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Jan 03, 3:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 01/03/19 AT 2:34 AM The video of an American Airlines employee dancing on the tarmac at Toronto Pearson International Airport as he directed a plane to takeoff, has gone viral on social media.The incident occurred over the holiday season, but only recently gained momentum as more and more news outlets started reporting it. The employee has been identified as Jahmaul Allen, 28, who calls himself the “YYZ dancer.”Allen said that he had no idea that his dance movies were being captured on live camera by a passenger on the plane and that he was simply trying to bring a smile on the face of a crying child on-board the plane as well as other passengers.“I felt like I needed to brighten that child's life,” Allen told ABC News. “I just made her smile ... so then I continued to dance. It was a really big impact. It … [Read more...] about Watch: American Airlines Agent Dances On Airport Tarmac In Viral Video
Val Chmerkovskiy, of Dancing with the Stars, has been sued for defamation and emotional injury by the family of a girl with Down Syndrome.About three weeks ago, Chmerkovskiy posted a meme featuring the girl, then about 10 years old, drinking a soda. “Letting your kid become obese should be considered child abuse,” the meme read. By the way, the dancer had put the meme on his Facebook account, where he has over 300,000 followers.The girls’ parents were set off when they learned about the post, and are seeking $6 million in damages. The photographer of the meme’s picture is also being sued for obvious reasons. On top of that, so is CBS News for reposting it.But the parents’ case is shaky, said LawNewz founder Dan Abrams to Good Morning America. After all, the picture was taken at a baseball game. “It’s a public place. You can take pictures of people at a public place without them having an expectation of privacy.” Plus, the dancer has a … [Read more...] about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pro Sued over Alleged Offensive Meme Mocking Disabled Girl
American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance? has filed for bankruptcy. Core Media Group filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York on Thursday after reportedly facing $398 million in debt.“Despite its long-running success, however, the Company has recently experienced deterioration in its financial performance, primarily attributable to the decline in ratings for American Idol and the corresponding decline in revenues from IDOLS-related broadcast fees, international tape sales for rebroadcasts, touring fees, sponsorships and IDOLS-related merchandise sales,” according to a court filing obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.Creditors include Sony Pictures, and Idol creator Simon Fuller. He’s owed $3.37 million, THR reports.The court papers also claimed Idol earnings dropped by $15 million in 2014. In the other words, the show wasn’t the cash cow it used to be. Fox made 2015 its final season.Core’s debt problems have reportedly weighed it down for a while. … [Read more...] about Owner Filed for Bankruptcy, Faces $398 Million in Debt: Report
The 2017 Tony Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, and absent from that list—for good reason—was Tony record-holder Audra McDonald, who gave birth to a baby girl in October. The 46-year-old actress had just opened a new Broadway musical, last year’s Shuffle Along, when she announced her pregnancy via Twitter in May of 2016. “Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead 2 pregnancy?” she tweeted. McDonald and her husband were “completely surprised but elated 2 b expecting.”The pregnancy may have been a surprise—but was it an “accident”? That question lies at the heart of a lawsuit brought by the Shuffle Along producers against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, which issued more than $14 million in coverage in the event an accident or illness kept McDonald from performing. The show closed early when McDonald’s pregnancy caused her to bow out of the production.Lloyd’s … [Read more...] about Can a Pregnancy Be an “Accident”? Broadway Producers Argue That It Can In $13 Million Insurance Coverage Action.