Ex-Fiance Discovers That ‘Degrassi’ Actor Neil Hope Died Five Years Ago

TORONTO (AP) — Actor Neil Hope, who starred as Derek “Wheels” Wheeler on the popular 1980s TV series “Degrassi Junior High” and had little contact with relatives and friends in his final years, died alone in an Ontario rooming house in 2007, his former fiance confirmed Friday. Ex-fiance Christina Boulard said Hope’s family spent years […]

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Drama Club: Is ‘Rookie Blue’ Too Nice?

ABC is having a bit of a cruel summer.  The network has launched an ambitious schedule, debuting as many new series as it did at mid-season, ranging from two engaging Sunday night dramas ‘Scoundrels‘ and ‘The Gates‘, to the bizarre game show ‘Downfall.’  So far, the results have not been promising.  The audience is not […]

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Commentary: The Case For ‘Degrassi’

Spending five hours on a Saturday afternoon binge-watching ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ might not be your idea of a good time, but as the saying goes, “don’t knock it, till you try it.” Yours truly found himself in that position over the weekend, and can happily report that seeing the sordid lives of Canadian teens […]

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