• Gigantic Gossip Roundup!

    Posted on 10/20/2010 by Mary

    alttext * Celebu-daughter Willow Smith (Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter) -- whose age won't even hit double digits until next week -- went on 106 and Park this week to debut her first music video -- watch the interview here. Observations:
    1) Oh my god. That song is genuinely awesome. "I whip my HAIR back and forth..." She reminds me of Li'l Mama! Or maybe like Extra-Tiny Mama. And her performance in the video is like... that girl is NINE? And not in a "she's acting too mature for her age" way; in a "that girl has STYLE" way.
    2) I will always love Willow Smith's hair. Always. Her whole look actually. She's like an even younger Tavi Gevinson.
    3) I wanted to hug her when she cried 'cause they gave her a plaque (around 10:30 in that 106 and Park video)!
    4) Do you guys think she's too young? To handle what comes along with fame? I mean in so many ways she looks like she's just having a ball but... remember how people felt comfortable saying mean things about Miley Cyrus in print even when she was only like 15, 16? Pleeease don't anyone start saying horrible things about Willow Smith! It seems like her parents keep things sane around that house -- she talked in the video about how she's not allowed on twitter yet -- so hopefully they'll help her keep perspective if she ever goes through fame backlash.

    * T.I. helped talk a suicidal man down from jumping from an Atlanta skyscraper last week -- and had a sincere heart-to-heart with him afterwards. The story's here. While the conversation they had won't solve all of that guy's problems, the most important thing is that T.I. interrupted the attempt and the man was taken to a hospital where he'll get the help he needs. Says T.I., "It wasn't heroism. It was just me listening to my spirit. I have a very hard time taking any credit for it. It was God's work. I just showed up."

    * And did Russell Brand and Katy Perry already get quietly married? Maybe? He's reportedly wearing a wedding band already. But, maybe he's just having fun with the paps? Who knows.

  • Sneak peek pics of Friday's Degrassi!

    Posted on 10/19/2010 by Mary

    Sneak peek pics of what's to come on this Friday's Degrassi! Check 'em out...

    So... what exactly happened last Friday between Declan and Holly J... and what will it mean for each of them?

    And looks like Eli's not sure if Clare is still the same girl he fell for...

    Click here for more sneak peek pics from Friday's Degrassi, "Love Lockdown, pt. 2".

  • Gigantic has three super-cute guys.

    Posted on 10/18/2010 by Lisa

    If the three main guys from Gigantic were walking down the street toward you, like in this pic, would you be able to choose a fave?

    Finn, Joey, and Walt

    They're all cute, and they're all crushable, but which one's the crushable-est in your eyes? I posted a new quiz that'll help narrow it down: Who's Your Gigantic Crush? (Then again, who says you can't have more than one? Take it as many times as you want.)

  • Degrassi: Declan... whoa.

    Posted on 10/15/2010 by Mary

    Ummm. So... well, first SPOILERS BELOW if you haven't watched Love Lockdown pt. 1 yet. (It'll be online soon, don't worry.) Everyone else:

    1) What just happened with Holly J and Declan? What are your thoughts? I was gripping the sides of my chair and just... upset but confused and flabbergasted and confused and upset. I don't think Declan is an evil person -- at ALL -- but that really, really upset me, personally. What was your reaction to that last scene?

    2) Oh God. What about Sav? Ohhh man.

    3) Did you see that glint in Clare's eye when she realized her parents were united in opposition to her piercing? Ruh roh...

    4) Here's how we know Eli truly, truly cares for Clare: he's worried her parents won't like him. What's the opposite of a red flag, a green flag? Well then that right there is what we call a new boyfriend green flag. Eli... your perfection is simply intoxicating.

    5) Haha, as much as I felt bad for Chantay fighting the good fight to save a Spirit Squad no one else seems to care about... I probably would have felt pretty meh if the cheerleading squad (if you could call it that) got disbanded in high school. What clubs would you fight to save if Simpson shut them down?

  • Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic songs!

    Posted on 10/15/2010 by Mary

    Y'all... here are all the music cues I could find from tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic eps. May they help you find the song that caught your ear. Amen.

    And FYI, you can check out samples of featured songs from the episodes on the Degrassi and Gigantic show pages!

    Five Times August music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "Who You Are" by Five Times August
    • "Underneath My Skin" by Stella Project
     
    Gin Wigmore music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "These Roses" by Gin Wigmore
    • "Sammy Decter" (instrumental) by Eve and the Ocean
    • "Could It Be You" by Hwood
    • "Break It Up" by These Kids Wear Crowns
    • "Can't Kill Love" by Air Traffic Control
  • Sneak peek of tomorrow's Degrassi!

