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Monday
Mar252013

Kristen Stewart Wins Twice at 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesKristen Stewart picked up a pair of orange blimp trophies Saturday night at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

She won the prizes for favorite movie actress, for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, and favorite female buttkicker, for Snow White and the Huntsman.

Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler and Dwayne Johnson also received trophies for their work in film, and The Hunger Games was named favorite movie.

On the TV side, the Nickelodeon series Victorious earned the award for favorite TV show, and Selena Gomez was voted favorite TV actress, for her role in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place.

Nickelodeon says a record-breaking total of 387 million votes were cast by fans around the world.

This being the Kids' Choice Awards, there was also plenty of slime to go around. Among the stars who were doused with the green stuff: Sandra Bullock, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Nick Cannon, rapper Pitbull, basketball player Dwight Howard, and the host of the ceremony, Josh Duhamel.

Here are the winners in the non-music categories:

Television
Favorite TV Show

Victorious

Favorite Reality Show
Wipeout

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch, Austin & Ally

Favorite TV Actress
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place

Film
Favorite Movie
The Hunger Games

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows

Favorite Movie Actress
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie
Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler, Hotel Transylvania

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Dwayne Johnson, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman

Sports
Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick

Other Categories
Favorite Villain
Simon Cowell, The X Factor

Favorite Book
The Hunger Games series

Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 4

Favorite App
Temple Run

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Sunday
Mar032013

Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Engagement Online

Jamie Lynn Spears/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Less than two months after Britney Spears’ engagement to former agent Jason Trawick ended, her younger sister announced her own engagement Saturday night.

Actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears, 21, shared an Instagram picture of her diamond studded engagement ring, along with the caption: “Guessss what????”

She later posted “:) #hedidgood” and shared a photo of the happy couple.

Spears and fiance Jamie Watson, 30, have reportedly been together on and off for three years. Watson told the New York Post Page Six in January that the couple had discussed marriage and were trying to work things out.

Spears has a 4-year-old daughter, Maddie, with ex-fiance Casey Aldridge.

Thanks to her sister’s worldwide fame, Jamie Lynn has been in the limelight most of her life.

Spears made her acting debut in 2002 as a younger version of her sister in the Paramount Pictures film Crossroads.

She then went on to perform as a regular in the eighth season of the sketch comedy series All That and starred as Zoey Brooks in the hit Nickelodeon scripted television series Zoey 101, which went on for four seasons.

She is currently working on her country music career in Nashville, Tenn.

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Thursday
Feb142013

Nickelodeon Announces Nominees for 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Children across the country can now cast their votes for Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.

The nominees were announced Wednesday, and the list is the usual mix of kid-friendly TV shows, like iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place, and popular celebrities, such as Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and Selena Gomez.

Two new categories have been introduced for this year's ceremony: favorite villain and favorite app.

Kids can vote on Nick.com and Nickelodeon's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Safe Haven star Josh Duhamel will host the ceremony live from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles on March 23.

Here are the nominees in the non-music categories:

Television

Favorite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards of Waverly Place


Favorite Reality Show
America's Got Talent
American Idol
The Voice
Wipeout


Favorite Cartoon
The Fairly OddParents
Phineas and Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom and Jerry


Favorite TV Actor
Jake T. Austin, Wizards of Waverly Place
Lucas Cruikshank, Marvin Marvin
Ross Lynch, Austin & Ally
Carlos Pena, Big Time Rush

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Victoria Justice, Victorious
Bridgit Mendler, Good Luck Charlie

Film

Favorite Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man
Marvel's The Avengers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Hunger Games


Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows
Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
Zachary Gordon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Will Smith, Men in Black 3

Favorite Movie Actress
Vanessa Hudgens, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Scarlett Johansson, Marvel's The Avengers
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie
Brave
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Wreck-It Ralph

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Chris Rock, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Adam Sandler, Hotel Transylvania
Ben Stiller, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Taylor Swift, The Lorax

