Central Leader : March 25th 2011
6 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 25, 2011 NEWS Don't miss this Sunday's... SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. n Gay Hollywood - Why actors are staying in the closet n Lady Glady - Lynda Hallinan on the Gladioli comeback n That's Nuts - Ray McVinnie bakes delectable cakes n Gourmet travelling: dishing it up in Singapore, Melbourne and France n Toatea-curesinacuppa n Fail-safe scone recipes ESCAPE The best of travel, food and wellbeing. March 27, 2011 Why actors are staying in the closet GAY HOLLYWOOD An award-winning filmabo utada rkday in South Auckland Manurewa At home with Deerhunter 's nocturnal genius Bradford Cox Ray McVi nnie bakes delec table c akes That's nu ts WIN a trip to the Sydney Premiere of Arthur and meet Russell Brand thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures and Sunday Star-Times Penrose dance crew on US TV show The right moves: Request will feature on a US dance show. Photo: KENDAL COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY. By ELANA KLUNER Dance crew Request have proved they have the moves to match the best on the world stage. The Penrose-based crew will appear on the new season of the US television show America s Best Dance Crew starting on April 7. More than 400 crews auditioned in Los Angeles last month and Request is the only international crew that made the cut. We were really hungry for it so we just gave it our all. We didn t hold back, says Request director Parris Goebel. The girls will fly out on Sunday to start filming. The series is hosted by Saved By The Bell s Mario Lopez and involves varied dance challenges performed in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. US voters deter- mine which crew will be eliminated each week. Request won the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in 2009 and 2010, but have had new members since then. Parris says three of the girls left to do their own thing and were replaced with three girls that really wanted to join Request and they were the best dancers ever . It was crystal clear who needed to be in the crew. The team we have now is funny cause it s my dream team. Request have been rehearsing long hours every day in preparation for the show. Their manager and Parris father, Brett Goebel, paid for the girls to fly to Los Angeles for the audition. Parris says if they had not flown over, they would not have had the opportunity to be on the show. It was a decision we had to make. We could send in an audition tape, but they said new crews have never made it through that. It was uptoustoworkitoffandpaydad back for paying for our flights. Luckily, the winners of America s Best Dance Crew go home with a grand prize of $US100,000 ($135,000). Contestants have accommodation and flights paid for and receive a week s pay cheque. There is also a petition circling around Facebook to get TV2 to skip season five of the show and air next month s season six in support of the New Zealand crew. Parris says that Kiwi crews have their own style: We are proud to be New Zealanders and can only hope we represent well. Elana Kluner is an AUT journalism student.
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