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

22 04 2010
  • The CW is reportedly in talks to air British reality programming this summer.
  • EW.com has an interview with Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl).
  • WPIX has an interview with Matthew Settle (Rufus, Gossip Girl). Warning: they show a clip from this Monday’s episode.
  • The CW Source has an interview with James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill). Don’t forget: my interview with James will be posted Sunday!
  • Kansan.com has an interview with Tyler Hilton (Chris, One Tree Hill).
  • The Back-Up Plan, featuring Danneel Harris (Rachel, One Tree Hill) and Linda Lavin (Sophie aka The Nana, The O.C.), opens in theaters tomorrow.




Spoiler: The CW’s Sweeps Highlights

22 04 2010

DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Monday, May 3

  • ONE TREE HILL — “Learning to Fail” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) struggle with the aftermath of her mother’s death.

  • GOSSIP GIRL — “It’s A Dad, Dad, Dad World” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Will’s (guest star William “Billy” Baldwin) return to the Upper East Side continues to stir up problems for Serena (Blake Lively), Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and his long-standing rival, Rufus (Matthew Settle).

Tuesday, May 4

  • 90210 — “Meet The Parent” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Teddy (Trevor Donovan) invites a nervous Silver (Jessica Stroup) to meet his father, Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal), for the second time and the meeting doesn’t go quite as planned.  Adrianna records a duet with Javier Luna (guest star/Latin recording artist Diego Boneta), a famous young pop singer, who quickly wins her over with his charm.

Monday, May 10

  • Nothing included

Monday, May 17

SEASON FINALE

  • ONE TREE HILL —

“Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You…” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) tries to overcome her depression by joining Nathan (James Lafferty), Jamie (Jackson Brundage) and the rest of the Tree Hill gang on a trip to Utah for the premiere of Julian’s (Austin Nichols) film.

SEASON FINALE

  • GOSSIP GIRL — “Last Tango, Then Paris” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Blair (Leighton Meester) must decide whether to meet Chuck (Ed Westwick) at the top of the Empire State Building or risk losing their future together.  A Gossip Girl gossip bomb involving Dan (Penn Badgley) causes major problems for Serena (Blake Lively) and Nate (Chace Crawford).  Georgina Sparks (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) returns to the Upper East Side…and she has an agenda.

Tuesday, May 18

SEASON FINALE

  • 90210 — “Confessions” (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Teddy (Trevor Donovan) discovers that Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal) tried to bribe Silver (Jessica Stroup) and takes it upon himself to seek revenge in a most confrontational way.  Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Liam (Matt Lanter) test out the waters with his new boat, where they share their darkest secrets.  Little do they know that someone is nearby and decides to share an explosive flame of gasoline with Liam’s boat.





Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

22 04 2010

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

Question: I’m so desperate for a scoop on One Tree Hill. Please help me. —Anna
Ausiello:
The CW soap returns Monday with an episode that features blackmail, a marriage proposal, a pregnancy test, and um…er….one other thing I’m forgetting.

Question: Does a character from Gossip Girl occupy one of the 18 confirmed or seven possible fatalities on your lovely May Sweeps Scorecard? —Christopher
Ausiello:
Yes, there is a space reserved for an Upper East Sider in one of those two categories.

Question: What do I have to bribe you with to get some amazing 90210 finale scoop? —Ken
Ausiello:
A dozen of these delivered to my office by week’s end. Do that and I’ll tell you who [bleep] [bleep] at West Beverly.

Credit: EW.com





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

21 04 2010
  • The CW sent out a press release of upcoming sweeps highlights, which Zap2it handily categorized by show. They left some things out, but all of it should be considered spoilers so consider this fair warning. If you guys want, I’ll post it all, as given in the release, in a Spoiler post. Let me know.
  • There is “We Are One” campaign to further encourage The CW to renew One Tree Hill.
  • Examiner.com has an article on the showcase Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) had last week.
  • I’ve heard speculation for a while now that Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) has been dating actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. With no legitimate outlet reporting it, I didn’t post anything on it. But now we’ve got confirmation: the duo appeared on the red carpet last night for his movie The Losers.
  • Kenzie Dalton, girlfriend of Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill), wrote on her blog that CMM has a graphic novel titled Everlast coming  out this summer.
  • How To Make It In America, starring Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill), has been renewed for a second season on HBO.
  • Bob Levy (executive producer, Gossip Girl) has been named executive vice president of film at Alloy.
  • ABC is reportedly developing a daytime talk show for Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) and a “co-host to be determined.”
  • Eric Mabius (Dean Hess, The O.C.) has been cast in Outcasts, a BBC series.
  • Jeffrey Stepakoff (writer-producer, Dawson’s Creek) is returning to Wilmington April 30 for a book signing to support Fireworks Over Toccoa. Have you read my interview with him?




James Lafferty Interview Coming Sunday!

21 04 2010

I wanted to let you all know I just got off the phone with James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill). Our interview will be posted Sunday.

In addition to discussing the upcoming episodes, James shared why he thinks Naley fans have been so loyal, what he hopes the show’s legacy will be–and much, much more (including what he thinks of TeenDramaWhore.com!)

I know other outlets are also interviewing him this week, which makes me especially grateful that James found time in his busy schedule to have a conversation with me. I am also grateful to The CW for giving me the opportunity.

Regular readers know I usually don’t “reveal” my upcoming interviews in advance but I was excited to share this with you guys and I hope you’re excited, too.

