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Cheer's Monica Aldama Reacts to Jerry Harris' Arrest & Child Porn Charges

Monica Aldama, the head coach on the Netflix series Cheer, is reacting to the arrest of her former student Jerry Harris.

The 21-year-old cheerleader was arrested on Thursday (September 17) after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Jerry was arrested on “production of child pornography charges” after being accused of soliciting nude photos from two 14-year-old boys, as well as allegedly engaging in sexual conversations with them and asking one of the boys to meet up for sex.

Monica is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars and she took to Instagram after the arrest to share her thoughts.

Click inside to find out what she said… More Here! »

'Cheer' Director Opens Up About the Possibility of Season 2

Netflix‘s Cheer was a smash hit in January just before the pandemic changed everything globally – but will it be coming back for another season?

The director for the cheerleading docuseries, which centered around the Navarro cheerleading team, spoke out in an interview with The Wrap.

“We’re still trying to figure that out. There’s enough interest in there being a subsequent season that it’d be silly for us not to explore it. But under the current conditions it’s made it complicated, I’ll say that. We’re still working through it,” Greg Whiteley explained.

“I feel like you have to be careful,” he went on to say about Coach Monica Aldama‘s breakout star success and potential appearance in Season 2.

“While there is some wisdom in leaving people wanting more, there is this temptation to go, ‘Oh my gosh, this is such a great character. We love being around them and the audience just can’t get enough of them.’ The worst thing that you could do is just say, ‘Well, of course, we just got to go back.’”

“At the base of what we do is illustrating some sort of arc. Who is this person? What does this person want? What is their life like? What’s at stake during the time that we’re going to be filming them? And are we able to film whether or not they get what they want, or the fallout of the stakes that they don’t get what they want?” he continued.

“What becomes difficult is if you have filmed that already and an audience has loved it, it’s tough to duplicate it. It’s tough to just go back. But if you do go back, you better be willing to dig a little bit deeper so that there is an arc that you can arrive at that will be pleasing for an audience.”

Here’s what Coach Monica said about the pandemic’s effect on cheerleading…

'Cheer' Star Coach Monica Aldama Speaks Out After Daytona Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus: 'My Heart Is Breaking'

Coach Monica Aldama is speaking out after some sad news for the cheer community amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Cheer Navarro coach spoke out in an Instagram post on Thursday (March 19) following the news that the annual Daytona cheerleading competition was canceled due to the outbreak.

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“I am heartbroken with the circumstances that the world is currently facing. We are in unprecedented times and everyone needs to take precautions for the safety of one another. Because of this pandemic, the Navarro Cheer team’s season has come to an end. Sunday evening Varsity made a decision to cancel the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. This decision was inevitable as things have progressed and our country is in uncertain times,” she wrote.

“My heart, however, is breaking for the lost memories and the lost time with my beautiful team. I was not ready to say goodbye so quickly. I was not mentally prepared for the team to turn in uniforms, pack their things and leave town. I want to thank the kids for pouring everything they had into this entire year – for the late nights- the games- the community service- the holidays given up. They are fighters and have always given me 100%. Their routine was so beautiful and their work ethic was bar none. I have always been able to control the narrative and resort to plan B or C or even Z. For the first time in my life I had no control and my life has been a roller coaster over the past week. What I do know is that we will be back better than ever!!! ‘God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’”

So many big events have been either canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus crisis. Find out what else…

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Netflix's 'Cheer' Stars Open Up About the Show's Overnight Success (Video)

Coach Monica Aldama is over the moon!

The Texas Navarro College cheer coach and cheer stars La’Darius and Morgan opened up about their hit Netflix show Cheer and its massive success on E!’s Daily Pop.

“We’re just all, I think, like really shocked that the whole world watched it. We knew that, you know, it would be popular in the cheer community, but we had no idea how impactful it would be, you know. We were just filming cheerleading, we had no idea…you can see clearly the athleticism, the grit, the determination that these kids have,” Monica said.

“I’ve been working with La’Darius for a couple years and just the growth that he has had. Just maturing and really becoming more empathetic and just really trying to deal with his things from the past and letting that go. And he’s just grown so much. I’m so proud of him. And Morgan, too. She came in, you know, really raw. She didn’t really know much about college cheerleading or anything…she’s just really excelled and come out of her shell,” she went on to say of the cheer stars on her team.

Daily Pop airs weekdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT on E!

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Netflix's 'Cheer' Cast Wows With Incredible Routine on 'Ellen' - Watch!

The cast of Netflix’s Cheer show off their incredible stunts during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday (January 23).

Monica Aldama, and cheerleaders Jerry Harris, Gabi Butler, and La’Darius Marshall sat down with Ellen to chat about the show, and how the docuseries gives an inside look at the sport as the cheerleaders balance everything.

Jerry also gives a great demonstration of “mat talk,” and Gabi and La’Darius share how Cheer has changed their lives.

Check your local listings to catch the show tomorrow, and watch a sneak peek below!

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