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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Epic Awards, Terrific Sports Moments And Awesome Challenges Went Down At The 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports – Here’s A Recap Of The Incredible Event PLUS See The Full List Of Winners!

20 Jul

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Passion, hard work, skills, determination and knowing how to be a team player, those are just some of the many things that make an accomplished and incredible athlete. Nickelodeon’s outstanding Kids’ Choice Sports is the only award show that brings together tons of the greatest sports stars on this planet along with super fun challenges and a whole lot of slime while leaving the power in the hands of all of the KIDS to vote for their favorite sports moments and athletes from this year. Needless to say, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports brings all the excitement and a tremendous amount of energy making it one of the best award shows EVER!

It’s that exciting time of the year again and the Kids’ Choice Sports made its way back to Los Angeles, California for a memorable night of sports-mania! This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports filmed at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 19, 2018 and will air tonight, July 20th at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon. Houston Rockets’ point guard and former NBA All-Star MVP Chris Paul was the host with the most for this magnificent event. He brought his awesome skills both on and off the court to the award show and he definitely put a big smile on everyone’s face being one terrific host that can’t be beat.

It’s hard not to get star-struck with all of the iconic sports celebs that made their way onto the orange carpet at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports. The most decorated Olympian of all time, none other than Michael Phelps (who was last year’s winner of the Legend Award at the Kids’ Choice Sports) returned this year with his lovely wife and son, Boomer and he joined in on an exciting challenge during the award show. Other excellent sports stars who attended the event included Michael Strahan, Shaun White, Ronda Rousey, Lindsey Vonn, Russell Wilson, P.K. Subban, Travis Kelce, Chloe Kim, Alex Morgan, Antonio Brown, Alex and Maia Shibutani, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Mikaela Shiffrin and many others. It was one athlete-studded event where everyone will be fan-girling and fan-boying to the max when they spot their fave sports sensations.

 

In addition, the cast of Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad: Lilimar, Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins and Amarr Wooten were in attendance at the event and had a blast joining the award show. JoJo Siwa brought her fun-loving and bubbly personality to the event as well. Liza Koshy and Marc Summers of Nickelodeon’s reboot of Double Dare were also a part of the exceptional award show and had a great time judging who won the iconic Double Dare obstacle course challenge – Kids’ Choice Sports host Chris Paul or Olympic legend, Michael Phelps.

The award show was jam-packed with four, jaw-dropping and adrenaline-filled challenges. These fantastic, sports-themed challenges really makes the Kids’ Choice Sports stand out as one marvelous event with a non-stop amount of fun, fun, fun!

Here’s a look at the challenges that went down at the Kids’ Choice Sports (source: press release):

  • In the Michael Strahan-hosted Shake N’ Break challenge, P.K. Subban, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ibtihaj Muhammad and P.J. Tucker gave the classic Musical Chairs dance game a sporty twist, dancing popular viral dances in the Shake Zone and breaking funny and messy items in the Break Zone, ending with a race through a sneaker box wall to be the first to hit the buzzer and win the chance to present the first award.

 

  • The JoJo Siwa-hosted Battle Carts Royale challenge tested the throwing accuracy of Winter Olympics medalists Shaun White, Chloe Kim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani as teams of two raced against each other in shopping carts, tossing out t-shirts to the audience in a race to hit a final target and trigger the dunking of their Nickelodeon Knight Squad teammate into a tank holding 1500 gallons of slime.

 

  • In the Slime Dunk challenge, two real kid superfans got the opportunity to shoot free throws in a one-on-one challenge, for the chance to dunk their basketball idols, Candace Parker and Isaiah Thomas, into six-foot-high slime-filled dunk tanks!

 

  • And to celebrate the return of Double Dare, Liza Koshy and Marc Summers brought the iconic Double Dare obstacle course to the Kids’ Choice Sports. In a special end-of-show moment, host Chris Paul fulfilled a childhood fantasy, running the super-sized and super messy course in a head-to-head showdown against the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps.

 

One of the many highlights from the stellar night was the stupendous Danica Patrick being honored with the prestigious Legend Award at the event. The best way to describe the admirable Danica Patrick is being an absolute legend and she was honored for her brilliant sportsmanship and how much she has inspired a countless amount of people to go after their dreams too. Upon receiving her award and giving a motivating acceptance speech, Danica Patrick was doused in tons of honorary gold slime.

