Jennifer Lopez is producing a dance competition show called World Of Dance. She, NE-YO, and Derek Hough are the judges. And Jenna Dewan has just been confirmed as the host and mentor.


A show by dancers FOR excited to share with you guys! Let's goooooooo! @jlo @neyo @derekhough @nbc #worldofdance

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I’ve said many times over the years on this blog that I love a dance movie. And while I’m not as hardcore as Kathleen and cannot defend all the Step Ups, the first one, the original, as is almost always the case, was pretty perfect. Since then, Jenna Dewan hasn’t had much consistent career momentum. This, though, is an excellent career move. Because, as she says, the show is by dancers and for dancers. On shows like this, you want the “experts” to be the “experts”. I believe she is a dance “expert” on a show with other dance “experts”. And I hope all the experts have an expert dance-off. Dance battle: JLO vs NE-YO or NE-YO vs Derek. Definitely JLO vs Jenna! Lip Sync Battle kinda does this already, but not everyone is at that high of a dance level.

Speaking of Lip Sync Battle, you’ve seen Jenna do Pony, right? Sexy as f-ck…in sweatpants. I want to dance like that in sweat pants. Her performance is why Channing Tatum had to bring out Beyoncé – it’s the only way he could triumph over his wife.

Here are Jenna and Channing out in LA yesterday.