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Kobe Bryant SLIIIMMEEEDDD ... At Nickelodeon Awards

7/15/2016 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant is probably still cleaning the liquid gold out of his ears this morning ... after getting DOUSED in gold slime last night at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards! 

Kobe was accepting the Legend Award -- the final award of the night -- when the Nickelodeon people opened up the gold spray ... and drenched the NBA superstar. 

#24KaratMamba

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Amanda Bynes I Wasn't Invited To 'All That' Reunion

3/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0324-amanda-bynes-TMZ-01Amanda Bynes won't be part of Nickelodeon's "All That" reunion -- she wasn't even invited.

Sources close to Bynes tell us she found out about the reunion when a trailer was released online ... she never got a heads up from producers. 

Bynes got her start on the '90s sketch comedy series, and went on to star in her own Nickelodeon show, "The Amanda Show," a few years later.

Amanda tells friends she would've declined the offer anyway, because her focus these days is fashion, not acting.

As we reported, the "All That" reunion won't feature new material. Instead it will be a lot of reminiscing with "All That" alums Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server.

Maybe producers just asked Ashley by mistake ...

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'All That' Reunion No New Material ... For Now

3/24/2016 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0323-all-that-cast-NICKELODEON-01"All That" fans might've prematurely slimed themselves over Nickelodeon's reunion announcement -- TMZ has learned the special isn't what it seems. 

Nick sources tell us the reunion won't have any new sketches -- no Repairman, no Vital Information, nada -- instead it'll be reruns of Nick's classic '90s shows with commentary in between from cast members Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server.

But there's still hope for a REAL reunion -- with new sketches -- according to Tamberelli.

The chances are solid since Thompson, Tamberelli and Server all still do sketch comedy -- sometimes together -- and Danny believes they'd be down if their schedules allowed it. Mitchell's back on Nick with a new show.

Denberg -- the only non-performing cast member -- is a wedding officiant. But Tamberelli says if she or anyone is on the fence, he'll press them hard to get on board.  

All they need now is a green light from Nickelodeon.

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'Legends of the Hidden Temple' Host Back For TV Film Remake

3/23/2016 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Legends of the Hidden Temple" host Kirk Fogg is a lost treasure that has just been found again. 

We got Fogg doing the TV remake in his hosting outfit ... 20 years after the game show was yanked off the air, and it looks like he's living the life of Dorian Gray.

Producers were hounding Fogg, who's been out of the biz for years, for a cameo.  

No word how many saving bonds they had to give him -- if you're a fan you get it.

Set the clock for 3 minutes!!! 

'Legends of the Hidden Temple' Gunning for Original Host ... In Upcoming Movie

3/7/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0304-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-NICKELDEON-01The host of that awesome (old) kids game show "Legends of the Hidden Temple" is on the verge of a comeback ... because he's in talks to cameo in the upcoming movie version of the show. 

In case you didn't know ... producers are turning the classic Nickelodeon show into a movie -- which reportedly focuses on 3 siblings who embark on a crazy jungle adventure.  

But to add to the nostalgia ... producers have reached out to the original host, Kirk Fogg, to make a cameo.  

Since there is no game show element to the movie, we're told producers are scripting a part for Fogg that will pay homage to his duties on the '90s show.  

And BONUS -- we're told Olmec, the talking Mayan head, will also get a role in the flick.

And remember the old team names?? The green monkeys, red jaguars and silver snakes?? We're told producers are also trying to find a way to incorporate those things into the movie too! 

Sounds awesome ... just one question -- when's the 'Guts' movie???

Cam Newton 'I Wanna Be' Kids Show Was Stolen ... Author Claims

1/7/2016 4:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0107-cam-newton-nick-logo-GETTY-02Cam Newton's side job -- hosting and producing a kids show for Nickelodeon -- could be in jeopardy ... because the show was allegedly ripped off from a children's author.

The author, Nick Katsoris, just filed a lawsuit over "I Wanna Be" ... the show where the Carolina Panthers superstar QB will help kids make their dreams come true. In his suit, Katsoris says he went to Nickelodeon twice to pitch a show based on his 2007 "Dream Day Contest."

