Although Nickelodeon did not produce kiddie stars as fast as Disney in the early 1990s, the network began to develop its own comedy shows and began hiring talented children. The shows, such as “All That,” were a success, but the use of children’s actors meant that the network was exposed to the dreaded scandal of child stars. These are the worst Nickelodeon scandals that, unfortunately, have got Nick’s managers trapped in the comic business.
1. Amanda Bynes
In recent years, no child star has strayed as far as Amanda Bynes. A lovable Bynes began her relationship with Nickelodeon as one of the stars of her comedy series “All That.” Later she got his own show “The Amanda Show” and became a star herself. But as Bynes grew, things took a strange turn for the old star. She retired first before finally collapsing in 2013. Bynes was then taken to the hospital to conduct a mental examination after he had set fire to a person’s entrance at random. She has improved since her later discharge from rehabilitation.
2. Jennette McCurdy
Nickelodeon fans met Jennette McCurdy as supporting actress in the show “iCarly.” When this series was finished, she got a major part in “Sam & Cat”, and things seemed to go very well. The channel stayed behind despite the sharp images of a “sultry photo” posted by the star, but tensions between Nick and this star were still strong. She won the Kids Choice Awards in 2014 from the network and went on Twitter to blame Nickelodeon for the network treating her badly.
3. Jamie Lynn Spears
Britney Spears’ little sister, Jamie Lynn, had a hit show on Nickelodeon with her show “Zoey 101”. Jamie Lynn played the main character, who led an innocent life without being monitored, away from her parents in an elegant boarding school. But in real life, the young Spears was not so innocent. She made a sensation when she became pregnant at the age of 16 years. Nickelodeon cancelled the program shortly after that. Since then, Jamie has married and started a career in country music.
4. Matthew Underwood
The star of “Zoey 101”, Matthew Underwood, played the troublemaker in the series and had real-life problems in 2012. Underwood was arrested when the police raided his home and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. During the search, he was also found with a 17-year-old girl in the bedroom of the house. He was 22 years old at the time. A few months later he was arrested for violating his probation requirements. Underwood has managed to stay out of the headlines ever since.
5. Drake Bell
Drake Bell played one of the brothers in the series of the channel “Drake and Josh”. He had a successful musical career after the show, which ended in 2008, but could not support his luxurious lifestyle. In 2014, Bell declared bankruptcy, and now most news is just because of its likeness to Justin Bieber on Twitter.
6. Emma Roberts
The niece of Julia Robert played the main character of the 2004 series “Unfabulous”, who worked with Nick for three years. Although her acting career flourished after the series, in July 2013, she received attention for a completely different reason. Emma was arrested for domestic violence against her friend Evan Peters, who reportedly had a bleeding nose and bite marks when the police were called after a domestic throw. The two later reconciled, got engaged, only to break up again.
7. Ryan Rottman
Ryan Rottman became famous for his role as Joey Colvin in Nick’s “Gigantic” series. His work with the network also led to a romantic relationship between Rottman and “Victorious” star Victoria Justice. After their relationship faded, Rottman got into trouble as the police saw his car jump on a sidewalk and pulled him over. Rottman failed in the sobriety test, which showed that he was driving with more alcohol in his system than twice the legal limit. He was imprisoned but later released.