According to the press release, “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will be the first show powered by Nickelodeon’s SCREENS UP app which allows viewers to experience the show like never before through Augmented Reality on their mobile devices.  Available now on the App Store and via Google Play, Nickelodeon’s SCREENS UP will feature four eye-popping AR TV moments throughout the show including flying blimps, gold slime, a chance to take on Chris Paul in an interactive basketball game and more. SCREENS UP also provides fans with a robust second screen experience, while featuring AR-enhanced interactivity such as games and stickers of Nickelodeon characters that users can interact with in their world.”

 

Fans can join in on all of the fun on KCS2018.com, the Nick App on iOS and Android devices as well as on Nickelodeon’s social media networks to cast votes to impact the show, take polls to root on their fave sports stars, create memes and engage with photos and videos from the event.

“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will encore Friday, July 20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon; Monday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m.(ET/PT) on TeenNick; and Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons.  The telecast will also be available via Nickelodeon on Demand beginning Saturday, July 21.” (source: press release)

Nickelodeon has once again surpassed fans’ expectations with an even bigger and better Kids’ Choice Sports this year. From the mind-blowing challenges to our fave athletes winning a coveted, mohawked blimp – the Kids’ Choice Sports was definitely another unforgettable night for everyone.

Be sure to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Sports airing tonight at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon! Check out the full list of winners from the event below and be sure to follow @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports!

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan, NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team

 

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

LeBron James, NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers

 

KING OF SWAG

Odell Beckham Jr., NFL, New York Giants

 

QUEEN OF SWAG

Serena Williams, WTA

 

BEST CANNON

Russell Wilson, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

 

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

Rob Gronkowski, NFL, New England Patriots

 

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kevin Durant, NBA, Golden State Warriors

 

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

Chloe Kim, Professional Snowboarder, US Team

 

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

Allisha Gray, WNBA, Dallas Wings

 

HANDS OF GOLD

Antonio Brown, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

 

HEAVY HITTER

Venus Williams, WTA

 

NEED FOR SPEED

Lindsey Vonn, Skiing, US Team

 

NOTHING BUT NET

Chris Paul, NBA, Houston Rockets

 

SICKEST MOVES

Stephen Curry, NBA, Golden State Warriors

 

WINTER WONDERS

Shaun White, Professional Snowboarder, US Team

 

BIGGEST KID

Laurie Hernandez, Gymnastics

 

MOST VALUABLE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

James Harden, 2018 NBA MVP

 

PLAY OF THE YEAR

LeBron James Alley Oop to Himself, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

 

Photo Credits: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, Emma McIntyre/VMN18/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/VMN18/Getty Images

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Article: Racecar Icon Danica Patrick Will Be Honored With The “Legend Award” At The 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports PLUS See The List Of Nominees Here!

13 Jun

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Vroom, vroom! She’s ready to race her way on over to get the honorary, gold slime dousing as professional racecar driver and sports icon Danica Patrick will be honored with the “Legend Award” at the highly-anticipated 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports never fails to bring an endless amount of excitement as it highlights all of the greatest sports moments from this year and fan-favorite sports stars.

This year’s brilliant award show is bound to be even more remarkable as the stupendous Danica Patrick will be receiving the most prestigious award at the event. Danica Patrick is truly an inspiration to all. She made history as the first female winner in the IndyCar Series and she continues to motivate everyone to work hard and go after their dreams. She brings out so much girl power and confidence with everything and anything that she does and it’s clear to see that the phenomenal Danica Patrick is more than deserving of this exceptional award.

Danica Patrick shared her excitement over receiving the “Legend Award” at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports and said, “It’s such an honor to receive the Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award from Nickelodeon. I decided when I was 10 years old I wanted to be a racecar driver. I dreamed big, believed in myself, worked hard, took chances and made the most of every opportunity. Today, I’m honored to be a positive influence on kids and encourage them to stay true to themselves and what they believe in; keep dreaming big and working hard. Bring on the gold slime!” (source: press release)

The outstanding and admirable Danica Patrick is being awarded for her incredible achievements both on and off the racetrack. She has definitely impacted the lives of many with her dedication and passion for what she does. Danica Patrick joins a list of other renowned and respected athletes who have received the “Legend Award” including Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant, David Beckham and Derek Jeter.

