Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

24 08 2010

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

Scott in Detroit, Mich.: I totally remember Joe Manganiello, True Blood‘s Alcide, as Brad on How I Met Your Mother! Any chance he’ll make another appearance on the show?
Ew. That flabby schlub? “I would bet money that Brad will be back.” That’s what the ridonkulously hot man himself told us. So what exactly has Brad been up to since we last saw him in the season five premiere? “He revealed he may be a hermaphrodite ’cause he tells Robin, ‘I’m a little different down there,’ So maybe deeper into the mystery of what Brad is,” Joe suggested. “We need to figure out what Brad is. We’re figuring out who the mother is and what exactly Brad is. It’s kind of the b-plot of the show, ‘What is Brad?’” B-plot?! Psh, we’re promoting the Brad mystery to the A-plot. Sorry Ted’s baby mama, we’ve had enough of your drama.

Steph in Austin, TX: Kristin, there’s a rumor that Chuck tries to rape and beat Blair. Can you clear that up for me because if this happens, [Gossip Girl] can shove this show where the sun doesn’t shine. Thanks!
Per my rock-solid source: “LOL. Not true in the least.” So no one needs to shove anything anywhere uncomfortable. Phew!

Sarah in Massapequa, N.Y.: Am I the only person sensing some romantic tension between Aria’s dad Byron (Chad Lowe) and Hanna’s mom Ashley (Laura Leighton) on Pretty Little Liars?
Trust us, you are definitely not the only one catching the pair’s meaningful stares and ever-growing connection, but there might be someone standing in their way when this guiltiest of guilty pleasures returns, and that someone ain’t his estranged wife, Ella (Holly Marie Combs). We caught up with Amanda Schull, aka Byron’s former mistress Meredith, who tells us fans will be seeing more of her in the second half of the season: “As far as I know I will be [back]. I don’t know the details of that but I know that the story line, especially the story lines in the book say I will be.” Well, according to the books she’s around for a (pregnant pause)… long time. Oops, was that too obvious?

Monica: Hi! Any scoop on 90210?
Michael Steger tells us: “I show up in a Ferrari, I got rid of the Lamborghini, so I am driving a new car to school on the first day.” Jessica Lowndes: “My new character is no longer in high school, she’s touring and singing, so there’s a lot more music, which has been a lot of fun.” And Matt Lanter: “There’s always drama, love triangles, I’ve got a half-brother coming in. There’s a big earthquake that happens in episode one, so it kind of affects everybody, it’s kind of fun.” By the way, Matt stars as the Robert Pattison in the new spoof movie Vampires Suck and jokes about his anticipated reaction from Twilight fans: “I got a couple extra deadbolts on my door just as a precaution, but so far, I haven’t needed ‘em.”

Credit: E! Online

Notes:

Manganiello played Owen on One Tree Hill.

Leighton played Sophie on Beverly Hills 90210. Schull plays Sara/Katie on One Tree Hill. And Lowe used to be married to Hilary Swank (Carly, Beverly Hills 90210), while Holly Marie Combs starred with Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) on Charmed.

(There are many more connections at play here when you consider the casts of HIMYM, True Blood and PLL, but let’s save it for Six Degrees of Teen Dramas.)





