- Ad Age has an interesting article on how Gossip Girl actually is successful, but the Nielsen ratings don’t show it. It is based on a study by Optimedia, which created “Content Power Ratings.” The Nielsens rank Gossip Girl as the 125th most popular show but Optmedia argues it should be 14th based on all the ways it engages an audience (as opposed to just through watching TV).
- Chuck, executive produced by Josh Schwartz (executive producer, Gossip Girl; The O.C.) was renewed by NBC.
- Beverly Hills 90210 will start from the beginning on SoapNet tomorrow. With the recent scheduling changes, the episodes will air at 11am and noon and then repeat at 4 and 5pm.
- The new issue of Us Weekly has an interview with Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) and hubby Dean McDermott on their vow renewal, plus lots of pictures, including one of Tori with brother Randy Spelling (Ryan, Beverly Hills 90210) and mother Candy Spelling (wife of Aaron, executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210).
- The New York Times has an interview with Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) about his work with Calvin Klein.
- Ausiello says “The CW is said to be strongly considering renewing both One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected for 12 episodes apiece.” But he has a very important disclaimer at the top: “The below info is purely speculative and should by no means be taken as gospel.”
- There’s a feature on Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) in the June issue of Maxim. Warning: NSFW!
- TodayOnline.com has an interview with Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) and some others, mostly about Fringe.
- Carolyn Hennesy (Mrs. Valentine, Dawson’s Creek) received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work on Days Of Our Lives General Hospital.
- Variety confirmed Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) will indeed star in the film Oranges.
- Spoiler alert! One Tree Hill will do some filming in Utah soon and co-producer Kelly Tenney has a post on the SoGoPro blog about scouting locations for it.
- Dina Meyer (Lucinda, Beverly Hills 90210) will be on NCIS this spring.
- OK! Magazine has an interview with Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) about her passion for fashion.
- Gillian Zinser (Ivy, 90210) is now a regular on 90210. I wonder if Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) already is and I missed it? He came in first in my poll on this topic and Zinser ranked second.
- Michael Steger (Navid, The O.C.) appeared on the WPIX Morning News earlier this week. The video has a few spoilers. The accompanying article says his character is “often compared to David Silver from the original series.” Um, thoughts?
- WPIX also had Tate Donovan (Jimmy, The O.C.) on their show this week.
- Adam Brody (Seth, The O.C.) is in the new movie Cop Out, which will be in theaters tomorrow.
- Tomorrow at 2pm, SoapNet will start airing The O.C. from the beginning again. It will also start over Saturday at 8am and Monday at 1pm.
- Formosa Betrayed, starring James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) will have a limited release tomorrow. The New York Times has an interview with him and Filmcritic.com has a review of the film.
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- A few teen drama mentions in this L.A. Times photogallery on “character types.”
- BlackBook has a brief interview with Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210).
- The New York Times said the new 90210 doesn’t “approach the success of [its] predecessor, or even passable hit status.” They won’t get any argument from me!
- According to Zap2it and Nielsen Media Research, 90210 was the fourth least-watched show of 2009.
- Tabitha (Jessica Walter, 90210) and CeCe (Caroline Lagerfelt, Gossip Girl) are mentioned in this CNN piece on boozy grandmothers.
- Only Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) is left in the Girl on Top tournament.
- Examiner.com has an interesting article about Meester.
- Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of the February issue of Teen Vogue. They posted an interview excerpt online and PEOPLE.com also has a story on it.
- The new One Tree Hill Connection podcast features an interview with Lee Norris (Mouth, One Tree Hill). He compares the show to Gossip Girl around the 7:55 mark. Have you read my *two* interviews with Norris?
- PEOPLE.com has an article on Johnathon Schaech proposing to Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill).
- Ausiello has an interview with Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill). Have you read my interview with him?
