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So sad. The Nickelodeon star’s mom passed away on Sept. 20 after a devastating 17-year-long battle with breast cancer. But Jennette does not have to grieve alone — almost immediately after the sad news broke, stars like Bella and Zendaya rushed to Twitter to express their support and send their prayers.
Jennette McCurdy is surely crushed after losing her mother, Debra, on Sept. 20 after a grueling 17-year battle with breast cancer. But in the wake of this personal tragedy, it’s clear that the iCarly actress has an extremely strong support system, as stars and friends like Bella Thorne and Zendaya have paid their respects on Twitter and proven that they will be there for the mourning Jennette no matter what.
Bella tweeted, “Love, prayers and condolences to my beautiful friend @jennettemccurdy and her family. My heart is with you. »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Oh sure, we could have ignored two TV movies being trotted out in late August — “Ghost Shark,” on Syfy; and “Swindle,” from Nickelodeon — but in terms of content, the Web is as hungry as a made-for-tv, poorly animated shark. And since both involve teenagers and were produced in color….
Although Syfy is still a little drunk over how “Sharknado” became its own Twitter meme/media sensation (even repeating it as a lead-in to “Ghost Shark” on Aug. 22), the channel appears unlikely to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Not that “Ghost Shark” isn’t equally awful; it just isn’t awful in a fabulously promotable way.
At the risk of revealing a familiarity with “Spring Break: Shark Attack,” the plot essentially mirrors that, with teenage kids in bikinis (the gals, anyway) providing the main fodder for the title character, a Great White Shark killed by a fisherman in the pre-credit sequence. »
- Brian Lowry
We are all still reeling from the terrible news of the passing of actor James Gandolfini yesterday after suffering a heart attack while in Rome. Gandolfini was known for his role as Tony Soprano on the hit HBO show “The Sopranos,” as well as supporting roles in 8Mm, True Romance, and The Last Castle, as well as his most recent role as Bobby Eggs in the Nickelodeon film Nicky Deuce. Gandolfini joined fellow “The Sopranos” cast members Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico and Vincent Curatola, as well as Steve Schirripa, who co-wrote the book that the film is based on, and “iCarly” actor Noah Munck, who stars as Nicholas Borelli II, or “Nicky Deuce”.
On May 20th, 2013 I was lucky enough to photograph Mr. Gandolfini at the premiere of his most recent project, Nicky Deuce, at the Arclight in Hollywood, and would like to share those photographs with you. He was »
- Melissa Howland
An Italian-American group is denouncing "Nicky Deuce," a Nickelodeon movie set to air on Monday, claiming it plays up "hurtful" stereotypes of Italian-Americans as gangsters and criminals. "Nicky Deuce" stars Noah Munck of "iCarly" as an ordinary teenager who transforms into a mini-mobster when he goes to stay with his uncle in Brooklyn. The advocacy organization Italian American One Voice Coalition is slamming Nickelodeon for "irresponsible" broadcasting, calling on parents to boycott "Nicky Deuce." »
- Daniel Jacobson
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Based on the children's book of the same name that Schirripa co-wrote with Charles Fleming, Nicky Deuce is about an overprotected teen (iCarly's Noah Munck) who ends up spending the summer in Brooklyn with the uncle (Schirripa) he never knew he had. Viewers can expect fun cameos from Sopranos alums James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico.
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- Robyn Ross
It's a "Sopranos" reunion, courtesy of ... Nickelodeon?
The movie, which is based on the children's book written by Schirripa and Charles Fleming, centers on Nicholas Borelli II, a.k.a. Nicky Deuce (Munck), a nerdy teen who finds himself in Brooklyn with a mobster uncle (Schirripa) he never knew he had after his plans to attend math camp go awry.
Schirripa (a.k.a. Bobby Bacala) tapped many of his former "Sopranos" co-stars to make appearances in the kids mob movie, which is sure to have fewer f-bombs and trips to the Bada Bing than "The Sopranos" did. Look for James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico in The Huffington Post's exclusive "Nicky Deuce" trailer above.
- Chris Harnick
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