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'Degrassi' Star Luke Bilyk On Drew's Tumultuous Season 13

March 4th, 2014 2:10pm EST
'Degrassi' Star Luke Bilyk On Drew's Tumultuous Season 13
While Degrassi is on its whopping 13th season, the Canadian teen drama isn't slowing down at all. BFTV recently chatted with our old friend Luke Bilyk, whose character Drew Torres seems to be in the thick of things this season, about Drew's difficult year and what it's like for an actor to get bad news for their alter-ego. SPOILER ALERT: This interview reveals major plot points from the current season of Degrassi.

"This last season has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Drew," Luke told us. "One of the hugest things is his brother [Adam] passing away; he has an accident where he's texting a...
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A Few Minutes With... 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Star Alex Steele

October 18th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Alex Steele
Alex Steele has experienced something that not many television actors ever do, outside of perhaps the soap opera genre - she has played two different roles on the same television series. She first appeared on Degrassi: The Next Generation as Angela Jeremiah, and now is one of the show's stars in the role of Tori Santamaria. Alex recently talked about what it's like to play two different parts on one series - and being part of a show that's shot over three hundred episodes.

"I played Angela when I was a kid and then I stopped acting for a little while," she explained. "Then I decide...
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Chaz Bono To Mentor Transgender Teen On 'Degrassi'

June 29th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono is making an appearance on hit Canadian teen drama "Degrassi." Bono traveled to Toronto this week for what he called "a little acting job," and he has now revealed he'll star in an upcoming episode of the 12th season.

He wrote on Twitter, "I can finally say the reason I'm in Toronto is to film an episode of Degrassi."

Bono will play a talent show judge on the program and offers support and advice to the show's transgender teen character, Adam.

Cher's son says the project was of great personal importance to him. "There are a lot of trans kids and teens and to have representatio...
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Q&A: Marianas Trench's Mike Ayley

September 28th, 2011 2:27pm EDT
Marianas Trench
You may not have heard of Canadian pop-punk rockers Marianas Trench, but you should remember their name. After enjoying plenty of success in their native country - they garnered three MuchMusic Video Award nominations this year - they're on their way to take the United States by storm.

They've appeared as themselves on ABC Family's Kyle XY, and their music has been heard on the CW hit The Vampire Diaries (the song "Cross My Heart" was included in season 1) and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

As the band prepares to release their third album, Ever After (set for November 29), and head...
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Top Ten TV Proms

April 26th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
Prom season has begun and there's much speculation about what some TV dramas are planning for their prom-themed episodes. A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that "Glee" will feature Rebecca Black's infamous YouTube song "Friday" on its much anticipated prom episode airing in mid-May. There's also rumors Rebecca Black will guest star herself. This "Glee" prom episode may turn out to be horrendous for some, but will be memorable to others. Likewise, there have been many TV shows in the past that have provided us with dramatic and romantic prom-themed moments. Here's a countdown of the bes...
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Singer Chely Wright Nominated For GLAAD Award

January 20th, 2011 9:55am EST
Chely Wright
Lesbian country singer Chely Wright has been tipped to take the top music prize at the upcoming Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The singer rocked the world of country music in May by becoming the genre's first openly gay star, and now GLAAD bosses have recognized her with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category for her album Lifted Off the Ground.

She'll go up against Scissor Sisters (Night Work), Antony and the Johnsons (Swanlights), Big Freedia (Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1) and Kele Okereke (The Boxer).

Cher and Christina Aguilera's movie Bu...
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Drake Wants To Play President Obama Onscreen

July 21st, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Drake
Rapper Drake is eager to return to his acting roots to portray President Barack Obama on the big screen.

The Best I Ever Had hit-maker rose to fame as a teen star in his native Canada on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation before taking the hip-hop industry by storm last year.

However, Drake admits he's keeping an eye on potential acting projects documenting the life of America's first black president - because he's been studying Obama's behavior and speech patterns from the news.

He tells Paper magazine, "I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could p...
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Drake Disappointed By Acting Offers

May 10th, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Drake
Hip-hop sensation Drake is upset his acting career has hit a downturn since rising to fame as a rapper - because he's only been offered a string of mediocre roles by casting bosses who don't recognize his talent.

The Best I Ever Had hit-maker, real name Aubrey Graham, made his name on Canadian TV drama Degrassi: The Next Generation before switching his focus to rap and catapulting to the top of the charts.

