Reader Submission

10 10 2009

SaneN85 submitted the following:

While commenting on the news of Greg Vaughn being let go from GH, I made a comment about the connection between him, BAG, and Jonathon Jackson. This had me thinking about the many connections that you can find to the main teen dramas. I’d think it be fun to have like a weekly post naming one celebrity and challenging the readers to find how they connect to the shows, some actors would have multiple connections. For instance, let’s say Angelina Jolie…..

Angeline Jolie starred in Gia with Elizabeth Mitchell, who starred on Lost with Matthew Fox. Matthew Fox starred on Party of Five with Neve Campbell and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Neve Campbell starred in Scream with Rose McGowan, Jennifer Love Hewitt starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer with Sarah Michelle Gellar. Rose McGowan replaced Shannon Doherty on Charmed, and Sarah Michelle Gellar starred on Buffy with Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl). This doesn’t even mention that Rose McGowan starred in Jawbreaker with Rebecca Gayheart (who played Dylan’s wife on 90210). There are at least 2 more ways I can connect Angelina to our favorite dramas. I work at Blockbuster part-time and have an overwhelmingly silly amount of knowledge regarding actor’s careers. I just thought this would be like a fun weekly quiz.

I think Sane’s idea is great and we’ll start doing it under the name Six Degrees of Teen Dramas.  Starting today, each Saturday I’ll post a new person.  From there, it’s your job to connect that person to at least one of the teen dramas.  Here’s the first one:

Will Smith

Ready, set, go!

Spoiler: Mega Buzz

1 07 2009


Is 90210 ever going to have a summer season like the original did? — Karen
MICKEY: Not this summer. But Season 2’s premiere episode (which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8th) will reintroduce us to the Beverly Hills Beach Club. As for the boys of summer, there will be plenty come fall. In addition to Teddy, both Annie and Naomi will have summer flings with which to deal, by which I mean “drop them like third-period French.” Their hastiness won’t be good for either of them.

I am super-excited (pun intended) about Brian Austin Green appearing on Smallville! Is there is any chance he will be on for more than two episodes? — Gabriela
MATT: At this juncture, BAG has been tagged for only the first two episodes of Season 9. But your query allows me to share this scooplet about Metallo’s small-screen origin tale: The producers tell me that soon after mild-mannered John Corben begins his “Daily Planet” gig, “his fate takes a horrific twist that will change his destiny forever.” Hmm, would that be Prof. Emmett Vale’s cue?

Are Gossip Girl‘s Serena and Nate going to hook up anytime soon? — Jennifer
MICKEY: Methinks someone — cough, Jennifer, cough — is getting a bit stalkery with this question. At least initially, the answer is (still) no, as Serena and Nate will both be getting BIZ-AY with new love interests in the fall: S. will be courted by a prince among men, while Nate will be busy wooing this lady. (In case you were wondering, JoAnna Garcia will be busy asking herself, “I got canceled for this?”)

Top 10 Real-Life Relationships Pt. 4

25 04 2009

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Two kinds of love today: young love and baby love!

4. Katie Holmes (Joey, Dawson’s Creek) and Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek)


Here’s what makes this one interesting: they got together and broke up before their characters ever did on the show! AWKWARD!   But Holmes reportedly told Rolling Stone, “I fell in love, I had my first love and it was something so incredible and indescribable that I will treasure it always. I feel so fortunate because he’s now one of my best friends.”

3. Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) and Vanessa Marcil (Gina, Beverly Hills 90210)

Private House

BAG’s second appearance on this list has a special distinction: he and Marcil are the only real-life teen drama couple to have a child.  They met on the set of 90210 in 1999.  Kassius was born in 2002 but the relationship ended a year later.  They seem to remain on good terms, though, with Marcil calling him “amazing” in a recent interview.  Their characters also had a short-lived relationship on the show.

Beverly Hills 90210: The Reunion Show

4 02 2009

BIO is airing a program called Beverly Hills 90210: The Reunion Show at 9pm tonight.

This is a bit of surprise as I haven’t seen anything about this anywhere.

Here is the description they provide:

After its debut in 1990, the glamorous soap about the rich teens at fictional West Beverly High School set fashion trends and turned it’s young cast into instant stars. In this one-hour special, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and others reunite to recount all the behind-the-scenes drama and stories you’ve never heard before.

Since BAG and Tori Spelling are in it, this is not the same as the “10-year high school reunion” that aired in 2003.

So, honestly, I have no idea what this is and if it’s truly new.  I don’t have BIO so I can’t watch (though I’m working to change that now).

If you watch, be sure to let me know how it is!

