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David Hasselhoff pulls the plug on auction of lifelike model

April 11th, 2014 3:00am EDT
David Hasselhoff
Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff has called off the auction of a 14-foot (4.2-metre) long model made in his likeness after changing his mind about the sale so he could keep it in his possession.

The larger-than-life prop, which features the actor in his Baywatch swim trunks outstretched in a swimming position, was created for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie in 2004.

It has since been used in a Comedy Central Roast of the actor, and U.S. late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel even turned it into his desk while he interviewed actress Emma Stone on his show last Thursday (03Apr14).

The piece was to...

Tom Kenny Talks Returning To Acting In 'The Haunting Hour'

December 21st, 2013 4:09pm EST
The Haunting Hour
Sometimes we feel like Tom Kenny voices every animated TV character in existence. Possibly with some help from Billy West and Maurice LaMarche. But he's taking a rare step out from behind the microphone with today's episode of The Haunting Hour. BFTV talked with Tom on Friday about playing creepy kids' show host Uncle Howee, and we'll say this: you probably won't look at Spongebob Squarepants quite the same way again.

"It's fun," he said of returning to acting, which was a part of his early career, before we knew him as Spongebob, Heffer Wolfe, or Ice King. "It's the same in the sense that...

TV producers courting David Bowie for Hannibal role

June 27th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
David Bowie
Reclusive rocker David Bowie has been offered the chance to return to the small screen with a role on U.S. horror series Hannibal.

The Under Pressure hitmaker has starred in a number of movies and TV shows over the years, but hasn't acted on the small screen since 2007, when he voiced a royal character on hit children's cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.

However, Hannibal creator and producer Bryan Fuller is hoping to tempt the singer to step back in front of the cameras to play Count Robert Lector on season two of the grisly programme, which is based on characters in author Thomas Harris' bo...

Nickelodeon To Honor Ernest Borgnine With Two-Hour 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Marathon

July 10th, 2012 7:38pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
Nickelodeon is set to honor late actor Ernest Borgnine on Wednesday with a two-hour SpongeBob SquarePants marathon from 2-4pm.

The Oscar-winning actor, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 95, was a regular guest on the hit animated kids' show, reprising his role as the aging, retired superhero Mermaid Man on several episodes.

Mermaid Man's sidekick, Barnacle Boy, was voiced by Borgnine's McHale's Navy co-star Tim Conway.

The network is set to kick off the mini-marathon with the first episode that feature the duo, "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy." The episode centers on SpongeBob & star...

Katy Perry, Selena Gomez & More Get Leggy On The Red Carpet At Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

April 1st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Kid's Choice Awards
Mega-stars including Katy Perry, Tim Tebow, Taylor Lautner, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, LMFAO and Justin Bieber reigned as this year's favorites, winning top honors at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 31, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).

Hosted by international superstar, and 10-time KCA winner Will Smith, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids' top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed through a flying blimp, silver robot and sword swallower. Smith ...

Is 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Bad For Kids?

September 12th, 2011 10:41am EDT
A new University of Virginia study examined the effects of watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" on small children.

Researchers determined that 4-year-old kids who watched nine minutes of "SpongeBob" compared to kids who watched PBS programming did significantly worse on four tests they administered. The study involved 60 kids.

Apparently the fast-paced television show "has profound impacts for children's cognitive and social development that need to be considered and reacted to," wrote University of Washington pediatrics professor Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis in an editorial accompanying the stu...

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Breaks New Ground With Exclusive Made-For-Twitter Adventure, July 12-15

July 10th, 2011 10:00am EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants will flood the Twitter-verse with the first-time-ever debut of an original story created exclusively for the social networking site. The Ice Race Cometh: A Twitter-Tale, was conceived and developed for Twitter by the SpongeBob SquarePants writing team and will run from Tuesday, July 12, to Friday, July 15. The story will be told via multiple tweets and images throughout each day to set scenes and advance the action involving SpongeBob and his friends as they prepare for The Bikini Bottom Great Sleigh Race. The Ice Race Cometh serves as a prequel to "Froze...

