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  • The new Degrassi boys.

    Posted on 06/18/2010 by Mary

    I'm sworn to secrecy, so maybe you should tell me what YOU think is up with these new Degrassi guys. What do you think their stories are, and which ones are you most excited to see in action on Degrassi: The Boiling Point... in July! So soon!

    In alphabetical order...

    Adam.
    One tiny bit of info: Adam and Drew are step-brothers.

    Adam from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

    Drew.
    One tiny bit of info: Drew's grades are not the best.

    Drew from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

    Eli.
    One tiny bit of info: Eli drives a hearse to school.

    Eli from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

    Fitz.
    One tiny bit of info: Fitz might have a thing for smart girls.

    Fitz from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

  • Drake's old days on Degrassi - next week!

    Posted on 06/16/2010 by Mary

    Drake back in the old days on Degrassi Sittin' here, listening to Drake's first full-length album (out now!), remembering when he (or Jimmy, anyway) was a big ol' 8th grader on Degrassi, going out with Ashley, abusing Ritalin, fighting with Spinner over dance contests and mp3 players.

    And all of that's gonna be on next week -- the Degrassi Every Episode Ever marathon starts Monday at 6pm et and rolls right on through for four weeks. Wash all your softest jammy pants, yr gonna need 'em.

  • Jackie does Kelso's eye makeup!

    Posted on 06/15/2010 by Lisa

    Hold still, Kelso...I love the episode of That '70s Show where Jackie decides to give Kelso a glam, David-Bowie-inspired makeover.

    How do you feel about makeup...
    -on Kelso?
    -on yourself?
    -on your friends?
    -on the people you're attracted to?

  • Degrassi Gear at Hot Topic!

    Posted on 06/15/2010 by Mary

    Old school Degrassi shirt from Hot Topic Your T-shirt drawer is probably so crammed with crap T-shirts you never wear anymore. And there are all these new Degrassi shirts at Hot Topic, just waiting to be lovingly folded into your collection. It's unjust I say. UNJUST!

    Unlame T-shirts, too, I swear! There's a Degrassi Panthers shirt, and even better there are RETRO Degrassi shirts, like this one. Yay life.

  • I heart the new Aaron Fresh video.

    Posted on 06/12/2010 by Mary

    My top five favorite things about the new Aaron Fresh video:

    1) The way he chomps on the girl's face all goofy at the very end.
    2) The dancings.
    3) The song.
    4) Ok maybe this is weird, but I like that the video is about a dude working in fast food who has a crush on a girl. It's like the opposite of that T.I. video for "Whatever You Like" where the girl works at a fast food joint and big rich T.I. comes and rescues her buys her expensive stuff she doesn't need. I'd way rather hang out in a parking lot with my friends dancing, and then retire to a field of dandelions with someone who really liked me. Maybe that's just me though.
    5) And, Aaron himself. The fact that he can sing and move and looks comfortable and at ease and seems really sweet and not gas-headed and like if you knew him in real life, you'd find yourself saying things like "couldn't happen to a nicer guy."

    I don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into it. But Chairman Nick vouches for him, so prolly not.

    What do you guys think of that song and video?

  • Degrassi every weeknight this summer.

    Posted on 06/11/2010 by Chairman Nick

    What up what up, all my TeenNick heads! I told you last week... I figured you out. You loooo-ooooo-oooove Degrassi. So I pulled up some spreadsheets, cross-tabulated the whatnot, and came to an executive decision.

    This summer, you get all the Degrassi you can eat. New episodes at 9pm et, Monday through Thursday, and then a nice big wrap-up on Friday. Degrassi: The Boiling Point starts in July.

    You're gonna have so much Degrassi going on in your head, you're gonna forget how to tie your shoes. It's gonna be major. It's gonna be huge. It's gonna make this summer the hypest summer of your whole young lives.

    So that's what's up. How ya like ya Chairman now?

