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- Posted on 12/24/2013 by Cristine Prosperi
What is one item of clothing or an accessory you would never be caught dead wearing?
Oh wow. I think I could go on for days with this question!!! And I'm not sure that's a good thing! I would never ever ever be caught dead wearing those rubber slippers (CROCS)!!! Although, when we film Degrassi, all the girls wear them in between scenes... Yes they are comfortable! But they are not cute people!! Even on set when someone takes a photo of us, I always take them off for the photo. I cannot stand them!
Another fashion DON'T for me: pajama pants... in public! Why do people still do this?! Throw on a pair of leggings! Come on!
The photo below is one of Imogen's outfits. Can you spot those ugly slippers?
- Posted on 12/23/2013 by Dixie Laite
Christmas is coming, and TeenNick is giving you the gift that keeps on giving with marathons of your favorite-est ever shows! Put the X back in Xmas by Xtending the merriness with Xtra episodes of Degrassi, iCarly, Zoey 101, Big Time Rush, and Drake & Josh.
Want to schedule your holiday break around TV marathons? No problem, here you go (we don't judge):
12/23 | Big Time Rush 6pm - midnight ET
12/24 | Zoey 101 6pm - midnight ET
12/25 | iCarly 6pm - midnight ET
12/26 | Victorious 6-pm - midnight
12/27 | Drake & Josh 6pm - midnight ET
12/28 | Degrassi 6pm - 10pm ET
12/29 | Degrassi 6pm - 10pm ET
Seven nights of six hours (almost) of your fave TV comfort food! But why only 4 hours of Degrassi, you ask? Well look at it this way: it's 2 days of 4 hours, which makes 8 hours, which is more than 6. Math! (So there.)
- Posted on 12/20/2013 by Rachel1016
Throughout the month of December, you crafted along as we added festive decorations to our official TeenNick Holiday Tree! And now that the holidays are right around the corner, we finally have a finished product!
We made final touches to the body of the tree with Degrassi ornaments and topped it off (literally) with a replica of Angelica's iconic Cynthia doll from Rugrats! We want you to take creative control with these crafts, so feel free to add your personal touches, but if you're looking for a little inspiration, check out our ideas below!
Start off with some different colored construction paper, scissors, and glue!
Cut out small photos of your favorite Degrassi characters!
Play around with different colors and shapes. We decided to create a few abstract designs, a snowflake collage, and some snowmen!
And the crowning achievement of our entire holiday tree... Angelica's very special and totally not demented doll, Cynthia! All it took was one Barbie, a little glue, a red Sharpie, and some felt. Isn't she stunning?
We hope you had as much fun as we did creating these silly crafts! From all of us here at TeenNick, have a happy and safe holiday!
- Posted on 12/16/2013 by Cristine Prosperi
There are so many cute styles of boots but I don't know how to pair them with outfits! What types of boots go best with pants vs. skirts and dresses?
I can see how this could get tricky! Lucky for us, there are so many different styles of boots to choose from these days! Boots have become such a staple in people's wardrobes. In my opinion, it's always good to have booties, knee high boots and a motorcycle boot.
I used to be a little frightened about wearing any style of boots with skirts, but these days you can totally pull that off. When wearing a skirt I would probably wear booties with a small heel. Or if it's a little colder outside throw on a pair of leggings and knee high boots. For knee highs, I would suggest getting a tighter boot so they hug your calves!
- Posted on 12/10/2013 by Cristine Prosperi
Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi..
I always wear my hair down and am bored with it, what are some easy hairstyles that I can start doing to amp up my look?
Good question! I've always said my mood reflects on how good my hair looks!! So lately I have been trying out new hairstyles. Sometimes it's a bit of a hassle to style it perfectly and take the time to curl it. My motto... The messier the better! If you wake up with a bad hair day, there's nothing a little teasing can't fix. Teasing creates volume and volume is hot!
Have a little more time? Curl SOME pieces of your hair to add a beach wave effect. Then gently run your fingers through your hair so the waves don't look so styled!
P.S. Curls look better the second day, so you don't need to wash your hair the day after. SCORE! Another quick easy style... Slicked back ponytail. Nothing looks more professional then a neat pony to show off that beautiful face!
- Posted on 12/03/2013 by Cristine Prosperi
Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi..
What's your go-to makeup product?
I don't wear a lot of makeup, but when I do my fav product is a great concealer, which I mostly use under my eyes. Sometimes, a lack of sleep or even just stress can really enhance those under-eye bags. Using concealer just brightens up your whole makeup look!
You can also use concealer to contour your face, but don't forget to blend it in! Whether you need to brighten under-eye circles or cover redness and blemishes, it always does the trick. Annie Clark (a.k.a Fiona Coyne) actually passed this tip along to me. I never go anywhere without bringing it! It's a life saver.
- Posted on 11/26/2013 by Rachel1016
So, you've mastered the art of turkey trimmings, prepared your bellies for a river of cranberry sauce (if you're into that sorta thing), perfected your green bean casserole down to every last crispy friend onion, and... probably made the wise choice to leave all of the cooking to Mom.
Nonetheless, we rounded up a few really important, relevant and practical tips to help make your Turkey Day the best it can be. In the spirit of ThanksGIFFing (LOL had to), it's the least we could do.
First, it's important to make sure you have the correct holiday.
It's also good to understand subtle nuances of the Thanksgiving turkey tradition.
You know, like the part where it's cooked.
In the unlikely event that a pair of Pilgrims appear in your kitchen, don't be alarmed.
And if they pose a threat, turkeys can double as boxing gloves.
If you find yourself getting hungry, the Thanksgiving Parade is a favorite pastime.
