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

25 06 2010
  • Digital Spy has an interesting video interview with Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl). Aside from Gossip Girl stuff, he has nice things to say about working with Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) on Chalet Girl and even mentions The O.C.
  • Examiner.com has an interview with Bush and Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill) about the crisis in the Gulf.
  • Sunday will be the first appearance of Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) on True Blood.
  • MSNBC (but really Access Hollywood) has a great interview with Manganiello.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) made their first formal public appearance as a couple last night when they walked the red carpet together at the Eclipse premiere. Also there: Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and hubby Peter Facinelli. Facinelli and Lutz both appear in Eclipse.
  • CNN has a good interview with Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210), in which she makes an interesting comment about 90210.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

26 04 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Forget about Chuck and Blair! The real craziness that’s going down toward the end of this season of Gossip Girl is all about who’s saying goodbye.

On the heels of the news that Taylor Momsen‘s Jenny Humphrey will be leaving the Upper East Side this season, I’m told now that yet another female regular will be heading off into the sunset. (And leaving one heartbroken boy behind.)

So who is it?

Marcio in Ipswich, Mass.: Could we get some news on One Tree Hill or Melrose Place? Will they both stick around?
Nope. I’m told Melrose Place is pretty much a goner. It would take a miracle for it to survive at this point. However, the jury’s still out on One Tree Hill. The ratings in the next few weeks do matter, and it returns with a new episode tonight. (Hint, hint.)

Bob in Oakland, Calif.: Are we gonna see my girl Kristen Bell again on Party Down?
Yes! Adam Scott spilled the scoop: “When the season starts, Uda (Kristen Bell) is my steady girlfriend. But then Casey (Lizzy Caplan) comes back into the fold and kind of screws everything up.” Thus freeing Kristen to reteam with creator and executive producer Rob Thomas for a Veronica Mars movie, right? We kid. But don’t give up hope yet: “I’d love to do one,” said Rob at the Party Down Paley Center for Media celebration for the show’s second season premiere. “Kristen would love to do one…We [just] need someone to pay for it!” Empty your piggy-banks, kids!

Marlo in London: What’s the scoop on Vanessa and Dan on Gossip Girl?
It’s not looking good long-term, sorry! I’m hearing that Vanessa will be leaving not only New York but the country before the end of the season–running off to a superfancy and superfar job with CNN. So yes, Jessica is the second female, along with Taylor Momsen’s Little J, to head off into the sunset. The good news? I’m told by sources that both ladies will still be series regulars next season. As for you wondering what Little J will do that leads to her departure, I’m told “it’s a culmination of lots of things Jenny does to multiple people.” That doesn’t sound good at all!

Matthew in Philadelphia: What’s the word on Gossip Girl?
Don’t expect Serena to continue to sit idly by while Jenny tries to hone in on Nate. The onetime pals and now stepsisters are headed for some seriously rough times ahead.

Jenelle from Conn.: Yay! One Tree Hill is back tonight! The death of Haley’s mom made for such a great episode! What happens after?
Well, when we talked to James Lafferty, he had this to say: “Haley has a long road ahead of her in dealing with her mother’s death, as anybody would. A big part of the Scott family life will be dealing with the grief. It’s definitely a growing experience for the family.” Another tease? Here’s the deal with Nathan for the rest of the season: “He’s finally got some time to spend with his family, and his family at this point in their lives really needs him,” James tells us. “He really gets the opportunity to be a father and a husband.” Model husband and father? Adorable.

Evelyn in Tacoma, Wash.: 90210 is really getting good, but how are things going to go down between Debbie and Harry if Rob Estes is leaving?
Believe it or not, Annie’s going to be the one to point out the marriage woes between her parents, causing them to really sit down and talk things over. But when Debbie finds out that Harry has pretty much enabled Dixon’s little gambling problems, something (one would find in a diaper) is going to hit the fan.

