News Roundup: 9-02-10 Day Coverage

2 09 2010
  • TV Squad wants to know your favorite Beverly Hills 90210 scene or moment.
  • PopEater has a look at Celebs Who Got Their Start On 90210.
  • PopEater also did a roundup of YouTube videos which use the BH90210 themesong.
  • BuzzSugar has a fun trivia quiz. I scored 100 percent.
  • CinemaBlend offers some interesting BH90210 facts and shares the writer’s recollection of watching the show.
  • The Washington Post shared some of their favorite BH90210 moments.
  • RedEye put together a photo gallery of characters from both versions of 90210.
  • Television Without Pity has a 31-page look at the BH90210 pilot. Yes, 31 pages. And it’s pretty humorous.
  • The Big Lead has a look at their favorite characters and moments.
  • Soap Opera Weekly, where I used to intern, put together two slideshows: Where Are They Now? (which has at least one mistake) and 90210/Daytime Crossovers.
  • Legacy.com has a nice post called Remembering Aaron Spelling On 90210 Day.
  • HitFix has a look at one of the show’s continuity errors, though their comment that Scott’s death was “a sweeps stunt” can be refuted by my interview with Charles Rosin (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210), where he explains how the storyline came about.
  • Check out this collection of Beverly Hills 90210 baseball cards.
  • Nylon compared the original version and the new version, albeit with a few inaccuracies.
  • Go Fug Yourself, which has been very good to me, has a humorous look at some of the show’s fashion.
  • EW.com linked to their oral history of BH90210, which was published circa the series finale. I had never read this before. Do take the time to do so.
  • Yahoo has a look back at Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) and Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) participating in a Project A.L.S. event at baseball games in 2002.
  • The Palm Beach Post mentions some of the musical acts that appeared on BH90210.
  • Flavorwire has an interesting look at BH90210-Man Men character parallels.
  • Gawker shared their favorite BH90210 memories, although some of the descriptions aren’t accurate.
  • Variety shared their picks for great moments.
  • MTV has a poll asking which of the guys they list, from both versions of the show, is your choice hottie.
  • Zap2it has a Where Are They Now? photo gallery for the original cast, though not all of the entries are completely up-to-date.
  • Zap2it also has a look at what they’re calling teen-y moments.
  • PEOPLE.com has an interview with Ian Ziering (Steve, Beverly Hills 90210), where he claims he tried to organize a reunion for today. Not sure I believe him. A rep for 90210 told me The CW had no comment.
  • PEOPLE.com also has a list of their picks for most memorable BH90210 moments.
  • The Huffington Post put together a photo gallery of what they’ve deemed to be ridiculous things about BH90210, but at least one of them isn’t accurate.
  • Idolator has a look at some of the songs that were featured on one of the BH90210 soundtracks.
  • The B.S. Report has a humorous and thorough, but not entirely accurate two-part podcast in honor of 9-02-10 Day where they give out 90210 Awards.
  • ESPN has a look at some of the athletes who guest-starred on BH90210.
  • Forbes has a list of life lessons to be learned from BH90210.
  • The Hollywood Reporter has an article about some of BH90210’s cast and crew.
  • Vanity Fair made a list of their picks for best BH90210 cameos.

I’m sure I missed some, so feel free to leave links in the comments.





