- Posted on 07/14/2011 by Mary
Monday night is almost here... and with it, the hour-long premiere of Degrassi: Now or Never! So so soon, we get our first taste of a summer-long gushing fountain of delicious Degrassiness!
True Jackson's Keke Palmer is Degrassi's special guest to help kick off the season, so I got her on the phone to talk about the show she, I, and all of us love so much.
So I heard that you were a big Degrassi fan; how did you end up on the show?
Very much so, a huge Degrassi fan. I've watched Degrassi since... 2006 or something like that? I was always really into the show, and I kept telling Nick that I would really love to do an episode and it would mean a lot to me. And finally schedules were switched around and I was able to do one!
What were your favorite episodes?
Ooh, my favorite episode would have to be... I'm a bit dramatic so I would have to say it would be the episode when Paige got Terri drunk and took her to the dance, because she liked Spinner and Spinner like Terri and Terri was insecure. I really liked that episode, and it taught a really good lesson. And then the saddest, most heart-wrenching episode that I cried on but I loved it, was the one when Jimmy got shot.
Aww! So you're really an old-school fan.
Yes, definitely. I have to say I'm more familiar with the old cast than with this cast, but I do watch the episodes still.
Do you have a stance on Eli and Clare? Do you think they should have broken up?
I definitely think they should have broken up! I'm not understanding why Eli got so crazy like this! He's getting too obsessive over Clare. Maybe it's just because he's a teenager and he's emotional -- as a teenager, your emotions, everything is so heightened. But he's just TOO obsessed over her and it's not healthy and I'm really glad they're not together anymore.
What else are you up to this summer?
Chilling out... I'm just finishing up Ice Age 4 which I produced with Nick Cannon and starred in; I just finished that a month ago. I also did a movie with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton that's coming out in January. And then my album! I have two singles on iTunes that'll premiere on Degrassi Monday night, called "The Greatest" and "Walls Come Down".
So exciting! And are you going to watch the premiere Monday night?
Definitely gonna watch it! I'm really excited about this season, even just the promos... somebody put a GUN point blank to Drew's face! I'm like, "Oh my gosh, somebody's trying to kill him!" And Eli and Clare! Clare's like "Did you forget I existed? Did you ever love me at all!?" That line is so chilling! A lot of stuff going on that I'm waiting to see.
- Posted on 07/11/2011 by ryanmcl
Remember when life didn't suck? When we had no responsibilities, no jobs, no bills, and we learned about the important things in life from Vital Information with Lori Beth Denberg?
Well, TeenNick remembers. You heard the word on the street that it was coming, and it's almost here...
Monday July 25th, get ready to escape 2011 for a while; starting at midnight et, the '90s are coming back to restore your faith in television.
So grill up a Good Burger, put your Pokemon cards away, throw on your old baggy jeans (c'mon everyone had some, chain and everything), if possible bring back your old mushroom haircut, and zone out on the couch to The '90s Are All That.
Go give it a Like on Facebook and tell us what you think --we're listening! How do you think the '90s came back in the first place? YOU WANTED IT!
Oh yeah, by the way, I'm Ryan -- you may remember me from the Behind the Fireworks video. I'm all about the '90s, and this is my first blog for TeenNick.
See you around!
- Posted on 07/09/2011 by Lisa
Are you watching the Degrassi marathon on TeenNick this weekend? Degrassi: Now or Never is getting sooo close. Take our How 'Now or Never' Are You? quiz, featuring a few new pictures of the cast.
I think that's pretty true. I have brave moments and cautious moments, so I fall right in the middle. I wonder if the new eps of Degrassi will bring out my "Now or Never" side...
What did you get?
- Posted on 07/04/2011 by Mary
Happy 4th of July...
Two more weeks 'til new Degrassi.
Dave from Degrassi, lighting up the night.
- Posted on 07/03/2011 by Lisa
It's 4th of July weekend, the perfect time to take a fireworks quiz!
How about you? Have you seen any fireworks yet this weekend?
