Blog | prom
- Posted on 06/21/2013 by Lisa
Have you seen the Degrassi prom and graduation special? If not, watch it here before you read any further. *Spoilers Below*
A full hour of Degrassi means a double serving of drama, and "The Time of My Life" felt like a big Degrassi-flavored dessert covered in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with nuts. I thought it was soooo good, and it filled me completely full of feelings. Let's talk about it!
First up: Fiona and Imogen. Wasn't it nice to see Mrs. Coyne in person again, instead of on video chat? I'm glad that we don't have to worry about Fiona's financial situation anymore. (How fast do you think she quit her job at Juwanna Juice after getting the news?) When Fiona's mom told her about the possible dream job in Italy, it seemed like Fiona's life was about as perfect as it could get.
What was Imogen thinking when she answered Fiona's phone and decided to impersonate her? Well, I guess we all know what she was thinking -- that she'd do anything to avoid losing Fiona. Failing senior year must've been really hard on Imogen, but trying to sabotage Fiona's dreams is NOT the answer. That's one of the most selfish actions I've ever seen on Degrassi. Fimogen are one of my all-time favorite Degrassi couples, so I cried the most at their scenes tonight. When Imogen went to the airport to talk to Federico, and he had to turn away for a moment because he was tearing up, I was like, "I know, Federico!! I know!" I also cried a bunch when Imogen went to apologize to Fiona at the loft, when Fiona gave her speech at graduation, and during that last "farewell" scene. It's hard for me to accept that they're parting ways. How are you handling it?
Meanwhile... Eli and Clare are back together! The promos hinted that they'd reunite, but it was nice to see it all fall into place. When Eli and Clare were dancing together in their crowns, I realized that if Degrassi were a fairytale, Clare might be the princess. I think I subconsciously wanted her to have a princess-worthy prom night, so I loved seeing Eli treat her like royalty and sweep her away to a candlelit room. I know I'm glossing over a few things (In a fairytale world, they would've won prom king and queen fair and square -- Eli wouldn't have had to rig the vote), but prom night worked out pretty well for Eli and Clare. When Eli took Clare home the next morning in the horse-drawn carriage, I wanted to hug them both.
If you've read my Degrassi posts in the past, you know I'm very good at worrying about people. Right now I'm worried about the lump on Clare's back. When Alli tried to convince Clare that she doesn't have cancer, I was like "Try harder, Alli! I'm still worried!" The random nosebleed freaked me out. I want Clare to finish high school and graduate and move to New York and share a studio apartment with Eli. I want that happy ending. (I cried typing that, so I guess I'm pretty worried about Clare's lump. Go away, lump.)
Let's talk about Jake and Mo, and their bromance (or as I like to say, "Momance"). I love-love-love the moment when Jake shows up at prom. When Mo realized that Marisol had paid Jake to be there, I was just as shocked and disappointed as Mo was. I understand why he ended up hanging out with other people, drinking too much, and throwing up all over. When someone tries as hard as Marisol tried to make prom night perfect, I think they're destined to be disappointed. Even if her expectations were way too high, though, nobody deserves to be puked on. (Poor girl.) I'm glad Mo won her over with the song at graduation, but I was even happier when Mo and Jake finally talked about wanting to stay in touch.
Other moments that will stick with me:
*The down-to-earth sex advice Alli and Jenna gave Clare.
*When Principal Simpson started calling the names at graduation, it felt SO real. I think they're all going to miss each other on the show and in reality -- and they know we're going to miss them, too. We've been through so much together.
*This line from Fiona's speech:
"Don't be afraid of change, no matter how scary it seems. If I can make it through, so can you."
I'm gonna miss this cast, but in Fiona's honor, I promise not to be afraid of change. If you're feeling the same way, sneak a peek at some of the new characters in this video!
What did you think of "The Time of My Life"? Leave a comment below!
- Posted on 06/20/2013 by Lisa
When Big Time Rush convince Gustavo to hold a prom at The Palmwoods, they each try to find the perfect date. The result? The silliest prom you'll see on TeenNick this week.
I just realized "Palmwoods Prom" is a total tongue twister. (Seriously, try to say it. I predict you'll be saying "Promwoods Plam" in about two seconds.)
Here's a pic of Logan, Kendall, James, and Carlos begging Gustavo for a prom. How could anyone say no to those sweet faces?
Prom portraits are a prom night ritual, and I think these Palmwoods Prom pictures capture the night perfectly:
Watch Big Time Prom on TeenNick tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt. Tomorrow is the FINAL NIGHT of Prom Rules week, which means it's finally time for the Degrassi prom and graduation special, "The Time of My Life." Don't miss it, Friday at 9pm et / 6pm pt!
BTW, if you haven't heard BTR's new album, 24/Seven, check it out right now on iTunes!
- Posted on 06/19/2013 by Lisa
Tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt on TeenNick, watch the Victorious episode where Tori arranges for Hollywood Arts to hold its first prom ever. (Well, technically, they call it a "prome.") Here are a few pics from their big night:
Tori takes charge to make sure the night is perfect -- which explains the megaphone.
Cat and her date, Tug. (Please note his light-up hat.)
Prome's most unusual couple: Trina and Sinjin?
Jade reeeeeally wants to ruin the prome. Tori reeeeally wants to stop her.
And of course, since it's Victorious, there's a song. :)
Watch "Prom Wrecker" tonight at 9pm et / 6pm pt on TeenNick! Prom Rules week continues through Friday, when we air a new one-hour Degrassi special, "The Time of My Life." Don't miss it!
- Posted on 06/14/2013 by heatherlynnm22
Prom Rules week starts Mon. 6/17 at 9pm. Don't miss House of Anubis and Degrassi premieres and a week of prom-themed episodes!