- Thanks go to Sam for sharing a YouTube link of The True-Love Tale of Boyfriend and Girlfriend, starring Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) and Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill) with narration by Cullen Moss (Junk, One Tree Hill). Can’t say I liked it much…
- The O.C. is on TV.com’s list of the Most Influential Shows of the Decade.
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Categories : 90210, Beverly Hills 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, The O.C.
- Zap2it, Fancast and The TV Addict have interviews with James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill).
- Lafferty also did one with JustJared. I’m going to throw up now.
- Relate Magazine has a feature on Ashley Rickards (Sam, One Tree Hill).
- Daphne Zuniga (Victoria, One Tree Hill) will be on tomorrow’s episode of Melrose Place.
- According to OneTreeHillBlog.com, Barbara Alyn Woods (Deb, One Tree Hill) will appear on Desperate Housewives.
- Fancast also has some spoilish info on a new 90210 casting, related to Teddy (Trevor Donovan, 90210).
- TVGuide.com has a spoilish interview with Gillian Zinser (Ivy, 90210).
- 90210, as well as the other shows, again did well in the DVR ratings.
- Victoria Beckham will reportedly appear on Gossip Girl.
- Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of the November issue of Men’s Health.
- The New York Times spent a night out with Badgley.
- MTV has a short semi-spoilish interview with Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl).
- Entertainment Weekly is asking “which Gossip Girl cast member is picking the best movies?”
- Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) spoke with USA Today about doing voiceover work.
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- 90210 (2.1 million viewers rounded up) dropped in the ratings last night compared to last week but The CW sent out a press release touting how well it did in the key demographics.
- Michael Steger stars in the indie flick “Assisting Venus” but it doesn’t have a release date or even a distributor.
- As I assumed, a tabloid cover story on Tori Spelling is false. Additionally, she’s also doing better health-wise and is back at work.
- The New York Times has a very short piece on the Gossip Girl tour in New York City.
- According to OneTreeHillBlog.com, Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) will be on The Late Late Show tomorrow night.
- Examiner.com has an interview with Cullen Moss (Junk, One Tree Hill), who is currently starring in a play directed by Linda Lavin (Sophie/the Nana, The O.C.).
- A sports documentary by Mike Tollin (executive producer, One Tree Hill) will be part of EPSN’s 30 For 30 celebration.
- Katie Holmes (Joey, Dawson’s Creek) is on the cover of the November issue of Elle.
- Had no idea Robin Dunne (A.J., Dawson’s Creek) stars in a Canadian sci-fi series.
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Categories : 90210, Dawson's Creek, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, The O.C.
Today is a huge milestone in the world of teen dramas. It is the 19th anniversary of the premiere of Beverly Hills 90210, the show that started it all.
In honor of this momentous occasion, 90210 executive producer Charles Rosin, who now runs showbizzle, revisited the show’s early years and development thereafter.
TeenDramaWhore: What was your reaction when Aaron Spelling contacted you to be part of this show, then-called Class of Beverly Hills?
Charles Rosin: Curiosity. Mr. Spelling was a legend in this business whose deal with ABC had ended and who was struggling to re-invent himself and his company for a new generation of TV watchers. Truthfully, I was not a big fan of his most popular shows –”Dynasty,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Love Boat” — which all seemed very old fashioned and predictable. My taste was much more oriented to a more challenging and thought provoking television like “St.Elsewhere,” ” thirtysomething,” and “Northern Exposure,” of which I was the supervising producer for the first season and was working on when I first met “The Mister” in his office at the Warner Hollywood Studios.
TDW: As an executive producer, what exactly was your role? How were you involved in the episode process?