- Posted on 07/01/2011 by Mary
I can't think of a better way to spend a Girls' Night than watching Beyoncé OWN the stage Live in Las Vegas.
Is it even physically possible to watch her perform the Single Ladies choreography without getting out of your chair and puttin' a little swerve in it? Check out this video of the whole number (not just a tease!):
Lord. I know Beyoncé is probably richer than three kings and a tycoon by now, but looking at her pull this out at the END of a long, eye-popping show... I'm thinking, that woman has got to be the hardest working person in show business, and she deserves every penny. And you definitely have to see the whole show tonight... she will blow your mind.
How much of the Single Ladies' dance can you do? I almost have the marching/head popping thingy down, and I can do some of the put-it-on-the-floor hip grinds if I've had a nutritious breakfast.
- Posted on 06/20/2011 by Lisa
Want a summer full of rock shows? So do we. (This summer isn't just about Degrassi.) Watch awesome artists rock out on stage, every Friday night in July and August.
TeenNick Rocks Out starts Friday, July 1st at 10pm et with Beyoncé: Live in Las Vegas!
- Posted on 06/19/2011 by Mary
Hey kids! Did you know that once you get to college, banks give you FREE MONEY? It's true! I saw it on Undeclared! (Processing fees not included; finance charges may apply; please call to verify eligibility.)
Ah, the freshman year credit card. So much freedom... for about a month, until you hit your credit limit, and suddenly you have no more spending money because you have to pay your credit card bill... and then they raise your limit! And you have freedom again! Until two years later when you suddenly look at your bill and realize you owe $6000 and it's costing you $100 a month in finance charges and it's going to take you 12 years to pay it off if you only pay the minimum which is all you can afford and you can't even remember what you bought with that $6000 because you don't even feel like you own anything nice and you suspect it was pretty much just $6000 worth of tacos because that one taco place took credit cards.
Damn you, taco place! Damn you and your delicious credit tacos!
- Posted on 06/18/2011 by Lisa
You might like the "Which Buffy the Vampire Slayer Character Are You?" quiz. It says I'm Xander, which I didn't expect -- though I should've, since I wrote the quiz.
Thinking of myself as Xander cracks me up because I'm about to go swimming in a pink bikini (and I'm NOT picturing Xander in one! I REFUSE to see that mental image.) Buuut now that I think about it, Xander does join the swim team in the "Go Fish" episode, which we'll be showing on TeenNick, Thursday at 10pm. Maybe we have more in common than I thought?
Take the quiz, and let me know who you get. In the meantime, I'll be swimming and trying really hard not to picture Xander in a pink bikini.
- Posted on 06/16/2011 by Mary
Every year, thousands of recently graduated high school seniors face the same question: Should we break up before we head off to college?
Eric on Undeclared is perhaps the most vivid (and funny) example of why the answer tends to be yes:
True, not every boyfriend is as psychotically clingy as Eric and his "dreaming of you" pillow cases... but then again, I'm sure many boyfriends and girlfriends have surprised themselves with how psychotically clingy they sounded when trying to cope with hundreds of miles of distance, the specter of a thumping college hook-up scene, and their fear of the unknown.
It's never all that popular to say so, because it's hard to hear for some couples, but a lot of colleges even go so far as to tell all their freshmen during orientation: just break up.
The reasons why? Well, basically because the likely scenarios are: one of you cheats and feels horrible about it and takes way too long to admit it because it's so easy to hide it from so far away; you're in totally different surroundings and grow apart anyway; or you're so chained to your long-distance relationship that you don't experience all that college has to offer.
We all know the odds are against anyone ending up with their high school bf/gf long term... but what we don't often hear is that: many of those who DID end up with their high school sweetheart took a break at some point and saw other people and figured out that they really were right for each other. AND many of those who never took that break from their high school sweetheart end up having a crisis at some point in their marriage over the fact that they've never really been apart and don't know what else is out there. Even if they're right for each other... they just don't know for sure because they've never tested it.
Sermon over... I mostly just think Eric is hilarious. And I also think it's veddy interesting that Jason Segal seems to play variations on this lovesick boyfriend character a lot.