Saturday, January 23, 2010

Omarion replaces Sparks as Judge "ABDC"

The MTV series was on the hunt for a third panelist to replace hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks, with candidates including recording artists Missy Elliott and Ne-Yo, and "Step Up 2: The Streets" director Jon Chu.Turns out that popular R&B star Omarion fit the bill.Omarion will join "Dance Crew" for the show's upcoming fifth season, serving as a judge alongside Lil Mama and JC Chasez, who have both been with "ABDC" since Season 1.Sparks was arrested December 18 on eight counts of child molestation. Season 5 of "America's Best Dance Crew" will premiere Thursday, 1/28 at 10pm on MTV, with Season 2 of "Taking the Stage" airing immediately afterward at 11pm.

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