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  • Keke Palmer is from the future.

    Posted on 05/23/2012 by Lisa

    I have a weakness for pop stars dressed like futuristic warriors (Lady Gaga and Rihanna, especially) so this Keke Palmer outfit from Rags kills me.

    Keke Palmer in Rags

    Keke Palmer in Rags

    This spectacular gold ensemble is from a scene in Rags, a new Nick movie, which is sort of a reverse Cinderella story. This time, the poor orphan is a guy (played by Max Schneider from How to Rock). Rags premieres on Nickelodeon, Monday, May 28th at 8/7C.

  • Dance Academy: Dig through Tara's stuff.

    Posted on 04/11/2012 by Lisa

    Have you played around on the Dance Academy page? Did you know you can explore Tara and Abigail's room -- and their phones?

    I love being able to get to extra show-related videos and stuff (Tara's acceptance letter to the National Academy of Dance is tucked inside her notebook), but it also feels like I'm invading the characters' privacy. If you have your sound on when you go into their rooms, you'll hear hallway noises in the background. That makes it feel even more like snooping, which is cool and creepy at the same time.

    Have you explored the rooms? How did you feel about it?

  • Go through Christian and Sammy's stuff!

    Posted on 04/04/2012 by Lisa

    It's not usually acceptable to go into someone's room, poke through all their stuff, and read their texts. But on the Dance Academy page, that behavior is just fine. Check it out. You can peek into the characters' notebooks, laptops, and more.

    Here's Christian and Sammy's room for starters:

    I wish every TV show came with this much character-related awesomeness!

  • Degrassi Sneak Peek: "Need You Now, pt. 1"

    Posted on 03/29/2012 by Lisa

    Watch the first minute of tomorrow's new Degrassi right here. (Warning, Eclare fans: This clip contains Imogeli.)

    So... any reactions?

    p.s. Here's a close-up of Eli sleeping, just in case you're into that.

    Aww, Eli's sleeping!


  • Interview with Annie Clark (Fiona on Degrassi)

    Posted on 03/16/2012 by Lisa

    I met up with Annie when she was in L.A., and we talked about tonight's episode, what it's like to play Fiona, and her everlasting love for Leonardo DiCaprio. Check it out:

    Ooh, I like your fingernails! (here's a pic)
    Thanks! I just got a manicure a week ago, but I kind of started picking at it.

    Annie Clark (Fiona)So, I loooove Fiona. She's had some pretty crazy storylines, but I feel like you just make them all so believable and so good. One of my favorite Fiona moments was when she was drinking on the fire escape. She's in such bad shape, and she's freeing the cat, and she just has no connection to reality anymore because she's so sad -- I felt like that scene was so believable in such a heartbreaking way.
    She's been through so much. If you think back to the very beginning when Fiona's biggest storyline was that she couldn't sing well for the musical, it's like, my god, what has happened to this girl in just a few years?

    And she has so much more drama coming this season! Even from that party on the first day of school...
    She's still struggling with the whole drinking thing. That's one of my favorite things that the writers did with my storyline, because it wasn't just like "oh, for these four episodes, she's going to have a drinking problem." It's something she's been struggling with for like two seasons. It's consistent.

    The whole thing she goes through with Marisol and Katie is such a reminder of how horrible girls can be to each other.
    Yeah, it was cool being a part of that storyline. I haven't had that many storylines that I actually relate to, because Fiona's life is so crazy, but that one... I totally went through that in middle school and high school.

    I feel like I'm talking to you like a fan, like I'm way too excited for a normal interview.
    I'm the best person to talk to like a fan, because I am the biggest Degrassi fan ever! I have all the older seasons. I watched it SO MUCH before I even got on the show.

    So in tonight's episode, she's working on the project with Imogen, and she's trying not to have a crush on her. Do you have any experience with fighting crushy feelings, like trying to convince your heart not to feel something?
    I tend to have crushes really easily, on so many people at one time, so I don't think I've ever really done that.

    You just go with it? I think that's healthier!
    I just couldn't imagine... Fiona likes her so much, and she wants to hook up Eli and Imogen to cover it up? I could never do that. If I liked someone that much, I would NEVER want someone else to be with them.

    I guess she just wanted to avoid going down the same road she went down with Holly J.

    Annie Clark (Fiona)People do such crazy things for love! Has anybody done anything crazy to impress you?
    I was in a relationship for three years and two of the years were long distance. My boyfriend at the time came from two hours away and surprised me. He had told me repeatedly that he wasn't coming home yet, and we were talking on the phone, and he was telling me about his day as if he was in his dorm room, and I started to hear his voice through my other ear, because he was right there coming up my stairs!

    Oh, that's great! Are you good with surprises?
    I love surprises! It was the best.

