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The 10 Worst TV Role Models of 2013

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Even with all the new devices competing for kids' attention, regular old TV still dominates kids' screen time. That means all the characters they watch or otherwise absorb through popular culture make a big impact on kids' still-forming identities.

Andy Cohen Has Pictures Of A Young Abby Lee Miller

Posted 02.06.2013 | Celebrity

Abby Lee Miller has turned her no-nonsense, larger than life personality into stardom as the head of the Abby Lee Dance Company, and the breakout star...

Lifetime Network's Trick or Treat: Abby Lee Miller's Dance Teacher Disguise

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 12.26.2012 | TV
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

I can only hope that Abby Lee Miller's oft said phrase, "Everyone's replaceable," applies quickly to her. Viewers have been tricked for too long into believing that watching kids getting eaten alive is a treat.

The 10 Worst TV Role Models of 2012

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The good news for parents is that even the worst role models can serve as a starting point for some important discussions with kids.

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Plays Herself On 'Drop Dead Diva'

Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

Abby Lee Miller proved to be up for poking fun at her on-screen persona when she guest-starred as herself on "Drop Dead Diva" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Life...

Abby Lee Miller Talks 'Drop Dead Diva' (With A Special Guest!)

Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

Dance teaching tyrant Abby Lee Miller, star of Lifetime's "Dance Moms," stopped by "Good Day LA" (weekdays, 9 a.m. PT on Fox) to talk about her upcomi...

Tiger Teachers: The New Stage Moms Aren't the Moms

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Hilary Levey Friedman

Despite their extreme antics at this point, it's a total cliché to criticize 'Dance Moms' moms. The people who really should make us scratch our heads are the other adults involved: the teachers and coaches.

'Dance Moms': Abby Lee Miller Is Not A Good Loser

Posted 04.04.2012 | TV

Abby Lee Miller does not take losing well. For the first time, and by only one point, the Candy Apple's Dance Center beat Abby Lee's students in a dan...

Plastic Surgery Routine On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

"Dance Moms" (Tues., 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime) supremo Abby Lee Miller has had some contentious routines before, but Tuesday night she put together a rou...

Injury Strikes The Candy Apple Girls On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.21.2012 | TV

A nasty injury forced The Candy Apple Girls to change their lineup mid-season on "Dance Moms" (Tues., 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime). Young dancer Taylor l...

Nia Freezes During Competition On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 05.13.2012 | TV

"My worst fears are coming true and my heart begins to break," Holly Frazier said of the moment when she watched her daughter Nia freeze up during a c...

Did 'Dance Moms' Finally Go Too Far?

Posted 03.08.2012 | TV

When it comes to pushing the boundaries of reality television, Lifetime's "Dance Moms" takes it to a whole new level, but the latest "Dance Moms" epis...

Hilarious Beef Jerky Costume On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Not that long ago, Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress seemed controversial, but now it's in danger of spawning an entire meat suit industry. On "Dance...

'Dance Moms': Abby Defends Using Guns As Props

Posted 02.22.2012 | TV

Another week, another clash on "Dance Moms" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime) as viewers got to share the moms' discomfort at seeing young girls dancing ...

Abby Lee Miller Defends Her 'Dance Moms' Methods On 'The View'

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

"Dance Moms" instructor Abby Lee Miller has become something of a reality TV villain as viewers have reacted with shock to the intense way she coaches...

Young Dancer Carried Off After Falling During Performance On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

There was a heart-stopping moment on "Dance Moms" (Tues., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime) when Maddie fell badly during a dance routine and had to be carried ...

Jill Bribes Abby With A Massage On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

With Jill still on what might be considered probationary status with the other "Dance Moms" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime), she certainly ruffled some...

Abby Fights With One Of The 'Dance Moms' (Again)

Posted 04.02.2012 | TV

On Tuesday night's "Dance Moms" (Tues., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime), young dancer Peyton was disappointed, and she made sure that Abby Lee Miller knew it....

Ripa And Chenoweth Want To Be On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 01.27.2012 | TV

Kelly Ripa and her "Live!" (weekdays on ABC) guest-host Kristin Chenoweth are both big fans of the reality show "Dance Moms." The two ladies compared ...

Abby Flips When A Student Skips Rehearsal On 'Dance Moms'

Posted 03.25.2012 | TV

For some reason, the "Dance Moms" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime) continue to try and reason with Abby Lee Miller. Week after week she makes it pretty ...

'Dance Moms': Things Turn Ugly With The Return Of Cathy And The Candy Apples

Posted 01.18.2012 | TV

Last night on "Dance Moms" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime) there was a showdown in Ohio between Abby Lee Miller and her nemesis, Cathy Nesbitt. Abb...

'Dance Moms' Spinoff Heads To Miami

Posted 01.17.2012 | TV

Lifetime is taking "Dance Moms" to the South with new dancers, new routines and, of course, new drama. "Dance Moms: Miami," the new six-episode ser...

Kelly Fights With Abby On 'Dance Moms' Premiere

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

Abby Lee Miller returned with a new season of "Dance Moms" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime) for fans of yelling in front of uncomfortable children. Ther...