When Steve Burns left Nickelodeon’s Blue Clues without warning in 2002, he broke children’s hearts everywhere. Some just sobbed; some whispered that he had actually died of a drug overdose. But the explanation for his departure was hardly as dramatic in real life.
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Stars of all ages came out to celebrate the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held at USC’s Galen Center yesterday, and EW was on the scene at the iconic orange carpet to get the lowdown.
Celebrities like Bella Thorne and The Hunger Games‘ Willow Shields let us in on who they wanted to see get slimed, what their favorite Kids’ Choice Awards memory is, and more. Here’s what they had to say:
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards are coming up, and now we know who the kids have to choose from.
The just-announced nominees range from good ol’ SpongeBob SquarePants for favorite cartoon to Miley Cyrus’ “Wreckling Ball” for favorite song — guess the kids have a wide range of tastes these days. Mark Wahlberg, who most recently starred in Lone Survivor (which did not get a nomination), will host the show on March 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon. Check out the list of nominees below, and head on over to Nick.com to vote for your favorites: READ FULL STORY
Green monkeys! Orange iguanas! If these unnaturally occurring animal-color combinations don’t send chills down your spine, you weren’t a child of the ‘90s.
Funny or Die has posted a fake trailer for Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, a would-be action flick that finds a gruff former contestant drinking away his sorrows as he contemplates returning (a la Lost) into the cruel hands of Olmec the Terrifying. “You think you’re going to be all right, just ’cause you have a guide,” muses the faded former Red Jaguar as memories of a distant Kirk Fogg appear. “We lost so many good men that day.”
The joke, of course, stems from a fantastic game show back in the golden age of ‘90s Nickelodeon, wherein kids would compete in physical and trivia challenges to outwit the other teams and find themselves in the grand poobah of game show finales: the Temple. Inside, they’d have to retrieve the artifact du jour to win the game, avoiding horrifying guards and obstacles before trying to assemble the
cure for cancer Shrine of the Silver Monkey, a simple three-piece puzzle that frequently stumped contestants and has long infuriated viewers who swear that it has to be easier than it looks.
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UPDATE: According to a Facebook post from Nick Reboot, the website’s owner has cited a recent rise in publicity as the reason he’s decided to shut the site down completely. He explained that “this amount of publicity will almost certainly force Viacom to come to a legal decision about us … I am absolutely horrified of what that might mean for myself, my loved ones, and for anyone else who was involved.”
“Do do do do do do do do do do do …” Oh, sorry. Didn’t realize I was
doing that out loud typing that. What was I singing writing, you ask? Just the theme song for Doug. I know what you’re thinking. Why would that theme song be stuck in my head in 2013? Funny you should ask.
Welcome, nostaglic people of ‘Merica, to Nick Reboot, the website that offers a 24/7 live-stream of ’90s and early 2000s Nickelodeon shows (and commercials!). It’s a magical place in which I just watched a promo for an upcoming episode of CatDog as well as a commercial for Hot Wheels. Still don’t believe me? Because I just heard this direct quote from an episode of My Fairly Odd Parents: “Chew on your butt. Not my friend.” I couldn’t have made that up even if I tried.
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In the question-and-answer YouTube video Ask Lucas and Jennifer, Lucas Cruikshank answered the question “are you gay?” with a big fat “yes.”
The YouTube and Nickelodeon star, best known for his character Fred, said he hasn’t felt the need to announce his sexuality on the internet. But his co-host Jennifer Veal (from Disney’s Jessie) points out that, since they post photos of them having sleepovers and doing facials, it probably should’ve been obvious.
Check out the video below:
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In retrospect, we should have known something was up with Amanda Bynes back in the summer of 2010, when she retired from acting, then un-retired from acting, then deleted her original Twitter feed altogether. Since then, The Amanda Show‘s former lead has been behaving more and more erratically — getting in multiple car accidents, dramatically altering her appearance, and declaring on her latest Twitter account that she wants the rapper Drake to “murder [her] vagina.”
And then came May 23, when Bynes was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, and reckless endangerment. (She allegedly threw a bong out of a window in her New York City apartment.) The incident has catalyzed an even odder spate of behavior for the ex-Nickelodeon star, including wearing a ratty platinum wig to court and claiming that she’s going to sue the NYPD for both sexual harassment and making a false arrest.
How did she get here? Though the real story probably begins when a 7-year-old Bynes appeared in her first commercial (for Buncha Crunch) in 1994, let’s start instead a little more than a year ago, when Bynes had her first brush with the law.
Teenage witch Sabrina Spellman can solve almost any problem with good, old-fashioned pluck and a wave of her magic pointer finger… but she can’t make millions of dollars appear out of thin air.
On Monday, Melissa Joan Hart — the ’90s star best known for playing both Sabrina and sassy Clarissa Darling on two eponymous sitcoms — officially ended her attempt to fund a movie called Darci’s Walk of Shame via Kickstarter. Hart wanted to raise $2 million over the course of about a month; by the end of the campaign, she had rustled up only $51,605 from 315 backers.
Yipes. It’s one thing to fall short of a fundraising goal — but it’s quite another to raise just 2.5 percent of that goal. Given the smashing success of the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff’s Garden State followup — two other nostalgia-fueled projects that quickly raised and exceeded their own $2 million goals on Kickstarter — why did Darci’s Walk of Shame fail so spectacularly?
Today in 'things that went over your head in the '90s': The 40 filthiest jokes from 'Rocko's Modern Life' -- VIDEO
Thought Ren and Stimpy was the rudest, crudest, altogether grossest Nicktoon of them all? Au contraire, ma petite patate de canapé! Rocko’s Modern Life gave Stinky Wizzleteats a run for his money, thanks to the dozens of sexually explicit jokes and subtle incidents of swearing it somehow got past censors during its four-season run. And since the whole shebang is now streaming on Netflix, the dirty joke gurus at CollegeHumor were recently able to comb through the series, splicing together its 40 most shocking gags into one handy video.
I’d say it’s not safe for work, but remember: this stuff aired on a kids’ network, sandwiched between episodes of Rugrats and like, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. So watch away, office drones!
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