All Articles Tagged "Nickelodeon"
She ‘Bout To Drop Bars — Or Not! Someone Had The Ridiculous Idea To Offer Amanda Bynes A Hip-Hop Record Deal
From The Grio
Embattled actress Amanda Bynes has unleashed a series of headline-grabbing tweets and statements recently, including one that announced her desire to become a rapper.
Now, fans of the former Nickelodean star may actually have a chance to hear her rap.The 27-year-old has reportedly been offered a record deal from the New York-based music group, Chinga Chang records — a hip-hop label founded in 2003.
“She’s phenomenal and that’s the crazy thing about this,” Daniel Herman, the CEO of the record label told The Huffington Post. “This is the perfect home. This isn’t just a gimmick.”While the ex-child star has yet to respond or comment on the offer, Herman says he is “beyond confident” Bynes will join the team.
Read more at The Grio
Actress and proud mommy Tia Mowry-Hardrict will be starring in an original scripted series during Nick Jr.’s ,”Nick Mom” primetime programming slot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Instant Mom (working title) will follow the life of a young woman by the name of Stephanie, who loves the nightlife, but has an instant lifestyle change when she marries an older man with with three children. The storyline will depict Stephanie as she attempts to abandon her irresponsible habits and gradually evolves into her new role as a full time stepmother.
Starring side-by-side with Mowry-Hardict in her role as Stephanie, will be Michael Boatman as Stephanie’s husband Michael and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Stephanie’s mother; while Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun will be playing Stephanie’s stepchildren.
Instant Mom was created by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler and is executive produced by Aaron Kaplan and Howard Gould.
“Instant Mom is the perfect addition to our NickMom nighttime comedy block designed to let moms unwind from the day and laugh at the often hilarious experiences of parenthood. This show has a fantastic cast and at the center is Tia bringing all her warmth and talent to this funny and relatable character,” says Senior V.P. of NickMom, Bronwen O’keefe.
Episodes of Instant Mom will also repeat during Nickelodeon’s nighttime programming block, “Nick at Nite.”
Will you be checking out Tia’s new show when it debuts?
Once again, I’m bringing you another “Where Are They Now,” and if you enjoyed the children variety show “All That,” then I think you’ll like this post. The show debuted on Nickolodeon’s “Snick” and stayed on the network for ten seasons. We laughed, we recited the greeting to “Good Burger” and we watched some of these stars grow to be major movers and shakers in Hollywood, so take a step down nostalgia road with me. Starting with:
You know I love a good “Where Are They Now” and today I’m going to bring you up to date on the groundbreaking show that was on for three seasons and thrived on NickJr: “Gullah Gullah Island.” Well, enough talking, “come and let’s play together, in the bright sunny weather,” and find out where some of the cast is now:
Remember the shows All That and Kenan and Kel, starring friends Kenan Thompson and Kel Williams? Well, don’t expect to see them do any other work together anytime soon because according to Kel, Kenan wants nothing to do with him.
TMZ caught up with Kel when they found out his former partner in comedy is working on a new pilot with NBC. Since they worked together in the past, TMZ asked Kel if he would be making an appearance on the show. Kel reportedly told the crew, “The truth is, Kenan does not want to be seen with me in any form of media or even have my name mentioned around him.” Further, he told TMZ that the guys, who at one point were the epitome of best friends, were supposed to reunite for a magazine interview. However, Kenan pulled out at the last minute.
Kel insists he isn’t upset about it and understands that Kenan is probably trying to distance himself from Kel so he can make a name for himself. It seems he’s been fairly successful because he’s been part of theSaturday Night Live cast for quite some time. Kel, on the other hand, has remained very lowkey in Hollywood.
Finally, Kel says he’s not opposed to a reunion of some sort because he knows that many fans are always asking when that will happen. But he says he doesn’t see it ever happening because of how Kenan really feels.
Interesting. Usually when there’s bad blood on one or both sides, both parties know why there’s such tension. Kel seems to be a little oblivious as to the true reason Kenan doesn’t want to be bothered. It’s possible that something else happened and Kel doesn’t want to say and Kenan has just moved on.
Tia Mowry seemed quite confident in her decision to leave “The Game” earlier this year—much to the disappointment of the show’s fans—but it appears she had good reason. Just two-and-a-half months after making her announcement, she’s already got a new gig. According to Deadline, she’s in negotiations to star in a new show on Nickelodeon titled, “Instant Mom.”
Instant Mom, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, was written by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler loosely based on their real life. It centers on a 25-year-old party girl (Mowry) who trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man with kids. Bell, Butler and Kaplan executive produce the project, which intends to cast an all-black family.
