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  • HALO Awards Performers Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor + Echosmith on TeenNick Top 10 This Friday!

    Posted on 11/27/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

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    This week on TeenNick Top 10, it's all about Helping And Leading Others. The 2014 HALO Awards are coming to Nickelodeon this Sunday, November 30th to honor kids who are out their doing good in their communities. And guess what? The hour-long concert special will feature some MAJOR musical acts who just happen to be stopping by TeenNick Top 10 this week! Maybe you've heard of them...

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    Don't be jealous...


    We're not looking for any treble...

    We just want you watch Nick Cannon emcee a master playlist of music videos and catch up with three of this year's HALO Awards performers: Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor and Echosmith!

    And don't forget to vote for our two brand-new categories, The Heater and Fan Favorite! If you've got a favorite video or artist, show us your superstar fandom.

    It all goes down Friday at 10pm ET! And don't forget to watch the 2014 HALO Awards concert on Sunday, November 30th at 7pm ET!

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  • Degrassi Recap: 'There's Your Trouble'

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night on Degrassi, Zo� tried to maintain control over the Power Cheer squad, Eli grappled with whether or not he could be with Clare, and Becky looked for an excuse to not visit her brother in juvie. If you haven't seen "There's Your Trouble" yet, watch it online, read our juicy play-by-play recap and join the conversation!

    I'M THE CAPTAIN
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    As captain of Power Cheer, Zo� was determined to crush the competition. She took it upon herself to buy expensive new equipment with the #oomfCHAT money claiming that, if they wanted to win, they had to train hard.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    "But that money was spoken for," Frankie pointed out. Zo�'s shopping spree meant that the team would have to continue sending nudes to make up for the money spent. Ugh. And seeing as Frankie already had some major problems with the scheme, Zo� was in deep water.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    So, she returned to her once-adoring squad bearing gifts and an apology for misusing the team's funds. She begged for their forgiveness because, after all, all she ever wanted was to be the captain of an awesome cheer squad and help undo some of the ugliness from her past...

    Like clockwork, the team bought it.

    Zo� once again had the team wrapped around her finger, and when they found out that Frankie hadn't been sending her fair share of #oomfCHATs, Zo� gave her an ultimatum: "You need to do your part, or you're no longer welcome on this squad," she said.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    "I guess I quit," Frankie tearfully replied.

    MR. ROCK-MUSIC-RIPPED-T-SHIRTS-STUPID-HAIR
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Becky wasn't ready to visit her brother in juvenile detention, so she decided auditioning for a band would be the perfect excuse. Jonah, the guy-liner-wearing, punk-rock-playing leader of the band seemed like Becky's total opposite, but Becky was determined to keep busy. And despite being out of her comfort zone, she warmed up her pipes and went for it anyway.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Unfortunately, Jonah made it clear that "blond and bubbly" wasn't exactly what Prodigal Spoon was looking for. Becky had botched the audition, and the poor girl was mortified.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    As she walked out of the audition, Becky spilled her backpack. And without her realizing, Jonah picked up a letter that her brother Luke had written from prison. Jonah approached Becky about the letter and, after quoting a Bible verse about forgiveness, Becky realized that they may have more in common than she thought.

    Oooh. Twist!

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Perhaps at the suggestion of Jonah, Becky decided to visit Luke after all. But as they talked, she quickly realized just how much damage her brother had done and how, in a lot of ways, it felt irreversible. "My life sucks now," she said. "And it's all your fault."

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Back at Degrassi, Becky ran into Jonah again. Turns out, her audition made a lasting impression on him. She had something "undeniable," he said, and suggested they team up.

    So... Becky made the band and a new friend? Are things finally looking up?

    STILL NOT TALKING TO YOU, DREW
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Eli had to decide whether or not he could have a relationship with Clare while Drew, her baby's father, was in the picture. He made an effort to spend time with Clare, but Drew kept getting in the way. Exhibit A: When he dropped by Degrassi to see Clare, she was already talking to Drew. Exhibit B: When he planned a sushi date by the picnic tables, Drew barreled in, playing the father card.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Eli's frustration finally erupted when he punched Drew in the jaw. (I KNOW, RIGHT?! Holy moly.) The whole pregnancy situation felt inescapable (because it was...) and Eli's anger turned physical.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    But after he fist-to-faced it with Drew, Eli soon realized that it wasn't Drew who was at fault; it was Clare. She was the one who had gotten them into this mess, and he still wasn't sure they could get out.

