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For over five years, Jennette McCurdy was a fan-favorite on the Nickelodeon hit series "iCarly" for her role as Sam Puckett, per IMDb. The show was a major success, and even though viewers fell in love with the teen sitcom, McCurdy's experience behind the scenes was far from pleasant. During an episode of her podcast "Empty Inside," the actor confessed that while she was a star on-screen, she didn't feel happy on the inside. In addition, she felt an immense amount of regret for taking on roles she deemed as "pointless and shallow" which later caused her to deal with an identity crisis. "Nobody really knew me. I was very different from the character I was playing," McCurdy said (via Insider). "I'm known as a thing that I'm not."
One Of Hey Arnold's Most Emotional Episodes Was Nearly Killed By Nickelodeon
'Mom, is that what Vietnam was all about?'"Arnold's Christmas" aired during the show's first season in 1996, and a simple plot about a Secret Santa gift exchange gave way to one of the series' most emotional scenes. Arnold draws neighbor Mr. Hyunh's (Baoan Coleman) name for the exchange, and when he tries to get to know his Vietnamese neighbor, he ended up learning about the daughter Mr. Hyunh was forced to part ways with before coming to America. We see the pair's story told via a profoundly touching flashback that's simple enough for kids to follow, yet serious enough to leave adults who watch along with tears in their eyes, too.
© David Livingston/Getty Images Jennette McCurdy at a premiere
McCurdy also opened up on another episode of "Empty Inside" where she discussed with "Scary Movie" star Anna Faris the mental warfare she faced when it came to acting. "I resent my career in a lot of ways," she said (via E! News). "I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing." As a result, McCurdy decided it was best for her to give up acting all together. "I quit a few years ago to try my hand and writing and directing — it's going great."
Although the actor dealt with a slew of traumatizing experiences, she's ready to reveal what really happened at Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon Reportedly Offered Jennette McCurdy Hush Money © Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Jennette McCurdy on the red carpet attending an event
Jennette McCurdy's new memoir "I'm Glad My Mom Died" tells a story of a young girl who was not only forced into the Hollywood scene, but also exploited by those close to her, per The New York Times. McCurdy revealed when she working at Nickelodeon that a man — who she refers to as "the Creator" — pressured her to drink alcohol when she was still a teenager and was even "photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting." According to Variety, that same man used to massage McCurdy's shoulders without her consent. "My shoulders do have a lot of knots in them, but I don't want The Creator to be the one rubbing them out," she wrote. "I want to say something, to tell him to stop, but I'm so scared."
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Fans of MTV reality show “Siesta Key” may soon see the unannounced departure of one of its original cast members. Kelsey Owens, who has been on the show since the premiere of the first season in 2017, shared on Instagram early Friday that she just found out she will be “cut” from the show moving forward and received no warning ahead of time.
McCurdy's mom, who was there for everything, chose to ignore the situation, instead of advocating for her daughter. "Everyone wants what you have," she told McCurdy. In addition, the "Between" star also felt jaded because she was restricted from exploring other opportunities while on "Sam & Cat," meanwhile Ariana Grande wasn't given the same constraints. "What finally undid me was when Ariana came whistle-toning in with excitement because she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks's house," she wrote (via Fox News). "That was the moment I broke."
At one point, Nickelodeon offered McCurdy $300,000 to keep quiet and not come forward with her story, The New York Times reported. However, according to Variety, she turned down the offer.
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Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” If you haven’t taken a look at Diane Keaton’s Instagram feed, you really should. The 76-year-old Oscar winner entertains her 2.1 million followers with a range of video posts. Some of my favorites include a photomontage of famous men — Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Oscar Isaac and Kodi Smit-McPhee, to name a few — set to “It’s Raining Men,” and another explaining why she prefers almonds to walnuts while she shows off her snack closet.