Favorite Male Buttkicker
Robert Downey Jr., Marvel's The Avengers
Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
Chris Hemsworth, Marvel's The Avengers
Dwayne Johnson, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Favorite Female Buttkicker
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Scarlett Johansson, Marvel's The Avengers
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman

Sports

Favorite Male Athlete
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
Tim Tebow
Shaun White

Favorite Female Athlete
Gabrielle Douglas
Danica Patrick
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Other Categories

Favorite Villain
Reed Alexander, iCarly
Simon Cowell, The X Factor
Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers
Julia Roberts, Mirror Mirror

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Magic Tree House series

Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 4
Mario Kart 7
Skylanders Giants
Wii Sports


Favorite App

Angry Birds
Fruit Ninja
Minecraft
Temple Run

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Friday
Feb172012

'Harry Potter' Receives Four Nominations for Kids' Choice Awards

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(LOS ANGELES) -- The Harry Potter franchise earned four nominations Thursday for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards, which will be presented by Nickelodeon in late March.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 earned nods for favorite movie, plus favorite movie actor for Daniel Radcliffe and favorite movie actress for Emma Watson.  In addition, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series is a contender for favorite book.

Among the other celebrities who received nominations: Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Kristen Stewart and Selena Gomez.  Kids will be able to cast their votes beginning March 1 on Nick.com and other Nickelodeon digital sites.

Will Smith will host Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles on March 31.  It will air live on the East Coast.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES]

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Friday
Jan132012

Michelle Obama Makes Cameo in Nickelodeon’s ‘iCarly’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) -- First Lady Michelle Obama may have reluctantly embraced her very public role in the White House, but Friday she clearly relished the TV stardom that has come with it.

A beaming Mrs. Obama burst on stage to a celebrity-style welcome from 1,500 screaming youngsters in a school auditorium for the premier of a new episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly that features her.

The cameo and screening were billed as part of Mrs. Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, which raises awareness about the need to support U.S. military families.

In “iMeet the First Lady” -- which airs nationwide on Monday -- Mrs. Obama plays herself, paying an unexpected visit to Carly Shay, the show’s lead character, who’s struggling to cope with her father’s continued deployment in the Air Force overseas.

“So what are you doing here, your excellency?” a surprised Shay exclaims.

“You don’t call her ‘your excellency,’” interjects her brother, Spencer.

“I kind of like it,” replies Obama with a smile.

“I’m here to say I’m proud of you,” she then adds with seriousness. “It can be really rough for kids who have a mom or dad away from home for a long time.”

Mrs. Obama later tells Shay and her friends, “As important as it is for Carly to support what her dad is doing, it’s just as important that she has good friends like you who support what she’s doing, too.”

The highlight of Mrs. Obama’s appearance was her participation in “random dancing” with the characters, which she reprised live on stage Friday in what turned into a dance party scene.

The first lady later told the audience that she regularly watches iCarly with her daughters and saw appearing in the show as a good opportunity to reach a new audience.

“We did this episode because we want the country to know how proud we are of all of you,” she told the children of military parents in the crowd. “Know that you have an entire country that stands behind you guys, ok?”

During a Q&A period, she told the kids that if she could have any super power, she’d want to be able to fly and that her favorite room in the White House is the yellow oval room because it connects to the Truman balcony where she and her husband can sit outside.

Mrs. Obama drew light grumbles over her response to a student request that she help improve school lunches at Hayfield Secondary School.

“You should be seeing more healthy foods, vegetables, fruit in your cafeterias," she said, touting her efforts on nutrition.

“We care very much that you start learning good habits early … And eat your vegetables!”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Aug252011

TeenNick Reshuffles Retro TV Block

Matt Stroshane/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- TeenNick is shuffling its popular "The 90s Are All That" retro programming block.

After reaching out to fans via social media websites for their choices, '90s animated series Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life will start airing on the network beginning Sept. 5, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The shows will replace the animated series Doug and Melissa Joan Hart's old show Clarissa Explains It All Monday-Friday nights.

