SpongeBob SquarePants Honored With Tribute at Kids Choice Awards
The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards took place on Saturday and during the annual broadcast, there was a salute to SpongeBob SquarePants. it was a special moment as the original Broadway cast of The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical performed in what was an emotional and unforgettable moment in the broadcast. Ending appropriately with the iconic Sweet Victory in honor of SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Stephen Hillenburg who passed away in November of 2018.
— Cy (@heyitscy) March 24, 2019
The rock song Sweet Victory was forever linked to SpongeBob SquarePants thanks to an episode in which SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends from Bikini Bottom performed the song during an appearance known as the bubble bowl.
It was a fitting tribute following a huge disappointment in February when fans of the yellow sponge had petitioned the NFL to honor Stephen Hillenburg with a performance of Sweet Victory during the Super Bowl which ended up being a huge disappointment. Nickelodeon came through with an epic performance that honored fans of SpongeBob SquarePants.
SpongeBob SquarePants has been the face of Nickelodeon for decades first premiering in May 1999.
Fuller House Takes Home Kids Choice Award – Deliver Inspirational Speech
Candace Cameron-Bure and the cast of Fuller House come to the Kids’ Choice Awards stage to accept the award for “Favorite Funny TV Show”. Both Fuller House and Candace Cameron-Bure have taken home blimps in previous years.
Watch The Trailer For Dora The Lost City of Gold
The upcoming live-action film Dora the Lost City of Gold has a trailer. The official trailer for the Dora the Explorer film premiered during the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Saturday night. The film will be released on August 2nd.
Cousins For Life Cast Take Part In PSA To Keep Nickelodeon on AT&T DirecTV
Disputes between AT&T DirecTV and Viacom could once again leave fans of Nickelodeon and the other networks owned by Viacom without access to multiple networks. As part of the last minute efforts to keep the channel on the air for DirecTV customers, Nickelodeon has released a PSA featuring the cast of the series Cousins For Life.
In a statement, Viacom said it has “made a series of offers that are good for consumers and good for AT&T” but got a cool reception on the other side of the negotiating table. reported Deadline.
“Unfortunately, AT&T is abusing its new market position by favoring its own content – which significantly underperforms Viacom’s – to stifle competition,” Viacom’s statement continued. “AT&T-DirecTV’s behavior is also consistent with a recent pattern of gouging their customers by charging them higher prices for an inferior product with fewer channels. Especially troubling, AT&T-DirecTV is marginalizing diverse audiences in its new DTV packages and threatening to do the same with their existing products.
“Viacom is committed to developing strong relationships with our distribution partners,” the statement adds. “We have successfully renewed a series of distribution relationships representing more than half our subscriber base over the last two years and have not had a disruption in our service since 2014. While we continue to make every effort to reach a new carriage agreement, AT&T’s unwillingness to engage in constructive conversations unfortunately could force a disruption in service.”
The Stranger Things 3 Trailer Is Here
The trailer for the third season of the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things” is here! Get ready to travel back to Hawkins Indiana to the summer of 1985. The highly-anticipated season will premiere on July 4th.
New Details About Season 3 of Netflix Series “Anne With An E”
Production has started on the third season of the popular Netflix and CBC series “Anne with an E”. Canada’s CBC shared a few details on Tuesday. In the post, we learn about the addition of new cast members and more you can read the details below.
Principal photography has begun on the much anticipated third season of Anne with an E. From Miranda de Pencier’s Northwood Entertainment and Emmy®-winning showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett, season three continues the coming-of-age story of Anne Shirley-Cuthbert, an outsider who against all odds, fights for acceptance, for her place in the world, and for love. Returning cast include Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R. H. Thomson, Dalila Bela, Corrine Koslo, Lucas Jade Zumann, Aymeric Jett Montaz, Dalmar Abuzeid, Cara Ricketts, Joanna Douglas, Kyla Matthews, and Cory Grüter-Andrew.
New this season, however, is an independent, resilient Mi’kmaq girl named Ka’kwet who befriends Anne. To find the perfect ‘Ka’kwet’, Anne with an E producers and casting team conducted an open-call search across Canada. Two hundred and thirty candidates auditioned in person or via tape, from coast to coast. Shortlisted actors were invited to take part in an acting workshop in Toronto, where the producers and casting team landed on Kiawenti:io Tarbell, a Mohawk from Akwesasne.
“I have always felt compelled to stretch the scope of the original book,” says series creator Moira Walley-Beckett. “Season 3 promises to be our most intense yet, with storylines about inclusion, romance, pathos, and growing pains for all our characters. It’s a big, bold season!”
“There is an energetic charisma and undeniable intelligence to Kiawenti:io that aligns so perfectly with the character of Ka’kwet,” says executive producer Miranda de Pencier. “Moira and I can’t wait for Anne with an E fans to meet her.”
