Degrassi Merchandise: ‘Degrassi Drama’ T-Shirt Now Available

Do you ever secretly wish that you went to Degrassi?

Despite the fact that most kids who go to Degrassi are lucky to get out alive, I can’t help but wish I could be best friends with Imogen or sitting in detention with Bianca. I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to visit the set a couple of times, and it is a surreal experience. As a longtime fan of the show, seeing Degrassi Community School in person and walking down the halls is almost like falling into the Degrassi world.

Most of the time, I think about who I would be and where I would fit in at the school. Would I be on student council? The academic quiz team? The Power Squad? There are so many possibilities.

Degrassi’s (many) clubs are an integral part of the show. Over the years we’ve seen the Degrassi Archery Club, the Grapevine, the Friendship Club, as well as countless sports teams and after school activities. In recent years, however, it’s the Degrassi Drama Club that has taken the spotlight. How much would you like to be co-directing Romeo and Jules with Eli Goldsworthy by your side? The Degrassi Drama Club has had plenty of ‘drama’ over the past couple of seasons, both on stage and off. That’s what has made it so compelling.

Lucky for me, I do have a little piece of Degrassi Drama in my wardrobe. The Degrassi Drama t-shirt (worn by Clare and Eli above) is currently for sale in the Degrassi Store!

Often the first thing people say when they see me wearing this t-shirt is “you watch Degrassi?” Umm… yeah. I do a little more than watch it. But it’s definitely a conversation starter and a great way to meet other fans!

Earlier this summer, I was hanging out with Kary (who you all know from Degrassi Blog) outside of a Toronto subway station. Kary was decked out in his own Degrassi Drama t-shirt as we were about to visit various Degrassi landmarks throughout the city. All of the sudden, the one and only Aislinn Paul (aka Clare Edwards on Degrassi) walked right by us. She instantly recognized Kary thanks to the t-shirt, and we had a little conversation with her.

So if you plan on running into Aislinn Paul anytime soon, or you just want to pretend to be Clare Edwards for a day, the Degrassi Drama t-shirt is only $19.99 if you buy it from the Degrassi Store. It may not buy you a ticket to Degrassi Community School, but you can show off your Degrassi pride to the world!


Interview: Degrassi Cast with the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post Canada recently got the chance to interview several cast members from Degrassi including Munro Chambers, Alicia Josipovic, Alex Steele, Annie Clark, and Christine Prosperi. They talked about what we can look forward to in season 12, and some of the questions even came directly from the fans!

The Huffington Post has posted several video clips from the interview online. You can watch each clip on HuffingtonPost.ca.


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 MuchMusic.com (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.


“Party With Degrassi” Screening and M&G – Montclair, NJ – 2/18/12

Hey all! Degrassi Dish aka Bianca here reporting exclusively for Degrassi Online on the FABULOUS “Party With Degrassi” event at Montclair, New Jersey. Being a person who is NO stranger to TeenNick (or The-N for you old-schoolers), I knew right off the bat that an event like this was going to blow my expectations out of the water and it truly did just that.

I was lucky enough to snag a few VIP passes through my job who deals directly with Nickelodeon and TeenNick. This meant no crowds, no lines, and an exclusive meet and greet with the cast before the screen and Q&A. When we arrived we were directed to our parking spot right outside of the theater. We came close to hitting a few fangirls (SORRY!) as the line was right along the sidewalk where we parked. Inside the theater was DECKED out to the NINES. They had various booths where you could create your own Degrassi-ified t-shirts, spin a wheel to win prizes, and a digital green screen to take pictures. They had free popcorn, pretzels, candy and even “mocktails” named after your favorite Degrassi character – I tried the “Eclare on the Rocks”myself.

After taking the entire theater in and it was time to wait on line to meet the cast. We were second in line behind another VIP via Nickelodeon and in front of the Radio Winners who were needless to say enthusiastic! That’s where I met Shanene who is Mindy’s new best friend. :) We were taken backstage and THERE they WERE, sitting in a row ready to do some meeting and greeting. After I had a mini-heart attack it was my turn to meet them and let me tell you they were some of the SWEETEST most down to EARTH people you have ever met. Usually I’m a complete wreck when meeting celebrities, and yes I’ll admit I was nervous, but when you’re greeted with such kindness that type of nervousness just goes away and normal conversation goes on. Luckily since I was one of the first to meet them I had a bit of extra time to chat. Told them how much I love the show and how much their work is so appreciated. The best part was that I had time to explain to them who I was and the twitter I run as well as Erin’s new site re-launch of Degrassi-Online.com. What blew my mind was that they knew who I was and what Degrassi Talks was.

