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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Victoria + Daniella + Cupcake!!! VIDEO!!!

Please enjoy this insane video which stars Victoria Justice ("Tori"), Daniella Monet ("Trina"), and Cupcake (my VERY OWN BUNNY RABBIT).

Cupcake was just a baby at the time, but I think she did great in her acting debut.  Here are 3 very cute girls...

Friday, October 22, 2010

"The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" Discussion & Comments!

Saturday night (October 23, 2010) was the premiere of an original movie called The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.  It starred the amaze-tastic VICTORIA JUSTICE, and with Halloween approaching, this was the perfect Saturday night activity.  It was written, produced, and directed by super-talented people... and did I mention that it starred VICTORIA JUSTICE?  I did?  Well, it still does. :)

So, to all fans of Victoria, Nickelodeon, Victorious, and scary-cool movies, here's a place where you can discuss the movie, ask questions, share info, and all that kinda fun stuff.  Victoria and other people connected to the movie will come here and check out what you have to say/ask.

Post your comments and questions below!  Be nice!  And I hope you LOVE Victoria's movie, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf. 

And you can read about two other huge TV events coming in just a few weeks by CLICKING HERE.

Your Pal,
Dan (aka DanWarp)



Saturday, October 16, 2010

"iCarly" & "30 Rock" = Equal Ratings!


This is interesting...

My friend Perez Hilton just posted this on his website:

Live From New York, 30 Rock Hits Season High! 

NBC is pleased this morning!

Last night, 30 Rock's duo live broadcasts went off without a hitch and the ratings this morning prove that people were all for it!

The show got its highest ratings of the season, drawing in 6.7 million viewers which is up 43% from last week.  

Congrats on an excellent show, Tina Fey! Let's do it again next year!

30 Rock is a great show that is loved by pretty much everyone I know.  But when I saw that it hit a "season high" with 6.7 million viewers, that made me smile… because that's exactly the number of viewers that tuned in for the last episode of iCarly called "iDo".  Here it is, as reported this week on the Programming Insider by my friend Marc Berman:


So, congrats to 30 Rock.  And thanks to all the fans of iCarly (and Victorious) who keep us competitive with the primetime network shows.

–Dan 
(aka @DanWarp)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Spaghetti Tacos Sweep The Nation!... REALLY?

Holy moly.  I'm kinda shocked.  In season one of iCarly, there was an episode that called for Spencer to be making dinner.

If you watch my shows a lot, you know I always try to make even the simplest things – like making dinner – more interesting, different, or weird (in a funny way, hopefully).

Okay, so Spencer was making dinner.  Spencer, this wacky character who's a cool artist… which is why I felt that he couldn't make something "normal" like hamburgers or chicken.  I felt that Spencer should make something creative, fun, and original.

Two of my favorite foods are spaghetti and tacos.  Boom!  I had Spencer make spagehtti tacos.  That sounded fun, inventive, and I wanted to eat one myself.  And I thought it would sound appealing to the iCarly audience.

Later, I wrote spaghetti tacos into a few more episodes of iCarly.  I even did one episode where the main story was a spaghetti taco competition against a professional chef from TV.

In the past year, on occasion, I get tweets and emails from fans showing me pics of  spaghetti tacos they made at home.  I thought that was pretty cool – that something I came up with and showed on TV actually motivated some fans try it themselves.

But I still didn't think spaghetti tacos were much of a big deal – just a little inside thing between me and iCarly fans.

Well, a month ago, I was contacted by a very nice woman, Helene Stapinski, at the New York Times.  She wanted to interview me because (she told me)  spaghetti tacos have become wildly popular.

Wildy popular?  Really?

I was a little surprised to hear that.  But I was happy to chat with her about  spaghetti tacos, how I came up with the idea, and how I'd featured them in iCarly.

Next thing I know, there's this HUGE ARTICLE in the New York Times about how spaghetti tacos are sweeping the nation.  The article appeared this past Wednesday on the COVER of the Food & Wine section – of the freakin' NEW YORK TIMES.  Crazy!

Since then, the spaghetti taco thing has been everywhere.  I gotta say, I find the whole thing very cool, fun... and it just makes me smile.  (For a healthy recipe for spaghetti tacos – from the amazing Hungry GirlCLICK HERE!)

If you're interested, click some of the links below to take a look at the crazy stuff that's been going on this past week with this spaghetti tacos.












New York Times, October 6, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/06/dining/06tacos.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=children_and_youth

Live with Regis & Kelly, October 6, 2010 

http://www.criticalmention.com/report/3795x172829.htm

KNBC (NBC), Los Angeles, October 7, 2010
 http://www.criticalmention.com/report/3795x172854.htm

News 12 Long Island, October 8, 2010 
http://www.criticalmention.com/report/3793x173088.htm

Perez Hilton, October 9, 2010
http://fitperez.com/2010-10-09-spaghetti-tacos-sweep-the-nation/?from=PH

NY Times Blog, October 8, “4-Star Spaghetti Tacos?”