The contest featured a character called Loukoumi the Lamb -- from his series of books -- and asked kids to finish the phrase, "I WANT TO BE A _____ BECAUSE ..."

According to the suit, Katsoris hired talent agency IMG to produce a reality show special, which aired on FOX in October 2014.

He then pitched it to Nickelodeon in July 2015, and then a couple months later ... the network announced it was doing "I Wanna Be" with Cam, an IMG client.

Katsoris says they merely swapped "Loukoumi for Cam Newton." He wants the court to block Nickelodeon and IMG from using the title, and to stop the release of the show later this year.

'Big Time Rush' Star POSSIBLE DRONE SIGHTING At Secret Service Golf Tourney

6/4/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What do Secret Service members do when they're not protecting the President ... or boozing in Colombia?? THEY GOLF!!! 

And at a recent Secret Service charity golf tournament in L.A., there was definitely some sort of drone keeping watch from the sky. 

TMZ Sports has obtained footage showing a fast-moving flying object hovering over the event -- where stars like Kendall Schmidt -- the lead singer from "Big Time Rush" who joined current and past agents on the links at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. 

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We're told the event raised a ton of cash for families of former agents ... including $2,500 from Schmidt, who sponsored the first tee.

As for the U.F.O. ... our sources on the course tell us the drone hovered over the area throughout the day, zipping around the sky. Unclear if was it was keeping watch over the agents ... or just recording the action for fun. 

#BigBrotherIsWatching

Jennette McCurdy Feud with Nickelodeon Is All About Money

4/2/2014 7:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennette McCurdy Feud NickelodeonJennette McCurdy's beef with Nickelodeon is strictly about the almighty dollar ... and how she makes less than her "Sam & Cat" co-star Ariana Grande ... TMZ has learned.

McCurdy was a no-show at the Kids' Choice Awards over the weekend, and took to Twitter to air her grievances, writing, "I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing."

McCurdy was quick to explain she was talking about Nickelodeon and NOT her racy photo scandal.

Our sources say the source of McCurdy's dissatisfaction is rooted in her paycheck. We're told the pint-sized star is pissed that Grande makes WAY MORE money than her and she's been trying to renegotiate her deal ... so far to no avail.

The show is one of the most popular on the network, but production has been halted and so far a second season has yet to be ordered.

We're told McCurdy doesn't have a problem with Grande personally ... just with Nickelodeon. For their part, a rep for the network says, "We have nothing but the utmost respect for Jennette and her talent."

Kel Mitchell Kenan Kinda Dissed Me, But ... I'll Give Him Another Chance

4/1/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell came thiiiiiis close to squashing their longstanding beef at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards -- Kel totally thought it was happening ... and then it didn't. 

We caught up with Kel in Sherman Oaks Monday, and he told our camera guy he was under the impression during their segment Sunday night ... Kenan would give him a shout out.

For everyone above the age of 12 who missed it -- Nickelodeon gave one of the executive producers of "Kenan & Kel" a Lifetime Achievement award, and Thompson sent in a recorded speech where he never acknowledged working with Kel.


Sources close to Kenan say it wasn't meant to be a diss ... producers didn't tell him to mention Kel until after the piece had been filmed and he was too busy for a re-shoot.

Kel says he's not mad -- and even offers one final plea to Kenan in regard to a reunion.

Watch ... it has nothing to do with orange soda.

'iCarly' Stuntwoman Sues After High-Wire Stunt FAILS

3/6/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A stuntwoman from "iCarly" claims the production ruined her career by recklessly dropping her from high above the ground ... causing gruesome injuries.

Katina Waters claims in a new lawsuit she was hired for a stunt on "iCarly" ... where she would be slowly lowered to the ground while attached to a wire. Instead ... she claims the person operating "the descender machine" dropped her without warning ... and she crashed to the floor.

Waters -- a 40-year old stunt actor who's performed in dozens of TV shows and movies -- says the landing caused severe injuries to her leg, including fractured bones and torn ligaments.