Snoop Dogg Slimed At Kids' Choice Awards - Pics & Full List Of Winners

April 3rd, 2011 2:11pm EDT
2011 Kids Choice Awards
Russell Brand, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Snoop Dogg, Heidi Klum and Josh Duhamel went green at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday - they got slimed.

Host Black, Klum, Carrey, Snoop Dogg and the night's Arm Fart Hall of Fame inductee Duhamel, who dressed up as Justin Bieber for his sliming, were all prepared for the messy 'honor' but Brand was caught out when he stepped onstage to present the award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie to birthday boy Eddie Murphy.

Favorite Movie Actor Johnny Depp opened the proceedings by squirting the audience with a slime canon and settin...

Facebook Users Changing Profile Pictures To Cartoons To Battle Child Abuse

December 3rd, 2010 3:11pm EST
Facebook users are unifying against child abuse by switching their profile pictures to popular cartoon characters - with a hope that there are "more cartoon faces than human ones" by December 6th.

Indeed, images from Scooby Doo, Flintstones, The Simpsons, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Thundercats, Tom and Jerry, Care Bears, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Looney Tunes, Spongebob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and more are cropping up all over the social network.

This post is being repeated all over the site: "Change your profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friend...

Workers Ready Balloons For The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Pics)

November 25th, 2010 12:51am EST
For most people Thanskgiving Day is about turkey, football and the late afternoon tryptophan coma (a myth that's been debunked - yet we all get sleepy for some reason). But none of it would feel right without starting the day with a little breakfast, a hot cup of coffee and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The yearly American tradition expects 3.5 million people to line the streets of New York City with another 50 million television viewers watching from the comfort of their living rooms.

The parade is most notable for it's gigantic helium ballons, marching bands and dance troupes; as ...

Keke Palmer, Miranda Cosgrove & SpongeBob Celebrate Nickelodeon's 'Worldwide Day Of Play'

September 26th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer & SpongeBob SquarePants spent the day together on Saturday as a part of Nickelodeon's annual "Worldwide Day of Play." Each year the network halts programming for a few hours (this year from 10am - 2pm) and urges kids to get outside and play instead of sitting in front of their televisions watching Nickelodeon or playing video games all day.

To commemorate the event, Riverside Park in New York City hosted the Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Race for the Kids" event, and a few of Nickelodeon's big stars were in attendance.

Joining Keke were NBA basketball superstar Chris Paul and Nick...

Homer Simpson Is Number One

May 31st, 2010 2:53pm EDT
The Simpsons
"The Simpsons" dumb dad Homer Simpson has topped a new list of the best TV and movie character of the last 20 years.

The yellow cartoon character with a love of doughnuts beat out boy wizard Harry Potter and Sarah Michelle Gellar's TV vampire slayer Buffy to take the top spot on the new Entertainment Weekly magazine countdown.

Tony Soprano and Batman villain The Joker round out the top five, while Jennifer Aniston's Friends character Rachel Green, Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands, Hannibal Lecter, Carrie Bradshaw and Spongebob Squarepants made the top 10.

SpongeBob & Sandy Get Married In New Special

October 13th, 2009 5:06pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon culminates the 10th anniversary celebration of pop-icon and top-rated kids' series SpongeBob SquarePants with the premiere of "Truth or Square" a star-studded one-hour prime time television event airing on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Celebrity guest stars Rosario Dawson, Craig Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, LeBron James, P!nk, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Robin Williams appear as themselves in live-action sequences throughout the special, which follows SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang as they reminisce through a series of original, never-before-seen flashbacks....

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Is 10!

July 14th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary
Celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th birthday as VH1 debuts "Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants" tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The one-hour documentary chronicles the past 10 years of everyone's favorite perforated porifera, from his conception to his rise as a pop culture icon - drawing an astounding 70 million viewers a month and shown in 25 languages worldwide.

Creator Stephen Hillenbrand got his idea for the character while he was a student at the California Institute of the Arts, a career change he made after being a marine biologist. He tells the Washington Post, "...

