- Posted on 06/27/2014 by baileyb2112
Summer is totally heating up, and that means trips to the beach, days by the pool, and a soundtrack of the hottest songs of the season! This Friday, TeenNick Top 10 is bringing you the Top 10 Hot Artists of the Summer, featuring the perfect tunes for those lazy summer days.
And where better to count down the hottest songs of the summer than from the most amazing vacation spot on Earth...Hawaii?! That's right, Nick Cannon will host this week's episode from the island paradise surrounded by sun, sand and tons of palm trees.
Plus, TNT10 will be welcoming special guests Rita Ora and our newest Fresh Artist, 5 Seconds of Summer! You might be a little jealous (and you'll definitely want the summer to last for more than 5 seconds), but this is a countdown you won't want to miss!
Can't wait for Friday? In the meantime, take our quiz to find out "What's Your 2014 Summer Song?" Maybe your song will make it onto the Hot Artist countdown!
So this Friday, sit back, relax and sip on an iced tea sporting a tiny umbrella while you find out the Top 10 Hot Artists of the Summer at 10 pm ET on TeenNick!
- Posted on 06/26/2014 by Rachel1016
TeenNick Top 10 fans, we have some BIG news! This Friday at 10pm ET on an all-new episode, pop star Rita Ora will visit Top 10 HQ for a special interview. This British PYT (Pretty Young Thing) has made a name for herself in the music world with hits like "Party (This Is How We Do)" and "I Will Never Let You Down," but did you know that Rita's fashion game is on point, too?
From casual street wear to glamorous red carpet ensembles, she uses fashion as another form of self expression -- and here at TeenNick Style, that's what we're all about. When she's rocking out on stage, you'll always find her making a statement. In honor of Rita's appearance on TeenNick Top 10 this Friday, check out her top ten most memorable, outrageous and downright AMAZE performance outfits!
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A bodysuit may not be the most practical or inconspicuous off-stage ensemble, but for dancing around to a crowd of screaming fans? it's perfect. Plus, with those fresh sneakers, cartwheels and karate high kicks have never been easier.
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In Tokyo, Rita took a tip from Japanese fashion in a baby-blue mini-dress accented with furry pom poms. And at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, she walked the red carpet in a show-stopping gown with a spectacular feathered train that went on for days. (Rumor has it, she needed an assistant just to help her move around!)
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Color explosion! One thing's for sure, this girl is not afraid of hues. For a recent television performance, Rita danced around in an all-white mid-length dress while paint was splattered all over her. And at a 2012 concert in New York City, she opted for a bedazzled, almost-reflective skirt and jacket combo.
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But just as well as she can do polychromatic, Rita's got the monochromatic look down, too. Simple and sleek in both an all-black and all-white ensemble (backpack included), this pop-star is totally versatile.
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And finally, one of Rita Ora's signature looks: High fashion pieces paired with more casual street wear. Girl can rock a beanie OR a flat-brim baseball cap (and with a pom on top, because why not?) just like she can own a pair of army pants or white slacks with a pair of EYEBALLS on the thighs. *Fans self* *Drops mic*
Want to see more of Rita Ora and her fashionable self? Tune in to TeenNick Top 10 this Friday at 10pm ET!
- Posted on 06/25/2014 by Rachel1016
Last night's Degrassi continued to shed light on the complicated relationships of family life and the ripple effect that can occur with friends. If you haven't seen "My Hero" yet, watch it online here and then read our recap below!
IN REAL LIFE
When Becky got Grace's help to confirm the identity of Sir Excellence, Becky's virtual boyfriend from Realm of Doom, she found out that Sir Excellence was actually Miles' little brother, Hunter. Who's in Grade 9.
Realizing how uncomfortable it made her, Becky broke up with Sir Excellence without revealing her true identity. Eventually, however, Hunter figured out who she was and confronted her, saying that dream world was meant to be make believe. He was furious that she brought the Realm of Doom into reality (what a noob, Becky!!?!) and Becky realized that if she really wanted to make things better, she would have to get a life.