    Oy. *moment of silence for the fate of EClare*

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    Was Frankie right to quit the Power Cheer squad? Will Zo� see the flaws in her plan? Will Becky find an unlikely friend in Jonah? Are EClare really strong enough to make it through this pregnancy? Tell us now, tell us true.


  • Learn More About VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Make-A-Wish and Nominate A Giant!

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

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    VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To find out more about how you can help, go to vh1savethemusic.org.

    Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. They believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer, which inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of kids. To find out more about how you can help, go to wish.org.

    Nominate A Giant is a program that recognizes people who are dong their part to help those in their community by standing up to bullying. Being a Giant doesn't mean you have to make a big change or make a huge impact. They believe that small steps can make a giant difference. Share YOUR promise to help stop bullying online with the #GIANTPromise.

  • New Series 'Open Heart' Is Coming To TeenNick This January!

    Posted on 11/25/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    New Series: Open Heart

    TeenNick fans, we have news. Actually, we have really big news. The kind of news that's gonna make you want to fast forward in time.

    This January, we're bringing you a brand new show called Open Heart. It's a thrilling drama series that tells the story of Dylan Blake, a rebellious daughter in a family of doctors who has to solve one giant family mystery.

    When a run-in with the law lands Dylan community service at Open Heart Memorial Hospital, she uses her volunteer position to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. And even though she's surrounded by a family of doctors and good friends, Dylan is determined to unravel the secrets of Open Heart Memorial Hospital� all while trying to find her place in the world.

    Newcomer Karis Cameron will play the role of Dylan Blake and Degrassi's Cristine Prosperi and Justin Kelly will join the mystery-solving team as Dylan's friends! For more information, "Like" Open Heart on Facebook and follow @openheart_tv on Twitter!

    Get ready, because this is a drama with a pulse. Open Heart is going to be adventurous and addicting. And we can't wait.

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  • TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist Interview: Kalin and Myles

    Posted on 11/21/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Fresh Artist: Kalin and Myles


    "I got my heart stolen from a robber with some high heels on," croons Kalin White, one half of the Bay Area duo Kalin and Myles. If this chorus hasn't been stuck in your head for weeks, let us enlighten you: Kalin and Myles, comprised of White and his rapping partner-in-crime Myles Parrish, use their respective talents to create a of blend pop and hip-hop that's totally irresistible.

    We caught up with our Fresh Artist to get all the deets on what it's like to make music together, their new EP "Chase Dreams" and, um, something about lucky underwear? Check out our exclusive interview below!

    1. How did Kalin and Myles come to be? How did you two meet and start working together?

    Myles was throwing a house party and one of our mutual friends brought Kalin over. This was in 2006 and neither of us at the time we're making music. It wasn't until a few years later in 2010 where we officially got into the studio a.k.a. Myles' room and made our first song called "More Than Friends"

    2. Can you describe your new EP "Chase Dreams" in three words?

    Fun! Positive! Hyphy!

    3. What's one of the coolest things a member of the KAMFAM has done for you?

    One cool thing a KAMFAM member has done recently for us is made a huge collage poster with pictures of a lot of the KAMFAM :)

    4. What is the best part about making music and being on tour together?

    Best part about making music and being on tour together is that you get to do it with your best friend rather than on your own. Helps with creativity too because you can bounce ideas off each other.

    5. What is one thing you would want a brand new fan to know about you and/or your music?

    If there is something that they are passionate about we would just encourage them to chase their dreams, anything is possible!

    RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
    And now, the rapid fire round! We asked Kalin & Myles a series of silly questions, and here are the first things that came to mind!

    Kalin and Myles



    If you want to catch more of Kalin & Myles, head over to the TeenNick Top 10 page! And don't forget to tune in tonight at 10pm ET!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Kalin and Myles, Mo'Ne Davis + Brand-New Videos This Friday!

    Posted on 11/20/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

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    Alright Top 10 fans, we made it to Thursday. Only one more day until the most celebrated day of the week! (I mean, what other weekday can boast its own acronym?!) That's right, TGIF and TGI almost time for a brand-new TeenNick Top 10. 10pm ET. On your tele screens.


    This week, prepare for some fresh new faces on Nick Cannon's countdown, which may or may not include a former Jonas Brother... Or a high-powered trio of divas... You'll just have to tune in to see which show-stopping and shimmy-inducing videos made the cut!

