News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Gossip Girl and More

14 05 2010
  • Media Life has an interesting article on state of The CW, its success in the past year (including why Gossip Girl and 90210 are considered successful when their total live audience numbers suggest otherwise) and how it might approach the 2010-2011 season. The article also says there is speculation both One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected will return, which is the same speculation we heard yesterday. And let me put emphasis on the word “speculation.”
  • Kristin also reports that OTH and LUX could get a 12 or 13 episode order but cautions “no final decisions have been made.”
  • Gossip Cop and I busted a Hollywood Life story claiming Torrey DeVitto (Carrie, One Tree Hill) and Paul Wesley (Donnie, The O.C.) “got secretly married.” They haven’t.
  • Generation Y, featuring Daniella Alonso (Anna, One Tree Hill), has been ordered as a series by ABC.
  • NBC ordered three series with teen drama connections: Friends With Benefits, starring Danneel Harris (Rachel, One Tree Hill), Outlaw, previously called Justice and created by John Eisendrath (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210), and Harry’s Law, previously called Kindreds and featuring Brittany Snow (Young Lily, Gossip Girl).
  • Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) worked with Soles4Souls today to aid those affected in Nashville by the floods.
  • Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) received the Sparkling Performance Award at last night’s Young Hollywood Awards, which were also attended by Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210), Snow, Wesley and Nikki Reed (Sadie, The O.C.) and possibly other teen drama stars.
  • Stroup has a new pixie haircut and spoke to PEOPLE.com about it.
  • Gossip Cop busted rumors that Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) are back together. They are NOT…but anything is possible down the road.
  • NBC canceled Mercy, which starred Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).
  • PEOPLE.com reports Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) is in “active negotiations” to play Marilyn Monroe in a movie.
  • If you were a fan of The WB–and I imagine you were if you’re a Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill fan–I highly encourage you to check out this roundup of promos from the network, featuring those casts and many other teen drama stars. It’s a chillingly beautiful trip down memory lane.




News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, 90210 and The O.C.

2 04 2010




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

9 03 2010
  • The Daily Beast has an interesting post about people 30ish and older watching teen dramas.
  • Be sure to check out The CW’s site for all the new video content this week.
  • Last night’s Gossip Girl (1.7 million viewers) dropped quite significantly in the ratings compared to the last episode and dropped to what I’m pretty sure is a series-low. Also noteworthy: A) this is lower than One Tree Hill’s series-low a few weeks ag0 (though OTH usually outperforms GG to begin with), B) this is lower than Life Unexpected’s ratings for last night, and C) the GG and LUX ratings are both significantly lower than the ratings ABCFamily’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It Or Break It got.
  • Parade.com has an interview with Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl).
  • Hilary Duff (Olivia, Gossip Girl) is writing a book series for young adults.
  • Brittany Snow (Young Lily, Gossip Girl) has been cast in Kindreds, an NBC pilot.
  • Korbi has a video interview with Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210).
  • The CW Source has a spoiler-filled video interview with Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210). (Not sure why Zap2it has it and I can’t find it on the Source’s site or YT page.)
  • The CW Source also has a second part to their interview with Michael Steger (Navid, 90210).
  • Starpulse has an article on Steger.
  • The official One Tree Hill Twitter account will be tweeting videos each day as the show films in Utah and continuing until the hiatus ends on April 26.




Fun Fact

10 09 2009

Did you know Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl) played Brittany Snow’s love interest in John Tucker Must Die?

What I find particularly humorous about this is that on Gossip Girl, Snow played the young version of Lily–aka, the mother to Dan’s on-again, off-again girlfriend!

And, of course, Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) also starred in John Tucker.

To top it all off, Badgley also starred in The Bedford Diaries, where Ernest Waddell, who played Peyton’s brother Derek on One Tree Hill, was his co-star.

Yet another tangled teen drama web of connections!





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210 and More

13 05 2009
  • Gossip Girl is included in The New York Times’ season finale guide.
  • There’s a Gossip Girl photo spread in the new issue of TV Guide Magazine.
  • Brittany Snow (80s Lily, Gossip Girl) did a short but sweet interview with The Feed.
  • Paste Magazine has a list of Gossip Girl’s “best musical moments.”
  • A new Gossip Girl novel by Cecily von Ziegesar will reportedly be published this fall.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) says on her blog that she’s close friends with Cullen Moss (Junk, One Tree Hill) and he’ll do a voiceover on one of her films.
  • Amy at the One Tree Hill Blog wrote a very heartfelt “OTH State of the Union.”
  • There are already hints out there on what new characters might appear next season on One Tree Hill.
  • Several 90210 actors are among the celebrities “going green.”
  • Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) says she still gets letters about her role as Marissa’s girlfriend.  Wilde also earned the top spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
  • Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) is the ambassador for Jergens’ Glow in the Dark Campaign.




Spoiler: Watch with Kristin

21 04 2009

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!
Shandell in Houston: Any news on Michelle Trachtenberg’s new pilot?
While Michelle’s been out promoting her flick, 17 Again, she gave E! News the goods on her new show: “I wrapped Gossip Girl, and I signed on to a new NBC pilot called Mercy, a one-hour medical drama about the lives of three nurses. It’s very sexy, and by sexy I mean I learn how to do a catheter—and I can a rock a bedpan in case you ever need it.” We definitely want the best for our girl Michelle, but hopefully Georgina Sparks is not gone for good!

Vicki in Las Vegas: Gossip Girl!
Serena did not really get married, this is a bit of an off week for Blair (she’s in a funk because of her love problemos) and Chuck apologizes to Jenny for that time he tried to get up on her in the pilot (back when Gossip Girl still showed depraved indifference to everything, before it turned into a modern comedy-of-manners masterpiece), but let’s talk about the most important thing: Dorota-sodes are coming! So jealous of Verizon phone owners right now!

Petra in Austin, Texas: What’s the buzz on the Gossip Girl spinoff pilot?
Apparently “Lily” [sic] is not a full pilot. Rather, the ’80s flashbacks are half of a Gossip Girl episode (tied into Serena’s storyline), so it’s hard to judge the series as a whole, but from what insiders have seen so far, it looks good, and Krysten Ritter and Brittany Snow in particular are supposed to be awesome. Yay!

Marie in Terre Haute, Ind.: What’s going on with Peyton on One Tree Hill?
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby boy in the baby carriage, then comes…oops, can’t tell you that part. Mwa-ha-ha-ha. Yes, we’re evil.





Spoiler: Mega Buzz

8 04 2009

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!
Please tell me the banana from last week’s racy episode of 90210 is replacing Annie as the show’s main character. At least it had appeal. Get it? Lee
MICKEY: Hey Lee, smell my flower. I’m sorry to say that Shenae Grimes will be sticking around. (Dustin Milligan, who plays Ethan, on the other hand, will not be.) If it helps, I’m hearing that Naomi’s special brand of emotional terrorism will again set its laser sights on Annie toward the end of the season. So, there’s that for you to anticipate. In the meantime, keep the banana out of it.

Will there be a continuation of Gossip Girl‘s storyline about Lily and Rufus’ child? Yankee
MICKEY: I had a college roommate who called me Yankee. I called him A–hole. For the Supremes fan in the house, the love child/never-meant-to-be will show up May 4 to wreak havoc on Lily and Rufus’ blissful, excitement-free union. I’m hearing it’s kind of cliff-hang-y, as the season’s final two episodes will tee up the Brittany Snow spin-off and reveal exactly what Bart Bass had in that envelope.








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