Omarion’s Got a New JobPublished by Dior Noir on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm.
Well if this isn’t the season of musical chairs for judges on the reality show circuit! MTV just announced that Omarion is replacing Shane Sparks on their show Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew. The pop locking R&B singer will be joining ‘Lil Mama and JC Chasez for season five, which premieres on Thursday, January 28th at 10pm ET/PT.
“I’m so excited to be a judge on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew,’” Omarion said. “Dancing and performing is what I do and being a judge on this show will allow me to give creative feedback to the newest and hottest dancers on the rise.”
This is a good look for Omarion! After leaving Young Money Entertainment last year, he recently inked his own label deal, StarrWorld Entertainment, where he released a third solo album “Ollusion” January 12th. Way to bounce back. Plus, the boy can dance! He’s reportedly professionally trained in tap, jazz, hip-hop and African dance.
Meanwhile Shane’s exit from the dance stage comes after a Dec. 18 arrest on suspicion of child molestation. He was taken into Los Angeles police custody on a felony warrant and later charged with eight counts of child molestation although his attorney, Steve Meister, claims his client is the victim of a “Hollywood-style” extortion plot and plans to fight the accusations.
What a mess, but as they say: the show must go on.
Does Omarion’s addition to ABDC make you want to tune in this season?