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

29 07 2010
  • The CW had an event today, similar to the upfront, for the TCA (Television Critics Association), a somewhat-selective organization of television journalists. CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff spoke and took questions before separate panels for Nikita, Hellcats and Gossip Girl.
  • The Futon Critic is reporting that Ostroff confirmed One Tree Hill has been given a full-season order for the upcoming season, but, as of this moment, I am not seeing other outlets reporting that.
  • Ostroff told Star News last night that OTH could be renewed after season 8, which Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) thinks is “fishy.” Today Ostroff said that it was too soon to discuss whether this is the final season.
  • Ostroff also said there WASN’T an alternate ending for OTH last season, in case the show wasn’t renewed. (Something I maintained all along, if you recall.)
  • Ostroff reiterated that the morning-after Nielsen ratings are not the only factor that is important to them when evaluating a show’s success (hence the renewals of Gossip Girl, 90210, etc.). TVByTheNumbers.com has an interesting piece reacting to this.
  • For more on the session with Ostroff, check out these live-blogs and recaps.
  • The Gossip Girl panel featured Ed Westwick (Chuck), Josh Schwartz (executive producer), Stephanie Savage (executive producer) and Joshua Safran (executive producer).
  • A preview of season 4 was shown and some spoilers were divulged. Taylor Momsen (Jenny) will be back (something else I’ve maintained all along), and the producers admitted that they have an idea of how the show will eventually end but said it’s a long time off.
  • For more on the Gossip Girl panel, check out these live-blogs and recaps. (Warning: spoilers included.)
  • Korbi has a spoiler-filled Q & A with Schwartz and Savage.
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night.
  • Crawford spoke with MTV about Juliet (Katie Cassidy, Gossip Girl) and GG shooting in Paris, which he did not partake in.
  • AfterElton spoke with Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210), Michael Steger (Navid, 90210) and Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210) individually about the possibility that one of their characters will be the one that comes out this season. Interestingly enough, they each give contradictory stories on how everyone found out about the storyline.
  • Crushable’s interview with Lanter on the same topic is a bit contradictory, too, as he says he knows which character it is, but the above interviews seem to suggest they don’t know who it is, if I’m reading this all correctly. Oh, and there’s totally Lannie spoilers in that interview.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) spoke to Us Weekly about Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s guest appearance.
  • Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) performed a powerful monologue by Eve Ensler for MTV.
  • Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) will reprise her How I Met Your Mother role.
  • Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) hilariously spoke with MTV about Pacey-Con. LOL at the Jen-Con comment. I’m sure the reunion thing, though, will end up being blown way out of proportion by the media.




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

1 04 2010




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

8 01 2010
  • Found this pretty cool take on recreating fashion styles as seen on Beverly Hills 90210 in the early 90s.
  • The CW sent out a press release about its schedule for the rest of the TV year: as previously reported, we’ve got One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected beginning January 18, but now we know repeats of LUX and Gossip Girl will air Wednesday nights until March. Also, as previously reported, LUX takes OTH’s spot on March 8 so new episodes of GG can air. 90210 returns with its new episodes the next night, March 9. Then on April 19, LUX is finished and we’ve got new episodes of OTH and GG through the end of the season.
  • PEOPLE.com has a poll asking whether Adam Lambert should guest-star on Gossip Girl or other shows.
  • Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) will star in Green Lantern, whose screenplay was written by Greg Berlanti (writer- producer, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) will be among the presenters at the Golden Globes on January 17.
  • There are brief mentions of Gossip Girl and The O.C. in this fun interview with Josh Schwartz (creator of both).
  • You can see Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) on How I Met Your Mother this Monday.
  • Melinda Clarke (Julie, The O.C.) will appear on The Vampire Diaries, which only adds to the following…
  • How did I not know Kayla Ewell (Casey, The O.C.) was on The Vampire Diaries, which was created by Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson’s Creek) and also stars Paul Wesley (Donnie, The O.C.)? Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) spoke very fondly of their (now long ago) relationship when I interviewed him in ’08. On The O.C., Ewell starred alongside Cam Gigandet (Volchok, The O.C), who was also in the Twilight films with Lutz and, of course, Nikki Reed (Sadie, The O.C.) and Jackson Rathbone (Justin, The O.C.). Six degrees…
  • There’s an interview with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) in the new issue of Soap Opera Digest.




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

21 11 2009
  • Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) will be returning to Smallville.
  • There’s a small feature on Brett Claywell (Tim, One Tree Hill) in the Dec. 1 issue of Soap Opera Weekly (my old stomping grounds!).
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) was a presenter at mtvU Woodie Awards.
  • Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) is mentioned in this article on How I Met Your Mother.
  • MTV has an interview with Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.)
  • News Blaze has an interview with Nikki Reed (Sadie, The O.C.)
  • Variety says Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek) might “break through.”
  • I should’ve mentioned this a while ago: Julie Bowen (Aunt Gwen, Dawson’s Creek) is one of the leads in Modern Family.