She's suing the producer, Schneider's Bakery,  plus Nickelodeon and MTV Networks for pain, suffering and loss of earnings.

MTV Star Andre Drummond Got PLAYED By That 'Ratchet Ho' From 'iCarly!'

3/5/2014 3:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"iCarly" star Jennette McCurdy is nothin' but a "ratchet ho" who played NBA star Andre Drummond like a fiddle to boost her own celebrity status ... so says MTV star Charlamagne tha God.

Charlamagne -- who stars on "Guy Code" and "Charlamagne & Friends" -- tells TMZ Sports ... the "ratchet ho" proof is in the fact that she publicly engaged Andre on Twitter after he named her as his "Woman Crush Wednesday." 

"She’s clearly a ratchet ho ... social sexual networking hookups are for regular people not celebrities."

Charlamagne also says he believes Drummond when the NBA star sad he didn't leak racy pics of Jennette to the internet -- even after she trashed him and humiliated him on a podcast this weekend. 

"I bet ten other guys have the same pics Andre has," Charlamagne says ... "She’s an idiot."

For all you non-urban linguists out there -- Urban Dictionary defines "Ratchet Ho" as, "A female lacking class and integrity. Pertaining to women with weak moral foundations that generally are characterized by their general antagonism towards people; slut; degenerate."

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NBA STAR Andre Drummond I DIDN'T LEAK RACY iCARLY PICS!

3/4/2014 10:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"iCarly" star Jennette McCurdy says she knows EXACTLY who leaked her racy selfies to the internet ... but the #1 suspect, NBA star Andre Drummond, tells TMZ Sports he's NOT the culprit.

The photos surfaced on several websites Monday ... and people immediately suspected the guy behind the leak was Drummond, since McCurdy humiliated him on a podcast over the weekend by spilling intimate details of their failed 1-week dating fling.  

Moments ago, McCurdy even tweeted about the leak ... saying, "To anyone disappointed: I sent those pics to 1 person. You can connect the dots. Shocked someone would stoop so low. I just speak w/ candor."

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We reached out to Drummond, who could not have been more adamant he's not to blame -- saying, "I did NOT leak any photos of JM."

The Detroit Pistons star -- who grabbed an incredible 26 rebounds last night -- adds, "I want nothing to do with her or the situation. I'm just worried about ball."
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'iCARLY' STAR Puts NBA Player On Blast Laughs at Relationship, Says Kissing Sucked

3/2/2014 11:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:55 PM PT -- We spoke to Andre who tells us, "I found [Jennette's comments] funny. There's a lot of false info in there, but I'll be the mature person about the situation and let it die out."

Andre also posted a Vine video moments ago that seems to be a response to the story in which he says, "Sometimes you gotta live and learn by the mistakes you make. You gotta move on and keep pushing."


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"iCarly" star Jennette McCurdy is kissing and telling in a big way about her short-lived "relationship" with NBA star Andre Drummond ... and according to Jennette, the kissing part SUCKED.

McCurdy appeared on Pete Holmes' podcast "You Made It Weird" and spilled her guts about her fling with 20-year-old Drummond.

Jennette didn't pull punches -- admitting she only heard about the guy after he repeatedly chose her as his "Woman Crush Wednesday" on Twitter -- and eventually agreed to talk to Drummond because he "seemed like a big deal."

030214_jenette_andre_date_launchJennette says they had some early conversations that "gave [her] pause" but she decided to go out on some dates with him anyway.

McCurdy then describes their first kiss -- which went down after a laser tag date -- saying, "It just didn't go great ... no sparks. The mouths ... the shapes weren't right."

Still, they continued to hang out, McCurdy says ... and he was so into her, he bought her a necklace and got down on his knees during a dinner date and asked her to be his GF.

Even though she wasn't into it, she said yes ... only to break up with him on the phone a few days later.

You gotta listen to the whole podcast ... McCurdy seems to be laughing at Drummond the entire time -- painting him as this pathetic, immature guy who doesn't have a clue about how to court a woman.

But the relationship did start as a public event on social media ... so, fair for Jennette to go public with all the gory breakup details too?

Discuss.

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