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

21 07 2010
  • Gossip Girl won Guiltiest Pleasure and Chuck sleeping with Jenny on Gossip Girl won Moment That Made You Want to Throw Out Your TV in Kristin’s Tater Top Awards. The teen dramas lost in all the other categories they were nominated in.
  • The Pretty Reckless, featuring Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl), has a new video for their song Miss Nothing.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) told MTV that the cast doesn’t know which male 90210 character will come out this season.
  • McCord appeared on Double Exposure last night, which looked at a photo shoot she did for Cosmopolitan.
  • Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Valerie, Beverly Hills 90210) and her new baby, Harper Renn, are featured in the new issue of PEOPLE.
  • Forbes has a video interview with Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) has a new blog post on her official site.
  • Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill) tweeted that he’s started filming the film Friends With Benefits. This is not the FWB TV series premiering this fall with Danneel Harris (Rachel, One Tree Hill).
  • Gossip Cop busted a false Star story about Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) dating Andy Samberg.
  • Gossip Cop and I busted a false rumor about Katie Holmes (Joey, Dawson’s Creek) and hubby Tom Cruise doing a reality show, and a false In Touch story about Holmes feuding with Cruise’s ex, Nicole Kidman, over their daughter Isabella.
  • Ali Larter (Kristy, Dawson’s Creek) is pregnant.
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News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill

7 07 2010
  • I’m pretty sure 90210 has started filming season 3 or will later this week.
  • Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210) stars in Vampires Suck, a Scary Movie-style parody of the Twilight-vampire genre, which comes out next month. Check out the trailer.
  • The new issue of PEOPLE has an article on and photos of Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) and Megan Fox’s wedding.
  • Gossip Cop busted a Star story about Green and Fox getting married because she’s pregnant. They’re NOT expecting.
  • Dean McDermott, husband to Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210), was released from the hospital yesterday.
  • Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) is up for Best Bitch in Kristin’s Tater Top Awards.
  • Gossip Cop and I busted a rumor that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld may guest star on Gossip Girl.
  • SoapNet started re-airing One Tree Hill from the beginning today. It will also start over tomorrow at 3pm.
  • The new issue of OK! Magazine has an interview with Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) and Johnathon Schaech about their wedding, plus lots of pics–including an adorable one of Kramer, Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) and Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill).
  • Examiner.com has more of the interview with Bush and Nichols about the crisis in the Gulf.
  • Fancast has a pretty great interview with Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) about OTH and her upcoming appearances on White Collar.
  • Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill) tweeted that he’s working on a new album.




Exclusive: Six Questions For 90210 Music Supervisor Scott Vener

13 06 2010

When 90210 featured The Script in an episode last fall, I had no idea who they were. Fast-forward to April when their single “Breakeven (Falling To Pieces)” went platinum–selling more than one million copies and playing on an endless loop inside my head.

In the last few months, I begun to increasingly wonder about 90210’s music selection process and (politely) stalked the show’s music supervisor, Scott Vener, for the low-down.

Vener took time out for a quick chat via e-mail about working on 90210 and two successful HBO shows.

TeenDramaWhore: What does it mean to be a music supervisor? What is the process for selecting music for a 90210 episode?

Scott Vener: The process is different on all shows.  But, on 90210, I pool together a library of music for the editors so they have music they can cut picture to.  I would say most of the songs come from me.  However, I’m really lucky on 90210 to be working with some really great editors who know music pretty well.  They make a lot of contributions.  Also, the showrunner [Rebecca Sinclair] has great taste and she is really supportive of using eclectic stuff, which makes my job a lot more fun rather than just placing songs that are currently charting on the radio.

TDW: Do you have a favorite 90210 “music moment,” a scene and song that really stands out to you in your memory?

Vener: I really loved using the song “Cat & Mouse” by this new group Nikki & Rich in the first episode of the season [Episode 2.01, To New Beginnings].  You can YouTube it.  It’s great!

