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

8 12 2009




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

7 12 2009
  • When compared to their respective previous episodes, last week’s One Tree Hill (2.4 million viewers rounded up) dropped a decent amount in the ratings while Gossip Girl (2.2 million viewers) stayed the same. 90210 (2.1 million viewers) also had the same ratings.
  • As The CW brags about its ratings, The Hollywood Reporter points out its failure.
  • The Yale Daily News has a surprisingly accurate take (IMO, anyway) on the state of the teen drama genre.
  • OK! Magazine has an interview with Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill). Coincidentally, the writer and I were once sent to cover the same event.
  • Star News Online has quite possibly the best feature story I’ve ever read on Paul Johansson (Dan, One Tree Hill; John, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Candy Spelling has confirmed that she and daughter Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) have reconciled.
  • Gossip Cop says rumors that Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) is using co-star Rumer Willis (Gia, 90210) to get to stepdad Ashton Kutcher are false.
  • Power of Youth, which just honored Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) with one of their awards, is auctioning off a lunch date with him. The Miami Herald has a short interview with him.
  • This Ain’t Beverly Hills 90210 XXX is a porn spoof of the show. The trailer is actually pretty funny. (No nudity shown.)
  • TVGuide.com and TheDailyNewsOnline.com both have interviews with James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).




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

4 11 2009




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

28 10 2009
  • The Los Angeles Times has “five burning questions” on 90210. Spoilers already revealed the answers to numbers 3 and 4 but it’s still worth a read.
  • Greg Vaughan (Cliff, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted that he’s “making his return to the new 90210.”  I guess that means he’ll be playing Cliff?  Who knows, though, considering 90210 2.0’s inconsistency.  Last month, Vaughan was fired from General Hospital.
  • So apparently AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) are together!
  • Charles Rosin (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210) did a blog post about the progress of his current project, showbizzle, and linked back to the interview we did together.
  • Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) was also a victim of the same thieves responsible for robbing Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) and other celebrities.
  • Candy Spelling (wife of Aaron and mother to Tori and Randy of Beverly Hills 90210 fame) will reportedly appear on a reality show being made by Ryan Seacrest.
  • According to TVGuide.com, Gossip Girl is in danger of cancellation.
  • In interviews with Entertainment Weekly, Kenny Ortega says he has confidence in Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) appearing in the Footloose remake (even though he’s no longer directing it) and co-star Julianne Hough called him a “cutie.”
  • The CW Source has podcasts for last week’s Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.




News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Gossip Girl, Dawson’s Creek and More

10 09 2009
  • I have decided that future Trivia Nights will only be held on Mondays and Tuesdays *when the episodes are repeats.*  If there’s a new episode, there won’t be trivia.  If it’s a repeat, I’ll host trivia.  This seemed like the most fair and least-stressful way to do it.  During long hiatuses, however, such as the summer off-season, we will go back to weekly games.  I will always post about a Trivia Night the morning of, so keep your eyes peeled, and I’ll give a heads-up in advance whenever possible.
  • Check out Mark Schwahn’s preview of One Tree Hill’s season premiere.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) and her band Pretty Reckless played a show in New York tonight as part of Fashion’s Night Out.
  • Much of the Gossip Girl cast attended a party yesterday to celebrate the upcoming launch of the new GG-inspired clothing line.
  • PEOPLE.com has a photo gallery of Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) and her family.
  • Candy Spelling, Tori’s mother, wrote me that she liked my interview with Randy (her son and Tori’s brother).
  • Korbi has a video interview with Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210).
  • Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) is on the cover of  the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. (Coincidentally, he was also on the cover this week back in 1998–more on that tomorrow).  He says his show Fringe “has been the total opposite of my Dawson’s Creek experience.”
  • The Vampire Diaries is being described as “Twlight for the 90210 and Dawson’s Creek crowd” and an “updated Dawson’s Creek with fangs.” There’s more comparisons here.
  • I thought this was a funny observation from Obama’s press conference last night: “The reaction to Obama on the part of some of his partisan foes is now making Bush derangement syndrome look like a hot and heavy Dawson’s Creek romance.”
  • Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) has a new post on her blog–her first one since July.
  • TVGuide.com has an interview with Jeri Ryan (Charlotte, The O.C.) on her role in Leverage.




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

4 08 2009
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) will be  a presenter at the VMAs, according to PEOPLE.com.
  • There is a Web site for the Gossip Girl Season 2 DVD.
  • Perez Hilton posted two Gossip Girl filming pics.
  • Tyra Banks tweeted about her upcoming Gossip Girl appearance.
  • Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) has temporarily worked out her family-marital problems.
  • At the TCA Press Tour, CW exec Dawn Ostroff said the Gossip Girl spin-off is “unlikely” and a 90210-Melrose Place cross-over is possible.  There *could* be a different GG spin-off though.
  • The Wrap has an interesting interview with Ostroff.
  • Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) will appear on America’s Next Top Model in October.
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) says she doesn’t want the schedule of being a show regular/lead anymore.
  • USA Today has an article on the Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210)/Candy Spelling drama.
  • Star News has two stories on TCA, including one with One Tree Hill photos and some details on the new season.
  • Dan (Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill) is included in a SoapNet photo gallery on characters accused of murder.
  • Ashton Kutcher said Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) continue on with The Beautiful Life and “is very prominent” on the show.  He also called The O.C. a “big soap opera.”
  • Ausiello described The Vampire Diaries as “Supernatural meets Twilight meets Dawson’s Creek.”  (It was created by Kevin Williamson, who also did DC.)




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

28 07 2009
  • I find it pretty disgusting that Perez Hilton is selling Team Tori and Team Candy tee shirts.  Guess it’s also disgusting that I’m giving it attention.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of Teen Vogue.  They posted an interview excerpt online and PEOPLE.com also has a story on it.
  • The next part of the Gossip Girl bracket is available.
  • Gossip Girl’s Valley Girls (the 80s episode) and One Tree Hill’s We Three – My Echo, My Shadow and Me (the 1940s episode) are nominated for Best Special Episode in the Sourcies.
  • According to the above link, Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) won in the Hooray! The Bitch is Back category.
  • There’s a commercial for the One Tree Hill Season 6 DVD.
  • India de Beaufort has joined the cast of One Tree Hill as Miranda, who comes to down to take over Peyton’s record company for her.  Not happy about this!
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) posted another vlog on the SoGoPro site.
  • According to MTV News, Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) has been out of the hospital since “early last week.”
  • According to E!Online, Barton won’t be at the Television Critics Association panel for The Beautiful Life.  The other show mentioned in the article, Life Unexpected, stars Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek).
  • Examiner.com has an interview with a director who was inspired by the Marissa-Alex (Olivia Wilde) relationship on The O.C.
  • Peter Gallagher (Sandy, The O.C.) stars in Adam, which will be released in theaters this weekend.
  • The Guardian says The Vampire Diaries, which stars Paul Wesley (Donnie, The O.C.) is “a Frankenstein’s monster of teenage programming, featuring the hot teens of Beverley Hills 90210, the arched eyebrows of Gossip Girl, the soft heart of Dawson’s Creek, and some fangs.” I  thought that was cute.
  • An article on Jeff Wachtel, the head of programming for the USA Network, recounts his involvement with the origins of Dawson’s Creek.







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