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  • You'll Never Believe the Story Behind Kaya Stewart's Hit Single 'In Love with a Boy'

    Posted on 08/19/2015 by TeenNickBlogger


    Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart


    Picture this: You didn't study for your math test and you're already anticipating the consequences. A less-than-stellar grade will most likely result in a stern talking-to from the 'rents and you'll think to yourself... "I have got to keep those YouTube benders in check." The struggle is real, we get it.

    But for TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart, that wasn't exactly the case.

    By now, you've probably heard Kaya's stomping hit single "In Love With A Boy." What you maybe don't know is that she wrote that song on the back of a math test she knew she wasn't going to ace. And according to Billboard, the very boy in the song was in her middle school math class!



    Now, we can't promise you'll be able to make beautiful music out of questionable study skills, but we can promise you a super-exciting appearance from Kaya Stewart on TeenNick Top 10 TONIGHT! You'll hear more about her upcoming music and you also get to check out her killer combat boots. Boom. You're welcome.

    9PM is where it's at, y'all!

    Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart


    Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart


  • 7 Creative Cake Pops You Need In Your Life

    Posted on 08/19/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Cake pops: The cool cousin to cupcakes and totally under-the-radar pint-sized treats that kind of rock. I mean, who doesn't love all that rich, sugary-sweet goodness packed into one bite? And when some of our favorite bakers are getting THIS creative with designs, we can't help but sit down and take notice! Check out these sweets and get ready to have your mouth water, and your mind blown.

    DONUT YOU KNOW?

    Cake Pops

    Via Pint Sized Baker


    Cake and donuts? The most dynamic doughy duo? We think yes.

    COME FLY AWAY

    Via Zoe & Pea


    The concept. The detail. The everything.

    OUI OUI

    Via Zoe & Pea


    Black and white with a simple pop of color. How perfectly Parisian.

    BUTTERFLIES (EXTRA BUTTER)

    Cake Pops

    Via Pint Sized Baker


    BRB finding a field in which to frolic.

    RUFFLE RULES

    Via "O" Pops By Angie

    Actually can't get over the amazing detail on this one.

    PAINTER'S PALETTE

    Via "O" Pops By Angie


    A masterpiece, if you ask us!

    S'MORE IS MORE

    Cake Pops

    Via Pint Sized Baker


    Yes, world, this exists.

    Which cake pop design is your favorite? For more amazing treats, check out awesome creations from The Pint Sized Baker, Zoe & Pea and "O" Pops by Angie!


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  • 5 Reasons We Want to be BFF With Fresh Artist Kelsea Ballerini

    Posted on 08/13/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Chances are, you've heard the super-sweet and totally infectious country stylings of our TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist, Kelsea Ballerini. Her hit "Love Me Like You Mean It" has already topped Billboard's country airplay songs charts, and her new single "Dibs" is taking over country radio as we speak. If you haven't heard these tunes, be warned, they WILL get stuck in your head.

    To celebrate Kelsea's place on our impressive Fresh Artist roster (hello, alumns include 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes) and our general obsession with her, we rounded up 5 reasons we want to be her BFF, like, yesterday.

    1. Her idea of a good time = good food + good people. I mean, where do we sign up?



    2. Her dog, Josh (named after country singer Josh Turner), will paralyze you with his cuteness. HE'S SO FLUFFY.

    missin my pups this morning. HE'S SO FLUFFY. #joshthedog

    A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on



    3. She freaks out just as much as we do when it comes to Nick Jonas.

    my 13 year old self really just lost all chill. #ACMawards50

    A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on



    4. She worked really hard to get where she is today and she didn't give up even when she hit a few roadblocks. If you're interested in stars' path to success, check out this awesome video in which Kelsea talks about her journey.



    5. This is how she celebrated her first #1. We didn't think it was possible to love Kelsea more, but this girl is going to do big things.



    Catch Kelsea on TeenNickTop 10 TONIGHT at 9pm!