Lil Wayne's protégé is eager to return to his acting roots - but he's struggling to find a quality project among the stereotypical roles he's already been offered.

He tells XXL maga...
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Check Out 'Vampire Diaries' This Thursday On The CW

September 9th, 2009 10:53am EDT
The Vampire Diaries
Has anyone else noticed that vampires are getting very, very trendy? There was a time in the 90s when Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" came out and that inspired some great new versions of the old monster tale. Then there was "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" that brought pop culture and vampire horror together in a hilarious high school drama kind of way, and that show's spin off "Angel" continued the legacy.

Lately vampires have been booming in a big way thanks to "Twilight" and "True Blood," and now there's a new series coming to the CW for vamp-fans to salivate over. "The Vampire D...
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Ten New Fall 2009 Shows We Can't Wait To Watch

September 8th, 2009 9:41am EDT
New fall 2009 TV
Summer coming to an end can only mean one thing - it is time for our favorite television shows to return. Along with the top-rated shows we've come to love, such as Dancing With The Stars and CSI, the fall 2009-10 schedule is filled with newcomers just waiting to hit number one.

Check out our list of the 10 new fall shows we cant wait to watch:

Because one of something is never enough, the CW has taken on another cult-classic remake - Melrose Place. This time around the clothes are skimpier, the people are sexier and the fights are much more entertaining. While the show will have the...
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Lauren Collins & Adamo Ruggiero Talk 'Degrassi,' Working With Perez Hilton & More

August 14th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Lauren Collins and Adamo Ruggiero
We met up with Lauren and Adamo at Planet Hollywood in New York City, where they were doing a memorabilia donation for their latest film "Degrassi Goes Hollywood," The N's first original two-hour movie.

Lauren and Adamo were both on the hit TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation, and reprised their roles as Paige Michalchuk and Marco Del Rossi for this film. Degrassi dealt with a lot of heavy issues such as self image, peer pressure, pregnancy, drug abuse, and sexual identity. It earned Adamo a 2004 GLAAD Media Awards nomination and his co-star Lauren won a Young Artist Award for Best ...
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The Irony Of A Searchlight (Links & Stuff)

April 9th, 2009 8:41pm EDT
Nixon
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

3rd STAR TREK Clip Hits the Internet - Collider

The 9 Awesomest Things that William Shatner Has Done That Have Nothing to Do with Captain Kirk - Topless Robot

50 mistakes in The Simpsons - Movie Mistakes

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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

August 11th, 2008 9:44am EDT
Weeds
Monday, Aug 11

American Mall (MTV, 9 p.m.) - Can't get enough of teenagers breaking into song? This retail musical from the producers of High School Musical is for you.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Kevin Sorbo guest stars as a Middleman from the 1960s who has been cryogenically frozen in all his glory.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Alert the masses! Nancy finally decides to do some parenting and talk to her sons about their recent behavior.

Tuesday, Aug 12

Eureka (Sci Fi, 9 p.m.) - Talk about a case of wedding day jitters. An earthquake rattles Allison's wedd...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 22nd, 2008 8:45am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
Tuesday, July 22

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Family trouble, boy problems, throwing up. Just a typical school day for Amy.

How to Look Good Naked (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) - Oh my, a real healthy looking woman!

Wednesday, July 23

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The top eight take the dance floor.

Project Runway (Bravo, 9 p.m.) - The designers go eco-friendly for their next challenge, which teams them with their models.

Thursday, July 24

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 9 p.m.) - It's down to six after tonight.

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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 7th, 2008 9:16am EDT
Enrico Colantoni
Monday, July 7

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) - Penny must nurse a sick Sheldon in this rerun.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman stumble upon a subculture of exiled aliens addicted to plastic surgery. Hey, it's not easy being green.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Doug finally joins the Botwins in Ren Mar, while Nancy asks Andy to join her on a little trip south of the border. Seven days of mourning sure does make Nancy antsy.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Belle does a lot of things in the bedroom, but there may be someth...
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Ashley Tisdale Goes Back To High School In 'Picture This,' On DVD July 22

July 5th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Picture This
The fashions, trends, and slang may change, but few experiences are as timeless and universal as the social rollercoaster of being a teenager! High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale headlines her very first feature-length film in the highly anticipated DVD premiere of Picture This, making its debut July 22 from MGM Home Entertainment.

