Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive: Watch Little Mix Play an Adorable Game of "Most Likely To..." on TeenNick Top 10Posted on 09/23/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
We don't need many reasons to love Little Mix even more than we already do, but when the four fabulous gals visited TeenNick Top 10, our obsession somehow grew.
The band played a little game of "Most Likely To..." with Top 10's DJ Maxwell and, let's just say, it was absolutely adorable. Check out the clip below!
Little Mix FOR LIFE.
- Posted on 09/17/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
You've seen him Whip, you've seen him Nae Nae. But you've never seen Silento shake his groove thing like this.
To celebrate his new status as a Fresh Artist, Silento stopped by TeenNick Top 10 HQ to show us exactly what he's got. We got him to give us his best rendition of a few iconic dance moves and, well, it was perfection. Catch him on the show tonight at 9pm and relish in the extremely fancy footwork below... as GIFs!
To warm up, we started with something familiar. Silento's no stranger to the Stanky Leg, as seen in this perfect execution.
The Dougie is another easy one, but watching it looped over and over again is a new kind of mind-blowing. And look at the pure jubilation in his face! Life: affirmed.
To shake things up a little bit, he in on some Cat Daddy action. Row that boat.
And now... you know this one!
To the right, to the right...
To left, to the left...
Now kick, now kick. Now walk it by yourself...
(It's the Cupid Shuffle. And it's impossible not to smile while doing it.)
And finally, it's the grand finale of famous dances. A dance so ubiquitous in its heyday that any event without it just felt incomplete. It's the one, the only...
We hope we've inspired you to stop whatever you're doing and take a spontaneous dance break. Want to see more of Silento and his impressive moves? Tune in to TeenNick Top 10 tonight at 9pm! See you there!
- Posted on 09/16/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
Who knew that looking back on the Nickelodeon shows that defined your childhood could actually help define your style and move you fashion forward? The closets of Nick stars are bursting with fashion inspiration to spice up your wardrobe, and ultimately, your life.
Oh, and psssst: Have you heard The Splat is coming?
Arnold's got a unique sense of style with that little skirt thing he always wears -- er, um, I mean shirt. He's pretty much the founder of the layered flannel look, and for that, he's a bold kid.
Petunia danced her way into our hearts, and Little Pete made tattoos seem so much more accessible. If you're thinking about getting a tattoo but feeling nervous about the whole ordeal, just think of Little Pete. If this kid can get a tattoo on his forearm and back, you can too!
Debbie is a style icon. Go on a safari to Brooklyn, and you'll see a lot of this.
Alex Mack may have her doubts about her style choices, but she set the standard for beanies, bandanas, snapbacks and bucket hats for generations to come. Not to mention her exquisite taste for flannel and stripes. Pretty big deal, I guess. *shrug*
Platform shoes and wide-brim floppy hats are all the rage these days. The beavers are pretty angry that they're not credited with reviving this disco era trend.
Embrace what makes you unique. Big Ears? Big deal. Your so-called "flaws" give you character.
If designers didn't break some rules and take some not-so-socially-acceptable risks, we might never move fashion forward. While we can't exactly walk around completely nakey, we should remember that confidence is the most important accessory.
In the '90s, thin eyebrows were all the rage, but Helga went against the grain and paved the way for thick eyebrows everywhere.
Whether you're hanging out in Olmec's temple or down on a dude ranch, denim on denim will never die. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Grab a brown satchel bag for added flair, or a cowboy hat for country western pizazz.
Before SpongeBob, there was Sponge, and Sponge is doing a lot of things right: 1) Those trendy, round glasses. Step aside, Harry Potter. 2) That patterned shirt. Triangles, squiggly lines and blobs are all you need. 3) That high-tech watch and computer. Not quite as light as air, but still sleek.
Spotlight's on you, Harold, for bringing crop tops to the mainstream.
Heffer DEFINITELY started the shirtless suspenders trend.
Monochromatic, matching outfits were in style long before Kim and Kanye sported the look at the 2015 MTV VMAs.
Hawaiian shirts are suddenly cool in an ironic way, with a deeper meaning that Uncle Tito would no doubt have some wisdom about. Also, note the small ponytail on the top of his head � looks a little like a top knot, doesn't it? As the ancient Hawaiians used to say, "Only the man with the knot on his head can loosen the knot in his heart." (Just kidding, they probably didn't say that.)