Rosin: In the TV business, a creative executive producer is known as a showrunner, who literally runs all the creative aspects of a show while being responsible for its financial vitality. On 90210 I would either come up with the ideas, or approve ideas brought to me; make sure my partners (The Spelling Company and Fox) approved of these ideas; supervise my staff in writing the story and scripts (or write the stories or scripts myself) based on these ideas; re-write scenes, etc. in my capacity as “the last typewriter” if I felt the material needed punching up; incorporate legal clearances and network notes into the scripts; have a concept meeting with the directors (who I hired); cast the actors for that week’s show; supervise a production meeting with all the department heads (wardrobe, art. etc); be available during production to deal with whatever situations might occur; work with the editors to cut the film which might require dropping scenes, changing the act breaks, changing the order of the story, etc.; then get notes from my partners; then work with my associate producer in getting the locked film ready for airing by adding music, sound effects, correct color, dub voices — and then being the final “ear” when the show is mixed….all while developing three-five scripts simultaneously and prepping for the next episode in line to shoot.
TDW: 90210 essentially started the primetime teen drama genre. What kind of challenges were you up against?
Rosin: Fox was all about edgy/raunchy guy-humor like “Married With Children” while 90210 was a show that not only celebrated girl-empowerment but had this wonderful character named Brenda Walsh [Shannen Doherty] who represented the notion that a teenager could be sexually active and not be a slut, but actually a role model. Unfortunately, my first set of network executives did not see the world as I did . Someday I will write a long article about the censorship that occurred after Brenda lost her virginity at the Spring Dance [ed. note: Episode 1.21, Spring Dance] to her boyfriend (who had been AIDS tested) because she was happy and not full of remorse.
TDW: When do you think 90210 crossed over that ‘initial hump’ and started achieving success?
Rosin: When the Gulf War started in February, 1991 the three networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) suspended all commercial activity to cover the invasion. Fox didn’t have a news department back than (hard to believe; wish they didn’t have one now. ha!) so Fox broadcast whatever was on their schedule. The 90210 episodes that aired during this time included “BYOB” and “Slumber Party” [ed. note: Episodes 1.11 and 1.13]. By the time commercial activity started up again some three weeks later with the re-activation of the Nielsen ratings, our show was no longer a bottom feeder. The network took notice; gave us an extended order for season two with the understanding that we would be producing summer episodes — and we were off.
TDW: In an interview last year with The New York Times, you said you went to Beverly Hills High. How did it compare to the fictional West Beverly?
Rosin: I graduated Beverly Hills High School in 1970 which makes me a child of the 60′s! Even though it was a time of political activism and emerging youth culture, there were many traditions from the 1950′s that were a vital part of my high school culture — and which ultimately were incorporated into the series. We meet Emily Valentine [Christine Elise, ed. note: see related interview] in season two at “Hello Day” where each class welcomes new students through parodies and funny skits [ed. note: Episode 2.8, Wildfire]. The dance where the cheerleader is date raped by a football player in “Teenline” in season one was called The Pigskin Prom, which was a big thang back in the day [ed. note: Episode 1.9, The Gentle Art of Listening]. And, of course, episodes in the third year season dealing with ditch day and the senior yearbook poll all were part of school life at BHHS [ed. note: Episodes 3.26 and 3.25 respectively, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window and Senior Poll]. Oddly enough, I played baseball for Beverly against Torrance High School, which was our location for “West Beverly” and which later became the high school location for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” [ed. note: click here for photos of Torrance/West Bev] One other odd connection — we filmed our summer episodes at the same beach in Santa Monica Bay where the kids from Beverly Hills High School used to hang out — which was known as Tee’s, not the Beverly Hills Beach Club which was filmed at the old Sand and Sea Club right after it got condemned.
TDW: Let’s talk about the episode where Scott [Douglas Emerson] kills himself (Episode 2.14, The New Fifty Years). Was that a product of Douglas wanting to leave the show or was it precipitated by the direction of the storylines? Was there backlash to that episode?
