09:04 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 01/05/2012 05:00PM
Spider-Man himself couldn't have done a better job.
America's Best Dance Crew judge JC Chasez proved himself a hero on New Year's Day on a Miami beach when he saved the life of a 1-year-old girl after a helicopter flying too close to the ground sent an umbrella flying across the sand.
Those in the line of fire included little Shirel, her mother, Netali Nissim, and their family.
"Shirel is safe because of him," Nissim, an Italian jeweler, told PEOPLE through her rep. "I want to tell him thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it had not been for him, my daughter could have been seriously hurt."
Originally posted 10/14/2011 09:00AM
America's Best Dance Crew co-host Layla Kayleigh and her boyfriend, satellite radio host Steve Covino, tied the knot in Las Vegas last weekend – and no one was more
surprised than the bride herself.
"It was very unexpected and impromptu," Kayleigh, 28, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Steve asked me to marry him in Vegas and said, 'Let's just go do this tonight!' I had no idea I'd be going to Vegas and coming home a married woman!"
The intimate ceremony took place on the evening of Oct. 9 in the Graceland Chapel, where the couple's nearly 2-year-old daughter, Melody, served as flower girl.
Originally posted 06/06/2011 09:15AM
For the first time in six seasons, the winner of MTV's hit competition show America's Best Dance Crew comes from a region other than the West Coast.
Teen sensations ICONic Boyz, from Englishtown, N.J., battled "brain-banging" I aM mE from Houston in Sunday's finale. "You both have the DNA to become America's Best Dance Crew," said judge JC Chasez.
But out of 50 million votes cast, the multicultural I aM mE, led by former So You Think You Can Dance contestant Phillip "PacMan" Chbeeb, won the ABDC title, the articulated golden trophy and $100,000.
Originally posted 04/10/2010 12:00AM
Robo-awesome Poreotix from Westminster, Calif., were crowned the fifth season champions of Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew on Thursday night, defeating Montreal-based Blueprint Cru in a close vote on the hit MTV series.
"It's kind of crazy because we were a crew that really came from nothing to something," says an elated Justin Valles. "We were practicing in Dumbo's Matt Nguyen's living room and we're finally here. We won ABDC! And we're the youngest crew to be a champion and it's really a trip for us."
Poreotix's victory did not surprise judge JC Chasez. "They really won over America with their personalities," he says of the humor and whimsy they displayed in all of their numbers. "They found different dimensions and different gears for their performances and that's what I appreciated."
Originally posted 03/01/2010 12:00AM
The remaining crews on America's Best Dance Crew will be taking on some of the biggest songs in pop music right now. Blueprint Cru, Saltare, Static Noyze, Poreotix, Heavy Impact, Hype 5-0 and Jungle Boogie will all be dancing to the tunes of Lady Gaga on Thursday's episode.
Originally posted 11/07/2009 03:40PM
Layla Kayleigh is a new mom!
The America's Best Dance Crew co-host delivered daughter Melody Rain Covino on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:48 a.m., Kayleigh's rep confirms to PEOPLE. Baby Melody weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 oz.
On Wednesday, Layla Tweeted, "On cloud nine. [C]herishing, savoring, taking in every single moment."
This is the first child for Kayleigh, 25, and her boyfriend of three years, Steven Covino. His show, the Sirius/Maxim Radio program Covino and Rich, was the first to break the news of Melody's birth.
The couple announced the pregnancy in June.
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