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First Blue's Clues Host: Here's Why Steve Left

'I didn't know I needed closure until now,' fan says after heartwarming message

(Newser) - Steve Burns, original host of Blue's Clues, marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of the beloved Nickelodeon series with a heartwarming message for fans—and an explanation for his abrupt departure in 2002. In a video posted on the Nick Jr. Twitter account, Burns, wearing the outfit he...

Actor Could Get Prison After Guilty Pleas

Drake Bell admits to attempted child endangerment charge

(Newser) - A Nickelodeon star charged with child endangerment has reached a plea deal. Drake Bell pleaded guilty in a virtual court appearance Wednesday to two charges: attempted child endangerment and disseminating material harmful to juveniles. The Drake & Josh actor, 34, was arrested and charged this month in Cleveland, People reports....

Tweet May Finally Settle SpongeBob's Sexuality

Nickelodeon tweets about the character for Pride month

(Newser) - Nickelodeon rekindled the question of SpongeBob Squarepants' sexuality Saturday with a tweet celebrating Pride month, USA Today reports. "Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month," the tweet reads along with images of Spongebob, Michael Cohen from Henry Danger, and Avatar Korra...

Latest Dominican Republic Sickness: a Bachelor Star

Melissa Rycroft is recovering at home after falling ill at Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana

(Newser) - As troubling stories of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to mount , a familiar name to many has been caught up in the fray. Melissa Rycroft vacationed with her husband and three young children at Punta Cana's Nickelodeon resort earlier this month, and her rep tells...

Not Surprisingly, a 'Baby Shark' TV Series Is in the Works

Viral preschool hit is apparently not going anywhere

(Newser) - Just when you thought we'd reached Peak Baby Shark, Nickelodeon has come up with yet another way to make sure you're never able to get the song out of your head. The network is developing an animated series based on the tune, though there's no word yet...

Nickelodeon Producer 'Sorry' for Sexual Harassment

Chris Savino has been accused by 12 women

(Newser) - A fired Nickelodeon producer facing allegations of sexual harassment is expressing regret over his behavior, the AP reports. Chris Savino, creator of the animated series The Loud House, posted the apology on his Facebook page. Savino wrote Monday that he's "deeply sorry" and ashamed that his words and...

Amazon Scores Big Win Over Netflix

Viacom brings content to online retailer

(Newser) - Last month, with the two companies at odds over renewal terms, Viacom's licensing deal with Netflix ended. Now, Viacom is bringing its shows, from the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central, over to Amazon in a multiyear streaming deal , the Wall Street Journal reports. (You can see them...

Critics Say Kids' Websites Gather Data Illegally

McDonald's, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network among those named

(Newser) - Are McDonald's, Nickelodeon, Subway, and other major companies illegally collecting data from children online? A group of 20 public interest groups believes so, and it has filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission to halt the behavior, reports the New York Times . The complaints assert that six popular websites,...

Phew! Stewart, SpongeBob Return to DirecTV

Viacom settles dispute with provider

(Newser) - DirectTV subscribers who want their MTV, SpongeBob SquarePants, or comedian Jon Stewart are getting their wish. Viacom and the satellite TV service provider said today that they have settled a dispute that had cut off access to 17 Viacom channels for DirectTV subscribers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

SpongeBob Ratings Sinking Fast

Which is bad news for Nickelodeon, Viacom

(Newser) - SpongeBob Squarepants is 13 years old—and it may finally have dried out. The show's ratings plummeted 29% in the first quarter among kids ages 2 to 11, compared to the year before. That's bad news for Nickelodeon as a whole: The show made up 31% of Nick'...

SpongeBob SquarePants Hurts Children's Attention Spans

 SpongeBob 
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SpongeBob Hurts Kids' Brains

Show weakens their ability to focus, research suggests

(Newser) - He lives in a pineapple under the sea, and apparently he poses a threat to your kid’s attention span. Researchers showed one group of children a nine-minute SpongeBob SquarePants segment; another group watched a clip of the same length of an educational PBS show called Caillou; a third spent...

Michelle Prods Hollywood to Show Military Families

Michelle Obama talks Joining Forces, tapes 'iCarly'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama wants to see more stories of military families on TV and in movies, so she came to Hollywood to do something about it. The first lady met with members of the writers, producers, directors, and actors unions at the Writers Guild Theater to discuss Joining Forces, an initiative...

Next iCarly Guest Star: Michelle Obama

First Lady to be featured in episode promoting support for military families

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is going to be on one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows. The first lady is set to appear on an upcoming episode of the comedy iCarly to promote Joining Forces, an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and support for military families, the network's president said today....

Dora the Explorer Sues Nickelodeon

Caitlin Sanchez says she was cheated out of millions

(Newser) - Did Nickelodeon cheat Dora the Explorer? Caitlin Sanchez, the 14-year-old who voiced the Nickelodeon cartoon character, says it did. She's suing the network for exploiting her by way of a “bizarre, impenetrable, unconscionable” contract and for failing to adequately compensate her to the tune of millions, the New York ...

Please God, Let This Be the Last Airbender
 Please God, Let This 
 Be the Last Airbender  
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Please God, Let This Be the Last Airbender

Reviews epically bad for M. Night Shyamalan's would-be epic

(Newser) - If you believe the critics, the Last Airbender isn't just bad, it's epically bad. At this writing, the movie's hovering at 5% on Rotten Tomatoes . Ready for some vicious quotes? I knew you were:
  • The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and
...

Amanda Bynes Retires From Acting

24-year-old tweets big news

(Newser) - Onetime child star Amanda Bynes, who gained fame on Nickelodeon, has retired from acting. "I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it," the 24-year-old announced at 3am yesterday—on Twitter, of course. "If I don't love something anymore I stop doing it." If she's...

Taylor Lautner, Miley Cyrus Win Kids' Choice Awards

Jay-Z, Taylor Swift among other winners at Nickelodeon award show

(Newser) - Team Jacob triumphed at the Kids' Choice Awards, as Twilight star Taylor Lautner picked up two orange, blimp-shaped trophies at last night's 23rd shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle. Lautner snared the favorite actor honor for his New Moon role as hunky werewolf Jacob Black as well as the inaugural cutest couple award...

'Papa Joe' Simpson Scores Sitcom Deal
 'Papa Joe' Simpson 
 Scores Sitcom Deal 
watch out, jessica and ashlee

'Papa Joe' Simpson Scores Sitcom Deal

Jessica Simpson's dad will star in Nickelodeon show

(Newser) - Joe Simpson, father of Jessica and Ashlee, will star in a Nickelodeon comedy loosely based on his experience raising his singer/actress daughters. Joe, who is a psychologist in addition to being his daughters’ manager and a TV producer, and will portray a Texas psychologist raising two daughters. The twist? One...

SpongeBob at 10: Still Fun, Popular, and Inscrutable

(Newser) - SpongeBob SquarePants is 10 years old, and the “happy nonsense” of the show is “as popular as ever,” Alessandra Stanley writes in the New York Times. What’s more, the wacky, uncynical cartoon has managed to do it “without having disclosed any higher meaning to Bikini...

Relax, Parents: Tween Dora Still 'Wholesome'

New doll of beloved character had sparked short-skirt concerns

(Newser) - Dora the Explorer is getting a tween update in a new doll, which trades her baby fat for a more girly, urban look, Hispanic Business reports. After concerns were sparked by a silhouette preview of the doll sporting a very short dress, parents can breathe a sigh of relief: the...

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