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- Posted on 09/10/2013 by Rachel1016
You guys, how lucky are we? Last week, the multi-talented Melinda Shankar (a.k.a Alli Bhandari) visited us at TeenNick HQ in Times Square! The Degrassi senior / style maven / sweetest girl in the world was visiting the city on a short break and took time out of her day to chat with us! Can I just say, girl knows how to light up a room. And just because we work in the industry doesn't mean we're immune to extreme Degrassi-stan antics, okay? We shamelessly fangirled (and fanboyed?) all over the place when she sat down with us.
First of all, Mindy is 23847239 times more beautiful in person than her already-stunning TV self. She rocked an acid-wash crop top and mini skirt ensemble with some KILLER platform heels (no really, I would likely fall to my death in them), added a pop of color on her lips, and sprinkled a little bit of bling around her neck.
Killer heels, amirite?!
She chatted us up like we were all old friends, and gave us the scoop on the goings on of the Degrassi crew while they're in between chapters. In fact, she let us know that a few of the cast members attended the Toronto International Film Festival (which is a HUGE deal, y'all) and even though they've been on break, she said that cast is getting ready to start up filming again very soon! YAY FOR US.
Naturally, we tried to get some insider details about the upcoming season, and, well, we may or may not have gotten some juicy info. O_O Even though we're sworn to secrecy for now (SORRRRRRY), rest assured it will be worth the wait come October!
Check out these cute pics we snapped from the meet-and-greet!
Little known fact: Here at TeenNick we're not only know for stellar teen programming, but also world famous coffee served in giant mugs. Sure, it kind of looks like Mindy found a bug in her drink, but just trust us. All of this is true.
Is that the most glamorous fish face you've ever seen, OR WHAT? Work it. Covergirl.
- Posted on 11/18/2011 by Lisa
Here's another behind-the-scenes video shot on the set of Degrassi: Nowhere to Run.
"It's really dark, really late, and full of bugs." - Aislinn Paul (Clare)
If you could sit by that fire, making s'mores (or making out), with any Degrassi character, who would it be?
- Posted on 11/17/2011 by Lisa
Warning: Cuteness! Here's Melinda Shankar (Alli), Luke Bilyk (Drew), Munro Chambers (Eli), Aislinn Paul (Clare), and Justin Kelly (Jake), hanging out on the set of Degrassi: Nowhere to Run.
I love when they play tortured, emotional characters on Degrassi, but in real life, they all seem so nice.
Random question: Would you rather hang out with the Degrassi cast -- or their characters? (In a cabin in the woods, of course.)
- Posted on 03/23/2011 by Mary
What's it like to get fan mail? And what is Jamil (aka Dave) like in real life? Melinda expounded for us, approximately 31,000 twitter followers ago:
Melinda Shankar of Degrassi works them red ankle booties.
- Posted on 03/02/2011 by Mary
What music does Degrassi's Alli listen to when she's posing for pics? And how does Munro feel about that? Find out here:
See, now when you look at this huge picture of her, you know exactly what she was listening to as she posed. Trippy, right?
Melinda Shankar, aka Alli on Degrassi
- Posted on 01/27/2011 by Mary
Make over montage! I want one! Why can't they happen in real life? They're so much quicker than real make overs where you have to keep washing make-up off and changing pants. Changing pants takes so long! Why is life so hard?
So does that mean shooting Clare's make over montage for Degrassi was actually a pain in the butt instead of fun? Nope, looks like it was officially a blast:
There's more behind the scenes footy in today's Degrassi On the Set playlist... such as for instance, Deanna Casaluce freezing her bits off when Alex became "Lextasy"; Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies and Natasha Bedingfield on set (on different days); some bloopers, and more... Click here for today's whole list!
- 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.
Don't they look great?
- 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.)