Stop Everything: The Amanda Show Is Coming Back (!!!!)
When we got word that an All That reboot is on the way, our ‘90s love could seriously not be contained. And now, while we’re still giddy over the Backstreet Boys nostalgia-satisfying Miss USA performance, word is buzzing that The Amanda Show is coming back to the small screen. And yes, this is very exciting throwback programming.
The All That spinoff show that saw Amanda Bynes transform from another adorable kid actor to a full-on performing force originally had fans laughing from 1999-2002. The skits saw the young star taking on endless roles like Judge Trudy (ya know, like Judge Judy) and Penelope Taynt (a.k.a. Amanda’s #1 Fan).
Although this won’t be a reboot like the new All That, you’ll be able to giggle along with the original episodes beginning June 10th on The Splat, which airs on TeenNick. When asked how fans might react to the return of one of their all-time fave throwback shows, exec Keith Dawkins put it mildly, saying, “I’m hoping that people will lose their minds.” That’s a safe bet.
Amanda herself isn’t expected to make a present-day appearance on the show, having announced her retirement from acting in 2012 after a series of personal and legal struggles. Currently studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with the hopes of launching a career in fashion design, we hope Amanda is able to sit back and enjoy these reruns as much as fans surely will.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!