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Walk of Fame Honoree Jeffrey Tambor on His Long Path From Stage to ‘Transparent’ Triumph

8 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Long before his TV success, Jeffrey Tambor spent many years in repertory theater. Recalling those days, when he traveled around the country performing in cities such as Seattle, San Diego and Louisville, Tambor says, “There was an actor playing Casca in ‘Julius Caesar.’ He read my palm and I rolled my eyes, but he said [success] is going to happen but very late.”

The 73-year-old actor says he is “stunned and grateful and happy” about receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 8. He recalls a childhood visit to Los Angeles from San Francisco, where he grew up. “I remember my father, Bernard, took my brother Larry and I — I was 10 years old, if that — to Hollywood,” he says. “We did the thing where you put your handprints where Clark Gable’s were. So this is quite the circle, quite a moment for me.”

Tambor began acting on the small screen in 1977. He racked up »

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Comic-Con 2017: Watch a Clip from the SpongeBob Halloween Special

22 July 2017 6:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last year Mondo brought out the fun horror side of SpongeBob Squarepants with their Hash Slinging Slasher poster, and now Nickelodeon is giving horror fans who enjoy a little pineapple under the sea another reason to rejoice, as they've announced a stop-motion SpongeBob Halloween special premiering this October, and you can watch the first clip right now:

Press Release: Fans filled the room to the gills at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 for Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom panel on Saturday, July 22. During the panel, series’ notable voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and surprise guest Brian Doyle Murray (Flying Dutchman) performed a live table read of a fan-picked classic episode, “Shanghaied.”

Moderated by Claudia Spinelli (Executive in Charge, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon), a look at the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion special was given from Nickelodeon »

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Announces He’s Been Diagnosed With Als

14 March 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind “SpongeBob SquarePants,” revealed to Variety that he has been diagnosed with Als.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on ’SpongeBob SquarePants’ and my other passions for as long as I am able,”he told the trade publication. “My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honored at this time.”

Read More: J.K. Simmons Gives ‘SpongeBob SquarePantsWhiplash in Sneak Peek Clip — Watch

Nickelodeon, which airs “SpongeBob SquarePants,” also released a statement: “Stephen Hillenburg is a brilliant creator who brings joy to millions of fans. Our thoughts and support are with Steve and his family during this difficult time. Out of respect for their wishes for privacy, we have no further comment.”

Hillenburg translated his love of the ocean and its creatures first into becoming a marine »

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Announces He’s Been Diagnosed With Als

14 March 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind “SpongeBob SquarePants,” revealed to Variety that he has been diagnosed with Als.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on ’SpongeBob SquarePants’ and my other passions for as long as I am able,”he told the trade publication. “My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honored at this time.”

Read More: J.K. Simmons Gives ‘SpongeBob SquarePantsWhiplash in Sneak Peek Clip — Watch

Nickelodeon, which airs “SpongeBob SquarePants,” also released a statement: “Stephen Hillenburg is a brilliant creator who brings joy to millions of fans. Our thoughts and support are with Steve and his family during this difficult time. Out of respect for their wishes for privacy, we have no further comment.”

Hillenburg translated his love of the ocean and its creatures first into becoming a marine »

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Reveals Als Diagnosis

13 March 2017 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of the long-running hit Nickelodeon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has revealed that he has been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Als.

The 55-year-old animator shared a statement with Variety announcing the diagnosis and his intent to continue working on the series, which has been on the air since 1999.

“I wanted people to hear directly from me that I have been diagnosed with Als.,” the statement reads. “Anyone who knows me knows that I will continue to work on ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and my other passions for as long as I am able. My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We ask that our sincere request for privacy be honored during this time.”

A source close to Hillenburg said he received the diagnosis recently and is in the early stages of the disease. Als, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a rare terminal illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and »

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Paramount Plans Nickelodeon-Branded Films as Part of Viacom Turnaround Effort

9 February 2017 5:04 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Viacom has some Disney envy.

The struggling media giant unveiled a plan on Thursday that it said will help revitalize Paramount Pictures by integrating the studio behind “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible” more deeply into the fabric of its other brands. Paramount has been hit hard by a string of painful flops such as “Ben-Hur” and “Allied,” while suffering from a creative torpor. On an earnings call with analysts, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said that the studio’s financial performance was a “significant disappointment.”

It was all about brands, as Viacom tried to impress Wall Street with its ambitions to become a more globally focused, synergistic player. As part of that effort, Viacom said that going forward it will focus on its six flagship properties, a group that includes Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, Bet, Comedy Central, and Paramount.

“These six brands each have compelling, valuable and distinct brand propositions,” the company said in a filing. “They »

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Paramount Plans Nickelodeon-Branded Films as Part of Viacom Turnaround Effort

9 February 2017 5:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: Viacom has some Disney envy.

The struggling media giant unveiled a plan on Thursday that it said will help revitalize Paramount Pictures by integrating the studio behind “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible” more deeply into the fabric of its other brands. Paramount has been hit hard by a string of painful flops such as “Ben-Hur” and “Allied,” while suffering from a creative torpor. On an earnings call with analysts, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said that the studio’s financial performance was a “significant disappointment.”

It was all about brands, as Viacom tried to impress Wall Street with its ambitions to become a more globally focused, synergistic player. As part of that effort, Viacom said that going forward it will focus on its six flagship properties, a group that includes Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, Bet, Comedy Central, and Paramount.

“These six brands each have compelling, valuable and distinct brand propositions,” the company said in a filing. »

- Brent Lang

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