Spongebob Cast Reveals Late Creator Stephen Hillenburg Secretly Appears in Every Episode

Spongebob Cast Reveals Late Creator Stephen Hillenburg Secretly Appears in Every Episode

“Are you ready kids?”

Every child who grew up watching Spongebob Squarepants will recognize those words as the opening to the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon’s theme song — as well as the pirate painting with moving lips that sings them.

It turns out that those lips belong to none other than series creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died last November from ALS at age 57.

Squidward voice actor Rodger Bumpass revealed the secret at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday, Entertainment Weekly reports.

“I don’t know if its common knowledge or not, but when you see the opening and there’s that painting of the pirate and there’s lips moving, that’s Stephen,” Bumpass said.

“I think the painting, somebody found in a thrift store somewhere, on sale,” said the voice of Spongebob, Tom Kenny.

The cast also praised Hillenburg’s legacy, and Kenny said he never “wanted to be in a show so bad” as Spongebob.

“SpongeBob has conquered the world,” Kenny said.

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“He’s in every county on earth, he’s on every conceivable product he can be on, but… it just reminds me of a time when SpongeBob only existed in Stephen Hillenberg’s desk drawer,” he continued. “I remember when he had me come over to his place and said, ‘I’m thinking about pitching this to Nickelodeon,’ and he took out that, it was just like, wow. It blew my mind. I’d never wanted to be in a show so bad.”

Hillenburg announced that he had been diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017, and his official cause of death was cardiopulmonary failure due to the disease.

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“He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family,” the network said in a statement at the time of his death.

“Steve imbued SpongeBob SquarePants with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere,” the statement continued. “His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of ima

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Kelly Ripa Shares Throwback Photo from Her Honeymoon with 'Baby Face' Mark Consuelos: 'Daddy'

Kelly Ripa Shares Throwback Photo from Her Honeymoon with 'Baby Face' Mark Consuelos: 'Daddy'

Kelly Ripa continues to do what Kelly Ripa does best: share sexy photos of her husband Mark Consuelos with the masses.

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host shared a throwback photo to Instagram on Thursday of the Riverdale star in Capri on their honeymoon more than 20 years ago. In the shot, a young Consuelos — he would be about 25 years old at the time — stares straight into the camera with the gorgeous Italian coastline as a backdrop.

“#tbt 1996 Capri. This is NOT the reverse of the old age app it’s @instasuelos on our honeymoon 🇮🇹♥♥♥♥♥ #babyface #daddy,” Ripa, 48, captioned the photo, referencing the “old” FaceApp filter that has taken the internet by storm this week.

Consuelos, 48, commented on the photo, pointing out his very ’90s fashion choice, “Rocking that netted shirt,” then adding, “mesh rather” in another comment.

The father of three then sweetly commented on his wife’s post, “love u ♥♥♥https://people.com/tv/kelly-ripa-shares-throwback-photo-mark-consuelos-honeymoon-daddy/

Stolen Super Bowl Rings Recovered After Alleged Thief Tries to Sell Them to Shop on Pawn Stars

Stolen Super Bowl Rings Recovered After Alleged Thief Tries to Sell Them to Shop on Pawn Stars

Two Super Bowl rings have been recovered after the alleged thief attempted to sell them to the shop featured on the popular show Pawn Stars.

Back in February retired two-time Super Bowl champion Mark May, who following his career worked as an analyst on ESPN, noticed his beloved rings had gone missing after he wore them during a charity event in Scottsdale, Arizona, KTVK and NBC Sports reported.

For the appearance, the 59-year-old former tackle for the Washington Redskins stayed at the Sheraton Hotel near 52nd Street and Broadway Road, according to KTVK. 

The rings, along with other jewelry belonging to the football star, resurfaced in April — mysteriously in a safe in the very room where he had been staying, KTVK reported.

After being found, the rings were allegedly brought to the hotel’s lead engineer Marcel Behnert, KTVK reported.

However, instead of returning the precious jewelry to May, Behnert allegedly brought them to Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas, known to many due to the History Channel series.

In July, May received a call from Pawn Stars‘ high-end sports memorabilia collector Diamond Don, who asked May if he was trying to sell his Super Bowl rings, ABC 15 reported.

That’s when he explained that they had been stolen.

The pawn shop later told police that Behnert was there on July 2, trying to sell the rings for $12,000, ABC 15 reported.

The shop’s general manager Andy Zimmerman said Behnert’s asking price for the rings raised eyebrows.

