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

8 04 2010
  • In case you missed it earlier, Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) have broken up.
  • A report also came out today that Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) have split but I haven’t been able to confirm that yet.
  • Date Night, featuring Meester, opens in theaters tomorrow.
  • Fancast has an interview with Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • BuddyTV has an interesting post on The Cost of Dressing Like A Gossip Girl.
  • Has anyone heard of the animated series Beverly Hills Teens? It aired in the late 1980s. I just stumbled across it today.
  • SoapNet has a poll asking “Which “Beverly Hills 90210″ star is due for a return to TV?”
  • Shawn Christian (Wayne, Beverly Hills 90210) is SoapNet’s Weekly Crush.
  • SoapNet is having a mothers-themed marathon of Beverly Hills 90210 and One Tree Hill on Mother’s Day, May 9. It will air during the normal Sunday teen drama schedule for those shows. I’ll post a reminder that morning.
  • Wakey!Wakey!, featuring Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill), will have a huge concert at the Bowery Ballroom in New York on May 20 (which is coincidentally the same date as The CW upfront). Also check out another newly-released video from the band.
  • iF Magazine has an interview with Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) is in talks to star in The Emperor’s Children.
  • Michael Nouri (Neil, The O.C.) has joined All My Children.
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News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Gossip Girl and More

17 02 2010
  • The CW has ordered another pilot, in addition to the five shows previously announced.
  • Monday’s One Tree Hill (1.9 million rounded up) dropped a decent amount in the ratings compared to last week. This is a season- and (I believe) series-low.
  • Variety says One Tree Hill has a “better-than-50/50 shot at returning.”
  • InStyle has a short article on Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) at New York Fashion Week.
  • Due to scheduling issues, Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) and Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) will no longer be participating in the Wilmington police fundraiser this weekend. Instead, James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill) and Mitch Ryan (Alexander, One Tree Hill) will and possibly others.
  • Blood Done Sign My Name, a movie Lee Norris (Mouth, One Tree Hill) first told me about in August, starring him, Cullen Moss (Junk, One Tree Hill), Michael May (Chuck, One Tree Hill) and Susan Walters (Principal Rimkus), opens in theaters Friday. Star News has a review of the film.
  • The CW sent out a YouTube interview with 90210’s costume designer, Frank Helmer.
  • The contenders for the TV’s Top Couples tournament have officially been announced. They include: David/Donna (Beverly Hills 90210), Dylan/Brenda (Beverly Hills 90210), Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl),Nate/Blair (Gossip Girl) and Ryan/Marissa (The O.C.).
  • Alexandra Patsavas (music supervisor, Gossip Girl & The O.C.) is among BuddyTV’s picks to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol.
  • I’ve never listened to This American Life before but I stumbled across an edition that had a segment about The O.C. that I really enjoyed. It starts around the 30-minute mark.
  • Autumn Reeser (Taylor, The O.C.), who appeared on tonight’s episode of Human Target, has been cast in No Ordinary Family, which is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti (writer-producer, Dawson’s Creek).
  • LOLing at this Blair Waldorf comparison to Suri Cruise, especially since Suri is the daughter of Katie Holmes (Joey, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Holmes is included in an E! Online photogallery of stars at 18 years old.




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

10 12 2009
  • Starting tomorrow at 3pm, SoapNet will begin airing season 6 of One Tree Hill. This is the first time the season is being repeated in syndication.
  • Two couples each from One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl are included in BuddyTV’s 29 Best Ships of 2009 list.
  • Canyon News calls 90210 a “guilty pleasure that delivers.” This piece actually made me wonder if I’ve been too hard on the show this year.
  • Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) is made TVGuide.com’s Best Performances of the Year list, though the description they gave isn’t quite accurate.
  • Arrested Development, starring Jessica Walters (Tabitha, 90210) and Freaks and Geeks, starring Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek) are among TVGuide.com’s picks for Best Shows of the Decade.
  • Shortly after news of his divorce broke, James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) is moving on in public with model Kimberly Brook.
  • The first Chrismukkah episode of The O.C. is on BuddyTV’s list of 10 Great Holiday TV Episodes.




