Shenae directed her first music video, ‘Myself and I’. She also sang the song.
Inspired by a “kooky” head-painting idea to make her best friend feel better after she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, Canadian 90210 actress Shenae Grimes has now started her own charity, Project Lemonade.
“I’m hoping to team up with a hospital in LA to have this — I don’t know what I want to call it exactly — it’s kind of like a creative endeavour of arts and crafts for the soul, involving kids who are going through the treatment process with a little light in their midst,” Grimes told Samaritanmag. “So hopefully it will take off and we can reach out to different hospitals and keep going.”
Project Lemonade won’t be all about head and body art — although, if the kids are into it, Grimes knows it will be fun for them. It will offer all kinds of arts and crafts, but that’s how the idea started.
“My best friend in LA [Laura Worthington] who is 24 years old was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes, and I decided to make her feel a little bit better and feel more confident during the whole treatment process,” recounts Grimes, 20.
“She had just shaved her head and I said, ‘Come over. We’re going to take pretty photos.’ I was like, ‘You know what would be cool? I have these paints,’ and I painted vines on her head, and she said, ‘Wow, that looks cool.’ She loved the photos, so I was like, ‘Alright, let’s keep them going; I’ll come up with other weird ideas,’ and it just kind of rolled from there.
Shenae Grimes“Sounds a little kooky,” she laughs, “but they were pretty stunning and she looked frickin’ amazing. The first thing was just oil paints and then another one we had with latex and another we did gold body paint from head to toe. She thought I was crazy, absolutely nuts!”
After about six months, the two decided to do something bigger and teamed up with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a leading pediatric facility in Memphis, TN, focused on finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
“I put together a photo exhibit of 24 photos and had a silent auction [at Avalon Beverly Hills back on March 31] to raise money for the charity,” Grimes says. “I believe we raised something like $5000 or $6000.”
Grimes is also happy to report that Worthington is in remission.
“She’s completely recovered. Her hair has grown back and she’s back to reality, which is so lovely for her. She’s one of the fortunate ones.”
I found this small preview of season 3, which premiere’s September 13th.
Unzipped is a short fashion film starring Shenae Grimes featuring high fashion looks from the FW ’10 collections of some of Canada’s most prominent designers. Directed by Billie Mintz with Creative Director Arline Malakian. Produced by The Advocates.
CW has released the fall schedual, and 90210 will be on Monday nights, and the 3rd season will premiere on September 13th.
Here is the schedual:
Wednesday, Sept. 8
8-9PM “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Season Premiere)
9-10PM “HELLCATS” (Series Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 9
8PM-9PM “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (Season Premiere)
9PM – 10PM “NIKITA” (Series Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 13
8PM-9PM “90210” (Season Premiere)
9PM-10PM “GOSSIP GIRL” (Season Premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 14
8PM-9PM “ONE TREE HILL” (Season Premiere)
9PM-10PM “LIFE UNEXPECTED” (Season Premiere)
Friday, September 24
8PM-9PM “SMALLVILLE” (Season Premiere)
9-10PM “SUPERNATURAL” (Season Premiere)
Shenae is nominated for this year Teen Choice Awards and 90210 is also nominated.
Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer
Hilary Duff, “Gossip Girl”
Bethany Joy Galeotti, “One Tree Hill”
Katerina Graham, “The Vampire Diaries”
Shenae Grimes, “90210”
Amber Riley, “Glee”
Choice TV Show: Drama
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
TORONTO – Gold medallist, Conn Smythe winner and Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Toews will be among the presenters at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.
On Thursday, Toews and “90210″ actress Shenae Grimes were added to the list of talent appearing at the award show on June 20.
Toews led the Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
Other presenters at the show include Nikki Yanofsky, Three Days Grace, Perez Hilton, Faber Drive and Karl Wolf.
Performers include Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Drake, Hedley and show co-host Miley Cyrus
The season 2 finale definitely left us wanting more.. and although season 3 doesn’t start up until the fall, we’ve already got spoilers for you guys straight form Shenae Grimes (the actress who plays Annie)! Check the spoilers out and see what we’ve got in store for us come this fall!
On Annie’s long-standing hit-and-run storyline
Even though it seems like we’ve yet to find closure on this storyline, Grimes says that this storyline will not end in a “pretty little package” and we’ve got more surprises related to the hit-and-run in store for us.
Other characters’ involvement in the hit-and-run storyline
Last season, it was hinted that Teddy might’ve been involved.. Grimes says that his quasi-involvement “does play kind of a key factor in the resolution of it all or the lack thereof. ” She does point out that this storyline “certainly involves more people and hopefully takes the onus off of Annie’s shoulders.”
No word on whether he’ll be back. No news is good news, right?
On Liam’s and Annie’s relationship…
Grimes says that the viewers have been a bit misled on the nature of Liam’s and Annie’s relationship. She points out that this relationship is rooted in something more lasting than just physical attraction.
Also, all should rest easy: Grimes says that Liam’s and Annie’s relationship will not affect Annie’s and Naomi’s friendship at all.
Why mess with perfection, you might ask? Well, according to 90210‘s Shenae Grimes, it’s all part of a delicate fashion balance. “I think with a pretty dress, you need to casual [your hair] down,” the actress explained to PEOPLE at Tuesday’s 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton Hotel. The petite beauty, who had nervously Tweeted earlier that morning, “Only plan today is getting beautified to present at the gracie’s this eve…sounds glamorous but fancy aint my forte…slightly freaking, help!!,” needn’t have worried: For the event, she was elegantly turned out in a plunging, floor-length black dress by Canadian designer Evan Biddell with a gold statement belt–which played yin to the yang of her artfully undone hair. “Instead of blowing it out and, you know, making it all pretty, I finally achieved a good messy updo,” Grimes told PEOPLE, noting, “‘Messy’ and ‘updo’ never seem to go together in the same sentence.”