Cheerleaders Rumors

The Los Angeles Clippers’ dance squad is getting its own reality series. E! Entertainment said Monday the series that is scheduled to debut early next year will show what it’s like to be a member of the squad on and off the court. Eight one-hour episodes of “L.A. Clippers Dance Squad” are scheduled to air on the cable network. The show will take viewers through summer auditions to choose the squad and the dancers’ emotions and ambitions. Among the producers of the series is Cash Warren, husband of actress Jessica Alba and whose father Mike Warren starred at UCLA under basketball coach John Wooden. The show is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, whose co-founder is Peter Guber, a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“I know the Warriors pay dancers legally,” Ms. Vinick said, “but I don’t have any sense of whether that’s the norm in the N.B.A.” She said that after the Raiders case, several other women from N.F.L. teams that have not been sued had approached her. They considered bringing cases, too, she said, but ultimately decided not to for various reasons, including fear of alienating teammates or harming professional dancing careers. She said Ms. Herington’s case might prompt other women to come forward.
In a league where top teams are worth $2 billion or more, and every franchise is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Andresen says that some weeks Herington earned about half the $7.25 hourly pay mandated by federal minimum-wage laws. “They sign players to $100 million-plus contracts. And you can’t afford $7.25 an hour to pay a cheerleader?” notes Andresen, who grew up in East Dundee. “Here’s an idea: Park one more car in the parking lot, and that should cover it.” Herington, 21, who grew up in Decatur and danced competitively in high school and one year at Millikin College, says she moved to Milwaukee for the offer to be a dancer with the Bucks organization for the 2013-14 season. “It started out to be pretty stressful and a lot of work to put into everything,” says Herington. “It never got to be a better situation.”