And if your relatives would rather watch football...
It's also accepted practice to share the turkey with family members.
That is, if you can manage to keep all family members conscious.
But remember, above all else, give thanks to those you love.
- Posted on 11/25/2013 by Cristine Prosperi
How many pieces of jewelry do you wear for different occasions? If you go all-out with your earrings, do you scale it back in other areas?
Great question. I used to go all out with jewelry... Lots of bracelets was definitely my thing. However, as I've gotten older I've learned that simplicity is key. I think if I'm going to wear a lot of jewelry with an outfit it'll be thinner/smaller pieces. I wish I would experiment more with necklaces or earrings, but I hardly wear either.
A lot people look at jewelry as a second thought, but it should always be important. I think if you're going for a more casual look, a few thin bracelets mixed with small rings is cool and trendy. However going out to an occasion is when you can bring out a chunkier piece.
- Posted on 11/22/2013 by Rachel1016
Well, well, well. Here we are mid-November, readying ourselves for the willful indulgence of Turkey Day. For Degrassians, however, Thanksgiving came one week early. We celebrated both the holiday and the fall finale all in one night, gorging on green bean casserole and mashed potatoes heavily dressed in drama. If you haven't seen "Spiderwebs," watch it online, then check out our recap below!
Awaiting Bianca's return from University, Drew busily planned the Degrassi Family Feast, a Thanksgiving dinner for needy families. He was excited to show Bianca all of his hard work, but when he found out that she had already returned home without telling him, it appeared that Drew was in danger of being "Turkey Dumped." According to Winston, Bianca's elusiveness was symptomatic of the particular holiday dumping style in which a significant other goes off to University (or you know, "college" for us Americans) and returns for Thanksgiving break with plans to end the relationship. Woof.
Upon hearing this information, Drew decided he had to see Bianca. When they reunited, she confessed in so many words that she was growing out of their relationship; University opened her mind, and she revealed that her friends at school thought their engagement was "crazy." Drew tried to make her see that their relationships was worth salvaging, but her mind was made up. Blergh, Happy Thanksgiving.
However, Drew quickly turned his broken heart into a full-on quest to prove to Bianca that he's changed. He convinced Bianca to come to the Family Feast and pretend that they were still together by exploiting his mom's fragility. He said to her, "My mom already lost a son, she couldn't stand losing a daughter." He hoped that in the meantime she would see him in his element and change her mind.
Bianca agreed to put on the act, but she made it clear she was only acting.
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE
Last week, Zoe covertly enlisted Tristan to become a part of her sketch comedy group and, you'll remember, the whole thing had to remain a secret because Maya and Zoe were still sworn enemies. But when Tristan said he felt like he was friendship cheating, Zoe cut to the chase: "Time to pick a side, Tristy."
It actually didn't take too long for Tristan to tell Maya the truth about his commitment to Zoe, and Maya surprisingly understood! ...For a flaming hot second! In one last dangling attempt to secure revenge, Maya showed up at the Family Feast to get Tristan to pie Zoe in the face on stage.
But then things got real: Tristan fired back and said to Maya that both she and Zoe cared more about revenge than being his friend. It was true, Tristan was caught in the middle of their vendetta. He insisted a truce and, perhaps in the spirit of the holiday, they shook on it. Two chapters worth of scheming and hostility? I'd say it's about time!
ARE YOU THERE, ECLARE?
After finding out the news about Eli cheating, Clare began the episode sulking in her pajamas (but like, rightfully so) and insisted that her relationship with Eli was over forever. Alli came over to try to talk some sense into her, and was determined to get Clare out of her mope robe and into clearer head space. (LOL isn't it interesting how Alli has all the answers about boys when she's not the subject?) Eventually, Clare decided to talk to Eli and get some answers.
The more questions Clare asked, however, the more upset she got. It was one of those situations where she couldn't not know, but that didn't mean it was any easier to stomach. She told Eli about how she screwed up her magazine deal, which all but ruined her chances of getting into Columbia and being in New York with him. It seemed like, as if the relationship wasn't already hurting, perhaps it really was on its last leg.
At the Family Feast, Drew found Clare crying alone. Both heartbroken, they commiserated over the fact that their relationships with the supposed loves of their life were crumbling beneath them. Since over the course of the last two chapters Clare and Drew have grown much closer, their leaning on each other seemed right. Seemed natural. But then, in a moment of equal parts pure emotion and complete delusion, they kissed.
Of course, after Clare realized how royally stupid it was, Eli showed up at the Family Feast to try and reconcile. He gave Clare a collection of their emails since they had been apart, and Clare realized how much he really meant to her. Drew, however, decided that ultimately he and Bianca should stay broken up.
The rest of the kids convened around the Degrassi Thanksgiving table, and the fall finale came to a close as Drew proposed a toast to carrying on through the tough times. But we all know there are things unresolved. And Degrassi never forgets.
Let's hear your thoughts in the comments section! We've got some time to kill until January!
- Posted on 11/19/2013 by Rachel1016
Wait, didn't summer just end?
Okay okay, maybe we've been delighting in pumpkin spice lattes, burying ourselves in layers, and indulging other fall cliches for a minute now, but that doesn't diminish our disbelief (and sadness) that the Degrassi Fall Finale is just around the corner!
In this sneak peek, Drew shows off his presidential skills by organizing a Thanksgiving dinner for needy families. He's so excited to show Bianca all of his hard work when she returns for the holiday, but he finds out that, well, she's been keeping secrets. Will Drianca's fate be tested this week?
Check out the first look of "Spiderwebs" below! Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and don't forget Degrassi Fall Finale premieres this Thursday at 9PM ET!