To add onto all of the fun, Nickelodeon also announced the top nominees for the KCS. Female athletes are slaying the game as Alex Morgan, Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson and Mikaela Shiffrin all received three nominations each. First-time nominees at the Kids’ Choice Sports this year include Lonzo Ball, Danny Amendola, Nick Foles, Alex and Maia Shibutani, Allisha Gray, Aaron Judge and Adam Rippon. In addition, other spectacular nominees include Lindsey Vonn, Cristiano Ronaldo, Venus Williams, Katie Ledecky, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski and Von Miller.

In addition, there are also three, awesome and new categories at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. According to the press release, “Kids can vote on three new categories this year including: “Nothing But Net,” highlighting athletes who score the shots; “Heavy Hitters,” celebrating the power-hitters; and “Winter Wonders,” featuring those who dominate the cold weather.” 

Check out the list below to see the categories and nominees for the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! Additional categories will be announced closer to the show. Don’t forget to tune in to see all of the sports-filled fun at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing July 21st at 8:00 PM ET / PT hosted by Houston Rockets’ Point Guard Chris Paul. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, are YOU excited to see Danica Patrick get doused in gold slime as she receives the “Legend Award?” Who do you want to see win a coveted, mohawked blimp at the event?!

Follow @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports

2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Nominees: 

FAVORITE MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE
They are, simply put, the best athletes of the year. Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze fans with their athleticism, moves and mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.

 

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

Cristiano Ronaldo (La Liga, Real Madrid C.F., Portugal National Football team)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

José Altuve (MLB, Houston Astros)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team)

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer, US Team)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)

Sloane Stephens (WTA)

Venus Williams (WTA)

 

KING OF SWAG AND QUEEN OF SWAG

All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it. The male and female nominees in these two categories are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court.

 

KING OF SWAG

Adam Rippon (Professional Figure Skater, US Team)

Chris Paul (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Neymar Jr. (France Ligue 1, Brazil National Football Team, Paris Saint-Germain)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

P.K. Subban (NHL, Nashville Predators)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Travis Kelce (NFL, Kansas City Chiefs)

 

QUEEN OF SWAG

Brighton Zeuner (Professional Skateboarder)

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Fencing, US Team)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder)

Michelle Wie (LPGA)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Skylar Diggins-Smith (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Sydney Leroux (NWSL, Orlando Pride)

 

BEST CANNON

Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball and football. This category honors pitchers and quarterbacks with the strongest arms in the game.

 

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Clayton Kershaw (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Corey Kluber (MLB, Cleveland Indians)

Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)

Justin Verlander (MLB, Houston Astros)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

 

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field, court and in the ring. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, the football players that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them and the MMA fighter that is unstoppable in the ring.

 

Anthony Davis (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)

Draymond Green (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA, Milwaukee Bucks)

Joel Embiid (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)

Rose Namajunas (MMA)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

 

HEAVY HITTER

This award celebrates the power hitter athletes with the biggest swings and strongest shots on the baseball field, tennis court, ice rink and golf course. These athletes have unbeatable strength and it shows with their impressive, game-winning hits.

 

Aaron Judge (MLB, New York Yankees)

Alex Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Dustin Johnson (Golf)

Giancarlo Stanton (MLB, New York Yankees)

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team)

Venus Williams (WTA)

 

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.

 

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Sky Blue FC, US Women’s National Team)

Chris Paul (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer, US Team)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Lionel Messi (La Liga, FC Barcelona, Argentina National Football Team)

Nick Foles (NFL, Philadelphia Eagles)

 

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough. They’re the death-defying athletes who risk their lives and limbs every day to accomplish the impossible.

 

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Colton Walker (BMX)

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Fencing, US Team)

Lakey Peterson (World Surf League)

Mirai Nagasu (Professional Figure Skaters, US Team)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

Shaun White (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

 

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.

 

Aaron Judge (MLB, New York Yankees)

Allisha Gray (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Ben Simmons (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Deshaun Watson (NFL, Houston Texans)

Donovan Mitchell (NBA, Utah Jazz)

Lonzo Ball (NBA, Los Angeles Lakers)

Red Gerard (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

 

HANDS OF GOLD

Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent athletes from the MLB, NFL, NHL and U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team. These athletes have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.