She decided to finally confide in her mom about how she was feeling unloved and alienated in the midst of her brother's trail. Becky's mother comforted her and recognized that, of course, Becky was going through a trying time as well. But when she said they needed to stick together as a family, she meant that Becky had to stand up for Luke at his trial. Knowing deep down that Luke was guilty, Becky was now faced with an even harsher dilemma.
WHEN IT RAINS...
From his falling-out with Clare to getting fired from Mr. H's campaign for hugging his wife, it seemed like nothing was going right for Drew -- he even pushed Dallas away when he tried to help keep Drew's mind off of his troubles. Not sure who to turn to, Drew sought Imogen's advice. She encouraged Drew to fight for his job on the grounds that losing his position because of what happened between him and Mrs. H was actually wrongful termination.
But when Drew went to campaign headquarters to confont Mr. H and demand his job back, he made a little too big of a splash. Literally. Drew accidentally pushed an already-peeved Mr. Hollingsworth into the pool. Now he was straight-up livid. But just as a dismayed Drew made his way out of the Hollingshousehold, he crossed paths with a reporter who witnessed the altercation. She sensed something suspicious was going on, and offered to hear what Drew had to say. Feeling like his side of the story was being ignored, Drew was tempted to speak up.
Later on in the cafeteria, Miles pleaded Drew to not go to the media about his dad. Miles knew about the affair, and suggested that with all of Mr. H's connections, keeping his mouth shut could actually work in Drew's favor. So Drew took Miles' suggestion and asked Mr. Hollingsworth not for his job back, but for a reference and contacts. Now, returning to Dallas with an apology, an order of honey garlic wings, and a few high-society phone numbers, the two amigos were ready to get Double D Party Planning started for real.
And with his life starting to fall back into place, Drew even mustered enough courage to talk to Clare. It took only an exchange of honest apologies to suggest that maybe, just maybe, their relationship was on the mend.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Finally, we learned this episode that Zig was kicked out his house for dealing pot from his family's store. Evidently, an armed gang member came to rob Zig a while back and Zig wasn't there, leaving his mother and little brother in serious danger.
Now that Zig has started to turn his life around, however, his gang mediator set up a meeting for him to try to reconcile with his mom. But when it came time to finally speak to his mom face-to-face, he couldn't bear the thought of her never forgiving him, and he backed out.
But the unfinished business with his mom started to affect Zig at his new job in the restaurant. The head chef noticed his preoccupation and sympathetically, but firmly, implored Zig to deal with his issues outside of the kitchen.
And a little tough love from his boss was just what Zig needed. He whipped up a nice a dinner and followed through on finally talking with his mom.
What are your feels, Degrassians? With the trial coming up, what do you think Becky will do? Are Drew and Clare back on track, or will it take some time? Share your thoughts in the comments!
- Posted on 06/19/2014 by Rachel1016
The battle for number one is fiercer than ever, and this Friday we're letting you in on ALL the action with a brand-new episode of TeenNick Top 10!
Last week, Rixton's "Me and my Broken Heart" won out over Justin Timberlake's "Not a Bad Thing". but this week, will J.T. be able to inch his way to the top? The fate of your favorite artists is in YOUR hands! Vote right here for this Friday's episode and don't forget to tune in at 10pm ET to see if your fave videos made the cut.
But that's not all we have to look forward to this Friday! Pop-rock trio New Hollow will be in the house, chatting it up and counting it down.
While you're patiently waiting for Nick Cannon to reveal this week's countdown, check out TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist. Jam out to some countdown favorites and keep tabs on the best songs of the week!
Who will take the cake this week? It's up to you to decide! Vote for Friday's episode and leave your best predictions of the winner in the comments below!
- Posted on 06/17/2014 by Rachel1016
Last night on Degrassi, there was a little bit of family drama. Drew got caught up in Hollingsworth baggage and Becky had to bear the cold shoulder from her own parents in the midst of her brother's trial. If you haven't seen "How Bizarre" yet, watch it here and then read our recap below!
DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER
While working on Mr. Hollingsworth's's campaign, Drew walked in on Mrs. H. crying in the pool house. Upset over her strained relationship with her husband, she confided in Drew as he comforted her.
It seemed he may have been a little too comforting, however, because later on Drew received a half-nude photo from the boss man's wife! And to make matters worse, he received it right when he was trying to prove to Alli and Jenna that he wasn't using Clare for a meaningless hookup.
It turns out, Mrs. H. sent that photo in an embarrassing moment of weakness and apologized. She vented to Drew about her husband was sleeping with his campaign manager (of which Drew was previously unaware) and wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine. Despite being relieved that the Mrs. didn't have the hots for him, Drew felt obligated to let Mr. H. know about the picture.
Unfortunately for Drew, who was now armed with knowledge of the affair, Mr. H. decided it would best to put out this fire... by firing Drew.
Ever since Becky turned in Luke for Zoe's assault, things have gotten tense at home. Her parents and Luke have become distant, and although they never blamed her for reporting Luke, she felt their fingers pointing at her. To escape, Becky began playing a computer game called "Realm of Doom" in which she met a particularly dapper, but completely simulated, medieval knight.
And with little more than a kiss and some alone time in the alternate universe, things got pretty serious between the two warriors. Hm... wonder where this could be going? Mysterious? Or Magical?
After deciding to leave the gang, Zig started to show a new-found interest in cooking and got a job at a trendy new restaurant through his mediator Jose. But when the executive chef at the restaurant halted Zig's dreams of becoming a culinary artist by insisting he start with basics (which meant watching another cook chop onions), Zig felt like he was being treated as nothing more than a delinquent charity case.
Back in the Rubber Room, Grace suggested that if he wanted respect, he'd have to demand it. But Zig's chef made it clear that respect had to be earned. And back to chopping onions he went.
Zig made a big decision to leave the gang and start anew, but will he be able to keep his head up? Will Drew be able to get his job back? Will Becky fall farther into the "Realm of Doom"? Tell us what you thought of this episode in the comments, Degrassians!
- Posted on 06/17/2014 by Rachel1016
If you're not from the U.K., there's a chance that your ears have yet to stumble upon the sweet sounds of British pop-rock quartet, The Vamps. These fresh-faced lads are not only perfectly well-coiffed crooners, they're also masters of catch-as-heck tunes that basically inspire impromptu dance parties.
The Vamps are breaking out in a major way, and we are SUPER excited to have them join the distinguished roster of TeenNick Top 10's Fresh Artists! To get you up to speed on all of their awesomeness, check out our exclusive interview with the boys below. And don't forget to tune in to see more The Vamps on TeenNick Top 10, this Friday, at 10pm ET!
1. You guys have a pretty cool story about coming together as a band. Exactly how did The Vamps come to be? Did you ever think you'd get to where you are today?
We all met through YouTube. James was the first, he found Brad. They did some writing together and got on really well. Then they were shown videos of Tris drumming by a mutual friend and started putting covers on YouTube. The three of them got signed but they wanted to find someone else so they could be a full band. That's when I [Connor] joined!
2. Who are some of your musical influences?
The Kooks, Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys, and Green Day.
3. When you're not on tour or in the studio, what do you do for fun as a band?
We normally spend our days off outside exploring, depending on where we are. If it's cold and wet then we hit the gym and watch films. Brad is normally in the bath!
4. If you could collaborate with any musician, past or present, who would it be and why?
We all think Ed Sheeran would be great. His acoustic style could work really well with ours. Plus, he's such a nice dude.
5. What is one little known fact about the band that might surprise your fans?
We worked out the other day that our "home" venue is actually the O2 Arena in London, which holds 18,000 [people]. We've played it seven times in our first year, which is pretty crazy. Also, Connor used to be an astronaut.
