That’s me! In February, Nickelodeon announced that it would be reviving several throwback television shows, including All That. Actor Kenan Thompson, who got his start on the ‘90s sketch-comedy series, is set to produce the reboot — and he wants one very special former cast member to be a part of it.
“I would love [for Amanda Bynes to make a cameo],” Thompson, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively while celebrating the finale of the Ultimate Comedy Experience — Road to NYC in New York City on Sunday, April 14. “We would all love it, of course, but it would be up to her.”
The Saturday Night Live star admitted that he has not kept in touch with Bynes, 33, over the years, but has has spoken to several All That stars who will likely be part of the revival. He explained, “I’ve been in touch with Josh [Server] and Kel [Mitchell], for sure. And I know that Lori Beth [Denberg] is down. … I’m hearing Katrina [Johnson] … Angelique [Bates] … [and] Alisa [Reyes] is down, so pretty much the original seven. And then everybody else, we would love to just have them come and show their love and pass the torch to this new casting.”
As for what people can expect from the upcoming comedy series, which is set to premiere this summer? “They found seven awesome kids,” the SNL cast member noted. “Some are going to do impressions, some will do voices, some of them are just going to be their crazy selves.”
All That ran on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005 and helped several young stars, including Thompson and Bynes, get their start in comedy. The Hairspray actress made her first appearance on the small-screen hit in November 1996 and her last in May 2002.
Bynes was a regular on the show and became known for starring in the “Ask Ashley” sketch, in which she played a seemingly sweet little girl who offered advice from her bedroom. “That’s me,” she would quip before angrily answering questions that were submitted from viewers.
The She’s the Man star’s participation on All That inspired her Nickelodeon spinoff, The Amanda Show, which aired from 1999 to 2002.
Here is another gallery update with appearances and candids from 2008. The plan is to get started on All That screen captures this week, and then continue with that and gallery updates while Amanda is in rehab. Enjoy! 😀
Gallery Update > Appearances > 2008
Gallery Update > Candids > 2008
Happy Birthday to the lovely Amanda Bynes! We hope your celebration on April 3rd was wonderful, and we wish you the best of luck with everything you’ve got going on this year. Focus on yourself for now, and we hope to see you return to acting in the near future. You are such an amazing strong woman, and we’re all so proud of you. <3
Here is another gallery update with appearances from 2009. Enjoy viewing these for now! 😀 Will also try to get started on All That screen captures in the near future, seeing as there are no new pictures of Amanda these days.
Gallery Update > 2009
Amanda Bynes will remain in a rehabilitation center for her upcoming birthday.
“Amanda will be spending her 33rd birthday in treatment and will celebrate on April 3,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.
In fact, the actress’ stay will be lengthy for the sake of her well-being. “She will remain in treatment for several more months,” the insider adds. “Nothing will be rushed to give Amanda the best possible result after leaving treatment.”
Us confirmed in March that Bynes checked herself into a rehab center in Los Angeles. “Amanda went to rehab in January after suffering a setback which was the result of feeling pressure of being back in the spotlight after her Paper magazine cover,” a source revealed to Us at the time. “Amanda is continuing treatment with the assistance of mental health counselors and addiction specialists.”
The insider also gave Us an update on her condition, saying that the Amanda Show alum was “responding very well to treatment and her team remains extremely optimistic about her future.” Bynes was “moving forward” and acknowledged that “getting help will only benefit her.”
The She’s the Man star opened up about her struggles with depression and addiction in her November 2018 interview with Paper. She recalled smoking marijuana at age 16 before turning to molly, ecstasy, Adderall and briefly cocaine.
Bynes was nearly four years sober at the time of the cover story. “When I was off of [drugs], I was completely back to normal and immediately realized what I had done — it was like an alien had literally invaded my body,” she told the magazine. “That is such a strange feeling.”
In addition, the What I Like About You alum noted her plans to return to acting. “What’s there to lose? I have no fear of the future,” she explained. “I’ve been through the worst and came out the other end and survived it so I just feel like it’s only up from here.”
Slow updates once again due to lack of news these days. Posting a gallery update with some old pictures this weekend! Hopefully there will be some new pictures in the near future. Thanks for your patience while we wait! 😀