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  • Degrassi's Melinda Shankar and Sam Earle at the KCAs!

    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.

    Melinda and Sam on the orange carpet!

    Don't they look great?

  • Degrassi: Tag your friends on facebook!

    Posted on 03/26/2010 by Mary

    Who's the Emma in your group of friends, and who's the Manny? Who's the Declan and who's the Holly J? We made some Degrassi photo grids for you to grab and tag your friends on facebook, or wheresoever you prefer tagging your friends. (And invite them over for brand new episodes April 2 at 9p et omg!)

    Way too many people have graced the halls of Degrassi for one grid, so:

    Here's the "new school" version: Holly J, Declan, Fiona, Clare, K.C., Jenna, Sav, Anya, etc.

    And here's the "old school" version: Manny, Ellie, Paige, Marco, Ashley, Emma, Craig, Sean, Jay, Heather Sinclair, etc.

  • Want to nominate someone for a HALO?

    Posted on 03/26/2010 by Chairman Nick Cannon

    Chairman Nick Did you think the HALO Awards were done and over? Heck naw, that was just the beginning!

    Check out the "HALO effect" 2009 HALO Award Winner Darrius has set off in South Carolina, where he's runnin' it in college and spreading hope and encouragement at a local middle school.

    And hey, while I got you here... do you know anyone with a heart as big as Darrius'? Don't be shy, nominate them for a HALO Award!

  • Who's been cheated on, raise your hand.

    Posted on 03/25/2010 by Mary

    You never know... someone out there might be reading this on the very day they found out they got cheated on. (In a way, Holly from What I Like About You found out Vince cheated on her today... and in another way, she found that out years ago but who's counting.)

    Let's show Holly and everyone else that they're not alone; everyone who's ever been cheated on, raise your hands in the comments and tell us:

    1) What happened? And who with?
    2) How'd you find out?
    3) Did you dump immediately or try to work it out?
    4) Are you OK? Do you want a hug?

  • Degrassi at the KCAs!

    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.)

  • Uncle Jesse's last name change.

    Posted on 03/21/2010 by Mary

    Did you know Uncle Jesse's last name changes between season 1 and season 2 of Full House? I didn't until I read one of our message board threads... apparently John Stamos wanted it to be more Greek so they changed it from Cochran to Katsopolis.

    If you could change your last name to anything, anything at all... what would it be? ( Points deducted for just using your crush's last name, sorry.) Create your new identity in the comments...

  • Off like a Degrassi prom dress?

    Posted on 03/21/2010 by Mary

    Maybe it's the uniqueness of the night, the fact that everyone smells so darn good, or that little extra leeway on curfew people get... but why does prom night have this air of "let's make this night special, and by special, I mean SPECIAL"? Do you and/or your friends think there's any reason to go further on prom night than you would on any other night?

    (Looks like Anya and Sav might, though I guess there are other factors at work there, too.)

  • Fixing up your friends.

    Posted on 03/20/2010 by Mary

    What do you think, should friends fix friends up? I feel like it can go both ways -- awesome, or a total friendship-changer (for the worse).

    On the pros side:
    - Maybe they'll fall in love and you'll be the one who set them up!
    - They're both so great and so single! They should be together !
    - Maybe you'll get your friend to stop his/her whining about not having a bf/gf! Like a binky!

    On the cons side:
    - Maybe they'll hate each other and you'll be the one who set them up!
    - You are kind of basically telling your friend what you think their "level" is, and... what if they find your opinion not that flattering?
    - Maybe they'll go out for a while, and then it will end horribly, and you will Not Hear the End of It because it will be ALL YOUR FAULT. Like a binky from a hell dimension that will never stay put !

    Holly stepped in poop on What I Like About You when she set Val up with Henry's brother (tonight, 10:30p et)... have you ever stepped in similar poop? Or have you been fixed up by a friend and been like, "really? That's who you think I should be with?" Or have your fix-ups been poop- and insult - free and resulted in decades-long marriages blessed with many many children?

    Share the wisdom of your experience in the comments...

  • Youth ministers: the good, the bad, and the WTH?

    Posted on 03/20/2010 by Mary

    Did anyone see the ep of That '70s Show where Kitty brings in a deeply cringe-worthy youth minister to try to get Eric, Laurie, and Hyde to like church? (It's on tonight at 12:30 am et... you'll be home by then, right?)

    But I know there are some genuinely in-touch youth ministers/pastors/whatevers out there, ones who respect your intelligence and don't talk to you like you're from some sort of alien race whose only communication is through '90s slang, or who are actually even genuinely cool. Aaaaand some genuinely clueless ones who attempt to rap and let's just not go there.

    Have any stories (inspiring or hilarious) about adults trying to talk to you about religion or spirituality that you care to share with the class? Please avail yourself of the comments box.

  • Nina Dobrev on Seventeen

    Posted on 03/19/2010 by Mary

    QueenVicci writes: "I just thought I'd let you know that our baby Mia is ALL GROWN UP NOW! I just saw her on the cover of Seventeen. I really wanted to cross out the 'From Vampire Diaries' and write 'From Degrassi'."

    I know, right, QV? WE SAW HER FIRST. But whatevs, if you love someone set them free.