Chloe Rose at the Toronto International Film Festival

Congratulations to current Degrassi cast member Chloe Rose!

Today Chloe’s new film The Lesser Blessed premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which is based on the critically acclaimed novel, follows a teenager living in a remote area of the Northwest Territories grappling with the challenges of growing up. Chloe plays the popular girl – Juliet Hope – who the main character has a crush on.

Chloe attended the premiere, and looked stunning in this regal black halter dress. She also attended the Guess Portrait Studio, and took some gorgeous pictures while there. Check out a complete album of Chloe at TIFF in our gallery!

Some of you may have also noticed that former Degrassi star Nina Dobrev has been making the rounds at TIFF this week for the premiere of her new film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. ‘Perks’ will be in theatres later this month!

Exclusive: Degrassi Season 12 Premiere

What a night! (No Degrassi High pun intended)

Degrassi’s annual premiere party took place at Much Music HQ in Toronto last night, and the event did not disappoint! Hundreds of fans showed up to meet their favourite Degrassi cast members and watch the season premiere on a big screen in the parking lot. They lined up for hours in the hot weather to be first to catch a glimpse of the Degrassi stars.

The premiere party got underway at 6pm with a special episode of New Music Live. Various cast members were interviewed by Much Music VJ’s around the parking lot, and they talked a lot about the juicy storylines that we are all looking forward to this season! Additionally, a few fans were asked to share their stories about how the characters on Degrassi have inspired them and changed their lives. It was so rewarding to hear about the impact that the show has on its young audience.

After NML, the cast took pictures with fans at a special photo wall and also signed autographs at the nearby Virgin Mobile store. A special live stream was set up on so that Degrassians who were not able to attend the event could watch all of the excitement from home. I was also lucky enough to interview a few Degrassi cast members, and those exclusive clips will be uploaded over the next few weeks. Ever wonder how often the cast searches themselves on Tumblr? Keep checking Degrassi Online to find out!

The night ended with a screening of the season premiere in the Much Music parking lot. Fans brought lawn chairs and blankets and watched the episode together. It’s always so exciting to watch Degrassi with a group of people who are going to gasp and cheer at every moment. I have so much love for our Degrassi community!

Throughout the evening, I took lots of pictures of our gorgeous cast as well as a few enthusiastic fans. You can view them all in our gallery!

Photos: Degrassi Cast at the MMVA’s

Check out pictures of the Degrassi cast at last night’s Much Music Video Awards in the gallery!

Degrassi Cast at the Much Music Video Awards

The Much Music Video Awards took place in Toronto last night, and various Degrassi cast members were there! Munro Chambers, Christine Prosperi, Jessica Tyler, Luke Bilyk, Jahmil French, and Alicia Josipovic were there representing the current cast, as well as Degrassi alumnus like Cassie Steele and Shenae Grimes.

Munro presented an award to Justin Bieber towards the end of the evening. He also answered some questions in the press room (see above video), and talked about aspiring to follow in Ryan Gosling’s footsteps, what it’s like to be called a “sex symbol,” and what we can expect from Eli in season 12.

Keep checking back, because we will update as soon as more pictures and video of our Degrassi cast at the MMVA’s are released.

-Watch the MMVA’s on (Munro Chambers and Shenae Grimes presenting)
-YouTube: Munro Chambers Presents an Award to Justin Bieber
-Watch the Be Bold Lounge (Munro Chambers and Cassie Steele are interviewed)
-New Season 12 Promo (Low Quality)
-Munro Chambers Backstage Interview
-Degrassi Cast on the Red Carpet with Inside Pulse – Video 1 & Video 2

Degrassi Cast to Appear at the MMVA’s

The Much Music Video Awards are less than 2 weeks away, and if you aren’t already excited to see Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Darren Criss, Degrassians will be excited for this.

Much Music announced that Degrassi’s own Munro Chambers will be one of the presenters this year, along with Degrassi alumnus Shenae Grimes. We are expecting other Degrassi cast members to also attend (they are there almost every year). A few of them have confirmed via Twitter that they will be there, so be sure to keep an eye out for the cast during the Red Carpet Special.

The MMVA’s are taking place Sunday, June 17th. You can watch it all on Much Music, with the award show beginning at 9:00 p.m. For more information on the MMVA’s, check out their official website.

Degrassi Cast at the GLAAD Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards took place in San Francisco this past weekend, and a few of our Degrassians were in attendance. Degrassi cast members Annie Clark and Jordan Todosey were there, along with Degrassi co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler. All three of them looked stunning as they posed for photos on the red carpet. During the ceremony, Degrassi lost the Outstanding Drama Series award to Grey’s Anatomy. Nonetheless, it’s clear that the entire Degrassi community has a lot to be proud of.

