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

28 07 2009
  • I find it pretty disgusting that Perez Hilton is selling Team Tori and Team Candy tee shirts.  Guess it’s also disgusting that I’m giving it attention.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of Teen Vogue.  They posted an interview excerpt online and PEOPLE.com also has a story on it.
  • The next part of the Gossip Girl bracket is available.
  • Gossip Girl’s Valley Girls (the 80s episode) and One Tree Hill’s We Three – My Echo, My Shadow and Me (the 1940s episode) are nominated for Best Special Episode in the Sourcies.
  • According to the above link, Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) won in the Hooray! The Bitch is Back category.
  • There’s a commercial for the One Tree Hill Season 6 DVD.
  • India de Beaufort has joined the cast of One Tree Hill as Miranda, who comes to down to take over Peyton’s record company for her.  Not happy about this!
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) posted another vlog on the SoGoPro site.
  • According to MTV News, Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) has been out of the hospital since “early last week.”
  • According to E!Online, Barton won’t be at the Television Critics Association panel for The Beautiful Life.  The other show mentioned in the article, Life Unexpected, stars Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Examiner.com has an interview with a director who was inspired by the Marissa-Alex (Olivia Wilde) relationship on The O.C.
  • Peter Gallagher (Sandy, The O.C.) stars in Adam, which will be released in theaters this weekend.
  • The Guardian says The Vampire Diaries, which stars Paul Wesley (Donnie, The O.C.) is “a Frankenstein’s monster of teenage programming, featuring the hot teens of Beverley Hills 90210, the arched eyebrows of Gossip Girl, the soft heart of Dawson’s Creek, and some fangs.” I  thought that was cute.
  • An article on Jeff Wachtel, the head of programming for the USA Network, recounts his involvement with the origins of Dawson’s Creek.




Random Thought

28 07 2009

Look at the recent release dates for the Beverly Hills 90210 DVDs:

Season 4: April 29, 2008

Season 5: July 29, 2008

Season 6: November 25, 32008

Season 7: April 7, 2009

According to the past schedule, then, we’re due for another release but it’s way too late for the summer cycle.  They could be going right to fall, but they usually announce the set a few months before it officially goes on sale.  For instance, the season 7 DVD was announced in January–4 months before it was released.

By that calculation, we should be hearing about season 8 any day now, especially since we haven’t already.  And my anxiousness is getting the best of me.

I keep checking my number one source, TVShowsOnDVD.com, but they’ve been silent.  And if they don’t have anything, then there’s nothing.

Which makes me a) sad and b) nervous.  It took a long time for season 1 to come out–the pilot was released separately a whole 2 years before and a whopping 4 years after the series ended–particularly because of struggles with rights to the show and the music.  I can only fear that the same is what’s holding up the last 3 seasons and I can only hope that it won’t hold them up for good.

Another theory is that they’re planning a package release for the last 3 or working on a complete series collection, a la Dawson’s Creek.  But they’d make a lot more money first releasing them individually and then enticing fans to buy the series (I know I would).

Of course, they could just be taking their sweet time and maybe working on some awesome extras (especially since the last few sets didn’t have any).  They could also be waiting for the 19th or 20th anniversaries of the show’s premiere, coming up in October of this year and next.  It’s also a lot harder when you don’t have a new season to promote, an advantage shared by One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.

So what’s going on?  I have no idea and it’s killing me!





Trivia Night TONIGHT!

28 07 2009

THE THEME: Dawson’s Creek

THE TIME AND PLACE: 7PM eastern tonight on Twitter

THE PROCESS:  I will tweet a question.  You @reply me (i.e. put @sizzlemaker first) with the answer within 2 minutes.  I’ll tweet the correct answer and give the next question.

THE SCORING: You get 2 points per a correction question.  Point values may increase for harder questions.  The top 3 finishers will have their Twitter accounts and Web sites plugged on this site.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?  @reply me before the game begins!





