- Posted on 11/07/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
TeenNick Top 10 fans, you're just going to have to bear this double negative because there is quite literally nothing not to love about our Fresh Artist, Betty Who. Instantly recognizable with her platinum blonde coiff and easy-breezy pop songs ("Somebody Loves You" has been on repeat since Tuesday...), Betty Who is bliss in a bottle.
We caught up with the Australian songstress to chat about her debut album, her classical past and her budding career so far. Check out our exclusive interview below!
1. After releasing several EPs, how does it feel to have your debut full length album out?
It's honestly such a relief, it's been such a long time in the making, I'm just so ecstatic to finally have it be done!
2. You have a background as a classical cellist. That's so awesome! Has that training influenced your music in anyway?
Yes I think it definitely influenced me. I think I started writing music so early because of my classical training and background. It also influences my ideas of melody I think. Some of my favourite melodies I've ever heard come from my favourite symphonies.
3. What are you looking forward to most about going on tour with Katy Perry?
I honestly am just excited about watching her show and hanging out in Australia, it's been such a long time since I've been home so that's definitely a plus.
4. Where do you draw inspiration for your songwriting? Does inspiration come to you spontaneously?
It definitely comes from experiences. Sometimes maybe I'll have a conversation with somebody and I'll walk away thinking about what they said and I'll say to myself "I have to go write that down right now."
5. What is one accomplishment or milestone so far in your career that makes you particularly proud?
Being on The View was pretty cool... I think playing a sold out show at Irving plaza this month, though, is definitely something that is up there and will be forever.
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
And now, the rapid fire round! We asked Betty Who a series of silly questions, and here are the first things that came to mind!
If you want to catch more of Betty Who, head over to the TeenNick Top 10 page! And don't forget to tune in tonight at 10pm ET!
- Posted on 11/05/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
We know you've been waiting. We know you've been missing your favorite countdown of today's hottest music videos. And we know you're ready for a new season TeenNick Top 10!
Consider your wish granted, music fans, because TeenNick Top 10 is BACK! And we're not talking just new episodes with a countdown of fresh music videos carefully put together by our host-with-the-most, Nick Cannon. We've got two brand-new voting categories that are sure to put your fan skillz to the test.
Here's how it works: It's up to you to VOTE and tell us which video is going to be named one of two major titles.
First up, we've got The Heater: These acts are burning up the charts and may just be the next big thing. Can they count on you to jump-start their stardom?
And then there's Fan Favorite: Two videos enter, but only one can be your fave. It's time to gather your fan armies and battle it out!
And what would a Top 10 episode be without some celebrity guests? Join the Degrassi cast and our latest Fresh Artist, Betty Who for some fun in the TeenNick Top 10 studio!
Friday, 10pm ET. You don't want to miss it.
- Posted on 11/05/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
It's week two in a brand new season of Degrassi and we have a lot to discuss! During the Season Premiere, we learned that Clare decided to keep the baby, #Triles got caught in the middle of Hollingsworth family drama and Zo�, well, Zo�d her way onto the Power Cheer squad. What's up this week? If you haven't seen "Wise Up" yet, watch it online before reading our recap below!
IN A BETTER PLACE
After Miles went on-record to call his father a homophobe, Mr. H decided to take Miles golfing to presumably work things out. It turns out, however, that Mr. H was just trying to stage a reconciliation to show the papers that he was once again on good terms with his son. When Miles realized what was going on, he ran off frustrated and disappointed.
Back at the Hollingsworth house, Miles and his dad got into another heated argument. But this time, Mr. H. shoved Miles into a wall.
And realizing that his behavior was not OK, that his unacceptable actions had turned into physical abuse, he bribed Miles with a new car.
Back at Degrassi, Tristan thought that Miles was just using him to anger his dad. Miles was unwilling to jeopardize another relationship in his life, so he made a peace offering to Tristan, which included a dinner invitation and a ride in his new car.
Apology accepted... but are there some bigger issues at play? We can't ignore what happened between Miles and his dad.