  • Drake, Josh, and helicopter hilarity

    Posted on 06/09/2010 by Lisa

    Love the neon jumpsuits, guys!"Helicopter," the Drake & Josh episode about skydiving makes me laugh out loud. If you haven't seen it yet, here's one joke I liked.

    IN A HELICOPTER:
    Drake (peering out the side): "Wow, those people look really tiny down there."
    Helicopter pilot: "That's a preschool."

    HAHA. Oh, Drake & Josh. You are the perfect thing to watch when I'm in a silly mood.

    Also, I have a quick Yes/No question for anyone who's feeling comment-ish: If you won a free skydiving lesson, would you take it?

    (I'm sayin' a big "Yes.")

  • Degrassi: Reasons Not to Cheat

    Posted on 06/08/2010 by Mary

    Sisters Before MistersRemember that time on Degrassi that Liberty -- organized, conscientious Liberty -- kind of sort of kissed Emma's boyfriend Damien? Just goes to show that all kinds of people can find themselves tempted to do such things. So just in case you ever find yourself in that position, here are three good reasons...

    Why Not To Kiss Your Friend's Boyfriend (Even If He's Amazing and Even If You and the Friend Sometimes Have Weird Underlying Competitive Tendencies) (And Please, Feel Free to Switch These Gendered Pronouns with Ones of Your Choosing)

    1) Your friend will find out. They almost always find out. And you know what, even if they don't find out, that means you're faced with the unholy choice of either lying to your friend until the end of time, or confessing to her and reaping the well-deserved spite, loss of trust, and probable gossip.

    2) It's not worth it. As for the two reasons you might think it'd be worth it:
    a) Maybe you and the guy will end up together! BUT -- if you get together before he's officially and unequivocally ended things with his gf/your friend, you will never be able to trust him. You'll have watched him in the act of cheating and lying, and you'll know he's not just capable of it, he's kind of good at it. Sketchy.
    b) Maybe you don't want to end up together -- you just want to have a meaningless make-out. Really, though? You're really willing to risk (or interfere with) a real friendship over a meaningless make-out? That's kind of depressing, when you think about it.

    3) You'll be proud of yourself. You'll hold the moral high ground. And you'll be able to answer future paramour's questions of "have you ever cheated?" with a firm and honest No.

    Have any reasons to add? Drop 'em in the comments.

  • Drake & Josh: The Case of the Mysterious Marquee

    Posted on 06/07/2010 by Lisa

    Tonight's Movie-splosion movie is Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp. One of my favorite things about Drake & Josh is how Dan Schneider (the show's producer) uses the fact that Josh works at the Premiere movie theater to sneak little messages onto the show.

    If you watch Drake & Josh closely during the scenes at the Premiere, pay attention to the movie names you see on posters and on theater signs, because they're usually funny. Near the beginning of Really Big Shrimp, there's a quick shot of the outside of the Premiere. Here's what you see:

    I'd go see the Lil Lisa movie!

    The people who make the show could've just put random movie titles up there, but instead they used the marquee to include a few personal notes.

    Thank You Molaro! - Steven Molaro was a writer on Drake & Josh. Now he works on The Big Bang Theory.
    Four Great Seasons - What Drake & Josh had. : )
    Lil' Lisa 22 - Dan Schneider's wife's name is Lisa Lillien, but I'm not sure what the 22 is.
    February Fourth - I have no idea what this one means!
    Robin & Joe - Robin Weiner and Joe Catania are two of the show's producers.
    Now She's Carly - Aww, that one's easy! Before she became the star of iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove played Megan on Drake & Josh.

    I love that! It makes me want to become a TV producer... the kind who pays attention to the details.

  • Random Hotness: Austin Butler

    Posted on 06/06/2010 by Lisa

    Remember James, the cute blond guy (played by Austin Butler) who moves in with Chase and Logan in Season 4 of Zoey 101? You're invited to stare dreamily at this photo and pretend he's your new roommate.

    Austin Butler (James from Zoey 101)

    I bet he'd totally let you borrow that flannel.