 

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Danny Amendola (NFL, Miami Dolphins)

Julio Jones (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)

Maddie Rooney (U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team)

Nolan Arenado (MLB, Colorado Rockies)

Pekka Rinne (NHL, Nashville Predators)

 

NEED FOR SPEED

This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s skiing, skating, driving or sledding, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightning quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.

 

Chris Mazdzer (Luge, US Team)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

John-Henry Krueger (Speed Skating, US Team)

Kyle Busch (NASCAR)

Lindsey Vonn (Skiing, US Team)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Team)

 

SICKEST MOVES

Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates, the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork, or the basketball players with the best ball handling skills.

 

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team)

Alex Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA, Milwaukee Bucks)

Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Zlatan Ibrahimović (MLS, LA Galaxy)

 

NOTHING BUT NET

You need to score to win, and these nominees are the ones scoring the shots! This category honors the most accurate scorers in the game. These are the players who maneuver through the most striking defensive plays and still make the shot, who can come out of a foul and still make the goal, and who work hard at every practice to play an amazingly accurate game.

 

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team)

Chris Paul (NBA, Houston Rockets)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

J.J. Redick (NBA Philadelphia 76ers)

Klay Thompson (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Kyle Korver (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

Patrik Laine (NHL, Winnipeg Jets)

 

WINTER WONDERS

These athletes dominate the cold. Their unparalleled strength, grace and agility turn into wins on the slopes and on the ice, proving that these elite winter athletes are the best in the world.

 

Adam Rippon (Professional Figure Skater, US Team)

Alex and Maia Shibutani (Professional Figure Skaters, US Team)

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Team)

Red Gerard (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Shaun White (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

 

Article: Houston Rockets’ Point Guard Chris Paul Is Ready To Bring Some Slime And Sports-Filled Fun As He Hosts The 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports!

11 May

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Mark your calendars as July 22nd is bringing some of the most iconic sports stars together under one roof along with tons of incredibly fun challenges and an epic amount of slime, slime, slime at the much-anticipated 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! This year’s brilliant award show is bound to be a memorable night as fans get to vote for their favorite athletes and the most unforgettable sports moments from this year. Nickelodeon just announced that a lot of excitement is in store as the one and only, skillful Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will be hosting the event.

The stupendous Chris Paul shared his enthusiasm over hosting the renowned award show and said, “I grew up on Nickelodeon and now love watching it with my kids, and I can’t wait to share this experience with them. I am honored that Nickelodeon asked me to host this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards. I promise to bring the fun, the slime and the most epic stunts in Kids’ Choice Sports history.” (source: press release)

The prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is known for having some of the most jaw-dropping, adrenaline-filled moments. In fact, in previous years, so many remarkable challenges took place with phenomenal sports stars. “U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team champions Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach sped through the finish line first against Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green and Klay Thompson during a tricycle relay race (2015); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) scaled Slime Mountain, battled obstacles and slid their way to victory (2017); and Golden State teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson faced off in the Big Slime Ballers Challenge, a three-point contest where each shot triggered slime-filled nets above kid-rebounders (2016).” (source: press release)

Every year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports honors a sports hero with the “Legend Award.” Past recipients include David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter and Michael Phelps. Who will be this year’s “Legend Award” honoree? It’s up to you to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Sports to find out!

Outstanding athletes who have been awarded with a coveted, mohawked blimp at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports include Laurie Hernandez, LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant, Lindsey Vonn, Danica Patrick, Carmelo Anthony, Gabby Douglas, Alex Morgan, Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Trout, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and Simone Biles, among others.

Nominees for the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be announced next month where fans get to vote for their fave sports stars to win big at the event. Check out the Kids’ Choice Sports announcement video about this year’s host below and be sure to tune in to the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing on July 22nd at 8:00 PM ET / PT, taped on July 19th at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

 

For all things Kids’ Choice Sports, be sure to visit: www.kcs2018.com! Follow @Nickelodeon and @CP3 on Twitter and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports

Article: Get Your First Look At The “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” Season 3 Finale And Watch The “I Might Be Dorothy” Music Video Here!