Credit: E! Online

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Notes:

I can’t see why the ratings at this point would have much of an impact on whether One Tree Hill is renewed. To date, One Tree Hill has outperformed both Gossip Girl and 90210, which received early renewals. Even if One Tree Hill dropped during these next four episodes, Gossip Girl and 90210 have dropped significantly in the last few months. OTH wouldn’t be the only show underperforming. Clearly ratings aren’t the biggest factor to The CW. That said I realize there’s more value in GG/90210 at low ratings than there is with OTH at low ratings. If I had to guess–and I’ll do it with a disclaimer that I’m far less experienced than Kristin–I’d say that while decent ratings are preferred, OTH’s renewal will really be based on how The CW’s pilots turn out and whether the network would rather risk starting a new series or risk sticking with an aging one.

Kristen Bell voices Gossip Girl on, um, Gossip Girl.





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, The O.C., 90210 and Dawson’s Creek

16 04 2010
  • So glad I’m back to contributing Gossip Girl recaps to the Talking Gossip After Dark podcast! Make sure you check it out!
  • This week’s Gossip Girl made TVGuide.com’s list of Top Moments of The Week for the Most Tearful “IDo” with Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) telling Chuck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl) “this is the end” for them.
  • The Gossip Girl season 3 DVD hasn’t been officially announced yet and there isn’t a release date but you can check out the cover art and pre-order it from Amazon.
  • The Gossip Girl tour of New York City will allow moms to go free Mother’s Day weekend.
  • CNN has their Connector Of The Day video interview with Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl).
  • PEOPLE.com has a short article on Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) filming the music video for The Pretty Reckless’ Make Me Wanna Die.
  • Beauty & The Briefcase, starring Hilary Duff (Olivia, Gossip Girl) and Chris Carmack (Luke, The O.C.), will air Sunday night on ABCFamily.
  • Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Valerie, Beverly Hills 90210) filmed a PSA for the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) will be on The Ellen DeGegeres Show Monday with hubby Dean McDermott. Duff was on today.
  • Shawn Christian (Wayne, Beverly Hills 90210) spoke a little bit about the show in an interview with We Love Soaps. Never knew he was asked to stick around in season 1o! He also discusses being on Summerland, which starred Lori Loughlin (Debbie, 90210), and working with Roger Howarth (Professor Hetson, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) is in talks to star in the action flick Deathgames.




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

12 04 2010
  • One Tree Hill came in second in Kristin’s Save One Show campaign. Chuck, which is executive produced by Josh Schwartz (executive producer, Gossip Girl; The O.C.) won.
  • Even if you didn’t participate in the postcard campaign for One Tree Hill, you can still print out one of the postcards as a keepsake.
  • The first video featuring the winners of The CW’s One Tree Hill contest has been released. It’s pretty cute. I am ridiculously jealous.
  • The new One Tree Hill Connection podcast has an interview with Joe Davola (executive producer, One Tree Hill).
  • Cari Moskow (Patty, One Tree Hill) joined Twitter today after being re-inspired by our interview.
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) will no longer be starring in Footloose.
  • The 33 TV, a news station in Dallas, has a video interview with Crawford and his sister Candice.
  • CNN is taking fan questions for Crawford for their Connector Of The Day feature. Can you spot the error in what they wrote?
  • PEOPLE.com and the New York Post have interviews with Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • MTV has a short interview with Eric Daman (costume designer, Gossip Girl).
  • I don’t post these every week but I figured I’d share this time: 90210 had the most DVR growth, percentage wise, in the 18-49 demographic than any other network show during the week of March 22. Gossip Girl ranked fourth. (It’s noteworthy, for One Tree Hill renewal/cancellation purposes, that Melrose Place ranked second.) The CW sent out a press release with all the numbers.
  • Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210) will return to Melrose Place tomorrow night for the season finale.
  • Time Out New York Kids has an interview with Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210), which includes a (totally legitimate but late, IMO) dig at 90210.
  • The Bannen Way, which features Vanessa Marcil (Gina, Beverly Hills 90210) and Autumn Reeser (Taylor, The O.C.), won several awards at The Streamys.
  • An article on Life Unexpected, which stars Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), has nice references to both DC and Beverly Hills 90210.
  • BlackBook has an interview with Smith, with a little bit of DC talk and a Gossip Girl mention.
  • Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek) spoke a little about James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) to E! Online.