"When I read the script for Picture This, I just fell in love with the lead character Mandy, this goofy, unpopular, girl next door who knows what she wants, but isn't willing to sacrifice who she is to get it," said Tisdale. "Mandy's real and I think a ...
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MTV To Exclusively Premiere New Movie Musical, 'The American Mall,' August 11

June 13th, 2008 6:30am EDT
The American Mall
Set in the kind of mall that's always been a home away from home for teens everywhere, The American Mall is the story of Ally, a hardworking young woman whose mother has owned a music shop that's been the soul of the mall ever since it opened when Ally was a kid. Ally's singer/songwriter dreams seem to come closer to fruition when she meets Joey, a musician who's moonlighting as a janitor at the mall in order to support his own rock star ambitions. While Joey understands her songs (and heart) like no one else, Ally's happiness and the fate of the music store are threatened when the mall o...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

June 9th, 2008 8:43am EDT
Kathy Griffin
Monday, June 9

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - School's out in tonight's season finale, which means it's time for some Spring Break antics.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Admit it. You liked it when Blair and Serena were more enemies than friends, like in tonight's repeat when Blair tells the college reps that Serena has a drug problem.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Ted is the ultimate spoilerphobe when he builds a sensory deprivation contraption to avoid finding out the outcome of the Super Bowl. Take note, spoiler-free TV watchers.

Tuesday, June 10

Hell's...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

February 25th, 2008 10:29am EST
A Raisin in the Sun
Monday, Feb. 25

A Raisin in the Sun (ABC, 8 p.m.) - This adaptation of the classic play stars The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, Private Practice's Audra McDonald, Sean Combs and odd-man out John Stamos.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Cameron enrolls in a ballet class taught by Dmitri's sister. This should be a piece of cake for real life ballerina Summer Glau.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Cash-strapped Allison's going over to the dark side? Say it isn't so.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The top 10 guys take the stage.

One Tr...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

February 4th, 2008 8:49am EST
House
Monday, Feb. 4

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (Sundance, 8 p.m.) - Can't wait for Project Runway to return? Check out this profile of designer Marc Jacobs and his ready-to-wear collections.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - A new episode is good news, but can we please shorten the title?

Tuesday, Feb. 5

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Atlanta natives give it their best shot at auditions.

House (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Wilson is dating a female version of House. Freud would have a field day with that one.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m....
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Itching for a TV Fix? There Are Lots Of Ways To Watch Your Favorite Shows

January 30th, 2008 10:56am EST
Lost
Writers' Strike Diary, Day 85: My DVR is empty! I look forward to each weekend for new episodes of "Torchwood" on BBC America, but otherwise my TV just sits there, watching me and judging me. I'm a TV addict in need of a fix.

Fortunately, there are dealers out there willing to trade TV shows for a price. Who can viewers turn to? Where can you get the best deal? Should you venture into that cold world or search the internet? Hopefully the following guide can help you out.

Different Ways To Get That Television Fix:

DVD

This would be those round discs that you put into a p...
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Tom Skerritt Stars In 'Killer Wave' Miniseries; Premiering On ION, Sunday August 5

August 1st, 2007 4:04pm EDT
Killer Wave
Killer Wave is an action-disaster miniseries about a conspiracy theory regarding the manufacture of fear for profit. In the story, a large corporation hatches a scheme to devastate American cities on the East Coast with the intent of winning a multi-billion dollar contract from the government to build a sea wall along the eastern seaboard. Marine engineers John McAdams (Angus MacFayden) and Sophie Marleau (Karine Vanasse) try to find the perpetrators of these "natural disasters," but they have to evade both the FBI and paid assassins chasing them. Meanwhile, the rogue corporation's CEO, Vic...
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New TV On DVD, July 3

July 3rd, 2007 8:00am EDT
Eureka
The sci-fi series Eureka centers on a group of intelligent people who are tucked away in a remote town. The residents build futuristic inventions for the government's benefit. Season one is now on DVD. Also out this week: Degrassi The Next Generation season five.
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New TV on DVD, March 28

March 28th, 2006 7:59am EST
Six Feet Under
If you can't wait to see episodes air on Bravo later this year, check out the fifth season of HBO's critically acclaimed Six Feet Under on DVD. The series takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional Pasadena, Calif., family that runs an independent funeral home. Also in stores this week: season one of Knots Landing, season three of Degrassi the Next Generation, and seasons four of Quantum Leap and Northern Exposure.
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