  • These TeenNick Top 10 BTS Photos of Selena Gomez Are Officially Making Us Freak Out

    Posted on 08/06/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Top 10

    Selena and DJ Maxwell are total BFF. What can we say?�\_()_/�

    TeenNick Top 10


    Being this adorable should be a crime. Catch Selena talking new music and clowning around on the TeenNick Top 10 season premiere TONIGHT, August 6th at 10pm!

  • 10 Times "It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments" Made Us Laugh, Cry and Laugh-Cry

    Posted on 08/06/2015 by TeenNickBlogger


    We laughed. We cried. And now we're going to do it all over again. Just in case you missed It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments (you can watch it in full here!), we rounded up a few of our favorite quotes from the iconic Degrassi cast members who took a stroll down memory lane. Here are 10 times the Degrassi special was hilarious, heartwarming and so went there.

    10. When we got to see old audition footage...

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    ...and baby Craig (Jake Epstein) owned up to his emotions.

    While Adamo remembered his surprising first day on set:

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    9. When the actors who played LGBT characters talked about the impact of their story lines.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Like Annie Clark on the legacy of Fiona.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Or Marco's unforgettable story and how it connected not only to millions of teens, but also to Adamo's personal life.

    8. When Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk) and Stacey Farber (Ellie Nash) remembered how their very different characters came together through Ellie's self-harm narrative.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    7. And, of course, the school shooting episode that will go down in Degrassi history.

    What it felt like to film those harrowing scenes...

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    And the importance of doing such an important story and issue justice.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    6. When Ana Golja simply and poignantly described the weight of her character Zo�'s sexual assault story line.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    5. And when the cast expressed how Degrassi is more than just a show about teens.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    4. When executive producer Stephen Stohn acknowledged one of Degrassi's greatest conundrums.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Respect for owning up to it. #SeanAndEmmaForever

    3. When Aislinn and Munro proved that they're a perfect a pair off screen.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    All #goals: shattered.

    2. When Alicia Josipovic confirmed all of our hopes and dreams about what it's like to be on Degrassi.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    1. And when co-creator Linda Schuyler perfectly captured the spirit of Degrassi.

    Degrassi: It Goes There

    Do you have any favorite moments from It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments? Share them in the comments! And if you haven't seen the full special yet, check it out here!

  • Get Ready... TeenNick Top 10 Is Back!

    Posted on 08/04/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick Top 10 fans, rejoice! Your favorite music countdown show is back and hotter than ever. This Thursday, August 6th, we're kicking off a brand-new season of TeenNick Top 10 complete with new music, new celeb interviews, new Fan Favorite voting, new Dances with Amanda and... wait for it... two new uh-mazing correspondents.

    Your loyal host and taste-maker Nick Cannon is going to be passing the mic coast-to-coast for all of the latest and greatest in music, fashion and culture. Get ready to be obsessed, because YOUR new TeenNick Top 10 correspondents are DJ Maxwell and Morgan Lynzi!

    TeenNick Top 10

    If there's one thing DJ Maxwell knows a lot about, it's music. He's your go-to for what's trending, who's burning up and which fresh, new track might just be next on the soundtrack to your life. Plus, we're taking our Interview Takeovers to the next level, as DJ Maxwell sits down and clowns around with some of the biggest celebs in the game. (Spoiler alert: he is, like, total BFF with Selena Gomez.) Straight from the center of the universe, DJ Maxwell is your NYC TeenNick Top 10 correspondent.

    TeenNick Top 10

    On the other side of the country repping the Best Coast, is Morgan Lynzi. She's Top 10's authority on fashion and teen culture, and straight from Los Angeles, she's taking it to the streets to talk to you about everything you love. Fun fact: She's obsessed with Pharrell. And we're obsessed with her.

    Tune in this Thursday, August 6th at 10pm for a brand-new season of TeenNick Top 10!

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  • Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships

    Posted on 07/30/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    If there's one thing we know about Degrassians, it's that they have strong feels for their favorite couples. We asked you to show some love on Twitter for your Degrassi OTP using #MyDegrassiShip and now here they are... all cute and #RelationshipGoals. These are your Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships!

