Saturday, August 30, 2008

Backstage after the VMA Challenge: Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, JabbaWockeeZ

More backstage interviews from Pacific Rim Photos --
Ryan Paguio of JabbaWockeeZ on life after America's Best Dance Crew:

Here's Jackie of SoReal Cru:

And Ailyn of SoReal Cru:

Fanny Pak busting a move:

And an interview with Fanny Pak:

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Saturday ABDC Special Part 2: Sneak Peak Videos

Fanny Pak:

So Real Cru:

Status Quo:

SuperWockeeZ (JabbaWockeeZ and Super Cr3w together):

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mario Lopez - Top Pop Group, Top Abs

The press release on "Top Pop Group":

TV sets out to find the next pop sensation to join today's music superstars with Mario Lopez (host of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”) serving as host for the new live music competition series “MTV’s Top Pop Group” premiering Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Joining Mario will be correspondent Marianela Pereyra. Celebrity judges and mentors for “MTV’s Top Pop Group” to be announced at a later date.

The network set up casting band camps in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Miami and Los Angeles, and will welcome nine of the greatest undiscovered music groups to the stage for a chance to win $100,000 and the title of “MTV’s Top Pop Group.”

Each week, a new celebrity coach will come in to mentor the groups on choreography and harmony to style and stage presence.
The groups will not only need to impress the mentors and panel of judges in the studio, but also the voting viewers at home.

For a sneak peek at the nine talented groups from across the U.S., MTV will offer “MTV’s Top Pop Group: The Casting Special” on Thursday, August 28 at 9pm ET/PT before they head to Hollywood to compete.

The one-hour special features host Mario Lopez as he introduces each of the groups providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at their audition and their personal lives.

Shot on location in Los Angeles, each group will rehearse and demonstrate their unique sounds and skills as their personal life stories unfold within the show in front of a live studio audience.
Concurrently, Lopez will continue his hosting duties on one of MTV’s highest rated shows, “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

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

Here's Young Hollywood's interviews on why Super Cr3w deserved the win:

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The Official Scoop on Crews and Choreographers

Winson's response (paraphrased): There is NO basis to those rumors. The crews get the challenges just after the prior show is taped. They then have Wednesday through Friday to work on their own, and there was no time for or use of outside choreographers during those sessions. Then on Saturday, crews go to the ABDC stage to perform what they've got. At that point, the official America's Best Dance Crew choreographers get involved, but only to help the crews better use the stage area and to work with the camera crews to block shots. Winson explained that most crews have never performed on a stage as big as the ABDC set, so they don't know how to use that large a space to their advantage. The choreographers do not give advice on how to improve the actual routine, but only how to make it more TV-friendly.

That's the official story. The only proof to the contrary is this smoking gun from MTV Remote Control:

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Finale Photographs!

Pre-show -- audience on the move!

Behind the Stage
A.S.I.I.D. with Yuri (from Kaba Modern) and Taeko (from Fysh N Chicks)

Confetti and feet. As you can see, Lil Mama wears cool shoes too!

The rest of Lil Mama.
Shane Sparks

After the show- The South Represents

SoReal - so lovely!

SuperCr3w surrounded by fans!

Supreme Soul in the House!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Vote Right Pt. 2 - Video Compilations for SoReal Cru and Super Cr3w

SoReal Cru Video Compilation Part 2:

Super Cr3w Video Compilation Part 2:

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Preview Videos for Tonight's Show

Who do you think really got the last word here?

So Real Cru -- The Last Word

Super Cr3w's Last Word

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Like to Watch: Kaba Modern, Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Kaba Modern at 2008 Calgary DTP

Olympics in Beijing Opening Ceremonies

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Official announcement about ABDC Finale

It's a Battle to the Finish on Season Two's Live Finale of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew"

Houston's SoReal Cru Faces Off Against Las Vegas' Super Cr3w And All Season Two Crews Return

Season Finale And Post Show Special Airs Live Thursday, August 21 at 10pm ET/Tape Delay 10pm PT

MTV will offer a battle to the finish between the Dirty South and the Wild West when the remaining two crews compete for dance supremacy and a $100,000 cash prize in the Season Two LIVE finale of the network's hit reality dance competition series "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew." Airing Thursday, August 21 at 10pm ET/ tape delay 10 pm PT, SoReal Cru of Houston, TX and Super Cr3w of Las Vegas, NV face off while also making some room on the dance floor for their fallen competitors. All 10 Season Two crews will return to take the stage one last time in regional performances before the hard work exhibited by these two groups culminates in America's crowning of its next "Best Dance Crew." Fans can view this season's crew performances and cast their votes for the final two crews at Polls are open now through Thursday, August 21.

Following the Season Two finale of "America's Best Dance Crew," viewers should stay tuned in to MTV for a LIVE half-hour post-show, hosted by Julissa Bermudez and Dave Scott of the MTV recap series "Countdown To America's Best Dance Crew." Live from LA, Bermudez and Scott will bring the "Dance Crew" stage to series fans at home through real-time reactions from the winning crew and their fellow Season Two competitors and interviews with the judges. They will also break down the action from the finale and take a look back at some of the second season's biggest moments.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

In the Mailbox - Video from 2008 Hip Hop Championships

This is Philippine Allstars Final Performance. Hope they do a US tour sometime, or that MTV runs Worlds Best Dance Crew!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Supreme Soul, Lil Mama and JC Chasez at Do Something Pre-Party

Supreme Soul, representing.
JC Chasez standing proud.
Photo credit: Wire Images
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Question: Where do the crews go after the show is taped?

Fanny Pak on the Dodgers Stadium Jumbotron screen
Super Cr3w is in the game.

Boogie Bots show their Crew Pride.
Fanny Pak plays the field.