Spoiler: Watch with Kristin

27 01 2009


Georgia in North Dakota: I love Toni Collette‘s new show The United States of Tara! What can you dish? I’ll take that or Gossip Girl.
I’ll give you both. At the premiere party for the show, Brie Larson (Tara’s daughter) showed up with a familiar Gossip Girl face. Her real life boyfriend is none other than Serena van der Woodsen’s ex-flame Aaron Rose (John Patrick Amedori). Kooky, right? When asked if she’s jealous that John was making out with Blake Lively Brie tells me: “You know, I don’t care. I think she kind of looks like me, so I don’t really take offense to it. I just envision that it’s myself…Whatever! He’s still my boyfriend!”

Randall in Miami: What’s the latest on Gossip Girl?
A former bigtime couple that some of you (though, admittedly, very few of you) love will be getting back together and who it is certainly surprised the pants off of me! Also, Nate’s grandfather makes him an offer that’s too good to pass up, which leads to Vanessa feeling out of place, and the dynamic of that relationship shifting. Basically the whole rest of the season is relationship roulette.

Wanda2Saints: Who is the GG couple getting back together?
Not Jenny and Nate, despite the purposely misleading photo at right. (Shhhhh!) And yes, right now you Chuck and Blair fans should be weeping, ’cause this old couple reconnecting totally means that Bluck or Chair (or whatever your name of choice) will not become a real couple any time soon this season.

Margaret in Tallahassee: What’s next for Rufus and Lily?
Rufus and Lily continue to play house, which continues to sicken the kids…and continues to seriously trigger my morning sickness. This baby is not a Rufus and Lily fan.

Any word on Tori’s comeback to 90210?
I’m hearing Donna (Tori Spelling) comes back to  Bev Hills and reveals she’s having problems with David (paging Brian Austin Green!). Seriously, have any of these women been lucky in love?! I feel for the old school 90210-ers! The upside, though, is that their careers all appear to be going well (and global). Word is, Donna is thinking about opening a clothing store in Los Angeles and she’s already a huge success in Japan.

Emily in Rapid City, S.D.: Have you heard any details on the new Dylan on 90210?
Yes, Matt Lanter soon joins the cast as the new Dylan McKay, and AnnaLynne McCord tells me she’ll be the first to get in on that action, “He is the bad boy and Naomi starts to love herself some bad boy…He] just throws her so off her Naomi world and off its axis, that it kind of intrigues her, so she feels challenged. He gets her into trouble.” And it looks like Shenae Grimes may also get into the mix., “I feel like there’s going to be a triangle somewhere there,” she tells me, “and I wouldn’t complain if I was apart of said triangle.”

Katrina in Auburn, N.Y.: Kristin, please tell me Josh Henderson will be back on 90210!
The maybe-he-is-maybe-he-isn’t, long lost Wilson kid might not be finished with Beverly Hills just yet! Josh tells me that the fate of Sean Cavanaugh has yet to be determined. ” I don’t think he’s done by any means. There are still things up in the air where I might be the son. It’s worth watching, I’ll just say that. My guy’s still bouncing back and forth.”

Gregory in Eugene, Ore: Anything you can share on One Tree Hill?
Looks like Lucas’ movie is going to get shut down.


Wow, this was so jam-packed with scoop that made me mad that I just have to comment!

  • Blair and Nate getting back together is old news.  I forget who broke it, but I did read it a while ago.  While I am not opposed to the idea, it’s hard to believe Blair and Chuck still won’t be getting together.  I much rather see a Nate and Serena pairing.
  • Donna having problems with David = NOT ACCEPTABLE, especially if BAG isn’t even on the show.  I am sick of the new 90210 rewriting history and ruining the way the original ended.  It is so disrespectful to longtime fans.
  • And calling Matt Lanter the new Dylan McKay is a little premature.  Would be interesting/annoyingly predictable, though, if it ends up being another Brenda-Dylan-Kelly triangle.
  • I really don’t want to see Lucas’ movie get shut down…except if it starts back up.  I’d love to see snippets of the final product, a premiere, etc.  Then again, it is getting to be very Dawson’s Creek-like where Dawson makes the movie (in the show’s penultimate episode) based on his life/the actual show.
  • Am I off my rocker about all this?  What do you guys think?

Vanessa Marcil in TV Movie

2 01 2009

Marcil and BAG (with son Kassius) circa 2004

Marcil and BAG (with son Kassius) circa 2004

If you’ve seen her on Beverly Hills, 90210 (Gina) or General Hospital (Brenda), you probably only think of Vanessa Marcil as a vixen or a sexpot.  In a new TV movie (airing Sunday on the Hallmark Channel), she’s playing against type.  The role?  A nanny.  But the highlight of this new interview with TV Guide is definitely the props she gives to ex-fiance/babydaddy Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210)

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