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“I asked the pawn broker how much the guy was looking for, and he told me the amount, and my first reaction was, ‘Each?’ And he goes, ‘No, for both of them,'” Zimmerman told the outlet.

“Given what he was looking for, I thought that doesn’t have a good sign to it. So I told my pawn broker, go back out there and counter, and see what he does. We countered at a lower price, and he accepted it, which led me to believe even further that there was a problem,” Zimmerman told ABC 15.

Surveillance footage captured Behnert trying to sell the rings.

Both rings had

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Miley Cyrus Invites Britney Spears Over to Join Her for Choreography Session in Twerking Video

Miley Cyrus Invites Britney Spears Over to Join Her for Choreography Session in Twerking Video

Miley Cyrus wants Britney Spears to join her twerk party!

In a series of videos posted to her social media accounts on Wednesday night, Cyrus, 26, showed off her best moves as she danced in front of a mirror.

Displaying her toned physique in a white cropped tank top, black mini shorts and Nike sneakers, the “Wrecking Ball” singer had no qualms about wiggling her hips, shaking her booty and getting her twerk on.

“Isn’t this everyone @ home alone on a Wednesday evening?” Cyrus wrote beside a clip of her bent over while swiveling her hips and twerking on the floor.

“LOL #MeTime Isn’t this what everyone does when they’re home alone on a Wednesday evening,” she added in another post.

Though she was clearly enjoying her solo dance time, the star eventually decided that it was time for someone to join her and invited Spears, 37, another avid social media dancer, to come over and groove.

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“@britneyspears commmme over lets dooooo choreooooooo,” she wrote above a clip of her dancing and added a crown emoji to the caption.

Cyrus continued her sexy moves in a separate clip on her Instagram Stories, which featured a GIF of Spears at the bottom from her days in the ’90s.

Spears has not yet responded to Cyrus’ invitation, but she’s certainly the perfect person to join the dance party.

The pop star often shares videos of herself dancing on Instagram, by herself and with her boyfriend Sam Asghari.

In fact, Spears’ most recent post, where she danced poolside alongside Ashgari, 25, came on the same day as Cyrus’ twerking videos.

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While Cyrus was soaking up her “#MeTime,” fans couldn’t help but reminisce about another time where she showed off her twerking skills — her infamous 2013 VMAs performance alongside Robin Thicke.

During the racy performance six years ago, Cyrus stripped into a nude two-piece and then proceeded to grind on Thicke while using the foam hand she was wearing as a target of some major pelvic-thrusts.

The raunchy r

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Man Deemed Too Old to Be a Threat Fatally Stabs Woman — the Same Way He Murdered Wife 40 Years Ago

Man Deemed Too Old to Be a Threat Fatally Stabs Woman — the Same Way He Murdered Wife 40 Years Ago

A 77-year-old Maine man has been convicted of the stabbing death of a woman, which is the second time in four decades he has been found guilty of such a crime.

Albert Flick was convicted Wednesday of stabbing a woman 11 times in front of her twin boys in a broad daylight attack in 2018.

The fatal attack was the second committed by Flick, who previously served 25 years behind bars for the 1979 stabbing murder of his then-wife, also in front of children — their’s and his wife’s young daughter from a previous relationship, reports WCSH, WGME and the Sun Journal.

The latest killing came just a few years after he was released from jail for assaulting yet another woman. In that case, a judge had rejected the prosecutor’s urging for a lengthy sentence, stating that Flick’s age — he was then in his late 60s — diminished him as a threat and did not warrant a long incarceration, reports the Associated Press.

According to the AP, Flick was released and moved in 2014 to Lewiston, Maine, where prosecutors say he grew infatuated with 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie.

Dobbie and her twin 11-year-old sons were homeless and moved between the Hope Haven Gospel Mission shelter and locations in Lewiston such as the library and bus stop. Each time Flick followed, and he even ate at the shelter to be closer to her, according to witness testimony, reports the Sun Journal.

“Everyone wants to paint Mr. Flick as a creeper and in the aftermath in this incident, but again you have to consider in spite of all this ‘creepiness,’ I asked a number of people, was there ever a complaint?,” Flick’s attorney, Allen Lobozzo, said in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn, according to WCSH.

“Was there ever a complaint to police of him following her around? The answer was no.”

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Yet on the morning of July 15, 2018, Dobbie was seated on the steps outside of a laundromat near her sons when Flick attacked.

She died from blood loss after one of the wounds cut the left ventricle of her heart, and another fractured a rib and pierced her right lung, according to test

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