Sir Mix-A-Lot Criticized For Fast Food Ad

April 16th, 2009 9:21am EDT
Burger King
Sir Mix-A-Lot has come under fire from a children's advocacy group for his new Burger King commercial, in which he spoofs the kids' show Spongebob Squarepants.

In the TV advertisement, the rapper sings about the cartoon character, who is renamed SpongeBob SquareButt, in a parody of his hit song Baby Got Back. The star raps the new lyrics: "I like square butts and I cannot lie" as background dancers show off their square bottoms in tiny shorts.

Now 2,600 members of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) have taken aim at the rapper as well as TV network Nickelodeon, ...

Victoria Beckham Teams Up With SpongeBob

April 5th, 2009 3:26pm EDT
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham can add voice-over artist to her ever-expanding resume - the former singer has recorded a cameo appearance in hit animated kids show SpongeBob SquarePants.

The star, who now runs her own fashion empire, has become the latest celebrity to make a guest spot in the cartoon series, following in the footsteps of Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "She isn't interested in becoming an actress but voice-over work is something that appealed. Scriptwriters created the role of a posh British princess especially...

Johnny Depp Teaches SpongeBob to 'Hang Ten'

April 1st, 2009 10:35am EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon has paired the legendary actor Johnny Depp with the legendary SpongeBob in the first of several special on-air events this year in celebration of SpongeBob’s 10th anniversary.

SpongeBob SquarePants' "SpongeBob vs. the Big One," an all-new half-hour television special, will premiere Friday, April 17, from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The special follows a stranded SpongeBob and his friends as they search for Jack Kahuna Laguna (voiced by Depp) to teach them the gnarly surf moves to hit the elusive wave, The Big One, in order to return to Bikini Bottom. The special also will...

Erin Go Braless (Links & Stuff)

March 17th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Spongebob Squarepants
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

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Man walks again after 20 years after bite from Bro...

This Is Why I'm Fat (Today's Links)

February 9th, 2009 7:00pm EST
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the tubes.

THIS Is Why You’re Fat - Thisiswhyyourefat.com

Boy, Nikki Cox ('s plastic surgeon) has really let herself go - IDLYITW

10 Cars That Are Serious Cop Magnets - Best Week Ever

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18 pics of Carrie Underwood from the last two evenings. Wow. - IDLYITW

K-Fed should change his name to Well-Fed - Celebsl...

Kids' Choice Award Nominees

February 6th, 2009 10:21am EST
Miley Cyrus
Nickelodeon unfolds the luminous list of the 2009 Kids’ Choice Award Nominees. This year, when kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, TV and sports – and go green amid massive slime showers - action star host, Dwayne Johnson, will rock at the helm.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:


Favorite Movie

Bedtime Stories

The Dark Knight

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Iron Man

Favorite Movie Actor

Jim Carrey (Yes Man)

George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua)


SpongeBob SquarePants Stars In 'WhoBob What Pants?'; On DVD Oct. 14

October 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
When SpongeBob tries to spend some quality time with his pals, he ends up being a real pain in the square pants and they tell him to get lost. So he does. But will he ever come back, or is SpongeBob lost forever? Will Bikini Bottom survive without him? Tune in on October 13th to find out!

The following day, October 14th, SpongeBob Suqarepants: WhoBob What Pants? comes to DVD in a new collection that features the following episodes:

-What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?

SpongeBob leaves Bikini Bottom, gets amnesia and finds himself Mayor of New Kelp City! When Sandy, Patrick, Mr. Kra...

Great TV Duos

September 25th, 2008 9:17am EDT
The Office
Who could forget Lucy and Desi from I Love Lucy, Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, Jim and Pam from The Office or Beavis and Butthead from MTV? There are some television duos that have such a prominent existence in your head, that you have a hard time imagining one half of the duo without the other one. Here are some more great television duos.

Jemaine and Bret (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are a New Zealand comedy duo who now stars on the hit HBO show, Flight of the Conchords. This duo will have you rolling on the ground laughing with their crazy song...

