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

10 01 2010
  • is speculating which CW shows will be renewed next year. Stay tuned for my own take in a few days.
  • Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) confirmed that she is now on Facebook.
  • Elisabeth Harnois (Shelley, One Tree Hill) is one of the stars of Miami Medical, a new show starting in April on CBS.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) is starring in the film Gun, alongside 50 Cent.
  • Beverly Hills 90210 is mentioned in this article on The Simpsons celebrating their 450th episode.
  • Found this article about the Beverly Hills school district to be quite interesting, since on the show, Andrea had to keep it a secret that she wasn’t a BH resident.
  • Southland, starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) has its TNT premiere Tuesday night.
  • Both Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) and DC get cute mentions in this article on Life Unexpected.
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) will be on at least eight episodes of Mercy beginning January 27, which also stars Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl).

Fun Fact

6 01 2010

Take a minute and consider the names of almost all the teen dramas.

Beverly Hills 90210

Dawson’s Creek

The O.C.

One Tree Hill


Apparently teen drama creators have a thing for titles based on locations. Granted, those locations–Beverly Hills, a–um–creek, Orange County, Tree Hill and, again, Beverly Hills–are (for the most part) integral to the premise of each show.

The lone outcast is Gossip Girl, which easily could’ve been called Upper East Side if it weren’t for the fixation on that never-seen-but-often-heard character also known as Gossip Girl. And, of course, the precedent established by the book series.

Details, details.

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

7 12 2009
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and husband Peter Facinelli are on the cover of PEOPLE’s special holiday extra edition. has a video from the photo shoot.
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) and mom Candy Spelling have reportedly reconciled.
  • Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) is featured in a new video for The Killers. Interestingly enough (but I’m sure not purposefully), it somewhat echoes the season 5 episode where Dylan revisits his past lives.
  • Perry, Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210), Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill), Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) and Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) made AOL’s list of the Top 50 Teen Idols. Perry ranks the best at number 7, while CMM is at 13, Crawford came in at 17 with Priestley right after at 18 and Jackson sits at number 20 while McKenzie is at 31. Also on the list is John Schneider who recently played Liam’s step-dad on 90210.
  • Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210) is included in’s Sexy at Every Age photo gallery.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) was on The Tonight Show last week and Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) was on Rachael Ray.
  • Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted that he’s filmed 3 episodes for his appearance on the new 90210.
  • If you missed Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) on SNL last week, here are some of the promos and recaps:, again and Zap2it.
  • Zap2it has a photo gallery called “The Quotable Blair Waldorf,” which feature quotes and photos from season 3.
  • has been revamped.
  • There’s photos on Facebook of James Laffety (Nathan, One Tree Hill) and Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) in character for The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An Ameican Conspiracy.
  • If you live near New York City, Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) will be at the lighting of the NYSE Christmas tree this Thursday.

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

8 08 2009
  • has a short interview with Tiffani Amber Thiessen on reuniting with her Saved by the Bell co-stars.
  • Tori Spelling says she’d support her hubby Dean McDermott if he was on Dancing with the Stars.  Coincidentally, both Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and Ian Ziering (Steve, Beverly Hills 90210) have already competed on the show.
  • The trailer for The Lake, directed by Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) and starring Elisa Donovan (Ginger, Beverly Hills 90210), is on YouTube.  The first webisode premieres Monday on  I’d be lying if I said it didn’t remind me of Dawson’s Creek…
  • The L.A. Times has a short  but interesting article on a recently controversy about possibly changing the zip code of Beverly Hills,  Calif., 90210.  The AP has a story on it as well.
  • You can still vote for our teen drama stars in the Teen Choice Awards.
  • The Daily Mail has an article about Tyra Bank’s upcoming appearance on Gossip Girl.  Banks also tweeted about being on the set.
  • The CW Source posted another One Tree Hill podcast.
  • There’s a new vlog with Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) on SoGoPro.
  • has an article criticizing the make-up used on The O.C.
  • Ian Somerhalder, star of the upcoming show The Vampire Diaries, says Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson “reinvented television for teens” with DC.