Rosin: Given our low license fee from the network, we were always trying to cut costs — and Doug Emerson was a nice young man, but not a gifted actor. I still wanted to find a memorable way to write him off the show — and that was when I read about an accidental killing of a high school student on Prom Night in a hotel room at the Disneyland Hotel. So while David Silver [Brian Austin Green] was getting cool and into the Brenda/Kelly/Steve Beach Club crowd, I sent Scott to hang at his grandparents house in Oklahoma off-camera for six episodes as a way to show these two old friends drifting apart before our eyes. It should be known that this was the only story line that the network and Mr. Spelling worked together to try to squash — but they could sense my passion for the story, were very supportive of [our] script and were very satisfied with the episode, which also was highly promotable and did well in the ratings.
TDW: You were there during the high school to college transition, which all the teen dramas are doing these days. What do you think that change added to the show?
Rosin: Not only was I “there” for the transition from high school to college, but I must take credit — along with my late producing partner, Paul Waigner — for spearheading the drive to move on and let these kids grow up. Part of the problem was that our cast looked to old/were too old to play believable high school students anymore — and I convinced network president Sandy Grushow that doing a high school show that did not deal with the prospect of college was bogus. Aaron was nervous about the change, of course. He was nervous about everything. But once I agreed to let all the kids go to the same college, he let them graduate — which allowed me to write a senior year in “real time”. You ask what this added to the show? How ’bout four-five seasons worth of new episodes that would probably wouldn’t have been ordered if they stayed in high school.
TDW: Your wife also worked on the show, right?
Rosin: Karen’s first professional writing credit was for “Isn’t It Romantic?,” the AIDS episode where Brenda and Dylan [Luke Perry] first go out — and where an enraged Dylan slams the flower pot into the pavement before chasing after Brenda [ed. note: Episode 1.10]. Although Karen was never offered a staff position, chances are she wrote, or co-wrote your favorite episodes, including all the ones set in Paris [ed. note: Episodes 3.3-3.5], the condom in school episode [Episode 2.21, Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout It ], the one where Scott accidentally shoots himself, the one where Dylan meets his inner-child [Episode 3.22, The Child Is Father To The Man], the Christmas episode with the angels answer Donna’s [Tori Spelling] prayers by preventing a school bus from crashing bus [Episode 3.16, It's A Totally Happening Life], and the graduation episode [Episode 3.29, Commencement], which we wrote together. You can hear our commentary for “Commencement” on the third season DVD. Karen, a former actress and playwright, has a great ear for dialogue. My strength as a writer was (and is) always story and story structure — so we were great collaborators. If Mr. Spelling and I had anything in common it was our love and appreciation of nepotism.
TDW: Your daughter is just a bit older than me. Did she watch the show growing up? What does she think knowing her parents played a big role in one of the biggest shows of the 90s?
Rosin: My eldest daughter Lindsey was five when I started working on the 90210. She’s the cutie-pie who asks Brandon to dance the hookelau at the end of summer luau at the Beverly Hills Beach Club [ed. note: Episode 2.6, Pass/Not Pass]. Growing up she never bragged about my job, in fact, didn’t tell her teen-aged camp counselors about me until the last day of the session. Lindsey knew at a young age she wanted to be a director, and is currently developing an hour pilot with CBS Paramount — in addition to be the creative force behind showbizzle.
TDW: You have said you left the show because it was “killing” you. Can you elaborate on that?
Rosin: For the first two seasons, Beverly Hills 90210 had the lowest license fee in broadcast television — meaning that Fox paid the Spelling Company less money to make our show than any other show in prime time. One of the ways we cut costs was to assemble a small writing staff composed of mostly new writers, but once our production orders increased to anywhere from 28- 32 hours a year (a standard network order for a hit show is anywhere from 13-22 episodes a year; a cable show much less than that) the lack of a big staff took its toll and I found myself working 12-16 hours a day, 6 1/2 days a week, 11 1/2 months a year. Six weeks after I mixed my last episode, “P.S. I Love You” [ed note: Episode 5.32], one of my arteries shut down. I was 43 years old. We caught it early. I dodged a bullet. And 15 years later, I catch waves and feel great.
TDW: Did you keep up with the show after you left?
