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

31 08 2010




Random Question

31 08 2010

Sunday night I had one eye on the TV for the Primetime Emmys and one eye on TweetDeck, where I saw a number of tweets asking why Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill weren’t being recognized at the awards show.

Historically, the teen drama genre has gone unrecognized at the Emmys, except for in 1995 when Milton Berle was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance as Saul on Beverly Hills 90210.

The closest the genre has come to similar-sized recognition was Beverly Hills 90210’s and Jason Priestley’s multiple Golden Globe nominations in the early and mid-90s.

There’s a lot of theories out there as to why the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – the organization responsible for the Emmys – continually chooses not to recognize the genre, but I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Why do you think the teen dramas have received just one Emmy nomination over the last 20 years?





Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

31 08 2010

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

What you already know: Leighton Meester is going to look stunning in some fabulous new threads in the upcoming season of the CW’s still-addictive Gossip Girl. (How dreamy is that dress above?!)

What you don’t know: What she’ll be doing without those clothes in an upcoming steamy encounter. And I have the exclusive scoop!

Frederick: Gossip Girl. Give it up! Is there any hope for Chuck and Blair? I’m getting really depressed with what I’ve seen for the new season.
I know you Chair fans have been in a funk since May, when Chuck the Basshole did you know what with you know who (for shame!), but I finally have a ray of hope to offer…I can tell you exclusively that Chuck and Blair will have, um, relations, of the bom-chicka-bow-wow kind during the upcoming season. At least, that’s what my sources are saying. Whether they will actually get back together, well…that I cannot say, sorry. But still, that’s a pretty major reason to keep tuning in, right?

Leslie in Carmel, Ind.: Gossip Girl…What can you tell us?
Penn Badgley can sum up the return of your favorite Upper East-Siders: “There’s a baby on the way, which I think everybody already knows anyway. We’re in Paris for a bit. There’s a gunshot wound and there’s another marriage.” Then he laughs. “I think. It’s hard to keep track of the weddings, because they’re all broken up anyway!” So, business as usual then? Indeed. “It’s the same kind of sensational stuff you’ve come to expect, and the change of locale makes it even more gorgeous. More of the same but in an even more heightened capacity,” Penn promises. Hang in there, GG fans. It’s almost time for the season premiere.

Credit: E! Online





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

30 08 2010
  • Zap2it has spoilish video interviews with Gillian Zinser (Ivy, 90210) and Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210).
  • PEOPLE.com also has a spoiler-filled interview with Lowndes.
  • Three networks are reportedly trying to snag Good Christian Bitches, a TV series based on the books of the same name, which would be executive-produced by Darren Star (creator, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Megan Fox, wife of Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210), did a (NSFW) video interview where she talks about a dream she had about Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210). BAG is not mentioned at all in the interview, which I thought was weird.
  • Ivanka Trump tweeted that she and her husband Jared filmed an episode of Gossip Girl today.
  • Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) has a few new recent blog posts, including one today where she said she was off to Vancouver to shoot the Life Unexpected crossover.
  • Rick Fox (Daunte, One Tree Hill) will be on the new season of Dancing With The Stars, making him the first OTH star to compete on the show, and making OTH the second teen drama (after BH90210) to have a star on the show.
  • Jane Lynch (Mrs. Witter, Dawson’s Creek) beat Julie Bowen (Aunt Gwen, Dawson’s Creek) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy in the Primetime Emmys last night, but Bowen’s show Modern Family won Outstanding Comedy. Lynch lost for Outstanding Guest Star In A Comedy.
  • SoapCentral.com has an interesting article about conflicting reports as to whether Roger Howarth (Professor Hetson, Dawson’s Creek) is returning to One Life To Live.




Reader Submission: YouTube Video of the Week

29 08 2010

Alyssa submitted this video, a tribute to The O.C.





Six Degrees of Teen Dramas

28 08 2010

New to Six Degrees of Teen Dramas? Here’s how to play!

Last Week: Maggie Gyllenhaal

This Week:

Matthew Fox

Good luck!





Happy Birthday Jason Priestley!

28 08 2010

Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) turns 41 today.

His new series, Call Me Fitz, premieres September 19 in Canada.

If you haven’t already, check out the (NSFW) trailer.








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