• Montage! Behind the Scenes

    Posted on 01/27/2011 by Mary

    Make over montage! I want one! Why can't they happen in real life? They're so much quicker than real make overs where you have to keep washing make-up off and changing pants. Changing pants takes so long! Why is life so hard?

    So does that mean shooting Clare's make over montage for Degrassi was actually a pain in the butt instead of fun? Nope, looks like it was officially a blast:

    There's more behind the scenes footy in today's Degrassi On the Set playlist... such as for instance, Deanna Casaluce freezing her bits off when Alex became "Lextasy"; Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies and Natasha Bedingfield on set (on different days); some bloopers, and more... Click here for today's whole list!

  • Love on the Degrassi Set

    Posted on 01/26/2011 by Mary

    Only 19 days left 'til Valentine's Day (and only 16days 'til Degrassi: In Too Deep premieres)! Let's take a behind-the-scenes look at some Degrassi's heartthrobs' romantic histories -- Mike Lobel's first kiss, Paula Brancati's very committed grade school valentine, and more:

    Today's Degrassi: On the Set playlist has more goodies, too. Such as, Ellie, Marco, and Lauren's last day in "the college house" (and some behind the scenes footy from when Marco and Ellie kissed!); Ray "Sav" Ablack's special backstage intern's tour of Epitome (where Degrassi is made); everyone covered in blood; Shenae's last day; and a stack of other behind the scenes vids. Click here for the whole playlist!

  • Stacey Farber Behind the Scenes

    Posted on 01/25/2011 by Mary

    Gotta love an on-the-set vid that begins with Stacey Farber (aka Ellie) saying "I'm going to puke all over everybody." Who knew being an actor required such an iron stomach and bladder?

    We've got lots more peeks behind the scenes at Degrassi in today's playlist... such as a day of goofing off on Degrassi's roof, the cast watching Lakehurst kids descend on "their" school, more from Aubrey Graham, Mike Lobel, Jake Epstein... and fights and drama! Well, fake fights and fake drama. Click here for today's whole list!

  • Go behind the scenes at Degrassi!

    Posted on 01/24/2011 by Mary

    If your goal is to further deepen your understanding of the inner workings of Degrassi, we have indispensable tools to aid in your quest: On the Set videos. Want to be a fly on the wall the day the cast found out that JT would die, and see him wrap his last Degrassi scene ever? No sweat; here you go:

    And there's more where that came from... today's Degrassi: On the Set playlist includes some on-set banter between Sean and Emma, backstage jitters at the most insane Degrassi event we ever held, and much more! Check it out!

  • Degrassi pics, just for you.

    Posted on 01/22/2011 by Lisa

    I love looking at old Degrassi photos, but I can only call it "work" if I post them in the blog. So here goes...

    J.T. and the Van Zandts
    Just chillin'
    Cuties.
    I looove this shot of Ellie.
    Rockin' out

    What are your favorite photos from this batch? I love the top one of J.T., Liberty, and Danny, because they almost look like they should be a band called J.T. and the Van Zandts. Don't they?

  • 2007 Aubrey Graham Interview -- the Early Drake Years

    Posted on 01/21/2011 by Mary

    Before he was Drake, he was Degrassi's Jimmy. And right after he put the finishing touches on the Comeback Season mixtape, he gave us one of his trademark super-candid interviews about... everything. Uh, his days of wearing Lady Speed Stick, why he's not interested in a "yes man", and the REAL reason he never answers his phone.

    Aubs, we miss you to death, and we remain prouder than peacocks of your ongoing world domination. Couldn't happen to a better guy.

    Aubrey Graham aka Drake as Jimmy on Degrassi

  • Classic Adamo Ruggiero (Marco!) Phone Call

    Posted on 01/20/2011 by Mary

    I love re-listening to this old podcast interview with Adamo because he talks about what good roommates he and Lauren Collins (Paige) would make, and here in the future we happen to know that they ended up living together for a long time. Maybe they still do? I'll tweet them and ask.

    Also there are too many good pics of Adamo; I kind of went overboard. Sorrry!

    Adamo Ruggiero as Marco on Degrassi

  • Yay, Degrassi!

    Posted on 01/20/2011 by Lisa

    Adam, Zane, and Riley

    Today, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced the nominees for the 2011 GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for outstanding images of the LGBT community. Degrassi is nominated in the "Outstanding Drama Series" category, and it's up against Brothers & Sisters, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and True Blood. Here's the full list of this year's nominations.

    This is Degrassi's third GLAAD Media Award nomination. Congratulations to everyone involved in the show!

  • Shenae Grimes -- Back When She Was Ours

    Posted on 01/19/2011 by Mary

    Remember when we called up Shenae Grimes and asked her about the scene where Peter grabs her buttock? If not, you're in for a treat.

    Those episodes will be re-airing this Saturday as the Degrassi Every Episode Ever marathon continues!

    Shenae Grimes as Darcy on Degrassi

  • Mike Lobel (aka Jay) Podcast Interview

    Posted on 01/18/2011 by Mary

    Sometimes I forget how evil Jay was when he first showed up on Degrassi, but Mike Lobel (who played him) has never been evil ever. If you've ever wondered what it's like to hop on the phone with him and have a lickle chit chat, this podcast call we did with him back in the day is pretty indicative:

    More classic podcast interviews coming all week... check back!

    Mike Lobel as Jay on Degrassi