• Degrassi Breakdown: Broken Promises

    Posted on 04/02/2010 by Mary

    MASSIVE, DEGRASSI-RUINING SPOILERS ARE BELOW. I beg of you, do not read these questions 'til you've seen the episode ok? OK.

    Now, for the prepared among us...

    1) How do you think Sav should have handled the Farrah debacle? I can see why Holly J and Chantay were kind of clucking their tongues at Anya over it all, but at the same time, I kind of felt like Sav was handling it as best he could under the circumstances. How 'bout you?

    2) And did you hate Farrah? 'Cause I kind of didn't. And I kind of felt like she might justifiably feel like "I saw him first," since she's been told she was going to marry him since she was a little kid.

    3) Oh my God, in the last scene... Anya crying and having that talk with Sav? I wanted to die and then hug her and then die again. What an AMAZING performance by Samantha, that was so real my chest hurt. Maybe the best breakup scene ever on Degrassi? Your thoughts?

    4) Do you think Sav was right to break up with Anya? I'm furious with her for lying about something SO incredibly life-altering and important, too. But I'm also kind of dumbfounded that he thought one simple question and a non-answer in the limo was an adequate birth control discussion.

    5 ) Johnny DiMarco: "I guess you can't just choose your friends." Interesting take on life, eh? In a weird way, he kind of has a point...

    6) Alli and Dave? Chemistry? Thoughts?

  • 5 Questions for Samantha Munro, aka Anya!

    Posted on 04/01/2010 by Mary

    We asked Samantha Munro 5 questions; she gave us 5 answers. The universe is balanced indeed. Get to know her!

    Samantha Munro, Anya from Degrassi < b>What was the first rock show/concert you ever went to, and what was the BEST rock show/concert you ever went to?
    Same answer for both... Blink 182. It was my first concert and it was only last year (that's right, I was 18 years old). I screamed the entire time and I lost my voice for 2 days.

    What makes you cranky? And what gets you un-cranky?
    I don't like being cold. I think I was supposed to be born in a tropical location. What makes me un-cranky??? Sun and a baggy sweater

    When you doodle, what do yo u draw?
    I always draw a moose. In fact, I'm quite famous for my moose. His name is Alvin. He's cute.

    What do you think makes a good Degrassi episode?
    I really like it when something shocking happens that yo u weren't expecting. When you have that OMG moment. I also enjoy it when we get to see why characters are the way they are. For example, why Riley had anger issues or why Holly J was so nasty.

    And a user question from kisstojake: What's been your most embarrassing moment on set?
    We were filming a scene where I was walking through a door, and, to put it simply, the door didn't open and I walked smack into the glass. I whacked my face right into it. Classic.

  • Ashton Kutcher in his underpants.

    Posted on 03/30/2010 by Mary

    Just stumbled on this in ye olde photo archives.

    Enjoy.

  • Degrassi's Melinda Shankar and Sam Earle at the KCAs!

    Posted on 03/29/2010 by Lisa

    Before the Kids' Choice Awards, I was on the orange carpet, posting live updates for nick.com, and I got to meet Melinda Shankar (Alli) and Sam Earle (K.C.) from Degrassi. It was the first time any of us had been at the KCAs, so we were all really excited to be there.

    I got to talk to a bunch of celebrities, but I think I got the most excited to meet Melinda and Sam, just because I love watching them on Degrassi. If you're wondering, they were both so nice in person.

    Melinda and Sam on the orange carpet!

    Don't they look great?

  • Degrassi: Tag your friends on facebook!

    Posted on 03/26/2010 by Mary

    Who's the Emma in your group of friends, and who's the Manny? Who's the Declan and who's the Holly J? We made some Degrassi photo grids for you to grab and tag your friends on facebook, or wheresoever you prefer tagging your friends. (And invite them over for brand new episodes April 2 at 9p et omg!)

    Way too many people have graced the halls of Degrassi for one grid, so:

    Here's the "new school" version: Holly J, Declan, Fiona, Clare, K.C., Jenna, Sav, Anya, etc.

    And here's the "old school" version: Manny, Ellie, Paige, Marco, Ashley, Emma, Craig, Sean, Jay, Heather Sinclair, etc.

  • Want to nominate someone for a HALO?

    Posted on 03/26/2010 by Chairman Nick Cannon

    Chairman Nick Did you think the HALO Awards were done and over? Heck naw, that was just the beginning!

    Check out the "HALO effect" 2009 HALO Award Winner Darrius has set off in South Carolina, where he's runnin' it in college and spreading hope and encouragement at a local middle school.

    And hey, while I got you here... do you know anyone with a heart as big as Darrius'? Don't be shy, nominate them for a HALO Award!

  • Who's been cheated on, raise your hand.

    Posted on 03/25/2010 by Mary

    You never know... someone out there might be reading this on the very day they found out they got cheated on. (In a way, Holly from What I Like About You found out Vince cheated on her today... and in another way, she found that out years ago but who's counting.)

    Let's show Holly and everyone else that they're not alone; everyone who's ever been cheated on, raise your hands in the comments and tell us:

    1) What happened? And who with?
    2) How'd you find out?
    3) Did you dump immediately or try to work it out?
    4) Are you OK? Do you want a hug?

  • Degrassi at the KCAs!

    Posted on 03/24/2010 by Mary

    I am in the mood for sharing. Can we share? Ok. I'll go first:

    I just heard that Sam Earle (K.C.) and Melinda Shankar (Alli) will both be going to the KCAs on Saturday night!

    Ok now you share: Make up a KCA you would give to Sam and Melinda! 'Cause they sure as poop deserve 'em even if they weren't nominated harrumph. Who cares, they don't need no boring old favorite TV actor and actress awards. (I'm gonna give Melinda "Favorite performance of the word 'awesome'." And Sam gets... "Most Believable Cute-Yet-Smart boy.)

  • Uncle Jesse's last name change.

    Posted on 03/21/2010 by Mary

    Did you know Uncle Jesse's last name changes between season 1 and season 2 of Full House? I didn't until I read one of our message board threads... apparently John Stamos wanted it to be more Greek so they changed it from Cochran to Katsopolis.

    If you could change your last name to anything, anything at all... what would it be? ( Points deducted for just using your crush's last name, sorry.) Create your new identity in the comments...

  • Off like a Degrassi prom dress?

    Posted on 03/21/2010 by Mary

    Maybe it's the uniqueness of the night, the fact that everyone smells so darn good, or that little extra leeway on curfew people get... but why does prom night have this air of "let's make this night special, and by special, I mean SPECIAL"? Do you and/or your friends think there's any reason to go further on prom night than you would on any other night?

    (Looks like Anya and Sav might, though I guess there are other factors at work there, too.)