    But remember, we're counting on you to VOTE for two brand-new categories, The Heater and Fan Favorite! The Heater category includes acts are burning up the charts and the Fan Favorite puts two TeenNick favorites in the ultimate battle for YOUR adoration. Who will win?

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    And here's where it gets really good: This Friday, you'll meet our Fresh Artist, Kalin & Myles, a hip-hop duo from the Bay Area in California. Their hit-in-the-making "Love Robbery" is, quite ironically, stealing hearts everywhere.

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    We are also stoked to have baseball star and all-around NCredible athlete Mo'Ne Davis join us for a chat about being the first female to pitch a shut out in Little League history. Not bad for a 13-year-old.

    Don't forget about our plans Friday at 10pm ET! Pencil us in!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Can't Stop This Thing We Started'

    Posted on 11/19/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Are you there, Degrassians? Your loyal stewards of all things capital-D Dramatic, here. There is much to discuss from last night's episode, so if you haven't seen "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" check it out online before reading our recap below!

    DITCHED BY MILES
    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Winston started feeling left out by Miles ever since Tristan came into the picture, so he decided to demand some quality time with his best-bro over an epic video game battle.

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    But when Tristan crashed their bro-date, Winston kinda flipped out: "Everything was so much better before you got here," he said. And Tristan was like, "Wha???"

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    So Miles had to address the situation: He thought Chewy was being a little bit of a jerk, but he understood why he was acting out. Miles' new relationship was confusing to Chewy, and even though Chewy still had some questions about what it all meant, Miles made it clear that no one was going to replace his best friend.

    BOW DOWN, NOVAK
    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Over in the rubber room, Zig lost an arm-wrestle challenge to Grace. He was swiftly humiliated and Tiny happened capture the whole thing on film, looping it into eternity as a GIF.

    Goodbye, manhood!

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    So Zig and the gang got some poutine (a seriously delicious Canadian dish made with french, gravy and cheese curds) and brainstormed his redemption. Grace challenged Zig to get a home tattoo and, lest his masculinity be compromised, Zig agreed. (Seriously, when will it not be a big deal for a girl to whoop a guy's tush?!)

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    But just as Grace was about to place the needle on his skin, everyone realized that it was a pretty awful idea. Turns out, Grace just wanted Zig to have the guts to say it himself. (And thank goodness he did, because we all know Grace had no idea what she was doing!)

    MAYBE WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS, TOO
    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Clare was nervous to tell Eli about her pregnancy since he seemed optimistic about their future together. She wasn't sure how he'd react to the news, so she had to find the perfect words.

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    But then Drew's mom found out about Clare's situation with her son. Clare began to feel overwhelmed when the moms started planning her baby's life for her. She was convinced that her pregnancy wasn't going to drastically change her future plans � she believed that going to school and being with Eli was still possible � but she soon realized her world was going to turn upside down.

    Degrassi: Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Clare finally told Eli (awkwardly, in front of Drew� and Dallas� and Alli) and it didn't go quite as swimmingly as she would have hoped. When Eli realized that not only was Clare pregnant, but that it was Drew's baby, he was dumbfounded. "Everything has changed," he said, and he tearfully rejected her before walking away.

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    Do you think Eli will be able to forgive Clare? Is Clare being a little na�ve about how her the pregnancy will affect her relationships? What about Miles and Chewy? Can their friendship withstand the challenges of a significant other? You know we want to hear from you, so sound off in the comments!


  • Top 10 Reasons TeenNick Is Thankful

    Posted on 11/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is about a lot of things: turkey trimmings, your Grandma's famous stuffing, all pumpkin everything... But most importantly, it's a time to remember all of the things we're grateful for in life. And with the help of some TeenNick characters, we thought we'd celebrate a few of those things that make us thankful every day.

    TeenNick Thanksgiving

    Wisdom of the '90s, such as Vital Information with Lori Beth Denberg.

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    Or mini French lessons with Pierre Escargot.

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    If you're going through a hard time, friends are there to help pick up the pieces.

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    And if you're really feeling down, the hilarity of a mustard and crouton shower give you a good laugh.

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    Ummmm... this. Who remembers this heck-of-a-moment?

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    And this.

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    And this!

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    A good hug. Really, is there anything better?

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    Finding true love... Even if it took forever to get there.

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    And finally, no matter how crazy your family is, you love 'em anyway. Hug me, BROTHA!