22 Jul

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

The season three finale of Nickelodeon’s highly-acclaimed and hit TV show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn is making its way on over to our TV screens very soon and it’s taking us to some place magical – the wonderful world of Oz! Join Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as they attempt to get their dream roles in their local production’s, “The Wonderful World of Oz,” but it looks like there’s just one problem – Dawn didn’t get the role she wanted – to play Dorothy!

In each and every episode of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, there is always so much to look forward to and in the third season finale, the excitement is amped up even more with several, special celebrity guests! Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict and School of Rock‘s very own, Jade Pettyjohn all will be guest-starring in the season three finale titled, Wonderful Wizard of Quads. 

Let’s learn a little bit more about the much-anticipated episode, “When the Quads hometown celebrity, Ericka Knightly (played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict) returns to Boulder to direct the local production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn know these are the roles they were born to play. But when Dawn surprisingly does not get the part of Dorothy, she goes on a mission to prove that she deserves the part over theater diva, Rose Dirken (played by Jade Pettyjohn, School of Rock).” (source: press release)

Will Dawn end up getting the role of Dorothy? You just have to tune in and find out! Wonderful Wizard of Quads airs on August 5th at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon. Since we know how excited you all are to see the episode, Nickelodeon shared a first-look at the episode with the “I Might Be Dorothy” music video. Check out the amazing music video here and catch Dawn and Rose battle it out for the role of Dorothy!

Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram: @Nickelodeon

Article: Zach Callison Graduates From High School! See His Amazing Graduation Pics Here!

18 Jun
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Profound actor who has worked on some of our favorite TV shows plus an incredible student – talk about one admirable and well-rounded, young man! It is the start of the summer season and with that comes another season – graduation season. The magnificently talented and outstanding actor, Zach Callison enjoyed celebrating a great milestone in his life – his high school graduation! Zach Callison, who voices the role of ‘Steven’ in the hit, Cartoon Network, animated TV show, “Steven Universe”, graduated from Oak Park High School recently. Oak Park High School has a special program in which actors, like Zach Callison, can still work on their films and TV shows while at the same time being a student and participating in Oak Park High School’s end-of-the-year graduation ceremony.

Zach Callison graduated alongside fellow actors / actresses including Zendaya, Olivia Holt, Austin North, Lauryn McClain and even Olympic Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas. Bot Newhart gave the commencement speech for the graduation day and stated, “Keep your sense of humor. Follow your dream. I did and I’ve been lucky”.

Check out more photos below of the marvelous and exceptional actor, Zach Callison at his graduation ceremony! Here at Alexisjoyvipaccess.com, I’d like to wish a big congratulations to the fantastic and excellent Zach Callison on graduating high school!

Follow Zach Callison on Twitter: @ZachCallison and get the amazing chance of meeting Zach Callison at the San Diego Comic Con on July 10th as he will be a part of the Cartoon Network Panel!

Article: Have YOUR Voice Heard And Vote For Your Favorites To Win At The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! See The Nominations Here!

8 Jun
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Photo Credits: Nickelodeon 

What do iconic sports stars including Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Skylar Diggins, Gabby Douglas, Roger Federer, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo and Serena Williams all have in common? These incredibly talented and skilled sports stars are some of the many who have just been honored with a nomination at the renowned Nickelodeon’s epic and prestigious, Kids’ Choice Sports! From the remarkable Nickelodeon shows to the most respected and incredible award show for kids, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to bringing back the phenomenal Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports for its second year award show, Nickelodeon creates masterpieces and without a doubt, this year’s Kids Choice Sports is bound to make sports history on July 16, 2015 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The stupendous Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be hosted by the one and only, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson! Nickelodeon also recently announced that the legendary Derek Jeter will be honored with the Legend Award at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. “The Legend Award honors athletes who are the ultimate role models to kids across the globe, inspiring generations year after year” (source: press release).

With so much excitement geared towards the epic Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports, Nickelodeon has raised the excitement level to an ultimate high by announcing today all the nominees for this year’s award show. Sports fans will be able to vote for their favorite athletes, sports teams and sports memories across twelve awesome categories. Think that’s wonderful already? Wait until you hear this! The always outstanding, Nickelodeon is giving fans ages 9-14 a chance to win a whopping $50,000 in the “Triple Shot Challenge”. Think you have what it takes to take on either a soccer, basketball or football challenge? Auditions will be held for the “Triple Shot Challenge” in New York, New Jersey and in Los Angeles.

