TDW on TheTVAddict.com

17 09 2010

I’m thrilled to announce a new partnership with TheTVAddict.com, where I will be writing a weekly column on – what else? – teen dramas.

I’ve linked to TheTVAddict.com in quite a few News Roundups, and I’m honored they’ve asked me to become a contributor.

Each week I will share some highlights and lowlights from the new 90210, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill episodes.

I think this is a perfect way for you and me to still get a TDW fix (with a twist!) while my general hiatus continues.

Be sure to check out my first column (and come back next week!), and keep checking TDW for occasional updates.

UPDATE

In a weird turn of events befitting of a teen drama post-college years storyline (ala on Beverly Hills 90210 or One Tree Hill), I received a job offer a mere few days after writing this post.

I’ve since accepted the offer, a position at the New York Daily News where I’ll be covering gossip/entertainment for their website. Like with most big-time journalism gigs, my services must remain exclusive to that publication – meaning, I can’t write for TheTVAddict.com or any other outlet.

I’m so grateful that TheTVAddict.com wanted me to contribute to their site, and even more grateful that you guys were excited to read my columns there. I’m sorry my tenure there had to end so quickly, but this new job was an opportunity that could not be passed up.

Hope you’ll look for my byline in a few weeks at nydailynews.com/gossip!





90210 and Gossip Girl Season Premieres Tonight

13 09 2010

90210 season 3 premieres tonight at 8pm eastern on The CW, followed by the season 4 premiere of Gossip Girl at 9pm.

As of now, I won’t be live-blogging, but if you want to chat about either episode, you know how to reach me.

In the meantime, refresh yourself on where each show left off:

90210 Season 2 Finale Live-Blog

Gossip Girl Season 3 Finale Live-Blog





Hiatus!

2 09 2010

First, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy 9-02-10 Day.

It pains me to no end to announce that TeenDramaWhore.com is going on an indefinite hiatus.

This is a decision that I’ve come to after months of careful consideration, critical thinking and heartache. It is due to personal and professional reasons, the biggest of which is my schedule.

I simply no longer have the time to operate TeenDramaWhore.com at the standard I would like, the standard that the site deserves and you, the reader, deserve.

I am one person who, with a limited number of resources and connections, covers six shows in her spare time. But my productivity has been hindered lately due to a number of factors, and I’ve come to realize that if I am going to operate a site, I want it to be an excellent one and not a mediocre one. I want to make a difference, not merely exist.

In an ideal world, I would move to Los Angeles, pour a lot of money into the site and devote myself completely to it. Unfortunately, that is not an option at this time, and I’ve been operating the site at a deficit and focusing on it in the early morning hours and late evening/night hours while I work full-time. It is not feasible to continue this way at this point in time, no matter how passionate I am about this genre.

And I do remain deeply, deeply passionate about teen dramas. Though it’s kind of sad, I also think it’s fitting that I am announcing this on 9-02-10 Day. If it weren’t for an elementary school student becoming obsessed with a so-called racy show known as Beverly Hills 90210, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to converse with all of you. This site was born out of a desire to find not just Beverly Hills 90210 fans, but Dawson’s Creek fans, The O.C. fans, One Tree Hill fans, Gossip Girl fans, and 90210 fans – or, in other words, fellow TeenDramaWhores – with whom I could share my passion. I never set out to do interviews, live-blog episodes, curate video content or the vast majority of things I’ve done on TDW, but they are things I’m very proud of. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that have come my way, and I am thankful for all those who have participated in the process.

I truly hope to be able to resume updating the site at some point down the road, but I can’t promise I will. Do keep an eye out, though, because you never know what can happen. In the meantime, all the content will remain for you to peruse whenever you want, and I strongly encourage anyone who wants to chat about the shows to contact me via Twitter, Facebook,or e-mail. As I said, I remain passionate about the genre and extremely interested in talking with other fans. I’d be more than happy to chat about last night’s episode, whether the latest gossip is a spoiler or a foiler, and just about anything else you can imagine.

My love for teen dramas knows no bounds, and I hope our friendships don’t either. My biggest hesitation in deciding to go on hiatus was because of you, the reader. If it weren’t for the fact that more people that I ever imagined were reading this site, I might’ve stopped as quickly as I started. I sincerely thank you for your support and I sincerely hope you don’t feel abandoned in any way.

I’d like to reiterate many of the thanks that I extended in my TDW Anniversary post and thank anyone since then who has visited the site, spread the word or helped me in some way. You know who you are and you are forever in my teen drama heart.





News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210 and Gossip Girl

1 09 2010
  • The Real One Tree Hill Twitter account tweeted a brief video with James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill).
  • The CW sent out a press release about the One Tree Hill-Life Unexpected crossover episode, including spoilers on plotline and musical guests. Read at your own risk.
  • Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill) tweeted that he’ll be at the Toronto Film Festival September 12 for a screening of Beautiful Boy, but he might be joking (not sure how to take the “camouflage” comment).
  • E! Online has a brief interview with Danneel Harris (Rachel, One Tree Hill).
  • The Associated Press has an article about 9-02-10 Day.
  • StyleList has an interview with Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl). She mentions working with Kellan Lutz (George, 90210).




Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

1 09 2010

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

Question: Please give me some scoop about Jenny’s return to Gossip Girl! —Giovanni
Ausiello:
I was right. Jenny reappearance is directly connected to Tim Gunn’s upcoming cameo. Turns out Blair permits her nemesis to return to the scene of her last crime (i.e. Manhattan) just long enough for her to interview for a job with Gunn at Parsons. Without giving too much away, Raccoon Eyes inadvertently gets caught up in Chuck and Blair’s latest drama, and the whole mess comes to a head at (natch) a big fancy party.

Question: I will literally take anything you’ve got on One Tree Hill. —Jasmine
Ausiello:
A major-ish character is going to do some time in the slammer this season. That’s literally all I’ve got.

Credit: EW.com





Spoiler: Mega Buzz

1 09 2010

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

It seems like Chuck has amnesia in the promos for the Gossip Girl episodes in Paris. Please tell me that isn’t true. — Jill
MICKEY:
It’s more accurate to say that Chuck wants to forget certain things. Mostly though, Gossip Girl‘s petit voyage is inspired by the immortal Spin Doctors, in that there are two princes, both of whom are royally screwed when it comes to their feelings about Blair.

With Annie and Naomi both having other storylines, is Liam going to get lost in the 90210 mix? —Becca
MICKEY:
Liam will have his own troubles, most significantly the lack of a postal address. He gets a job, but quits when he isn’t comfortable with the dress code (or lack thereof). A good Samaritan will then invite him to move into her poolhouse — something that happens with some frequency in Beverly Hills, according to television. So yes, after leaving a job in which he has to take his clothes off, he’ll become a pool boy. Well done, Liam!

Credit: TVGuide.com





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

31 08 2010







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