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Don't forget to catch all of your besties during TeenNick's Friendsgiving starting Monday, November 24th at 9pm. Tori, Carly, Zoey, Big Time Rush -- the whole gang will be there!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Brand-New Videos + Echosmith Interview This Friday!

    Posted on 11/13/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

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    The countdown to the weekend just got a little more intense. TeenNick Top 10 is back this Friday and ready to rock your socks off... or at least your shoes because tomorrow at 10pm ET you better park it on the couch!

    That is, until you get up to dance along with Nick's hot new playlist of the BEST videos of the week. We're talking big names, you guys, like Ariana Grande, Ed Sheearn and that girl, I think you've heard of her before... Taylor Swift?

    Tune in Friday to find out exactly which videos made cut because our host-as-hot-as-toast, Nick Cannon, will handpick the most sizzling videos for your viewing, dancing and sing-a-long-ing pleasure.

    But don't think you're off the hook! Make sure to VOTE for two brand-new categories, The Heater and Fan Favorite! Remember, The Heater category includes acts are burning up the charts. It's up to you to set them on fire. And the Fan Favorite puts two TeenNick favorites head-to-head each week -- YOU decide to takes the crown!


    Catch up with former Fresh Artist Echosmith (one of this year's HALO Awards performers!) as they stop by the Top 10 studios to talk about their hit song "Cool Kids" and they're crazy experiences on your! And if you haven't already, read up on our current Fresh Artist, the lovable Betty Who!


    Friday, 10pm ET. See you there.

  • Degrassi Recap: 'If You Could Only See'

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Show of hands: Who tuned in to last night's all-new Degrassi and subsequently felt all the feels because this show just continues to surprise your pants off? *Reaches palms to the sky* "If You Could Only See" took us on another wild ride and if you haven't seen it yet, catch up online before reading out recap below!

    BASKET CASE
    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Maya began to worry about Miles. His family situation seemed to be affecting his well-being and Maya, whether or not she still has feelings for Miles, couldn't let it go. In fact, she became so concerned that he might hurt himself, she cried out in the middle of class after a nightmare in which she imagined Miles jumping from a balcony. Oof.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Ms. Grell called Ms. Matlin about Maya's outburst... and to make matters even more complicated, Maya's mom contacted Miles' parents.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    When Miles found out about Ms. Matlin's concerned phone call, he was not happy. He accused Maya of meddling with bad intentions and clinging to the past: "Get over me, Maya," he said, "And stay the hell out of my life."

    OKAY WITH COMPLICATED
    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Since breaking up with Drew, Becky decided she was ready for someone new. She turned to the ever-promising Interwebs to secure a date for the Roller Derby with Jack and Imogen and when the digital powers-that-be found her match, he seemed perfect: Responsible, strong faith, good values. What could go wrong?

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    But after just a few hours on their first date, Becky realized that even though they were a perfect match on paper, it was not working out IRL. She wasn't the impossibly "bubbly" girl she used to be and the guy who may have been perfect for her a few months ago was now... annoying. So it seemed like her match made in heaven might be harder to find than she thought.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    But when Becky wobbled home on her post-Power-Cheer crutches, she bumped into ex-BF Drew� and it was clear they still had some unfinished business.

    Drew may have a serious situation on his hands with Clare and her pregnancy, but Becky realized that he was worth the complication. #Drecky is not over.

    DEGRASSI NUDES
    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    After an awkward walk-in between Frankie, Winston and almost the entire Hollingsworth family, Frankie set out to prove to that she deserved to be treated with the same amount of freedom and independence as her brothers.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    And when Frankie expressed her feelings to her teammates about the double standard between guys and girls, Zo� was inspired to turn their frustration into a fundraiser. Girls were putting themselves in compromising positions on oomfCHAT and getting nothing but trouble in return.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    But sending nude pictures for money wasn't exactly what Frankie had in mind. Frankie wanted to take back the narrative, expose the vicious differences between what girls and guys are expected to do � not sell her body.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Back at home, however, Frankie's mom reinforced the double standard she was trying to fight by insisting she wear modest clothes to her dad's campaign event. It was the last straw for Frankie, and in a bout of frustration she did something she won't be able to take back: She took a topless picture of herself and sent it to Degrassi Nudes.

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    And now we give the floor to you, faithful Degrassians. Will Frankie regret taking that picture? Do you see some flaws in Zo�'s idea of empowerment? Was Miles too harsh on Maya? Will Drew and Becky stay strong? Go for it in the comments.