I thought I’d share some select quotes to hold you over til Sunday:

On one of his favorite One Tree Hill moments: “I literally felt like I had won the lottery.”

On One Tree Hill’s renewal chances: “There’s hundreds of questions and no answers. I’m trying to sit back and just wait.”

On how he’d like to leave the fans: “I’m a sucker for happy endings. I would love for our story to be one that ends positively.”

Come back Sunday morning to read the full interview!





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

20 04 2010
  • Ausiello has an exclusive clip from next week’s Gossip Girl.
  • Ausiello also has a spoiler game that seems to suggest (by the picture) that Gossip Girl is involved but it’s not clear if 90210 and One Tree Hill are, too.
  • TodayOnline.com has a pretty interesting interview with Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl).
  • The CW Source has a spoilish video interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) had a “live Twitterview” today, taking questions via Twitter “about healthy eating, veggies, parenting, + more.” You can check out her Twitter feed to see her answers. (Not entirely helpful without the questions but you get the gist.) There’s one vague reference to BH90210.
  • KENS5, a news station in San Antonio, has a video interview with Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill). I kind of loved it.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

20 04 2010

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

Mike in Alexandria, Va.: I’m dying for news on One Tree Hill! Please tell us, will it survive? Or will the CW pick up Life Unexpected instead?
Still no decisions yet, but they both could come back—possibly with shortened seasons, so keep the faith! We’ll find out May 20. As for OTH, I’ll be (hopefully) talking to James Lafferty and/or Rob Buckley this week, so please email me any Q’s you have or send them via twitter @kristinalert.

Erica in Turkey: We need some Chuck and Blair scoop that is good please on Gossip Girl!
I’m so sad to have to say this, but I don’t have anything new to report on the Chair front. I’m trying to keep the faith with you, and I know they will reunite at some point, but it might not be superquick, sorry.

Elise from Austin, Texas: I just can’t get on board with Gia and Adrianna on 90210. I miss her and Navid being together. Any hope?
Well, I’d say yes, after sitting down with Michael Steger to talk about the rest of the season. He says Navid and Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) “develop a strong friendship again.” That’s good news, yes? I can also tell you that their bond gets stronger because of some changes in her music career. And what of Navid’s new girl Lila (Amber Wallace)? “We take it to another level, but it’s a temporary thing,” Michael dishes. So hope is lost for all you Adrianna/Navid fans!

Rebecca in Oregon: Any hope for Naomi and Liam?
I’m told she’ll be single for a while. Sorry.

Credit: E! Online

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Notes:

Life Unexpected stars Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek).

I think there’s a typo in this sentence: “So hope is lost for all you Adrianna/Navid fans!” Based on the sentences before it, it probably should read “So no hope is lost for all you Adrianna/Navid fans!” Or, alternatively, “All hope is not lost for all you Adrianna/Navid fans!”





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

19 04 2010
  • The Brown Daily Herald has an interesting article on the school’s portrayal in entertainment media, including how it was depicted on Gossip Girl and The O.C.
  • Zap2it has photos of Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) in her New Look campaign.
  • You can bid on a tour of the Gossip Girl set with Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl) in support of Shakespeare on the Common.
  • TVGuideMagazine.com has an interesting “exclusive” about Rob Estes (Harry, 90210) leaving the show. Here’s what’s new: quotes from Lori Loughlin (Debbie) and Shenae Grimes (Annie), and the suggestion that the finale is the last episode with Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210).  Loughlin and Grimes don’t seem too happy (though not entirely unhappy, either) and I was under the impression that Garth’s last episode had already aired. Here’s what’s not new: Debbie and Harry are having marriage problems and that will somehow play into Harry’s exit. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
  • showbizzle, the digital company run by Charles Rosin (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210), has relaunched its website. There’s a pretty nifty video explaining what showbizzle is (if you haven’t read my interview with Rosin about it–or even if you have!) and you can see a little of Ian Ziering (Steve, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • General Hospital’s headwriter told Soap Opera Digest he is in talks with Vanessa Marcil (Gina, Beverly Hills 90210), something we also heard a few months ago.
  • The New York Post has an article on stars getting acting experience through soap operas and it features a few quotes from Marcil.
  • The new One Tree Hill Connection podcast features an interview with Tym Bucheran (make-up artist, One Tree Hill).




Repeats This Week

19 04 2010

Reminder: The CW is airing repeats of One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210 this week so there won’t be any live-blogs.

Tune in at 8pm eastern on Monday to watch OTH 7.18, The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance.

Then stick around for GG 3.13, The Hurt Locket.

On Tuesday at 8pm eastern check out 90210 2.13, Rats and Heroes.

Live-blogs will resume next week, April 26, as we start the last four weeks of the teen drama TV season.





News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210 and Gossip Girl

18 04 2010
  • In June, shortly after TV season wraps, I’ll be resuming my weekly trivia game on Twitter. I’ll post more details as we get closer to it.
  • Due to Facebook limitations on how many friends a user can have, Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) has started a fan page.
  • Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) won the “celebrity race” at the Long Beach Grand Prix yesterday.
  • Matthew Settle (Rufus, Gossip Girl) spoke to PEOPLE about how he’s coping with his separation from his wife and their impending divorce.
  • Settle’s stint in the Broadway show Chicago begins tomorrow night.
  • Hilary Duff (Olivia, Gossip Girl) recently participated in a conference call with journalists. She vaguely talks about GG without specifically mentioning it.







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