TDW: The original 90210 had the After Dark, a club for the characters to gather where popular music artists would perform. This has also been seen on other teen shows, like The O.C., which had a place called The Bait Shop. Aside from The Script playing at the Beverly Hills Beach Club earlier this season [Episode 2.05, Environmental Hazards] and a brief performance by N.E.R.D [Episode 2.08, Women’s Intuition], the new 90210 has stayed away from that. Is that an intentional choice?

Vener: I don’t really know because I don’t write the scripts : )

TDW: How did Soundtrack 90210 come about? Any plans for a “volume 2”?

Vener: The soundtrack was CBS’s idea.  The show really lends itself to being a music-driven show.  So, having a soundtrack made sense.  I’m not sure if we’re going to do a new one.

TDW: You also work on Entourage and, more recently, How To Make It In America [starring Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill)]. How do you balance three shows and how do you think the music style for the shows differ?

Vener: They shoot at different times so it’s not hard to balance them all.  I definitely think the styles are really different.  There definitely is some cross-over.  I used Nas and Damian Marley’s song “As We Enter” and Broken Bells’ song “The High Road” on both 90210 and How To Make It.  But what I love about 90210 is I can use more singer-songwriter stuff that probably wouldn’t fit on either How To Make It or Entourage.  Entourage is definitely closer in style to How To Make It because they both lend themselves to hip hop.

TDW: Where do you get your inspiration from? Do you have a favorite artist right now?

Vener: I really don’t like to use anything I don’t listen to in my personal life.  I definitely search music blogs all over the Internet from people all over the world.  I got a few people (blogs) working for me, who have no idea they work for me.  I feel guilty. I don’t pay them. (No, I don’t. Ha.) Foals’ new album is great.  It’s not out yet but I have it and it’s awesome.  Also, The Morning Benders, Nikki & Rich, and Freddie Gibbs.

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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?




News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Dawson’s Creek and The O.C.

4 04 2010
  • 411mania.com has an interview with Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill).
  • EW.com has an interview with Brett Claywell (Tim, One Tree Hill) and the One Life to Live debacle.
  • Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) voices the title characters in the new FEARnet.com animated series Mari-Kari, which premieres in June.
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) is supporting PETA’s protest of companies that support Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
  • Parade.com has an interview with Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek). A few interesting things in there.
  • I have the vague feeling I posted this before but a stronger feeling that I have it. At any rate, I (potentially re-)stumbled across this very sweet short film starring Tate Donovan (Jimmy, The O.C.).




Bryan Greenberg on One Tree Hill

3 04 2010

“I am very thankful for the time I had on the show but for me it was a long time ago. I am totally thankful for the experience and the fans it brought me but my whole thing is to keep moving forward and keep challenging myself, keep changing it up.”





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

24 03 2010
  • Last night’s 90210 (1.5 million viewers) dropped quite a bit in the ratings compared to last week, hitting a new season- and series-low. If you recall, two weeks ago was a season/series-low of 1.7 and now the show has sunk even lower.
  • Love TVGuideMagazine.com’s recap/pop quiz about last night’s 90210. It’s quite funny and quite accurate, IMO.
  • About.com has an interview with Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210).
  • The Wild Girl, starring Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) will premiere on the Hallmark Channel April 24. They also reiterate that Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) will be in one of their movies later this year.
  • At work today, Gossip Cop and I busted a story about Doherty supposedly feuding with her Dancing With The Stars co-star Kate Gosselin.
  • Douglas Emerson (Scott, Beverly Hills 90210) is included in TVGuide.com’s photogallery of ’90s Stars We Want Back on TV.
  • Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) are part of the new Op campaign. They previously featured AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill).
  • The Austin Post-Bulletin has a surprisingly well-written piece by a male teenager explaining his love of Gossip Girl.
  • The Jewish Journal has an interesting feature on Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill).
  • Melinda Clarke (Julie, The O.C.) makes her first appearance on The Vampire Diaries tomorrow night.







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