Jennette McCurdy’s Nickelodeon Show Stops Production And It Isn’t Because Her Lingerie Pics Ended Up On The Internet
I know, I should’ve put more words in that headline. It really isn’t long enough.
Since some of us are grown, childless adults who don’t give a hell about children’s stuff (and yes, I, a grown, childless adult, typed that while the She-Ra doll collection on my desk stared back at me) and don’t know what a Jennette McCurdy or a Sam & Cat is, so let me give you a quick rundown. Jennette McCurdy is the 21-year-old star of the hit Nickelodeon show, Sam & Cat, which just finished up a really long 40-episode first season. Last month, Jennette crawled through the child star rite of passage when pictures of her in her bra and chonies “leaked” onto the Internet. Jennette pointed the finger at her short-time piece, NBA player Andre Drummond. The pics were pretty damn tame and (insert the name of any Disney star here) saw them and let out an “eh” before continuing to take Hi-Res pics of her cervix.
When Jennette, who kind of looks like the fourth member of The Chipettes, didn’t show up to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards over the weekend, she tweeted her little fans and told them that she boycotted the show, because of some drama between her and Nickelodeon. Jennette said that the drama had nothing to do with her ass cheek ending up on the Internet. TMZ says today that the drama is all about cash. She’s currently negotiating her deal for the second season and she wants to get paid as much as her co-star Ariana Grande Skim Milk Double Shot Latte. TMZ put it like this:
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.”
The truth is, Nickelodeon should give that ho a giant bonus, because if it wasn’t for those PG-13-ish pictures that she probably leaked herself, most of us wouldn’t even know she or the show existed. Two months ago, if you asked me who Jennette McCurdy is, I would’ve guessed that she was a cartoon character that McDonald’s in the UK created to promote their new breakfast food McCurdsAndWhey.
But seriously, I did know about that Sam & Cat show before those tame pics leaked, because one of my friends says her kids are mesmerized by it. It’s their visual crack. She says that when it’s on, their eyeballs are glued to the screen. They can’t get enough of it and they’ve seen every episode several times. My friend keeps a bunch of episodes in her DVR for when she needs to entertain them to go have stay-at-home-mommy time (aka cry in the bathroom in between puffing on an E-cigarette and drinking gin out of the bottle). So that Jennette trick and Nickelodeon need to get their shit together, because moms depend on their show to babysit their kids while they weep and day drink.