    Posted on 10/14/2010 by Mary

    Look who's back... and he seems just EVER-so-delighted that Holly J is dating Sav.

    Declan returns to Degrassi

    And someone else is back toooooo....

    Click here to check out a bunch more sneak peek pics from tomorrow's new Degrassi!

    Or come watch the first scene!

  • Tell President Obama What's On Your Mind

    Posted on 10/14/2010 by Mary

    At 4pm et today, President Obama will be having a live Town Hall -- with YOU. Is there anything you want to say to him? Anything you want to ask? Whether it's about the economy, Afghanistan, the environment, gay rights, health care, college money, your school and your teachers, bullying... whatever's on your mind, we want to know about it. And MTV News wants to let President Obama know, too.

    You can tweet questions and comments for the event NOW -- click here to check out MTV's Twitter Tracker, and tweet your own questions using hashtags like these:

    #askjobs
    #askeconomy
    #askcollege
    #askeducation
    #askhealthcare
    #askLGBT
    #askenvironment
    #asktaxes

    Or make up your own #ask hashtag...

    MTV will also be looking at tweets with #mygreatesthope and #mygreatestfear ... so you can let the president know what's on your mind.

    We'll see you there.

  • Gigantic Gossip Roundup!

    Posted on 10/13/2010 by Mary

    • Taylor Swift Taylor Swift told Ladies Home Journal that her current crush is "Taylor Lautner. It's always going to be Taylor." Dude, I feel so bad for anyone who has to talk about their inner crush life in public. It almost makes me wonder if people like Taylor Swift come up with stock fake answers for questions like these so they won't accidentally reveal their actual secrets just because they were tired or distracted during an interview.

    • In rehab, Lindsay Lohan is reportedly also getting help with her Internet addiction -- gossip rags say the clinic found that she's prone to compulsively check her phone and vent on Twitter. They're apparently limiting her phone use to two hours a day so she can focus on herself.

    • And Perez Hilton told Ellen DeGeneres that he's had an epiphany about the way he's been raking celebrities over the coals for however many years: "Over the last two weeks, I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the issue of teen suicides and gay bullying. In doing so, a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one. That's not how I want to be perceived and that's not what I want to put out there into the world. It was a big wake-up call that so many people saw me that way, so from now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem."

      Perez was mean to celebs for a living, but how many anonymous Internet commenters and bloggers just do it for kicks, attention, to feel superior, etc.? (I love how Piper handles this in the next ep of Gigantic, btw.) Do you think Perez can have any effect on the way we apply the Golden Rule of "Do unto others..." to everyone, even people we think "deserve" to be teased or taken down a peg?

  • THE DEGRASSI CRUSH QUIZ IS ALL NEW

    Posted on 10/11/2010 by Lisa

    I did lots of important cute boy research in order to bring you an updated version of the Degrassi crush quiz. Have you taken it yet?

    My current Degrassi crush is:


    Wesley? Well, he's cute, smart, he's into robots, he's a musician... Oh, and remember the rap he and Connor did in the caf when they were trying to get Dave elected? I love any guy who's willing to act that dorky in public. Maybe I DO sort of have a crush on Wesley. I learned something new about myself today.

    So... who's your Degrassi crush?

  • Music from Degrassi and Gigantic!

    Posted on 10/08/2010 by Mary

    OK. I'm trying to get as much music info as I can get from all the episodes for you guys... Here are all the music cues I could find from tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic premieres. Hope they're helpy if you're looking for a particular song!

    Sadly I didn't have enough time to figure out which scene each song is in -- but you could let each other know in the comments if you figure one out!

    And FYI, you can check out samples of featured songs from the episodes on the Degrassi and Gigantic show pages!

    Official Hot Mess music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "Welcome to L.A." by Official Hot Mess
    • "C.L.U.B." by MNDR
    • "Someday" by Quanteisha Benjamin
     
    Jesse Thomas music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "Independence" and "Dream Big" from our very own Jessica Tyler, aka Jenna.
    • "Dreams Dissolve" by Catherine McLellan
    • "Maybelline" by Zaac Pick
    • "Stay" by Jesse Thomas off her Heartbreaker EP (She's hard to search for but I def. saw this song in iTunes -- that's her pic on the left.)
    • "Girls Who Believe" by Meredith Shaw
    • "Happiness" by Jaylene Johnson
    • And since so many have asked... the song from the fall promo is "So Easy" by Gina Cutillo.