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  • This week's Classic Degrassi Goodies: Podcasts!

    Posted on 01/17/2011 by Mary

    While Every Degrassi Ever keeps dominating your weekends, we dug into our Classic Degrassi Goodies barrel and pulled out... golden oldie podcast interviews! Back in the day, we'd call Degrassi stars like Lauren Collins up, and she'd tell us stories about blackouts at insane promo shoots. Like so:

    This is the first of five classic podcast interviews we'll be posting all week; keep checking back! (Sorry they're in video format, long story... but I chucked up a bunch of gorgeous Paige pics to make up for the static "video.")

    Lauren Collins as Paige on Degrassi

  • Last Batch of Degrassi Mini Mania!

    Posted on 01/14/2011 by Mary

    More Every Degrassi Ever time suckage starts tomorrow at noon. Get your exercise tonight 'cause you've got some hardcore TV-watching to do tomorrow.

    Today, we have one last Degrassi Mini Mania playlist, including the three-part "Searching for Sinder3lla" -- it's the back story of how Declan fell for Holly J. I had completely forgotten that Sav, in a way, helped get them together.

    Plus "What if Paige Were Liberty and Liberty Were Paige", Anya's crystal ball-fueled slumber party ("Forgetting Sav Bhandari") and Bruce the Moose's gossipy fandom of Janie and the Studs ("Good Times"). Click to watch Degrassi Mini Mania Part 5.

  • The Degrassi-est sentence you'll read today.

    Posted on 01/13/2011 by Lisa

    Last night, @GwenElaine posted on Twitter: "Holy jumping beans i just wrote the longest sentence on how every Degrassi character is connected. holy chiz everyone from season 1-10!:D :D" She gave us permission to share it here.

    She posted this as a series of tweets, but it's all one big sentence. I love that it only mentions each character once.

    Drew and Sav"Anya dated Sav who's family with Alli who dated Drew who's friends with KC who impregnated Jenna who used to be friends with Clare who's...

    ...Darcy's little sister who dated Peter who was in a band with Spinner who's little sister Kendra dated Toby who's JT's best friend who's..

    ..friend's with Danny who's Liberty's little brother who dated Damian who dated Manny who went to college with Kelly who dated Emma who.....

    ..hooked up with Jay while he was dating Alex who dated Paige who lives with Marco and Ellie who liked Craig who was engaged to Ashley who..

    ..dated Jimmy who dated Hazel who's friend's with Terri who dated Rick who was killed by Sean who disappeared like Blue who dated Holly J...

    ..who dated Declan, Fiona's twin brother who likes Adam who liked Bianca who went to a Dead Hand concert with Eli who fought with Fitz who..

    ..is friends with Owen who harrassed Riley because he's dating Zane who was in the bacholor auction with Wesley who's friends with Connor...

    ...and Dave who's Chantay's cousin who's friends Leia who used to be friends with Mia who had a baby with Lucas, who's Jane's brother....

    ... who was friends with Johnny and Bruce who bullied people the way Derek was bullied by that teacher."

    The next time someone asks me what Degrassi's about, I'm going to say all that. Yay for run-on sentences (at least when they're about Degrassi).

    Thanks, @GwenElaine! If you're on Twitter, follow this girl... she seems awesome.

  • Check Out Degrassi Mini Mania Day 4!

    Posted on 01/13/2011 by Mary

    We're over the Wednesday hump and careening toward another full weekend of Degrassi: Every Episode Ever marathon! And in our classic Degrassi minis bucket today, we have all 6 installments of the "Curse of Degrassi" minis -- together they add up to a whole "secret episode" (when Rick comes back to haunt a Degrassi dance -- through Holly J's body).

    Plus a peek at a DCS reunion of the future, a roomies-only chat between Paige and Ellie, a wedded future for Craig and Ashley, and this golden oldie gem: "Pirates of the Cafeteribbean". (Sometimes known as, "What If... No One at Degrassi Had Access to Toothpaste?")

    Click here to watch today's whole Degrassi Mini Playlist!

  • Haiti, One Year Later

    Posted on 01/12/2011 by Mary

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. A year later, close to a million people are still homeless, mostly living in makeshift tents; the rebuilding effort is extraordinarily slow and suffering is still tremendous. Here's a NY Times article about the general outlook in Haiti today.

    We're remembering that a year ago today, HALO Award honoree Herold got the most terrifying news of his life -- then sprung into action and made an immeasurable difference in the lives of strangers.

    One of the organizations that he gave part of his HALO Award money to is Fireside International's Haiti Relief efforts. Here's an interview they did with him, and here's information on an example of the work they're doing -- building The Learning Village, a safe space with food, shelter, medical attention, and education for kids who didn't just suffer from the earthquake itself, but who were victimized by an American man who was supposed to be helping them.

    In honor of our new buddy Herold, I think today's a good day to take some time out to think about what we're grateful for, and then try to give others something to be grateful for, too.

  • It's DAY 3 of Degrassi Mini Mania!

    Posted on 01/12/2011 by Lisa

    Today: Watch Ellie and Jesse attempt to get frisky, see Paige take on Holly J, get up to date on Degrassi party etiquette, and more.

    Could you handle sharing a house with Paige and Marco? Before you make up your mind, watch "Roommatus Interuptus."

    Lots more minis in today's DEGRASSI MINI PLAYLIST!