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210, One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek

9 01 2010
  • CNN has an interesting article on Gossip Girls’ effect on the Empire Hotel, which is used by the show.
  • Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210) got a formspring.me account so fans could ask him questions.
  • Last week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest (dated January 12) have a feature examining blonde vs. brunette scenarios on daytime and primetime, including 3 teen dramas. 1. Both Kelly vs. Brenda and Kelly vs. Valerie (Beverly Hills 90210), with points awarded to Kelly in both instances. 2. Dawson vs. Pacey (Dawson’s Creek) with a “win” for Pacey. It inaccurately says Joey and Pacey broke up after she lost her virginity to him. They also could’ve done Jen vs. Joey. 3. Peyton vs. Brooke (One Tree Hill), with a point for Peyton and a half-point for Brooke being mature about it. This last one, especially, was incredibly over-simplified, bordering on misleading and inaccurate. There were great pictures for all.
  • While thinking about the Beverly Hills 90210 anniversaries this year brings, I found this Star News article from two years ago that, in honor of Dawson’s Creek’s 10-year anniversary, revisits interacting factoids about the show.
  • This article on Life Unexpected suggests Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) will be there for the long-haul, despite the vibe I got after watching the first three episodes.




News Roundup: 90210, Dawson’s Creek and The O.C.

7 01 2010
  • Ryan O’Neal has been cast as Spence Montgomery, father to Teddy (Trevor Donovan). We’ve known for a while that we’d see Spence in upcoming episodes but this is the first casting announcement.
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) is working on a new book, tentatively titled uncharted terriTORI and scheduled for release in June.
  • While researching something earlier, I came across this New York Times article from 2000, which was published shortly before Beverly Hills 90210 ended. On May 17, it will be 10 years since the series finale. (In September, it will be 20 years since the series premiere!)
  • Finding the above article reminded me of this one, which quoted me when I was all of 12 years old!
  • Beginning Monday, The CW will allow people to watch the first ten minutes of Life Unexpected, starring Shiri Appleby (Rene, Beverly Hills 90210) and Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), on their Facebook Fan page.
  • CNN has an interesting article on The Beautiful Life, starring Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) being on YouTube.




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

28 12 2009




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210 and Dawson’s Creek

5 11 2009
  • E! Online has a short spoilish blurb on the Gossip Girl threesome.
  • PEOPLE.com has a poll asking if Gossip Girl is “going too far.”
  • MTV interviewed Lady Gaga about her upcoming Gossip Girl appearance.
  • Rolling Stone interviewed GG executive producer Stephanie Savage about Gaga’s appearance.
  • TV Overmind has an article criticizing Gossip Girl, much like yesterday’s piece from the Daily News.  Again, I’m not GG’s biggest fan–far from it–but I don’t think the picture they painted is entirely accurate.  Buddy TV has a piece, too, but it really just regurgitates the Daily News one.
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) on the cover of the December issue of Glamour UK.
  • TV Guide Magazine calls next week’s One Tree Hill a “standout episode.”
  • One Tree Hill director Mike Leone recorded a message for fans.
  • Apparently Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) is one of the most nominated people in several categories of the Open Web Awards put on by the social media site Mashable.  Burton is being nominated for her work with SoGoPro.
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) wrote a piece for CNN on heart disease.  As you may or may not know, it’s an issue both she and members of her family have personally dealt with.
  • Here are all the articles I could find on last night’s Dawson’s Creek panel at the Paley Center: Zap2it, Zap2it again, New York Post, Home Media Magazine, AfterElton.  I’m a little disappointed as I expected there to be more. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.







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