video for "Neverland", a song from the hit Broadway musical, Finding Neverland. Although Maksim might be more than comfortable working out all the moves for a music video, the groom-to-be recently admitted that he is done calling the shots in his relationship with Peta and plans to let her make all the decisions from here on out.

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