Chuckie and Phil prove that clothes don't have a gender. Let your spirit guide what you wear, and may the Clan of the Duck live on forever.
Ginger taught us that less is more, and that you should always stay true to who you are -- both inside and out. Wear what makes you happy, and rock on with your beautiful, natural self!
No explanation needed. Clarissa, we bow down to you.
We know you've got one, so share your favorite '90s trend in the comments!
- Posted on 09/15/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
TeenNick do-gooders, get ready to be inspired! Abbi Hickman is the 12-year-old founder of Pins for Pets, a non-profit organization that has made a huge difference in her community. Plus, it combines two of Abbi's greatest loves: animals and bowling! Here's the story:
It all started when Abbi visited her local animal shelter in her hometown of Tracy California. She was so disheartened by the conditions (the shelter was located right by a sewer), she decided to make a change.
Abbi began organizing bowling tournaments to raise money for the Tracy Animal Shelter. The events, which include games, raffles and food and supply donations, are fun for everyone. As Abbi said, "Bowling is a great sport, it doesn't discriminate . All ages can participate." And participate people did! In the three years that Pins for Pets has been active, she's raised over $30,000 total.
Pins for Pets has been such a success that the Tracy Animal Shelter has since relocated to a new, better place. Reflecting on this huge achievement, Abbi said, "It made me feel that all my hard work was paying off. The old shelter and the new shelter don't even compare."
Abbi, congratulations on all your hard work. To all of you out there thinking about how you can make a difference, hear what Abbi has to say: "Nothing is impossible. You need to believe in your cause and yourself. If you have passion for your cause nothing can stop you. Everyone can make a difference!"
And that's what the HALO Effect is all about. To learn about Abbi and her awesome work, check out this video below!
- Posted on 09/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
The man. The myth. The one who put the screw in the tuna. The orange soda LEGEND is coming back to Nickelodeon in a brand-new show, Game Shakers! Our minds are exploding, our hearts are shattering from utter happiness, and we're also kinda thirsty from this whole ordeal. Please prepare yourself for this emotional roller coaster ride...
First, the insane levels of excitement might make you pretty thirsty.
We love orange soda, Kel.
Once your thirst is quenched, you may experience unnerving levels of curiosity about Kel's return. Orange soda can only hold you over for so long.
BUT THEN YOU SEE THIS TRANSFORMATION AND YOUR EXCITEMENT OVERRIDES ALL INITIAL CURIOSITY.
He's baaaaack. He's on Nickelodeon's new show called Game Shakers. And he's still on that orange soda grind.
After hearing the news, you'll probably need a moment to boogie down.
And shake what your momma gave you.
Just be sure to gather a tiny bit of composure by Saturday, Sept 12 at 8pm. Cause, y'know, Game Shakers airs that night.
Excuse us while we wait for Kel to reek undeniable funny havoc. Until then, please enjoy his super chill presence.
- Posted on 09/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
OMG. The rumors are true. Nathan Sykes is going to be on TeenNick Top 10 tonight and we are NOT OK.
The powerhouse crooner got his start with a little band called The Wanted (ever heard of 'em?) and has since stepped out on his own with the completely infectious single "Kiss Me Quick." He's stopping by TeenNick HQ tonight on Top 10 to chat all things music with DJ Maxwell.
And, as if you weren't excited enough, here are few ADOREable GIFs to get you stoked!
See you tonight at 9pm ET!
- Posted on 09/08/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
The lazy days of summer chillin' by the pool may have come to an end *sigh*. While September does mean that it's time to go back to school, it's also the very best time to start doing YOU.
SO, if you're wondering how you'll possibly be able to balance school, extracurricular activities, and a personal life this year, you can derive inspiration from some of your good ol' Nickelodeon pals.
Don't let bullies get you down
There will always be those kids in school who will try to mess with your vibes. Keep your game face strong and don't let 'em get you down. You keeping your cool = You win. Simple equation. Side note: Take note from Clarissa, who calmly defends her little bro against his bully. After all, only she can call her bro Ferg-Face.
Leave the drama for the stage
Seriously, any friend/parent/teacher drama is so not worth it. It's distracting and frankly very stressful to let it get in the way of your happiness. Definitely channel the dramatics for the theatre or the football field.