    10) Alli & Dallas (Tie)

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships




    10) Manny & Jay (Tie)

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships





    9) Maya & Zig

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships





    8) Bianca & Drew

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships




    7) Holly J & Declan

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships





    6) Maya & Cam

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships






    5) Riley & Zane

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships





    4) JT & Liberty

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships





    3) Fiona & Imogen

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships






    2) Sean & Emma

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships






    1) Clare & Eli

    Degrassi: Ultimate Degrassi 'Ships






    Love is Degrassi, and Degrassi is love. Did you see your fave 'ship on the list? If not, shout it out in the comments! And don't forget to finish the Degrassi two-week finale event with us! It all leads up to It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we'll count down the most iconic Degrassi moments with your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!

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  • Top 10 Degrassi Quotable Moments

    Posted on 07/29/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    The comebacks, the truth bombs, the zingers -- Degrassi characters give voice to hilarious, honest and heart-wrenching words that make up the show's realest moments. Writer and co-executive producer Matt Huether is behind some of Degrassi's most iconic and beloved episodes, so we asked him to take us through those truly unforgettable one-liners. These are Degrassi's Top 10 Quotable Moments... and you can quote us on that!

    1) Spinner -- Season 2, "Weird Science"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    A hilarious quote from a hilarious character about a hilarious situation.

    2) Jay -- Season 4, "Secret"Part 1 & Season 5, "Turned Out"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    No matter how dark the subject matter, a Jay line could always be counted on to lighten things up.

    3) Emma -- Season 1, "Coming of Age"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    Classic Degrassi. Frank, confrontational, true, and kinda badass.

    4) Manny -- Season 5, 'Venus" Part 1

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    This line is so personal to Manny in the moment, yet also feels descriptive of the entire culture at the time.

    5) Ashley -- Season 3, "Accidents Will Happen" Part 2

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    Ashley's Full quote: "Hey! Everybody! These two have an announcement to make! Guys? Oh, they're way too modest. So I'll help spread the joy. These two idiots are pregnant! That's right, because it's way too difficult to use a condom!"

    Degrassi monologues are rare, but this one has it all�anger, betrayal, mortification, teen pregnancy...

    6) K.C. -- Season 10, "Drop the World" Part 1

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    Here, a tense scene teams up with a killer line delivery to create one of the most viral quotes from the past few seasons.

    7) Sean -- Season 4, "Back in Black"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    "You want me to talk? Fine! When the gun went off, my hand was covered in warm liquid. I thought I pissed myself, but then I realized I was drenched in Rick's blood."

    Devastating and real. Encapsulates a ton of feelings about the school shooting story in one small piece of dialogue.

    8) Maya -- Season 12, "Zombie" Part 2

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    "He broke up with me by killing himself. I hate him. I hate him! I feel like I'm never going to be happy again."

    Sometimes a single line can crack the shell of a tough character and let you feel their true emotions.

    9) Eli -- Season 10, "Breakaway" Part 2

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    An incredibly simple character introduction line that somehow stole hearts and launched one of the show's most popular romances.

    10) Clare -- Season 11, "Love Game"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Quotes


    Clare's Full Quote: "Did three months mean nothing?! Did you flip a switch and erase me from your memory?! It took you a year, A YEAR, to get over your ex. Did you ever love me at all?"

    What a great piece of dialogue. What a great delivery. So fun to yell at the top of your lungs whenever you're upset about anything.


    So many unforgettable quotes. Which one will be stuck in your mind forever?

    Keep watching the Degrassi two-week finale event with us! Don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we'll count down the most iconic Degrassi moments... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!

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  • Top 10 Degrassi Embarrassing Moments

    Posted on 07/28/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Degrassi. It can get real awkward.

    1) Being at the top of the pyramid doesn't always make you number 1, especially when you have to go number 2.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    2) Hopefully JT realized that you can't pump all your problems away.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    3) Curiosity killed the cat. At least the cat didn't steal a vibrator and have it go off in class.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    4) As the wise Paige once said: "That is why no one should ever wear track pants."