In addition to newcomer Kiawenti:io Tarbell, veteran actor Brandon Oakes (Diggstown) has been added to the cast.
As the world of Avonlea continues to expand, Anne turns 16 – a momentous occasion which cements her desire to discover more about her birth parents and family history. But this new quest isn’t comfortable for everyone, as Matthew and Marilla grapple with the fact that Anne may have a life outside of Green Gables.
Meanwhile, the residents of Avonlea interact with a camp of members of the Mi’kmaq nation, causing tensions to rise – and deep bonds to be forged. The future looms large as the kids enter their senior year of school – some prepare for their college entrance exams, while others set their sights on more exotic shores. But first, everyone must survive the perils of romance, friendship, first love, first kisses, and much more. Sebastian and Mary settle into domestic life, while Gilbert dreams big about his future as a doctor. As Anne matures, she’s increasingly forced to deal with difficult topics — from gender equality to Indigenous rights — and learns that the fight to make the world a better place never ends. As the characters prepare to enter the twentieth century, some continue to look forward while others cling to more traditional ways, but one thing is clear – nothing will ever be the same again.
While Anne with an E continues to honor the foundation of L. M. Montgomery’s novel, this reimagined series explores identity, racism, feminism, friendship, bullying, gender parity, and empowerment through the lens of its fierce, starry-eyed, irrepressible 16-year-old protagonist.
“Andi Mack” Co-Star Sofia Wylie Launching Her Own Production Company
Andi Mack co-star Sofia Wylie is starting her own production company! The 15-year-old actress who is known for her role as Buffy Driscoll on the Disney Channel series has launched her very own film production company called AIFOS Productions. According to Just Jared Jr, Sofia aims to find material focused on strong female storylines that celebrate unique culture and experiences.
Sofia has reportedly already got her very first film to produce. Bringing Jenny Torres Sanchez’s young adult novel “The Fall of Innocence” to the big screen.
Speaking about the choice for her first project Sofia explained:
“When a certain event or experience speaks to you so profoundly, it’s at that moment you need to get up and create change. That’s the feeling I had after reading Jenny Sanchez’s novel, The Fall of Innocence,” Sofia said. “Jenny’s book was so emotionally riveting that I knew I had to bring this story to life somehow. Through my company – AIFOS Productions, and in connection with author Jenny Torres Sanchez, I will have the opportunity to embody Emilia’s character and storyline – a beautifully told and authentic story of unbearable pain, tragedy, and healing.”
Host of “Jeopardy” Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Cancer – Vows To Fight and Keep Working
Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the popular game show “Jeopardy” has revealed that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He made the announcement in a video on Wednesday. The television icon vows to fight the low survival rate of the diagnosis and also says he will continue to work and host “Jeopardy”.
Trebek’s current contract has him hosting the game show for 3 more years and he is using that as motivation to fight the diagnosis and asked fans, to keep the faith. With the support of family and friends and the prayers of his fans, Alex Trebek is ready to fight.
Reaction and encouragement have been pouring out on social media, below you can see a tweet from the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger regarding Alex Trebek’s announcement.
Our hearts go out to you, #Alextrebek, a member of our Disney-ABC family for so long. We admire your courage and determination, and in the words of Winston Churchill: “never, never, never, never give up!”
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) March 6, 2019
Hailey Bieber To Be Featured In New Series About Faith On Hillsong Channel
Hillsong Channel’s newest docuseries, “Now with Natalie” features in-depth conversations with today’s leading figures in entertainment, sports and fashion about finding purpose beyond fame. Co-executive produced and hosted by fashion stylist and influencer, Natalie Manuel Lee, the show will lift back the veil on celebrity life to give viewers an inside look at how they grapple with industry pressure and define happiness on their own terms.
The show’s first season, which premieres March 3, opens with model & actress Hailey Bieber and will also highlight conversations with multi-platinum selling music artist & Grammy winner, Kelly Rowland, NBA star Tyson Chandler, FEAR OF GOD designer, Jerry Lorenzo, award-winning journalist and former Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Elaine Welteroth and celebrity fitness coach and motivational speaker, Angela Davis.
Manuel Lee developed the show with Hillsong Channel to explore society’s obsession with pop culture and celebrity and take a closer look at the role social media can play in one’s need to compete and compare with their peers. She seeks to differentiate the “highlight reel” from the truth through authentic storytelling and her guests’ shared experiences.
“The purpose of this show is to dismantle the counterfeits of identity and purpose currently being sold to us through popular culture,” said Manuel Lee. “We’re all searching for an external win to satisfy that internal longing and this series takes a deeper dive into solutions for that.”
“Now with Natalie” is set to air on Hillsong Channel beginning Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. pacific and will also be available on-demand via Hillsong Channel NOW. For more information on “Now with Natalie,” visit https://hillsongchannel.com/natalie.