Rosin: I was a non-exclusive script consultant for the 6th season where I read outlines and offered my suggestions — most of which weren’t followed. I do remember watching one episode that year where NFL star quarterback Steve Young was a guest star [ed. note: Episode 6.12, Breast Side Up] because it was written by Larry Mollin and directed by Dave Semel, who both remain good friends today. I did not watch after that — and felt that show lost much of its cultural currency and degenerated into a more pedestrian and predictable soap opera– the kind of show more aligned with the traditional Spelling aesthetic.
TDW: Your last season–the fifth–was also Carol Potter’s last. Did you agree with the decision to get rid of Jim [James Eckhouse] and Cindy? (Ed. note: see my related interview here.)
Rosin: Reluctantly, yes. Creatively, the show no longer evolved around the Walsh House — and although we certainly could have come up with new storylines that included the parents in a supporting capacity, both Carol Potter and Jim Eckhouse were taking home a fairly big pay check — and by writing them off the show, those monies could be applied to other things — like paying Jason Priestley [Brandon] and Jennie Garth [Kelly] to stick around.
TDW: I have to ask: Brenda and Dylan or Kelly and Dylan?
Rosin: Brenda was our favorite character to write; the scene where Dylan and Kelly hook up the night Jack McKay was released at the pool at the Bel Age in season three [ed. note: Episode 3.19, Back in the High Life Again] was perhaps the hottest scene we ever shot — in other words, it’s a draw…
TDW: Kelly and Dylan or Kelly and Brandon?
Rosin: I’ll always be partial to Kelly and Steve.
TDW: What was your reaction when you found out the season 10 storyline (Episodes 10.18-10.20) that Jack McKay (Josh Taylor) was alive?
Rosin: Well, I first found out about Jack McKay when I opened your e-mail. (Like I said, I didn’t watch the show once I left). But we purposely filmed the sequence in such a way as to leave this “return from the dead” storyline available. I guess they had to wait until Luke Perry returned to the series to revive this plot.
TDW: What was your reaction when you found out David and Donna were marrying in the series finale?
Rosin: It seemed about right; Karen and I and our three kids visited the set at the Beverly Hilton the day they were filming the wedding — and it was the first time I visited since I left the show five years earlier.
TDW: Do you have a favorite storyline?
Rosin: Lots of them — my favorite episode was Commencement because with all the clips that were incorporated into the two hour episode, it felt like a retrospective of the high school years.
TDW: Do you have a favorite memory from working with the cast? A favorite guest star? (There were a lot of them!)
Rosin: I loved watching Jason directing the episode “The Time Has Come Today” from the 4th Season [ed. note: Episode 4.25] where Brenda discovers a diary from the 1960′s in her bedroom. My favorite guest star would be my wife Karen, who played a lesbian in the episode “Girls On The Side,” [Episode 5.28] which she also wrote. Also Marcy Kaplan, who played TV star Lydia Leeds in the episode in which Brenda worked at the Peach Pit and became Laverne [Episode 1.16, Fame is where You Find It]. Karen and I wrote that one together.
TDW: What surprised you most while working on the show?
Rosin: Like most writers I have an active imagination — and there have been times that I thought that the script I had just written would catapult me onto a podium for an awards ceremony. But I never could have imagined being a creative force behind an international television sensation! Or that you would be asking me these questions almost 20 years from the time that I started work on the show…
TDW: Do you have any regrets or anything you would do differently?
Rosin: Biggest regret is that I didn’t establish a relationship with media executive (and visionary) Barry Diller when he was running Fox. As far as doing things differently, I would have tried to take better care of my health, and maintain a sense of humor when dealing with the network instead of getting caught up in a war zone.
TDW: Looking back on the show today, what do you think is its place in television history?
Rosin: A footnote.
TDW: Are you still in touch with any of the cast?