News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl, The O.C. and More

9 12 2009
  • Quite a few teen drama stars, past and present, made BuddyTV’s list of the Sexiest Men and Sexiest Women of 2009. Seriously, an actor or actress from every one of our teen dramas was included!
  • Last night’s 90210 (1.9 million viewers) a small drop in the ratings compared to last week but a tie for the season low.
  • EW.com has a great recap of last night’s 90210, complete with a reference to The O.C.
  • The Los Angeles Times also has wonderful recap–and they linked to TDW! Here’s the bad part: according this article, 90210 won’t be back til March! The CW seemingly confirmed it in an e-mail they sent out earlier tonight saying to watch 90210 “this spring.”
  • Gossip Girl is being turned into a comic book/graphic novel.
  • Monsters and Critics has an article on Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.)
  • Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) is in a new PSA on global warming.




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

21 09 2009
  • I’ll  be live-blogging 90210 tomorrow night.
  • TVGuide.com included Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210), Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) in their Emmy Red Carpet Arrivals photo gallery.
  • TVGuide.com also called Lively a fashion hit, Meester a miss and Wilde a hit.  Lively also earned the Best Body title.
  • PEOPLE.com readers voted Lively as “Sexiest Gossip Girl” at the Emmys, over Meester.
  • Teen.com has a video interview with Zuzanna Szadowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • Jana Kramer (Alex, One Tree Hill) recorded a message to fans.
  • BuddyTV has a spoilish interview Shantel Van Santen (Quinn, Gossip Girl).
  • Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) is back on How I Met Your Mother.
  • Mary Beth Peil (Grams, Dawson’s Creek) is on The Good Wife, which starts tonight on CBS.




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

18 09 2009
  • Lots new video content on The CW’s site.  Enjoy!
  • More confirmation on what I already told you: Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) is not on Twitter!
  • BuddyTV has an interview with Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill).
  • This is the first promo pic I’ve seen for Tyra Banks’ appearance on Gossip girl.
  • E!Online has more promo pics and some spoilers.
  • RollingStone.com has an interview with Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl).
  • The site for Little Mavens, the new kids clothing line by Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) has launched.
  • Beverly Hills 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek are hilariously included in this video called 100 TV Spoilers.
  • NJ.com has an interview with Adam Brody (Seth, The O.C.).
  • EW.com has one with Brody, too, where he gives a really interesting (and I think funny) proposal for an O.C. reunion storyline.
  • John Wesley Shipp (Mitch, Dawson’s Creek) is listed as one of “10 Notable [Guiding Light] Grads.”  GL, one of my favorite non-teen drama shows, goes off the air tomorrow.




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

14 09 2009
  • I’ll be live-blogging 90210 tomorrow.
  • Registration for the One Tree Hill Reunion is now open.  Hope to see you there!
  • There’s a new One Tree Hill Connection podcast.  This one has an interview with Jana Kramer (Alex).
  • Rick Fox (Dante, One Tree Hill) has joined the cast of Melrose Place.
  • BuddyTV and Star News have interviews with Mark Schwahn, One Tree Hill’s creator.
  • TVGuide.com has an interview with Robert Buckley (Clayton, One Tree Hill).
  • TVGuide.com all has a Fall Preview video that includes a segment on One Tree Hill.
  • PEOPLE.com has some One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl video interviews.
  • PEOPLE.com also has a “super glam” Gossip Girl cast pic.
  • And they also have a story on Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl) being in the Fall 2009 issue of VMan.
  • USA Today has an interview with Badgley.  He said some interesting things about his relationship with Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl).
  • TVGuide.com said Lively was a fashion hit last week.
  • If you’re into the media and all the various personalities and power types, you’ll like this piece on matching the Gossip Girl characters with their “media mates.”
  • The Gossip Girl-inspired clothing line is now available exclusively at Target.
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl), Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) and Adam Brody (Seth, The O.C.) appeared on stage at last night’s Video Music Awards.
  • MTV.com has an interview with Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) from the premiere party for The Beautiful Life.  PEOPLE.com has one, too.
  • Eric Balfour (Eddie, The O.C.) has joined the cast of The Beautiful Life, where he’ll be working with Barton again.
  • Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson’s Creek) gave his own DC-Vampire Diaries comparison–by mostly saying they’re different.  He does say he’s open to having DC alumni on the show, though.







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