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

11 07 2009
  • Korbi posted a spoilish photo from Gossip Girl. Perez Hilton has one, too, but there’s a mistake in the text.  Can you spot it? Gawker posted a non-spoilish one.
  • A scheduling change has put Mercy, starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) on NBC’s fall schedule.
  • Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl) has Twitter accounts as herself and as Dorota.
  • The CW posted a list of official Twitter accounts related to their shows and stars.
  • Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) and his wife welcomed a son Thursday.
  • and E!Online have stories on the upcoming performance by Katie Holmes (Joey, Dawson’s Creek) on So You Think You Can Dance.

Spoiler: Watch with Kristin

28 04 2009


Tiana in Portland, Ore.: Is Donna Martin coming back to 90210 next season?
There’s no official word, but Tori Spelling certainly hopes so. She tells us, “I had a great time. All the fans are really happy that Donna is back, so I hope to do more.” So what would little miss Donna be doing if she stuck around Beverly Hills? “Ideally, it would be awesome if David (Brian Austin Green) moved back to Beverly Hills, and we could have Ruby, our baby. I could be a designer and have everything—have my cake and eat it, too. I think it would be great for the fans,” adds Tori.

Miller in Dallas: When will we know about Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton on One Tree Hill?
The CMM-H.B. situation will go down to the wire. Expect news no sooner than May.

Kim in Bath, England: I need to know if Chuck and Blair are ever going to work things out on Gossip Girl!
We can promise that this year’s Gossip Girl finale is not going to be a repeat of last year’s Bluck disaster: This time around, Chuck doesn’t screw over Blair. In fact, we can promise that if you love Chuck and Blair, you will love the finale, and you will be compensated for all your pain and suffering over this past year.

Wendy in Cape Coral, Fla.: What’s the deal with Rufus and Lily on Gossip Girl? Are they going to move in together or what?
That’s all going to feel very secondary after the Gossip Girl finale, when we will meet (finally) the spawn of Rufus and Lily. Are you guys excited to meet the spawn, or does his introduction make the show too Brady Bunch-y?

Bobbi in Ithaca, N.Y.: Who dies on 90210?
We won’t know until next year. We’ll see what appears to be a dead body in the 90210 finale, but the person’s face will remain hidden.

Random Gripe

7 02 2009

One of the things 90210 uses for promotion is the ties it has to the original series, including featuring and mentioning original characters.

But those things end up being so unsatisfying because the show seems to do them half-assed (which isn’t surprising giving the LA Times piece from earlier this week). They mention or feature a character but don’t provide information for the new storyline to make sense with the old.

So the question is: why don’t they fill in the holes?

Example 1: Dylan is the father of Kelly’s son, Sammy, who was born sometime since 2000 but not after 2005. So when exactly did that happen? And why didn’t Kelly and Dylan marry when she got pregnant? And why did they split up?

Example 2: In the pilot episode, Hannah Zuckerman-Vasquez was giving the morning news at West Bev. But since when does Hannah (and her parents, Andrea and Jesse) live in Beverly Hills and if they do, where are they? We haven’t seen Hannah since that first episode!

Example 3: Brandon, we’re told, is traveling the world, covering wars and like. Or so it seems. So he’s still a journalist? Where is he based out of? Is he married?

Example 4: When and why did The Peach Pit change locations and names? And where has Nat been lately?

Example 5: According to spoilers/rumors, Donna is living in Japan with David but may move back to Beverly Hills–or at least returns to help Silver as she goes through a tough time. But didn’t Brenda say, early in the season, that she saw Donna and her “cute” baby? How, if they are living in Japan? And what happened to Now Wear This? (And Kelly’s PR firm?!) And how can Donna come/move back without David and their kid? And why would Donna come back to help Silver but David, her own brother, wouldn’t?

These bones that the writers throw to us end up being worth very little because they lack so much information. There isn’t a genuine effort to reward, respect or even keep viewers of the original.

What are your thoughts?

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