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  • Degrassi Flashback: Miriam McDonald (Emma)

    Posted on 01/03/2011 by Lisa

    Emma!Join us as we revisit a classic IM-terview with Miriam McDonald from 2005, and "aww" at some old Emma pics.

    Note from Mary: Just so you know, the reason Miriam calls me a gorilla at first is because my display name says "Gorilla." It wasn't, like, a diss about how hairy I am. I'm pretty sure.


    -Miriam-: yoyo gorilla!!
    The-Mary: hey Miriam!
    -Miriam-: hiii wasssup?
    The-Mary: hiiiiiiii! ok ok. So what did you shoot today? that you can tell us about, I guess
    -Miriam-: umm okay without divulging any big secrets we did a hilllllarious scene in a movie theatre involving ryan cooley and a root beer!
    The-Mary: oh dear. What's Emma up to these days?
    -Miriam-: to be totally honest i don't really know what they have in store for Emma this season. She is constantly changing though so i'm sure there will be some spicy surprises!
    The-Mary: SPICY!
    -Miriam-: spicy is my word
    The-Mary: so in today's scene... were you allowed to crack up for it, or did you have to keep a straight face?
    -Miriam-: OMG i was laughing soo hard but luckily i was supposed to so it was all good!
    The-Mary: which is harder: keeping a straight face when something's hilarious, or crying on cue?
    -Miriam-: for me crying on cue is not too difficult because i am really good at staying focused on something emotional. Comedic scenes need a different, less intense sort of focus so it's easy to crack up!
    -Miriam-: but then i just slap myself
    The-Mary: ha, literally?
    -Miriam-: quite literally! hahah i'm odd, i'll admit!
    The-Mary: ok, we need on-set dirt: who smells the best out of the cast?
    -Miriam-: oooooooooh ME!!!!!! honestly i'm obsessed with vanilla lotion! hhaahhaa but i'm not gonna build up my odour cuz that would be conceited..... so....... maybe aubrey!?
    The-Mary: so, do you have a boyfriend?
    -Miriam-: no, and i go through phases when i'm like okay i really want a boyfriend, but more often i love having independence so i am very happy to be single!
    -Miriam-: for now
    The-Mary: so when are you coming back to NY???
    -Miriam-: SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and honestly i am more excited than life
    The-Mary: you heart it?
    -Miriam-: june 18 or sumthin for the season 2 DVD!
    The-Mary: oh RAD!
    -Miriam-: omg yes, i <3 NYC
    The-Mary: where else on the planet do you want to go the most?
    -Miriam-: hmmmm go or live.......Live is LA or NYC and go.......maybe Australia
    -Miriam-: i want to try surfing sooo desparately
    The-Mary: oh man... if you live in LA you'll be all set -- malibu miriam. totally.
    -Miriam-: yayayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pleaaaaase!!! that would be a dream
    The-Mary: ok, more random questions: do Stefan and Amanda [Mr. Simpson and Emma's mom] ever give you advice, having "grown up" on Degrassi themselves?
    -Miriam-: well amanda reminds me to turn my mic off when i go to bathroom, and stefan just jokes around all the time
    -Miriam-: but they also teach us about their experiences with mall tours back in the day and how not to get bad press!
    The-Mary: oh nice! that's very handy. lindsay lohan should have such friends.
    -Miriam-: LOL should she ever!
    -Miriam-: but at the same time if it weren't for her "bad press" we wouldn't hear about her all that much and she wouldn't be as huge as she is. so maybe she does have it right??
    The-Mary: Good point!
    The-Mary: ok, one more really weird question

    -Miriam-: ask anything
    The-Mary: have you ever met the person who played the baby emma on the original degrassi? or did they just use a doll? i forget.
    The-Mary: i'm sorry, my mind is weird.

    -Miriam-: nono she is real! and i have not met her but she does exist and i would love to meet her and have like, this emotional reunion type deal
    The-Mary: that would be The Best.
    The-Mary: OK, i think i've bugged you enough today...thanks SO much miriam, you're awesome
    The-Mary: have a great day

    -Miriam-: no problem!! see ya lata

  • Who's up for more Degrassi?

    Posted on 01/02/2011 by Lisa

    On TeenNick today (starting at noon!), you'll see Craig "borrow" one of Joey's cars, Paige's worst nightmare come true, Terri get a job as a plus-size model, Manny and Craig's first date... and LOTS more.

    I've been posting classic Degrassi photos all week, so let's keep that going:

    Don't you just love these kids?

  • Every Degrassi Ever Weekends start today!

    Posted on 01/01/2011 by Lisa

    Today at noon et, we're showing the first episode, and from then on, we'll be filling your weekends with every Degrassi episode ever!

    Meanwhile, I've got MORE classic Degrassi photos for you.

    So many cute faces!Woo

    BTW, if you hear a good Degrassi quote as you're watching the marathon today, post it here -- or tweet it @TeenNick. Great lines are meant to be quoted!