OFF THE HOOK
After learning that Clare planned to keep her baby, Drew was totally distraught over his uncertain future. He tried to talk Clare out of going through with the pregnancy, citing his immaturity as a major reason it probably wasn't a good idea for them to have a baby together. But Clare, headstrong in her ways, just said she didn't need Drew to be involved.
And unsurprisingly, Drew thought he was off the hook.
Dallas, being a teen father himself, gave Drew some tough love about what it actually meant to be off the hook: By letting Clare raise the baby alone, he would still be a father� just a lousy one. Drew felt caught between warring opinions and a desire to do the right thing, but also didn't want to turn his life upside down. So he tried to lean on his girlfriend Becky for support.
But considering how the whole ordeal had put her in a very difficult situation, Becky decided she couldn't help him clean up his mess.
Zo� discovered several #oomfCHAT pictures of nude Niners on Zig's phone and was not pleased that Zig was so casual about the dismaying and troubling messages. Since they weren't officially dating, Zig didn't seem to see the problem. But just when Grace had knocked some sense into him and convinced him to delete the app, he got one of the very same oomfCHATs from Zo�. Ugh, twist.
Zig tried to tell Zo� she didn't need to send him compromising pictures, but Zo� took it personally and accused Zig of judging her. After everything that happened with the sexual assault trial, Zo� wanted to make it clear that she didn't need to be sheltered. She didn't need Zig telling her what to do with her body.
And even a grand (shirtless) apology couldn't change her mind.
Things are rumbling at Degrassi. What say you, dedicated fans? Are Zig and Zo� over before they ever really started? Is Zo� asserting her strength and independence in the right way? Has Miles really forgiven his Dad for what he did? Will Drew be able to step up to the plate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
If you or a friend is confronting a situation similar to Miles, Joyful Heart Foundation has resources and links to other organizations that may be helpful. As always, please remember you are not alone.
- Posted on 10/29/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
Welcome back, Degrassians! Last night, we kicked off a brand new season of Degrassi as our fave guys and gals returned for their final term (and brought a bunch of drama back with 'em). If you haven't seen the season premiere yet, watch "Smells Like Teen Spirit" online and then read our recap below!
THERE'S A LITTLE PERSON INSIDE OF ME
After Clare discovered she was pregnant, she had to figure out how it would affect her future. Drew didn't understand why Clare continued to avoid him until he realized that he, apparently, had gotten her pregnant. Upset and confused, Clare decided she would get an abortion. And Drew (who just started dating Becky like, a second ago) was relieved for obvious reasons.
But then, Clare found out that her becoming pregnant after cancer was somewhat of a miracle. As a cancer survivor, her chances of being able to conceive were slim� but she was living proof that it was possible. In her head, an abortion sounded right, but in her heart she couldn't go through with it.
Just as swiftly as she resolved to get the procedure, Clare decided she would keep the baby. And Drew was back in the hot seat.
Oh, and just in case there wasn't enough to handle already, Clare found out she got into Columbia. In New York. Where Eli lives.
This roller coaster is about to get real.
YOU'RE A DISTRACTION
As captain of the Power Cheer team, Becky decided that after Zo�'s sexual assault trial against her brother, she didn't want Zo� cheering by her side.
The only problem was super-tumbler Zo� had a stellar try-out and kinda deserved to be on the squad.
And when Becky told Zo� she didn't make the cut, Zo� was upset, confused and (surprise!) a little vengeful.
Zo� happened to overhear Clare's pregnancy news, and decided to use it against Becky (the potential baby daddy's girlfriend, remember) in a famous Zo� Rivas stunt. She blurted out Drew's exciting news during Becky's performance, which sent Becky tumbling to the cold hard ground wondering� How ??? And why?? And what?! Her brand-new BF was going to be a dad?! Broken heart. Broken ankle.
And suddenly, a spot for Zo� opened up on the team.
TRILES AND TRIBULATIONS
Now that Miles and Tristan have gotten together, it didn't take long for Miles to stir up some tension with his family. Mr. H. wasn't so sure Miles' new relationship was the best thing for his campaign, and Miles wasn't so sure he cared.