All That and Kenan and Kel remain on the flashback block, which runs from midnight to 2 a.m., and re-airs from 2-4 a.m.

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Wednesday
Jun082011

Michelle Obama To Appear On Nickelodeon's 'iCarly'

PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon, Williams + Hirakawa(WASHINGTON) -- First Lady Michelle Obama next week will share her message of support for military families with Carly Shay, her sassy best bud Sam, and the always tech-savvy Freddie, also known as the characters on Nickelodeon's popular show iCarly, the White House confirmed to ABC.

Mrs. Obama will appear in an upcoming episode of the popular comedy to promote Joining Forces, an initiative launched by the first lady and Dr. Jill Biden in April to encourage communities to "give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned."

Carly, played by Miranda Cosgrove, is the daughter of a U.S. Air Force Officer temporarily stationed on a submarine. Although Col. Shay is never seen on the show, he is mentioned often.

This will not be the first lady's first appearance on a television program to promote Joining Forces. She and Dr. Biden dropped by Sesame Street last month.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr012011

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Air Saturday Night

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2011 will be staged in Los Angeles this Saturday night.

Jack Black will host the ceremony, which honors kids' favorites in TV, movies, music and sports.  Justin Timberlake will receive a special honor, The Big Help Award, which is given to individuals who take actions to better the world and who inspire children to take the same sort of action in their own communities.

The show will feature performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Will Smith's daughter Willow, and Train.

Kids' Choice Awards 2011 will air April 2 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.  Here are some of the nominees:

TELEVISION:
Favorite TV Show
Big Time Rush
iCarly
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite TV Actor
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Victoria Justice

FILM:
Favorite Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The Karate Kid


Favorite Movie Actor
Jack Black, Gulliver's Travels
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Dwayne Johnson, Tooth Fairy
Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid

Favorite Movie Actress
Miley Cyrus, The Last Song
Ashley Judd, Tooth Fairy
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

MUSIC:
Favorite Music Group
Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Jay-Z
Usher

Favorite Female Singer
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song
"Baby" (by Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris)
"California Gurls" (by Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dogg)
"Hey, Soul Sister" (by Train)
"Mine" (by Taylor Swift)

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct082010

Voice of Dora the Explorer Sues Over Alleged Unfair Contract 

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/ Nickelodeon(NEW YORK) -- The New York Daily News reports 14-year-old Caitlin Sanchez, who has voiced the popular Nickelodeon character Dora the Explorer for the last two years, is suing the channel, claiming she and her parents were pressured into signing a contract and then cheated out of millions of dollars.

Calling the contract Sanchez signed "unconscionable," the Sanchez family's lawyer, John Balestriere, said, "I've never seen as convoluted and inscrutable a contract as I've seen here," before adding that Nickelodeon deprived his client of "millions, perhaps tens of millions."  It's unclear how much Caitlin and her parents are seeking.

The suit, filed Wednesday in New York City, claims Sanchez and her parents were pressured into signing a deal with Nickelodeon, without a lawyer to assist them.  They allege they were given 22 minutes to review the contract amidst threats that Caitlin would lose the role if she didn't sign then and there.

A spokesman for Nickelodeon said the suit is "baseless."

The suit also states, "Defendants used Caitlin, unjustly enriching themselves of millions of dollars in profits from the series and branded products, which Caitlin preformed and promoted."  Balestriere added both sides tried to settle the matter, but the Daily News reports discussions ended "when Nickelodeon and [parent company] Viacom began negotiating in bad faith."

It's unclear if Caitlin is still providing the voice of Dora.  The Nickelodeon spokesman said, "Unfortunately, Caitlin's voice changed and she was no longer able to portray the Dora character, as happened with the actress who originated the role.  Caitlin's contract was extensively negotiated through her agent and in compliance with her union.  She was well-compensated for her work and for personal appearances."

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