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‘Scandal’ Gets Political With Abortion, Planned Parenthood Storylines

20 November 2015 10:48 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shonda Rhimes has never shied away from tackling political storylines, and last night’s “Scandal” lived up to that standard.

The show featured plotlines that tackled the defunding of Planned Parenthood — a hot topic in the current presidential election — as well as abortion, with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) ending her surprise pregnancy. Frustrated by a bill that would have classified Planned Parenthood as “discretionary spending,” Republican Senator Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) led a 16-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, reading off a laundry list of items that the bill would have kept intact.

“The ‘Scandal’ writers did their research,” Rhimes tweeted during the show. “Every budget item Mellie recites is actually real.”

The #ScandaI writers did their research– every budget item Mellie recites it actually Real. #Tgit

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 20, 2015

While Planned Parenthood praised the episode, conservative groups called it “Hollywood’s moral depravity on full display.”

After the episode aired, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Drake Attends Mini ‘Degrassi’ Reunion

7 August 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Drake reunited with his old Degrassi co-stars on Wednesday night, posing with his old friends from Degrassi high, Lauren Collins, Adam Ruggiero and Daniel Clark. Drake Reunites With Degrassi Cast Drake, who acted on the teen soap under the name Aubrey Graham, starred on Degrassi: The Next Generation for seven years playing Jimmy Brooks. On […]

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- Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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Comic Book Review – Archie #1

7 July 2015 5:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras reviews Archie #1…

Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reimagine an icon!

Familiar faces return in unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! It’s a can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series that you just can’t miss.

As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun–but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale.

I was surprised to find myself reading an Archie comic for the first time in decades. I was more surprised to find myself enjoying it.

Like a lot of comic fans, the vast majority of my comic book reading involved men in tights. I was ravenously devouring superhero comics. The idea that comic books could tell stories that didn’t involve world conquering villains and cape-clad do gooders locked in an eternal struggle between good and evil. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Drake -- From 'Degrassi' to Compton ... Thanks to The Game

17 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Drake earned his official Compton 'hood pass -- a far cry from his Degrassi High hall pass days -- all because he was rolling with The Game.  Game played ambassador ... taking Drake to his hometown to shoot a music video for their song "8 More Than 92," which will be on Game's new album, "The Documentary 2." Aside from the video shoot, we're told Game thought this was a great opportunity to introduce Drake to the real side of town. »

- TMZ Staff

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31 Things Degrassi Taught You About High School

9 June 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

After 14 dramatic seasons, TeenNick recently canceled Degrassi: The Next Generation, but Netflix has saved it! Following the conclusion of the series on July 31, the streaming site is planning to release Degrassi: Next Class in 2016. The follow-up to the popular '80s series Degrassi High, the second incarnation of the show taught teenagers everywhere how to feel. Those poor kids really went through the wringer over the course of our time with them; we saw eating disorders, pregnancies, a school shooting, struggles with sexuality, rape, drug use, alcohol abuse, and much, much more. But somehow, this resilient group of teens never let it get them down, and we were inspired to live our own lives of perseverance. In honor of the classic show, read on to remember all the wonderful life lessons you learned from the Degrassi crew. We can only hope that Drake will return for the TV finale. »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Netflix Saves 'Degrassi' With 'The Next Class'

9 June 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Good news, "Degrassi" fans. Just a few days after news that everyone's favo(u)rite Canadian teen soap would be ending after its 14th season, Netflix has come to the rescue. The streaming service will rename the show "Degrassi: The Next Class" (it was "The Next Generation" previously), and start airing it in 2016. The "Degrassi" universe was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood way back in 1979. This will mark the fifth fictional series in the franchise, following "The Kids of Degrassi Street," "Degrassi Junior High," "Degrassi High," and "Degrassi: The Next Generation."  It also is more or less the reason the world has Drake (the rapper starred in 138 episodes of the latter series, then going by Aubrey Graham), and has been a pioneering series when it comes to tackling Lgbt topics.  Thanks Netflix :)


- Jamie Gates

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Awareness and Advocacy in Degrassi: The Next Generation

9 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

People who experience sexual assault are rarely portrayed on television in a way that gives voice and meaning to their stories. 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault in their lifetime, and yet despite prevalent advocacy and awareness efforts, television still has a long way to go in telling stories surrounding sexual assault. This fact makes it all the more surprising that a 2002 episode of the Canadian program Degrassi: The Next Generation kicked off a story arc around a character’s sexual assault that would extend for years and serve as an empowering narrative around sexual assault, healing, and recovery.

Degrassi: The Next Generation was an early 2000’s re-imagining of the classic Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High series from the late 1980s and early 1990s. These shows focused around a class of students at a Canadian school and was a vehicle for addressing issues affecting teenagers, everything from homophobia to teenage pregnancy. »

- Elena Rivera

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