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
And now, the rapid fire round! We asked The Vamps a series of silly questions, and here are the first things that came to mind!
If you want to catch more of these guys, head over to the TeenNick Top 10 page! And don't forget to tune in this Friday at 10PM ET!
- Posted on 06/13/2014 by baileyb2112
School's ending, the sun's out and it's FINALLY warm! Oh, and what's that you say? It's the perfect time to revamp your summer playlist? We think so, too! This Friday, we're getting into the summer spirit and bring you some sweet new jams on an all-new episode of TeenNick Top 10!
Last week, we kicked the off summer right with a Black Music Month celebration. This week, the video countdown is back this week with fresh videos and artists, and that can only mean one thing: It's time to vote! If you want to make sure your top picks make it onto the countdown this week, vote right here for this Friday's episode! And don't forget to tune in at 10pm ET to see if your fave videos made the cut.
This week's episode will not be one to miss because we're welcoming special guest, Cher Lloyd! This former X-Factor contestant has come a long way since her reality TV days thanks to her undeniable talent, and this Friday, you get to find out what she's up to! Plus, we'll be introducing our brand-new Fresh Artist, the unstoppable British heartthrobs, The Vamps!
While you're patiently waiting for Nick Cannon to reveal this week's countdown, check out TeenNick Top 10's Black Music Month playlist on Spotify in honor of this month's celebration. And as always, follow TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist to keep tabs on the best songs of the week.
Who will get to sit on this week's countdown throne? It's up to you to decide! Vote for Friday's episode and leave your best predictions of the winner in the comments below!
- Posted on 06/12/2014 by Rachel1016
Middle school can be a weird time, and no one knows that better than Addie Singer. With the help of three sidekicks (best friends Geena, Zack and her guitar, of course) Addie sang her way through all the tough, funny and unforgettable moments of being a teenager on Unfabulous.
To celebrate the second weekend of TeenNick's #BestSummerEver, we're bringing back this classic Nick sitcom starring Emma Roberts for a marathon that's sure to be anything but unfabulous! Tune in this Saturday at 12pm ET to catch up with Addie and the gang, but first, take a look back at some our favorites songs from our favorite singer. Addie Singer, that is.
Remember Jake Behari, Addie's saggy-haired crush? In this clip, Addie decides she wants to tell Jake how she feels by writing in his yearbook, so she puts her thoughts in song.
Addie may have gotten her head dunked in a punch bowl, but she turned it into an anthem for... you know, people who get their heads dunked in a punch bowl!
When Addie finds out Jake is at wedding with his old girlfriend, she decides she has to crash the party.
Randy Klein's bar mitzvah is coming up, but Addie's new braces are making her feel insecure about her looks. Her acoustic lament of the metal mouth is just what the doctor ordered.
When Jake tells Addie he loves her, she's not quite sure how she feels about it. Love is a really strong word, but she realizes it's okay to not have an answer right away.
What are some of your favorite Unfabulous tunes?
- Posted on 06/11/2014 by Rachel1016
Leave it to Degrassi to turn a school event into a big old batch of capital 'D' Drama! Last night, the students put on the Degrassi Panorama arts night, and between one illicit kiss, two gang interventions and a healthy dose of bitterness, there was MUCH to be oohed and aahhed. If you haven't seen "Enjoy the Silence" watch it here first and then read our recap below!
Maya helped Zig fake sick in order to avoid the guys from the gang. If memory serves us, the only way Maya got Zig to comply was with a nearly-hypnotizing kiss. And so it seems Maya took advantage of Zig's feelings once again, even if for a seemingly noble cause.
But their plan didn't turn out to be quite so slick when Tiny found out where Zig was. Not only did he come to Maya's house to confront him, but he told Zig that the other gang members were losing their patience, and that he better keep in touch with them or else they'd threaten Maya's family.
