Hosted by singer and actress Coco Jones, in this second installment of Girl Talk, the Dance Moms girls will answer their fans' questions, covering topics like boyfriends, rivalries...and Abby. We'll see clips of the girls' favorite dances over the years and even learn how to perform some of their signature moves.
Early in Season 3, Kelly's contract was amended in "real life," at the time corresponding to Out With the Old, In With the New, when the moms went on strike on the show, and replacement dancers performed for the ALDC. To view the amendment, introduced as an exhibit in Kelly's civil lawsuit against Collins Avenue and Abby, see this pdf (page 21), or text here. Terms of compensation were negotiated for Season 3, including Episodic Fees for a maximum of twenty-six episodes ($6,950 per episode); pay for special episodes ($10,000 per episode); a Holiday Special ($12,500); bonuses for completing the season ("Cycle Completion Bonus," at $40,000); babysitting and clothing allowances ($3500 and $300/week, respectively); and merchandising shares. A contract option for Season 4 was included, exercisable by Collins Avenue, under the same rules of compensation (besides an increase of the "Cycle Completion Bonus" to $60,000.) This late-2012 amendment to the 2011 contract "Agreement" contained no terms of compensation for possible seasons 5 or later. Amendments for the other moms starring on the show, who returned to the show at the same time as Kelly, have not been made available publicly; and it is uncertain if their agreements on these matters would similarly be in lapse for a presumed Season 5.
15 September: Mackenzie working on Christmas song in Los Angeles.
23 September: Maddie and Sia scheduled to appear on Dancing with the Stars.
At a mid/late-September Meet and Greet, Chloe stated, "Yep, I take technique classes there [the studio Kendall used to attend, i.e. Studio 19 Dance Complex]. I'm still on the show. I still go to Abby's..." Christi immediately interrupted, stating instead, "No, don't say you still go to Abby's. You're still on the show. I got tired of Abby treating Abby [sic] like garbage, so we went..." On October 11, Christi tweeted, "Just so I can clear this up: I have not stepped foot in THAT studio since the finale, NOR WILL CHLOE EVER."She" crossed the line. #bully"