    So you get crushes on everyone? Do you ever get crushes on your friends... guys that you're friends with? Would you tell them?
    It depends. I don't know. I had a high school sweetheart like, the whole time I was in school, but I still get celebrity crushes all the time.

    Ooh, who are your celebrity crushes?
    Everyone who has ever known me knows how obsessed I am with Leonardo DiCaprio. I feel like he doesn't even really exist, like if I ever saw him actually in person, I don't even know what I would do.

    I love that he's an environmentalist! It's like how you guys go and help build schools... I love when people use their celebrity to draw the world's attention to something great.
    It seems like a waste of a platform if you don't support anything.

    So... Who else do you like?
    Shia LeBeouf, Ryan Gosling... but Leo's my be-all and end-all. He's my favorite actor. He's the only person who takes my breath away. He's like the reason I want to be famous (*laughs*), so I can be at some party with him someday... And then Kate Winslet is my favorite actress, because Titanic is my favorite movie. I feel like I talk about Leo in every interview.

    So, what's your favorite thing about playing Fiona?
    Probably just how crazy and unlike myself she is. I mean there are aspects that are similar, like I'm really into fashion, too, but not in the same way. It's interesting exploring the character, there's always something new.

    I don't think my parents would ever just buy me my own loft. I love the loft, because everyone likes to go hang out in there when we're on set, and that's totally how I would decorate my place. My room at home is freakishly similar to Fiona's bedroom.

    And I'm just excited to see what's going to happen in season 12. I know that seems like a long way away, but I can't even believe I've been on the show this long!

    Munro told me he was so glad that you didn't graduate, and I was like "me too!"
    Yes! That's the only circumstance where you tell people you're failing and they're like "Congratulations!" We also joke that like, if you get a problem on the show, it's like "Congratulations, you're going to have so many storylines!" Like, you want to get an STI or something.

    Haha. So what else is going on with you? What are you excited about outside of Degrassi?
    I'm excited to be getting my driver's license! I got my learner's permit when I was like 16, and I just put driving school and everything off for so long... I'm 19 now and all my friends have their license, and they make fun of me constantly. But I live right downtown, I've always lived on the subway line so I never really needed it, but now I want it, so I'm in driving school. So that's the big thing for me just now, I'm hoping to get it by the spring.

    The straw that broke the camel's back of me getting my license, after putting it off for three years, was that Jordy got her license. She's so cute and little and young, and she's offering me rides!

    Well, good luck!! Thank you so much for talking to me!
    Thank you!

    Annie Clark (Fiona on Degrassi)


  • Have you been watching Miracle's Boys?

    Posted on 02/10/2012 by Lisa

    If you missed it earlier this week, don't stress -- we're showing it again over the weekend. The first half airs Sat. at 7pm et, and the second half airs Sun. at 7pm et.

    Miracle's Boys
    Lafayette (Julito McCullum), Ty'Ree (Pooch Hall), and Charlie (Sean Nelson) in Miracle's Boys

  • Wonder Girls: "Be My Baby" Music Video

    Posted on 02/03/2012 by Lisa

    Watch the English world premiere of the Wonder Girls' video "Be My Baby," right here on

    If you missed the Wonder Girls special, watch it online!


  • It's the Wonder Girls!!

    Posted on 02/02/2012 by Lisa

    Did you watch the Wonder Girls on TeenNick tonight? Check out these bloopers:

    I like the clip where Lim has to pretend to wake up over and over, and every time is equally cute.

    So... what did you think of the special? I liked it, but it made me huuuunnnnngry for soul food! And after watching it, I miss NYC. I would love to visit the Apollo theater on Amateur Night (though I do not want to end up on stage like the Wonder Girls did).

    Watch more Wonder Girls videos -- including the full movie -- in this playlist!

  • New Wonder Girls Video (featuring the School Gyrls!)

    Posted on 01/27/2012 by Lisa

    The Wonder Girls' new video, "The DJ is Mine" features another girl group you've seen on TeenNick -- the School Girls. Check it out:

    I bet that DJ is pretty psyched to have so many cute girls fighting over him. :)

    The Wonder Girls special is coming... Thursday, Feb 2 at 8pm et, only on TeenNick.


  • Act out loud for teen driver safety.

    Posted on 01/26/2012 by Lisa

    Act Out Loud

    Car crashes are the #1 cause of death and injuries for teens in the United States. Act Out Loud wants you and your friends to help change that statistics by ACTING OUT LOUD for stronger teen driver safety laws.

    Get your friends together, get registered, and get ready to share your creative ideas. You and your team will compete in three different activities to build awareness of safe driving habits -- designing t-shirts, making signs, and spreading the word through the Act Out Loud Facebook app. Complete all three, and you'll be entered to win the $10,000 grand prize.

    To get started, set up a team on the Act Out Loud website. The deadline for setting up a team is this coming Tuesday, 1/31, so act fast!