    One little warning: If you cried when Liberty and JT talked in "I Won't Forget" on yesterday's playlist, you might want to have a few tissues handy for "Six Months." (It's making me teary right now.)

  • Degrassi Mini Mania, Day 2!

    Posted on 01/11/2011 by Lisa

    Today's Degrassi mini playlist includes a few TV-show inspired minis, some Dating 4 Dudes advice, and the heartbreaking mini where Liberty talks to JT's ghost.

    Check out "Lost in Degrassi" right here:

    Click over to today's playlist for lots more -- including the one where a bunch of Degrassi guys try out for cheerleading.

  • This week: Degrassi Mini Mania!

    Posted on 01/10/2011 by Lisa

    We KNOW you're dying for new Degrassi (we are, too!) but we won't have new eps until February. In the meantime, how about snacking on some minis?

    Watch "What if Craig Picked Emma?" right here:

    And check out our first Best of the Minis playlist. (Today's playlist includes one of my personal faves --"What if Emma was Jay and Jay was Emma?")

  • So... Who wants more Degrassi pics?

    Posted on 01/09/2011 by Lisa

    I put together another batch of classic Degrassi photos, including some cute group shots. Check 'em out:

    Marco + Dylan!
    Degrassi ladies :)
    Jimmy in the hospital
    Degrassi kids, outside
    Crashley!
    Season 3 cuties!
    Season 4 cuties!

  • Degrassi Flashback: Cassie Steele (Manny)

    Posted on 01/07/2011 by Lisa

    MannyManny fans, check out this Cassie Steele IM-terview from 2005, plus a few vintage pics of li'l Manuella.

    The-Mary: hi cassie!
    -Cassie-: hey! how r ya?
    The-Mary: i'm good... how are you? how is it on the set today?
    -Cassie-: fun...kinda sad cuz it's our last day shooting this episode.
    -Cassie-: then we get a pretty big break
    The-Mary: oh awesome... was this one a good manny episode?
    -Cassie-: more so a great emma ep. but manny is definitely in there.
    The-Mary: awesome. so i saw that your CD is called "How much for happy" which is the best title ever... what's the story behind that phrase?
    -Cassie-: well, anything u want to interpret it as i guess
    -Cassie-: how society/ media tells us and advertises what things can make us feel what
    -Cassie-: if u buy this bag it makes u happy...if u buy this brand it makes u better then someone else
    -Cassie-: but most of all i think its just a cry for help... when you're in that time where u feel happiness is so far and u'll give anything to have it
    The-Mary: wow. for real. what makes you happy for real in your real life?
    -Cassie-: self satisfaction. at the end of the day to know i did a good job, to see peoples faces in the audience when i'm preforming. to surprise people and do the unexpected. to be unique...friends.
    -Cassie-: my social life. i'm such a people pleaser, i guess that's why i'm in the entertainment business.
    The-Mary: right, that's a good set-up for you. what are your friends like... have you known them since before degrassi?
    -Cassie-: no. i'm the youngest, so i started filming and tutoring on set when i was in grade 7. it was really hard for me and my friends in elementary to adjust to the time that i was away and when i came back. i went to 2 high schools and now i'm home-schooled. i have a really hard time keeping friends. it's hard to find people that won't desert you when ur away for that long
    -Cassie-: it's unfair to me and them. i can't expect people to come whenever i call when i'm away for 2 months
    -Cassie-: but every summer break i always end up finding someone along the grapevine to party with
    The-Mary: yeah... so who do you end up staying closest to?
    -Cassie-: not really anyone..
    -Cassie-: a lot of my friends i hung out with this summer just went to university
    -Cassie-: so i guess i'll see them next summer if they're here
    The-Mary: are you close with your family? i met your dad that one time in LA, he seemed SO rad
    -Cassie-: yeah i'm really close with my dad
    -Cassie-: but sometimes i don't see them
    -Cassie-: because me and my mom work during the day and my sister's at school and after a day of work my mom comes home and i go out with friends
    -Cassie-: but we always hang out on weekends
    The-Mary: so it seems like you could really identify with that period manny went through, which i wanted to talk about anyway... i thought it was SO powerful to see Manny who was so bubbly and had clearly felt so powerful and kind of in control... when she kind of gets smacked down by life...
    The-Mary: i thought she seemed so much wiser for it all, like she can See Through people now... do you feel that way about her?
    The-Mary: Like she gives DEVASTATING withering looks these days... like that one she gave Spinner after everyone found out about what he'd done..

    -Cassie-: yeah like she's kind of jaded
    -Cassie-: they haven't really looked into that with other scripts, but i sooo agree. they should show the more serious, cynical real side of her that i know, and everyone knows is there (i have to go in a sec)
    The-Mary: i hope we get to dig in to it... ok, i probably should let you go but: any quick music recommendations?
    -Cassie-: hm...i'm into 80s stuff mostly
    -Cassie-: and indie bands
    -Cassie-: jack johnson just had a concert
    -Cassie-: that was pretty chylln
    -Cassie-: so 0o0o0o its been really fun talking with u and i hope u enjoi the new season
    The-Mary: yes, thanks for talking! i know it's hectic over there.
    -Cassie-: stay foxy(K)
    The-Mary: you TOO hot stuff
    -Cassie-: bu-bye!