Kylie Minogue To Perform On Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We just got a lot more thankful for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Pop princess Kylie Minogue has just been added to line-up. While some of us will be singing “Get Outta My Way” at the food line, Minogue will be performing one of her hits off her new album “Aphrodite” in the streets of Manhattan. She’ll be on the new Homewood Suites by Hilton “On the Roll Again” float, which sees her surrounded by wooden pull toys and a family of ducks. Maybe a performance of the “Locomotion” would add to the nuttiness. Kylie joins an impressive and especially random group of performers this year, including Kanye West, Mannheim Steamroller, Jimmy Fallon & the Roots, Jessica Simpson, Big Time Rush, Juanes, and India Arie with Dora the Explorer. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade performance will air between 9am and 12pm EST. While she’s in the states, she’s also set to unleash some North American tour dates very soon, following her ultra-successful stateside tour in 2008.
Drake Bell To Star In Live-Action “Fairly OddParents” Movie For Nickelodeon. Ten years after the debut of “The Fairly OddParents” on Nickelodeon, the network will premiere a live-action movie based on the hit animated series. “A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!” will combine live-action with CG animation and star none other than Nickelodeon star Drake Bell. While the animated series followed 10-year-old Timmy and his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda, Timmy is now a 23-year-old, played by Bell, who starred on Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh” for four years. The only problem is, he’s still in the fifth grade and refuses to grow up in order to keep his fairy god parents. When a former crush returns to town all grown up, Timmy finds himself having to decide between following his heart to adulthood or act like a child to keep his fairy godparents around. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines will play live-action Wanda, while Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” fame will play live-action Cosmo. “Victorious” star Daniella Monet will play Tootie, Timmy’s love interest, and Steven Weber will play a villainous oil tycoon who wants to capture the fairies for their powers. “It’s so much fun to see our animated characters come to life,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, for Nickelodeon. “And who better to bring grown up Timmy Turner to life than Drake Bell, who himself grew up on our air and still remains one of our most popular Nick stars ever.” “I think fans of the series will love seeing the characters in this new way,” said “Fairly OddParents” creator Butch Hartman, who will co-write along with Scott Fellows (“Big Time Rush) and executive produce. “Our mix of live-action and special effects animation will make them look ‘hyper-real’ and our goal is to make this movie as visually exciting as it will be funny.” The movie will be directed by Savage Steve Holland, who directed episodes of “Big Time Rush” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” for the network, among others. It’ll premiere in Nickelodeon in 2011.
Nickelodeon Debuts New Episodes Of “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Big Time Rush” Nickelodeon’s audience is in for a Friday evening jam-packed with entertainment. The cable network dedicated to kids will be premiering new episodes of the first season shows “Victorious” and “Big Time Rush.” Kicking off the festivities will be the hour-long “iCarly” movie, “iPsycho,” beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The seventh in the series of movies based on Nick’s most popular original program, “iPsycho” follows Internet stars Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress) as they reach out to one of their biggest fans, an awkward teen girl who wants the trio to appear at her birthday party. However, things take a nasty turn when she holds the group hostage, leaving Carly, Sam and Freddie’s friend Gibby (Noah Munck) to save the day. The movie is also available as the computer game “iDefeat Psychos” at the Web site iCarly.com, where players control Gibby in his quest to rescue his pals. Following the latest “iCarly” movie is the new “Victorious” episode “Robarazzi,” in which performing arts high school student Tori (Victoria Justice) encourages her friend Robbie (Matt Bennett) to strengthen his blog with exciting new video content. But when he becomes unexpectedly popular from the new material, his ego soars, Tori has to bring him back down to Earth. Meanwhile, fellow friend Cat (Ariana Grande) struggles with a shopping addiction with the SkyStore catalog. Rounding out the night’s lineup will be the “Big Time Rush” episode “Big Time Dance” in which the members of the title boy band find themselves with a dilemma on the final day of school: Not only do they have to arrange the school dance and find dates for themselves, but their future as performers hinges on the gig, which is also their first show with an audience. Legendary male model Fabio guest stars in the episode, as well.