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

12 02 2010
  • The Wrap has an article giving their renewal/cancellation predictions but the teen dramas aren’t included. (Though the article starts out with quotes from Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Schwartz giving his thoughts on being a “bubble show.” He’s talking in reference to his other show, Chuck, though.) They think Smallville will return, Life Unexpected should be given another chance and Melrose Place needs a miracle.
  • E! Online is holding a TV’s Top Couples Tournament and you can help narrow down the list of possible contenders. You can vote for Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl), Dan/Serena (Gossip Girl), Dan/Vanessa (Gossip Girl), Nate/Blair (Gossip Girl), Nate/Jenny (Gossip Girl), Nate/Serena (Gossip Girl), Nate/Vanessa (Gossip Girl), David/Donna (Beverly Hills 90210), Dylan/Brenda (Beverly Hills 90210), Brandon/Kelly (Beverly Hills 90210), Lucas/Brooke (One Tree Hill), Nathan/Haley (One Tree Hill), Pacey/Joey (Dawson’s Creek), Ryan/Marissa (The O.C.), Ryan/Taylor (The O.C.), or Seth/Summer (The O.C.).
  • Dan and Serena (Gossip Girl) ranked third on Television Without Pity’s list of Worst Romantic Relationships on TV.
  • HealthNewsDigest.com has an interview with Lori Loughlin about being the spokeswoman for Voices of Meningitis.
  • The Mansfield News Journal has an article on Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • The Globe and Mail has an article on Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) and his new show, Meet Phil Fitz.
  • You can watch Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) in a bunch of  videos for Garden Party.
  • Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill) has picked a winner for our Wakey!Wakey! contest. He will announce it publicly on his blog in the coming days.
  • Grubbs posted a video of himself and India de Beaufort (Miranda, One Tree Hill) on his blog.
  • Access Hollywood has an interview with Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill).
  • Parade.com has an interview with James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).




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

29 10 2009
  • This is an interesting article on the future of The CW and what it means for television.
  • Ausiello has a pretty big spoiler about Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes, 90210) and Gia (Rumer Willis, 90210).
  • MTV has an article on the above, which rightly points out a comparison to The O.C.
  • Well, Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted more info and he WON’T be playing Cliff when he appears on 90210. Just another instance of this new show killing the original.  Ugh.
  • Soap Opera Source has a few details on the role Vaughan WILL play.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) spoke with MTV about playing her GG character versus her role on Mercy.
  • A gossip columnist says Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) and Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl) will announce an engagement soon, and the estranged husband of Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) is planning a tell-all book on her and the show.
  • Leona Lewis says she chose not to kiss Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) in her music video.
  • A few little Dawson’s Creek references in this Los Angeles Times interview with Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Television Without Pity has an article comparing Dawson’s Creek and The Vampire Diaries (which Williamson also created).




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

17 08 2009
  • We’ll be playing trivia tomorrow night.  Details will be posted in the morning.
  • Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210 all have nominations in the Best Hair category for The CW Sourcies.
  • PEOPLE.com has a spoilish interview on the new season with Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl).
  • The New York Times accompanied Matthew Settle (Rufus, Gossip Girl) around New York City for a few hours.  Interesting read.
  • Hesitant to promote a non-official and non-scholarly book but here you go…Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide  to Gossip Girl.  It will be released in a few weeks.
  • Check out a faithful reader’s look back at Gossip Girl’s first season.
  • Momogic.com has a great interview with Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • On August 30, Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210) will co-host The CW Fall 2009 Preview Special.”
  • Teleivision Without Pity had their 21-year-old intern watch the pilots of  Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson’s Creek for the first time.  Brilliant.
  • There is a new One Tree Hill podcast, with an opportunity to win the season 6 DVD.
  • Korbi posted a spoilish interview with Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill), Shantel VanSanten (Quinn, One Tree Hill) and Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill).
  • Ashley Rickards (Sam, One Tree Hill) did an interview with Seventeen.com.  Last summer, when I was an intern there, I was the one doing these interviews!
  • Allison Scaglliotti (Abby, One Tree Hill) will appear on Smallville.




News Roundup: 90210 and Gossip Girl

4 05 2009
  • 90210’s Annie (Shenae Grimes) made Television Without Pity’s list of “main characters we’d love to fire.”
  • Lori Loughlin (Debbie, 90210) did a video interview with WPIX about the season finale.
  • This is a really interesting article on El Segundo High School, where 90210 sometimes films.  The school is looking for more revenue, which is why it is allowing different things to be filmed there.
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of the June issue of Cosmopolitan.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) is one of the leads in a new NBC drama called Mercy.
  • Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) participated in a celebrity soccer match in LA this weekend.
  • PEOPLE has a video clip of No Doubt’s upcoming appearance on Gossip Girl.
  • 50 Cent admitted he watched Gossip Girl to check out his Twelve co-star, Chace Crawford (Nate).







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