This role will definitely be a switch from her character Melanie on BET, but maybe Tia already saw the writing on the wall with “The Game” or she didn’t like the direction her character was going in. It’s also possible she just wanted to challenge herself, or be a part of a show her son Cree can get into one day. The possible explanations are endless but the big thing is she’s still a working actress. Kudos to her for landing something so quickly. This working mother might have to put baby number two on hold for a little bit longer.
What do you think about Tia in this new role?
More on Madame Noire!
- Komon Ou Ye? 9 Of Our Favorite Celebs of Haitian Descent (And A Few Surprises Of Course!)
- Breaking Down the Point of a Protective Hairstyle: What Exactly Should You Be Protecting?
- When Famous Stars Play Famous People: Who Killed It On-Screen And Who Was A Mess?
- If It’s Broke, Fix It: Why Some Friendships Are Worth Sticking Out
- Consider This: Put The Odds In Your Favor And Date The Next Guy You Meet
- Shoe Shine: Must-Have Metallic Sandals and Pumps
Nickeklodeon faced a big time rating loss last quarter, but the channel vows that this quarter the views will hit a new high. The company is bringing on Master P’s daughter, Cymphonique Miller, to star in her own original series called “How to Rock.”
“We’re hoping for great things from Cymphonique– a big, fat, giant hit,” Nickelodeon’s president for original programming Margie Cohn told AllHipHop.com. “That’s what I’ve been working for with this series, so why not say it?”
Stardom runs all throughout the family starting with Master P who is known as one of the most successful hip hop businessman. Cymphonique’s older brother, Romeo Miller, also had his own show on Nickelodeon from 2003-2006.
Despite Cymphonique’s big dreams of stardom and her family’s success, Master P tells AllHipHop.com that he didn’t want his 15-year-old daughter to get into the entertainment industry.
“I tried everything in my power to stop this girl because this can be a hard, sick business — really easy to get taken advantage of,” he said to AllHipHop.com. “I guess you can’t hold raw talent back.”
Viacom’s chief exectutive Phillippe Dauman tells AllHipHop.com that Cymphonique’s show is just one of the many more new shows they have planned. Dauman expects that with her show leading the change, the new shows will boost ratings so that “next quarter we expect to see stronger ad sales growth.”
Fans of Nickelodeon and the Miller family can look forward to “How to Rock’s” debut next month set for February 4.
Master P’s daughter is following in the footsteps of her older brother, Romeo, by landing her own show on Nickelodeon.
Fifteen-year-old Cymphonique Miller will star in “How To Rock,” debuting Feb. 4, and the network already has plans to make her the pop phenome of 2012. To promote the show, they’ve created an eight-part video about the teen and the song, “Only You Can Be You,” which she sings in the first episode of the series, is already available on iTunes.
Margie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president for original programming, said they’re hoping Cymphonique will be “a big, fat, giant hit.”
Master P on the other hand was a little hesitant about putting his baby girl in the spotlight.
“I tried everything in my power to stop this girl because this can be a hard, sick business — really easy to get taken advantage of,” he told AllHipHop.com. “I guess you can’t hold raw talent back.”
With her father by her side, Cymphonique should be able to keep a good head on her shoulders. It’s great to see a young black girl headlining a show on a major kid’s network. Are your children fans of Nickelodeon?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
More on Madame Noire!
The LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) lifestyle and culture is on the road to normalcy in this country, which means parents should prepare themselves to do some explaining. With Disney’s The Suite Life on Deck including stereotypical, effeminate male characters and advocacy groups pressuring Nickelodeon to feature openly gay characters, it is something we have to choice but to address.
I remember being in the checkout line of the grocery store with my son, who was about 18 months at the time. There was a lady in front of me with her son, who appeared to be around four years old. In front of her, there was a man in a lavender woman’s blouse and fitted jeans. As we stood there waiting, I could see the little boy was a bit taken by the young man dressed in women’s clothing. After two minutes of careful observance, with his head curiously titled, he asked his mother, “Why is that man dressed like a girl?”
Oh, the benevolence of kiddie candor. I was tickled by his innocence.
His mother, on the other hand, was speechless—and mortified. She tugged at the boy’s arm and silently signaled him to hush. I thought to myself, I wouldn’t know what to say either. It was at that moment that I began mentally preparing myself for the day my son was old enough to ask similar questions.
What would I say when he asked why the man in front of us was wearing a dress? What would I say when he questioned why some of his classmates had two moms or two dads?