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  • Life With Boys: Long-Distance Friendship

    Posted on 05/22/2013 by Lisa

    Wanna know how Madison Pettis (Allie) and Torri Webster (Tess) from Life With Boys stay in touch when they're not filming? Watch this behind-the-scenes video:

    Two new episodes of Life With Boys premiere on TeenNick tonight at 9 and 9:30pm et / 6 and 6:30pm pt. Need to catch upo? Watch full episodes of Life With Boys online!

  • Movie Mondays: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Posted on 05/03/2013 by Lisa

    Monday at 9pm et (6pm pt), don't miss this movie about a magical pair of pants.

    The movie isn't just about pants, of course. It's also about four best friends who have to spend the summer apart, and how one pair of jeans helps them stay in touch. This movie always gets me thinking about my favorite people (and my favorite jeans), and how lucky I am to have them in my life. Yay for good friends and good pants.

    p.s. PANTS. PANTS! PANTS!!!!

    Pants!

  • Movie Mondays: Free Willy!

    Posted on 04/29/2013 by Lisa

    Free Willy is on TeenNick tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt! If you've never seen it, it's an amazing story about a boy who doesn't fit in anywhere until he becomes best friends with a whale.

    Free Willy

    The promos call it a "whale-mance," which makes me giggle, but the movie itself makes me cry. It's a story about how far people will go to protect their friends, even if those friends aren't human. (I would do ANYTHING to keep my dog safe, so I can definitely relate.)

    Free Willy

    If you like friendship and/or whales, free up a little time tonight around 9pm et / 6pm pt, and watch Free Willy on TeenNick!

  • Who Broke the Girl Code: Katie or Marisol?

    Posted on 08/24/2011 by Mary

    SPOILERS BELOW if you haven't seen "Don't Panic, pt. 1".

    I think it's pretty uncontroversial to say that the Girl Code of Honor proscribes that no two best girl friends of the straight persuasion think it's a good idea to "ruin their friendship over a boy." Boys should not come between besties, right? This is a truth.

    But I have a question.

    Say one best friend LIKElikes a guy, like reallyreallylikes him, and he demonstrably LIKElikes her back, as in he has asked her out and/or made a move type thing. But say the other best friend -- who's been through thick and thin with the first best friend since like kindergarten -- likes him, too, like a reallyreally lot, and she liked him first, even though he doesn't like her back... what then?

    If you go for the guy when you KNOW your best friend likes him (like Katie did), are you sacrificing your best friendship for a boy?

    Or if you forbid your best friend from being with a guy she reallyreally likes and who reallyreally likes her back (like Marisol did)... are you sacrificing your best friendship for a boy?

    Which girl is the one "letting a boy come between" them?

    Katie and Marisol debate the finer points of the Girl Code of Honor
    The time on Degrassi when Katie was all, "Are you serious?" And Marisol was all, "Oh, I'm as serious as cancer, hon."

  • What's your special girl talk spot?

    Posted on 05/11/2011 by Mary

    Emma, Cleo and Rikki from H2O
    Cleo and Rikki have some quality girl-talk time in their secret spot on H2O.

    I love how when Emma, Cleo and Rikki on H2O want to go have some quality girl talk time, they can always just swim out to their secret mermaid spot on Mako Island -- they know no one is going to bother them there.

    Do you and your friends have a standby meeting up place where you go to talk? The 2nd floor girls' bathroom? The local I-Hop? The bedroom of whichever friend has the comfiest room and the parents most likely to provide good eats?

  • Should You Tell a Friend You Don't Like Their Bf/Gf?

    Posted on 05/05/2011 by Mary

    Alli tells Clare what she thinks of Eli on Degrassi
    Alli's nose, meet Clare's beeswax.

    This may or may not have just been some Munro-lust working its way into people's judgment about the E-Clare break-up, but this post on the Degrassi board got me thinking...

    "Who Does Alli Think She Is? Excuse me, but Eli and Alli haven't even talked this whole season, yet Alli has had such a big influence on Eli and Clare's relationship!! Like don't try and put ur 2 cents in Alli!" - Kira<3'sMunroChambers

    I know in real life, friends can get put in some pretty uncomfortable predicaments when they donate their opinions about a friend's relationship. Such as:

    1) You tell your friend that their bf/gf is bad for them; they get angry at you instead of the bf/gf... even if you're right. Sometimes because you're right -- because it's too hard to admit.
    2) Your friend complains and complains and complains about their bf/gf. They finally break up. You say things like "good riddance" and "they were never good enough for you" and "I always hated them." Then they get back together... and now you're the friend who hates their bf/gf. Oy.
    3) You tell your friend, "I don't know, the way they did that to you seems pretty manipulative/shady/whatever." Next fight your friend has with their bf/gf, they're like "Well my friend YOUR NAME HERE says that that was manipulative." Guess who gets an earful from the bf/gf next time you bump into each other?

    But... think about Alli's side of that E-Clare thing. Your best friend is in a relationship she doesn't want to be in anymore, but is having trouble ending it because she feels guilty, doesn't want to hurt him, etc. Isn't it kind of the job of a friend to say, "Hey, you need to look after yourself here"... to support your friend who's having trouble doing something difficult but necessary?

    So... what do you say when a friend is going through something with their bf/gf. Weigh in? Keep your mouth shut? How do you handle it with YOUR friends?

  • See the First Scene of Friday's Degrassi

    Posted on 04/21/2011 by Lisa

    If you can't possibly wait till tomorrow to see the first scene of Drop the World, pt. 2... here you go.

    (If you don't see a video just above this text, click here to watch it.)

    If you were Clare, how bad would you be freaking out right now?

    Watch the rest, FRIDAY NIGHT AT 9pm ET!

  • Watch the First Scene of Friday's Degrassi

    Posted on 04/14/2011 by Mary

    OK. Here's one of the many things I find interesting about this scene. Aside from Eli's intensity and Clare's starting to feel a little... smothered-y...

    If Eli were dating someone other than Clare, I can easily see a less self-assured girlfriend being like, "Oh uh, OK, I guess we'll do your version of life and I'll skip the dance that I actually kind of wanted to go to because you think it's trivial. Maybe you're right? Maybe balloons are banal? I don't know."

    But then again... I can't see Eli dating that kind of girl anyway. The reason he likes Clare is the same reason she's able to say, "If you're not interested, don't come."

    How about you... are you comfortable standing up for the things you want to do, even when your friends or bf/gfs make fun of them?

  • Gigantic OMG: FIGHT! FIGHT!

    Posted on 04/10/2011 by Mary

    I suppose turning the other cheek when randos come up and hurl insults at you is part of the job of being Hollywood Royalty. Which makes it sound like one of the worst jobs ever. Looks like this week, the Moores and Katins were a li'l tired of cheek-turning.

    Highlights of this scene:
    - Getting to see Finn (attempt to) throw a punch.
    - Piper's elegantly laissez faire approach to fisticuffs.
    - And Joey the peacemaker completely losing his cool.

    Have you ever been in the middle of a huge fight breaking out? Tell us the story in the comments!

  • Best Gigantic Scene Ever: The Fake Cry

    Posted on 03/18/2011 by Mary

    Heads up: this is my favorite scene from Gigantic so far. I mean I loved it when Piper told the paps to kiss her fat ass, but this one... this one has layers.

    Be honest... how good are you at fake crying? (Personally, I'm such a hair-trigger crier that I don't necessarily have to fake it... it just kind of happens. Whether I like it or not. Which, admittedly, has worked to my advantage once or twice.)