Rosin: Yes — Jason Priestley is a buddy. James Eckhouse too. And Ian Ziering [Steve] is a great guy with whom I recently chatted about his early years in the business which we posted on Inside The Bizzle at showbizzle. Check it out. It is a must see for 90210 fans. [Ed. note: I linked to one of the Ian interviews here but there are many more here, including ones with BH90210 producer-writer John Eisendrath]
TDW: Have you watched the new 90210? Do you have any thoughts on it?
Rosin: I watched it once. It’s a good looking cast. But to do a show called 90210 and not allow your young characters to have any socio-political context in the age of Obama speaks to the cynicism and cowardice of commercial broadcasting.
TDW: You also worked on Dawson’s Creek a bit. How did your role differ there?
Rosin: I was more involved with the business side of producing than the writing of scripts — though I certainly had a hand in the creative development of the first episodes.
TDW: How do you think the shows themselves differ?
Rosin: I leave that for your community of readers to comment.
TDW: You’re now working on a site called showbizzle. What is it, and how did it come about?
Rosin: showbizzle is a digital showcase and destination website I created with daughter Lindsey (the Hookelau girl) for emerging talent away from the immediate pressures of the market place. We created a cool show featuring 29 young actors performing 141 two-minute scripted monologues about what they are doing to jump start their careers in Hollywood as told to Janey, a fictitious blogger who hangs out at an LA coffee house. Our goal here to create a vibrant community of young actors, writers, comedians, and performers around our showbizzle content where members are encouraged to upload their original videos with the chance to be paid $$ to perform on our digital showcase. So check showbizzle.com, become a member, work with us, tell your friends — and see why Cynopsis Digital said that it “should be required viewing for kids thinking of moving out to LA LA land to chase their dreams of stardom as it delves into the frustrations of being on the outside looking in.”
TDW: Anything else you want to add?
Rosin: Hard to believe the show’s 20th anniversary is coming up . To get to know what the early days were like check out Rolling Stone Magazine’s article “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (issue 624) originally published February 20th, 1992.
For more on showbizzle, head over to the site.
Come back next Sunday for another exclusive interview!
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- 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.
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- Gawker is predicting Cobra Starship’s Good Go Girls Bad, featuring Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl), will be one of the most-played songs this summer.
- Season four of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” premieres tonight on Oxygen. The New York Times has a partly-critical, partly-complimentary article on the show. PEOPLE.com has a video preview.
- Randy Spelling (Ryan, Beverly Hills 90210; brother to Tori) is now a life coach in Los Angeles.
- A remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original film starred Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210.)
- BuddyTV has a story on Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill).
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Categories : Beverly Hills 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill
- 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.
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Categories : 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, The O.C.
- Newsday called Gossip Girl “one of the smartest shows on television” and rated this season an A.
- Last night’s Gossip Girl was based on the film/book, The Age of Innocence. The New York Post provides a side-by-side comparison.
- Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) has one of the lead roles on Kings, a new series airing on NBC.
- EW.com is asking readers why you love Gossip Girl and 90210. One staffer just doesn’t see the appeal.
- BuddyTV ranked the different parts of last night’s One Tree Hill.
- Mark Schwahn previews next week’s episode in this video.
- You can customize your iGoogle homepage with a One Tree Hill header.
- Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill) gives one-word plot twists in a new video interview: dog, baby, heart, cash, hospital and love. Also, did you know he’s is a painter in his spare time?! Who knew?!
- James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill) will play in a Battle of the Sexes celebrity basketball game.
- Tori Spelling’s (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) new book, Mommywood, will no longer go head-to-head with her mother Candy’s memoir. I’ll still be buying both!
- SoapNet is airing commercials with Spelling talking about different Donna moments. Really just promos to get you to watch the repeats. Would be cool if they did this with all the characters!
- Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 9021o) said he didn’t watch the original show growing up, choosing ninjas and Saved by the Bell instead.
- Love this “open letter” praising Josh Schwartz.
- The New York Times compares Schwartz’s Rockville CA to The O.C. and Gossip Girl.
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Categories : 90210, Beverly Hills 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, The O.C.