After meeting them we were taken to our seats where we waited for the show to start. Before the screening they brought out the cast for a little intro and then the show began. Opinions about the show.. let’s just say we’ll save that for a Degrassi Talks. After they brought back the cast out for Q&A. I will leave the video to explain how THAT went down. Just a few highlights: Blart, Lord of the Rings, Jahmil dancing, Munro “take off your pants”, and Mindy’s 20th birthday cake!

It was a great day and very reminiscent of the Ultimate Degrassi Party back in 2006 (holy moley 2006?!??!). We were just glad we could have been apart of it and very thankful for TeenNick for hosting such a well organized and free event for the fans. Goes to show how passionate the US fans are and that we are out there in VERY large numbers. I can’t WAIT to do it again.

Check out my 2 part video of the entire Q&A portion as well as all the pictures I took in the gallery!


Next Week: Munro and Aislinn at We Day!

We Day 2011 is fast approaching, and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever!!

Featuring our own Munro Chambers and Aislinn Paul, the Toronto lineup also includes Nelly Furtado, Joe Jonas, Rick Hansen, Patch Adams, City and Colour, as well as Degrassi alumnus Nina Dobrev who is co-hosting!

For those of you who don’t know, We Day is an annual event organized by Free The Children. Each year, young people from across Canada gather to kick off a year of social action. Motivated by powerful speakers and performers, young people will take what they learned at the event and make positive changes in their communities. We Day is the perfect example of how young people can create real and tangible change. In the 2010/2011 school year, We Day youth volunteered 1.7 million hours of their time and raised $5.4 million!!

Degrassi has been involved with We Day since they very beginning. This year is no exception. Aislinn Paul and Munro Chambers will be speaking to the crowd. They will likely talk about their most recent trip to Haiti.

I’m also very happy to announce that I will also be in attendance!! Free The Children has offered me a media pass, so I will be backstage with my camera taking everything in!! Of course I will be live tweeting all day (@@Degrassifanscom), and I will also bring you a full report with exclusive pictures. It is going to be an amazing day!!

The Toronto event is on September 27th and takes place almost all day. For more information including video, behind the scenes, extras, and more, check out WeDay.CTV.ca. And don’t forget to ‘like’ We Day on Facebook to donate $1 to Free The Children!!


Munro Chambers and Annie Clark at the Gemini Awards

Check out a few pictures from the Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala last night in Toronto. Annie Clark and Munro Chambers were both presenting at the ceremony. They both looked stunning on the red carpet! Munro wore a classic suit & tie, while Annie took a risk with this long, flowy number.

View all the images in the 2011 Gemini Awards album in our gallery!


Annie and Munro Talk Season 11 Part 2

Annie Clark and Munro Chambers took some time out from working the red carpet at the Geminis to talk about the second half of Season 11, The Emmy Awards, and Declan Coyne  with The TV Addict. While there are no plot revealing spoilers; we do get a few teases about Fiona’s future friends status and confirmation of continuing the friendship between Fiona and Eli. Munro, as always, touches on his hopes for Eli and Clare reiterating that their future is still unknown but he’s hoping for at least a solid friendship between the characters. For more Watch the video above and read more here.


We Day 2011

Degrassi cast members Aislinn Paul and Munro Chambers will be participating in We Day 2011 in Toronto on September 27th this year. We Day is an event that is in support of the Free The Children organization. Degrassi has been a huge FTC supporter for years now with the cast traveling to Ecuador, Kenya, India, and Haiti to build schools and promote being part of the change worldwide. Every year cast members also participate in We Day which is a huge event inspiring people everywhere to get involved.  You can wait for the broadcast of the event in October or watch it live on September 27th 2011 at www.muchmusic.com/weday For more information about the event and other celebrities attending read it here or on Much Music

Airings on Television and Live Stream:

Both Toronto and Vancouver We Days are being taped for a special to air on MuchMusic, Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Both events will also be streamed live online at www.muchmusic.com/weday allowing people from all over the world to tune in and take part in the day. An encore broadcast will air on Much Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

You can also help support Free The Children by ordering DVDs of the “Degrassi Goes To…” series available through partner Me To We


Cast Members Describe Summer Season Finale

Cast members Alicia Josipovic, Daniel Kelly, Jordy Todosey, Munro Chambers, Samantha Munro tease the finale with Hollywood Life in a short clip taken from a longer video that will be available after the finale broadcast.

Just how intense is tonight’s mid-season finale of Degrassi? “It’s about as ‘Oh my God’ as it gets,” Daniel Kelly told HollywoodLife.com during a recent visit to the show’s Toronto set.

Read the rest here.