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Nickelodeon Is Bringing Back a Series From the '90s — Can You Figure It Out?

Figure It Out

Remember Nickelodeon's hidden talent game show, Figure It Out, hosted by Olympian Summer Sanders? read more

8 Great TV Quitters

Amanda Bynes, Steve Carell

It's been a great week for quitters. Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater went out big by quitting over his plane's intercom, grabbing some beers, and sliding down the emergency chute. Then a young woman's quitting via dry erase board made the online rounds, though she turned out to be an actress named Elyse Porterfield (whose name also sounds too good to be true). In honor of these disgruntled employees, real and fake, we salute eight of TV's greatest quitters — real, fake, and both.

8. Amanda Bynes: The All That and Amanda Show star announced in June that she was retiring from acting at the age of 24. A month later she changed her mind and announced her... read more

Has Amanda Bynes "Unretired"?

Amanda Bynes

A month after announcing she was done with her acting career on Twitter, Amanda Bynes tweeted, "I've unretired," before plugging her September movie — Easy A.

Amanda Bynes: I've retired from acting

The 24-year-old actress told her Twitter followers ... read more

Amanda Bynes: I've Retired from Acting

Amanda Bynes

If you're waiting for a sequel to Sydney White, you may be in for a long wait.

Amanda Bynes says she's retiring from acting — at 24.

"If I don't love something anymore I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it," she tweeted Saturday morning.

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The former child star and Nickelodeon alum adds that being an actress "isn't as ...
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Amanda Bynes Strips Down for Maxim

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes wants you to know she's not that little kid from that Nickelodeon show anymore. And what better way to prove that than by stripping down for Maxim?

"I had the best time on this shoot. I think every shot I did was sexy ...
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Pilot News: Tambor Joins Gilmore Gal's New Show, and More

Jeffrey Tambor, Kyle Bornheimer

Jeffrey Tambor will reunite with the creator of Arrested Development as a cast member of The Bridget Show, a Mitchell Hurwitz-produced comedy pilot for ABC.

The Bridget Show stars Gilmore gal Lauren Graham as a former talk-show queen attempting a comeback after a disastrous romance. Tambor will play Bridget's business manager.

In other ABC pilot news, Kyle Bornheimer's Worst Week may very well be over, now that he has ... read more

Be Kind Rewind Scandal?

A mob of angry customers storm the counter of their local video store, complaining that the VHS cassettes they've rented aren't the actual movies but cheap homemade reenactments. The plot of the new Jack Black comedy Be Kind Rewind? Not quite: This funny premise was actually the basis for a sketch on the popular Nickelodeon comedy series The Amanda Show, starring Amanda Bynes. Eight years ago.The skit, which recently surfaced on YouTube, features Bynes and costar Drake Bell as a pair of clerks in a "Blockblister" video store who've replaced tapes of Austin Powers, The Wizard of Oz, Titanic and others with their own crappy, basement quality versions — just what Black and his costar, Mos Def, do in Be Kind Rewind, which was written and directed by video-wunderkind-turned-feature-director Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Each time a customer complains, Amanda and Drake's boss argues in a comically heavy accent, "This movie better!" before the kids chime ... read more

Lifetime Sheds Light on Binge-drinking Party Girls

Sara Paxton, The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker

While real college freshmen labor to fit in and go with the flow, Sara Paxton is just pretending to struggle with classes, hangovers and peer pressure in The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET, on Lifetime). The 18-year-old star of Aquamarine didn't have to stretch her acting too far from her own self, knowing what it's like to feel clueless about the fatal dangers of drinking. Researching the statistics only made her want to spread the devastating facts even more. Paxton spoke with about the challenge she wanted to face with this role, the Hollywood club scene and talented celebrities who party too much. What made you decide to do this Lifetime movie?Sara Paxton: I th read more


The allure of Natalie Portman's shaved head fueled V for Vendetta to an opening-weekend box-office title, as the futuristic tale earned $26.1 million. Rounding out the top five were Failure to Launch (with $15.8 million), The Shaggy Dog ($13.6 mil), Amanda Bynes' She's the Man (debuting with $11 mil) and The Hills Have Eyes ($8.1 mil). read more

Amanda Bynes: She's a Man, Baby!

Amanda Bynes bends her gender in She's the Man.

In the new comedy She's the Man (in theaters now), Amanda Bynes plays Viola, a soccer star forced to get her kicks by masquerading as her twin brother, Sebastian. Along the way, of course, all manner of hunky guys and ironically attracted girls find themselves mesmerized by this gal in disguise. Was Bynes able to pull it off? Should Felicity Huffman be looking over her shoulder? And more to the point, is the perky What I Like About You star ready to kick some Natalie Portman butt this weekend? Here's what Bynes shared with in a fun one-on-one. Seeing She's the Man almost — and my AP English teacher will be happy to hear this — made me want to actually read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, on which it is loosely based. Or at least revisit the CliffsNotes read more

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