According to the press release, “Beginning this month, Nickelodeon will kick off tryouts for the Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 “Triple Shot Challenge,” which will give three kids ages 9-14 an opportunity to score $50,000 each during the live broadcast. The three finalists chosen will each be tasked with completing one athletic feat across either soccer (hit the crossbar of a soccer goal from up to 22-yards away), football (throw a football to hit a target from up to 30-yards) or basketball (sink a half-court shot). Auditions will be held in three locations, kicking off with the soccer tryouts on June 13 in the Bronx, NY at the New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact match. On June 20, Nickelodeon will partner with the New York Giants to host the football tryouts at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Auditions for the “Triple Shot Challenge” will come to a close on June 27 in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Convention Center hosted by the BET Experience at L.A. Live, where Nickelodeon will hold tryouts for the basketball challenge. The “Triple Shot Challenge” builds upon the excitement of last year’s half-court contest which saw Ricardo Jacobo Jr. of Los Angeles, CA win $50K for sinking a half-court shot during the live show. For more information about “Triple Shot Challenge” tryouts please visit http://at.nick.com/crossbarchallenge (soccer), http://at.nick.com/perfectpass (football) or  http://at.nick.com/halfcourtshot (basketball).”

Let the games begin! Today is a thrilling day as the opportunity to vote for your favorites has officially opened! Nick.com/sports is your go-to website for all things Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports where you can vote for your favorites, view fun photo-galleries and play all new Kids’ Choice Sports games. On the day of the award show, head on over to Nick.com/sports for a live photo-stream from the event!

Let’s take a look at all of this year’s nominees for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! With exceptional categories like “Hands of Gold”, “Sickest Moves” and the “Don’t Try This At Home” Award, to name a few, incredibly cool slimings, and seeing your favorite sports stars take home a coveted and unique mohawked, blimp trophy – the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be one unforgettable award show you do not want to miss!

BEST MALE ATHLETE
They are, simply put, the best athletes in the world.  Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze us with their athleticism, their moves and their mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Lionel Messi (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Rory McIlroy (PGA and PGA European)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
Clayton Kershaw (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
 
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
Alex Morgan (USWNT and NWSL, Portland Thorns FC)
Candace Parker (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Maria Sharapova (WTA)
Maya Moore (WNBA, Minnesota Lynx)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Stacy Lewis (LPGA)
FAVORITE NEWCOMER
The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness.  The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype — in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.
Amy Purdy (Professional Snowboarder)
Andrew Wiggins (NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves)
Joey Logano (NASCAR)
Jordan Spieth (PGA)
Jose Abreu (MLB, Chicago White Sox)
Malcolm Butler (NFL, New England Patriots)
Mikaela Shiffrin (Professional Alpine Ski Racer)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
HANDS OF GOLD
Every season has its most talked about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB and NFL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel worthy catches of the year from baseball or football, as well as the goalies of hockey and soccer who have made the most incredible saves of the year.
Andrew McCutchen (MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates)
Carey Price (NHL, Montreal Canadiens)
Dez Bryant (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Henrik Lundqvist (NHL, New York Rangers)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
Pekka Rinne (NHL, Nashville Predators)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
 
CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
Alexander Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal National Team)
DeMarco Murray (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Maya Moore (WNBA, Minnesota Lynx)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
SICKEST MOVES
Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes we forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best.  Until you see the nominees of this category do their thing– they’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates or the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork.
Ashley Wagner (US Figure Skating)
Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Gabriel Medina (Professional Surfer)
Lionel Messi (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)
Novak Djokovic (ATP)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
 
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME AWARD
They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X games and other action sports competitions on the regular– and kids can’t get enough.  They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Danny Davis (Professional Snowboarder)
Kelly Clark (Professional Snowboarder)
Lindsey Vonn (Professional Alpine Ski Racer)
Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)
Travis Pastrana (Motorsports)
MOST ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYER
This award honors those athletes who, win or lose, always show heart and enthusiasm for the game! Filled with spirit, they let it all hang out – dancing in the end zone, pumping their fists and sliding across the field in exaltation. The nominees in this category represent the athletes who know how to celebrate!
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Dwight Howard (NBA, Houston Rockets)
Gabby Douglas (US Gymnastics)
J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)
Novak Djokovic (ATP)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
Serena Williams (WTA)
 