  • May Your 2011 Be Full of Degrassi and Love.

    Posted on 12/31/2010 by Lisa

    Happy New Year, TeenNick-ers! If you stay up late tonight, be sure to roll out of bed by noon (eastern time) tomorrow, because that's when Every Degrassi Ever Weekends start.

    I picked out a few more photos from our Degrassi archives:

    Intense eye contact.
    Are you sure you want to do that, Marco?
    Young love.
    Sean and Emma, checkin' each other out in the hall.

    Jimmy & Ashley, Marco & Ellie, Toby & Kendra, Manny & Craig, Emma & Sean... These pics feel like a reminder of how complicated relationships are, especially on TV. Which couple from Degrassi's early seasons is your favorite?

  • Get ready for some serious Degrassi.

    Posted on 12/30/2010 by Lisa

    We'll be stuffing your TV with serious amounts of Degrassi this weekend. (Every Degrassi Ever weekends start at noon et on Saturday!)

    Yesterday I posted a bunch of cute, smiley Degrassi photos, so today I found some serious ones to balance things out.

    Ellie doesn't look happy.
    Craig looks a teensy bit creepy here.
    PMS!!!
    Totally serious.

    Want more classic Degrassi pics? Come back tomorrow. :)

  • I want to pinch your cheeks, Degrassi!

    Posted on 12/29/2010 by Lisa

    Check out how smiley and huggable the Degrassi kids looked back in the day. So many rosy pink cheeks! So much cuteness!

    Aww... Degrassi babies!

    It makes me wish I had a time machine so I could go back and give them all some serious life advice. ("Manny, don't sleep with Craig." "J.T., if you ever see anybody peeing on your car, RUN AWAY.")

    What advice would you give these huggable l'il Degrassi-ites?

  • Old-timey pics of Jimmy, Paige, J.T. and more.

    Posted on 12/28/2010 by Lisa

    "Every Degrassi Ever" Weekends start this Saturday. In the meantime, I've got more classic Degrassi pics for you.

    K-i-s-s-i-n-g!

    Ooh, Paige and Jimmy are making out! (And Ashley doesn't look too thrilled about that.)

    Locker ladies

    Remember the good old days, before Degrassi had uniforms?

    J.T. and the Tobester

    Aww, little J.T.! Little Toby!

  • Every Degrassi Episode Ever is coming.

    Posted on 12/27/2010 by Lisa

    Kick off the new year, Degrassi style! Starting on Saturday, 1/1/1,1 at noon et, TeenNick is bringing you "Every Degrassi Ever" Weekends. To prepare for all the episodes coming our way, I'm going to post some classic Degrassi pics in the blog this week. Here goes...

    Degrassi stairs pose.Scooter pose.

    Please note that Emma has dolphins on her pants.

    So... who's ready for a Degrassi new year?

  • We got you a present!

    Posted on 12/25/2010 by Mary

    We at TeenNick wish you Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and Happily Ever After Your Whole Life Long!

    And, good news! We picked your names out of the Secret Santa hat, so here's your prezzie... a new Degrassi poster! It looks like this:

    TeenNick's present for you - a new Degrassi poster!

    Some assembly required... we broke it down into three 8x10 pieces:
    Right-click and save for part 1
    Right-click and save for part 2
    Right-click and save for part 3

    This way you can print those out and put 'em together to make your very own Deg-oration. Oh my God, I just said Deg-oration, clearly I need to stop working and go to Australia. Have a GREAT holiday, enjoy your winter break, I hope it snows only exactly as much as you want it to, and I hope all of your wishes come true forever. Unless you make bad wishes.

    Enjoy your new poster!

    PEACE!

  • The 12 Boys of Degrassi: Eli!

    Posted on 12/24/2010 by Mary

    The 12 Boys of Degrassi

    On the 12th day of Degrassi Boys my TeenNick gave to me... a blog full of

    ♥ Eli Goldswortheeee♥!

    Ahhh, it's a very good day indeed. A day to celebrate the guy with the pillow-lips AND the vocab. A day to revel in all of our fantasies that somewhere out there, there's an Eli waiting to storm into our worlds in his hearse, kiss us like some kind of old-fashioned movie star, and then put his arm around our shoulders and make us laugh -- a real laugh. And somehow, make us feel safe and protective all at the same time.

    Of course, you can take a nice leisurely roll down Eli lane over in our Eli playlist, with all the OMG kisses and E-Clare pay-off you can handle. But let's also not forget... the dude is a stand-up human being who looks after his friends' feelings and well-being:

    Oh and...

    We found you something else you might like. Please believe me (twitter nation) when I say that our department literally did not get this picture in hand until THIS WEEK. It was a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a scramble to get it done before everyone left for the holidays. BUT WE DID IT! For you. Enjoy.

    Merry Holidays from TeenNick. ♥