Slideshow: Cartoons We Love - 'Family Guy'

August 21st, 2008 2:29pm EDT
Family Guy
FOX's 'Family Guy' may be one of our all-time favorite cartoons. Here's some of our favorite pictures of Peter, Lois, Stewie, Meg, Chris, Brian and the rest of the Quahog gang.

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Miranda Cosgrove's First Video To Debut On Nickelodeon Tomorrow!

August 3rd, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Miranda Cosgrove
Nickelodeon will debut "Stay My Baby," the first solo music video and first solo track from Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon's hit TV series iCarly, on Monday, August 4 during an all-new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants which premieres at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). "Stay My Baby" is Cosgrove's first solo single from Nickelodeon and Columbia Records' new album iCarly - Music From and Inspired by the Hit TV Show. Following the on-air premiere, the music video will also be available on TurboNick, www.nick.com's broadband video site.

The music video for "Stay My Baby" is directed by Jesse ...

Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...

David Bowie To Guest Star In SpongeBob's First TV Movie

October 29th, 2007 11:09am EDT
The biggest mystery 20,000 leagues beneath the sea is uncovered when SpongeBob and the gang find the lost city of Atlantis! To celebrate the monumental underwater discovery, Nickelodeon will blow it out of the water all day long with a SpongeBob convergent online and on-air event on Monday, November 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Kicking-off the 12-hour marathon of kids’ favorite episodes from “Z to A” will be the theatrical film "The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie" (9-10:30 a.m.). The event will culminate with the premiere of SpongeBob’s “Atlantis SquarePantis” TV movie guest starr...

NBC Leads Television Critics Association Nominations

June 6th, 2007 10:36am EDT
The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2007 TCA Award nominations. Once again, NBC leads the list with 13 nominations on the strength of its strong freshmen series, including, "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes," which garnered 12 nominations total. Third-year comedy "The Office" received the other nod.

Other newcomers also received recognition. ABC's "Ugly Betty" received three nominations while Showtime's "Dexter" netted a pair. ABC Family saw success in children's programming with their series "Lincoln Heights" and "Kyle XY."

HBO programs received nine ...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

April 16th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Paris Hilton
"I love to go to my ranches, go fishing, play in the mud, go on dirt bikes, play ice hockey. I'm not like what people think of me." Socialite Paris Hilton insists she does more than just party and shop.

"It's in process. Like a great dish, it needs simmering it needs loving care, it needs attention." Kim Cattrall on plans to revive Sex & The City as a new movie.

"If it had a subtitle, it would be One Upon A Time... In Nazi-Occupied France." Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino on his upcoming spaghetti-western-themed war movie, Inglorious Bastards.

"I was the leader of a gang that...

SpongeBob Returns With Seven All New DVD Episodes In 'Friend Or Foe,' Coming April 17

April 2nd, 2007 5:30pm EDT
SpongeBob is ready to entertain you with 7 all new DVD episodes! Laugh with SpongeBob as he finds out the secret to Mr. Krabs and Planktons rivalry, wards off the boogeyman, tries to impress a world renowned chef, becomes a spy and more...

Episode Descriptions (7 episodes):

- Friend or Foe [2-Part Episode!]: It's the history of Krabs/Plankton rivalry! Mr. Krabs and Plankton were once best friends, but things went bad when they tried going into business together. With a special appearance by Patchy!

- The Original Fry Cook: The Krusty Krab's original fry cook, Jim, stops by. Now ...

Justin Timberlake Slimes Up A Storm At 'Kids Choice Awards'

April 2nd, 2007 8:40am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake made sure Saturday night's Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards were a messy affair when he became one of many celebrities to get 'slimed' at the Los Angeles prizegiving. The pop superstar hosted the awards, and although he boasted he was too famous to get slimed in his opening song, the star was covered in the event's famous green goo twice.

Mandy Moore, Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Tobey Maguire and Steve Carell were among the other stars to get messed up at the show, while Timberlake and Vince Vaughn ended the show with a slime fest - both got hit with the green stuff and ...

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