KING OF SWAG
All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it.  The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed, and most stylin’ couple of athletes off the court.  The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Carmelo Anthony (NBA, New York Knicks)
Chris Paul (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal National Team)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Rickie Fowler (PGA)
Roger Federer (ATP)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
QUEEN OF SWAG
 
Alex Morgan (USWNT and NWSL, Portland Thorns FC)
Lolo Jones (US Track and Field and Bobsled)
Maria Sharapova (WTA)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Tulsa Shock)
 
BEST CANNON
Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.
Andrew Luck (NFL, Indianapolis Colts)
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
Drew Brees (NFL, New Orleans Saints)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)
Rafael Nadal (ATP)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Serena Williams (WTA)
 
BIGGEST POWERHOUSE
This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play, they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, and the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them.
 
Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Prince Fielder (MLB, Texas Rangers)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Serena Williams (WTA)

Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who will YOU vote for to win at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports? Don’t forget to tune in to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports on July 16th at 8:00 PM!

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Article: Nickelodeon Announces Seattle Seahawks’ Quarterback: Russell Wilson To Host The Kids’ Choice Sports 2015!

22 Apr
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From airing some of the most highly-acclaimed and top-ranked TV shows, to bringing out some of the most renowned, prestigious and memorable orange carpet events to bringing everyone’s slime-filled fantasies to life – Nickelodeon is known for creating masterpieces! Nickelodeon is back at it with another stupendous orange carpet, celebrity-studded and slime-filled event that is making its way this summer… the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015!! Now in its second year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 is bringing together sports fans from all over the world as they get to vote on their favorite sports teams, favorite athletes and favorite sports moments. Whether you are making a touchdown or a goal, shooting some hoops or kicking a soccer ball, Nickelodeon is highlighting the best in sports moments at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015! Of course, with such a magnificent event comes a magnificent host. Nickelodeon just announced today that Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl quarter back, Russell Wilson will be hosting the event.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 will take place on July 16th, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles! According to the press release, “The superstar quarterback takes the hosting baton from first-year master of ceremonies Michael Strahan, who will continue to serve as executive producer, as the best athletes and top celebrities from around the world come together in a one-of-a-kind celebration of kids’ love of sports.”

Calling all sports fans from all over the world! Here is YOUR chance for your voice to be heard! You can cast your votes soon on unique categories for the Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 and see your favorite sport star take home a coveted Nickelodeon orange mohawked blimp trophy. The one and only, Mr. Russell Wilson stated, ““I am thrilled that Nickelodeon has asked me to host Kids’ Choice Sports. What an honor to be the king of slime for one crazy night!  I had so much fun at the show last summer that I can’t wait to get back. What kid doesn’t want to get slimed? Count me in on that. I’m just a big kid at heart, so let the fun begin. I promise you, we’re going to have great fun” (source: press release).

Also mentioned in the press release, “Last year’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports certainly set the bar high. Worldwide superstar David Beckham was presented with the first Kids’ Choice Sports’ Legend Award, and celebrated by being showered in golden slime with his kids; Marshawn Lynch went into “Beast Mode,” running through a gauntlet and diving into a pool of slime; superstars Dwyane Wade, Tim Howard, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Gabby Douglas, Victor Cruz, Carmelo Anthony, each took home a KCS trophy; and in an epic halftime show, Florida Georgia Line performed, and then the Pauley Pavilion roof nearly blew off when 15-year-old Ricardo Jacobo Jr. from Los Angeles sank a half-court shot live, winning a $50,000 grand prize.

Russell Wilson is expanding his repertoire as he takes on hosting duties for Kids’ Choice Sports, though he is already making history: he has won more games in his first three seasons than any QB in the history of the league and he is first quarterback to start two Super Bowls in his first three seasons. Wilson also became the third youngest quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl. Named to the NFC Pro Bowl, Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year, and Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012, Wilson tied Peyton Manning’s 1998 record for most touchdown passes by a rookie (26) and became the first rookie in NFL history to lead his team to an undefeated home record. In 2013, Wilson led the Seahawks to its first ever Super Bowl victory and led the Seahawks to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance in 2014.”

