Saturday, August 30, 2008

Backstage before the VMA Challenge: Kaba , SoReal, Fanny Pak, JabbaWockeeZ

Pacific Rim PhotoPress conducted backstage interviews with America's Best Dance Crew contenders after the VMA challenge. Here's Kaba Modern:
Click here to see interviews with members of SoReal Cru, Fanny Pak, and JabbaWockeeZ.

Poll - Who won the VMA Challenge?

Play-by-Play Live Blogging of today's VMA Challenge

In a few minutes, the specials America's Best Dance Crew VMA challenge begins. I'll do a play- by-play for those of you who aren't near your TV shows on the weekend (okay, I'm obsessed and/or pathetic!) or are on the West Coast. If you're around, feel free to comment.

Saturday ABDC Special Part 2: Sneak Peak at the Performances!

In case you are handicapping today's show, we have sneak peak videos of performances by Break Sk8, Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, Status Quo, and SuperWockeeZ (JabbaWockeez plus Super Cr3w!) We couldn't find one for Kaba Modern -- sorry.
Here's BreakSk8:

Click here for the other videos. And, let us know what you think about today's America's Best Dance Crew VMA Challenge show!

Saturday ABDC Special Part 1: Crews talk about the VMA Challenge interviewed members of SoReal Cru, Status Quo, and Kaba Modern before the taping of today's special America's Best Dance Crew VMA.

Friday, August 29, 2008

JabbaWockeeZ video - Deleted Scene from Step Up 2

For your viewing pleasure, a deleted scene from Step Up 2: The Streets, featuring JabbaWockeez:

DJ Rashida Interview -- Bring on James Brown!

At the America's Best Dance Crew finale, we talked to DJ Rashida about her impressions of the season, which crew she thought should win, and what she's like to see next season. Her request: an all James Brown show! We agree! Click below to listen in. BTW, the scream in the background occurred when Kayla told A.S.I.I.D. that they were on the MTV Live tour (which may or may not be true).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

This Just In: Fanny Pak and, A.S.I.I.D. to join ABDC Live Tour!

News flash: MTV just announced that Fanny Pak and A.S.I.I.D. will join JabbaWockeeZ, Break Sk8, and Super Cr3w in the America's Best Dance Crew Live Tour. For more information and to buy tickets, click on the Dance Crew Live box on the right side of this screen.

Do you think MTV chose the right crews for the tour?

ABDC Fans: Chance to attend VMA Red Carpet show!

Reality Auditions is looking for people to attend MTV's Video Music Award Red Carpet show on Sunday Sept. 7. The job: look great, have high energy and enjoy the entrance on the red carpet by all the performers, presenters & invited celebrities. This is an exclusive event, and they are giving first priority to fans of America's Best Dance Crew and The Hills! As a BONUS- you may be able to attend the LIVE FINALE performance at the end of the show! If you want to participate, read the instructions here.

If you are do attend, please send us a field report about your experience!

JC Chasez Audio Edition -- Reflections on Season 2

At the ABDC finale, JC Chasez reminisced about his favorite parts of the season, how they made Missy Elliot disappear, his opinions on voting, what it's like as a judge to be booed and whether there should be "Celebrity Dance Crew." Listen here:

Tomorrow's audio interview from the America's Best Dance Crew finale: DJ Rashida!

JC Chasez Video Edition -- Will NSYNC reunite?

At the America's Best Dance Crew finale, Hollyscoop asked J.C. Chasez the million dollar question: Will NSYNC reunite? To get the scoop, watch this video clip.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Afternoon Mailbox: Win tickets for ABDC Live, Interviews with and about Super Cr3w

  • DanceJam runs a contest to win tickets to America's Best Dance Crew Live
  • Hollyscoop asks everyone why Super Cr3w won.
  • Buddy TV interviewed Super Cr3w about their dangerous routines, favorite competitors, and how they really feel about JabbaWockeeZ.
  • Seattle Weekly imagines what it would be like if the ABDC judges covered the political conventions

Lil Mama at the ABDC Finale: Go out and vote!