When a campaign reporter asked Miles to share some of his father's words of wisdom, he facetiously relayed his father's motto: "Being gay is ridiculous."
And the first stone has been thrown (or, like, the fortieth). But we have to wonder, is Miles' relationship with Tristan just a ploy to provoke his father? Or are his feelings for Tris real?
What did you think of the Season 14 premiere? Will Clare figure out a plan for her baby? Will Drew be a part of it? Can Zo� and Becky both get what they want? Does Miles care more about sabotaging his father's campaign than he does about his new BF? Get to talkin' in the comments!
- Posted on 10/21/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
Here we go, Degrassians. A new season is fast approaching (coughONEWEEKcough), and we can hardly contain our hopes, dreams and predictions for our favorite group of high-drama high schoolers. We know it's been a while since you've walked the hallowed blue and yellow halls, so while you're catching up on the latest full episodes (we repeat: FULL EPISODES!) from last season, here are six things you need to need to know before an all-new Degrassi premieres on October 28th at 9pm ET.
6. CLARE DUMPED ELI SO SHE AND DREW COULD GET TOGETHER
Yeah, we all thought EClare were soul mates, too. Clare called it quits with her longtime love Eli so she could see where things would go with her Prez, Drew Torres. Little did she know...
5. DREW DITCHED CLARE BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE A 'REBOUND'
First, she had two boys. Now she has zero boys.
THEN CLARE WENT TO NEW YORK AND BUMPED INTO ELI
And it turned out she may have some unfinished business with her ex-boyfriend, after all.
BUT WAIT... CLARE IS WHAT?!?!?!
The phone call that will live in infamy: "Everything looks A-OK for you and your baby." Yes, Clare is pregnant. And we know you've got a lot of questions.
4. DREW AND BECKY ARE TOGETHER
A steamy kiss while trapped in the boiler room began what we will heretofore call #Drecky. They've decided to take it slowly, but will they actually be able to get their feet off the ground?
3. OH, AND THERE ARE SOME MORE NEW COUPLES
Jack and Imogen...
Their mutual quirkiness seems like a match made in heaven. Nothing can stop them... we think.
Alli and Dallas...
#Bhandallas, if you will. Grade 12 and on top of the world. Their future is bright, right?
2. ZIG'S FRESH START
Zig is trying to break away from the gang world. He wants to turn his life around once and for all.
1. AND FINALLY, #TRILES.
In case you didn't hear, Miles and Tristan got together. And it might be more than just a one-time thing. But based on Miles' track record, do you think it will last?
We are SO excited for the new season of Degrassi! Are you ready?! Don't forget to catch up on all the latest episodes right here and tune in October 28th at 9pm ET for the season premiere!
- Posted on 10/20/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
Halloween is right around the corner and decorations are going up. While its not quite time to show off that perfect costume, you can get in the holiday spirit with some spooktacular nail art! Here at TeenNick we like to rock some fancy nails and are all about sharing the sweet details!
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Simply Rins has simply the cutest (but still creepy) nail designs! You can make this look your own with different background colors as long as you accent the tips with an artsy arachnid. Think of it as a french manicure with an itsy-bitsy-twist.
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Ten little pairs of eyes might seem a little freaky, but Southern Sparkle unwraps the secret of nail art style! This mummy nail art is the perfect balance of eerie and trendy.
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Halloween has some signature colors that would look perfect splattered across your nails! Over at Chalkboard Nails, the ever-creative Sarah has come up with some fabulous designs for all occasions. Try out this haunted look and dazzle your friends!
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Southern Sparkle does it again with these frighteningly fabulous designs. These ghosts won't scare anyone, but they might make a jealous passerby scream with envy. Stylish and ghoulish? That's what Halloween is all about!