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 is bringing some of the greatest sports stars and celebrities under one roof and let’s not forget – the slime, slime and slime! Last year, David Beckham and his kids were slimed in gold – who will it be this year? You just have to tune in on July 16th to find out!

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Article: Actress Imani Hakim Inspires Fans At The 11th Annual Young African American Women’s Event! (@Anakih1)

2 Apr

 

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The marvelous and amazingly talented actress: Imani Hakim attended the 11th Annual Young African American Women’s Event on March 29, 2014 at the Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. The Everybody Hates Chris / The Gabby Douglas Story star inspired fans as she discussed the challenges and experiences faced by teens as they move on through life and what they could do to overcome these challenges and gain success in the future. Girls between the ages of 11-19 who attended the event were able to ask Imani Hakim some of their very own questions and talk about her life as an incredible Hollywood actress!

The lovely and vivacious Imani Hakim was so friendly and fantastic to her fans and even took pictures with all of them at the event. Imani Hakim tweeted, “Having a great time speaking at the Young African American Women’s Conference.”

So amazing! Imani Hakim is such an excellent role model to all her fans! Way to go, Imani! Check out more pictures below of Imani Hakim as she talks ‘Dare to Dream’ at the Young African American Women’s event!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: “The Gabby Douglas Story” Star Imani Hakim Exclusive Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess!

25 Jan
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Everybody Hates Chris? More like “Everybody Loves… Imani Hakim”! The lovely and vivacious actress, Imani Hakim won the hearts of fans and instantly became a fan favorite with her role as ‘Tonya Rock” in the highly-acclaimed TV show, Everybody Hates Chris… Not to forget, this gifted actress was only eleven when she got that role (and already showcased her magnificent talent!). Now, Imani Hakim will be entering in the life of the iconic, American pride and olympic gold medalist – Gabby Douglas as she takes on the role of the legendary gymnast in Lifetime’s original movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story”. Imani Hakim mesmerizes fans with her outstanding acting as she gives viewers a look into the life of the one and only, Gabby Douglas. Imani Hakim is a marvelous young lady who has a lot in store this 2014!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing the multi-talented Imani Hakim! The terrific Imani Hakim dishes exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about her gymnastics training done for the film, what she learned about Gabby Douglas in the process of filming the movie, whether it is harder or easier to portray someone who is real rather than fictitious and so much more in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview! What was the most memorable moment for Imani Hakim on set of “The Gabby Douglas Story”? Find out her answer and loads more in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below! Thanks for the incredible interview, Imani!

Catch the fabulous Imani Hakim in Lifetime’s “The Gabby Douglas Story” premiering on February 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM! Check out “The Gabby Douglas Story” official trailer at this link: http://on.aol.com/video/the-gabby-douglas-story—the-gabby-douglas-story-preview-clip-518094251 /  http://www.nbcnews.com/video/the-grio/54166738#54166738 and some BEHIND THE SCENES photos from the film below!

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Article: Imani Hakim Lands The Role Of Gabby Douglas In Lifetime’s Upcoming Movie “The Gabby Douglas Story”!

2 Jan
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The radiant and talented actress Imani Hakim became an instant fan-favorite in her role as ‘Tonya Rock’ in the UPN/CW hit show, Everybody Hates Chris. A big congratulations to the lovely Imani Hakim on landing the role of Gabby Douglas in Lifetime’s upcoming original movie “The Gabby Douglas Story”!!

“The Gabby Douglas Story” will enter in the life of the sensational, dedicated, and inspiring olympic gold-medalist in gymnastics: Gabby Douglas. According to the press release, “The movie details the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon, who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-round Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympics.”

The Sony Pictures Television produced film – “The Gabby Douglas Story” will feature Imani Hakim playing the role of Gabby Douglas as both a teenager and young adult. Imani Hakim will share the screen with Sydney Mikayla (who will play Gabby Douglas as a child), Regina King (who will play Gabby Douglas’s mother), and S. Epatha Merkerson (who will play Gabby Douglas’s grandmother).

Tune in to see the wonderful Imani Hakim portray the role of Gabby Douglas in Lifetime’s original movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story” which is set to premiere on Saturday, February 1st at 8PM ET/PT! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, are YOU excited to see Imani Hakim in “The Gabby Douglas Story”? I know I am!

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