One of our favorite moments after the ABDC finale was talking to Lil Mama. She's fresh, candid, and funny on the show and in person. What might not come across on TV is how charming and gorgeous she is! Here she is with our field reporter Sarah R. And, listen up to the two part interview.

Tomorrow's interview: JC Chasez!

Shane Sparks and Rock4Change -- Be There!

Shane Sparks is choreographing a special presentation of African Dance at the Rock4Change Concert to be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. If you're in the LA area, you GOTTA attend this, for three reasons:

  • 100% of the net proceeds from ticket sales will support life saving and life changing relief efforts in Darfur & Uganda.
  • The scheduled performers are AMAZING! There's too many to list, but you can see the roster here
  • 50% of the ticket price is tax-deductible, so buy yourself that great seat you deserve!
Go to the Rock4Change website to see their star-studded public service announcements, and to learn more about this awesome cause, AND CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mario Lopez: Top Pop Groups, Top Abs!

Mario Lopez is one of the busiest men in show business. He's a commentator on HBO Boxing, just completed a Broadway run in "A Chorus Line", and is the host of "Extra." Now he's signed up as host for “MTV’s Top Pop Group” premiering Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Click here for more information about the competitive reality show.

If that's not enough -- he has the Third Best Abs in Hollywood, according to In Touch Weekly. Click here to read more. When we saw Mario at the America's Best Dance Crew finale, we congratulated him on the honor. Listen to his response:

Photocredit: Photo Bucket

Kara Saun interview at ABDC Finale

We were given the rare opportunity to go backstage with Kara Saun, costume designer for the crews on America's Best Dance Crew, just before the finale began. It was pandemonium back there! But she calmly handled last minute costume adjustments while talking to us about her role on ABDC, her favorite costumes, and what else she's been up to. For you Project Runway fans -- she also let us in on her favorite season (besides Season 1) and whether she's been keeping up with the show. Listen in:
Coming up tomorrow: interviews with J.C. Chasez and Mario Lopez!

Mailbox - Final finale thoughts, hanging with the JabbaWockeeZ

  • Zap2It reminisces about her favorite ABDC Season 2 interviews, including all the judges, XTreme Dance Force and A.S.I.I.D.
  • Buddy TV rates the best and worst finale performances
  • Honey With Sole hung out with JabbaWockeez at the Monsters of Hip Hop show and has the photos to prove it.
  • Celebrity Hader wonders why JabbaWockeeZ got hats but Super Cr3w got a dope trophy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

ABDC Season 3 Audition Schedule

Casting Call dates for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3:
Sat., Oct. 11, 2008 - Atlanta, GA

Wed., Oct. 15, 2008 - St. Louis, MO

Sat. Oct. 18, 2008 - New York, NY

Sat. Oct. 25, 2008 - Los Angeles, CA

Crews of 5-7 members only,
Dancers must be 18 years & older
For More Information:

1-877-833-CREW or

Shane Sparks Morning, Audio Edition: What it takes to win ABDC!

We talked to Shane Sparks after the finale, and were blown away by his enthusiasm and articulateness. Listen here as he describes what it takes to stand out on America's Best Dance Crew, key traits shared by winning crews, and why he'd love to see a crew with women win ABDC next season.

Shane Sparks Morning, Video Edition

Hollywood 411 talked to Shane Sparks just before the finale. Listen for his insights on the show and its effects on the winners. And stay to the end of the interview-- he describes his big break into the dance world!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Interview with Super Cr3w - VISUALIZE, ATTACK, EXECUTE!

At the finale, we spoke to Super Cr3w, asking what advice they'd give to crews who want to become America's Best Dance Crew. Listen up:

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Tune in tomorrow for post-show interview with Shane Sparks!

Post-finale interviews with Super Cr3w, JabbawocKeez, and Judges

After the finale, the stage was choked with press. Young Hollywood did a particularly fine job with the videos (we'll share our audios with you over the next week!) Here's Young Hollywood talking to JabbaWockeez about this Season's finale:

Click here for their interview with Super Cr3w and the judges on why Super Cr3w is America's Best Dance Crew.