Congrats, Allison and tWitch: There's a #BabyBoss Coming!
They're one of the dance world's golden couples. They're stars 20 times over, thanks to their work on "So You Think You Can Dance," "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." They're so sweet together it's almost annoying, but so genuinely in love you just can't hate 'em. And now, Allison Holker and Stephen "tWitch" Boss are adding to their too-cute-for-words family: Holker is four months pregnant with #BabyBoss!
The big announcement happened on last night's episode of "DWTS," with Holker's daughter Weslie (the future big sister!) and tWtich joining Holker for the reveal after her performance with Andy Grammer. Naturally, the moment was absolutely adorable. (tWitch's fist pump!!)
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Holker was quick to reassure "DWTS" fans that yes, she may be busy growing a baby, but she won't be abandoning Grammer on the ballroom floor. Which makes every dance, as Grammer was quick to point out, a trio. D'awwww.
We can't wait to meet #BabyBoss—who, as Ellen Degeneres has already pointed out, is pretty much DESTINED to win "SYTYCD" Season 44. Also, this is what four months pregnant looks like when you're Allison Holker:
A midriff dress with aggressive cutouts at four months? No problem. (screenshot via YouTube)
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Imagine attending American Ballet Theatre's prestigious NYC summer intensive, training among classical ballet legends. Imagine taking the stage at New York City Dance Alliance Nationals, competing against some of the country's best contemporary dancers. Now, imagine doing both—at the same time.
Welcome to Madison Brown's world. This summer, she's in her third year as a National Training Scholar with ABT, while also competing for NYCDA's Teen Outstanding Dancer title. (She's already won Outstanding Dancer in the Mini and Junior categories.) The logistics are complicated—ABT's five-week intensive overlaps with the weeklong NYCDA Nationals, which translates to a lot of cabs back and forth across Manhattan—but Maddie is committed to making the most of each opportunity. "I love contemporary and ballet equally," she says. "While I'm able to do both, I want to do as much as I can."
Maddie has an expressive face, endless extensions, and a quiet command of the stage. She dances with remarkable maturity—a trait noted by none other than Jennifer Lopez, one of the judges on NBC's "World of Dance," on which Maddie competed in Season 2. Although Maddie didn't take home the show's top prize, she was proud to be the youngest remaining soloist when she was eliminated, and saw the whole experience as an opportunity to grow. After all, she's just getting started. Oh, that's right—did we mention Maddie's only 14?
Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)
If you're a hardcore Broadway baby, today is the worst Sunday of the year. Why, you ask? The Tony Awards were last Sunday, so basically there's nothing to look forward to in life anymore—no James Corden being James Corden, no teary acceptance speeches from newly minted stars, no thrilling excerpts from the hottest new shows. Oh yeah, and there are 50 more Sundays to go before our humdrum lives are once again blessed with the next annual iteration of Broadway's biggest night.