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A less spooky option but still filled with Halloween and autumnal spirit is One Nail to Rule Them All's precious pumpkin tips. These gorgeous gourds make a perfect shout out to the season and keep your nails looking adorable as ever! Add a little jack-o'-lantern face if you're feeling creative
When it comes to Halloween, it's all in the details. There's no limit to fancying up your claws and making your Halloween look truly out-of-this-underworld.
- Posted on 10/14/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
TeenNick Top 10 fans, it's time to get pumped. This Friday on TeenNick Top 10, we're kicking it up a notch with a fresh countdown of high-energy, mood-boosting songs that are sure to give an extra edge over the competition.
Plus, pop superstar on-the-rise Charli XCX and Top 10 favorites American Authors will swing by the TeenNick Top 10 studio!
But that's not all! We're gonna meet some awesome student athletes who tell us all about what gets them amped up to play. You won't want to miss it! Friday, 10pm ET. Be there.
- Posted on 10/13/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
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Let's face it: there's no more "easing into" the school year. The syllabi have been read, the tests have been scheduled and the studying is about to commence. We know all too well the the alluring (but oh-so dangerous) rabbit hole of internet and its ability to yank our productivity. But with these few study break ideas, you'll get the energy and reprieve you need without wasting time watching kitten videos! Check 'em out.
1. Go for a walk. Even if it's just a lap around the library, get the blood flowing. We promise, not only will you feel energized, but that great thesis statement may just pop in your head mid-step!
2. Paint your nails. So what if you're not a master manicurist? Painting your nails can be the perfect combination of a soothing and a self-pampering brain break. Step away from the small print textbook, and give your pretty paws a little love.
3. Have a snack. Trail mix and sliced apples with peanut butter are snackable gifts to the universe. Take advantage of the satisfying, stimulating, healthy snacks. Or if you're looking to reward yourself for a solid few hours of hard work, fill up your favorite mug with hot chocolate and tiny marshmallows for a perfect (almost) cold-weather treat.
4. Buy a coloring book. Don't you miss the days when your biggest concern was coloring in the lines? Take a break with this mindless, but still creative activity.
5. Have a dance party. Gather a few of your friends for a mental shakedown with your favorite energizing songs. If you need a little help finding some pump-up tunes, we've got a few TeenNick Top 10-approved suggestions for you.
What will you be doing to take a break while you study? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments!
- Posted on 10/06/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
Halloween is less than a month away and here at TeenNick, we're looking forward to the big night by throwing it back two decades. The '90s were a magical time when the only thing orange was an iguana (or soda!) and inspirational quotes came from Uncle Tito, not Instagram.
Take a dip into the archive of iconic '90s characters from All That!, Rocket Power, Rugrats, Kenan & Kel and more by playing our Vine game below! Tap on one of the images to find out who you should be on All Hallows Eve!
- Posted on 10/06/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
It's almost time for one of the great American high school traditions! Sure, Homecoming may revolve around a football game or a Homecoming King and Queen coronation at your school, but here at TeenNick Style we're all about one thing.
Can you take a wild guess?
When it comes to Homecoming dresses this year, we're thinking outside the box. Check out some of our favorite red-carpet worthy outfits to inspire your Homecoming look!
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Can't decide whether to go high or low this year? A frock with a short skirt and sheer overlay might just be the best of both worlds. Victoria Justice topped off her skirt with a cute crop top, while Annie Clark and Supah Ninja's Gracie Dzienny went contemporary Grecian goddess in their white dresses!
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Super-formal not your thing? Floral prints (which are totally not just for spring) take a sweet and playful spin on dressing up. Go classic like Ariana, bejeweled like Victoria or neon bright like Annie!
NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOMECOMING
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And for a Homecoming that's anything-but-basic, try some truly alternative styles. Throw on a leather moto jacket on top of a bright mini dress or rip a page out of The Thundermans' Kira Kosarin's book and ditch the dress altogether! And finally, because fall dances sometimes require fashion and function, throw on an over-sized sweater with a pair of pumps and call it an effortless-chic day. Do you dare?
Which of these outfits would you make your own? We want to hear all about your Homecoming outfit plans, so sound off in the comments!