Spoiler: Watch with Kristin

28 07 2009

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

Olivia in Cape Coral, Fla.: Is Mischa Barton going to be on The Beautiful Life or what?
Sources close to The Beautiful Life remain hopeful that Mischa’s health will hold up enough for her to be on the series, but no one knows for sure yet. Her character, imperious supermodel Sonja, has already been written in to the first several episodes of the season, so if Mischa can’t make it, things will get messy fast.

Kiera in San Diego: Got any new scoop on Gossip Girl?
We sure do. Thanks to Gossip Girl show runner Josh Schwartz, who tells us: “Well, you know Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) is coming back even though she is at Mercy. She is going to have a very unexpected roommate and a very unexpected love interest.” Start hitting the comments with your ideas for that unexpected love interest. And hey, if you were wondering if it’s hard for Josh to juggle both G.G. and Chuck, wonder no more: “I’m really lucky that both shows have great staffs, crews, writers and producers, so I just go where I’m needed.” There you have it.





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

27 07 2009
  • I’ll be hosting another trivia game tomorrow night.  Details will be posted in the morning.
  • Still taking submissions for the Defend Your Favorite Couple guest post opportunity.
  • There’s a bunch of videos and other goodies floating around from the opening of Galeotti’s, a restaurant partly owned by Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill).
  • Rob Buckley (Clayton, One Tree Hill) is now on Twitter.
  • Christy-Anne of OTH TwitterBugs is planning a group trip to Wilmington, N.C. where One Tree Hill is filmed (and Dawson’s Creek was).  For details, you can check out the official Web site or follow the Twitter account.
  • The One Tree Hill Podcast is taking a look back at season 3.
  • Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) will be on The Bonnie Hunt Show tomorrow.
  • The Jerusalem Post has a feature on Darren Star, the creator of Beverly Hills 90210.
  • I’ve been hesitant to post Candy Spelling-Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) news from this weekend because I despise TMZ but PEOPLE.com is saying it’s legit, so here you go.
  • The London Free Press has an article on Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) but I’ve posted those quotes already.
  • In a chat with readers, two Boston Globe writers discussed The O.C.




Site of the Week

27 07 2009

Did you know Punk & Disorderly, Peyton’s web site on One Tree Hill, actually exists?

Peyton used the site primarily in season one to share her artwork as well as her thoughts.  Also through the site that you could “watch” her on the web cam.  (Actually you still can.  It’s kind of weird!)

There are other OTH sites, like RavensHoops.com and TreeHillHigh.com.

Making a legitimate site for fans was recently repeated on 90210, with Silver’s blog, The Vicious Circle.

Another example: a site jokingly mentioned on Dawson’s Creek–www.AnnoyingSister.com–used to redirect to their web site but no longer does.

Not sure if there are any others sites created for teen dramas that actually exist.  Do you know of any?





Exclusive: Joe Manganiello on Owen’s Future in Tree Hill

26 07 2009

Joe Manganiello is one heckuva long name.  But just say Owen and One Tree Hill fans know exactly who he is. Manganiello’s credits also include Spider-Man, How I Met Your Mother, American Heiress, ER, Til Death and Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia.

Manganiello spoke with me about Owen’s future in Tree Hill, his memories from the set and his upcoming projects.

TeenDramaWhore: What was the audition process like for One Tree Hill?  Did you have any idea at the time that Owen would go on to appear in more than just a few episodes?

Joe Manganiello: I auditioned against 20-30 guys. They called me in to read twice and then let me know I got it. They sent me three scripts at once so I knew I would be around for at least that long… -but- the first director I worked with was a complete asshole to me… He came up to me after the first take of my first scene on my first day of shooting and started the most disrespectful things any director has ever said to me… I’ve never been talked to like that at work and I’ve worked on really dense classical material with Moscow art theatre directors… I mean here we are doing a simple flirting scene between Brooke and Owen and this jerk doesn’t even pull me aside… He walks up to me in earshot of the rest of the crew and says… “who hired you?” to which I replied… “the show creator Mark Schwahn and the producer Joe Davola.” “in LA?” “yes.” “did you do that?” “well, we didn’t do that scene in the audition but yeah… that’s pretty much what I did…” He then proceeded to lecture me on what he thinks bartenders are like for several minutes until I interrupted him and suggested that “maybe I could smile more… how would that be?” “yeah, okay… try that…” It was brutal… I was a bartender when I was younger… I worked in bars and clubs from the time I was 16 years old… And I’ve been flirting with pretty girls since long before that… How far off the mark was I??? It took everything in me to not punch this old guy in the face… But I kept my mouth shut and put my head down and did the scene… And I’ve been on the show ever since… That one scene turned into 12 episodes and would have probably been more if I didn’t leave to shoot “Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia.”