Ah prom, it's the best of times--but can also be the worst of times.
So In honor of all the nerves, drama, and favorable surprises that a high school prom has to offer, we're kicking the week off with our collection of "Best-Worst Prom Moments." This list is dedicated to all the moments that made you scream the night of the prom, and also to those that will leave you with bittersweet memories for years to come
So here's to the many things like...
Going dress shopping with your friends and realizing they have no idea what your fashion sense is.
When your parents tell you renting that awesome Hummer limo is out of the question.
So you roll up to prom in the ol' soccer mom minivan.
Then there's always the school's poor decision to let the principal book the DJ.
And realizing that dancing in front of a mirror doesn't always translate to the dance floor.
Never forget that awkward moment when your freshman-year fling swoops in for a slow dance...
and perhaps over reacting when your arch frenemy snagged your date.
Here's to that moment when you think you're finally alone with your crush
but your friends are still there cramping your alone time.
And with prom over, you're ready to start the night like it's the first day of the rest of your life�
But then you get a call from your mom reminding you about your curfew.
Man, does prom ever happen like we want it to??
Share your thoughts and best-worst prom moments with us, and check out the TeenNick Tumblr for some more awesomely hilarious GIFs.
- Posted on 06/13/2013 by baileyb2112
Next week, don't miss Degrassi's prom and graduation. The Time of My Life, an hour-long Degrassi special, premieres Friday, 6/21 at 9pm et!
Even though you've already tucked away that prom dress in the back corner of your closet and your perfectly coordinated corsage is wilted and fading, prom doesn't have to be over yet! Reminisce about your prom with these wonderfully dramatic moments from the dances of Degrassi's past.
Plus, enjoy this list of the songs that made all those years of Degrassi memories exciting, romantic and unforgettable. Turn to these tunes the next time you're feeling nostalgic about that special night.
Fefe Dobson "Can't Breathe"
Natasha Bedingfield "Unwritten"
VV Brown "Shark in the Water"
Ellis "Brace Yourself"
Nini Camps "Come Away"
The Daylights "I Hope this Gets to You"
Jill Barber "Chances"
Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith"I'm Not in Love"
What's YOUR all-time favorite slow dance song?
- Posted on 05/31/2013 by Lisa
Degrassi's senior class is graduating, but before they do, they'll share one last drama-filled night: Prom. Here's a new promo for the one-hour special event that premieres June 21st at 9pm.
SO MUCH IS HAPPENING IN THIS PROMO!!!! I just watched it a bunch of times and I'm tearing up a little. I'm really gonna miss these kids!
Let's talk about it in the comments. Which clip is your favorite?
- Posted on 06/02/2010 by Mary
If anything embarrassing, tender, funny, awesome, horrific, or otherwise interesting ever happened to you at -- or because of -- prom, we want to read it in the comments. Because that is how we entertain ourselves.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
- Posted on 05/30/2010 by Mary
Kelly Henderson from Harsh Designs gave me this tip at the Degrassi carnival shoot -- if you find a cute vintage or thrift prom dress and want to customize it, you could always turn it into a bubble skirt (kind of like Zoe Saldana's wearing in that picture). Here's how:
1) When you have your dress (probably one that's not already super short), buy a shorter skirt made out of jersey fabric -- a somewhat fitted one, rather than a circle skirt.
2) Then sew the bottoms of the skirts together, gathering the fabric of the outer dress to fit the jersey skirt (somewhat symmetrically -- kind of like pleats, but you don't have to be militant about the measurements). Experiment with pins first to make sure you like how it bubbles out.
3) You just wear the jersey skirt waistline around your waist with the dress over it; the bottom of the outer dress will be pulled into a bubble shape.
- Posted on 05/26/2010 by Mary
At the Degrassi carnival shoot, since everyone was looking so gorgeous and all, I decided to ask some of the hair and wardrobe stylists if they had any advice for prom. The hair the cast was wearing that day was all a little too high-maintenance for a night out dancing, but I did find out about:
A simple, elegant, danceable prom hairstyle
Hair stylist Heather Fox recommended a low, loose chignon for prom, because:
1) It's beautiful and elegant. (Here's a pic of Amy Adams wearing the same style to the Oscars last year.)
2) It's simple enough that if it falls out 'cause you're dancing too hard, you can go into the bathroom and do it again, no sweat.
3) Since it's a loose, soft look, you don't have to put a tube of gel and two cans of hairspray on it. So your hair will be touchable.
1) After your hair is thoroughly dry, pull it gently into a low side ponytail. Don't pull it tight... just gather the hair and secure it gently with a ponytail holder.
2) Back-comb the ponytail (also known as "teasing" it), but don't be rough with it. Just enough to give it a little volume.
3) Twist the ponytail around loosely once or twice, roll it into a very loose bun, and use as many bobby pins as you need to secure it. Then finish with a light coat of hairspray.
4) Don't worry about every little flyaway hair. If you plaster them into submission, this hairstyle loses its charm.
Awesome. And next time... one of the wardrobe stylists told me how to make a cute DIY bubble skirt out of any ol' thrifted prom dress. Coming soon!
- Posted on 05/19/2010 by Mary
You know those weird tux rental shoes that are like pointy and have almost no sole? Also the generalized idea of shoe rental is seems more appropriate for the bowling alley than a formal dance, no?
Anyway, there are options! These patent leather Chuck hi-tops aren't hard to find (here's a link... they're all over the Internet and probably the stores, too). I also saw a pair of black patent Vans slip-ons (covet, covet), but it was someone selling them used.
Actually... a girl could rock something like that with her dress, if that's her style and she's feeling saucy. And she wants to actually dance instead of teeter around getting blisters.
It's your prom; wear what you want, right?