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    5) The audition must go on! Even if your chicken cutlet falls out while playing the cello.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    6) It's all fun and games until you get hit with a balloon full of pee.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    7) Skip the school dance? Sure. End up watching adult films and getting caught by adults? Probably not.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    8) Becoming a woman is a milestone for every young girl. Just not one that happens on the front steps of Degrassi.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    9) Safety is always a priority...running into an adult when buying condoms? Not so much.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    10) Because who wouldn't be embarrassed seeing their principal jazzercising? Ew.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 Embarrassing Moments



    Do you have any fave cringe-worthy moments from Degrassi? Shout 'em out in the comments! And keep watching the Degrassi two-week finale event with us! Plus catch It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we'll count down the most iconic Degrassi moments with your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!

  • Top 10 Degrassi Music Moments

    Posted on 07/27/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    This post was written by legendary Degrassi executive producer, Stephen Stohn.

    Music is so integral to Degrassi and there are many ways that it enters the show. There is the score that underlines the scenes and there are the songs that come from both the independent artists and the established artists. Then there are those wonderful moments where songs are performed by cast members and guest stars on the show. Here are my Top 10 unforgettable Degrassi musical performances:

    1. Craig and his band "Downtown Sasquatch" are determined to beat his ex-girlfriend Ashley and her new all-girl band "Hell Hath no Fury" in a battle-of-the-bands competition.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    It was just so iconic seeing the girls in their Hell Hath no Fury tees with Craig's picture on them. It was such a beautiful way to have the battle of the bands act as a metaphor for the battle of the sexes.

    2. Cassie Steele sings "Life is a Show"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    So much of Degrassi has to do with things that seem to go wrong or that cause pain and questioning. But of course, there are those moments of pure joy. And one of my favorite moments like this was when Cassie Steele (as Manny) performed on top of the bus in a Hollywood Studio lot (with Nina Dobrev played the tambourine) and won her audition for Jason Mewes' movie "Mewesical High".

    3. Natasha Bedingfield sings "Unwritten"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    It was such a thrill meeting Natasha and her song "Unwritten" truly was one of the iconic anthems of that year. It was super fitting that she sang that song during the prom scene because in essence all of the graduates' lives were still unwritten. She also treated us to a first taste of her next single "Pocket Full of Sunshine", which also did well on the charts.

    4. Whisperhug performs "Superman" in a battle-of-the-bands competition.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    It was great to revisit the classic battle-of-the-bands this many years later. But this time, the performance was the backdrop for some real-life lessons that trans advocate Chaz Bono was able to impart to one of our most beloved characters, Adam Torres.

    5. Hedley performs "Kiss You Inside Out"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    I've known the Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard for almost his whole career and I'd always been hoping we could sneak a performance of his band into the show. We had already used their song "I Do (Wanna Love You)" in the airport scene in Degrassi Goes Hollywood where Craig can't say goodbye to Ellie, so I was pleased to be able to have them sing "Kiss You Inside Out" in person on our set. The scene also played out while Katie (played by Chloe Rose) was being tempted by a wealthy man's indecent proposal.

    6. Ashley is performing at the Degrassi-Lakehurst talent mixer and it's going downhill. When Jimmy intervenes, their spontaneous duet makes the crowd go wild.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    What can I say? A great foretelling of the future for one of those characters!

    7. Keke Palmer Concert

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    When Keke toured the studio before her performance, it turned out that she knew more about Degrassi than I did. She pointed out so much that I had forgotten long before. Then she just went on stage and blew us away with her performances.

    8. "Here Today" sung by Paula Brancati

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    This song always reminded me of one of my favorite bands Coldplay and I cried when I first heard it.

    9. Fefe Dobson Concert

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    Fefe is one of Canada's secret musical weapons so it made sense to include her. The Fefe Dobson concert in this episode was a great backdrop to the introduction of Miles and Maya so it will always remind me of that.

    10. "Sometimes When We Touch" sung by Stefan Brogren

    Degrassi: Top 10 Music Moments


    I am friends with the writer Dan Hill (the writer of the song) and had to ask him for special permission for what is probably one of the worst recorded performances of his beautiful song, ever. Simpson croaks the song to entice his wife back to him and it worked!


    Let us know your favorite Degrassi musical memories in the comments! And keep watching the Degrassi two-week finale event with us! Don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we'll count down the most iconic Degrassi moments... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!