Do your homework
You get ready to study, but then you watch this hilarious video of a cat making friends with a hamster, and then end up spiraling into that black hole called the Internet. Try to get rid of distractions by finding a quiet place where you can disconnect, and just FOCUS.
Let Arnold's super sweet, ambient pad serve as inspiration for creating your own academic sanctuary.
Be nice to the new kid
The new kid in school may look a tad younger, be slightly lost in the halls, or may even smell a bit like baby diapers. Regardless, try introducing yourself and take this new cat under your wing. Because school karma is cool karma.
Shoot for the stars
Our favorite football head, Arnold said it best when he helped fellow classmate, Torvald, pass a super hard math test: "Now he knows that he has the power inside himself to succeed no matter what he tries." You go, Torvald!
Embrace your unique self
Sometimes, you might feel the inexplicable desire to be the girl in the pink capris.
Talking about you, Courtney Gripling.
When it comes down to it, embracing your individuality is what counts. Don't worry about following the wolfpack, just let your inner little seal girl shine bright.
Oh, and whenever you feel lost, it always helps reach out to an older wise sage. Like, seriously. It really, REALLY helps.
- Posted on 09/04/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
You may know Isabela Moner from that little show 100 Things To Do Before High School, but did you know she also sings? She's a TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist and her new single is easy, breezy and kind of amazing.
We asked Isabela 5 rapid-fire questions and put together a GIF story of some other things you may not know about our new Fresh Artist!
Catch Isabela Moner on TeenNick Top 10 this week and next at 9pm! And don't forget to check out her new music video here!
- Posted on 08/27/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
We all love a good party anthem, there's no doubt about that. But have you ever been in a social situation where you're just like, "Ugh. This is weird. This is awkward. GTG ASAP."
Yeah. Us, too.
For all those times you've wondered, "What if I don't want to be the life of the party tonight? Is that cool?" Yes. It totally is. And 19 year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara will be the first to tell you that.
If you haven't heard Alessia's new single "Here", check it out (~here~ lol). It's an anthem for the introvert, an ode to all those people who'd rather be kickin' it with their friends and talking about their big dreams than rolling deep to a party.
Can you dig? We can.
This star-on-the-rise is poised for really big things. Alessia is a teen with a huge voice (seriously, her pipes are unreal) and an even bigger message. And we are so stoked because she is stopping by TeenNick Top 10 TONIGHT at 9pm to chat about her new music! You don't want to miss it!
In the meantime, take a moment to appreciate the epic realness of this Instagram:
9pm. Tonight. See you then!
- Posted on 08/25/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
Bailey Walter is the 14 year-old and founder of Let Them Dance, an initiative to increase awareness about a little known, but devastating disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
It all began when Bailey's best friend was put in a wheel chair because of SMA syndrome. And with their 4th grade dance around the corner, Bailey knew she didn't want to go without him. Hoping to one day find a way for him to dance again, she became passionate about finding a cure for SMA.
If you've never heard of SMA, here's one thing everyone should know, according to Bailey: "The main thing that everyone needs to know about Spinal Muscular Atrophy is that most children die before the age of two. It effects not only their muscles for walking, but also for breathing and eating. There are some that live long lives, but don't walk. Some may always require assistance for daily living." At just 10 years old, Bailey approached her city's Mayor with the hopes of creating a day dedicated to SMA Awareness. "I had never done anything like this before," she says, "so I was very nervous reading my speech." But overcome her fears she did, and she got the mayor to agree.
Even though she's showed incredible courage, Bailey says that one of the biggest hurdles she's had to jump is definitely her young age. "When I was 10 no one took me seriously at first. It took a lot of pleading and doing a lot of research on SMA so I could prove my case." Since then, Bailey has set up a successful bracelet business, from which all proceeds are given to the Western New York chapter of Cure SMA. In addition, Bailey says, "I showed that I could contact businesses by phone, mail or in person to help get contributions for the annual walk. [Every year Cure SMA holds a walk to raise fund and awareness for the disease]... The hardest part was convincing people we were serious, but we stood our ground and proved we were."
Approaching the five year anniversary of Let Them Dance, Bailey has many ideas to expand her organization, including an initiative to make blankets and pillows for newly diagnosed children. "I am hoping that by the time it turns ten, the cure will be found. If not it just means that I need to work that much harder to help these kids and Let Them Dance!"
To learn more about Bailey and her awesome work, check out the video below!