Check out photos of Annie, Jordy, and Linda in our gallery!

Degrassi Shoot Experience!

On May 14, Epitome Pictures (Degrassi) invited fans to participate in a unique filming experience at Canlan Ice Sports.

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My friend Amy and I went to the Degrassi shoot yesterday and it was an awesome experience being an extra! It was Amy’s first Degrassi event, so I think I was even more excited for her that we were there! We got there around 11:30, and waited in line until they let all of us in. I was surprised at how many people were there already! When we were waiting in line to get into the arena, we saw Krista and I talked to her for a bit. Around noon, they started to let people in and we went and went to our seats in the arena- which was thankfully cold since all of us were wearing winter clothes!

There were a lot of cast members there (Annie Clark, Munro Chambers, Lyle O’Donohoe, Olivia Scriven, Chloe Rose, Justin Kelly, Shanice Banton, Demetrius Joyette, Craig Arnold and Dylan Everett) and all they showed up at different points during the day. I don’t even think Munro or Annie were filming, but it was nice to see they came out! Plus, I’m sure Munro wanted to skate on the ice- which he did!

I didn’t take any pictures during the day, but I’ve seen some pictures floating around the Internet- especially Tumblr!

Throughout the day, Annie and Munro would come out and give out prizes (through the raffle tickets). Some of the prizes were signed scripts, a signed Degrassi poster, a TeenNick mini ping pong table, Degrassi DVDs and the grand prize- a day at the Degrassi set with a walk on role! Also, people from the crew came around in the audience and were giving out Degrassi Soundtracks!

I won’t say anything about what happened during filming- but there’s something very surprising that happens! I don’t want to spoil anyone, but I was definitely shocked!

It was really cool to see how Degrassi was shot. I definitely didn’t know that it took so many takes and shots to get the scene just right! I knew that there was a lot of work that went into the show, but it was interesting to see how everything was put together!

Even if we didn’t get to see any of the cast members, it was still an awesome experience, but towards the end of the shoot, I asked Krista if anyone was going to come out, so that my friend could meet someone from the cast. She asked who Amy’s favourite was (since I mentioned that it was Amy’s first Degrassi event) and Amy said Justin Kelly. She said she’d see where Justin was at with filming and would see if she could possibly bring him over. We weren’t really expecting anything, since we knew that it’d probably been a long day for him (and everyone), but after Justin was finished filming she brought him over to see us so we could get pictures with him, which was the nicest thing ever! I probably thanked Krista a million times- she probably thinks I’m nuts, and I don’t even know if she remembers my name. We also met Munro too and my friend got a picture with him.

After a long and exciting day, we headed home!

I just want to thank Epitome for giving fans the opportunity to participate in the filming of Degrassi! It’s definitely something that doesn’t happen everyday and I’m glad that I was able to be apart of it.

If anyone has any other questions about the day (since this was a very brief summary), you can tweet me @ashleyshimski

Your Chance to be an Extra on Degrassi!

Attention Toronto-area Degrassi fans! If you’re like me, it’s probably been a dream of yours to be on Degrassi. Now Epitome is giving you that opportunity!

Degrassi is looking for extras to be in an upcoming season 12 episode, and they are inviting fans of the show to participate. This is the first time that Degrassi has used fans as extras, so it is definitely an exciting opportunity! In addition to being a part the scene, the cast and crew will be on hand to entertain and give away some awesome prizes. In fact, a lucky fan will win a walk-on appearance on the Degrassi set later this summer!

If you’d like to volunteer yourself, they are asking that you email and include your name, age, phone #, and the number of people who are coming with you. They are asking for people of all ages, so feel free to bring friends, parents, etc. They will be responding to your email with further details. The shoot will be taking place on Monday, May 14th on location at Canlan Ice Sports at York University.

For ALL the details, make sure you check out!!

Cassie Steele & Annie Clark Attend the Juno Awards

Degrassi stars Cassie Steele and Annie Clark were both at the Juno Awards last night in Ottawa. They were there to present the Dance Recording of the Year award along with Francois Arnaud from The Borgias. Annie looked adorable in this neon pink strapless dress, while Cassie chose a revealing leather number that I’m sure turned a lot of heads. Check out more pictures from the event in our gallery!

Luke Bilyk Attends the Kids Choice Awards

The annual Kids Choice Awards were held last night in Los Angeles, and our own Luke Bilyk was there to represent the Degrassi franchise. Luke was able to chat with some fans and walk the red carpet at the big event. He looked amazing in a light summer blazer and some very cool sunglasses. Check out some pictures of Luke on the red carpet in our gallery!