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LAUREN GOTTLIEB: Step Up 4 releases an official


Glee pays homage to the King of Pop.

And the Queen of Pop celebrates a debut of W.E.

This is Just Dance for February 2, 2012.


LAUREN GOTTLIEB: Hey, everyone.

I'm Lauren Gottlieb.

I have some amazing news for you.

Just Dance has the exclusive official announcement for Step

Up 4, which is hitting theaters on July 27.

The film is set in Miami, and it has a full So You Think You

Can Dance lineup.

You have Kathryn McCormick as the lead and Twitch, who I

think has been in every Step Up movie.

Plus it has the perfect blend of hip hop choreographers--

Jamal Sims as the supervising choreographer along with

Travis Wall, Chuck Maldonado, and Chris Scott.

The movie is going to be amazing.

You have cars, hot girls, hot guys, alumni from So You Think

You Can Dance and ABDC, plus amazing dancing.

Madonna's highly anticipated film, W.E., is finally set for

release in theaters tomorrow.

The film follows the greatest love story of the 20th

century, where a king gives up his throne for

the woman he loves.

So romantic, yet totally crazy.

There's a great ballroom scene choreographed by Stephanie

Roos, who has been with Madonna for about a decade.

And for all of you Madonna fans, there's now a

sweepstakes searching for her biggest fan.

So click the link below for all the details you need.

On last night's episode of Mobbed, two feuding brothers

came together through dance.

Well, I got to sit down with both of them to see how their

lives have changed.

I've got so many questions for you guys.

First off, what did this whole thing feel like?


I'd have to say a roller coaster of emotions, going

through so many different feelings and

energies and just craziness.

Overall, it was probably the best experience I've had my

whole life.

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: Now, what did you think would happen if he

said no, if he didn't take your apology?

TIM JARZABEK: Well, I was waiting out by

the drums for him.

And the guy next to me had an earpiece in, and he's like,

he's not coming out, Tim.

I'm like, what's going on?

Because I can't hear anything.

He's like, he's going crazy.

So yeah, I didn't think he was coming out.

I was pretty surprised when I saw him walking

out with you guys.

Everybody's dancing and celebrating.


maturing 20 years in whatever--

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: In one minute.

NICK JARZABEK: Yeah, one minute.

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: OK, well thank you so much for hanging

out with us and giving us all the inside scoop.

By far, the craziest episode.

And congratulations.

Next week's all-new episode of Mobbed follows a 37-year-old

man as he finally gets to meet his father.

Howie Mandel, Nappytabs, and the whole Mobbed gang do all

that they can to make their first meeting extra special.

You can catch this episode February 8 on Fox.

I'm sure you guys are just as excited as I am that So You

Think You Can Dance, Season 9 is just around the corner.

Just Dance was at the New York auditions to see what they

have in store for the new season.

CROWD: Welcome to New York!

NIGEL LYTHGOE: We want the dancers that transfer across

all styles.

We don't think about their contemporary dancers.

We don't need contemporary dancers.

We need dancers.

And it just works out that contemporary dancers actually

are better dancers than hip hop dancers because hip hop

dancers only do one style.

You can't be expected to pick up the choreography that these

wonderful choreographers do if you haven't

had any formal training.

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: It's been a while since Glee has done a

tribute episode, so it was great to see them Gleek out

Michael Jackson's classics.

They did "Smooth Criminal," "Bad," and "Black or White,"

just to name a few.

Glee star Kevin McHale tweeted about his long rehearsal and

shoot days.

Well, Kevin, thank you so much for your dedication because

the episode was truly epic.

I wanted to get a second opinion

from the YouTube universe.

So let's check out what CraftNation

thought about Glee.

KEVIN CRAFT: My name is Kevin Craft, and I'm here to talk to

you about what I thought about Glee's

episode of Michael Jackson.

I must say that I'm impressed.

This was my first time actually watching Glee.

The only reason why I watched this show was because it was

about Michael Jackson.

If they didn't have nothing to do with Michael Jackson, you

probably wouldn't even catch me watching that show.

And I was pretty impressed.

People say white people can't dance, but they got

it in in this one.

And I think it was creative that they had issues with

other people, and they sing it out.

That right there is creative.

And not just sing it out with any random songs.

It was Michael Jackson songs.

I must say, Glee, that was a good marketing tool right

there because somebody like me tuned in for

something like that.

Now I might watch the show periodically, hoping that they

might do some more Michael Jackson and moonwalk.

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: I have the big Dance Moms news for you.

And I know I say that every week, but it's always true.

There's talks of a new spin-off--

not Dance Moms Miami, but Ice Moms.

The show will follow competitive figure skaters and

their mothers.

If you think Abby Lee Miller is cold, I can only imagine

what Ice Moms would be like.

For those of you who missed the fourth episode of Dance

Moms, don't worry because Todrick Hall will fill you in

with his Dance Moms FYI recap.

The long wait is finally over.

Smash is set to premiere Monday night on NBC.

The show follows a group of characters as they come

together to put on a Broadway musical based on the life of

Marilyn Monroe.

It has A-listers like Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, and

American Idol runner up Katharine McPhee.

The musical series has tons of big production numbers

choreographed by Josh Bergasse, who told us how he

brought Broadway to the small screen.

JOSH BERGASSE: I'm not really nervous about how quick it's

going to have to go to put up the dance numbers.

I've got a great team.

I'm working with great people.

I'm going to have great dancers, very quick, very

smart, very athletic.

Then it's easy to choreograph--

when the music's great and the ideas are great.

You have all the support that you get with a big project

like this from NBC and DreamWorks.

So I'm really excited about this.

It's going to be fast, but I like to work fast.

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: Comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates put up a

really funny dance video to promote their new album.

Here's what Original Tyler thinks about this unique

marketing campaign.

TYLER: Garfunkel and Oates made a video.

And I think that it's a very, very unique approach to

promote music.

Most other artists who are promoting their albums kind of

just update their Facebooks, update their Twitter.

I think that it's going to be interesting because it's

something I don't think anybody's ever done to promote

an album before.

So maybe it'll garner some more attention for them.

Maybe it will make people pay more attention to their album.

Maybe it will make people like me who never listen to their

music interested in hearing it.

LAUREN GOTTLIEB: OK, this is my final reminder.

Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show is this Sunday.

So write below and let me know what you think.

Like and Favorite the video.

Subscribe to DanceOn.

And I'll see you guys next week.


Strike a pose.


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