Zig, worried about putting Maya's family in danger, decided that the only way to get out of the mess was to skip town. And when Maya realized that Zig had left for the bus depot, she felt like she was running out of options to help him. But then, out of nowhere, Miles (of all people!) said he might have a way to help.
Maya and Miles showed up at the bus depot with Mr. Hollingsworth. Turns out, Mr. H has connections to gang intervention programs, in which former gang members themselves help kids like Zig get out of dangerous situations. With the help of a professional mediator, both Zig and Tiny were given the opportunity to get out of trouble.
KISS AND TELL
Miles found out that his little sister Frankie kissed a high school guy and was on a mission to teach him lesson. What Miles didn't know was that the make-out bandit was none other than his best friend, Winston. But when both Frankie and Winston came down with bronchitis, it was pretty clear who was swapping saliva.
When Miles was about to accuse someone else, he realized that it was Winston who locked lips with his younger sis. Surprisingly, Miles wasn't as furious as Winston (and we all) expected him to be. In fact, he thought it was "hilarious" because he assumed there was no way they'd actually ~date~. But did anyone else notice how Winston looked dejected as Miles humorously imagined all of the goofy ship names that would come out of their never-to-be relationship? Winston may want Frankston to become a reality, after all.
THE POWER OF TRUTH
Clare was still livid with Drew for dumping her (before they technically even started dating), so she decided to use the arts night as a platform for revenge. Using a polygraph (also known as a lie detector), Clare exposed Drew for toying with her emotions... in front of an audience of people. The stunt turned into a full-on public altercation between the two, and Drew stormed out.
When Alli asked Clare what was going on, she confessed to what happened between her and Drew at the Wild Wild West Night. Clare told Alli about how she felt rejected, and how Drew couldn't seem to own up to his hurtful behavior.
Yep, there was only one thing that could make Clare feel better. It was time to throw an axe to Drew's face. Literally.
What do you think, Degrassians? Was this episode as much of a spectacle as Grace's silent dance party?
- Posted on 06/09/2014 by Rachel1016
The sun is out, and 'tis the season to shed some layers! There are countless reasons the summer season rocks our socks off (literally because, you know, ~heat~), but summer fashion is probably one of the things we look forward to most. And here's why!
COLOR ME VIBRANT
Bright hues and hot weather go together. It's a fact! Summer is a great time to experiment with bold colors and accent pieces, even if you have a thing for neutrals. Don't be afraid to get noticed! Crave neon? Shine Bright. Love turquoise? Us, too.
LIFE'S A BEACH
It's summer. It's hot. It's humid. The last thing you want to do is spend hours subjecting your luscious locks to added heat of hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners. Get yourself some sea salt texturizing spray, and fall in love with the breezy, beach wave hairstyle! Not only will it appear as if you just emerged from the saline sea, but the less perfect the 'do, the better it looks!
MAKE A STATEMENT
What you give up in layers, you make up for in accessories during the warm-weather months. Statement jewelry can transform an otherwise subdued outfit into a showstopper. And if subtle is, in fact, your modus operandi, cooler pieces with chunky shapes strike a perfect balance!
State the obvious: Sandals and flip-flops are a staple of any summer wardrobe. And since you're probably not going to be stomping on the sand in combat boots (unless you're into that sorta thing!), bearing your feet is inevitable. We love summer footwear because it invites us to show off a little color on our toes (and also encourages all-around good hygiene). Hot pink, fiery red, gentle lilac -- the colors abound! Plus, we all know pedicures last way longer than manicures so if you're going to treat yourself, why not make it count?!
HEAD IN THE GAME
During the summer, sometimes (read: almost always) practicality wins. You can never quite overestimate the strength of the sun, but you can always shield it in style. We love vintage-inspired sunglasses with round frames, and fedora hats might as well be called super chic shade-makers. Plus, when you're trying to tame those pesky baby hairs on windier days at the shore, colorful cloth hairbands are a BLESSING.
Do you have a favorite summer item? Let us know what how you're shaking up your summer style in the comments!