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

11 11 2009
  • Last night’s 90210 (2.1 million viewers rounded up) increased a bit in the ratings compared to last week.
  • The CW sent out a press release touting 90210′s ratings gains in the key demographics.
  • MTV has an interview with Kellan Lutz (George, 90210).
  • SoapNet will air This Time Around, starring Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210), Sunday night.
  • Lindsay Price (Janet, Beverly Hills 90210) and How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radner have broken up.
  • Mitch Ryan has been cast on One Tree Hill.
  • You can read the full press release the Parents Television Council sent out about this week’s Gossip Girl.
  • MTV has an article on Lady Gaga’s appearance in next week’s Gossip Girl.
  • The New York Times has an article on people wanting to do their hair like Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl).
  • Miley Cyrus said she’s “pretty obsessed” with Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl).
  • The CW sent out a press release officially announcing the January 18 premiere date for Life UneXpected, starring Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) and Shiri Appleby (Rene, Beverly Hills 90210).  The release explains how the schedule swap with One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl will work: OTH will have new episodes January 18-March 1 followed by LUX, then March 8-April 12 LUX will air followed by new episodes of GG. After that, LUX is done and OTH and GG will both be back in their regular spots for the rest of the season.




News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill

1 11 2009
  • A U.K. paper says Beverly Hills 90210 is one of the “most shameless cultural franchises.”  The article also claims that 5 original stars have appeared on 90210 2.0 but I can only think of 4!
  • These are the first pictures I’ve seen of Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210) filming 90210.  Not sure what his new character’s name is or how I’ll refer to him on here.
  • Kelly Lynch has been cast as mom to Ivy (Gillian Zinser, 90210).  TVGuide.com has a few more details on the role.
  • Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) was named “hot in Hollywood” in the current issue of USA Weekend.
  • Joanna Garcia (Bree, Gossip Girl) will appear on How I Met Your Mother.
  • Registration for the One Tree Hill Reunion trip to Wilmington will close at the end of this month, Nov. 30.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) has a new blog post on the SoGoPro site.




Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

8 10 2009

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

Question: So, inquiring minds want to know: Is Rachel Bilson the mother on HIMYM? —Jeremy
Ausiello:
Look for exclusive details about Bilson’s character in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on sale Friday). In the meantime, Craig Thomas — who once again promises that episode 100 will feature “some pretty exciting stuff on the mother front” — says he and fellow exec producer Carter Bays are “big fans” of the former O.C. star. “She’s charming and great and we’re [excited] for her to come into such a big episode.”

Question: Are you going to narrow down the list of Gossip Girl threesome possibilities? —Sharon
Ausiello:
Yes, but not here. It wouldn’t be appropriate. I’ll do so in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale Friday.

Question: I know you won’t tell us who is going to partake in the threesome on Gossip Girl, so I won’t even bother asking. I just want to know if it’s a dream or if it’s real. —Fernanda
Ausiello:
Oh, it’s real.

Question: I would love some (good) news about Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl! —Lisa
Ausiello:
It doesn’t get much better than this: They’re still together and (relatively) happy through at least episode 11.

Question: Please tell me your Love and War blind item does not pertain to Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester? That would totally ruin Gossip Girl for me! —Whitney
Ausiello:
It’s not them either. Okay, this marks the end of the Love and War eliminations. You’re on your own now!

Credit: EW.com





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

2 10 2009
  • Ausiello has spoilish info on a character/actor returning to Gossip Girl, as well as a new casting.
  • PEOPLE.com has a short piece on Tyra Banks’ appearance on Monday’s Gossip Girl.
  • Zuzanna Szadowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl) made an appearance on today’s Gossip Girl tour of New York City.
  • Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl), Daphne Zuniga (Victoria, One Tree Hill), Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210) and Grant Show (Jake, Beverly Hills 90210) are include in E!Online’s Where Are They Now? gallery for Melrose Place.  According to Show’s slide, he is now on the new show Accidentally on Purpose.
  • TVGuide.com has the first interview with Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) that I’ve seen in a while.  No 90210 mention, though.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) announced some of the dates for her new tour.  She also has a new vlog.
  • Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) will be appearing on How I Met Your Mother.




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

21 09 2009
  • I’ll  be live-blogging 90210 tomorrow night.
  • TVGuide.com included Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210), Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) in their Emmy Red Carpet Arrivals photo gallery.
  • TVGuide.com also called Lively a fashion hit, Meester a miss and Wilde a hit.  Lively also earned the Best Body title.
  • PEOPLE.com readers voted Lively as “Sexiest Gossip Girl” at the Emmys, over Meester.
  • Teen.com has a video interview with Zuzanna Szadowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) recorded a message to fans.
  • BuddyTV has a spoilish interview Shantel Van Santen (Quinn, Gossip Girl).
  • Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) is back on How I Met Your Mother.
  • Mary Beth Peil (Grams, Dawson’s Creek) is on The Good Wife, which starts tonight on CBS.







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