TDW: Do you have a favorite scene or storyline from your time on the show?

Manganiello: I loved “Browen” and acting with Sophia Bush [Brooke]… I thought that there was a lot of chemistry in our relationship and I was excited to see what would have happened if we had a kid together.

TDW: Two of your most memorable scenes, I think, are when you rescued Rachel (Danneel Harris) and when you surprised Brooke in her car.  In the former, it was the first time we saw depth and range in your character.  In the latter, well, nudity is always noteworthy and it was repetition of a motif used throughout the series.  What did you think of those scenes when you read the script, filmed them and/or watched them on TV?

Manganiello: The nudity in the back of the car made me nervous [ed note: episode 6.9, Sympathy for the Devil] … But I’ve found that if I get nervous… Then it’s usually going to be a good scene… I was in a play in new york where I was full frontal nude and it was intense… I also did a show about my life in college in which I started out naked in the Terminator pose while heavy metal was blazing through these speakers… So I’m no stranger to it… But it sure does get your heart pounding… That coupled with the fact that a bunch of fans hung out across the street and were taking pictures with their camera phones made for an interesting morning of filming… But I must say… I loved the end product… I thought that that scene was hilarious… I thought that the “Browen” relationship brought some much needed laughter to an otherwise extremely dark season six.

TDW: Were you familiar with Slamball before it was written into the script?  What was it like shooting those scenes?

Manganiello: I knew that Slamball had existed but I didn’t understand the rules and didn’t realize that it was a professional league and had been around for as long as it had… I had two weeks of training before we started shooting and four days in I pulled a muscle next to my spine. I thought that because of the level of pain that I was in that I had cracked a vertebrae. I mean, it hurt to lay down. It was really scary. I was in so much pain. My poor girlfriend at the time was really scared. She didn’t know what to do… I went in for an MRI and I was prepared for the worst but they found that it was just a pulled muscle and would heal completely. They put me on some high powered anti-inflamatory pills and I got back in there just in time to film the scenes… The actual shooting days were extremely long and grueling. A lot of my action involved getting a full head of steam and colliding with guys who were all-American college linebackers. I can only describe it like repeatedly recreating a car crash for 16 hours every day. Oh, the things I do for my art…

TDW: Owen’s storyline was left a bit open-ended. He slept with Millicent (Lisa Goldstein) and then we haven’t seen him since really.  Do you think he’ll be back?

Manganiello: Mark said he would… I’m just not sure how, for how long, or in what capacity… But if it were up to me I’d come back right now.

TDW: In another interview you’ve done, you mentioned you filmed a scene where Brooke and Owen ended up together.  Can you tell me more about that?

Manganiello: Not much more to tell… Owen and Brooke were originally scripted to wind up together and we shot those scenes but the producers had other plans for them and had us reshoot a different plot…

TDW:You have a big on-line presence, especially with your fans on Facebook.  In years past you weren’t able to do that. What’s it been like interacting with your fans so much?

Manganiello: It’s been a blast… I love my fans!!!

TDW: Are you still in touch with any of the OTH cast members?

Manganiello: I keep in touch with Sophia and James [Lafferty, Nathan] and Mark and Joe… And I hang out with Robbie [Jones, Quentin] in LA.

TDW: What upcoming projects do you have?

Manganiello: I just pitched a movie to Lionsgate that I am writing and will produce and star in… So that’s exciting… And I can’t officially announce it yet but I just received word that I will be returning to one of the three shows that I recur on…

TDW: Lastly, just for fun, describe Owen in three words and describe yourself in three words.

Manganiello: For both: strong, grounded, sensitive…

Come back next Sunday for another exclusive interview!

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