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/4-star-spaghetti-tacos/

Daily Fill, October 7, feature with art “iCarly Creates Culinary Phenomenon”
http://www.dailyfill.com/iCarly-Creates-Culinary-Phenomenom-Spaghetti-Tacos-72767/

GrubStreet.com (Mario Batali's restaurant partner), October 7, 2010 http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2010/10/bastianich_plans_a_spaghetti_t.html?e=grubstreet--20101008

Babble, October 7, feature
http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/10/07/icarlys-spaghetti-tacos-try-these-spaghetti-tacos-recipes/

Orlando Sentinel, October 7 feature with art “Spaghetti tacos, that’s what’s for dinner”
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_momsatwork/2010/10/spaghetti-tacos-thats-whats-for-dinner.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+orlandosentinel%2Ffeatures%2Fmoms+%28Moms+At+Work%29

Gothamist, October 6, feature “New Trend Alert: Spaghetti Tacos”

http://gothamist.com/2010/10/06/new_trend_alert_spaghetti_tacos.php

My Fox Dallas, October 7, feature “Are your Kids Eating Spaghetti Tacos”
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/weird/are-your-kids-eating-spaghetti-tacos-dpgoh-20101007-fc_9990134

The Stir, October 7, feature Spaghetti Tacos: A Carb Craze for Young & Old?
http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/110687/spaghetti_tacos_a_carb_craze

Heraldnet, October 6, feature “Where Italian meets Mexican: The Spaghetti Taco” 
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101006/BLOG19/101009891

Broward Palm Beach New Times, October 7, feature "Spaghetti Taco Craze Courtesy of Nickelodeon Show"
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2010/10/spaghetti_taco_craze_courtesy_of_nickelodeon_show_icarly.php

Gapers Block, October 7, feature with art “Spaghetti Tacos”

http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2010/10/07/spaghetti_tacos/

Cluster Flock, October 7, “Spaghetti Tacos”

http://www.clusterflock.org/2010/10/spaghetti-tacos.html

New Times, October 7, feature “Spaghetti Taco Craze Courtesy of Nickelodeon Show”
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cleanplatecharlie/2010/10/spaghetti_taco_craze_courtesy_of_nickelodeon_show_icarly.php

All Voices, October 7, feature with art “Spaghetti Tacos - eat spaghetti without a plate while in the car”
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6964567-spaghetti-tacos-eat-spaghetti-without-a-plate-while-in-the-car

Xomba, October 7, feature with art “The iCarly Spaghetti Taco: Kids' Favorite Dish Covered in New York Times”
http://www.xomba.com/icarly_spaghetti_taco_kids_favorite_dish_covered_new_york_times

Epoch Times, October 7, feature “Spaghetti Tacos: Latest Culinary Craze for Kids”

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/43862/

Third Age, October 7, feature “Spaghetti Tacos Becoming More Popular Thanks to Help From Internet”
http://www.thirdage.com/news/spaghetti-tacos-becoming-more-popular-thanks-help-internet_10-7-2010

Mother Nature Network, October 7, feature “Spaghetti Tacos are latest Kid Food Craze”
http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating-recipes/blogs/spaghetti-tacos-are-latest-kid-food-craze

Omaha World Herald, October  7, feature “Spaghetti tacos? Ask a kid to clarify”
http://www.omaha.com/article/20101007/ENTERTAINMENT01/710079953

UPI, October 7, feature with art “Hit Nick Show iCarly Spawns Hit Food”
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/10/06/Hit-Nick-show-iCarly-spawns-hit-food/UPI-67841286389254/

Now Public, October 7, feature with tutorial video

http://www.nowpublic.com/style/spaghetti-tacos-all-too-real-and-demand-recipes-2694242.html

NY Observer, October 6, feature
http://www.observer.com/2010/media/times-investigates-spaghetti-tacos-food-inevitability

The Atlantic Wire, October 7, feature
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Mulling-the-Unholy-Alliance-of-Taco-and-Spaghetti-2246

Pitch, October 7, feature “Spaghetti Tacos” 
http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2010/1/spaghetti_tacos_tween_myth_or.php

WTOP, October 6, feature with video
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=2071293

Dictionary.com – the hot word
http://hotword.dictionary.com/spaghetti-tacos/

And now, check out a recipe from a creative iCarly fan for DESSERT spaghetti tacos!!!
http://confessionsofacookbookqueen.blogspot.com/2010/08/spaghetti-tacos.html